Need to get to Manhattan in a New York minute? Tailwind Air, a New York born seaplane company flying out of Boston can take you there in just over 1 hour. It’s currently the fastest commercially available route to the Big Apple.
The graphic below demonstrates seaplane’s cutting edge compared to a flight out of Logan or opting for a train ride. Even with the proposed high-speed bullet train connecting Manhattan and Boston, seaplane is still the fastest method of transit.
Seaplane connections from Boston
Flights from Boston don’t only go to Manhattan. During tailwind Air’s 11 years in business, they’ve expanded their terminals to include Nantucket, Plymouth, Newport, Shelter Island, Bridgeport, and East Hampton. Starting this fall, they’ll also offer service between Manhattan and Washington D.C.
How long do flights take?
Check-in for a seaplane is rather speedy, taking only a few minutes to sign-in and weigh your bags. There isn’t the lengthy idle time you’d get at an international airport, which is why flight time is essentially the entire trip time with Tailwind Air.
Below are all of the Boston connections, you can view the full schedule online.
- Boston to Manhattan: 1 hour 22 minutes
- Boston to Nantucket: 1 hour 8 minutes
- Boston to East Hampton: 1 hour 5 minutes
- Boston to Provincetown: 35 minutes
- Boston to Plymouth: 35 minutes
How much does it cost?
Prices fluctuate based on availability and season, but tickets one-way generally start around $300. For frequent flyers, there are commuter packages to buy 10, 20, or 50 round-trip tickets.
Tailwind takes Key Bisayne
All you snowbirds headed south to Florida for a vacation-or maybe even the entire winter- are going to love the new Tailwind x Divers Paradise collaboration! You can now reserve a Tailwind flight anywhere in Florida to go snorkeling or scuba diving in the crystal-clear waters of Key Biscayne.
Your private charter picks you up from anywhere in Florida and drops you off at Crandon Marina, Key Biscayne, so there’s no headache meeting up with your instructors. Take this private charter to your own secluded white sand island or the marina for a day of underwater exploration with Diver’s Paradise. Plus, you get to ride an exhilarating seaplane!
The area is known for its coral reefs and wreckage, so you’ll get an incredible underwater tour.
To take advantage of this amazing excursion contact Michael Casey (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Gaby Salas (email@example.com).
About Tailwind Air
Tailwind Air launched in 2012 and took it’s first flight in 2014. The Boston seaplane base was established in 2018 and the and Manhattan connection took off in 2021.
Tailwind Air now operates a fleet of 19 Cessna Caravan amphibian seaplanes. The fleet varies in size, some planes seating up to 13 while other seating just 4.
How to get to the seaplane launch marina in East Boston
With the Sumner Tunnel closure it can be challenging to get to East Boston. The fastest route is to take the water taxi from Rowes Wharf Ferry Terminal. The 5–10-minute trip will get you across the water to the Tailwind Air check-in point to board your flight.
You can book your seaplane route online
Flight check in is at Reelhouse Oyster Bar in East Boston
10 Waterside Ave Boston, MA 02210