Snorkeling in Key West
Snorkel the reefs around
Key West, explore a shipwreck,
walk on a deserted tropical beach or just hang out
on a sand bar.
On the Sailing Vessel
Stars & Stripes-
Explore remote tropical reefs and the
Out-islands of Key West;
snorkel Key West where few other boats can go.
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For reservations & info call
305-294-7877 or 1-800-634-6369
Key West snorkeling aboard the sailing catamaran Stars & Stripes.
Visit the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary coral reef or enjoy an out island eco-tour. Sail into a tropical sunset, with underwater photographer Don Kincaid. Captain Don's photos have been published by National Geographic,
Discovery Channel, the History Channel and numerous other magazines and books. On Stars & Stripes we emphasize the quality of your Key West experience rather than the quantity of passengers.
Eco-Tours aboard the sailing catamaran Stars and Stripes in Key West, Florida
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The Sailing Vessel Stars & Stripes
Snorkeling, Sailing Ecotours, Sunset and Dinner Cruises in Key West, Florida

The only sailboat in Key West with a permit to take passengers into the
islands of The Key West National Wildlife Refuge.

Check in, is at 9:00 am. Departure is at 9:30 am.
The sailboat returns approximately 3:00 pm.
Includes: Snorkel gear and instruction,
wet suits in the winter months, food and beverages.


For reservations & info call 305-294-7877 or 1-800-634-6369
You can find The
Stars & Stripes on the dock at Lands End Village Marina
at Key West Bight (the North End of Margaret Street, Key West)


On Stars & Stripes we do things a lot differently than other
sailing catamarans in Key West.

  First we don't overload the sail boat with sixty five to a hundred and twenty six snorkelers. We limit our numbers to half our capacity on our day trip and seldom sail full on our sunset cruise.

  Many other boat crews here in Key West deal with hundreds of passengers a day. That overexposure makes them treat people like cattle.. herd 'em on and herd 'em off.. We treat people the way we would like to be treated, and besides, we get to talk to our guests and get to know them. That doesn't happen on overcrowded cattlemarans. Our crews are professional and courteous.

  We also don't go to the same old Florida Keys reefs that all the other boats go to. That's the real advantage to a longer trip.  We can make choices unavailable to the half day boats. There are dozens of locations to visit.. Why go to the same spots three times a day, day in and day out? That's no fun for us and since many of our guests are repeat customers, every time they return they may get to visit a snorkel spot that was different from their last trip. The road stops in Key West but the islands and reefs continue for many miles to the West. Our experienced Captains pick the best spots to visit for that day's weather conditions. If it is too rough in the Atlantic, then we go to the Gulf of Mexico or the back country or perhaps to a quiet island anchorage. Every place we go is special in it's own way. Our draft is only twenty inches so we can get into spots that the other boats can only envy. We see dolphins, turtles, seabirds and a wide variety of ocean life every day.

  Since Stars & Stripes is a catamaran she sails flat and comfortable, with no leaning on your ear like a conventional single hulled boat. You can set your drink down without it spilling over.. Very civilized..

  Our cockpit seating area is 70% shaded, so you can get out of the sun any time you desire. The broad decks of our sailing catamaran, Stars & Stripes, offers plenty of space for lying out in the Florida Keys sun and working on your tan.

  The food served on Stars & Stripes is a special treat, starting the moment you step on-board, with pastries and tropical fruit juice. Lunch is a delicious feast, including: freshly prepared salads, fruit platters, meats, cheeses and other surprise goodies.

  When you go out with us you will get to see parts of the Florida Keys that few visitors get to see.

  You will also learn a little history and a little about animal behavior. Basically you will find out what makes the Florida Keys such a special place and your stressful daily life up north will be forgotten.

   In short, you are our honored guest and we would love to show you around our backyard.

Our most often asked question is : DO WE HAVE TO GO BACK NOW?


Take the day and see Key West as it ought to be seen.

$79.95 Adults
$49.95 Kids
Under 7 yrs. FREE

Check in, is at 9:00 am. Departure is at 9:30 am.
The sailboat returns approximately 3:00 pm.
Includes: Snorkel gear and instruction,
wet suits in the winter months, food and beverages.

For reservations & info call 305-294-7877 or 1-800-634-6369



Stars & Stripes
Is a 49 passenger sailing vessel and is available for
private trips, corporate groups, Key West weddings, ecotours and more.

For reservations call 305-294-7877 or 1-800-634-6369

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