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Dania Beach, United States
Ft Lauderdale to Key West with Optional Activities

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icon15 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Enjoy the Caribbean vibe of Key West on this day trip from Fort Lauderdale. Enjoy comfortable round-trip bus 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.
  • Day trip to Key West from Fort Lauderdale by bus
  • 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
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Bus Transportation with English/Spanish Driver
Glass bottom boat (if option selected at time of booking)
Hop-on Hop-off trolley tour (if option selected at time of booking)
Conch Train tour (if option selected at time of booking)
Snorkeling cruise (if option selected at time of booking)
Parasailing (if option selected at time of booking)
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Hand Sanitizer
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Admissions unless stated
Four Points by Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport - Dania Beach , 1900 Stirling Rd, Dania Beach, FL 33004, USA

Directions: Please be ready at the main entrance of the hotel for pickup Dates: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Return point: Returns to original departure point around 10pm

6:15 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
This trip from Fort Lauderdale to Key West begins with a 4-hour bus 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 snorkeling 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.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Fort Lauderdale
Starting point for Bus Transportation
Pass By:  
Seven Mile Bridge
Seven Mile Bridge
Stop At:  
Southernmost Point
Southernmost Point in the Continental US
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Mallory Square
Mallory Square Key West
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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
  • Snokeling, Parasailing and Glass Bottom Boat is subject to favorable weather conditions and may be canceled in the event of inclement weather
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Miami
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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the departure point for the Ft Lauderdale to Key West Tour with Optional Activities?
A:This transfer departs from the Four Points by Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport at 1900 Stirling Rd, Dania Beach, FL 33004.
Jun 2021
Q:
At what times does the tour arrive to and depart Key West?
A:The approximate arrival into Key West will be at 11.30 am. Departure from Key West is 5.45 pm daily.
Jun 2021
Q:
Where does the tour drop us off in Key West?
A:You’ll be dropped off at 908 Caroline St. Key West.
Jun 2021
Q:
What should I bring with me on the Ft Lauderdale to Key West Tour 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 Ft Lauderdale to Key West Tour 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 Ft Lauderdale to Key West Tour 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 Ft Lauderdale to Key West Tour?
A:You will board a comfortable, 65-foot catamaran for the snorkeling tour to Key West's beautiful coral reef.
Jun 2021
Q:
Do we parasail separately or together with others (if option selected) during the Ft Lauderdale to Key West Tour?
A:You may choose from single or tandem parasailing.
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I participate in snorkeling or parasailing (if option selected) if I do not know how to swim?
A:All participants must be able to swim.
Jun 2021
Q:
How long is the Glass bottom boat ride (if option selected) during the Ft Lauderdale to Key West Tour?
A:The glass-bottom boat ride is a two-hour sailing that will take you over some of the most beautiful and vibrant parts of Key West's reef.
Jun 2021
Q:
What is included with the Trolley (if option selected) during the Ft Lauderdale to Key West Tour with Optional Activities?
A:This package includes a ticket for the fully narrated Hop-On, Hop-Off Trolley Tour. The trolley makes stops at all must-see places. You can jump off, visit the sights, and get back on all day long.
Jun 2021
Q:
What is included with the Conch Train (if option selected) during the Ft Lauderdale to Key West Tour?
A:This package includes a ticket for the fully narrated Conch Train Tour Key West. Climb aboard, take a seat and embark on a terrific 75-minute journey through time. During the tour, the train will make one loop through Old Town Key West.
Jun 2021
Q:
Where does the Conch Train stop (if option selected)?
A:There are 3 stops: a short stop at Station Depot for refreshments and shopping; the 2nd stop at Truval Village, near many points of interest, art galleries, shops, and restaurants, and the 3rd stop at Flagler Station.
Jun 2021
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Ft Lauderdale to Key West with Optional Activities?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Ft Lauderdale to Key West with Optional Activities.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Ft Lauderdale to Key West with Optional Activities?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Ft Lauderdale to Key West with Optional Activities.

