Boston Update: Serving Fan Pier Marina & Rowes Wharf on every flight

The complimentary Tailwind Air water taxi now serves Rowes Wharf (Financial District) and Fan Pier Marina (Seaport District) on every flight to Manhattan and Plymouth

Tailwind Coverage Highlights

Seaplane Flights

Popular Destinations

Tailwind’s seaplanes are the fastest way in and out of Manhattan. Fly over the traffic on well timed scheduled shuttles to Boston Harbor, Bridgeport, CT, or one of our 3 destinations in the Hamptons. Or charter one of our seaplanes to Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Block Island, Fishers Island, Upstate New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Virginia, and everywhere in between. 

Now offering our shuttle service Boston to Manhattan!

  • Avoid the airport, slow train, traffic, and long security lines
  • We are 50% to 100% faster than any alternative between Manhattan and downtown Boston. Period.
  • Or get to the Hamptons and Shelter Island in just 35-40 minutes 
  • Our new build aircraft provide a unique, premium, club like service that wins you back hours of work and personal time while reducing stress. 

The ultimate alternative to BOS, LGA, TEB, HPN, EWR, JFK is waiting.

Total One Way Travel Time: Midtown to Midtown: NYC to Boston

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Tailwind Air opens up half day work trips to/from Boston and New York and provides a valuable alternative to existing options

Seaplane Destination Map

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Charter Range Map

Charter Map

Boston Water Taxi Map

Our Fleet

CARAVAN EX

8 seats
Range: ~400 miles

Important Seaplane Shuttle Travel Information

Please arrive at the departure point no less than 20 minutes before departure. Anyone not present at least 10 minutes prior to departure may be denied boarding.

You must bring a government issued ID matching the passenger name(s) on the reservation. 

BAGGAGE LIMITS:
Each customer may bring one (1) bag, weighing less than 20lbs (9kg), that fits under the seat in front, in the rear baggage compartment, or in the float baggage compartment free of charge. Passengers may be denied space for any excess baggage. Baggage not meeting Tailwind’s weight requirements may be placed on a future flight if space is available. 

Terminal Locations

(New York Skyports Seaplane Base)
2430 FDR Drive Service Road E
New York, NY 10010

When you arrive look for the seaplane base entrance and our signage to the left of the parking garage as you face the water. Please allow extra time due to ongoing roadwork near the FDR Drive!

(Fan Pier Marina)
1 Marina Park Drive
Boston, MA, 02210

*Please note due to Google Maps limits, this is the closest street address but is NOT the exact location! Follow the link and instructions below to find us
Go to the end of Fan Pier Boulevard where Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse is located. Continue walking straight towards the waterfront and make a right turn at the end. Keep to the right of the Fan Pier Pavilion Roof overlook. Look for our lounge located on the large Fan Pier breakwater dock. The ramp is catty corner across the street from Davio’s.

For terminal locations at our other destinations,
please refer to the “Where does my flight arrive/leave from?” tab in our FAQ 

Onboard Experience

  • Up to 36″ of seatpitch, leather seats, all seats have aisle and window access
  • Comfortable 3 point seat belts, air conditioning, extra face masks
  • Active noise reduction headsets
  • Tailwind Air amenity kit
  • Amazing views of New York City, Boston, and New England!

On the Ground

  • Weather protected boat transfer in Boston Harbor
  • Tailwind Air lounge at Fan Pier Marina, and New York Skyport seaplane base
  • Complimentary water and select beverages plus light snacks in lounge
  • Restrooms near lounges in both Boston and Manhattan

Discounts

SAVE UP TO 35%

And get access to all of our inventory when you purchase our prepaid commuter books.

Discounted Charters

Tailwind offers discounted private charter options for commuter book holders.

