Miami to Key West Day Trip with Parasailing
A luxury coach takes you from Miami to Key West along the scenic Overseas Highway on a Key West day trip that includes a thrilling Key West parasail ride.
- Enjoy safe, comfortable round-trip transportation from Miami
- Take advantage of free pickup and drop off service from most Miami hotels
- Sightsee along the Overseas Highway on a narrated tour of the Florida Keys
- Parasail high over the water for a thrilling rush and awesome views of island paradise
- Experience the unique tropical island atmosphere of Key West
Looking for a Miami to Key West Day Trip that will add a thrilling adventure and some exotic tropical flair to your Miami visit? Take a day tour south down the incredible Overseas Highway to spend an afternoon exploring Key West and flying high above the water on a parasail flight. This easy-to-arrange package lets you take in beautiful views of the entire Florida Keys island chain, try out the thrilling sport of parasailing, and spend some time exploring Key West – America’s Caribbean paradise.
Take advantage of free transfer service to the departure point from most hotels in Sunny Isles Beach, Miami Beach, and Downtown Miami. Settle in to a comfortable seat on the modern touring coach and prepare to enjoy one of the top-rated scenic drives in America. Listen to the narrated tour while the scenery passes by the panoramic windows, take pictures, read, or nap in the cool air-conditioning while the coach rolls south from Miami.
The route follows U.S. Highway 1 through the Southern Everglades then leaves the mainland to become the Overseas Highway on the crossing to Key Largo. After rolling through this famous marina resort village, the coach is soon passing emerald water on each side of the road as the Overseas Highway runs deeper into the natural wonderland of the Florida Keys. Threading the narrow Keys, the highway passes through bustling recreational boating harbor towns and presents frequent overwater views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida Straits.
There are 43 bridges between Key Largo and Key West, but none of them compare to the Seven Mile Bridge. It spans open water from the western end of Marathon Key to tiny uninhabited Little Duck Key 6.79 miles away, and when it was completed in 1982, the Seven Mile Bridge was renowned as one of the longest of its type in the world. This amazing example of bridge engineering presents such dramatic views that it has been featured in chase and stunt scenes in movies like True Lies, 2 Fast 2 Furious, and Bad Boys. You can take it all in and be thrilled by the sensation of gliding fast and low over blue water as the coach runs toward the bridge’s western end and the gateway to the Lower Keys.
In the Lower Keys, sparsely-inhabited islands separated by glass-clear channels and shallow bays offer views that take you to remote Caribbean islands far away even though Miami is just a few hours north by road. Undeveloped stretches of tropical bushland bring back echoes of the old Florida Keys when explorers, pirates, smugglers, and pioneer watermen tried to scratch fortunes from the marine wilderness. There is nothing like it anywhere else in America.
When you arrive in Key West around noon, you can walk a few blocks to the harbor where a state-of-the-art 12-passenger parasailing boat is ready to take you flying high above the offshore waters. After a short ride out to the parasailing grounds, brief instructions are given and guests begin strapping in for their parasail flights. Within minutes it’s your turn to stand on the platform at the rear of the boat and lift gracefully into the air under the canopy. Soaring up to 300 feet above the water, the views of Key West and the surrounding waters are incredible. The rush of ascending and descending will have you laughing with excitement, and the expert captain will keep you perfectly dry unless you ask for a cooling toe dip.
When you return to shore, there will still be time to wander the streets of Old Town Key West, have a meal and lift a glass to a day of high adventure. Celebrate with confidence knowing you have a professional designated driver to bring you safely back to Miami by about 10:00pm. The Miami to Key West Day Trip with Parasailing is an excursion you won’t want to miss. It is only a few clicks away with our 100% secure online booking system so you can reserve your spot now!
- 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
- Awesome parasailing flight - see Key West safely from the air!
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.
Likely To Sell Out
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.
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 bus tour requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
Frequently Asked QuestionsFAQ
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given to customers' questions.
Will you take me back to my hotel after the tour?
