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Wander Islamorada Island: Activities Guide

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Plan Your Perfect Islamorada Escape: Top Activities and Attractions! 

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Prepare for an unforgettable adventure on your visit to Wander Islamorada Island! Dive into thrilling water activities, from dolphin encounters and marine wildlife shows to boat rentals, kayaking, and an array of watersports. Explore local museums and vibrant hangout spots that capture the island's unique charm. Keep reading to discover our top recommendations for making the most of your trip!

Robbie's of Islamorada

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Distance from Wander: 2.5 miles

Location: 77522 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036

Hours: 7AM-9PM daily 

Phone: (305) 664-8070

Website: https://www.robbies.com/ 

Robbie’s Marina of Islamorada offers an array of exciting activities in the Florida Keys, from hand-feeding massive tarpon to thrilling water sports. Visitors can explore local shops, enjoy fresh seafood and signature cocktails, and watch the tarpon feeding frenzy from the waterfront deck. As a must-visit destination, Robbie’s provides various fishing cruises, kayak and boat rentals, and snorkeling tours for unforgettable adventures. Don’t miss the Hungry Tarpon Restaurant for dining at any time of day, and take part in the fun of jet ski adventures, offshore fishing, and reef fishing to create lasting memories. With options like party boat fishing, sunset cruises, and guided tours through mangrove tunnels, there's something for everyone at Robbie’s Marina.

Florida Keys Brewing Co

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Distance from Wander: 2 miles

Location: 81611 Old Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036

Hours: 11AM-10PM daily 

Phone: (305) 664-9722

Website: https://floridakeysbrewingco.com/ 

Tip: For other distillery options in the area, be sure to check out Islamorada Brewery & Distillery (https://islamoradabreweryanddistillery.com/contact/)! 

Florida Keys Brewing Co. (FKBC) in Islamorada offers a delightful island experience with an impressive selection of beers on tap, from seasonal flavors like honey hibiscus Kölsch to juicy IPAs. Visitors can enjoy a tasting flight, pint, or growler fill in the taproom adorned with bottle caps and local artwork. The spacious beer garden, complete with games and live music, is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the island vibe. FKBC is a must-visit for craft beer enthusiasts looking to savor the unique flavors of the Keys.

Dolphin Connection

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Distance from Wander: 19.2 miles

Location: 61 Hawks Cay Blvd, Duck Key, FL 33050

Hours: 9AM-4PM

Phone: (866) 393-5158

Website: https://www.dolphinconnection.com/ 

Dolphin Connection is a premier marine-life educational facility in Islamorada, offering interactive dolphin conservation programs and day camps. Visitors can choose from seven unique programs, including shallow water interactions, deep water adventures, and even a “Trainer for a Day” experience. The facility's serene natural lagoon provides a stunning backdrop for unforgettable encounters with Bottlenose Dolphins. Dolphin Connection is dedicated to inspiring conservation and environmental stewardship, making it a must-visit destination for anyone passionate about marine life.

History of Diving Museum

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Distance from Wander: 3.4 miles

Location: 82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036

Hours: 10AM-5PM daily 

Phone: (305) 664-9737

Website: https://divingmuseum.org/ 

Over four decades, Drs. Joe and Sally Bauer amassed one of the world's largest and most comprehensive collections of diving helmets, air pumps, armored suits, and diving memorabilia, representing over 30 countries. Their passion for diving history led them to establish The History of Diving Museum in the Florida Keys, where their extensive collection serves to educate and inspire the public. 

Tip: For a fascinating dive into local history, visit the Keys History & Discovery Center at the Islander Resort, open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Explore exhibits on Native Americans, pirates, and Spanish treasure fleets, along with a stunning Coral Reef Exploration exhibit in partnership with Mote Marine Laboratory, a 16th-century cannon, and an 18th-century anchor, plus rotating displays and a state-of-the-art theater showcasing documentaries on Henry Flagler’s Over-Sea Railway and the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane. For more information, go to https://www.keysdiscovery.com/

Clearly Unique Charters

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Distance from Wander: 2.4 miles

Location: Islander Resort 82100 Cheeca Lodge & Spa, 81801 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036

Hours: 8AM-7PM daily 

Phone: (305) 747-8651

Website: https://www.clearlyuniquecharters.com/ 

Discover the beauty of the Florida Keys with Clearly Unique's snorkeling, sandbar, and sunset trips. Whether snorkeling the stunning reefs of Islamorada, relaxing at the famous sandbar, or enjoying a sunset cruise, these highly-rated tours offer unforgettable experiences led by expert guides. With family-friendly options, paddleboards, and complimentary drinks on select trips, Clearly Unique ensures a memorable adventure for all visitors.

Tip: As an alternate option, you can experience the beautiful reefs off Islamorada with Wild Dolphin Tours https://www.wilddolphintours.com/, offering a two-hour snorkel trip or private boat tours. Options include snorkeling at prime locations like Alligator Lighthouse or Cheeca Rocks, a sandbar-only tour for families with small children, and a customizable four-hour private charter, all with snorkeling gear and bottled water provided.

Theater of the Sea 

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Distance from Wander: 5 mile

Location: 84721 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036

Hours: 9:30AM-5PM daily

Phone: (305) 664-2431

Website: https://theaterofthesea.com/ 

Theater of the Sea in the Florida Keys is a popular marine park destination offering immersive experiences with dolphins, sea lions, sea turtles, and more in a lush tropical setting. Visitors can enjoy interactive shows, a bottomless boat ride, a lagoon-side beach, and various animal encounter programs, including swimming with dolphins, snorkeling with rays, and meeting sea turtles and parrots. Since 1946, this family-owned park has been dedicated to providing a wonderful home for its animals while offering unforgettable experiences to its guests. 

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For questions or assistance with travel recommendations in the area be sure to contact Wander Concierge. Prepare for an unforgettable adventure during your stay at a Wander home!

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