21 June 2022

Team ‘TightNUp’ Wins Top Prize in Key West’s VFW Fishing Tournament

Team TightNUp earned top honors for a 35.6-pound dolphin fish in the 10th annual VFW Fishing Tournament that ended June 19 in Key West. Alexa Barket of Live Oak, Florida, caught the fish that clinched the tournament’s $5,000 prize for the team.
20 June 2022

Health and Safety Tips for a Safe, Enjoyable Florida Keys Lobster Sport Season

For Florida Keys leisure travelers and residents, both the two-day lobster sport season in July and the traditional lobster harvesting season that begins in early August are like annual holidays.
17 June 2022

Synchronized Spawning Creates New Life for Coral Reefs in the Florida Keys

Divers interested in viewing the underwater phenomenon of coral spawning can join Florida Keys dive operators during select coral spawning charters — twilight trips to shallow reefs on or around the full moons in August and September to watch the reproductive action along the continental United States’ only living coral barrier reef.
16 June 2022

Inaugural Caloosa Cove Dolphin Tournament Set for July 8-9 in Upper Keys

Anglers who crave catching the Florida Keys’ dolphin fish during the eagerly anticipated season can test their skills Friday through Sunday, July 8-9, at the inaugural Caloosa Cove Dolphin Tournament in Islamorada.
16 June 2022

‘Par’-take in the Conch Scramble On-the-Water Golf Tournament

Golfers can enjoy a nine-hole round without greens fees, sand traps or golf carts during the popular Conch Scramble charity golf tournament. Set for Saturday, Oct. 1, the Islamorada event delivers a casual-play, unique on-the-water experience where the target greens float and biodegradable golf balls turn into fish food.
14 June 2022

Hemingway Days to Celebrate Legendary Writer’s Work and Key West Life

Fans of adventurous living and masterful writing can celebrate the legacy of Ernest Hemingway Tuesday through Sunday, July 19-24. The annual Hemingway Days salutes the vigorous Key West lifestyle, sporting pursuits and creative talent of the author who lived and wrote on the island for most of the 1930s.
14 June 2022

Lower Keys Tackle Team Wins Lower Keys Dolphin Tournament

Team Lower Keys Tackle scored a 24.45-pound dolphin fish to take first place and a $7,500 cash prize in the 29th annual Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce Dolphin Tournament that ended June 12.
08 June 2022

Florida Keys Lionfish Derby & Festival Set For Sept. 8-11 in Islamorada

Divers can vie for prize money while helping preserve native reef fish populations during the 13th annual Florida Keys Lionfish Derby & Festival. Scheduled Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 8-11, the fun and competitive event is sponsored by the Reef Environmental Education Foundation.
07 June 2022

What’s New in the Florida Keys & Key West for Summer 2022

The Florida Keys & Key West, showcasing sustainability offerings, are welcoming visitors this summer with an expanded roster of Florida Green Lodging Program properties and a variety of unique eco- and expanded accommodations — including new spacious resort villas and suites in Islamorada and accommodations on catamaran hulls in Key West.
02 June 2022

Racers to Test Stamina in Key West’s Hemingway 5k Sunset Run and Paddle

Competitors on foot and on paddleboards can prove their stamina and salute Ernest Hemingway’s active outdoor lifestyle during a two-sport challenge Saturday, July 23.