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Key West

City Marina at Garrison Bight

key_west_harbor_city_dockskwf1801 N. Roosevelt Blvd.

Key West, Fl. 33040

(305) 809-3981

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By Water  24.559902, -81.785656

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City Marina's 250 slips straddle the Palm Avenue causeway in Garrison Bight, on the north side of the island of Key West. The marina has been the home of Key West's historic Charter Boat Row since the 1930s. A community of live aboard homes are also in the marina, comprising a pleasant, eclectic neighborhood on the water.
City Marina has 30 transient slips. Theses slips are located on concrete floating docks. Amenities include bath and shower facilities, an on-site coin laundry as well as vessel pump-out services. Photo By Gregory T. Absten

Editors Note: Docking in the Keys is very limited and restricted, You must call the location you are planning to visit to ensure that dockage is available.

Galleon Marina

marina_photokwf36656617 Front Street

Key West, FL 33040

305-292-1292

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By Water 24.562562, -81.803112

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Outside of being the most highly protected harbor for your vessel, the Galleon Marina offers exclusive amenities for its guests. Take advantage of all of the resort amenities including our pool, private beach, sauna, and exercise room. The Galleon Marina is breakwater shielded and provides specially engineered docks for maximum protection.

The Galleon Marina has hosted the World Championship Power Boat Races, the Clearwater to Key West Yacht Race, and Audi/Yachting Race Week. Call for race dates…come on down, you'll love the excitement, the frivolity, and the thrill of just being here!

Editors Note: Docking in the Keys is very limited and restricted, You must call the location you are planning to visit to ensure that dockage is available.

Coconut Mallory Marina & Resort

Screen_shot_2009-12-27_at_3.40.56_PM1445 South Roosevelt Blvd.

Key West, Florida 33040

305-292-0017

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By Water 24.566895, -81.749834

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The southernmost city in the continental United States was originally known as the primary base of operation against pirates many years ago. Today you can visit historic Fort Jefferson, the largest brick building in the Western Hemisphere, and the Dry Tortugas National Park. The Key West Shipwreck Historeum recreates the wreck and salvage of artifacts from ships long since past.

There are a wide array of museums and attractions in Key West, including the Key West Aquarium, the Lighthouse Museum, the Audubon House and Gardens, and the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. Also, don’t forget to take a Conch Tour Train for an informative narration about the area history throughout the old and new Key West.

The Westin Key West Resort & Marina

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Key West, FL 33040

305-294-4000

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By Water 24.557855, -81.808005

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The Westin Key West Resort & Marina is in the heart of "old town" Key West, Florida. Our spectacular south Florida setting is situated in the west end on beautiful Sunset Pier and within walking distance of famous Duval Street.

Step out our front door and stroll along the waterfront promenade that is lined with charming boutiques and cafés. As evening falls, nearby Mallory Square is the perfect place to enjoy the stunning sunsets and live entertainment.

Find total relaxation at The Westin Key West Resort & Marina.

Galleon Resort and Marina

Screen_shot_2009-12-27_at_3.25.40_PM617 Front Street

Key West, FL 33040

305-296-7711

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By Water  24.562491, -81.803625

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The Galleon Resort offers the best of amenities in a beautiful and gentle tropical atmosphere. Whether you're interested in long-term accommodations or just a weekend get-away.

Sunbathe at our pool or curl your toes in the sand at our cozy private beach. And afterwards, if you're up to it, work out in our exercise room or get active on the water with windsurfing, jet skiing, parasailing, fishing, or snorkeling on our coral reefs, or sailing our gorgeous waters- all available on site at the Galleon Resort.

 

 

 


The Harborside Motel & Marina

Screen_shot_2009-12-27_at_3.11.26_PM903 Eisenhower Drive

Key West, FL 33040

305-294-2780

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By Water  24.559057, -81.787830

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Harborside Motel & Marina offers spectacular waterfront views of Key West’s Garrison Bight. Located across from the Key West City Marina and Charter Boat Row, the center for sportfishing and diving, is our low cost, inexpensive motel, the Harborside Motel & Marina. Its budget lodging is an affordable accommodation for fishermen and divers that want to dock their boat right on the motel property or have a short walk home after a day on the water. Our small motel is big with features, such as house boats, boat docks, fish cleaning tables, barbecues, fresh water swimming pool, outdoor showers, free parking, coin laundry, and air conditioning and cable TV in every room.

 

 


Banana Bay Resort & Marina

Screen_shot_2009-12-27_at_3.04.28_PM2319 N. Roosevelt Boulevard

Key West, Florida 33040

305.296.6925

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By Water 24.563638, -81.779145

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Just two miles from where the U.S.A. ends, ideally situated where "Old Town" Key West begins, is the Keys' most romantic destination, Banana Bay Resort - Key West, one of the only oceanfront hotels in Key West.

