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Key West for Kids

Kid-friendly activities in Key West: If you’ve ever experienced Key West as an adult, you may be unable to imagine a trip to the island with your kids in tow. Before you write off Key West for the kids, check out this list of activities that doesn’t require you to leave your munchkins with a babysitter—you’ll want to save that for your Duval crawl.

Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
Explore a glass-enclosed habitat filled with tropical plants, exotic birds, waterfalls and over 50 different butterfly species. Finish your tour in the Learning Center, where you’ll get all sorts of information about the butterfly lifecycle and plants of paradise. 
1316 Duval Street

“Do it All” Watersports Adventure
Wear out the kids with six hours of fun in the sun. Spend your day out on the water while enjoying 12 different watersport activities. From parasailing to banana boat rides, Sunset Watersports’ “Do it All” Adventure has it all. Not to mention, this ultimate watersports adventure has discounted prices for children under 12, and kids 5 and under are free!
201 William Street

Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum
This maritime museum takes you all the way back to when ship wrecking and salvaging was a way of life in Key West. In fact, it’s the reason why our little island used to be the richest city in the United States. See live actors, watch films and examine artifacts all while learning about the beautiful, yet treacherous Florida Keys reef.
1 Whitehead Street

Key West Aquarium
Located right next to the Shipwreck Museum, the Key West Aquarium gives you an up close look at the underwater creatures of the Florida Keys.  With shark feeding and a touch tank, your kids will get an opportunity unlike anywhere else on the island.
1 Whitehead Street

All Day Beach Pass
Lay out, kayak, paddleboard, parasail or windsurf on the largest beach in Key West with Sunset Watersports’ All Day Smathers Beach Pass. Let the kids enjoy the water, while you enjoy your lounge chair and cocktail. It’s the best of both worlds!

Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center
Your little ones can play and learn at the Eco-Discovery Center with the world’s only underwater ocean laboratory. Take a virtual dive to 1,600 feet, explore a 2,400 gallon aquarium and watch live video from the reef. This stop is guaranteed to keep your kids’ brains and bodies busy!
35 E Quay Rd, Key West, FL 33040

Mallory Square
At this iconic Key West spot, you and the entire family can enjoy live entertainment by daring street performers, all while watching the famous Key West sunset. Sip on mojitos while the kids enjoy virgin tropical drinks and wave to boats as they sail by the harbor. Don’t worry about missing this island spectacle, as it happens every night at sunset – rain or shine.

Key West Food Tours: A Taste of Key West

Sunset Watersports knows how precious your vacation time is, so we’re always looking for island activities that show you what Key West is all about. Our most recent find: Key West Food Tours . Here’s why we think this island gem is worth your time.

From conch fritters to key lime pie, Key West is a haven for delicious eats. But with close to 400 restaurants in the island’s four mile radius, it can be challenging for both locals and visitors to find the best bites. Key West Food Tours is a cultural walking tour that stops at local restaurants to taste tropical dishes prepared by some of the best chefs on the island. It’s a perfect way to discover local restaurants serving up authentic Key West grub.

Key West Food Tour - Sunset Watersports, Key West FL

Food is often reflective of culture. So is the case here in Key West. On this southernmost food tour, you’ll be introduced to dishes that have been a part of Keys culture for generations, such as Cuban pork, conch fritters and key lime pie. But it’s not just these delicious dishes that makes this tour worth your time… it’s the history. With an impressive wealth of Key West knowledge, your guide provides story after story about what makes the food you’re eating and the island you’re touring so unique. It’s a perfect combination of food, drink, history and entertainment– all topped with that famous Key West flare.

Key West Food Tour - Sunset Watersports, Key West FL

We can’t tell you too much about the secret spots Key West Food Tours takes you to, so you’ll just have to check it out for yourselves. Rain or shine, tours run Wednesday – Saturday; 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Tickets are $65. For more booking and more information about Key West Food Tours, check out their website HERE. Then once you’ve had your fill of food and you’re ready to hit the water, join Sunset Watersports for snorkeling, jet skiing, spirited sunset cruising and more! Check it out right HERE on our website.

Sunset Watersports – Key West’s Premier Activities, Attractions and Watersports Company
Key West Bight * Smathers Beach * Parrot Key Resort * Hurricane Hole Marina
Key West, FL 33040 (305) 296-2554