Only-in-the-Keys Group Activities Create Lasting Bonds
FLORIDA KEYS - Seeking unique Keys group activities that help to forge company bonding and meaningful connections to a memorable island destination? Bucket-list adventures are what the Florida Keys are all about.
A fishing charter, for example, in waters off the Keys is an adventure made especially memorable by catches such as sailfish, tarpon or yellowtail snapper.
A group hunt for the best Key lime pie is sure to satisfy all taste buds. Nearly every Keys dining venue serves this rich signature dessert.
For active groups, cycling on land and water, paddleboarding, swimming with dolphins and colorful Keys marine life, building giant sand castles, and other group experiential activities can be booked throughout the Keys.
A few examples:
Key Largo Bike and Adventure Tours has a variety of cycling tours including a Bike and Beer tour with a trek from Tavernier to Islamorada, stops for beer and a van ride back. In Islamorada, another tour visits historic venues, locations from the hit Netflix drama "Bloodline," a Tiki bar and popular craft breweries. Visit keylargobike.com
Serenity Eco Therapy, based in Key Largo and offered throughout the Keys, combines gentle meditation, yoga and Pilates with a guided paddle in a kayak or on a stand-up paddleboard. A 2.5-hour tour promotes well-being. Visit serenityecotherapy.squarespace.com
At Marathon's Dolphin Research Center, programs including the Researcher Experience for up to four let participants spend four hours with researchers observing sea lions and dolphins, assist with data research and enjoy a Dolphin Encounter swim. Small groups also enjoy the Ultimate Trainer for the Day Experience, a full day of interactive adventures. The center is accredited by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks & Aquariums. Visit dolphins.org
At Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters in Marathon, groups can swim with and feed fishes while learning about the Keys' marine ecosystem. There are four touch tanks and public feedings throughout the day. Private tours and events can be reserved. Visit floridakeysaquariumencounters.com
Crafting sand sculptures in Key West at the Casa Marina Key West or The Reach Key West is a way to build competitive team spirit or bonding. Just Sand and Water offers beach workshops for six to 150 participants. The two properties are Curio Collection by Hilton resorts. Visit justsandandwater.com
Key West Hydrobikes offers hourly rentals and tours on pedal-powered nonmotorized water bikes. Participants can cycle Key West Harbor to the back side of Wisteria Island. Average cruising speed is about 5 mph. Tours depart from LagerHeads, at 0 Simonton St. Visit keywesthydrobikes.com
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