Boating, Fishing & Boat Ramps

Boat Ramps

Most boat ramps in the Florida Keys remain open. If people don’t follow instructions regarding social distancing, Monroe County and local municipalities could take further action limiting water access.

Indian Key Fill is open, but parking is limited to parallel parking by vehicles with trailers and is further limited by FDEP contractor equipment staging.

The Founders Park/Plantation Yacht Harbor Marina boat ramp is open to Islamorada Residents ONLY. No fuel or ice sales. Only a local driver’s license or Founders Park Resident Membership Card may be used as proof of residency.

The 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.

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

  • Fishing and charters are allowed. 
  • Charters must follow social distancing requirements. 

Fishing Bridges

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 or less.