Sightsee along the famous Overseas Highway then take a Key West Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise when you tour Key West on this great Miami to Key West day trip combo.
Complementary pickup at most hotels in Sunny Isles Beach, Miami Beach, & Downtown Miami
Excellent sightseeing along the famous Overseas Highway with a narrated tour of the Keys
Luxury touring aboard a well-appointed modern coach includes crossing the Seven Mile Bridge
Amazing views of living coral & hundreds of marine species on a Key West glass-bottom boat cruise
Free time to visit historic Old Town Key West for shopping and dining
For a full day of sightseeing fun, take a Miami to Key West Day Trip that combines a run from Miami down to Key West via the amazing Overseas Highway with an afternoon glass-bottom boat cruise over North America’s only living coral reef system. You can get a free morning pickup right at your hotel in Downtown Miami or Miami Beach and within an hour be on a luxury touring coach rolling through a tropical marine wonderland.
If you want to see the Florida Keys, catch the unique flavor of Key West, and get a glimpse of an incredible underwater world all in one fun-filled day, the Tours of Key West Miami to Key West Day Trip with Glass Bottom Boat Cruise combination is the best Key West tour for you.
A modern touring coach may be the perfect way to experience the Florida Keys. Forget the stress of driving – just lean back and relax in a plush, comfortable seat. Enjoy the cool air conditioning, wide-open views, and interesting narration while taking in the view from high above road level. The Overseas Highway is known for unobstructed vistas over blue water and long passages through untouched areas of lush green foliage. Trophy resort homes and quaint island villages will slide by as the coach crosses 31 Keys both large and small.
The Overseas Highway features 43 bridges, but the unquestionable highlight is the Seven Mile Bridge, a marvel of engineering that lifts the road just above the surface of the sea so the coach seems to fly over the water. You will want to have your camera ready when crossing this bridge. The Seven Mile has been made famous by television shows, travel documentaries, and action movies including 2 Fast 2 Furious, Bad Boys, and True Lies.
You will arrive in Key West around lunch time rested and ready to cruise offshore on a state-of-the-art glass bottom catamaran. You can take a bit of time to shop for souvenirs as you head down to the docks to board the glass-bottom boat.
These boats have been a top Key West attraction for over a century, and along with an air-conditioned enclosed viewing area featuring a crystal-clear window to the sea, the modern high-tech glass-bottom boat has all the amenities of a yacht. Stable catamaran design, outside sun deck seating, comfortable restrooms, and an on-board snack bar make for a truly enjoyable boat ride.
The specially-designed vessel offers passengers of all ages an easy, environmentally-friendly way to get a close view of hundreds of tropical fish and all the wonders of the coral reef ecosystem. Look for exotic natural sponges, moray eels, lobsters, and sea turtles. An expert guide provides live narration and answers questions as the boat cruises smoothly over the reef while fish move undisturbed below. It’s the closest you can get to the coral reef without getting wet!
It’s nice to relax and enjoy the cruise and your time in Key West to the fullest, secure in the knowledge that you have a safe and restful ride back to Miami in the evening, where you will arrive at around 10:00pm refreshed and stress-free. To ensure you have a spot on this unforgettable vacation day-trip, book your Miami to Key West Day Trip with Glass Bottom Boat Cruise package now. Tours of Key West makes the planning quick and easy, with all necessary check-in details and directions sent together with your voucher in the final confirmation email.
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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
State-of-the-Art Catamaran Glass Bottom Boat
Air Conditioned Enclosed Viewing Area, Seated Sundeck
Expert Tour Guides
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 weather cancellation policy?
If the Miami to Key West Day Trip with Glass Bottom Boat Cruise must be canceled due to bad weather, and you cannot go on another day or time, you will be issued a refund by Tours of Key West.
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 Glass Bottom Boat Cruise 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 Glass Bottom Boat Cruise will be included in your confirmation email from Tours of Key West. 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 I get seasick on Miami to Key West Day Trip & Glass Bottom Boat Cruise Combo?
If you have any doubts about becoming seasick on the water, we recommend taking a Dramamine® Motion Sickness Relief tablet the night before your trip. Some people recommend taking it the night before your cruise and then again that morning so you will not feel so drowsy.
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. Tours of Key West offers complimentary drop-off service to all hotels in Miami Beach and Downtown Miami.
Average 4.71 out of 5 stars based on 1642 verified reviews from Tours of Key West and TripAdvisor
Petribe_R, May 2023 Verified
This was our first time going to Key West & it was a great time. We choose the package with snorkeling activity. The reef was very pretty and the amount of time out in the reef was great to explore the reef, get a tan and spend quality time with the girls. The margaritas that was provided on the boat were so good and they staff there made sure that no one had their cups empty the entire time. Very pleased with the entire trip. Would definitely recommend. It was a holiday weekend and there was a game playing that night so time management was at the forefront of everything.
Xiuwen_L, May 2023 Verified
It was our first time parasailing, great experience. I had Scotty and Maddie. Wonderful people! Would definitely go back
Ross_C, May 2023 Verified
It’s a long day but couldn’t recommend it highly enough - Tour guide was excellent and very informative, stopped for breakfast on the way and then got 6 hours in Key West before journey home. Great city!
Isela M, May 2023 Verified
Tour guides were very nice and informative I was picked up on time. Loved it. Definitely recommend for solo trip or family
yangxihua, May 2023 Verified
Totally enjoyed this tour. Lewis is a very good guide, every thing was well organised and very clear.
A550BUconnors, May 2023 Verified
Pick up was prompt, within ten minutes of the allocated time and right outside our hotel. The guide was very informative, telling us about the history of the Keys. The bus was comfy and had power outlets too, and there’s a stop for breakfast along the way in case you wish to buy some. We just had transport to Key West and had six whole hours to spend on arrival, which was more than enough time. Very central drop off location in Key West and easy to find to come back. We were dropped off at our South Beach hotel between 9-10 pm so it really is a full day out.
Rongen_Z, May 2023 Verified
Good communication. The guide David thoughtfully put us on another bus coming back since the lower level was too hot. Would recommend to others
Angela_F, May 2023 Verified
My most memorable was the trolley ride through the city and stop in to see all the different stores, ice cream parlor. Nice restaurants in the city and all the history behind Key West and some of it was tied in with my hometown Macon, Georgia.
Marina_T, May 2023 Verified
We loved our guide very informative and made sure everyone got to where they needed to be , the snorkelling was beautiful ! And Key West has such a vibe !!
priship2023, May 2023 Verified
The entire day trip to Key West was filled with amazing people and staff. Everything was on time and the staff on the bus (Lili) was incredibly sweet and helpful. Her instructions were super clear plus the staff on the boat when we went snorkeling was just super helpful and professional beyond my expectations. I personally panicked when I went inside the water and the life guard (not sure about the name) saw me struggle and he promptly reached towards me and offered to help. Even though I was very nervous, he went out of his way to calm me down and offered to help. Highly recommend booking this trip because for the price it is so much worth it. Hope this helps.
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