Florida Keys Travel Guide

The Florida Keys are famous worldwide for their natural beauty, superb weather, unmatched fishing and diving, and exciting nightlife. Your stay at Tranquility Bay Resort provides premier access to the excitement of Marathon and the rest of the Keys. Read our Florida Keys travel guide below and find our recommendations on area activities.

Marathon Key

Founded in the 19th century as a fishing village, Marathon has retained its historic charm while incorporating modern amenities. From the celebrated Bahia Honda State Park, home to an array of rare flora and fauna, to the Dolphin Research Center and Turtle Hospital, offering close encounters with these underwater creatures, Marathon offers excitement mere minutes from our doors.

Key West

Historical sites, cultural institutions, and delectable dining and drinking await at Key West. A favorite of Ernest Hemmingway, you can visit his home and museum and experience the city from his eyes. Then, stroll by Duval Street for shopping, dining, and bars including the famous Sloppy Joe’s and Capt. Tony’s, true institutions for tourists and residents alike.


World famous for its sport fishing, Islamorada is also renowned for its lush landscape and variety of wildlife. Enjoy diving, fishing, and even rewarding hikes in this tucked-away treasure of the Keys. Head over to the Theater of the Sea, a marine park housing dolphins, sea lions, and much more. Then, set out towards Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park feature fascinating fossilized coral and eight-foot-high quarry walls that are sure to make for a memorable hike.. 

Dry Tortugas

A quick car ride is all it takes to reach this natural oasis. Located at the end of the Florida Keys, the Dry Tortugas are a small group of islands featuring a variety of activities and sites. Escape to a Dry Tortugas day trip and enjoy beautiful, lush surroundings, hiking, snorkeling, wildlife, and much more. We recommend the Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson National Park, where all of these activities are available to be enjoyed.

Dry Tortugas National Park can only can be reached by boat or seaplaneFerry service is available at the Key West Bight Ferry Terminal on the Yankee Freedom - Dry Tortugas Ferry.