Few places in the U.S. can beat what the Florida Keys have to offer for any lover of sand, sun, subtropical climates, laid-back lifestyles, and fishing. And, there is no better way to arrive than by a private jet charter to the Florida Keys. Keep these things in mind as you plan your Florida Keys excursion.

About the Keys

While considered part of mainland USA, the Florida Keys is a term used to describe a chain of islands off the southern tip of Florida that are connected by bridges. From top to bottom, the chain of islands spans 112 miles of some of the most stunning ocean views in the U.S. While often lumped together, each of the islands offers its own unique flavor to appeal to a wide and diverse group of people.

Key Largo

An endangered key deer found on Pine Key in the Florida Keys

An endangered key deer found on Pine Key in the Florida Keys

This is the largest of the Keys and is best known for exquisite scuba diving. In fact, many say Key Largo has the best scuba diving in the U.S. This is the closest to the mainland and allows easy access to all the attractions of Miami, while still enjoying an island frame of mind.

Private aviation for visitors to Key Largo often fly into Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport, Miami International Airport, Homestead General Airport, the latter of which is only 30 minutes from Key Largo and practically on the doorstep of Everglades National Park. Scuba divers and snorkelers should spend a day at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park for the stunning coral reef, as well as the Christ of the Abyss statue.

Islamorada

Fishing opportunities abound in the Florida Keys.

Fishing opportunities abound in the Florida Keys.

Islamorada is best known for its fishing and is generally considered to be the sport fishing capital of the world. There are plenty of big game fish available to be caught through the countless charter services offered on the island, including at the famous Robbie’s marina. The benefit of chartering a fishing boat (or yacht) is that the captain knows where to go and what technique to use to land you the types of fish you desire. Just like chartering jet flights has benefits, so does chartering fishing boats.

Marathon

Christ of Abyss statue off of Key Largo.

Christ of Abyss statue off of Key Largo.

This is about the halfway point for people driving down to Key West. It’s also home to one of the two airports in the Keys, Florida Keys Marathon Airport (MTH).  Marathon is  a popular family and fishing destination. It’s also a great tourist destination in its own right with the Turtle Hospital, Dolphin Research Center, and a EEA Air Museum.

Pine Key

Southernmost Point Marker in Key West.

Southernmost Point Marker in Key West.

Located between Marathon and Key West, Pine Key is home to Bahia Honda State Park that has one of the most stunning beaches in the Florida Keys. This is the least “touristy” of the islands and offers a laid back and low key opportunity to take in the best Mother Nature has to offer. The speed limit here is reduced, mainly to protect the Key Deer, which are endangered.

Key West

One of the bridges in the Florida Keys.

One of the bridges in the Florida Keys.

Perhaps the most famous destination in the Keys, Key West means different things to different people. Your stay can range from a a five-star resort area to a quiet bed and breakfast.  Similarly, your getaway can be spent enjoying a raving nightlife area or a quiet day in the hammock outside a cozy little cottage. Dotted along the infamous Duval Street are outstanding restaurants, cafes, bars, and shops galore. There are even a couple of beautiful beaches to sunbathe on or to people watch: Smathers Beach and Fort Zachary Taylor beach. The southernmost point in the United States is also found here.

One of the benefits you receive when you charter a private jet to Key West  is that you can skip the 112 mile drive down the keys and fly right into Key West International Airport instead.

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Duval Street: The most famous street in Key West.

Duval Street: The most famous street in Key West.

For the latest Florida Keys private jet charter information, be sure to contact Presidential Aviation. We can help you choose the right aircraft and charter jet schedule, so that your trip to the Florida Keys will be as relaxing as the Keys are themselves.

The Florida Keys is known for its vibrant reefs which are great for scuba diving and snorkeling.

The Florida Keys is known for its vibrant reefs which are great for scuba diving and snorkeling.