The Dry Tortugas Information Center is extremely excited to announce the return of the Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson airplanes; service out to the Dry Tortugas aboard the seaplanes begin on Monday, May 10th
Online PR News – 13-May-2010 – – Monday May 10th marks the launch of the latest seaplane service out to the remote islands of the Dry Tortugas. For almost two years, the only method of reaching the Dry Tortugas was via two passenger ferries or private boat. This Monday, travelers looking to visit the islands of the Tortugas in the fastest method of travel can begin booking trips on the Dry Tortugas seaplanes.
The new service, being offered by the leading center for all Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson excursions the Dry Tortugas Information Center, will transport up to twenty adventurous travelers for morning and afternoon half-day excursions or full-day excursions. With a trip that takes about 40 minutes (compared to the over 2 hours of travel time on the ferries), seaplane passengers will be able to experience not only more time on the Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson, but also be able to experience the islands before or faster the influx of ferry passengers arrive.
The new seaplane service has a feature that the previous service did not have: a fully narrated sightseeing tour on the way out to the Dry Tortugas. Before even reaching the Dry Tortugas, seaplane passengers will be able to see some gorgeous and picture-perfect marine settings including the coral atoll known as the Marquesas Islands and the shallow-water Flats area that stretches for twenty miles from Key West and allows passengers from the seaplanes to see marine life swimming in the clear shallow waters. The seaplane retains a steady altitude of 500 feet, giving passengers excellent views of the island scenes below.
Upon reaching the Tortugas and before landing, passengers are given a quick low-altitude round-about tour of Fort Jefferson, which is ideal for taking pictures as this birds-eye view point of the Fort is only seen by very few people.
After landing on Garden Key, the main island in the Dry Tortugas where the historic Fort Jefferson is located, guests can stroll through the fort, lay out on the gorgeous white-sand beach, and use the complimentary snorkel gear to explore what many consider the best snorkeling in the lower Keys. In fact, snorkeling out in the Dry Tortugas is known as the best Key West snorkeling trip.
"We couldn't be more excited to be offering our customers the seaplanes again," Jennifer Amatto of the Dry Tortugas Information Center enthusiastically states. "This is the most exciting and exclusive way of doing a Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson trip."
To learn more about the new seaplane service as well as ferry services to the islands of the Dry Tortugas, visit the Dry Tortugas Information Center's website at DryTortugasInfo.com or call the center directly at 1-877-243-2378.