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This is intended to describe the many types of watersports that are available in Key West by simply listing various operators and some of the activities that they provide. Note that all of the operators do a safe, entertaining, and informative job and the choice of operator depends more on what you want to do and how long you can spend on the water. All of the companies below run their trips year-round, but not every trip goes out every day. And there are different minimum and maximum numbers of people which can be accomodated.
Fury Water Adventure Key West Fury Catamaran
The Fury Water Adventure provides a morning snorkel trip, an afternoon snorkel trip, a sunset sail, a sunset sail with music, a sunset sail with a reef eco tour, a glass bottom boat trip to the reef, a combination snorkel and sunset sail, and the Ultimate Adventure, a combination of several water-related activities. There are three departure points on the north side of Key West, and you can book any of the trips at these locations, from vendors on the streets in Key West, by calling, and on-line. Booking a Fury activity on-line will generally save you money.
Sebago Watersports Sebago Key West
Sebago Watersports provides a morning snorkel trip, an afternoon snorkel trip, a sunset sail, a dolphin encounter, a combination snorkel and sunset sail, parasailing, and two multiple activity trips; the Island T'ing with snorkeling and kayaing, and the Power Advernture with snorkeling, a banana boat, wave-runners, etc. Each of the last two provide breakfast and lunch. Some of the Sebago trips leave from the Key West Bight near the Conch Republic Seafood Company while others leave from the Galleon Resort. You can book a trip at these locations, by vendors on the streets, by calling, and on-line. Booking a Sebago activity on-line will generally save you money.
Sunny Days Catamarans Sunny Days
Sunny Days provides a morning snorkeling trip, an afternoon snorkeling trip, a combination snorkel and sunset sail and a sunset sail, all on their two-master catamaran, the Caribbean Spirit. In addition, they provide a two-stop snorkel trip on either the Reef Express or the Cruzin' Cat, faster powerboats which allow for more snorkel time. Additinally, they provide a combination snorkel and dolphin watch, and an all-day trip to the Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson on the Fast Cat II. Most of the trips leave from the Key West Bight at the intersection of Greene and Elizabeth Streets. And you can book any of the trips from that location or by calling, from vendors on the streets in Key West, or on-line. Booking on-line can save some money.
Floridays Floridays Key West
The Floridays is a single-hulled sailing ship which provides a morning snorkel trip to the reef, an afternoon snorkel trip to the reef, and a champagne sunset sail. They are located at the Key West Hyatt Resort Hotel at 601 Front Street (you must walk through the Hyatt pool area to their dock), and you can make a reservation by simply walking to the ship, or by calling. There is no on-line booking facility.
Danger Charters Danger and Danger's Prize
Danger Charters provides two half-day excursions, a full-day excursion, and a "Wind & Wine" sunset sail. All of the trips are on board one of two 65 foot "Skipjack" sailing ships, the Danger and Danger's Prize. The half-day excursions include a snorkel and kayak stop, and the full-day trip includes a snorkel and kayak stop as well as a light breakfast and full lunch. Both ships are moored past the Westin Resort at 407 Carloine Street, and you can book a trip by visiting their booth or by calling.
Restless Native Charters restlessnative.com
Restless native is a luxury 50' cruising catamaran that does snorkel and sunset trips. It is licensed for up to 6 persons. Upscale food and drink. Located in the Historic Seaport Bight City Marina just behind the Turtle Kralls and Raw Bar restaruants. Book by phone or walk up.
Blue Plant Kayak Eco-Tours www.blue-planet-kayak.com
Located just on the outskirts of Key West, Blue Planet offers kayak tours and rentals in the warm, crystal clear, shallow, "backcountry" waters in the shelter of mysterious mangrove islands. Guided tours are 2.5 hours with a maximum of 10 people per guide. Guides will explain the ecosystem's uniqueness in plants, marine life, birds and natural history, as well as catch marine animals only an expert could find for you to handle and photograph. Geared for any level of paddler, you won't have to go far to see the hidden beauty that so many have called serene, enchanting, romantic and captivating. More than a kayaking trip; you will have an Eco-Tour Experience! Pickup and dropoff at your hotel is provided.