The Upper Keys are composed of Key Largo & North Key Largo, Tavernier, Plantation Key, Windley Key, Upper Matecumbe Key, Tea Table Key, Indian Key, Lower Matecumbe Key, Village of Islamorada.

Key Largo - Learn More

Key Largo is an island in the upper Florida Keys it is the largest of the Keys at 33 miles long. It is also the northernmost of the Florida Keys in Monroe County.

Key Largo is often referred to as the "Diving Capital of the World" with its living coral reef just a few miles offshore which attracts thousands of scuba divers and sport-fishing enthusiasts. Key Largo's proximity to the Everglades also makes it a premier destination for kayakers and ecotourists.

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park covers approximately 70 nautical square miles. The reefs may be viewed from glass-bottom boats, or by snorkeling or scuba diving. One of the most famous residents of Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is the Christ of the Abyss an 8.5 foot tall statue of Jesus Christ that sits in nearly 25 feet of water. It is a popular site for scuba divers and snorkelers.


Tavernier - Learn More

At the southern end of Key Largo is the town of Tavernier and Tavernier Key just a short distance off shore. Tavernier offers excellent access to many dive sites and is home of the Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and Harry Harris Park.




Plantation Key & Islamorada - Learn More

Plantation Key was inhabited by Native Americans at least 1,000 years before European contact with the Americas. A large mound was formerly located towards the northeastern end of the key. Artifacts removed from the mound were dated to A.D. 500 to 700.

The Village of Islamorada covers the entire Plantation Key since it was incorporated in 1997. Islamorada, long recognized as the "Sport Fishing Capital of the World," is now an icon among sport divers for a similar reason: a massive population of tropical marine life. High profile coral heads and broad ledges shelter huge congregates of French grunt and goatfish, while regal queen angelfish casually graze amid the reef recesses. Friendly green moray eels swim freely along the spur-and-groove channels, and reclusive nurse sharks lurk beneath the overhangs. Islamorada offers a wide variety of shallow coral reefs, mini walls, shipwrecks, and even an underwater habitat for scientific research, the Aquarius.


Windley Key - Learn More

Windley Key is home to Theater of the Sea, a popular tourist attraction since 1946. A Florida State Park Service geological site, and the popular Holiday Isle resort are also on the island.

Theater of the Sea, established in 1946, is a marine mammal park located in the Village of Islamorada. Visitors can swim with Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, California sea lions, and
Sting Rays, or watch shows where they perform.


Upper & Lower Matecumbe Key - Learn More

Upper Matecumbe Key is located within the Village of Islamorada. There are a number of Indian mounds and habitation sites located here.

Lower Matecumbe Key  is home to the main base of the Florida National High Adventure Sea Base. It is the site of a number of Indian mounds and middens and the popular Anne's Beach.


Teatable Key - Learn More

Teatable Key is a small island located near mile marker 75. All of the key is within the Village of Islamorada. There is a small public beach on the island.







Indian Key - Learn More

Indian Key State Historic Site is an island within the Florida State Park system and is not accessible by land. The island was briefly inhabited in the middle of the 19th century, but is now an uninhabited ghost town. It is frequently visited by tourists.