May is a gorgeous month to visit Key West – the days are long, the sky is clear and the Royal Poinciana trees are ablaze in fiery orange blooms! As peak tourist season winds down, it’s as if the island catches its breath before school lets out and summer sets in.
Party With World-Renowned Songwriters
May 4 – 8
Ask a local what their favorite week of the year is, and chances are they’ll say early May and the Key West Songwriters Festival. What began as a small gathering in 1985 has grown to be the premiere festival event for songwriters across the country. More than 150 award-winning songwriters perform 50+ shows over the course of five days and nights. It’s a unique opportunity to meet the people behind the famous songs and hear the stories behind the music. Most festival events are held at bars, hotels and theaters near the water, but Fury hosts two very special concert events on the water. Check out our Songwriters Festival Sunset Sails!
Spice Things up for Cinco de Mayo
Throw on your swimsuit and apply the sunblock, it’s time to hit the seas with Fury! Aboard our fleet of decked out catamarans you can celebrate Cinco de Mayo the way it was intended – on the water! We invite you to a Mexican fiesta like no other, with margaritas and delicious Mexican-style cuisine on select Fury trips. There’s no better way to enjoy the holiday and gorgeous May weather.
Pamper Mom in Island Style
Make this a Mother’s Day she’ll never forget! For the mom who enjoys the relaxation of breakfast in bed, treat her to Fury’s Island Adventure trip. Grab your snorkeling equipment and dive into the warm, crystal blue waters. Then, lounge atop a paddleboard or kayak as you explore the lush mangroves of the Key West backcountry. And for the mom who has an adventurous side, skip the traditional brunch and embark on a full-day Ultimate Adventure H2.0 trip. You won’t have to decide on the perfect gift because this trip includes everything from snorkeling, banana boat rides and parasailing to jet skiing and a brand new expansive water park!
Eat Fresh and Sustainable Local Seafood
If you like seafood, then you’ll love Florida stone crab claws! Though their thick, hard shell requires a little work and bit of finesse to crack, the taste is well worth the effort. These locally caught crustaceans pair perfectly with cold beer or white wine! And the best part – stone crabs are a sustainable fishery! After the claws are removed, crabs are returned to the water alive and their claws regenerate after a few seasons. The fishery closes May 1, so be sure to get them before then or you’ll have to wait until mid-October when it reopens.
Rev up Your Memorial Day Weekend
Take advantage of the extended weekend with a trip to Key West. See the island from its best angle, on the water aboard a top of the line Jet Ski! During our Key West Jet Ski tour, you’ll explore our island while making stops at various points of interest behind one of our expert tour guides on a scenic 28-mile trip. It may not officially be summer yet, but local Conchs like to consider Memorial Day weekend as the kickoff to summertime. Don’t forget your waterproof camera so you can take pictures of famous Key West landmarks like Mallory Square and the Southernmost Point Buoy from a totally different, on-the-water perspective. Be sure to wave to the people on land who are no doubt taking pictures of you!
Key West Private Catamaran Charters in Paradise
Discover the pristine blue waters of Key West aboard your very own private charter. We offer a fleet of high-performance catamarans that can transport your party on a private boat excursion of your choice for a truly unforgettable experience. Private Charters are completely customizable for your group and can include catering, full bar, live bands and picture packages. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing full-day on the water sipping your favorite cold beverage, or an adventurous half-day excursion, our team is prepared to help you plan the perfect day in paradise!