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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

Great way to get to Key West. The ride was very comfortable. Our party loved being on the top deck both ways, but being inside is a great option too. Avoid the 2nd level deck... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Nicholasville, Kentucky
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New Port Richey, Florida
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We've driven down to Key West which is a long trip from the Tampa St. Pete area. But I guess everybody should do it once. However, the Key West Express is so nice, it's actually like a destination in itself and is a great part of your overall Key West/Fort Myers experience. The staff is very helpful and courteous especially... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I can't recommend this trip enough. Had a fantastic time traveling from Key West to Ft. Myers. Had tons of room to do whatever you want. Everything from watching tv and movies to playing cards or sunning yourself and enjoying the view. Friendly staff, no long lines for drinks or bathroom. Fast, relaxing and enjoyable. I will do this again.

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Naples, Florida
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The worst ever, boat left 45min late while "waiting" for someone, was full of drunks. Got to Key west @ 12:45 had to be back by 5:00 so boat could leave at 6:00 as printed on ticket. BOAT LEFT AT 5:30 !! SO CREW COULD GET HOME EARLY. This boat is an accident waiting to happen. You expect kids to... More 

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

We regret that you were not happy with your experience and invite you to reach out personally so that your concerns may be addressed appropriately. We have consulted with the vessel log books and do not find any occasions with late departures however look forward to your call in order to verify the date of your travel. More 

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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Me and my girlfriends took the express out of Fort Myers for the weekend of Lobsterfest in Key West, it was great! The vessel was full the Friday we left so seats were very few and far between inside, so we ended up outside and well it was H-O-T. When we were returning from Key West to Fort Myers we... More 

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Stuart, FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Crowded boat, efficient way to get to keys for the weekend, well organized. Comfortable accomodations.

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Ellenton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The ONLY way to travel to Key West from the Sun Coast of Florida. Into Key West by 1PM, stay for the day or a few nights, back out at 6pm. Beats the 8 hour drive by auto

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is just an absolutely great way to get to Key West. We have taken this several times. You can stay overnight or whatever or return the same day. Get you walking shoes on. Quite a walk from where you land to the action. Just do it. Fun. We all fell asleep on the way home...Play movies and have drinks.... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is the 1st time I took the ferry, we did a day trip to Key West, the time to go back on forth is the same as driving, however very comfortable, clean wash rooms and reasonably priced drinks on board, staff was Great, Kevin helped us out with our reservations.

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Nicholasville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great way to get to Key West. The ride was very comfortable. Our party loved being on the top deck both ways, but being inside is a great option too. Avoid the 2nd level deck if you don't like 2nd hand smoke or exhaust fumes. It wafted from the lower level deck. If you're going for the day, plan ahead... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We tried the Key West Express for the first time and would definitely do it again. It really takes all the stress out of traveling to the Keys. Just hop on, grab a drink, sit back, and enjoy the view.

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