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Canyon Ranch – A Flight to the Berkshires For Some Health and Wellness

By Andrea | April 3, 2018

Canyon Ranch® has been a trailblazer and an industry-leading proponent of the wellness lifestyle and real estate living for nearly 40 years, operating the world’s most celebrated collection of life-enhancement properties. The legacy brand based on achieving one’s optimal health has wellness destinations in Tucson, Arizona and Lenox, Massachusetts. The founders sparked a wellness revolution…

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Pilots of the Caribbean – Paul Harding of Safari Seaplanes

By Andrea | March 29, 2018

We’re starting a new blog series entitled “Pilots of the Caribbean” because like the original pirates, they all have a tale to tell. While today there are a couple of established seaplane operators flying among the more than 700 islands and cays of The Bahamas, in the beginning there were just local individuals who learned…

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April Vacation is Just Around the Corner

By Andrea | March 27, 2018

If you’re looking for a family friendly destination for your upcoming April school vacation, look no further than Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island off the western coast of Florida. It’s like stepping back in time. This gem of an island has something for everyone – long white beaches, fishing, kayaking, and paddle boarding just to…

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Harbour Island – “Home of the Friendly People”

By Andrea | March 6, 2018

Harbour Island is without question, one of the prettiest islands in The Bahamas. At 3 miles in length and a half mile wide, the pink sand beaches, pastel homes, and charming locals make this a great destination for all sorts of activities. For starters there are great fishing, boating, and diving spots around the island…

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Andros – A Natural Wonder of the World by Seaplane

By Andrea | March 1, 2018

There are 700 islands in The Bahamas, but you could fit all of them into the large archipelago that is known as Andros. Consisting of three islands: North Andros, South Andros, and Mangrove Cay, it is 104 miles long and about 40 miles wide at its widest. Andros is an ecological marvel containing many small…

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Fishing Frenzy in Florida

By Andrea | February 22, 2018

There are so many reasons to visit Florida, but for the avid angler it’s one of the few places where all that baiting and waiting pays off. It’s known as “The Fishing Capital of the World” with approximately 2.5 million salt-water anglers arriving every year. They stay at fishing lodges and resorts, dine in restaurants,…

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Miami Seaplane Base, Great Location for Seaplanes and Adventures!

By Andrea | February 19, 2018

When they say location is everything, they must be talking about Miami Seaplane Base. Located on Watson Island, it’s just minutes from South Beach and within walking distance of the Miami Cruise Ship Terminal. There should be a sign there that reads, “The adventure starts here!” Over the last few years Miami Seaplane Base has…

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Seaplane Pilot Mark Futch – Back in Action

By Andrea | December 13, 2017

For many years, Mark Futch, the doyen of seaplane operators in Florida, lived in Boca Grande on the southwestern coast of Florida – where the turquoise waters surround jeweled emerald islands such as Sanibel and Captiva. Mark is a local there and started out, as the other men in his family had, as a fishing…

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Training Continues Even in Winter

By Andrea | December 6, 2017

The season up here in the northeast is still months away, but we’re busy interviewing and hiring new pilots. This past week was spent training new Captains and Co-Pilots. We are still hiring though, so if you know someone whose dream is to be a seaplane pilot, send them our way! Seaplane pilots are a…

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