Corporate Rates

Great corporate rates are also available! Contact us here for more info

Commuter Ticket Books

NYS-BNH
10 Pack Commuter Book Manhattan to/from Boston Harbor, or Plymouth $5,950
20 Pack Commuter Book Manhattan to/from Boston Harbor, or Plymouth,  $11,000
50 Pack Commuter Book Manhattan to/from Harbor, or Plymouth $26,250

NYS-HTO
10 Pack Commuter Book Manhattan to/from East Hampton $8,587.25
20 Pack Commuter Book Manhattan to/from East Hampton $16,099.50

NYS-PVC
10 Pack Commuter Book Manhattan to/from Provincetown Airport (PVC) $8,587.25
20 Pack Commuter Book Manhattan to/from Provincetown Airport (PVC) $16,099.50

BNH-PVC
10 Pack Commuter Book Boston to/from Provincetown Airport (PVC) $2,541
20 Pack Commuter Book Boston to/from Provincetown Airport (PVC) $4,582

NYS-MTP
10 Pack Commuter Book Manhattan to/from Montauk Airport $8,587.25
20 Pack Commuter Book Manhattan to/from Montauk Airport $16,099.50

NYS-SH1/SG2
10 Pack Commuter Book Manhattan to/from Shelter Island or Sag Harbor $7,250
20 Pack Commuter Book Manhattan to/from Shelter Island or Sag Harbor $12,700

All (Superbook)
10 Pack SUPERBOOK $8,909.75
20 Pack SUPERBOOK $16,207
50 Pack SUPERBOOK $37,561

Covid-19 Statement

Per FAA directive related to COVID-19, anyone 2 years of age or older must wear a mask onboard our aircraft unless for short periods to eat or drink. 

In addition, Tailwind Air is taking active steps to ensure that our operations remain safe, reliable, and clean.  We follow the guidance of the CDC and FAA and have additional steps in place to reduce the risk of the virus. These include but are not limited to:

  • Enhanced cleaning, pre and post flight checks, and other precautions along with a detailed checklist that is completed before and after each flight. 
  • Only single use soft goods (sodas, cups, etc) will be used until further notice.
  • Passengers must wear masks and we encourage passengers to bring their own gloves.
  • Flight crews and staff will wear masks at all times to the extent they do not interfere with flight safety, including during all loading, unloading, and check-in activity.
  • Company policy is for all staff to be vaccinated

If you feel unwell or have recently tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, we will rebook your flight or provide a credit towards a future flight. A refund is available for refundable tickets. Failure to notify us before departure will result in forfeiture of the fare paid.

About Tailwind

Tailwind is a veteran-owned FAA part 135 licensed and insured operator/manager of aircraft based in Rye Brook, NY (HPN). We have owned, managed and flown scheduled and charter passenger seaplane service into Manhattan’s East River street for over 6 years.  We also own and manage a fleet of regional turbo prop and jet aircraft available for charter. Find out more at www.flytailwind.com (please be patient, updates reflecting our expanded service are in progress).

About Our Seaplanes

Tailwind operates a fleet of advanced Cessna Caravan amphibious seaplanes seating 8 Passengers and always using 2 pilot crews. We conform with and often exceed all applicable FAA standards. In addition, we provide real time flight tracking.

FAQ

We hope this FAQ will help answer your questions about Tailwind Air – if you need more information, please contact us at info@flytailwind.com

From Manhattan, we have scheduled service to Washington, DC (Starting Oct. 11th), Boston Harbor, Plymouth, Bridgeport, East Hampton, Shelter Island, Provincetown, MA and Montauk.  For details, see our schedule.

NOW OFFERING OUR SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM BOSTON TO MANHATTAN

On-demand seaplane charter is available to the Washington, DC (Starting Oct. 11th), Hamptons, Montauk, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Albany, Toronto, Washington, Baltimore, Chesapeake Bay, LBI, Bar Harbor, upper Vermont and New Hampshire, Lake George, you name it!

Tailwind Air also directly operates a complete range of charter aircraft from intercontinental Falcon 900 14 seat jets to fast 5 passenger regional turboprops. For more information visit our charters page. 

For our daily scheduled flights, you can book a flight via our website or through our code-share partner Southern Airways . Flights are also available on many online travel sites and through your local travel agent. You can also call us at 212-328-9145.

We offer discounted commuter books of 10, 20 and 50 tickets and extra perks for those who travel frequently. These can be purchased via our website or by calling 212-328-9145.

Charter inquiries should be directed to chartersales@flytailwind.com

For a more detailed guide to help take you through our online booking process, see our step-by-step walkthroughs for booking Fast Lane Memberships and Commuter Books.

Southern Airways is a code-share partner of ours. Some tickets may be issued and sold through Southern Airways. No matter how you purchase your seats, all flights are operated by Tailwind Air. Welcome aboard!

