Key West Seaplanes

Key West. FL (PRWEB)

“When you come in by seaplane, people know you have arrived” as Florida Travel and Life Magazine writer and Features Editor, Paul C. Love shares with readers in the July/August 2012 edition of the famed travel magazine. In a ten page story readers are tantalized by stunning photos of a gorgeous yellow seaplane flying overhead the world-famous Seven Mile Bridge, an exclusive Florida Keys destination.Key West Seaplanes’ newest custom-designed and custom-built luxury seaplane is featured as the company showcases it’s fleet and it’s service to The Keys, all of Florida, The Bahamas and Caribbean.

In the current July/August 2012 edition, writer and Features Editor Paul C. Love shares with readers the best way to “soar through the sky like celebrities” with Key West Seaplanes, the region’s premiere private seaplane charter company. The seaplane company has full access to explore “The Keys by Land, Sea & Air”. Passengers routinely fly from the mainland to exotic destinations such as Little Palm Island, Hawks Cay, Cheeca Lodge Bar, The Lorelei Cabana Bar and Marina as well as private, uninhabited islands for a day of snorkeling and relaxing along side their own private seaplane.

Key West Seaplanes’ unique “Island Hopping” seaplane experience requires no passport yet enables the absolute freedom to any traveler wishing to explore the tropical island chain that lies completely within the boundaries of The United States. Love is astounded by the beauty of The Keys and comments “Viewing The Keys from 500 feet up provides an entirely new perspective on the tropical island chain”. He shares his experiences with a series of photos that include Alligator Reef Lighthouse and Pirate’s Key.

The article entitled “The Keys By Land, Sea and Air” takes readers on a “Wild road trip through The Keys” and introduces company owners Julie Ann Floyd and Nikali Pontecorvo who are both pilots and long-term Key West residents boasting 30 years of flying the Keys and surrounding areas. The duo formed Key West Seaplanes in 2009 and the company continues to expand due to the demand for the convenience and comfort of traveling via seaplane to private island destinations in the paradise also known as The Florida Keys. Owner Julie Ann Floyd states “Not only is seaplane travel convenient it is fun and exciting….though the private nature of all of our seaplane flights also makes it peaceful, relaxing and wonderfully romantic…..There is certainly something in it for everyone!”.

Key West Seaplanes has recently expanded it’s fleet with the addition of a custom-designed and custom-built amphibious Cessna 206 luxury seaplane. The company joined with Wipaire, Inc of So. St. Paul, MN to create this seaplane pilot’s dream aircraft. The seaplane was completed in January, 2012 and is now a working member of the Key West Seaplanes commercial fleet.

The numerous modifications and upgrades to the this new seaplane make it a one-of-kind aircraft that also was recently awarded “Grand Champion” Seaplane at the 38th Annual Sun-n-Fun International Fly-in and Expo last month in Lakeland, Florida. “Our passengers get the opportunity to travel in this amazing Grand Champion Seaplane!” Floyd excitedly proclaims. “The modifications to this luxury seaplane add vastly to it’s safety, fuel economy and comfort….It is also quieter and friendlier to the environment”.

Little Palm Island seaplane charters are very popular for passengers flying with Key West Seaplanes. Many originate at Miami International, Watson Island Seaplane Base, Fisher Island, and Ft. Lauderdale. However, the company’s private service spans the full state of Florida and beyond. Many flights originate in Naples, Sarasota, Boca Raton and Orlando. The company’s seaplanes are amphibious, enabling them to land on water and also on land. Many passengers originate their travel at a land-based airport and are whisked away to their private tropical escape with a water landing. Key West Seaplanes private charters also offers conventional/wheeled airplane charter options.

Key West Seaplanes trips to The Bahamas/Caribbean are also another option for private seaplane charter services. The company looks to expand seaplane service to Cuba in the near future. They have also been the proud recipient of a grant from VISIT FLORIDA to promote their unique “Island Hopping” Services, providing seaplane travel to all The Florida Keys and the world beyond!

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How about a Private Getaway?


Need to get away and looking for something absolutely unique? Why not try a private luxury villa in the Caribbean?

