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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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The only way to the KEYS

Everything was great , bucked head wind which slowed us down the only complaint I have the seats SUCK! Bring a pillow ! I will in the future But I will use this means again

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a great way to get to Key West! Very comfortable boat ride, you can sit on top on the open air deck or inside.

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Bartlett, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is one great way to get to Key West!! Some customers bring a suitcase & stay overnight. Beautiful ocean view. They sold food & drinks on board. I think you have to book ahead on line as when we arrived in FL. they were booked for 5 days so glad we already had our tickets. Be sure to print... More 

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Pennsylvania
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74 reviews 74 reviews
4 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It's 3 1/2 hours on the ride. Arrive early..and don't forget PHOTO ID, something they need to emphasize more on their website. My wife traveled light and didn't have it. Luckily, they had a special affidavit form. Lower level has 2 rows of 4 seats across. There are booths on the sides. They have 4 large tv's showing movies and... More 

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Swanton
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A nice, relaxing, fast way to get to Key West. Air conditioned indoor comfort or nice open air third deck for a faster, inexpensive way to get to the Keys. On the trip back you get great views of a subset over the Gulf. They even have a galley if you are hungry or a bar if you would like... More 

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

Your recommendation is very appreciated! We look to the pleasure of welcoming you back aboard in the future!! More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Excelent way to get to key west. Get there early to get comfy seats. Have a drink then nap on the way

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

Thank you for your review. We love to hear that we are meeting our objective! Sit back, relax and leave the driving to us. We Hope you sail with us again soon! More 

Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We really like the Key West Express as a quick, interesting travel to Key West. The crew of the boat is excellent ad helpful plus the drinks are fine and the hamburgers are also.

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Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

The next best thing to flying into Key West. Boarding and disembarking went smoothly. Boat was clean and comfortable and the 3 1/2 hour ride was smooth. Drinks and snacks are available and several flat screen tv's are placed throughout the boat where you can watch movies. Didn't have a problem with motion sickness which can be problematic for me.... More 

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Cape coral
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Everything was great , bucked head wind which slowed us down the only complaint I have the seats SUCK! Bring a pillow ! I will in the future But I will use this means again

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

Thank you for mirroring our sentiment "The only way to go!". Your comment regarding seating is however perplexing, as the comfort of our seating is routinely remarked on. It would be great if you could reach out to us personally so that we are able to address the specific type and location of your seat. Your review is appreciated! More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A very enjoyable ride to Key West three and a half hours beautiful waters wildlife in Connor's, dolphins sharks no mermaid's!, it sure beats the drive , once you get to Key Largo all two lane highway. Always look in the paper they have a coupon for advance booking, you can return or stay overnight I suggest stay overnight enjoy... More 

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

Love your review! It would have been 5 star if only for the mermaids. We are unsure how to remedy however strive to satisfy all of our guests! More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

If you like boat cruises & are looking for an affordable day trip to Key West sans the hassle or expense of driving or flying then this is a great way to get there. The staff was friendly & helpful; the ship was neat & clean offering ample seating both inside & outside to suit all preferences. They had clean... More 

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