Here is an island destination right in your own backyard. Cedar Key airport is located on an island and with a short taxi cab ride you are in town enjoying a meal at one of many waterside restaurants. Taxi can be contacted on the CTAF frequency. - Submitted by CFLAV8R
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7/25/2022 - Very nice place to visit. Golf carts are waiting for you to tour the island. My wife and I visited 07/24/22 and our visit was great. We hopped on the golf cart for $40 and went shopping and had fresh oysters. The runway is short so make sure to take your time on the approach for perfection.
- Submitted by Dale
9/22/2019 - Hi! We are Cedar Key Adventures. If you are flying into Cedar Key we can have a golf cart waiting for you at the airport for $35 dollars. Just give us a call anytime! 727-410-2112
- Submitted by David Weible
1/11/2017 - We are an unincorporated association of pilots who are committed to keeping KCDK safe and open to the public. We provide safety information, locals, and visiting pilot surveys on our website. Please include a link on this page and check us out! Thank you! http://www.cedarkeyairport.org/
- Submitted by Friends of KCDK
11/5/2016 - Nice newly paved runway. Make sure if you don't touch down within the first third if the runway consider going around. It's a short one with water at both ends. Very nice tie down spots. Judy, the one and only taxi driver, will reach you on the CTAF as you are calling your 45. $10 each way is a little pricey for the 4 mile round trip but great little touristy strip right on the water. Had fish sandwiches at Steamers and then headed back. Great getaway!
- Submitted by Robert Wilcox
7/8/2016 - I flew into Cedar Key on Thursday for a day trip. The runway was in great condition but there is no ASOS so you have to fly over and get a look at the windsock. The runway is short but easily doable. Judy's cab service was monitoring the Comm and offered to pick me up. $15 round trip got me into town. I had some lunch and toured the town. You can rent a kayak in town and paddle out to nearby islands and beaches. I saw lots of dolphins from my kayak too. It was a great trip.
- Submitted by Travis Spears
9/1/2015 - Cedar Key is the best place to fly in to. Like going back in time to an old fishing island. Bring your camera! The coolest part of the entire fly in was our cab driver Judy. She was so great! She is just a natural part of the whole island experience. She knows where to go for whatever food you want, who to call to get you the best available rooms if you didn't prebook, gives you a history lesson from the airport to your destination. She is INCREDIBLE! So when you plan a trip to Cedar Key make sure you get her on your radio to pick you up at the airport! You can get always rent a golf cart when you get to town...but you will miss the whole island experience if you don't ride with Taxi Judy. This is an island PRE-Disneyland !! Please don't let progress rob you of the historical value of Cedar Key's Taxi Judy. She is truly a gem!
- Submitted by Ellyn
8/27/2015 - Look up Gulfcart rentals at Cedar Key. Golf Cart rentals. Great deal. The guy will pick you up at the airport, and let you leave your cart at the ramp. Two hours rental is plenty of time to ride around, shop, have lunch. As cheap as a cab. Try it. You can rent longer if you choose.
- Submitted by Frank Kilgore
5/28/2013 - Flew to KCDK over the Memorial Day weekend hoping to avoid crowds but still find beaches and things to do. Cedar Key is a GREAT hidden Gem. The approach is very serene...Don't forget the 2300 runway. As soon as we landed We called George the golf cart guy and he picked us up and gave us a cart within 15 minutes of landing. We stayed with Mrs Rosemary at Seaspray townhouses..perfect location and amazing value for the price! Mrs Rosemary was so helpful she even got us to the airport when we couldn't get in touch with our planned ride! This town is so friendly and they LOVE pilots! We also did some Airboating along the marshes. CDK is great for bird watching like no other. Must Dos: Kona Joes for Breakfast sandwiches and iced tea, Tony's for Clam Chowder and Big Deck for live music on the dock. Fly safe! Peace
- Submitted by Jason
11/26/2012 - I flew my 150 to KCDK yesterday for a lunch date. The runway is in decent shape, with grass sprouting out of the cracks but the markings are visible. Judy picked us up in her car and took us to the downtown area, 20 round trip for both of us. There are several restaurants along the pier. We ate at the Pickled Pelican which has great food and a nice elevated deck overlooking the gulf. If you like local art there are several galleries and shops set back a block from the main downtown dock. The historical society costs 2 to get in and is worth the learning experiences if you have the time. There are several cool exhibits about the original local industry, broom and pencil manufacturing and fishing. Cedar key seems to be the happening place to fly on beautiful VFR days. Parking on the field was quite full but we found a spot with wing tie downs attached to a cable in the front row. Be careful crossing the old taxiway, the locals use it as a road and a few cars didn't yield to me as I was crossing the grass to back taxi.
