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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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Excellent Key West Travel Option

Key West Express is a very nice travel option we have used a couple times. It is a long drive from Ft Myers/Naples FL to Key West (8 hrs +/-) and then when you reach Key West... read more

Reviewed May 26, 2015
JMelq
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Estero, Florida
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Peabody, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2015

We have done the Key West Express twice now and have enjoyed it both times. It is very comfortable and the crew is very helpful. The seats inside are comfortable for sleeping. There are also tables with seats. You can also sit on the outside deck.

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1 Thank Rosemary S
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2015

It was our first time taking the Key West Express. We enjoyed the views and the different people we met on the trip there and back. It was nice to sit back and enjoy the scenery and the different people we met. The food and drink was enjoyable. I recommend this as a great way to get to Key West... More 

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1 Thank Deb G
Estero, Florida
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265 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2015

Key West Express is a very nice travel option we have used a couple times. It is a long drive from Ft Myers/Naples FL to Key West (8 hrs +/-) and then when you reach Key West very limited parking. We feel the Key West Express is a more comfortable much quicker travel option (leaves Ft Myers Beach port @... More 

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

Your review and recommendation are sincerely appreciated. We strive to meet and exceed guest expectations consistently and are delighted by your acknowledgement that we are succeeding in meeting our objectives. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back aboard again and again! More 

Lutz, Florida
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109 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2015

Airline prices from Tampa to Key West for Memorial Day weekend were absolutely crazy so we decided to try the "fast boat" from Ft. Myers. It took exactly 4 hours both ways - the morning trip much smoother than the evening trip due to winds and storms. I suffer from motion sickness and took dramamine and wore seabands. Most of... More 

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

Thank you for your review! You do offer some good advice. In regard to seating there is a wide variety to choose from and everyone's preferences vary therefore early arrival will allow more time to make your selection. We certainly hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back aboard. More 

Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

This is a great way to get to Key West! Very comfortable boat ride, you can sit on top on the open air deck or inside.

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Thank Indywally
Bartlett, Illinois
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69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2015

This is one great way to get to Key West!! Some customers bring a suitcase & stay overnight. Beautiful ocean view. They sold food & drinks on board. I think you have to book ahead on line as when we arrived in FL. they were booked for 5 days so glad we already had our tickets. Be sure to print... More 

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1 Thank Lauralee251
Pennsylvania
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109 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2015

It's 3 1/2 hours on the ride. Arrive early..and don't forget PHOTO ID, something they need to emphasize more on their website. My wife traveled light and didn't have it. Luckily, they had a special affidavit form. Lower level has 2 rows of 4 seats across. There are booths on the sides. They have 4 large tv's showing movies and... More 

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Thank mahiman03
Swanton
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2015

A nice, relaxing, fast way to get to Key West. Air conditioned indoor comfort or nice open air third deck for a faster, inexpensive way to get to the Keys. On the trip back you get great views of a subset over the Gulf. They even have a galley if you are hungry or a bar if you would like... More 

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1 Thank OhioTraveler419
KWE_Mgr, Manager at Key West Express, responded to this review

Your recommendation is very appreciated! We look to the pleasure of welcoming you back aboard in the future!! More 

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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2015

Excelent way to get to key west. Get there early to get comfy seats. Have a drink then nap on the way

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1 Thank travelingagain73
KWE_Mgr, Manager at Key West Express, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We love to hear that we are meeting our objective! Sit back, relax and leave the driving to us. We Hope you sail with us again soon! More 

Florida
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2015

We really like the Key West Express as a quick, interesting travel to Key West. The crew of the boat is excellent ad helpful plus the drinks are fine and the hamburgers are also.

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