Islamorada is a fisherman’s paradise. Situated between Florida Bay and the Atlantic, the waters of the Florida Straits stretch and creep into the mangroves, creating hidden pools and secluded flats perfect for casting for bonefish, snook, tarpon and redfish. About 10 to 20 miles offshore, the waters deepen and take on the azure hue of the Gulf Stream, and depending on the season, teems with sailfish and marlin, kingfish and wahoo. There’s a good reason it’s known as the sport fishing capital of the world.
We’ve been coming to Islamorada for as long as we can remember. When we started vineyard vines, this is where we took our crew for our first company outings. The people are salty, the sunsets are great, the fish never stop biting and the drinks are cold—what else could you want? Check out our insider’s guide before you plan your next trip.