An ideal way to visit Key West from Fort Myers (year round) or Marco Island (December - Spring) is to jump on board the Key West Express. There is no better way to arrive into the Keys than by sailing through the open waters of The Gulf of Mexico.
Each high-speed vessel offers 2 outdoor sundecks, 2 indoor climate controlled cabins, fully stocked cash galley and bar and large flat screen televisions.
The journey departs daily from Fort Myers at approximately 0830 and arrives into Key West at approximately 1230. The return trip departs at 1800 and arrives back to Fort Myers at 2145. You can either day trip across or spend a few nights - the choice is yours.
The journey from Marco Island takes approximately 3 hours and again - provides for a full day in Key West. Please enquire about seasonal departure times.
Although the vessels have large capacity, they do tend to fill up quickly, especially during peak months, so do make sure you enquire about early booking prior to your trip.
Once you experience the ease and fun of sailing to Key West - you'll never drive again!!