Sungod17 saidThanks for the links Art. The nakedkeywest.com one doesn't show any events for the week I'm there, 10/19-10/26, which is the week of Fantasy Fest. But there are plenty of other things going on that week!
Right now I'm researching the sailing/snorkeling. My dilemma is that I really enjoy snorkeling, having gone several times during my trips to Hawaii previous years. And while an all-male cruise might be fun I'm more interested in seeing the living reef than a grope-fest. That's why I'm asking for insight from anyone who might have been on the Blu Q.
Sorry I can't be of more specific help for your interest areas. We don't snorkel. And I don't think we'll be in KW while you are. Definitely there Nov 16-20, maybe longer past Thanksgiving, and looking at the first week in October. But unfortunately not for your dates.
We've done Fantasy Fest before, a great event. We've voted for King & Queen, and the gay owner of a B&B where we've stayed was King 2 years ago, lovely guy. But you need to register to vote, I think you pay something, or are given VIP status, as we were.
The Fest commands the highest room rates, though, why we ordinarily avoid it, being poor. I'm impressed you could be there during that time.
Key West has a dozen different room rates throughout the year, seasonal & event, and we hopscotch ourselves to get the cheapest off-rates. It's exactly 193 miles from our door to our preferred hotel, just a few easy hours, so we can go at the drop of a hat.
And sometimes we get emails of special rates, when a gay hotel is underbooked for a weekend. Usually just a 2-day notice, most people can't get a flight that quickly, or take the time away.
But WE can! Just hop in the car & go, we hardly need any clothes & packing. What we wear here is what you wear in KW, and where we usually stay you need no clothes at all.
SB mocks our getting $400 rooms for $90, but if he really lived in South Beach he'd be doing the same thing. Another fail on his part.