Key West City Trolley / Conch Train Tour Excursion Reviews
Key West is beautiful, friendly and beautiful. Whoops. I already said that but it is. Loved it there. The Conch train tour was good. We were able to see a lot and I liked being in the open air to take photos. The driver was really friendly but I wouldn't mind if he talked a little less. The stories are great but there are so many and so long and you add in the bad jokes and there is hardly a moment of breath or silence for 90 minutes.
We took the Hop On/Hop Off train, but did not buy the tickets from the ship. If you bypass the first “Office” and go to one of the carts, you can bargain your price down (I assume they do this anyway). i.e. kids were free and we got Military discount. The price was 60% less than the ship. The train is a nice narrated ride on a hot day. If you have been to Key West, skip it. They don’t really make that many stops (about 3) where you can actually get on/off. We jumped off to walk back to the Southern Most Point (very end of Whitehead Street) for the obligatory picture (line not very long in October, maybe 10 mins). We then walked back up Whitehead to visit the Hemingway Museum.
The Conch train was very informative but a little bit boring. Our tour guide was very into the trees and landscape of the island. I have been on this tour before and it was better the last time I took it. When going past the Hemingway house all our guide said was this is the famous Hemingway house. Really nothing else, what about all the 6 toed cats? I really think it was just our tour guide and this is a good way to see the island. Also total chaos trying to get onto the conch train. Basically wait in a line and they would load you up. They obviously did not have enough trains and we waiting 1 hour to get on a train. There was only 2 ships in port and I can't imagine how long it would take on a busy day.
Great 90 minute tour of the history of Key West
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.
Open air cars bounced hard. No opportunity to get off train and take photos. Too rushed.
Great tour at a great price!
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.
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.
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.