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Key West Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour
"Explore Key West while hopping on and off at any of our designated trolley sightseeing stops. Visit over 50 points of interest with this all day pass as our expert guides provide live narration and entertainment with stories only locals could tell! Audubon House) LaConcha Hotel (Margaritaville Oldest House Museum) Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center (Fort Zachary Taylor State Park U.S.S Mohawk) Higgs Beach (White Street Fishing Pier West Martello Tower) Southernmost Point (Southernmost House Mansion Upper Duval Street Shopping) Ernest Hemingway House Museum (Lighthouse Museum Bahama Village) Key West Bight (Schooner Wharf
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Key West Ghost Walking Tour
"Florida’s Key West has a history full of pirates wreckers smugglers and other sinister characters. On this nighttime ghost walking tour explore Key West’s haunted side with your expert guide and prepare to be spooked! As you wander down dimly lit streets and eerie alleys listen as your guide tells first-hand stories and legends of Key West's most infamous haunted places. Learn of ghosts and ghouls as you visit the Hard Rock Cafe Banyan Resort Eaton Lodge
From $21.00
Key West Aquarium
"Get up close and personal with sea life at the renowned Key West Aquarium. Make your way to the aquarium and begin your tour of various underwater worlds. Learn about the lives of the creatures of the sea. Explore the diverse habitats of different parts sea urchins and hermit crabs in the Touch Tank. Watch the aquarium’s sharks turtles and rays eat during feeding time and find out about their eating habits. You can even pet a live shark if you dare. Through its association with the Turtle Hospital and the Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network the aquarium is home to a number of sea turtles recovering from injuries. Enjoy your visit with these survivors. And don’t miss the Atlantic Shores Exhibit — a 50000 gallon tank reminiscent of a mangrove environment that is teeming with tropical fish."""
From $15.00

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Key West from the Air

There are many ways to move around Key West, but one of the best has to be seeing the island and surrounding area by sea plane. This is a bit on the pricey side but for those that can afford it, a flight over the islands and out to Dry Tortuga is an opportunity to see the area that few do.

Key West Seaplane Tours
Key West Reservations: 305-293-9300
3471 South Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, Fl 33040

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Nov 15, 2013

Instead of driving to Key West

If you are going to the Keys and south Florida:

- parking is a fortune and you can walk most everywhere. The drive to the Keys is long and not especially interesting if you have had a long flight and driving in Key West is cumbersome.

1) Instead of flying into Miami / Ft Lauderdale and renting a car to drive to key West (a long drive) - here are a couple of better options:

2) Fly into Ft. Meyers / Naples, Fla, and take a ferry to Key West and back. (Fun!)
Key West Shuttle
This high-speed ferry service shuttles passengers between Florida's west coast and Key West in three and a half hours. Service is available to and from Naples and Fort Myers. 1-888-KEYBOAT.

X-Press to Key West
This high-speed ferry service carries passengers between Florida's west coast and Key West in four hours. Service is available to and from Fort Myers Beach. 1-800-273-4496. .

3) Fly into Key West - you do not need a car.

4) If you are insistent on driving to Key West - fly into Miami, Ft. Lauderdale or Fort Meyers/Naples - rent the car for a day, drive to Key West and then - Drop the car off - there are no drop off charges in Florida. Pick a car up again when you are ready to leave - much less hassle.

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Apr 04, 2011

Small Prop Planes

My flight from Ft. Lauderdale to Key West was in a very small plane - pretty much the smallest flown my any of the major airlines. Maybe seated 20. If you are scared of small planes, pay attention to this when booking your flight. There are regional jets that go to Key West, and maybe even larger aircraft from places further away.

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Feb 21, 2008

Violent Landing

My wife and I have been coming down for years now, usually flying into (FLL) Fort Lauderdale then driving down. The drive is beautiful, just beware of the school bus's around 3:00 because you may really get stuck in back of them. This year we will be flying in later this to (EYW) Key West Airport, this will be our second time flying. The first time as we were making our approach to the airport, the Captain of this 50 passenger Jet made the following anouncement "Key West Airport has a very short landing area so make sure all bags are secure, the landing is usually "Violent" so be prepared" well everyone in the plane repeated the word "Violent" and yes it was very rough, as soon as the wheels, the reverse thrusters were engauged along with heavy braking. We were still braking when the Captain made a sharp turn off the runway and looking out my window was the end of the runway and mangroves and water.