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  • "It seemed excessive to stop at every request and was very frustrating for the FLL travelers who still had to get rides home after being dropped off at their centralized location." See review

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star-2
Poorly maintained buses , stranded in the middle of the highway for over 2 hours .Do not have a customer friendly option
vijay_m
, May 2022
Poorly maintained buses , no A/C half way into the journey. Due to the bus breakdown, we were stranded in the middle of the road for over 2 hours. In these circumstances, they did not give any customer friendly options. Planned activities at key west had to be canceled with no promise of reimbursements..
star-4
Wonderful
MuhammadHamid_A
, May 2022
It was a good touring experience. The most exciting moment was to see southern-most point of USA in Key West.
star-5
Awesome experience
Loletha_J
, May 2022
The scene of the island was wonderful. And food and drinks were good. Cuddos to our trip narrater and bus driver both did and awesome job narrating and driving when I go back I want the same bus driver and speaker.
star-4
Our First Miami Visit!!
Emma_A
, Sep 2021
Everything was perfect for us except when we were told we couldn’t be picked up at our hotel but in another hotel a block away!!! We had to get an Uber ride to get there, mind you!!! Our pick up time was 6 am and still dark!!! But our tour bus driver dropped us off at our hotel after the tour and ended our day on a happy note!!!
star-5
Very nice
yosvani_L
, Jul 2021
This is very nice experience, I am recommending this 100% , the people is very nice ,is very funny, let's doing
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Key West joke of trip
Tommy_M
, Jul 2021
Terrible it was basically a 10 hour ride on bus that broke down twice and no snorkeling because we herded like animals to a boat from bus with no time to eat or go to bathroom. What a joke of a show never again and refund would be nice
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-1
Not good
David_D
, Jun 2021
No seats left for us on the boat... they over sold the experience too packed. Wife and I had no where to sit and that wasn’t acceptable to us
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Very enjoyable experience
William_B
, Jun 2021
We had an excellent tour guide that was able to answer all of our questions. She knew where everything was and where got us where we needed to be.
star-3
Nice trip but could use some improvement .
sharon_o
, May 2021
The day started off with a guy in his pj's picking us up at the hotel meeting point. We verified that he was with the tour company. He told us that he was, and he would be taking us in his van to a bigger bus that would meet us in Miami. There were only 4 of us in the van, my friend and I and another couple. The van was NOT very clean, and one of the seatbelts did not work. Most of the way the guy kept getting call after call on his cell phone, which he would answer while driving, the driver had a hard time maintaining his lane while on his cell phone. Once we were at the Miami meeting point our tour went a lot smoother! The tour guide was great (aside from her trying to push for people to sign up for tours after every sentence she spoke). My biggest compliment goes to the bus driver he was phenomenal! Especially maneuvering the big bus in the narrow streets of Key West!
star-3
Wasn't what I expected
Marissa_B
, Mar 2021
The keys it's was beautiful. The bus had alot of broken seats and air vents which made the ride extremely uncomfortable. Our tour guild spoke both English and Spanish, but it was very hard to understand him. I don't recommend doing it on your last day. Also feel miami should have one drop off point like fort lauderdale had. If your in fort lauderdale plan for an extra $50 for taxi or Uber to and from drop off point.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Beautiful with room for improvement
mv_
, Mar 2021
The bus ride was awful but our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly, and entertaining. Key west was marvelous. We chose to do the snorkeling. The experience was wonderful, but we were not informed of the jellyfish until the day of the trip. A person during our tour was stung. Worrying about being stung by the overwhelming amount of jellyfish took away from the wonderful expirience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Terrible
Tayla_Y
, Mar 2021
Items where taking while on boat, Ppls phone and purses were missing out of a lock box, after parasailing was done
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Parasailing was great,...
Carisma_J
, Mar 2021
Parasailing was great, trip was way too long. Left at 6:15am, didn't get back until midnight. Bathroom on the bus was dirty. Tour guide was unfriendly.
star-5
Train Ride
ANDIA_j
, Nov 2020
The weather was Awesome, the train ride was great and the driver Bob was great made it personal,and was very funny and spoke to every rider
star-3
Snorkeling
Lizzie_W
, Aug 2020
