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“Not Really Hop on/off tour” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Conch Tour Train

Conch Tour Train
Mallory Square, Key West, FL 33040
305-294-5161
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$30*
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Ranked #91 of 247 Tours & Activities in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Group tours/city tour
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Owner description: See the best of Key West on the tour that has been entertaining visitors since 1958. Our expert 'engineers' and friendly staff have delighted guests with the legends and tales of Ernest Hemingway, and Tennessee Williams and the stories of the pirates, Indians, wreckers and artists who called this island home. 90 minutes and over 100 points of interest. No Key West vacation is complete without the world famous Conch Tour Train.
Sunnyvale, California
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“Not Really Hop on/off tour”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

In KeyWest basically you need to walk from Mallory Square to Southernmost Point and back for sunset view. This walk is historic with old building, restaurants and good crowd. Conch tour train is NOT needed.
The tour will take you through other streets and explaning about each and every house not of much interest. But then there is no option to hop off except at 4 stops.

Avoid the tour and stay away from the shops which sell these tickets. They may tempt you to buy it.

Just walk around.

Visited December 2013
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“First class trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This was a first class trip and excellent value as you buy your ticket and can use it for a second day which we will be doing.

Our Guide Ben was fantastic, so knowledgeable and interesting. He knew every building and interesting facts about Key West.

The trip lasted one and half hours and you can hop on and off at different stops. We loved every minute and it is really good value and a great way to see the town and harbour.

Visited January 2014
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“Not as advertised”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This should've been the perfect thing for young kids to have fun riding an open air train - who are tired of walking and for their parents to see more of key west than their tired kids would allow them. What ruined it for me was the 45 minute tour passing all of these supposed stops on the map. The kids were squirrelly and starting to joke and make 'too much' noise at the 30 minute mark. Parents know that the kids need to get off and stretch legs once in awhile. That is why we booked the train trip because of the stops. Nobody wanted to get back on that train after that first 45 minute run. Oh how I wish I would've read these reviews ahead of time. I bet you can game their system if you just knew ahead if time to start at one of the other stops.

Visited December 2013
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ConchTourTrain, General Manager at Conch Tour Train, responded to this review, December 31, 2013
I am sorry was sorry to read about your experience with our tour. The Conch Tour Train makes three stops on it tour. I believe the confusion is that our sister company, Old Town Trolley Tours, makes 12 stops and both stop lists are printed on our complimentary maps.

We do have a 100% money back guarantee that you can easily access from the customer service area of our website.
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Carthage, Missouri
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“Could not wait for hop off part!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The portion of the tour we took was informative. Our driver was Eduardo who had a monotone voice with a lethargic delivery. This is supposed to be hop on and off but only three stops. We wanted lunch at specific restaurant and drove close by, but when we stopped we were too far away. First stop was more than 30 min. Could not wait to get off and never returned.

Visited December 2013
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ConchTourTrain, General Manager at Conch Tour Train, responded to this review, December 31, 2013
I was sorry to read your tour with us did not meet your expectations. We do have a 100% money back guarantee that you will find on the customer service area of our website.
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“Just OK - not really a 90-minute Tour”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This tour provides a good overview of Key West, highlighting many interesting facts. However, it is advertised as much more than it is. The actual tour, which passes all the sites, takes about 45-50 minutes. You are then dropped off for a 5-minute break a block from where you started. If you choose to go back on, you are brought back to the exact same locations again to get off and see the sites (some of which require an additional fee). Enjoyable tour guide (except for when he asked a parent to quiet their infant, who, by the way, was just babbling like an infant usually does). Overall, an OK experience but probably not worth the $30+ per person.

Visited December 2013
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ConchTourTrain, General Manager at Conch Tour Train, responded to this review, December 31, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your tour with us. Our tour does include a short break in the middle so that guests may stretch their legs, use the restroom or get a refreshment. We do back all of our tours and attractions up with a 100% money back guarantee which can be found on our website.
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