Take a boat to Key West


Planning a tropical vacation? Consider taking a boat to Key West. No, I am not talking about a cruise ship, and you don’t have to be an experienced sailor. The Key West Express is a ferry that travels daily between Fort Myers and Key West and is a high speed ferry complete with indoor and outdoor seating, galley and bar.

From Fort Myers, Florida, Key West boat trips are scheduled daily departing at 8:30 a.m. and arriving at noon. Round trip and one way tickets are available with return trips leaving Key West daily at 6:00 p.m. and arriving in Fort Myers at 9:30 p.m. Round trip tickets can be purchased to meet your travel arrangements. Just specify your departure and return dates when you buy the tickets.

Key West Express

Key West Express

When I am planning a trip to the Keys, I like to search for the best prices including flights arriving at a variety of airports. If I am unable to find a good rate flying into EYW airport I look at flights into Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. Taking a boat to Key West is a great idea. Not only would the trip aboard the Key West Express be fun, but it also gives me another alternative to Key West flights. All I have to do is fly into Ft. Myers and catch a cab to board the next Key West ferry.

The Key West Express is also a great option for Florida residents traveling to the Keys. Boarding the Key West Express means you don’t have to deal with the traffic and finding a parking space once you arrive.

Planning to stay in Key West for a while? The ferry allows you to take two carry on size bags. You can even take your bicycle for an additional fee. The boat trip to Key West concludes at the boat docks of the City Bight Ferry Terminal, just a short walk to Duval Street and many hotels and bed and breakfasts. Of course you can also call a taxi if your accommodations are further than walking distance. Five sixes cab company can be reached at 305-296-6666.

You can also take a boat to Key West from Marco Island. Call Key West Express for details about Ft. Myers, Marco Island, Key West ports, schedules and rates at 888-539-2628. Please tell them you found them at My Key West Vacation and have fun on your Key West Boat trip!

After your trip, be sure to send us an e-mail and tell us about all the fun!


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