The Conch Connection

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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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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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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Key West Welcomes Visitors Back After Hurricane Irma

Oct 13, 2017 10:37:43 AM / by Scott Schofield posted in Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach

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It has been a few harrowing weeks in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.   Through the kindness of friends, strangers, neighbors, first repsonders & utility workers, everyone has united to make Key West whole again.  On October 1st, Key West officially reopened to welcome all to this island paradise.  

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Smoke on the Water - Free Family Fun

Apr 14, 2017 2:55:21 PM / by Key West Express posted in Activities, BBQ, Fort Myers, Outdoor

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 Land originally a Native American Calusa settlement hundreds of years ago, became home to the original fort of Fort Myers housing soldiers in the mid-1800s.  In 2003, after a long history the past was blended with the future by restoring the building to its original magnificence, while creating a modern arts facility.  Today, the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers continuously strives to provide world-class arts programming and events to the community and is host to a broad range of events that include film, fashion, music and art.

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Jet Blue Park at Fenway South - Here Come the Boston Red Sox

Mar 15, 2017 5:06:15 PM / by Key West Express posted in Attractions, Fort Myers, Sports

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