Your children can enjoy a full schedule of eco-tours, fishing trips, dive-snorkel outings and visits to attractions. In Islamorada, you'll also find free activities to entertain your children between excursions. The leaders of the Village of Islamorada have turned their stretch of U.S. 1 into a beautifully landscaped scenic roadway. Families are welcome to park and take in the view, or go fishing from one of the old railroad bridges. Here are other suggestions for free, or low-cost, activities for children:
For a small fee, your child can feed tarpon at Robbie's Marina, Mile Marker 77. Tarpon and sharks also hang out at many waterfront restaurants, such as the Islamorada Fish Company at Mile Marker 81.5, bayside, where they sometimes put on free shows.
Mile Marker 80, Oceanside
This small beach offers a scenic walkway and great views of the shallows surrounding Islamorada. It has bathrooms and picnic tables.
Sport Fish Tank
Mile Marker 81.5, bayside
A large fish tank in the center of this sporting-goods store and restaurant complex houses live samples of the major shallow-water sport fish of the Keys including bonefish, tarpon, snook and others.
Founder’s Park and Beach
U.S 1, Mile Marker 86.5, Bayside
Many activities at this well-maintained waterfront park are free to out-of-town guests who bring their hotel room keys. The park is equipped with playgrounds, a sandy beach, fishing pier and a skate park for older children.