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    Snorkeling the Florida Keys: What to See and Where to Go

    May 28th, 2024

    The Florida Keys, a stunning archipelago stretching from the southern tip of Florida, offer an underwater paradise for snorkelers. With crystal-clear waters and vibrant marine life, this subtropical destination is a must-visit for anyone seeking an unforgettable aquatic adventure. Key Largo: The Diving Capital of the World Kick off your ...

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  • Coral reef exploration in Islamorada

    Explore the Coral Reefs With Islamorada Snorkeling Tours

    April 9th, 2024

    Have you ever wondered what lies beneath the shimmering surface of Islamorada's crystal-clear waters? Imagine immersing yourself in an underwater wonderland. Picture the vibrant marine life and colorful coral reefs. The allure of Islamorada snorkeling tours goes beyond the thrill of exploration. They offer unforgettable family adventures that foster ...

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  • Private cruise charter in Florida Keys

    5 Marvelous Reasons to Book a Private Cruise Charter This Weekend

    March 14th, 2024

    Are you looking to escape the ordinary this weekend? Why not embark on a truly unforgettable adventure by cruising through the breathtaking waters of the Florida Keys, surrounded by endless sunshine and unparalleled natural beauty? Well, with a private cruise charter with KeyZ Charters, you can! Here are five ...

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  • Fish, Sun, and Fun: Family-Friendly Activities in the Florida Keys

    Fish, Sun, and Fun: Family-Friendly Activities in the Florida Keys

    March 7th, 2024

    Are you looking for a beautiful vacation that your entire family will enjoy? The Florida Keys are the perfect island chain destination. With endless activities, stunning beaches, and unbeatable weather, you can't get closer to paradise. Have you ever wondered about family-friendly activities in the Florida Keys? Read on to ...

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  • Planning dolphin tours in Florida Keys

    How to Plan an Unforgettable Dolphin Tour in the Florida Keys

    February 5th, 2024

    It's wonderful that over 122 million people visit the Sunshine State each year. Have you ever dreamed of an extraordinary adventure in the Florida Keys? Embarking on a dolphin tour there is the perfect way to explore. What should visitors know before going on their Florida Keys cruise? Read on ...

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  • Enjoying sunset cruise in Islamorada
  • Eco tour exploring Islamorada's natural beauty

    Hidden Gems: 3 Reasons to Visit Islamorada

    January 12th, 2024

    Are you ready to escape to a tropical paradise where the sun-kissed sands and azure waters await? Look no further than The Islamorada Sandbar, a hidden gem in the heart of the Florida Keys. With its crystal-clear waters, shallow sandy sandbars, lush vegetation, and abundant wildlife, Islamorada is the perfect ...

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  • Manatee sighting in Florida Keys

    The Basics on When to See Manatees in Florida

    November 28th, 2023

    According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, there are more than 1,000 marine fish living in our waters. This is stunning, but there's even more waiting to be discovered below the waves; including plenty of beautiful manatees. If you would like to see these majestic creatures in the flesh, ...

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  • Tips for snorkeling in Islamorada

    5 Important Tips for Islamorada Snorkeling

    November 22nd, 2023

    New research shows that Florida's waters are home to at least 6,000 species of marine life.  Our stunning ecosystem is a world-class snorkeling destination, and Islamorada is one of the best places to enjoy the mystical underwater world. Home to everything from sea turtles to manta rays, you're sure ...

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  • Benefits of snorkeling in Islamorada
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  • Guide to snorkeling in Florida Keys

    An Adventurer's Guide to Snorkeling in the Florida Keys

    October 12th, 2023

    It's almost unbelievable to imagine that over 104 million people visit Florida every year. A popular place to visit there is the Florida Keys. There are so many breathtaking Florida Keys water activities to enjoy, but snorkeling is something you can't afford to miss. Are you thinking about snorkeling ...

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  • Exploring the Florida Keys

    Exploring Islamorada: A Guide to the Florida Keys

    October 5th, 2023

    Out of all the vacation spots in America, Florida cities are always at the top of everyone's bucket list. Going to the Florida Keys is bound to be a dream come true. Among the many jewels in this island chain, Islamorada stands out as a must-visit destination. You'll ...

