Our Story

Antilles Airboats

Antilles Airboats started seaplane service in the 1960′s.

 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 – 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.

Twenty years experience operating in the Caribbean with an excellent safety record and operational performance, has made Seaborne a respected airline throughout the Caribbean. Seaborne’s focus is safety, customer service and on-time performance with a 98% completion record.

In 2013, Seaborne became one of the fastest growing airlines in the Caribbean. With this growth, Seaborne has brought skilled employment and a strong teamwork ethic to each destination we fly. A firm foundation and a strong network of employees is needed to support Seaborne’s rapid growth. Seaborne takes pride in our community involvement at each destination we serve and truly cares about our employees and customers.

 

Safety/Reliability

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.

Milestones

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

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-Seaborne launches daily service from SJU to Tortola and Virgin Gorda New business model implemented

2013

Seaborne launches SAAB340B aircraft

Interline agreement with American Airlines

Seaborne launches service to Martinque and Guadeloupe

Code Share with American Airlines finalized

Interline agreement with JetBlue finalized

Announcement to begin flights to La Romana, Dominica Republic

Interline agreement Delta Air Lines in final testing

Announcement to begin flights to St. Kitts and Nevis

Announcement to begin flights to St.Maarten and Punta Cana, DR

Seaborne moving headquartersto San Juan, PR in March 2014