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Key West Travel Guide Is Against Dredging for Cruise Ships

  There is already too much pressure on our eco-system and quality of life to accommodate bigger and more ships. Enough is enough!   “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” -Dr. Seuss Key West Travel Guide wants to make it abundantly clear: we are against dredging in the Florida Keys to accommodate larger and more cruise ships. For too long, Key West has thoughtlessly welcomed an ever increasing number of cruise ships to our port, ignoring damage they do to the fragile eco-system and the quality of life for its...

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INFOGRAPHIC: Key West’s Glass Ceiling

Few women have broken through the wage disparity with men. Have you ever wondered what wages and earnings are like in Key West?  What do men and women earn in their various professions? Key West Travel Guide took a look at the recent census data and compiled the data into an infographic. The results of our research were so interesting we thought we’d share what we learned with you. There are a few occupations where women earn more than men, including: Education, legal, community service, arts, & media Food preperation and serving Personal care and service Transportation (though...

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CAUGHT ON SATELLITE: Key West Cruise Ship Causing HUGE Silt Plume

Cruise ships are already too large for the shallow Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Yet some want even larger ships. Old time residents of Key West bemoan how the nearshore water is no longer crystal clear. Locals who snorkel and dive the reef wonder where the 100-foot visibility days went. Fishermen shake their heads at how dredging the main ship channel to accommodate larger ships destroyed miles of coral and sea-bottom communities, on which many fish are dependent, while allowing large cruise ships to regularly stir up the bottom and silt the water with their massive propellers. Yet...

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Key West Aquarium

Things to Do Menu Attractions and Tours Bareboat Yacht Charter Bike Tour Dolphin Encounters Dry Tortugas Eco Tours Fishing Glass-Bottom Boat Tour Golf Kayak Tours Parasailing in Key West Snorkel Trips Sunset Sails Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square Watersports Package Waverunner Jet Ski Tours   Learn about Key West’s ocean eco-system and see local fish and invertebrates up close. Key West Aquarium guide showing a live nurse shark to visitors. When the Key West Aquarium opened for business during the Great Depression in 1934 it was the islands first tourist attraction....

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Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

Things to Do Menu Attractions and Tours Bareboat Yacht Charter Bike Tour Dolphin Encounters Dry Tortugas Eco Tours Fishing Glass-Bottom Boat Tour Golf Kayak Tours Parasailing in Key West Snorkel Trips Sunset Sails Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square Watersports Package Waverunner Jet Ski Tours   Glass atrium alive with colorful butterflies and tropical birds. A walk through here is magic. You will have a unique opportunity to observe butterflies and birds in an indoors, controlled tropical setting. The Butterfly & Nature Conservatory is one of Key West’s newer attractions...

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Conch Tour Train

Things to Do Menu Attractions and Tours Bareboat Yacht Charter Bike Tour Dolphin Encounters Dry Tortugas Eco Tours Fishing Glass-Bottom Boat Tour Golf Kayak Tours Parasailing in Key West Snorkel Trips Sunset Sails Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square Watersports Package Waverunner Jet Ski Tours   City tour that lazily winds its way throughout the historic quarter while pointing out Key West sites. Conch Tour Train – a good way to get the lay of the land. The Conch Tour Train has taken millions of visitors all over the island in their bright yellow “trains” since 1958. The...

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Old Town Trolley

Things to Do Menu Attractions and Tours Bareboat Yacht Charter Bike Tour Dolphin Encounters Dry Tortugas Eco Tours Fishing Glass-Bottom Boat Tour Golf Kayak Tours Parasailing in Key West Snorkel Trips Sunset Sails Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square Watersports Package Waverunner Jet Ski Tours   City tour which permits passengers to disembark at ten locations throughout the historic quarter. The Trolley, as it is locally known, makes 10 stops on it’s route throughout the historic area of Key West. The Old Town Trolley differs from the Conch Tour Train only in it giving you...

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Key West July 4th Fireworks Cruises

Things to Do Menu Attractions and Tours Bareboat Yacht Charter Bike Tour Dolphin Encounters Dry Tortugas Eco Tours Fishing Glass-Bottom Boat Tour Golf Kayak Tours Parasailing in Key West Snorkel Trips Sunset Sails Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square Watersports Package Waverunner Jet Ski Tours   Watch the Key West fireworks show from the water, with a choice of boats and amenities. If you will be in Key West during the July 4th weekend, plan on seeing the Independence Day fireworks display. Fireworks in Key West will be launched off the White Street pier. But the best place...

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Alan S Maltz Gallery

Arts Menu Galleries Public Art Theaters Fine-art photographer known for his stunning photos of Florida landscapes and seascapes. The Alan Maltz Gallery on Upper Duval Street – located in an historic wood frame building. Inspired works of art by renowned fine-art photographer Alan S. Maltz, author of Key West Color & Miami: City of Dreams. Alan Maltz is considered one of Florida’s most respected fine art photographers.  His photographs are in many public and private collections. Stunning photos of Florida wildlife, landscapes, architecture, and life are on display...

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Archeo Gallery

Arts Menu Galleries Public Art Theaters Fine tribal and native artwork from around the world, including handmade rugs, African artifacts, and Indonesian furniture. Archeo Gallery on Upper Duval Street features fine examples of native and tribal artwork from around the world. The Archeo Gallery is part of the vibrant, Upper Duval Street art scene. Here, you will find ancient art for modern life. Offerings include unique & vibrant tribal Gabbeh rugs made of hand spun wool & knotted by nomads, handmade teak furniture from Java, and ceremonial art of Africa. Hours: Open...

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