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Experience the Key West Express During Your Naples Vacation

What is the Key West Express?

One of the best ways to see Florida during your stay in a Naples vacation rental is to board the Key West Express, a jet-powered catamaran that takes you to various points of interest throughout popular tourist destinations outside of Naples. Save on gas and parking by simply hopping aboard the Key West Express! 

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It departs daily from Ft. Myers Beach and Marco Island. The catamarans are air-conditioned with exterior sun decks, couches, reclining seating, and tables. It also has a galley where you can take advantage of the full-service bar, and watch satellite television. Passengers can expect to spend approximately 3.5 hours traveling aboard the Key West Express. The weather in Naples will also determine the exact time of the boat ride, but typically, you can plan on a 3.5-hour ride. 

Passengers can spend as much time as they would like exploring Key and return to Naples whenever they choose. This really is the best way to get to and from Key West, Marco Island, and Fort Myers Beach. Sit back, relax, and take it all in while you leave the driving to our boat captain!

Where Does It Go?

The Key West Express takes you to Key West, Marco Island, and Fort Myers Beach. 

In Key West, passengers can enjoy shopping, watersports, festivals, historic sites, and beautiful beaches. To see Key West, you might enjoy the Conch Train, a 90-minute sightseeing tour, or renting a bicycle, to see the sights of Key West. Also located here are the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, Mel Fisher Maritime Museum, and Butterfly Conservatory. Walk down the famous Duval Street, and shop some of its boutique shops and dine at some of its local restaurants, such as Captain Tony’s Saloon. 

When visiting Fort Myers Beach, you can take in the lovely sunsets or make a trip to Sanibel Island, where you’ll discover white-sand beaches. While Fort Myers Beach is known for its beachside activities, visitors also enjoy the Murder Mystery Dinner Train and The Shell Factory & Nature Park.

If Marco Island is your destination, you can enjoy a visit to the Naples Zoo, the Everglades Wonder Gardens, Captain Jack’s Airboat Tours, or Tigertail Beach. You’ll also discover many restaurants serving up local cuisine, fresh seafood. 

If you’re planning on being in Naples for an extended amount of time, we encourage you to visit all three destinations! Since our rentals are close to the airports near Naples and each of these locations, you can easily get wherever you want to go.

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How Much Does It Cost?

A round trip ticket with full fare will cost $155 per adult (age 13-61). Seniors (age 62+) receive a discount and pay $145. Juniors (age 5-12) cost $92, and children (age 4 and younger) cost $62. These tickets are refundable minus cancellation or change fees per person.

Another option is the round trip ticket with a discounted 8-day advance purchase fare. For Monday through Thursday travel, adults and seniors pay $129, and for Friday through Sunday travel, the same groups pay $140. Similarly, you can opt for a round trip ticket that’s discounted with a 4-day advance purchase. The cost for these tickets is $140 for both adults and seniors.

Discounted fares are non-refundable. However, canceled trips can be applied to future trips for up to two years after the original travel date.

Where to Stay

Whenever you plan on visiting Naples, Florida, stay at one of our Naples rentals! We offer a variety of vacation rentals to suit the needs of everyone: singles, couples, and families. Stay for as long as you like, as we also offer monthly rentals that are reasonably priced with tons of amenities! Our Naples, Florida vacation rentals are offered at every price point to accommodate the needs of everyone’s budget. Whether it is a short stay or a long stay, you’ll find everything that you could possibly want or need when you stay at one of our rental properties.