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Sunny Skies and warm weather for Spring In The Florida Keys!

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The spring season brings warm weather and relaxing breezes to the Florida Keys. While there’s never a bad time to vacation in the Keys, spring is an especially popular season. April’s sunny skies and crisp mornings are ideal for watersports and activities such as fishing, and May brings even more sun and surf. Temperatures range from 70 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit during the day while dipping down to the 60s in the evening. Spring also comes right at the end of Florida’s dry season, which means that precipitation tends to be minimal and humidity levels are moderated by the pleasant breezes.

What to Bring for Your Vacation in the Keys

As with other regions, Florida’s spring weather can be a bit mercurial. Late evenings and early mornings can be cool. As the sun rises, however, the temperatures begin to climb. Your best bet is to bring light clothes that can be easily layered, including:

Tee shirts and tank tops
Long-sleeved shirts
Cardigans and hoodies
Leggings and joggers
Bathing suit and cover-up
Sandals and walking shoes

You’ll also want to keep your beach bag well stocked with sunblock, sunglasses with UV protection for your eyes, and a hat to further reduce sun exposure.

What to Expect from Your Florida Keys Getaway

The time of year you visit the Keys will play a role in your experience beyond the weather. During March, spring breakers tend to hit the beaches in large numbers, and visitors often flock to the region when the rest of the country is settling in for a long winter nap. April and May, however, tend to be less crowded, making spring a fantastic time for those who want a more private getaway.

April and May are also good for prices. Costs for travel and accommodation tend to be lower this time of year.

What to Do in the Florida Keys

When visiting the Keys, it might not be as much a matter of what you should do but what you can skip. The activities here run the gamut from festivals, museums, and galleries to outdoor activities of all kinds, including not just watersports but hiking, camping, and adventuring.


From Anne’s Beach and Holiday Isle Beach to Sea Oats Beach and Harry Harris Beach, the beaches of Islamorada are unparalleled, with warm sand and bright sun. Have a picnic, go swimming, or just kick back and soak up the vitamin D.


The Gulf and Atlantic Ocean meet here in the Keys, bringing fish from all over. Spring is a particularly good time to try your hand at fishing, with a good chance of catching yellowtail tuna, Mahi Mahi, cobia, or tarpon.


Watersports really shine here in the Keys, but even if you’re not a fan of jet skis, canoeing, scuba diving, or snorkeling, you can still enjoy everything the Keys have to offer on a glass-bottom boat tour, a sunset sail, or even a tour of the African Queen.

Animal encounters

At the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, you can check out some of the 6,000 species that call the Keys home. Theater of the Sea gets you a little closer to some of these same creatures, including sharks, stingrays, sea turtles, alligators, and brilliant tropical fish. Visit our winged friends at the Wild Bird Sanctuary.


The Keys History and Discovery Center tells the stories behind the islands with their collection of artifacts, memorabilia, and more. Take a few steps back further in time when you visit the Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park. You can even explore the talents of the Keys and pick up some souvenirs to take home at the Rain Barrel Artisans’ Village, which features all kinds of art, crafts, and artisanal goods.

At Mangrove Marina, which is conveniently located in Tavernier, you can have a comfortable, well-appointed houseboat to serve as your home base for all your Keys adventures. Contact us today to make your reservations!

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