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  1. If your time permits, Danger Charters has a half day trip which includes a snorkel stop and a guided kayak tour around a mangrove island and they provide shortie wetsuits. They go out of slips # 7, 8 and 9 which are all very close to the cruise ship docks. Otherwise, Sebago rents wetsuits for their trips. It used to be $10.00. Pjk
  2. The Floridays does a nice three hour snorkel trip out to the reef (and you won't be with 100 other people) ---> https://floridayskeywest.com/ Pjk
  3. The Echo II will take up to 19 passengers ---> https://www.dolphinecho.com/ Give them a call. They moor over at the Bight so you can walk there. Pjk
  4. If you are returning to Key West and are familiar with many of the sights or if you don't need a guided tour you can hop on the Duva Loop bus and ride it for free. It's basically a HOHO ride ---> https://www.carfreekeywest.com/duval-loop-bus The loop looks very similar to the Conch Trolley tour. Pjk
  5. Hemingway kiddingly said that his house was on Mount Key West. It was on the highest point of the island, some 14 or so feet above sea level. But it was enough for him to have one of the first pools on the island built. There's an interesting article in the archives of the Key West Chronicle where he describes to the interviewer where it will be, the depth, etc. Pjk
  6. The Kojin Noodle Bar opens at 11:00 (12:00 on Sundays) ---> https://www.yelp.com/biz/kojin-noodle-bar-key-west An easy walk. Pjk
  7. Unfortunately one of the best things, the Lighted Boat parade, is too early in December for you but the Conch Train does several decorated house tours ---> https://www.conchtourtrain.com/key-west-holiday-events.html Pjk
  8. I like Island Dogs on Front Street but they are twice as expensive outside of happy hour... Otherwise, The Half Shell Raw Bar or The Conch Republic Seafood Co. at the Bight. Pjk
  9. Grouper, prepared any way you want it, is one of the fish listed on the Half Shells catch-of-the-way menu. The menu never changes but the fish available do. They only serve catch-of-the-day if it is just that, so you know it's fresh. My favorite way it's prepared is blackened. https://www.halfshellrawbar.com/ Pjk
  10. Check one of the Key West Events Calendars ---> https://keywest.com/calendar/ Pjk
  11. Two: The Half Shell Raw Bar at the Bight, but closer to the docks and a place you might not stumble upon, the beach-side bar at the Pier House, 1 Duval Street. Pjk
  12. Hit Turtle Kraals for either a basket of their fish & chips or a flight of ceviche - four kinds. Pjk
  13. At the Bight there's one between the Schooner Wharf Bar and Turtle Kraals and it's handicap accessible, and there's one right on the docks at the harbor master's office. Pjk
  14. I stopped going to Key West in late November because it was too cold to snorkel, but at that time Danger Charters would provide shorty wetsuits with the cost of their trips and Sebago would rent them for $10.00 pp. You'd have to check if they still do this. Pjk
  15. No, no voucher. Just tickets. I don't know if you can load them to your phone and use that , but I doubt it. Pjk
  16. You could do the morning (9:00 - 1:00) trip with the Tortuga IV. Bennies are that it will cost you less than a private charter, you can walk to the boat form the cruise ship docks, they provide everything you will need, and you will have plenty of time afterwards to take your catch to Dante's or the Half Shell Raw Bar who will cook 'em up for you ---> http://tortugacharters.com/trips/ Pjk
  17. The obvious thing would be to browse the buskers and musicians and food vendors right there on Mallory Docks prior to sunset. What date will you be there? You might be able to see it from the docks or at least from the ship as you leave Key West. Pjk
  18. That information is correct, but how do they know where you are coming from? If you go to the OTT web page there is a chat function which is very useful. Pjk
  19. The stops are not "progressive" in the sense that you need to know what's at stop 1 to understand what's at stop 2, 3, etc. You can board for the first time at any stop so your plan is good. And FWIW there's three (at least) good places for breakfast only a few minute's walk from the S'most Point, all of which are on Duval ---> The Banana Cafe ---> http://www.bananacafekw.com/ (hint - La Formidable) Croissants de France ---> http://www.croissantsdefrance.com/ (hint - poached eggs in a toasted brioche) La Grignote ---> http://lagrignotecafe.com/ (hint - anyth
  20. Usually in the end of summer doldrums they run this special ---> https://www.drytortugas.com/email/?utm_term=Explore Lots of restrictions, though. Pjk
  21. Here ---> http://www.keyscashsaver.com/category/key-west-butterfly-and-nature-conservatory/ This will pay for your treat at Mattheesen's Ice Cream ---> http://mattskeywest.com/our-story/ Pjk
  22. How's this ---> https://www.keywesttravelguide.com/key-west-cemetery-map-self-guided-tour/ Pjk
  23. There should also be discounts for everyone else in the party. Pjk
  24. It means that they will be under power getting people the approximately 7 miles form the reef to the docks on Key West. Under power usually is 2 -3 knots which isn't too bad but the ride will depend on the swell which, in turn, will depend on the wind. Sails up or down on these very large catamarans don't make a lot of difference, and because of their size they will be relatively stable. You can usually check the weather forecast a few days in advance and book if it's good with little wind. https://pjk.smugmug.com/Key-West-July-20-July-28-2019/i-PqBHpR2/A Pjk
  25. Just in Case ---> https://www.furycat.com/key-west/things-to-do-for-birthdays Pjk
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