Since we had limited time in Key West, I found the Ducks of Key West tour on line with a 9am departure. We left the ship and made our way to where we needed to be to exchange our tickets. At 5 til nine the 4 of us were told the tour had been cancelled due to a mechanical issue and a sickness and she did not know how to do refunds since we paid online and used but we could do the 11am tour and still have enough time to make it back on the ship. We said ok. We got to see the city from land and the water and made it back with only 10 minutes to spare. I think it was cancelled as we were the only 4 booked for 9 am.
We booked an Ancient Culture/Mayan Ruins/Island tour with the Cruise Line. Our guide "Mike" was amazing and shared his knowledge of the area and it history with us as we made our way to the Ruins on the Island. He gave us a guided tour through a nice portion and told us of the history of the Mayan culture and its practices. It poured the rain while we were here but we were able to ride out the worst of it under one of the shelters protecting one of the building. I really enjoyed the history and walking where the Mayans walked. After 1.25 hours here we drove over to the Eastern undeveloped side of the Island and saw the coast line and beaches. We made a brief stop for 1/2 hour to walk on the beach and use the facilities and grab a bite to eat if needed. The areas where we were had no power, he told us that after Hurricane Wilma, the government gave up and would not repair/rebuild on that side. After we made it back to the port, Mike told us that if we went to Three Amigos for food and drink, we would get free Margaritas with his name tags we were wearing. Food and drinks were amazing, and we still had 2 1/2 hours left to explore the shops in the port area.