Originally Posted by Michelle1959
is that "southernmost beach" very close to the ship port? I wouldn't mind walking 5-10 minutes to get there and skip the excursion fee...
as I recall you indicated you had problems with walking, something with your leg, I forgot about that before I posted; since walking may be painful for you, you are probably better off getting a trolley tour or some sort of excursion; keep in mind you cannot just walk off the ship; the trolley takes you from the ship to Mallory Square and then you are free to go on your own, with an excursion etc; the trolley is NOT ALLOWED to let you off anywhere but Mallory Square
here is a link of Yahoo's interactive map;
if the link doesn't work just go to yahoo and map Key West and look for a button of things to do; you can see icons for where the ship is located and "gate permission" however, keep in mind that your "starting point" has to be Mallory Square.
here is another interactive map of Key West; you can see the distance from the southernmost point http://www.keywest.com/cruises.htm;
there is an interactive feature that you have to click on.