Skip to main content
  1. Leisure
  2. Travel
  3. International Travel

Bargain hunters to head to Gigantic Nautical Flea Market Feb. 22-23

See also

Thousands of bargain hunters are expected to browse and buy fishing gear, rods, reels, line, lures and tools at the Gigantic Nautical Flea Market Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 22-23, at Founders Park, mile marker (MM) 87 bayside on Plantation Key in Islamorada. No more booth space is available.

The unique boating and marine bazaar attracts shoppers of all ages and interests. Most are aficionados, craftsmen and hobbyists who return each year to comb the more than 200 vendor booths for secondhand and show-price deals on boats, boat parts, electronics, marine products, nautical gear and dock equipment.

Clothing and accessories, such as sunglasses, for waterborne sports and recreation, as well as arts and crafts also feature prominently.

Flea market hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast can be purchased for $5 per person starting at 8 a.m. daily.

Parking is available at Coral Shores High School, MM 90 oceanside, with free shuttle transportation to the event grounds. Traffic is slow around the event so the shuttle provides a hassle-free option.

Admission to the open-air event is free, although a $5 donation is suggested. Money raised benefits the Upper Keys Rotary Foundation Scholarship fund. Annually, about $100,000 is provided to high school seniors.

Event information:
Islamorada visitor information: or 1-800-FAB-KEYS



  • Corned beef
    Find out how to prepare a classic corned beef recipe in a slow cooker
    Slow Cooker Tips
  • Left handed eating
    Find out why you should never eat with your left hand
    Wives Tale
  • Subway message
    Subway customer finds 'Big Mama' written on her order
    Subway Message
  • Deviled eggs
    This is the only deviled egg recipe you’ll need this Easter
    Delicious Eggs
  • Natural solutions
    Natural beauty: All natural solutions to life's little beauty headaches
    Natural Solutions
  • Chocolate souffle
    Love chocolate? Get tips on making the perfect chocolate souffle every time
    Recipe 101

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!