Miami to Key West Day Trip with Snorkeling
Take a luxury coach tour from Miami to Key West then cruise out on the emerald waters to enjoy a Key West snorkeling trip on a beautiful living coral reef.
- Depart early with free pickup from most Downtown Miami & Miami Beach hotels
- Ride down the Keys on the incredible Overseas Highway
- Take an exciting Key West snorkeling trip
- Enjoy complimentary adult beverages on the way back to port
- Spend some time in tropical Key West
Come along on a Miami to Key West snorkeling tour that includes a sightseeing trip down the length of the Florida Keys on the amazing Overseas Highway followed by an afternoon of snorkeling over the living coral reefs found in the unspoiled waters of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The Overseas Highway is one of America’s top-ranked scenic drives, and the rich tropical waters around Key West attract thousands of snorkelers and divers each year. With convenient free pickup service from most major Miami hotels, this easy-to-arrange combination of a luxury coach tour to unique Key West and an undersea snorkel adventure is sure to be a highlight of any Miami visit.
South of Florida City, U.S. Highway 1 runs through the wet wilderness of the Southern Everglades then leaves the mainland on the crossing to Key Largo, northernmost of the Florida Keys. From there, the road becomes the legendary Overseas Highway, once the route of an early 20th century rail line to Key West and now a world-class marvel of highway engineering. Famous for views of emerald water that stretches to the horizon on both sides of the roadway, the highway climbs onto the renowned Seven Mile Bridge on the southwest end of Marathon Key.
This awesome span stretches across open water, giving such an impressive feeling of speed and flying that the bridge has been the setting for several action movies including James Cameron’s True Lies and the Fast and Furious series. Keep your camera handy as the coach reaches the end of the bridge and glides onto land at deserted Little Duck Key. Now the road traverses the Lower Keys, where sparkling bays, lush tropical foliage, sandy coves, and small towns recall old times in the Keys when explorers, pirates, smugglers, and adventurous pioneers ruled an untouched marine wonderland. Time seems to fly by as fast as the scenery, and soon it is about 12:00 noon and the coach is rolling into Key West.
Now it’s time to cast off aboard a high-tech ocean catamaran for your own marine adventure. Work on your tan or chill in the shade during a short, scenic cruise out to the Florida Reef. When the captain gives the word, friendly crew members are ready with top quality snorkeling gear and any helpful instruction that a first-time snorkeler might need. Minutes later, you will be slipping into calm, clear water over North America’s only living coral reef and getting close-up views of hundreds of colorful fish and many other marine animals. Relax and float serenely along the surface – if you are quiet and lucky, you might spot a sea turtle or one of Key West’s famous big game fish.
When you come back on board, take a freshwater shower to rinse off the salt and lift a complimentary beverage to toast the day. The boat arrives back to port with plenty of time left for you to explore Old Town or grab a bite to eat. Feel free to enjoy the famous Key West Happy Hour specials because you have a professional driver to get you safely back to Miami by around 10:00 pm. You can pack a lot of vacation fun into a single day on this Miami to Key West Day Trip with Snorkeling package, but seats fill up fast so reserve your spot now with our 100% secure online booking system.
- 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 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 Inside 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 Inside 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 Inside 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 Inside 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. Inside Key West offers complimentary drop-off service to all hotels in Miami Beach and Downtown Miami.
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