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Due to the impact of Hurricane Ian, Key West Express travel is temporarily suspended.  All of us at Key West Express are thankful beyond measure for your care and concern during this catastrophic event and heartened to receive such an outpouring of prayers, well wishes and support. We count our blessings that everyone in our Key West Express family and our vessels remained out of harms way.  We have limited, inconsistent access to phone and digital communication while we are working effortlessly to welcome you back aboard. We appreciate you and look forward to reconnecting and resuming travel.

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Your Key West Staycation Destination

Sep 6, 2022 9:30:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Museums, Water Activities, Attractions, Activities, Outdoor, Fishing, Seafood, Drag Show, Information, Snorkeling

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No matter where you live or what you do, time seems to escape us.  How many times have we referred to "time flying".   Despite our best intentions, popular destinations and points of interest in our own backyard that are enjoyed by visitors are always on our "things to do and see list".  One of the most common phrases we hear, at Key West Express is...  " I've lived in Florida for XX number of years, but I've never been to Key West."  Yes, we get it but,  "Why NOT?   What are you waiting for?" A staycation to Key West is just what the "ho-hum" doctor ordered.

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Things to do in Key West at Night

Aug 3, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Insider, Attractions, Activities, Restaurants, Outdoor, Tours, Drag Show, Night Life, Information

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Sunrise through Sunset...before, after and in between...there is always something happening in Key West.  At dusk and after dark, here is a list of things to do in Key West at night.

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The Magic of Coral Spawning

Jul 25, 2022 1:52:30 PM / by Key West Express posted in Water Activities, Activities, Outdoor, Sports, Information

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Only ONCE A YEAR, an unusually exciting event happens in the warm waters of the Florida Keys. Which is home to the only living coral reef that exists in the Continental United States.  This teeming backbone of marine life, runs the length of the 125 mile Florida Keys island chain and lies but a short boat ride only 5 miles offshore.

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25th Annual Key West Lobster Fest

Jul 14, 2022 12:23:10 PM / by Key West Express posted in Insider, Activities, Outdoor, Seafood, Events, Information

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Make your plans for the biggest party of the summer! The 25th annual Key West LobsterFest is being held this year from August 11th until the 14th , 2022.

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Reef Relief in the Florida Keys

Jun 15, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Water Activities, Activities, Outdoor, Information, Beach, Kids, Snorkeling

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Did you know that the barrier reef off the coast of the Florida Keys, is the ONLY barrier reef in North America AND is the third largest one in the World? These reefs perform many necessary and environmentally critical functions. As the name implies, it acts as a barrier to the islands behind it, helping to reduce wave and storm action, coming in from the open ocean. It is also a wildlife habitat that is one of the most diverse, in all the world. The reef is home to those animals that never leave the waters here, both fish, plant life  and the actual corals themselves.  It also acts as a haven to those fish that migrate through these waters as well as a rookery for juvenile fish. Making this biodiverse ecosystem one that must be protected, not only for the enjoyment of all of us, but for our continued ecological life on the this big, blue marble.

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Food Truck Park Madness in South West Florida

Jun 3, 2022 3:59:11 PM / by Key West Express posted in Attractions, Casual, Outdoor, Lunch, Information, Kids

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Foodies Rejoice!  Lee County and Bonita Springs is joining the long list of cities that are developing a full fledged Food Truck Park to tantalize your tastebuds late 2022 or early 2023.

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Six Odd Things To Do In Key West

Jul 8, 2021 8:15:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Insider, Attractions, Activities, Tours, Information

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The saying " Where the Weird go Pro" could not be more fitting for Key West.  There are countless odd and off-the-wall things to occupy your time, in addition to the typical touristy and laid back island life options of things to see and do.  Altogether earning Key West, Florida the reputation as a world renown vacation destination.

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YES - Key West is Kid Friendly!

Jun 28, 2021 10:04:20 AM / by Key West Express posted in Insider, Museums, Water Activities, Attractions, Activities, Beaches, Information, Kids

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These days it's a challenge to find something to do with with the younger ones on family getaways.  Do you seem to spend most of the day standing in lines waiting for the next roller coaster or to meet and greet their favorite (for today) animated movie character? Well, not so when you visit southwest Florida, where you will have a totally new and exciting way to discover one of the state's most memorable gems... KEY WEST

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Fabien Cousteau Comes To The Florida Keys

May 26, 2021 9:45:33 AM / by Key West Express posted in Activities, Information, Snorkeling

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World renowned oceanographer and son of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Fabien, recently came to the beautiful reefs, off the Florida Keys. His family's legacy of oceanic conservationism, exploration, education and technological advancement came with him.

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How To Get Around Key West And Make The Most Of Your Vacation

Apr 15, 2021 10:05:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Insider, Activities, Old-Town, Outdoor, Information, Bikes

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Being able to hop in our own car and head off on a moments notice, is one of those facets of life that we all take for granted. We're all a bit apprehensive about leaving "old Betsy" behind and relying on others to get us where we want to go and when. 

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