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Key West City Trolley / Conch Train Tour Excursion Reviews

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Explore the famous Key West by trolley or train for a truly special experience. This little island has a lot of history!

cruisingsince94

1 review

Great 90 minute tour of the history of Key West


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

senorcruzer0013

1 review

City View Trolley / Hop on Hop off ... Excellent - driver knowledgeable. Interesting sights. Was able to get off & back on with no issues or lines. Would do this excursion again.


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Isako

1 review

Open air cars bounced hard. No opportunity to get off train and take photos. Too rushed.


Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

jaxcruiser1961

13 reviews

Great tour at a great price!


Provider: Independent Operator

SEALOVER226

1 review

We all took the conch train tour and enjoyed it very much. Third trip to key west and the first time doing this and wonder why we never did this before.


Provider: Royal Caribbean International

medicmiami

1 review

The Conch train tour was great. The driver was very informative and well versed in the city history of Key West. The tour lasted about 1 1/2 hrs and you had the option to hop off on two different stops and hop back on on the next train.


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

TravelConnoisseurs

1 review

It is so much cheaper to book your shore excursions on the piers instead of with the cruise lines, many times the price is nearly cut in half. The trolley tour is fun and an opportunity to get on and off at interesting stops.


Provider: Independent Operator

CruisingAg01

3 reviews

It was a hot day in Key West and some of our group overslept and missed breakfast so we had a rough start to the day and it might have colored the entire experience. We had pre-purchased City View Trolley tickets online. There was a long wait in the hot sun for that first trolley pickup. Long. We had intended to take advantage of the on/off privilege, but after waiting for that first ride I was a bit nervous about getting off. We did stop at the Butterfly Conservatory which is near the Southernmost Point Cafe and beach area. We spent some time with the butterflies (beautiful) and then down at the beach (not as nice as what we would experience in the Bahamas, but not dirty by any means). It was pure luck that we got out of the water and caught the last trolley passing by the Conservatory. That time constraint hadn't been explicitly explained or we just weren't paying attention. When we got back to the first trolley stop we walked around a few stores and then headed back to the ship. The trolley worked for us because we weren't really sure what to do in Key West, but it wasn't a great excursion. I'd definitely do something else next time like rent a little cart and drive around myself or have a plan to do a very specific activity like the Aquarium or the Hemingway House and have other transportation options. The town itself seems very interesting.

Provider: Independent Operator

weedpindle100

3 reviews

Interesting.

Provider: Independent Operator

NewEngland900

1 review

This is a great way to go - Old Town Trolley was inexpensive, informative, and always on time. A great way to see the island with plenty of stops and the guide was very funny. Loved it!

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

dhernan81

3 reviews

We stopped in Key West in exchange for Grand Turk, due to the Gastroenteritis in Grand Turk. This was a pleasant stop due to I not visiting there in over ten years. I booked the cruise for Grand Turk and was bummed that we did not go. We took the Conch Train tour, which was expensive, but my 4 yr old wanted to go on the train. Learned a few things, overall an OK tour, not worth the price. Tried Conch fritters at some place that was recommended and they were awesome, Key lime pie anywhere was good, it's PIE!

Provider: Independent Operator

cokelbl

1 review

This was the perfect tour. It was long enough to cover the entire island but not too long to lose your interest. Our tour guide Sheila was great.

Provider: Independent Operator

well seasoned traveller

3 reviews

1 !/2 hour tour of the City. Has lots of interesting places for history buffs.

Provider: Independent Operator

LawNOrder

1 review

That train will jar your kidneys loose and it goes too fast for you to take good pictures. The driver/guide gave a very good presentation.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

celtic1950

1 review

Loved the Hemmingway house and the city trolley tour was informative and fun!

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Old Man See

1 review

Nice tour, would rather have been dropped downtown rather than at the tee-shirt market

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

DavidWebster

1 review

It was a fun little tour of the City with a few stops, so we could look around, we just ran out of time, the ship wasn't in port long enough to look at everything we wanted to see.

Provider: Independent Operator

lesser160

2 reviews

The excursion was quite pleasant.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

copref

5 reviews

Had a great time in Key West. Conch Train was a lot of fun and being open worked well. We ate at Sloppy Joes and walked the length of Duvall St. We got many great pics here.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

hsnowden

1 review

It was ok. not worth $20, but ok.

Provider: Independent Operator

bjohio

1 review

City Trolley(bought tickets on line) saved our Key West experience because of the short time in port 8am-12:30pm. We did get a snapshot of the town, but no time to shop, have conch fritters. Good thing ship docks right at the start of town. RC needs to make this a longer stop.

Provider: Independent Operator

faded1234

2 reviews

We arrived in Key West and simply decided to do the conch trolley tour. It was great.

Provider: Independent Operator

MelV

1 review

The trolley was nice and the drivers were very informative. It was a hot day so we got pretty hot while waiting for the next trolley.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

tnndcruiser

2 reviews

We took the Conch Train Tour because we had shopped that morning and were running out of time and it only had 3 hop on and hop off stops on it. It was a good tour even tho about 1/2 way thru the skies opened up and poured rain for about an hour. We got to see the things we wanted to see and they even furnished up with ponchos. We didn't book this on the ship but the price wasn't much different except we got a little bit of a discount because there was so many of us.

