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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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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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The service provided by Key West Express was fine. Staff was courteous and the ship was clean. Arriving at 7 AM to board in Fort Myers allowed us more than enough time to get... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The service provided by Key West Express was fine. Staff was courteous and the ship was clean. Arriving at 7 AM to board in Fort Myers allowed us more than enough time to get the seat of our choosing. The center seats are petty uncomfortable (stiff neck from trying to see the TV screen up front and a metal bar... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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96 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the ferry from Fort Myers beach because the Marco Island ferry doesn't operate every day of the week in January. This is a trip you should do over two days because it's a long journey. The ferry is clean and comfortable and there's even a film to watch (with subtitles) to help the time pass by. Take a... More 

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Humboldt, Canada
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Although it was a lot longer than I thought (3.5-4 hours) we really enjoyed the trip from fort Myers to key west. Bring food and water - they allow everything but alcohol (which they serve on board) - they also sell food. Recommend getting on at start of boarding to get best seats. Try and grab a table or even... More 

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1 Thank pkst2016
KWE_Mgr, Manager at Key West Express, responded to this review

The sunset's can be spectacular on the return trip. Your advice regarding spending a night is spot on. A day trip allows one to get a taste of the island however Key West has a lot to offer therefore schedules and budgets permitting, an extended stay will afford more time to thoroughly explore the destination. Thank you for your comments. More 

La Grange, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I want to add a few new thoughts to what others have said. Note all of the conditions before you buy your tickets, especially if you are buying the eight day advanced discount tickets. Our ferry from Marco Island was canceled five days before our trip. Because we had discount tickets we could not get a refund and had to... More 

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Thank BreezyBee62
KWE_Mgr, Manager at Key West Express, responded to this review

We appreciate your most thorough review, and will share with our marine division. It is a shame the inconsiderate actions of others marred an otherwise overall positive experience. The crewman should have insisted the painting be stowed, and the larger pieces of luggage placed in the luggage carts onboard. You have made some very valid points such as selection of... More 

iowa
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fun trip to KeyWest with friends. The ferry is clean and comfy? Plenty of space both covered and open. Early arrival is a good idea as our trip was pretty crowded and choice seats get taken first.great way to visit KeyWest , allow four hours for travel

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Osprey, Florida
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163 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Smooth ride both ways! Boat is clean and modern. 40 mph on open water is really fast. On board food is good. Keeping it from 5 star - standing at the end of the pier with tip buckets at both ends is tacky for passengers who paid a reasonable fare. Pay your folks a better wage! Also you have to... More 

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Ham Lake, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great way to travel to the Keys from Fort Myers. although a 4 hr trip each was and we had decent weather. I usually don't have motion sickness but on this trip I did. Thank goodness they had Dramamine! So If you have motion sickness issues you may want to rethink this trip. Great staff though!

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1 Thank Tonyakay89
KWE_Mgr, Manager at Key West Express, responded to this review

Thank you for recognizing our staff! We are happy to know you feel we are a great way to get to get to Key West. For those with motion sensitivity, taking a precaution is a good idea to ensure a comfortable trip every time. Hope we get to welcome you back! More 

Cape Coral, Florida
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to Visit Key West. Sit back and enjoy the boat ride. Talk and have a drink with friends. You will arrive safely and on-time!

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

We appreciate the thumbs up! Please sign up for our newsletter and friend us on facebook to keep up on special events, promotions and contests! Come back soon! More 

Union, Missouri
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took boat down on New year's eve for dsy trip. First time I took the boat. Had a blast the crew was very friendly and helpful . Will do this again next time I go to the keys

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

Barry we are delighted you gave us a try and thank you for your comments. Follow us on social media for great information on events, promotions and contests! More 

Jefferson City, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Forget about driving to Key West. Key West Express is a rocket ship from Ft Myers Beach to the Party Island that gets you there in less than 4 hours! Imagine 400 people whisked across the Gulf at over 40 mph. Comfortable seating, couches, cocktail tables, big screen TVs, a well-stocked bar, and snacks from crackers to sandwiches and pizza... More 

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