Islamorada is known as the sport fishing capital of the world. There are marinas on every other corner amply stocked with professional offshore and back country fishing guides. Islamorada is one of the only places in the world where fisherman can fight for a huge sailfish, Wahoo, marlin, or tuna in the morning and then snag bonefish, tarpon, snook, and redfish in the backcountry in the afternoon.
The Florida Keys contain North America's only coral barrier reef. Travelers to Islamorada who aren't fishing are usually snorkeling or diving in the area to see the spectacular underwater scenery that is unique to the Keys. Those wishing for an even closer wildlife experience can swim with dolphins and other marine creatures in controlled settings at the Theater of Sea Marine Mammal Park.
One thing everyone stopping at Islamorada will notice is that it is intentionally laid back and relaxing. These islands are a place to leave behind the daily stresses of life and just enjoy the tropical sun, the blue waters, and the excitement of a one-of-a-kind fishing or diving experience. Visitors should sample the local cuisine. Fresh seafood can be found at island Tiki bars, dockside fish houses, gourmet beachfront cafes, and secluded island bistros. The natural beauty of Islamorada and its relaxed pace of life are making the islands a popular wedding and honeymoon destination.