Tag: Florida Keys
- Ready to hunt some lions? The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and Reef Environment Education Foundation are hosting a Lionfish Derby to expel these invasive species.
- My heart pounds with exhilaration as the 10-passenger plane from Key West Seaplane Adventures roars off the runway at Key West International Airport. Destination: seven remote islands 70 miles to the west called the Dry Tortugas National Park.
- Florida Resident — 3rd Night Free
- Film noir lovers, rejoice. the Humphrey Bogart Film Festival is coming to the Florida Keys May 2-5 — right where one of his famous movies was filmed 65 years ago.
- A Green Parrot Bar tradition for over 20 years in Key West, the refreshing root beer barrel shot is not only addictive but contagious.
- First-time visitors to Key West flood the bars on Duval Street, but we chose to seek out the insider spots where island breezes are abundant, seafood is perfectly prepared, Key-lime martinis are authentic and colorful locals will drink with you till dawn. Here’s our guide to a great night off the beaten track.
- The Weekend: Experiment with water sports in the Middle Keys. Duck Key is your one-stop shop for fun on the water.
Start Here Hawks Cay, smack in the middle of the Florida Keys, is the central spot for waterborne adventure. The all-inclusive resort is home to Sundance Watersports, who will set you up with everything you need and guide you through the best ways to enjoy yourself above, on or under the Atlantic Ocean.
1. Strap yourself to a giant kite and let the wind take you during kiteboarding lessons. There’s a definite learning curve, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be bounding from the water in giant leaps (and landing safely back on the water) under the direction of highly-trained instructors. Warning: The adrenaline boost can be addictive.
2. Take a dive with a snuba excursion. It’s like scuba, but your 30-foot air hose is tethered to a boat at the surface — and you don’t wear a cumbersome tank on your back. Sights of coral reefs that look like alien landscapes (along with tropical fish, moray eels and more) await beneath the surface.
3. Become the dolphin whisperer at the resort’s Dolphin Connection. Get fully in the water with a playful marine mammal for swimming, splashy tricks and unforgettable hugs.
- Visit the African Cemetery in Key West on March 24 to remember those who died in the Transatlantic slave trade.
- Don’t miss Bay Jam, the daylong outdoor music fest in Islamorada at one of the most gorgeous waterfront venues in the Florida Keys.