SnorkelingGo snorkeling in Key West's beautiful reef and the crystal blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico surrounding our island paradise. Board a Fury Water Adventures Catamaran or paddle a kayak to enjoy fun snorkeling adventures in Key West's pristine coral reefs. See amazing marine life and tropical species found no place else on earth.
Scuba DivingSituated in the gentle, crystal clear blue waters of the Straits of Florida, Key West's stunning coral reefs are easy to reach and teeming with sea life. Explore this fascinating underwater world with snorkeling and scuba diving tours offered by many local charters. The waters off Key West are famous for their shipwrecks and colorful marine life. Popular Key West dive sites include:
Vandenberg WreckVenture into compartments of this preserved underwater WWII era Navy ship. The Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg, at 524 feet long and 10 stories high, is the second largest artificial reef in the world! Swim with schools of fish, barracuda, and small sharks as you investigate the ins and outs of this deep sea shipwreck. Just 7 miles offshore in 140 feet of water, with top areas of the ship only 40 feet deep, the Vandenberg Wreck is definitely the best diving in Key West.
Alexander's WreckAlexander's Wreck is a 300-foot US Navy destroyer escort used form an artificial reef. The remains of this ship lie in 25 feet of water five miles west of Key West. Divers occasionally will find military artifacts and deck guns from its past military use still visible. The area is a great place to dive and see abundant ocean-life, including the population of protected Goliath Grouper.
Ten-Fathom BarThis is one of the few mini-wall dives in Florida. The wall begins at 25 feet and drops quickly down to 130 feet. The water is clear and full of porcupine fish, eagle rays, spiny lobster, and tropical fish. This popular Key West dining spot is known for the friendly grouper that approach divers for treats.
Sunset Sailing Tours
Experience the most magical sunsets from a sailboat, glass bottom boat or catamaran in Key West. Sip champagne, hear music and watch the sun disappear into the sea and horizon. Whether you're in the mood for a lively dinner cruise or a romantic private charter, sunset sailing tours are the perfect way to celebrate the day's end in beautiful Key West.
Deep Sea fishing
The waters around Key West offers some of the best deep sea fishing in Florida. You'll find countless charter companies with boats docked along the bay to take you out for an exciting day on the water. The surrounding ocean waters are teeming big-game fish, like mahi-mahi, tuna, bullfish, Spanish mackerel, and snapper, which are plentiful along the reefs.
Back Country Flats Fishing
Hop aboard for a day of back country fishing on a flats skiff, where you'll glide through shallow waters to catch local tarpon, which are found throughout the Florida Keys from February through October. The annual tarpon migration is from April through June when the tarpon come from the west across the flats. Try for bonefish throughout the late summer and fall, and barracuda and cobia in the winter and spring.
Kayaking & Paddle Boarding
The calm Gulf of Mexico waters and pristine mangrove forests around Key West are perfect places to explore nature in a sea kayak or paddleboard. Many local businesses offer guided eco-tours and rental equipment so you can explore the turquoise colored waters and wildlife on your own. Paddle out to a sandbar, take a swim and see the dolphins.
Get a bird's eye view of Key West on a solo or group flight, soaring more than 600 feet above the water on a parachute from the deck of a parasailing cruiser. Several local adventure companies offer parasailing tours with the most breathtaking views of the island and coastline. Key West parasailing is an exhilarating Key West water and air adventure.
Dry Tortugas National Park & Fort Jefferson
Located 70 miles off the shore of Key West are 7 remote islands called the Dry Tortugas with pristine white sand beaches, coral reefs and ocean waters filled with shipwrecks and marine life. Accessible by ferry, boat or seaplane, Dry Tortugas National Park is home to a pre-Civil War era fort and is known for its awesome snorkeling and unspoiled beauty.