Some of the best vistas of Islamorada are experienced from the water on kayak or paddle board—stellar ways to tour the surrounding nautical landscapes and get your body moving. Early risers, rejoice: First-come, first-serve rentals of both are included with your stay at Pelican Cove, so you can conveniently hit the water at your own pace. Known for its calm waves, Islamorada is an excellent destination for first-time paddlers. Bring a fishing pole with you to drop a line in the open water, or venture out at sunset to find out why Spanish explorers dubbed this paradise the “Purple Isles” for the breathtaking lavender-hued sky.
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!
Paddle boards, snorkel masks, kayaks, bicycles and tropical teen fun are all included at Pelican Cove. Plus, the resort shuttle offers access to our sister properties and their amenities, including Postcard Inn and its onsite Dive Shop and legendary marina with fishing charters leaving its docks daily. Our weekly Fish Like a Local events are also the ideal opportunity to reel in your own trophy!
After all that adventuring, the Islamorada Starbucks just a short stroll away offers the perfect pick-me-up. Or, grab a light lunch and island-style snacks from Pelican Cove's poolside Wild & Lime, tucked under shady palm trees only steps from the beach.