Experience Key West in a unique new way during this island tour and exhilarating jetboat adventure.
This unique excursion is the only way to get a glimpse around the entire island by land, including areas most visitors don't get to see, and experience the adrenaline rush of a high-speed thrill boat ride. Your craft has been specially-designed and Coast Guard-approved to perform awesome tricks such as sideways slides, sashays and incredible 360-degree spins.
Depart the pier with your guide for a brief orientation drive through the Old Town. Along the way, you will pass by beautiful bed and breakfast inns, brightly-painted conch houses and other historical landmarks. You will then travel along the Gulf side of the island, and pass Charter Boat Row and Houseboat Row before continuing on through Mid-Town and New Town. You will learn interesting facts about the island, and some of the quirky residents who have lived here.
Next, you will proceed to the marina and embark the White Knuckle. Powered by a massive Chevy 502 engine, she can attain speeds of up to 50 m.p.h. in just four inches of water without harming marine life or the environment. After donning your life vest and receiving your safety briefing, you will proceed through the beautiful mangroves of Cow Key Channel, home to manatees, nurse sharks and iguanas. Upon reaching the Gulf of Mexico, your captain will maneuver your craft through a series of thrilling twists and spins.
On the return ride, you will slow down for a ride through the clear, shallow waters of the Florida Keys' backcountry. Here, you may catch a glimpse of giant sea turtles, spotted eagle rays and dolphins as your captain relates a bit of the area's colorful history. After docking, you may purchase food and drinks at the cozy dockside bar and grill. Photographs of your experience aboard the White Knuckle will be available for purchase.
After re-boarding your vehicle, you will then return to the pier via the Atlantic coastline past sandy beaches and luxury resorts, or down the center of the island through some of the more residential sections of Key West. Your guide will welcome any questions you may have, and will point out any other highlights along the way.
Please note: As this tour involves travel over bumpy surfaces, guests with neck and/or back injuries or those who may be pregnant are discouraged from participating. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or guests who utilize a wheelchair. Guests must be capable of holding on securely to the grab bar while the boat is in motion. Children must be at least five years old and accompanied by a parent in order to participate on this tour. Please advise the Destination Services Manager if you weigh more than 200 pounds, as a special seating arrangement must be made. Be prepared to get very wet. Guests are advised to wear sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses, and bring a towel from the ship.