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Soft Sided baggage is preferred and our baggage policy varies by the aircraft as described below.

Charter flights:
Important No Hazmat or Dangerous Goods (DG) can be shipped in baggage or cargo.
Total weight includes passengers and baggage:
Cessna 206 (Up to 4 Guests):  700 to 750lbs (varies with location)
Caravan Amphibian:  1500 to 1800 (varies with location)
Caravan on Wheels:  1700 to 2500 (varies with location)

Scheduled Service:
Important No Hazmat or Dangerous Goods (DG) can be shipped in baggage or cargo.

Baggage Allowance for Scheduled Service Flights: 

Caravan on Wheels: 50lbs/person free with a 1 bag limit 
Caravan Amphibian: 30lbs/person free with a 1 bag limit 
Additional weight up to 100lbs (if flight is not full and can be accommodated) is $1.50/lb. If flight is full we will attempt to take on future flight as cargo at the rate of $1.50/lb. All baggage over the 50lbs free and the additional 100lbs (150lbs total) will be considered as Cargo. (See Cargo)

Baggage Policies

Please note the MAX dimensions for the Cargo Hold area.                                                                                                                                                    

If your baggage exceeds these dimensions 14"H x 41"L x 27"D, please contact us to accommodate your requirements. 

Each plane has weight restrictions for the safety of our guests and therefore we reserve the right to refuse baggage exceeding the weight limit.  

We understand that the one-bag-per-person policy can sometimes be difficult. Fortunately, Tropic Ocean Airways is happy to store any extra luggage for the duration of your trip. Bags will be stored in our office, which will be locked when not occupied. However, Tropic Ocean Airways is not responsible for lost or stolen baggage or items. The maximum allowed baggage storage is limited to two bags per person, with any additional bags for a fee of $30 per bag. This policy is only applicable to Fort Lauderdale International departures and arrivals. No baggage storage is available for Miami Seaplane Base or other departure locations.

*Additional weight may be permitted if traveling via private charter. 

If you require additional baggage for your trip, please consult our cargo department Mon-Fri 10am-4pm EST by phone 1-800-767-0897 X293  or email:

Safety advisory: 

Current and future guests, please be advised that due to the DOT's most recent ban on all Samsung Galaxy Note7 cellphones, we are no longer permitting them on board of our aircraft. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause but as safety is our number one priority - we would never bend the rules that can conflict with safety protocols.

"Individuals who own or possess a Samsung Galaxy Note7 device may not transport the device on their person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage on flights to, from, or within the United States. This prohibition includes all Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices. The phones also cannot be shipped as air cargo." You may visit the official DOT website for additional details. 


Cargo Policy
*Please contact us before forwarding your package to our facility: 1-800-767-0897 X293 or +1-954-210-5569 X293 or by email:

Important No Hazmat or Dangerous Goods (DG) can be shipped in baggage or cargo.

  • Packages are considered delivered based on the signed and or delivered date of package(s).
  • Packages must be paid in full before schedule for delivery
  • Maximum baggage size cannot exceed these dimensions 14"H x 41"L x 27"D or weigh over 50lbs or additional handling fees will occur.
  • For all shipments, the billable weight will be the greater of the actual weight or the dimensional weight. Dimensional weight is calculated using the standard UPS formula of ((WxHxL)/166) x $1.50 or weight x $1.50 whichever is greater. *A $10 minimum cargo price does apply.
  • Import duties may apply to all shipments to the Bahamas.
  • Special handling charges may apply on exceptionally bulky or heavy items, domestic shipping, forklift, storage, etc.

    Instructions on how to address your shipment to Tropic Ocean Airways Facilities:

    Tropic Ocean Airways Cargo
    First Name Last Name –  Airport Code 
    1100 Lee Wagener Blvd #115D
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

    Tropic Ocean Airways Cargo
    John Smith - GHC 
    1100 Lee Wagener Blvd #115D
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315