Miami to Key West Day Trip with Snorkeling
Take a luxury coach southbound on a Miami to Key West Day Trip to experience a Key West snorkeling safari and some play time in exciting tropical Key West.
- Reserve a free front-door pickup from most major Miami hotels
- Ride down the Keys on the incredible Overseas Highway
- Spend 6 hours on the tropical island of Key West
- Take an exciting snorkeling trip
- Enjoy complimentary after-snorkel adult beverages
Cool Key West puts a Miami to Key West Day Trip together with an exciting Key West snorkeling tour for a day of fun and adventure that will be the star attraction of any Miami area vacation. This high-value day trip package takes you sightseeing on the amazing Overseas Highway down the full length of the Florida Keys island chain to Key West.
You will experience one of America’s most renowned scenic drives, go snorkeling in the rich tropical waters of Key West where live coral and incredible marine life attract thousands of snorkelers and divers annually, then return to Key West just in time for that town’s legendary happy hour specials.
Get a free pickup from your hotel then board a modern luxury touring coach with comfortable raised seating and panoramic viewing windows to launch an epic road trip heading south out of Miami on U.S. Highway 1. After passing though Florida City, the last town on the Florida Mainland, the coach crosses the Southern Glades wilderness wetlands and begins traversing narrow land bridges between blue-green bays. You are now on the Overseas Highway, and the swamps and bushlands of Crocodile Lake National Wildlife refuge welcome you to romantic Key Largo.
Following what was once the route of Flagler’s Overseas Railway, a unique early 20th century rail line to Key West built by oil baron Henry Flagler, the highway takes in expansive views of emerald water rolling out to the horizon on all sides. The ride is constantly interesting as the coach rolls through resort towns, along water-side marinas, past beach parks, and from Key to Key across one bridge after another.
About an hour and a half down the Keys, the awesome Seven Mile Bridge comes up and the coach seems to leap into the air over emerald water. Featured in Vin Diesel’s Fast and Furious series of action movies as well as other films, the Seven Mile Bridge is one of the most incredible bridges in the world.
Breathtaking miles later, the Overseas Highway comes back to land on uninhabited Little Duck Key. Crossing 2 more small Keys and 3 short bridges, the road hits Bahia Honda Key and State Park, the unofficial entrance to the Lower Keys. You are now in the Caribbean tropics, where rustic villages, secluded harbors, bushlands, and mangrove island-dotted channels and bays recall the history of the old Florida Keys. For centuries, explorers, pirates, bandits, and pioneers of the marine wilderness all searched for fortune amongst the treacherous maze of reefs, sandbars, and islands.
Arriving in Key West around noon, you will be guided to the port where a sleek power catamaran is ready to embark on a snorkeling safari. The sea around Key West is always changing, but you can relax in the shade or catch some sun as your expert captain evaluates conditions and makes the short run out to the area that promises the best snorkeling conditions for the day. Once the boat is at rest, helpful crew members get everyone outfitted with high-performance snorkeling gear and a special stairway to the water drops from between the vessel’s twin hulls.
First-time snorkelers get all the extra help they need, and within minutes everyone is spreading out through the calm, clear waters over the only living coral reef formations in North America. Coral alternates with stone and white sand as hundreds of fish in all shapes and colors flit in every direction.
Float at ease and move with a few flips of the fins – snorkeling is a very peaceful and relaxing sport that is actually effortless in comparison to swimming. Stay quiet and alert to spot sea turtles or the larger game fish species that Key West is known for.
Back on deck, a freshwater shower is waiting, and you can rinse off the salt then kick back with a soft drink, beer, wine, or even a margarita as the boat heads home. Go ahead and start happy hour because you will have some time back on land to explore Old Town, do some shopping, grab a bite, and have a few more drinks. No worries with a professional driver at the wheel and an easy cruise to get back to Miami at about 10pm, just in time to hit the clubs if you want to celebrate an excellent Key West day trip.
The Cool Key West Miami to Key West Day Trip with a Key West snorkeling adventure makes for a long day of fun and excitement and is a great travel value. This popular tour fills up very quickly and spaces are limited so use our secure online booking system to reserve your spots now for a Miami to Key West Day Trip with Snorkeling package.
- 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.
- Round trip transportation from Miami
- 6 hours in Key West
- A narrated tour of the Florida Keys
- Snorkel trip
- Snorkel gear (mask, fins, snorkel, flotation device)
- 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.
- A Smile!
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 activity 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.
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. Cool Key West offers complimentary drop-off service to all hotels in Miami Beach and Downtown Miami.
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.
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 Cool 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!
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.
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 Cool 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.
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 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.
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!
How much free time do we have in Key West?
You’ll have approximately 6 hours to explore Key West at your leisure.
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 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.
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.
Can we use our own snorkeling gear?
The snorkel gear we use on Cool 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.
Can I go snorkeling if I cannot swim?
Yes, this is possible, as long as you are comfortable going into the water. All Cool 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 I bring luggage on the bus?
Yes, you may bring one piece of luggage and one carry on bag, per person.
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.
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