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Getting Around the Florida Keys

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As you begin planning for your upcoming journey to the Florida Keys, you probably have more than a few questions, including how to get around the Keys. Transportation is always something that makes travelers a little nervous, and because there are 800 keys along the Florida coast across over 180 miles, it is something you will need to consider during your time in the sun! This guide to Florida Keys transit, however, will help erase any concerns you may have and clear the path for a vacation filled with fun, sun, and comfort.

Florida Keys Transit By Car

Believe it or not, it is possible to get to most of the Keys via car, thanks to the Overseas Highway, a 113-mile stretch of road built specifically for the purpose of opening up the Keys to everyone. Designated the first (and only) all-American Road, it offers the perfect way to explore all the colorful communities that make up the Florida coast, taking you over turquoise waters and through charming towns.

By Boat

The Keys are surrounded by water, so if you don’t want to drive, traveling by boat is the next best answer! Rent your own and explore on your own timetable, stopping here and there to snorkel, surf, or check out local restaurants, or for those looking to get to Key West, the Key West Express leaves out of Fort Myers Beach every day of the week and takes travelers directly to the doorstep of our southernmost key!

On Two Wheels

The Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail offers a unique way to see the Keys, providing a bike trail that eventually will be over 100 miles long although currently 90 miles of the trail are complete. Also meant for hiking, the trail brings you closer to the beauty of the Keys, allowing travelers to stop where they want to explore more and really get to understand the lifestyle of this part of Florida.

More Ways to Explore

The individual towns and keys that your RentTheKeys sanctuaries are located in or on may provide additional ways to get around the areas. Trolley tours, Segway tours, even kayak tours through the mangroves will give guests access to all the magic that is Florida and include the assistance of knowledgeable guides that will share all its secrets!

Come Home to Rent the Keys

Whatever transportation choices you make during your Florida vacation, coming home to RentTheKeys promises to be the greatest part of your travel adventures. Reserve your favorite today!