Port Information


The active and vibrant Port of Key West is home and host to diverse ship traffic, from historic tall ships to warships, tankers, yachts, sport and commercial fishing boats, and cruise vessels. The Key West Main Ship Channel covers six nautical miles from entrance buoys to harbor. The port has provided the economic engine for the island for more 200 years.


Cruise berths: Yokohama fenders (5' diameter)

  * Mallory Dock
 Passenger cruise vessels up to 700', 27' max draft

  * Pier B
 Passenger cruise vessels up to 1050', 29' max draft

  * Outer Mole Pier
 Passenger cruise vessels up to 1050', 29' max draft



KW Main Ship Channel controlling depth: 34 feet

Seabuoy location: Lat 24:50.00N  /  Long 81:48.00W

Cruise turning basin: 1500 feet

Naval Berths:

Provides multiple berths for warships and auxiliary vessels up to CG and DDG dimensions. Contact NAS Key West Port Services for berth and pilot arrangements. (305) 293-4755

Tanker Berth:

Pier D2N Accommodates tankers up to 650'    26' max draft Slack water, daylight required for docking/undocking. Government fuels only.

Cruiseship anchorage:

Lat 24:31.9  /  Lon 81:49.2W     29' max draft

Yacht anchorage:

Lat 24:33.30N / Lon 81:49.04W   Approx., draft dependent