Finger Lakes Seaplanes offers scenic seaplane tours of New York’s Finger Lakes region. Operating from Keuka Lake, the birthplace of seaplane aviation, we’ll depart from and land back at our dock at the Harbor Lights Marina. You’ll come to appreciate the beauty of the region combined with the excitement and adventure of seaplane aviation.
Finger Lakes Seaplanes was born one evening when two friends decided to share their love of float flying with their appreciation of the beauty of western New York.
Pilot, Abby’s dad, Chief Flight Instructor
Since learning to fly in the late 90’s, Andy has accumulated thousands of flight hours in aircraft ranging from small, two-seat trainers to twin engine jets. He grew up in Hammondsport, and the Harbor Lights Marina was started by his father over 40 years ago. When Andy took over the operation in 2012, he knew one day he’d be operating a seaplane from its docks.
In 2014, he and his wife Tiffany welcomed their baby girl, Abby (whose airplane we’re flying…just ask her, she’ll tell you) to the world and Andy is ecstatic to be raising his family surrounded by aviation.
A cool March evening in 2017 can be said to witness the birth of Finger Lakes Seaplanes. Andy and Bob decided, rather spur of moment that evening, to pull the trigger on their dreams and buy a seaplane and offer tours of the most beautiful place on the planet, the Finger Lakes. Three months later, Andy and Tiffany ferried the newly purchased Cessna 180, N180PT, home to Keuka from its base in Minnesota.