Key West Shore Excursions
When you think of Key West, the first word that comes to mind is "eclectic." Gingerbread mansions and tin roofed conch houses rich in history line the palm shaded avenues.
Duval Street is the town center and is home to a variety of restaurants and shops. The atmosphere is both laid back and lively. Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville and Sloppy Joe's are two of the more popular stops.
At only 90 miles from Cuba, Key West is the southernmost point in the continental U.S. One of the most popular spots for a photo is the colorful Key West landmark that commemorates this unique designation.
Once home to such luminaries as Ernest Hemingway, Key West still attracts those pursuing a more offbeat lifestyle. This is most evident at the daily sunset celebration at Mallory Dock. Jugglers, mimes, musicians and street artists assemble to perform at this Key West ritual.
Walking to most areas from the dock is a breeze. The only downside is that it's often hot and humid. There are plenty of air conditioned shops to browse and spots to get a cool drink. You'll want to sample the Key Lime Pie (or ice cream, or candy) or any one of a number of confections made from this famous ingredient.
Be sure to check the time of the sunset as it is spectacular. As you sail away with memories of the sea set ablaze, you'll carry fond recollections of the delightful Key West.
Please Note - Some of the Duval street shops may be inappropriate for young children. You will see a lot of shops selling water pipes and spring-break-type slogan shirts.
Conch Republic Tour & Museum Package (2-2.5 hours)
Choose train or trolley to embark on an hour-long tour of Key West and 100
of its key attractions and historical sites. After taking in the sights,
guests will stop at Mallory Square, where they will be provided with
admission for self-guided visits to the Key West Aquarium and the Key West
Shipwreck Historeum. There is an approximate 5 minute walk to Mallory Square where the guests
pick up the train or trolley for their tour.
Price: $63 (10 yrs & up) Child (3-9): $33
Glass-bottom Boat Tour on the Pride of Key West (2-2.25 hours)
It's like a window to another world. The Pride of Key West, a 65-foot
glass-bottom catamaran, gives guests an incomparable view of the underwater
world of the Keys. This comfortably appointed vessel boasts upper and lower
sundecks, a large climate-controlled viewing area, snack bar and restrooms
on board. Guests just need to sit back and relax as they enjoy this two-hour
narrated eco tour of North America's only living coral reef. Snacks and
non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.
Guests are taken directly from the pier to the Catamaran.
Price: $43 (10 yrs & up) Child (3-9): $26
Key West Catamaran Sail & Snorkel Tour (3-3.5hours)
For guests who are the seafaring sort, this is the best way to experience
the magic of Key West. Guests will enjoy a three-hour sailing adventure
aboard a 65-foot catamaran that includes spectacular snorkeling in the
crystal-blue waters amid vibrant coral and tropical fish. Snorkeling
equipment and professional instruction provided, as well as non-alcoholic
beverages. The snorkeling equipment provided includes fins, snorkel, mask and a horse
collar vest. Guests snorkel from the boat. There is 1 instructor to 25 guests.
Price: $50 (10 yrs & up) Child (5-9): $29 No one under age 5.
Old Town Trolley or Conch Train Tour (1-1.5 hours)
Train or trolley? Take your pick--either one will take you on
a fascinating 60-minute tour in the southernmost city in the continental
U.S. Guests will see 100 points of interest, including attractions and
historical sites such as Hemingway's Key West abode, the famous Sloppy Joe's
and more. There is an approximate 5 minute walk to Mallory Square where the guests
pick up the train or trolley for their tour.
Price: $36 (10 yrs & up) Child (3-9): $19
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory with Aquarium (2 hours)
A 21st century conservatory is yours to explore. You'll see beautiful butterflies,colorful birds, tropical fish and lush plant life. At the Key West Aquarium, you'll discover the intricacies of the native eco-system. You can even pet a shark at this unique destination.
Price: $48 (10 yrs & up), Child (3-9): $30, Children under age 3 are free
Please note: except where noted, shore excursions are operated by independent contractors. All excursions are subject to cancellation due to weather, itinerary changes and attendance. Excursions are booked on a first come, first served basis and are subject to availability. All prices are subject to change without notice. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.