You all know that I’m in love with the impossibly blue water and white sand beaches the Bahamas are famous for. And you’ve probably also seen that I’ve been spending more than my fair share of time at ultra luxe residental resort communities that have killer ocean views, but are not ON the water the way I was when I was sailing more. So when when it comes to truly immersing in Bahamas-based luxury and relaxation, I’ve always believed exploring the Exumas on a yacht is nearly impossible to top.
Yachts can also easily anchor off the Exuma Cays Land and Sea National Park that blazed a trail for environmental conservation when it was created in 1958 and is still one of the most successful marine parks in the world today. You’ll be able to dive and snorkel in the Park’s pristine waters and have a chance to feed the endangered Bahamian iguanas too.
And while no visit to the Exumas would be complete without swimming with the famously friendly swimming pigs on Pig Beach. You might find the best part of your Exumas yacht charter is the peace and tranquility that can only happen when you’re stargazing with your family from the deck of a yacht that’s anchored off an uninhabited island in the Exumas.
And we like to think that our seaplane service to yachts in the Exumas (and other parts of the Bahamas) helps you extend those magic moment because you won’t have to spend a full day motoring back to Nassau and then driving through island traffic when it’s time to go home.
In fact, yacht captains, owners and their guests love our seaplane yacht service because it allows them to skip the marina all together. And charter guests who fly directly with us can take off from their secluded anchorage in the Exumas and be whisked through customs at the airport in a matter of minutes.
And while this may all sound like it’s comes right out of a Jimmy Buffet-type “Seaplane in Paradise” song, Tropic Ocean founder Rob Ceravolo’s upbringing and Navy background is much more professional, disciplined and safe than all the stereotypical “cowboy-type” seaplane services you’ve heard about.
“The Navy does such a great job of developing pilots,” he says. “We’re capable of landing on an aircraft carrier, at night…because the training is so good. And we use the exact same discipline and concepts when we to fly our guests to yachts anchored in the Exumas.”
But just because Tropic Ocean Airways is most professional and safest sea plane airline you’ve ever seen does not mean flying Tropic Ocean Airways isn’t a ton of fun too.
In fact, you might find landing on crystal clear water next to a yacht that’s waiting for you on in the Exumas to be the highlight of the trip.
In fact, I’ll be flying Tropic Ocean Airways to our Sunsail Charter next month. Stay tuned!