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Not only is a spectacular sea plane excursion a fantastic method of viewing the gorgeous seascapes of this region from a truly unique perspective, but it is a much more expedient way to reach the Dry Tortugas, which are sixty-eight miles away from Key West. You will reach the Dry Tortugas National Park must more quickly than while riding in a boat; the flight on the seaplane is an adventure unto itself. If you would like to enjoy a much more thrilling and exclusive tour to the Dry Tortugas, and spend even more time at this remote pristine stretch of seven small isles, our Sea Plane Excursion is for you.
There is not a better method of visiting this gorgeous string of islands. While flying on our planes, each passenger enjoys an eagles eye view from a window seat. You can listen to your captains description and narration about the local sights from your headset. This exhilarating sightseeing flight is a complete tour unto itself. The sea plane will remain at a low altitude of approximately five hundred feet, allowing you to have a great view of the islands, reefs, and other sights between Key West and the Tortugas. You will actually be able to recognize species like rays and sharks swimming in the clear waters of the flats. You will also pass over a coral atoll known as the Marquesas Islands. You will also recognize the various wrecks, including the Patricia, a sunken World War II destroyer.
Be sure to bring along your camera to take some spectacular aerial shots of Fort Jefferson as we approach Garden Key in the Dry Tortugas. Youll definitely have a unique perspective of this Nineteenth Century brick coastal fortress constructed to defend the shipping lanes to the Gulf of Mexico. Once you land, you will have an opportunity to enjoy a guided tour this historic structure.
After touring the fort, you can enjoy some of the best snorkeling in the region. We will provide our clients with snorkeling gear and complimentary beverages. If you would like to bring along a lunch or snacks, the sea plane is equipped with coolers.
If you are an avid bird watching enthusiast, the Dry Tortugas are home to over two hundred different avian species, depending on the season. Spring and summer are the best seasons for bird-watching.
What is the weather cancellation policy?
If the activity must be cancelled due to bad weather, and you cannot reschedule, you will be issued a full refund.
Where is the departure point for this tour?
Check-in instructions will be included in your activity confirmation email.
Where can I park?
Free Parking is available at the Key West International Airport.
How much time do we spend at Fort Jefferson?
Approx. 2.5 hours
Can we bring a small cooler?
You are allowed to bring a small cooler with beverages to take to the beach, however alcoholic beverages are not allowed.
Are there restaurants or gift shops at Fort Jefferson?
Unfortunately there are no restuarants at the Dry Tortugas. There is a small gift shop.
Are ID’s or passports necessary before boarding?
Passports are not necessary to board the boat, however all adults must show a valid photo id at check in.
It is your responsibility to make sure you are aware of and understand all restrictions pertaining to this tour before booking online or over the phone. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are medically qualified and within any limits listed below in order to participate in this activity. No refunds will be given to those who reserve a spot and can not participate due to the restrictions listed below. For more information please read our cancellation policy and terms and conditions page or call our staff with any questions regarding your ability to participate.
Key West Vacation is always interested in your tour experience with us. We hope you enjoyed your tour and love to hear comments.
I have been to the Bahamas many times, but Dry Tortugas Seaplane Excursion is one of my favorite trips! It includes everything that everyone should do here. As a Bahamas veteran, I can say only the best about this experience!
Thanks to the professional guides! I was a bit worried about kayaking because I had never done it before, but the instructions were great and I had such a good time!
The best way to discover nature! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)