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The Best Key West Adventures Ever!

Aug 10, 2018 3:25:59 PM / by Key West Express posted in Snorkeling, kids, Information, Fishing, Outdoor, Beach, Water Activities, Activities, Attractions, Beaches

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Year round weather makes Key West an ideal vacation spot for outdoor adventure enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies alike. This special little island offers an abundance of opportunities for every indulgence and thrill seeker. Planning ahead allows you to get the most out of your Key West excursion. For your convenience, we have included a selection of details on a variety of heart pumping activities.

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Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery and Tours

Jun 13, 2018 5:45:01 PM / by Key West Express posted in Fort Myers, Distillery, Rum, Cape Coral, Shopping, Attractions

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Back in 2012 a few industrious and rum loving folks had the wondrous idea to make a new rum and distill it right here in southwest Florida, Cape Coral to be exact.  Utilizing Florida's very own sugar cane crops and other locally sourced ingredients, all of their rum is small batch, handcrafted using an American copper still pot.  Rums are then placed into American Kentucky whiskey barrels and aged anywhere from 3 to 14 years. Wicked Dolphin is the largest craft rum distiller in Florida and perhaps in the United States.

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Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Family Fun in Key West

May 24, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Water Activities, Activities, Attractions, Museums, Beaches, Tours, Outdoor

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Summer Time is Family Time


The kids are out of school and it is time to plan a vacation.  Key West is the ideal getaway filled with activities and adventure to make smiles and memories for guests of all ages!

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Key West - the Ultimate Fishing Experience

May 4, 2018 11:45:08 AM / by Key West Express posted in Information, Sports, Fishing, Water Activities

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Go Once and you’ll be HOOKED!


Crystal blue waters and balmy weather make Key West one of the Nation’s best destinations for scuba diving / snorkeling, fishing, sailing and water-sports. USA’s southernmost continental point has more options for sport fishing than any other location.  In between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, Key West is a must do pit stop on many a pelagic fish’s migratory route that make Key West the quintessential Florida fishery. The perfect complement to the abundant waters surrounding this Island, world class chefs prepare your catch any way you like, fresh from the water and direct to your table.

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How long does it take to get to Key West?

Apr 4, 2018 4:31:00 PM / by Key West Express posted in Insider, Information, Fort Myers, Marco Island, Fort Myers Beach

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We get to answer a long list of questions from our guests. And the questions go from the mild to the wild!! Do we allow parrots?? (Yep) Can we take SCUBA Tanks? (Nope) Will the Captain marry us? (Sorry, but another no) The list goes on and on....

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Annual St. Patrick's Day Key West Pub Crawl

Feb 18, 2018 11:01:06 AM / by Key West Express posted in Events, Holiday, Bar & Grill, Old-Town, Casual, Bar, Tours, Walking Distance

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Previously known as....

Key West Suds Run

Key West  celebrates this annual St. Patrick's Day Event  every March 17th.

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Pirates and Wenches and Gold, Oh My!

Oct 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Fort Myers, Insider, Museums

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Pirating in Florida

Florida is well-known as a haven for pirates. The history behind Florida’s pirates is quite fascinating….

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Food Trucks - There & Back Again

Aug 15, 2017 9:30:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in American Cuisine, BBQ, Breakfast, Casual, Events, Outdoor, Seafood

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UNIMAGINABLE CUISINE AND KOOKY CULINARY CREATIONS 

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Grass Skirts and Hawaiian Shirts

Aug 10, 2017 4:55:16 PM / by Key West Express posted in Activities, Events, Outdoor

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Summer can be hot in Southwest Florida with not many outdoor events.  This weekend you are in luck as Fishermen's Village in Punta Gorda will be hosting a “cool” event that is fun for adults, kids and families! Celebrate the sub-tropics at Fishermen’s Village’s “TikiFest” this Saturday, August 12th! 

Fishermen's Village is a waterside event center popular for hosting many cultural events and home to a variety of popular choices for shopping, dining, entertainment and fishing.

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Tie the Knot (a fishermans knot) in Key West!

Jul 25, 2017 12:43:05 PM / by Key West Express posted in Activities, Fishing, Sports, Water Activities

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Go Once and you’ll be HOOKED!


Key West is the ultimate Florida fishing getaway. One of Key West’s most notable novelists, Ernest Hemingway, was an avid fisherman. Key West is one of the most popular game fishing areas in all of North America, attracting visitors from all over the globe. The area also has some of the best spearfishing anywhere. Whether it’s snorkeling or SCUBA, grab your gear and get ready.

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