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Key West Glass-Bottom Boat Tour with Sunset Option

Key West, United States

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  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

For the aquatic adventure of a lifetime, take this cruise to North America's only living coral barrier reef. No need to go scuba diving or snorkeling for this great view — from the deck of a glass-bottom catamaran boat, see more than 600 species of tropical fish, sharks, turtles, lobsters and crabs, plus colorful coral and a vast collection of other sea life. Upgrade to a sunset cruise to enjoy a glass of Champagne as the sun settles into the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Glass-bottom boat tour from Key West
  • See tropical fish, colorful coral, jellyfish, sea turtles and more!
  • Listen as the captain and crew point out the reef’s interesting marine life
  • Choose either the daytime or sunset cruise
  • Enjoy Champagne on the sunset cruise (included)
  • Air conditioned main cabin

What's Included

  • 2-hour glass-bottom boat tour
  • Glass of Champagne included (if Sunset option is selected)
  • Reef Safe Sunscreen
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Snacks
  • Soda/Pop

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 0 Duval St
    0 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040, USA

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Scuba divers and snorkelers aren’t the only ones who get to see the beautiful Florida Reef in all its splendor. Thanks to this glass-bottom catamaran, there’s a very clear 'window to the reef' for guests on this cruise.

Just a few miles seaward of the Florida Keys is North America's only living coral barrier reef and the third-largest coral barrier reef system in the world. It’s also one of the most biologically diverse marine eco-systems. Travel directly over the top of it and see more than 600 species of tropical fish, sharks, lobsters, crabs, sea turtles, sea rays, snails, jellyfish and other sea life, including elkhorn and brain coral.

The boat, which is designed to allow the best viewing with the least amount of stress to the reef, offers a seated sun deck with a panoramic view of the water, as well as an enclosed, air-conditioned cabin with restrooms and a snack bar.

Upgrade to the sunset cruise to watch the sun settle into the Gulf of Mexico while enjoying a glass of Champagne or a soft drink.

Fury Water Adventures Key West

Depature point Located between Ocean Key Resort & Pier House Resort, at the end of Duval Street.

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Key West

Key West’s only window to the sea! Explore dramatic underwater vistas generally reserved for scuba divers from our glass bottom boat. A wide variety of fish and other sea creatures await you as you gaze into the underwater world of Key West. In addition, you will have the opportunity to see North America’s only living coral reef, one of the most biologically diverse marine eco-systems in the world. Majestic elkhorn and impressive brain coral, sturdy in appearance yet fragile and vulnerable, stand sentry for the more than 300 species of fish that complete the colorful and intriguing seascape. Along the trip, our experienced captain and crew will provide a unique and informative eco-tour and point out some of the most interesting marine life that inhabit the waters of this incredible island. Special glass “windows to the reef” provide continuous viewing for all passengers.

1 hour 55 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The boat features a seated sundeck, enclosed air-conditioned viewing area and restrooms
  • Must be 21 to consume alcohol
  • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • All guests under 18 years of age MUST have a parent or guardian present at check in to sign waivers
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 75 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Where is the meeting location for the Key West Glass-Bottom Boat Tour?

A:The meeting location is between Ocean Key Resort & Pier House Resort, at the end of Duval Street.

Jun 2021

Q:Is there parking near the departure point for the Key West Glass-Bottom Boat Tour?

A:Yes - you can use street parking, pay-to-park lots, or parking garages located nearby.

Jun 2021

Q:How early should I arrive for the Key West Glass-Bottom Boat Tour?

A:Please arrive and be ready 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.

Jun 2021

Q:What should I bring with me on the Key West Glass-Bottom Boat Tour?

A:Be sure to bring a valid, Gov't-issued ID, a refillable water bottle, and a camera. (Reef-safe sunscreen is available complimentary onboard.)

Jun 2021

Q:Is food available onboard during the Key West Glass-Bottom Boat Tour?

A:Water and a snack bar are available for purchase for the duration of the tour. Sodas are $2 and a selection of chips, peanuts, crackers, and cookies for $1. You are more than welcome to bring lunch and snacks–just no glass containers, please.

Jun 2021

Q:Will we get in the water during the Key West Glass-Bottom Boat Tour?

A:No, this is a viewing trip only.

Jun 2021

Q:What type of boat are we on during the Key West Glass-Bottom Boat Tour?

A:This tour is conducted on a 65-foot catamaran, air-conditioned, enclosed, with a shaded viewing cabin, snack bar, sundeck, and 2 restrooms.

Jun 2021

Q:Is the Key West Glass-Bottom Boat Tour narrated?

A:Yes, knowledgeable crew members will share some historical Key West facts while going through the harbor and a full guided tour while at the reef pointing out many corals and marine life.

Jun 2021

Q:Where does the boat go during the Key West Glass-Bottom Boat Tour?

A:The tour takes you seven miles out to the reef. It takes approximately 30 minutes each direction to get to/from the reef and you will spend about 50 minutes at the reef.

Jun 2021

Q:Is the Key West Glass-Bottom Boat Tour family-friendly?

A:Absolutely! This tour is appropriate for guests of all ages!

