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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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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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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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Florida's ONLY Water Park on the OCEAN

Mar 26, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Water Activities, Attractions, Activities, Walking Distance, Outdoor, Kids

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Yes, you read that correctly!  We've all been to or seen the typical "water park" that's evolved into a playground of water fun including oversized swimming pools, waterslides, water tunnels, wave pool and the requisite lazy river. BUT, this one is like no other anywhere!! 

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Your Key West Snorkeling Guide

Mar 8, 2021 5:23:39 PM / by Key West Express posted in Activities, Waterfront, Beaches, Outdoor, Sports, Information, Beach, Kids, Snorkeling

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Famed for its surrounding glistening, turquoise, crystal clear waters, Key West is an international destination for snorkeling, diving and fishing.   If you're like me, then you remember Jacques Cousteau and his fantastic underwater adventures.  Or.... If you don't know who that is (google him!!), then maybe David Attenborough and his modern day explorations into our undersea wonders, will thrill you.  

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Fun Family Vacation Ideas for the Whole Crew

Oct 21, 2020 10:52:22 AM / by Key West Express posted in Museums, Water Activities, Attractions, Activities, Waterfront, Beaches, Fort Myers Beach, Marco Island, Outdoor, Fort Myers, Information, Beach, Kids

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126.1 million people visited Florida in 2018, making it one of the premier tourist destinations in the world.

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World's BEST Sea Shelling - Sanibel and Captiva Islands

Sep 4, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Water Activities, Activities, Waterfront, Outdoor, Fort Myers, Beach, Kids

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Sanibel Island, located in Southwest Florida, off Fort Myers, has been crowned by experts as the best U.S. shelling spot, as well as one of the best in the world (according to Coastal Living). Collecting Sanibel seashells is a favorite pastime for beachgoers from around the world. Because of the abundance of seashells found on Sanibel and Captiva, they have rightfully earned the reputation as the "Shell Islands".

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Secrets You Don't Know About Historic Key West

Aug 28, 2020 12:53:14 PM / by Key West Express posted in Insider, Museums, Attractions, Activities, Walking Distance, Old-Town, Tours, Information, Beach, Kids

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Key West is positively a real-life Shangri La! The tiny island is approximately 4 miles long and 2 miles wide however, it can keep a “history nut” occupied for hours, days…..even weeks! Whether your interest is in the original settlers and inhabitants, politics, nature, architecture, famous residents or visitors including poets, writers, singers or pirates and treasures, marine life or quirky culture, Key West will have something to pique your interest.

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9 Most Instagram Worthy Places in Key West

Jul 11, 2020 4:30:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Insider, Museums, Attractions, Activities, Outdoor, Information, Beach, Kids

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Planning your next Key West trip? Scoping out the best places to eat or finding that perfectly, idyllic resort with all the amenities? Well, once you get there, you'll want to document your trip and all that you did and saw. There's nothing like making friends and family envious of your good fortune, while taking a wonderful sailing trip to the tropical oasis of Key West, Florida. To help you in your pursuit of finding that perfect spot, that is that " oh so " Instagram perfect, we have our recommendations on this very important issue!

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The Top Ten Best Beaches in Key West to Visit

Jun 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Water Activities, Beaches, Beach, Kids, Snorkeling

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On average, over 100,000 people visit Key West by ferry boat, each year.

Key West is the southernmost point in the United States. It's a popular tourist destination for water-sports, beaches, art galleries, museums and historic sites. 

Whether you want to frolic in the surf or soak up the sun with a drink in hand, the beaches in Key West, Florida are some of the most beautiful in the world.

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