Seaplane Snorkeling Adventure, Key West to Dry Tortugas
When Highway 1 ends in Key West, take to the sky via seaplane for a sightseeing journey that includes landing on a remote island for snorkeling at the true end of the Florida Keys, Dry Tortugas National Park. Created for VisitFlorida. Immediately after take off, you get a birds-eye view of Key West and the historic downtown harbor. Just west of Key West, we fly over an area known as “The Flats," a body of water only 3-5 feet deep, extending almost 20 miles. 25 miles out we fly over the Marquesas Islands, a large circular coral atoll and "Quicksands," creating underwater dunes in teal blue waters. The famous treasure hunter Mel Fisher found over a half billion dollars worth of gold and silver here and we’ll get a view of some of the famous shipwrecks including one whose mast still stands above water making for an amazing sight. Dry Tortugas National Park lies in the blue/green waters of the Gulf of Mexico and is the true end of the Florida Keys. After circling the fort, we make a smooth water landing and beach the airplane. After a quick peek into historic Fort Jefferson, we enjoy some of the best snorkeling in North America right off the sandy white beach. On this trip, rather than roughing it camping, or spending the day on a boat back to civilization, we hop back on the seaplane for more stunning aerial views and arrive back in Key West in plenty of time for dinner and nightlife. Key West Seaplane Adventures (http://keywestseaplanecharters.com/) is the only air service to Dry Tortugas National Park. The pilot acts as your narrator and tour guide during the flight and is very helpful in recommending snorkel spots and things to do once you arrive at Dry Tortugas. Your fare also includes the use of a small cooler with soft drinks or water and they even provide the snorkel gear. Check out their website for more details on how you can plan your own seaplane and snorkel adventure!
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