Islamorada Fishing in the Flats


As part of our multi-activity day, we enjoy catch-and-release fishing for small fish while relaxing at the sandbar, oceanside, or near the mangrove islands, bayside, depending on the weather. We will spend our customized day of boating in the spectacular waters in Islamorada, commonly known as the “Fishing Capital of the World” – and for good reason.

Located only five minutes south of Key Largo, sports fishermen from around the world pay big dollars to hire professional fishing guides to take them to these world-class locations. As it turns out, the very sandbar that we vacation at attracts these hardcore fishermen and they are visible all around us. You will love an easy afternoon of Islamorada fishing in the shallow water of the sandbar flats or at the mangrove islands, where you are likely to view stingrays and catch small bonnethead sharks!!! We will snap a quick photo to commemorate your experience and then release him back into the water.

So whether you’re a non-fisherman, a casual fisherman, or a no-nonsense fisherman, knowing that you’re spending the day in a world-class fishing location must be encouraging if not downright exciting. Our guests can enjoy use of our ultra-light fishing rod on board the TIKI TIKI along with all the bait and tackle you need. Fishing licenses are also included for the entire crew.

Lately, the bonnethead shark has been the most sought after fish on the sandbar and certainly the most unique and photogenic of all.  Other fish that our guests have caught have been the barracuda, bonefish, tarpon, permit, flounder, needlefish, cowfish, and your occasional stingray.

At the sandbar or near the mangrove islands, you may fish off the boat, fish while wading, fish on the paddle board (SUP), or fish kayaking; both the kayak and paddle board have two rod holders and two cup holders and both are capable of carrying two people. Please note, an individual fishing license is NOT required for our guests. We purchase them for you, as a part of your package.

For those who prefer to target just fish, or for children looking to catch their first saltwater species, fishing Islamorada’s sandbar is perfect! The water is crystal clear, shallow, sandy, safe, and calm – which has never led to a single guest getting seasick.