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Address: 1200 Main Street, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Phone Number: +1 239-463-5733
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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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 get from Fort Myers to Key West

As I did not want to drive from my home from Tarpon Springs, Florida to Key West, I decided to travel with the Key West Express Boat. I drove from home to Fort Myers and because... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Monika K
Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As I did not want to drive from my home from Tarpon Springs, Florida to Key West, I decided to travel with the Key West Express Boat. I drove from home to Fort Myers and because the boat leaves @ 8:00 AM I decided to stay in Fort Myers at a very nice Hampton Inn the night before. I left... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The concept is great. This is an easy way to get to KW if you normally drive there. It does take up a lot of time. If you are not at the boat 1.5 hours early you most likely willl not get a seat in one of the cabins and then have to deal with the weather. For us we... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took the Key West Express from Ft Myers to Key west and truly enjoyed the ride! It took us a bit longer to get to Key West because the water was rough, but we took the Dramamine ahead of the ride just to make sure, and we were fine. They sell the Dramamine for 25 cents, so no need... More 

Thank CAU67
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unfortunately, we did not get to actually go on the boat for our trip to Key West as it was canceled the night before due to unpredictable weather the next day. While this is understandable and they need to take precautions against the weather, the fact that they would not refund our trip was not acceptable. We bought the advanced... More 

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

Our policies are outlined in a very clear manner. When we are forced to make the unpopular however responsible decision to cancel a trip we do not charge our customers a fee, The discounted fares you chose to purchase are very clearly identified as non-refundable.. For those who visit Florida regularly or are seasonal residents discounted fares may be a... More 

New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The ferry was very comfortable, with plenty of seats and a galley for purchase of food & drinks. Get there early if you want a seat by the window! the crew and staff, including those at the Ft Myers check-in were very nice! Great way to get to Key West without driving!

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Acme, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great trip, good time. Simple and sweet. Good bang for the buck. Food ok, but not an issue. Beer is cold. Decent prices for on board items.

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Save the long drive! From Ft. Myers, you'll be at Key West quicker than you think. We always use the express since you have no need of a car once there. There is food & a bar on board so it's not a boring cruise. Get on their email list and take advantage of their $99 specials that come up.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went after our friends wedding! Had a blast! My hubby and friends were a little loud but certainly enjoyed their-selves with other riders. We were really sad to leave Key West next time we will spend the night!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we took the day trip and it was a decent experience. If you go, you have to consider an overnight trip. we actually spent more time on the boat than we did on key west. the crew was great and it wasn't as bumpy as we were worried about.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Key West several times and this is by far the easiest way to get there - full bar, entertainment, climate control and a clean boat. The staff is awesome - I was on the second level and needed to bring drinks back to my friends. The bartender - I wish I knew his name - offered to... More 

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