After waking up at 4:00 a.m. and driving to Ft. Myers, we boarded the Key West Express (http://www.seakeywestexpress.com/) in route to our getaway destination. This 170’ catamaran was awesome, complete with plasma TVs, a full lounge/bar area, indoor and outdoor seating and a terrific captain and crew. The three-hour trip was so much fun. We met with Captains Eric and Robert in the Wheel Room (that has no wheel; the boat is controlled with a joystick), made new friends (Mike and Amy on the trip there; Scott and Alex on the way home), and played cards to pass the time. The boat sails daily from Ft. Myers and Marco Island, and it is a great way to get to Key West. Some people even go for just the day. So, next time you are wondering how to get to Key West, just jump aboard the Key West Express.
PHOTO: Casey Wohl with Capts Eric and Robert in the Key West Express Wheel House.