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Old January 19th, 2009, 11:58 AM
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What are some good shore excursions in key west?
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for a small as Key West is; there are a lot of things to see:

what interests you?

there is a shipwreck museum; the lighthouse is a must!; Hemingway's house; etc. I like to walk so I walk from the pier to what I want to see; some people like to get the trolley and then buy tickets to the museums, etc.

if you are into history; there is an old cemetary - long walk- but has interesting tombstones with some history.
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If you have never been there go ahead and take a tour. They drop you off in town afterwards and you can take any tram back to the ship. Take the early tour and then add something else you found interesting such as msblackjack suggested. Or if you can wait to get in the water take a dive or snorkel trip.

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My wife and I booked the Conch Tour Train tour via their website prior to our cruise in October. The ship's excursion (RCL) didn't start till 11:00 but because we were able to breeze through imigration we were able to take the 9:30 tour. The tour lasts about 90 min. and gives you a comprehensive view of Key West and was well worth the $26. p/p price. We then walked down Whitehead Street to the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum (again we were able to get discounted tickets from the Conch Tour Train) and continued on to the Southern most point. On our return we walked down Duval Street past Sloppy Joe's and had a piece of Key Lime pie by the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum.

Remember, "wear comfortable walking shoes" because you will be doing lot's of it and by the end of the day we were exhausted.
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Go to www.keywest.com . it has a wealth of information that may help you decide what to do.
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I like to walk around and go bar hopping in Key West. Bob
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I liked parasailing on the on the "Chute Me II" boat. Most wonderful experience. Amazing how peaceful and gorgeous it is way up there!
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I like to walk around and go bar hopping in Key West. Bob
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Really depends on your age and if you're into the party or historical scene. I always opt for renting scooters and bar hopping the whole island. Go easy though, DWI on scooter is NOT pretty...
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