Transportation to Bahamas
Transportation to The Islands of the Bahamas is most convenient from the Miami and Ft. Lauderdale markets. There are both commercial commuter flights as well as private air charter flights available. In addition, both Grand Bahama Island and Nassau/Paradise Island offer jet service from major international gateways and you can connect with The Out Islands through these islands.
The Islands Of The Bahamas invite exploration from the air as well as the sea. Skies are gorgeous and clear with the weather being "severe clear," nearly every day of the year. Puffy cumulus clouds generally dot the island skies at around 2,500' in the morning, if at all, rising to 7,500' in the afternoon. High ceilings and excellent visibility are the norm.
It is advisable to check with the airports for availability and prices. Use the information provided to plan the details of your flight itinerary.
Visiting boaters must clear Customs and Immigration at the nearest designated Port of Entry. As you enter port, fly the yellow quarantine flag and notify Customs of your arrival. No one other than the captain is permitted to leave the boat until your vessel has been cleared.
Customs and Immigration will come to your vessel. Everyone on board must have proof of citizenship and fill out an immigration card. U.S. citizens can present a passport or birth certificate (original or certified copy) and an official photo I.D., such as a driver's license or voter's registration card. Before leaving The Islands Of The Bahamas, be sure to surrender your copy of the immigration card at the last Bahamian port you visit.
For official airport and marina information and customs forms please visit www.bahamas.com