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“The Historic Sea Port of Key West” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Key West Historic Seaport

Key West Historic Seaport
100 Grinnell St, Key West, FL 33040-6630
305 293 8309
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Shipwreck Snorkel and Wild Dolphin Encounter
Ranked #17 of 161 things to do in Key West
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Hammondsport, New York
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“The Historic Sea Port of Key West”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

This is the place to see the sailing schooners , restaurants, turtle museum and board walk.
Its great to go out sailing on the America 2 or the Western Union which is the flag ship of Florida.The fishing boats come in here and large tarpon leap out of the water to get the fish scraps as they clean the fish they caught. Pelicans also compete for the fish scraps. You may even see a manatee there. The boardwalk has just been re=boarded and is in mint condition. You can buy oysters here for 50 cents. If you go out fishing and catch fish, some of the restaurants will cook it and serve it to you with sides for around ten bucks.

Visited January 2013
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Frederick, Maryland, United States
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“Key West Bight ....Love it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

As you walk around the harbor you can get a feel of how it once was; with the old shrimp, sponge and turtle boats hauling in their harvest. (Those days are long gone and I hope we learned from something from our society's poor behavior. ) Nowadays, pvt. boats, charter fishing boats,and a few tall ships are the norm. Seek out Dennis on his 42ft. Catalina charter sailboat and you can take the helm once you get out on the water. Look in the tourist books and find two for one drink coupons at a few of the Seaport bars.. ....just tip like you are paying for two! Get one for each person in your party. then ask the bartender if they want one for each of you and they usually just take one for the group and use it the next time. (don't waste them at happy hour). Scooner's has awesome music, starting at noon. Alonzo's and Half Shell have half price appetizer's at happy hour, get a couple and make it your meal. B.O.'s fish shack has the best, quick fish and fried "konk" on the island. (the fritters need some help though) If your hotel does not have a nice bar at the pool go to Dante's in your suit, day time only, and grab a few boat drinks, they will also cook your catch. Granted, most of these places need a few more IPA's and dark ales in their selection but a new brewery is on the way....We saw a dolphin hunting there one night.

Visited December 2012
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“Walk around day or night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Loved walking around here during the day and night. At night the boats are lit up and it was Christmas time so lots of lights. There are a lot of restaurants around here as well. We kept coming back each day to walk around and look at the boats.

Visited December 2012
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Macon, Georgia
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“Nice place to take walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We did the harbor-walk during the late afternoon on the thanksgiving day 2012.

We saw couple of manatee near the deck eating sea grass at the beginning of the boardwalk walk. There was a warning sign for boats about manatees so we guess manatees are frequently seen at this place. Harbor water was clear enough and there were not many boats docked so we saw them well and up close.

We could see lots of big Tarpons swimming along with them. One of the restaurants located along the harbor walk feeds the fish and pelicans there at 4.00pm in the evening. The pelicans there seem to know the exact time and place this feeding happens so we could see them gathering near the restaurant. We waited there to witness the feeding but they announced that they don't have enough fish to feed. Don't know whether this is the usual case.

There are lots of places to ear and shop along the harbor walk. Boat tours also provided for a a fee. We saw some tall sail ships too.

Visited November 2012
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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“Away from Duval....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

A must see stop if you're here for more than a day. Lots of good places to eat. Fun shops and the best key lime pie, Kermit's. walk around on the boardwalk and have fun

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