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Address: 1200 Main Street, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Phone Number: +1 239-463-5733
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Beats driving

I would rather have someone else do the driving any day, especially when it's the long stretch of highway to Key West. I definitely think making this drive is something everyone... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fast and clean. Maybe a little expensive, but you'll get to Key West in no time and have the day or weekend to explore. Smooth running, covered for sun and rain.

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fort myers
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I would rather have someone else do the driving any day, especially when it's the long stretch of highway to Key West. I definitely think making this drive is something everyone should do at least one time, but it's so much better to jump on a boat and be in KW in a few hours. Don't expect anything fancy -... More 

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

Glad to know you would rather leave the driving to us! We are not sure about the remotes, however do play 2 different movies, one on the first deck and one on the second...usually an action and a comedy, plus sometimes sports in the bar area. We will definitely investigate the strange food show! Thank you for your review....we hope... More 

Thonotosassa, Florida
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44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The elimination of five hours one way of driving by using this ride is well worth it. On most trips the ride is smooth and enjoyable. An onboard café and bar takes care of most needs. One does not need a car in Key West so why get it there. Fuel like all else is pricey in the Keys and... More 

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Naples, Florida
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43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Annual Key West visit. KW Express gives a beak from driving. A couple irratants. They always say they are going to leave early and get in early. They never do. This is a solid 4 to 4.5 hour trip. Also they play the same movie leaving Fort Myers and coming back from KW to Fort Myers. They should either not... More 

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

The total travel time can be between 3.5 and 4 hours depending on sea conditions. There are actually occasions when we are able to depart and arrive early however our scheduled departure times require guests be aboard a minimum of 30 minutes prior to travel. On those occasions when all passengers are aboard earlier than last call we will depart... More 

Homosassa, Florida
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77 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were apprehensive about taking a ferry to Key West due to fears of seasickness. Fortunately it was a light chop on the day we traveled, so any movement was barely noticed. We sat at one of the tables on the side of the 2nd level near the middle of the ferry. Once we were fully underway I walked around... More 

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Thank Greg E
Cape Coral, FL
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Avoid the traffic & long drive to Key West by taking the Key West Express from Ft Myers. Enjoy the gulf view & dolphins along the way. Outside sea breeze & inside A/C decks w/movie to watch. You can buy a few drinks along the way too. Just beware that if you are staying the night if weather gets bad... More 

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Thank kdeal
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have taken the KWE two times and both trips were flawless. Great weather, water was smooth, no issues. This trip the captain informed us there was rain ahead but he was able to go around it. The staff is gracious & very accommodating. I would advise everyone to bring a hoodie, sweatshirt, jacket, etc. because they keep the boat... More 

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Thank Shelly T
Nashville, Tennessee
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146 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy boarding and luggage storage. Both bars were speedy with friendly staff. Plenty of seating and I liked the option of sitting out on the deck or inside. This is by far the best way to get to the Keys.

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fast, clean, friendly and on time! What else can you ask for? OK maybe a better selection of food. Very efficient outfit.

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Thank Patricia H
Bedminster, NJ
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First let me begin by saying I was very leary about taking the Key West Express. However, it was a great trip and got us to Key West before 12pm from Fort Myers. This boat has excellent staff, bar and snacks. You can go on any of the decks of the boat to view the beautiful Gulf f Mexico. I... More 

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