Key West Boating, Key West Marina, Key West Boat Rentals, Marina Slips Rentals
Boating, Marinas in Key West Florida
West Boating is a favorite thing to do when vacationing. Watching
the beautiful sunset from your own Key
West Boat Rental is very romantic.
You can rent your boat from any Key
West Marina. It is difficult to think that someone
could watch the sun set on the beautiful, serene
waters surrounding Key West without wanting
to get closer. Whether for a ride to the tropical
reefs offshore, a sports
fishing charter into
the Straits of Florida or the Gulf of Mexico,
a daytime or sunset cruise aboard a catamaran
or tall ship, a nature tour of the backcountry
flats, or an excursion to Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas, this
is the place to be. You can privately charter your craft, join a small
group, or sign on with a large group ... whatever you choose.
If you go it alone, make sure you know the waters, and take
a chart with marked channels and depths. To a newcomer, navigation
through the backcountry can be very difficult. Tidal channels are not
well marked and depths are difficult to determine for the inexperienced
visitor. Because this is such a wide-open area in many places, there
is a tendency to run at high speeds. This could be disastrous as it
is very easy to be mistaken about depths and run aground. The entire
area of the Florida Keys is a National Marine Sanctuary and there can
be fines levied if you are caught in this predicament. To avoid doing
harm to this delicate and beautiful environment, try to keep your boat
in the deep tidal channels, avoid taking shortcuts, and proceed at
a cautious speed. It is much easier to back off a flat you have glided
onto than it is after you have run hard aground.
There is a chant that locals use that can be helpful when trying
to determine whether or not it is safe to wander into a specific area: "Brown,
brown, run aground; yellow, yellow will ground a fellow; green, green,
go between; blue, blue, come on through!" It may sound simplistic,
but it works.
The waters around Key West are beautiful. The romance and adventure
of the seas are here for the taking and sunsets are free for the viewing.