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  • Location:Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Duration:15 hours (approx.)

Day Trip to Key West

Enjoy the Caribbean vibe of Key West on this day cruise from Fort Lauderdale. Enjoy comfortable round-trip transportation to this historic island city and wander at will, or choose from a variety of tour upgrades. Add a 90-minute Conch Tour Train or a hop-on hop-off trolley tour to see all the attractions. Or get out on the water and select from a 3-hour snorkelling adventure, a 2-hour glass-bottom boat cruise or a 15-minute parasailing ride. Pickup and drop-off from Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport and Cruise Port Hotel included.

Highlights

  • Day trip to Key West from Fort Lauderdale
  • Scenic drive through the Florida Keys
  • Visit Mallory Square and the Hemingway House
  • Upgrade to add a glass-bottom boat ride, snorkeling cruise, hop-on hop-off tour, Conch Train tour or parasailing trip

What You Can Expect

Day Trip to Key West

Day Trip to Key West

This day cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Key West begins with a 4-hour journey through the southernmost tip of Florida. There will be a quick stop in Miami to pick up more passengers; otherwise, enjoy this scenic adventure that includes a trek across some 42 bridges, including the famous Seven Mile Bridge in the Florida Keys.

Upon arrival in the beautiful island city of Key West, there will be approximately six hours to tour and explore some of the best attractions. Visit popular sites like Mallory Square, where everyone comes to hang out. Be sure to make a stop at the popular Hog’s Breath Saloon for a bite and/or beverage.

There are also the attractions near the historic seaport area, like the West Martello Fort and the Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum. There’s the Southernmost Point with the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory. There’s also the Ernest Hemingway House and Museum and Bahama Village Market, plus Key West Aquarium and Key West Shipwreck Treasures Museum, to name just a few.

If wandering isn’t of interest, choose from a number of tour upgrades to spice things up. The 90-minute Conch Tour Train is a great introduction to everything Key West has to offer. Or board the Old Town Trolley for a hop-on hop-off tour that includes live commentary from an expert guide who knows the city inside and out. It’s a great way for newcomers to experience the entire island. Hop off at any of the attractions for a closer look, then hop back on when it’s convenient.

There’s a 3-hour snorkelling cruise to the Florida Reef, the only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States. Discover the underwater plant and marine life in warm, tropical waters aboard a catamaran vessel. Snorkeling equipment and beverages included. Another way to see the Florida Reef and its many aquatic inhabitants is on a glass-bottom boat cruise. Or get a bird’s eye view from above the blue waters on a parasailing adventure.

There’s something for everyone, with a variety of ways to see it all, on the historic island city of Key West.

Customer Reviews

Haidy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was perfect from beginning to end.The driver was excellent.Bus very comfy.We even had a guide to all places of interest from the time we left Miami.I would use this company any time.

Anonymous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

On time, helpful and informative. Comfortable bus

lgrunes

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Went on a bus that specializes in Key West. It was raining when the bus arrived at Key West. There was 6 hours for the activities. There are many activities. We had lunch at a seafood restaurant at a marina, then went on the conch train, then wen to the Truman vacation home. There went the 6 hours. There were other activities offered. No time to go on the other activities

Freya

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

A long day, but a very comfortable coach, and the driver and guide were very helpful.

Regina P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

Tour was very organized and the driver was very nice and he had a lot of knowledge about the Keys. I definitely recommend the tour.
I especially recommend the upgrade to the snorkeling cruise trip because it was just amazing and worth every penny! The water was super clear and the fish and corals were beautiful.

Mark M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2012

We were allowed to believe by the phone sales agent that this was a boat tour and when we tried to cancel were told the window to cancel had closed. All of that said, we ended up having a wonderful time on the BUS trip to Key West. The driver and seasoned pro gave a great narration (in 2 languages) along the trip. We would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone.

Francis A

4 star rating: Recommended December 2015

Long but very enjoyable.

oscar B

4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

Very nice tour.Highly recommended.

Lynette P

4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

this was a wonderful trip. It would be helpful if the tour included pick up from hotels in Fort Lauderdale but as it is a early start. this may not be feasible. We like to take pictures and found the bus windows dirty. Our guide was very informative and all in all it was a very long but great day.

Anna M

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

Although it was a long day, it was nice to have the help of Lily to help plan our day! Worth leaving it to the professionals and not try to drive there ourselves

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