Upper Keys Attractions in Florida Keys

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  • Marine animal attractions and historic landmarks shouldn't be missed, but neither should {0}'s less-well-known activities. It's all about the outdoors, the sun and the water here in the Keys, slowing down the pace and living life easy, so take notice of these activities the locals like to do-and tourists would too, if only they knew about them. But, lucky you, you're plugged in. Have fun.

    Outlandish events happen in the Upper Keys too that you should plan to drop in on, such as the Underwater Easter Egg Hunt, or the summertime wacky spectator event where teams test their boat-building skills during the 'Anything that Floats' regatta race; check out the spring events calendar for the Upper Keys Conch Republic Days and learn the history and cultural characteristics of Key Largo, the first and largest of the Florida Keys islands.

    Known as the Sport-Fishing Capital of the World, Islamorada is where backcountry sport fishing and saltwater fly fishing were pioneered. It's where legendary fishing guides Jimmy Albright, Cecil Keith and Stu Apte plied their trade.

    Islamorada's unique location, lying between Florida Bay (the "backcountry") and Atlantic Ocean (the "front side"), provides an unrivaled diversity of fishing opportunities. The Gulf Stream flows past the islands from 10 to 20 miles offshore, bringing seasonal visitors like sailfish and marlin, kingfish and wahoo, dolphin and tuna close enough to shore to be targeted by small-boat anglers.

    Perhaps the world's greatest density of professional offshore charter boats with tournament-grade captains can be found in Islamorada.

    Scuba divers and snorkelers flock to the village to explore the extraordinary reef line and patch reefs that hold huge numbers of tropical fish, sponges, soft and hard corals, and crustaceans. Davis, Conch, Alligator and Pickles reefs, Crocker Wall and the Aquarium and Fish Bowl offer divers and snorkelers of every skill level safe and easy viewing of Islamorada's diversity of marine life.

    Anne's Beach

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    Mile Marker 73.5
    Lower Matecumbe

    Beach and free municipal park in Islamorada along US1... read more

    Florida Bay Outfitters

    104050 Overseas Highway

    Year-round sea kayak and canoeing tours and rentals in Key Largo and Everglades National Park... read more

    World Parrot Mission

    99150 Overseas Highway

    Helping homeless, helpless parrots... read more

    Kona Kai Resort & Gallery

    97802 Overseas Highway

    Fine art by local and international artists...
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    Jacobs Aquatic Center

    320 Laguana Avenue

    Jacobs Aquatic Center a great recreation and lap pool, but also accommodates physically challenged visitors with state-of-the-art lifts... read more

    Founders Park Watersports

    87000 Overseas Highway

    Outdoor park, pool, dog park, skate park and amphitheater... read more


    Tour the shoreline of the Florida Keys in the world's first Cadillac-style nautical stretch limousine... read more

    Harry Harris Park

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    MM 93.5
    Tavernier Key

    Picnicking, playgrounds and sports fields at a waterfront beach... read more

    Lignumvitae Key State Botanical Site

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    Lignumvitae Key
    1 Mile West

    Off the beaten tourist track... read more

    Captain Slate's Atlantis Dive Center

    51 Garden Cove Drive

    Join Captain Slate and his creature feature dives...
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