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Key West Boat Shuttle from Fort Myers - Roundtrip

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Welcome aboard an express catamaran to Key West, as you sail to the playground of Presidents, pirates, poets and partygoers.

Enjoy a cool drink at the bar or have a bite from the galley on a high speed, jet powered vessel. Stay the day, or plan an extended stay. Either way, with this express shuttle to key West, getting there and back is half the fun!

After being welcomed aboard by your friendly crew, this safe, fun and fast way to travel between Fort Myers Beach & Key West is non-stop approximately 3.5 hours, buoy to buoy!

Make yourself comfortable within climate controlled cabins or take in the sunshine and soft breezes of the Gulf of Mexico from the exterior sun decks.

Arriving in Key West, you can stroll from the ferry terminal along a Harbor Walk lined with charter boats, restaurants and shops and arrive on the fabled Duval Street in just 15 minutes.

Key West Boat Shuttle from Fort Myers - Roundtrip Details

Length: 3 to 3.5 hours


8:30 am daily (no Tuesdays or Wednesdays from June through December)

See Special Schedule Notes.

Please Note: Passengers must arrive at least one hour before departure for boarding.


Advance Booking Required. Passengers must arrive at least one hour before departure for boarding. Minors (under age 18) must be accompanied by an adult. Tour does not offer hotel pick-up. Rates include port, security and surcharge fees. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown includes any and all taxes, fuel surcharges, and service fees. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy

Sorry - for this tour, no changes are allowed.

Key West Boat Shuttle from Fort Myers - Roundtrip Description

NOTE: There are two departure points in Fort Myers Beach. Your departure location will be specified when you call the reconfirmation phone number provided on your E-Ticket the night before your departure.

Special Schedule Notes

  • Shuttles do not operate on Easter Sunday, Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

The Boats

Currently operating three of the most modern vessels in the Florida tourist business: The 140' Atlanticat Catamaran, 155' Big Cat Catamaran, and the brand-new 170' Key West Express Catamaran. Ferry ship capacity is 500 passengers.

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

All ships are fully staffed with qualified crews whose goal is to make your trip the most pleasant experience of your Florida stay.


  • Depart Ft. Myers Beach 8:30 am
  • Arrive Key West 12:30 pm
  • Board for Key West Departure 5:00 pm
  • Depart Key West 6:00 pm
  • Arrive Ft. Myers Beach 9:30 pm


Parking is available at the Fort Myers Beach location, at your own risk at $10.00 per vehicle per day (subject to change).

Important Security Information

Federal Homeland Security Regulations prohibit allowing any passenger 18 years of age or older aboard a vessel without valid photo identification. Acceptable identification is a government issued drivers license or passport. NAMES OF TRAVELERS PROVIDED ON RESERVATION ORDER FORM MUST MATCH PHOTO IDS PRESENTED PRIOR TO BOARDING. Home residence addresses of each adult passenger may also be required at that time.

It is strictly prohibited for any person to carry alcohol, illicit drugs, weapons of any kind or anything contained in glass aboard a vessel. At its sole discretion, management reserve the right to deny passage to any person(s) for any reason whatsoever.


Ground transportation is not provided. Baggage policy allows for up to two (2) pieces of carry-on size luggage per person, not including a purse. PLEASE NOTE: Excess or oversized luggage is subject to an excess luggage fee, payable prior to boarding on the day of the trip.

All carry-ons are subject to search at the sole discretion if of management or security.


Household pets (dogs, cats, birds) are allowed aboard. All pets must be contained in their carriers/ crates at all times. There is an additonal fee required for all household pets. YOU MUST SELECT THE PET FEE OPTION ON THE ORDER FORM. Passengers with working/service dogs are FREE and must select the WORKING/SERVICE DOG option on the Order Form. They must also present credentials at the time of ticketing.


Regular bicycles are allowed for an additional fee. Tandem bikes, saddle bags or any additional attachments are NOT permitted. YOU MUST SELECT THE BICYCLE FEE ADD-ON OPTION ON THE ORDER FORM.

Handicap Accessibility

The ship is handicapped accessible to the area of the main deck. The crew is ready and able to assist you if nepeded. There aren't elevators to the upper decks so access to these areas is limited if you are not mobile. You may bring a standard sized, single person riding fixture aboard.

Advance Booking Required. Passengers must arrive at least one hour before departure for boarding. Minors (under age 18) must be accompanied by an adult. Tour does not offer hotel pick-up. Rates include port, security and surcharge fees. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

5.0 / 5
To get easier access to visit a friend in KW.
5.0 / 5
It was a great trip the crew was friendly and helpful. This is the only way to travel to Key West. No stress travel I have recommender this trip to all my friends that are headed to Florida weather they are planning on going to Key West or not it is well worth taking a day trip on the Key West Express.
5.0 / 5
4.0 / 5
A bit pricy and a lot of engine noise. I wouldn't do it again. No wifi and so loud I could barely hear the music on my headphones. It gets you to and frrom Key West in a hurry though.
4.0 / 5
OK - trip longer than I thought.
4.0 / 5
Enjoyed the trip and the facilities. everything very good except that the one steward on the way back (an older gentleman) seemed overwhelmed by the amount of customers to be served and didn't hesitate to voice his displeasure to anyone who would listen
3.0 / 5
Order process was great, trip to Key West was great, however trip returning to Ft. Myers was not so favorably provided by Key West Express. Seemed as though the boat was over full. Boarding process left a lot to be desired, as though the passengers were cattle rather than people.
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