A Comparison of Day Tours from Fort Lauderdale to Key West

by Oliver Stallwood  |  Published April 29, 2024

Head to Key West, the southernmost point of the US, from Fort Lauderdale to see a different side of Florida. Here is a comparison of day tours from Fort Lauderdale to Key West.

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Key West is the southernmost point in the United States and famous for watersports, nightlife, beaches and cocktails. For anyone staying in the bustling coastal city of Fort Lauderdale, with its sophisticated eating and drinking scene and rich arts and culture, heading to Key West makes for a fun, fabulous day trip. It’s an epic drive – just over four hours each way – but takes the Seven Mile bridge straddling the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean on the way. Here is a comparison of day tour from Fort Lauderdale to Key West.

Fort Lauderdale to Key West Tour with Optional Add-ons

This is a great one day trip via a comfortable charter bus with onboard Wi-Fi. One of the highlights of the trip is part of the journey itself – the famous Seven Mile Bridge on your ride over to the Keys – and once at Key West the trip becomes fully customisable to what you want to do. Either you can relax and take in the sights of Key West or book one of the optional add-on activities beforehand, including snorkeling, trolley, and a glass-bottom boat tour. It’s a long day at 15 hours but a whole lot of fun. From €102.66.

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From Fort Lauderdale to Key West Full-Day Tour

This is a fairly similar trip that also has optional add-ons such as snorkeling, scuba diving, glass bottom boat, parasail, conch train and Hard Rock. You board a luxury coach early in the morning and head to Key West, crossing over Seven Mile Bridge with its spectacular views over the ocean. Once in Key West there are options to add a 90-minute Conch Tour Train or a hop-on hop-off trolley tour to see all the attractions. You can also take to the water if you select from either a three-hour snorkelling adventure, two-hour glass-bottom boat cruise or a 15-minute parasailing ride. In all this day trip is also 15 hours. From €93.24.

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From Fort Lauderdale: Key West and Glass Bottom Boat

With this your you will get to see the shops, restaurants and beaches of Key West at your leisure before experiencing the fish and sealife of the area during a glass-bottom boat ride. The ride there naturally crosses the epic Seven Mile Bridge – in total you’ll cross 42 bridges and hop 32 islands just to get there – and then there is free time to explore Key West. The boat ride is three hours long and heads to Key West Coral Reef, the third-largest reef in the world. The round trip and boat trip are included in the price. Customers have had mixed experiences on this trip – it may be worth getting in touch with the operator first to talk about facilities on the way. From €138.70.

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