Mel Fisher Maritime Museum

Enter your dates to find available activities

Mel Fisher Maritime Museum: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Miami: Key West Bus Tour

1. From Miami: Key West Bus Tour

Embark on a full-day tour of Key West from Miami. Feel the Caribbean atmosphere of the Florida Keys and explore at your own pace. See important sites, including Hemingway’s House, or opt to swim in the sea. Start with a 4-hour drive across 43 bridges and 31 islands to America's “Caribbean Islands,” the Florida Keys. The string of islands and islets, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, leads to Key West, the only frost-free city in the continental United States! Once in Key West, experience a Caribbean atmosphere complete with friendly street artists, lively outdoor cafés, and alfresco restaurants. Spend some time exploring Key West on your own. Book lovers might like to visit Ernest Hemingway’s House to see the former home of the famous author. Or, if you prefer, you can go to the southernmost point of the continental United States at the famous "90 miles to Cuba" Monument. Explore museums, such as the Mel Fisher Museum, the Light House Museum, or Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum (tickets not included). Feel the pulse of Key West at Mallory Square next to the cruise ship port. You may also choose to add one of our most popular adventure activities, such as a snorkeling trip to see tropical fish, a ride in a glass-bottom boat, or the hop-on and hop-off sightseeing trolley bus (tickets not included in the price). Depart Key West at 5:30 PM for the drive back over the bridges and islands.

Key West: History and Culture Southernmost Walking Tour

2. Key West: History and Culture Southernmost Walking Tour

Start your journey at the famous Kino Sandals Plaza, where you will meet with your local guide. On your walk listen to stories about how Key West became one of the wealthiest cities in the mid-1800s. Learn about the island’s shipwrecking industry, sponge harvesting, and cigar manufacturing.  The end of the tour will end at a buoy showing the Southernmost Point of the continental U.S. Here, your guide will give you free maps so that you can continue to explore the various shops,  museums, and other points of interest along this section of the island.

Key West: Self-guided old town treasures walking tour

3. Key West: Self-guided old town treasures walking tour

Find out why Key West attracted so many cultural legends on a self-guided walking tour of the quirky old town. Starting from Mallory Square, follow the precise directions of your audio guide mobile app to learn the fascinating history behind the people and places that make the island so special. Starting from the Memorial Sculpture Garden in Mallory Square, you’ll discover the stories behind Key West’s most famous sights, including the residence of former President Harry Truman, Florida’s oldest bar, the hotel where Tennessee Williams stayed for ten years and the so-called longest street in the world. Along the way, you’ll learn how salvaging shipwrecks transformed the city, why the buildings’ aesthetics are so strictly controlled, how the city became known as the ‘Conch Republic’ and why there are so many chickens running around.

Other Sightseeing Options in Mel Fisher Maritime Museum

Want to discover all there is to do in Mel Fisher Maritime Museum? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Mel Fisher Maritime Museum

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 235 reviews

This was a long day, but with the effort, especially since I didn’t have to drive. A couple of things: I expected COVID precautions, but there were none. I expected to be asked to wear a mask the whole time, but was not. I also expected a temperature check prior to boarding, but there was not. That didn’t stop me from policing myself! The bus was FULL. But the group was courteous. Orlando was our guide on the bus… he was awesome! He does try to sell additional excursions while on the bus, but I want interested. I have checked Key West off my bucket list!!

Driver and Guide were terrific. Breakfast stop was nice. For $10 per person was picked up and dropped off at our hotel. Really nice day. Highly recommended

Our guide was wonderful, charismatic and extremely helpful. Would recommend to anyone wanting to go visit key west from Miami!

It was a beautiful trip, the explanations of the Orlando guide and the driver very well were very clear.

Awesome experience. Tour guide Luise and the driver were fantastic at meeting needs.