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Yes, you can walk to the Southernmost Point from the cruise port.  It's about a 30 minute walk.

 

There's lots to do in Key West -- it just depends on your interests.  You can do HO/HO bus rides, self-guided walking tours, visits to the Truman Little White House and to the Hemmingway House, shopping, eating key lime pie, etc. 

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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.

 

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The water is definitely not too chilly!!  Book a snorkel trip through Fury Watersports,  walk from the ship to the end of Greene Street where you'll meet the dive boat.   Do a snorkel trip, grab a slice of key lime pie across the street, then hang out in the Key West Seaport area... great shops, dining, entertainment, all without the chaos of Duval St.  

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Just so you're aware, the Southernmost Point was kind of a disappointment.  In pics it looks like it really is on a far out point of Key West.  In reality, the monument is on the side of the road, next to a building.  There is a small slice of ocean behind it that you can get in your pictures if you're standing at the correct angle.  There's also typically a long line of people waiting on the side of the street to take the iconic picture.  Go see it if it's on your bucket list, but after seeing it, I wouldn't walk 30 minutes for it (we had a golf cart).

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My brother is currently bumming it down there, after retiring from being a truck driver, so he's actually camping in a tent on the military campground there. Anyway, he just wanted to chill down there for a month or two, so he has been. And he's been snorkeling probably 4-5 times in the past month there. So definitely not too chilly in the water!

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