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  • Snorkeling tips in South Florida
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  • The Best Ecotours in Islamorada: What to Do and Where to Go

    The Best Ecotours in Islamorada: What to Do and Where to Go

    August 11th, 2023

    In 2022, tourism numbers broke records, as 7 million people flocked to the state. It's clear that Florida's tourism has more than recovered since the pandemic, but with the mass increase in visitors comes the concern about what it's doing to nature. If you're someone who's eco-conscious, then you probably want to ...

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  • Discovering unspoiled islands in Islamorada
  • Manatee underwater in Florida Keys

    Your Guide to the Best Manatee Tours in the Florida Keys

    July 10th, 2023

    Did you know manatees share a common ancestor with elephants? Elephants are the manatee's land-based cousin, and the manatee is the ocean's largest herbivore. Imagine feeling the warm sun on your skin as you hear the faint call of seagulls in the distance. You look out across the mangroves ...

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  • Insights into Florida Keys ecotours

    5 Amazing Benefits of Florida Keys Ecotours

    July 3rd, 2023

    It's a sad fact that 46% of Americans don't use their paid time off. Vacations are more than just a chance to go on a new adventure. They are also a break from the struggles and tribulations of everyday life.  If you're the type who likes to see new ...

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  • Manatee observations on Monday

    Manatee Mondays

    June 9th, 2023

    Manatees sightings are one of the most common requests we get from vacationers in Islamorada when taking one of our Ecotours. Luckily for us, we have plenty of them around and can spot them often. They are very cool creatures, averaging 500-800lbs, they make us feel small. Although they ...

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  • Bait ball snorkeling at Alligator Lighthouse

    Insane Bait Ball Snorkeling Inside Alligator Lighthouse

    May 23rd, 2023

    Alligator Lighthouse is one of the most popular snorkel spots in Islamorada. Early summer bait balls have been around but the amount of minnows and other small bait fish inside the lighthouse the other day was incredible. It took a play day last week and while swimming through the structure ...

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  • Wild dolphin encounters in Islamorada
  • Crocodile with Battle Scars spotted on Ecotour in Islamorada
  • Up close wild dolphin encounter in Islamorada
  • Spring break excitement in Florida Keys

    Spring Break in the Florida Keys

    April 4th, 2023

    Spring break in the Florida Keys has been great. We have had some wind, but we are finally getting some beautiful calm sunny days. Alligator lighthouse has been amazing, along with snorkeling at Cheeca Rocks. Visibility has been stellar. The sandbar has been crowded, but we have other options for ...

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  • Snorkeling day at Alligator Lighthouse
  • Dolphin play in Florida Keys

    Playful Dolphin Encounter in the Florida Keys

    March 3rd, 2023

    While on a snorkeling tour to Alligator Lighthouse in Islamorada these guests got an awesome encounter with some wild dolphins. We were leaving the Lighthouse to more to our next location when we spotted the dolphins off in the distance. When we got close, the dolphins were super playful, riding ...

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  • Great white heron calling mate

    Mating Call of the Great White Heron

    February 13th, 2023

    While on our Eco-tour the other day in Islamorada we got to watch this Great White Heron call to this female for the opportunity to mate. It is nesting season for many of the migratory birds in the Florida Keys right now, so if you are in the area and ...

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  • Dolphin feeding frenzy captured

    Epic Wild Dolphin Feeding Frenzy

    February 6th, 2023

    It was my day off but too nice on the water to stay in land. I went out with photography legend Tim Rahn to capture sailfish chasing ballyhoo showers in Islamorada, Florida. We were graced with this amazing dolphin feeding frenzy. Even though it wasn’t exactly what we came ...

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  • Bird watching during Florida Keys tour

    Florida Keys Bird Watching Tours

    January 30th, 2023

    One of the rarest birds we see while out on our Ecotours in Islamorada, the Roseate Spoonbill. This one is a younger one as the adults have a much brighter pink coloration to their feathers. We were lucky enough to watch this guy for some time balancing on the tops ...

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  • Pet-friendly boat tours in Florida

    Pet Friendly Boat Tours

    January 24th, 2023

    We love when we get our Furry Friends to tag along on our boat tours. This Golden Retriever had a great afternoon playing fetch with her Dad in the ocean off Islamorada.

