Seaplane Services

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

By Margaret Tehan | July 1, 2019

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

By Andrea | May 14, 2019

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

By Andrea | May 7, 2019

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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Summer Seaplane Service to Saranac Lake

By Andrea | April 23, 2019

Saranac Lake lies in a valley of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate NY and is just seventy-five minutes away from New York City on a Shoreline Aviation seaplane. This picturesque village (consisting of three small towns) has close to two hundred buildings listed on the National Trust for Historic Preservation, making it one of the…

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Seaplane Service Made Easier: Cape Air Expands Routings, Merges Operations with Shoreline Aviation

By Andrea | April 18, 2019

With a combined 70-year legacy, Cape Air and Shoreline Aviation become one, delivering seaplane service to the Northeast – and beyond. (HYANNIS, MA, April 18, 2019) – Cape Air has combined operations with Connecticut-based Shoreline Aviation to provide passengers with greater convenience and connectivity while traveling across the Northeast. In an effort to expand its…

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Day Tripping or Weekend Wonderland – Saratoga Springs

By Andrea | April 9, 2019

This July Shoreline Aviation Seaplane Services is heading off to the races. We’ll be running flights from the 23rd Street Seaplane Base up to Saratoga on Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m. arriving in plenty of time for the 1:00 p.m. post time. Racing season has been extended at Saratoga Race Course this year as Belmont…

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Take a Seaplane to WorldPride 2019

By Andrea | March 13, 2019

This June WorldPride 2019 comes to New York City for the first time and there’s no doubt that part of the adventure will be getting there. Millions of people from the LGBTQ Community are expected to descend on the city to celebrate WorldPride, NY Pride, and the commemoration of Stonewall 50. Shoreline Aviation Seaplane Services can deliver you to Manhattan for all…

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Winter Options

By Andrea | December 18, 2018

The holiday season is coming up fast and we’ve had some requests for Commuter Seaplane trips to The Hamptons for the holiday season which we are happy to do. If you are interested in flying to East Hampton on Friday, December 21st, Monday, December 24th or Friday, December 28th kindly let us know. Westbound trips…

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Captivated by Captiva Island

By Tim | November 28, 2018

After taking in the magic of Sanibel Island, it’s time to let the island of Captiva cast its own spell on you. Shoreline Aviation’s seaplanes can take you to this paradise on Florida’s West Coast in just minutes from Naples Airport. On Captiva Island you will discover Bowman’s Beach, with its miles of smooth sand and…

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