Pigeon Key / Lighthouse Helicopter Tour

Duration:              Per Person:
20 Minutes                     $165.00 *   

Overview

Extend your Pigeon Key Helicopter Tour with a side trip to the historic Sombrero Lighthouse. Trust us it’s worth every second.

Pigeon Key is a small island containing the historic district of Pigeon Key, Florida. The 5-acre island is home to 8 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, some of which remain from its earliest incarnation as a work camp for the Florida East Coast Railway. Today these buildings serve a variety of purposes, ranging from housing for educational groups to administrative offices for the non-profit Pigeon Key Foundation. The former Assistant Bridge Tender's House has been converted into a small museum featuring artifacts and images from Pigeon Key's colorful past.

The Sombrero lighthouse was put in service in 1858, automated in 1960, and was deactivated in 2015. The foundation is iron pilings with disks, and the tower is a skeletal octagonal pyramid of cast iron. It is a 142-foot tall red painted tower. It has two platforms. The lower one, 15 feet above the water, held water and fuel tanks, the generator (after the light was electrified), boat hoists and a workshop. The upper platform, 40 feet above the water, held the quarters for the staff. The original lens, a first-order Fresnel lens, is now on display in the Key West Lighthouse Museum. The Sombrero Key Light is the tallest lighthouse in the Florida Keys, and was the last lighthouse constructed under the supervision of Lieutenant George Meade of the Bureau of Topographical Engineers. Book this tour today!
Tour Route

Pigeon Key / Lighthouse Helicopter Tour

Duration:
20 Minutes

Per Person:
$165.00 *


*  Price per person is for passengers of all ages.  There is a 2 passenger minimum for all tours.  If you are a single rider a private tour option is available to you for $280.  

Maximum individual passenger weight may not exceed 300lbs, and maximim total weight of all passengers may not exceed 550lbs.