Seaplane Services

Seaplane Charters: The Bahamas

Shoreline Aviation Seaplane Charter Services to The Caribbean, The Bahamas, and New York/the Northeast
Shoreline Aviation Seaplane Charter Services to The Caribbean, The Bahamas, and New York/the Northeast
Shoreline Aviation Seaplane Charter Services to The Caribbean, The Bahamas, and New York/the Northeast
Shoreline Aviation Seaplane Charter Services to The Caribbean, The Bahamas, and New York/the Northeast
Shoreline Aviation Seaplane Charter Services to The Caribbean, The Bahamas, and New York/the Northeast
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Abaco Adventure
You’ll recognize that famous candy-striped lighthouse as soon as we land in the harbor.  Hopetown is one of the prettiest spots in The Bahamas. You can rent a powerboat to cruise around the Loyalist Cays, or just snorkel off the seaplane’s pontoons looking for sand dollars, sea stars, and conch shells on the Tilloo Cay flats.
Bonefishing
Spend a day fishing the flats of Andros, the Joulter Cays, or the Berry Islands. Our seaplane will rendezvous with your flats boat and professional guide for a full or half day of great bonefishing. If you want to spend a few days or even a week at an excellent bonefishing resort, call us for some recommendations.
Taste of Exumas
Take a tour of the Exuma Islands stopping to visit the indigenous iguanas of Allan’s Cay. Be sure to bring some grapes for these prehistoric creatures; they expect to be fed! Then stop at a deserted island for a picnic lunch, before heading to Thunderball Grotto (remember the James Bond movie) for a snorkeling adventure. On your way back to Nassau you might stop at Warderick Wells Cay in the Exumas Land & Sea Park to see a whale skeleton assembled on the beach.
Harbour Island
It’s a short 20 minute flight from Nassau to Harbour Island known for its pink sand beaches. You can arrange a deep-sea fishing trip or sign up for some scuba diving with Valentine’s Marina. There are no cars on the island, but a golf cart can be rented to explore the town. There are plenty of shops and restaurants. Stop at the beachfront Blue Bar at the fabulous Pink Sands Hotel to have lunch and take a dip in the ocean afterwards. We can have you back in Nassau in time for dinner.
Staniel Cay

This is a popular stop on our day trip, but it is a great destination on its own. The Staniel Cay Yacht Club will serve you lunch and then afterwards you can go swim with the sharks. Yes, really! The staff will toss food to the local nurse sharks and you can snorkel around and watch them eat their lunch. The Club offers a full service Marina and rental cottages as well. You might want to take a boat ride over to Thunderball Grotto to snorkel inside. This is where James Bond (Sean Connery) was lifted by helicopter through the top of the grotto. You might want to watch the movie ahead of time.

Shoreline pilots can land in the water or at the airport here. You can snorkel off the floats if you have your gear.

