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Head to Key West by Ferry

Posted on: December 4th , 2019 | Activities
Head to Key West by Ferry

Key West is located at the end of U.S. Highway 1 – or the beginning, depending on how you look at it. The Key West Airport is an increasingly viable option for many, but have you considered arriving by sea? The Key West Express in southwest Florida may be an option for you!

The Key West Express is a fun, relaxing way to reach the southernmost island of the Florida Keys. It drops your off at the edge of Harbor Walk, right near Mallory Square and all the action of Duval Street. It embarks from Fort Myers Beach and Marco Island at least five days a week, offering nonstop ferry service to Key West in roughly 3.5-4 hours.

The express boat includes air-conditioned interiors, exterior sun decks and plenty of seating options. Kick back on a couch, stake out a high-top table for your group, or take a power nap in the available reclining, airplane-style seats.

A galley for typical food, a full-service bar and flat-screen satellite televisions offer extra comfort to your ride. 

Before you ask, Wi-Fi is not available on the Key West Express. Look at it as a time to disconnect and really enjoy the experience. Take in the turquoise waters of the Keys, look for dolphins, and breathe in the fresh air!

The Key West Express is merely a transportation service, so you can decide how to use it - whether you’re making a quick jaunt to the Conch Republic or an extended stay.

Luggage is limited to two carry-on sized pieces per person, which should be more than enough for any stay in KW. Bicycles and pets are permitted aboard with a fee.

Fare prices start at $95 for a one-way and $129 round-trip. Weekday travel and advanced ticket purchase will get you the most bang for your buck.

Parking is provided for passengers embarking from Marco Island. Passengers from Fort Myers have uncovered parking available for $14 a day. 


Key West is not just one thing. It’s a sleepy fishing village that’s also a popular stop to cruise ships; a place with seafood shacks steps away from upscale, Carribean fusion fare. There’s something for everyone in Key West, which is why it attracts people from across the globe. Enjoy specials at 24 North, your best option on the island. Clean rooms, a large pool area, Starbucks and other amenities make us a popular choice.

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