Fly to Key West with Salt Island Seaplanes for St. Paddy’s Day!
Take a quick trip south to Key West with Salt Island Seaplanes.
The sky might be blue and white but the land is definitely green this weekend for the wearing of the green during St. Paddy’s Day in Key West, Florida. A must-do during the weekend is the annual bar crawl known as the St. Paddy’s Day Bar Stroll. Created in 1979, by Key West drink expert Rick Dostal, it was originally called the “St. Patrick’s Day Bar None Suds Run.” According to local lore, back then everyone who ran in it blasted into a bar, chugged a beer, and then “purged” on the fly to the next joint. Eventually all that “fun” was replaced with the more leisurely stroll of today.
According to Florida Weekly, “if it’s true that Ireland’s patron saint is St. Patrick, then Key West’s is the modern version of St. Patrick’s Day. “Key West” is an island that proudly celebrates each day as though it were March 17, to the delight of hundreds of thousands of tourists each year.
Key West is home to a few Irish bars determined to celebrate St. Patrick for his more modern qualities: drinking, dining, dancing, and roaming the streets in search of snakes to drive out. It’s basically an all-day party, and everyone’s invited. Expect drink specials, green twinkle lights, fiddle music blaring out from every storefront, and a crowd of tipsy tourists singing “Danny Boy.” You can make your way from one end of Duval to the other, enjoying the revelry, but a few watering holes have gone the extra mile to make sure there’s at least a semblance of authentic Irishness in your holiday. Make sure to check out Shanna Key, on Flagler Avenue, or on the other side of town the local sailors’ waterfront hangout Schooner Warf Bar. And The Waterfront Brewery, on William St., will be hosting its St. Patrick’s Day party on the roof.
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To reserve a flight to Key West (based on availability) please call 239-263-7258 (SALT).