Key West Express, Fort Myers Beach

3.7
#1 of 13 in Transportation in Southwest Gulf Coast
If you are headed to Key West, travel aboard Key West Express. These high-speed ferries leave from Fort Myers Beach or Marco Island. Lounge on the boat's sundeck or relax in the air-conditioning and watch one of its big-screen TVs. Snacks and cocktails are sold onboard. To visit Key West Express and get the most from your holiday in Fort Myers Beach, create itinerary details personal to you using our Fort Myers Beach tour itinerary planner.
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  • First time on the Key West Express today. Fine ride there and back with some choppy rocking and rolling at times. I want to comment on the bad reviews on here talking about being seasick and I would h...  more »
  • We took the boat to Key West and back 2/1 - 2/2/18. We had a $305 credit from last year that we needed to use up and opted to go the two days mentioned. Nice smooth ride down smoother ride back the ne...  more »
  • My review is not about the trip as my husband and I finally booked our honeymoon/vacation for Fort Myers Beach and surrounding areas. We planned a day trip on the Key West Express, bought the "cheaper...  more »
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  • I ride this boat every month and it is absolutely amazing. The crew is extremely friendly and very helpful. You can get mixed drinks, beer or even wine on the boat. They also serve food and pretty good choices at that. The trip takes approximately 4 hours or a little bit less. The only thing I miss is they used to serve Kahlua and they no longer serve that. Even an occasional Sunset can spark up your interest on this boat. There are three levels on the boat and if you want to get a suntan on the way to Key West stay on the third floor. Just to let you know though they do not usually have service for credit cards all the way out there so it's wise to bring cash with you if you want to buy anything on the boat.
  • 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 as well. Best way to experience the Keys especially if you are from out of town. The Gulf of Mexico is your view RT!
  • This is a fast catamaran boat that gets you to Key West in 3 1/2 hours. I didn't do my home work on the weather for my rides. The way back in the black of the night it was the roughest boat ride I had ever been on. Bad weather in the Gulf had waves breaking over the boat. So many people got sick. Great boat. Just make sure there is not a weather front coming in on your rides. Check Weather...
  • You quick three hour trip to the keys can't beat that! Drink in the hand and a sunset back I'll take that any time! But it's better if you're staying over night. Four hours is never long enough in the keys . We always stay over for however long we can before going back. But check their schedule they don't run all days til season.
  • We took the KWE to Key West on New year's day with the intent to return to Ft Myers the next evening. The next morning at 9:30am we received an email informing us that the trip was cancelled due to rough seas. After scrambling a bit to find a rental vehicle, we finished our exploring Key West and headed back to Ft. Myers and got home only a couple of hours later than the boat would have. Key West Express refunded the difference between round trip and one way fare within half an hour of the notice of cancellation. We know that they cannot be responsible for the weather and we had a great time traveling up the keys.
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