Scuba DivingSituated in the calm, crystal clear blue waters of the Straits of Florida, Key West's stunning coral reefs are easy to reach and teeming with life. Explore this fascinating underwater with a special snorkeling or scuba diving tour offered by one of the many local charters. Popular Dive sites include:
Sunset Sailing ToursNo trip to Key West is complete without a glimpse of its magical sunsets from the water. Whether you're in the mood for a lively dinner cruise or simply want to toast aboard a private charter, You'll find a variety of ways to enjoy the end of the day in beautiful Key West.
Deep Sea fishingFishing is one of the most popular activities in the Florida Keys. The rich ocean waters are teeming with big-game fish and there are many charter companies in town all ready to take you out for an exciting day of sport fishing on the water. Bonefish, tarpon, and permit are favored inshore species; jacks, Spanish mackerel and barracuda also abound, especially in the winter months. Burly grouper and snapper haunt the reef areas while acrobatic dolphin fish (mahi-mahi), billfish, tuna, and wahoo cruise offshore.
Back Country Flats fishingHop aboard for a day of serene back country fishing on a flats skiff, where you'll glide through shallow waters and try your luck at catching local t tarpon which are found throughout the Florida Keys from February through October. The annual tarpon migration is from April through June where the tarpon come from the west predominantly across the flats. Or try for, bonefish and permit throughout the late summer and fall months, while barracuda and cobia visit in the winter and spring..
Kayaking & Paddle BoardingKey West's calm waters and pristine mangrove forests are a perfect place to explore nature aboard a Kayak or paddleboard and many local businesses offer guided eco-tours or day rental rates so you can explore on your own.
ParasailingGet a completely different view of Key West when you take a solo or group flight, soaring 600 feet above the water on a parachute from the deck of a parasailing cruiser. Several local adventure companies offer visitors the chance to see Key West from the air so don't miss out!
Dry Tortugas National Park & Fort JeffersonThis remote island, 100-square mile park is located nearly 70 miles off shore from Key West and is home to a pre-Civil War era fort all surrounded by majestic ocean waters filled with coral reefs, shipwrecks and local marine life. Accessible only by boat (Or by daily ferry service where you'll have a little over 4 hours to explore Fort Jefferson and enjoy the beachs.) seaplane, the park is known the world over for its marine life, pirate legends, and sheer unspoiled beauty.