Places to stay
Dry Tortugas - Remote Island Camping in the Keys
Few visitors to Key West take the ferry 70 miles to the Dry Tortugas National Park. Even fewer camp under the stars next to historic Fort Jefferson. Those who do are rewarded with world-class snorkeling, kayaking, wildlife watching and an island almost all to themselves.
Swim for Alligator Lighthouse
Hundreds of solo and relay-team swimmers race to conquer the annual Swim for Alligator Lighthouse, a unique open-ocean endurance swimming challenge in Atlantic waters off Islamorada in September. Individuals and two-, three- and four-person teams have up to seven hours to complete the 8-mile roundtrip course. Participants must show proof of completing a prior 1,650-meter or 1-mile swim in 35 minutes or less to compete as an individual.
Food & Dining
Flavors of the Florida Keys
Be sure to visit these restaurants and sample some favorite Florida Keys Flavors. Key Largo Conch House -- Conch Fritters from Key LargoKeys Fisheries -- Stone Crab from MarathonThe Square Grouper -- Grouper Sandwich from Cudjoe KeyLatitudes at the Westin, Sunset Key -- Florida Spiny Lobster from Key WestMangrove Mikes -- Key Lime Pie from Islamorada
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Key Largo to Key West - Best of the Keys
Host Chad Crawford takes you from Key Largo thru Key West to show you the best of the Florida Keys — and why the Conch Republic has a rhythm all its own. See marine life up close and personal at Captain Slate's Atlantis Dive Center in Key Largo, build your fly fishing skills, go lobstering and dive on a shipwreck — all within the span of a little over a hundred mile
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The Ultimate Road Trip
Get away with Chad Crawford as he makes his way through the beauty of the Florida Keys. Each key has something unique to offer and Chad shows you the best when he shows you how to Do the Florida Keys. And Chef Justin Timineri brings you a new recipe for an old Keys favorite when he mixes up a Florida Spiny Lobster Stir-Fry.
Experience the Florida Keys in 60 Seconds.
Better Than You Found It
We should leave the world better than we found it. Explore how we do that in The Keys.
Adventures in the Keys
Throughout the Florida Keys, visitors can discover captivating adventures that can’t be enjoyed anywhere except in the subtropical island chain — like “meeting” tiny indigenous Key deer, exploring the world’s first underwater park, or savoring the spectacle at Key West’s nightly Sunset Celebration. They can even attend a musical festival beneath the sea!
Things To Do
Want to hunt the skittish gray ghost of the flats, the bonefish? Come to the Keys. Feel like battling a reel-emptying blue marlin? Come to the Keys. Want to sit in a beach chair, sipping a cold cocktail while watching your bobber dance in the current? Come to the Keys. The tropical weather, nearby Gulf Stream and 120-mile-long arc of islands that make up the Florida Keys create one of the world’s best fishing environments. Off the Keys’ “outer” curve lies the Atlantic Ocean. Warm and shallow near shore, the ocean reaches depths of more than 600 feet just 11 miles offshore in the Upper Keys. Near Key West, 600-foot depths are just over five miles from shore. Travel another 12 to 15 miles south, and depths begin to approach 2,000 feet. Keys deep-sea fishing — ideally with a first-class local charter captain — means targeting some of the world’s greatest sportfish: sailfish, swordfish and marlin.
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Recreational Coral Restoration
Divers can work side-by-side with marine scientists to aid in coral reef restoration during recreational coral restoration dives in the Florida Keys. Participants go on working dives that consist of a trip to the coral nursery to clean and prepare corals for planting, and an orientation dive at one of the restoration sites. Class sessions precede dive trips and focus on coral health, corals’ function in marine ecosystems, identification of natural and manmade threats to coral and means to protect the resource in the Florida Keys. Program participants receive hands-on experience in coral restoration and propagation, and learn directly about the impacts on Florida’s reefs and how individual citizens can help.
Things to do
"how to do florida" host Chad Crawford takes you on a quick tour of the things to see and do in Islamorada in the Florida Keys.
Enjoy this beautiful drone flight over The Keys.