Angler’s Reef Resort Villas & Marina
Islamorada Adventure Activities
Nearly as famous for its abundant sport fishing, Islamorada is also touted for its rich ecological landscape. A habitat for a variety of wildlife - from exotic marine life to friends of the feathered kind - Islamorada is truly an "island home." (In the development of Angler's Reef, more than 700 red mangroves - a natural habitat for pelicans, double-crested cormorants, belted kingfishers, osprey and the mangrove cuckoo - were planted to help contribute to this thriving eco-system.)
On the ocean side, just north of Islamorada, lies the only living coral barrier reef in the Continental U.S., teeming with the world's most sought-after game fish. With National Marine Sanctuary protection zones, diving and snorkeling are some of the best in the world and abundant with wildlife and undersea vegetation.
Just three miles offshore at Alligator Reef - named for the naval ship that ran aground in 1822 while protecting a convoy from pirates - lies a canyon-like reef sheltering endless schools of fish in depths ranging from five to 60 feet. Scientists confirmed the presence here of some 500 species of fish, the most in the Western Hemisphere. Around the corner, in the backcountry waters of Florida Bay, anglers can take their shot at the "Super Grand Slam" of fishing: landing a tarpon, bonefish, permit and mutton snapper - all in the same day.
Angler's Reef is also neighbor to a variety of eco-tours, including Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park, a 32-acre site of tropical hardwood hammock and 1.5 miles of walking trails. Here, discovery awaits at ever corner, housing acres of fossilized coral (including the remnants of Flagler's limestone quarry) and an environmental center.
Don’t Miss these Islamorada Attractions!
Anne's Beach features a shallow swimming area, covered picnic tables, boardwalk and bathroom facilities. Walk the boardwalk between the parking lots, and find 5 covered pavilions and secluded stretches of beach
Location : MM 73 O
Cost: Free admission
Founders Park Beach
The 40-acre Islamorada Founders Park on Plantation Key is a Jewel by the Ocean. The Park offers activity or relaxation for the whole family, including the family dog. An Olympic-sized pool with diving area, a shallow water beach, water sports rentals, ball fields, fishing jetty, bocce, tennis and basketball courts, vita course with 18 exercise stations, multi-purpose path, skate park and dog park
Location: MM 87 B
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park
Formed of Key Largo limestone, fossilized coral, this land was sold to the Florida East Coast Railroad, which used the stone to build Henry Flagler's Overseas Railroad in the early 1900s. After the railroad was built, the quarry was used until the 1960s to produce exquisite pieces of decorative stone called Keystone. Today, visitors can walk along eight-foot-high quarry walls to see cross sections of the ancient coral and learn about the quarry and its operation- an important part of Florida's 20th century history. Samples of the quarry machinery have been preserved at the park. Visitors can enjoy the natural attributes of this island while strolling five self-guided trails. Picnic tables available.
Location: MM 85.5 B
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
The first underwater park in the U.S., John Pennekamp encompasses approximately 70 nautical square miles. While the mangrove swamps and tropical hammocks in the park´s upland areas offer visitors a unique experience, it is the coral reefs and their associated marine life that bring most visitors to the park. Most enjoy the view from a glass bottom boat tour, but visitors can get a closer look by scuba diving or snorkeling through the reefs.
Location: MM 102.5 O
Post Card Inn Resort & Marina
Diving and Snorkeling
The Post Card Inn Dive Shop is a full service dive shop that has everything you need for an enjoyable dive/snorkel experience. Our 35' custom dive boat, the "Capt. Scuba" makes two dive/snorkel trips daily. Snorkeling lessons are complimentary on trips. Our charter area is from Alligator Reef to Conch Reef including the Wreck of the Eagle.
We have a large selection of SCUBA and Snorkel gear. We rent and sell equipment. Also available: dive accessories, sunglasses, suntan products, sandals, T-Shirts, swimwear, resort wear, film, batteries and more.
MM 84 O
Theater of the Sea
Cost: $175.00 per person
Swim with dolphins in the Florida Keys with Theater of the Sea's Swim with the Dolphin program! Get into the water, swim and request trained behaviors, such as hugs, kisses, and dorsal tows from Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. You will also have an opportunity to snorkel the surface and below, allowing you to interact with the dolphin who will accompany you, all within a natural salt water environment
MM 84.5 O
The Florida Keys History of Dive Museum
The Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, displaying and interpreting artifacts, antiques, books, documents, photographs and oral history relative to the History of Diving. We tell the international story of man’s attempts to explore, understand and venture under the sea. We also celebrate the special role that South Florida and the Florida Keys played in this untold story.
MM 83 B
Blu Bamboo Salon & Day Spa
Tue – Sat. 9am-5pm
Indulge your senses and soothe your soul, revitalize your body, mind and spirit.
A full service salon and spa provides a wide variety of unique and traditional treatments designed to awaken the senses as well as relax the mind and body.
The spa provides massages, body treatments, facials and various salon services
MM 82.2 O