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Key West Express

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Address: 1200 Main Street, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Phone Number: +1 239-463-5733
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Description: 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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Great way to travel to Key West

Nice comfy way to travel to Key West. Note to self. Stay inside! Seats are available outside. Not the ideal place to sit as it gets so windy you can't hear yourself think... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

hop on in Ft Myers, have a drink, eat, watch the scenery as you speed to Key West, debark and go right to Dante's for a cold one by the pool, drop in to Raw Bar for fresh sea food. tour Duval St. and many other attractions in walking distance, watch the sunset "sink" into the Gulf of Mexico on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nice comfy way to travel to Key West. Note to self. Stay inside! Seats are available outside. Not the ideal place to sit as it gets so windy you can't hear yourself think! This is a clean and safe boat to travel on. Check for groupons or online coupons.

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Blackstone, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

If the weather is nice, this is the best option to Key West. 3 1/2 hours or so and you're there. The crew is friendly and they offer food. drink and adult drinks on board (though cheaper if you bring your own snacks along). You can sit inside or on the upper decks in fresh air. I recommend spending the... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This has got to be the best way to visit Key West. I have driven to the Keys before and it feels like it takes forever. Sure the scenery is beautiful, but you always have to be on the lookout for ticket cops and even worse, impatient drivers that need to cut off traffic and cause accidents. An accident on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Beautiful Ship with lots to do. The water is so clear you can see the bottom in 30 feet. The only way to go to Key West!!! Drops you right in the heart of things. We had to change our plans due to a death in the family and they were very nice about it.

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Winter Haven, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

If you are going to see Key West, this is the only way to get there! Well worth the price. Nice large boat. Parking was very well maintained and I was not worried about leaving my car. Plenty of seats to either sit inside or topside in the open. Will do it again.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Get there early to pick a good seat. Recommend making it a 2 day trip and not trying to go there and back the same day. Just too much boat time.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Pleasant ride. Great way to get to Key west. You can bring your own food and drinks aboard. Although there is a bar and hot food for purchase. The crew was pleasant not out of their way nice, though. When I asked the bartender for a Mojito he looked at me very annoyingly and grabbed the plastic cup for which... More 

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

We appreciate and take seriously the comments of each and every guest,,,,the good, bad and ugly. If you would reach out to us directly with your dates of travel we can appropriately address the unacceptable service you received. This is not what our guests have come to expect over the 2 decades we have been transporting passengers to paradise .... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Check-in is fast and easy. Comfortable, carefree transportation to the Keys. Snacks, drinks, and video make the ride fun. Ample room with tables and chairs to play cards during the ride. It's the only way to go to get to the Keys.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This was my second trip on the Express, and I cannot say at how wonderful the whole experience was. KWE has all of their ducks in a row, and everyone could not be any nicer. It is still a bit long of a trip without looking at anything but water, so I would suggest bringing headphones/iPod, a book, anything to... More 

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Additional Information about Key West Express

Address: Address: 1200 Main Street, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Phone Number: +1 239-463-5733
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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