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History Lesson: Famous Shipwrecks of the Florida Keys

Looking for an adventure, a luxury Florida vacation, and a history lesson all rolled into one? Then pack your bags and plan the vacation you have been dreaming of in the Florida Keys. These enticing islands have been attracting visitors for centuries and it is time you planned a luxury vacation in the islands and let the adventure begin!

 

One exciting adventure to experience in the Keys is the quest for treasure! The islands in the Caribbean are filled with shipwrecks throughout the waters, and especially within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The remnants of many historic shipwrecks are buried in the sand or are perched along the coral reefs just off shore of the islands.

 

There are nine ships to learn about on Shipwreck Trail, and visitors can explore the sites at their leisure. There is also an underwater guide for each site giving the shipwreck and mooring buoy positions, history, a site map, and other useful information for divers.

 

While the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is a great place to see some of the catastrophic shipwrecks of our time, the islands of the Florida Keys are filled with many other shipwrecks, sunken treasure items, and lost artifacts that many are still searching for today.

 

Here are some of the most famous shipwrecks of the Florida Keys to explore during your seaside vacation in the Keys.

 

Shipwrecks of the Florida Keys

  • USCGC Duane – Key Largo
  • Eagle – Islamorada
  • Benwood – Key Largo
  • Henrietta Marie – Key West
  • Atocha – Key West
  • City of Washington – Key Largo
  • Thunderbolt – Marathon
  • USS Wilkes-Barre – Key West
  • The Adelaide Baker – Duck Key
  • The San Pedro – Indian Key
  • Alexander’s Wreck – Key West
  • The North America – Sombrero Key
  • USS Vandenberg – Key West

Ready to Explore the Shipwrecks of the Keys During Your Luxurious Vacation in Florida?

 

KeysCaribbean invites you to rent the best vacation homes in the Florida Keys for your luxury Florida vacation. Our experienced vacation team at KeysCaribbean is here to help you find the best accommodations on for your Florida vacation as well as provide our Vacation Concierge service to assist in planning exciting excursions in the Florida Keys like visiting the many shipwrecks in our waters.  Plan your luxury Florida vacation escape today!

 

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We’re preparing for a safe re-opening soon (June 1st is our goal date) with additional measures to keep you, your family, our employees, and contractors as safe as possible during your return to our Florida Keys paradise.

1. As recommended by the CDC’s social distancing guidelines, guests shall be advised to practice physical distancing by standing at least six feet away from other groups of people not traveling with them, including any area where guests or employees queue.

2. During all times in which the usage of masks/face coverings is recommended by the CDC and/or other local health authorities guests and employees or contractor will be required to wear a mask/face covering if unable to maintain 6 ft distance or inside of any building other than the guests rented space.

3. Contactless Check-In. Pre-arrival instructions including a digital door lock code will be emailed to each guest prior to arrival. No need to meet anyone face-to-face before entering the rental space.

4. If not wearing protective gloves, all employees shall follow CDC guidance regarding hand-washing. Employees shall wash their hands for at least 20 seconds, or use sanitizer when a sink is not available, after any of the following activities: using the restroom, sneezing, touching the face, cleaning, smoking, eating, drinking, accepting items from a guest, taking a break, and before a shift and as needed throughout the shift. When possible, employees shall wear gloves for added protection
and sanitation efforts. Proper hand hygiene, in accordance with CDC guidelines, should be followed prior to and after removing the gloves.

5. Cleaning products and protocols shall include EPA-approved disinfectants that meet CDC requirements for use and effectiveness against viruses, bacteria and other airborne and bloodborne pathogens.

6. ULV Fogging between guest stays with EPA-approved, non-toxic disinfectants that meet CDC requirements for use and effectiveness against viruses, bacteria and other airborne and bloodborne pathogens. ULV fogging will also be concentrated on non-removable bedding in each rental space.

7. In anticipation of individual concerns of guests, housekeeping shall not enter a guest room during a stay unless specifically requested, or approved, by the guest, or to comply with established safety protocols. Housekeeping shall maintain the practice of cleaning rooms thoroughly following check-out.

8. Professionally laundered linens and towels with the warmest allowable temperature so as not to degrade the quality of the product.

9. Non-emergency maintenance issues will be scheduled after guest departure to reduce contact risks for both our guests and our contractors. If assistance is needed during your stay we will ask for permission to enter the rental space to conduct necessary repairs as timely as we possibly can, however, please keep in mind delays could occur as our contractors do provide services to others outside of KeysCaribbean.

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