Fort Myers Beach to Key West: it’s easy!

Maybe you don’t think of our beach paradise as a good jumping off point for a day-trip to Key West but you should!

It’s an easy day-trip (or overnight trip if you want) aboard the Key West Express, the 170-foot jet-powered luxury catamaran which sails daily – most days –  on a continuous loop between Fort Myers Beach and America’s tropical island.

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Fort Myers Beach to Key West: it's easy!Sure, you could drive the 5-6 hour trip in your car – or – you could take the Key West Express and be docking in Key West three to four hours later after comfortably cruising the usually placid Gulf of Mexico at 34-knots.

The ship has 3 decks of comfortable indoor and outdoor seating and is crewed by a highly skilled crew that is ready to take care of you.

“Traveling via the Key West Express is truly the best way to get to Key West,” explains the Key West Express crew. “You’ll enjoy air-conditioned interiors, several exterior sun decks, plus couches, tables, and even reclining airline-style seating. There’s even a full-service galley, full-service bar, and flat screen TVs with satellite television to watch during the duration of the ride. This is not just a ferry to Key West, it’s the Key West Express. We make getting to Key West half the fun!”

Fort Myers Beach to Key West: it's easy!You can even take your household pet along or your bike and cruise the streets of Key West like the locals.

But to get there from here you’ll want to launch from one of our luxurious beach vacation homes!

The warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and its white sandy beaches welcome visitors to Fort Myers Beach, a friendly community which makes everyone feel at home.

A vacation residence that offers a view of the Gulf provides a level of relaxation that surpasses expectations and our carefully selected properties offer superior accommodations. The broad expanse of Gulf waters provides an unobstructed view of glorious sunsets, visible from any of our prime locations.

Estero Island, the formal name of Ft. Myers Beach, is only seven miles long, but it is a crescent shaped piece of heaven for those who live, work or visit here. Getting Florida sand in your shoes means that you cannot avoid returning to the state, according to local legend. Getting the white sand of Fort Myers Beach in them may mean that you never plan to leave. Historians believe that Ponce de Leon visited Estero Island in 1513, setting an example for its nearly two million annual visitors today.

See what the Key West Express trip is like in this 8-minute video: