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Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary: Our most recommended tours and activities

Miami: Day Trip to Key West with Optional Activities

1. Miami: Day Trip to Key West with Optional Activities

Start your day on an air-conditioned bus from Miami Beach to Key West with a 4-hour drive. Watch as your tour guide points out the famous 31 Caribbean Islands along the drive known as the Florida Keys. Cross 43 bridges as you travel through the Keys to Key West. See the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico while driving by the coastline. Key West is the most southern point of the USA and only 90 miles from Cuba. Once you arrive in Key West, get 6 hours to explore the island at a leisurely pace, stroll the artistic streets, or relax at outdoor cafes and restaurants. Upgrade your day trip by choosing an option that includes one of the following inclusions: - Hop-on Hop-off Conch Train All-Day Ticket. This 70-minute narrated tour around Key West is one of Florida’s Top attractions, covers over 100 points of interest, and includes 4 Hop-on Hop-off stops around town. - A 3-Hour snorkeling adventure at North America’s only living coral reef. Travel on a state-of-the-art Catamaran, receive professional instruction, use top-of-the-line snorkel gear, and enjoy an open bar on the way back (including sodas beer, wine, champagne, margaritas, well-mixed drinks)  - A 2-Hour cruise on a glass-bottom boat where you can witness the wonders of North America’s only living coral reef, maybe spotting sea turtles and rays. Fun for all the family, you also get great views of Key West from the sea. - A 12-15 minute parasail off the coast of Key West on a 1-Hour parasailing adventure. Enjoy the tropical vibe of the Keys as you are helped into your parasail harness, before being slowly raised in the air, until you are flying high above Key West. Make your way back from Key West to Miami Beach at 5:00 PM.

From Miami: Day Trip to Key Largo with Optional Activities

2. From Miami: Day Trip to Key Largo with Optional Activities

Make the most of your time in Miami with a day trip to the closest Florida Key, Key Largo, and maximize your time on the island. Choose from activities such as snorkeling, a glass-bottom boat tour, stand-up paddle boarding, or kayaking. Start your day with a 90-minute drive in an air-conditioned bus from Downtown Miami to Key Largo. Watch as your tour guide points out the famous Caribbean Islands along the drive towards the Florida Keys. See the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico while driving by the coastline. Once at Key Largo, the first and northernmost of the Florida Keys, enjoy 11 hours to explore the island at a leisurely pace. This is where Miami locals come to enjoy the Keys. Lyft and Uber operate in Key Largo if you need to get around. Discover John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park with its man-made beaches, hiking trails, concession stores, and unspoiled waters. The State Park concession store has pre-packaged wraps, sandwiches, ice cream, snacks, etc. Key Largo has a laid-back, tropical atmosphere. There are Tiki bars located right on the water, known for their food and drink. The Fish House, located on the highway, is an excellent fish restaurant. Upgrade your day trip by choosing from the following options: Snorkel Tour A 3-hour snorkeling adventure at North America’s only living coral reef. Travel on a 65-ft high-speed catamaran, receive professional instruction, and use top-of-the-line snorkel gear. The itinerary includes a number of shallow reefs teeming with wildlife. The rental includes bottled water and environmentally friendly suntan lotion. Glass-bottom boat tour A 2.5-hour cruise on a glass-bottom boat for a unique glimpse into the serene undersea world in style and comfort. Fun for all the family as you witness the wonders of North America’s only living coral reef, maybe spotting sea turtles and rays. There is a concession on board selling soft drinks and snacks. SUP Board Rental 1-hour stand-up paddleboard rental. Paddle along the shoreline of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Instructions and a safety briefing are provided. Kayak Rental 1-hour kayak rental. Explore the unspoiled waters of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, which extends 3 miles into the ocean. Instructions and a safety briefing are provided. Kayaks are singles, with the rental per kayak. At the end of the day, meet the bus at 7:30 PM for your 90-minute return trip to Miami.

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What people are saying about Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 131 reviews

This is my second time going. The first time I went alone and this time I took my best friend. We both had the time of our lives. Everything was perfect! The bus was clean, the driver was friendly and the snorkeling was top notch. I can’t wait to go again.

It was very beautiful! Snorkeling is highly recommended. It should be noted that there is an additional fee of $5 per person to be paid to the bus driver.

it's a long day but definitely worth it. I did the trolley around and hopped on and off.

Very well organized this experience is a must do to see this beautiful island!

simply wonderful experience to celebrate my birthday and my fiancé