Just off U.S. Highway 1 at the north tip of Lower Matecumbe Key in Islamorada is a little gem called Robbie’s.
This popular tourist pit stop has fishing, snorkeling, shopping and dining options, but the main attraction is feeding the tarpon.
A dollar gets you to the dock, and $3 gets you a bucket of fish to feed the giant fish, which can weigh more than 100 pounds and often linger around the docks all day waiting to be fed by generous visitors.
All you have to do is hold one of the baitfish a couple of feet above the water, and the tarpon will do the rest, jumping up to grab the snack out of your hand.
The Hungry Tarpon, an on-site restaurant and bar, serves up bar food and fresh seafood. It will even cook up your fresh catch of the day.
A variety of shops and booths are also on property.