- Key West Seaplane Service
- Daily Tours to Fort Jefferson/Dry Tortugas
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- Dry Tortugas Fort Jefferson National Park
Daily scheduled flights from Key West every day. Experience a spectacular seaplane flight over fabled waters to the Dry Tortugas National Park and land on the sandy beach of historic Fort Jefferson, seventy miles west of Key West, Florida. Visit a relic of U.S. maritime history protected by a moat and the final stretch of North America's Barrier Coral Reef.
Here’s what you will see and experience on your flight to the Dry Tortugas:
Marine life from the air including sharks and sea turtles
Sunken shipwrecks and the famous “Atocha”
Unspoiled, uninhabited islands
North America’s only Coral Reef
All of Key West from the air
During the Key West Dry Tortugas Seaplane flight, enjoy expert in-flight narration of the most important sights between Key West and Dry Tortugas. All passengers enjoy headphones.
The Dry Tortugas were named by the Spanish who found an abundance of green sea turtles in the water and no fresh water on the islands. Comprised of a chain of islands, this area is the very last of the Florida Keys and North America's only coral reef. Difficult to navigate the "Tortugas" are strewn with shipwrecks and numerous vessels lost at sea, which are visible from the air. Generations of Key West, Cuban and Bahamian fishermen have relied on these waters for food and commerce. Marine life and fish are easily spotted from the seaplane.
Once at Fort Jefferson National Park, you are free to enjoy your time anyway you choose. Enjoy bird watching, swimming, sunbathing and snorkeling the clear coral reef waters which are home to thousands of fish and marine life species. An informative guided tour of the fort tells about it's fascinating history and geographical and military importance. Visitors are free to explore the remote and fascinating Dry Tortugas - Fort Jefferson National Park on their own.