- Submitted by Colin
3/15/2012 - You can find more info and safety information about the airport at www.CedarKeyAirport.org
- Submitted by Marina
12/11/2011 - Flew in the other morning for breakfast and walked into town. The weather started to turn so we ate quickly and grabbed a cab ride back to the field. The taxi operator apparently doesn't carry change, so she ended up with a 10 tip...
- Submitted by Steve
1/9/2011 - Best clam chowder at tonys on 2nd street. Best hamburger at the island hotel on 2nd street. DO NOT leave the runway except at the parking area on the southwest end. Sand will mire the plane in most places. Great spot, call the cab on the CTAF.
- Submitted by Frank
10/3/2010 - Flew in 10-3-2010 for a few hours. Rented a really nice golf cart from George at Gulf Kart Company. He picked us up at the airport and brought us back to our airplane after a two-hour rental. 22.00 for the rental and no additional charge for the airport pick-up, save for a gratuity that was definitely in order. This is highly recommended! www.gulfkartcompany.com 352543-5090
- Submitted by Tripilot
6/20/2010 - Been there twice in May. I recommend Tony's on 2nd. Street. The food is very good. Grouper sandwich was cooked perfectly and very tasty. Judy the taxi driver will call you as soon as you announce on CTAF. Nice lady with great service and worth the $5 per head just for the conversation. Feels like you are in the Keys!
- Submitted by Steve
3/25/2010 - Flew to Cedar Key from Ocala in my most special friend's 1946 Aeronca Champ. Had a little tail wheel problem and was helped by a friendly fellow pilot who lives next to the runway. Rode into town in that famous taxi. We rented a golf cart and explored the area. Walked on the beach, had the famous delicious hearts of palm salad with sherbet, enjoyed raw osters, visited the old cemetery, and when our visit was over, took off from that fantastic oceanview runway at George Lewis Airport. Glancing back toward Cedar Key, viewed a beautiful sunset. A perfect ending to a perfect day. Would love to return sometime soon.
- Submitted by Columbo The Bear
3/25/2010 - This place is the best kept secret in Florida. I've visited several times and always had a great time! A quaint small town within walking distance but I preferred to take a taxi. The taxi driver monitors unicom frequency and she's always there within minutes. After a visit in the shops and restaurants she's only a cellphone call away. I had a great time on a golf cart just touring the streets and even a visit to a small museum with lots of local history. I'm looking forward to my next visit!
- Submitted by Jim
3/22/2010 - this is our favorite fly in destination. We fly down from Atlanta. We generally walk into town. We take binoculars and camera. There are always beautiful birds to see blue heron, osprey, even bald eagles We usually eat at the seabreeze restaurant. Great seafood.
- Submitted by cs
2/22/2009 - Flew to Cedar Key from Sarasota yesterday 2/21/09. First Cross-Country as a Private Pilot. Don't let them scare you about the size of the runway, we had no trouble landing with about an 80 degree 10knot cross wind. Took off again with no trouble, C-172. We parked on the north side in the grass field since the parking area was already full. We rode Judie's taxi into town $5/each, each way, and contacted her on the CTAF. Next time we will plan ahead and spend the night, oysters are in season and are some of the best we have had. The town is small but fun, the fishing looks like it would be great and there are plenty of charters or rental boats. The whole town is art, knick-nack, antique and fun little shops and a lot of restaurants with really good sea food. We ate at the Raw Bar which was really good, even had live music. We also ate at the Dock Side Depot, the clams were excellent, the Red Fish Chowder needed a little something but was good.
4/6/2006 - 04/06/06 - The field is unattended, with 8 paved tie down spaces at the approach end of 5, and you can also park on the grass on the grass on the NW side of the runway. You should take the cab ($5 per person) to the main part of town. From there, you can rent a bike, scooter, golf cart or walk. There are several great resturants and shops. We ate at "The Captains Table" that had great food and a great water view as well. I heard the other resturants are also excellent. You can get a boat tour of the other keys, or rent a boat and explore the area your self. The runway is rated as fair, but I would classify it as good. When I arrived the wind was light, and the pattern and landing was easy. But I talked to some pilots there, that said some days it gets a little gusty, making the approach and landing a little challenging. We had a great time there and plan to return.
7/24/2005 - Nice spot. However, be prepared to pay the price for your 4'cab ride to town. A family of 4 will cost you $5.00 per person/one way!