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Key West Day Trip from Miami with Activities

Miami Beach, United States
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  • 15 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Getting to Key West from Miami on your own can be such a hassle, but this nearby city has so much to offer. Don’t miss out—this day trip includes motor coach round-trip transport from your hotel, so you can enjoy a stress-free ride without worrying about navigating through a new area. Plus, you’ll have plenty of free time to plan solo explorations, and multiple upgrade options are available for add-on activities.
  • Enjoy around five hours of free time in Key West to explore independently
  • Your scenic ride crosses the well-known Seven Mile Bridge
  • Upgrade your Key West day trip to include traveler-favorite activities like parasailing
  • Round-trip transport from your Miami hotel provided for convenience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Customize your day in Key West with more activity options than most day trips, all with one-stop booking.

What's Included

  • Day trip to Key West by bus
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Miami Beach/Downtown hotels with English/Spanish Driver and Guide
  • If Upgrade is selected- Glass Bottom Boat, Trolley, Conch Train, Parasail, Snorkeling
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Admissions unless stated

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

06:00 AM

Pickup details

Gray Line Miami Offers bus pickups at over 200 hotels in the Miami Beach and Downtown Miami areas, if your hotel is not listed please enter it manually and call us to confirm pickup time Hotel Pickups are outside by the main entrance

What To Expect

Start your day with a pickup from your Miami or Miami Beach hotel, and relax as you travel south to Key West by bus. 

The scenic journey follows a route across more than 40 bridges including the Seven Mile Bridge, setting for many a movie scene including True Lies, License to Kill, 2 Fast 2 Furious and more. Hop between islands, and then arrive in Key West where a laid-back, Caribbean vibe awaits.

The time is your own here to do whatever you want. Enjoy roughly six hours of free time and check out attractions such as Hemingway House where Ernest Hemingway lived on the island. Or take a stroll through Mallory Square; it’s right on the waterfront in the historic Old Town of Key West.

If you want to maximize your time on the island, select one of these upgrade options and enjoy your activity when you arrive.

Key West and Conch Train:Ride an open-air conch train around Key West, and learn about the island as you go. Listen to narration about the sights as you meander through Key West’s Old Town.

Key West and Trolley Tour:Enjoy a hop-on hop-off tour by trolley, and see the sights of Key West. It’s a great way to explore and sightsee at your own pace.

Key West and Snorkel Cruise:Jump aboard a catamaran for a 3-hour snorkel expedition to a nearby coral reef. Equipment is provided as are non-alcoholic drinks.

Key West and Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise:Cruise out from land to see one of the world’s largest reefs, home to an abundant array of tropical fish and marine life.

Key West and Parasailing:Gaze down at Key West as you glide above the water from a modern parasail boat. Single and tandem rides are available, but participants must be older than six years of age.

Bayside Marketplace

Meeting point at 401 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida, United States. If staying at Downtown Miami or South Miami Beach Please call Gray Line Miami to confirm pick up details.

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Seven Mile Bridge (Pass By)

Seven Mile Bridge

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travel from Miami to Key West is by bus
  • Snokeling, Parasailing and Glass Bottom Boat is subject to favorable weather conditions and may be canceled in the event of inclement weather
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infants between the ages of 0 - 3 are Free but must sit on parents lap
  • A government issued photo ID must be present at the time of checking in for Parasailing. We do not accept photos of ID's. If there is a minor the actual parent must sign the waiver for the minor. No other adult can sign for the minor
  • Post COVID-19 Policy- Miami- Dade County has lifted the mandatory mask mandate, therefore we will be only recommending customers to wear their facemask as they choose to; along with this, capacities are no longer mandatory.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 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:What is the departure point for the Key West Day Trip from Miami with Optional Activities?

A:This tour offers pickup from most Miami Beach & Downtown Miami Hotels.

Jun 2021

Q:Can I book the Key West Day Trip from Miami with Optional Activities if I do not yet know where I will be staying in Miami?

A:Yes - Simply select "I will select my pickup location later" when confirming your reservation. Be sure to contact the local operator at the phone number on your ticket to let them know where to pick you up once you've confirmed your hotel.

Jun 2021

Q:What time should I expect to be picked up at my hotel for the Key West Day Trip from Miami with Optional Activities?

A:Pickups are typically between 6:00 am and 7:30 am. Please be sure to confirm directly with the local tour operator to confirm your exact pickup details.

Jun 2021

Q:How do I confirm my exact pickup details for the Key West Day Trip from Miami with Optional Activities?

A:Please contact the local operator directly at the phone number on your ticket at least 24 hours prior to departure to arrange meeting/pickup details.

