Boating, Fishing & Boat Ramps

Boat Ramps

If people don’t follow instructions regarding social distancing, Monroe County and local municipalities could take further action limiting water access.

Most boat ramps in the Florida Keys remain open.

Islamorada Boat Ramps: Indian Key Fill is open. Parking is limited to parallel parking by vehicles with trailers and is further limited by FDEP contractor equipment staging.

The boat ramp at Founders Park/Plantation Yacht Harbor Marina is open to Islamorada homeowners only.

FDEP-owned boat ramp at Little Duck Key (west end of 7 Mile Bridge, bayside) is open for drop in and pull outs only. There is no parking available.

Boating and Sandbars

Gatherings of more than 10 are not allowed on the water or anywhere else. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and FWC are patrolling popular sandbars and social areas, as well as working to keep mainland boaters out of Keys waters.  Patrols will increase on high traffic days like Saturday and Sunday.

Fishing

  • Commercial fishing is allowed. 
  • Per Monroe County Emergency Manager - Fishing Charters Are Allowed

Fishing Bridges

Effective Monday, May 4, all fishing bridges are open. Trash cans are available. Visitors are expected to maintain safe social distances of at least 6 feet apart and limit group size to 10 people.