Hurricane Irma Storm Report

11/21/17: HURRICANE IRMA REPORT: Irma made landfall in the mid-Keys, which only re-opened for tourists on 10/01/17. Calypso suffered wind damage to the roof-top deck cover, now repaired. All the Keys still have spotty cable (TV is fuzzy at times and all webcams are out) and WiFi is variable. Cell reception is fine–use your phone as a WiFi Hot Spot.

Our floating docks saved us from the severe damage seen at 95% of the Keys' marinas where fixed docks (and attached boats) were submerged in the 6'+ storm surges. Pilot House's (PH) fixed Boardwalk was wrecked, but is now rebuilt and the restaurant/Tiki Bar is renovated and open. Throughout the Keys some restaurants and attractions are still closed and there's still debris along roads in places awaiting removal. But, Calypso and our Marina are just fine & the weather is back to beautiful. See Rae's comments, below, who just spent a week on Calypso through 11/20/17:

***We so don't want to leave :( - You're right… it's a gem… We watched the Clemson game at Pilot House.. the burrito special was crazy delish and big! (by email received 11/20/17)***

KEY LARGO: John Pennekemp Park (11/10/17)- Open for snorkel and glass bottom boat tours, paddle board & kayak sports and beach rental equip. Closed for food service, SCUBA tours and PADI instruction, power boat rental. But, Keys Divers instruction/trips & Coral Restoration Foundation at PH is open.
Snapper's Restaurant (a favorite of ours) is closed, but while rebulding, an "Irmageddon Menu" is available in a temporary kitchen & restrooms set up in trailers!
ISLAMARADA: Open- Theater of the Sea & offering discounts. Robbie's (feed the Tarpon), no waiting!
BIG PINE KEY: Closed- National Key Deer Refuge & No Name Pub, being rebuilt.
KEY WEST: Mostly all open.