The Bahamas Transportation

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The Bahamas Transportation

  • Jitney Bus

    Nassau Transportation

    Bus number 10 is by far the cheapest tourist attraction in Nassau! For $1.50, it can take you anywhere between downtown Nassau and Gambier Village (on the west side of New Providence Island) along West Bay Street. The scenery is beautiful the entire way and includes beaches, palm trees, luxury homes and hotels (including the entire Cable Beach...

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  • Ferry/water taxi

    The Bahamas Transportation

    Even though it is a lot more ideal to take a little ferry from Atlantis into town where you can get a fantastic view of the property from the water also the cruise ships as you cruise into the local harbour beware.. if you intend to return after dark, ferries do not run. You have to get a cab back. If you end up puchasing a round trip ticket the...

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  • Taxicab

    Nassau Transportation

    I just used this taxi service in Bahamas. Booking the taxi was as easy as visiting the Jermaine Taxi website, sending an email with flight details and that's it! Jermaine was there.. right on time.. and same for the way back! Ahead of time! Very reasonable! Always forthcoming about what he is going to charge (in accordance with government...

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  • Rental Car

    The Bahamas Transportation

    There are several companies where you can rent a car from. The hotel can also help you with the rental. They drive on the left side of the road, so you have to be careful. The roads are good in general, but I was told that in the remote locations you have to be careful since the road conditions vary. The rental rates are high, but if you book a car...

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  • Cruise Ship

    Nassau Transportation

    We booked this 3 day cruise for great price and even better used our points to cover it. We weren't sure what to expect , so we went with open minds ready for anything. All easy on arrival....parking across the street and we just wheeled our luggage aboard. The boat is a bit older ,but kept up and really clean. Our room with window is comfortable...

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  • Jitney Bus

    The Bahamas Transportation

    Local buses are well used mini-vans. Only 1 dollar per person each time you get on. They go just about anywhere. Just wait at the blue bus-stop sign. Of course there is no schedule! :-) Just hop on and hop off. The bonus is the stories from the drivers and other passengers. BTW , They stop everyday at 6PM. After that it is taxi or foot travel.

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  • Boats

    Nassau Transportation

    The water taxi was a fun and interesting way to travel. Of course there was an "unpaid tour guide" who was to be tipped and Liz was nearly sick. But for me it was a nice ride and I took many pics along the way. I doubt I'll ever be able to get on another one with her with me but I found it cheap and easy to use. It was $3 each way per person.

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  • Cruise Ship

    The Bahamas Transportation

    We went on a 3 day cruise to the Bahamas on the Carnival Sensation. The cruise left Port Canaveral Florida on Thursday afternoon, and we got back Sunday morning. It was worth the price, we had a good time, and enjoyed the cruise and the Bahamas. Tip on cabins: We had a 4 people cabin on the Empress Deck (7) in the front of the boat. It was small...

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  • Rental vehicle

    Nassau Transportation

    Majestic Tours is a bad recommendation. The company is run down and owned by a racist who recently pulled a gun on a local black Doctor and his wife, threatening them because they were parked in front of his vehicle. The case is currently stalled in the Bahamas courts. A better recommendation is Bahamas Experience. They are the tour company that...

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  • Yacht /Boat

    The Bahamas Transportation

    Hi - A group of 20 or so will be in Miami for a wedding, and thought about chartering a catamaran to the Bahamas, and would like to do it over a week´s time in mid-April. Although we have a "captain" or two in our group, we thought it be best to charter it captained by a professional who knows the waters during that time of the year. Thanks for...

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  • Airplane

    Nassau Transportation

    The Nassau harbour also is a landing spot for seaplanes. I saw a seaplane of Chalk's International Airlines land and take off; but that company stopped in 2005. You still can charter smaller seaplanes.

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  • Taxicab

    The Bahamas Transportation

    Taxis are available all over the island. The fares are set by government. It is best to make sure the driver turns on the meter once you get into the cab. You can either go to a taxi stand and get a cab or have the hotel call you one.

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  • Airplane

    The Bahamas Transportation

    We flew US Airways from Chicago to Freeport (with a stop over in Charlotte). Other airlines that fly to the island are: American Eagle, Baer Air, Bahamasair, Continental Connection, Delta/Comair, Sky Bahamas, Vision Airlines, Western Air

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  • Lynden Pindling International Airport

    The main port of entry into the Bahamas is Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS). The airport is set up to get tourists through customs and immigration quickly and conveniently. Most of the hotels and resorts meet their guests at the airport and transport them directly to the hotel.Airlines serving Lynden Pindling International Airport: Abaco...

