Old Town Trolley vs City View Trolley

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#21
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Originally posted by keywester33
I am not Aquahound, but I also live in Key West and can tell you that Citi View does include Southernmost Point and the lighthouse. It includes all of Old Town. I think it is the much better deal.
Thank you so much for this answer keywester33. We are really leaning towards this one tour of Key West and wanted to see both the lighthouse and the Southernmost Point. Your answer seals it. have a great week-end!
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Originally posted by keywester33
I am not Aquahound, but I also live in Key West and can tell you that Citi View does include Southernmost Point and the lighthouse. It includes all of Old Town. I think it is the much better deal.
I will add one small point - City View has a stop about 2 blocks from the southern point and they drive by it. If you want to get your picture taken at the point, you have to get off at the stop,.walk to the point, and then back to the bus stop. The day I was there about 50 people were waiting to take their pictures. The line was self controlling, moved along well and people helped each other take pictures.

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Great thread and thanks for all of the tips. I just purchased two tix for City View.
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How far is it from the cruise pier,Celebrity, to a stop for the CityView trolley?
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We think thay are both the same
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Originally posted by we're sailing away....
We think thay are both the same
No, they are not.

Originally posted by mom23guys
How far is it from the cruise pier,Celebrity, to a stop for the CityView trolley?
It depends what pier you are on. Being on Celebrity, it's likely you will be at Pier B, aka Westin Dock. Everything is a short walk from there.
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Thanks for the info on City Tour. We will be booking it for our December cruise on the Freedom. Anyone know what happens if we purchase online but ship does not make port.... Thanks again..
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Hi! Can anyone please tell me if either of these companies can accommodate a wheelchair that folds up? My mom has mobility issues and can't walk long distances, so we're trying to decide if we should leave her wheelchair on the ship.

Also, anyone have a route map for the trolley?

Thanks!
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Here is a map of the City View Trolley route and stops and I have seen people using portable mobility devices on both trolley lines.

With that being said, I can't see you walking more than a few hundred feet from each stop (since Duval St is only a mile and a quarter long).

Whether or not you leave the chair on the ship is up to you.

Have a great visit!

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http://www.cityviewtrolleys.com/keyw...0NEW%20MAP.pdf
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Originally posted by bhopal21
Here is a map of the City View Trolley route and stops and I have seen people using portable mobility devices on both trolley lines.

With that being said, I can't see you walking more than a few hundred feet from each stop (since Duval St is only a mile and a quarter long).

Whether or not you leave the chair on the ship is up to you.

Have a great visit!

Mike

http://www.cityviewtrolleys.com/keyw...0NEW%20MAP.pdf
Thank you very much! This is just the info I needed!
#31
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Just a question...if we port in the mole and have to take the "shuttle" trolly into town can we just walk to the southern point? I ask because we will have a double stroller with us and we port at 7AM and the city trolly doesn't operate until 9:30. I would "assume" we could walk to the southern point before the 1st trolly ever arrives (thinking crowd control here). I have read not much, if anything, is open at 7 so thinking we could walk directly to southern point then make a leisurely walk back toward port after merchants open?
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Originally posted by spcopps
Just a question...if we port in the mole and have to take the "shuttle" trolly into town can we just walk to the southern point? I ask because we will have a double stroller with us and we port at 7AM and the city trolly doesn't operate until 9:30. I would "assume" we could walk to the southern point before the 1st trolly ever arrives (thinking crowd control here). I have read not much, if anything, is open at 7 so thinking we could walk directly to southern point then make a leisurely walk back toward port after merchants open?
Where you are dropped off is about at the Northernmost part of the island. The Southernmost Point is, well, you know. It's about a 1.3 mile walk straight down Whitehead St. It really is a nice walk, but whether that's too much with a stroller is up to you.
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Originally posted by Aquahound
Where you are dropped off is about at the Northernmost part of the island. The Southernmost Point is, well, you know. It's about a 1.3 mile walk straight down Whitehead St. It really is a nice walk, but whether that's too much with a stroller is up to you.
1.3 miles isn't too bad of a walk, it will be next month so maybe temps will be nice. The stroller is not an issue either, I actually dread the day I can travel without it because even when kids don't use it I can put my bags in the seat..wonder if I would get strange looks pushing a stroller with teenagers with me
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Originally posted by Lady_Jag
Hi! Can anyone please tell me if either of these companies can accommodate a wheelchair that folds up? My mom has mobility issues and can't walk long distances, so we're trying to decide if we should leave her wheelchair on the ship.

Also, anyone have a route map for the trolley?

Thanks!
My guess is yes based on the open air trolley design and friendliness of the drivers, but call or email them, they are good about responding. There is a map on the website, it would probably help to know which stops you want to use and let the driver know ahead of time.
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#35
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Thanks to the good information here, we have booked out CityView tour for next week.

Does anyone know if they give you a map when you first board or should I just print one off and bring it?

Jeff
#36
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Originally posted by BillOh
My guess is yes based on the open air trolley design and friendliness of the drivers, but call or email them, they are good about responding. There is a map on the website, it would probably help to know which stops you want to use and let the driver know ahead of time.
Thank you!
I contacted City View via their web site and finally got a response:
We do have trolleys that are fully accessible if you need a lift, however, if you can do the steps, we will fold up the chair and keep it up by the driver for you.

Now my question is, what happens if the ship doesn't make it to Key West?
I think I know the answer already, but I'm still waiting for City View to confirm.
#37
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Originally posted by Lady_Jag
Now my question is, what happens if the ship doesn't make it to Key West?
I think I know the answer already, but I'm still waiting for City View to confirm.
From people I personally know, and from the accounts of folks on these boards, both of the 2 KW trollie companies will refund you.
#38
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Originally posted by Aquahound
From people I personally know, and from the accounts of folks on these boards, both of the 2 KW trollie companies will refund you.
Wow, that's awesome! Thanks for the insight!
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I would go with the cheaper one...
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