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Experience the Florida Keys

Key West is one of the most beautiful places in the World offering many different attractions to make your stay a memorable one.

Visitors always find something exciting to do. Our Concierge staff is always eager to make recommendations, and here is a little glimpse into all the fun packed days and nights that you can plan for your upcoming visit.

Water-Sports & Boat Rentals

Key West offers the greatest opportunities to visit with colorful marine life. Kayak through the mangroves and go back through the salt ponds away from it all. The best experiences can be found in the open waters behind Bluewater Key. Reserve your Kayak or Paddleboard today and Captain Markus will deliver it to your lot. Florida Keys & Kayaks  website 305-395-2715

Jeep Rentals & More

Ride the island in style. Key West Jeep Adventures features both the Slingshot rental and jacked-up Jeeps with lift kits and removable tops and doors. Call the team for an amazing experience with same day delivery right to your lot. Key West Jeep Adventures website  305-293-3555

Fishing Charters

Reef fishing, light tackle fishing, and deep-sea fishing. Have an offshore fishing party with your private fishing charter. Featuring Sailfish, Marlin, Dolphin, Shark, King Mackerel, Bonefish, Grouper, Snapper, Tarpon and Barracuda. The best wreck and reef fishing are found in the Florida Keys.

Captain Tim Carlile of Flats Fishing Charters  website  305-745-1503
Double J Charters – Deep Sea Fishing Charters  website  305-304-7923
Knee Deep Charters (Light Tackle Sports fishing)  website  305-745-5634
Lower Keys Adventures (Fishing Charters, Eco-Tours, Snorkeling)  website  305-900-8240
Way-point Fishing (Fly & Spin Fishing, Light Tackle, Local Guide)  website  305-394-2177

Snorkeling & Dive Trips

The Lower Keys are the most scenic for diving and snorkeling. An excursion to Looe Key in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, or diving the USS Vandenberg seven miles off the coast in Key West. It is no wonder the Keys has become a World-class thrill destination.
Looe Key Reef Resort & Dive Center  website  305-872-2215

Day Trips

Mel Fisher Treasure Museum
Mel Fisher was a legendary Florida treasure hunter. The Museum showcases artifacts from Spanish galleons sunk off the Florida coast almost 500 years ago! Discover the past like a true “Conch”.  Mel Fisher’s Treasure Museum  website  772-589-9875

The Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory
Stroll through the butterfly park with over 60 species of live butterflies in a climate-controlled habitat.
The Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory  website  305-296-2988

Key West Shipwreck Museum
Combining actors and films along with actual artifacts the Key West Shipwreck Museum brings the past to life as you journey back to the mid-19th century.
Key West Shipwreck Museum  website  305-2928990

The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Visit the historic home once lived in by the literary master Ernest Hemingway and current home to some of the 50 Polydactyl cats that roam the grounds ever since Ernest was fist given a white six-toed cat by a ship’s captain during the 1930’s.
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum  website

Day trips Upper Keys

Theater of the Sea
Visit a marine mammal park in the Village of Islamorada and get up close and personal with dolphins, sea lions, parrots and much more.
Theater of the Sea  website  305-664-2431

Dolphin Research Center
Spend time at the dolphinarium on Grassy Key, Florida. Over 90,000 –square-foot series of saltwater lagoons are carved out of the shoreline to a family of dolphins and California sea lions.
Dolphin Research Center  website  305-289-1121

Dining

Fresh seafood is abundant in the Keys as is the Key Lime Pie. The amazing food, libations and friendly service can be found in all varieties of restaurants. There are too many excellent choices to pick from so try a new one each time you go out. Here is just a small sample list of some of our regular go to places:

The Square Grouper website 305-745-8880
Fish 305-735-4201
Geiger Key Marina and Fish Camp website 305-296-3553
Hogfish Bar and Grill website 305-293-4041

Sunset Celebration

Every sunset is a celebration in Key West. Visitors and locals flock to Mallory Square to see the many street performers and vendors and to share in the magnificent sunsets that Key West is famous for. Sunset Celebration Mallory Square, Key West  website  305-809-3700

Nightlife

Duval Street comes to life at night. There are so many venues to visit, each with their own special charm. From the iconic Sloppy Joe’s with a true Key West atmosphere to the view of the Atlantic from Louie’s Upper Deck, here are just a few to mention:

Sloppy Joe’s Bar  website  305-296-2388
Louie’s Backyard  website  305-284-1061
Schooner Wharf Bar  website  305-292-3302
Aqua Key West Nightclub (Drag)  website  305-294-0555
La Te Da Cabaret Bar and Restaurant  website  305-296-6706

Tropic Cinema and Playhouse
Enjoy an evening of first-run indie, foreign and documentary films as well as the latest Hollywood Blockbusters at the Tropic Cinema.
Tropic Cinema  website  877-761-3456

Engage the senses in one of Key West’s professional theater performances in historic Mallory Square.
Waterfront Playhouse  website   305-394-7445

Ghost Tours (well, you knew that was coming)
Key West has a history that only the locals can explain. Try a 90-minute ghost stroll through Old Town. Learn about the most haunted street, the hanged Nanny, the spirits of the Baptist fire and much more. Be sure to bring your camera, Key West has many ghosts happy to pose for that next great selfie with you!
Haunted Key West Walking Tour  website  305-395-1435

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