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Archive for February, 2009

Islamorada Hotels with a Clean Marina

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Much of Florida is defined by water. With coastline on three sides, 50,000 miles of rivers, streams and the huge Everglades National Park, Floridians depend on water more than any other natural resource. The continued success of Florida’s tourism, boating and fishing industries are reliant on clean waterways and coastline. Since 2000, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has encouraged clean boating through the development of the following designation programs: Clean Marina, Clean Boatyard, Clean Marine Retailer, Clean Boater & the Clean Vessel Act, which recognize facilities engaging in environmentally friendly practices, above and  beyond regulatory requirements in and around Florida’s waterways.

Here at Lookout Lodge, we have long understood the importance of taking care of our beautiful ocean for generations to come. That is why we were the first Florida Keys Resort with a  Clean Marina on Islamorada! We were the only ones for

Our Clean Marina!

Our Clean Marina!

quite some time, but a few of our neighbors are starting to catch up with the trend!

What is a Clean Marina?

According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, The Florida Clean Marina Program is “a voluntary designation program with a proactive approach to environmental stewardship. Participants receive assistance in implementing Best Management Practices through on-site and distance technical assistance, mentoring by other Clean Marinas and continuing education. To become designated as a Clean Marina, facilities must implement a set of environmental measures designed to protect Florida’s waterways. These measures address critical environmental issues such as sensitive habitat, waste management, stormwater control, spill prevention and emergency preparedness. Designated facilities and those facilities seeking designation receive ongoing technical support from the Florida Clean Marina Program and the Clean Boating Partnership.”

So when you are planning your trip to the keys, think about what kind of environmental practices you want to support with your tourist dollar. We are also a pet friendly resort in Florida, so we hope to accommodate all your needs here at Lookout Lodge! See you soon!

Islamorada Hotels: Visit Indian Key

Friday, February 6th, 2009

We hope you will come and treat yourself to the tropical weather of the Florida Keys. When you come to stay at our Florida Keys resort, consider taking a trip to Indian Key.

Indian Key has a rich history. At one point in the 1830s, Indian Key was home to a thriving town. Even then folks knew the indulgent nature of relaxing in the island breeze. In fact, the man who built the town, Jacob Housman, advertised his hotel on Indian Key as a therapeutic retreat for the ailing.

Arieal View of Indian Key

Arieal View of Indian Key

Today the Florida Park Service works to maintain the numerous foundations and ruins. They also maintain the cultural landscape of the historic community. The island provides a wonderful glimpse of South Florida history. So, take a boat ride, visit us, and experience some of our fascinating maritime history.

It is accessible only by private boat or charter boats available at nearby marinas. Remember that when you come to stay at Lookout Lodge, you can bring your boat for a trip to Indian Key, and we are a pet friendly resort Florida, so you can bring your best friend too!


Lookout Lodge Resort 87770 Overseas Highway Islamorada, Florida 33036 United States Phone: 305.852.9915 Toll Free: 800.870.1772 Fax: 305.852.3035