Get ready for a summer of a lifetime with Key West eco tours! Watch bottlenose dolphins frolicking in their natural habitat, then head to the backcountry for some Fury Key West snorkeling. Or, explore a secluded paradise tucked away between mangrove islands, sandbars and calm turquoise waters. Whether you're interested in wildlife-watching or are more of an adrenaline junkie, Fury Cat has just the tour for you!
What should I bring?
Please bring a valid Government Issued Photo ID.
Is parking provided?
No, parking is not provided at Fury Water Adventures' check-in locations, but you can use street parking, or pay to park lots, or parking garages.
Are life jackets provided?
Life jackets are onboard for everyone in case of emergency.
Are pets allowed?
Fury allows service animals only. A service animal is any dog that has been trained to perform tasks to benefit an individual. The work performed must be directly related to the individual's disability. According to the ADA service animals for emotional support, therapy, comfort, or companionship are not considered service animals. The guest requiring the service animal must be in possession of the animal at all times.
DOLPHIN WATCH TOUR
Are we guaranteed to see dolphins and do we swim with them?
Fury cannot guarantee that you will see dolphins each day, but they do have a 98% success rate of seeing dolphins on their dolphin watching tours. This is because the dolphins are non-migratory. They are in Key West year-round and our captains are very familiar with where to find them. No, you will not swim with the dolphins. The dolphins that you are viewing are wild. You will watch these protected dolphins in their natural habitat. Fury is a voluntary member of Dolphin SMART, so this trip promotes responsible viewing of the dolphin in their natural habitat.
What food and drinks are provided and can we bring our own?
Fury does not provide food on the Dolphin Watch Tours but you are more than welcome to bring food with you, just as long nothing is in a glass container and it fits in a small soft cooler. Water and soda are available before you snorkel and beer and wine are available after you finish snorkeling.
Is the snorkeling different from the standard Fury reef snorkeling trips?
Yes, this trip takes you to the backcountry in the Gulf of Mexico. You will snorkel patch coral and sponge gardens with the possibility of Spotting Stingrays, Juvenile Fish, Sea Fans, Sea Rods, Sponges, and Isolated Coral Formations.
How much time do we get for each activity?
You will get to dolphin watch for one hour and snorkel for one hour.
Is snorkel instruction provided?
Fury's experienced and CPR certified crew will give you detailed instructions as you sail out to the Living Coral Reef. They will go over the best practices and safe snorkel procedures for your day at the reef.
What equipment is provided?
Fury will provide you with a mask, snorkel and buoyancy compensator and fins for snorkeling. You are more than welcome to bring your own gear if you wish.
Are wetsuits provided?
Wetsuits are available seasonally with limited sizing (cash or credit).
Is there shade on the boat?
Yes, there is a portion of shaded seating on the boat; however, it is a very good idea to wear reef safe sunscreen and sun protective clothing.
Do you have easy access in and out of the ocean?
Yes, the vessel will have a ladder to the sea, which makes it very easy for you to get on and off the catamaran. The Captain may also open a gate on the side of the catamaran for experienced guests to jump in.
ISLAND ADVENTURE ECO TOUR
What wildlife might we see on this trip?
On some occasions you may see dolphins while heading out to the snorkel destination and the possibility of Spotting Stingrays, Juvenile Fish, Sea Fans, Sea Rods, Sponges, and Coral Formations while snorkeling.
Is this tour educational?
Yes! The Fury crew will explain to you what you will see while you are in the Florida Keys Sanctuary. They will also guide you on the kayaking tour in and around the mangroves.
What is a Mangrove?
Mangroves are trees and shrubs that grow in tropical coastal areas. They typically have numerous entangled roots above ground. Mangroves help protect the shoreline by serving as a storm buffer and reducing wind and wave action in shallow areas. They also help prevent erosion by stabilizing the shoreline and line more than 1,800 miles of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
Do you provide instructions on how to snorkel, kayak and paddle board?
The experienced and CPR certified Fury crew will give you detailed snorkel instructions as you sail out to the Living Coral Reef. They will go over the best practices and safe snorkel procedures for your day at the reef. They will also go over how to properly use that kayak and paddle boards.
Is there shade on the boat?
Yes, but the space is limited in the shaded areas.
What is the difference between paddle boarding and kayaking?
Paddle boarding requires a good amount of balance and you can either sit or stand on the board and use a paddle to maneuver. Kayaking requires you to sit and maneuver through the water with a paddle as well.
What food and drinks are provided on the Island Adventure Tour and can we bring our own?
On the Island Adventure Tour, Fury serves Turkey and Cheddar Sandwiches, Ham & Swiss Sandwiches, Veggies & Hummus Wraps, Smoked Fish Dip with Crackers, fresh fruit, fresh vegetable platter with hummus & ranch and homemade cookies for lunch. You are welcome to bring food with you, just as long nothing is in a glass container and it fits in a small soft cooler. Water and soda are available before you snorkel and beer and wine are available after you finish snorkeling.