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Shoreline Aviation Seaplane Charter Services to The Caribbean, The Bahamas, and New York

Shoreline Aviation provides seaplane charter service throughout the Northeastern US, The Bahamas, Southeastern Florida, The US & British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the islands of the Eastern Caribbean.

During the summer season we provide regular seaplane service between New York City (from the 23rd Street Seaplane Base in Manhattan) and The Hamptons and Shelter Island. Charter flights are available to the resort destinations of the Northeast including Newport, RI, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Chesapeake Bay, the Adirondacks, and the lakes and harbors of New England. Taking a seaplane to your vacation destination is convenient and saves you precious time.

In the winter, you can find us serving the islands of The Bahamas from our base in Nassau. We also provide regular seaplane service between St. Thomas Airport and North Sound, Virgin Gorda and other points in the BVI. Charter service is available from San Juan or the USVI to all points in the Caribbean, including St Barth’s, Anguilla and Antigua.

We can fly you directly to resorts, remote islands, private yachts, or fishing
lodges. For those looking for a little adventure, we offer day trips as well as sightseeing tours. It’s all part of the fun!

John D. Kelly, 72, founder of Shoreline Aviation, Inc., passed away peacefully at his home on June 27th surrounded by his wife, Andrea Collingwood, and family.

John Kelly, Legendary Seaplane Pilot, Takes His Last Flight

John D. Kelly, 72, passed away peacefully at his home on June 27th surrounded by his wife, Andrea Collingwood, sons Jeremy Collingwood (and wife Lauren) and Andrew Kelly, and his sister Patricia Kelly. He also leaves two step grandchildren, Damien and Cody. In 1980 John founded Shoreline Aviation, Inc. at Griswold Airport in Madison, CT.…

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Summer Seaplane Service to Long Beach Island

About ten years ago, Richard O’Such, an American Airlines captain who lives on Long Beach Island, NJ had the brilliant idea of starting seaplane service between NYC and LBI. He contacted Shoreline’s President, John Kelly, established a Private licensed seaplane base near Harvey Cedars, and arranged launch service from the seaplane to the Marina. Since…

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Summer Camp by Seaplane

Summer is coming right up so it will soon be time to pack the kids up for camp. If they’re headed to Raquette Lake, one of our favorite summer destinations, they can start their adventure in the great outdoors with a Shoreline Aviation seaplane ride. What could be better? Over the course of many summers…

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