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Key West Outdoor Activities

Known for sun, sand, sea and sunsets – Key West, Florida is an idyllic island spot for active adventurers. The southernmost spot in the continental United States is a readymade tropical paradise for epic endeavors. Set in a haven of vitamin D and vitamin sea, the opportunities for outdoor activities are endless. With enviable spots for social media posts, sensational sunsets and activities for all palates – Key West’s laid-back attitude and outdoor oasis await your arrival. Spend your vacation time in this land of grown up fun and you’re soon to find yourself camping at a national park, hiking a gorgeous trail, spending an afternoon in a seaplane or getting a bike tour from a local.

There’s genuine spirit, quirky characters and eclectic energy in Key West. Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, land or sea, luxury or budget – it’s here. Evening sunset parties with local celebrities at Mallory Square, daytime delights of Ernest Hemingway fame along Duval Street, hours spent in flip-flops and sea and land adventures fit for all ages entertain thousands of locals and visitors annually. Spend thrilling active hours by sunlight or moonlight and fill in the in between with whatever your pleasure. Take a scenic drive on the Overseas Highway, grab your downward dog, splash an oar off the side of a paddle board, parasail, bike and put on your game face. Key West is ready for you.

Close up of the Key West Butterfly House

What can I do without getting wet?

Key West is all about getting outside. Spend a day on two wheels tooling your way around the island with a local, hang with winged creatures while extolling the beautiful and calm nature of butterflies or scoot your way around the island and experience your own adventures. Whether you’re up for a day on the greens or a morning savasana on the sand – Key West land adventures are ready and waiting.

Outdoor adventures on land

People on a Fury parasail

How can I fly?

How many times have you watched the seagulls soar above the waves and wished you could see what it is like to be just like them? In Key West, we have many ways to help you do just that. Whether you’re in the market for a tour from above and want to check out the sights at one of our awesome national parks, are looking to dangle your feet while you check out the scenery or are interested in a thrilling dive out of a plane – we’ve got it. Get here, get active – we can’t wait to see you.

Outdoor adventures on air

Key West Sunset Sail

Amidst the waves

The water is the reason you’re here. Whether you drove or flew, you’ve landed and can’t wait to dive right in. We’ve got rentals and tours for everything under the sun. If you’re looking to stand-up paddle board or spend a day rocking the oars of a kayak – it’s here. Want to spend a day in a gorgeous sailboat? You can do that too. Looking for a heart-thumping experience on a kiteboard? We’ve got it. Snorkeling, fishing, jet skiing – you name it, we can help you make it happen. Jump in the waves with us – we’re ready for you.

Outdoor adventures on water

Key West Dry Tortuga island

Blend it all

We know… It’s your vacation and you want it all. We think you should have it all too. Grab a seaplane or a ferry and head to Dry Tortugas National Park to spend a few days camping and experiencing a spectacular Floridian national park. Get yourself to Fort Zachary Taylor State Park for a day of yoga on the sand, hiking, swimming, picnicking with the family and getting your fill of our endless sun. Tour the lands, dip your toes in the water, commune with nature and relax yourself in the outdoor opportunities of Key West.