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Christmas in Islamorada weather???

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Fredericksburg...
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Christmas in Islamorada weather???

I am taking my two teenagers to Islamorada for Christmas week and I'm wondering, will it be warm enough to swim in the ocean and snorkel? I live in VA and know it'll be freezing here, so I'm hoping they'll be able to get in the water...

Marathon, Florida
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for Marathon, Islamorada
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1. Re: Christmas in Islamorada weather???

It's already too chilly for most locals to swim. However, today the water is warmer then the air. (65 air temp as I type this BRRRR) You can head to the beach and see what I consider "brave" people swimming, but majority of those live closer to you then here. Point being - it's all what you are used to. If you have a heated pool it may be fine. No telling what weather will be like at Christmas - could be very warm or could be super chilly. Mixed bag.

South Florida...
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for Miami, Key Largo
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2. Re: Christmas in Islamorada weather???

Plan to rent wetsuits for the snorkel trip. It will make everyone more comfortable.

As Blue notes, weather can be chilly OR not. No way to predict now but it will be better than VA.

Think about doing a swim with dolphins....

Edited: 9:58 am, November 20, 2012
Fredericksburg...
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3. Re: Christmas in Islamorada weather???

Would love to swim with dolphins!! Where is a good place? I think I saw one at one of the Upper Keys resorts...

Marathon, Florida
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4. Re: Christmas in Islamorada weather???

There's one right there in Islamorada. Theater of The Sea, nice facility. Also in Key Largo at Dolphins Plus, Hawks Cay on Duck Key and Dolphin Research Center in Marathon. All are good. I would go with where you can get reservations. Hawks Cay is the only resort and it's in the Middle Keys.

South Florida...
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5. Re: Christmas in Islamorada weather???

We've been to Dolphins Plus several times and had great experiences.

Fredericksburg...
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6. Re: Christmas in Islamorada weather???

Thank you everyone for the great info and advice!

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