Book Now For Lobster Season in Key West
The gorgeous Florida Keys are calling all fisherman, snorkelers, scuba divers and boating enthusiast alike for lobster season in Key West! Bring all the family and friends to this tropical paradise without even leaving the US, no passports needed. The Keys are considered the sub-tropical Caribbean of the United States. A strip of islands “keys” over a hundred miles long off the southern tip of Florida with the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Gulf of Mexico to the west. The amazing Overseas Highway connects the mainland of Florida, to all of the main Florida Key islands, all the way to Key West. This is one of the world’s longest over water roads and consist of 42 bridges with the Seven Mile Bridge at the end to Key West. This mesmerizing scenic route makes for a one of a kind road trip!
The islands are divided into five regions. Once you leave the mainland there is Key Largo then Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine/Lower Keys and (in my opinion) saving the best for last, Key West. Join the local “Conchs” for “bug” season! Starting the last Wednesday and Thursday of July all lobster sportsmen are permitted to harvest before the big boats head out. Regular lobster season starts August 6th. Florida’s Spiny lobster are found under almost every rock/ledge in Key West. Warm, calm and clear waters with shallow hard bottom areas around three to six feet deep make for the perfect bug hunting ground. Did you know on average that for every pound the lobster weights is equal to seven years of life. So, on average, a three pound bug is around 21 years old.
Charter boats are available all around Key West and are a perfect way for you to partake in bug season if you do not have all of the equipment needed on hand. Dream Catcher Charters for example supply all the gear, hold the necessary saltwater fishing licenses with spiny lobster tags and the Captain and crew are fun professional locals with years of experience. Snorkeling in depths of five to twelve feet make it easy to bag your limit of bugs, six per person in Monroe County. The crew will help with the first catch and teach you the ins and outs of lobstering helping you stay within the laws and limits of Key West lobstering. Enjoy a fun filled and productive day on the waters harvesting delicious fresh lobster! Share your bounty with family and friends at your home away from home and cook up the finest, straight from the ocean, delicacies. Concierge Realty offers many outstanding Key West resort options.
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