|Two of the bigger Key West events include Hemingway Days in July and Jimmy Buffett's meeting of the minds in November.
Other attractions in Key West would include any one of the numerous fishing events held in Key West throughout the year.
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Key West Area Attractions / Things to do in Key West
The Florida Keys is known for it's World Class Fishing and there are many private charters that will give you a great fishing experience.
Key West is particularly known for it's world class flats fishing for both bone fish and tarpon. There are plenty of Key West fishing charters waiting to assist your in your trip of a lifetime.
Key West deep sea fishing charters are also numerous and popular in the lower Keys. Ernest Hemingway helped make the island famous in his pursuit of the gigantic Blue Marlin which the lower Key's is noted for.
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|Of course, there are many beaches, to explore and we have assemble a Key West beach guide with reviews for your convenience.
Smathers beach is considered the best beach with all it's water sport concessions and activity.
The Fort Zachary Taylor Beach is considered the quietest but is also considered one of the top choices for the best beaches list. You may want to visit them all.
|Other popular island attractions you'll want to consider if you seek adventure is an awesome Key West snorkeling or jet ski adventure. Key West's largest watersport company, Sunset Watersports, offers a huge variety of watersport activities.
Sunset offers boat and jet ski rentals and a dozen other watersport activities. They offer one of the best deals you will find on the island with their all day adventure package.
They feature twelve different and fun watersport adventures for as low as $109, it's a great deal.
|There are a number of ferry services that will take to to the Tortugas for the day or for an overnight Dry Tortugas camping trip for a reasonable fee.
One of the fastest is the Yankee Freedom ferry service which departs Key West at 8:00 am each day. Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance. Depending on the time of the year their voyages are often sold out.
Yankee Freedom Ferry Service
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|Seventy miles to the west of Key's, lie seven remotely located islands with pristine white sand beaches called the Dry Tortugas.
The Dry Tortugas is now a National Park that has a rich history with both the early U.S. Navy and Pirates that sailed the Caribbean.
Unforgettable scenery awaits you on this most memorable trip to the Dry Tortugas National Park and historic Fort Jefferson.
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If you're not a swimmer you can still experience some of the thrill of an underwater adventure, by viewing the islands abundant ocean critters on a Key West glass bottomed boat tours.
Key West kayaking & eco tours are also at the top of the list when it comes to popular Key West attractions.
The eco tours will take you to some amazing and beautiful island locations where you will have a good chance of a dolphin encounter.
Most of the kayak eco tours will take you to the more remote shallow back country areas and mangrove forests.
For kayak rentals we also recommend the Lazy Dog due to their proximity to the many mangroves that surround the island.
They are located just over the bridge on Stock Island.
Key West's Smathers Beach
View the underwater marine life from the comfort of an air conditioned glass bottom boat tour.
Kayak the remote back country areas of the lower Keys with a Key West eco tour.
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Two of the more popular Key West attractions are a Key West dinner cruise or a Key West sunset cruise.
You can experience the island's majestic beauty at any one of the numerous reefs surrounding this island paradise. Or you can enjoy a fabulous Key West sunset aboard an authentic 18th century sailing ship.
Dry Tortugas National Park
Key West is a small island compared to other world class destinations. The island may be small in size but it's large in stature when it comes to entertainment and things to do, which is part of it's charm and allure.
There is almost always an event or festival taking place such as Fantasy Fest, which is by far the islands most popular annual event.
To find the top attractions be sure to check out our list of the top ten things to do in Key West.
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The Commodore Restaurant.
Since we are on the subject of Tarpon you may also want to watch the daily feeding of the Tarpon which takes place everyday around 4:00 by the Commodore's restaurant. It's worth seeing at least once.
After watching the Tarpon feeding you may also wantto take advantage of the fantastic happy hour specials offered by the restaurants along the harbor.
Our favorite Key West restaurant is Commodores which is located at the Historic Old Seaport. Commodore's features the best happy hour of all the Key West restaurants.
They feature a great selection of half priced appetizers and drinks daily from 4:00 until 6:00. They have some of the best seafood appetizers you'll find on the island. The Old Seaport has one of the neatest board walks you will find anywhere. It connects to all the restaurants that line the harbour. Be sure to check it out.
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The Florida Keys with it's abundance of offshore reefs offers divers one of the best locations in the U.S. outside of Hawaii to experience world class diving or snorkeling.
Sunset also offers an inexpensive group snorkeling excursion out to the world famous reef for just a little over $40.
It should be on your bucket list of things to do at least once in your travels to Key West.
The lower Keys offers some of the best ocean fishing to be found anywhere in the world!
The dolphin encounter tours will give you a great opportunity to observe wild dolphins in their natural surroundings.