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Key West Seaplane Adventures

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Address: Key West Int'l Airport, 3471 S. Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL 33040
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+1 305-293-9300
08:00 - 20:00
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As the only air-service, we are by far the most exciting and convenient way...

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.

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Great flight to Fort Jefferson

This was the only way to go for us to Fort Jefferson, either a flight or a long day on a boat. Sure, it's expensive, but it's what I remember most of our trips to Key West. They... read more

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New York City, New York
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This was the only way to go for us to Fort Jefferson, either a flight or a long day on a boat. Sure, it's expensive, but it's what I remember most of our trips to Key West. They fly fairly low over the water, so the flight is very scenic. The pilot was very informative on the way to the... More 

Thank runningtheglobe
Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My neighbor traveled to Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas Nat'l Park and raved about the snorkeling. We took the Seaplane over to the Island. It was beautiful. Once there, the pilot took off and left us on our own. He literally walked to the opposite end of the island and we didn't see him again until it was time to go.... More 

Thank AmyJChicago
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was seriously one of the best experiences that I have ever had in my life! It is pricey but completely worth it! Be sure to go on the 8am tour - it gets you to the island early and you will avoid the crowds. The ferry doesn't arrive until 10:30am, so you'll have a couple of hours to yourself... More 

Thank Meghan P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok first I am not a person who flies. But husband wanted to do this and not spend whole day on ferry. So we went and I loved it the view from plane was amazing. Our pilot Gary was very nice and so was the people we talked to on the phone for information. Also staff checking us in was... More 

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Chapel Hill
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We flew with this company when we were in Alaska into the Misty Fjords National Park and had so much fun that time we wanted to try them again in a warmer climate. We were not disappointed, they have just as well run an operation in Key West as they do in Alaska. Flying out to the Dry Tortugas to... More 

Thank Pat D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No it's not cheap. Yes you want to do it anyway. Ask for Gary as your pilot if you can. DEFINITELY get your butt up early (spare the intoxication the night before) and go on the 8am flight. You get the Dry Tortugas to yourself. Tje campers and rangers are there. That's it. The first ferry doesn't arrive until 10:30am... More 

Thank Dana S
Dallas, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the half day trip to Dry Tortugas and it was perfect! We received a cooler with drinks and snorkeling gear and we had a wonderful time. Our ride out and back was so exciting and memorable- definitely worth the extra money over taking the ferry out. This is absolutely something we would do again without hesitation!

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The way to make it so special is to catch the 8 am flight by seaplane from Key West airport and be the first on the Dry Tortugas for at least a couple hours before the catamaran ferry appears with the hordes. You get to walk the expansive fort around the top of the unprotected parapets and then go back... More 

Thank northernneckinn
Florida City, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dry Tortugas is very nice place, but the company Key West seaplane adventure left only the most terrible memories, The company have canceled for us tour when we were already at the airport for check in; a lot of it was hypocrisy, the staff lie in the face of customers, If you pay for the tour is not meanig you... More 

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SeaplaneAdventures, General Manager at Key West Seaplane Adventures, responded to this review

We pride ourselves on our customer service and as a manager I always want to listen, learn from our mistakes, and fix them as best we can, but in this case I draw the line. Your review is not a differing of opinion, it is complete fabrication. The only truth in the review is that we unfortunately had to cancel... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We truly enjoyed this unexpected adventure. Options to get to the Dry Tortugas is either an all day excursion via ferry boat or 1/2 day commitment via seaplane. We loved the seaplane adventure. The pilot narrated the 30 minute sites including shipwrecks, sea turtle spotting, and the amazing underwater sand dunes and flew low enough to see it all. The... More 

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