Key West Water activities

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Key West: Sunset Sailing Trip with Open Bar, Food and Music

1. Key West: Sunset Sailing Trip with Open Bar, Food and Music

Join a sailing experience to get you closer to the sunset than ever before. Set sail from the historic sea port of Key West and head straight out to sea for a cruise with unobstructed views of the sunset on the horizon. During the cruise, enjoy an unlimited open bar, with a wide variety of drinks on offer including rum runners, Champagne, margaritas, and draft beer. Taste a selection of finger foods, ranging from Swedish meatballs, veggie treats, cheese and crackers, pita and hummus, and meat and veggie platters. You will be sailing on one of Key West's newest sailing catamarans, the Sandie Cat. This vessel has capacity for up to 149 passengers across 3 decks, so there will always be plenty of room onboard. Grab a drink, head to the upper deck, and dance to live music as you watch the sun go down. The captain and crew will even let you help raise the sails and you can ask to have a picture taken driving the boat.

Key West: Dolphin Watching and Snorkeling Eco Cruise Tour

2. Key West: Dolphin Watching and Snorkeling Eco Cruise Tour

Enjoy a dolphin-watching cruise in Key West. Snorkel in the Key West Wildlife Refuge, see playful bottlenose dolphins, and enjoy a cold beer or wine as you cruise. Climb aboard a fast catamaran and head out into the Gulf. As you cruise, see the grace and beauty of the resident Key West dolphins in the shimmering turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Look for bottlenose dolphins as they swim, play, and feed. Then, head to the Key West Wildlife Refuge to snorkel in the shallow backcountry waters. Relax in the knowledge that your tour has the prestigious “Dolphin SMART” certification, a national program created by conservation agencies, that protects and promotes the responsible observance of dolphins. Begin your ride back to the dock, and enjoy a complimentary cold beer and chilled wine. Opt for the sunset tour and experience the world-famous Key West sunset as a bonus.

Miami: Day Trip to Key West with Optional Activities

3. Miami: Day Trip to Key West with Optional Activities

Get ready for fun in the sun on a day trip from Miami to Key West. Choose to take a glass bottom boat cruise through a maze of mangrove-canopied canals and streams, parasail on the coast, ride a conch train, or jump into the water for a snorkeling session above a coral reef with diverse marine life. Start your day on an air-conditioned bus from Miami Beach to Key West with a 4-hour drive. Watch as your tour guide points out the famous 31 Caribbean Islands along the drive known as the Florida Keys. Cross 43 bridges as you travel through the Keys to Key West. See the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico while driving by the coastline. Key West is the most southern point of the USA and only 90 miles from Cuba. Once you arrive in Key West, get 6 hours to explore the island at a leisurely pace, stroll the artistic streets, or relax at outdoor cafes and restaurants. Upgrade your day trip by choosing an option that includes one of the following inclusions: - Hop-on Hop-off Conch Train All-Day Ticket. This 70-minute narrated tour around Key West is one of Florida’s Top attractions, covers over 100 points of interest, and includes 4 Hop-on Hop-off stops around town. - A 3-hour snorkeling adventure at North America’s only living coral reef. Travel on a state-of-the-art Catamaran, receive professional instruction, use top-of-the-line snorkel gear, and enjoy an open bar on the way back (including sodas beer, wine, champagne, margaritas, well-mixed drinks)  - A 2-hour cruise on a glass-bottom boat where you can witness the wonders of North America’s only living coral reef, maybe spotting sea turtles and rays. Fun for all the family, you also get great views of Key West from the sea. - A 12-15 minute parasail off the coast of Key West on a 1-hour parasailing adventure. Enjoy the tropical vibe of the Keys as you are helped into your parasail harness, before being slowly raised in the air, until you are flying high above Key West. Make your way back from Key West to Miami Beach at 5:00 PM.

Key West: 3-Hour Coral Reef Snorkeling

4. Key West: 3-Hour Coral Reef Snorkeling

Spend your morning or afternoon snorkeling in warm tropical seas surrounded by colorful fish. Enjoy expert instruction and learn about the reef’s marine wildlife from the professional crew. Your captain will select the exact location based on water and wind conditions, to give you best snorkeling in Key West. Dive into the calm waters, and see how many species of fish and coral you can find. Afterwards, grab a complimentary drink and lay on the sun deck, or cool off in the shade as you sail back to Key West. Feel the breeze in your hair and watch for dolphins playing in the ship’s wake.

