Florida Keys for Families a to z guideS
The Florida Keys is famous for its sunsets, and sunset celebrations.
Mallory Square's Dock and Hilton Pier Sunset Celebration - Gulf end of Duval Street, Key West, (800) 648-6269 FREE
Each evening visitors and residents in Key West and the Florida Keys take in the sunset ritual and celebrate at Mallory Square or at one of the many restaurant deck's available to patrons. Spectators arrive at Mallory or the Hilton Pier an hour early to watch the street theater buskers; jugglers, animal acts, fire eaters, musicians, and other entertainers vying for their attention and tips. Sunset celebrations
Fort Zachary Taylor State Park - Key West - Since the park closes at sunset, you must enter prior to closing time. Plan on getting to the park at least fifteen minute prior to closing. Many hotels, and restaurants will post the time of sunset so you can watch Mother Nature do her thing.
The Top Lounge at the La Concha Hotel, 430 Duval Street, Key West - 305-296-2991 - A good place for cocktails and for the family watch the sunset. Kids will enjoy the elevator to the top and the panoramic views of Key West from six stories up.
The Lore lei - Mile Marker 82, Bay side, Islamorada, Florida Keys - A nice spot for a Florida Keys sunset celebration. Easily located. Look for the huge mermaid sign on US 1.
- Morada Bay - MM 81 Bay side Islamorada, Florida Keys - Sandy beach with all sorts of places to set to watch the sunset. Good spot for the kids too if you bring a shovel and pail and partake of the sunset celebration.
Wide World Sportsman - MM 81 Islamorada, Florida Keys - Right next door to Morada Bay. Nice views of Florida Keys sunsets from the upper deck and shoreline. Lots to do before and after the Florida Keys sunset. Children and adults will like the indoor aquarium and tour of Hemingway's boat.
Everglades Park - Main Entrance State Road 9336 about 10 miles southwest of Florida City - admission $10 per vehicle
Sunsets can be seen from Taylor Slough area on the main park road - low horizon sunset and panoramic sky.
Anhinga Trail - guided walk night walk by Ranger Monday and Saturday beginning at the Royal Palm Visitor Center located four miles from the entrance to the park
Pond at Long Pine Key campground - seven miles from main entrance sunsets and pine trees.
Pa-kay-okee Overlook - 13 miles from entrance sky vistas and sunset with view of bald cypress trees
Sunset Cruises - Take the family for a sunset cruise. There are a number of places providing sunset cruises to choose from in the Keys. Make plans ahead of time and choose among sailboat, large schooner, catamaran or powerboat. Some cruises start with a sight seeing offer dinner and finish off with sunset.
Captain Sterling's Champagne Sunset Cruises - Key Largo - 1-888-224-6044, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Come with us to celebrate a Key Largo Sunset in the smooth waters of Florida Bay. Key West can't compare to our Key Largo sunsets! The best the Florida Keys has to offer, anywhere!
Sunset Weddings - romantic Champagne Sunset wedding on the smooth waters of Florida Bay where you can have OUR DOLPHIN as your Bridal Attendents !! They can help you arrange any type of wedding , from under water, to on board their 30 passenger boat, the Bay Princess! Experience in arranging Florida Keys Weddings for over 15 years!
Keylypso Catamaran at the Island Tiki Bar and Restaurant - Overseas Highway - MM 53- Marathon Sunset sails aboard the catamaran - reservations - 305 -743-7655
Horizon Catamaran Sail Cruise - MM60 - Duck Key - 305-743-7000. Ext. 3555
Aboard the Horizon Sunset Cruises on 40' catamaran - $30 per person includes sail, sunset, refreshments, and champagne - for mom, dad and the kids. Duck Key is the island headquarters for Snorkeling, Sailing, Sunset cruises and glass bottom boat tours. Located at the Hawk's Cay marina docks, the Snorkel Center is less than a two minute walk from resort rooms at the Hawk's Cay Inn and villas at Hawk's Cay Village and about a fifteen minute drive from Islamorada or Marathon
Sombrero Reef Explorers - Sunset Cruise sails every night from Sombrero Resort, Sombrero Blvd. Marathon, FL - 305-743-0536
Freya Sunset Cruises - MM 85, Lorelei Restaurant and Marina, Islamorada, 305-664-2692 From fall to spring, the schooner Freya, provides sunset cruises on Florida Bay. Advance reservations required . Patrons provide own food and drinks.
Discovery Glass Bottom Boats Tours - Key West - 251 Margaret St. - Lands End Marina 305-293-0099, 800-262-0099,
Discovery is a 78 foot, triple decker boat which makes several trips daily to the Eastern Dry Rocks. The last trip of the day is scheduled to conclude with a views of the setting sun and the entertainers and crowds at Mallory Square Dock. The beginning of the trip provides views of Key West from the harbor and some Key West history.This is followed by under water views of plants, different types of coral, and marine animals at the reef.
Key West Sailing - Key West , URL: http://www.keywest-sailing.com , Sailing charters leaving from convenient downtown location. Day trips and sunsets available aboard the 38 foot cruising sloop, Double Decker. Contact Name: Bob Decker. Families welcome. 305-731-7232
Reef Explorer Key West Harbor Tour- Ocean Key Resort Marina, Duval Street, Key West, 305-296-9914 - http://www.subtropic.com - Fee: $25 adults, $12 ages 6 to 12. under 6 sail free. the The catamaran Reef Explorer leaves the Ocean Key Resort Marina at 4:30 PM for a ninety minute narrated cruise of Key West Harbor. Trips are scheduled to include sunset celebration at Mallory Dock.
Everglades Safari Champagne Sunset Cruise - MM 102 Bayside, Dolphin Cove, Key Largo, 305-853-5161, 888-224-6044 . A ninety minute sunset cruise on the Bay Princess.
Appledore Charter Windjammer (October through May) - 201 William Street, Key West, 305-296-9992 , Sunset cruise and champagne on the Appledore, a 85 foot two masted schooner Reservations a Must. Appledoren also has snorkel trips to the reef during the day.
A to Z INDEX OF CATEGORIES
SAILING - LESSONS, SAILBOAT RENTALS, SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT
SANDALS AND SHOES
SCHOOLS - REGISTRATION, IMMUNIZATION (public),
SNORKELING AND SNUBA,
SUNSET CELEBRATIONS AND CRUISES
YOUTH GROUPS, ORGANIZATIONS, AND CENTERS (see also CAMPS),
ZOOS (see ANIMALS )
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