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Salt Island Seaplanes

#98 of 204 Tours in Naples
Naples, FL, USA
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About Salt Island Seaplanes
Serving Southwest Florida with adventure from land and sea! Regular scheduled seaplane flights from Naples, or Fort Myers to Key West!! We also offer private charter flights to Boca Grande for lunch, scenic picnic tours to the Ten Thousand Islands, sightseeing tours, as well as flights to Captiva Island, and Useppa Island. Have an alternative adventure in mind? Let us know!
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Leigh L wrote a review Dec 2020
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An absolute must if you like flying and have never experienced a sea landing and takeoff! We chose the lunch trip to Islamorada to dine at the Lorelei Restaurant so we could land on the water and disembark on the beach right at the restaurant. All around great experience from booking to return landing. We booked directly with SIS and they helped us choose the perfect trip. Jon, our pilot, called the night before to tell us there would be wind but nothing too bumpy and gave us the opportunity to reschedule. We chose not to reschedule because two members of our family had to return north the following day and we were all seasoned fliers. We took off from Naples airport and flew south mostly over land at around 3500 ft all the way to Islamorada. No words can describe the beauty of seeing the 10,000 Islands and Everglades from the air. The weather cooperated and our landing was surprisingly smooth for the light chop. After "taxiing" to the beach we disembarked to eat at the Lorelei right on the beach not 50 ft from the plane. After lunch (drinks good/food delish) we took off from the water and landed back in Naples airport with the runway approach from the gulf for a wonderful view of Naples Pier, 3rd St and Tin City. Our pilot Jon was professional, friendly and informative. We hope to fly with him again. Tips: 1. Our plane was small; 6 seats including pilot's. If windy you will feel it. I would not recommend taking a trip on a windy day if you don't like motion. 2. Be prepared to wade ashore if you land in the water. At the Lorelei the water was no more than knee deep and the bottom was a mix of sand, grass and smooth shell/rock. We were all comfortable wading barefoot but others may not be. 3. My 80 year old mother-in-law with a bad knee was able to get in and out of the plane with help, but the step up/down was pretty big. 4. Tell your waiter/waitress you are on a time limit. The Lorelei was busy and we had to wolf down our lunch to make our return home in our allotted time (1 1/2 hr allowed for lunch). We did have drinks and apps which slowed our lunch order.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Tim B wrote a review Oct 2019
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I have friends that are pilots and fly a lot with them so I know a little bit about flying. The pilot was very good and did awesome job on our round trip to Key West from Naples and back.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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lbsb wrote a review Apr 2019
Key West, Florida21 contributions17 helpful votes
Great experience flying with Tomas on a Salt Island seaplane out of Naples airport. The flight to Key West was delayed due to an earlier departure being delayed, but Rose sent us an email/text to let us know. Great group of folks-hope to use them again soon.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Michael G wrote a review Mar 2019
Lebanon, Ohio20 contributions11 helpful votes
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I called and asked Rose what she recommended for a family of 4, ages 9 & 13, none except me had ever flew on a smaller aircraft. Rose suggested taking a lunch trip to Boca Grande as it was only about a 20 minute flight each way. Well, we had a great time!!! Spotted a shark, and many many manatees. Great performance by our pilot Tomas. Very professional and skilled. See you next time. It’s been the highlight of our visit. Thanks
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Date of experience: March 2019
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HenryChin wrote a review Mar 2019
Naples, Florida1463 contributions231 helpful votes
It was our first time on a seaplane and initially it was tentative to be sure. Tomas was the very capable pilot who quickly belied our anxieties. The trip from Naples Florida to Key West was a smooth ride that took about an hour. The water landing in Key West was smooth and actually quite cool. His land landing was also smooth. The cost was more than the ferry but well worth the extra monies in the time savings. Three hours versus one for the seaplane. I think we'll do this again next year.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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