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Key West Day Trip from Miami with Activities
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Safety measures
icon12 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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.
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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 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
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.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Seven Mile Bridge
Seven Mile Bridge
Stop At:  
Mallory Square
Mallory Square
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Southernmost Point
Southernmost Point in Continental US
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travel from Miami to Key West is by bus
  • The 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Post COVID-19 Policy- All passengers over 8 years old will be required to wear face masks when inside the buses and indoor any facility (such as gift shops, cafeterias, etc). Hand Sanitizer stations will be provided onboard the buses and on the parks, museums We will operate at 50% capacity, same as parks and museums. Staff will put forth extra efforts to clean, sanitize, and encourage social distancing among visitors and buses will be cleaned between each tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Miami

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Key West Day Trip from Miami with Activities?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Key West Day Trip from Miami with Activities?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Key West Day Trip from Miami with Activities.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Key West Day Trip from Miami with Activities?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Key West Day Trip from Miami with Activities?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Key West Day Trip from Miami with Activities.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Key West Day Trip from Miami with Activities?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Key West Day Trip from Miami with Activities.
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
Q:
Do we parasail separately or together with others (if option selected) during the Key West Day Trip from Miami?
A:
You may choose from single or tandem parasailing.
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I participate in snorkeling or parasailing (if option selected) if I do not know how to swim?
A:
All participants must be able to swim.
Jun 2021
Q:
How long is the Glass bottom boat ride (if option selected) during the Key West Day Trip from Miami with Optional Activities?
A:
The glass-bottom boat ride is a two-hour sailing that will take you over some of the most beautiful and vibrant parts of Key West's reef.
Jun 2021
Q:
What is included with the Trolley (if option selected) during the Key West Day Trip from Miami with Optional Activities?
A:
This package includes a ticket for the fully narrated Hop-On, Hop-Off Trolley Tour. The trolley makes stops at all must-see places. You can jump off, visit the sights, and get back on all day long.
Jun 2021
Q:
What is included with the Conch Train (if option selected) during the Key West Day Trip from Miami with Optional Activities?
A:
This package includes a ticket for the fully narrated Conch Train Tour Key West. Climb aboard, take a seat and embark on a terrific 75-minute journey through time. During the tour, the train will make one loop through Old Town Key West.
Jun 2021
Q:
Where does the Conch Train stop (if option selected)?
A:
There are 3 stops: a short stop at Station Depot for refreshments and shopping; the 2nd stop at Truval Village, near many points of interest, art galleries, shops, and restaurants, and the 3rd stop at Flagler Station.
Jun 2021

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Traveler Tips


  • "The bus ride is very uncomfortable but the destination it worth it." See review
  • "The drive is long so you have to be patient." See review
  • "Key West is a nice place to visit for one day." See review

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Terrible
Ivanis_T
, Jul 2021
Got kicked off of bus due to other people attacking us. Our activity was canceled due to weather then all others were sold out.
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star-4
Fun and longer day than advertised
Kelsie_P
, Jul 2021
Snorkel experience was great. Being behind schedule was not super ideal but I know only so much of it is controllable by Gray Line. We ended up getting off at first drop off and uber back cause we didn’t want to wait through the 50 minutes of stops.
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star-4
Day trip with parasailing
shatrice_l
, Jul 2021
I would give it five stars but we didn’t get to finish our parasailing ride due to steering issues. The shops and people were we nice. The tour guide Lilly was a sweetheart. You can tell she doesn’t play about her job. She was very informative.
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Great time
Cynthia_R
, Jul 2021
Our tour guid Luis was very informative and friendly. Kept us up to date with activities happening in Key West. Once we got to Key West it was ok not a beach city just a sightseeing during the day and party at night. But glad we did go and mark it off our bucket list.
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star-5
Great Day in Key West
Jennifer-C
, Jul 2021
Our tour guide Tamara was incredibly welcoming and thorough. The driver was great, we felt very safe with hime behind the wheel. Definitely recommend the tour, we had a great time!
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star-5
Girls trip
gainna_k
, Jul 2021
I had and amazing time in key west with my friends it was my birthday gateway , and I enjoyed it to the fullest
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star-5
Exciting experience
Coletta_F
, Jul 2021
This experience was amazing. Tour guide made sure everyone got to where they needed to be on time for their excursions. I booked two and he waited to ensure i got to the second one on time. Bus was prompt and called when he reached our pick up spot. Bus was clean!
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star-5
Great tour and guide, but it is a 4 hour bus ride.
Bkohara
, Jul 2021
The tour was great, the guide was informative and answered any questions. I do think the website should be a little more descriptive when booking. I thought I was booking a boat ride to the keys that was 2 hours. I didn't know it meant a 4 hours bus ride prior too.
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grateful
Abraham_V
, Jul 2021
What an incredible team, from the drivers, phone service, captain crew, god bless, you really work hard and love what you do, itll come back 100 fold.
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star-3
Could’ve been a little better.
Jules
, Jul 2021
The drive is long so you have to be patient. The guide was helpful and caring when it came to your questions and concerns. However the trip back was terrible. Bus had little AC and the person in front of us was reclined like he was at home. No consideration. The snorkeling was awesome and highly recommended. Lots of things to do.
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