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Florida Keys

One of the world's most popular vacation destinations, Key West is separated from mainland Florida by over 100 miles and 42 bridges. Long a haven for seafarers and writers, artists and adventurers, the tiny island numbers literary legend Ernest Hemingway and former President Harry Truman among its most famous residents.

The Florida Keys have become a popular destination for Americans looking for a tropical vacation without leaving their own country. The Florida Keys can be considered the American Caribbean and features all the same amenities as other island destinations such as world class sport fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling, boating, sailing, kayaking and eco-tours. Each of our island destinations have some special features. We invite you to visit each area individually and discover our tropical paradise in the Florida Keys.

Key West blends American and Caribbean influences into an easygoing atmosphere uniquely its own. In the historic Old Town district, you'll find lovingly restored Victorian homes and tiny pastel cottages, lush tropical blossoms tumbling over white picket fences, and tall palm trees whispering together.

One of the island's primary charms is its balmy subtropical climate. The temperatures stay between 70 and 85 degrees year round; summers are cooled by breezes carrying the spicy scent of saltwater.

Just offshore, the clear azure waters of the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico offer unequaled fishing, diving, sailing, and sightseeing opportunities. As it was a century ago, Key West remains an appealing seaport town -- and an unforgettable vacation spot.

Land Tours
CONCH TOUR TRAIN
305-294-5161 · Fax: 305-292-8993 · Email: conchtrain@historictours.com
1805 Staples Ave. #101 · Key West, FL 33040
Enjoy over 400 years of history, as legends and more come alive aboard the Conch Tour Train. 90 minute tours depart every half hour from our depot at 301 Front Street.

GHOST TOURS OF KEY WEST
305-294-9255 · Fax: 305-294-5175 · Email: keysghoul@aol.com
P.O. Box 4766 · Key West, FL 33041
OLD TOWN TROLLEY TOURS
305-296-6688 · 800-868-7482 · Fax: 305-292-8939 · Email: kwott@historictours.com
Mallory Square · Key West, FL 33040
90 minute, fully narrated sightseeing tour of Key West, featuring over 100 points of interest. The trolley makes 9 stops, so you can disembark along the way for shopping, attractions and dining.
Aquariums & Nature Facilities
KEY WEST AQUARIUM
305-293-7229 · Fax: 305-292-8902 · Email: psmith@historictours.com
201 Front Street #224 · Key West, FL 33040
Pet a shark at Key West's first attraction. The aquarium, built in 1934, features seat turtles, sharks, game and tropical fish that are native to the waters of Key West.
KEY WEST BUTTERFLY & NATURE CONSERVATORY
305-296-2988 · Fax: 305-296-2901 · Email: Gfernandez@keywestbutterfly.com
1316 Duval St· Key West, FL 33040
Your trip to paradise will not be complete without a walk through this magical world of free-flying butterflies and colorful birds. The most beautiful winged creatures in nature surround you as you stroll among the flowers, trees, birds, and cascading waterfalls.
Reef/Marine Tours/Watersports

DANGER CHARTERS
305-304-7999 · Fax: 305-296-3675 · Email: wfoxdanger@aol.com
404 Cactus Drive· Key West, FL 33040

DISCOVERY GLASSBOTTOM BOAT
305-293-0099 · Fax: 305-293-0199 · Email: reeftour@bellsouth.net
251 Margaret Street · Key West, FL 33040
"Stroll down the harborwalk at the Key West Historic Seaport and come aboard the 80 foot Discovery Glass Bottom Boat. Enjoy our historic harbor tour while you sail out to the living coral reef. Upon arrival at the reef, you will descend into air-conditioned comfort of the Florida Key's only underwater viewing room. You can also join us for our combination reef/harbor tour and champagne sunset sail. For further information, please visit our website at www.discoveryunderseatours.com or call us at 1-800-262-0099.

