By Shayne Benowitz
Traveling to Key West with the whole family for Spring Break? Allow me to introduce you to the Pride of Key West, the island’s only glass bottom boat. For families traveling with children of all ages and even with grandparents this is an excellent option to enjoy the beautiful coral reef.
With trips departing three times daily, hop on board our state of the art catamaran complete with a comfortable air-conditioned viewing cabin, spacious sundecks, bathrooms, and a snack bar.
For school aged children, this educational ecotour could turn into an extra credit project for history and science classes. Our expert captains will narrate a Key West harbor tour complete with a history lesson and fun facts about how our island came to be. All this, while he charts your course out to the stunning coral reef, the third largest in the world!
Once you arrive to the reef, it’s time to get situated around our windows to the sea to watch the splendor of the underwater world unfold before your eyes. One of our seasoned crew members will take over from here with an informative narration about the reef’s delicate ecosystem and what you’re seeing: staghorn coral heads, brain coral, yellowtail snapper, parrotfish, and so much more!
The beauty of the Key West glass bottom boat is that you feel like you’re swimming with the marine life without having to get wet and without harming the sensitive ecosystem.
The coral reef truly is the best Key West attractions and it would be a shame to miss out while you’re here for Spring Break. Enjoy your vacation. See you on the water soon!
Shayne Benowitz is a Fury crewmember and freelance writer. For more travel stories visit her at web.me.com/shaynebeth and follow her at twitter.com/ShayneBenowitz.