Jun 2021

Q:Are there any age restrictions to participate in the Key West Day Trip from Miami with Optional Activities?

A:For parasailing*: All guests must be at least 6 years old and guests under 18 must have a parent at check-in to complete waivers and show photo I.D. For snorkeling*: This is not recommended for children under 6 years old. (*if option selected)

Jun 2021

Q:Where are we dropped off in Key West during the Key West Day Trip from Miami with Optional Activities?

A:You’ll be dropped off at 908 Caroline St. Key West.

Jun 2021

Q:What should I bring with me on the Key West Day Trip from Miami with Optional Activities?

A:Bring your camera, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a bathing suit/towel if you plan to swim, snorkel or parasail.

Jun 2021

Q:Are there any stops on the way to Key West during the Key West Day Trip from Miami with Optional Activities?

A:Yes, there is one rest stop on the way to Key West to use the facilities if necessary.

Jun 2021

Q:How long is the snorkeling tour (if option selected) during the Key West Day Trip from Miami with Optional Activities?

A:You will spend approximately 3 hours exploring Key West's coral reef, which is the 3rd largest in the world. It is home to numerous fish, animals, and plants. This reef can be snorkeled year round because of its warm, tropical waters.

Jun 2021

Q:What type of boat is used for the snorkeling tour (if option selected) during the Key West Day Trip from Miami?

A:You will board a comfortable, 65-foot catamaran for the snorkeling tour to Key West's beautiful coral reef.

