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HogsWillRiseAgain
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Florida Keys trip July/August
Flying in to Miami and driving the Keys in July or August. I'm not booking any lodging because I don't want to have to be anywhere on a particular day. Is this a bad idea, will I be able to find decent lodging in the summer without reservations? My only plan is an off shore trip, what else are "must do's" while I'm there. I'll fly in Saturday and out the following Saturday.


NYCAuburn
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re: Florida Keys trip July/August
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, what else are "must do's" while I'm there


Dive for some lobsta'


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hungryone
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re: Florida Keys trip July/August
Yes, no reservations in summer is a bad idea if you want to stay some place decent. The Keys aren't so gigantic that you can't book a couple nights in Isla or Key Largo and drive back to that hotel from your fishing charter departure.


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cgrand
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re: Florida Keys trip July/August
marathon is a good 1/2 way point you can go east or west with ease


Paul Allen
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re: Florida Keys trip July/August
Robbie’s in islamorada. Feed the tarpons.


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baldona
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re: Florida Keys trip July/August
Peak season in the keys is not the summer so you may be okay. But generally speaking I still think it will be a bad idea to not book lodging at all. Not booking you’ll have much fewer options and things like hotels will be more expensive last minute most likely. But I can’t help specifically with key west.


sstig
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re: Florida Keys trip July/August
Go to Duval St. grab a seat and a beer at any street side bar and watch the people walk by. You won't fall asleep. lol


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Ham And Glass
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re: Florida Keys trip July/August
It will be pretty hot in August, but the main thing is the humidity and rain. I went in the summer and we got hit with rain every afternoon.

I think that you would be able to find lodging, it just might not be all that desirable.


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BooDreaux
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re: Florida Keys trip July/August
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marathon is a good 1/2 way point you can go east or west with ease


Faro Blanco in Marathon Faro Blanco is a great place. If you are looking for some guide information for fishing email me
with specifics

fishingfloridaradio@gmail.com


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PJinAtl
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re: Florida Keys trip July/August
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Peak season in the keys is not the summer so you may be okay. But generally speaking I still think it will be a bad idea to not book lodging at all. Not booking you’ll have much fewer options and things like hotels will be more expensive last minute most likely.
The one thing that can get it busy in the summer is mini lobster season. This year it is July 24th and 25th, so if you plan to be there that week, certainly book something.


HogsWillRiseAgain
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re: Florida Keys trip July/August
I just realized that this morning, it looks like fun. Can I charter a boat to take me and show me the ropes?


NYCAuburn
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re: Florida Keys trip July/August
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Can I charter a boat to take me and show me the ropes?


You can setup with some scuba folks, but dont be a first timer. Or you can rent a boat and just snorkel for the lobsters. GL on getting decent mini season places to stay now, but a few weeks later the main season opens and you will have more luck.

If you rent a boat and snorkel, just head out to Content Keys(Around Big Pine area) you will be there with about a thousand other boats spread across the horizon its really fun.


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theantiquetiger
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re: Florida Keys trip July/August
As someone mentioned, snorkel for lobster. I think the season opens in mid-August.

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I found this:

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This year the mini season falls on July 24th and 25th. Make sure to always verify dates and regulations with Florida Fish and Wildlife It begins at 12:01 am on Wednesday and ends at 12:00 midnight on Thursday. The regular 8 month lobster season is always August 6 through March 31.
This post was edited on 5/18 at 6:01 am


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Jp1LSU
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re: Florida Keys trip July/August
Outside of mini season you can get a hotel last minute pretty easily during the summer.


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Clint Torres
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re: Florida Keys trip July/August
Make sure the stuff you book is refundable if a goddamn hurricane is headed that way.


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MBclass83
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re: Florida Keys trip July/August
Will be around lobster season. Learn how to dive and then go catch some. A lot of fun in shallow water.


Popths
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re: Florida Keys trip July/August
Captain Slate’s in Key Largo runs a good snorkel trip to John Pennekamp State Park.


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