Island Tour with Air Adventures
Key West, Florida, USA
- Helicopter: Your bird is a Robinson R-44 light helicopter, built for performance, maneuverability, and panoramic views of the island from any seat in the cabin.
- Key West from above: Check out Smathers Beach, Fort Zachary Taylor, Mallory Square, Wisteria Island, and Duval Street from hundreds of feet up, a view usually reserved for drones and birds of paradise.
- Narration: Your expert pilot is FAA-certified with over 500 hours of flight time, providing background on the sights you're seeing. It's a great island orientation from above.
About This Key West Tour
You feel a slight jolt as your helicopter lurches skyward, ascending until the green and pale concrete of the heliport becomes a blur below you. Your perspective gets wider and wider, until the edge of the island and the sprawling turquoise waters around it come into view.
Puffy white clouds dance above the horizon against a gorgeous sky. If you squint as you fly over Mallory Square, you can see pedestrians milling about, enjoying what they think is the best view on the island – but you know better.
Look out for the half-hexagon shape of historic Fort Zachary Taylor, built in 1866. During the Spanish-American War, the U.S. used it as a supply depot and defensive fortress, installing new guns and sending troops to fend off a Spanish attack that never came.
After a few minutes above this gorgeous slice of paradise, you'll have a better understanding of why they wanted to keep it safe.
Paradise pronunciation lost
Key West's name doesn't totally originate from its western orientation, which is easier to see from above. The Spanish-speaking natives who settled here called it Cayo Hueso, meaning "western island." In the late 18th century, English-speaking colonists frequently mispronounced the name, inadvertently coining the permanent name of Key West by mistake.
Please make your way to 3471 S. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West, FL 33040 to begin your adventure.
Available from 10am-sunset, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Reservation must be confirmed in advance.
Start-to-finish experience lasts approximately 25 minutes. Total flight time 10 minutes. All tours require a 2-person minimum, 3-person maximum.
This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Although minimal walking, boarding into the helicopter is needed.
Air Tour, Scenic, Family Friendly
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages. Children able to sit on an adults lap ride for free. If children require their own seat, they require their own ticket.
Maximum weight is 300lbs. The maximum passenger weight per the entire flight is 550 lbs.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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