The Key West Ultimate Island Experience Helicopter Tour is an extended eco tour that takes you completely around the island and beyond.

The name says it all! This exciting ride allows you to experience the historical city landmarks and Key West’s famous marine life in the beautiful shallow waters of the Backcountry.

Every Ultimate Island Experience is unique, and the route is customized to each group, spending extra time hovering over whatever you may find on the way, whether it be a sunken shipwreck or a pod of playful dolphins. If you want the complete experience of seeing all of Key West, mixed with the excitement of having your own private helicopter and pilot, this is definitely the tour for you! 

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate: $232.04
Child Rate
(Ages 2+):
$232.04
Child - Free
(Under Age 2, on Adult Lap):
$0.00

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Tour / Activity Details

flight time approximately 30 minutes
Multiple daily departures
10:00 am to sunset
Please Note: Time shown on Availability Calendar is for booking purposes only, and reflects the earliest possible departure. During check-out, you will be asked to provide your preferred time of departure. If your preferred time is not available, you will be contacted to discuss alternatives.

Minimum 2 persons per order. Maximum 3 persons per order. Hotel pickup not included. Maximum weight per seat is 300 pounds. Maximum total passenger weight is 600 pounds. On the Order Form, you will be asked to provide the height and weight of each passenger. Please order online or call 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

COVID-19 Protocols Updates

Masks are required on all forms of public transportation. In addition, some businesses may require mask-wearing, so it is suggested you bring a mask with you in case you need to put it on to fulfull a business requirement.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of aircraft do you fly? -- All tours are operated with a Robinson R-44, a four-seat light helicopter produced by the Robinson Helicopter Company in California, USA. The R-44 is considered to be one of the safest helicopters in the industry and is the number one choice used for sightseeing operations around the world.

Are the pilots certified? --  All pilots are commercially rated and have passed rigorous FAA certifications, company testing, and recurrent training to be your tour pilot.

What is their safety record? --  They boast a 100% perfect safety record and take all possible precautions to ensure that it stays that way!

Are there any weight restrictions? --  Yes. The maximum weight per seat or per person is 300 lbs. The maximum total passenger weight for the flight is 600 lbs.

Can children come on the tour? --  Absolutely! Children of all ages can be accommodated. Children under 24 months can be seated on a parent’s lap, as long as the maximum weight limit is not exceeded. Children 24 months and older must have their own seat.

What should we wear? --  Wear comfortable clothing. T-shirts with shorts and sandals seem to be the most popular attire in Key West!

Can we bring a camera? --  Of course! All passengers are encouraged to bring cameras. 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.

Can we take bags in the helicopter? --  Any loose articles in the cockpit create a potential risk, therefore, for your own safety, there is a strict no bag policy in the helicopter. Only small medically necessary bags are allowed. All other bags must be stored in storage bins on the ground. This includes all camera bags (it actually works best 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).

What if the weather is bad on the day of our flight? --  While the weather in South Florida can often be unpredictable, most afternoon showers don't last more than 10 to 15 minutes. In the event that weather disrupts your scheduled flight, you will be permitted to reschedule.

Are there any restrictions on consuming alcohol before the flight? --  Passengers should limit their alcohol consumption prior to their departure. Pilots and staff reserve the right to refuse service to anyone based on their observance of any peculiar behaviors or attitude. Although Key West is one of the most alcohol-friendly towns in the nation, the safety of passengers and our pilots is the top priority.

Will I get motion sickness? --  This is a scenic tour, not a thrill ride. It is extremely rare for passengers to experience motion sickness. Flights are smooth, and turns are slow and gentle.

Minimum 2 persons per order. Maximum 3 persons per order. Hotel pickup not included. Maximum weight per seat is 300 pounds. Maximum total passenger weight is 600 pounds. On the Order Form, you will be asked to provide the height and weight of each passenger. Please order online or call 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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