Day Trip from Fort Myers Beach to Key West

Why not make the most of your time in the Sunshine state? After a few days of hanging out at the pool and Tiki Bar, playing in the Gulf of Mexico, and exploring the entertainment and natural activities around Fort Myers Beach, whisk away to the southernmost city in the United States—Key West!

Located less than two miles away, head back over the Matanzas Pass bridge and take a left into the terminal for The Key West Express Catamaran, a leek, clean, modern, air-conditioned high-speed ferry that will transport you, your friends, and family directly into the heart of The Conch Republic. Traveling at 30 knots (Approx. 40 mph), enjoy sundecks, a snack bar, cocktails, and big-screen TVs while you glide over the glistening waters of the Gulf of Mexico and finally to Key West in just a few hours. The trip is more affordable than flying and much faster than driving the 5+ hours down to the island.

Spend the day exploring the famed arts and entertainment of Duval Street, world-class fishing, or the sunset celebration at Mallory Square. Ride the Conch Train, visit the Hemingway Home and Museum, Shipwreck Museum and more. Don’t forget to swing by Sloppy Joe’s or Captain Tony’s Saloon.  The best part? You’ll be back at Lighthouse Island Resort with enough time for cocktails at the Tiki Bar.

Passengers may bring 2 carry on size pieces of luggage and it is prohibited to bring aboard coolers, alcohol or anything contained in glass, as well as weapons, anything flammable or illicit drugs.

Round trip rates are as follows: Adults $169.00; Seniors $149.00; Juniors $119.00; Children $70.00. Boarding begins daily at 7:00 am and ends at 7:30 am for an 8:00 am departure. When returning from Key West, boarding begins at 4:30 pm and ends at 5:30 pm for a 6:00 pm departure.

Traveling with a large group? Group rates for parties of 15 or more and gift certificates are available.

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Lighthouse Island Resort


We are now accepting reservations for all guests, but still undergoing extensive clean up and repair around the hotel property.

We will require a one (1) night deposit at the time of booking, any cancellations must be three days prior to arrival to avoid forfeiture of the deposit.

We are still experiencing challenges with our WiFi service, due to this we cannot promise Internet or TV service.

We will ask you to sign an insurance release, if you choose not to sign this release, you will not be allowed to check in to our resort.

Our temporary office hours are 8 A.M. to 10 P.M. and the temporary office is located on the 2nd floor in room 508.

The available rooms are located on the 2nd and 3rd and 4th floors and our elevators are currently unavailable. You will have to navigate the stairs to access your room.

Parking is limited to one vehicle, we have no parking available for large trucks, trailers, boats or RVs.

Due to our resort being under renovations and repairs; generators, power washers and electric tools will be run early morning to late evening. Please be aware there will be noise throughout the day.

You must be over 23 years old to check in.Your credit card and ID must match the name on the reservation.

Our Yucatan Beach Stand is only steps away and is open daily from 11am to 9pm.

Our Tiki Bar is open 9am to Midnight Daily, serving great cold drinks, Live entertainment and a new ever changing menu from our grill.

The island still has no phone service, so to make reservations please click the Book Now Button below or contact us at To speak with an agent please call 239-356-7829 available 8 A.M. to 10 P.M. daily.