By Dana Niland
Tropic Ocean Airways and The Moorings have teamed up to introduce a “Fly & Sail” program, offering air and sea adventures to the Bahamas.
The combination of Tropic Ocean Airways’ seaplane service, operated with Cessna Grand Caravan EX amphibian aircraft, and The Moorings live-aboard catamaran vacations in the Abacos and Exumas, provide guests the opportunity to experience personalized service and the best scenery the Bahamas has to offer by both air and water.
Guests of the Fly & Sail program may depart from Tropic Ocean Airways’ lounge at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport’s private fixed base operations Sheltair or the Miami Seaplane Base, which is centrally located between Downtown Miami and South Beach on Watson Island.
Upon arrival, Tropic Ocean Airways’ lounge staff greet guests for special assistance with valet parking, bag handling, and check-in and introduce guests to their two personal pilots.
Following a less than 90-minute flight to either Nassau or Marsh Harbour, guests board their private catamaran to sail south to the Exumas or around the Abacos.
Island-hopping from one island to another allows guests to experience an immersive Bahamas vacation and offers the freedom and flexibility afforded by a private yacht.
“Our newly introduced ‘Fly & Sail’ program offers guests a unique opportunity to experience the best way to see the full natural beauty the Bahamas has to offer from the air and from the water,” said Tropic Ocean Airways CEO Rob Ceravolo.
All Tropic Ocean Airways flights to and from the Bahamas feature premium seating for up to eight passengers each carrying up to 30 pounds of baggage, aboard a two-pilot crewed Cessna aircraft, seven of which were delivered to Tropic Ocean Airways brand new from the aircraft manufacturer.
Each aircraft features fully air-conditioned luxury interiors.
With yachts ideal for six to 10 guests, The Moorings offers a yacht charter experience that allows guests to choose between a bareboat “sail-it-yourself” sail and power catamarans, or hire a Moorings skipper to sail the yacht.