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“Perfect option for a quick trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Key West Express

Key West Express
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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“Perfect option for a quick trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

Wanted to getaway and heard about the Key West Express. Amazing! In less than 4 hours I was in a completely different world! The boat was fast, very nice inside and comfortable. The crew was friendly and there were plenty of food and drink options. They even showed a movie to help pass the time. If you wanna getaway and get there fast and inexpensive take the Key West Express.

Visited July 2013
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Brandon, Florida
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“Great, but you can't control the weather!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

We took the Key West Express for a long weekend trip to Key West. Honestly, if you are only going for the day expect to only have a couple hours of free time on the island, which I don't really think is worth 8+ hours on the boat plus the expense of the ticket. We had very rough weather on our way to Key West and the 2nd half of the trip was miserable with sick people everywhere. We had taken Bonine and we were still pretty nauseous. Without that it would have certainly been even worse! This is of course no fault of the Key West Express ferry...I'm just mentioning it because if you are prone to seasickness you may want to reconsider using the ferry. The employees were great, and the boat itself was clean and very comfortable. If you are picky about where you want to sit then be sure to arrive EARLY so you can get a decent seat inside.

Visited July 2013
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Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
“Very Happy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

My friend & I took the Key West Express last Sunday and came back on Monday. It was absolutely fabulous! Captain Walter & his crew were outstanding and really made our trip very comfortable & fun. The ride was perfect and the views were amazing. I would recommend taking the Key West Express to anyone going to the Keys. 3 1/2 hours of fun, relaxation and great service is the only way to go!

Visited July 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Maybe only worth it if you're staying overnight in Key West”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

We chose to add a trip to Key West to our vacation that we had planned in Ft. Myers. We added the trip to the beginning of our vacation, so we wouldn't have to worry about not getting back to Ft. Myers in time to catch our flight home. The boat was full for both our departure and our return. Luckily we printed our tickets off before our trip, so we were able to walk right on to the boat once we arrived in Ft. Myers. Since it was a full boat, some people were stuck sitting outside for the trip down. We hit some pretty rough weather, so I can't imagine sitting outside for that. Lots of people were getting sick, and two elderly women required medical attention from EMS when we arrived in Key West. That delayed our disembarking the boat and coupled with the weather meant that we sat on the boat for 5 hours. So in this instance it really didn't save us much time. We stayed overnight in Key West and departed the next afternoon. When departing, they recommend that you arrive "anytime after 3:00" to have a letter written by hand on your ticket which determines when you will board the boat back. At 3:00 we arrived and there were probably 25 people in front of us. Even so, we got "A", so we were among the first to board the boat at 5. We did depart a little early (probably about 5:45). The return trip was much smoother. The food offered on board was not at all appetizing to me or my family, so we skipped dinner. We arrived back in Key West about 9:30. I wouldn't recommend this for just a day trip due to the fact that you could very well not get off the ferry until 1:00, and have to return to the dock at 3:00 to ensure you get a decent seat on the return, and return again at 5:00 to board.

Visited July 2013
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Lexington, Kentucky
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“They should hand out complimentary Dramamine!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

We took the boat from ft myers to key west on July 4. There were over 400 passengers and people were getting sick left and right. Definitely sit on the top deck if you think you might get sick, it's much better, you might just get a little wet. We came back that same day, don't recommend it b/c you are rushed and it makes for a long day. All crew was very nice and friendly!!!!!

Visited July 2013
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