Seaplanes Philippines: Next Big Thing in Local Aviation

For many aviation experts, seaplanes in the Philippines is about to boom soon. As an archipelago of 7,100 islands, the Philippines is a country best travelled by sea and air. Thanks to the introduction of cost-effective air and sea trips, many local and foreign tourists in the country can now enjoy its pristine views and breathtaking wonders.

By booking a flight at a discounted rate, anyone can now travel in the country’s world-class beaches like those in Boracay and Palawan. But with the introduction of seaplanes in the Philippines, travellers can now have a more thrilling and adventurous ride to the various destinations in the country.

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Seaplane adventures

As of this writing, only a few carriers are operating seaplanes. Also known as float planes, this form of transportation allows tourists to travel seamlessly from one site to another without the need of airports. In a country where infrastructure is a big issue, travelling using this innovative transportation can solve tourism problems. Tourists can reach remote destinations as long as there is a body of water nearby where float planes can land on.

Subic, a seaplane hub

Of the many popular coastal sites in the country, Subic Bay in Olongapo City has the prestige of being called one of the seaplane hubs. At present, three operators are providing daily float plane trips: Air Juan, Subic Seaplane and Seaplane Adventures. Whilst only Air Juan and Subic Seaplane include Subic Bay as their destination, Seaplane Adventures chose a coastal area in Zambales near Subic Bay as one of its landing sites.

The three seaplanes Philippines operators offer daily flights in some of the country’s major beach and tourist sites such as Boracay, Coron and El Nido in Palawan province, Camiguin, Pagudpod and Zambales. Now, any tourist can have a more immersive and refreshing adventure by riding on any float planes in the country.

For many years the country has been a favourite destination for travellers. With seaplanes Philippines expected to rise in popularity in the coming years, the entire country can become a more engaging tourism destination.