The Key West Personalized Day Tour

Full Day Tour: ROUND-TRIP TRANSPORTATION

Overview

SUMMARY OF DAY TOUR:

Unlike other companies that merely provide you with transportation to and from the island, and forget about you in between, this tour offers you the personalized service and attention to detail that will truly make this an incredible experience.

Round-trip transportation in a nice sprinter style vehicle. We suggest pick up at about 6:00 a.m. due to the length of drive to Key West. If driving straight there from Miami, arrival would be at about 9:45 a.m. 
 
We can provide a couple of places to stop while en route. We have different suggestions as nice places to get out and stretch your legs, and use the bathroom as well. One such stop is the Wild Bird Sanctuary in Key Largo. This is a wonderful 20 minute stop with the opportunity to see many birds of prey, as well as other birds, that are being rehabilitated by this fine organization. Let us make some other suggestions as well… like a butterfly garden in Key Largo, a nature trail in a true coastal hardwood hammock (one of the last of its kind in Florida), a shopping location containing pieces made by local artists in the Keys, Robbie’s Fish Camp where you can feed the tarpon and shop some more, and many other interesting places to see along the way. (Of course, bare in mind, any stops will add to the travel time to Key West). While driving, our guide can provide intriguing narration about the history and ecology of the Keys, and answer any questions about you may have. You will thoroughly enjoy the close to 50 bridges on the way down, with breathtaking panoramic views of the ocean.
 
In Key West, for your roughly 7 hours on the island, you will have unlimited access to the driver and vehicle. You can easily go from one side of the island to the other, and be dropped off at various locations as well. You can always walk around Key West too, with our driver on call. You will have his/her cell phone number to arrange quick pick up. We have many suggestions for places to visit and fun things to do on Key West. We are experts on the island. We will do our best to help in arranging tickets or reservations if you’d like as well.
There will be a cooler on board with bottled water, sparkling water and soft drinks. We will have fresh fruit and snacks on hand as well. We can provide sunscreen too upon request. All aspects of this trip and tour are all-inclusive.
We can also provide complimentary entry tickets to either the East Martello Museum, the West Martello Museum, the Customs House or the Lighthouse Keeper’s Museum. We can also provide a complimentary 20 minute tour of one of the most significant sites in all of the Keys, the recently discovered African Slave Memorial site. These of course are just a few of the many choices of things to do and places to visit that are available to you during your visit to Key West. There is the Hemmingway House, the Audubon House, the Mel Fisher Museum, and so much more (entry to these locations not included). The guide will of course also be more than happy to take pictures of you and your friends or family at some locations, like the Southernmost Point in the Continental U.S. Enjoy some alcoholic beverages if you’d like. Yes, some like to do that in Key West! Taking the worry of driving out of the equation. Relax and enjoy.
Reflect on your beautiful fun-filled day spent with family and friends. The return trip will begin at about 5 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. Times back to Miami and Ft. Lauderdale areas will vary; depending on exact locations.
A Description of Some Places You May Find Interesting: 

THE AFRICAN SLAVE MEMORIAL 

Learn about and become inspired by the effort to find the unmarked graves of African slaves; and to understand the history of Key West’s role in rescuing them from the extremely harsh treatment of the illegal slave trade in the Caribbean. 9 graves were identified. 294 bodies lie somewhere nearby. It is without a doubt worth the stop for this 30-minute tour. It is the most significant discovery and memorial in all of the Keys!

*Please note that visiting any of these historical sites is optional. It is fine to skip them and simply enjoy your individual time exploring the island.

CUSTOM HO– USE:

The beautifully restored Romanesque style building was the first Federal building on Key West (“Key West Travel Guide”). According the the Key West Art & Historical Society, “this four-story architectural marvel was built to keep pace with the increasing population and wealth accumulating from Key West’s lucrative trade routes and maritime industries.” It has featured such exhibits as the provocative Stanley Papio installation art exhibit, the Tennessee Williams art exhibit, and much more.

LIGHTHO– USE AND KEEPER’S QUARTERS:

This museum honors the men and women and families who served the people of Key West during sickness, war and damaging weather events. There are 88 steps. Walk to the top for an incredible view of the town and the ocean. Explore the museum to see how the light keepers and their families lived in the 19th Century and early 20th Century. Admire Key West’s maritime heritage (Key West Art & Historical Society).

FORT EAST MARTELLO:

Built as a fort for the Union Army in the Civil War, it was left abandoned for years. Mostly restored to its mid-19th Century design, the fort possesses interesting relics from the war. It also possesses a creepy vibe, as it is also home to numerous provocative exhibits from Key West’s most eclectic and bizarre history; including that of Robert the Doll. If you visit, you are implored to be nice to Robert, or else!

FIND THE REAL FLORIDA!

Rates:
  • Up to 2 guests ($1175)
  • Up to 4 guests ($1250)
  • Up to 6 guests ($1325)
  • Up to 8 guests ($1395)
  • Up to 10 guests ($1450)
  • Up to 13 guests ($1525)

Photos from Previous Trips