It’s beach, fishing, swimming and water sports time in Key West! Besides gorgeous island weather, there are many fun things to do in May thru July. Don’t wait to make your reservations at your favorite HISTORIC KEY WEST INN. For a limited time, we are offering our “Stay Longer – Get More” special, available at all five hotels thru July. Earn discounts and freebies for each additional night of your stay. Make your reservations today!
Florida Flats and Backcountry Fishing
Our favorite fishing guide, Captain Lenny Moffo, can get you on Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Cobia, Bonefish, Seatrout and Permit just off our shoreline. Experience sight-fishing from a skiff while you are being poled across the flats.
You can also fish from the shoreline, by wading out on the flats like the anglers pictured here.
Here are a couple of upcoming tournaments:
Annual Ladies Tarpon Tournament
May 22nd -23rd
Women compete in this all-release tournament to catch tarpon in one of the longest-running tournaments in the Keys. Contact Donna Vankirk at 305-289-2248
Key West Gator Club Dolphin Derby
June 25th – 27th
Anglers compete to catch dolphin fish, a plentiful summertime treat off the Keys. The derby raises money for college scholarships. Contact: John Stuempfig (305) 304-7674 for more information.
The Beautiful Beaches of Key West
A half mile stretch of sandy man-made beach. Restrooms, ample parking, concession stands, chair rentals, bike paths, picnic tables, volleyball nets, and watersports rentals: jet skiiing, parasailing, and windsurfing. On South Roosevelt Boulevard.
Fort Zachary Taylor
An 87 acre State Park with a pre-Civil War Fort. Wonderful sunset views. One of the best beaches in Key West, though a bit rocky. Public restrooms, food/drink kiosk, chair rentals, picnic tables and BBQ’s. There is an admission charge. Entrance through Truman Annex at Southard Street.
Wide, sandy beach with a long wooden pier. Restroom facilities, covered picnic tables, Salute! Restaurant on the beach, playground, chair rentals, rafts and watersports rentals. It’s at the end of Reynold’s Street.
The Florida Keys Are In a National Marine Sanctuary
The protected waters of the Florida Keys are home to the third-largest barrier coral reef in the world and entice millions of visitors each year. Read more about our reefs here National Marine Santuary.
Diving and Snorkeling Key West
Inner Reefs – 3 ft. to 30 ft. depth. The inner coral reefs are great for both snorkelers and scuba divers. These extensive reefs are abundant in coral and marine life, with lots of available light. Bring an underwater camera for some stunning shots.
Outer Reefs – 35 ft. to 45 ft. depth. The outer bar provides a slightly deeper dive on beautiful coral formations. These reefs offer some of the nicest corals, gorgonians and larger fish found in the Florida Keys.
Wreck Dives off Key West
Joe’s Tug – 60 to 75 ft. depth. This wreck has been damaged by many hurricanes but is a great dive. Large sections of the wreck are nestled in and around soft and hard corals. It is home to some friendly eels and many inquisitive fish.
The Vandenberg – 140 ft. depth. This recently sunk, world class wreck is over 520 ft. long and is the second largest artificial reef in the world. It sits 40 ft. below the surface, making it accessible to divers of all levels. Explore the unique superstructure, bridge, com-rooms, and crow’s nest with a dive guide.
Visit our site or call 800.549.4430 to make your summer vacation plans today! We’ll see you soon!