Try one of the best Key West tours, our Miami to Key West Day Trip combo – a fun boat ride, a Key West snorkeling trip, and a few hours to enjoy Key West.
Get a free shuttle transfer from your Miami hotel to the tour departure point
Enjoy a narrated scenic tour along the amazing Overseas Highway
Take a boat ride out to snorkel over the living coral of Key West
Cool off with soda, wine, beer, and margaritas after your snorkel
Shop, dine, and play in Old Town Key West
Tours of Key West presents a fun one-day Miami to Key West tour that combines some great sightseeing along the Florida Keys island chain with a snorkeling trip offshore to the coral reefs of Key West and some time to enjoy the unique, exciting island city of Key Wet. It’s a classic American road trip on the incredible Overseas Highway as you travel the full length of the Keys aboard a luxury touring coach and enjoy an exciting day in America's Caribbean Island paradise.
Fast, easy online booking and complementary pickup service from most major Miami Beach, Sunny Isles Beach, and Downtown Miami hotels make this special package the perfect side-trip addition to your Miami vacation. Modern air-conditioned tour buses with elevated reclining seats near panoramic windows offer the ultimate in relaxing sightseeing. And the 4-hour trip west on the Overseas Highway delivers some amazingly scenic vistas and endless points of interest.
The road runs along 31 Keys, large and small, bustling and remote. The coach crosses 43 bridges over open water on the journey between Key Largo and Key West. About 90 minutes into the trip, at the western end of busy Marathon Key, a world-famous wonder of bridge engineering lifts the coach high above the turquoise and emerald water. The Seven Mile Bridge, completed in 1982, is a sweeping span that offers jaw-dropping views out over the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico as the touring coach seems to swoop over the clear water.
The photo opportunities continue as the highway reconnects with land on tiny Little Duck Key, then hops 3 more bridges to Bahia Honda Key. This is the gateway to the Lower Keys, and the Caribbean island atmosphere, with hundreds of islands, maze-like channels, and many bays makes it feel like you have left the USA behind. You will pass by miles of pristine tropical bushland, small towns, fishing camps, and trophy vacation homes in high-end resort developments as the coach nears Key West.
Scheduled arrival time in Key West is around the noon hour, and your power catamaran will be waiting in the harbor to take you out snorkeling. The expert captain and crew will evaluate weather and water conditions to choose the most favorable snorkeling site. All you have to do is relax and enjoy the cruise. Sit in the shaded lounge area, tan on the spacious sundeck, or stay at the railing and keep an eye out for dolphins, sea turtles and other marine life.
When the captain gives the signal, your friendly crew members will help you gear up with snorkel, mask, and fins. Beginners need not worry – plenty of help and instruction is readily available, and snorkeling is far safer and easier than swimming. Flotation devices are provided for those who desire, and wetsuits are on hand in cooler weather.
A special stairway to the sea drops from the boat to make getting into the water easy, and within minutes you are floating peacefully above one of the most diverse ecosystems on earth. Get close-up views of Angelfish, Blue and Yellow Tang, Moray Eels, Parrotfish, Yellow Snapper, and many other tropical fish species. If you are lucky, you may encounter a sea turtle or one of the big game fish that Key West is famous for.
After exploring the reef for 60 minutes, you can come back aboard to rinse off under the freshwater shower. Then toast your snorkeling success and enjoy the cruise to shore with a marine happy hour featuring frozen margaritas, cold beer, white wine, and a variety of snack chips along with water and soft drinks. Enjoy yourself with the pleasant feeling of having a safe, secure ride back to Miami with a professional driver at the wheel.
Tours of Key West recommends the Miami to Key West Day Trip with Snorkeling combination as a top choice for a day of adventure in tropical paradise. Save your spot now by booking online with our 100% secure system. All necessary trip details along with the voucher will arrive in a final confirmation email then all you have to do is relax and enjoy your Key West tour.
Reservations are REQUIRED for all bookings
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.
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.
Can I go snorkeling if I cannot swim?
Yes, this is possible, as long as you are comfortable going into the water. All Tours of Key West 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 Tours of Key West 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 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 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 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 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 1653 verified reviews from Tours of Key West and TripAdvisor
A lovely, well-organized trip
Caleb W, Jun 2023 Verified
We loved this trip! The bus was nice and clean, the staff was friendly and helpful, the trip was well-organized, and the snorkeling was amazing.
Michelle_B, Jun 2023 Verified
A great trip. Driver and host (Manny and David) were fabulous! David was very informative and went out of his way to ensure everyone knew what they were doing and when. He would take time out to speak to all individuals - English and Spanish speaking. Snorkelling was fantastic - approx 6 miles out to a coral reef. Saw dolphins and turtles enroute and lots of multicoloured fish at the reef. The boat crew cared for the sea and its environment. We also booked the parasailing - which was equally as good!This was a family trip (10 year old and 14 year old) and it did not disappoint any of us. We saw Key West at its best and would definitely want to go back! It is a full day so be prepared for early start and late finish.
shawntell_w, Jun 2023 Verified
Sharing this experience with a large group. We met new friends and enjoyed a great time. I would definitely do this again
D7835FTmariet, Jun 2023 Verified
This tour was the perfect way to visit Key West hassle-free. The knowledgeable guide kept us entertained and informed throughout the journey, and the comfortable bus made the long drive a breeze. I could sit back, relax, and take in the stunning views. Truly a memorable experience!
Nicole_R, Jun 2023 Verified
Great trip, would highly recommend taking this trip but take 2 days if you can. Guide and driver were great!
Angela_M, Jun 2023 Verified
Awesome tour guide. Very helpful and interesting! This was my third trip and I’m never disappointed.
curtiso298, Jun 2023 Verified
I had an incredible day trip from Miami to Key West with a snorkeling tour. The coach ride was comfortable, and the drive along the iconic Overseas Highway was breathtaking. Once in Key West, I boarded a boat and got to explore coastal coral reefs while snorkeling. It was an unforgettable experience being immersed in the underwater world. The added bonus was the free open bar on the boat, which made the trip even more enjoyable. Highly recommended!
Sarah_H, Jun 2023 Verified
Interesting facts we’re provided on the way by the enthusiast guide who clearly knew his stuff!
Not long enough in KW, though!!
Melina_P, Jun 2023 Verified
Great Experience. Jacob the driver got us there and back safely. Emilio the tour guide provided lots of great history and facts on the way. Bus was comfortable and clean. Snorkeling was fun. Big catamaran, with easy access to get in and out the water. Had a lot of fun.
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.
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