This Key West experience lets you enjoy all that the island has to offer. Sail on a sleek catamaran along the smooth waters of the Gulf of Mexico and choose from several water activities, including kayaking around backcountry mangroves, snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters, parasailing along the world-famous Key West waterfront, and more! A full breakfast and delicious lunch buffet are included.
All Activities: Snorkel, Jet Ski, Parasail, Kayaks, Banana boat, Water trampoline, and more!
Continental Breakfast, Full Lunch, and Afternoon Snack
Soft Drinks and Filtered Water Throughout the Tour
Beer and Wine After Water Sports
Luxury 60' Catamaran
Reef snorkeling on North America's only living coral reef.
Top-rated Crew, #1 Key West Water Sports Attraction
Board and prepare to set sail aboard a luxurious 60′ catamarans. Perfect for families or large groups with something for everyone. Enjoy a full breakfast of cinnamon rolls, yogurt parfaits, and cheese toast as we sail seven miles to the Florida reef for an hour of snorkeling the sheltered, shallow waters.
After snorkeling, climb back aboard, rinse off, spread out, and bask in the Caribbean sun as we head to our next destination. During the sail feast on a lunch buffet of shrimp cocktail, fried chicken, Boar's Head deli sandwiches, and more!
Our final destination is a secluded floating waterpark packed with all of the best toys! Here you can enjoy Jet Skis, parasailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and other water toys, or simply relax in the tropical waters and enjoy your favorite beverage all included in the price! No extra charges!
After hours of adventure, it's time to relax and enjoy the balmy breeze as we sail back to Key West and your amazing day winds to an end.
Reservations are REQUIRED for all bookings
Book Your Package On-Line and Receive Your Confirmation
Departure point: Detailed check-in instructions - including address, Google map, and parking information - will be included in your final confirmation email.
Duration: 6 hours
All Activities: Snorkel, Jet Ski, Parasail, Kayaks, Banana boat, Water trampoline, and more
Continental Breakfast, Full Lunch, and Afternoon Snack
Soft Drinks and Filtered Water Throughout the Tour
Beer and Wine After Water Sports
Infants ages 0-3 are free
What To Bring
Confirmation Voucher (printed or mobile)
Any required or suggested items listed on your confirmation email.
Likely To Sell Out
Spaces are extremely limited this time of year so book early to ensure the date you want.
Voucher Confirmation Info
This tour accepts both printed and electronic vouchers (e-vouchers). You can either print the voucher and present a paper copy on the day of travel. Or, if you travel with a mobile device, simply show your Photo ID and present your voucher on your Smartphone or tablet on the day of travel.
Local Operator Information
Complete operator information, including local telephone number, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
This tour requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
Frequently Asked QuestionsFAQ
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given to customers' questions.
Will I get seasick on Key West Original Full-Day Watersports Adventure?
If you have any doubts about becoming seasick on the water, we recommend taking a Dramamine® Motion Sickness Relief tablet the night before your trip. Some people recommend taking it the night before your cruise and then again that morning so you will not feel so drowsy.
Who is allowed to drive a jet ski in Florida?
Under Florida law, participating in any commercial jet ski tour is considered to be renting a personal watercraft (jet ski). Most people who were born on or before January 1, 1988, are allowed to rent and operate a jet ski in Florida waters without any special training or license.
If you were born after January 1, 1988, and need a Florida Boating Safety Identification Card, it is easy to get one with an online course and test at Boat-ed.com. You can take the course and get your temporary Certificate of Completion ahead of time to save time on the day of your tour. Simply bring your Certificate of Completion and a valid photo ID with you on the day of your tour. If you need to take the test before your Key West Original Watersports Adventure, please arrive at the departure point 1 hour early. All drivers must be sure to bring a valid photo ID.
A person (over 14 years old) who was born on or after January 1, 1988, must have in their possession a valid photo ID and a boating safety identification card or a temporary certificate issued by the commission in order to operate any vessel powered by a motor of 10 horsepower or greater. Boating safety cards issued by other states are acceptable.
A person must be at least 18 years of age to rent a personal watercraft in Florida.
It is unlawful for a person to knowingly allow a person under 18 years of age to operate a rented personal watercraft (a second-degree misdemeanor).
A person who was born on or after January 1, 1988, and is at least 18 years old may operate a rented personal watercraft if they are accompanied by a person who was born before January 1, 1988, OR a person who is at least 18 years old and has a Boating Safety Identification Card. The accompanying person must be “attendant to the operation of the vessel and responsible for the safe operation of the vessel and for any violation that occurs during the operation of the vessel.”
Where is the meeting point for this activity?
Detailed check-in instructions – including meeting point address, Google map, and parking information – for Key West Original Watersports Adventure will be included in your confirmation email from Cool Key West. Please be sure to double and triple check your email address is correct at checkout so this important email makes its way to you!
Where can I park my car?
If required, parking instructions for the Key West Original Watersports Adventure will be included in your confirmation email.
What is the weather cancellation policy?
If the Key West Original Watersports Adventure must be canceled due to bad weather, and you cannot go on another day or time, you will be issued a refund by Cool Key West.
What is the age limit for snorkeling?
There are no legal age limits for snorkeling. We have found that age 5 or 6 is a good age to learn the basics of snorkeling, however, it’s entirely up to individuals to make the best choice for their family.
Is there an age requirement for parasailing?
Yes, the minimum age to parasail is 6 years old. Participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign their liability waiver prior to boarding the vessel. At Cool Key West safety is our number one priority. The minimum weight required for parasailing is roughly 90 pounds. If the flyer is less than 90 pounds, they will simply fly tandem with someone not to exceed roughly 450 pounds combined weight. Weight requirements may differ due to wind conditions.
I've never snorkeled before, will I be OK?
