Daily Archives: December 13, 2011

Florida Keys Biodiversity

The Florida Keys may be best known for its aquatic biodiversity, but there is also a wide variety of land species that are quite fascinating.  The Key Deer, Burrowing Owl, Vaca Key Racoon, Stock Island Tree Snail, and numerous birds and insects are all specially suited to life in the Florida Keys. If you are interesting in exploring our local biodiversity there are several great locations: the Crane Point Museum in marathon, the Botanical Gardens on stock island, the Butterfly Conservatory in Key West  and the Florida Keys Eco Discovery Centre are a couple that we recommend.

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Dry Tortugas Flightseeing

One of the newer ways to visit the Dry tortugas is by flight seeing floatplane, now being offered by Key West Seaplane adventures.  Rather than spend hours on a ferry you get to the national park in a short 40 minute plane ride over the marine sanctuary, one of the worlds most beautiful aquatic landscapes. (The first flight arrives hours before the ferry, giving you the island all to yourselves)  Call our front desk to book or get information on this or any other key west activity during your stay.  Check out these photos of one of the keys best activities.

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