Overflowing with energy the day after a fab Key West wedding, our group was ready for more fun.
After considering several different water adventure companies, we decided on Sebago.
We paid about $160/each for an all-day all-inclusive water fun that included jetskiing, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, and parasailing. The crew had a great dynamic among themselves. They were fun to have around and were extremely helpful. I heard other companies can be stingy with meals but here we had a wide spread! If you are burning calories in the middle of the sea, food is definitely a primary concern. We were absolutely taken cared of–the staff would even hand over a beer (only after you’re done with jetskiing) before you ask for it.
Everybody had boundless splashes of fun! I particularly enjoyed being harnessed to a parasail, suspended in the air, gliding over the ocean, and seeing different colors underwater from up above. My friend’s 4-year old daughter couldn’t have felt safer and was all smiles throughout the experience.
You see Sebago even tailored the speed of banana boats or water dipping when parasailing to the fearlessness/fearfulness of the riders. The little girl did not get wet at all. My friend and I were dipped over and over again! It was fun!
Worth every dollar.
Up Next: 3 Things to Try in Key West
Keys to My Heart
Que Vola from Key West
Que Vola! (means “What’s Up” in Cuban)
A hundred miles from Cuba, Key West is an island at the southernmost tip of Florida Keys.
An anchored concrete buoy in Key West, Florida marking one of the extreme points of the United States.
Given its location, 90 miles from Cuba, the island was a natural port of call for Spanish-speaking fishermen, beginning in the early 1800s. Though English still dominates throughout the Keys, our friend and Irish’s new hubby Juan, who is part Puerto Rican was very at home speaking espanol with some of the locals.
Going around in a scooter is the best way to see Keys. I specifically enjoyed the sea view and soft breeze along South Roosevelt, which was the way back to our hotel. Most hotels can hook you up with rental companies.
My friend being taught how to drive a scooter. A first for her in 10 years.
Going out for a ride
Driving around a car is also uncomplicated. Maps are everywhere and locals are more than friendly to help you with directions.
Key West is a come-as-you-are, let-your-hair-down, laid-back town of picket fences, eclectic shops, and warm personalities. Overall, it gave such a charming vibe that managed to make even an adult club look wholesome.
Keys to My Heart
All-Day Water Adventure
One of my oldest friends invited me to her wedding in Key West Florida, how could I not say “yes”? This lady and I bonded back in the day when junk food was taboo and swearing was a crime. We both came from a Catholic educational institution run by nuns that dictated everything from the length of our skirts to the songs to sing for Friday masses.
This same friend also flew from the USA to attend my attend in El Nido, Palawan, drove two hours from New Jersey to Delaware to attend my baby shower, then drove another hour to bring me to Baltimore the next day. She is one of those who stayed in touch and one of those I stay in touch with.
It is no surprise that I enjoyed watching man and bride take their vows, sand on my feet and wind on my face.
And when the clouds took a step back to allow the blazing array of colors of the setting sun, I saw the glowing faces of the new husband and wife, staring at each other intensely and with certainty.
**Coming Soon: Our Key West Adventures**
Greetings from the US!
Did you know that after the UAE, my top readers come from these United States? 🙂 Being a fan of destination weddings and high school reunions, I left 40-degree Dubai heat, flew to JFK, went through horrendous New York traffic to get to New Jersey where I am camping out at my friend’s guest room (thanks Peach, you are the best!) then off to Florida for to witness a dear friend get married.
I’ll be blogging about my experience at the Conch Republic real soon. Meantime here’s me sending sunny calm from southernmost beachland.