First-time snorkelers can be assured of one-on-one instruction and assistance. We find introducing folks to our world very rewarding!
How old do I have to be to drive a jet ski by myself?
You must be at least 18 years old to operate a rented jet ski in Florida waters. If you were born on or after January 1, 1988, you must have in your possession a Florida Boating Safety Identification Card (or a Boating Safety Identification Card from another state) along with a valid photo ID to drive a rental jet ski by yourself.
If you need a Florida Boating Safety Identification Card, it is easy to get one with an online course and test. You can take the course and get your temporary Certificate of Completion ahead of time to save time on the day of your tour. Simply bring your Certificate of Completion and a valid photo ID with you on the day of your tour. If you need to take the test before your Key West Original Watersports Adventure, please arrive at the departure point 1 hour early. All drivers must be sure to bring a valid photo ID.
How high is the parasailing in Key West?
That is the legal amount allotted due to proximity to the airport is 300 – 350 ft.
Do you have to know how to swim in order to parasail?
Although it is best for you to be comfortable in the water, you do not have to know how to swim. Each guest is provided with a buoyancy compensator (BC) that will assist with flotation.
Can we use our own snorkeling gear?
The snorkel gear we use on Cool Key West tours is high quality and for your protection, the equipment is sanitized after each use. However, if you feel more comfortable using your own snorkeling equipment, feel free to bring it on the tour. Please note, there is no discount for providing your own equipment and we can’t be responsible for any lost or damaged items.
Can I save time at check-in by doing the safety test online?
Yes! You can save 30 minutes at check-in by doing the safety test online at Boat-ed.com. Just be sure to bring confirmation that you have passed the test.
This course is for Florida residents and visitors who do not already possess a valid boating education certificate but who wish to operate a jet ski on Florida waters.
Can I go snorkeling if I cannot swim?
Yes, this is possible, as long as you are comfortable going into the water. All Cool Key West snorkeling tours adhere to strict safety regulations and have been designed to be enjoyed by all.
Your safety is our #1 priority, which is why:
You will be wearing a flotation device at all times.
On many tours, there is a stairway from the boat into the water so you won’t have to “jump” in!
There are trained staff in the water and watching from the boat at all times.
For these reasons, we believe that even non-swimmers can have a wonderful time on our snorkeling trips, however, the final judgment call is yours to make. Please note we do not give refunds if you decide not to snorkel on the trip.
Can anyone ride a jet ski on the Key West Original Full-Day Watersports Adventure?
Almost anyone can go on a jet ski as a driver or passenger. The only exceptions are made out of concern for the health and safety of our guests. Those who CANNOT participate in jet skiing include anyone who is pregnant, under the influence of alcohol or drugs or affected by any medical condition that may put them at risk when operating or riding a motorized craft on the open water.
If all guests on a single jet ski were born on or after January 1, 1988, at least one guest must have a boater safety license. This should be obtained in advance at Boat-ed.com.
We are committed to providing the best Key West jet ski experience and the most fun in the safest way possible and appreciate your respect for our rules as well as for the Florida regulations for boating and water safety.
Are there weight restrictions for jet skis?
Yes, the maximum combined weight on a jet ski is 450 lbs.
Are there any weight restrictions for parasailing?
Minimum weight to fly alone is 90 lbs; not exceeding 450 lbs in tandem or triple (the captain may change these safety restrictions due to weather conditions).
Key-west, Key West Detailed check-in instructions – including meeting point address, Google map, and parking information – for will be included in your final confirmation email from Cool Key West. Please be sure to double and triple check your email address is correct at checkout so this important email makes it way to you!
Average 4.89 out of 5 stars based on 282 verified reviews from Cool Key West and TripAdvisor
TeAsia_R, May 2023 Verified
This was the best experience! The crew was awesome, all the activities were awesome. We got to do everything we wanted and could’ve jet skied a second time if we wanted but they were really fast! Definitely worth the money. Bring sunscreen and towels!
Rebecca_A, May 2023 Verified
Really had fun everyone was really nice food was amazing the workers were really patient and kind explained everything well I would most definitely be coming back
Shree_G, Apr 2023 Verified
Very friendly team, easy to find the pickup location on google, arrive early by 9:30 , decent but not heavy food on the tour, parasailing was very pleasant and they knew how to make it memorable for first timers.
ANIL K, Apr 2023 Verified
Awesome experience overall.
Staff was awesome. Trip was great
Michael F, Apr 2023 Verified
The staff was very courteous and accommodating. A great way to spend a day in Key West.
Henry_R, Apr 2023 Verified
We had rough weather, but we still had a good time. The crew was great I would recommend it to anyone.
Richard_M, Mar 2023 Verified
The excursion is really good, but the crew definitely made it a great experience!!!We will certainly do this again next time we are in Key West.
Craig_D, Mar 2023 Verified
A wonderful day out on the water of Key West. There was plenty of time to experience all the activities and the staff was extremely friendly. I highly recommend.
Dominick_C, Mar 2023 Verified
Overall great experience. Efficient operation at the barge, we always had something fun available to us - jet ski, para sail, banana boat, water trampoline. Crew was very friendly and helpful.
Virene23, Feb 2023 Verified
Enjoyed the boat ride to the reef. We went snorkeling on a reef near the old lighthouse. The water was only 15 ft deep and clear visibility to see the marine life. Dolphins swam next to the boat. Next, we went para sailing and had a birds eye view of Key West! The crew was so much fun taking photos and telling jokes. Then we jet skied and went on a wild banana boat ride with Captain Mike. We laughed non stop especially when I fell off and struggled to get back on. Lastly, Cody cut our wrist band for the jet ski and the bar was opened. Nothing like a glass of wine to get rid of that salt taste in your mouth from the ocean. Great crew great day! Food was good too.
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