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Our most recommended Key West Family-friendly Activities

Key West: Old Town Trolley 12-Stop Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

1. Key West: Old Town Trolley 12-Stop Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Enjoy the sun, charming setting, and clear waters of Key West on this Old Town Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off Tour. This tour covers the entire city. You can avoid the trouble of driving and parking in a new place. The trolley tour is also designed so that you can hop-on and off and explore on your own, on any of the 12 stops. Your ticket is valid for all day, so you can tour at your own speed. There are frequent pick-ups at all of the 12 stops so you’ll never have far to walk. And our Old Town Trolley conductors will be there to guide you through this tropical paradise on one of the distinctive orange and green trolleys. Don’t miss this great day out!

Key West Double Dip: 2-Stop Reef Snorkeling Trip

2. Key West Double Dip: 2-Stop Reef Snorkeling Trip

The only thing better than snorkeling in Key West is doing it twice! Climb aboard the fast Fury catamaran and head out to Key West’s underwater marvels. During this 3-hour trip you’ll have the opportunity to explore the reef at 2 different locations. The Reef Express is a 57-foot power catamaran built for speed and comfort. It’s the quickest way to get to the reef, so you spend less time traveling and more time snorkeling. Once you reach the reef, you’ll be provided top-of-the-line snorkeling gear including a snorkel, mask, fins and a snorkeling vest. You’ll also get some professional tips and guidance on how to snorkel to better enjoy your experience. After meeting some of the most popular residents – the colorful marine species that inhabit the reef – you'll be transported to another ideal location on the reef for more snorkeling. Double Dip provides approximately 1.5-hours of Key West snorkeling during a 3-hour adventure. If you select the Double Dip Sunset Combo trip, after experiencing the finest Key West snorkeling, the Reef Express will head out to sea to find the perfect place to watch a dramatic sunset. Raise your glass of complimentary Champagne as you toast another fun-filled day in the paradise that is Key West.

Florida Keys: Dockside Dolphin Experience

3. Florida Keys: Dockside Dolphin Experience

Feed, play and interact with real-life dolphins. This program is perfect for families with young children that don’t mind getting splashed but aren’t ready to be in the water with these friendly faces. The dolphins will be ready to greet you dockside. Prior to meeting the beloved mammals, you’ll get a brief educational session on the world of dolphins, conservation, and a mini demonstration on proper hand placements for each kind of dolphin behavior. Next, feed and play with dolphins from the dry training docks. Guests will also get the opportunity to have some fun playtime interaction, which can be semi-customized to better enhance each guest or group. You’ll even have your own talented photographers capturing your experience throughout the program.

Key West: Reef Snorkel Morning Tour with Breakfast & Mimosas

4. Key West: Reef Snorkel Morning Tour with Breakfast & Mimosas

Hop onboard your catamaran for the morning then set sail onto Key West’s glistening turquoise waters towards the third longest reef in the world. During the cruise, soak up epic views of the coastline and snack on a delicious, light breakfast accompanied by mimosas. Upon arrival at the snorkel site, get kitted out with all the necessary gear and listen to a safety briefing. Afterwards, make a splash as you jump into the refreshing, crystal clear water. Follow your instructor as you navigate this impressive coral reef and snorkel in search of colorful marine life. During the experience, enjoy the opportunity to see some of Key West’s 110 species of coral and 500 species of tropical fish. At the end of an epic adventure, relax on deck, grab a beer, and soak up the last of the coastal views as you sail back to port.

Key West: 4-Hour Private Sandbar Cruise on a Tiki Bar Boat

5. Key West: 4-Hour Private Sandbar Cruise on a Tiki Bar Boat

Explore the turquoise waters of Key West and the Florida Keys on a sandbar cruise on a floating tiki bar boat for a fun and private day out on the water with friends and family. Bring your own food and drinks and party like a local. Escape the crowds and explore the gorgeous waters of the Florida Keys as you make your way to the pristine sandbars that lie offshore. There’s a good chance you'll spot rays, turtles, fish, and even dolphins. For an unforgettable day out, bring your swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, snacks, and drinks (alcohol welcomed). Enjoy a floating mat, foam noodles, and a Bluetooth stereo for even more fun.

Orlando: Mango's Tropical Cafe Dinner and Show

6. Orlando: Mango's Tropical Cafe Dinner and Show

Experience authentic flavor, dynamic performances, and much more at Orlando's hottest destination in nightlife and entertainment: Mango's Tropical Café.  Dine and dance in an energy that's unmatched and electric, all in the heart of the city's famous International Drive. Enjoy a family-friendly dinner and show, featuring paramount live entertainment including a Michael Jackson tribute, a Brazilian Samba, Cuban Conga, and other Latin-inspired numbers throughout the entire breathtaking venue. Mango's live band promises to get you on your feet with lively and passionate authentic Latin music featuring congas, bongos, horns, 80's, 90's, today's hits, and more.  Savor a three-course gourmet menu of fresh "Floribbean" cuisine. Specializing in Latin and Caribbean comfort foods, as well as American favorites, Mango's serves up a one-of-a-kind dining experience for every person at your table. Menu: Starter choice of: • House salad • Caesar salad • Tomato bisque Entree choice of: • Fajita jerk seasoned chicken breast • Braised short ribs • Salmon al Limon • Plant-based penne bolognese All entrees, except the plant-based penne, are served with yellow rice, Cuban-style black beans, and plantains. Dessert choice of: • Mango coconut bread pudding • Dulce de leche chocolate cake • Mascarpone cheesecake

Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum Tickets

7. Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum Tickets

Since the first Spanish galleons began to traverse the Florida Straits in the 16th century, ships have wrecked along the treacherous reefs of Key West and the Florida Keys. Now, you can learn all about the area’s maritime past with a trip to the Key West Shipwreck Treasures Museum. Wrecking and salvaging – the recovery of wrecked ships and their cargo – was the foundation of Key West’s economy during the 1800s. The economic boom it created meant that by the mid-1850s, Key West had become the richest city per capita in all of the United States of America. Learn the history of the region’s shipwrecking past at the Key West Shipwreck Treasures Museum, with two floors of genuine recovered artifacts. See pieces of wrecked Spanish fleets dating back to the 1600s and 1700s, as well as pieces from the Isaac Allerton, wrecked way back in 1856. Guests can even lift a silver bar, which was salvaged from the Spanish treasure galleon Nuestra Senora de las Maravillas. The museum itself is a recreation of the 19th century wrecker tycoon Asa Tift’s warehouse, and includes a 65-foot look-out tower. At the Historeum, you can also expect storytellers in period costumes and an array of audio visual displays that brings the history of Key West to life.

Key West: Private Parasailing Trip by Speedboat

8. Key West: Private Parasailing Trip by Speedboat

Experience the excitement of parasailing on this private speedboat trip in Key West, an awesome place to parasail thanks to its gentle, warm winds and clear Caribbean waters. Enjoy a 10-minute flight high in the sky, where you can see the entire island and gain a new perspective on island living. After meeting your crew for the day, hop on a parasail boat and enjoy the soak in the sea air as you head to a safe, secure offshore location with spectacular views of Key West. Before hitting the skies, the crew will give you all the instructions you need to feel comfortable. If you are new to parasailing, don’t worry – it’s easy and no experience is necessary. You’ll ride on state-of-the-art boats that feature extended platforms which allow gentle, dry takeoffs and landings. Before you know it, you’ll be soaring above the water. Be amazed at the quiet stillness while you float 300 feet in the sky. On a clear day, you can see for 12 miles. During your flight, scan the crystal blue waters for the abundant sea life below including dolphins, turtles, fish, and rays. After your parasailing experience, enjoy another scenic cruise through Key West as you have back to land. 

From Miami: Best of Florida Combo Tour

9. From Miami: Best of Florida Combo Tour

Get to all the best spots of Florida with a combination tour ticket. Explore the bustling city of Miami for half a day. Then, get to the Everglades National Park to catch sight of an Alligator and ride an Airboat. Finally, a day in Key West is just what you need to relax and soak up some sun. Jump on your round transport from Miami and take advantage of the combination ticket. First up, explore all the highlights Miami has to offer in the comfort of an air-conditioned coach for half a day. Witness the Latin flavors and sounds of Little Havana, explore downtown's waterfront bars and shops, and learn the intriguing history and diverse culture of this unique place. Next, head to the Everglades National Park and learn all about this special ecosystem. Enjoy an airboat tour through the wetlands and try to catch a glimpse of Alligators in their natural environment. Listen to an educational wildlife presentation and discover the lives of alligators, turtles, and wildlife that live in the Everglades. Love being in nature for half the day, with many opportunities to capture photos. After two amazing tours, spend the day relaxing on a full-day tour to Key West. Take in the stunning scenes as you drive across the famous Overseas Highway and the Seven-Mile Bridge. Once there, explore the island's beaches, shops, and restaurants at your own pace, and soak in the sun.

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What people are saying about Key West

We couldn’t have been any happier with our trip and with our captain Bill, and his teammate Penny. So very accommodating, professional, and communicating ever bit of information needed, leaving absolutely no grey area for questions to be asked since they covered it all from the start. Best part is they did all of this with a great attitude and a sense of humor. They acted as they loved what they do, knowing that they do it best. The 2 reefs, fish, and scenery put the icing on the cake. The cherry on top was, Bill and Penny, personally ensuring everyone’s satisfaction and serving cocktails and refreshments for all as soon as we boarded the boat after the final stop so that every passenger were celebrating an amazing trip back to the marina while viewing the incredible sunset off the coast of key west. Top notch, and I can’t wait to request this pair of Bill and Penny in the next 12 months when we return!

Die Abwicklung hat reibungslos und unkompliziert geklappt. Es war eine tolle Tour, Bill und Penny waren fabelhaft, sie waren professionell in Punkto Sicherheit und haben uns mit super Laune, Witz und Engagement ein unvergessliches Erlebnis beschert. Mega!

It was a great experience and the team was amazing and knowledgeable. It was a lot of fun.

Excellent service the girl served us was soooo nice Amazing shows, food was so Good

Make sure to apply sunscreen before the second stop to help not get sunburn