Key West is a remarkable watery wonderland. For over 100 miles along the Florida Keys, you’re never more than a few hundred meters away from the open ocean, in more than one direction. So, by the time you reach Key West, it’s no surprise that you’re likely to encounter as many boats as cars there, and it’s equally easy to find some excellent and exhilarating ways to enjoy the water too. But it is hard to find a way to enjoy Key West more than by whizzing over the water on a jet ski tour.
There are many types of jet ski tours in Key West, some are designed to allow riders to let loose, others are guided tours of the region, unlocking sides of Key West you may not get to know otherwise. Then there are the all-out adrenaline packed watersports tours, which usually include jet skiing as part of a broader itinerary. By considering all of these options, as well as the important, yet boring, stuff (health and safety, value for money, reviews from previous travelers etc.) we bring you the best three Key West jet ski tours.
FROM: $149/per person
All around Key West there is beautiful blue water, filled with remarkable marine life. It’s possible to see turtles, stingrays, dolphins and even manatees as you cruise around the large area designated for the use of jet skis. The tour starts off with a demonstration of how to operate the jet skis. All safety equipment is supplied, so all you have to do from there is follow your guide through the Key West waterways. You’ll have around two hours out on the water so, as with all other tours on this list, be sure to bring sunscreen and sunglasses, as well as swimwear.
From $150/ per person
Key West is a large island that is usually experienced only from the land by most visitors. This 90-minute tour takes you 28 miles around it on the water, exploring its top locales with your guide, as well as heading out to a sandbar to explore the clear turquoise water. There are two guides on this trip so that beginners have somebody with them at all times, while the more experienced jet skiers can move at a more thrilling pace. The price is per jet ski, so a second person can ride pillion for free.
From $170/ per person
For anybody looking for even more time between sun and sea, there’s this extremely popular six-hour watersports tour. The whole excursion is based around a catamaran trip, with stops along the way to take part in many different activities. Parasailing, jet skiing, snorkeling, kayaks and various inflatable water toys are all included in the price, so you can try your hand at everything. Breakfast, lunch and drinks are also all included. Be sure to keep an eye out for marine life on this fantastic tour.