DRY TORTUGAS NATIONAL PARK FERRY
305-294-7009 · 800-634-0939 · Fax: 305-294-6543 · Email: yankeefreedom@hotmail.com
240 Margaret Street · Key West, FL 33040
Ferry service to the Dry Tortugas National Park, located 68 miles west of Key West, aboard the new 100' high-speed catamaran Yankee Freedom II-Fastcat.

FURY CATAMARANS
305-294-8899 · 800-994-8899 · Fax: 305-292-9689 · Email: furysales@aol.com
P.O. Box 5436 · Key West, FL 33040
Three-hour morning and afternoon, all-inclusive reef snorkeling trips aboard the most luxurious 65' catamarans in Key West. Free beer, wine and sodas. Nighly sunset said with free champagne, beer, wine and sodas. Parasail, too.

LIBERTY FLEET OF TALL SHIPS
305-292-0332 · Fax: 305-292-6411 · Email: info@libertyfleet.com
245 Front Street · Key West, FL 33040
"Experience the majesty of sailing aboard the 80' Schooner LIBERTY. We offer Morning, Afternoon and Sunset Sails throughout the year, as well as Caribbean BBQ Dinner Sails from November through May aboard the 125' Schooner LIBERTY CLIPPER. Both vessels are available for weddings and private charters for up to 115 guests."

SUNSET WATERSPORTS
305-296-2554 · Fax: 305-295-0984 · Email: cheristoo@hotmail.com
PO BOX 2185 · KEY WEST, FL 33040

THE PRIDE OF KEY WEST
305-296-6293 · Email: glassbottomboat@sprynet.com
2 Duval Street · Key West , FL 33040

MOSQUITO COAST
305-294-7178 · Email: sue@mosquitocoast.net
310 Duval Street · KEY WEST, FL 33040
Join us for our 4 hours kayak/snorkel natural history tour. Wind through natural mangrove tidal creeks and snorkel over the calm shallow waters of the keys backcountry. Owned and operated by the guides. Single and double kayaks available.

SCHOONER AMERICA
305-292-7787 · Email: schooneramerica@historictours.com

SCHOONER WESTERN UNION
305-292-1766 · Fax: 305-292-7787 · Email: westernunion@historictours.com
202 William Street · Key West, FL 33040
The flagship of the City of Key West, the Western Union, was the last schooner built in Key west. Today it brings to life Key West's proud maritime past with afternoon and sunset sails. Schooner Western Union also has a Stargazer Sail with and astronomer.

SEBAGO CATAMARANS
305-294-5687 · 800-507-9955 · Fax: 305-292-7788 · Email: info@keywestflorida.com
200 William St. · Key West, FL 33040
Sebago Watersports offers snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, parasailing and backcountry exploring on spacious catamarans. Group rates available. 305-292-4768 Groups. 305-294-5687 Sales & Reservations.

SOUTHERNMOST HOUSE GRAND HOTEL & MUSEUM
305-296-3141 · Email: smhsales@bellsouth.net
1400 Duval Street · Key West, FL 33040
Visit the most famous house in Key West.

SUBTROPIC DIVE CENTER
305-296-9914 · 800-853-DIVE · Fax: 305-296-9918 · Email: info@subtropic.com
1605 N. Roosevelt Blvd. · Key West, FL 33040
Take the ultimate dive and snorkel adventure with Key West's largest full-service dive center. Award winning staff and full retail shop. Daily wreck and reef trips aboard the island's premiere dive boat.

SUNNY DAYS CATAMARANS
Email: cattours@aol.com
Foot of Green & Elizabeth Streets · Key West Historic Seaport, FL 33040
4 great boats...4 times the fun! "Fast Cat" - ferry to Dry Tortugas National Park. Birdwatching, history, snorkeling. 305-292-6100 or 800-236-7937 "Caribbean Spirit" sail & snorkel to the coral reef. Nightly sunset sails. 305-296-5556 "Reef Expresss" - snorkel two locations at the coral reef. 305-294-7755 "Dolphin Trips" - watch dolphin in their natural habitat. 305-293-5144

 

Museums
AUDUBON HOUSE
305-294-2116 · Fax: 305-294-4513 · Email: osaudubonhouse@earthlink.net
205 Whitehead St. · Key West, FL 33040
Audio tour of 1840's home of Capt. Geiger furnished in elegant antiques. One-acre tropical garden. Original Audubon engravings. Gallery. Gift Shop. Daily 9:30am-5:00pm.

