30 Minute Island and Reef Tour
30 Minute Island and Reef Tour
30 Minute Island and Reef Tour
30 Minute Island and Reef Tour
Limited Spaces Available! For reservations call (866) 608-7185. Spaces are extremely limited this time of year so book early to ensure the date you want.
30 Minute Island and Reef Tour


  • Great for the Whole Family
  • Cruise 500 Feet Above Beautiful Key West
  • Narrated Tour with Experienced Local Pilot
  • Experiece of a Lifetime!

Tour Summary

If you are looking for some high-flying adventure while visiting Key West, Florida, join our expert pilot for a fabulous sightseeing flight above the extensive living coral reef off the coast of this vacation paradise. You will enjoy a truly unique perspective of the splendor of this remarkable habitat. The water is usually so clear that you will be able to see aquatic activity in surprising detail.

This tour begins with a narrated flight south from Key West to see the amazing beaches and fantastic coastal resorts on the island, Ft. Taylor at the isles tip, over the docked cruise ships and other popular sites like Mallory Square. You will see a few other islands from the sky like Sunset Key, Christmas Tree Island, and Fleming Key. You will be able to discern the remains of two shipwrecks through the crystal-clear water. These vessels are now thriving undersea habitats for an assortment of marine creatures. You will be able to distinguish creatures like sea turtles, rays, and sharks from the air.

This aerial tour aboard this open-cockpit biplane will then head out to view the teeming coral reef. The Florida Keys is home to the only living coral reef on the east coast of North America. Do not miss your chance to view this wonder of nature from the sky.

You will also see the towering Sand Key Lighthouse that was built in the Nineteenth Century. You will also have a chance to see the saltwater flats and mangrove shallows.

What is the weather cancellation policy?
If the activity must be cancelled due to bad weather, and you cannot reschedule, you will be issued a full refund.

Where is the departure point for this tour?
Check-in instructions will be included in your activity confirmation email.

Where can I park?
There is metered parking available near the check in-facility.

When do I need to arrive for check-in?
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your actvity taking place. Your departure time will be listed on your confirmation email.

It is your responsibility to make sure you are aware of and understand all restrictions pertaining to this tour before booking online or over the phone. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are medically qualified and within any limits listed below in order to participate in this activity. No refunds will be given to those who reserve a spot and can not participate due to the restrictions listed below. For more information please read our cancellation policy and terms and conditions page or call our staff with any questions regarding your ability to participate.

  • Blackout Dates of 2018
    Friday 8/31 thru Saturday 9/8
    Wednesday 9/26 thru Wednesday 10/3

Key West Visitor Guide is always interested in your tour experience with us. We hope you enjoyed your tour and love to hear comments.

Bob Smith

I have been to the Bahamas many times, but 30 Minute Island and Reef Tour is one of my favorite trips! It includes everything that everyone should do here. As a Bahamas veteran, I can say only the best about this experience!

Jim Peters

Thanks to the professional guides! I was a bit worried about kayaking because I had never done it before, but the instructions were great and I had such a good time!

Richard Dixon

The best way to discover nature! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)