Caribbean Tourism

Chalk’s

Chalk’s seaplanes are a popular and exciting feature of travelling to Bimini and conjure up a certain nostalgia for pre-war adventure travel. Founded in 1919 by Arthur B ‘Pappy’ Chalk on the docks of the Royal Palm Hotel in Miami, the company is now the largest seaplane airline in the world.


Famous passengers in the 1930s included Ernest Hemingway, who travelled frequently to Bimini along with many other Americans escaping Prohibition, and the Cuban dictator, Gerardo Machado, who fled a coup in 1933 in a chartered Chalk’s plane. His occupation on the manifest was listed as ‘retired’.


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