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Six things you need to consider doing on your Bahamas vacation

June 10, 2020

You’ve booked your sailboat rental, but perhaps you are looking for some additional fun things you can do while in Key West, Florida. From water sports, to relaxation, Key West truly has something for everyone! Take a look at the many options the region has to offer, and join us this fall! 

Key West is known for its beautiful and crystal blue waters, what better way to experience them then to enjoy some snorkeling in the warm waters. Snorkeling can give you some valuable time to experience and immerse yourself in the local habitat and wildlife - maybe you’ll be able to see more than just a few of the gorgeous local fish.

This one is certainly an adults-only activity - but it is a unique one! Have you ever wondered how rum is made? Visit Papa’s Pilar Rum distillery to get a behind the scenes look at how rum is made. Papa’s Pilar Rum is the island’s largest distillery and gives visitors the option to participate in a tasting as well! For only $10, it sure does seem worth it.

Do you like a good scare? Or even ghost story? Key West has long been rumored to be an extremely haunted city - making it the perfect location for a late night ghost tour. Sloan’s Key West Ghost Hunt is the perfect night tour to put your ghost-hunting skills to the test.

Besides experiencing the beauty of all the natural landscape, you have quite a few places that are worth visiting. Let’s start with visiting the southernmost point of the continental United States in Ballast Key, Florida. Or perhaps you’d like to tour Hemingway’s home - nestled in a beautiful, historic neighborhood. Want a view from above? Several local companies offer helicopter tours from above - making sightseeing not only easy, but unique and something you will never forget! Perhaps something more adventurous such as parasailing is better for your sightseeing adventures? Sailing in the clouds is a popular tourist attraction, and something that only gets better when you are flying high above the clouds.

Water Sports
Perhaps water sports are more of your thing. Besides snorkeling, there are a number of different water sports you can enjoy while spending you time at Key West. Let’s start with scuba diving. Just 140 feet beneath the surface is the USNS Vandenberg - a ten-story tall scuba diving haven. The only thing to remember is that this might be best for those who are experienced scuba divers, as if you are inexperienced it could be dangerous. Don’t worry though - there are plenty of beautiful sites you can see while scuba diving around Key West. 

If staying above water is more your thing, try researching some local kayaking companies. There are plenty of locally-owned kayaking companies that allow you to enjoy a rental for a few hours. What better location to kayak and enjoy the great outdoors than Key West? You don’t just have to get a kayak, you can get a canoe rental as well. While they aren’t as easy to guide, they do give a slightly higher sense of safety and security. 

And of course...sailing!
Sailing is not only fun, but it gives you a sense of freedom that other activities may not. First, let’s look at the fun aspect. You can spend as much time as you’d like on the water enjoying the beautiful weather of the Florida Keys and enjoying the company of your friends and family. You could even take your sailboat to the location you are wanting to snorkel to most, or just enjoy a swim in the warm waters of the ocean. 

Sailing provides you with nearly unlimited freedom. With traditional vacations you might have to book all of your travel and you are restricted to certain times and destinations. With a sailboat charter, you’re free to go where you want when you want. That includes visiting port cities, experience nature preserves, go swimming, and snorkeling your way through the ocean, and island hop whenever you want. You are truly in control when it comes to renting a sailboat charter. 

Not to toot our own horn, but renting a sailboat charter from Calypso Charters also makes dining while on your sailboat rental easy! Our chartered catamaran comes with an option for provisioned dining, meaning you can choose to have a pre-stocked grocery list before you even leave the bay. Your catamaran will come stocked with your favorite foods, the best ingredients for your recipes, and your children’s favorite snacks.

We can’t wait to see you in Key West! If you have not booked your sailboat vacation, contact us here at Calypso Charters. Our team will help you put together a vacation you will never forget complete with sun, sand, and activities. If you are unsure or have questions, contact us. We are here to help you learn more about a Key West sailing adventure and provide you with the information you need to book your next event. Remember, sailing in Key West isn't just about the wonderful experiences that you have on the water, but the memories that you’ll take with you for the rest of your life.