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Key West Express

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Address: 1200 Main St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2906
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+1 239-463-5733
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09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Get away to Key West, America's Caribbean Paradise, aboard Key West...

Get away to Key West, America's Caribbean Paradise, aboard Key West Express, where getting there is half the fun! What are you waiting for? Climb aboard our sleek, clean, modern, air-conditioned high-speed ferries - Features sundecks, snack bar, cocktails, and big-screen TVs - and we'll have you there in just a few hours!

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Day Trip Adventure

Our second trip on the express. First trip was smooth and fast, this trip a bit rough and longer. Other couple had never been and we're excited. Had a great day in key west... read more

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Berwyn, PA
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82 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a great time on the ferry from Ft. Myers to Key West. It was a beautiful day to sit outside and the ferry was faster than driving and very enjoyable. We had a fun day exploring Key West and then there was the ferry home. The water was rough and we had huge swells and many people were... More 

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Thank lizett251
Tampa, Florida
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Enjoyed our trip down to KW, and ride on the top all the way. It got a little rough, but that was fine because the spray from the wake cooled us off!

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Thank anneaconda
Binghamton, New York
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42 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We traveled to Key West on a Saturday morning and returned Sunday evening. A bit of a rocky ride to the Keys but smooth sailing on our return. The crew are friendly and efficient to passengers needs. Food and drink available. Great Bloody Mary's! Would definitely travel via the Key West Express again!

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Thank RSBaseballMom
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134 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our second trip on the express. First trip was smooth and fast, this trip a bit rough and longer. Other couple had never been and we're excited. Had a great day in key west. The boat offers tour tickets on the conch train, we opted to go on-line and get City Tour Trolly passes, it's cheaper and more flexible with... More 

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Thank Sam B
Gulfport, Mississippi
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

very popular need to book well in advance,3 hour plus one way to key west ,same coming back.Snacks ,soft drinks and a well equip bar can not say that if you drive to key west from Ft Myers.Large cat ship plenty of room to move around for the family and plenty of bathrooms. First rate professionally uniform crew.I say imo... More 

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Thank maddogmd80
Newton, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We took this boat to Key West from Fort Myers. It took over 3 hours each way and we hit some rough waters. But I loved it. There is indoor and outdoor seating - stay outdoors if you can. Plenty of bathrooms and a bar.

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1 Thank Bluenose934
KWE_Mgr, Manager at Key West Express, responded to this review

Wonderful to know you loved it! The ride averages between 3.5 and 4 hours and a day trip permits approximately 4.5 to 5 hours on the island. Of course there is always the option to spend a night....or several! Thank you for sharing your comments. We hope to welcome you back! More 

West Creek, New Jersey
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a beautiful evening, enjoyable trip. Water wasn't rough but there were many swells so if you get sea sick have some thing on hand to take just in case.

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Thank Sue S
Brookville, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great trip. Take the extra day to stay in Key West overnight. To do the trip in one day, makes a long day. To much to see. especially when its hot in May Load 1 hour prior 3.5 hour boat ride. 5 hours there load 1 hour prior then 3.5 hours back. Spend the night less stressful and can get... More 

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Thank M3788EZtomw
KWE_Mgr, Manager at Key West Express, responded to this review

We appreciate you sharing your thoughts. A day trip does allow a taste of the island but spending a night or two is perfect to really experience the charm, history, shopping, dining, attractions, horticulture, water activities and arts and entertainment that make Key West such a special destination! More 

North Dakota
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89 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of 11 friends took this one way from KW to FMB. It was so much fun. They had snacks and drinks available for purchase. Also many choices to sit. We were inside and then on the deck. A lot of fun without the hassle of driving. I recommend it. If you go round trip, don't do it in... More 

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Thank lovetotraveltami
KWE_Mgr, Manager at Key West Express, responded to this review

It is always a pleasure to hear our guests enjoy their experience! Good advice....for those with schedules permitting spending a night or two will allow more time to fully explore the island. We hope for the opportunity to become you back aboard! More 

Venice, Florida
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Key West Express sure beats driving, however..... it is a long day if you go in the morning and return that night. You don't have much time to spend (like only 4 hours). It would be better to stay overnight but the prices of a room are pretty steep! If you've never been to Key West, this day trip... More 

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1 Thank Laurie F
KWE_Mgr, Manager at Key West Express, responded to this review

We agree it certainly beats the drive. Regarding luggage, we strictly prohibit the use of seats for storage of any personal belongings. It is surprising to hear the crew did not insist on removal. If they are unaware we encourage guests to bring to their attention. Your comments will be shared with the appropriate individuals. Thank you for your review. More 

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