Posted April 28th, 2005, 12:00 PM
Just wanted to give everyone a quick review of Old Town Trolley...we had a hard time trying to find someone to tell us which trolley to go on...lots of people, not much room and lots of trolleys coming and going at the location in old town. The Conch Train seemed to be an easier location but this was fine. Our guide was wonderful and we saw the best sights on Key West and beyond. You never could have found all of these places on your own and again, the tour guide was so informative. It was hot in Key West and wish we had have had more time there...by the time you get off the ship and go through customs, take the trolley into town, it takes up quite a bit of time. We were off the ship around 12:30 and didn't start the trolley until 2:00 p.m. and we didn't stop off anywhere to browse, shop, etc. Lots of people buying beer, soda, water, etc., in Key West and it was packed! While the Old Town Trolley tour was excellent, I would have liked to spent some time in town since there is so much to see. Didn't get off at one stop because we were concerned about time and we didn't pick up many passengers along the way.
If you want to just "beach it" for the day, the shuttle which is really the conch train trolley stops right at the entrance of Ft. Zachary Taylor which is very close to the cruise dock. There don't seem to be alot of amenities there so you would need to take everything with you but the beach seemed the nicest as few beaches go in KW. Lots of people on our trolley got off there. They do check you sail and sign cards and photo id's on the way back so be sure to have them with you!
Any questions you have, let me know!