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Key West Sightseeing Trolley and Butterfly Conservatory Excursion S3162

Key West, Florida / USA

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  • Round trip Trolley with full day on / off privileges!
  • Comfortable and safe seats that allow panoramic views!
  • 13 excited highlights of Key West!
  • Departures every 30 minutes from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM!
  • Entrance access to the Butterfly Conservatory!
  • 50 plus butterflies species in exhibition!
  • Photo and shopping opportunities along the excursion!

Take the famous Key West Hop On Hop Off Trolley Ride that will take you around the island and you can hop on, or hop off at any spot that interests you. And enjoy a visit to the beautiful Butterfly Conservatory. A nice relaxing time in nature in between all the other exciting adventures Key West has to offer.

You'll start this day with a short walk from the cruise ship pier to the trolley. You'll already have your passes, so you're good to go. You have the luxury of choosing whether you just stay on the trolley for the full circuit or hop off and explore. But there is so much else to see around Key West. Please see below a copy of the route map to download and take with you. We also offer just the trolley without the Butterflies - see the Key West Hop On Hop Off Trolley.

The trolley will take you all through Old Town, past museums, give you the chance to do some beach activities, stop at some famous local saloons, and visit Mallory Square for shopping, coffee, and people watching.

You'll have the chance to pass Papa Hemingway's home, learn about pirates and Natives, and hear stories of how the Civil War affected Key West through the narration by your conductor. But, there are also museums you could visit, beaches to stroll, shops to peruse, and the eclectic Bahama Village to explore. You are welcome to hop off at any or all the stops then just hop back on the next trolley when it passes by. Remember that the trolleys pass by every 30 minutes or so.

Hop off at stop #11 to see The Key West Butterfly Conservancy. The entrance fee is part of the ticket price. The Butterfly Conservatory provides a unique opportunity to view the behavior of various butterfly and bird species in a tropical setting. The collection has virtually every conceivable combination of shapes, color, and sizes, including a butterfly with an 11-inch wingspan. The butterflies were acquired through a captive breeding program rather than the wild. Well suited for tropical regions, the program is an eco-friendly endeavor. The curators release some inhabitants into the local ecosystem where they flourish and cultivate indigenous flowers, shrubs, and trees that serve as host and nectar plants.

The Learning Center enables guests to explore the lives of butterflies as well as their feeding habits, anatomy, physiology and migration patterns. It is also possible to get an amazing up-close glimpse of a variety of live caterpillars as they feed and develop on their host plants. Take time to browse through the gift shop and the Wings of Imagination, Butterfly Gallery where you can find a wide range of unique butterfly and other nature-themed items as well as original works of art. NOTE that the butterflies are strictly hands off!

When you have finished browsing around the Butterfly Conservatory, then just hop back on the next trolley to complete your loop. Please remember that the last trolley run starts at 04:30 PM so plan accordingly.

There are 13 stops along the route. Please see the stops below and just some of the highlights/attractions you can find at each so you can plan your day:

1. Mallory Square with the Key West Aquarium, Shipwreck Treasure Museum, Truman House, Mel Fisher Museum, Ripley's, and much more
2. Mac's Sea Garden with Historic Seaport, Pepe's Cafe, Yankee Freedom lll, Flagler Station Railroad Museum, Dry Tortugas Interruptive Center
3. Simonton and Green Street with Ripley's Museum, Hog's Breath Saloon, Rick's Bar, Sloppy Joe's
4. Duval/Crown Plaza with Oldest House Museum, La Concha, San Carlos Theater, Margaritaville
5. Bahama Village with Ernest Hemingway House, Key West Lighthouse, Kermit's Key Lime Pies
6. Fairfield Inn with Key West Yacht Club, Garrison Bight Marina
7. Roosevelt Station
8. Best Western with Airport
9. East Martello Fort/Robert the Doll with Smather's Beach
10. Casa Marina with Key West Garden Club, African American Memorial, AIDS Memorial, Higg's Beach
11. Southernmost Point, Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, Southernmost House, please look below for details
12. Truval Village with Salty Dog, Ernest Hemingway Home, Lighthouse Museum, art galleries
13. Angela St. Depot with Key West Cemetery, Kermit's Key Lime Pie Shop, Mel Fisher Treasure, Wyland Gallery

Please download a copy of the route map here. You will receive another on the bus. This excursion may not be booked more than 6 months prior to the excursion date. Restaurants and bars are subject to location change or closure. Updates will be made when notification is received from the local operator.

A voucher will be sent in a separate email than your e-ticket. Please read the voucher for any special information or requirements. This voucher must be printed and present it to the local operator. Without the voucher in hand, you will not be allowed to do the excursion.

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Adults (13 years and up) $61.08$61.08$0.00
Seniors (65 years and up) $57.85$57.85$0.00
Children (4 to 12 years) $26.83$26.83$0.00
Infants (3 years and under) Free!
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Fun Key West combo excursion for everyone! The famous Key West City ViewTrolley Ride that will take you around the island and you can hop on, or hop off at any spot that interests you. And enjoy a visit to the beautiful Butterfly Conservatory. 


6 Reviews

Tampa, Florida, US
Just ok.
     3/5  February 2020
It was ok. The trolly commentator was always funny. The butterfly house was small and while a lot flew you were not allowed to touch. I was disappointed as in Aruba and other butterfly houses I was allowed to put out my hand and get photos with one on my hand. It was also very crowded. The butterfly house was a packed line moving slow you couldn\'t move around or explore. The trolly was crowdws and hard to get a seat on too.
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Claremont, CA
What a great experience!!
     5/5  May 2019
My sister and I really wanted to do this during our stop in Key West. There are a lot of things to learn from the curators at the conservatory and of course from the butterflies themselves. There are also some birds on site. We really had a good time just riding the trolley around the town. It was really priced right too.
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Eagan, MN
Loved it!
     5/5  September 2018
We used the hop-on-hop-off trolley to get around and see the island highlights. I really loved this tour. The Butterfly and Nature Conservatory was awesome. It was available on our ship but at a much higher price. I will book more here for our next cruise.
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Yukon, PA
Incredible Experience!
     5/5  September 2018
Wonderful experience we got the best of two excursion hop on hop off trolley + the butterfly conservatory. There are so many things to do and see on the island that a trolley is a great option. My daughter wanted to see the butterflies and having the ticket included in this excursion was awesome. Thank you so much for this experience.
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Southfield, MI
Unforgettable Experience!!
     5/5  October 2018
The trolley took us around the island and we were able to hop on or hop off at any spot of our interest. Sure thing we wanted to visit the Butterfly Conservatory since we got this as a package. Visiting the conservatory was very educational and entertaining. There are a lot of species, colors, sizes wooow! I was amazed by all of them. This was the exact same tour the ship offered but we booked it here for less money and got more savings by booking multiple excursions. Win, win!
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St. Louis
Butterfly Conservatory Excursion
     5/5  May 2017
I did this excursion 2 days in a row. The 1st day, I did not hop off and just enjoyed the full ride around the island, and see which places I wanted to get off and explore on the 2nd day. This tour is very convenient and I like how there is a stop and trolleys every 20-30 minutes. Visiting the butterfly conservatory was very educational and I loved seeing the different type of butterflies, differnt sizes and colors. The tour was very informative and I even visited the gift shop and loved the art exposition they were having.
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