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Florida Keys Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids
Winter Sunshine from Everglades to Key West
There's no place like the Florida Keys. And your family's adventure will be just as unique. Discover unusual ecosystems in the Everglades. Snorkel among a rainbow of colorful fish. Paddle over crystal clear waters. Pedal along bike paths in the sun. Immerse yourself in the tropical vibe of the Keys as you make your journey to the southernmost tip of the continental United States.
THIS ITINERARY: 5 days, 4 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels
Special Kids Prices
Start Miami / End Key West
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
- Ride and boat through the Everglades, a World Heritage site, national park and International Biosphere Reserve
- Swim and snorkel through live coral reef—perhaps spying a lobster peeking from under the coral or even a sea turtle
- Pedal on flat dedicated bike paths past notable Key West sites and take time to relax poolside, relishing warm breezes at waterfront hotels
- Kayak over shallow water over seagrass flats in search of exotic marine life, then feed the large silvery tarpon at the marina
5 Days Premiere Hotels
From bustling Miami, head to The Shark Valley Visitor Center and into incredibly diverse Everglades National Park, poetically referred to as a river of grass | Pedal on a car-free bike path through the park's wetlands—keep an eye out for herons, storks and sunbathing alligators! | Venture through the fascinating swamp habitat on a private airboat tour and learn more about the rare flora and fauna that call this delicate ecosystem home | Travel from the Everglades to Islamorada (Village of Islands) in the Florida Keys, where sea and fun await | Enjoy shallow-water snorkeling in its protected coral reef looking out for spiny lobster, angelfish and eagle rays—and with luck, a sea turtle or two.
Part of the Islamorada scene since 1946, this amenity-rich beachside resort is set on 27 lush acres. (pool, spa)
Kids learn to fish like the locals and visit the Dolphin Research Center to meet and learn about these playful sea creatures | Join the revelers at the Sunset Festival in Key West, brimming with street performers and local artisans | Pedal along the Overseas Heritage Trail, peering into clear waters for the chance to see rays or sharks and ride past the Southernmost Point and Mile Marker 0 | Visit the sandy beaches at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park and take a dip in the hotel's pool | Embark on a sunset sail in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, home to the world's third-largest coral reef | What better way to cap off your adventure than exploring the unique mangrove ecosystems and calm blue-green waters of backcountry Key West on a stand-up paddleboard!
Ideally situated on two acres of waterfront land and designed with a barefoot tropical luxury aesthetic, the Marker is named for the mile markers that lead to the southernmost part of the United States. (pool)
The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy
Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy.
Activity Level: 1-2
Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do. LEARN MORE.
Note: The minimum age required for kids to ride their own bike on this trip is 9+
Available Bike Options
- All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners
- Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
- Snacks and beverages between meals
- Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
- Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
- Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
- Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
- All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
- Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
- On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
- Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
- Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
- Park and other entry fees
- Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
- Select coach transfers
- Baggage transfers and porterage
We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.
This is a Level 1–2 trip, meaning the activities are easygoing and designed to allow us to take it slow and soak up the beauty of the region. Each day we embark on an active adventure, but the amount of time spent in the saddle and on the trails is less than the typical Backroads trip. We've paired our core activities with ones that are suited to this destination, such as kayaking and snorkeling. The level of these activities, combined with plenty of downtime to relax and take advantage of the resorts and beaches, result in the ideal way to experience Key West.
Long shuttles on Days 1 and 3 (sometimes made longer with traffic) allow us to cover the highlights of this dynamic region.
We've chosen to stay at large beach resorts on this trip because they are the most luxurious in the area and offer an array of amenities and activities to enjoy.
The Keys have their share of crowds and traffic, especially over peak holiday and spring break months. While we always aim to get off the beaten path, during certain times of the year traffic delays and slow service are unavoidable. Not to worry—we've built plenty of time into this itinerary to account for the relaxed pace, which the locals charmingly call "Keys Disease!"
Water activities in the Keys are weather-dependent. Snorkeling can be canceled in the winter months due to low visibility and high winds. In the case of inclement weather, alternative activities are available.
The Florida Keys are a truly unique destination teeming with fascinating history, vibrant character and quirky culture. On this journey expect to see everything from pristine beaches, out-of-this-world sunsets and mangrove forests to cruise ships, tackle shops and t-shirt stands.