This delightful tour allows you to discover Key West in three unique ways: on a colorful and entertaining tour of the island aboard a Conch Tour Train or an Old Town Trolley; through a close-up encounter with local marine life at the Key West Aquarium; and on a journey back in time to the 1800s to the days of shipwrecking at the Shipwreck Treasure Museum.
You will begin your Key West discovery with a fully narrated one hour tour of the island. Riding in comfort, cooled by island breezes, you will get a true feel of this unique island - the color, the history and the atmosphere, all while viewing its most important landmarks. Along the way, your friendly conductor will point out unique details and special places you might otherwise miss, such as Hemingway House, the Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S., President Truman's Little White House, the Henry Flagler Railroad Historian and many, many more sights that characterize the charm and distinctive appeal of Key West.
Following your panoramic tour, you'll enjoy a short walk to the Aquarium. Located in the corner of Mallory Square, the Aquarium is Key West's oldest tourist attraction, dating back to February 18, 1935. You will quickly find it is home to hundreds of different species of local marine life and includes a touch tank where visitors of all ages are encouraged to enjoy a hand's on experience with several species of sea life. The Aquarium is also the habitat of a wide variety of fish - including grouper, moray eels, barracuda, tropical fish, tarpon, sharks and parrotfish. During your tour, you will even be given the opportunity to pet a shark. When you reach the Atlantic Shore exhibit with its unique perspective on the mangroves, their inhabitants and this fascinating multifaceted ecosystem, you will have reached the environmental highlight of the attraction.
Your last stop before your tour concludes will be at The Shipwreck Treasure Museum which was opened in June 1994, as a re-creation of the 1856 wreckers' warehouse. Inside, you'll see a video presentation depicting how Key West once became the wealthiest city in America. This nautical museum serves as a backdrop for artifacts from the Issac Allerton, which sank in 1856. You won't want to miss the spectacular view from the lateen tower, or wreckers' look-out. Rising 65 feet above street level, the look-out provides a great vantage point from which to photograph your ship.
Please note: This tour includes a limited amount of walking on paved surfaces and is available to wheelchair guests. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. There may be some steps to negotiate at the Aquarium and Shipwreck Museum and those wishing to visit the tower at the Shipwreck Museum would need to negotiate approximately 100 stair steps. Comfortable clothing, a hat, sunglasses and flat walking shoes are recommended. The order of sights visited may vary.