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Key West: 2-Hour Sunset Sail on Schooner America 2.0

1. Key West: 2-Hour Sunset Sail on Schooner America 2.0

Take in the vibrant colors of Key West's fabulous sunset as you glide through the waters on one of the finest boats in the Key West Schooner Fleet. Watch the sun fade into the horizon and the stars emerge into the deep blue sky. America 2.0 features teak decks, mahogany-trimmings, and 3,600 square feet of canvas! Sit back and relax while she plies effortlessly through the crystal-clear waters off Key West, heading towards the horizon for the quintessential Florida sunset experience! Some of the sights on this sailing adventure include a view of Fort Zachary Taylor from the water, and views of the famed Sand Key Reef, Mallory Square, and Sunset Pier. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife such as dolphins, sea turtles, and water birds – and for the famous Key West "Green Flash" at sunset. Bring your family or friends and join the courteous and professional crew for this sunset sail that completes the Key West experience in comfort and elegance.

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Key West: Reef Snorkel Morning Tour with Breakfast & Mimosas

2. Key West: Reef Snorkel Morning Tour with Breakfast & Mimosas

Hop onboard your catamaran for the morning then set sail onto Key West’s glistening turquoise waters towards the third longest reef in the world. During the cruise, soak up epic views of the coastline and snack on a delicious, light breakfast accompanied by mimosas. Upon arrival at the snorkel site, get kitted out with all the necessary gear and listen to a safety briefing. Afterwards, make a splash as you jump into the refreshing, crystal clear water. Follow your instructor as you navigate this impressive coral reef and snorkel in search of colorful marine life. During the experience, enjoy the opportunity to see some of Key West’s 110 species of coral and 500 species of tropical fish. At the end of an epic adventure, relax on deck, grab a beer, and soak up the last of the coastal views as you sail back to port.

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Key West Dolphin Watch and Snorkel Eco Tour

3. Key West Dolphin Watch and Snorkel Eco Tour

Climb aboard a fast catamaran for an aquatic journey of a lifetime, and observe the grace and beauty of resident Key West dolphins in the shimmering turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Look for bottlenose dolphins as they swim, play, feed and do what comes naturally. Then, head to the Key West wildlife refuge to snorkel in the shallow backcountry waters. Relax in the knowledge that your tour is provided by the only company in the Florida Keys with the prestigious “Dolphin SMART” certification, a national program that protects and promotes the responsible observance of dolphins. The program was put together by conservation agencies, including the National Marine Sanctuary of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Marine Fisheries Service, the Dolphin Ecology Project and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society. Begin your ride back to the dock, and enjoy a complimentary cold beer and chilled wine, whether you choose the morning or afternoon option. Opt for the sunset tour and experience the world famous Key West sunset as a bonus.

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Key West: Glass-Bottom Boat Sunset Cruise and Reef Tour

4. Key West: Glass-Bottom Boat Sunset Cruise and Reef Tour

Climb aboard a glass-bottom boat and cruise the tropical waters of Key West with a warm ocean breeze as your backdrop. Get dramatic underwater vistas before the sun sets, and see a wide variety of fish and other sea creatures. Take advantage of the glass-bottom boat's outdoor deck with seating and air-conditioned enclosed viewing area. Benefit from facilities that include restrooms and a snack bar. The catamaran’s twin hull design allows for maximum stability and much less rocking motion than traditional V-hull boats, allowing for maximum viewing with minimum stress to the delicate reef. Marvel at North America’s only living coral reef and one of the most biologically diverse marine eco-systems in the world. See stunning elkhorn coral and impressive brain coral. Sturdy in appearance, yet fragile and vulnerable, these magnificent coral species stand sentry for more than 300 species of fish. Listen to explanations about the marine life from the experienced captain and crew as you get a “Window to the Reef” via the boat's special glass. Then, toast the end of another perfect day in paradise as you watch the sun slowly disappear beyond the horizon. Relax with complimentary soda and champagne, and snuggle up with that special someone as the sun paints the sky brilliant blues, deep yellows, and lovely shades of orange, pink and red.

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Key West Double Dip: 2-Stop Reef Snorkeling Trip

5. Key West Double Dip: 2-Stop Reef Snorkeling Trip

The only thing better than snorkeling in Key West is doing it twice! Climb aboard the fast Fury catamaran and head out to Key West’s underwater marvels. During this 3-hour trip you’ll have the opportunity to explore the reef at 2 different locations. The Reef Express is a 57-foot power catamaran built for speed and comfort. It’s the quickest way to get to the reef, so you spend less time traveling and more time snorkeling. Once you reach the reef, you’ll be provided top-of-the-line snorkeling gear including a snorkel, mask, fins and a snorkeling vest. You’ll also get some professional tips and guidance on how to snorkel to better enjoy your experience. After meeting some of the most popular residents – the colorful marine species that inhabit the reef – you'll be transported to another ideal location on the reef for more snorkeling. Double Dip provides approximately 1.5-hours of Key West snorkeling during a 3-hour adventure. If you select the Double Dip Sunset Combo trip, after experiencing the finest Key West snorkeling, the Reef Express will head out to sea to find the perfect place to watch a dramatic sunset. Raise your glass of complimentary Champagne as you toast another fun-filled day in the paradise that is Key West.

