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.
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.
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.
23 September 2020

New Offerings Mean a Relaxing, Fun-Filled Autumn in the Florida Keys & Key West

This fall, new offerings greet visitors traveling to the Florida Keys & Key West, with 125 miles of places with wide-open spaces stretching over scenic islands and vistas of turquoise sea and sky.
16 September 2020

Sculpture Trail Enhances Island Chain’s Landscape

Creativity is seemingly built into the DNA of the Florida Keys. Without even stepping inside a gallery or studio, visitors exploring the island chain can encounter an eclectic variety of open-air artistry. Prime among the outdoor creations is a collection of thought-provoking large-scale sculptures.
13 August 2020

Divers Can Help Keys’ Ocean Ecosystem and ‘Take a Bite Out of Lionfish’ During REEF’s Upper Keys Derby

Divers can help preserve the Florida Keys’ native reef fish populations during the fun, socially distanced Reef Environmental Education Foundation 2020 Lionfish Derby. Scheduled Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 10-13, the derby challenges participants to capture and remove as many non-native lionfish as possible from Keys waters.
20 July 2020

Late Summer Coral Spawn Represents Circle of Life for Florida Keys Reefs

The hard corals of the Florida Keys reefs have spent eons developing a simple system to perpetuate the species. It’s one of nature’s mysteries that works without human intervention or complete understanding.
20 July 2020

Flavorful Florida Keys Lobster Season Begins Aug. 6

Attention, crustacean fans: Thursday, Aug. 6, marks the start of the eagerly anticipated Florida Keys lobster season.
22 June 2020

What’s New in the Florida Keys & Key West: Welcome Back and Bring a Mask

The Florida Keys & Key West reopened to visitors June 1, with officials urging everyone to take personal health actions to protect against the spread of COVID-19. A Keyswide county ordinance requires that facial coverings must be worn by visitors and residents while in business establishments and other public settings, as well as outdoors when social distancing of 6 feet or more is not possible.
03 June 2020

Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival to Encourage Reef Protection

Conservation-minded divers and snorkelers can enjoy a unique underwater concert that supports reef protection Saturday, July 11, in the Florida Keys, home to the continental United States' only living coral barrier reef.