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Key West Day Trip from Miami with Options

Product ID: 6769
Experience the magic of Key West on a full-day adventure from Miami! Add on an activity and customize your trip. Choose from snorkeling, glass bottom boat ride, Hop-on Hop-off Trolley, parasailing or a ride on the Conch Train.
About this activity
Duration: 12 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Pick-up is available at Miami Beach and Downtown Miami (Bayside area) hotels. As times vary depending on the location, please call or email the tour provider 48 hours prior to your tour to confirm your hotel location and exact time of pick-up. If your hotel is not on the pick-up list you will be directed to the closest available location. Vouchers will be collected upon boarding.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants, date and language:



  • Visit the southernmost city in the continental U.S.
  • Experience the Caribbean flavor of Key West
  • Explore the shops, galleries, and restaurants
  • Enjoy a relaxing 3-hour catamaran cruise
  • Snorkel in the clear blue waters along the world’s 3rd largest coral reef
  • Customize your day with optional activities
Full description
Experience the southernmost city in the US, Key West, by land and sea.

On this day long adventure, you will explore the many sights, shops and restaurants in Key West. You will soak in the Caribbean feel of the city and take a glass bottom boat ride over the third largest reef in the world.

Beginning bright and early, you will be picked up at your Miami Beach or downtown Miami hotel by your professional bilingual driver. En route to Key West by bus, you will cross 42 bridges and hop 32 islands. Upon arrival in Key West you will be enchanted by the colorful atmosphere, street artists and outdoor cafes.

This day trip is perfect for travelers who like to do their own thing. You will have approximately six hours, from 12:00 to 17:00 to explore all that Key West has to offer. There are plenty of interesting and entertaining things to do in Key West including visiting the Hemingway House, taking a trolley or train tour, going on a kayaking eco-adventure or enjoying a dolphin-watching cruise. These are only a few of the many possibilities. No pre-set activities are set during this time on your own.

If you do only one thing in Key West, a visit to Mallroy Square is a must. It is a place where many gather for a never-planned, always unique daily celebration. Mallory Square is located by the historic waterfront.

Choose transportation only from Miami to Key West or opt to customize your trip with an activity.

After exploring Key West on your own, you’ll hop aboard a catamaran for a snorkeling cruise. You’ll discover a whole new world underwater as you snorkel along the 3rd-largest coral reef in the world. Snorkeling is a year-round activity here, made possible by the warm tropical waters.

Glass Bottom Boat Ride
includes a two-hour glass bottom boat ride to the coral reef off of Key West. This is the third largest reef in the world and is home to a variety of plants and animals. You will marvel at the brilliant colors of the fish and the coral formations on this enchanting boat tour.

Hop-on Hop-off Trolley
Explore Key West at your own pace with the Hop on Hop off trolley that allows you to get on and off at any stop. Ride the full loop to see all that Key West has to offer then plan your day by hopping on and off the trolley at your favorite stops.

The highlight of this exhilarating adventure is the chance to soar like a bird. First, float on a tropical breeze in a state-of-the-art para-sail launch boat and glide above emerald waters. Look for dolphins below you. See brightly colored birds fly past, and marvel at the majesty of the Florida Keys landscape.

Conch Train
When you're ready, use your ticket to hop on the fully narrated Conch Train Tour Key West. Climb on board the open-air train, take your seat and embark on a terrific 90-minute journey through time. During the tour, the train will make one loop through Old Town Key West, making 3 stops along the way.

The 1st train stop is at Station Depot, where you'll have a 10 minute break for refreshments and shopping. Bring your ice cream and homemade fudge back on board to continue your tour.

The 2nd stop is at Truval Village, located at the corner of Duval Street and Truman Avenue. From Truval Village you are just minutes away from fine art galleries, shops and restaurants on upper Duval Street, as well as famous sites like:
• Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
• Key West Lighthouse
• The Southernmost Point
• Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory

The 3rd takes you to Flagler Station, where you can visit the historic Seaport, the ferry terminal, and shops and restaurants.
  • Round-trip hotel transfers from Miami Beach and downtown Miami Hotels
  • Professional bilingual driver
  • Free time in Key West
  • Local taxes and fees
What’s Not Included
  • Optional activities in Key West
  • Food and drink (unless specified)
  • Optional gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
There are rest stops on both legs of the trip. The approximate time spent in Key West is from 11:00-17:00.

When you arrive in Key West please follow your driver/guide's instructions for the Snorkeling Adventure. All participants must be able to swim.

Minors and children may only take this tour under the supervision of their parent or guardian.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 37 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.4 / 5
  • Organization
    3.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.6 / 5
  • Safety
    3.9 / 5
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Organized and on time.

Enjoyed the trip the guide was on time for pickup both at the hotel and in Key West the driver was very safe. Only part about booking this trip that I didn't like is no one allows you to know which hotels pick up is from they only state they pick up from beachside hotels my hotel was beach area however not a designated pick-up hotel the hotel that was my designated stop was about 10 minutes away and they charge $20 to park. Had I known the pacific hotels I would have booked directly at one of them. Other than that the trip was perfect the weather was perfect and I enjoyed myself.

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April 3, 2016

very well organized

The trip was very well organized. The pick up from the hotel including the unloading at the hotel in the evening worked perfectly. Our tour guide informed us about the entire trip to the individual locations. the glass-bottom boat trip was rather disappointing. apart from our misconceptions about the boat and the reef. the day was very long, I would recommend a 2-day trip.

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April 29, 2015

Key West is worth the trip :)

The tour is definitely worth it. The bus trip through the Florida Keys itself is incredibly beautiful. No one who's in south Florida should pass up the chance to see the Florida Keys. The bus picked us up promptly at the hotel. Unfortunately the bus broke down about half an hour outside of Miami. The breakfast break was passed up and we sent for another bus from Miami that we switched onto. They couldn't have done anything about the breakdown and we were lucky that we weren't stuck in the middle of the Keys, so our day went more or less as planned. The employees immediately took care of us and because of that, there wasn't any big problem. Hurricane Sandy made for rather bad weather but we enjoyed the Key West regardless. In short: very worthwhile trip. Absolutely recommended.

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October 29, 2012

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Gray Line Miami

Product ID: 6769