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Key West Double Dip: 2-Stop Reef Snorkeling Trip

1. Key West Double Dip: 2-Stop Reef Snorkeling Trip

The only thing better than snorkeling in Key West is doing it twice! Climb aboard the fast Fury catamaran and head out to Key West’s underwater marvels. During this 3-hour trip you’ll have the opportunity to explore the reef at 2 different locations. The Reef Express is a 57-foot power catamaran built for speed and comfort. It’s the quickest way to get to the reef, so you spend less time traveling and more time snorkeling. Once you reach the reef, you’ll be provided top-of-the-line snorkeling gear including a snorkel, mask, fins and a snorkeling vest. You’ll also get some professional tips and guidance on how to snorkel to better enjoy your experience. After meeting some of the most popular residents – the colorful marine species that inhabit the reef – you'll be transported to another ideal location on the reef for more snorkeling. Double Dip provides approximately 1.5-hours of Key West snorkeling during a 3-hour adventure. If you select the Double Dip Sunset Combo trip, after experiencing the finest Key West snorkeling, the Reef Express will head out to sea to find the perfect place to watch a dramatic sunset. Raise your glass of complimentary Champagne as you toast another fun-filled day in the paradise that is Key West.

Key West: Reef Snorkel Morning Tour with Breakfast & Mimosas

2. Key West: Reef Snorkel Morning Tour with Breakfast & Mimosas

Hop onboard your catamaran for the morning then set sail onto Key West’s glistening turquoise waters towards the third longest reef in the world. During the cruise, soak up epic views of the coastline and snack on a delicious, light breakfast accompanied by mimosas. Upon arrival at the snorkel site, get kitted out with all the necessary gear and listen to a safety briefing. Afterwards, make a splash as you jump into the refreshing, crystal clear water. Follow your instructor as you navigate this impressive coral reef and snorkel in search of colorful marine life. During the experience, enjoy the opportunity to see some of Key West’s 110 species of coral and 500 species of tropical fish. At the end of an epic adventure, relax on deck, grab a beer, and soak up the last of the coastal views as you sail back to port.

Key West: 3-Hour Coral Reef Snorkeling

3. Key West: 3-Hour Coral Reef Snorkeling

Spend your morning or afternoon snorkeling in warm tropical seas surrounded by colorful fish. Enjoy expert instruction and learn about the reef’s marine wildlife from the professional crew. Your captain will select the exact location based on water and wind conditions, to give you best snorkeling in Key West. Dive into the calm waters, and see how many species of fish and coral you can find. Afterwards, grab a complimentary drink and lay on the sun deck, or cool off in the shade as you sail back to Key West. Feel the breeze in your hair and watch for dolphins playing in the ship’s wake.

Miami: Day Trip to Key West with Optional Activities

4. 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.

Key West: Sunset Sailing Trip with Open Bar, Food and Music

5. Key West: Sunset Sailing Trip with Open Bar, Food and Music

Join a sailing experience to get you closer to the sunset than ever before. Set sail from the historic sea port of Key West and head straight out to sea for a cruise with unobstructed views of the sunset on the horizon. During the cruise, enjoy an unlimited open bar, with a wide variety of drinks on offer including rum runners, Champagne, margaritas, and draft beer. Taste a selection of finger foods, ranging from Swedish meatballs, veggie treats, cheese and crackers, pita and hummus, and meat and veggie platters. You will be sailing on one of Key West's newest sailing catamarans, the Sandie Cat. This vessel has capacity for up to 149 passengers across 3 decks, so there will always be plenty of room onboard. Grab a drink, head to the upper deck, and dance to live music as you watch the sun go down. The captain and crew will even let you help raise the sails and you can ask to have a picture taken driving the boat.

Key West: Sunset Party Cruise by Catamaran

6. Key West: Sunset Party Cruise by Catamaran

Climb aboard a party catamaran and sail across the ocean waves on a sunset cruise from Key West. Get ready to dance the night away and cause a commotion on the ocean! Enjoy free hot an cold snacks, including a fresh vegetable platter with hummus and a smoked fish dip with pita chips. Listen to live music as you sip margaritas and wine. Quench your thirst with a cold beer and leave your worries behind as you sail into the sunset. Relax aboard the spacious state-of-the-art catamaran as you cruise the tropical waters. Feel the warm ocean breeze on your face and toast the night with a glass of champagne. Dance to the sounds of your favorite musicians as the sun slowly sets across the sea.

