Miami to Key West Day Trip with Glass Bottom Boat Cruise
Take a Florida Keys road trip on the amazing Overseas Highway then explore the rich sea life around Key West aboard a modern, eco-friendly glass-bottom boat.
- Arrange free pickup from most Miami Beach & Downtown Miami hotels
- Ride the incredible Overseas Highway in a luxury touring coach
- Enjoy a narrated tour of the Florida Keys
- Spend an afternoon on the tropical island of Key West
- Explore the coral reef on a state-of-the-art glass-bottom boat
Combine a road trip along the scenic Florida Keys with a marine adventure aboard the best Key West glass-bottom boat on this exciting Miami to Key West Day Trip & Glass Bottom Boat Cruise Combo. Best In Key West invites you to experience sightseeing on the incredible Overseas Highway, then depart from Key West in the afternoon on a state-of-the-art glass-bottom boat to observe the amazing coral reefs and marine life of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. It’s a beautiful ride in air-conditioned comfort aboard a luxury touring coach, and you will arrive in Key West rested, enjoy an unforgettable day, then return to Miami refreshed at about 10:00 pm.
Take advantage of convenient free morning pickup service from most hotels in South Beach, Miami Beach, or Downtown Miami and transfer to the departure point to board the clean, modern touring coach. Soft, aircraft-style reclining seats are perfect for the 4-hour drive down the entire length of the Florida Keys. As the coach heads south from Downtown Miami, get ready for a thrilling ride through the Southern Everglades and across the narrow land bridge from the Mainland onto Key Largo, northernmost island in the Florida Keys chain.
Beginning in Key Largo, U.S. Highway 1 becomes the legendary Overseas Highway. As the coach follows this spectacular road southwest across both inhabited and uninhabited islands, you get a constant stream of superb views over the emerald and blue waters of the Florida Straits and the Gulf of Mexico. Listen to the narrated tour and enjoy the view, take photos, read a book, or simply relax and nap during the smooth, peaceful ride.
The coach traverses 31 islands separated by 43 bridges over open water as it travels down the Keys. The highlight of the trip is traveling over the renowned Seven Mile Bridge. Spanning 6.79 miles of open water, soaring high above the turquoise waves, this engineering marvel is famous for producing the sensation of flying low and fast over the sea. You might recognize some of the views because the bridge has been featured in many television shows and popular action movies including the Fast and Furious series.
The western end of the Seven Mile Bridge marks the beginning of the Lower Keys. Passing through open tropical bush lands and tiny seaside towns, running swiftly along white-sand shorelines and past marina harbors, the coach arrives in Key West around 12:00 noon. There is time to grab a bit of lunch and get ready for more adventure, then you will go aboard a sleek high-tech glass-bottom catamaran for a cruise out into the crystal waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
The boat features sun deck seating, clean, spacious restrooms, a snack bar, and an air-conditioned enclosed viewing area specially designed to provide all passengers with an excellent look at the sea bottom passing under the boat. The visibility through the observation panels is good, similar to looking through a dive mask. It's easy to get a close-up perspective of one of the most biologically diverse marine eco-systems in the world.
A Key West glass-bottom boat tour is a great way for Key West visitors to enjoy the reef without damaging the unique coral ecosystem. You will learn a lot as a friendly guide presents a wealth of information about the living coral reef, home to over 400 species of fish and many other creatures. This Key West glass-bottom boat tour is great fun and very educational for nature lovers of all ages.
Put one of America’s top-ranked road trips, the Overseas Highway, together with a fantastic glass-bottom boat tour of the tropical waters that surround Key West. This Miami to Key West Day Trip is an easy way to get in a Key West tour during your Miami visit, and is sure to make lasting memories as a special part of any South Florida vacation. Reserve your seats now with a few taps on your smart phone and let the 100% secure online booking system and friendly customer service at Best In Key West help you get ready for an amazing Key West day trip!
- 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
- State-of-the-Art Catamaran Glass Bottom Boat
- Air Conditioned Enclosed Viewing Area, Seated Sundeck
- Expert Tour Guides
- Gratuities (Optional)
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.
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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.
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