FAQs: The Bahamas

Are Shoreline Aviation and Seabird Air the same company?
“Seabird Air” is operated by Land & Sea Charters Co., Ltd, a Bahamian company holding an Air Operating Certificate issued by Bahamas Department of Civil Aviation. Seabird Air contracts with Shoreline Aviation to provide its aircraft and to ensure that its aircraft maintenance and pilot training meets the same exacting standards as Shoreline’s U.S. operations.
What services does Seabird Air provide in The Bahamas?
There are 700 islands throughout The Bahamas and most of them do not have direct flights. Going by seaplane is the quickest way to get to your ultimate destination, whether it’s a resort, a fishing lodge, a private island, or a yacht. We can take you, your luggage, and your provisions to the destination of your choice, safely and efficiently.
How do you go about chartering an airplane?
When you know where and when you want to go, call us. We’ll work out the details with you and provide an estimate of the cost.
Where do we clear Customs and Immigration?
Most passengers on our flights come through Nassau. This is where you will clear Customs and Immigration. There are other entry points on some of the other islands such as Great Exuma, North Eleuthera, Marsh Harbour, and Freeport. If your travel plans have you arriving or departing from some place other than Nassau, let us know and we can help you plan your trip.
What passenger information is required to enter The Bahamas?
Anyone entering The Bahamas from another country will need a valid passport. This includes residents of the U.S.
Is it better to check luggage or bring a carry on bag?
Time is the only difference. Your entry will move faster if you have a carry on. However, if you’re staying for a week, you’ll need to bring more. The baggage claim area generally moves pretty fast in Nassau as there aren’t that many flights coming in at the same time.
How do we connect with Seabird Air once we land in Nassau?
Seabird Air is based at the Jet Aviation facility of the Lynden Pindling Airport located on Coral Harbour Road in Nassau. If you are arriving by commercial airline, you can take a taxi from the arrivals terminal to our location (it’s about a mile). If you are coming in by private jet, we will meet you at either of the two FBOs, Jet Aviation or Odyssey Aviation.
Are there any restrictions on when we can fly?
Seabird Air is a daylight only operation. All water operations must be completed prior to official sunset. Any passengers arriving into Nassau after 4:00 pm may not be able to clear Customs and Immigration and retrieve their bags in time to complete their onward flight before sunset. Please check with us for more information.
Can you land at Paradise Island or at Atlantis?
At the current time there is no authorized seaplane landing area in Nassau Harbor. Therefore all flights must originate at the airport.
What is the departure tax fee in The Bahamas?
Departure Tax or Passenger Tax is collected from all persons departing for a port outside the Bahamas. This tax of BS$15.00 is collected from every person 6 years and older.
Does Seabird provide service to private and charter vessels? Where can you land?
Seabird Air will gladly make transfers to private yachts. We will coordinate with the vessel’s captain to arrange an appropriate location to drop off and pick up passengers. We can also provide provisioning services during your stay.
Are there any conditions in which you don’t operate?
There are very few days in the Bahamas that we can’t fly or find a suitable landing area. However there are certain weather conditions that may result in a trip being postponed or cancelled. Every effort will be made to find alternate solutions for passengers whose trip might be delayed.
What other services does Seabird Air offer?
We also offer sightseeing and passenger excursions to the Outer Islands. We can help you put together a trip to see the swimming pigs, have lunch on a secluded beach, or take advantage of some great snorkeling areas. If you have your heart set on buying that private island, the seaplane is the perfect way to go shopping.

With over 700 islands to choose from, The Bahamas offers something for everyone. The turquoise waters and miles of empty beaches invite you to swim, snorkel, scuba dive, fish, or just sip a cocktail while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Picturesque towns, historic landmarks, sailing regattas, and friendly islanders all combine to make this island nation a tropical paradise.

Seabird Air provides the perfect mode of transportation to your perfect getaway. Our seaplanes can take you directly to fishing lodges, resorts, yachts or private islands on your schedule.

Popular Bahamas Seaplane Destinations

  • Abaco
  • Andros
  • Bonefishing
  • Exumas
  • Florida
  • Harbor Island
  • Marsh Island
  • Staniel Cay

Call Seabird Air at 242-362-1224 or email us at
info@shorelineaviation.com
for rates and more information.

Seabird Air can arrange day trips or longer expeditions to just about any destination in the Bahamas. We work with resorts, private yachts, and tour operators to offer the ultimate in adventure or luxury. We can drop you on the beach for a day (or a week) at the beautiful Cape Santa Maria Resort on Long Island, or arrange a visit to Conception Island, San Salvador, or Rum Cay (one of our personal favorites). For the more adventurous, we can offer trips to the Ragged Islands, or the uninhabited islands of the Plana or Samana Cays.

Willie Delancy, Bahamas General Manager, Shoreline Aviation, Inc.
Willie Delancy
Bahamas General Manager
Charlene Smith, Bahamas Reservation & Dispatch, Shoreline Aviation, Inc.
Charlene Smith
Bahamas Reservation & Dispatch

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Abaco Adventure
You’ll recognize that famous candy-striped lighthouse as soon as we land in the harbor.  Hopetown is one of the prettiest spots in The Bahamas. You can rent a powerboat to cruise around the Loyalist Cays, or just snorkel off the seaplane’s pontoons looking for sand dollars, sea stars, and conch shells on the Tilloo Cay flats.
Bonefishing
Spend a day fishing the flats of Andros, the Joulter Cays, or the Berry Islands. Our seaplane will rendezvous with your flats boat and professional guide for a full or half day of great bonefishing. If you want to spend a few days or even a week at an excellent bonefishing resort, call us for some recommendations.
Taste of Exumas
Take a tour of the Exuma Islands stopping to visit the indigenous iguanas of Allan’s Cay. Be sure to bring some grapes for these prehistoric creatures; they expect to be fed! Then stop at a deserted island for a picnic lunch, before heading to Thunderball Grotto (remember the James Bond movie) for a snorkeling adventure. On your way back to Nassau you might stop at Warderick Wells Cay in the Exumas Land & Sea Park to see a whale skeleton assembled on the beach.
Harbour Island
It’s a short 20 minute flight from Nassau to Harbour Island known for its pink sand beaches. You can arrange a deep-sea fishing trip or sign up for some scuba diving with Valentine’s Marina. There are no cars on the island, but a golf cart can be rented to explore the town. There are plenty of shops and restaurants. Stop at the beachfront Blue Bar at the fabulous Pink Sands Hotel to have lunch and take a dip in the ocean afterwards. We can have you back in Nassau in time for dinner.
Staniel Cay

