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Key West Seaplane Adventures

Key West Int'l Airport, 3471 S. Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL 33040
305-293-9300
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Ranked #3 of 291 activities in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: As the only air-service, we are by far the most exciting and convenient way to reach the Dry Tortugas, one of North America's most inaccessible... more » Owner description: As the only air-service, we are by far the most exciting and convenient way to reach the Dry Tortugas, one of North America's most inaccessible National Parks. The Park lies in the blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, 70 miles due west of Key West, FL. Low altitude sightseeing flight, great snorkeling, pristine beaches, tour Fort Jefferson & bird watching. Morning, Afternoon & full day tours. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

My goal is to get to all the US National Parks, so the Dry Tortugas was #1 on my list on our Key West vacation. My husband can get seasick, and after reading reviews for the boat, I decided we'd better fly. Besides, it's only half a day instead of all day. I made the reservations months ahead. Unfortunately our... More

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Marathon, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I have flown to Fort Jefferson three times. I can tell you that the service and attention to detail makes it entirely worth the cost of the plane instead of the ferry. I fly in small aircraft regularly as part of my job (several times a week, minimum) and can tell you that although the aircraft may be a little... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Incredible, beautiful Dry Tortugas. Quiet beach with amazing, clear water snorkeling right from the beach. The water is so salty that you easily float. Just the sea plane ride there and back is worth the price. My only regret is that we did not opt for the full day. We went back and forth on changing our trip days based... More

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Ferndale, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This is a beautiful place to visit. We loved the seaplane ride. It's very smooth from take off to landing. The view is spectacular. You've never seen so many shades of blue and green. We saw sea turtles and ship wrecks. We went two days after a storm so the water was a murky blue; harder to see the fish... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Going to the Dry Tortugas is an awesome experience and well worth the time and money to get there! That said, going by seaplane (and this is the only vendor that is authorized to fly there) is a great experience. Don't let the fact that they have a monopoly fool you into thinking the service will be ho hum. They... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

If you're in Key West, Dry Tortugas is a must see and going by Key West Seaplane Adventures is the way to go! This was the highlight of our Key West visit and we only did the half day trip and that was enough for us. John was our pilot and was a great tour guide. We saw a lot... More

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Bedford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Every aspect of our seaplane adventure was enjoyed. We were able to arrange a last minute reservation, were impressed the safety and efficiency of the operation. Traveling with two teens, the plane was a hit in itself. The views and light commentary during the flight were remarkable. The time and private feel on Dry Tortugas was a privilege. Be sure... More

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

My 12-year old son and I did the half-day trip to the Dry Tortugas. We both agreed that it was the highlight of our trip to the Keys. Everyone on the plan has his/her own window seat. The plan ride out to the Dry Tortugas gives you plenty of opportunity to see Key West, the surrounding islands, and lots of... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

If you are going to the Dry Tortugas National Park and Ft. Jefferson, treat yourself to going by seaplane--it is worth every dime. We took the 2PM half-day trip, arriving at Ft. Jefferson just as the last ferry was leaving. So the 10 of us on the plane pretty much had the island to ourselves (save for the park rangers... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Amazing adventure. Highly recommend. Bring the snorkel gear with you; you will want it. Pilots were informative and cool. Amazing colors viewed from the plane. Highlight of trip so far.

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