Top 5 Key West Tours
by Valerie Conners, Travel Channel
Key West may be relatively small in size, but island tour operators offer many ways to explore its diverse attractions. Whether you're looking to toss back a few cocktails or beers among friends at iconic Duval Street bars, learn the haunted history of this creepily historic island or hit the surrounding turquoise waters in a variety of watercraft, there's a Key West tour to meet your needs. Here, we've selected our 5 favorites.
Conch Tour Train
You won't be in Key West for long before crossing paths with the ubiquitous Conch Tour Train, one of the island's most popular trolley tours. Since 1958, the train tours have been choo-choo-ing their way around the island, passing by Key West's main sites, including the Ernest Hemingway House, Harry S. Truman's Little White House and Mel Fisher's Maritime Museum, while your train "engineer" and guide explains the island's history.
The tour makes 3 stops: Station Depot, with shops and restrooms; Truval Village, a centrally located marketplace where people can hop off the train if they choose and explore the Historic Seaport, and finally, a stop at Sails to Rails Museum. Penny-savers, take note: Children 12 and under ride free, and military and senior citizen discounts are also available.