If it’s winter and you’re reading this in the United States, there is a better than average chance it’s pretty darn chilly where you are. Luckily, there are some places scattered about the country where winter just means nippy at most. Where the skies are a deep blue and the coconut palms rustle in the breeze as you bike beneath them in your perfectly acceptable board shorts. The best of those places is, of course, Key West, Florida. If ever there was a place to retreat from the ill winds of winter without having to travel halfway around the world to the South Pacific, this would be it.

There is much to love about the Conch Republic in addition to its heavenly weather. The locals are some of the most interesting and fiercely independent folks you’ll ever meet. Once they get to know you, you’re friends for life. The city’s Old Town emits a rustic charm with its Victorian gingerbread homes and a wild rooster population. While there is tons to do here on land the true Key West experience happens on the crystal blue waters surrounding our island paradise.

Fury Water Adventures is the #1 watersports company in the Keys. Boasting an impressive fleet, which includes 65’ sailing catamarans, they offer guests an experience of a lifetime exploring North America’s only living coral reef. During their reef snorkel trip, you’ll descend in their ultra convenient stairway to the sea to encounter parrotfish, grouper, and angelfish cavorting amongst the various species of vibrant coral in an eco-system that is a wonder to behold. The experience is complete with snorkeling instruction from their professional team as well as snorkel gear. All you need to bring is your towel! If you’ve never done any snorkeling to this degree, it’s a life-changing experience. Of course, complimentary beverages like water, soda, beer, and wine are included!

If you’re looking for something that is more like how the locals do Key West, then book on a trip on their Island Adventure. This laid-back but fun-filled excursion features shallow water backcountry snorkeling, paddleboarding, a guided kayak tour through the mangroves, a chance to chill on your own personal sandbar and a wonderful opportunity to view the area wildlife. As a brilliant ending to your day, they ’ll also treat you to their world-famous sunset from the comfort of the boat if you take the evening trip.

So the answer to the question, ‘When’s the perfect time to visit Key West?’ is ‘Now’ and we can’t wait to see you!

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