Seaplane Pilots

The Tavares Seaplane Base (FA1) welcomes pilots to 'Land & See'.

Landing & Parking Information

As you approach the Seaplane Base & Marina, please contact UNICOM on frequency 122.975 MHz to alert staff of your arrival. Pilots may park on the aircraft apron (space permitting) or beach their seaplanes in available areas, look for the red & white tie-off posts along the shoreline.  There is no charge for seaplane tie-down or use of docks.  Call Tavares Seaplane Base, 352.742.6267 for more information.
Click Here To View The Virtual Landing Strip Map

Ramp Information

Any seaplane with a gross weight greater than 3,000 lbs or landing gear extending more than 36 inches should approach with caution due to low water levels - the ramp is completely safe for larger planes thanks to recent ramp upgrades. From a Searey to a Cessna Caravan, the seaplane ramp can accommodate your arrival, watch for the marshal’s directions.


The Seaplane Base & Marina sells ethanol free 90 octane marine fuel and 100 octane low lead aviation fuel. Due to damage during Hurricane Irma, fuel is available on the aircraft apron only. Price will be set by the market.  Jet fuel is also available by advance request.  Please call 352.742.6267.

Seaplane Fly-In Events

Join us for one of our exciting Seaplane Fly-In Events featuring competitions, prizes and great dining! Our fall fly-in is the MONSTER SPLASH! Halloween Seaplane Fly-In held in October and our spring event is the pre-Sun ‘n Fun SEAPLANE-A-PALOOZA.

E-mail to get your name added to the pilots invitation list.
Click Here For Information On The Next Fly-In Event

Jones Brothers Air & Seaplane Adventures - Training

The Jones Brothers are located at the Woodlea House, next to the Prop Shop. The Jones Brothers is a single and multi-engine training facility, offering multiple aircraft for your training experience.
Friday-Sunday: 10am-5pm | Monday-Thursday: Usually by reservation only.
Call for more information: 352.508.1800 or visit