Key West, Florida
Laid back, free-spirited, artistic, quirky, and scenic, Key West is one of the most unique places in the United States. Known for its live-and-let-live attitude, tropical climate, and seemingly continuous happy hour, this tiny Florida Keys island has been welcoming visitors seeking a vacation from the normal for two centuries.
Since its earliest days, individuals have come here to fish, write, carouse, and rejuvenate. From the famous, including Ernest Hemingway, John J Audubon, and Tennessee Williams – to infamous, Key West has always been a place where you can be yourself, find yourself, or re-invent yourself.
Key West Travel Guide is an extensive, up-to-date guide packed with local information and concierge advice.
Learn from the local experts about restaurants, hotels, nightlife, boat cruises, attractions, and other fun things to do in Key West.
Best Wishes from Key West, -Gordon & Dave at Key West Travel Guide
Quick facts about Key West
• Date first explored: 1521, Ponce de Leon visits Dry Tortugas
• Date as a U.S. territory: 1822
• Size: 2 x 4 miles
• Population: 24,909
• Average hi/lo temperature, winter (F): 76°/66°
• Average hi/lo temperature, summer (F): 89°/80°
• Sunny or partly-sunny days per year: 259
• Area code: 305
• Zip code: 33040
• Distance from Miami: 160 miles
• Distance from Cuba: 90 miles
• Geographic fact: Southernmost point in the U.S.
These trips begin with a trip on a large sailboat and takes you deep into the tranquil, natural habitat of Key West’s backcountry.
Fresh fruit and chilled drinks are served while you choose a single or double kayak and receive easy paddling instructions.
You’ll silently glide through crystal-clear creeks and shallow-water flats filled with mangrove snappers and baby nurse sharks while your guide enlightens you on topics ranging from marine life to local folklore.
After a delicious lunch prepared onboard by your crew, you’ll don snorkel gear for a tour of the beautiful patch reefs covered with sponges, soft corals and starfish and set foot on white-sand beaches and sand bars.
These are high quality trips that are guaranteed to please people of all ages.
This trip visits the “backcountry” islands of Key West where you will snorkel the seagrass beds and smaller patch coral reefs, and kayak amongst mangrove islands. Check-in 30 minutes before your trip start time at a convenient marina in the Old Town district. You’ll sail from downtown Key West aboard a 60-foot schooner which carries the snorkeling gear, kayaking equipment, beverages, and a light snack. Friendly and knowledgeable crew do a good job of interpreting the eco-system and encouraging an enjoyable and relaxing time.
Cost: includes snacks, beverages, instruction, and gear
▪ Morning trip: $80 adults/$60 kids 12 & under
▪ Afternoon trip: $90 adults/$70 kids 12 & under
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Visits reef and backcountry island, and sometimes a sandbar. Check-in 30 minutes before your trip start time. You’ll sail from downtown Key West out to the reef for snorkeling. Then you’ll head to the “backcountry” where you’ll have the opportunity to kayak through the mangroves and snorkel the seagrass and patch coral in the area. You’ll see lots of juvenile creatures who use this habitat as a nursery.
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