Are you ready to plan your trip to Long Island, Bahamas? It is fairly easy to find your way to Long Island, so please read on for current info on travelling to see our beautiful island.
There are two functioning airports, Deadmans Cay in the south and Stella Maris in the north. Both have daily flights, and only Stella Maris accepts international flights.
Bahamasair is known as the “National Flag Carrier” and it flies into Deadmans Cay daily, usually in the afternoon. Southern Air, a Bahamian owned private airline also has daily flights into both Deadmans Cay and Stella Maris. Southern Air uses smaller aircraft which can seat up to 19, while Bahamasair operates a 50 seat ATR Turbo Prop. All flights originate out of Nassau and flying time is usually between 40 – 50 minutes.
Both airports also accept private planes, usually out of Nassau but sometimes from other Bahamian airports.
There is a weekly Ferry Service from Nassau. The Ferry, which can carry people as well as cargo in a comfortable manner, leaves Nassau on Monday, stops in Exuma and docks at Simms, Long Island by 11 am on Tuesdays.
There is a also a weekly Mail Boat Service, a government subsidised enterprise that brings supplies to the island. The mail boats also carry cargo on the return trip to Nassau. The boats usually take on freight on Mondays and up to departure time on Tuesday afternoon. For a really, truly unique peek into Bahamian life, nothing beats a trip on the mail boat. Your mail boat “cruise” will get you into into Clarence Town or Salt Pond Harbour sometime on Wednesday, weather permitting.
Private boats can choose from several private marinas that offer full service.
More info to come.