Travelers know that the journey is the destination, but as airlines continue to cramp passengers into smaller seats and more and more people opt to travel, at times, the journey can be downright miserable. If you’re over it, consider heading to places where getting there is half the fun — a memorable and enjoyable part of the travel experience. Oversold flights and view-less middle seats are foreign to destinations where you arrive not by traditional means but by float planes.
Also called seaplanes, float planes seldom have more than a few seats — think 20 or less — and typically provide killer views as you fly low to wherever you’re headed. When they’re a regular route rather than a private charter, float plane rides can be affordable and double up as a tour unto themselves. Float planes enable quick and easy access to remote places, let passengers island hop with ease, and even provide door-to-door delivery at waterfront resorts. Below are nine places you can (and should) travel to by float plane.