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Fun Key West Express – Is There a Ferry To Key West?

The Way to Get to Key West is the Ferry to Key West!

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There is a ferry to Key West you must do!

Key West Express is one of our favorite ways to get to Key West.

Florida Travel Blog is about documenting great things to do, amazing things to see and great things to eat in the state of Florida. Sometimes the way to travel is as interesting as the destination. There is a ferry to Key West that we think is one of those things to do in Florida.

That is certainly the case with the Key West Express. This ship can get you to Key West in about 3 1/2 hours from Ft. Myers Beach or Marco Island, Florida. You travel in style with seats in the open air, inside an air-conditioned cabin or sitting at one of two bars on board.

Is there a Ferry to Key West From……..

Some of the most asked questions about a ferry to Key West are ….

Is there a Ferry from Tampa to Key West? 

No, you need to drive the 2.5 hours to Ft. Myers Beach.

Is there a ferry from Miami to Key West?

No direct ferry from Miami to Key West. You could always drive to Fort Myers Beach or Marco Island.

Is there a ferry from Ft. Lauderdale to Key West?

No, same as Miami.

Is there a ferry from St. Petersburg to Key West?

No, the drive to Fort Myers Beach is your best way to Key West by ferry.

Is there a ferry from Pensacola to Key West?

No, that is quite a distance to travel by ferry.

For most cities, the only ferry from your city to Key West is Ft. Myers Beach and Marco Island.


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Sloppy Joe’s, the quintessential destination in Key West.

The Key West Express leaves almost daily from their docks at Ft. Myers Beach each morning around 8 am and arrives in Key West in time to have some Key West pink shrimp at Sloppy Joe’s for lunch.

The Key West Express does serve refreshments, snacks and sandwiches, but we would suggest you can bring one of your favorite sandwiches along. In Key West, the ship docks at Key West Bight Marina which is about four blocks from Duval Street. Of course, you can stop on the way at the Conch Republic Seafood Company for a grouper sandwich on the way to your hotel.

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When it is sadly time to go home, the Key West Express leaves the island about 5 PM each evening. You get to see a beautiful Florida sunset on the way back to Ft. Myers Beach.

You can get to the docks in time to have a late dinner at Matanza’s on the island. The ferry to Key West is a must-do. 

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