CURRY MANSION
305-294-5349 · Fax: 305-294-4093 · Email: frontdesk@currymansion.com
511 Caroline St · Key West, FL 33040
Browse through this 25 room Victorian Masterpiece. Open 10A.M. through 5P.M. daily. Adults $5.00/ Children $1.00. Come and enjoy this beautiful home while in Key West.

HARRY S. TRUMAN LITTLE WHITE HOUSE
305-294-9911 · Fax: 294-9988 · Email: bwolz@historictours.com
111 Front Street, Old Town · Key West, FL 33040
President Harry Truman spent 175 days in Key West at Quarters A on Truman Naval Station. Today, as Florida's only presidential museum, the Little White House provides a personal glimpse of one of America's greatest presidents.

HEMINGWAY HOME & MUSEUM
305-294-1136 · Email: hemingwayhome@prodigy.net
907 Whitehead Street · Key West, FL 33040
A registered national landmark. While living in this spacious island mansion, Hemingway penned most of his greatest novels. 

HERITAGE HOUSE MUSEUM
305-296-3573 · Fax: 305-292-5723 · Email: heritagehouse@aol.com
410 Caroline Street · Key West, FL 33040
Experience true island hospitality during a visit to this splendid Caribbean Colonial House. Original furnishings, rare antiques, and unusual seafaring artifacts. Robert Frost cottage is included in the tour.

KEY WEST ART & HISTORICAL SOCIETY
305-295-6616 · Fax: 295-6649
281 Front Street · Key West, FL 33040

KEY WEST SHIPWRECK HISTOREUM
305-292-8990 · Fax: 305-392-1617 · Email: historeum@historictours.com
One Whitehead Street · Key West, FL 33040
Step back to the Key West of 1851 and discover the treacherous world of shipwrecking and how it made Key West the richest city in the United States.

MEL FISHER MARITIME HERITAGE MUSEUM
305-294-2633 · Fax: 305-294-5671 · Email: mkendrick@melfisher.org
200 Greene Street · Key West, FL 33040
“Treasure and tragedy combine in the museum that houses the gold and silver treasures from the legendary shipwreck of the Nuestra Senora de Atocha . Second floor museum galleries feature ever changing exhibitions covering Pirates, Slavery and life at sea in the great age of sail."

RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT 
305-293-9939 
108 Duval Street · Key West, FL 33040
See amazing and bizarre displays of human and animal oddities, interactives, collections and more in 13 themed galleries and over 500 exhibits, including a shrunken torso once owned by Ernest Hemingway. Open daily 9:30am. You won't believe your eyes, but it's all true. 

WRECKERS MUSEUM/OLDEST HOUSE MUSEUM & GARDENS
305-294-9501 · Fax: 305-294-4509 · Email: oirf@bellsouth.net
322 Duval Street · Key West, FL 33040
The Oldest House in South Florida, built ca. 1829, was home to Capt. Francis Watlington -- sea captain, harbor pilot, and "wrecker" -- one of the early Key Westers who salvaged cargo from wrecked ships and claimed a large portion of its value. Maritime paintings and exhibits, ship models, shipwreck map of the Keys, antiques, wreckers documents, and more. Large tropical garden. Open 10-4 daily for self-guided tours.

Golfing

KEY WEST GOLF CLUB
305-294-5232 . Fax: 305-294-1212 . Email:
info@keywestgolf.com
6450 E. College Road . Key West, FL 33040
Golf legend REES JONES masterfully designed this public, 18 hole, 6,500 yard course to be a challenge to players of all abilities. Come meet all the exciting challenges of the course, including the infamous "Mangrove Hole" (143 yards, par 3 that is played completely over a field of thickly intertwined tropical mangroves).

 

 

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