The 1-hour “see everything” helicopter tour around and over the Florida Keys begins at the Florida Keys Marathon Airport, located along the Overseas Highway in the city of Marathon. Enjoy an amazing view of Marathon all the way to the famous Seven Mile Bridge while learning about the storied history of the beautiful Florida Keys. Swoop down toward the clear blue water and check out the variety of marine wildlife below — like sting rays, dolphins and sharks — plus the coral reefs just below the surface. Then it’s on to historic Pigeon Key, a small island that’s home to eight buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. The island was originally known as “Cayo Paloma” (translated as Pigeon Key), named for large flocks of the white-crowned pigeons that once roosted there.
Take a journey to the stunning waters and beaches surrounding Bahia Honda State Park and Spanish Harbor Key, on the approach to Big Pine Key. Pass over the historic Sombrero Key Light, located near Key Vaca. This unique, cast iron lighthouse is located on a mostly submerged reef, 50 miles northeast from Key West. There are also the small islands of Money Key and Little Duck Key with Hawks Cay Resort.
The tour ends with a flight back to the Florida Keys Marathon Airport.