This is a popular stop on our day trip, but it is a great destination on its own. The Staniel Cay Yacht Club will serve you lunch and then afterwards you can go swim with the sharks. Yes, really! The staff will toss food to the local nurse sharks and you can snorkel around and watch them eat their lunch. The Club offers a full service Marina and rental cottages as well. You might want to take a boat ride over to Thunderball Grotto to snorkel inside. This is where James Bond (Sean Connery) was lifted by helicopter through the top of the grotto. You might want to watch the movie ahead of time.

Shoreline pilots can land in the water or at the airport here. You can snorkel off the floats if you have your gear.

FAQs: The Bahamas

Are Shoreline Aviation and Seabird Air the same company?
“Seabird Air” is operated by Land & Sea Charters Co., Ltd, a Bahamian company holding an Air Operating Certificate issued by Bahamas Department of Civil Aviation. Seabird Air contracts with Shoreline Aviation to provide its aircraft and to ensure that its aircraft maintenance and pilot training meets the same exacting standards as Shoreline’s U.S. operations.
What services does Seabird Air provide in The Bahamas?
There are 700 islands throughout The Bahamas and most of them do not have direct flights. Going by seaplane is the quickest way to get to your ultimate destination, whether it’s a resort, a fishing lodge, a private island, or a yacht. We can take you, your luggage, and your provisions to the destination of your choice, safely and efficiently.
How do you go about chartering an airplane?
When you know where and when you want to go, call us. We’ll work out the details with you and provide an estimate of the cost.
Where do we clear Customs and Immigration?
Most passengers on our flights come through Nassau. This is where you will clear Customs and Immigration. There are other entry points on some of the other islands such as Great Exuma, North Eleuthera, Marsh Harbour, and Freeport. If your travel plans have you arriving or departing from some place other than Nassau, let us know and we can help you plan your trip.
What passenger information is required to enter The Bahamas?
Anyone entering The Bahamas from another country will need a valid passport. This includes residents of the U.S.
Is it better to check luggage or bring a carry on bag?
Time is the only difference. Your entry will move faster if you have a carry on. However, if you’re staying for a week, you’ll need to bring more. The baggage claim area generally moves pretty fast in Nassau as there aren’t that many flights coming in at the same time.
How do we connect with Seabird Air once we land in Nassau?
Seabird Air is based at the Jet Aviation facility of the Lynden Pindling Airport located on Coral Harbour Road in Nassau. If you are arriving by commercial airline, you can take a taxi from the arrivals terminal to our location (it’s about a mile). If you are coming in by private jet, we will meet you at either of the two FBOs, Jet Aviation or Odyssey Aviation.
Are there any restrictions on when we can fly?
Seabird Air is a daylight only operation. All water operations must be completed prior to official sunset. Any passengers arriving into Nassau after 4:00 pm may not be able to clear Customs and Immigration and retrieve their bags in time to complete their onward flight before sunset. Please check with us for more information.
Can you land at Paradise Island or at Atlantis?
At the current time there is no authorized seaplane landing area in Nassau Harbor. Therefore all flights must originate at the airport.
What is the departure tax fee in The Bahamas?
Departure Tax or Passenger Tax is collected from all persons departing for a port outside the Bahamas. This tax of BS$15.00 is collected from every person 6 years and older.
Does Seabird provide service to private and charter vessels? Where can you land?
Seabird Air will gladly make transfers to private yachts. We will coordinate with the vessel’s captain to arrange an appropriate location to drop off and pick up passengers. We can also provide provisioning services during your stay.
Are there any conditions in which you don’t operate?
There are very few days in the Bahamas that we can’t fly or find a suitable landing area. However there are certain weather conditions that may result in a trip being postponed or cancelled. Every effort will be made to find alternate solutions for passengers whose trip might be delayed.
What other services does Seabird Air offer?
We also offer sightseeing and passenger excursions to the Outer Islands. We can help you put together a trip to see the swimming pigs, have lunch on a secluded beach, or take advantage of some great snorkeling areas. If you have your heart set on buying that private island, the seaplane is the perfect way to go shopping.

Shoreline Aviation Seaplane Charters to the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Miami, New York and New Haven
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