Lobster season opens August 6th and closes March 31st, with a special 2-day mini-season the last Wednesday and Thursday of July. Remember that the “mini-season” is just for divers and snorkelers – NO commercial fishermen allowed. Let us show you how to turn a good trip into a GREAT Florida Keys Lobster Extravaganza!
Monroe County boasts the largest lobster population in the state and draws the most lobster divers. More than 70 percent of all crawfish taken in the state come from reefs in Monroe County, despite the fact that lobster hunting is regulated more strictly here than anywhere else.
Obviously, no-take zones, such as those in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (marked by yellow buoys), John Pennekamp State Park, Looe Key Sanctuary and the Biscayne Bay-Card Sound Lobster Sanctuary are off-limits. But almost every other snorkel site is open to lobster hunting.
Of course, we have our secret locations in non-protected areas for finding these tasty creatures and we’re not going to post them here! However, Captain Kevin has years of experience in the Upper Keys so trust him to know where to look. You’ll want to book early because the opening of the season is very busy.
We WILL book up quickly.