Seaplane service between Manhattan and Boston Harbor has seen increased demand, leading Tailwind Air to expand its schedule. Beginning Sept. 12, Tailwind announced today, it will launch three flights in each direction per day on weekdays and institute daily service on Saturdays and Sundays.
Tailwind uses Cessna Grand Caravans on amphibious floats. New York passengers board at the SkyPort terminal located at 23rd Street and FDR Drive in Manhattan. After takeoff from the East River, the flight to Boston Harbor takes approximately 75 minutes, with passengers riding a small boat from the floating seaplane dock to Boston Fan Pier, adjacent to the popular Boston Seaport area of the city.
The new weekday schedule calls for departures from Boston Harbor (BNH) to Manhattan (NYS) New York at 7:45 a.m., 2:45 p.m. and 4:40 p.m., with Manhattan-Boston departures at 8:00 a.m., 9:15 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.
According to Tailwind, the added flights are meant to satisfy an increasing demand, particularly during the fall season, when passengers can experience the New England foliage from a viewpoint not available by automobile, train or jet airliner.