Ticket prices vary, but one way fares begin at less than $200 for select Bridgeport flights, $350 for select Boston flights, and $695 for select Hamptons destinations. Further discounts are available through multi-ticket commuter packs. Commuter books may be purchased on our website at flytailwind.com, by emailing info@flytailwind.com, or by calling 212-328-9145

Yes.  Your ticket includes a normal sized carry-on/roll aboard up to 20lbs on all our flights. Excess baggage beyond this limit will incur a $250 fee for each additional bag up to 50lbs. For safety considerations, we cannot guarantee any checked bag will be accepted onto the flight and we may have to ship via overnight freight company or a later flight. Please contact us well in advance if you will have excess baggage or arrange for alternative baggage shipping in advance.  

Our passengers are able to receive a 15% discount with Luggage Free. Have your bag shipped directly to your destination by using the below link. Luggage Free is a full-service luggage shipping company. Luggage Free eliminates the hassle of traveling with your luggage by providing door-to-door service. Please visit Luggage Free's website  to arrange your luggage and receive the 15% discount.

Terminal Locations: 

Washington, DC 
Dulles International Airport,
Jet Aviation FBO –  (private terminal)
23411 Autopilot Dr, Dulles, VA 20166

Manhattan (New York Skyports Seaplane Base)
2430 FDR Drive Service Road E
New York, NY 10010

When you arrive, look for the seaplane base entrance and our signage to the left of the parking garage as you face the water. Please allow extra time due to ongoing roadwork near the FDR drive!

Boston Harbor (Fan Pier Marina)
1 Marina Park Drive,
Boston, MA 02210
*Please note due to Google Maps limits, this is the closest street address but is NOT exact location! Follow the link and instructions below to find us. 

Go to the end of Fan Pier Boulevard where Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse is located. Continue walking straight towards the waterfront and make a right turn at the end. Keep to the right of the Fan Pier Pavilion Roof overlook. Look for our lounge located on the large Fan Pier breakwater dock. The ramp is catty corner across the street from Davio’s.

Plymouth Municipal Airport
246 South Meadow Road
Plymouth, MA 02360

Provincetown Municipal Airport
176 Race Point Road
Provincetown, MA 02657

Bridgeport Sikorsky Memorial Airport
325 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

East Hampton Airport
173 Daniels Hole Road 
Wainscott, NY 11937

Montauk Airport
428 E Lake Drive
Montauk, NY 11954

Sag Harbor Bay
1 Long Wharf
Sag Harbor, NY 11963

Shelter Island (Sunset Beach)
*Flights to/from Shelter Island include a boat transfer from the beach (Sunset Beach) to the seaplane. Special instruction will be emailed to you before your flight. Uber is available from the beachfront. Please be aware that you may need to remove shoes and get your feet wet while entering/exiting the boat launch out to the seaplane.

We love animals, but only dogs can travel as pets onboard our flights. Please tell us in advance if you will be traveling with a dog.  There is a maximum of 1 dog per flight, or 2 dogs if from the same dog family.  Dogs weighing up 25 pounds can travel in an approved carrier at no additional cost. For dogs over 25 lbs, you will be asked to purchase an adjacent seat at the prevailing rate. Our customer support team will be happy to help you with this.

We do not have a traditional frequent flier program, however you can earn free flights quickly through our referral program, where you can offer friends a family a 10% discount on their first flight with us, and you can earn $75 credits valid as cash for all our scheduled and charter flights. Contact info@flytailwind.com to obtain your referral code. 

Purchase a Fast Lane Club membership and save up to 60% off regular full fare tickets. Enjoy unlimited access on flights between Manhattan, DC, Boston, Sag Harbor Bay, East Hampton, Montauk, and Shelter Island.

We also sell discounted commuter ticket books in packs of 10, 20 and 50 flight segments. These books importantly give you access to every seat in our plane. 

We provide a variety of complimentary snacks and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) for your enjoyment in our lounges in Boston and Manhattan, as well as more limited choices while on board. If you have an allergy, please let us know beforehand.

No.  All children, including those under 2, must have their own ticket and be seated in a DOT-approved car seat.  If you will be traveling with your family, please book a seat for each passenger traveling, regardless of age. Please reference the FAA’s policies regarding this. 

Washington, DC — IAD: Free validated parking outside the Jet Aviation FBO (private terminal - Starting October 11th).

