Thursday, June 14, 2012

Seaborne Airlines

Sometimes, trying to plan transportation between all the various Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico can be challenging. There are regular ferries between the USVI and the BVI, but sometimes coordinating ferry schedules to get from Tortola to St. Croix, for example, can be a bit challenging. What is an adventurous island-hopper to do? 

Take the sea plane! Seaborne Airlines operates between St. Thomas, St. Croix, Puerto Rico and Vieques, and is talking about expanding service to Tortola (hopefully soon!). In St. Thomas, planes depart from Seaborne's air terminal, just next door to the Charlotte Amalie ferry terminal, making it a convenient option for folks traveling from Tortola to St. Croix. 

HB has been dying to try the seaplane since we moved to the BVI. I'm a little nervous, myself, as these 20-passenger Twin Otters are awfully small, but the idea of only a 20-minute ride to St. Croix is encouraging.

But if you're looking for a slightly adventurous, definitely Caribbean experience while you're in the Virgin Islands, you might give Seaborne a try. 


  1. Don't fret. The Twin Otter is one of the most reliable and rugged aircraft ever built.

  2. Don't believe him, even though Otters fly all over bush country all over the world. It will crash when you ride. I am astonished to this day the Eiffel Tower failed to collapse the very day I climbed to the top. They tell me it is stil towering over Paris to this very day, even as the Otters continue to fly safely in the islands. Use the cost as an excuse not to fly the toy airplanes.

  3. So the blog is done? I'm sorry because it was fun. I hope this silence is not a reflection of worse in real life.


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