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Season

year round

Capacity

14 anglers per week

Species

Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit…

LOCATION
The Islander Resort is located at Mile Marker 82.1 Oceanside in Islamorada, the Florida Keys.

PRIMARY SPECIES
Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit, Sea Trout, Redfish

SEASON OF OPERATION
Year Round

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE LOGISTICS
There are no set arrival and departure days, making this location ideal for short, 3 to 4 day fishing trips

ACCOMMODATIONS
The Islander Resort is a stylish, comfortable resort located right on the ocean, on Islamorada Key. The tropical island resort feel of the place is enhanced by a 50’s style that takes guests back to the way the Florida Keys used to be. Nestled among the palm trees on more than 25 oceanfront acres in the village of Islamorada, the Islander Florida Keys Resort includes 114 spacious rooms that are a friendly, quiet retreat for the destination angler. Each of the resorts villas are ground level with parking near by. The newly renovated cottage-style decor offers guests all the comforts of an island home with well-equipped full kitchens, personal amenities, screened lanais, patio furniture, ceiling fans, picnic tables and outdoor grills. Guests can either dine at the Blue Water Tiki Bar which is located right beside the pool, or you can head out to one of the many fine restaurants that are very close to the resort. We will send a list of our favorite restaurants in the area, upon booking.

DESTINATION CAPACITY
14 anglers per week.

THE FISHING

Islamorada Florida is referred to by many as the “Sportfishing Capital of the World” and rightfully so. More world record fish have been caught from these waters than any other location on earth. Where else can you fish for Bonefish, Tarpon, Snook, trout and Permit in the Florida Bay and then go for Marlin, Sailfish and Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) with just a short run offshore? Part of what makes Islamorada such a spectacular fishing location, besides where it’s situated, is the exceptional convergence of waters that meet and pass through. The Gulf Stream of the Atlantic Ocean, the Florida Bay and the Gulf of Mexico all impact and affect the Islamorada fishery with every warm water game fish that swims in the hemisphere found here at one time of the year or another.

The Keys are legendary for salt water fishing. The flats hold tarpon, bonefish, permit, snook, redfish and many other species. Names of places like Nine Mile, the Pocket, Seven Mile, Loggerhead and on past Key West to the Marquises trigger images of some of the most wonderful shallow water gamefishing in the world.

Islamorada is fairly close to the Everglades National Park waters of Florida Bay, which provides flats for thousands of acres, channels, mangrove keys and island habitat. This area is home not only to a wide variety of gamefish, but a myriad of bird and animal life as well. Whether you want a day chasing big tailing bonefish, targeting hundred pound tarpon, or sight fishing the boundary of Everglades National Park for fat redfish, Islamorada always offers a diversified, dynamic fishery.

It must be said that the bonefishing in the Keys is notoriously difficult and not the best sport for those without a fair bit of saltwater experience. Casting distance is crucial here as these bones are smart and not prone to giving anglers second chances. The one thing that this area does have, over many other locations, is the fantastic size of the bonefish that are found here. 8-10 pounders are common and much larger fish are present year round. The Keys tarpon fishing is often superb from May through August, that being said, it may be difficult to book one of our guides with out a great deal of advance notice. Please allow for at least 6-8 months lead time, where possible, to ensure that one of our best guides is available for your trip. All the guides we arrange for your fishing are independent businessmen owning their own boats and tackle. We know the Keys intimately and take a lot of pride in working with the most professional fishing guides in the Keys so your valuable time on the water is as productive and enjoyable as possible.

BOATS AND EQUIPMENT
Hells Bay, Hewes, Maverick and Dolphin Skiffs powered by 90-150 4 stroke engines are used by our guide network. These skiffs are professionally rigged and maintained to impeccable standards. Large casting decks, rod holders and storage areas make these boats some of the finest in the world.

GETTING THERE
Guests will fly into Miami and once there can chose from one of several options to get down to Islamorada. Guests can fly from Miami on one of several daily chartered flights from Miami International Airport to Islamorada. Guests can also rent a car at the Miami International Airport and drive the 100 miles or, we can arrange a Town Car shuttle service.

Slipstream is a full service travel company that can handle a variety of services relating to your trip. For assistance, please contact us directly at 1 866 644-7703.

INCLUDED IN PRICE - Sage Harbor

NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE - Sage Harbor

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

Canadian, British, EU and Australian citizens only need a valid passport for entry to the United States. No visa is required

RATES FOR 2017-18

7 Nights / 6 Days $3,300 USD DBL
6 Nights / 5 Days $2,775 USD DBL
5 Nights / 4 Days $2,250 USD DBL
4 Nights / 3 Days $1,750 USD DBL
3 Nights / 2 Days $1,225 USD DBL

7 Nights / 6 Days $6,300 USD SGL
6 Nights / 5 Days $5,300 USD SGL
5 Nights / 4 Days $4,300 USD SGL
4 Nights / 3 Days $3,300 USD SGL
3 Nights / 2 Days $2,200 USD SGL