New PDF release: Adventure Guide to the Florida Keys and the Everglades

By Joyce Huber

The simplest consultant to South Florida's common wonders and distinctive treasures. This advisor explores the entire manner from romantic Key Largo to special Pine Key, Little Torch Key and cool Key West. It deals huge info on how you can discover, together with aerial excursions, biking trails, the Pelican direction (Key West), canoe and kayak excursions and nature hikes.

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When the sea is calm, the clear waters of the Gulf magnify an outline of the wrecks. Flights can be booked through Sea Planes of Key West at Key West International Airport. Half-day trips start at $159 per person, full-day ,$275. Overnight round-trip for campers, $299 (subject to change with fuel prices). Rate includes use of snorkeling gear, soft drinks and drinking water. Flights are aboard stable, float-equipped, high-wing, four- and seven-seat aircraft. The floats also have retractable wheels, which allow them to take off from the land airport then set down in the water at Garden Key.

History 42 History n The Spanish-American War Key West took on historic importance when its harbor served as a port for warships during the Spanish-American War. Though Tampa was the principal base for military activity, the Key West Navy Yard, just 90 miles from Havana, became a jumping-off point for hospital and supply ships. At a special memorial in the Key West cemetery rest the bodies of those who died when the US battleship Maine was sunk in Havana’s Harbor in 1898, the event that touched off the Spanish-American War.

Jacobson’s research and travel to and from Marathon are supported in part by the Save the Turtles organization. Moretti has converted one of his motel swimming pools into a saltwater holding area for ailing turtles. Guests at Hidden Harbor can observe the ongoing research. Eco-Tips 33 n Eco-Tips Help our finned and web-footed friends stay healthy by practicing good diving, snorkeling and boating habits. The following tips developed by leading ocean environmentalists provide a good start. Protect Key Deer Though they are hard to resist, do not offer treats to the pint-sized Key deer in the lower Keys.

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