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Welcome to the Ocean Reef Club website,
where I invite you to discover the many
delights of our private community.

The interests and expertise of our members
have guided the growth of our private club and community.

There are more than 1,700 condos, villas, townhomes, single family residences and marina slips to call home at Ocean Reef.

Its two thousand lush tropical acres are bordered on three sides by water. The Club can be reached by land, sea and air.

Ocean Reef comprises 2,500 lush tropical acres on the edge of the Atlantic. Getting around is quite simple.



December 3-6, 2015
The tradition continues into its twenty-first year as does the passion and appreciation for those who own, restore, maintain and love their conveyances.

Friday, December 11
Enjoy holiday songs, cooking decorating, and festive arts and crafts in the Fishing Village.


The Spa invites you to experience a sanctuary of soothing aromas, calming sounds and nature's most healing resources.

It's a pleasure to keep your training goals on target while you're at Ocean Reef Club.

The Ocean Reef Tennis Center offers two locations with twenty courts in total, six of which are lighted for evening play.


The Club boasts two championship 18-hole courses, a rarity in the Florida Keys – even among standard golf clubs.

Meet the Golf professionals, including PGA
certified instructors at The Club.

The new Academy of Golf features two air-conditioned hitting bays, state-of-the-art cameras, the latest in golf teaching computer software and of course the support of our fully-trained staff of professionals.

Golf Instruction & Services



An enticing collection that offers
you a variety of waterfront vistas,
including the ocean, lagoon or

A collection of convivial bars each with its own distinctive casual ambiance.

No matter what cuisine you crave, invariably there will be a class to please your palate.


Enjoy our private Inn’s convenient location and all the services and amenities of a luxurious hotel.

Our selection of luxury vacation rentals includes one-bedroom junior suites, elegant one- and two-bedroom condominiums and villas, plus luxurious two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom residences, many with private spas and pools.

The Inn features spacious guest rooms with ocean, water and tropical views, all beautifully appointed and located in the hub of activity.


Whatever you and your vessel may need,
it’s here at the ORC Marina with
berthing for 175 boats and superb accommodations available only steps away.

Whether you go for the excitement of
deep-sea sport fishing, reef fishing,
bonefishing or back country fishing,
you and your guests will enjoy the fishing experience of a lifetime.

Teeming with an extraordinary array of wildlife, the environment surrounding Florida’s Ocean Reef Club provide an array of opportunities above and below the water.


With 30,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, including a dedicated
7,500 sq.ft. ballroom, our facilities are perfectly suited to host a sumptuous welcome, inspiring send-off and everything in between.

With exceptional recreational amenities along with dozens of
indoor and outdoor activities, there really is something for
everyone to enjoy.

Ocean Reef Club is renowned for exceptional dining, and
our culinary experts will be delighted to enhance your
meeting with a special event.


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Marina Links

No matter what time of the year, there's always a battle waiting for anglers in the waters surrounding Ocean Reef. Whether you go for the excitement of deep-sea sport fishing, reef fishing, bonefishing or back country fishing, you and your guests will enjoy the fishing experience of a lifetime.

Our fleet of charter boats is available for a variety of charter trips, from half-day through full day. 

Deep Sea Fishing
The western edge of the Gulf Stream is approximately 30 minutes to the east of the Club. Deep-sea sport fishermen may encounter dolphin, blackfin tuna, amberjack, wahoo, shark, marlin, sailfish and kingfish offshore, depending on the time of year.

From May to October, the charter boats primarily fish for dolphin/mahi-mahi, dolphin and more dolphin. During these summer months, the dolphin population simply explodes! The charter boats troll rigged bait and lures to locate schools of dolphin that range from 5 to 50 pounds. Once a school is found, their voracious appetites and abundant numbers result in a feeding frenzy you'll never forget. And, since dolphin are excellent table fare, you'll want to keep a few for dinner. Your boat's mate will gladly fillet them and you can arrange to have your catch prepared at any of the Club's restaurants.

From November to April, the charter boats primarily fish for sailfish, using live bait on light tackle. Catching the baitfish (balao) on the way out to the deep water is an interesting part of your adventure. The balao are chummed up to the surface, where they are caught by cast net or by fishing for them using tiny hair hooks. Once the baitwell is full, the boat runs to the outside edge of the reef and the action begins. If you've never hooked into a 7-foot-long tail-walking sailfish on light spinning tackle, you're in for a thrill of a lifetime. The Club encourages tag and release for all bill fishing.

Marlin, kingfish, wahoo, tuna, mackerel, amberjack, cobia, shark, grouper and mutton snapper also are commonly caught. Once again, the Club strongly supports the release of all gamefish.
Reef Fishing
Like the name implies, reef fishing is done around the coral reef itself, only a few miles offshore. Numerous patch reefs are located within 20 minutes of the Club. You'll be bottom fishing in calm, sheltered water 10 feet to 30 feet deep for snapper, grouper, yellowtail, hogfish, porgies, grunts, jacks, mackerel and barracuda, to name just a few of the almost 600 species found on the reef.

Once anchored up-current of a good spot, and after lots of chum is put out to create a feeding frenzy right behind the boat, there is almost non-stop action as you catch fish after fish after fish.
It is only ten minutes to the shallow flats, where bonefishing is some of the best in the world. No fish—pound for pound—can outfight the “grey ghost.” Fishing for bonefish is done in small, open skiffs in water so shallow the boat will barely float. You and your guide stalk the fish and once you spot them, it's up to you to make an accurate cast with the bait.

In other words, it's sight-fishing—where you have to see the fish before it sees you. It's half-hunting and half-fishing in which the angler participates to the maximum degree. Keen senses and patience are essential and, of course, close attention should be paid to your guide's instructions.
Back Country Fishing
Tarpon are here all year and feed 24 hours per day. This “Silver King”—flashiest of all inshore gamefish—is fished for in two distinct ways. Your guide either poles the deeper grass flats hunting for them much in the same way as with bonefishing or takes you up into the sheltered mangrove creeks to live baitfish for them. Strikes are incredibly explosive and the fish puts on a spectacular aerial show. Tarpon weigh from 10 to 200 pounds and once hooked, stay in the air more than in the water.

For assistance in reserving your fishing charters, please call Orvis at 305.367.2227.
For on-site boat rentals please visit
Ocean Reef Boat Rentals

To schedule a yacht charter on the 68’classic Trumpy, TIRELESS, located in the Fishing Village
please call 215.499.8288 or visit the website for more details