FOUNDERS PARK BOAT RAMP OPEN TO ISLAMORADA FISHING GUIDE CAPTAINS

Islamorada Founders Park Boat Ramp

Open to Local Islamorada Fishing Guide Captains

To assist fishing guides and captains who are no longer able to keep their boats at marina slips and run charters due to damage to those facilities, effective Wednesday, October 4, 2017, beginning at 8:00 a.m., Islamorada, Village of Islands, will open the boat ramp at the Plantation Yacht Harbor Marina (Founders Park) to local Islamorada fishing guide captains.  The boat ramp will be accessible to local fishing guide captains only from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., seven (7) days per week.  No ramp use fees will be charged.

Captains will be able to place boats in the water and park vehicles with trailers in the designated trailer parking area.  Additionally, charter customers/clients may meet captains at the boat ramp to take off on their trips and leave their vehicles in the same parking area.  No overnight parking is allowed.

Captains must be local Islamorada residents and are required to provide the following documents to staff in the Marina Office:

  • United State Coast Guard Merchant Mariners Credential
  • Monroe County Occupational License
  • State of Florida FWC fishing license
  • Insurance policy declaration indicating property and liability coverages with “Islamorada, Village of Islands” listed as an additional insured on the liability policy.

The Village will not supply keys to the ramp gate to enable ingress and egress through the ramp outside of the Marina’s regular office hours.  For more information, please send and email to marinainfo@islamorada.fl.us or call the Marina office at 305-852-2381.