There is a lot do in the Florida Keys, especially in Islamorada, the fishing capital of the world. Here are some suggestions of what you can do besides your swim with dolphins…
A Pirates Choice Deep Sea Fishing Charters, 84500 Overseas highway, ☎ 305-360-4900, . Never been deep sea fishing before? We’ll help you succeed! Full and half day available. 305-360-4900 edit
Robbies Marina, 77522 Overseas Highway, ☎ 305-664-9814, . 8AM-5PM. Tarpon feeding, snorkeling trips, boat rentals, fishing charters, sunset tours, shopping, tours, kayak rentals, great for walking around and also grab a bite to eat. Restaurant on site edit
Bud and Marys, 79851 Overseas Highway, ☎ 800-742-7945, . 7AM-9PM. Islamorada’s fishing landmark and famous marina featured on many fishing shows. boat rentals, chartered fishing trips, pontoon boats, tackle shops with coffee and deli. Miss Islamorada docks there which is a party boats $60 for full day of fishing includes rods, tackle, and bait. Bring your own lunch and drinks
My favorite is Robbies Marina, I have been going there for many years and it is a lot of fun! I love to rent Kayaks from there and go out to the ocean on a calm day and paddle to the local state park which is an island off the shore.
During your Swimming with Dolphins Florida Keys program you can do this before or after your dolphin program, you can see all the shows at theater of the sea. The shows consist of the dolphin show, sea lion show, the parrot show, and park exhibits. You can easily spend 2 hours enjoying all the shows and exhibits. You will get a map and show schedule upon check in for your dolphin swim. Also, there is a private beach at the dolphin facility, where you can sun bath or swim or snorkel with the tropical fishes. This is all included with your entrance price.
Another thing you can do in the area is enjoy the great food. Here a small list of some of my favorites….
Morada Bay, 81590 Overseas highway, ☎ 305-664-0604, . 11:30AM-12PM. Perfect for the sunset! chairs are set up to view the sunset, no reservations taken, island casual dress, live band, indoor/outdoor seating, tables and chairs on the sand, must try: Wagyu Burger edit
Islamorada Fish Company, 81532 Overseas Highway, ☎ 305-664-3701, . 11AM-11PM. great for sunset, food for all, also will cook your fresh catch, no reservations taken, tarpon feeding at sunset, entertainment, island casual dress, two bars, great for family pictures edit
Green Turtle, 81219 Overseas Highway, ☎ 305-664-2006, . Tu-Su 7AM-10PM. Great place for breakfast, must try their huge sticky buns! large portions, island casual dress, friendly staff, well stocked bar. Also attached to a fly fishing shop.
I really enjoy Islamorada Fish company, the food is always consistently good there. You should give it try.