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Originally constructed and dedicated in 1885, Saint Mary Star of the Sea was the first Catholic Church in Key West and the fifth Catholic Church erected in all of Florida. It has a long and storied history, including housing a convent, school and, later, a hospital. Though the original church was destroyed by fire in 1901, it was rebuilt in 1905; the exterior and interior design reflects the eclectic period of American Victorian architecture and was the first non-wooden Catholic church in South Florida.

Today, The Basilica of Saint Mary Star of the Sea is a popular destination for several reasons. In addition to the history contained within its grounds and the tranquility felt in the church, the property is also home to a Grotto containing statues of Our Lady of Lourdes and Saint Bernadette. Built to keep Key West and its residents safe from hurricanes, it seems to fulfilling its mission; the island has not suffered from a severe storm since the Grotto was constructed in 1922. The grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes is a well-known pilgrimage site, especially during hurricane season. There is also a Stations of the Cross Garden, constructed with Carrera marble and illuminated at night, and a perpetual adoration chapel, which opened in 1995.

The Vatican named Saint Mary Star of the Sea as a Minor Basilica in 2012; it’s the first basilica in the Archdiocese of Miami and the fifth in Florida.

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1010 Windsor Lane, Key West, Florida, 33040
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Key West Sunset Sail with Full Bar, Live Music & Hors D'oeuvres
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Key West Sunset Sail with Full Bar, Live Music & Hors D'oeuvres

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Watch the sun set and the moon rise off the coast of Key West on this sunset cruise. Enjoy the scenery and peaceful calm of a late afternoon sail aboard a 70-foot catamaran with plenty of deck space to stretch out and enjoy the breathtaking view. Then watch a legendary Key West sunset as the sun glistens and gently settles into the water. Hearty appetizers plus champagne, wine, full liquor bar, ice-cold beer and soft drinks are included.
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  • 2 hours
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Key West Florida Reef Half-Day Snorkeling Excursion

Key West Florida Reef Half-Day Snorkeling Excursion

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Enjoy an afternoon of swimming and snorkeling on this cruise off the coast of Key West. Spend a relaxing afternoon on a 69-foot catamaran headed to North America's only living coral barrier reef for the adventure of a lifetime. Pass some of Key West’s top attractions on the way, then dive right in to see more than 600 species of colorful fish, coral, and other sea life. This cruise includes professional snorkeling gear and instruction plus beer, wine, and soft drinks.
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Key West Mangrove Kayak Eco Tour

Key West Mangrove Kayak Eco Tour

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Paddle a kayak through mangrove creeks and shallow water on a Key West kayaking tour that offers an up-close look that this unique coastal environment. This guided tour is the perfect way to spot Florida wildlife in a natural habitat.
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Key West Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

Key West Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

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Explore the best that Key West has to offer on this narrated, hop-on hop-off trolley tour. Visit more than 100 points of interest among Key West’s top attractions, with an expert guide who takes you through the history of the city. Select from an unlimited 1- or 2-day pass to suit your schedule.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Guided Bicycle Tour of Old Town Key West

Guided Bicycle Tour of Old Town Key West

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Ride through the streets of Old Town Key West during a leisurely bicycle tour—a perfect introduction for first-time visitors. Learn about the island's history and see highlights such as Mallory Square, Mile Marker Zero, and White Street Pier. Pedal out to the Southernmost Point Buoy and enjoy panoramic ocean views. Plus, choose from morning or afternoon times to easily fit this tour into your schedule.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Basilica of Saint Mary Star of the Sea costs USD 45.95. Guided Basilica of Saint Mary Star of the Sea tours start around USD 45.95 per person.
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