NOTE: FOR ALL FL KEYS SNORKELERS, laws & fines during Mini Lobster & Open (commercial) Lobster Season 1st 10 days, see below: 

2017 Lobster Season and Mini Season Dates:

Every July the coastal areas of Florida are flooded with lobster hunters trying to get their share of this year's bounty when the official mini lobster season kicks off. There are two Florida Lobster Seasons, the 2 day mini season and the 8 month regular lobster season. The mini lobster season is always the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday in July. This year the mini season falls on July 26th and 27th. Make sure to always verify dates and regulations with Florida Fish and Wildlife It begins at 12:01 am on Wednesday and ends at 12:00 midnight on Thursday.

The regular 8 month lobster season is always August 6 through March 31. 

BELOW is ONLY for an Island annexed off of the north end of Marathon


Key Colony Beach Code Enforcement & Police Department 289-1212 Emergency – 911 Non-emergency Dispatch 305 289-2351

Welcome to Key Colony Beach – the Gem of the Florida Keys. These rules are city ordinances or state statutes and will be strictly enforced. Violators will be fined and must come into immediate compliance. This document serves as formal notification of these regulations.