The Key West Personalized Day Tour (Tour #5)
Full Day Fun Tour
WE PICK YOU UP: ROUND-TRIP TRANSPORTATION
SUMMARY OF DAY TOUR:
This full day tour to Key West will provide you with plenty of options for discovering Key West history if you choose, and will leave you with plenty of time to explore and have fun on Duvall Street and on the rest of the island! Unlike other companies that merely provide you with transportation to and from the island, and forget about you in between, this tour offers you the personalized service and attention to detail that will truly make this trip fun, rewarding and worth every penny! While on the island, if you are travelling more than 3 blocks, you can request transportation to and from various locations. Also, if you want, let our expert guide provide a 30-minute guided tour of the African Slave Memorial at Higgs Beach. This is the most monumental and important discovery and memorial in Key West! (If you choose) This tour also provides a complimentary entry ticket ($10 value) to either the Custom House museum and gallery, the Lighthouse and Keeper’s House, or the Fort East Martello museum, where the infamous Robert the Doll resides. The focus though is to have your own time to individually explore. Have lunch on your own, enjoy the afternoon making your way all around town, and just before sunset, if you choose, wrap up the visit with the spectacle that is sunset at Mallory Square. Mallory Square features all kinds of wonderfully eclectic and entertaining street performers.
Travelling to and from the island includes free Wi-Fi, frequent bathroom stops, and a personable guide to answer all your questions. During the drive to the island participate in our short trivia contest; with a prize awarded to the winner. As you travel over the many bridges in the Keys, take in the beautiful views of the ocean as you look out of the large windows of our brand new sprinter style vehicle. Pick up is at 6:00 or 6:30 a.m. Return to your hotel or location will be about 10:30 p.m. This is a comfortable and flexible experience. Enjoy the personalized attention that will make your trip to Key West unforgettable.
THE AFRICAN SLAVE MEMORIAL:
Learn about and become inspired by the effort to find the unmarked graves of African slaves; and to understand the history of Key West’s role in rescuing them from the extremely harsh treatment of the illegal slave trade in the Caribbean. 9 graves were identified. 294 bodies lie somewhere nearby. It is without a doubt worth the stop for this 30-minute tour. It is the most significant discovery and memorial in all of the Keys!
*Please note that visiting any of these historical sites is optional. It is fine to skip them and simply enjoy your individual time exploring the island.
The beautifully restored Romanesque style building was the first Federal building on Key West (“Key West Travel Guide”). According the the Key West Art & Historical Society, “this four-story architectural marvel was built to keep pace with the increasing population and wealth accumulating from Key West’s lucrative trade routes and maritime industries.” It currently features the provocative Stanley Papio installation art exhibit, the Tennessee Williams art exhibit, and much more.
LIGHTHOUSE AND KEEPER’S QUARTERS:
This museum honors the men and women and families who served the people of Key West during sickness, war and damaging weather events. There are 88 steps. Walk to the top for an incredible view of the town and the ocean. Explore the museum to see how the light keepers and their families lived in the 19th Century and early 20th Century. Admire Key West’s maritime heritage (Key West Art & Historical Society).
FORT EAST MARTELLO:
Built as a fort for the Union Army in the Civil War, it was left abandoned for years. Mostly restored to its mid-19th Century design, the fort possesses interesting relics from the war. It also possesses a creepy vibe, as it is also home to numerous provocative exhibits from Key West’s most eclectic and bizarre history; including that of Robert the Doll. If you visit, you are implored to be nice to Robert, or else!
FIND THE REAL FLORIDA!
- Adults: $148
- Children (ages 12 and under): $125
ASK US ABOUT A PRIVATE TOUR RATE FOR YOUR FAMILY OR GROUP!
- Pick up at 6 a.m. or 6:30 a.m. at your hotel.
- We pick up from most hotels and locations in Broward south of Commercial Blvd., and from North Dade County. However, we also pick up from North Beach Park – at 3601 N. Ocean Dr. in Hollywood – or at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino – at 1 Seminole Way off of Route 441 (St. Rd. 7) in Ft. Laudrdale / Hollywood (in the southern most self-parking lot).
- Drop off at about 10:00 to 10:30 p.m. at same location.
- Provided: Water throughout the day, entry to the African Slave Memorial, and to one of the following historical sites (if you choose): Custom House, Lighthouse Keeper’s Quarters and Museum, or the Fort East Martello museum.
- Minimum of 4 passengers required for this day tour.
- Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults.
- Purchase 5 reservations, and get the 6th for free.