[ The Bahamas ] • Getting Around

The islands of The Bahamas, with their unspoiled beauty, enchanting history, and colourful people & culture, are highly sought after vacation destinations that attract millions of persons from around the world yearly.

Something I’m asked often, is “How to get there?” or “Which airline is go there?” Referring to whichever island is the topic of the conversation. Because of this, a few weeks ago, I took to Twitter to give a detailed list of which Bahamian airlines service each island (I even included the Turks & Caicos Islands due to the fact that the two countries are so closely linked) and now I’ve decided to do one here just in time for the summer.   

These islands, cays, and rocks (some 3,000 of them) are dotted across over 100,000 sq. miles of ocean. From the most northerly island, Walker’s Cay in the Abacos, to Great Inagua in the south, the travel possibilities are seemingly endless. These possibilities exist not only for international tourists but also for those of us that call these islands home.


Treasure Cay Beach, Treasure Cay, Great Abaco

The Abacos:

1.) Marsh Harbour
i) Flamingo Air (from Freeport) - 2x Daily
ii) Bahamasair (from Nassau) - 3x Daily
iii) SkyBahamas (from Nassau) - 3x Daily

2.) Treasure Cay
i.) Bahamasair (from Nassau) - Mon, Thurs, Sat & Sun

(Ferries operate several times throughout the day to the various cays)

Boats in Bay, Acklins Island
Source: My Out Islands

 

Acklins, Crooked Island & Long Cay:

1.) Spring Point (Acklins)
Bahamasair (from Nassau) - 2x Weekly (Wed & Sat 1x per day)

2.) Colonel Hill (Crooked Island) 
Bahamasair (from Nassau) - 2x Weekly (Wed & Sat 1x per day)

(A ferry operates 2x daily between Acklins & Crooked Island)


Captain Bill's Blue Hole, Fresh Creek, Andros Island
Source: L'Oreal Sweeting

The Berry Islands Source:  Mangrove Mike

The Berry Islands
Source: Mangrove Mike

Andros Island:

1.) San Andros (N. Andros)
i) WesternAir (from Nassau) - 2x Daily

2.) Fresh Creek (N. Andros)
i) LeAir Charter (from Nassau) - 2x Daily
ii) WesternAir (from Nas) - 2x Daily

3.) Mangrove Cay (C. Andros)
i) Flamingo Air (from Nassau) - 2x Daily
ii) LeAir (from Nassau) - 2x Daily

4.) Congo Town (S. Andros)
i) WesternAir (from Nassau) - 2x Daily

The Berry Islands:

1.) Great Harbour Cay
LeAir Charter (from Nassau) - 2x Daily

 


Bailey Town, North Bimini 

Bailey Town, North Bimini 

Boat off of Little San Salvador (Half Moon Cay), Cat Island Source:  James Willamor

Boat off of Little San Salvador (Half Moon Cay), Cat Island
Source: James Willamor

The Biminis:

1.) South Bimini
Flamingo Air (from Freeport) - 2x Daily
WesternAir (from Nassau) 2x Daily

(A ferry operates at numerous times throughout the day between North & South Bimini)

Cat Island:

1.) Arthur's Town (N. Cat Island)
i) SkyBahamas (from Nassau) - 2x Daily
(Flight combined with The Bight daily)

2.) The Bight (S. Cat Island)
i) SkyBahamas (from Nassau) - 2x Daily
(Flight combined with Arthur's Town daily)


Dunmore Town, Harbour Island, North Eleuthera

Elizabeth Harbour, George Town, Great Exuma

Eleuthera, Harbour Island & St. George's Cay (Spanish Wells):

1.) Lower Bogue (N. Eleuthera)
i) Bahamasair (from Nassau) - Inquire
ii) Pineapple Air (from Nassau) - 5x Daily
iii) Southern Air Charter (from Nassau) - 3x Daily
(NB: Some flights are combined with Governor's Harbour)

