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Key West Express

1200 Main St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2906
+1 239-463-5733
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Best way to get to Key West

Just booked a second trip on the Key West Express. We always flew in to Fort Lauderdale, rented a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lisa M
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Pleasantville, Pennsylvania
Fun!

The Key West Express was great! Everyone very friendly. The ride was beautiful. The only thing I... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
jeno0619
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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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!
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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1200 Main St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2906
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Just booked a second trip on the Key West Express. We always flew in to Fort Lauderdale, rented a car, and drove down. Now we fly to Fort Myers and get on the Key West Express and relax. Cheaper, faster, funner. I would recommend this...More

2  Thank Lisa M
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KWE_Mgr, Manager at Key West Express, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Lisa we are honored you chose us for your transportation to Key West and that you plan to do so again. Be sure to follow our facebook and watch for promotions and occasional fun contests! It really means a lot to hear from our guests,...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Key West Express was great! Everyone very friendly. The ride was beautiful. The only thing I would change would be to stay overnight in Key West. Too much fun to be had in just 4hrs :)More

Thank jeno0619
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KWE_Mgr, Manager at Key West Express, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

That's what we say! Getting there and back is half the "FUN"! A day trip is a great way to get a taste of the island, however for anyone able, spending a night or two is ideal to really experience Key West which is loaded...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the express from Fort Myers to Key West and loved the experience. The seating is very comfortable with your choice of airplane seating or tables and chairs. We played cards with friends, watched movies on the tv screen and enjoyed the food and...More

1  Thank ShelleyBeanie
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KWE_Mgr, Manager at Key West Express, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

It is a pleasure to hear you enjoyed your getaway with us. The opinion of our guests is tantamount to our success and providing the best service possible to ensure you have a fun and memorable experience is our pleasure! We appreciate your review look...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in Sarasota, and if you have ever looked at a map of how to get to Key West, you will see that it is not a simple drive from where we live. We decided to take the Key West Express ferry rather than...More

3  Thank EDWARDL782
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KWE_Mgr, Manager at Key West Express, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

For those who have driven most would agree, having a car in Key West is a hassle that can be avoided by leaving the driving to us. We thank you for choosing us for your transportation and for sharing your opinions. Watch our website and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is probably great for people that live near Ft. Myers- but for me (traveling from Sarasota) the travel time in total is around the same as driving. If you want to get a seat on the boat plan to arrive extremely early to wait...More

2  Thank kassandra1234
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KWE_Mgr, Manager at Key West Express, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

One of the benefits of traveling by water is that high traffic, accidents and road work do not interfere with our route or having to contend with lack of parking on the island. In regard to seating, we never overbook however between Christmas and Easter...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had seen this boat when we were walking around at the Key West Harbor six years ago and it was on our bucket list to take it. We bought our tickets at the Fort Myers terminal for $125 each which included a senior discount...More

4  Thank CyndyJoPo
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KWE_Mgr, Manager at Key West Express, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Great review which we are sure many will find helpful. Currently our refundable fares are $155.00 for adults and $145.00 for guests over 62 years of age. The discounted fare of which you referred is available for Monday through Thursday travel booked a minimum of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A good fast way to get to Key West. There is a full bar on board as well as a place to buy food. nice selection. my only complaint is there are limited table seating along the windows with six seats. problem there are people...More

2  Thank Kennys416
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KWE_Mgr, Manager at Key West Express, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We thank you for sharing your comments and are glad you had an overall positive experience. In regard to seat hording, this practice is strictly prohibited. Our crew are generally very diligent about ensuring personal belongings are not placed in seats. If any guest witnesses...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We used KWE in Nov of 2016 and had a great time. Better than driving and nothing better than being on the water.

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

Wow Becky, 2016! It is delightful you have fond memories of your water transportation with us and hope you plan another getaway!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

3-4 Hours to reach Key West and enjoy the nice ride with stocked bar, concessions, and inside or outside seating. (If you opt for outside, wear dark as seats had soot on them, which then showed up badly on light colors. 🙁) The crew were...More

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

Good advise about planning ahead. During high season early arrival will ensure a larger selection of seats whether outdoors in the sunshine or inside where there are a variety of options. We appreciate and thank you for your compliments of Dennis and the crew and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Best experience for locals who are traveling in a group. They have food + drinks available during 3.5 hours way down to Keys. Very spacious and comfortable with TVs. We even watched the Superbowl on there! I would love this for a couple's getaway weekend...More

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

Monica it is a pleasure to know we are achieving our mission. Right you are about the gulf water views. The amazing color changes, occasional dolphin shows and sunset displays on the return provide fabulous photo opportunities. Thank you for sharing....we hope your experience lures...More

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Rita J
15 February 2018|
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I don’t remember exactly but I believe around $150 US
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1 February 2018|
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Response from KeyWestExpress | Property representative |
We have mixed drinks, no frozen beverages. Canned beer, Bud, Bud Lite, Miller Like and Yingling.
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Response from Bertram28 | Reviewed this property |
I called KWE (239.463.5733) and spoke with Monica this morning. You may bring any size dog as long as its in a dog carrier. The additional fee is $40. round trip. Be aware that luggage and dog carriers are stowed at the... More
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