Port of Call Information

Port of Call Information

Key West, Florida


Average Yearly High Temperature in Fahrenheit (°F)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
70 71 74 77 81 83 85 84 83 80 76 72

Overview

Key West lies near the end of the chain of islands known as the Florida Keys, and is the southern-most city in the continental United States. The island-community is located north of Cuba and southwest of Miami. The island has an area of about 4 square miles. Key West initially developed because of its proximity to the Florida Straits, the abutting Florida Reef, strong offshore ocean currents, and the area's unpredictable winds, combined with a large natural deep-water harbor and deep channels into the harbor. The Florida Straits are the northern-most sea passage from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean. For centuries this passage formed part of the nautical trade route that carried ships from Caribbean and South America and finally back to Europe. The location of Key West serves as a gateway both to the Caribbean and between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico was recognized by the military at a very early date. Another important factor in the development of the City has been its proximity to Cuba.

Things to Do

Like any other port Key West water sports offers jet ski tours, small boat, dolphin encounters, kayak tours through the backcountry mangrove island, and kayak fishing just to name a few. Dolphin trips out of Key West and the lower Florida Keys. Learn about wild dolphins and see them in their natural habitat.

While in Key west also enjoy swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling are ideal at most beaches in Key West. Fishing is allowed off the piers at most beaches. Key West activities offer recreation while you visit Key West Florida. See the Dry Tortugas by sea plane or fast catamaran, see wild dolphins, even go kayaking.

Visit Key West and go flats fishing, fly fishing, deep sea fishing and Dry Tortugas fishing. Key West water sports will show you the wave runner rentals and tours around Key West.

Snorkel Key West and see the United States only living coral reef. Scuba dive Key West and see a ship wreck. Opportunities are endless in the Keys.

Driving Directions

Directions from Key West International Airport to Port of Key West

  • Go WEST on FARALDO CIR toward S ROOSEVELT BLVD
  • Turn RIGHT onto S ROOSEVELT BLVD / US HIGHWAY A1A.
  • Turn LEFT onto ATLANTIC BLVD.
  • Turn RIGHT onto WHITE ST.
  • Turn LEFT onto TRUMAN AVE / US-1.
  • Turn RIGHT onto WHITEHEAD ST / US-1.
  • Turn RIGHT onto GREENE ST.
  • Turn LEFT onto FITZPATRICK ST.
  • Finally end at Port of Key West

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