Seaborne Airlines was established in 1992 and operates domestic services within the Virgin Islands and to Puerto Rico.
We got our start flying cruise line sightseeing tours over Alaska’s spectacular Misty Fjords in 1992. A year later we added tours in the Virgin Islands to provide a much deserved escape from Alaska’s endless winter! The move suited us so well we decided to stay year round and began our first scheduled seaplane flights between St. Croix and St. Thomas â€“ building upon the rich, romantic path first blazed in 1960s by Brigadier General and Pan American World Airways Captain Charlie Blaire and his wife actress Maureen O’Hara with Antilles Airboats. Fast forward to today and Seaborne operates two divisions: the seaplane â€“ offering high frequency flights between the harbors of downtown St. Croix/St. Thomas and the airshuttle, our airport operation serving the St. Croix/St. Thomas and San Juan. At Seaborne we focus on serving the Virgin Islands through our growing scheduled service operations. Seaborne’s brand of reliable, high quality air transportation serves more than 175,000 Virgin Islands passengers annually. Seaborne Airlines is headquartered in Christiansted, St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands. Seaborne Airlines family is 140 strong and growing, and believes strongly in supporting community activities and organizations.
Seaborne Airlines has a safety record second to none. The fleet is supported by Seaborne’s own maintenance team, with the maintenance facility in St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands. Seaborne operates at 98% on-time reliability.
1992 – Began Virgin Islands Operations flying cruise ship sightsee tours
1994 – Obtained Part 135 Air Taxi Status
1995 – Year-round scheduled passenger service commenced
1997 – Obtained Part 121 Scheduled US Flag Air Carrier Status
2000 – New maintenance and office hangar completed
2001 – Service to Old San Juan commenced
2007- Service to British Virgin Islands commenced (no longer in service)
2008- Seaborne airshuttle launched
2010- Seaborne airshuttle launches non-stop daily service to Vieques, PR
2011-Seaborne launches nonstop daily service from SJU to STX and STT
2012-Service to SJU-Tortola and Virgin Gorda commenced