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Key West Express

1200 Main St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2906
+1 239-463-5733
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This is how you avoid a long/boring/traffic filled ride to Key West from Sarasota

We live in Sarasota, and if you have ever looked at a map of how to get to Key West, you will see... read more

Reviewed yesterday
EDWARDL782
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Sarasota, Florida
A mix of good & bad, an alternative to driving

This is probably great for people that live near Ft. Myers- but for me (traveling from Sarasota... read more

Reviewed yesterday
kassandra1234
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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!
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1200 Main St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2906
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Reviewed yesterday

We live in Sarasota, and if you have ever looked at a map of how to get to Key West, you will see that it is not a simple drive from where we live. We decided to take the Key West Express ferry rather than...More

Thank EDWARDL782
Reviewed yesterday

This is probably great for people that live near Ft. Myers- but for me (traveling from Sarasota) the travel time in total is around the same as driving. If you want to get a seat on the boat plan to arrive extremely early to wait...More

Thank kassandra1234
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had seen this boat when we were walking around at the Key West Harbor six years ago and it was on our bucket list to take it. We bought our tickets at the Fort Myers terminal for $125 each which included a senior discount...More

Thank CyndyJoPo
Reviewed 2 days ago

A good fast way to get to Key West. There is a full bar on board as well as a place to buy food. nice selection. my only complaint is there are limited table seating along the windows with six seats. problem there are people...More

Thank Kennys416
KWE_Mgr, Manager at Key West Express, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We thank you for sharing your comments and are glad you had an overall positive experience. In regard to seat hording, this practice is strictly prohibited. Our crew are generally very diligent about ensuring personal belongings are not placed in seats. If any guest witnesses...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We used KWE in Nov of 2016 and had a great time. Better than driving and nothing better than being on the water.

Thank BeckySullivan
KWE_Mgr, Manager at Key West Express, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Wow Becky, 2016! It is delightful you have fond memories of your water transportation with us and hope you plan another getaway!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

3-4 Hours to reach Key West and enjoy the nice ride with stocked bar, concessions, and inside or outside seating. (If you opt for outside, wear dark as seats had soot on them, which then showed up badly on light colors. 🙁) The crew were...More

Thank Marian C
KWE_Mgr, Manager at Key West Express, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good advise about planning ahead. During high season early arrival will ensure a larger selection of seats whether outdoors in the sunshine or inside where there are a variety of options. We appreciate and thank you for your compliments of Dennis and the crew and...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Best experience for locals who are traveling in a group. They have food + drinks available during 3.5 hours way down to Keys. Very spacious and comfortable with TVs. We even watched the Superbowl on there! I would love this for a couple's getaway weekend...More

Thank monicapramos
KWE_Mgr, Manager at Key West Express, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Monica it is a pleasure to know we are achieving our mission. Right you are about the gulf water views. The amazing color changes, occasional dolphin shows and sunset displays on the return provide fabulous photo opportunities. Thank you for sharing....we hope your experience lures...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

They show you a beautiful new boat with comfortable inside space with diversions to make the trip pleasant and to fly by. What we found was a packed boat with the only available seating outside with no tables and little shade. So for $140 we...More

Thank Beckdo
KWE_Mgr, Manager at Key West Express, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We take great pride in what we do and sorry to be a disappointment. We do show you the actual vessels that provide passenger service that have many amenities including comfortable interior and exterior seating, booth style & airline seating and tables. Uncertain as to...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend. The boat is not fancy but adequate. Has a bar and food. I think it’s too bad they don’t try harder on the food menu because it’s a goldmine. I think more people would eat if the food was healthier. Seating is nice....More

Thank Rita B
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great way to get from Fort Meyers to Key West. Plenty of room, comfy chairs, tables, TV, drinks and food. The ride was as smooth as an aircraft. And when you get to Key West, you are right in the middle of activity...More

Thank Scott B
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Rita J
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Response from dansbfg | Reviewed this property |
I don’t remember exactly but I believe around $150 US
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FtMyersFoody
1 February 2018|
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I would really appreciate a more detail answer. Like beer cans or bottles, Daiquiris, mixed drinks, vodka....
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Response from Bertram28 | Reviewed this property |
I called KWE (239.463.5733) and spoke with Monica this morning. You may bring any size dog as long as its in a dog carrier. The additional fee is $40. round trip. Be aware that luggage and dog carriers are stowed at the... More
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