So many guests arrive in Key West with a suitcase full of stuff they’ll never use on their vacation. And yet, most of them are missing some crucial pieces of island gear.
Dress code in Key West is very casual. The finest restaurant in town will welcome you wearing neat shorts and a collared shirt.
With that said, we offer some suggestions on packing:
Here is what you can leave behind: Wool, neckties, & uncomfortable shoes. Also, you won’t need ski boots (no snow), surfboards (no waves), or air purifiers (no pollution).
In the summer, the climate is warm & muggy with a high of 90 and a nighttime low of 80 (quite balmy). Though warm, the surrounding waters moderate our temperatures keeping our all-time high temp. below 100 degrees. In the winter, temperatures are typically between 65 and 75 degrees, but a cold front can lower those numbers by ten degrees. The high humidity of the Keys means that you’ll feel either hotter or cooler than it really is.
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If you will be in Key West during the July 4th weekend, plan on seeing the Independence Day fireworks display. Fireworks in Key West will be launched off the White Street pier. But the best place to see the show is from the water. Don’t miss out on this fun experience. A Key West tradition…
Want to do EVERYTHING on your Key West vacation? The Ultimate Adventure is a 6-hour trip that has all the fun and excitement you are looking for. (Don’t have enough time? Try the 3-hour Express Adventure) This trip includes the following, without any additional cost: Sailing to the coral reef aboard an amazing 65′ catamaran. Along the…
These trips begin with a trip on a large sailboat and takes you deep into the tranquil, natural habitat of Key West’s backcountry. Fresh fruit and chilled drinks are served while you choose a single or double kayak and receive easy paddling instructions. You’ll silently glide through crystal-clear creeks and shallow-water flats filled with mangrove…
Waverunners, heirs to the Jet Ski, are a total thrill and a great way to see Key West from the beautiful waters that surround the island. The around-the-island waverunner tour gives you the most bang for your buck. Up to three persons can ride one a single waverunner (450-pound max capacity), and your journey around…
Traveling to Ft. Jefferson by water is a full-day happening that begins with a 7:15 a.m. check-in at a conveniently located Old Town marina. Reservations are required and should be made well in advance. You will need to bring towels & sun protection and your sense of adventure. Otherwise, this large ocean-going vessel will supply all…
During the day in Key West, these are the boats used for snorkeling trips to the reef. By afternoon, they become floating sunset parties. These catamarans (boats with two hulls) can accommodate many people comfortably with their wide open decks. Bench seating and tables are located under a roofed area. The drinks flow liberally on…
Sailing the waters of Key West aboard a tall ship is an adventure most want to repeat. Majestic and towering, these vessels remind admirers of Key West’s rich maritime history. You can relax aboard one of the island’s historic schooners, each spacious and impressive. With tall wooden masts securing their billowing sails in the breeze,…