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Key West Day Trip from Miami with Activities

Miami, United States
Key West Day Trip

From $49.00

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 15 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

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 motor coach 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

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • 401 Biscayne Blvd
    401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132, USA

    Key West Pickup at this location is at 7AM

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

06:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Gray Line Miami Offers bus 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 The 6.00am start time is based on the beginning of the pickup route, each hotel has it's own pickup time. Please call us to confirm the exact timing for your location.

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)

Key West

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • Infants between the ages of 0 - 2 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

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.

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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Barbara_A
First of all, I had missed the bus and called Viator to reschedule. Viator was extremely helpful with this. They helped me to get in contact with James from Grayline. He was wonderful and very professional. I know I was kinda annoying, but his professionalism and friendliness calmed me down and reassumed me. He immediately made alternate arrangements and rescheduled my reservation. James' excellent customer service skills and patience made all the difference in the world. I highly recommend the Key West Day Tour. The bus driver was excellent. Our tour guide, Orlando, was outstanding. He went above and beyond for all of us, as a tour guide. I felt very fortunate in working with these men. They both played a key role in my having a great touring experience. As far as the tour itself, I chose the the Conche Train Tour and the Trolley Tour. With the six hours I had free to tour, I wanted a thorough overview of Key West, and these tours did just that for me; plus, I had time to leisurely eat and have delicious mixed drinks at the end of both tours. Denver Dan was the tour guide and diver of the Conche Train, and he was great. His knowledge and humor, even though it rained, really made the tour enjoyable. He took good care of our group and made sure we had a good time. Rob was our driver and tour guide of the trolley. He too was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable of all of the points of interest. All of the vendors I encountered were very pleasant and welcoming. I cannot say enough good things about these tours. Oh, by the way, I went on these tours as a single woman. I had a great time.

