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Duck Key, Florida, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Duck Key?

You should plan to spend around $143 per day on your vacation in Duck Key. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $45 on meals
  • $69 on local transportation
  • $112 on hotels

A one week trip to Duck Key for two people costs, on average, $1,996. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Duck Key cost?

A one week trip to Duck Key usually costs around $998 for one person and $1,996 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Duck Key on average costs around $1,996 for one person and $3,993 for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Duck Key will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Duck Key on average costs around $4,278 for one person and $8,556 for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Duck Key has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Duck Key expensive to visit?

Prices in Duck Key are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Duck Key is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Vancouver or Big Pine Key.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Duck Key Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Duck Key?

The average Duck Key trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Duck Key travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $112
Local Transportation 1 $69
Food 2 $45
Entertainment 1 $30
Alcohol 2 $4 - 12
Accommodation Budget in Duck Key
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Duck Key is $56. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Duck Key is $112. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Duck Key

Looking for a hotel in Duck Key? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Duck Key based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $560. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Duck Key
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Duck Key is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $69 per person, per day, on local transportation in Duck Key.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Duck Key
How much does it cost to go to Duck Key? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Duck Key
The price of renting a car in Duck Key will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Duck Key
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Duck Key can vary, the average cost of food in Duck Key is $45 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Duck Key should cost around $18 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Duck Key is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Duck Key
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Duck Key typically cost an average of $30 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Alcohol Budget in Duck Key
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $7.99 on alcoholic beverages in Duck Key per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Duck Key On a Budget
If you are thirsty for the taste of tropical splendor, Duck Key, Florida will surely quench your desires. Located in Monroe County, Florida, right beside its neighbor Conch Key, Duck Key stands. The community is chock full of everyone's favorite seaside activities, including fishing, jetskiing, scuba diving, canoeing, and kayaking. Though a quaint town, Duck Key attracts tourists from all over due to its quiet beaches and friendly locals. Whether you are looking to meet and greet with the dolphins or simply lie upon the sandy white beaches as the fire orange sun sets before you, Duck Key is truly a sweet and small subtropical diversion.
Sundance Watersports offers on-the-water excitement for the old and young! Since 1995, Sundance Watersports has been a staple for those who seek to truly take advantage of Florida's beautifully blue waters and gorgeous skies. Owned by George and Cindy Shattuck, Sundance Watersports allows its patrons to jet ski, snorkel, paddle board, parasail, or kayak. The hours and pricing vary depending on the oceanic adventure you decide to tackle, so be sure to do your research beforehand. Whether you seek to gaze at the colorful coral reefs or catch a red snapper, Sundance Watersports will be happy to oblige you on your ocean explorations.

All fishing enthusiasts willing to spend a decent amount of money on an amazing fishing trip should definitely stop by Fish'n Fun Boat Rentals. Located in the Duck Key Marina, Fish'n Fun offers its patrons a wide variety of tropical fishing boats at reasonable prices. Fish'n Fun also ensures easy access to these quality boats and delivers them to the middle Keys. The boat types range in quality from 17' Sea-Fox w/90 HP Mercury to 21' Hurricane Deck Boat w/115 HP Yamaha. Just with the varying in boat models, the prices vary as well, with patrons able to rent any boat for up to a week. Get your fishing gear out and climb aboard one of Fish'n Fun's top-tier boats.

If you ever find yourself getting tired of the two-legged locals, why not visit Duck Key's most cherished inhabitants: the dolphin? Dolphin Connection offers the public a chance to not only marvel, but interact with these beautiful, intelligent creatures. Dolphin Connection works to care for dolphins and educate people on these miraculous mammals. Winning the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor in 2016, the marine-life facility acquires a wide range of programs that its visitors can choose from. These programs include touch, splash, swim, and playing with its dolphin family in a tropical lagoon. Meet and greet Duck Key's friendlist civilians at Dolphin Connection!

Admire Florida's oceans from within and visit Dive Duck Key, a full service retail scuba diving shop. With Dive Duck Key, you cannot only take SNUBA and scuba certification lessons, but also take scuba diving trips thanks to their dive boat, Seafari. Dive Duck Key has up to 30 different dive spots, specializing particularly in coral and wreck diving. Besides the abundance of activities you can pursue at Dive Duck Key, the shop also offers a wide variety of rental scuba gear, including tanks, regulator consoles, dive lights, weight belts, full/shorty wet suits, hoods, mask, prescription masks, fins, and more. The shop is open from 8:00am to 6:00pm, though if you are looking to climb aboard the Seafari, be sure you know the correct scheduled trip times. Whether you are a novice or expert at scuba diving, there is a place for everyone at Dive Duck Key.
Food and Dining
If you are starving for a classy eatery, look no further than Angler and Ale, located on the docks of Hawks Cay Marina. From the coldest draft beer to the warmest fish filets, Angler and Ale acquires a wide array of food and drink options to choose from. Open from 11:30am to 10:00pm, get your share of breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and dessert at this eclectic restaurant. Some of the dishes include conch fritters, island catch, broiled Florida lobster, coconut almond shrimp, whole roasted snapper, salt and vinegar jumbo lump crabcakes, and Angler and Ale's signature Caribbean banana split. Hang up your fins and snorkel and take it easy at Angler and Ale's fine dining experience!

As the island of Duck Key holds no more than 443 civilians and isn't very large, most of the destinations listed above are easily accessible by foot or bike. Due to the trivial size of the island, there are no services for car rentals, buses, and/or taxis on the island. If you are looking to acquire any of these services, it is best to do so before you reach Duck Key. All major South Florida Airports offer a variety of rental car agencies to choose from, including Avis, Budget, Hertz, and Enterprise. Taxi and bus services are unattainable for the most part.

No matter your method of travel, have fun in the remote island that is Duck Key.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.