Mar 23, 2019

Robbie's Marina, Islamorada, Florida

Before our Florida trip we told our son he would be feeding tarpon. He was so excited and could not wait to get there. It was a long drive and after our stop at Turtle Hospital, this was definitely what he was looking out for. Florida weather was perfect for November and it was a great decision to get here.

Robbie's Marina had so many ratings we could not pass by to Key West without stopping by. And we are glad we did. This is a little colorful village which has a few stores to pick up memorabilia . Once we cross that you either head over to the waterfront restaurant or if your just looking to feed the large tarpon then stop by the counter and for a few $s you get a bucket of fish.

Tip: Do not feed the hungry pelicans or the egrets. They wait eagerly to snatch it from the bucket and are not afraid of humans since there are so many people who visit this place. If you need help ask the attendant how to feed the tarpons. She will demonstrate and its worth noting that as much as it seems easy, the tarpon do jump out of the water and try to snatch the fish from your hand. You have to get on your knees and dangle the bait a little over the water if the tarpon are not nearby. This will attract them and they literally pounce out of the water to snatch it. Its a lot of fun specially for kids. However do keep them within arms reach as it is a little pier.

Hand sanitizer is available after you finish feeding the fish.

Time to allocate: about 20-30 mins.
Restrooms available.
Picture spot: Village, Tarpon feeding and the cute little manatee mailbox that is available just on the right when you head out back onto the overseas highway.
Free parking.

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