Visitor Assistance Line

Phone: 1-800-771-KEYS (5397)


Multi-lingual staff are ready to help you with directions and phone numbers to medical facilities and law enforcement offices and much more. The staff work 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Boating Safety

In an emergency, dial 911 from any Florida Keys land or cellular phone. Or contact the United States Coast Guard, via Channel 16, on a marine VHF radio.
United States Coast Guard
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Phone: 305-289-2320

The Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission is responsible for enforcing safe and environmentally-friendly boating and fishing practices in the Keys. FWC officers patrol docks, bridges and waters.

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
Phone: 305-292-0311

The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary sets regulations for boating and fishing in the Keys, and offers safe boating tips.

Bicyclist Safety

Monroe County Bike/Pedestrian Planner
Phone: 305-289-2514
The Monroe County Government is working to make the Keys an even safer destination for bicyclists, hikers and pedestrians.
Monroe County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: 305-289-2430
Sheriff officers patrol U.S. 1, the Overseas Highway, and adjacent areas, and are always ready to provide safety advice.
Overseas Heritage Trail
Phone: 305-853-3571
Bicyclists are encouraged to use the Overseas Heritage Trail adjacent to the highway wherever the trail is available.
Key West City Government
Phone: 305-809-3877

City leaders are happy their historic streets are so popular among bicyclists, and they have established bike lanes and safety rules for them, including a requirement for bike lights at night.

Diver and Snorkeler Safety

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
Phone: 305-292-0311
The Sanctuary provides “Sea Smart” advice for divers and snorkelers.
Reef Relief
Phone: 305-294-3100
This independent group offers the latest science on Life on the Reef, contributes data to the Census of Marine Life, and offers insight and updates on their blog.
Decompression Illness
Divers suspecting decompression illness should seek medical attention immediately at one of the Keyshospitals The staff at these facilities know how to diagnose and treat the condition. If necessary, they will transfer patients to one of two decompression facilities in the Keys. The U.S. military operates a decompression chamber in Key West. The more-often used facility is located in the Upper Keys atMariner’s Hospital

Police/Crime Prevention

In an emergency, dial 911 from any phone in the Florida Keys.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: 305-289-2430
The sheriff publishes crime prevention tips on its web site, Please see the Tourist Info link.

Key West Police Department
Phone: 305-809-1111


In an emergency, dial 911 from any phone in the Florida Keys.

Upper Keys
Mariner’s Hospital
Phone: 305-434-3000
Mile Marker 91.5, Tavernier
Middle Keys
Fishermen’s Hospital
Phone: 305-743-5533
Mile Marker 48.7, Marathon
Lower Keys and Key West
Lower Keys Medical Center
Phone: 305-294-5531
5900 College Road , Stock Island

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