By Joyce Huber
The easiest consultant to South Florida's typical wonders and designated treasures. This advisor explores all the best way from romantic Key Largo to special Pine Key, Little Torch Key and cool Key West. It deals wide info on how one can discover, together with aerial excursions, biking trails, the Pelican direction (Key West), canoe and kayak excursions and nature hikes.
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Tourism and land development have since boomed. Outdoor Adventures Aerial Tours If light plane tours are a new addition to your adventure list, be sure to book an early-morning flight on a day with calm winds. Rising columns of air that cause light aircraft to bounce are more prevalent as afternoon sun heats the ground. Winds, if gusting, may also cause a bumpy ride. Be sure to bring binoculars and a camera. Most sightseeing tours skirt the Atlantic side of the islands, where intriguing panoramas of sun, sand and sea await.
The ride lasts from 45 minutes to an hour. Occasionally, owner James Hendricks joins the tour and shares his photo journal, which is passed around. It includes notes to Hendricks from Katherine Hepburn, foreign dignitaries, and photos from his European, Canadian, Australian and US tours. Upon return, passengers are given honorary African Queen captain licenses and a postcard of her for remembrance. Hendricks, dubbed the jovial millionaire by southern journalists, is indeed aglow as he shares his prized possession with guests.
No reservations needed; just follow the signs at the airport. % 305-743-1995. 46 Outdoor Adventures n By Seaplane Foremost in out-island tour popularity are half-day seaplane excursions to Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas. Located 70 miles west of Key West, the fort is the most inaccessible National Monument in the Western Hemisphere. The islands, off the beaten path, were named for their lack of fresh water and once-abundant turtle population. Today, prime attractions are the spectacular snorkeling found on the surrounding coral reefs and a chance to explore the historic, hexagonal, brick fort where Dr.
Adventure Guide to The Florida Keys & Everglades National Park by Joyce Huber