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Sunset Boat Cruise… Friends, Family & Parties. Call Today

There is no better way to enjoy the beautiful sunset in Key West than by boat. Best Key West Charters makes it easy for private groups… all you have to do is show up at the dock with friends and we’re ready to go. Using Best Key West Charters will make the difference between a good vacation and a GREAT vacation. Spend a couple hours crusing the Key West Harbour aboard a private Yacht. Captain Robert Allen will take care of everything.

CALL For Great Fishing Charters!

Key West provides some of the best fishing in the World. Contact Best Key West Charters for 1/2 or full-day charters. We charter private groups during vacations and holidays and we charter for teams wanting to participate in championship events. When it comes to fishing in the Florida Keys, Fish with the Captain who’s lived here for over 40 years. WHAT YOU GET IS EXPERIENCE!

Fire Breathing from Mallory Square

There’s nothing like watching the sunset at Mallory Square; with all the performers and little booths, the tricks and artists that put on a show every night at dusk. From cats and dogs and real life fire eaters, there is nothing like it anywhere in the contiguous 48 states. Possibly, the only better place to watch the sunset is from a yacht in Key West Harbour. From here, you get the best of all worlds.  A beautiful sunset cruise, performers on the square and watching the sun fall on the horizon to the west. Make your time in Key West a memorable one by chartering yourself a sunset cruise with Best key West Charters.

Sunset Celebration is an arts and crafts show with a wide variety of artists who exhibit their art on Mallory Dock each night. The event collectively serves as a cottage industry and a means by which many Key West artists make their living. Sunset also serves as a destination for many transient and seasonal crafters who follow the art fair circuit and the sun. The following are a few, but not all of the artisans who participate in Sunset Celebration:

JEWELRY
Clyde Powell– Hemp Jewelry
Harriette and Robert– Beads, earrings and things
Susanne Buxton– Unique jewelry designs
Joanne Albert– Deco jewelry.
Joyce Straiton– Jewelry from handcrafted flamework beads.
Len Kelly– Wire wrap jewelry
Annie Summers– Bracelets, necklaces, earrings
Steve Kurstin– Sterling Silver Jewelry
Beth Hodgins– Wire wrap and stone jewelry
Javier Diaz– Hand crafted silver jewelry
Gloria Gonzalez– Leather and beads
Helena Petersen– Wire wraps stones and jewelry
Barb Winko– Beaded Jewelry
Jane Hoffman Walker– Beaded Jewelry
Fran Doll and Dennis Blankenheim– Bronze Jewelers
Natali Maslov– Art Jewelry- Wired Flower Necklaces
Anita Whitney– Carved Lucite sculpture

Jimmy Brogden– Fused Glass Jewelry

TEE SHIRTS
Michel Delgado– African style prints and tee shirts.
Claudia Richards– Tee shirt art
Buschi Zimpel– Hand painted tee-shirts
Vicki Frecknall– Beautiful hand painted tee shirts.
Joanne Hasman– Hand painted tee shirts
Sharrona Setlock– Hand painted tee shirts
Angela Exarchos– Hand painted flower tee shirts

PHOTOGRAPHY
Don and Shirley Sullivan– Incredible Sunset Photos
Isaac Valdez– Photographer
Dave Del Rosso– Digital Photos, Web Site Design
Clara Taylor– Underwater Photography, Wedding Photos
Polly Crise– Underwater Photography
Susanne Van Hulst– Key West Photographer, Key West photos and tropical scenes

WOOD SCULPTURE
Marek Porembski– Bamboo: Art, Musical Instruments, Home Furnishings
Larry Batts– Sculpted clocks, wall sculpture, painted sand dollars.
Isaias Mendoza– Hand carved wooden objects
Greg Gutsche– Wooden Hand Carved Snowflakes

METAL SCULPTURE
Deidre Rudiger– Metal sculpture
Ryan Stimers– Wire sculpture
Claire-Lyne Xylena Apothéloz
Larry Henke & Ron Bodoh– Copper & Brass creations for Home & Garden: Chimes, Creatures & Ornaments

BODY ART
Alyssa– Henna Body Art
Debby Kleinman– Hair wraps and braids
Arlene Haessler– Body Massage

WEARABLE ART
Carol Lennon– Hand painted shirts and children’s clothing
Jasmine Sky– Hand Painted Silk Sarongs
Wendall Winko– Palm Frond Hats
Susan Schaal– DOGGIE DUDS!- Pet Art

SKETCH ARTISTS
J.R.– Hand Painted Name Banners
Alain Straub– Caricature artist, paintings.
Lael Conatay– Silhouettes
Katja– Funny Caricatures and Water Color Paintings
Debby Petersen– Colored line drawings

PAINTINGS
Antonio– Paintings and Prints
Janis Jo Stevens– Sunset and Tropical Flowers, Oil Portrait Paintings and Prints 
Ray Ralston– Colorful Paintings
David Van Hulst
-Oil and Water Color Paintings and Prints
Laura Black– Paintings and Prints

Karen Masbaum– Original Acrylic Paintings

HOME ART OBJECTS

Pearl Jolly and Eddy– Bath salts, scented oil jars, gifts
Luis and Olga Reyes– Stylized bottles, picture frames and art objects
Charles Byarlay– Colorfully decorated pods and objects
Michael and Sabrina Liguori-Nautical  Blown Glass with 22k gold accents- see keywestglassman.com

Derek Lewinski– Tropical Christmas Ornaments
Sandy Guthrie– Flat Bottles- Recycled Art
Mark McDuffey– Sculpted candles.
Capt. Jack and Candy Osborne– Giant sharks’ teeth and nautical knots
Sandy– The Flower Girl selling roses
Antonio and Sera– Painted Feather Pictures
Pam Olson– Deco Coozie Drink Holders
Vicky Frecknall– Hand Painted Switch Plate Covers

Heather Mia (with dog Mayan)- Key West Sea Soap
Vicky– Art home decor switch plate covers.
Myles Hupp– Your name on a seashell

INDEX OF PERFORMERS

Will Soto– Tightrope walker and juggler (photo by Judy and Brian)
Love 22
Bounce and Ooo LaLa– Comedy Variety Show
The Bagpiper
Dr. Juice– The Calypso Tumbler
Jeep and Cleo– Family Variety Show
Mustafa– Guitarist and Singer
Gazzo- Magic and Comedy
The Rick and Jan Variety Show– Fast Paced Comedy, Juggling, Trained Dog Unicylcing and Music
Dave– Guitarist and Singer
Ryan Neal– Sunset Clown
Jeep and his dog Cleo
The Great Rondini– Escape Artist and Magician- Escape at Sunset
Roy Bingham– Bluegrass banjo picker.

AlexEntertaining humor while juggling on a unicylce.
Reid- Local Key West teenager thrill crowds with knives and torches.
Dominique- The CatMan–  Check out my web site!!!!

Captain Robert Allen

Key West has been home for over 32 years, allowing me the opportunity to spend a majority of my time on and around the water. As a Sergeant for the Key West Police Department, I work in the marine unit and am Director of Port Security. This city is always full of activities and tourists, and I’ve always enjoyed meeting new people and making sure they had a great experience during their stay here in Key West. Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to work and charter for many celebrities and VIP’s staying in Key West.

Majestic Sunsets in Key West

Every sunset in Key West is the same and every sunset is quite different. While it happens every night close to the same time… people come to the western part of the island and watch the magnificent sun falling behind the vastness of the Gulf of Mexico. Best Key West Charters provides lasting memories every time the sun sets. Bring family and friends and charter one of the finest yachts in all of Key West. Captain Robert Allen will show you how every sunset in Key West is unique.