Our best Key West day trip features a scenic Overseas Highway tour and 6 hours in unique Key West plus fun hop-on hop-off trolley rides all around Key West.
Arrange free pickup and drop off at most Miami hotels
Enjoy sightseeing on the incredible Overseas Highway
Listen to a narrated tour of the Florida Keys
Spend the afternoon on the tropical island of Key West
Explore Key West aboard a hop-on, hop-off touring trolley
The Best In Key West Miami to Key West Day Trip with Trolley Tour is one of the best Key West day trips because it includes a scenic drive down the full length of the Florida Keys on the Overseas Highway, an afternoon in Key West, and a trolley tour that adds to the fun of exploring the island. The open-air island trolley offers hop-on, hop-off convenience to make it easy to enjoy the shopping, dining, history, and highlights of tropical Key West.
Board a luxury touring coach with free transfer to the departure point right from your hotel door, then see the sights of the Florida Keys in air-conditioned comfort with a professional driver at the wheel. You can tour Key West in style aboard the Key West Trolley and play the afternoon away in America’s Caribbean Paradise with no worries about driving, parking, or the evening return trip to Miami.
From the south Miami suburbs across the Southern Everglades on U.S. Highway 1 all the way down the Overseas Highway through the tropical settings of the Lower Keys, you will be surrounded by spectacular scenery. Settle in to your soft, comfortable seat on the modern touring coach and enjoy panoramas that include emerald ocean vistas, sandy coves, and beautiful waterfront homes. Full-length viewing windows are perfect for grabbing a few photos, and a narrated guide program presented in high-fidelity audio brings the natural and human history of the Florida Keys to life.
The coach crosses more than 40 bridges as the road spans stretches of blue water between inhabited and uninhabited islands large and small. From Knights Key, just off the southern tip of Marathon Key, the world-famous Seven Mile Bridge soars over the crystal water with the Florida Straits on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other. The views from this engineering miracle are so dramatic that the bridge has been used for chase scenes in action movies like True Lies and several of the Fast & Furious films. It feels like the coach is flying low over the waves until the road touches land 6.79 miles later on uninhabited Little Duck Key.
Continuing into the Lower Keys, mangrove forests, tropical scrub, small island villages, and sportfishing marinas recall the days when the watery wonderland of the Florida Keys was mainly wilderness inhabited by hardy mariners and pioneering sport fisherman. A short time later, the tour arrives in Old Town Key West. It's right around noon, perfect for lunch in one of the city’s unique restaurants and a full afternoon of riding the fun and funky Key West Trolley around the island.
The trolley cars combine classic styling with modern amenities to deliver a smooth, comfortable ride, lots of fresh air, and wide-open views from every seat. Hop off at any stop to explore the city's highlights and hideaways. Hop back on to continue touring on your own timeline. The trolley offers easy access to Duval Street, Mallory Square, the Southernmost Point, the Ernest Hemingway House and other top Key West attractions plus museums, galleries, shopping, and dining. With 13 conveniently-located stops, riding the Key West Trolley lets you make the most of your Key West visit.
Experience the Overseas Highway, one of America’s classic road trips, and enjoy the unique attractions of tropical Key West on a Best In Key West Miami to Key West Day Trip with Trolley Tour. These popular Key West day trips fill up quickly, so use our secure online booking system to reserve your seats now!
Reservations are REQUIRED for all bookings
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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
An exciting 90+ minute fully narrated tour of Key West covering over 100 points of interest.
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 Trolley Tour must be canceled due to bad weather, and you cannot go on another day or time, you will be issued a refund by Best In 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 Trolley Tour 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 Trolley Tour will be included in your confirmation email from Best In 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. Best In 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 Best In 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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