Florida-based seaplane operator Tropic Ocean Airways has established a base in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Using its fleet of 13 float-equipped Cessna Grand Caravans, the company will offer on-demand charter, sightseeing flights, and day trips, as well as scheduled service.
Tropic Ocean will provide domestic flights to all Puerto Rico airports and safe water landing areas, including Vieques and Culebra Islands as well as other nearby international destinations such as the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, Antigua, St. Maarten, St. Kitts, Nevis, and Anguilla. The eight-seat turboprop singles can depart from the Jet Aviation FBO at Luiz Muñoz Marin International Airport, the Bahia Urbana dock in Old San Juan’s harbor, or any other suitable location depending on the needs of the customer.
“Modern amphibious seaplane service has been proven to improve connectivity in hard-to-reach areas with less environmental impact,” said company founder and president Rob Ceravolo. “Our entire team of 100 aviation professionals is committed to our investment in the Puerto Rico tourism and aviation industries, and we are very grateful for the opportunity to bring our luxury service to the island.”