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Getting to Duck Key FL

Escape to the Caribbean without leaving the U.S.

Duck Key isn't your normal tropical island. Yes, it's entirely surrounded by water. And yes, it's isolated from the traffic and noise of everyday life—offering total seclusion, privacy, and relaxation.

But unlike most Caribbean islands, getting to Duck Key and the Florida Keys is simple.

There's no need for a passport.  No expensive costs involved with chartering a private plane.  And because Duck Key is centrally located between Miami and Key West, there's no limit to the places you can explore.

Duck Key is just a short drive from several major airports, with easy access by car or shuttle.  Plus, Duck Key is home to the deep water, full-service Hawks Cay Marina. So it's just as easy and convenient to come here by boat.


The drive to Duck Key might take you all day! No, not because of the travel distance, Miami is less than two hours away. No, the reason it may take all day to drive here is that it's nearly impossible not to stop a dozen times along the way.

Voted one of America's most scenic roads, your drive along the Overseas Highway will journey through the vast wilderness of the Everglades, over historic bridges, and through a chain of Florida Keys islands surrounded by an ever-changing palette of blue and green waters.

There are virtually thousands of places to pull off, capture post card images, and take a stroll by the water to spot parrot fish and eagle rays swimming just feet from shore.

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Car Rental Cars can be rented from all major South Florida Airports, as well as the Marathon Airport, located just a few miles from Duck Key.
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Shuttle Service Don't want to drive? Keys Shuttle offers convenient shuttle service to and from Duck Key and Miami and Fort Lauderdale Airports. Just sit back and enjoy the ride. or 888-765-9997
Parking Each Duck Key Vacation Rental has plenty of parking at each unit. So you'll never have to worry about coming and going.


Duck Key is just a short drive from several major U.S. airports. Search different airports for the best flight deals, or fly into the airport that's most convenient for you. Charter flights and private jet service may also be arranged into Marathon Jet Center (305.743.1995), located just 9 miles from Duck Key.

AirportDistance from Duck Key
Miami Int'l Airport (MIA)90 Miles
Fort Lauderdale Int'l Airport (FLL)130 Miles
Key West Int'l Airport (EYW)60 Miles
Marathon Jet Center (MTH)9 Miles
Ft. Myers SW Florida Int'l Airport (RSW)230 Miles


Duck Key offers the full-service Hawks Cay Marina that's easily accessible from the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico. Duck Key's marina can accommodate vessels up to 110 feet in length, is stocked with all your fishing and boating needs, and is just steps from one of our favorite Keys watering holes, Tom's Harbor House.

Private dockage for non-live aboard vessels is also available at select Duck Key vacation rentals. Read more about getting here by boat.