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sailboats filled with people in the ocean in key west

By Land or By Sea


Key West water excursions and more

Adrenaline rush or ultimate relaxation? Check your mood and take your pick. Key West has it all, from blissed-out vibes at the Butterfly & Nature Conservancy to the heart-racing rush of jet skiing past rocky shores, salt water in your hair.

In Key West, you can kayak through watery mangrove forests or snorkel the third-largest coral reef in the world. Take a stand-up paddleboard tour and spot wild dolphins. Channel your inner Hemingway with deep-sea fishing for blue marlin, sailfish or barracuda. At day’s end, unwind with a sunset sail, sipping Prosecco on an elegant schooner.

If you’re yearning for sand between your toes, Fort Zachary Taylor State Park answers the call just minutes from Kimpton Key West. Smathers Beach is a short drive away.

When you’re ready to dry off, there’s plenty to keep you busy on land: from biking historic Old Town to touring pre-Civil War Fort Zachary Taylor, where you’ll reach the actual “southernmost point” on the island.