South Florida - and the Florida Keys

South Florida - and the Florida Keys

article by Staci Bunton

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Take a helicopter tour around the Gold Coast. See what all the excitement is really all about!

Southern Florida is full of electrifying cities and sites such as Miami.

From your helicopter window adore the view of the High-rises condominiums, hotels and trendy clubs along the Atlantic Ocean.

Let your tour guide show you a sky view of the Indian River.

It's the details, like watching cruise ships in the distance leaving the port that make Helicopter tours so interesting.

The ultimate helicopter experience is flying over Miami Beach. You will see people enjoying the sun, working out, running, playing, and just having a great time. It is definitely a mood enhancer!

If you love architecture and history, then flying over Miami Beach's Art Deco Historic District is a must. In 1979 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Art Deco District is the largest collection of Art Deco architecture in the world and comprises of hundreds of hotels, apartments and other structures erected between 1923 and 1943.

Enjoy other south Florida cities like Fort Lauderdale, a town that use to be flooded with Spring Breakers.

Today Fort Lauderdale attracts a refined and affluent crowd. So you are bound to see yachts and nautical recreation while looking down from the atmosphere. Located along the Atlantic coast it's beaches are a main enticement, along with its museums and nightlife.

Also located on the Atlantic coast is West Palm Beach and it is even lovelier to see in a helicopter.

Ft. Myers - If you are a Boston Red Sox fan, maybe you will get luck and will fly over them during their Spring Training?!

The economy of Naples is based largely on tourism. Along with Marco Island and the Everglades, the city makes up the popular vacation area known as the Paradise Coast. Your sky tour will consist of the beachside locations, vibrant art scene, and nature preserves of the Everglades. In 2005, Naples was voted the best beach in America by the Travel Channel, as well as the number one small art city in America!

From there, let your Helicopter take you into the wild. See exquisite aerials of the everglades cypress marshes, wet lowlands and pine forests that are home to a variety of wildlife.

If you are visiting the Florida, Keys then nothing is more beautiful than seeing the balmy, salty, pea green waters, sprinkled with thousands of islands in the Gulf of Mexico to miles of pale sand beaches.

The Keys are islands off of the southern tip of the Florida peninsula famous for their coral reefs, excellent diving opportunities, boating, fishing and their proximity to Cuba.

Some helpful information to know about most helicopter tours:

. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

. Due to FAA mandated weight and balance requirements, most cannot accommodate individual passengers weighing over 280 pounds.

. For groups of three passengers, the total passenger load may not exceed a combined weight of 580 pounds

. Bags must be checked and are subject to size & weight limitations.

. Due to security requirements, adult passengers should be prepared to present a valid photo ID.

. Please be at the airport for check in at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled flight time.

It's also important to remember is that Helicopter tour companies are not just for flight-seeing.

Whether you are vacationing or a local business person, a realitor scooping out the area, someone needing aerials, or an aspiring helicopter pilot; many helicopter tour companies can service your helicopter flight needs.

Southern Florida is a magical place and after your helicopter tour you will still be floating on cloud nine, enjoy!

Click on the book a tour link at the top of this page and select Florida to find out more about the helicopter tour operators who make these magnificent sights available to you.

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