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Islamorada

Islamorada – The Sport Fishing Capital of the World

Islamorada is known as the "Sportfishing Capital of the World" and rumor has it that we also host a larger fishing fleet per square mile than anywhere else in the world. Islamorada is comprised of six islands including Plantation Key, Windley Key, Upper Matecumbe Key, Lower Matecumbe Key and the offshore islands of Indian Key and Lignumvitae Key. The aqua blue waters surrounding our village of islands provide fantastic views.

This might be the only place on Earth where it is possible to catch a sailfish in the morning, and then venture into the backcountry in pursuit of bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook and redfish in just inches of water.

The name Islamorada is frequently translated from Spanish as "purple isles." However, history recounts that as Henry Flagler built the railroad through the Keys, the train would only stop in named towns. To justify a station, William J. Krome is said to have christened our village "Islamorada" after the "Island Home" schooner owned by the pioneering Pinder family.

In 1908, the new Islamorada train station and Islamorada post office opened for business.

In addition to fishing, the Atlantic Ocean and Florida Bay offer adventures in diving, snorkeling, parasailing, wind-surfing, kayaking, boat racing and a variety of nature excursions like hand-feeding giant silver tarpon. Ever since the days of famous authors and sportsmen like Ernest Hemmingway and Zane Grey, our area has attracted outdoor competitors -- and every month offers a wide range of fishing tournaments, races and other sporting challenges.

The islands of Islamorada also offer numerous tranquil spots to relax under the sun's glorious golden rays. Enjoy a beachfront cocktail, sunset cruise or spend the day shopping at one of the areas unique shops or galleries. Once you are relaxed, the finest in dining awaits to satisfy the tastes of every member of your family.