One of my favorite places in Key West is our Seaport. The views are colorful and gorgeous with tall masts against the backdrop of blue sky and the creaking sound of boats pulling at their mooring lines. It’s really like walking through a postcard.
The thing I love about it is that it’s still a working Seaport. It’s not just something our city officials decided would be pretty for visitors, but working boats still come and go from their slips every day. On any given day, you can stroll along the boards and yes, you’ll see catamarans and schooners leaving or arriving from their snorkel or dolphin watching sails. You’ll also see local fishermen bringing in their catch to sell to one of our local fish markets or restaurants. (Another thing to know and love about Key West – the “catch of the day” really is the catch of the day)
It’s the setting for numerous events throughout the year celebrating our local maritime heritage. Our annual Holiday Boat Parade begins and ends here, and our version of New Years Eve Time Square ball drop is the descent of a “Pirate Wench” down the mast of one of our sail boats.
The Key West Seaport is a must see and do on your itinerary. It’s a wonderful backdrop for honeymoon photos and the memories will last a lifetime. Come visit us, it’s worth the trip!