Key West Vacation Activities

Key West Vacation Activities
If you enjoy exploring the ocean, visit Key West where you can find plenty of things to do on your next vacation. Scuba divers will find that there are numerous wrecks and reefs to explore. For those who prefer to stay on land, there are several types of wildlife to see such as dolphins, rays, eels and other tropical fish.

See Wild Dolphins

If you have ever dreamed of seeing dolphins in the wild, then Key West is the place to go. Captain Seaweed Charters offers tours twice a day for visitors to go out on a boat for a snorkeling tour and to watch wild dolphins. See dolphins in their natural habitat as they leap, play and ride the bow of the waves alongside the boat. In addition, you also get to explore the mangroves around Key West, home to unique wildlife like the great white heron. Snorkel amongst coral, tropical fish and sea turtles.

Captain Seaweed Charters
5130 Overseas Highway
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 872-7588



If you have always wanted to try scuba diving but are nervous about it or are unable to for medical reasons, consider snuba instead at Snuba of Key West. Snuba is when you swim below a raft or boat with a regulator on a 20-foot hose, which is attached to a tank. It takes just a few minutes of instruction to learn the basics, and then you are able to go on an underwater safari tour where you can explore reefs and see tropical fish. Snuba of Key West offers snuba tours three times a day on their 33-foot catamaran.

Snuba of Key West
600 palm Ave
key west, FL 33040
(305) 292-4616

Scuba Diving

There are several dive sites worth visiting in Key West, particularly wreck dives. Joe's Tug is a tugboat that sits upright beneath 65 feet of water. It is an excellent spot to see goliath grouper and moray eels. Divers will also appreciate the Cayman Salvor, a 180-foot vessel that sunk in 1985 and sits upright, with the top of the bow in 66 feet of water. This is a great spot to watch for resident jewfish and the green moray eel. Alexander's Wreck is the remains of a U.S. Navy destroyer escort, which has broken into two parts. This is a great wreck dive for beginners as it sits in just 26 feet of water. Keep an eye out here for angel fish and southern stingrays. There are numerous dive companies operating in Key West. One popular company is Subtropic Dive Center, which offers reef dives, wreck dives and night dives.

Subtropic Dive Center
1605 N Roosevelt Blvd
Key West, FL 33040-7253
(305) 296-9914


Article Written By Shiromi Nassreen

Shiromi Nassreen has been writing professionally since 2005. She specializes in travel and outdoor topics, and her articles have appeared in various print and online publications, including "DISfunkshion Magazine" and Matador Travel. Nassreen holds a Bachelor of Arts in theatre studies from Rose Bruford College of Speech & Drama.

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