Tropic Ocean Airways
IATA ICAO Callsign
TI FTO Wagner
Founded2009 (2009)
Commenced operations2011 (2011)
Operating bases
Fleet size14
Destinations3 + charter
HeadquartersFort Lauderdale, Florida
Tropic Ocean Airways Seaplane docked from a water landing in the Bahamas.

Tropic Ocean Airways is a seaplane charter and scheduled service airline based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.[1] Tropic Ocean Airways operates several Cessna airframes on floats.


Tropic Ocean Airways operates scheduled and charter seaplane services throughout the Bahamas and Florida. Tropic Ocean Airways also operates provisioning services to vessels at sea. During the summer season, Tropic Ocean Airways operates scheduled services for Blade and charter services out of New York Skyports Inc. Seaplane Base.

Bahamas and Florida

Tropic Ocean Airways flies several scheduled and charter services year round, out of Fort Lauderdale International Airport and Miami Seaplane Base. Scheduled flights are available to four locations in the Bahamas. Tropic Ocean Airways additionally offers seaplane charter flights, and vessel provisioning services for ships at sea.

Northeastern US

During the summer season, Tropic Ocean Airways operates Cessna Seaplanes from New York Seaplane Base to several charter destinations in the region.[2]


Current scheduled service

Departure airport Arrival airports
Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport Andros Town International Airport, Great Harbour Cay Airport, South Bimini Airport
Miami Seaplane Base North Bimini Airport


Current charter service regions


As of May 2023, Tropic Ocean Airways operates the following aircraft.[5]

Type Fleet Passengers
Cessna 206 Amphibian 1 5
Cessna Grand Caravan Wheeled 1 8
Cessna Caravan EX Wheeled 1 8
Cessna Grand Caravan Amphibian 1 8
Cessna Caravan EX Amphibian 10 8


  1. ^ "Tropic Ocean Air seeks scheduled pax ops". ch-aviation. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  2. ^ "Tropic Ocean Airways To Announce New York Seaplane Service at New York Travel Show". PRWeb. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  3. ^ "Boutique Air secures EAS contracts for Carlsbad NM, Show Low AZ".
  4. ^ "Charter Flights | Scheduled Flights | Tropic Ocean Airways". Archived from the original on 2019-07-06.
  5. ^ "Our Fleet | Tropic Ocean Airways". Retrieved 2019-09-11.