About an hour from Miami via the Card Sound Bridge, is Tavernier, Florida. Located near Key Largo, the area is especially noted for its rich fishing waters, scuba diving, delicious food and ocean views. It should come as no surprise that the History of Diving Museum, where you can learn about the local history of diving and see an impressive collection of fishing and diving gear, is a cherished destination.
Miami International Airport (MIA) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airports (FLL) are 72 miles from Tavernier, and the closest major airports serving the area. Most people get around the immediate area by car, and those visiting the island are recommended to rent a car, which can be easily done at the Miami and Fort Lauderdale airports. Day trips worth considering include Everglades National Park north of Tavernier, and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, an underwater park that provides access to what is considered the only living coral reef within the continental United States' boarders, excluding Hawaii. Tavernier is only a short boat ride from the Everglades, about 36 miles, if you choose to do some exploring here.
Tavernier, Florida has a typical tropical climate with approximately 3,000 hours of sunlight annually coupled with mostly pleasant temperatures and seasonal precipitation.