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Key West Express

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Address: 1200 Main St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2906
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+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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Not a bad way to get to the Keys

If you don't mind a four hour ride, this is a great way to go from Ft. Myers to the Keys. There's a lot of room to move around. The only complaint I have are that the bathrooms... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Regina B
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Urbana, Iowa
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Naples, Florida
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We traveled with 3 couples and had a great trip over and back. It was a bit chilly leaving early in the morning so we sat inside. Beautiful day as it progressed and the ride over was relaxing. Food on board was okay. Drinks even better :) Staff was pleasant and restrooms were clean. We did travel not in season... More 

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Thank scorpette
Fort Myers, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've used the Key West Express many times to get to Key West. Takes a fraction of the time driving! I live in fort Myers and send my friends and family on quick excursions during their visit.

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Thank Linda E
Galesburg, Illinois
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the catamaran to Key West for the day for a fun day at the southernmost tip of the USA. We ate at Smokey Joes and took the conch train around town. So fun.

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

Delighted you had fun! The Conch Tour Train is a great way to see some popular attractions and learn some interesting Key West history. We think you mean Sloppy Joe's....A favorite watering hole of Ernest Hemingway....and a good place to enjoy a delicious sandwich! Hope you choose to sail with us again! More 

Urbana, Iowa
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you don't mind a four hour ride, this is a great way to go from Ft. Myers to the Keys. There's a lot of room to move around. The only complaint I have are that the bathrooms are VERY small and not well kept.

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Thank Regina B
KWE_Mgr, Manager at Key West Express, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you liked our service however surprised by your comment regarding the restrooms which we are commonly complimented on. Your review will be shared with the marine crew as guest opinions are taken seriously in all we do. Hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back aboard! More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The service provided by Key West Express was fine. Staff was courteous and the ship was clean. Arriving at 7 AM to board in Fort Myers allowed us more than enough time to get the seat of our choosing. The center seats are petty uncomfortable (stiff neck from trying to see the TV screen up front and a metal bar... More 

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Thank dordor1
KWE_Mgr, Manager at Key West Express, responded to this review

Very disappointing to hear you would not sail with us again particularly as most of your comments are positive. Especially disappointing that you chose to deny yourself between 2 and 2.5 hours of island time to stand in line. Under no circumstances do we overbook. Every passenger is guaranteed a seat. We regret you did not take the additional time... More 

Toronto, Canada
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took the ferry from Fort Myers beach because the Marco Island ferry doesn't operate every day of the week in January. This is a trip you should do over two days because it's a long journey. The ferry is clean and comfortable and there's even a film to watch (with subtitles) to help the time pass by. Take a... More 

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Humboldt, Canada
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Although it was a lot longer than I thought (3.5-4 hours) we really enjoyed the trip from fort Myers to key west. Bring food and water - they allow everything but alcohol (which they serve on board) - they also sell food. Recommend getting on at start of boarding to get best seats. Try and grab a table or even... More 

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

The sunset's can be spectacular on the return trip. Your advice regarding spending a night is spot on. A day trip allows one to get a taste of the island however Key West has a lot to offer therefore schedules and budgets permitting, an extended stay will afford more time to thoroughly explore the destination. Thank you for your comments. More 

La Grange, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I want to add a few new thoughts to what others have said. Note all of the conditions before you buy your tickets, especially if you are buying the eight day advanced discount tickets. Our ferry from Marco Island was canceled five days before our trip. Because we had discount tickets we could not get a refund and had to... More 

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Thank BreezyBee62
KWE_Mgr, Manager at Key West Express, responded to this review

We appreciate your most thorough review, and will share with our marine division. It is a shame the inconsiderate actions of others marred an otherwise overall positive experience. The crewman should have insisted the painting be stowed, and the larger pieces of luggage placed in the luggage carts onboard. You have made some very valid points such as selection of... More 

iowa
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun trip to KeyWest with friends. The ferry is clean and comfy? Plenty of space both covered and open. Early arrival is a good idea as our trip was pretty crowded and choice seats get taken first.great way to visit KeyWest , allow four hours for travel

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Osprey, Florida
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164 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Smooth ride both ways! Boat is clean and modern. 40 mph on open water is really fast. On board food is good. Keeping it from 5 star - standing at the end of the pier with tip buckets at both ends is tacky for passengers who paid a reasonable fare. Pay your folks a better wage! Also you have to... More 

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