Minutes away by bicycle (traditional island transportation), experience the sites and sounds of the Conch Republic! Six blocks to the historic district of Key West, one and a half miles from Duval Street. Shop in funky boutiques, visit art galleries, quirky museums & view gingerbread architecture. Savor the taste of the tropics, quench your thirst in a local Key West Hemingway haunt and witness the most famous sunset celebration in the Caribbean... on the docks of Mallory Square. The end of the day just marks the beginning of Key West's endless night life... renowned restaurants, live Theatre, cabarets and notorious night clubs!

The Banana Bay Resort & Marina, one of only a handful of the hotels in Key West which is anadult exclusivet resort. Features include deluxe air-conditioned guestrooms, and one bedroom suites along with free parking. Amenities include a tropical freshwater pool, small sandy sunning beach, whirlpool, beachside wedding gazebo, complimentary wireless internet accessin the main lobby, Tiki Bar, eco-sail, kayak safari, flats guide, and a Dolphin in the Wild Safari snorkel boat. Surrounding our hotel are many restaurants, shops, trolley tours and world class charter fishing & sailing.

Marina is shallow, boats 22' and under.

King’s Pointe Marina & Condominiums

Picture_1kinspointe5950 Peninsula Avenue

Key West, Florida

305.294.4676

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By Water 24.562735°, -81.729666

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Secluded, yet minutes from downtown Key West at mile marker 5, King’s Pointe Marina channels the heydays of fishing camps frequented by the likes of legendary author and angler (and Florida Keys snowbird) Zane Grey. Accommodations include the Oceanside Condominiums at King’s Pointe Harbor, offering two- and three-bedroom condominium units featuring Florida plantation-style architecture and colorful Caribbean tones.

As the closest port in Key West to Atlantic access and the nearest harbor in the U.S. to Havana, the marina boasts ample deepwater berthing, wet slips, and dry dock storage, cradling fiberglass vessels and oceanic dreams waiting just beyond the harbor

Fort Jefferson & The Dry Tortugas

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Almost 70 miles (112.9 km) west of Key West lies a cluster of seven islands, composed of coral reefs and sand, called the Dry Tortugas. Along with the surrounding shoals and waters, they make up Dry Tortugas National Park. The area is known for its famous bird and marine life, and its legends of pirates and sunken gold. Ft. Jefferson, the largest of the 19th century American coastal forts is a central feature.

The Tortugas were first discoverd by Ponce de Leon in 1513. Abundant sea turtles or "tortugas" provisioned his ships with fresh meat, but there was no fresh water-the tortugas were dry. Since the days of Spanish exploration,the reefs and shoals of the Dry Tortugas have been a serious hazard to navigation and the site of hundreds of shipwrecks.
U.S. military attention was drawn to the keys in the early 1800's due to their strategic location in the Florida Straits. Plans were made for a massive fortress and construction began in 1846, but the fort was never completed. The invention of the rifled cannon made it obsolete. As the military value of Fort Jefferson waned, its pristine reefs, abundant sea life and impressive numbers of birds grew in value. In 1935, President Franklin Roosevelt set aside Fort Jefferson and the surrounding waters as a national monument. The area was redesignated as Dry Tortugas National Park in 1992 to protect both the historical and natural features. Information from Statespark.com

You may tie up to the dock for no more than 2 hours between sunrise and sunset with the following exceptions: From 10am to 3pm daily (due to ferry boats), and while park supply boat unloads cargo or unloads fuel. There may be other occasions when the dock is not accessible if this be the case when you arrive please contact park staff on VHF 16.

NAVIGATION: Use your charts and know how to navigate and read the water. NOAA Chart 11438. You can travel from Key West going either South or North of the Marquesas - depending on the weather. The southern route is typically to parallel the marquesas (see loran waypoints below) to about 24 30.0N 082 28.0W, then 21 nautical miles on a true heading of 290 to about 24 37.32N 082 49.48W which is close to the R"2" Fl R 4s in the Southeast Channel. Arrive during daylight. Local information provided by Gregory T. Absten of www.bootkeyharbor.com

Boating Information & Mooring Balls

 

Notes:

All visitors wanting to take vessels into the Research Natural Area (RNA) must have a permit and use one of the six mooring balls located in this area. Vessels are limited to 2 hours at a time on a mooring buoy. Vessels are no longer allowed to anchor within the area marked as the Research Natural Area, park officails say.

Those officials also remind boaters that permits are required for all vessels in the park, including the RNA. Boating permits apply to all recreational vessels, including kayaks and dinghies, vessels operating under a Commercial Use Authorization (CUA), and commercial fishing vessels. The only vessels exempt from this rule are those transiting the area without interruption

 

 

Sand Key (Snorkeling )

Sand_Key_002kwfBy Water 24.453501, -81.876482

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Sand Key is a great place for relaxing and enjoying calm waters. It is well known as a first-class site for snorkeling but also has good diving on the ocean side. For beginners, it is best to stick to the northwest portion of the key. Sand Key is easy to find and is seven miles southwest of Key West. The key is a sand-spit of an island and is marked by a 110-foot light tower. Note that when diving or visiting this site, no anchoring is allowed so boats should tie to a mooring buoy (there are 24 on this site).

Information from Divespots.com