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Key West Day Trip from Miami with Activities

Miami Beach, United States
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  • 12 hours (Approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

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.

What's Included

  • Day trip to Key West by bus
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Miami Beach/Downtown hotels with English/Spanish Driver and Guide
  • If Upgrade is selected- Glass Bottom Boat, Trolley, Conch Train, Parasail, Snorkeling
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Admissions unless stated

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Traveler pickup is offered
    Gray Line Miami Offers pickups at over 200 hotels in the Miami Beach and Downtown Miami areas, if your hotel is not listed please enter it manually and call us to confirm pickup time
    Hotel Pickups are outside by the main entrance

Departure Time

  • 6:00 AM

What To Expect

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.

Seven Mile Bridge (Pass By)

Seven Mile Bridge

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Mallory Square

Mallory Square

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travel from Miami to Key West is by bus
  • Snokeling, Parasailing and Glass Bottom Boat is subject to favorable weather conditions and may be canceled in the event of inclement weather
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infants between the ages of 0 - 3 are Free but must sit on parents lap
  • 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
  • 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

Cancellation Policy

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:What is the departure point for the Key West Day Trip from Miami with Optional Activities?

A:This tour offers pickup from most Miami Beach & Downtown Miami Hotels.

Jun 2021

Q:Can I book the Key West Day Trip from Miami with Optional Activities if I do not yet know where I will be staying in Miami?

A:Yes - Simply select "I will select my pickup location later" when confirming your reservation. Be sure to contact the local operator at the phone number on your ticket to let them know where to pick you up once you've confirmed your hotel.

Jun 2021

Q:What time should I expect to be picked up at my hotel for the Key West Day Trip from Miami with Optional Activities?

A:Pickups are typically between 6:00 am and 7:30 am. Please be sure to confirm directly with the local tour operator to confirm your exact pickup details.

Jun 2021

Q:How do I confirm my exact pickup details for the Key West Day Trip from Miami with Optional Activities?

A:Please contact the local operator directly at the phone number on your ticket at least 24 hours prior to departure to arrange meeting/pickup details.

Jun 2021

Q:Are there any age restrictions to participate in the Key West Day Trip from Miami with Optional Activities?

A:For parasailing*: All guests must be at least 6 years old and guests under 18 must have a parent at check-in to complete waivers and show photo I.D. For snorkeling*: This is not recommended for children under 6 years old. (*if option selected)

Jun 2021

Q:Where are we dropped off in Key West during the Key West Day Trip from Miami with Optional Activities?

A:You’ll be dropped off at 908 Caroline St. Key West.

Jun 2021

Q:What should I bring with me on the Key West Day Trip from Miami 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 Key West Day Trip from Miami 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 Key West Day Trip from Miami 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 Key West Day Trip from Miami?

A:You will board a comfortable, 65-foot catamaran for the snorkeling tour to Key West's beautiful coral reef.

Jun 2021

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Traveler Tips


The bus ride is very uncomfortable but the destination it worth it.
The drive is long so you have to be patient.
Key West is a nice place to visit for one day.
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Thomas_C, Mar 2022
What a great tour. Very friendly staff. The boat was very clean & safe. 6 mile ride out to see the coral's. Highly Recommend!
Amazing !
Mathilde_G, Mar 2022
Key west was incredible !! With have spent 6 hours there. The driver and guide were really nice. They did a great job. I highly recommended this tour !
It was a wonderful trip....
Angel_R, Mar 2022
It was a wonderful trip. We loved it.. we would definitely do it again. All the workers were amazing and very helpful when needed.
Snorkeling was awesome!!!
Vicki_P, Feb 2022
The Catamaran ride to the snorkeling spot was awesome!!.. even tho I don’t like cold water.. I was able to snorkel because a wet suit was available!!.. very happy with the activities.. great value…
Worst 1st trip ever
Felisha_J, Feb 2022
The boat left me the bus got there late also Hi wkakaldjslaosls szisisnsksosbrbtdieneixbesisbddeiskwbd
Great service. Very...
Cynthia_S, Feb 2022
Great service. Very friendly! Would use this service again. They call and confirm pick up location. The bus was very comfortable.
Sad it was gross. Fun tho.
Christine_W, Feb 2022
Trip was really fun and I’d love to do it again BUT it’s advertised as mask required on the bus and 5 people were wearing masks. The bus bathroom was disgusting and there was no way to wash hands and no hand sanitizer. I’ve worked in situations where the only facilities were portopotties and hiked and buried my waste so I’m not squeamish. 4hours on the bus with traumatizing, gross bathrooms, sticky food (I hope it was food) smeared on the seats and windows and no way to clean it off you…? Yuck. I am Not a weird germophobe but that was not cool. Never mind covid, someone could get really sick from something else…. If they’d said “no masks requirements and bring your own sanitizer or wipes” I’d have been prepared and dealt with it. Driver and guide were nice. Key west was super fun and beautiful. Just be prepared.
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Amanda_S, Feb 2022
This was a great way to see Key West with a 14 year old. 5 hours was plenty of time. The driver and Tour guide were amazing! Unfortunately the bus was dirty and although our booking agent assured us that everyone would be wearing masks 😷 lots were not and it did make us uncomfortable. There’s no point in that small of a space unless everyone participates as this virus is airborne. If you are concerned about Covid I would definitely pass on this tour. If you, like most of Florida, are not concerned about Covid it was a fabulous time. Bring cash so you can get a discount on the ad on adventures otherwise booked them in advance through the tour company. We neglected to do both and paid full price for the trolley pass which was totally worth it anyways. Also, I would recommend sitting in the front of the bus. The folks in the back of the bus can get quite loud.
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yogesh_s, Feb 2022
The bus driver & Guide was excellent. Really appreciate all the information . Thanks . Bus seats are very comfortable.
Above and beyond customer service
Antonio_A, Feb 2022
Unfortunate wait for couple not returning to bus on time. Guide was more than thorough in explaining departure time, made every effort to reach them, then even delayed departure. This 18 extra minutes cost us over an extra hour in returning to hotel due to Miami traffic. Then they didn’t even make bus, driver drove slower than normal giving them chance to catch up via taxi. Which they didn’t happen until reached Miami. Kudos to driver and guide for good hearts, but planes and ships DON’T WAIT!!!! Everyone else paid price for two unthoughfull passengers who did even tip them.
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