Florida Keys for Families a to z guideW
WALKING (see also tours, parks)
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Sharon Wells, Walking and Bilking Guide - This pamphlet available for free and found at Fast Buck Freddie's and most quest houses and hotels describes 12 self-guided tours covering a variety of subjects. The guide with map covers points of interest and architectural history of sections of the city, street by street, and house by house.
Sharon Wells Cemetery Tours - for reservation, tour times and prices call 305-294-8380
Historic Florida Keys Foundation Cemetery Tour - Each Tuesday and Thursday morning at 9:30 AM a one hour tour of the cemetery is scheduled. Tour starts at cemetery's main gate, corner of Margaret and Angela Streets. 305-292-6718. ( See Key West City Cemetery below )
Duval Crawl - Locals refer to people watching walks on Duval as the Duval Crawl. Walk up and down Duval Street and look at the sights and people. If the kids get tired hire a bike-powered rickshaw. Buy them a "cheeseburger in paradise" at Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville Cafe and let them browse in Buffet's store next door. Tour Fast Buck Freddys Department Store.
Ghost Tour - Key West - 305-294-9255, http://www.hauntedtours.com - Want to add a little eerie excitement to your families tour of Key West? Arrange to go on the Ghost Walking Tour of Key West which lasts about 80 minutes and introduces you to the haunted places and interesting spirits of Key West. This nightly tour starts at 8 AM from the La Concha Hotel lobby located at 430 Duval Street and spine-tingling stories are told by a cloaked and slightly scary fellow who leads the way with a lantern to set the mood. $18 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and younger.
Storyteller of Ghost Tours - 8 PM Saturday and Sunday, Stacey Lane appears as a ghost of Euphemia Lightbourne at the Heritage House Museum garden - 410 Caroline Street - true tales of odd, unusual, and bizzare Key West history - tickets $18 for adukts, $15 for children unedr 12, call 305-292-1993
Pelican Path - Located in historic Key West - Key West Chamber of Commerce at Mallory Square, 402 Wall Street will provide map , 305-294-2587. This walk takes you throughout historic Key West. Pelican signs help you follow the path.
Key West City Cemetery - Angela and Olivia Streets, Key West, 305-292-8177 - Pamphlet provided by the Historic Florida Keys Foundation for a self-guided tour is available at Chamber of Commerce, Mallory Square and also at Monroe County Public Library at 700 Fleming Street. Pamphlets describes lives and gravestones of notable past Key West's citizens
Margaritaville Walking Tour - Reservations a must, 305-292-2040 - Fee: $18 adults, $10 children. Tour starts at 4:30 PM at Captain Tony's 428 Greene Street., Key West and ends at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Café on Duval Street. - A ninety minute tour of Jimmy Buffett's old 1970s haunts led by a Parrothead guide.
Key West HarborWalk - Front Street to Margaret Street, Key West - Kids will enjoy strolling along the wooden boardwalk which meanders along the Seaport from Front Street to Margaret Street. They'll see vessels of snorkel vendors, sunset cruise boats, fishing and pleasure boats, restaurants and shops, Turtle Kraals and Museum, and Schooner Wharf Bar.
Guided Nature Walk - 10 AM - Sundays and Thursdays year-round - Dagny Johnson key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park - Nature walk through wood hammocks of "Port Bougainville." Entrance to Port Bougainville on Country Road 905 ( 1/2 mile north of intersection with Overseas Highway) in North Key Largo 305-451-1202
Capt. Anne Baxter - Adventure Tours - MM 81.5 at WideWorld Sportsman. Islamorada, 305-852-4553
Easy Adventures offers walking tours as well as private snorkeling charters for families and groups up to 6. Indian Key and Lignum Vitae Key guided nature walks. Adventure tours for the kids and family, specialty tours, Indian Key ruin tours, Everglades, ocean reefs, photography, wildlife identification, learn ecology and science while in search of dolphin, reddish egrets, bald eagles, roseate spoonbills and sea turtles. half day or full day of exploring the waters of the Florida Keys, remote shallow bays and narrow creeks where tropical wildlife lives. Snorkeling sites are shallow, sometimes only 2 feet, ideal for beginners. Cheeca Rocks is a nearshore patch reef with 7 foot tall coral formations in 10-12 foot depth, the tops of the corals in many places only 3 foot deep. Alligator Lighthouse is an offshore bank-barrier reef with 3 foot depth in the shallowest portion. More advanced snorkelers can try their luck at catching a lobster. Lessons and equipment provided, free. For more information, click on Easy Adventures -
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Nature and History Walks - Bahia Honda State Park - 305-872-235311 AM - Tuesdays in December walk with ranger along the Silver Palm Trail. See mangroves and dune communities and the Endangered Silver Palms. Reservations and park entrance fee
11 AM - Thursdays in December- History of Overseas Highway - ranger provides account of Henry Flagler and the Overseas Florida East Coast Railroad.
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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