Key West Island Helicopter Tour
See beautiful Key West from 500 ft and the surrounding islands with the colorful blue waters.
- Key West's ONLY Helicopter Tours.
- A window seat for every passenger.
- Experience a bird's eye view of the island, waters, and wildlife.
Key West Island Helicopter Tour
As soon as you lift off, you are soaring with the birds over Key West's historical landmarks. This 20-mile tour circles the island of Key West, with views of Smather’s Beach, The Southernmost Point, Fort Zachary Taylor, Sunset Key, Wisteria Island, Mallory Square, and world-famous Duval Street! Perfect for people on a budget or families with small children - not too short, not too long! (approx. 10 minutes)
Key West Eco Helicopter Tour
Our most popular tour! This trip was designed particularly for those marine life enthusiasts who want a bird’s eye view of the numerous sea life swimming below. There is an abundance of marine life, along with sunken boats and man made reefs, which serve as home for a variety of species of fish available for your viewing pleasure. This tour circles Key West, seeing everything from the Island Tour THEN you fly out over the world-famous Backcountry with incredible views of the Snipe and Mud Keys. Stingrays, sea turtles, sharks are common viewing on this tour, so be sure to bring your camera! (approx. 20 minutes)
Key West Ultimate Island Helicopter Tour
The name says it all! A more extensive version of the Key West Eco Tour, this exciting ride allows you to experience, both, 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 and every 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! (approx. 30 minutes)
Key West Seven Mile Bridge Tour Helicopter Tour
The full tour of the Lower Florida Keys!! As your tour departs Key West, you will fly over the Navy Air Station, where Navy fighter pilots actively train year-round in air-to-air combat missions. Continuing up the Keys, Bahia Honda State Park contains the last standing rail-road trestle bridge from the early 1900's Overseas Railroad built by Henry Flagler - a very picturesque sight! The Seven Mile Bridge is the half-way point of the tour, with double-bridges spanning over seven miles - the longest bridge of its time. Finally, your tour takes you over the Backcountry, where you will see everything from the Ultimate Island Experience, including uninhabited mangrove islands, marine-life like sharks and stingrays, and all of Key West's popular landmarks before landing back on the helipad. (approx. 60 minutes)
Key West Sunset Helicopter Tour
On our most romantic trip, the first half of your helicopter flight will include spotting various marine life like sharks, stingrays, and dolphins in their natural habitat, followed by Key West’s world famous sunset. While hundreds of visitors gather every evening around Mallory Square to view the event, this is the only tour that will allow you to fly high above the crowd with an unobstructed 360-degree view as you watch the magnificent sky change color. Enjoy a complimentary champagne toast as the sun disappears behind the horizon, followed by a relaxing twilight ride over the water as you return to land. This breathtaking experience only happens once a day, so we recommend reserving your tour as early as possible! (approx. 30 minutes)
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 600 lbs.
- Reservations are REQUIRED for all bookings
- Book Your Package On-Line
- Get Your Confirmation
- Duration: Varies
- Departure point: Detailed check-in instructions - including address, Google map, and parking information - will be included in your final confirmation email.
Ground safety briefing
Headsets for personally narrated tour
A window seat for every passenger
Smiles that will last a lifetime
Video and photos from our GoPro cameras
What To Bring
- Confirmation Voucher (printed or mobile)
- Any required or suggested items listed on your confirmation email.
- A Smile!
Likely To Sell Out
Spaces are extremely limited this time of year so book early to ensure the date you want.
Voucher Confirmation Info
This tour accepts both printed and electronic vouchers (e-vouchers). You can either print the voucher and present a paper copy on the day of travel. Or, if you travel with a mobile device, simply show your Photo ID and present your voucher on your Smartphone or tablet on the day of travel.
Local Operator Information
Complete operator information, including local telephone number, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the weather cancellation policy?
If the Key West Island Helicopter Tour must be canceled due to bad weather, and you cannot go on another day, you will be issued a full refund by Cool Destinations.
Where is the meeting point for this activity?
Detailed check-in instructions – including meeting point address, Google map, and parking information – for Key West Island Helicopter Tour will be included in your final confirmation email from Cool Destinations. Please be sure to double and triple check your email address is correct at checkout so this important email makes it way to you!
Where can I park my car?
Detailed parking instructions for Key West Island Helicopter Tour will be included in your confirmation email.
What do I need to show at check-in?
Cool Destinations activities accept both printed and electronic vouchers (e-vouchers). You can either print the voucher and present a paper copy on the day of travel. Or, if you travel with a mobile device, simply show your Photo ID and present your voucher on your Smartphone or tablet on the day of travel.
I am unable to locate the check-in. What should I do?
If you arrive for your activity start point and you are unable to locate the check-in location, we first recommend calling the local contact phone number found on your confirmation email. If you are unable to reach the local contact, we will be more than happy to help you out.
Can I book this activity when I get there?
Cool Destinations activities can only be booked online. It is recommended you pre-book your travel service to avoid disappointment as many of our tours and products are popular and can be sold out early. Therefore, visitors are encouraged to pre-book to ensure a satisfying, worry-free vacation.
Are my credit card details safe?
Your info’s safe with Cool Destinations. We take data protection very seriously and have a 100% secure checkout for all transactions.
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Are gratuities (tip) included in the price?
No. On most Cool Destinations tours and activities with guides, mates, captains, and assistance, tips are not included. Our general recommendation is 18-20% when you enjoy a quality service experience.
Can I book an activity and leave it open dated?
The majority of travel services provided by Cool Destinations must have a pre-booked date designated in order for the activity to cater for passengers. Exceptions to this are attraction passes, hop on/hop off buses and trolley tours.
When do I need to arrive for check-in?
Unless otherwise noted, please arrive for check-in 30 minutes before your Key West Island Helicopter Tour begins. The exact start time may be based on your chosen options and will be noted on the confirmation you receive after booking.
“The electric car we rented was clean and easy to drive. Shuttle picked us up quickly and was also clean and new. Driver was very informative and friendly. Great prices and a great time. No problems We will be back!”Michael Darnall
“Capt Gary and first mate Justin were very sharp and effective getting us trained and setup in a couple solid spots on a windy morning. Great job and very friendly. I look forward to going again when I return.”Joseph O'Brien
“I booked the wrong day, and the staff was helpful, friendly and polite about getting us a car on the spot. Thank you!”Phil Polderdyke