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Not a full 6 hours
Whitney_B, Feb 2024
There was a miscommunication with the tour team. There were 5 people (3 in our party) and two other single guests waiting at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Brickell, as instructed from the company via texts messages as well as phone calls. The bus went to another Hyatt property and waited. Subsequently, the bus was over 30min late picking us up, putting the tour behind nearly an hour. We arrived in Key West at 12:30 and were instructed to be back on the bus by 5:30, for a 6pm departure. This was advertised as a 6hr in Key West. When you only have 6 hours and you are shorted a full hour, it’s a bit disheartening. The entire group was back on the bus and we left Key West a little before 6. If the tour will end at 5:30, regardless of arrival time it should not be advertised as a full 6hrs in Key West. We were there 5 hours.
The keys in winter
Emma_T, Feb 2024
Our guide and coach driver were fantastic! They were up beat, engaging and knowledgeable. We also took the trolley tour which was a great way to get around. The sun came out for us which made it an even better day.
Key west day trip
Paula_M, Feb 2024
Amazing trip it’s an all day adventure highly recommended for families or couple and take advantage of the excursions
Terrible Bus
murnitirajo, Feb 2024
KeyWest is a nice small town and everywhere is walkable.. On our way back to Miami Beach, the AC was broken so we’re stuck 3,5 hours with more than 50 people in the bus. Not a good experience!
A great trip, I a must if you’re in Miami
Thomas_J, Feb 2024
The trip was brilliant, having searched around for a trip to key west I was intrigued to find this one at half the price of all the others and really I can’t tell why! There were a few niggles but nothing that spoiled the day. The bus offers hotel pickup, if your hotel isn’t on the list they say you can request a pickup, I tried this but was unsuccessful, despite the fact the bus went past my hotel. The bus was pretty full and there wasn’t a huge amount of space in the seats, okay if you’re travelling as a couple and can lean on each other but far less comfortable when sharing with a stranger. The journey was long but flew by, the views once you get onto the keys are incredible, it’s like watching a nature show out of the window and with plenty of landmarks along the way to keep you amused. The time in key west was put to good use, I did the snorkel trip but there were other options available, Fury watersports were also brilliant, the ride out and the atmosphere on the boat were excellent!! The journey back was a little longer, less excitement, more tiredness and the worsening smell of the toilet playing into effect. In spite of these little problems I would still rate the trip 5* the guide was amazing, she learned everyone’s names immediately and had a wealth of knowledge and 4 languages that I counted. The bus was well driven, and at no point felt unsafe. My only take away/do different would be sit as close to the front of the bus as possible!
Good
Ammarasasit_R, Feb 2024
It’s good it was fun and have good experience in Key West. Is good for people who don’t have too much time and take one day trip. And it’s kind of cheap price transportation.
Relaxing and enjoyable!
Angela_L, Feb 2024
Taking the bus for our day trip was a great and relaxing! Our guide gave a narrative of history along the way about the railroad, the roosters, and the island. It was easy to schedule too.
Worth the cost
David_M, Feb 2024
Meeting new people and enjoying the sights and not having to drive. The staff was knowledgeable and very helpful.
Wonderful Experience
Ulrike_B, Feb 2024
I had a great experience, from start to finish. Very professional. Pick up on time. We were also lucky weatherwise, and the locals are some of the friendliest people around. Highly recommend!
Day trip with glass bottom boat activity + trolley
Lauren_B, Feb 2024
Our bus guide Thamara was great and so accommodating. We arrived around 1130am so i was able to change my glass bottom boat tour from 2p to 12p. This meant i could also jump on/off the trolley tour for the rest of the day. The guides/staff on the Fury glass bottom boat and the trolley tours were fantastic. Tips for this tour: - you can leave things in the bus during the day so bring a light jacket for the trip home (the bus AC gets cool); a powerbank for your devices; something to read/ watch on the drive; a neck pillow for extra comfort. - bring extra cash to book tours with your guide on the bus if you don't pre-book. The worst part of the trip was waiting for people on the pick-ups, it delayed us 30mins or so.
Ultimate adventure
Ann_B, Feb 2024
Parasailing, jet ski driving, banana boat. Cleanliness of the island. Staff was knowledgeable, helpful and friendly.
Very disappointed
Amanda_G, Feb 2024
En route to Key West we stopped for a 20 minute break to get something to eat and drink at a place called Buffalo. The breakfast items available were of extremely poor quality and tasted disgusting. The toasted sandwiches were already made up and just reheated in a pan with oil in it and then served up with cold scrambled egg! The sandwiches just tasted of oil!! On arrival in Key West those people who had pre-booked additional activities were asked to follow the guide from the tour bus to collect their respective tickets. As we had pre-booked a glass bottomed boat ride we did our best to follow the guide but due to the fast pace he was walking at my husband couldn't keep up as he has bad knees and is awaiting knee replacement surgery. I did keep up but once the guide turned right at a junction I had to either keep up with him or risk losing my husband as he wouldn't have known which way we had gone. I decided to wait for my husband and chanced being able to find the location for the boat trip on our own. After fortunately finding the glass bottomed boat, which incidently wasn't that great either, due in the main to not really seeing very much marine life at all, we did spend a couple of hours looking round before returning to the coach. The guide didn't even seem to realise that he had lost us as he didn't mention anything about us not collecting our tickets when we re-boarded the coach. All in all not a very enjoyable day out (although the journey itself was very interesting). I certainly would not recommend it and it is not worth the money either!!
Good trip book elsewhere
Amber_L, Feb 2024
The Cuban sandwich purchased on the way to the keys was amazing! The round trip bus ride was as expected. My only complaint is viator did not make good on their price guarantee…very disappointed in their generic response regardless of my documentation proving a better price offered.
Key West
Cheryl_D, Jan 2024
I love my guide she was very informative and the driver was excellent as well. I would recommend this drive to all my friends.
Great day
Diane_N, Jan 2024
Great tour guide; good recommendations; decent bus; good amount of time on island; great drop off location
Looking forward to come back with my whole family and repeat this experience
Lee_C, Jan 2024
There was confusion about pick up time. Otherwise the tour guide that spoke 3 different languages was fantastic. She must be the person that sleeps with a big smile on her face, very positive and knowledgeable.
Great Day in Key West
Crystal_D, Jan 2024
This was a great way to get a taste of Key West; Tamara our Guide was outstanding and did an incredible job of communicating in English and Spanish, she was also prepared with blankets because it does get cold on the bus and Ruben got us their and back home safely. It was a long day, but a great one. Tamara also recommended the trolley which was an outstanding suggestion.
Not good.
Nancy_C, Jan 2024
Bus had two settings for air conditioning. Freeze or heat stroke. arm rests you couldn’t move. Overhead air controls were broken. Driver turned on air when someone finally asked but kept turning it off. Took us to a disgusting restaurant for breakfast. MacDonald’s would have been an improvement. “Guide” was busy trying to sell discounted tours in Key West if you paid cash and seemed to discourage credit card payment which she kept repeating and even offered to walk you to a ATM. Why??? Didn’t appreciate having to spend time after a long day at a gas station to refuel. Driver had 6 hours in Key West to do that and not inconvenience passengers.
Relaxed and enjoyed the trip
Kuan_L, Jan 2024
It is so convenient to visit Key West with this day tour. Picked up and dropped us off directly from the hotel on time. Relaxed and enjoyed to trip and plenty of time to tour the popular places in Key West.
Good trip to the Keys
Anuja_A, Jan 2024
Had nice time at the Keys. Since time was limited, had to rush up to cover places.. otherwise bus picked us up on time and had about 5 hours in the Keys. Our house Tamara was good .. she explained everything in English and Spanish. Nicely. organized . Would recommend.
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