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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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09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
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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Best way to get to Key West

We have taken this ferry more times than I can count. Such an easy way to get to Key West. It is comfortable, offers entertainment, and has food and drink service. Available.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Leslie M
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Antioch, Illinois
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2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a great boat ride to and from FMB and KW. Staff was great. Cash bar only was a downer, They do need to start accepting credit cards for the bar and food. They have 3 levels and great views. There are also TVs inside. Very fun ride, we will do it again. Fun place to talk to people... More 

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was a great trip- best way to go to the Keys!! Food/beer - all good!! Inside outside ride was fabulous!! Have told several people about it since I went!!

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Thank Teri D
Sarasota, Florida
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93 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my second experience with Key West express and my two girlfriends that came along, this was their first. The way over was pretty rough and my girlfriend and I were very seasick a little over halfway through the ride. We were advised to go on the top deck for some fresh air and to watch the horizon. We... More 

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

We thank you for acknowledging our crew! We sure would like to promise calm seas and smooth sailing every day however Mother Nature is not always cooperative. We appreciate your understanding sea conditions are outside of our control and are delighted to receive your recommendation. Looking forward to taking you to paradise again in the future! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have taken this ferry more times than I can count. Such an easy way to get to Key West. It is comfortable, offers entertainment, and has food and drink service. Available.

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Thank Leslie M
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went down to Key West for the day. Had a great time. Longing forward to going back and staying a night or two. The boat ride was very nice.

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Thank Tim46322
KWE_Mgr, Manager at Key West Express, responded to this review

Thank you for saying so! We do encourage you to spend a night or two as there is so much to see and do on the island! Come back soon! More 

Lake Placid, Florida
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I would suggest this trip only if you can spend the night in Key West. We went and came back the same day and it was not fun. We spent more time on the boat then on the island. It was very ruff and we all got sea sick. I will drive next time for sure!

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

We regret you experienced motion sensitivity and hope you have a change of heart. A day trip allows between 4.5 and 5 hours on the island however many choose to extend their visit to more fully enjoy the abundance of historic charm, attractions, art, entertainment, shopping and dining available in addition to amazing water activities. More 

Carmel, Indiana
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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed the Key West Express. We did the down and back in 1 day trip and if we were to do it again we would have spent the night. Great way to see Key West!

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Thank mrasmussen03
KWE_Mgr, Manager at Key West Express, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing! We hope you are able to extend your stay next time. In addition to the multitude of attractions Key West is famous for some of the best special events imaginable! More 

Weirton, West Virginia
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73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The boat is roomy and very clean, crew was very friendly. With that said it was transportation to Key West. Actually, it wasn't what we expected. We expected a smoother ride and more of a party atmosphere. (Music, etc.). We sat inside/ 2nd level in seats that would remind you of airline. They did show a movie on the large... More 

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

We thank you for sharing your thoughts. You are right in regard to parking in Key West being premium. The island is quite small and offer a variety of ground transportation options. Our travel speed can make it quite windy on the top deck however many find this an exhilarating experience. We are delighted you gave us a try and... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

April 15, 2017 We took the Key West Express from Key West to Ft. Meyers. Six intoxicated people boarded and sat at the bar. Within 30 minutes of the 4 hour trip these people became very loud, yelling, with f##k as their favorite word and pounding on the bar. This was not intermittent, it was constant the remainder of the... More 

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

The behavior you have described is completely unacceptable and intolerable. Our crew are trained and certified in safe responsible serving as well as crowd control. Your comments will be addressed with the appropriate individuals. We regret your experience was marred by these ill-mannered passengers. We do wish this was brought to the attention of our captains and crew so that... More 

South Venice, Florida
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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter gave us tickets for Christmas to take the ferry to Key West. This was a Great Trip!!!!! The boat ride was smooth! I would suggest getting there early to be able to get a good seat inside. Watched a good movie on the way back!!!! Can't wait to do it again!!!

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Thank bfwa1
KWE_Mgr, Manager at Key West Express, responded to this review

What a thoughtful gift from your daughter. We thank you for sharing and truly look forward to welcoming you back! More 

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