Search for “Caribbean Private Villa” and you’ll get lots of hits, here’s a couple ideas to get you started:

Silver Turtle Villa, Canouan Resort

For a flawless family holiday, Silver Turtle Villa in Canouan Resort in the Grenadines is the corner of the world one needs to escape to. There is a large infinity pool located right off the main terrace offering views of the Caribbean Sea and the beautiful barrier reef. This luxury villa has everything a family could possibly need and is only 2 minutes from the beach. If parents want to wind down in the evening there is also a nanny room and a Jacuzzi.


Located at the Virgin Gorda Villas in the British Virgin Islands, the Sundowner is a perfectly romantic beach bungalow for two, just steps from the white sands of Nail Bay Beach! Secluded Sundowner offers couples cozy privacy with a bounty of plush amenities – full air-conditioning, a wonderfully-equipped kitchen with granite countertops, Wi-Fi, a Sundowner iPad2 loaded with villa and island information plus music, movies, Apple TV, Skype and Facetime (and catch up on all the news via The New York Times OnLine on the iPad2). There’s even a washer and dryer, and an automatic generator.

As the weather starts to get cold where you are, look to the Caribbean for that special getaway!

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Big Hotel Holiday Savings in the Fall

New York, NY (PRWEB)

The forecast calls for bright sun and even brighter savings this fall for guests who act fast to book a vacation from now until August 31 at one of the nine outstanding Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts.
The resort collection is helping guests find their autumn bliss in paradise with the 100 Percent Chance of Savings Event, offering amazing rates starting from as low as $  84-$  199 per room, per night, based on availability, for travel from August 15 through December 15, 2012. Continue reading

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Caribbeans Rich Culture is Unveiled through its Fascinating Folklore

caribbean culture folklore
New York, NY (PRWEB) August 14, 2012

Long before history was written, it began through oral narratives shared around a campfire. In the Caribbean, the art of storytelling is highly prized, and this explains the peoples strong oral tradition. In fact, readers will find that myths, legends, and folktales in the Caribbean repertoire are rich and varied, reflecting the many cultural experiences that have shaped life in the Caribbean. Author and educator Clement London gives them a chance to explore some of these intriguing tales in his book, Caribbean Visions in Folktales, made available through Xlibris since February 2002. Continue reading

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Caribbean Job with Caricom

Job Title Administrative Officer Administrative Services
Reference VAC-7295
Islands All Guyana
Industries – Government & Public Sector – Secretarial, Administrative & Clerical
Salary Negotiable
Contract Type Any

Job Description
>Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified nationals of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States and Associate Members of the Caribbean Community to fill the abovementioned position in the Caribbean Community Secretariat with assigned duty station in Guyana. Continue reading

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Elections in Venezuela

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By John Paul Rathbone and Benedict Mander in Caracas

Heavy rain and overflowing drains marred Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez’s otherwise rapturous closing rally ahead of a close election on Sunday that will decide the fate of his socialist revolution and could rearrange the region’s balance of power.
Red-shirted supporters danced in downtown Caracas on Thursday night as shin-deep water filled with rubbish washed through the streets.
Mr Chávez, who claims to have recovered from cancer as he seeks another six-year term at Sunday’s vote, looked bloated and tired as he spoke from the podium in driving rain. But nonetheless he gave a trademark speech peppered with rousing military metaphors and historical references to his hero, Simón Bolívar.

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Use Loyalty Program Points to Help Fund Summer Vacations

San Bruno, Calif. (PRWEB)

More summer travelers than ever before are planning on using loyalty program points and frequent flier miles to help fund their vacation plans. According to a recent survey by American Express, 19 percent of summer travelers plan to use points, a significant increase from 15 percent last year. Alpha Flight Guru, a travel agency that specializes in helping travelers redeem points and miles for travel, has also seen an increase this year in clients wanting to use points for summer vacations.

The best way to help offset vacation costs is to use the points and miles earned from credit cards and other loyalty programs, said Tim Gibson, CEO of Alpha Flight Guru. There is an estimated $ 50 billion worth of rewards points being given away each year by the airlines, hotels and credit card companies. Many individuals and businesses are not taking full advantage of opportunities to lower travel expenses by charging everything to the right cards and maximizing the number of points earned. Continue reading

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