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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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Key Weat and Back

Plan early and get there early or you will not get an indoor seat. Get there early, at least an hour before departure, two hours would be even better. If you don't want to ride on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Jeffersonville, Indiana
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Granger, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great way to get to the Keys. Last year we scheduled a day trip on the Key West Express from Marco Island. This year we decided that a 1/2 day wasn't long enough to visit Key West. We departed from Fort Myers Beach this year. It was a smooth trip heading to Key West....had a great day, night and next... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Key West Express is a 5 star experience. The crew is amazing!!! So friendly and helpful, they go above and beyond. Can't wait for my next ride.

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Phippsburg, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Now I'm not the one who got sick as that stuff doesn't bother me, but many many people around us were sick. The ride out of Key West with the sunset was awesome! Great crew!

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Jeffersonville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Plan early and get there early or you will not get an indoor seat. Get there early, at least an hour before departure, two hours would be even better. If you don't want to ride on top especially on a night return trip listen to my advise. Overall we had a great ride down and back over two days. Awesome... More 

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Thank Mbricker69
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I took the ferry to Key West in July. You are able to move around on the ship as much as you want . You can sleep , read, and play cards, really whatever you want. The bar is smaller area and they do not free pour everything :( Your get on the boat and off the... More 

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Zurich, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The trip was uneventful - good but take food for trip as very limited food on board and nothing healthy. Get seat inside on the middle deck as lower deck noisy and back decks outside has diesel fuel smell. Top deck great for coming into and going out of port. The boat goes way out into the gulf and we... More 

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Eaton, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We purchased 8 days in advance online and saved on the price of the ticket. We were lucky enough to get a seat both ways with a table, but the rest is spacious. We wanted to do a tour and they sold them on the ferry and had them waiting just for those of us on the ferry which saved... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just as long as the drive to Key West, but less work and you can drink and eat on board! Get there early if you want a seat with a table. Bring a sweater to sit inside; they keep the A/C cranking!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For a first timer to Key West, this was a great way to go. I purchased a voucher online just before Christmas for a round trip for $99, so you really can't beat that price. Once you book your trip though, just know it's $25 to make any changes. The boat was very comfortable and being up on the top... More 

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Baldwinsville, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Remember how much fun traveling was before the airlines made it such a miserable experience. It’s still fun on the ferry from Ft. Meyers to Key West. In the two air-conditioned cabins of this 170’, three-deck catamaran there are couches, tables and chairs, and row chairs, all with plenty of leg room-- unlike on an airplane. Add to that a... More 

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