Meet your guide at the pier head to your transfer vehicle for a short air-conditioned ride to a world-class attraction—the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, voted the Number One Attraction in Key West for the past two years by the People's Choice Awards. See the hundreds of free-flying butterflies and exotic colorful birds from around the world that inhabit this glass-enclosed, climate-controlled conservatory. Relax and enjoy a magical, one-of-a-kind experience as you walk among some of the most beautiful creatures in nature and stroll against a backdrop of lush flowers, trees, orchids and cascading waterfalls. Spend time in the Learning Center, where you can view a 15-minute award-winning film that describes the anatomy, physiology and life cycle of the butterfly. The gift shop and gallery offer a wide variety of nature-related gifts. Don't forget your camera. Next, head to Mallory Square and the Key West Aquarium—Key West’s oldest attraction dating back to 1935. Home to hundreds of different species of local marine, the aquarium features touch tanks where visitors of all ages are encouraged to enjoy a hands-on experience with critters from the keys. The Aquarium is also home to a wide variety of fish including grouper, moray eels, barracuda, a plethora of tropical fish, tarpon, sharks, parrotfish and many others just waiting for you to discover them.