Boston Harbor: There are several paid parking facilities available near the Fan Pier Marina 

Manhattan: There is paid parking directly above the East 23rd St. Skyport (NYS)

For both Boston Harbor and Manhattan, your most convenient option may be to take taxi, bus, or car service drop you off.  Even walking to your airplanes makes sense for some of our passengers!  

Low price or complimentary parking is also available at the Bridgeport, Easthampton, and Montauk Airports.

All Tailwind flights depart from private facilities and are thus not subject to standard commercial airport style security - no invasive TSA agents, lines, and you can keep your shoes on. All passengers are screened in advance against a national database, and may be denied boarding at crew or company discretion.

We suggest arriving 20 minutes before your departure time.  Anyone not present at least 10 minutes prior to departure may be denied boarding.

We are legally required to monitor the total weight of the aircraft and by providing your weight in advance, it helps us to plan efficiently and avoid delays. We use your weight information for flight planning purposes only.

Any passenger that does not show up for a flight that they hold an active reservation for will forfeit the value paid for the flight and will not be eligible for a refund. This policy applies to all ticket forms, including refundable tickets, Fast Lane tickets, and Commuter Book tickets.

Reservation Change/Cancelation Policy:

  1. After ticket is purchased, within 24 hours of purchase, passengers may cancel and refund their reservation with no penalty. After this initial period of 24 hours post purchase may change flights with no penalty or obtain a refund if the ticket is clearly listed as a refundable ticket. Reservations cancelled will be allowed to apply the value of the purchased ticket to future travel on Tailwind for up to one (1) year after purchase.

  2. Any non-refundable ticket, Fast Lane ticket, or Commuter Book ticket reservation that is cancelled within 36 hours of the departure time will incur a $300 change fee.

  3. Same day changes are allowed if you’re moving your ticket to another available flight to the same destination on the same date, subject to availability.

  4. Any Fast Lane or Commuter Book client that is deemed to excessively "no-show" or cancel within 36 hours of the departure time will be subject to revocation of their discounted rates. Tailwind Air reserves the right to define what constitutes as "excessive."

Our new build Cessna Caravan Amphibians are fast, direct, and save you a lot of time. It is important to note that they also have weather and daylight limitations when landing on water (our crews and aircraft are capable and certified to take off and land at land airports like any other modern aircraft). Safety and transparency are key values for our company. In the event a flight appears unable to operate for any reason, we aim to communicate that to passengers as far in advance as practical, keeping in mind there are good (but slower) train, car, and airline alternatives between our destinations. All reservations for any impacted flight will be fully refundable.

For flights with departures before 11am, we will notify passengers by 7pm the day before the flight if the flight will not operate.

For flights between 11-3pm, we will notify passengers before 8am if a flight will not operate.

For flights after 3pm, we will notify passengers by 11am if a flight will not operate.

We are happy to assist with alternative arrangements.

On some occasions governed by safety considerations, we may elect to land at a nearby land airport instead of the water on our Manhattan and Boston Harbor flights. This will be communicated as soon as possible to any affected passenger before the flight or in flight. In almost all cases, the diversion airports will be the Boston Logan private aviation terminal (BOS) or Westchester County Airport (HPN) - Ross West FBO airports. Should such a diversion occur, passengers landing at Logan will be able to transfer via shuttle van to our water taxi and arrive at Fan Pier Marina. If a diversion to Westchester County Airport occurs, we will provide passengers an $80 Visa gift card that can pay for alternative ground transport to your Manhattan destination.

In the event Tailwind cancels or delays a flight for any reason, Tailwind will attempt to notify passengers in advance via the contact information submitted at the time of purchase. In the event of a flight cancellation, customers may choose between a refund or a credit good towards a future flight. We will assist with alternative arrangements to the extent possible. 

Please bring a valid ID.

We operate a fleet of late model, dependable and safe amphibious Cessna Caravans.  Easily recognizable with its wingspan of 52’, the versatile Caravan is known for its ability to get you where you really want to go- by land or by sea. See more here. 

Mask use is optional, unless required by any current FAA directive at the time of flight. We encourage mask use based on individual preferences.

If you feel unwell or have recently tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, you must call us in advance and we will rebook your flight or provide a credit towards a future flight. A refund is available for refundable tickets. Failure to notify us in advance will result in forfeiture of the fare paid. A positive test result from a laboratory may be required.

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