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Fishing Together Makes Family Vacations So Much Better

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The Florida Keys have plenty of fun activities to offer, but sport fishing is one that keeps drawing visitors year after year. The jewel-toned waters of the Keys are a sport angler’s paradise, with a wide range of species available virtually all year long. If you’re ready to tell the story about the ones that didn’t get away, it’s time to launch into the paradise known as the Florida Keys for your next family vacation at Mangrove Marina.

The Best Fishing Spots in the Florida Keys

The Florida Keys have so much to offer families, but its fishing is what sets this little piece of heaven apart. Anglers come from around the country and even the world to drop their lines. Virtually any fish imaginable can be caught in the waters around the Keys. Make some room in your vacation schedule for these excursions:

1. Scout around the inland flats for some tarpon, bonefish and permit, or take a deep-water charter towards Cuba for snook, lemon shark or yellowtail snapper. The waters are calm and full of life, and your guide will know exactly where to cast off for the best catch.

2. Head into the backcountry for a good workout, fantastic scenery and some of the best fishing spots in the Florida Keys. Slide into the mangrove cuts, where the waters range from just a few feet deep to more than 20 feet. They’re all crystal clear and teeming with snook, tarpon, bonnethead sharks, Crevalle jack and snapper, ripe for the taking.

3. Channel fishing is a must-do whether you’re local to the keys or here for a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Check out Cudjoe Key’s shallows, ideal for sight fishing with deeper cuts that conceal bonefish, tarpon, snapper, permit and jacks. The dense vegetation protects the channels from the wind, making these keys more accessible even when other areas might not be, and you can spend some time drift fishing along the shoreline or angling from a kayak if you’d prefer.

Family-Friendly Fishing Fun

When it comes to family-friendly activities, a lot of things probably come to mind, from spending the day at popular theme parks and museums or exploring historic sites and trying new restaurants. Fishing might not make your top 10 list, but it should. Fishing can be one of the family-friendliest activities there is in Florida for people of all ages.

With fishing in the Florida Keys, you and your family can enjoy a renewed sense of excitement and adventure as they explore the wildlands and waters surrounding the Florida Keys. As you and your kids can set off for a nature adventure, learn to fish for small or big fish and even catch your meals. You’ll work up an appetite together and learn how satisfying a meal of freshly caught fish can be when you’ve spent an entire day out on the water. Your kids might even get to expand their palate and explore new flavor horizons. Together, you’ll all make memories that will last a lifetime.

Family Vacation at Mangrove Marina

When it comes to fishing in the Florida Keys, there’s no better place to start your family vacation than the Mangrove Marina. Mangrove Marina is conveniently located just off Tavernier Creek. The marina features everything you need to start your family vacation off right, including houseboats that are fun and comfortable for the whole family. Sleep comfortably at night and start your mornings with coffee and juice on the patio or upper deck. The full-service marina also features laundry machines, bathhouses and showers, a convenient bar and grill, a freshwater heated pool and unparalleled views for your family’s fun and comfort.

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