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  • Getting Here....

    We flew US Airways from Chicago to Freeport (with a stop over in Charlotte). Other airlines that fly to the island are: American Eagle, Baer Air, Bahamasair, Continental Connection, Delta/Comair, Sky Bahamas, Vision Airlines, Western Air

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  • Car Rental

    There are several companies where you can rent a car from. The hotel can also help you with the rental. They drive on the left side of the road, so you have to be careful. The roads are good in general, but I was told that in the remote locations you have to be careful since the road conditions vary.The rental rates are high, but if you book a car...

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  • Cabs

    Taxis are available all over the island. The fares are set by government. It is best to make sure the driver turns on the meter once you get into the cab. You can either go to a taxi stand and get a cab or have the hotel call you one.

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  • Carnival Sensation

    We went on a 3 day cruise to the Bahamas on the Carnival Sensation.The cruise left Port Canaveral Florida on Thursday afternoon, and we got back Sunday morning. It was worth the price, we had a good time, and enjoyed the cruise and the Bahamas. Tip on cabins: We had a 4 people cabin on the Empress Deck (7) in the front of the boat. It was small (...

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  • Virgo Car Rentals

    Virgo Car Rentals is definitely the cheapest in town, but with that you have some problems.They rent cars for 24 hours for $40. Insurance is $9. As they have three locations, if you return your car to another location, the charge is $10. There is free pickup and drop-off to/from your hotel (IF a driver is available). However...Virgo does not accept...

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  • Catamaran Miami-Freeport

    Hi - A group of 20 or so will be in Miami for a wedding, and thought about chartering a catamaran to the Bahamas, and would like to do it over a week´s time in mid-April. Although we have a "captain" or two in our group, we thought it be best to charter it captained by a professional who knows the waters during that time of the year. Thanks for...

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  • Returning Late Night -- Beware no Ferry

    Even though it is a lot more ideal to take a little ferry from Atlantis into town where you can get a fantastic view of the property from the water also the cruise ships as you cruise into the local harbour beware.. if you intend to return after dark, ferries do not run. You have to get a cab back. If you end up puchasing a round trip ticket the...

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  • Public buses

    Public buses in Grand Bahama are actually mini vans with the sign "Public bus service", they are kind of like taxis, can be stopped practically everywhere, on any road, they are very inexpensive and you can hire them as personal transportation vehicle, we were walking down the street to the grocery store and they stop and offer service, one that we...

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  • Bahamas Day Trip

    Depart Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale at 7:45am. Arrive Grand Bahama at 1pm. Return Depart Grand Bahama at 4:45 pm. Arrive Port Everglades at 10pm. Directions to Port Everglades• Main entranceTake I-95 to I-595 East straight into the Port (I-595 becomes Eller Drive once inside the Port). I-595 runs east/west with connections to the Fort...

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  • Beware of water taxis in Nassau

    Getting around Nassau can be nerve-wrecking. There are no schedules that are adhered to. For example if you wish to get from one of the resorts on Paradise Island to downtown (central) Nassau, you have three choices. The Atlantis Resort - as expensive as it is - does not provide you with their own shuttle service. You have to hire a taxi which will...

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  • Public Bus System

    If you need to get to popular places around Grand Bahama take the Public Bus System. It's only $1 and was not a bad ride at all.

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  • Scooters

    We rented scooters for the time we were there. They were so much fun. Of course you have to be careful and drive on the opposite side of the road. They get great gas mileage, were road almost the entire island. Don't forget your sunblock though!

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  • Airport Transfer

    I found that most cabs were negotiating prices all over the radar. Lucky for me I did my hotel booking via expedia and I recieved a complimentary round trip to and from the airpot from Majestic tours.That most definitly saved me some $$. Transport to and from the Airpor is a real rip off just like many other prices in the Bahamas.

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  • Bahama Air

    Never ever under any circumstances fly Bahama Air. They are owned by the government and they'll get you there when they get you there, not when you are scheduled to be there. Our flight there was delayed by 9 hours and the return was delayed 4 hours.

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  • Jitney Bus

    i think the bus fare was a dollar. stopped right near the hotel and took us to downtown Nassau. we didn't go to Paradise Island

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  • Downtown Nassau ---> Paradise Island

    You can either get from one place to the other by walking the bridge (you can't miss it!) or by using the ferry service. The ferry service costs $3 one way (January 2006 price). Tickets available at the point of departure or on the boat. Duration of ferry crossing about 5-10 minutes.Departure points:On downtown - on the waterside parallel to Bay...

