Jones Brothers Seaplane Adventures

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150E Ruby St., Tavares, FL, USA

Jones Brothers Seaplane Adventures Tavares Reviews

Cho Cho
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Seaplane tour of Florida's lakes Mar 04, 2017
Go sightseeing from the air....If you're looking for something different to do or see in Florida, try this seaplane ride operated by Jones Brothers Seaplane Adventures based in Tavares, a town on the shores of picturesque Lake Dora.

We took this air tour last week and had an enjoyable 30 minute ride over the scenic lakes of central Florida. It was a perfect day for some sky thrills, with sunny warm weather of 85F degrees or +29C degrees (and this is in early March). Our plane was a Cessna Stationair amphibian with both floats and wheels, so it can land in both water or land. Our pilot whose name was Evan, was also the tour guide and he gave us a running commentary of the sights below. Besides being a skilled pilot, he obviously knew the area well.

We were in the air for 30 minutes at a cruising altitude of 500 feet/152 meters so we could see everything quite clearly from above . Besides several lakes, we also saw the towns of Eustis, Mount Dora and of course our take off and landing point of Tavares. When we reached the Ocklawaha River, the pilot did a 'Splash and Dash' - that is he flew the plane only 20 feet or 6 meters above the water! He told us to imagine that we were water skiing without getting wet.

The cost for the 30 minute air ride was only $59 per person which is quite cheap as we bought the tickets at discounted rates from GROUPON. The advertised regular fare is $99 for each passenger. Several other tours are also offered with different rates depending on the duration starting from 5 minutes to over 1 hour.

For those who want to get married in style, you can also rent a plane and pilot by the hour for a romantic flight around the chain of lakes and arrive at the seaplane dock for your wedding and/or reception. Or, if you choose to, the bride and groom can depart from the pavilion dock by seaplane after the wedding reception and fly to your honeymoon destination at an Orlando hotel or resort. That would be quite a unique wedding, wouldn't it?
Signs in front of the office
Relaxing before the flight
The docks on Lake Dora
Our plane coming in
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Cho says:
@Adam: You're welcome.
Posted on: Aug 26, 2017
AdamR3723 says:
Interesting experience. Thanks for sharing!
Posted on: Aug 26, 2017
Cho says:
@Munawwar: Thanks very much for the congratulations and also for the smiles on my Seaplane review. Much appreciated!
Posted on: Mar 08, 2017
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