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Key West Express

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Address: 1200 Main St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2906
Phone Number: +1 239-463-5733
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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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A good option to get to Key West

We were meeting friends in Key West for Thanksgiving long weekend. Since we were already doing a long road trip from Texas we did not want to drive all the way to Key West and we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love taking this boat. It boards early outbound from Fort Myers so I stay nearby. Drink your way down to the key and the four hours flies by. It drops you near everything. I recommend staying a night near Duval and you can enjoy the next day evening return. Maybe catch a sunset or some stars on the way... More 

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Thank Jeff W
Ham Lake, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The staff was amazing!! We went from Fort Meyers to Key West for the weekend, but if you are going down this time of year first, they do not go to Marco Island and secondly, the ride back was not good very rough many people on the boat was getting sick not something that made a good trip. So if... More 

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Thank Kathyschintgen
Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were meeting friends in Key West for Thanksgiving long weekend. Since we were already doing a long road trip from Texas we did not want to drive all the way to Key West and we do not like flying during Thanksgivig. Key West Express seemed like a good option and it was. Here are my recommendations Book in advance... More 

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Thank joanhessidence
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall: This is a great alternative to the cost and hassle of flying if you're a Florida local or the painful drive down. It is an overall fun experience and gives a chance to spend time in both Ft. Meyers and/or Marco Island and Key West if your trip allows. We have shared with many of our family and Tampa... More 

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1 Thank rdwing0919
Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, it certainly DOES get you down to Key west in a hurry, no doubts... It IS a bit pricey, so not the best idea for a family outing. PLUS- you will only get a few hours in Key west, and THAT destination should get way more time to be spent there. The boat WILL BE crowded and a bit... More 

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Thank Pete P
Bettendorf, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our very first trip to Key West. Read about Key West Express and decided to try it. First thought about staying overnight then changed our minds and stayed two nights after reading things to do in Key West and figured we need two nights. Definitely bring a camera, warmer clothing if sitting outside on the ferry, and for... More 

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1 Thank Sally M
Saint Charles, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The boat is nice and the crew accommodating. It is a long trip from Ft Meyers and back. 4 hours! The going over was fine because you had daylight. The return back to Ft Meyers was horrible. Not Key West express problem but the weather was not cooperating and ride was very rough!! I would say that 30-40% of the... More 

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Thank relldy01
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been on a fair few Ferries.This was far the best experience.Super value if you stay over for a few days,a bit pricey for the day as we did ,but that was our choice.It was a great experience five stars.

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Thank Nigel A
Bradenton, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to get to the Keys. Solid ride. Easy to find. Comfortable. Would recommend highly! We got to meet some nice folks and I was thinking that this would be a great start for a girls trip to Key West!

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Thank Rina B
Texas
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196 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent way to get to Key West at a reasonable price. The ship is nice on the inside and food is available, albeit fast food variety. The trip down to Key West in the AM is fine. The return trip which leaves at 6 pm and had too many people who like to drink in excess. I... More 

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

Very nice to hear you find our service an excellent way to get to the island! We regret that the boisterous behavior of others hampered your experience on the return portion of your journey. In regard to the boarding process at the Key West terminal we strive to make the process as seamless as possible for our guests. Regrettably due... More 

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