Coral reefs, often referred to as the rain forests of the sea, are a living organism and make up the largest and most diverse ecosystems. The Florida Reef is the third largest barrier reef in the world. It boasts over 1000 species of fish and over 100 species of hard and soft coral.
Whether expert or novice, come explore the underwater world of the Florida Keys. The crystal clear waters of “America’s Caribbean” has something for everyone to enjoy. You can take the plunge in beautiful bays teaming with schools of tropical fish, swim with the sea turtles, and discover natures wonders of the world.
Dolphin watching in Key West is experienced exactly as it should be, which is in their natural habitat. Key West Boat Rentals will take you through calm waters to an area known as the Dolphin Playground. Here you will enjoy resident Key West dolphin socializing, playing, feeding, and if you are lucky, even mating. Our expert guides will share their knowledge of Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin and their behavioral patterns.
Fishing, Spearfishing, and Lobstering
Whether you are bonefishing, going for tarpon in the back country, reef fishing for grouper and snapper, or trolling the deep for mahi-mahi and sailfish, the Florida Keys are truly a sportsman’s paradise.
Key West boat rentals uses only top quality fishing gear. If you prefer light tackle or if you are an offshore angler, we have the right equipment to fit your needs.
For you underwater enthusiasts, spearfishing and lobstering in Key West are favorite local past times. Fortunately our captains here at Key West Boat Rental are “conchs”, born and raised in the Florida Keys. They know the secret spots to put you on the fish.
Beaches and Island Hopping
There are over 1700 islands, islets, and keys that make up the Florida Keys archipelago. Exploring the back country and discovering hidden gyms and secluded beaches are a must do on everyone’s list. Our two personal favorites are Boca Grande and Snipes Point.
Boca Grande is 183 acre key located 9 miles west of Key West with a beautiful white sand beach located on the leeward side of the island. Enjoy your picnic lunch, lounge on the beach, or snorkel a near by ship wreck.
Snipes Point is a secret hotspot accessible by local knowledge only. To get there you will cruise through a maze of islands and mangrove lagoons. Once there you will relish the beauty of a postcard perfect sandbar. Soak up the sun, play in the water, and live like a local. The amount of time spent there isn’t always up to you—as the tide rolls in you will watch your paradise sink below the sea.