Things To Do in Key West

Catch a seaplane to For Jefferson & The Dry Tortugas!Plan your vacation around all the things to do in Key West. You'll be amazed at the choices of Key West attractions, activities and sightseeing options. Watersports in Key West include jet skis, parasailing, sunset cruises and eco-tours through the mangroves. Paddleboards, scooter rentals, snorkeling and scuba diving in Key West are all popular activities. For the adventure seeker, consider windsurfing, sky diving, a high-speed boat ride or taking a seaplane or ferry to Fort Jefferson and The Dry Tortugas.

Key West also offers a great variety of museums and tours, many of which are family oriented and great activities for kids. Whether you're looking for pirates, butterflies, wreckers or Key West history, you'll find it in the museums of Key West. And if you're looking for Key West souvenirs or one-of-a-kind gifts – shops on Duval Street and in Old Town include handmade sandal shops, cigar shops, art galleries, swimsuit boutiques and locally made cosmetics, fabrics, and tropical clothing.

Come to Key West for some of the world's best offshore fishing, flats fishing in the back-country, light tackle and party boat fishing. Depending on the season, you'll catch record-breaking tuna, grouper, marlin, a variety of snapper, and a local favorite – hogfish. You'll love to fight a tarpon or have a shark on your line as you're heading out to the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico for one of our annual fishing tournaments. Check our Calendar of Events for a variety of world-class fishing tournaments in the Florida Keys during your vacation!

 

Lots of Great Activities in Key West...

So many activities, so little time! You'll have so much fun with these great activities – you'll need a vacation after your vacation in Key West.

Activities are available year-round in Key West. Plan your vacation around the Key West Calendar of Events to find the best prices on watersports, fishing, eco-tours and parasailing. Many activities are based on our special seasons and unique events like Fantasy Fest, Goombay Festival, Hemingway Days and Lobster Mini-Season. What will your top 10 things to do in Key West be?

Sunset Cruise

Taking a sunset cruise in Key West is definitely on the top 10 best things to do on your vacation. Watching a Key West sunset from the water, looking back at Mallory Square and watching everyone applaud as the sun sinks into the horizon is a perfect way to end your day. More sunset cruise info...

Sailing

Schooners, tall ships and sailing adventures are a beautiful way to spend your morning, afternoon or evening in Key West. A sailing experience aboard a classic sailboat is one of Key West's most popular excursions. More sailing info...

Snorkeling

Snorkeling in Key West is one of the most popular attractions. Enjoy a morning or afternoon snorkeling trip with a trusted watersports company. Key West is famous for it's live coral reef, tropical fish and calm, pristine waters. Snorkeling boats can be catamarans, tall ships or private boats and usually include all the snorkeling equipment you'll need. More snorkeling info...

Scuba Diving

Whether you're a certified SCUBA diver or a beginner, Key West is known for incredible SCUBA diving. Choose from wreck dives, deepwater dives, and night dives. All levels of SCUBA certifications including divemaster trainings are available from a wide variety of full service dive facilities. More SCUBA info...

Watersports: Jet Ski, Parasail, High-Speed & Multi-Sport

Explore Key West from a jet ski! Waverunners tours allow you to explore the island at your own pace while still keeping it fun and exciting. Daily guided tours are available year-round and range in duration.

Parasailing trips are a must! Single, tandem and even triple-seat parasailing is available from trusted companies. Take a power boat from the dock and gently get hoisted into the air as the breeze fills your parasail.

Combination trips (snorkel, jet ski, parasail, paddleboard, swim and more) are available from many professional and trusted boats, captains and crews. If you can't decide which water adventure to take, explore them all with an ultimate, power adventure! More watersports info...

Eco Tours & Kayaking

Take a guided tour through Key West mangroves. Kayak through shallow blue waters. visit secluded areas and amazing wildlife and discover the natural beauty of Key West. Professional guides, safe equipment and backwater adventures of a lifetime. A great activity for the entire family. More eco-tour and kayaking info...

Boat Rentals

Rent a boat in Key West for your own private adventure. Rental boats are available for fishing, snorkeling, diving or just exploring the waters of Key West. Captains are also available to make your day on the water a perfect one. More boat rental info...

Museums & Tours

Enjoy the rich history and beauty of Key West. Ernest Hemingway, President Truman, Mel Fisher and Jimmy Buffet all fell in love with Key West and you will too. Tour the island by foot, bike, or trolley and discover pirates, customs, wreckers, ghosts and butterflies. More museum and tour info...

Shopping

Shop 'til you drop! Shopping in Key West stretches from the Gulf of Mexico all the way to the Atlantic Ocean – literally! If you're looking for where to shop and what to buy in Key West, you're in the right place. Affordable souvenirs, unique gifts, clothing, cigars and more. More shopping info...

Art Galleries

There are close to 50 unique art galleries in Key West. Our cultural community offers every form of art. Classic oil paintings and sculptures to Key West's funky and eclectic masterpieces. Take home a one-of-a-kind piece of Key West. More art gallery info...

Theaters

Performing arts and original theater is not lost in Key West! Live entertainment in Key West isn't just on Duval Street. Key West playhouses and theaters offer amazing local talent and visiting celebrities. More theater info...

Scooters, Electric Cars, Bicycles

Beep! Beep! Beep! Rent a scooter, electric car or bicycle in Key West. Many scooter companies offer free pick-up and will drop you off at no charge after your rental. More scooter, electric car & bike info...

Gay Friendly

Many attractions and activities in Key West are gay-friendly or gay-exclusive. Key West is rich in history and truly embraces the "One Human Family" motto. Events in Key West also cater to many different lifestyles and people. More gay friendly info...

Reservation Services

Reservation services and booking agencies are available for almost any activity in Key West. Can't decide what to do, when to do it or how to make reservations? Contact a booking service and let them help you plan the perfect Key West vacation. More reservation info...

Kid Stuff

Family activities in Key West are available for all ages and interests. Entertainment for kids ranges from charter boat fishing, dolphin-watch tours and feeding Tarpon on the Historic Harborwalk to searching for treasure, learning about pirates, eating GIANT cookies and seeing itty-bitty Key Deer. More kids info...

Key West sunset cruise

Sunset Cruise

Key West sailing, tall ships, schooners

Sailing

Snorkeling in Key West, Florida

Snorkeling

Scuba diving in Key West, Florida

Scuba Diving

Jet ski, waverunners, parasailing and watersports in Key West, Florida

Watersports:
Jet Ski, Parasail

Kayaks and eco-tours in Key West, Florida

Eco tours
& Kayaks

Key West boat rentals

Boat Rentals

Key West museums and tours

Museums & tours

Shopping in Key West, Florida

Shopping

Art galleries and artists in Key West, Florida

Art Galleries

Theaters, plays and live entertainment in Key West, Florida

Theaters

Scooters, mopeds, electric cars and bike rentals in Key West, Florida

Scooters & Bikes

Gay friendly activities in Key West Gay friendly activities, watersports, tours and more in Key West, Florida

Gay Friendly

Reservation services and booking agencies in Key West, Florida

Booking Services

Kids activities in Key West Children's activities, kid stuff and family activities in Key West, Florida

Kid Stuff

 

 

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