Fishing Guide and Vacation Travel Information about Key West
Key West is perhaps the most visited island of all in the Florida Keys and hosts a diverse selection of fishing oriented benefits to choose from. Key West is located only 90 miles from Cuba, and features year round tropical weather. Writer, Ernest Hemingway enjoyed fishing in the waters surrounding Key West that he called it home. There are world class Florida Keys resorts and spas, hotels from small to large inns, as well as guest houses, bed and breakfasts plus private homes and Key West guest cottages.
Key West is host to a world class sport fishing fleet located along famous Charter Boat Row on Palm Avenue. Here the fishing enthusiast will find the charter boat that is just right for them. Additionally there is a fleet of light tackle open style flats boats complete with captains. These guides provide fishing experiences from within inshore channels to open waters beyond the reef.
The Key West resorts and spas feature attention to detail that is second to none. Many Key West properties have been newly renovated and offer extensive creature comforts to fishing enthusiasts and their families with resort spas that include massage therapy, steam rooms, gyms, and much, much more. Beautiful, swimming pools with swim up bars and beautiful Key West beaches create a tropical experience that rivals the Caribbean. These Key West hotels also boast wireless internet services, as well high definition cable TV with premium channels.
Every Key West resort hotel has multiple dining facilities to choose from, casual to elegant, continental to waterfront. Many will prepare your fishing catch for dinner!
The luxury hotel Key West properties also welcome both national and internationl corporate fishing events and meetings. The Key West hotels provide support with in-house audio, video equipment, fax machines, computers, and also have meeting planners to help coordinate off property excursions. These include, Airport Meet and Greet, Catering and Local Dining, Eco Tours and Kayaking, Floral and Decor, Fishing and Tournaments – Deep Sea, Light Tackle, Flats and Fly Fishing, Music and Entertainment, Golf and Instruction and Tournaments, Local Color! Mallory Square Sunset Performers, Photography and Videography Services plus Key West Tours,
Spouse Programs, Water sports, Parasailing, Jet Ski’s and All Day Water sports Parties.
Key West also includes many discount hotels and national hotel motel facilities that cater to fishing family travelers as well as budget minded anglers. These Key West properties feature the standard amenities that you would expect to find in a national chain hotel and many are located just steps from downtown Key West's famous Duval Street and Charter Boat Row. Here you will find Florida Keys and Key West attractions like The Hemingway House, Sloppy Joe's Bar, Jimmy Buffet's Margaretville and The Mel Fisher Maritime Museum. For those wishing to simply watch the fish, The Key West Aquarium, and The Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center are outstanding attractions.
Key West guest houses are extremely popular and plentiful in Key West. Many are authentic antique style "Conch" houses that have been lovingly restored into charming Key West guest accommodations. Tropical suites with kitchens as well private rooms all can be found these Key West guest houses. Some even feature private guest cottages complete with clothing optional outdoor Jacuzzi spas and pools. Some Key West guests houses are skewed toward the gay and lesbian community and feature properties that host gay events and festivals.
Additionally, Key West welcomes it's fishing visitors with inns and bed and breakfast accommodations. Here the Key West locals open their doors to share local cooking and traditional "Conch" style living.
Key West private homes, available to rent on a monthly basis, are nestled in amongst charming restaurants, bistros, bakeries and coffee shops. Perfect destinations after a day of fishing. Many Key West restaurants feature local Cuban cuisine as well as other ethnic dishes. Key West caters to every taste in food, from fine, Florida Keys dining to casual off the sidewalk restaurants. Many are open air and celebrate pet lovers as well as the free range local chickens and roosters that walk the streets and lanes of Key West.
Key West's legendary nightlife begins at its' world famous Key West Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square. Several large Key West hotels surround the waterfront sunset celebration area and you can enjoy all the sights and sounds right from your balcony or terrace. Here sailboat cruises take tourists on sunset sails with complimentary drinks and food. On land, Key West street performers of all types entertain the large nightly Key West crowds with feats of juggling, fire eating, tight rope walking, and unique magic and animal acts.
After the sun goes down over the Florida Straights and a relaxing day of fishing, stroll along the many Key West streets and enjoy the exciting, legendary, Key West nightlife. Bars, live music, restaurants, gift shops, fine jewelry, shopping, drag shows and people watching are just some of the attractions to see and do.
And while you are fishing in Key West, be sure to take in one of the annual Florida Keys events and festivals that will surely be going on. The Redbone Mercury Slam Fishing Tournament, Fantasy Fest, Conch Republic Days, The Parrot Head Convention, The Songwriters Festival, The Cuban American Festival, The Poetry and Literary Festival, The Key West Sailing Regatta, The Offshore Powerboat Races, Sculpture Key West, The Hemingway Days and many more.
Be sure to watch the travel video about the Key West Chamber of Commerce and the many other videos inside Conch Republic Fishing for more fishing and vacation information! Also, print the many discounts found on coupons associated with each video. And to make getting there easy, there are even driving maps as well.