A wise man once said: “Make it easy, and they’ll come.” Amidst a pandemic, that quote is truer than usual. In The Bahamas, recent regulations are getting lighter. For example, in the latest relaxations, two weeks after being fully-vaccinated visitors can travel without a PCR test or a rapid test every five days and can also enjoy indoor dining. All travelers should always check the latest COVID protocols and to see how very safe our islands are. Make sure to check the most up to date protocols before you travel on https://www.bahamasmarinas.com/procedures-and-protocols. While the mandate of the ABM is to be the Voice of Boating in The Bahamas, we recognize that many boaters also require convenient air lift to travel to and from their vessel in The Bahamas. The choice of aircraft traveling to The Bahamas is wide, ranging from floatplanes with idyllic sea landings near beaches, yachts and resorts, to fast luxury jets. By boat or air it’s easy to island-hop around our beautiful archipelago of 700 islands.
Bookmark this page for all of your Bahamas transportation and charter requirements - https://www.bahamasmarinas.com/categories-member/transportation-charter-travel-companies. Silver Airways’ Sterling Reputation
One of the largest ABM allied members is Silver Airways which has, for more than a decade, been America’s leading independent regional airline offering the most routes between Florida and The Bahamas. Silver has code-sharing agreements with United, JetBlue, American, Delta, Avianca and Copa Airlines for easy baggage transfers.
Contact: U.S.: +1 801-401-9100 • Bahamas toll free: +1 844-674-5837 • www.silverairways.com.
Schedules and Charters In Comfort and Style with Makers Air From another South Florida airport, the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Makers Air makes sure you're treated royally from hello to goodbye. They focus on the total vacation experience, flying more than 130 scheduled flights per week between Florida and nine Bahamian destinations with a fleet of spacious Cessna Grand Caravans. They also book private charters and even island day tours to many other island airstrips. Makers Air's first-class services include a complimentary car valet service that lets you avoid parking and traffic hassles, and long lines and crowds. Makers Air offers special resort packages to luxury resorts and ABM members including Staniel Cay Yacht Club, Cape Eleuthera Resort and Valentines Resort & Marina on Harbour Island, plus other destination.
Contact: • (954) 771-0330 • firstname.lastname@example.org • https://makersair.com Air Flight Charters: Maximum Flexibility at Affordable Rates Operating to the Bahamas and Caribbean for over 30 years, Air Flight specializes in providing affordable private charter flights. Experienced pilots can be ready at a moment’s notice with flexibility to match choice of aircraft with your needs, ranging from twin-engined props to luxury private jets. Free shuttle service for connecting flights at Fort Lauderdale International. Soon offering Bahamas Customs Pre-clearance for direct flights to Bahamas Islands without customs office. Air Flight prides itself on excellent personal service and flexibility.
Sea Plane Service is HOPPING!
Tropic Ocean Airways: Luxurious Seaplanes & Pre-Clearance Freedom
A favorite way to travel to The Bahamas is with the much-loved seaplane operator, Tropic Ocean Airways, with two bases at the Sheltair Terminal at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and the famous Miami Seaplane Base on MacArthur Causeway. Sheltair will soon offer Bahamas Customs pre-clearance, a unique service that will transform how guests travel to the Out Islands, especially if you're going by seaplane. With TOA, instead of having to clear customs at one of the dozens of Bahamian ports-of-entry, you'll be able to pre-clear and fly directly to your yacht, resort, private island, beach, or wherever. Tropic Ocean Airways has a fleet of Cessna float-planes that can land on hard runways or the sea. With a scheduled flight, it serves Bimini and you can take private charters practically anywhere.
Fly the Whale: Seaplanes with a Florida & Northeast US Network Dominating seaplane service in the northeast USA, Fly The Whale also serves the Bahamas during winter months—or anytime on request—with land- and sea-based charter flights throughout The Bahamas and Caribbean from its Miami Opa Locka Airport base. Flying out of the Miami seaplane base increases your enjoyable vacation time, and avoids crowded airports, waiting-in-line and other inconveniences. Its other NE bases are in East Haven, VT, and Farmingdale, NY, both from which it flies a diverse fleet of 13 aircraft including landplanes, seaplanes and cabin-class helicopters for unlimited destination possibilities.
Contact: (212) 221-1203 • email@example.com • https://www.flythewhale.com Trans Island Airways: Island Hopping? Let The Locals Fly You Trans Island Airways is the leader in Bahamian aviation and, based at the full service FBO, Jet Nassau, its central Bahamas location gives customers the most affordable and cost effective rates from any location in the United States to the Bahamas. Trans Island Airways is the only Bahamian operator with two independent safety ratings from ARGUS and Wyvern. It is licensed both by the Bahamas Civil Aviation Authority and by the FAA for domestic and international charters. TIA, as it is affectionately known to locals, is ideal for safe island hopping or for international flights. It operates an all-turbine fleet of Cessna Grand Caravan EXs and Bombardier Lear Jet 60s with a youthful average age of 2.3 years. Popular local destinations include Harbour Island, Hope Town, Staniel Cay, Tiamo in Andros, and Big Majors Spot to visit the famous original swimming pigs. For exploring the Bahamas, TIA's local knowledge of where to go and what to see is unequalled.
Seabird Air: Longest-Running Bahamian Seaplane Operator Another local favourite, Seabird Air, is the longest-running seaplane service in The Bahamas. It's often hired by luxury yachts for convenient crew transfers, freight and spare parts flown in directly to their transom or tender. Based in Nassau's airport, Seabird also offers land-based charters with its Piper Aztec twin-engine. Its most popular plane is the Cessna Caravan float plane, frequently seen landing near out island beaches, giving its guests the dreamy sea landing experience. Seabird arranges day trips and longer expeditions to just about any destination in The Bahamas and directly to fishing lodges, resorts, yachts or private islands on your own schedule. Seabird Air supports the local community with student grants and scholarships to the University of the Bahamas and through civic groups such as the Road Runners Track & Field Club • Contact: (242) 362-1224 • firstname.lastname@example.org • https://seabirdair.com
Support Bahamas Boating by Becoming a Voyager Before you come, for lots of discounts and special offers, make sure to join up as an ABM Voyager Member. Visit: https://www.bahamasmarinas.com/voyager-membership.
The Bahamas yachting and boating sector is coming back strongly. Not only is it better in the Bahamas, it's also safe and easy to get here and fly around.