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Key West Express - Welcome
Ready for some fun?
Get away to Key West, America's Caribbean Paradise, aboard Key West Express, where getting there is half the fun! What are you waiting for? Climb aboard our sleek, clean, modern, air-conditioned high-speed ferries - Features sundecks, snack bar, cocktails, and big-screen TVs - and we'll have you there in just a few hours!
Getting there is half the fun!
Key West Express sails from Fort Myers Beach year round, and Marco Island seasonally. The fastest and most fun way to visit Paradise! There's always something happening in Key West. Great attractions, great dining and great fun! Sailing, snorkeling and sipping margaritas! Music, festivals, theater and world-famous sunsets! Fun for singles, fun for couples...fun for the whole family!
Key West Express has been providing daily round trip service between Marco Island, Ft. Myers Beach and Key West since 1996. Currently operating three vessels, the 130' Whale Watcher, 155' Big Cat Catamaran and the brand new 170' The Key West Express Catamaran. Three of the most modern vessels operating in the Florida tourist business.
Key West Express - Contact Us
Book your trip with Key West Express online click here or call 1.888.539.2628.
Please note, special fares are not available for booking online.
Key West Express has convenient points of departure to serve you. Please be certain when making your reservation to confirm your departure location.
Fort Myers Beach
1200 Main Street
Ft. Myers Beach, Fl. 33931
951 Bald Eagle Drive
Marco Island, Fl. 34145
100 Grinnell Street
Key West, Florida 33040
Key West Express - Our Fleet
Sailing from Ft. Myers Beach or Marco Island? Reduced fares may be available by consulting with a reservationist at 1.888.539.2628 Key West Express - Our Fleet Key West Express currently operates three of the most modern vessels operating in the Florida tourist business: the 130' Whale Watcher, 155' Big Cat Catamaran, and the brand-new 170' Key West Express Catamaran.
Each vessel features:
- Air-conditioned Interiors
- Outdoor Sun Decks
- Full Galley and Bar
- Large flat screen TVs with satellite television
- State-of-the-Art Electronics and Navigation Equipment
- All Aluminum Construction
- Turbo Diesel Engines with Jet Propulsion
- Knowledgeable and friendly crews with years of experience
- Complete Coast Guard Certification
Getting there and back is half the fun when you travel with Key West Express. Key West Express looks forward to welcoming you aboard. Enjoy your trip and come back again!
All ships are fully staffed with qualified crews whose goal is to make your trip the most pleasant experience of your Florida stay.
The Key West Express
This new vessel provides unprecedented levels of comfort and speed for your trip to America's Caribbean Paradise, Key West! The Key West Express is 170 feet long, featuring two climate controlled enclosed cabins, sun deck and Large flat screen TV's with satellite television. Enjoy a tropical drink or bite to eat during your trip. The galley offers a variety of food and beverages for purchase. Cash only accepted aboard the vessel.
The Big Cat
The M/V Big Cat Express is 155 feet long, featuring two climate controlled enclosed cabins, sun deck and Large flat screen TV's with satellite television. Enjoy a tropical drink or bite to eat during your trip. The galley offers a variety of food and beverages for purchase. Cash only accepted aboard the vessel.
The Whale Watcher
Sailing only in season from the Marco River Marina in Marco Island, the M/V Whale Watcher is a 130' Super Cruiser, powered by 5 jet drives. It is the fastest trip to Key West. It features two climate controlled enclosed cabins, sun deck, large flat screen TV's with satellite television. Enjoy a tropical drink or bite to eat during your trip. The galley offers a variety of food and beverages for purchase. Cash only accepted aboard the vessel. During the summer months the Whale Watcher operates spectacular whale watches out of Barnstable Harbor on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Key West Express - A little about Key West
Rather than just a list of links we wrote this little story about a typical trip. Let us know what you think!!
What a day, boarded the ship early and got myself a Pina Colada. The wife and kids staked out prime spots in the bow, I was on my own. Soon we were underway with all engines purring like kittens. Skimming across the Gulf I perched on the upper deck while the captain gave us a little verbal tour of the Coast. After a bit I could feel my skin starting to turn pink like the lobsters back home. A little food and a good cup of coffee put me in a great frame of mind for the rest of the trip.
When we arrived in "Olde Key West", the four of us rode the Conch Train Tour, and got a good idea where everything was. Little Jimmy even got to blow the whistle as we headed through the center of town. Barbara, my wife of 17 years, spotted every shopping experience available and I knew if I didn't find something to do it was going to be a long afternoon.
I spotted Mel Fisher's Atocha Museum and figured looking at some real Spanish Treasure could keep me interested for a while. Barbara went off to seek her treasure with the kids, and I went off to seek mine. After a quick trip through the museum I felt a little more history and culture was in order. I immediately headed down the street to Sloppy Joe's and staked out a stool on the same spot where Hemmingway relaxed after a day chasing Tarpon on the flats.
After a pleasant afternoon soaking up the culture and a few Margarita's, I joined the family for the start of the trip back to the real world. We reboarded and left Key West headed back north. Watching the famous south Florida Sunset from the bow was something I will always remember. As the light faded we pulled back into the harbor and disembarked with two sleeping kids and a short drive back to the condo. What a great day aboard Sea Key West Express!!
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