Tropic Ocean Airways’ Seaplane Delivers Santa and Holiday Cheer to Bahamian Children

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For the seventh year in a row, Tropic Ocean Airways' Santa's Seaplane carries Santa to make two special trips with gifts to the children of The Bahamas.

The entire Tropic Ocean Airways family agrees that seeing the joy on the children’s faces is a great reminder of what the holiday season is all about

Tropic Ocean Airways, a global industry leader in seaplane operations, providing first-class private charter and scheduled service flights, is once again sharing the holiday spirit to more than 600 children in Great Harbour Cay and the island of Bimini of The Bahamas.

For the seventh year in a row, Tropic Ocean Airways gave Santa’s reindeer and his sleigh a short break and provided Santa with one of the airline’s state of the art seaplanes – beautifully adorned and embellished with a festive holiday design to make this very special trip to The Bahamas.

On December 4, Santa’s seaplane departed from the airline’s private terminal at Fort Lauderdale International Airport carrying Old Saint Nick himself. After landing with his bags of goodies, he was greeted by a crowd of excited children from the R. N. Gomez All Ages School. Each child was given a personalized gift with their name on it. The children also had the opportunity to take an individual photo with Santa. The gifts were generously donated and wrapped by Fort Lauderdale’s Cardinal Gibbons High School students.

“We are so privileged to have the ability to give back to a community that is so important to us,” said Tropic Ocean Airways’ Founder and CEO, Rob Ceravolo. “The entire Tropic Ocean Airways family agrees that seeing the joy on the children’s faces is a great reminder of what the holiday season is all about.”

This year, Tropic Ocean Airways also included a second stop for Santa’s Seaplane. In collaboration with longtime partner Resorts World Bimini, Santa’s Seaplane took Old Saint Nick to deliver gifts to children at eight locations throughout Bimini, including James Rolle Smith Baptist Preschool, Gifted Hands Preschool, Humble Care Preschool, W.G. Henson Jacob Anglican Preschool, Small World Preschool, Bimini Primary, Louise McDonald High and the Gateway Christian Academy. Bimini was the destination for the first Santa’s Seaplane trip in 2012. It was exciting for Tropic Ocean Airways’ to bring Santa back to Bimini.

“The holidays are a time for giving and our annual Toy Drive is a cause that is near and dear to my heart,” said Resort World Bimini’s President Missy Lawrence. “Our team feels passionate about giving back to the Bimini community and we strive to have a positive impact on their everyday lives whenever possible.”

About Tropic Ocean Airways

South Florida-based Tropic Ocean Airways is a U.S. certificated commuter air carrier, founded by U.S. Navy TOPGUN fighter pilot Rob Ceravolo in 2009. The airline will safely transport over 35,000 guests in 2018 throughout destinations in Florida, the Northeast U.S., The Bahamas, and the Caribbean. Tropic Ocean Airways is the recipient of the highly-coveted ARGUS Gold rating for safety and enjoys a five-star customer service rating on TripAdvisor. Ceravolo and his team of experienced aviation professionals have developed and implemented standard operating procedures borrowed from the U.S. military, which ensure the highest levels of safety and service aboard each flight. For more information, please visit

About Resorts World Bimini Bahamas

Resorts World Bimini Bahamas is a 750-acre Caribbean beachfront resort and casino located on North Bimini Island. It is operated by the Malaysia-based Genting Group. Their corporate office for the southeast USA is located in downtown Miami, Florida. The resort is located in Bimini, Bahamas, 42 miles east of Miami, Florida. For more information, please visit

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