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Staniel Cay, Exumas Bahamas

HOW TO GET TO STANIEL CAY

LOCATION & TRANSPORTATION

Staniel Cay is located in the Exumas, also referred to as the “Out Islands” or “Family Islands” of the Bahamas. The Exumas are a 120-mile long chain of 365 islands, and Staniel Cay is at the heart of it all. Less than two square miles of area, Staniel Cay’s vibrant personality sets it apart from the many other islands.

Positioned approximately 75 miles south of Nassau and 250 southeast of Miami, Staniel Cay offers easy access to visitors by air or sea.

By Air

Staniel Cay’s 3,000 foot airstrip accommodates private planes, charters and daily air service from Fort Lauderdale and Nassau.

 

From Fort Lauderdale,  fly to Staniel Cay with various airlines. Tropix Air and  Watermakers Air both fly on the Cessna Grand Caravan EX! Known for its dependable and efficient performance by charter operators worldwide. The Grand Caravan EX was engineered for challenging missions, high payloads and short, rough runways while delivering single-engine economy and simplicity. The Grand Caravan EX allows nine passengers to travel comfortably to distances up to 565 statute miles, fully loaded.

From Fort Lauderdale, enjoy the convenience of a “per seat” shared charter service via Watermakers Air . Daily flights from Watermakers’ private hangar, with its comfortable lobby and helpful staff, make this a reliable and convenient option. 

 

From Nassau, Tropix Air also offers charters, or several local pilots are available on a private charter basis to fly you the half hour ride to Staniel Cay. Flamingo Air  also offers daily flights.

 

For private pilots, please consult the Pilots Guide to the Bahamas for navigational details.

 

 

 

 

By Sea

Staniel Cay and the surrounding area is ideal for boaters and cruisers. Please contact us to help you arrange private dockage. Also, the Staniel Cay Yacht Club offers an 18-slip marina that can accommodate vessels up to 170 feet in length or drafts up to 8.5 feet at low water.

MAKERS AIR

Fly to the Bahamas on the

Cessna Caravan EX

If you are in need of a shipment or charter, our aircraft and pilot are well equipped to provide you/ your shipment with safe transport from or to Florida. Or if you wish to explore one of our outer islands, we would be delighted to drop and collect you on the chosen date and time from the island of your choice.

Email us for rates and availability

Our Chartering services provide you with a luxurious avenue to ship your products over, while you or your family can be there to monitor it! When you charter our plane ensure that your are accommodated for the times scheduled. i.e. Want to fly over at 7:00 A.M.? You will be! And arriving at 9:00 a.m. right on time for customs to open up and stamp your passports. For the trip back at the time scheduled we will have the plane waiting for you and your items. Once you have arrived we will pack it up your items safely and fly you along with your shipment back to Nassau! Contact us for pricing.

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