See the Florida Keys on this scenic flight to Key West from Fort Lauderdale.
Enjoy an incredible sightseeing flight and spend more time in Key West doing what you love when you fly with us on our Key West Air Tour
Amazing views of our tropical paradise are yours on this Key West Air Tour where you’ll spend the day as you wish: snorkeling, sailing, visiting museums, walking along Duval Street or basking in the sun of our southernmost city! No other tour company can offer you this much time in Key West and have you back in Fort Lauderdale before sunset.
The aerial view of the islands is amazing. So many shades of blue in the water that you can’t see from the car.
Fly to Key West
Your day trip begins with a scenic flight with unparalleled aerial views of our blue waters and chain of islands.
Crystal clear blue waters teeming with boaters, sun-bathers and marine life, the Miami Skyline, and each beautiful Florida Keys island and bustling bridge are yours to survey on this sightseeing air tour that takes you to Key West for the day where you are free to explore, eat and drink at your leisure in this laid-back seaside paradise.
Over Biscayne National Park toward Card Sound and Key Largo we’ll soar, watching cars make their way to and from The Keys on U.S. 1.
From here your tour takes you southwest to Key West, where the day is yours to tour and explore. All flights return before sunset.
Get Started Planning Your Day in Key West!
There’s so much more to see and do in The Conch Republic! With sightseeing options like The Southernmost Point, live music, galleries on Duval Street, glass bottom boat rides, Mel Fisher Museum and the Audubon House, you will have to plenty of choices!
Address: 205 Elizabeth Street, Unit 1, Key West, FL 33040
Phone: 1 (800) 507-9955
Sail and snorkel the living reef on Sebago’s 3½ hour sail cruise on our sleek 69′ catamaran. This tour offers complimentary beer, boutique wine, soft drinks and two convenient times to choose from.
Address: 1 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040
Phone: (305) 292-8990
Guided museum tours, amazing views from the lookout tower, and touch real treasure!
Address: 1 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 33040
Phone: 1 (888) 544-5927
Home to alligators, jellyfish, sharks and many other marine animals, guests can enjoy guided aquarium tours as well as animal feedings. The aquarium’s touch tank features a variety of beautiful creatures, including conchs, sea stars, sea urchins, giant hermit crabs and horseshoe crabs.
Address: 416 Wall Street, Key West, FL 33040
Phone: 1 (888) 910-8687
Old Town Trolley Tours is the best way to see Key West. They drive by and highlight the best Key West Attractions and you can hop off and on, with 13 stops and more than 100 points of interest.
Day Trip Details:
- Meet us at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport unless otherwise pre-arranged. Directions provided via email at time of reservation
- Tour Length is all day and returns before sunset
- Up to 3 Guests per Tour
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One-way or Same-day return
1 Hour Flight each way
Blue water and Island views
3 seats available
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Key West Ground Transportation Options
Key Lime Taxi provides transfer service to and from Key West International Airport. Your driver will give you a card with a telephone number to call when you need to return to the airport. If you need transportation anywhere else on the island, Key Lime Taxi can take you anywhere for an additional charge.
Key West Day Trip FAQs
Is this a Private Tour?
Yes. Each tour is a private tour.
Do I have to make reservations in advance?
Reservations are strongly suggested as tours may sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the day and time you prefer, please make your reservation well in advance.
Can I Pay a Deposit or Will I Pay Full Price for a Reservation?
A deposit will hold your tour reservation. The balance is due before your Tour departs. You may choose to pay the full Tour price when you make your reservation also. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover Card.
How many people can fit in the tour plane?
Our tour planes have a maximum passenger capacity of 3. If your Group is larger, please call Val to arrange for another aircraft at a different price.
Are children allowed?
All ages are welcome! If your child is younger than 24 months s/he can sit on an adult’s lap, However, per Federal Aviation Regulations, all Tour Participants 24 months or older must have their own seat.
Will other people besides my party be on the tour?
No, your tour is private.
Is it possible to have a private tour at a different time?
Yes. Please call us at 954-399-0049. Tell us when you would like to take the tour (what day, what time). We will do our best to accommodate you and please understand, cost may vary.
Is there a weight limit on the flight?
Yes, for safety reasons we do have a passenger weight limit. For this reason, we ask for the weight of each passenger when you make your reservation.
