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Five Fun Things To Do On the Water

Sail Away 

From reefs and wrecks to sunrises, sunsets, and starlit skies, experience Key West the way it was meant to be. Enjoy a daytime sail, or catch an unforgettable Florida Keys sunsets aboard schooners, private charters or catamarans on a sunset sail.

Dive & Snorkel 

Discover colorful corals, diverse fish species, dolphins, and other mammals, all while appreciating the natural beauty of Key West. With several different options to snorkel the Keys, The Perry’s Island Experience Team can organize any kind of authentic Keys experience, whether it’s a trip to The Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg wreck, Key West’s coral reef, the third largest barrier reef in the world and the only living reef in North America, and anything in-between.

Watch & Learn Eco-Trips 

Learn all about our coral reefs and Citizen Science, a growing movement within the eco-tourism community which allows everyday folks the opportunity to participate in coral and mangrove restoration and management. One of the top eco-tours in South Florida, Namaste’ Eco Guides can share interesting history and knowledge of the Keys and area during the tour.

Want to spot dolphins in their natural habitat? Hop aboard Key West’s #1 Dolphin Watch Trip, Dolphin Safari with Captain Gary and his crew. Your private charter boat departs right from the Stock Island Marina and will indulge your senses as you pass over natural sands through the blue waters of Key West into the playgrounds of wild dolphins.

Cast A Line & Go Fish 

Hungry for the ultimate fishing experience? Look no further than next door to The Perry Hotel Key West, at Y-KNOT Charters, or any of our other fabulous fishing boats located right outside your door at the Stock Island Marina. Y-KNOT, captained by Ralph Thoren, offers immersive and adventurous deep sea excursions that last from as little as four hours to as many as several days.

Cruise in comfort to the best fishing grounds for everything from mackerel to tuna, kingfish, Mahi Mahi, king mackerel, mangrove snappers, triggers, bluefish, and sailfish, among others (depending on the season). You’ll catch and enjoy delicious fish, and there will be plenty to go around. Each fishing charter includes your fishing license, and all amenities needed for fishing and exploring the best of the bounty available deep in the waters surrounding Key West and Stock Island.

Kayak or Paddle

Discover the canals on your own, or join a tour with Lazy Dog Adventures, where you’ll enjoy a slower, steadier water experience aboard a paddleboard or kayak and cruise the scenic, serene waters. Their tours include a paddle through the beautiful Keys mangroves where you’re sure to spot nurse sharks, tarpon, starfish and various other fish, birds, and wildlife.

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