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Key West Day Trip from Miami with Optional Activites

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Miami Beach, United States

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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Getting to Key West from Miami on your own can be such a hassle, but this nearby city has so much to offer. Don’t miss out—this day trip includes round-trip transport from your hotel, so you can enjoy a stress-free ride without worrying about navigating through a new area. Plus, you’ll have plenty of free time to plan solo explorations, and multiple upgrade options are available for add-on activities.
  • Enjoy around five hours of free time in Key West to explore independently
  • Your scenic ride crosses the well-known Seven Mile Bridge
  • Upgrade your Key West day trip to include traveler-favorite activities like parasailing
  • Round-trip transport from your Miami hotel provided for convenience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Customize your day in Key West with more activity options than most day trips, all with one-stop booking.
Start your day with a pickup from your Miami or Miami Beach hotel, and relax as you travel south to Key West by bus. 

The scenic journey follows a route across more than 40 bridges including the Seven Mile Bridge, setting for many a movie scene including True Lies, License to Kill, 2 Fast 2 Furious and more. Hop between islands, and then arrive in Key West where a laid-back, Caribbean vibe awaits.

The time is your own here to do whatever you want. Enjoy roughly six hours of free time and check out attractions such as Hemingway House where Ernest Hemingway lived on the island. Or take a stroll through Mallory Square; it’s right on the waterfront in the historic Old Town of Key West.

If you want to maximize your time on the island, select one of these upgrade options and enjoy your activity when you arrive.

Key West and Conch Train:Ride an open-air conch train around Key West, and learn about the island as you go. Listen to narration about the sights as you meander through Key West’s Old Town.

Key West and Trolley Tour:Enjoy a hop-on hop-off tour by trolley, and see the sights of Key West. It’s a great way to explore and sightsee at your own pace.

Key West and Snorkel Cruise:Jump aboard a catamaran for a 3-hour snorkel expedition to a nearby coral reef. Equipment is provided as are non-alcoholic drinks.

Key West and Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise:Cruise out from land to see one of the world’s largest reefs, home to an abundant array of tropical fish and marine life.

Key West and Parasailing:Gaze down at Key West as you glide above the water from a modern parasail boat. Single and tandem rides are available, but participants must be older than six years of age.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Seven Mile Bridge
Seven Mile Bridge
Stop At:  
Mallory Square
Mallory Square
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Southernmost Point
Southernmost Point in Continental US
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free

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Traveler Tips


  • "the only negative is that it does take a while to get there - but it is worth it!" See review
  • "You are able to purchase excursions and trolley rides (which I highly recommend) if you forget or want more information." See review
  • "A very very long day, be prepared for 14 hours!" See review

Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travelers
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Drive your own
Krystal_J
, Jul 2020
Worst experience ever and the bus air was barely working we was sweating the whole ride. The bus stop for breakfast and made us miss our water sports activity and they don’t wanna refund me my 341$
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. The bus arrived to Key West a bit before 11.30am that day. The snorkeling was scheduled at 1PM and you guys were given the instructions by the guide onboard on where to go and what time to board the boat. 5 other passengers from the same bus were also booked for the snorkeling at the same schedule and they made it on time. As a gesture of good will we provided at no cost the Parasailing activity, even though you were the one that arrived late at the Snorkeling check in. We are not able to provide a refund as services were on time and provided to completion.
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I wish I could have left a better review.
Julie_W
, Mar 2020
I booked this trip as something fun to do the day before we left for a cruise. I should have know how the day was going to go from the moment the bus picked us up. Initially, the tour was overbooked. My husband and I were able to get a seat so I let that slide. I had read the reviews online ahead of time so I knew we would be stopping for breakfast and it would be a quick stop. We stopped in Key Largo. It was great. The restaurant was efficient and everyone was able to get something to eat. We were 25 miles outside of Key West when the bus broke down. I understand that things happened so I wasn't upset and I don't think anyone else on the bus was either. Our time in Key West was going to be extended from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and a bus was coming from Key West to pick us up. We waited about 45 minutes and got back on the road. Our time in Key West was great. Around 7 p.m. we headed to the meeting site only to find there was no bus. We were told the bus broke down again and they were unable to fix it and another bus was on its way from Miami - come back at 10 p.m. Again, I understand things happened so I took it in stride. It was a Saturday night and the town was overflowing with live music and other fun stuff to do. My husband and I went back out to listen to live music. My only mistake was not bring warmer clothes. Because I thought we were leaving at 5 p.m. I didn't bring pants and was still wearing sandals. I was cold but again my own fault. Now it is almost 10 p.m. so we head back to the meeting site only to see all of our bus mates standing around and no bus. Our tour guide Lily was informative and sympathetic up to this point. I felt bad for her because she was getting a lot of complaints and it wasn't really her fault. This is where Lily lost me - we were told to be at the meeting site at 10 p.m. Everyone was there except for Lily. All of us sat around wondering if we were going to be stranded in Key West. No one could get a hold of the bus company. Around 10:30 p.m. Lily shows up. I understand that she didn't want to get yelled at but that is too bad. She is the rep. for the company. She should have been there at 10 p.m. to give us an update. Everyone was cold and tired and now super pissed. How do you now show up to reassure all these people. Shame on Lily. The bus showed up around 10:45 p.m. Since we were the last picked up, we were the first dropped off. We were dropped off at 3:00 a.m. We were picked up that morning around 8:00 a.m. (the bus was late. We were suppose to be picked up at 7:30 a.m.). Some on our us had to go back to Ft. Lauderdale. They had been gone since 6:00 a.m.
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Loved it
Jason_K
, Mar 2020
Lily is amazing!!! Jason and fam from the UK. We loved the jet ski. The weather was so good. The food was good too.
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Horrible!!
Suzhanie_V
, Mar 2020
Horrible I demand my money back and dinner reimbursed due to use arriving only at3 am the next morning
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Broken bussen- yes several -and unprofessional guide
Camilla_H
, Mar 2020
Key West is i sweet lovely town absolutly worth a visit. However the travel arrangenment was soooo baaad. We want the money back. 1. I provided the agent with hotel adress- got no confirmation - had to make local calls the day before. 2. The bus pickup is late . When trying to reach the travel agent there is ont an answering machine and minigym returned my calls. 3. The bus finally turned up- late- and had several more pick ups whereof double bookings so some people had to get off their booked seats. 4. Finally on our way - the bus breaks down. A new bus picks us up but we are by now 2-3 h behond schedule. 5. The return bus is therefore pushed 1h to 7pm. We had to reshedule evening plans in Miami. Done. 6. Time to go home -but no bus! It has broken down again. A new bus will pick us up at 10 pm. We had to cancel all evening plans in Miami. 7. Finally 10pm but still no bus. The guide just stalls and says noting is her fault and cant say how ling it will take for the bys to get there - even if she id constantly communicating with him. She hides and eventuellt starts crying. 8. The bus shows up and 11:15. Super cold and temperaturen cannot not be adjusted. Guide sais it is nit her fault again but she is trying. Evidently she us nit bevakar when asking the driver it is supposed to be this cold due to health issues regulated by law. 9. After a superlong drop off of people we arrive at our hotel at 3:30 am. The whole day after desrtoyed. I will never ever use Viator again and will tell my friends to do the same. I also demand my money back.
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About Average due to host
Matthijs_R
, Feb 2020
Key West is a nice place to visit for one day. On the ride to Key West one enjoys nice views of all the keys (5x). Host Lilly was more interested in selling tours than actaully giving advise whre to go (2×). Despite being on route, no hotek pick ip available. Uber was needed to get to the pick up point. I therefore decided to get off at the first drop off point. This seemed to irritate the host. (2×) Total score thus 3 stars. (5+2+2)/3
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Key West Tour
cnlharris
, Feb 2020
Great day. Driver and host David were very nice and helpful. Never been to the Keys, so this was a great way to see for the first time. Took the trolley tour which was good.
star-4
Nice day
joannegodbout
, Jan 2020
The trip was nice. The only thing is that the bus didn’t pick us at our hôtel and he was late of 25 minutes
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Pretty relaxing & enjoyable tour
Andreas P
, Jan 2020
The tour bus was 25 minute late to pick me up but the good thing I was the last person so no more hotel pick-ups and we could go straight to Key West. The trip was pretty long & exhausted but it was worth it once we reached the destination. Decided to pick the Trolley Ride and spent the rest of the day relaxing in Downtown Key West with lots of culinary experience (key lime pie's the best) & nice clubs to visit. Overall pretty average & great choice if you stay longer in Miami.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Dear Andrea, Thanks for your review. We apologize for the pickup delay, during the Holidays we run on full buses and sometimes we do get some delays due to traffic. We did our best to make sure everyone was picked up and still keeping up with the pickup times. Key West is an unforgettable experience, we are very happy you got to enjoy your time at the Keys. All the best for an amazing 2020!
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Very pleasant
Jet812939
, Dec 2019
The guide was very knowledgeable and even spoke some Greek! Not for small children, comfortable bus, plenty of time to move around the town, trolley service is professional and gives you a complete tour.

Product code: 5221KEYWEST

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