If you’re planning a dream vacation this year, you should consider the Florida Keys. There are sights and attractions in the Keys that can’t be found anywhere in the United States. There are over 1700 islands in the Key’s that provide lot’s of activities, attractions to keep you busy and lot’s of coastline where you can just spend the day relaxing.
One of the most popular activities in the Florida Key’s is of course, fishing and there’s definitely something for everyone. You can choose from backcountry fishing, light tackle fishing, deep sea fishing, reef fishing, harbor fishing, bridge fishing and even wreck fishing. And, you can catch anything from blue marlin, tuna and sailfish, to tuna, barracuda and sharks!
Excaliber Charter in Key Largo has over 25 years of experience and offers competitive prices. They provide gear that is the top of the line and have half day trips for $375 and full day excursions for $500. They also offer evening shark and tarpon trips and flamingo trips.
Dockside Charters rates include everything you need from the fishing gear to the bait. And, they offer a wide variety of services. You can choose from half or full day trips, overnight trips, tarpon trips, family trips, sunset cruises and more. Their half day charters start at $425 and their guaranteed tarpon special is $525 for two!
The Florida Keys are home to the only living coral barrier reef in the United States. And, if you love scuba diving, you have got to take advantage of the beautiful waters of the Keys. And, there’s numerous places where you can easily rent everything that you need to explore the under water world of the Keys!
Key Dives offer diving trips that includes everything you need for a day of fun. A single trip with 2 tanks is $80, a 3 trip package is $225 and a 5 trip package is $350. Captain Hook’s Marina and Dive Center has snorkeling trips for just $35 and reef trips at $75. And, they provide boat rentals and fishing trips as well.
The Breezy Palms Resort can provide the perfect vacation for your family and it’s a fairly cheap hotel. You can take advantage of daily or weekly rentals and they offer standard rooms, suites, cottages, apartments, efficiencies and bungalows. Their rates range from $69 in the fall and $99 during the summer for a standard room. And, every room has a patio or balcony where you can relax.
Lorelei made the “Best and Brightest” spot list in Motoryacht Magazine and the menu offers some really delicious cheap food. It’s a great place to dine and dance the night away, or to just relax and enjoy a local band. It’s open 7 days a week and serves both breakfast and dinner at some good budget prices. And, they have a wide selection of dishes that will satisfy your hunger.
They offer a variety of sandwiches that come with either homemade potato chips or fries and cole slaw. They have a BBQ bacon cheddar burger and Philly cheese steak for just $8.95. Their entrees are available after 4:00 p.m. and include a 12 ounce New York strip for $21.95, Alaskan Snow Crab platter for $18.95 and they’ll even cook a fish you caught for just $6.95!
If you’re planning on vacationing in the Florida Keys the most popular time to go is between December and May. During that time the temperatures are warm and agreeable, but they’re not so high that it’s uncomfortable. However, if you’re on a budget and want the cheapest hotel rates, you may want to visit the Keys in March, September, October or November. Keep in mind that the hurricane season runs from June to October!