helicopter adventures

Sure, you can visit Florida for the theme parks and the clubs. But, if you want a truly memorable vacation, you have to check out all of Florida’s natural scenery. 

Florida has a lot to offer, and it’s hard to fit everything into one trip. Why not see a bunch in one go?

The easiest way to take in all of the beautiful Florida landscape is through one of our helicopter adventures. Keep reading to learn about all the sites you’ll see on one of our scenic helicopter tours over the Florida Keys.  

Blue Waters

No matter which of the adventure helicopter tours you pick, you are guaranteed to see gorgeous bodies of blue water. The Florida Keys, especially, are known for their crystal clear water.

You may be wondering, “why do the beaches in Florida have clear, blue water while other beaches have murky water?” Wind and sea conditions determine how clear the water is. Multiple days in a row with light wind and mild waves allow any sediment to drop to the ocean floor, letting the water appear clear.

Seeing the water from the beach is one thing. Being up above the jewel-tone waters in a helicopter is a whole other level. 

Incredible Sunsets

If you want an extra romantic helicopter tour, book a Sunset Tour. Whether it’s for an anniversary or an extra special date, the Sunset Tour will fly you over the Florida Keys. 

The Sunset Tour makes for a great date, especially when done with dinner and drinks in the local Marathon, Fl area. 

White Sand Beaches

While mainland Florida has miles of beaches, the beaches of the Florida Key’s have picturesque, white sand. The white sand is especially jaw-dropping next to the crystal clear turquoise waters. 

On your helicopter tour over the Florida keys, you’ll be able to scope out the peaceful beaches from above. After your tour, you can head over to whatever beach calls your name!

Boot Key Harbor

Boot Key Harbor is relatively close to our takeoff and landing point in Marathon. When we fly over the harbor, whether that’s on the 6-minute discover tour or no our way to see the other islands, you’ll be able to spot boats docked in the marina, local restaurants, and possible dolphins swimming off the coast.

Pigeon Key

Pigeon Key packs a lot of punch in its 5-acres. The island is home to 8 national registered historical places, including the Pigeon Key and Marine Science Center and the work-camps for the builders of the Florida East Coast Railway. 

More so, you may be wondering how Pigeon Key got its name. Originally named Cayo Paloma, the island is said to be named after the white-crowned pigeon that is native to the keys. 

Duck Key

Duck Key is located east of our takeoff spot in Marathon. The region is recognized as the midway point between Miami and Key West. The five small islands boast spectacular views of both sunrise and sunset.

Who knows? Maybe after viewing Duck Key from above, you’ll want to visit it by car and relax on the secluded beaches until sunset. 

Hawk’s Cay

When you fly over Duck Key, you’ll be able to look at one of the Key’s popular resorts, Hawk’s Cay.

Hawk’s Cay Resort is a 4-star hotel, a spa, multiple outdoor pools, and a private saltwater lagoon. You can check out both Duck Key and Hawk’s Cay in our 15-minute tour. 

Seven Mile Bridge

The Seven Mile Bridge is a landmark you have to see to believe. And what better way to see the whole bridge than from up above in a helicopter?

The bridge connects the middle keys to the lower keys. More so, the bridge you cross over today is actually the new seven-mile bridge.

The first Seven Mile bridge was completed in 1912 and was originally used as a railway bridge. Because the old bridge was built for trains, it felt constricted and narrow with two cars. In 1935, the bridge was later destroyed by the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. 

The New Bridge finished construction in 1982 and still to this day is one of the longest bridges in the US. 

Sombrero Lighthouse

The Sombrero Lighthouse, designed by General George Meade, is the tallest lighthouse in the Florida keys at 156 feet. The cast-iron lighthouse was first put to use in 1858. 

The lighthouse was deactivated in 2015, and it’s also closed to the public. However, you can still admire it from one of our helicopter tours. 

Bahia Honda State Park

13 miles SW of our lift-off point in Marathon, Florida, sits a tropical paradise like no other. Bahia Honda State Park has two main beaches: Calusa Beach near the Bahia Honda Bridge and Sandspur Beach. The park additionally has facilities for snorkeling, fishing, biking, and swimming. 

Helicopter Adventures in Marathon, FL

If you want to make your trip to Florida memorable, you got to book a helicopter tour with a premier helicopter tour agency. A helicopter tour is one of the most exciting ways to explore all of the Florida Keys.

At Ultimate HeliTours, you can choose from our 11 helicopter adventures. All of the different tour routes range and length and price per person, so no matter your budget or what you want to see in the air, we have a tour for you.

Take a look at our tour packages! By clicking “Book Now,” you can see the calendar of availability. And of course, if you have any questions, reach out to Ultimate HeliTours by emailing [email protected] or by calling 1-888-535-4354. 

We hope to fly with you soon!