Miami to Key West Day Trip with Glass Bottom Boat Cruise
Take a Florida Keys road trip on the amazing Overseas Highway then explore the rich sea life around Key West aboard a modern, eco-friendly glass-bottom boat.
- Use free pickup and drop off service from most Miami Beach & Downtown Miami hotels
- Ride down the incredible Overseas Highway
- Enjoy a narrated tour of the Florida Keys
- Take a Key West glass-bottom boat ride over the coral reef
- Visit historic Old Town in exciting Key West
Add some offshore adventure to your Miami to Key West Day Trip with a Key West Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise over the living corals of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The Miami to Key West Bus Tour Company makes scheduling and booking easy for a Key West tour combination that combines a road trip down the scenic Overseas Highway with one of the top attractions in Key West plus some time to enjoy the exciting island city.
Plan a full day starting with free pickup from most Downtown Miami and Miami Beach hotels. The tour departs from Miami at 7:45am, arrives in Key West about noon, and returns to Miami around 10:00 in the evening. The round-trip journey on a modern luxury touring coach takes you along the entire length of the Florida Keys on the beautiful Overseas Highway.
Air-conditioning, soft reclining seats, and panoramic windows turn the 4-hour trip into a relaxing sightseeing experience. Listen to a narrated tour of the Keys while enjoying the view, take photos, read, or simply rest as the comfortable coach carries you 128 miles from the Florida mainland to the Caribbean paradise of Key West.
The stretch of U.S. Highway 1 that runs from the mainland to Key Largo and southwest along the Florida Keys island chain is called the Overseas Highway. It is famous for the views out over the open water that appear on both sides of the road as the route crosses the narrow Keys and 43 bridges that link them. The coach passes through the small island towns and rolls by resorts, marinas, and beach parks. The unique atmosphere of the Florida Keys makes it easy to imagine you are visiting another country even though Miami is just a few hours away.
Every Keys traveler looks forward to crossing the amazing Seven Mile Bridge, an engineering wonder and one of the longest bridges in the world when it was completed in 1982. About 60 miles from Key Largo, the Seven Mile Bridge spans the 6.79-mile gap between Knights Key on the southwest end of Marathon and uninhabited Little Duck Key. The Seven Mile Bridge runs low over water so clear that it is often possible to see the reefs and channels of the shallows below. The Gulf of Mexico on the north joins the Straits of Florida to the south under the Seven Mile Bridge, and you will never forget the thrilling feeling of skimming low over the emerald water as the coach speeds across the bridge.
Crossing the Seven Mile Bridge takes you into the Lower Keys where tiny towns, marinas, bayside shorelines, and empty tropical bushlands give a real Caribbean island feel. The miles fly past and soon the coach is pulling in to Old Town Key West. You should have time to pick up a snack on the way to the harbor where a high-tech glass-bottom catamaran waits to take you out on a marine safari. This modern version of a classic Key West attraction features an air-conditioned enclosed viewing area that gives all passengers an unobstructed window to the underwater world.
A Key West glass-bottom boat tour is a fun boat ride combined with an educational adventure that introduces guests to the living coral reef along with many of the 400 species of fish that live there. Keep an eye open for moray eels, sea turtles, and other interesting marine creatures as your expert guide narrates the tour and answers questions. Clean restrooms, a snack bar, comfortable seating, and an open sun deck up top make the run out to the reef and back enjoyable. Glass-bottom boat tours are great for visitors of all ages, and they have been popular in Key West since the late 1800’s.
The glass-bottom boat returns to shore in time for you to enjoy about 90 minutes exploring Old Town. Do some shopping, grab a bite, or have a drink. With a professional driver at the wheel, the ride back up to Miami will be a relaxing chance to enjoy more sightseeing opportunities. Let The Miami to Key West Bus Tour Company help you arrange the perfect Miami to Key West day trip. Use our 100% secure online booking system to reserve your spots on the touring coach and aboard the Key West Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise.
- Reservations are REQUIRED for all bookings
- Book Your Package On-Line and Receive Your Confirmation
- Departure point: Detailed check-in instructions - including address, Google map, and parking information - will be included in your final confirmation email.
- Duration: 6 Hours in Key West
- Check-in time: Must be there by 7:15 am to check-in, boarding time will be at 7:40 am.
- Round trip transportation from Miami
- 6 hours in Key West A narrated tour of the Florida Keys
- State-of-the-Art Catamaran Glass Bottom Boat
- Air Conditioned Enclosed Viewing Area, Seated Sundeck
- Expert Tour Guides
- Gratuities (Optional)
What To Bring
- Confirmation Voucher (printed or mobile)
- Any required or suggested items listed on your confirmation email.
- A Smile!
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
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Spaces are extremely limited this time of year so book early to ensure the date you want.
Voucher Confirmation Info
This tour accepts both printed and electronic vouchers (e-vouchers). You can either print the voucher and present a paper copy on the day of travel. Or, if you travel with a mobile device, simply show your Photo ID and present your voucher on your Smartphone or tablet on the day of travel.
Local Operator Information
Complete operator information, including local telephone number, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
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