This summer we’ve had so many requests for direct flights to Montauk that we started a new service called “The Montauk Express.” It departs the 23rd Street Seaplane Base in NYC on Friday nights at 6:30 p.m. with a return trip on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. The one way fare is $695 per person and the flight takes about 40 minutes. When you get to the airport make sure you stop in to say hello to Helen. Helen Gil has run the Montauk Airport for twenty-three years. She is happy to welcome all air travelers and can fill you in on all things Montauk.
There are many reasons to choose Montauk as a destination. For one thing, it’s not as congested as The Hamptons in the summer. You can spend the weekend at the beach or go hiking, fishing, boating, horseback riding, or birding at Montauk Point State Park. And don’t miss the Lighthouse and the museum. They’re both a worthwhile walk through the past. Montauk’s history is fascinating. You can find an online synopsis dating back to the 17th century on the Chamber of Commerce website. It’s worth checking out.
The people who visit and live in Montauk, whether for the summer or year round, are an eclectic group. In addition to surfers and fisherman, you will find musicians, writers and artists from all genres. It is the perfect spot for a summer home with plenty of fresh air and salt water to cure what ails you.
In my mind, Montauk has always been a quaint fishing village and it still retains that charm. In Shoreline Aviation’s early days, we did many a fish spotting flight for the charter fishing boat captains out of Montauk Point. Our pilots would fly low and slow, looking for those flashes of color under the surface and calling out their finds to the boats via VHF radio. While we are no longer in the fish-spotting business, one of our pilots still does it in his spare time. For the rest of us, we can still fly there for the freshest fish dinners you’ll find anywhere.
Shoreline Aviation – Serving the East End of Long Island Since 1980