Jun 2021

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Traveler Tips


The bus ride is very uncomfortable but the destination it worth it.
The drive is long so you have to be patient.
Key West is a nice place to visit for one day.
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Trip was worth it
deliliah_d, Feb 2023
The whole trip was worth it. The tour guide Lily was knowledgeable and gives you options to customize your needs. It gave us plenty of time to spend in Key West. Breakfast stop in Key Largo was a bit rushed but over all happy.
Very disappointing
Charu_M, Jan 2023
I was very disappointed with this tour as I was not given sufficient timing information by the tour guide about the glassbottom boat activity I paid for. I was unable to do the activity for this reason!!
Key West Day Trip from Miami
Amitava_B, Dec 2022
We took the Key West tour from Miami on the Boxing Day and unfortunately even southern Florida was too cold and rainy that day. We were still in high spirits for making the tour and waiting outside at 6:45 AM at the designated meeting point (Aroma Cafe). Out spirit started dwindling when we were rudely greeted by our guide from inside the bus over phone asking whether we were joining the tour, even though the bus was waiting in a different place than what was mentioned in the text msg. From then onwards, all thru the day we were very dissatisfied with the attitude and communication of our guide. Also our Glassbottom boat tour was cancelled due to weather and no proper information was provided for refund. Instead the guide was too focussed on selling the Trolley tour to all. While coming back, people upstairs in bus were complaining about roaches and when we reached in Miami we were dropped a block away from hotel in pouring rain. Overall the experience was very poor, though we loved the city of Key West and would be back there.
1 traveler found this review helpful
The trip was fun and very...
Tyffine_J, Dec 2022
The trip was fun and very entertaining. Our tour guide was great. My suggestion is wait to book your add on because most of ours got canceled
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great Key West trip
Franco_L, Dec 2022
Great guide. 6 hours is enough to visit the main attractions of the city. Nice views of the different keys during traveling.
Breakfast stop was too...
Robert_S, Dec 2022
Breakfast stop was too rushed - need at least 45 minutes rather than 30 minutes for a bus load to do a bathroom break and buy and eat
Keywest tour
Chi_N, Nov 2022
The bus stopped for 1/2 hour break to get Cuban food and coffee. However the speakers did not work in the back of the bus at all and we could not hear the tour agent. I told the tour agent to fix the speakers so the customers could enjoy anh understand what was going.
Great Destination - get there by other means
Oded_L, Nov 2022
This tour offers either merely transport to Key West and in cases some more activities upon additional cost. We took only the transport and there were serious issues. Once we get to Key West it was just great. However we got there 1.5h late since before we even left Miami the but broke down and a replacement but has to be found. First we were told it will take 35min but after 30min we were told we should take breakfast in the area as it will take much longer. When we realized it is more than an hour some of the passengers asked to cancel and receive refund. The guide told them it is not her responsibility and offered to give us a phone number so we should call and check - REALLY? In principle, it is the company responsibility to issue a bus that was checked earlier for its condition. It is a 3.5 h drive and the fact that it broke in Miami indicates that it was not properly examined prior to leaving the garage. It should become a common practice! Eventually, we reached Key West and 1.5h later without a stop on the way and we tour the area independently. In this regard, we get 6.5h to tour the place. Key West is an outstanding place and is highly recommended to visit but try to get there by other means.
5 stars for snorkeling 0 stars for contacts
YuChe_T, Nov 2022
I like the routine of snorkel, but the bus break down in the morning and it took 1.5hour to move on.Besides when I have some misunderstanding, I have no idea who to contact.I send messages and have a phone call to every contacts there’s no response for 30min as I need the help.When I finally and having a call with the customer service she had a really terrible attitude.I have an argument with her basically.In conclusion I like the routine but the way you deal with problems is terrible.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Definitely a must see!
Lisa_P, Nov 2022
This trip was wonderful. The bus guides were so very helpful and always asking if everyone was ok! Key west was beautiful and so much fun!
Great mini visit to Key West.
Elia_L, Nov 2022
Safe, efficient driving. Good stories on board. Close pick-up and drop off. Plenty of time in Key West. Took trolley, ate leisurely lunch, shopped and walked all over.
When signing up for the...
Katherine_P, Nov 2022
When signing up for the trip it said it would be a no stop bus, was surprised when we stopped at a gas station for over 30 minutes. The 3 1/2 trip ended up taking us 5 hours so our time in the keys were cut short. Then at the end Guide was shaming people once they got off the bus if they didn’t tip.
Bus Breakdown Ruined a Very Good Trip
MICHAEL_O, Oct 2022
Difficult to find the central bus station for a non Miami person! If you had said directly opposite the Holiday Inn I would have found it very easily and I would not have been running around like a headless chicken asking people where the central station is. There were no flags just flag poles. The trip was great until the bus broke down! Arrived back after midnight; the new bus did not take me to Brickell and dropped me off at the Bayview station and I am from the UK and the Loop which I used to get to the Bayview area was closed. I do not have a US SIM and it cost me a lot of money to get a taxi. Compensation is required! I got back to my hotel at 1:35 am and that is unacceptable.
Fabulous day trip
Henry_B, Oct 2022
Fantastic ride and informative guide (Tamara) on the journey to Key West. Brilliant day exploring Key West. Thoroughly recommend the tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Beautiful Day in Keywest
Mersada_C, Oct 2022
It was supposed to rain in Miami that day but the predictions were wrong. I’m glad I didn’t cancel. It was a nice three hour ride to keywest, which is beautiful. The only reason I gave it four stars is the bathroom on the bus is super gross. Make sure you don’t have to use it. Other than that, the staff was super friendly and the snorkel trip was very nice. I didn’t go in the water because it was super choppy and jellyfish but I enjoyed the day none the less. It’s definitely a must try.
Gorgeous day out at the keys.
Shaun_H, Oct 2022
Picked up at 630. Stopped at key largo for coffee had 6 hours exploring key west. Back by 9pm. Gorgeous day.
Great day
Karen_S, Oct 2022
Loved the whole experience. Key west was a great place to visit. Bus trip was nice. Food was amazing
1 traveler found this review helpful
Bus was uncomfortable....
Nayda_R, Oct 2022
Bus was uncomfortable. Boat with glass bottom attraction is a scam…. There’s nothing to see. The parasailing attraction was great!!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
A/C nightmare
Aimee_C, Sep 2022
First of all ticket says pick up 6 am, when the bus did not arrive at pick up location 2000 Collins Ave (not our own hotel) I panicked. Called the # several times, not open so left messages. Sent 5 messages to the tour operator as instructed I. The tour details. No response. Bus arrived at 6:35am on Collins in front of the coffee place, not in front of the hotel named as the pick up location (Boulan Hotel). Had we all been waiting in tre lobby we would have missed it. One of my friends was standing at the corner by the light and happened to see it, called us to come out of the hotel. The a/c broke 3 hours into the trip. Took us 6 hours to get to Key West from South Beach. It was absolutely miserable. Dripping sweat, people getting sick on the bus from the heat. We ended up renting a car at the Key West airport to drive back later that evening. Key West was Ok but not worth the misery we experienced.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Terrible experience with bus and guide!
Cassandra_T, Sep 2022
Bus pick up super late. Air conditioning on bus broken. Tour guide Lilly extremely rude! Sweltering heat to/from KW. Sat on side of road 45 min going to KW bc of AC. Tour guide said AC not her problem and don't even ask her about it when reboarding. Still broken on way home. Straight trip turned into stopping every 15 min to flip a fuse outside but didnt resolve issue. Had to stop for 20 min at gas station bc people were overheating on bus. Completely unacceptable! Never again!
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