Key West: Sunset Party Cruise by Catamaran

5. Key West: Sunset Party Cruise by Catamaran

Climb aboard a party catamaran and sail across the ocean waves on a sunset cruise from Key West. Get ready to dance the night away and cause a commotion on the ocean! Enjoy free hot an cold snacks, including a fresh vegetable platter with hummus and a smoked fish dip with pita chips. Listen to live music as you sip margaritas and wine. Quench your thirst with a cold beer and leave your worries behind as you sail into the sunset. Relax aboard the spacious state-of-the-art catamaran as you cruise the tropical waters. Feel the warm ocean breeze on your face and toast the night with a glass of champagne. Dance to the sounds of your favorite musicians as the sun slowly sets across the sea.

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

6. 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.

Key West: Sandbar Excursion & Kayak Tour with Lunch & Drinks

7. Key West: Sandbar Excursion & Kayak Tour with Lunch & Drinks

Explore Key West’s Florida Marine Sanctuary on a sandbar and kayak eco-adventure. Hop on a boat and cruise through the crystalline waters of the Atlantic Ocean as you head toward the marine sanctuary. Be on the lookout for dolphins and sea turtles, participate in water activities, and savor lunch with unlimited drinks. Start with a guided kayak tour through the mangrove islands, exploring the local marine wildlife and mangroves. See as much local wildlife as possible with 500 marine species in the area. Next, venture further into the wildlife sanctuary to a secluded sandbar. Select your lunch with options such as fresh local Cuban sandwiches, fried chicken tenders, veggie wraps, fruit and veggie trays, cheese and cracker platters, and pita and hummus platters. Take advantage of unlimited draft beer, wine, and soft drinks that will be available after lunch. At the sandbar, you'll have the chance to either explore with a paddleboard or kayak, go snorkeling, or just sit back and relax while you grab a drink in the secluded oasis.

Key West: Glass-Bottom Boat Reef Eco-Tour

8. Key West: Glass-Bottom Boat Reef Eco-Tour

Explore dramatic underwater vistas generally reserved for scuba divers from a glass-bottom boat. You will have the opportunity to see North America’s only living coral reef, one of the most biologically diverse marine ecosystems in the world. Along the trip, an experienced captain and crew will provide a unique and informative eco-tour and point out some of the most interesting marine life that inhabit the waters of this incredible island. The special glass, a “window to the reef”, provides continuous viewing for all passengers. The Glass Bottom Boat offers a seated sun deck and air-conditioned, enclosed viewing area as well as restrooms and a snack bar. The catamaran’s twin hull design allows for maximum stability. The boat is designed to allow maximum viewing with minimum stress to the delicate reef.

Key West: 2-Hour Sunset Sail with Live Music

9. 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.

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

10. 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 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 ecosystems in the world. See stunning elkhorn coral and impressive brain coral. Listen to explanations about marine life from the experienced captain and crew. Then, toast the end of another perfect day in paradise as you watch the sun set. Relax with complimentary soda and champagne as the sun paints the sky brilliant blues, deep yellows, and lovely shades of orange, pink, and red.

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Hello, the trip is definitely recommended. We saw dolphins on the outward trip, several birds on the kayak tour, and fish underwater while snorkeling. There were plenty of drinks and the food was ok. The team of the captain and the 2 guides was very nice and competent. In addition, great weather and a great warm sea. We had a lot of fun and met very nice people. Definitely a great day at sea.

Llovió muy fuerte pero eso no fue un impedimento para parar el viaje . Luego salió el sol y vimos los delfines, muy buena experiencia y bebidas gratis todo el viaje .Falta mejorar encontrar un mejor sector para hacer snorkel, solo vimos 3 peces .

The captain was so much fun and made our trip so enjoyable! He made sure we had a great boat ride and gave us lots of time at the sandbar! We can’t wait to come back and do this again!

Was a wonderful day with a fairly relaxed long drive - which, however, offered wonderful views of the very special landscape, sea, islands, bridges and houses.

An amazing trip! Don't forget to take something to drink. Prepare you arrival at Key West to enjoy as much as possible