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  • December holiday season in Florida Keys

    December in the Florida Keys

    December 5th, 2022

    It may be snowing where you are but it is warm and sunny here in the Florida Keys. We have been enjoying many trips out to the mangroves, finding dolphins, manatees, crocodiles, nesting birds and more! This group had a great mangrove snorkel to kick off their stay in Islamorada.

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  • Endless summer fun in Florida Keys

    Endless Summer in the Florida Keys

    December 1st, 2022

    Who else can say they were on a boat in 85 degree weather playing with dolphins in the end of November!! Book your trip, get away from the snow and come visit us for a private custom boat tour! #Ecotourism#Flakeys#Islamorada#Thingstodoislamorada#Wilddolphinshow#Customboattours

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  • Fun at Islamorada Sandbar and snorkeling
  • Turtles and jellyfish encounter

    Turtles, Jellyfish & Snorkeling

    October 14th, 2022

    Our September break is over and we are back at it, snorkeling the reef, touring the mangroves, playing at the sandbar and absorbing in all the vitamin D sunshine we can get.

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  • Florida Keys Snorkeling

    Florida Keys Snorkeling

    August 19th, 2022

    We finally got some beautiful weather and the snorkeling has been great! Alligator lighthouse is one of our favorite spots to visit, there are so many fish to see. Check out this video of a group from the other day!!

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  • Florida Keys sunset view

    Florida Keys Sunset

    July 29th, 2022

    Watching the sunset in the Florida keys is always beautiful, especially when you watch it from a boat. We offer private sunset cruises daily.

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  • Islamorada sandbar summer trip
  • Manatee Monday blog post

    Manatee Monday

    July 7th, 2022

    It was a Manatee Monday yesterday with a surprise of 5 manatees total this morning before noon and 2 of them were little babies!

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  • Time for snorkeling in Islamorada

    Time for Snorkeling in Islamorada

    July 7th, 2022

    Summer is here and snorkeling in Islamorada, the Florida keys is red hot! The weather has been perfect, with many calm days and clear conditions. We have been frequenting Cheeca Rocks and Alligator lighthouse on most of the tours. Give us a call to reserve your private snorkeling tour. *snorkel ...

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    Spring Break

    April 21st, 2022

    It was a very busy spring break here in the Florida Keys. Our weather was super windy though, limiting us on certain snorkeling activities, but we still had a great 2 months.

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  • Windy weather in Islamorada

    Windy Weather

    March 14th, 2022

    March is usually know as a windy month. The saying "In like a Lion and out like a Lamb" is holding true for us here in the Florida Keys. Although we have no snow, the winds have been in the 15-30mph range consistently for the end of February and ...

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  • Heron during feeding time

    Feeding Time

    January 23rd, 2022

    We watched this great white heron catch trigger fish over and over again on one of our ecotours in Islamorada recently. The nature around the mangroves in the Florida Keys is stunning if you slow down to watch it.

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  • Crocodile sighting in cooler weather
  • Iguana playing peek-a-boo
  • Osprey soaring high

    Soaring High

    January 20th, 2022

    Ospreys have to be one of the coolest birds we watch on our boat tours in Islamorada. They are great hunters and fierce predators, just look at that focus in this birds eye as it is soaring above us! We have several nests we can view them at on our ...

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  • Heron feeding nestlings

    Nesting Baby Birds

    January 19th, 2022

    One of our favorite places to visit on an ecotour is a rookery with nesting birds, this is a great white heron feeding her newly hatched babies in one of those rookeries. Just hearing the noise of all the birds in this place is amazing.

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  • Wild dolphin show in Islamorada

    Wild Dolphin Show

    July 9th, 2021

    Summer is in full swing and the wildlife sightings have been amazing. Dolphins have been popular and very playful. We had amazing dolphin shows recently. Follow us, on Instagram and Facebook to see daily posts.

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  • Birding in spring in Florida Keys

    Birding in the Spring

    February 26th, 2021

    Hi all, We have had such a wonderful beginning to our nesting season here in Islamorada. The true original snow birds have nested and most of their eggs have hatched. It is very loud and full of commotion in our mangrove rookeries. Make your reservations for spring break soon, our ...

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    Welcome to our blog!

    February 6th, 2021

    Welcome to our Blog page! We have updated out website to include this awesome Blog page so you can see what we are seeing on our Ecotours! Capt. Samantha loves to take photos with her 80D Canon camera, she is still a beginner but getting better. Check out this beautiful ...

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