Love Key West but hate the seven plus hour drive from Tampa? Let Key West Express do the cruising where getting there and back is half the fun!

With ports in Fort Myers Beach, Marco Island and Key West, you’ll board the 170-foot catamaran that cruises at a speed of 34 knots, getting you to Key West in 3.5 hours. Great for day trips, weekend vacations or any special event! Plus, why worry about the hassle of driving and traffic when you start getting into that Conch Republic frame of mind that much earlier?!

Key West Express has three decks of indoor and outdoor seating featuring a full-service galley and cash bar, flat screen TVs with satellite television, interior A/C and lots of comfy couch seating and reclining airline-style seats. You can munch on burgers, hot dogs, breakfast sandwiches as well as an assortment of snacks.

It’s affordable too! Round-trip and one-way fares can be purchased and group rates are available for parties of 15 or more. Individual fares currently start at $125 for a round trip adventure. There are also seasonal discounts and promotions to look for. Visit the Key West Express site calendar for details. 

All you need is your driver’s license and boarding pass but you can also bring two pieces of carry-on luggage that meet airline regulations too. If you can’t bare to leave Rover at home, crated household pets are only $20 each way. Want to bring your bike and cycle around the island? Key West Express has you covered. Standard, single passenger bikes can cruise too, just $20 each way. 

Tampa resident Frank O'Brien is a frequent traveler to Key West and says, "Key West Express was super fast and convenient. I'd definitely use them again!" 

Key West Express is the perfect venue to celebrate a milestone birthday, anniversary, retirement and more! It's also ideal for bachelor or bachelorette parties, destination weddings or any special celebration. Kathy Stamper, of  Key West Express, says, "In addition to an abundance of interesting historical attractions, shopping, dining, arts, and entertainment, fishing and water activities, Key West is home to many fabulously fun and festive annual events. Information on many events can be found by visiting Key West Express or by signing up for the e-newsletter. Facebook friends are always among the first to know of any upcoming events, promotions, and even occasional contests. Check out the fun video of dolphins playing in the vessels wake posted on February 22, 2017." 


When you land in Key West, before even stepping off the dock, stop by the Half Shell Raw Bar for some tasty seafood and play shuffleboard while your food is prepared. If your stay is longer, visit Duval Street Key West for shopping and cocktails where you'll find homage paid to Papa Hemingway at Sloppy Joe's. You'll want to hit Mallory Square for its World Famous Sunset and local entertainment too. Need a place to stay in the heart of Key West? The historic Curry Mansion Inn is a local treasure; and if you are looking for some fine dining, try Louie's Backyard. It's hard to pick which is better - their ocean view or the cuisine! 

Whether it’s a work retreat, wedding event, corporate party or just you and some family and friends, let Key West Express get you there fast and fun with open-air decks and one of a kind ocean views!