Located 9 miles northeast of the Continental, the Dolphin Research Center offers a unique opportunity to meet dolphins and sea lions living in natural, saltwater lagoons in the Gulf of Mexico. Spend a few hours or all day, experiencing these intelligent animals in fun-filled educational sessions. In between, visit the tropical birds, play in the Sprayground or simply enjoy the outdoor Florida Keys setting.
Swimming with the Dolphins requires advanced reservations. This one-in-a-lifetime experience is not to be missed on a visit to the Florida Keys.
Almost 70 miles off Key West a cluster of of coral reefs and sand islands called the Dry Tortugas awaits. This is a full day adventure traveling from Key West by ferry or seaplane with reservations required.
The Dry Tortugas offer a variety of exciting activities and amazing scenery while providing a sense of history. Located on a remote island off the southernmost city in the United States, The Dry Tortugas is guaranteed to offer you a unique experience and plenty of stories to take back home.
Enjoy a beautiful one hour drive to the southernmost point in the United States. Key West is famous for watersports, lively nightlife, beaches and historic sites. Don’t miss Duval Street, one of the most energetic areas of restaurants, shops, bars and cafes in all the land. Stop in at Sloppy Joe’s bar, a favorite Key West hangout of novelist Ernest Hemingway. Or visit the Harry S Truman Little White House and Museum. Walking tours of Key West are the best way to see the island's intriguing architecture, courtyards and gardens
Just 1.5 miles from the Continental, Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters lets visitors experience the fragile and unique marine ecosystems that define the roots and culture of the Florida Keys.
Guests can explore fish and wildlife in their natural environments. The excitement of hand feeding sharks is a memory that will last a lifetime. Don't miss the Predator Reef Tank, a shark aquarium home to numerous shark species and some of the most popular Florida Keys reef fish including Goliath Grouper, snapper and jacks.