Things to Do: Key West's Top Attractions on the Water

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Key West on the Water - Watersports in Paradise

Rudy Molinet, Broker/Owner
Marquis Properties Realty
933 Fleming Street
Key West, FL 33040

Direct: 305-240-1090
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Key West Fishing Charters.

The warm, emerald waters off the Florida Keys and Key West offer the best year round fishing in the US and the variety of fishing is great. Because of the island's proximity to the Gulfstream, deep sea fishing off Key West was been popular long before Ernest Hemingway put the local waters on the chart for sailfish and marlin. Flats fishing is another alternative – targeting those beautiful silver tarpon, the flat, flat permit, even stealthy sharks in the backcountry ... and if you want to try any of these on light tackle, well, Key West captains like Pro Fishing Guide Paul Tryon invented this style of angling. Pier fishing and party boats are another way to try your hand at landing the big one and kayak fishing is an challenging, off beat alternative.
Big Catch of the Day
Enjoying a day of Key West Charter Fishing

The Mr. Z Deep Sea
Fishing Charters
A and B Marina
700 Front Street

Southbound Charter Boat
1801 N. Roosevelt Blvd
(305) 293-8565

More than 35 boats, captains and guides to choose among for flats, light tackle, deep sea and party boat fishing charters Historic Charter Boat Row. 1801 N Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL 33040

Swimming with the Dolphins

Dog swimming with a dolphin
Wild dolphin swims
with "Seaweed", a Yellow Lab

Captain Seaweed Dolphin Watch Charters
Hurricane Hole Marina
5130 US Highway 1
One of the most loved attractions on the water is watching wild dolphins feed, and jump and play in Key West waters. Any of the popular dolphin encounters, such as Captain Seaweed's, will include a snorkel excursion to the lovely reefs off our island. And if you are missing your family dog, Seaweed can come along. She loves to swim with the dolphins and they love her!

Boating, Sailing, and SCUBA

Key West's Coral Reef
Snorkel or SCUBA in Key West
Are you an adventurous traveler who loves to do it all? Fury Cat offers a great way to try a variety of watersports in one day. Sail to the reef off Key West aboard a state of the art catamaran for your Ultimate Adventure, an action packed day of snorkeling, parasailing, jet skiing & kayaking. There's even a floating "rock wall" to climb. And for those who want to see the reef without getting their feet wet, Fury's Glass Bottom Boat is the way to go.

Fury Cat
Several Locations
Call for Schedule/Prices

Lost Reef Adventures
261 Margaret Street
(305) 296-9737
Open Daily 9am - 6pm

Ready to go even deeper? SCUBA enthusiasts make Key West a top destination, and new divers find it easy to learn in the warm, clear Keys waters. Most operations, like Lost Reef Adventures run a morning and an afternoon dive. For the truly adventurous, there are night dives!

Kayaking the mangroves and shores of these islands is one of the best ways to get to know the ecology and environment of the Florida Keys – and it's a great way to spend an afternoon on the water. Mosquito Coast Outfitters can set you up with a guide and kayaks.

Famous Key West Sunsets

Key West Sunset
One of the top attractions in Key West for visitors and locals alike is watching the sun set into the ocean. In years before tourism truly reached Key West, locals gathered every evening at the Mallory Pier to celebrate their day and blow a conch horn as the sun slid into the sea. That tradition evolved into the circus and arts fair that takes place nightly on Mallory Square. Street performers fill the air with applause and local artists show and sell their work. It is not to be missed. There is also a bar on the top of La Concha Hotel with a terrace that is great for sunset watching.

Want to watch the sunset on the water? You can charter a small yacht or sail into the sunset aboard a luxury catamaran with island music, munchies and free drinks on board the Fury Cat. You'll marvel at the changing hues as the sky is painted with fiery gold, orange and pink. You may even see the legendary Green Flash if you're lucky.

Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square
Duval & Front Street
Nightly 2 Hours Before Sunset
Fury Cat
Several Locations
Call for Schedule/Prices
Key West Sailing Adventures
201 William Street

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