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.
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.
Directions from Key West International Airport to Port of Key West