Tropic Ocean Airways was founded in 2009 by military veteran Rob Ceravolo and Nick Veltre, an expert in seaplane operations. Combining their expertise, the two launched what is today the largest seaplane airline in the world.
A University of Florida alumni, Chief Executive Officer, Rob was a TOPGUN Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy, serving as an active duty and reserve member, becoming an air combat instructor, and earning the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
Nick Veltre, Chief Operating Officer of Tropic Ocean, is known among his peers as an expert in his field. Nick served our nation through the Marine Corps, flying missions worldwide as a crew chief on CH-53E helicopters. Nick was also Rob’s seaplane flight instructor.
Rob Ceravolo’s leadership and vision, coupled with Nick Veltre’s expertise in seaplane operations, led to the development of an award-winning seaplane company offering unmatched professionalism, dedication to safety, and guest satisfaction.
Rob Ceravolo, CEO
Years Active Charter Certificate
Guests in 2019
Tropic Ocean Airways is proud to be ARGUS Gold Rated. ARGUS, a ratings due diligence system recognized worldwide, awards such a distinction to charter operators demonstrating one of the highest levels of safety. Click the link below to learn more about our fleet and safety standards.