Boat rentals are some of the most popular things to do in Key West, and for good reason. The island is surrounded by warm, crystal-clear Caribbean waters. Average water temperatures range from a low of 67° F (21° C) in January to a high of 87° F (31° C) in July and August.
Want to enjoy an adrenaline rush? Try a speed boat tour, or charter your own jet boat. For a more leisurely boat trip, rent a bimini boat for an unscheduled cruise around the island.
There are always exciting things to do in the waters off Key West, at any time of day. Call Tours Key West today toll-free at 888-667-4386 or book your Key West boating adventure right here at ToursKeyWest.com.
Although the waters are generally calm and shallow, it’s important to keep these boating safety tips in mind:
- Always wear a personal flotation device or life jacket when piloting or riding in your rental boat.
- Before departing, check the weather report and tides so you know what kind of seas to expect.
- Watch out for the white and red flags that mean there’s a “diver down” in the water beneath the markers, and keep at least 100 feet away from them. The waters off Key West are full of snorkelers almost any time of year.
- Be alert to the presence of other boats and personal watercraft. Like you, there may be tourists in the water who are there to have fun and may not be paying attention to what’s going on around them.
- Obey all boating and water safety regulations and posted speed limits (ask your tour operator about this when you rent your boat).
- Keep a cell phone or VHF marine radio with you. In case of emergency, you can simply dial 911 from your phone or hail the U.S. Coast Guard on channel 16 on your radio.