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Key West Express

1200 Main St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2906
+1 239-463-5733
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Right on time

Alway get there and check in early. We went from Fort Myers Beach. We got there at 7am... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lovetravel2XO
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Tampa, Florida
Day trip

This is the second day trip we have taken on the Key West Express. The first one was ten years... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
disneylunatic
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Indianapolis
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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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1200 Main St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2906
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Alway get there and check in early. We went from Fort Myers Beach. We got there at 7am ...perfect. When we left Key West we got there at 4:30 perfect again. Both times took our own snacks. They do sell food and cocktails ect... I...More

Thank Lovetravel2XO
KWE_Mgr, Manager at Key West Express, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your nice review and great advice in regard to timely arrival. The first deck is convenient for access to the bar, galley and restrooms as well. We are glad you enjoyed and hope for the pleasure to welcome you back!

Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the second day trip we have taken on the Key West Express. The first one was ten years ago, so we had forgotten how rushed the time is in the Keys. Hopefully, we remember that next time and book an overnight stay. One...More

Thank disneylunatic
KWE_Mgr, Manager at Key West Express, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We do agree. Spending a night or two in Key West is a good idea. A day trip allows enough time to get a taste of what the island has to offer however if schedules permit, extending your visit will really give you time to...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We boarded the boat in Ft.Myers about 7:30am. Boat left about 8:20am. Trip is right at 4 hours with calm seas. We hit a couple rain showers on the way down. You can sit outside in the upper deck or inside the air conditioned lower...More

Thank Roy W
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are going to Key West from anywhere north of Orlando and don't relish spending hours in traffic (that can turn into a day or more if there is an accident on one of the bridges) the Key West Express catamaran jet ship is...More

Thank John H
KWE_Mgr, Manager at Key West Express, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We thank you for sharing your experience and opinion. Key West simply cannot accommodate the number of automobiles for visitors therefore parking is limited and premium. The rates you mentioned are actually for groups of 15 or more. We can also do private charters for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a torturous drive from Tampa, Sarasota or Fort Myers, seven hours or more from Sarasota, depending on traffic. The high-speed Key West Express boat makes the trip across the Gulf of Mexico in 3 1/2 hours -- no driving necessary. At around $125, it's...More

Thank alfie1967a
KWE_Mgr, Manager at Key West Express, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

So glad you enjoyed! The trip is ordinarily very smooth however weather does play a role. For those sensitive to motion a precaution is a good idea. The trip saves time over driving and docks on the historic seaport in old town which is within...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have two whole days to kill, this trip to the Key West is fantastic (weather permitting of course). Two days? One day to get there and back and the other to rest. Get to the boat 90 minutes early for the best seat...More

Thank Ken C
KWE_Mgr, Manager at Key West Express, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Spending a night or two does allow more time to really enjoy the island. It certainly does have a lot of fun and unique bars however the historic attractions, water activities, shopping, dining, galleries, fishing, live shows and sunset celebration are other fun ways to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We couldn't believe how easy this was. We were dropped off by an Uber driver at 8am and we departed at about 8:15. Plenty of space and comfort. The staff was very service oriented and pleasant. The ferry gets going at about 35 mph and...More

Thank benbarton31875
KWE_Mgr, Manager at Key West Express, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

It really is easy and removes the stress of driving, traffic and parking difficulties on the Island. The cost is actually a fraction of flights. we offer discounted fares and group rates for 15 or more. We are popular for destination wedding parties, bachelor and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Key West Express and did a day trip. It was awesome! I loved riding on the top deck overlooking the ocean.More

Thank reneeshaver39
KWE_Mgr, Manager at Key West Express, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The top deck can be positively exhilarating....but bring a hair tie and hold onto your hat! We move at quite a clip! For those who remain on top for the duration, remember your sunscreen! Our Florida sun can be intense. We are happy to hear...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy, relaxing, fun way to get to Key West. Beats that drive. Last minute trip, we booked our trip online the day before. Printed the boarding and parking passes, and away we went. Boat was comfy and clean. Wandered around a few times, but sat...More

Thank Auntmomo
KWE_Mgr, Manager at Key West Express, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

AWESOME! We look forward to seeing you again soon! If you schedule permits spending a night is always fun. Call our office and any reservationist will be happy to tell you about their favorite Key West spots to visit. Thank you for taking the time...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This trip was amazing! The ticket prices were really good for what you get. I stayed up above most of the 3 1/2 hour trip. The crew is awesome! I was disappointed with the food they offered onboard. I had the sausage egg and cheese...More

Thank Kyle T
KWE_Mgr, Manager at Key West Express, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review Kyle. It is wonderful to hear this was the best trip you have been on! Next time, remember you can always bring your own sandwiches and snacks. We offer a variety of concession type options intended to tide you over....More

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LollyMoz
July 18, 2017|
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Response from FlaHarlock | Reviewed this property |
Yes! I have two actually. Sun Deck Inn & Suites was where we stayed the day before. It's right under the bridge in Ft. Myers Beach. 5 minutes away from the terminal. Kinda quirky but fun and well priced. Stayed at Edison... More
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jamesschr
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Response from DitchlingVoyagers | Reviewed this property |
Yes, no problem. And at the Key West end you arrive right in the thick of (pedestrian) things!
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