Yes, after the tour, we will return you back to the hotel that we picked you up from. Miami to Key West Bus Tour offers complimentary drop-off service to all hotels in Miami Beach and Downtown Miami.
Will you pick me up from my hotel?
Yes. Free pick-up is available from all hotels in South Beach, Miami Beach, and Downtown Miami.
Where is the meeting point for this activity?
Detailed check-in instructions – including meeting point address, Google map, and parking information – for Miami to Key West Day Trip with Parasailing will be included in your confirmation email from Miami to Key West Bus Tour. Please be sure to double and triple check your email address is correct at checkout so this important email makes its way to you!
Where can I park my car?
If required, parking instructions for the Miami to Key West Day Trip with Parasailing will be included in your confirmation email.
What is the weather cancellation policy?
If the Miami to Key West Day Trip with Parasailing must be canceled due to bad weather, and you cannot go on another day or time, you will be issued a refund by Miami to Key West Bus Tour.
What is there to see in Key West?
You’ll have approximately 6 hours to explore Key West. Famous for its history, this tropical island is home to famous landmarks such as the Southernmost Point in the United States, Mel Fisher’s Treasure Hunting Museum, Ernest Hemingway’s House with the 6-toed cats, Fort Zachary Taylor, and a spooky above ground cemetery just to name a few. There’s also fun water activities, like snorkeling, a glass bottom boat ride, jet ski tours, and parasailing.
What happens if only my activity in Key West is cancelled?
On occasion, the activities in Key West will be canceled for bad weather. In those cases, you will be given a refund for the canceled part of your trip. Those refunds are as follows:
- If Glass Bottom Boat Cruise is canceled due to weather you will be issued a $29 refund.
- If Snorkeling Trip is canceled due to weather you will be issued a $29 refund.
- If Parasailing is canceled due to weather you will be issued a $39 refund.
- If Trolley is canceled due to weather you will be issued a $25 refund.
What are some good items to bring on the drive to Key West?
Here are some good things to bring to keep you comfortable on the trip: a smartphone, tablet computer, MP3 player, books, magazines, camera, snacks, sleeping shades, and a travel pillow.
Is there an age requirement for parasailing?
Yes, the minimum age to parasail is 6 years old. Participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign their liability waiver prior to boarding the vessel. At Miami to Key West Bus Tour safety is our number one priority. The minimum weight required for parasailing is roughly 90 pounds. If the flyer is less than 90 pounds, they will simply fly tandem with someone not to exceed roughly 450 pounds combined weight. Weight requirements may differ due to wind conditions.
How much free time do we have in Key West?
You’ll have approximately 6 hours to explore Key West at your leisure.
How long does it take to drive to Key West?
The road trip takes about 4 hours. Driving the Overseas Highway is a one-of-a-kind experience. You will see some of the most spectacular scenery in the State. You will literally be driving right over the ocean and across a thin chain of islands and bridges, including the famous 7-Mile Bridge. These bridges connect 34 islands that make up the Florida Keys.
How do people dress in Key West?
Key West is super casual. A sundress for ladies and khaki shorts for the gets is as dressed up as anyone usually gets.
Do you have to know how to swim in order to parasail?
Although it is best for you to be comfortable in the water, you do not have to know how to swim. Each guest is provided with a buoyancy compensator (BC) that will assist with flotation.
Do we stop on the way to Key West?
It depends. If passengers wish to take a break, we will stop at the McDonalds in Tavernier at approximately 9:00 AM. There is also a convince store and a grocery store in the same vicinity.
Can I bring luggage on the bus?
Yes, you may bring one piece of luggage and one carry on bag, per person.
Are there beaches in Key West?
There are several beaches in Key West, with the most popular being located at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park. Key West is a great watersports destination, so bring a bathing suit and sunscreen, if you plan to get wet.
Are there any weight restrictions for parasailing?
Minimum weight to fly alone is 90 lbs; not exceeding 450 lbs in tandem or triple (the captain may change these safety restrictions due to weather conditions).
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