Provider: Independent Operator

Thor321

1 review

City Trolley was great. Hop on and off was easy. Trolley comes by every 15 minutes. Trolley drivers provided excellent info about Key West.

Provider: Independent Operator

sometime_cruiser

2 reviews

Entertaining tour around Keywest. Price was reasonable.

Provider: Independent Operator

PawsOnTheGo

1 review

Went up to the desk as we walked off the ship asking for the Conch Train Tour but was sold the Trolley Tour...not what we asked for didn't notice until we walked up to the Conch Train & they pointed us to the Trolley Tour but too late to walk back & change it out once we walked over to where the Train & Trolley started. Ended up riding way to far around the island from The Main Duvale street with 2 hotel stops so jumped off as soon as we hit the Southeastern most point to walk back to Duvale Street. Not happy about it wasted $29 each!

Provider: Independent Operator

NanaJag3

1 review

It was a nice trip. It was also the first time I'd been to Key West in - ok, a long time. Sorry, but I want something else from a cruise to the Carribean.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Sunshine-lady

1 review

Great driver, Best excursion we have taken on Key West.

Provider: Independent Operator

AmberTeka

11 reviews

Key West is what you think the Caribbean will be like..when you first cruise. It is beautiful. Historic. Clean. Dotted with charming shops that everything from sandals to spices. It is beautiful. Did I already say that. We are going back hopefully, and this time I intend to see inside some of the shops and wonderful smelling bakeries.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Uniall

9 reviews

The 2 trolley compnaies have identical products but City Tours (Gray trolleys) is $10 cheaper per person.

Provider: Independent Operator

jimdanahar

2 reviews

The price was very reasonable if you ordered online. The tour itself was informative and cute. It was a good way to see the island and then go back to what you were interested in.

Provider: Independent Operator

Buckwild

1 review

This was a nice historical tour. The operator told us about Key Wests History and all the landmarks.

Provider: Independent Operator

orleanna1521

2 reviews

We rode the on again off again trolly, the trolly was not air conditioned but it was very open an breezy, the drivers gave a very nice tour over the PA system as they drove and there were lots of places to get off. We felt like we got to see all there was to see in Key West in one day. If you have not been to Key West before this is a great way to see it all and do it at your own pace.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

pal6123

1 review

Easy to hop on/off at spots. $29.99 on the boat. For sure could have gotten it cheaper right in town.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

buzzcruiser

1 review

Very informative and very entertaining with historical stories.

Provider: Independent Operator

JoAnn&Mike

4 reviews

Train was informative. Ride was uncomfortable..not because of the train but because of the roads.

Provider: Independent Operator

karajeboo

3 reviews

We love doing tours like this when a city offers a history that you can't learn on your own. This tour only offered 4 on/off stops though, and it was a LONG tour for such a small town. I felt there were a lot of areas visited that were not necessary. Key West is really an adult port. We did a trolley tour and had a couple drinks in Sloppy Joe's. Our daughter referred to the town as "Freakville" after seeing some of the locals..... My husband met up with a college fraternity brother who lived her though, so that was fun for him. If I visited this port again on a family cruise, I would probably allow my daughter to stay on the ship while my husband and I enjoyed Duval Street alone.

Provider: Independent Operator

stonemanor

2 reviews

Three of us on a tour of Key West with a very knowledgeable and friendly guide. We toured the entire island from the downtown shops to the lighthouse, by the only road out of Key West, the closest spot to Cuba, and other interesting sites. After which met my widowed sister-in-law in Key West where she spends the winter. We had a leisurely lunch at the Hogs Breath Saloon where I enjoyed a pulled pork sandwich. We then took in the local shops and helped their local economy.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

nolaphile

1 review

Enjoyed the trolley tour. Fun to learn about Key West. Interesting, beautiful, guide knew lots of facts.

Provider: Disney Cruise Line

idlenote

6 reviews

We took the City Trolley and did the tour of the town. The driver/guide was good and gave an interesting commentary about the things we were seeing. Be warned, the seats are very close together, I'm 6'02" and I couldn't get my knees in straight. When we got to the Hemingway House we jumped off before I froze in that position. The Hemingway House was interesting but it's a little on the small side so when they bring the tours through everything gets jammed up. Before the cruise I'd read one of his books and some short stories, so well worth seeing where it was written. Came out and took a few pictures of the lighthouse, then wandered off to Duval Street. Had lunch in a hole in the wall place, excellent sea food, first time we've ever had Crab Nachos. Really good. We hit a few of the art galleries on Duval, picked up a couple of prints for DW, a couple of Margaritas at Sloppy Joes and back to the ship. We are definitely going to have to take a land trip back to Key West, a thoroughly enjoyable day.

Provider: Independent Operator

Mrs Bluer

1 review

Great experience, knowledgeable guides with great sense of humour. Made the excursion very enjoyable.

Provider: Independent Operator

johnnyga

4 reviews

The highlight of our cruise. Nice tour, nice town, good meals.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

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