How long does the flight last?
The Key West Air Tour flight time (each way) is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
How long is the Tour?
Plan on being away from Fort Lauderdale for most of the day. We will return to Fort Lauderdale before sunset.
Where do we go? What exactly do we see on the tour?
The Key West Air Tour will fly south from Fort Lauderdale. Most flights follow the shoreline; some fly southwest over The Everglades. The direction of flight is determined by the pilot and is influenced by local winds and the runway in use. You will see the Everglades and the coastline from Fort Lauderdale Beach to South Miami and The Florida Keys. We land at Key West International Airport where you will be taken by van or car to Duval Street. You are responsible for your transfers, food and activities in Key West.
What if it rains?
We fly weather permitting. During inclement weather, we will reschedule your tour, making every attempt to do so at your convenience. If we cannot reschedule your tour at your convenience, a full refund will be provided.
When the weather does not permit safe flight from Key West, we will wait in Key West and depart later.
What if we have to stay in Key West?
If the weather does not permit us to depart, we will make hotel reservations for you. However, you are financially responsible for your accommodations and meals in The Keys.
What type of plane will we be flying on?
You will fly on a Cessna Cardinal. The designation for this aircraft is C177RG.
How can I make this a surprise for my spouse, partner or friend?
Let us know at the time you book your Tour that you’d like to this to be a surprise and we won’t give your secret away.
Will the tour be narrated?
Your pilot will point out sites of interest along the way but also needs to speak with air traffic control. For the most part, your tour will be narrated.
Are we required to wear headphones?
You are not required to wear headphones, but to fully enjoy the experience and listen to the pilot pointing out the landmarks you will want to wear them. It also helps reduce the noise from the engine. But if you like airplane noise, that’s fine too! No headset required.
How high do we fly?
We generally fly over the islands at 1,500 feet.
Can I take pictures and video?
Absolutely! Please share them with us after your flight!
What should I wear?
You should wear comfortable clothing and flat or low-heeled shoes. A light sweater may be desired in winter.
Are there restrooms on the plane?
The scenic flight experience is 75 minutes each way and no restrooms are available on the aircraft. However, there are nice facilities available for you to use prior to departure and when we land in Key West.
Is there a place to store my belongings?
Participants are welcome to bring a purse or small bag with them on the aircraft. You can leave any bags you bring in the back of the aircraft, but keep in mind you will not have access to them during the flight.
I’m going on a cruise or just got off a cruise. Is there a place for all my luggage?
Yes. We will keep your luggage behind the reception area.
Can we bring food and drinks?
No, please do not bring food and drinks on board. We have water, coffee and hot chocolate available prior to departure.
Can I bring alcoholic beverages?
Personal alcoholic beverages are not allowed on the aircraft. If you are interested in a flight with alcoholic drinks, please consider the Champagne Sunset Scenic Flight.
Are we required to wear seat belts?
Yes, all passengers will be required to wear a seat belt for the duration of the flight.
Do I have to climb over the wing to get in the airplane?
No. You will walk up to the plane and step in from the ground, just like getting in your car.
Are the planes wheelchair accessible?
The Cessna Cardinal is wheelchair accessible, and depending on the size of the wheelchair and if it disassembles, we may be able to bring it along. For more information please call us at 954-399-0049.
Is this tour suitable for pregnant women? What if I’m prone to motion sickness?
We do not recommend pregnant women or those who are prone to motion sickness participate in a flying tour.
Where does the flight depart? Where does the tour land?
The flight will depart from and return to Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport unless otherwise pre-arranged. You will receive more detailed directions upon purchase.
Is there free parking available?
There is free parking available near the departure point.
Can I fly the plane?
We offer several flights where you can fly the airplane but unless you are a pilot building flight time and the purpose of your flight is to build flight time, no, you cannot fly the airplane. The Key West Day Trip is a sightseeing air tour. Hands-on flying activities are listed under Introductory Flights.
Is gratuity included in the price?
No, tips for the crew are not included in the price. Although not required or expected, gratuity is always appreciated.
Are gift certificates available for this tour?
Yes, gift certificates are available for this tour. Please call us at 954-399-0049 for information about purchasing a gift certificate.
Can I customize my own scenic flight route?
You can, but not on this flight. Call or email us. Let us know where you want to go and what you want to see and we will give you best times and rates.