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Address: 1200 Main Street, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Phone Number: +1 239-463-5733
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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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Book on line to save a few dollars and review the ferry schedule prior to booking. Otherwise wait to pay when you get there and be sure to check the weather. The crew was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
diver143
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Central PA
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Buffalo, New York
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We heard about the Key West Express and decided to give it a try instead of driving the LONG way to Key West from Ft. Meyers. I was a little hesitant about 3 1/2 hours in a boat, but took some Dramamine and crossed my fingers. IT WAS AWESOME. The boat is huge, the crew is very nice, the facilities... More 

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Fremont, Ohio
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56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a very good way to get to Key West but you need to stay at least one night. The ferry leaves at 8:30 AM arriving in Key West around noon. The return trip is at 6:00 and they request you to arrive an hour early, which does not give you enough time in Key West.

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1 Thank Rhodehouse1003
North Fort Myers, Florida
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great Ride down, would have liked a window seat, but the center seats were good and comfortable. We got a window seat on the way home, but as it was after dark we didn't see much. We moved back to the center seats for better resting / napping . The time in key west is too short. The conch train... More 

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Thank newb2016
nfm
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46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was an awesome boat ride to Key West you do need two days one to go a day to spend there or more. then come back on another boat another day. the boat had food and beverages. TV for your pleasure. Be prepared to do a lot of walking even to the transportation on the island.

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Thank merceede
Central PA
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Book on line to save a few dollars and review the ferry schedule prior to booking. Otherwise wait to pay when you get there and be sure to check the weather. The crew was terrific and had a wonderful time in key west. Try mangoes for lunch great lunch menu. If you get motion sickness be sure to take meds... More 

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Thank diver143
Madison, Wisconsin
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118 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and another couple traveled to Key West from Fort Myers and back 3 days later. The trip there was smooth as silk. The trip back there was 20 plus mph winds and created large waves. The Caption stayed closer to the coast to stay out of the huge waves as much as he could. We made it fine.... More 

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South Dakota
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice clean boat, get there early if you want a seat inside. They started loading at 7 am we were there at 7 and many of the seats were taken inside. We found a table seat for on the way but honestly the middle row seats are much more comfy and easy to watch the tv on. We sat In... More 

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

Greetings Michelle. We are happy to know you found the boat to be nice, clean and comfy. We are a little confused however by your comment regarding stated travel duration. Marine travel time can vary. The trip from Fort Myers Beach takes between 3.5 and 4 hours, and closer to 3 hours from our Marco Island location. Boarding for the... More 

Northern Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a ladies day trip down to Key West. Had a great time aboard. Crew was helpful and friendly. We enjoyed dealing with many of the employees. From Marge in ticket sales, Becky at the snack bar and Toby with the Conch Train---all were a pleasure to work with.

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

We are delighted you and your friends had a wonderful experience and thank you for your comments. We have shared your remarks with Marge, Becky and Toby. Hoping we have the opportunity to welcome you back aboard! More 

ohio
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I first heard about the Key West Express, I imagined a decent enough boat, mainly used for the purpose of transporting people over to Key West in a timely way, without the stress of driving. And that's exactly what it was. The boat was bigger than I imagined, but clean and well run. Our trip took 3.5 hours each... More 

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4 Thank kellyskash
Sarasota, Florida
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46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Way too long of a trip. Took KW Express several yrs ago and the trip was only 3 hrs on a smaller boat, no padded seats, tv or extensive bar/food. This experience was not fun--seems now they want to sell you drinks/food, even a tip jar for the crew (there was no crew before) They even sell tour train tickets... More 

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

Disappointing you did not enjoy your experience. We have been transporting satisfied passengers to Key West for nearly 2 decades....offering amenities such as food, beverages and movies for the enjoyment of our guests. The trip takes approximately 3 hours from our Marco Island location however we have always have food and beverages available therefore perhaps you sailed with an entirely... More 

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