Key West: Sunset Snorkel Cruise with Draft Beer & Wine

7. Key West: Sunset Snorkel Cruise with Draft Beer & Wine

Climb aboard a catamaran, and take a 3-hour snorkeling trip out to the coral reef at sunset. Sail across the sparkling waters, moor, and jump into the blue. Snorkel over to the reef and marvel at the abundance of ocean life just below you.   After about 1 hour of snorkeling, climb back into the boat for a leisurely sail back to the port. Sit back and drink some wine or beer while enjoying the magnificent panoramic view of the sun setting over the Gulf of Mexico.

Key West: Eco Safari Tour with Snorkeling

8. Key West: Eco Safari Tour with Snorkeling

Your experience begins as you arrive to the Cow Key Marina on Stock Island. Start by meeting your guide, who teaches you how to operate your own little pistol boat. Your guide then takes off, leading you through the back country of Key West. As you travel you may see ospreys - the only bird of prey to survive entirely on fish. There's also the opportunity to spot manatees feeding on mangroves, sharks swimming beneath you, and pelicans diving for their meals. You soon arrive to Mud Key, a beautiful little sandbar set in the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Whilst there, wade in the soothing crystal waters, explore the island, or simply relax. Following your time exploring, begin your journey back to the marina through the winding mangrove maze.

Key West: Dolphin Watching & Snorkeling

9. Key West: Dolphin Watching & Snorkeling

Climb aboard the Sunset One dolphin boat, sit back and listen to your tour guide explain where you are and where you are heading. Get ready to watch dolphins frolic in their natural playground.  Marvel as the dolphin swim closer to the boat so you can get a better view. Head out to the small islands within the boundaries of the Key West National Wildlife Refuge. Soak in this beautiful little chain of islands and jump into the gorgeous reef, perfect for snorkeling.  See fish up close and maybe some turtles. Climb back aboard and settle yourself in for the ride back to the dock with an ice cold draft beer. Watch the beautiful panoramic sunset over the crystal clear turquoise waters.

Key West: Jet Ski Island Tour with Free Second Rider

10. Key West: Jet Ski Island Tour with Free Second Rider

Climb on a brand new jet ski and set off on a thrilling island jet ski adventure. With your experienced guides, navigate through mangrove islands, stop at a local sandbar for a dip in the crystal clear waters, get a picture of the southernmost point from the water, and more. Each tour has 2 guides to ensure the complete safety of riders. The first guide sets the pace at the front, allowing all riders who want to go fast the opportunity to floor it. The second guide brings up the back, allowing the riders who want a more leisurely tour to go at their own pace. This tour has been voted the best jet ski tour in Key West. Get a great deal with a free second rider on each jet ski.

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What people are saying about Key West

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 1,338 reviews

the bud was late in the morning but it was super fine. the drive was very good we slept and only woke up to the scenic bits. we didn't feel like there was enough hours there in the day to explore! so much to see! everyone was so friendly would recomend spending the night there if possible. very charming town we bought activities such as the key west train separately with get your guide so was cheaper. definitely bring physical money to tip ! the beach was amaizing. we took uber to the places the train didn't stop at but if u can rent a golf kart I think would be good or bikes. plenty of bars with music we had the best homemade Italian ice cream as well- absolutely lush. the drive back was peaceful but the toilet on the bus was unkempt but this is to be expected so bring your own toilet roll and spray

This was a great trip. Was a little disappointed that we had to change locations of the snorkeling because of the weather, not their fault of course but other than that we had a great time. I do recommend eating a little something before since the light breakfast is just a muffin. The crew were great and the mimosas were good. Highly recommend this experience.

Staff were super friendly and great guides, I was a first time jet-skier and they made me feel super comfortable. Just remember the faster you go the more stable and fun it is! This is a must-do if you are visiting Key West!

Long ride down but better than driving ourselves and cheap for the distance

Very nice sailing tour, super qualified staff and good atmosphere