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  • Get around cheaply AND have fun

    Local buses are well used mini-vans. Only 1 dollar per person each time you get on. They go just about anywhere. Just wait at the blue bus-stop sign. Of course there is no schedule! :-) Just hop on and hop off. The bonus is the stories from the drivers and other passengers. BTW , They stop everyday at 6PM. After that it is taxi or foot travel.

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  • Ferry to Bahamas from Florida

    There a at least two ferry boats to the Bahamas. The Cloud X from Riviera Beach (West Palm Beach) and the Discovery from Ft. Lauderdale. The prices are about 150.00 per person round trip. The Cloud X is a fun high speed Catamaran. It will make the crossing in about 3+ hours. You can even make a round trip in the same day!

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  • See Mr Victor

    When staying at the Island Seas Resort, ask for Mr Victor Devaux (Last name may be a little different...cannot recall). We made a deal with Victor for his services for the entire time that we were there. We were a group of four ladies traveling on our own. This arrangement made us feel much safer in a strange area and the convenience was wonderful....

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  • Your jitney bus ride

    Get yourself a map -try one of the fancy air-conditioned buses. The drivers are very friendly and you can hold a converstaion with him for the entire trip. Surprisingly regardless of the length of the trip -expect to pay just $1.00US.

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  • Sailing Cruises

    A number of cruises are available:(1) Bahama Fast Ferries - 323-2166(2) Barefoot Sailing Cruises 393-0820(3) Flying Cloud 363-4430(4) Island World Adventures 357-7782(5) Island Tours Party Cat (6) Powerboat Adventures(7) Sea Island Adventures 325-3910/328-2581(8) Seaworld Explorer 356-2548(9) Robinson Crusoe 322-2606(10) Island Tours...

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  • Water Rides!

    We took a boat out to the ocean to Para-Sail and it was a great ride with the crew and the others we met. Water splashing all around and the sun shinning down, just hold on to your hat because at high speeds you can lose it!

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  • Jitney Buses

    Use the Jitney buses whilst you are there, they run from early in the morning to about 7pm. Each trip costs$1.From Sandyport to Nassau town by taxi cost around $27 so this was a very cheap form of travel.You can see the whole island by Jitney bus but you have to change a few times.

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  • Fly from Fort Lauderdale to Freeport

    Fly to Fort Lauderdale and then fly from there to Freeport. If you like cruises you can also take a cruise ship, but my husband and I were less than impressed on our first trip, so when we went the second time (for our honeymoon!) we decided to fly straight into Freeport from Fort Lauderdale rather than taking a cruise.If you're just visiting Port...

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  • A limo is same price as taxi

    The price of a limo is the same as a taxi. Once you find a a limo taxi driver, hold on to his business card and use him for all of your transportation needs!

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  • Airplane

    The only way to go to the Bahams from Europe is by airplane beside going with a cruise-ship. There are about 700 island in the Bahamas, which you can also only reach by boat or plane.

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  • Local Buses

    We had a car but met tons of people who got around just fine on the local buses - they al have great names like Zelda's People mover or Al' fast Bus Service. They all cost the same and have set routes that can get you anywhere you want to go. They can get really busy and most if not all have no A/C

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  • On Island Time

    There are multiple ways to get to the Bahamas - by air (keeping in mind that the guy that met us at the plane told us to call when we got to the airport - that he met people not planes - and the plane was indeed late), by sea plane, by cruise ship, by private boat (one of the best ways IMHO), and by Bahamian mail boat (the cheapest way).

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  • First Trip to Nassau was on...

    First Trip to Nassau was on American Trans Air. It was an older 727 but nice ride. It was a one day trip from Buffalo New York.

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  • Depending on your...

    Depending on your destination, the Bimini's and West Emd on Grand Bahama, and Walkers' Cay in the northern Abaco's may be reached by boat in about 10 hours from the east coast of Florida, or plane (commercial or private) from anywhere. The out islands are reached by transfering to Bahamasair or private planes. Airplanes or boat from island to...

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  • Get Pampered on a Cruise Ship

    Taking a cruise ship is great! If you want a no-fuss, unpack-once, no-brainer vacation, this is easy and quite enjoyable. Don't expect to see much of the ports you go to, but that's not really the point for most of these cruise ships, is it? Carnival Cruises has a great kids' program if you want to take the family.We walked around Nassau in the...

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