Boating, Fishing & Boat Ramps

Boat Ramps

COVID-19 health safety directives are being enforced for all visitors and residents throughout the Florida Keys, including those participating in lobster season. Facial coverings are required to be worn and people are advised to practice social distancing and frequent hand washing. Most public boat ramps are open in the Florida Keys, except for within the Village of Islamorada. 

Private and business boat ramps are not affected by public closure directives.

Islamorada

Islamorada public boat ramps are closed through Labor Day. The closures include the boat ramps at Indian Key Fill, East Ridge Road, Blackwood Drive. The boat ramps will reopen on September 8, 2020.

Sandbars

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and FWC are patrolling popular sandbars and social areas. Patrols will increase on high traffic days like Saturday and Sunday.

Fishing

  • Fishing and charters are allowed. 
  • Charters must follow social distancing requirements. 

Fishing Bridges

All fishing bridges are open. Trash cans are available. Those visiting the bridges are expected to maintain safe social distances of at least 6 feet apart.