The boat is located about a ten minute dinghy ride from Old Town Key West, in a sheltered anchorage known as the the dolphin playground.
Yep, dolphins, we have resident pods here and I can tell you that they make for good neighbors.
Along with sea turtles, great blue herons. snook, tarpon and grumpy old salts, it makes for quite the neighborhood.
The bay is sheltered so you don't have to worry about the boat rocking, even in rough weather.
The sunsets down here really are amazing and I can think of no better place to watch it than from right here, with a glass of wine or a cup of tea. After the sunsets, watch for shooting stars and listen for dolphins.
She's not a yacht,and she's not trying to be.She's got a classic comfortable charm.
The vberth is big and comfy. watch the moon pass accross the sky thru the open hatch.
There is a dining area for ,well, dining. And playing cards or puzzles. Reading. you know, stuff like that.
There is an electric head, which is simple to use. It is clean and well ventilated. As far as boat heads go, it's the bees knees.
There is a grill and a cooler, which are really the most important things on any boat. You can bring out steak and if you get some lobsters, make surf and turf. You can also provision your whole trip from some great local sandwich shops that are cheap and delicious and dockside.
There is no internet,no cable. just reading lights and some speakers for you to hook your player into.
There are no showers or running water on the boat. Some day, not today. there are showers available on the dock for $6, or showers at the free public pool, which is a great pool that is
worth the trip for anyone.
It's glamping. a comfy bed, a roof over head, and privacy. and amazing views.
It's also close to Old Town, so you can explore the galleries, restaurants, and beaches. It's not like your stuck out in Stock Island. So you can just rent a bike or scooter and get around. I can arrange that.
It's probably not a great place if you like things normal and predictable. And it's not a great place to be a party headquarters. But if you're looking to enjoy a relaxing and mellow time, this is pure magic.
Eddie was a great host - true legend!
Staying on the boat was a fun experience and one I would do again.
Eddie is very nice and a great host ! the place was very find and sleep under stars is nice. We didn't see any dolphin ^^
We had a great time on Eddies boat. We only stayed for one night but it was an awsome experience.
The boat is located in a little cove and the peace and silence you experience in unbelievable. There is nothing better than laying in the cabin at night with the hatch open, looking at the stars and feeling the breeze on your face.
The boat is nothing luxurious but totally fine for a couple of days. Eddie really tried to make it as comfortable and cozy as possible for his guests. We didn't cook on the boat, so I can't say anything about that. We did some fishing though and caught quite an amount of fish. We also saw some turtles. It's just great to sit on the boat and enjoy the beautiful surrounding.
We will definitely come back and stay with Eddie again, he is a great host.
Me and my friend Jess went to Key West for some sun and solitude and had an absolutely amazing experience! We were prepared for camping on the water, it was that and so much more! We saw a manatee, a sea turtle and a dolphin! We enjoyed relaxing on the boat with a glass of wine and listening to the ocean. Eddie is a fabulous host! He was very helpful in getting us whatever we needed to be comfortable. He is also a great conversationalist and has some really cool insights about key west and life in general. If you're looking for a great adventure and a genuine experience than this is the place for you. I am looking forward to going back someday with my husband!
Weit ab vom Trubel der Luxusdampfer Key West genießen - einfach unfassbar. Jeder der Lust auf ein kleines Abenteuer alleine auf einen Boot im Hafen von Key West hat sollte bei Eddie vorbei schauen. Was kann es Schöneres geben unter wiegenden Wellen einzuschlafen und die Sonne aufgehen zu sehen. Welcome to paradise.
We had an excellent time with our host Eddie! The experience was very different, but exciting. We would classify the experience as "camping on the water". We didn't have electricity or running water, but we are used to tent camping and so were able to make due. The beautiful Key West sunset, the gorgeous sunrise, and the added bonus of a full moon made for a once in a lifetime experience and compensated for any minimal discomforts. Eddie was absolutely amazing as a host. If it were not for him I think our experience would have been drastically different. He defines the term hospitality. He was accommodating and served us well. We will forever remember our weekend in Key West on the boat with Eddie as our host. Excellent memories!
Staying on the Changes of Latitude was amazing and something I won't forget. It was just what we needed, a break from the city life and being close to nature.
If you are adventurous, not attached to the luxuries in life and familiar with camping then this is for you!
We came prepared with drinking water, tap water for washing dishes (no running water on board), food, books and beer.
Provided on the boat was a propane grill for BBQ, a propane burner for cooking in the kitchen, a pan with utensils, paper plates/cutlery and solar LED lanterns. There is also a large cooler to keep food and beverages cold, so bring about 2-3 bags of ice.
Sleeping on the boat was comfortable and the location is ideal. A perfect place to just jump into the water, cool off, get back on and have a beer. We saw fish and a stingray.
Eddie and his wife were great hosts and always touched base with us to see how things were. If you need to go back to the mainland they are available to take you with the dingy if need be which is only a 10min ride.
I have to say that I got a lot more than what I expected, Eddie was fun and interactive and the location of the boat and scenery was perfect for what we wanted, away from people and noise with just the ocean and stars....perfect...this is for the consumer that wants to have some privacy, can make do with some less amenities that you accustomed to on land, "camping on the water" bring what you need and ask what is available to you and you should be fine, Eddie is a competent sailer and very easy to talk to, if you want peace and quiet I would say definitely yes....had a blast and definitely will do it again.....
My boyfriend and I stayed on Eddie's boat for three nights and had a blast. We felt so removed from the 'real world' that I had no idea a snowstorm was going on back home and that my flight had been cancelled.
It's definitely best when packing to think of it as a camping trip. Good things to bring: towels, headlamps, a good knife, hat and sunglasses, and lots of layers for different weather conditions.
We fished off the boat a good bit. There was one rod on the boat and we brought a couple others. The fishing was spectacular. We caught snapper, grouper, tarpon, and those funny little blowfish. We grilled fresh snapper for dinner every night. Be sure to stop by the tackle shop on way out to see what is in season and the legal limits.
The kitchen is not well appointed, although Eddie made every attempt to get things we asked for. We made some great meals, but it took a good deal of improvisation. There's a propane fueled burner and a small gas grill. There is a cuban coffee maker so be sure to get some cuban grounds and sugar before you head out. We drank these twice a day and loved them.
Eddie did a great job shuttling us back and forth from Key West. If he wasn't available, he found someone who was. We wandered around on shore and had a couple great meals (Santiagos and Alanzos - expensive but worth it), but found after a few hours on shore we were ready to get back to the boat.
The sunsets were gorgeous, the stars brilliant. One glassy night a dolphin came and swam around the boat. The sleeping quarters are tight, so be sure you want to snuggle with the person you're there with.
The lack of running water was a bit of a struggle. The first day we showered on shore in the public shower, which was fine. After that we just lathered up with biodegradable soap, jumped in the ocean, and called it 'clean enough.' There is a jug of potable water on the boat, but we also brought out some spring for drinking.
This boat is not luxurious. You must be willing to put up with a little discomfort in order to experience great things like watching shooting stars form the hatch over the bed. We felt like kids in the little secluded harbor jumping naked from the boat and frying up grilled cheese sandwiches on the propane stove. For us, it was totally worth it.
I would not recommend staying on this boat... unless you are prepared to STAY on the boat. We were unaware that we were contained to the boat and only on Eddie's time. The boat it self was ill prepared for us. NO toilet paper and dirty bedding. We were not told to bring anything. And do not expect to sleep in the same bed as the person you are vacationing with... no room.