For those wishing to explore these amazing areas by our private seaplanes we offer just the flight! Our focus is on the aerial sightseeing of these remote destinations which is ideal for those desiring to see the amazing Dry Tortugas and Ft. Jefferson but who do not wish to spend time on the ground at the fort. Our seaplanes take you direct with ample opportunity to see wildlife in the water as we fly at 500 feet near the uninhabited islands just west of Key West and the famous Marquesas. Since your flight is private you may even have the opportunity to circle a pod of dolphin or a shipwreck that may strike your fancy. The flight is all about you! Our seaplane flights are all private and are not shared or group transportation so you enjoy the luxury and the privacy of your own seaplane!
Our pilots are all long-term local residents of Key West and enjoy sharing the amazing sights they know so well. Be sure to ask about the history of the fort and our commitment to the preservation of the Tortugas and all of the Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary. We fly carefully as to not disrupt the peace or sanctity of the areas we cherish. We fly with respect for the endangered species of wildlife that share these areas. Our flights do not land at Fort Jefferson or within the Dry Tortugas National Park, however you will enjoy a water landing and water take-off near the shore of Key West upon your arrival back to Key West. Seaplane flights include water landing and take-off, weather and conditions permitting.
Our standard Dry Tortugas flight is approximately 80 minutes long, however we also offer a longer version that includes further customized exploration of the uninhabited islands (back country) just to the west of Key West as well as Sand Key Lighthouse and the reef. Simply gorgeous! We often see turtles, rays, dolphins, hammerheads and in season, groups of tarpon! You will also have amazing opportunity to see Ft. Jefferson, Garden Key, Loggerhead Key and two beautiful lighthouses, Ft. Jefferson Lighthouse and Garden Key Lighthouse. We are also excited to point out a few shipwrecks as well.
Many passengers like to incorporate this flight with our custom lighthouses flight.
With our private seaplane flights you won't even get your feet wet. You'll enjoy a private and peaceful seaplane flight complete with an engaging conversation of local history. Each passenger in our private seaplane flights has a window seat and each person enjoys an aviation headset to ensure a quiet and comfortable ride.
With each flight, a donation will be made to The Dry Tortugas National Park.