Islamorada Sandbar or Mangrove Islands Adventure
Less than one mile offshore on the oceanside, you will find the popular Islamorada Sandbar. On warm weekends throughout the year, you may find up to 300 boaters. Key Largo and Islamorada Sandbar boaters gather to enjoy the crystal clear waters, the soft sand, and the 360° panoramic view – where spectacular sights are the norm. On weekends, expect to join the Islamorada Sandbar party boat to party with fun music and friendly boaters. Weekdays are a little quieter than weekends on the sandbar, and our backcountry mangrove island tours are a nice, quiet alternative when the sandbar is too busy for your group. The choice is yours.
In the winter, more snowbirds move into the sandbar – not overly concerned with the cooler water and air. Many of our guests choose to go directly to the sandbar for a good reason, skipping other activities offered by Key Largo Adventures, such as snorkeling.
Our photos very thoroughly depict the varieties of fun for all ages in what is annually voted as the Florida Keys’ “Hottest Spot.” Guests may lounge on the boat or use our variety of floating chairs provided. Or, on the sandbar, you may choose to float or sit on the sandbar – commonly with a cold drink (of your choice) in hand. Adults and children alike may take the kayak for a scenic ride or the paddle boards across the grassy flats, full of sea life, in and around Islamorada’s Sandbar.
The mangrove islands do not offer a beach or sandbar. However, the day usually is spent using snorkel masks, paddle boards, floating chairs, kayaks, and listening to music on the boat. It’s a great day with a natural, quiet feeling, making a great location for viewing wildlife, paddling, photography, and fishing (catch/release).
Whether on the sandbar or near the mangroves, the fishermen in the group may take one of the ultra-lite rods provided and either sight cast for game fish, slow troll on kayak or paddleboard, or even wade fish in the best shallow water or flats fishing in the world. Dolphins are commonly seen around the mangrove islands, as an added treat.
Ladies and men alike may use the tanning area at the bow (front) of the TIKI TIKI to lay out and get sun or read a book, or just kick back and relax. Guests may also climb to the tower (crow’s nest) to view the spectacular panorama with the polarized glasses provided to all aboard. Your choice of lunch may be served in the comfort of the boat, a floating chair, or on our versatile paddleboards…tough choice!