Island Jet Ski Tour – editor's pick A Key West favorite, this 1 ½ – 2hr high-speed tour takes you 26 miles around the entire island. Follow a local guide, and go as fast or as slow as you want. There are 5 stops, just long enough to catch your breath and learn a little local Key West history. Running full throttle, go 7 miles up the coast, through past the Navy base and into the submarine pits. Through the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, even stop at a sandbar and take a swim, and still have plenty of time to play! Keep a keen eye out for dolphins, rays and birds as all are common sightings in the waters surrounding Key West.