26 October 2020

Keys’ Coral Restoration Foundation Needs Hands-On Divers for Ordinarily ‘Hands-Off’ Coral Reefs

Impassioned divers return to the Florida Keys to find a deeper connection to the underwater environment, often turning a recreational hobby into productive missions to complete much-needed work during coral restoration dives.
15 October 2020

Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen Begin Stone Crab Season Amid New Rules and COVID-19

For Florida Keys commercial fishermen, the start of the stone crab claw harvest season Thursday means new regulations to protect future crab stocks and uncertainties about the market for claws because of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
12 October 2020

Key West’s Fantasy Fest to Stage Streaming Events; Live Festival Remains Canceled

Fans of Key West’s Fantasy Fest can enjoy two streaming events that showcase the masking and costuming festival’s creativity and spirit, despite the cancellation of the Oct. 16-25 in-person celebration to guard against coronavirus spread.
12 October 2020

Islamorada Sailfish Tournament to Launch Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship

Continuing a 50-plus-year tradition, the Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship triple-crown series is to open with the Islamorada Sailfish Tournament Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 3-6, a primary fundraiser for the Islamorada Charter Boat Association.
09 October 2020

Florida Keys Officials Urge Visitors to Wear Masks and Follow Health Directives

Florida Keys officials and businesses remind visitors that carrying and wearing facial coverings and practicing social distancing continue for the island chain to protect against the spread of coronavirus, despite the easing of some statewide restrictions.
07 October 2020

Islamorada’s Cheeca Lodge All American Backcountry Tournament Set for Nov. 12-14

In recognition of Veteran’s Day, discerning anglers are to unite with war heroes to pursue some of the most elusive game fish in the world for trophies and prizes during the annual Cheeca Lodge All-American Backcountry Tournament, scheduled Nov. 12-14 in Islamorada.
06 October 2020

Sugarloaf Showdown to Lure Anglers to Lower Keys Nov. 5-7

Angling teams are to pit their skills against the Lower Florida Keys’ wiliest in-water inhabitants during the Sugarloaf Showdown, a fundraising fishing tournament scheduled Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 5-7.
28 September 2020

Racers to Circle Key West During 12-Mile Paddle Classic

The 12-mile distance around the island of Key West is to become a saltwater racecourse for competitors on paddleboards and self-propelled watercraft during the 2020 Key West Paddle Classic.
24 September 2020

Outdoor Stages to Backdrop Key Largo Original Music Fest Oct. 15-18

More than two dozen elite musicians excelling at country, folk, pop and rock music are to gather in the Florida Keys Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 15-18, for the Key Largo Original Music Festival.
23 September 2020

Florida Keys Earn Top Marks from Dive Magazine’s Readers

Readers of Scuba Diving magazine have named the Florida Keys & Key West among the World’s Best/Readers Choice Awards for 2020, ranking the island destination as either number one or in the top five in several dive categories.