2.) Governor's Harbour (C. Eleuthera)

i) Bahamasair (from Nassau) - Inquire
ii) Pineapple Air (from Nassau) - 5x Daily
iii) Southern Air Charter (from Nassau) - 3x Daily
(NB: Some flights are combined with Lower Bogue)

3.) Rock Sound (S. Eleuthera) 

i) Bahamasair (from Nassau) - 2x Weekly (Tues & Thurs)
(NB: This above flight is combined with Moss Town, Great Exuma)
ii) Pineapple Air (from Nassau) - 2x Daily

(A ferry operates several times throughout the day in N. Eleuthera to both Harbour Island and Spanish Wells)

The Exumas:

1.) Moss Town (Mainland)
i) Bahamasair (from Nassau) - 2x Daily
(The above flight when leaving Exuma on Tues & Thurs is combined with Rock Sound, Eleuthera)
ii) SkyBahamas (from Nassau) - 3x Daily

2.) Blackpoint (The Cays)
i) Flamingo Air (from Nassau) - 2x Daily
(Flight is combined with Staniel Cay daily)

3.) Staniel Cay (The Cays)
i) Flamingo Air (from Nassau) - 2x Daily
(Flight is combined with Black Point daily)
 


International Bazaar, Freeport, Grand Bahama

Flamingos, Great Inagua Source:  The Bahamas

Flamingos, Great Inagua
Source: The Bahamas

Grand Bahama:

1.) Freeport
i) Bahamasair (from Nassau) - 4x Daily
ii) Flamingo Air (from Marsh Harbour) - 2x Daily
iii) Flamingo Air (from Bimini) - 2x Daily
iv) SkyBahamas (from Nassau) - 3x Daily
v) WesternAir (from Nassau) - 6x Daily

Great Inagua:

1.) Matthew Town
Bahamasair (from Nassau) - 2x weekly (Fri & Sun - 1x per day)


St's Peter & Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Clarence Town, Long Island

St's Peter & Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Clarence Town, Long Island

White Egret in Blackwood Point, Mayaguana Source: Alex Dedes

White Egret in Blackwood Point, Mayaguana
Source: Alex Dedes

Long Island:

1.) Stella Maris (N. Long Island)
i) Southern Air (from Nassau) - 2x Daily
(Flight combined with Deadman's Cay daily)

2.) Deadman's Cay (S. Long Island)
i) Bahamasair (from Nassau) - 1x Daily
ii) Southern Air (from Nassau) - 2x Daily
(Southern Air flight combined with Stella Maris daily)

(On Tuesdays Southern Air operates one flight as opposed to its regular two)

Mayaguana:

1.) Abraham's Bay
i) Bahamasair (from Nassau) - 2x Weekly (Fri & Mon - 1x per day)


Ragged Island Source:  The Bahamas

Ragged Island
Source: The Bahamas

Rum Cay Source:  The Bahamas

Rum Cay
Source: The Bahamas

Ragged Island:

1.) Duncan Town
- No scheduled air service.

Rum Cay:

1.) Port Nelson
- No scheduled air service. 


San Salvador Source:  My Out Islands

San Salvador
Source: My Out Islands

Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands
Source: James Willamor

San Salvador:

1.) Cockburn Town
i) Bahamasair (from Nassau) - 1x Daily

(On Tuesdays flights are 2x daily)

*Turks & Caicos Islands:

1.) Providenciales
i) Bahamasair (from Nassau) - 2x weekly (Thurs & Sun - 1x per day)
ii) InterCaribbean Airways (from Nassau) - 1x Daily

(InterCaribbean Airways can be used to travel to other islands via Providenciales)

*Passport required for entry

 

They say knowing is half the battle. 

Now you know which airlines service each island... Half your battle is done and with The Bahamas Out Island Promotion Board's Two Fly/Cruise Free Deal, your battle has gotten easier and cheaper.