Key West's leading reservations and information center, Best On Key West, is excited to be offering the new Dry Tortugas seaplanes running half- and full-day trips out to the Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson every single day
Online PR News – 27-May-2010 – – This week, the Dry Tortugas seaplanes will continue their services out to the remote islands of the Dry Tortugas. Running full-day excursions, morning trips and afternoon trips, the Dry Tortugas seaplanes will transport a maximum of 10 passengers per flight daily to showcase the one-of-a-kind islands of the Dry Tortugas and the massive all-brick fort that is located there, Fort Jefferson. Best On Key West, Key West's leading tours and information center, is thrilled to be offering this unique excursion.
Seaplane trips began running on May 10th, and already the hype around them is building rapidly. Taking the seaplanes out to the Dry Tortugas has several advantages. For one, the ride out to the islands takes about 35 minutes, as opposed to the over two hours it takes by ferry. Another reason is the amazing sightseeing tour passengers on the seaplanes get on their way to the islands, passing over stunning natural environments such as the Key West flats area and the Marquesas Islands.
Seaplane passengers will also see the advantage of walking on the Dry Tortugas and through Fort Jefferson before the influx of ferry passengers arrive. They will also be treated to complimentary snorkeling gear to experience the amazing Key West snorkeling that can be done right off the beach on Garden Key in the Tortugas.
Many visitors say that there is no tour or activity in Key West Florida quite like the Dry Tortugas trips. Located about 70 miles from Key West and completely surrounded by water, the Dry Tortugas are the ultimate destination for nature lovers, offering fantastic snorkeling and some of the country's best bird watching. It is also great for history buffs, with Fort Jefferson being used as a military prison during the Civil War and famously housing Dr. Samuel Mudd, who was convicted of conspiracy in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
"There really is no trip quite like the Dry Tortugas trip," says Jenny Armstrong, a reservations agent at Best On Key West. "We are extremely excited to be offering the new seaplanes because these are really the way to go when visiting the Dry Tortugas if you want the most comfort and luxury. Plus you get views of Fort Jefferson from up in the air that very few people ever get to see."
The seaplanes are currently running and Best On Key West is taking reservations for the morning, afternoon and full-day excursions. The staff at Best On Key West is a helpful and knowledgeable team of Key West experts who will be sure to answer any questions you might have about Key West or the Dry Tortugas.