Each year a celebration is held to commemorate Mel Fisher’s famous 16-year search for the Spanish galleon, Atocha, which lead to a $450 million dollar treasure discovery in the waters just off Key West. A series of events are scheduled that will run from July 12-14, 2018. 100% of all net proceeds from these events will benefit Wesley House Family Services, Inc.
Mel Fisher Days Events
VIP Tours of the Fisher Family’s Private Conservation Laboratory
Go behind the scenes at Mel Fisher’s Treasures conservation laboratory and see millions in authentic treasure! Learn how each artifact is carefully conserved using the highest standards of archaeology and conservation. Space is limited to 8 people per tour. Each tour is 1 hour. Register now, tours sold out completely last year! This event takes place at 1:00pm on Thursday, July 12th and Friday, July 13th. You can register for this event online.
Annual Schooner Wharf Bar Dock Party
Enjoy a great happy hour and have your picture taken with Mel Fisher’s hand prints which are in concrete at Schooner Wharf Bar, one of his favorite haunts! Chances to win cash and treasure prizes all day long. Huge silent and live auctions. This event takes place on Saturday, July 14th from 3-9pm. You can register online for this event.
Treasure Hunting Boat Tours
Mel Fisher’s famous 90′ treasure salvage vessel, J.B. Magruder will arrive and dock behind Schooner Wharf Bar at the Historic Seaport. The crew will be leading tours of their ship, giving you the chance to step on board to see the equipment they use to hunt for treasure, where the treasure is stored, how they map the wreck site, the wheel house and what it’s like to be on board a real treasure hunting boat! These tours will take place on Saturday, July 14th between 4:30 and 6:30 pm. You can register online for these tours.
Save Big While Having Fun!
Don’t forget to pick up a 2018 Key West Vacation Pass before you get here. Who doesn’t want to save tons on events and attractions?!