Why Key West Was Originally Named "Bone Island

The fierce Calusa Indians were said to leave the remains of their enemies on the beaches of Key West, thus creating Key West's first name, Cayo Hueso... Island of Bones.

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Getting to Key West, Florida

Key West is accessible by air, boat, and land.

By Air:
Direct flights or connections to Key West International Airport are now available from a host of Florida cities. However, please check with the airlines for the latest flight and route information.

American Airlines

Cape Air

Delta Connection

Gulf Stream International Connection

US Airways Express

Local Airlines:
Air Key West

Florida Coastal Airlines

Sea Coast Airlines

By Land:
Driving Directions and Mileage to Key West; Provided by Google Maps

Tallahassee to key west (641 mi (about 13 hours 33 mins)
Jacksonville to key west florida (512 mi (about 10 hours 0 mins)
Daytona beach to key west florida (427 mi (about 8 hours 30 mins)
Orlando to key west florida (394 mi (about 8 hours 10 mins)
Tampa to key west florida (427 mi (about 8 hours 43 mins)
St. Petersburg to key west florida (410 mi (about 8 hours 25 mins)
Port St. Lucie to key west florida (274 mi (about 6 hours 10 mins)
Fort Lauderdale to key west florida (189 mi (about 4 hours 32 mins)
miami to key west florida (161 mi (about 4 hours 1 min)

Bus Services:
Between the Seas
Travel in style, Non-stop between Miami International Airport and Key West. Phone: 231-929-3576

Makes numerous scheduled stops between Miami International Airport and the Keys, including Key Largo. 1-800-231-2222 or 305-296-9072

These luxury coaches specialize in service to and from the Florida Keys Marathon Airport and to Key West. 1-877-2Go-4SUN.

Train Services:
Amtrak takes you as far south as Fort Lauderdale. There, you can transfer to the Keys Shuttle bus discussed above. Amtrak: 1-800-USARAIL.

By Boat:
Key West Bight Marina
The Key West Bight is a twenty acre facility that has become a major destination for those wishing to experience the ways of the old waterfront of Key West.

City Marina at Garrison Bight
City Marina has 30 transient slips. Theses slips are located on concrete floating docks. Amenities include bath and shower facilities as well as an on-site coin laundry.

Experienced boaters can navigate to Key West along the Atlantic side of the Keys or by traveling on the Gulf of Mexico side. The first part of the trip takes you through the specially-marked Intracoastal Waterway. After Long Key, however, international markers apply. Consult the appropriate Coast Pilot and Light List manuals. Numerous marinas are waiting to entertain you, but you should make reservations ahead.

Registration is required on all boats with motors, regardless of size. A valid out-of state registration of any pleasure craft is recognized for up to 90 days in Florida. After that, Florida registration is required. Fees vary according to the length of the boat. Newcomers from out of state should bring their title and/or/ registration. Registration is handled through the vehicle registration office at: 1200 Truman Avenue, phone: (305) 294-8403

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