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Take off: Seaplanes to launch from Boston Harbor

“De plane, de plane!”*

With million dollar homes comes luxury. And what could be more luxurious than skipping the airport and jumping on a seaplane to zip you off to your big meeting in New York City.

Starting August 3rd, passengers will be able to hop between Manhattan and Boston Harbor in just 75 minutes via Tailwind. #luxury

According to the Boston Globe, Tailwind received its final approval from the Federal Aviation Administration last week for the Boston-Manhattan flights. There will be two round trips a day then eventually four trips through the end of November. A water taxi from Fan Pier, will take passengers to a floating dock near the East Boston shoreline. #southie

Back in 2019, Cape Air was hoping to launch a seaplane service and it was met with much pushback from our local elected officials. 

Conversations stopped when the pandemic hit and the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) hasn’t heard from Cape Air again.  Both Cape Air and Tailwind first started test flights for this route in 2016.

*If you’re as old as we are, then you’ll remember the iconic opening of Fantasy Island with a seaplane flying over head, filled with vacationers, ready to land on an island where all your fantasy come true. Fantasy Island employee, Tattoo, played by Hervé Villechaize spots the seaplane coming in for a landing and alerts his boss, Mr. Roarke played by the incomparable Ricardo Montalbán and the rest of the staff by ringing a bell and  shouting, “De plane, de plane!” We’ll be shouting this non-stop this summer.  It’s the little things, right?

Image via Tailwind Instagram 

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.