See the Florida Keys and reach Key West in just 4 hours then take an exciting Key West snorkeling cruise on this great Miami to Key West Day Trip with Snorkeling package. Arrange a free morning pickup from most Sunny Isles Beach, Miami Beach, or Downtown Miami hotels then depart the city at 7:45am and travel to Key West via luxury touring coach on the incredible Overseas Highway.
This is one of America’s most renowned road trips, and it’s the perfect way to begin a day of fun and sun in tropical Key West. After touring the full length of the Florida Keys, you will reach the island around noon and board a high-tech ocean catamaran to experience the coral reef snorkeling Key West is famous for. This Key West day trip package will add an unforgettable highlight to any Miami area vacation.
An air-conditioned luxury touring coach will whisk you south from Miami along U.S. Highway 1. After passing through the Southern Everglades, the road leaves the mainland and crosses a narrow land bridge to Key Largo. This is where U.S. 1 becomes the famous Overseas Highway, one of the most scenic roads in the world. It runs through the resort communities and parklands of the Upper Keys, and busy towns alternate with blue water, beaches, and bustling marinas to make for interesting sightseeing. Relax in the spacious comfortable seat, take pictures out the large windows, listen to the narrated tour, catch up on some reading, or just enjoy the beautiful views.
The Overseas Highway crosses 43 bridges on the route to Key West, the final inhabited island in the Florida Keys chain. But nothing matches the spectacular Seven Mile Bridge that reaches from Knights Key on the western tip of Marathon Key to uninhabited Little Duck Key in a single span. One of the top bridge engineering accomplishments in the world, the Seven Mile soars above emerald green water in a crossing that many visitors say is like flying. You might recognize this bridge from the Fast and Furious movie series and other action films. Now you can experience it in real life, and it is truly unforgettable.
After a few more short bridge crossings, Bahia Honda Key marks the beginning of the Lower Keys. This is Caribbean paradise and the views on land and sea are incredible. Small towns, marina resorts, blue water, white sand, and dozens of small islands present an ever-changing panorama. The pristine waters and coral-lined channels of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, or the Backcountry as the locals call it, stretch to the north. You can capture the feel of the Old Keys here, and the tropical atmosphere reminds you that Key West is close.
You will arrive in Key West right around noon and head down to the harbor for a guided Key West snorkeling tour out to the only living coral reefs in North America. It’s a fun boat ride out, and the large, stable ocean catamaran offers plenty of room to relax and enjoy the trip. When the captain selects the ideal spot for the weather and water conditions, friendly crew members will get you geared up with top quality snorkeling gear. If you are a beginner, the crew is ready to help out, but it is actually a really easy sport and soon you will be in the water and amazed at the variety and number of colorful fish and other marine creatures that swarm over the coral patches and sandy bottom.
After snorkeling, a fresh-water shower refreshes and cold beverages make the return trip to port a real happy hour. You will get back to land in time to walk around Old Town to see the sights, shop, and enjoy the local hospitality. Join the fun of cocktail hour in Key West – you have a designated driver for the return trip to Miami, where the coach will drop you off at about 10:00pm.
The Miami to Key West Day Trip with Snorkeling combines three of Florida’s most exciting adventures into one full day, and you do not want to miss it. You can reserve your spots on this popular tour right now with our 100% secure online booking system then get ready for a day of Key West fun and sun!
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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.
Free water, soft drinks, beer, wine, and margaritas on the snorkel tour
What To Bring
Confirmation Voucher (printed or mobile)
Any required or suggested items listed on your confirmation email.
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.
Frequently Asked QuestionsFAQ
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given to customers' questions.
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.
Can I bring luggage on the bus?
Yes, you may bring one piece of luggage and one carry on bag, per person.
Can I go snorkeling if I cannot swim?
Yes, this is possible, as long as you are comfortable going into the water. All Miami to Key West Bus Tour snorkeling tours adhere to strict safety regulations and have been designed to be enjoyed by all.
Your safety is our #1 priority, which is why:
You will be wearing a flotation device at all times.
On many tours, there is a stairway from the boat into the water so you won’t have to “jump” in!
There are trained staff in the water and watching from the boat at all times.
For these reasons, we believe that even non-swimmers can have a wonderful time on our snorkeling trips, however, the final judgment call is yours to make. Please note we do not give refunds if you decide not to snorkel on the trip.
Can we use our own snorkeling gear?
The snorkel gear we use on Miami to Key West Bus Tour tours is high quality and for your protection, the equipment is sanitized after each use. However, if you feel more comfortable using your own snorkeling equipment, feel free to bring it on the tour. Please note, there is no discount for providing your own equipment and we can’t be responsible for any lost or damaged items.
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.
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.
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 much free time do we have in Key West?
You’ll have approximately 6 hours to explore Key West at your leisure.
I've never snorkeled before, will I be OK?
First-time snorkelers can be assured of one-on-one instruction and assistance. We find introducing folks to our world very rewarding!
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.
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 is the age limit for snorkeling?
There are no legal age limits for snorkeling. We have found that age 5 or 6 is a good age to learn the basics of snorkeling, however, it’s entirely up to individuals to make the best choice for their family.
What is the weather cancellation policy?
If the Miami to Key West Day Trip with Snorkeling 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.
Where can I park my car?
If required, parking instructions for the Miami to Key West Day Trip with Snorkeling will be included in your confirmation email.
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 Snorkeling 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!
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.
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.
Average 4.72 out of 5 stars based on 1499 verified reviews from Miami to Key West Bus Tour and TripAdvisor
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Joseph B, Mar 2023 Verified
Rhadames_O, Mar 2023 Verified
The history behind of almost everything!! The excellent driving and narration!!! Excellent en service
Awesome day trip
Jamia A, Mar 2023 Verified
Never went on a boat in such beautiful waters
Ossama_L, Mar 2023 Verified
It was a really great experience
Animation during the road was awesome, thanks to the organiser (David)I recommend it
Alana D, Mar 2023 Verified
Cecilia_C, Mar 2023 Verified
Viaje muy largo… pero durmiendo se hace muy agradable. Bus muy cómodo, guia muy atenta y preocupada de cada detalle. Buen chofer. El lugar precioso y con muchas actividades para hacer… aunque solo recorrer la ciudad ya es lindo. Hacer anorak el… entretenido, el viaje muy simpático dentro del catamarán y guias muy divertidos y atentos… para principiantes ningún problema. Solo que vimos pocos peces… pero todo tan entretenido que iría nuevamente!
T3694NCrachelc, Mar 2023 Verified
I'm so glad I decided to book a day trip from Miami. The tour was well-organized and our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The snorkeling was one of the best I've ever experienced, and the wine tasting was a great way to end the day. The scenery along the way was also breathtaking. Highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Miami!
Lourdes_H, Mar 2023 Verified
First time visiting Miami… so I had to visit Key West. If you don’t want to deal with the driving aspect of it; then, this is your route to go. Gives you an opportunity to quickly visit the main spots of Key West; but, must be honest …. I will be going back to spend a few days there next time. So much to do and not enough time to do it all.
Heidi_M, Mar 2023 Verified
So much fun.
Take the on off trolley. Well worth it. We actually had a hard time fitting all the things we wanted to do in. It wouldn't have been possible if we walked
Amazing trip to Key West!
Robert C, Mar 2023 Verified
Very friendly comfortable travel!
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