Key West’s island location at the southern tip of the Florida Keys and its designation as the southernmost city in the Continental United States make it an exciting port of call, and scheduling Key West shore excursions will help you make the most of and thoroughly enjoy your shore time during your cruise to Key West.
Key West’s laid-back vibe becomes apparent the moment your cruise ship docks, and Key West cruise excursions are geared to all sorts of activities that reinforce that famous Margaritaville vibe.
Key West’s beaches are beautifully suited to diving and snorkeling, and you can book Key West shore excursions that take advantage of some of the best snorkeling in Florida. Discover the island’s diverse ecosystems on a catamaran cruise to snorkel a stunning coral reef, then cruise on to watch wild dolphins play in their ocean habitat.
Paddle a kayak through shallow waters and mangroves, viewing the area’s marine life up close, or climb aboard a glass bottom boat and spot sea turtles, schools of colorful tropical fish, and graceful rays on Key West shore excursions designed to show off the island’s most beautiful waterways and wildlife.
Get a new perspective on Key West by taking to the sky on a parasailing adventure that will give you extraordinary views of the island and the surrounding Atlantic waters where you can spot dolphins frolicking in the sea. Soar even higher on a narrated helicopter tour with incredible aerial views that includes the famous Southernmost Point and other notable landmarks.
Without question, Key West is famous for its all-day, all-night bar scene. Join a Key West pub crawl and raise a glass in the best drinking spots up and down Duval Street, the island’s main drag. Hit the Tree Bar, Monkey Saloon, Schooner’s Wharf and others.
And, if you’re keen on a bit of Key West’s cultural history, see the town from a Hemingway-esque perspective by visiting iconic author Ernest Hemingway’s home and gardens and the bar that was said to be his home away from home, Sloppy Joe’s Bar. Stroll through the town past President Harry Truman’s Little White House, the Straw Market, and the Key West Lighthouse.