Tropic Ocean Airways Lands the First Seaplane in Cuba in Decades

The highly anticipated flight took months to plan and involved liaising with government officials in both the U.S. and Cuba. The combined efforts made this momentous occasion possible. Guests were seamlessly picked up from a private yacht on the southern coast of Cuba, then safely transported to Miami International Airport. I updated the sentence to this: The clients saved six hours by land or 18 hours by sea to the nearest airport. Tropic Ocean Airways is an amphibious airline specializing in luxury air travel to remote or congested locations. Opening these routes creates the opportunity for more diverse itineraries involving elevated air travel.

“Seaplanes are part of the storied history of Florida’s connection to Cuba, dating back to days of the Clippers operating the air bridge between Miami and Havana,” according to Rob Ceravolo, founder and CEO of Tropic Ocean Airways. “I’ve heard for almost a decade that reintroducing seaplane flights connecting the two nations will never happen. Our company is built on removing the limits on what is possible – this historic water landing is a testament to that. We feel fortunate to share this historic moment with Pacific Bound Yachts; we appreciate their support and partnership.”