It is really thrilling to experience Key West by air! You can see the reef on on a Biplane, take a Champagne Sunset flight out to Boca Grande to see dolphins, sea turtles, sharks and rays from the air or fly in a T-6 Texan that was used to train fighter pilots. And if you want to get out of the plane and float back to earth, you can take a short drive to Sugarloaf to go skydiving.
Here are a few ways to get into the air.
Key West Biplanes
They have three types of planes you can fly in, each a different experience of Key West.
You can make reservations and get more info here.
Sky Dive Key West
OK, so it seems sort of weird to jump out of a perfectly good plane, but this really is a breathtaking experience! What a way to see Key West, the Atlantic Ocean, the Florida reefs, the Gulf and the Florida Keys.
Reservation and more info can be found here.
Aerial Nature Plane Tours
There is nothing quite as beautiful as the sunset, or two, from the air. Dan has a romantic champagne sunset flight that is truly unique.
Reservations and information can be found here.
Seaplane To The Dry Tortugas & Fort Jefferson
The Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson are 70 miles west of Key West. Fly out on a seaplane and spend a half or full day sightseeing, snorkeling and sunbathing.
While out there, make sure to do the self-guided tour through Fort Jefferson, the third largest fort the U.S. ever built. It was under construction from 1846-1889, but was never completed because of structural issues, as well as, hurricanes, disease and extreme summer heat.