I lived on a sailboat for two of the years I was in Key West. I found that the sunsets really were the most psychedelic in the summertime. I highly recommend getting on a boat for the sunset and listening to some roots reggae, versus standing at Mallory Square in the crowds. There is a time and a place for that too, though, if you feel like people-watching and drinking an alcoholic beverage!!
We chose the Schooner AmericA. The America is a $4 million replica of the famous racing yacht that defeated all challengers in the 100 Guinea Cup Race in England (which later became the America's Cup). For $75 a person/$25 for children, you can take a cruise for a few hours. They let you help raise the sails and even steel the ship. Your money includes complimentary beer, wine and champagne along with fruit and vegetables.
Reservations are required. Sails from 4:30-6:30 pm.
Among all the reasons to go to Key West, this is perhaps the most rational: to watch the sun set. Daily, hundred of people gather at the dock to watch the sun set over the ocean as musicians strum their guitars, men with bare chests swallow swords, and teenagers spin fire as pensive hippies play bongo drums behind them. The performers try to steal your attention claming "It will still be there after our show." But it is mesmerizing to watch it slowly sink away into the ocean.
Florida's premiere nightly arts festival. Sunset Celebration takes place at Mallory Square in Key West, Florida. The participants of this Key West attraction consist of arts and crafts exhibitors, street performers, food carts, psychics and of course the thousands of tourists from around the world who visit this Key West art show. Each night around two hours before sunset masses of people, both locals and tourists alike, flock to the water's edge to experience a multicultural happening and to watch the sun sink into the Gulf of Mexico.
When i was there, I actually saw a water spout form. If you are in Key west don't miss the sunset or you are a dork.
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We took a sunset sail on one of the old schooner ships. There are two sister ships that are just about the same, my photo shows the other one while we are on ours. They dock at the Key West Bight. This is a wonderful way to experience the absolutely gorgeous sunsets that Key West is famous for. There are plenty of sails to choose from, ours included a seafood chowder and all the wine or beer or soft drinks you wanted, along with some live entertainment in the form of a guitar player, singer and story teller. The crew was very friendly and were happy to talk about the history of the ship.
Key West is known for it’s beautiful sunsets. Unfortunately, we were still about a 25 min drive outside of Key West when the sun went down. We could see it in the distance and it looked gorgeous even from out there. Probably would have been awesome if we’d actually been in the town. Because I didn’t get a pic I’ve put a postcard pic here so you can see what it would look like.
I think the best to do in Key West is to watch the sunset. It was the best plae that i ever watched the sunset. It's completely fascinating. You can see the reflection of sunlight on the sea, and the whole tones of sunset colors!
i liked the boulevard and if you want you can see the sunset too.
i liked the performances and to drink outside.
Take a sunset cruise on a big catamaran. The cruises are 2 hours long and usually include free drinks. The cost is typically $25-30 per person.
Enjoy the setting sun in the most westerly of eastern seaports while sipping a rumrunner or margarita....