Stretching 126 miles south from the U.S. mainland toward Cuba, the stunning Florida Keys are considered the American Caribbean — truly America’s premier paradise with beautiful coral reefs and some of the finest diving and fishing anywhere. The Florida Keys are a premier destination for Americans looking for a tropical vacation without leaving their own country.
Our world famous highway U.S. One, featuring the Seven Mile Bridge and gorgeous Caribbean waters, is a spectacular ribbon tying together the islands and atolls between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic. From Key Largo to Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine Key and the irrepressible Key West. You can get up close with an amazing array of fish while snorkeling, diving or fishing in the warm turquoise waters. Along the way you’ll find plenty of history, culture and costumed spectacles. Each of our island destinations has unique features and world class dining in some of the most inviting restaurants to be found anywhere.
…offers some of the finest diving and snorkeling in the Florida Keys. One of the main attractions in Key Largo is the John Pennekamp Underwater State Park. There are many Key Largo dive companies that run guided trips to the park and to area sunken wrecks just off Key Largo.
…is the next island destination just south of Key Largo. Islamorada is known for its world-class sport fishing and world class dining. Each season welcomes new fishing tournaments and angling opportunities. Bonefishing is especially popular with large bonefish up to the 10 lb. range. Offshore sport fishing can be equally exciting during the winter months for sailfish just off the reefs of Islamorada.
…is midway from the beginning of the Florida Keys to the end. Marathon is known as the heart of the Florida Keys and offers many relaxing vacation resorts as well as an airport that caters to private aircraft.
Big Pine Key
…and the Lower Florida Keys are as ‘laid back’ as it gets here. Boating is one of the number one attractions and there are many different tours and trips to Looe Key for diving and snorkeling or out in the backcountry for fishing or bird watching.
…is also known as the Last Resort, the Southernmost Point in the continental U.S. Key West is whatever you want it to be. You can hide out in a tucked-away guesthouse, walk the beach and watch a beautiful sunset, or dance all night and peruse Duval Street in downtown Key West. Key West is famous for Duval Street’s many bars, Mallory Square’s nightly Sunset Celebration, spectacular festivals and the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.