We were forced to drive to Miami as there was no parking at the pick up location in Fort Lauderdale. Upon arrival of the bus the tour director did not even welcome us to the bus. Once there we walked to the pier with instruction or direction of where we were going. After walking all the way there and then she said we had an hour before the snorkling trip. Snorkeling was a great trip and we would recommend this in normal times. They over booked the trip for social distancing and were negligent in that respect. When we got back on the bus there was a terrible odor from the chemical toilet on the bus. The fumes were nauseating. Marlene, our tour director, then began to ask for tips for the driver of 10%! The driver never said a word to us, not even a hello or goodbye.
star-3
Key West
Tim_D
, Apr 2020
This was basically a ride to Key West. We arrived from Ft Lauderdale, and entered a full bus. Could no sit together. Bus was ok but trip commentary was just ok and stop for breakfast was a waste of time. And as others have said, you have many stops in Miami before you get back to Ft Lauderdale. Maybe try an Uber for a similar cost.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Beware!
LENORA_B
, Feb 2020
The tour leaves from Miami so a shuttle van picked us up at the Fort Lauderdale airport/hotel and drove us to Miami. There were 6 of us waiting for the motorcoach at a Miami hotel. Several coaches made pick ups here. We waited 2 hours and several phone calls before the same shuttle driver picked all 6 of us up and drove us to where the motorcoach had stopped for breakfast. We were not allowed time to have breakfast! The tour leader, Tamara, was rude and did not share any information with the 6 of us. She is not a good leader as we found out during the tour. Some of us thought Grey line was the tour operator, others had another company. I would not recommend this program. We made the best of the 5 hours in Key West which was fine. The 19 hours of travel there and back wasn't worth the aggravation! The tour operator did not even apologize for their error: change in hotel name, Tamara forgetting to make the pick up stop, no time for breakfast, late arrival back in Miami and 18 hotel stops before bringing the 6 Fort Lauderdale passengers back to the hotel drop off after midnight where we all had to make transportation arrangements to our personal destinations!
star-4
key west one day trip
Marlene_A
, Feb 2020
great experience with the guide and the driver. I reccomand them to anyone who want to have a great day for leisure or special event.
star-3
Trip itself was good, transport was not
Jenna_E
, Aug 2018
The trip itself was great, we loved being in Key West and the 6 hours there allowed for the perfect amount of time to explore the city. The locals were amazing and the day trip options were so fun! Unfortunately, if you are traveling from Fort Lauderdale the trip back will be a nightmare. We Arrived in Miami around 9:30 to drop off the Miami passagers, which would have allowed us to get back to FLL at the expected time of 10 PM. Much to our surprise, we stopped at every hotel/pizza shop/boutique/street corner requested by the Miami riders. Sometimes stopping multiple times on the same block. We had to have made over 25 stops in Miami and didn’t get back to FLL until almost midnight. It was pretty unorganized and not sure why there wasn’t one centralized drop off/pick up spot like there was is Fort Lauderdale. It seemed excessive to stop at every request and was very frustrating for the FLL travelers who still had to get rides home after being dropped off at their centralized location.
star-4
What a fantastic way to see Key West...
JoanR_C
, Mar 2018
What a fantastic way to see Key West in just one day without having to do the driving. My husband and I have been there many times but we decided to take our company down for a quick visit which was a great idea. We had plenty of time in Key West 6 hours on our own to do and see everything we could for a short trip plus the tour company offered tickets to several of the popular attractions at a reduced price. The one surprise we had was on the drive down the bus stopped in Key Largo for a rest stop at a local restaurant and also told us we could purchase breakfast either to go or eat there. The restaurant was prepared for us and whipped up the food quick with either eat in or eat out on the patio options, or pack to go. The only down side was we didn't know this stop was scheduled and we had eaten a few breakfast bars as soon as we were seated on the bus, around 6:30 a.m. so we weren't hungry for their breakfast that looked great. On our travels back to Ft. Lauderdale, we first had to drop off all the travelers who were earlier picked up in Miami which was another downer our morning travels from Ft. Lauderdale were a direct drive to Miami where we boarded a second bus which had already picked up about 25 people from the Miami hotels, so we were combined on one bus and off we headed to Key West. Now on our return trip, there was no second bus to meet the Ft. Lauderdale people for the return instead we drove around the downtown Miami area for over an hour dropping off all the travelers from that area. A real bummer from 10 p.m. til about 11:15 p.m. when we were all tired from a long day already and with each Miami stop, we all grew just more tiresome and irritable. So what was suppose to be a 16 hour trip from pickup to dropoff it turned out to be around 17.5 hours! I will say it was nice to see the downtown Miami area at night all lite up and alive with people at that hour but boy, we were all tired about 20 of us and more that ready to get back. Not a good way to take advantage of tired travelers.

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