The Florida island of Key West offers travelers world-class accommodations, terrific shopping and plenty of options for outdoor activities. The island has a beautiful butterfly house, home to hundreds of species of butterflies from all over the world. There are also kayak and parasailing lessons, and tours offered on Key West. One of the most popular things to do is to take an eco-tour.
Wows and Woes
The eco-tours offered for the uninhabited smaller islands off Key West are a great way to see the animals native to the Keys in their natural habitat. It's also a wonderful way to spend a day in nature and away from the tourists crowding the island's streets. The beaches in Key West are very small and often covered in rocks or pebbles. The best beach on the island is in the Fort Zachary Taylor State Park.
Rent a bicycle or walk to get around the island. The streets are narrow and very often crowded with locals and tourists. A bicycle allows you to see more of the island and explore it at a leisurely pace. Explore the water surrounding the island by taking a snorkeling tour. Key West is home to a host of tropical fish that can only be seen in nature by snorkeling or scuba diving.
Key West offers many opportunities for nature lovers to explore. Take guided tours of the water and the outlying uninhabited islands.
Author's Most Memorable Moment
Taking a kayak eco-tour to the outlying islands and observing animals in their natural habitat was wonderful. The trip was very serene and the uninhabited islands gave me a sense of peace. Key West is a very popular destination, and the eco-tour gave me a much needed break from the crowds of the island.
Article Written By Kristin Swain
Kristin Swain has been a professional writer since 1998. Her experience includes publication in various literary magazines and newspapers, such as the "Butler Herald." Swain has edited work for network television shows "NCIS" and "seaQuest." She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Georgia State University.