Jun 2021

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Traveler Tips


Boat was nice, but weather rough, so recommend that you pick a very good day to take this trip.
Nice hour out on the water - good description of underwater.
A little cloudy and hard to see but still a great trip.
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Great tour
Andrew_B, Nov 2022
The staff was Very informative and knowledgeable. Loved this trip!!! Great sites and fun! Will do this trip again!
Not many fish at the reef...
Nick_F, Nov 2022
Not many fish at the reef that day. Money could have been spent jetskiing or another excursion. Staff was friendly and nice.
Sunset cruise
Erin_L, Nov 2022
Beautiful trip to the reef, crew was amazing and very informative. Sunset was incredible. Highly recommend!
Great experience
Steven_Y, Nov 2022
Very professional and a great experience overall. Everything ran smoothly and right on time. The guides were informative and funny.
1 traveler found this review helpful
We took a friend on this...
Dina_M, Oct 2022
We took a friend on this trip and they really loved it ! Key west is our favorite spot to vacation ….
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you, Dina! We're glad you had a great time! We'd love to take you out again next time! Safe Travels!
Worth the price
Robert_E, Oct 2022
Booking went smoothly. The boat ride alone was worth it. Guides were great. Would recommend and do again
THIS Company CanDrop Dead Or Go out of business Aa far as I'm concerned. The customer service people are very poor.
Maristela_W, Oct 2022
I booked twice and the company cancelled on me twice ruining two days of my vacation. They living to me about the reasons for the cancelations. People on vacation have limited time and schedule the day around the events This company ruined 2 days in a row. THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE TAKEN MY MONEY IF THEY WEREN'T CERTAIN THE TRIP WAS GOING THROUGH. TOTALLY INCONSIDERATE!! VERY UNPROFESSIONAL!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Trip cancelled. viacor...
Jeff_D, Aug 2022
Trip cancelled. viacor charged in 10 minutes but didn't send refund. I called and had a very difficult time with agent telling me the boat company gave refund already after putting me on hold saying he called them. Totally not true and I will tell all my friends to book reservations directly and not trust this company ever again.
1 traveler found this review helpful
It was very nice !!
Karmella_F, Aug 2022
We had so much fun!! The reef was full of fish and the staff was so professional and informative !! The
Beautiful
Walter_S, Aug 2022
This was first trip to Key West with my family and we enjoyed The sunset was a beautiful an d I enjoyed with my family
Sunset glass-bottom boat ride (Fury)
Kevin_D, Aug 2022
our trip got bumped from the original coral reef destination to the Gulf side “coral gardens” due to windy conditions, which was a little disappointing as we’re from Texas and have seen the Gulf of Mexico plenty of times … BUT it wasn’t the part of the Gulf we’ve seen, still gorgeous clear blue water with plenty of sea life … however, “windy conditions” equal lots of rockin’ and rollin’ and that made several of the patrons sick … take Dramamine with you just in case … also, children … there were a couple of very small kiddos that didn’t enjoy the boat ride … I felt so sorry for those babies because I’m sure their bellies were jostling around … anyway, gorgeous pics to be had on any sunset ride … DO IT!! 👌🏼 (also, I accidentally booked our trip twice and Viator refunded our money very easily! 👌🏼) also, loved our crew! they were the best .. 👌🏼
Great ride, had a view of...
Jennifer_W, Jul 2022
Great ride, had a view of the sunset. The staff was great and friendly! Gave a very informative speech on the fish and underwater life.
Dying Reef.
Kevin_D, Jul 2022
My wife and I did the glass bottom boat tour back in 2004 and it was amazing. We took our kids on this trip and were shocked at how decimated the reef was. On our first trip there were brightly colored corals and many fish. This time there was mostly grey and white everywhere. The living corals that we did see were dull in color and few fish were to be seen.
Fun trip
Michael_P, Jul 2022
The crew was very friendly and knowledgeable about the reef. On the trip back we got to see a water spout form. It was a great experience!
Disappointing
Debra_K, Jul 2022
Smooth ride on this boat. Viewing time short. Viewing window far from viewers. Glass bottom boats in Silver Springs in Ocala had better viewing and this was nothing like that experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Enjoyable experience!
Simona_A, Jul 2022
The boat ride and the sunset were wonderful! The guide was very knowledgeable and made the trip very enjoyable.
Enjoyable cruise and nice sunset view
Saugata_D, Jul 2022
We went for the sunset cruise. The Reef is certainly the highlight of the tour and the narrator was excellent with lot of knowledge.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Key West Vacation: Glass Bottom Boat
Patricia_T, Jul 2022
The rolling, yet peaceful waters, seaweed, coral, and the tour guide's storyline was engaging and interesting.
Glass bottom tour with the sunset.
Vicki_V, Jul 2022
Loved seeing the reef, since I’m not able to snorkel or scuba dive due to health reasons. The crew was very nice and knowledgeable. The boat was clean and had plenty of room. Highly recommend the sunset tour.
Decent ride
rockerz_2, Jul 2022
Due to weather conditions, we’d to travel to Gulf of Mexico instead of the Atlantic ocean and we were ok with it. But still had a decent time watching the coral reefs
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