Dog Friendly Activities in Key West, FL

There are 17 dog friendly activities in Key West, FL. Use the links below to get an overview of each attraction, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Key West, FL, or call 877-411-FIDO to speak with one of our pet travel experts!

Lazy Dog Kayak

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Lazy Dog Kayak offers a couple of different options. The first is just a regular rental. Rent the kayak, put the dog in front, and off you go across the channel and down the canal. There are plenty of birds and coconuts floating by along the way to keep your dog entertained. Option two is the doggie paddle. Several people take their dogs in the kayaks to a sandbar together. It's like a private island dog park, so your dog will be tuckered out for the rest of the day by the time you make it back to the marina. Lazy dog is located on Stock Island, the first island north of Key West, at mile marker 4. $

Key West Dog Beach

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Dogs will have some fun in the sun here, but be sure to keep a close eye on your pup, as this is a rocky beach. After getting a little exercise on the beach, head over to Louie's Backyard, which is located next door to the Dog Beach and is a pet-friendly place to grab a refreshing beverage.

Higgs Beach Dog Park

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Bring your pet to run and play off-leash at this fenced Key West dog park, which includes a separate area for small pets, grassy open spaces, shade, and benches.

Wild About Dolphins

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Wild About Dolphins offers dog-friendly eco-charters to the dolphin playground in the waters by Key West for snorkeling and dolphin-viewing. This four-hour trip is extremely dog-friendly, and the captain's Golden Retriever joins most trips.

Fort Zachary Taylor State Park

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Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome at the picnic areas and the fort at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park. Dogs may not be left unattended at any time.

Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum

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Dogs that can be easily carried are welcome to join the tours of the Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum. On the tour, you can relive the era of the frequent shipwrecks at this historical museum.

Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden

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Bring Fido the to the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Gardens and explore the beautiful and peaceful trails with your furry best friend. You'll enjoy butterflies, birds, plants, flowers, a tropic forest, and the last two remaining freshwater ponds in the Florida Keys. Just keep your pup on a leash and clean up after him while you enjoy the forest and gardens.

Key West Aquarium

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You and your well-behaved, leashed pup are sure to enjoy a trip to the Key West Aquarium. Originally built by the WPA, this historic attraction includes a touch tank, jellyfish exhibit, alligator exhibit, shark feedings, tours and more. Dogs are welcome throughout the aquarium, but must be leashed at all times. Unruly or disruptive pets may be asked to leave.

Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

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Visit the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum to get a feel for the iconic author's life beyond his writing. Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome to join you on a tour as long as they are easily carried throughout the home.

Catman Key West

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Dominique LeFort and his team of cats perform comedy routines on the Westin Dock each night. The first show begins an hour before sunset and the second is right after sunset. There is an occasional third mini-show. You'll find him adjacent to Mallory Square on the Westin Pier.

Nancy Forrester's Secret Garden

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Enjoy talking, laughing and dancing with parrots! Nancy presents "Parrot 101" everyday at 10:00 am. Leashed, well-behaved pets are welcome.

Hindu Charters

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Hindu Charters is a family-owned, local business based in Key West, Florida offering daily sailing excursions aboard the Hindu, the oldest, most historic wooden schooner in the Keys. Pets are welcome.

Dolphin Safari Charters

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Watch dolphins romp and play, and snorkel alongside them as they glide through crystal blue waters. Hundreds of dolphins call the waters off Key West home, so share the experience of seeing these beautiful marine mammals in their natural habitat. Six passengers are allowed per tour and trips depart daily from Banana Bay Resort Marina. Dogs are welcome on the boat, so don't hesitate to bring your furry friend along for the ride.

Meridian Charters

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Meridian Charters offer custom boat charters ranging from two to eight horus for up to six people and your dog. Private charters can include fishing, snorkeling, lobster hunting, harbour tours, and sunset viewing in any combination. Bring Fido and enjoy a day on the water with Meridian Charters.

Wild About Dolphins

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Observe and learn about wild dolphins in their natural habitat on a guided boat tour of Key West's dolphin playground. Well-behaved dogs are welcome aboard. Call for rates and tour schedule.

Stock Island Marina Village

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Looking for a pet-friendly marina in Key West? Stock Island Marina Village is the only Key West marina to offer boaters and their furry first mate access to a beautiful, green dog park, just a few steps from the boat. With separate sides for use, the park is designed to accommodate both small and large dogs. Help your dog stretch their legs by bringing your own tennis ball or Frisbee. Water bowls and bags to help with clean-up covered, while owners can sit back and relax on one of the many benches throughout the park or under the shade of the trees.

MiLo Watersports

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Bring Fido out on the water! Rent a 16' to 22' boat or a kayak and enjoy a day on the beautiful Caribbean blue waters of Summerland Key. Half-day, full-day and long-term rentals available. Free pick up and delivery. Fido will love being on the water with you.