Get to Key West by ferry
Although Key West has excellent access thanks to many bridges, the ferry is a very good alternative for people who live on the West Coast of Florida.
There are two fast ferries from Fort Myers and Marco Island. Both are operated by the Key West Express ferry company. Currently, these two ferries are the only ones that sail on a regular basis.
Contrary to popular belief, there is no Miami to Key West ferry. If you want to go by boat from Miami to Key West, you are dependent on charters. A very good alternative is the bus though.
We explain all Key West ferry options and you can use our unique ferry map.
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Key West Express
The Key West Express sails with two catamaran boats. The ferry from Fort Meyers sails year-round. The Marco Island ferry is a seasonal ferry. Both ferries depart at 8:00 AM.
It is not possible to bring your car to the ferries.
Fort Meyers ⇔ Key West
Marco Island ⇔ Key West
Ferry to Dry Tortugas
Those looking for a nice day trip can opt for the ferry between Key West and Dry Tortugas. This national park consists of 7 small islands, lots of beautiful water, and a 19th-century fortress. You can even camp there overnight if you want.
The Key west ferry terminal
The terminal is located in the north of the town (in a light green building). The address is 100 Grinnell St, Key West, FL 33040, United States
Alternatives for ferry from Miami to Key West
As mentioned before, there is no direct ferry from Miami to Key West. These are the alternatives:
Frequently Asked Questions: Key West Ferry
There is no ferry from Miami to Key West. Probably because the road connection is very good and you can travel by bus or shuttle if you are not able to drive to Key West yourself.
There is no Tampa-Key West Ferry. The best option is the ferry that departs from Fort Myers.
Naples and Bonita Springs are located right between the two departure ports to Key West. So you will first have to drive a bit to the ferry. The most logical choice is the ferry from Marco Island.
The answer is no. There are no ferries between Key West and Cuba.