For the biggest festival of the year, Key West Snorkeling Co. will be offering discounts on activities from snorkeling to trips to Fort Jefferson.
Online PR News – 18-October-2010 – – Fantasy Fest, which happens every year during the last week of October leading up to Halloween, is not only the biggest festival of the year in the Southernmost City, it's also the beginning of the tourist season. Local businesses, including Key West Snorkeling Co., celebrate the end of the slow season by offering discounts to visitors beginning to trickle down south as the weather begins to get frosty up north.
Discounts are given at the early start of the peak season to encourage folks to consider visiting Key West earlier rather than later. Fantasy Fest is a unique celebration, and locals believe there's nothing else like it. Key West Snorkeling Co. even starts offering discounts and deals the week before Fantasy Fest, for those who want to visit but who don't necessarily want to be part of Fantasy Fest. After all, that week is very busy in Key West, with room occupancy at or near capacity, sometimes booked months or even a year in advance. Also, the crowds during the final night of Fantasy Fest are thick, since everybody comes out to see the grand parade and amazing costumes.
Discounts will be offered on Key West scuba diving trips as well as snorkeling excursions. Divers are still excited about diving the USS Vandenberg, an artificial reef sunk last year just a few miles from the shoreline of Key West. It's considered a must-do dive amongst the scuba community. Scuba is done all year in Key West, as the waters remain warm even throughout the winter months. Though you may need a wetsuit in winter, the weather is beautiful.
Other discounts offered by the local company are trips to the Dry Tortugas, where historic Civil War era Fort Jefferson is located. Day-long excursions leave every morning from the docks in Key West's Historic Seaport, and Key West Snorkeling Co will be proud to offer discounts on tickets to see the famous National Park.
"We just can't wait for the end of the slow season,and to get ourselves in gear we are offering these great discounts on trips" says Mark Jackson, employee on dive boat operation in Key West. "We're celebrating the end of hurricane season and the return of visitors to Key West. What more do you need than that?" he said with obvious enthusiasm.
Fantasy Fest begins Friday October 22 with the Royal Coronation Ball. Guests can meet the King and Queen of Fantasy Fest. The parties start the following week, with the famous Captain Tony's Party in Plaid on Tuesday October 26. There are more parties and costumes each night, all along Duval Street.
Key West Snorkeling Co.'s discounts will begin Monday October 18, for early arrivees, non-Festival visitors, and anyone who wants to see the amazing coral reef. To find out more, visit http://key-west-snorkeling.com for discount information and all about snorkeling in Key West.