What are the best Key West cruise excursions?
Cruise lines bring approximately 800,000 passengers to the island of Key West annually. Although the passengers have vastly different personalities and come from all over the world, when they dock at the port in Key West, most of them want many of the same things: To visit the best Key West attractions and take a tour of the local island hot spots. Here’s a list of the top rated shore excursions for Key West cruise guests:
Old Town Trolley: www.trolleytours.com/key-west
See the best of Key West on the Original “Hop On, Hop Off” trolley tour. Old Town Trolley offers 12 different stops on the island and allows you unlimited re-boarding throughout the day. They also offer the most extensive route map and professionally trained conductors who have toured the island for years.
Conch Tour Train: www.conchtourtrain.com
For more than 50 years, The Conch Tour Train has offered visitors a 90-minute historic tour of Key West that includes comedic commentary and loads of interesting facts. If you’re looking for a quick, concise, and memorable tour of the island then Conch Tour Train is your best bet. This will leave you with plenty of time to enjoy other activities while visiting the island on your Key West cruise excursion.
Fury Water Adventures: www.furycat.com
If adventure is what you’re looking for, this is definitely the excursion for you. Quick adventures include parasailing and Jet Ski tours, which run for about 90 minutes. Longer adventures include snorkeling trips, sunset cruises, and the dolphin watch.
Truman Little White House: www.trumanlittlewhitehouse.com
History buffs will truly enjoy this historic attraction in Key West. The Little White House was used as the Winter White House from 1946-1952 and is still used for government functions today. The Little White House offers guided tours for all the guests and expansive botanical gardens, which offer a relaxing environment to enjoy the tropical weather.
Mel Fisher Museum: www.melfisher.org
Visit the most expansive treasure museum in Key West gathered from the Atocha Shipwreck in 1985. The Nuestra Senora de Atocha wrecked in 1622 off the coast of Key West and it’s estimated that over $450 million of treasure has been recovered. The Mel Fisher Museum gives visitors a taste of some of the treasure recovered from the wreck and tons of information about the recovery process.
Ernest Hemingway Home: www.hemingwayhome.com
The Hemingway Home & Museum is probably one of the most notable attractions in Key West. The historic landmark hosts millions of visitors each year and hundreds of cats! Some of the most interesting features of the home include the botanical gardens, in-ground swimming pool, and historically preserved interior. This is a Key West “Must See” for all types of personalities. Hemingway was a very influential person in Key West history and each year Key West hosts the “Hemingway Days” in July, which offers some very comical experiences for guests of the island.
Now you have the insider's view of the top Key West cruise excursions to make the most of your time on the island. Have fun and be sure to visit our blog and tell us about your cruise to Key West