|Douglass Marine Co.|
Islamorada, Florida, USA
Serving The Keys & All South Florida
Keith L. Douglass, SAMS® AMS®
Diane P. Douglass, SAMS® AMS®
Principal Marine Surveyors
Our Village of Islands is situated between the saltwater wilderness of Everglades National Park in one direction and North America's only coral barrier reef and the deep blue waters of the Florida Straits in the other. Islamorada is comprised of six islands including Plantation Key, Windley Key, Upper Matecumbe Key, Lower Matecumbe Key and the offshore islands of Lignumvitae Key and Indian Key.|
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.
With a fleet of highly-skilled recreational fishing captains, Islamorada's reputation as The Sport Fishing Capital of the World is well earned. Yet there is a secret that is just starting to get out. Not everyone comes here to fish.
Divers and snorkelers are fascinated by the History of Diving Museum that opened in 2006 to rave reviews. Music lovers enjoy warm, tropical evenings on the lawn of the TIB Amphitheater at Founder's Park. Theater lovers routinely take in first-class productions at the Coral Shores Performing Arts Center.
Robbie's Marina sells buckets of bait for feeding swarms of tarpon that linger around the docks. The Theater of the Sea Marine Mammal Park offers opportunities to swim with dolphin and other creatures in controlled settings.
At Long Key State Park, visitors kick back or meander along lush, tropical nature trails. At Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park, they view an old quarry dug by the late Henry Flagler's railroad workers. Indian Key Historic State Park and Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park offer visitors a glimpse into Florida's unique island history dating back to the early 1800's.
A trip to Islamorada would not be complete without sampling some of the local island cuisine headlined by succulent fresh seafood served everywhere from island tiki bars and dockside fish houses to gourmet beachfront cafes and secluded island bistros. Shoppers will enjoy our many area boutiques and galleries filled with one-of-a-kind gifts, apparel and art.
The Village of Islamorada has long been a popular honeymoon destination, but the area's excellent lodging and hospitality also attract countless couples looking for the perfect, laid-back tropical wedding location.
Yes, there is world-class fishing here, but there is so much more.
Installed November 1, 2008, Last Revised April 15, 2020 - Hosted and maintained by Don Robertson