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Key West Dolphin Watch and Snorkel Eco Tour

1. 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: Parasailing Flights

2. Key West: Parasailing Flights

Soar above the emerald blue waters of Key West and look down on the island like a bird. Climb aboard a state-of-the-art, 12 passenger parasailing boat and let the tropical breeze propel you across the water. Then, take to the skies on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Keep a look out for dolphins playing in the surf as colorful tropical birds fly past. Enjoy gentle, dry take-offs and landings to make your Key West airborne excursion a truly exhilarating adventure. Benefit from departures every hour on the hour for your comfort, and make the most of your parasailing flight.

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Key West: 2-Hour Sunset Sail with Live Music

3. Key West: 2-Hour Sunset Sail with Live Music

Set sail on a breathtaking sunset cruise aboard a spacious catamaran. Admire views of the Historic Seaport, pass jugglers and entertainers at the Mallory Square Sunset Celebration, and gaze at Fort Zachary Taylor. Enjoy unlimited drinks and appetizers on board, as well as live musical entertainment. Sail past the landmarks of Key West, as your captain positions the ship to maximize your view of the sunset. Savor a fantastic evening on the water.

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Key West: Rum and Reggae Afternoon Snorkel and Sunset

4. 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 Beachside Parasailing

5. Key West Beachside Parasailing

Board the parasailing boat from Smather's Beach. Get strapped into the harness on the aft of the parasailing boat then slowly rise into the air under a beautiful red, white, and blue parasail. Get an unobstructed panoramic view of Key West from over 300 feet in the air. Slowly sink down for a cooling dip in the waters before you rise high above Key West again. Get reeled back onto the aft deck of the boat following your memorable high flying adventure.

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Key West: Dolphin Watching & Snorkeling

6. 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

7. 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: 3-Hour Guided Bicycle Tour with Key Lime Pie

8. Key West: 3-Hour Guided Bicycle Tour with Key Lime Pie

Meet your friendly guide at the local partner’s office and get kitted out with your bike gear. After a short safety briefing it's time to head out on your island paradise adventure to see the very best that Key West has to offer. The first stop of the tour is the iconic Mallory Square, home to a popular nightly sunset celebration. Here, learn about the island’s history of smuggling and the shipwrecks that have crashed on the nearby reef. Next, pass by the presidential gates that lead to Harry Truman’s Little White House, which is known to have been his favorite vacation spot. Continue the tour onto Mile Marker Zero, which is quite literally the end of the road in the USA, then stop outside Ernest Hemingway’s former home where the famous writer penned many of his treasured novels. Head to the Southernmost Point in the Continental USA for a photo opportunity, then complete your circuit of the island as you ride past Higgs Beach, the White Street Pier, the Key West Cemetery, and the historic Seaport. At the end of an unforgettable 3-hour tour, enjoy a well-deserved rest and a slice of traditional key lime pie, an absolute must for any visitor to the island.

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Key West: Eco Safari Tour with Snorkeling

9. Key West: Eco Safari Tour with Snorkeling

Your experience begins as you arrive to the Cow Key Marina on Stock Island. Start by meeting your guide, who teaches you how to operate your own little pistol boat. Your guide then takes off, leading you through the back country of Key West. As you travel you may see ospreys - the only bird of prey to survive entirely on fish. There's also the opportunity to spot manatees feeding on mangroves, sharks swimming beneath you, and pelicans diving for their meals. You soon arrive to Mud Key, a beautiful little sandbar set in the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Whilst there, wade in the soothing crystal waters, explore the island, or simply relax. Following your time exploring, begin your journey back to the marina through the winding mangrove maze.

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Florida: Key West Overseas Highway Self-Driving Tour

10. Florida: Key West Overseas Highway Self-Driving Tour

Begin your sunshine-filled journey just an hour outside Miami, Florida: on Key Largo. Start the scenic 100-mile drive bypassing the ‘African Queen’, the iconic Hollywood riverboat. Follow in the historical footsteps of the Overseas Railroad to Plantation Key, the smuggler's haven. While there, check out Big Betsy, the giant lobster, and Theatre of the Sea, home of the original dolphin shows. Continue through Isla Morada while learning about the hurricanes, ecosystems, and wildlife of the tropical Florida Keys. Explore Anne’s Beach, Long Key, and Marathon, each of which contains unique attractions. Cross over the iconic Seven Mile Bridge and make sure to check out Fred the Tree, the famous spirit of the Keys. Journey past Pigeon Key and Geiger Beach until you reach the most famous Key of all: Key West. In popular Key West, discover Mallory Square, Truman’s White House, the Hemingway Home, Tennessee Williams’ House, and the historic lighthouse. Wrap up your tour at the Southernmost Point of the Continental US.

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What people are saying about Florida Keys

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!!

Great trip on a calm lake with a very large and generous selection of drinks and various snacks. The sunset at Key West is an experience.

Top ! I can only recommend. Nice crew, great boat, delicious snacks and drinks as well as live music

Our tour guide, Bill, was great! We had fun and the bike ride was awesome! Thank you Silvia&Adriano

Bruce was the best tour guide. Very informative and entertaining.