Key West Eco Helicopter Tour
- Twenty Minute Eco Tour of Key West and the Natural Areas that Surround the Island
- Ideal Tour for Marine Life Enthusiasts
- Great Views of Sunken Shipwrecks
- Keep Your Eyes Peeled for Sharks, Sea Turtles, and Stingrays!
- Photo Packages Available for Low Rates Including a Photo and Video Package of the Cockpit, as well as a Handheld GoPro to Take Your Own Shots!
Our Key West Helicopter Eco Tour is our best deal yet on the helicopter excursions! This tour takes you up into the sky to see the tropical island of Key West from a birds eye point of view. You will stare in awe as you see this tiny but magical island from up in the air. And you will learn all about the unique history and geography that make Key West a top vacation destination!
With the Eco Helicopter Tour, you will also get the chance to see the beautiful and diverse nature that surround the island, including the mangrove islands just to the north of Key West. You will get a chance to see the clear blue waters of the Keys from the sky. Keep your eyes peeled as you are sure to catch sight of some of the larger inhabitants of these waters including sharks, sea turtles, and stingrays! But your tour guide also takes you out to see one of the area’s shallow shipwrecks. You will be fascinated and astounded by what you will be able to see from our helicopter ride!
We are very passionate about our tours and so are our tour guides! These FAA certified pilots are Key West locals who are ready and eager to teach you about everything that makes Key West and the Florida Keys such a unique and unforgettable destination. Our crew will make sure you have the best helicopter experience possible. And this tour is great for the whole family, from the younger kids to grandma and grandpa. Even if you have never experienced the excitement of riding in a helicopter, this tour is a great way to introduce yourself to helicopter riding! Anyone can easily and safely enjoy our Key West helicopter eco tours! Our space is very limited so we encourage reservations as far in advance as possible.
What time and on what days do you fly?
We fly 7 days a week from 10am to sunset. To better serve our customers, we open earlier on days that cruise ships are in port. If you are interested in taking a tour outside of our normal business hours, please contact us and we will accommodate you the best we can!
How far ahead do I need to book?
We prefer at least 24 hours notice, but if you call, we'll do what we can to make it happen!
What should we wear?
Wear comfortable clothing. T-shirts with shorts and sandals seem to be the most popular attire in Key West!
Can children come on the tour?
Absolutely! We are more than happy to accommodate children of all ages. We allow children under 24 months to sit on a parent’s lap, long as the maximum weight limit is not exceeded. Children 24 months and older will be given their own full seat for the duration of the tour.
Can we bring a camera?
Of course! We encourage all passengers to bring cameras. The helicopter cockpit provides a great photographic opportunity! In the Robinson R-44, every seat is a window seat! Cameras with wide-angle lenses tend to work the best within the cockpit. Tele-photo lenses are also great for taking close-up photos of the marine life below. We provide affordable photo packages with GoPro's and Video Cam.
Can I take bags with me in the helicopter?
Any loose articles in the cockpit create a potential risk, therefore, for your own safety, we have a strict no bag policy in the helicopter. Only small medically necessary bags are allowed. All other bags must be stored in our storage bins on the ground. This includes all camera bags. We find that it works better to have your camera out and at the ready from the start of your tour than to have it tucked away when that perfect picture moment comes along.
Do you have weight restrictions?
Yes. The maximum weight per seat or per person is 300 lbs. The maximum passenger weight per the entire flight is 550 lbs.
Can I fly by myself?
All flights require a two person minimum. Single riders are allowed, but require payment for two seats.
What time do I need to be at the airport? Is there parking?
Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled flight. Limited FREE parking is available at Landmark Aviation.
What happens if I cancel or fail to show after I have booked a flight?
As our tour groups are small and our seating limited, we must implement a 24 hour cancellation policy. If for any reason you decide to change or cancel your reservation, you must notify us at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled flight. Cancellations and no-shows within 24 hours of scheduled flight are non-refundable.
What if the weather is bad on the day of my flight?
Weather in Florida is highly unpredictable, however, most afternoon showers don’t last more than 10-15 minutes at a time. In the event that weather disrupts your scheduled flight and we are not able to reschedule you for another time or day, we will, of course, issue you a 100% refund.
Do you have restrictions on consuming alcohol before the flight?
We recommend that our passengers limit their alcohol consumption to a minimum prior to their departure. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone based on our observance of any peculiar behaviors or attitude. Although Key West is one of the most alcohol-friendly towns in the nation, our first priority is the safety of our passengers and our pilots.
Will I get motion sickness?
This is a scenic tour, not a thrill ride. It is extremely rare for passengers to experience motion sickness from any of our tours. Flights are smooth, and turns are slow and gentle.
What kind of aircraft do you fly?
All of our tours are operated with a Robinson R-44. The R-44 is a four seat light helicopter produced by the Robinson Helicopter Company in California, USA. It is considered to be one of the safest helicopters in the industry, and, with its outstanding safety record, is the number one choice used for sightseeing operations around the world.
Are your pilots certified?
All of our pilots are FAA commercially rated and have passed rigorous FAA certifications, company testing, and recurrent training to be your tour pilot.
What is your safety record?
Our customer’s safety has always been our highest priority. We are proud to say we have a 100% perfect safety record and we take all possible precautions to ensure that it stays that way!
It is your responsibility to make sure you are aware of and understand all restrictions pertaining to this tour before booking online or over the phone. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are medically qualified and within any limits listed below in order to participate in this activity. No refunds will be given to those who reserve a spot and can not participate due to the restrictions listed below. For more information please read our cancellation policy and terms and conditions page or call our staff with any questions regarding your ability to participate.
- Children 2 and under go for free and must ride on the parent's lap.
- Please note that no bags are allowed on the helicopter (only small medically necessary bags are allowed). Bags can be stored in our office on the ground
- Maximum weight per person is 300 lbs; maximum weight for passengers (up to 3) for the entire flight is 550 lbs
- All flights require a two person minimum; single riders are allowed but have to pay for two seats