Celebrated as the “Sport Fishing Capital of the World,” Islamorada is a haven for both advanced and beginner anglers. The tropical paradise’s waters teem with tarpon, tuna, snapper, cobia, grouper, wahoo, mahi mahi and much more, depending on the season—ensuring there’s an epic roster of catches to pursue year-round. Rod rentals are available at the resort, and guests are encouraged to fish on-property. Better yet, those casting a line for the first time can learn the ropes and gain advice from experts during Fish-Like-A-Local lessons every Thursday and Saturday.
If you’re angling to bag a trophy-worthy catch, book a charter boat excursion from the marina at sister property Postcard Inn Beach Resort, located within walking distance (you can also take the convenient resort shuttle). Islamorada’s boat captains will take you to some of the best deep-sea fishing sites in the Florida Keys. Whether you opt for a once-in-a-lifetime backcountry fishing expedition or a leisurely angling session at the resort, it won’t be difficult to get hooked on the fun.
Looking for even more adventure? Our complimentary shuttle will transport guests to attractions within a four-mile radius of the resort, as well as our sister properties in Islamorada. Their resort amenities are also open to Pelican Cove guests, so you can explore four resorts with Pelican Cove as your home base during your stay.
There's plenty to do for the little ones in Islamorada! Start your day with the daily continental breakfast featuring fresh fruits, flaky pastries and scrumptious muffins, included with your stay. Then hop in a kayak for a relaxing trip exploring the beautiful island scenery, or enjoy a splash in the onsite pool and saltwater lagoon before strolling the sandy private beach.
The jumbo lawn games on property are also a blast! Play with the oversized pieces, from chess to Jenga and corn hole, and make every night family game night at Pelican Cove.
The sandy private beach is the perfect launching point for your Atlantic adventures. Or, kick back and relax along the shore for a tranquil day soaking up the sun in tropical paradise.Learn More
Alligator Reef Lighthouse — Established in 1873, this lighthouse is a local favorite for snorkeling and scuba diving. Flashing rainbow schools of fish swarm the reef and are easily visible from the surface, thanks to the clear azure water.
Boat Tours — Islamorada hosts a staggering number of boat tour providers. Whether you want a fishing charter, an eco tour of the Keys, a day of snorkeling or more intense water sports like para-gliding or skiing, we can connect you with the perfect boat tour company.
Looe Key (Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary) — Protected for nearly 40 years, this reef displays the diversity of Keys marine life: parrotfish, surgeonfish, grunts, angelfish, barracuda, even an occasional nurse shark. Prepare to be stunned!