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Key West: Rum and Reggae Afternoon Snorkel and Sunset

6. Key West: Rum and Reggae Afternoon Snorkel and Sunset

Enjoy 2 exciting activities in 1 trip as you snorkel North America’s only living reef system from a spacious catamaran, enjoying the rhythmic sounds of reggae music in tropical waters. Then, watch the sunset over the horizon! Climb aboard the state-of-the-art catamaran from the most luxurious fleet in the Florida Keys. Upon arrival at the reef, get assistance and instructions from the friendly crew before you descend “the stairway to the sea.” Discover the wonders of the aquatic environment and its pristine coral reefs, and snorkel among an abundance of marine life, including tropical species found nowhere else on earth. Upon completion of your snorkeling adventure, enjoy some complimentary rum punch, a signature tropical beverage, beer, wine and champagne. Then, leave your worries behind as you sail off into Key West’s famous sunset. Feel the warm ocean breeze as you watch a magnificent sunset. Toast the end of another perfect day in paradise as you see the sun slowly disappear beyond the horizon.

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Key West Island Adventure Eco Tour

7. Key West Island Adventure Eco Tour

Experience the laid-back vibe of Key West on an island adventure that can end with a stunning sunset, if option booked. Board a custom-built, spacious catamaran specially designed for this trip and with a unique construction that allows you to get in and out of the shallow waters smoothly and quickly. Get a complimentary snack or light breakfast, depending on your time of departure, and then head towards a remote natural sandbar through the narrow passages of the lake. Marvel at the lush mangroves surrounding you as you follow a route that only the locals know about. Wind your way through the tropical keys, looking for playful dolphins and curious sea turtles. Each trip is different, just like the locals. Once you reach your destination, get all the gear necessary for snorkeling (mask, fins, snorkel and a float if you wish), and then discover the underwater world in the calm, shallow and warm waters. Get up-close views of the colorful sea life that live amongst the beautiful coral heads. Next, indulge in a delicious buffet lunch as you head to a remote natural sandbar for a day of fun in the sun. Upon arrival, sip a cool drink and sink your toes in the warm water, or grab a kayak to experience Key West from a different perspective. The crew will guide you on the best way to kayak, and share their knowledge of the area. Choose the sunset option and you will head to the best spot to view a glorious Key West sunset at the end of the day. Toast nature’s dazzling display of colors with a glass of chilled champagne before heading back to the dock for the end of the tour services.

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Key West: Dolphin Watching & Snorkeling

8. Key West: Dolphin Watching & Snorkeling

Climb aboard the Sunset One dolphin boat, sit back and listen to your tour guide explain where you are and where you are heading. Get ready to watch dolphins frolic in their natural playground.  Marvel as the dolphin swim closer to the boat so you can get a better view. Head out to the small islands within the boundaries of the Key West National Wildlife Refuge. Soak in this beautiful little chain of islands and jump into the gorgeous reef, perfect for snorkeling.  See fish up close and maybe some turtles. Climb back aboard and settle yourself in for the ride back to the dock with an ice cold draft beer. Watch the beautiful panoramic sunset over the crystal clear turquoise waters.

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Key West: 3-Hour Afternoon Reef Snorkel with Drinks

9. Key West: 3-Hour Afternoon Reef Snorkel with Drinks

Climb aboard “the Sandy Cat”, Key West’s newest catamaran and settle in for a lovely sailing trip out to the reef. Once the Cat is moored, you can jump out or slide into the water and swim over to the reef.   The coral reefs of Key West lie about 7 meters offshore, and are the third largest barrier reef system of the world. There’s nowhere else in North America where you can view such an abundance of wildlife in just one location.   After about 1 hour of snorkeling and swimming, climb back on board for a lazy, relaxing sail back to the port with a nice cold draft beer in your hand. For those who want something a bit stronger, a complete cash bar will be available on board.

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Key West: SNUBA Experience

10. Key West: SNUBA Experience

SNUBA is safe family fun and simple to learn. No prior diving or snorkeling experience is required. All necessary equipment is provided and fitted for each guest by a team of professionals. The guests' experience is the number 1 priority, so comfort and safety in the water come first.  After a brief 15-20 orientation during the ride out to the dive site, you'll be ready for an underwater tour through the beautiful local marine ecosystems. SNUBA was created in Hawaii nearly 30 years ago to allow anyone without a scuba certification to fully enjoy the natural wonders that lie beneath the sea. SNUBA arrived in Key West in 1999 and has been continually serving locals as well as visitors on their quests into the underwater world.

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What people are saying about Florida Keys

Incredible sunset cruise! The crew were the best, ensured we had plenty to drink (wine, beer or champagne) and fresh delicious snack plates (veggies & dip, crackers & cheese, followed up with shrimp and sauce. Plenty of personal space given current Covid concerns. Bathrooms were easily accessible and very clean. Highly recommend!

Thank you! Great trip!! I’ve experienced panic attacks on my other snorkeling trips. Lisa helped understand why and I was able to snorkel!! Her assistant Cat was also excellent! Thank you so much!!

Bill, Alex, and Neko are great guides. They made the boat ride to the reef fun. The reef was an excellent location with plenty of fish that get right up to your face. I would definitely recommend.

The boat is stunning, the crew are warm and welcoming and the service is impeccable - a great addition to any trip to Key West!

As advertised!. Great hard working crew on the Sunset Cruise on 12-29-21. Highly recommended.