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Islamorada Deep Sea Fishing


Snorkel or Dive Fishing
Kayak Captain Your Own Boat
Swimming with Dolphins Sailing
Jet Skiing Parasailing
Eco tours & wildlife displays Falls View Indoor Water Park
Golf Cultural events

Long Key State Recreational Area National Key Deer Wildlife Refuge
John Pennekamp Coral Reef Area Lignumvitae Key State Historic Site
Bahia Honda State Recreational Area Dolphin Research Center
The Museum of Natural History of the Florida Keys Everglades National Park

Sample trip planners to maximize your Florida Keys experience!

Two Day Trip

Rent a boat or jet ski for some family fun! Take a watercraft out for some fun in the sun. Lounging on the beach or at the pool, scuba diving, parasailing, snorkeling or fishing, there's something to do for everyone in the family!

Don't forget to watch the sunset on our private beach!

Three Day Trip

Take a trip down to Key West, or stay local for swimming with the dolphins or the Falls View Indoor Water Park for a day of family fun.

Rent a boat or jet ski and enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico on a perfectly sunny day.

At the end of the day, relax on our beautiful private beach and watch the sunset with your loved ones.

One Week Trip

For those wishing to take a longer trip, take a drive down to Key West for the day! Visit the Southernmost point in the United States, eat at Jimmy Buffet's original Margaritaville Restaurant, or go out on a Party Boat and drift on the Gulf of Mexico while sipping your favorite drink.

When you've had enough of laying out on the beach or at the pool, take a short drive over to Falls View Indoor Water Park, where the family fun is only limited by your imagination!

For the fishing enthusiasts, why not rent a boat for the day and enjoy some of our famous Florida Keys fishing?  Best yet, your catch can be cooked up on our on-site grills.

It's not everywhere that you can swim with the dolphins, but drive over to Islamorada and find several different places where you can do just that.

At the end of the day, relax on our beautiful private beach and watch the sunset with your loved ones.

Snorkel or Dive

A new undersea world awaits you. Remember, if you can swim, you can snorkel. A day of discovery awaits you at our shoreline or at one of the spectacular underwater sights situated close to our property. Also, check out our local dive map.

Fishing

Check out our fishing calendar or go deep inside Everglades National Park for some of the best sport fishing Florida has to offer.

Kayak

See the Keys as they were meant to be seen ­ from the water. Explore mangrove coastlines as you glide through the tranquil Bay. Are you a bird watcher? You'll be paddling by great white herons, snowy egrets and birds you've only seen in books.

Captain Your Own Boat

Grab your mates and pick your craft! There are several boat, jet-ski and watersports rentals within 10-15 miles.

Long Key State Recreational Area

Located just 3/4 mile south of Lime Tree Bay Resort, a trip to Long Key lets you discover the natural splendor of the Keys­ bird by bird, plant by plant.

Take an easy hike along a 1.6 mile nature trail. You'll see nearly 120 different plants. Climb up to an observation tower or take a boardwalk stroll over a mangrove-lined lagoon to the swimming/wading area. Along the way, watch for native birds. Over 75 different species have been identified and observed in the park.

A trip on a canoe trail through Long Key Lakes is a highlight. The clearly marked trail has 20 different stopping posts identifying the plant, sea and bird life in each area. Canoe rentals are available in the park.

The park is open from 8 a.m. to sunset, seven days a week. Picnic shelters and grills are provided along the shore. Park rangers lead a free, two hour guided walk on Wednesdays, and a free two hour bird walk on Thursdays.

John Pennekamp Coral Reef Park

Just 45 minutes north of Lime Tree Bay is America's first underwater park. This 78-square mile living reef is home to 40 types of coral and hundreds of species of fish. The park offers some of the finest snorkeling and diving in the United States, plus swimming, fishing, boating and picnicking.

Scuba and snorkel gear may be rented in the park. You may also wish to take a glass bottom boat tour. Let our friendly Lime Tree Bay staff assist you with information and reservations.

Bahia Honda State Recreation Area

Conde Nast Traveler Magazine considers the beach at Bahia Honda one of the most spectacular in the United States. You'll think you've landed in Paradise.

The remains of an ancient coral reef is now covered by sand, dunes, coastal hammocks and mangroves. Plan to arrive early (the park is 31 miles south of Lime Tree Bay) as access to the park is limited and the park closes when capacity is reached.

The Museum of National History of The Florida Keys

A unique phenomenon exists in the Florida Keys ­ and nowhere else on earth. Continental temperate-climate fauna (animals) naturally exist in a tropical oceanic-island flora (plants).

Even if science isn't your strong suit, a visit to this fascinating museum(just 18 miles south of Lime Tree Bay) provides you with an interesting introduction to the fragile, yet fascinating natural world of the Keys.

National Key Deer Wildlife Refuge

Located on Big Pine Key, (45 minutes south of Lime Tree Bay) the park is home to the endangered Key Deer, a miniature species which grow only to the size of a large dog. Only 250 to 300 of the animals remain in existence,and sightings at the park usually occur in early morning or late afternoon. Take the pleasant 2/3 mile nature walk and visit the Blue Hole, a freshwater pond in a former quarry. You very well may see alligators and lots of turtles.

Lignumvitae Key State Historic Site

You'll want to take a short boat trip out to Lignumvitae Key. This 280-acre island has one of the last American remnants of a subtropical West Indies Hammock. A 1920's home built of coral rock and Dade County pine has been restored and serves as the island's visitors center. Walking trails wind through the hammock offering close-up views of butterflies, plants and native shrubs.

Dolphin Research Center

Just nine miles south of Lime Tree Bay, this nonprofit educational research center offers you a chance to see dolphins and sea lions up close and interact with them. See narrated behavior sessions and experience the Dolphin Encounter swim with these incredible mammals. For more information, call 305-289-1121. To reserve a swim, go online at www.dolphins.org or call 305-289-0002.

Everglades National Park

The southern border of the sprawling Everglades (the park is larger than the state of Delaware!) lies only miles from Lime Tree Bay... by boat. But you may also choose to visit the park by car ­ the entrance is a little more than an hour to the north of Lime Tree Bay.

Everglades National Park is actually a slow-moving river of grass ­1.5 million acres of fragile ecosystem that holds at least 45 indigenous species of plants that can be found nowhere else ­ plus a complex animal,fish and reptile community unlike any other. The largest remaining sub-tropical wilderness in the nation, its habitats are diverse, yet intricately linked. The park is a breeding ground for 300 kinds of birds, and is one of the few remaining places to see manatees and the rare American crocodile.