Local Resources

Our suggestions for great local places to eat, stay and check out while you are in the Upper Keys.

Habanos on the Creek

Located at Tavernier Creek Marina MM 90.8 Bayside. Excellent food and great place to cook your catch! Tell them Captain Ryan recommended you. They will not disappoint!
Hours Tues-Sunday 11:30-8pm. Closed Mondays.

Creekside Inn
Directly across from Tavernier Creek Marina- Creekside Inn (MM 90.8 Oceanside) offers great rooms at affordable rates. Check out Made to Order for great breakfast/lunch or The Mar Bar for some evening spirits (order food from What the Fish). All are located right there on the property.

Island Bay Resort
Gorgeous sunsets and beautiful property with private beach and dock. The Island Bay Resort is located at MM94 Bayside. Mike and Carol are amazing hosts who will ensure you have a relaxing stay.

Conch Republic Divers
Some of the best diving in the Upper Keys. If you are a diver these are the best people to book with.
Conch Republic Divers are also located in Tavernier Creek Marina MM90.8 Bayside.

Chris’ Bait and Tackle- Tavernier Creek Marina

Chris’ Bait and Tackle sells everything you need from boat gas to fishing licenses to shrimp and chum. They are also stocked with snacks, beer, water, soda and ice.
Hours Daily 7am to 5pm

Feeding Frenzy Live Bait

Florida Keys Live Bait Supplier – The best live bait supplier in Key Largo, Tavernier and Islamorada – Pilchards, Goggle Eyes and Cigar Minnows – Owner Ernie Piton.  For live bait orders call 305-522-3207

D Boat Works

Key Largo, Islamorada and Tavernier Mobile Marine Engine Mechanics – Certified Yamaha Mechanics. Scott and Virgil of D Boat Works have been taking care of all my rigging, power pole issues, special projects, electronic installs and engines now for many years. These guys are good and will give amazing service. I highly recommend giving them a call for your services and rigging needs. They come to your boat – Call Scott at 305-942-5848.

Weather Resources

When I am planning a fishing trip here are the websites I monitor: