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.
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Key West All Inclusive Watersports Vacation Packages
Key West all inclusive watersports packages are perfect for vacationers who want to try a little bit of everything the Florida Keys have to offer! From parasailing and kayaking to jet ski tours and more, each of these all-inclusive tours offers an entire day of fun on the water in Key West.
These full day tours also include lunch and refreshments, including beer and wine on the return trip home after your day is done.
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Benefits of an All Inclusive Watersports Package include…
All the planning is done for you. All you have to do is show up and enjoy yourself.
All-inclusive watersports packages allow you to try a little of everything to see what you like the most. The next day, you can book a full day of your favorite activity, whether that’s parasailing, a jet ski tour, snorkeling, or kayaking, or just boating.
You won’t have time to get bored, because there’s always a new activity to try.
You can save money by buying a package over trying to assemble individual trips or attractions on your own.
If you’re planning a Florida Keys getaway for a group, booking an all-inclusive package helps you make sure that there’s an activity each person in the group will enjoy.
You can often do and see more in less time because you won’t necessarily have to return to shore between activities, as you would if you booked individual trips.
If Key West is your cruise ship’s port of call, we have tour packages just for you! And you’ll enjoy a savings of almost 50% when you book through Tours Key West instead of booking through your cruise line. We can help you discover all the best things to do in Key West, no matter how long you’ll be joining us. We’ve packed these day trips and excursions with maximum fun in the minimum amount of time. Key West is America’s only Caribbean island…and you can have fun on land, on the water, or even in the air!
Do you enjoy striking out on your own? Then rent an electric scooter or electric car, and we’ll suggest some sightseeing routes you may enjoy. If you prefer more of a guided tour experience, opt for the Key West CityView Trolley, the world-famous Conch Tour Train, or the Old Town Trolley.
If you’re looking for a wet and wild adventure, you can choose a Key West Jet Ski rental. If you want to get closer to nature, you can snorkel the reef, or snorkel and dolphin watch…and if you’d rather look at the water than get wet in it, the spectacular reef views from a glass bottom boat may be just right for you.
And if you’re the type who enjoys feeling above it all, a Key West parasailing excursion could be just the ticket! Safely suspended below a parasail rig, you’ll enjoy the sights of Key West from hundreds of feet in the air.
Parasailing, jet skiing, and electric car or scooter rentals are conveniently located within minutes of the cruise ship port.
If you’re not sure which Key West excursion is right for you, call us toll-free at 888-667-4386! You tell us what you like and how much time you have, and we’ll help you choose the Key West tourist attractions that are perfect for you. Call a Tours Key West fun coordinator today to make the most of your time in our beautiful city.
Key West Sunset Cruises are some of our most popular trips because the Key West sunset is one of the world’s most beautiful sights! The setting sun lights the sky ablaze with colors you’ll never forget.
You can simply choose to quietly enjoy the sunset from the deck of a state-of-the-art catamaran. Or if you prefer to add live music, appetizers, margaritas and a party atmosphere, you’ll get the Commotion on the Ocean Sunset Cruise.
Add eight different varieties of wine and an old-fashioned Skipjack sailboat, and you get the popular Wind and Wine Cruise, rated the # 2 Sunset Cruise in North America by Coastal Living Magazine.
You may book your sunset cruise to kick off an evening of romance, relax after a day of parasailing, or meet new friends. Whatever your preference, you’ll find a sunset cruise that’s sure to enhance your Key West vacation experience.
Call Tours Key West today toll-free at 888-667-4386 or book your sunset sail right here at ToursKeyWest.com.
Key West is home to America’s only living coral reef — a spectacular undersea ecosystem that features several colorful varieties of living coral, hundreds of varieties of neon-hued salt water fish and sea creatures like lobster, sea turtles, and more, making it a must-see for snorkelers and divers.
If you’re looking for something a bit more challenging, you can discover why the new U.S.S. Vandenburg artificial reef is already attracting divers from all over the world. Stripped clean and sunk in 2009, the U.S.S. Vandenburg, a former troop carrier, is now an artificial reef that features several different levels of difficulty for scuba divers. Before your dive, your tour operator will assess your skill level and choose an undersea adventure that’s appropriate for your level of experience. Modern boats, up-to-date dive equipment and friendly, well-trained instructors help ensure your comfort and safety.
There’s a Key West snorkel and reef dive trip for swimmers of all abilities and ages. If you’re not sure which dive trip would be best for you, just give us a call. We have a personal relationship with many of the tour operators on Key West, so we can give you the “inside scoop” on what you may like (or dislike) about a specific trip before you book it.
Call Tours Key West at 888-667-4386 to book your reef excursion and find out why Key West snorkel and reef diving tours are among the most fun and educational things to do in Key West!
Just 70 miles west of Key West Florida, the seven naturally beautiful islands that make up the Dry Tortugas coral atoll are an Eco Tourism dream come true. Enjoy the unspoiled scenery of the nearby Marquesa Islands and Boca Grande, or listen to pirate legends at historic Fort Jefferson in Dry Tortugas National Park. Go snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of the Dry Tortugas and experience the natural beauty of the sea life from just inches away. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy an excursion to these stunning gems in the Gulf of Mexico.
To maximize you time in the park, take a speedy seaplane charter to the islands. Flying there is half the fun–and you’ll get a guided tour and photo opportunities along the way. The most affordable option is the ferry ride. However you get there, you’ll be glad you made the trip to America’s most remote national park.
Call Tours Key West today toll-free at 888-667-4386 or book your Dry Tortugas excursion online.
(KEY WEST) December 20, 2012 – On April 12, 2013, the Port of Key West will welcome around 4,000 passengers, half of whom will arrive on the much-publicized “Top Chef” cruise. Carnival Celebrity Constellation will arrive at the Port of Key West at 7:30 a.m. and depart at 1:30 p.m., giving passengers just a few hours to sample the island’s tourist attractions and culinary delights. [click to continue…]
Boating is one of the most popular recreational activities in Key West.
Love the water? Then you’ll love the boating options in Key West
Brown, brown, run aground; yellow, yellow will ground a fellow; green, green, go between; blue, blue, come on through! No, these aren’t arcane knitting instructions. If you’re a boater you’ll recognize this mnemonic as an easy way to negotiate buoys in the waters off Key West, Florida. [click to continue…]
If you’ve never been on a personal watercraft before, you just have no idea what you’re missing or how much fun it is! It’s sort of the seagoing version of a Harley Davidson, but you don’t need a special license to drive one. In just a few minutes your tourguide will show you how to safely operate and maneuver your Jet Ski or Waverunner…and then you’re off! [click to continue…]