Jan 07, 2008
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Key West Airport (EYW)

Yes, Key West does have an airport. It is small, with only smaller aircraft coming in and out. Don't expect the Airbus 380 to be landing here anytime soon.

There is a resterant and gift shop inside the main area (where you check in). However, there are NO food places, shops, or even bathrooms once you pass security. So make sure you have taken care of everything before you go through.

I can see the airport from my balcony, maybe I'll see you fly in?

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Jul 23, 2007

Flying to Key West

I must admit that this is one of the most interesting airplane trips of my life. The weather was overcast as our little jet from Orlando descended to the island. We had to abort the landing and circle the island before getting a good chance to land. Taking off again was also an adventure. The runway is very short, so the pilot had to place the plane on full throttle while holding on to the brakes so that we could get maximum momentum. As we lifted off, the runway quickly disappeared.

The airport is very close to the city. You have between 1 and 2 miles to get to town. If you are a very light traveller and have only a small backpack with you, you can literally walk along a nice path along the coast to town. It will save you a cab ride and give you a chance to stretch your legs. You could even rollerblade between the airport and town if baggage is not an issue!

There are regional carriers serving the Key West airport. Most of the flights come in from other cities in Florida.

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Feb 05, 2005

Key West Airport

I never knew that Key West has an airport! But apparently it does, so if you want to go there, the code is EYW, and it is surprisingly affordable! This is a good way for me to go, since one has to be 25 to rent a car, and I'm not quite there yet.

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Oct 14, 2003

EYW-Key West International Airport

Several major air carriers schedule regular service to both Key West airport and Marathon airport. These include US Airways and ComAir (Delta), and American Eagle Airlines. Many flights are routed through the Miami International Airport, although some smaller airlines, such as Cape Air and private charters, schedule direct flights from many major cities in Florida and the Bahamas. International flights must connect to one of these airlines in Miami.

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May 23, 2003

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There are shuttle flights from...

There are shuttle flights from most florida locations to Key West...I definitely don't recommend a car as there is no place to park and really no where in Key west to drive..Most places are in walking distance and cabs are cheap and plentiful...lots of rental bikes, scooters, mini cars etc
Walking is best...

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Sep 12, 2002

Arrive by plane . . . Beware,...

Arrive by plane . . . Beware, flying directly into Key West is quite pricey unless you find a deal . . . I suggest flying into either Ft. Lauderdale or Miami, renting a car and driving down . . . It will take you about 3 hours, but there is so much to see along the way, you won't mind it
Walk . . . Bike . . . Trolley . . . Parking is hard to find

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Sep 02, 2002

You can fly into Ft....

You can fly into Ft. Lauderdale or Miami Airport and rent a car to drive the rest of the way to the keys.
There several ways to get around Key West once you get down there. You can rent mopeds, bikes, or small moter carts. There is also a trams and small buses that give tours.

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Aug 26, 2002

fly directly in to their...

fly directly in to their airport and taxi to your hotel. The trip down the keys can be breathtaking, but it's long and on the weekends there can be traffic jams.
Stay in the old town and walk (actually stroll) everywhere. Or, if you're energetic or young and impatient, rent a bike. I also recommend the Old Town Trolly tour. You can get off at the spot you want to see and then get back on for a ride to the next spot.

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Aug 26, 2002

Things to Do Near Key West

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Duval Street

Galleries, shops, bars and big beautiful homes with huge porches. Key West is a small island city with a very diverse population. It's a wealthy community, with plenty of regulars just trying to make...
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West Martello Tower

When we lived in Key West there in the late 60s, they hosted a flower show in the winter. If you go at the time of the flower show they have some amazing flowers that you can see in addition to the...
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St. Mary's Star of the Sea Catholic Church

Saint Mary Star of the Sea was established in 1851, making it the oldest Catholic parish in Key West and the fifth oldest in the state. The present church was completed in 1905 (the first church was...
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On the grounds of Hemingway House is a unique cemetery for the six toed cats that live there. Hemingway named his cats after famous people, and that tradition has continued - as can be seen by reading...
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Butterfly Conservatory

Before we cruised to Key West, I had done a lot of research about what to see. I fell in love online with the Key West Butterfly Conservatory. It was our first stop in Key West (CityView Trolley...
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Southernmost Point

It's free and easy to find .. and a must do if your there. . We have only been there twice and don't know that we will return but it was a lot of fun. a party place year round. After that you have to...
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