Bahamas Surf Trip Vacation Destinations
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Airlines Serving The Bahamas
Abaco Air 242-367-2205 from Marsh Harbour to More's Island and North Eleuthera.
Air Ambulance 954-491-0555 from Ft. Lauderdale Exec
Air Charter Bahamas 1-866-FLY-ISLANDS Bahamas and Caribbean charters from Nassau and S. Florida
Air Sunshine 800-327-8900 or 242-367-2800 from Ft. Laud and Sarasota to Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay, San Salvador, New Bight, Governors Harbour and George Town
American Eagle 800-433-7300 from various US cities to George Town, Freeport, Nassau and Marsh Harbour
Bahamasair 800-222-4262 or 242-377-8451 National Bahamas airline, flies from Nassau to Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando and among most major Bahamas islands; George Town daily
Bimini Island Air 954-938-8991 from Ft. Laud. Exec "shared charter" to Bimini, Chub Cay, Andros. Charter all Bahamas.
Cat Island Air 242-377-3318 from Nassau to Great Harbour Cay, Sandy Point Abaco, New Bight Cat Island.
Chalks Ocean Airways 800-424-2557 or 242-347-3023 from Ft. Laud. and Miami to Bimini and Nassau
Cherokee Air 242-367-2089 charters from Marsh Harbour to all Bahamas
Clear Air 242-377-0161 from Nassau to Deadmans Cay, Long Island three times a week
Continental Gulf Stream 800-231-0856 from Newark, Miami, West Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale to Freeport, Treasure Cay, Marsh Harbour, Paradise Island and Nassau.
Delta Airlines 800-221-1212 from Orlando, Atlanta, New York to Nassau
Divers Alert Network 800-446-2671 from Durham NC
Florida Coastal 888-322-0077 from Ft. Pierce "shared charter" to Walkers, Freeport, Treasure Cay, Scotland Cay, Marsh Harbour. Charter all Bahamas.
Island Express 954-359-0380 from Ft. Laud. to Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay, North Eleuthera
Life Flight 888-543-3358 from Ft. Lauderdale Exec
Lynx International 888-LYNX-AIR, 954-772-9808, 242-345-0108 from Ft. Laud. Int'l. to Cat Island and George Town
Majors Air Service 242-367-4826 from Marsh Harbour
National Air Ambulance 800-327-3710 from Ft. Lauderdale
National Air Charter operating out of Daytona Beach (Spruce Creek Airport-7FL6). Have (2) Cessna 310's available for Charters.
Nixon, Harry 242-359-0126 from Nassau scheduled flights to Staniel Cay, Black Point, Farmers Cay
Professional Air Charter 954-938-9508 from Ft. Laud. Exec. to Staniel (Sat.). Charters all The Bahamas.
Reggie Express 954-761-3131 from Ft Lauderdale to George Town, Tuesday & Thursday, passengers and freight
Robinson, Solomon (DJ) 242-355-2012 charter between Staniel and Nassau
Smith, Roland (PISTACHIO) 242-355-2013 Charters between Staniel and Nassau
Southern Air 242-377-2014 charters and scheduled flights from Nassau throughout Bahamas
Sunshine Air Charter 305-685-2825 charters from all Florida airports to all Bahamas
Take Flight Charters 242-362-1877 private flights within the Bahamas
Tropical Diversions 800-343-7256 charters from Ft. Lauderdale to Great Harbour Cay and all Bahamas
TwinAir 954-359-8266 from Ft. Lauderdale Exec. to Treasure Cay, North Eleuthera and Rock Sound. Also charters all Bahamas
USAirways from various US cities to Freeport, Marsh Harbour, Nassau, Treasure Cay, North Eleuthera, Governors Harbour
Yellow Air Taxi 1-888-YELLOW-4 from South Florida throughout Bahamas. Also charters.
Most visitors to The Bahamas do not need special vaccinations before entering the country.
However, travelers over one year of age must provide a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate if they are coming from the following countries: Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Peru and Sudan.
Travellers are required to be vaccinated 10 days prior to entering the islands of The Bahamas.
Customs & Immigrations
Upon arriving in The Islands of The Bahamas, everyone must fill out and sign an Immigration form, keeping a portion of the card in hand until departing. An oral baggage declaration is required.
When leaving the Bahamas residents and visitors alike must pay a departure Tax of $15.
Departures to the US must go through US Customs pre-clearance.
VISAS ARE NOT REQUIRED FOR THE FOLLOWING PERSONS:
I United States Citizens
II Canadian Citizens
Landed immigrants, in possession of Canadian Immigration Record Form 1000 may enter without a visa for visits not exceeding thirty days. These individuals should also have a national passport.
III United Kingdom Citizens
IV Citizens of Western European Countries
V Citizens of Caribbean Countries and Territories
Exception: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Surname
VI Commonwealth Citizens
Exception: Pakistan, Cameroon, Mozambique, India, Nigeria, and Ghana
Note: Commonwealth countries are: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Cameroon, Canada, Cyprus, Dominica, Fiji, The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Kingdom and dependent territories, Vanuatu, Western Samoa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
VII Citizens of Central and South American Countries
Exception: Citizens of Colombia and Guatemala
The following restrictions apply:
Nationals of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela do not require visas for visits of 14 days and less;
Nationals of Chile, Uruguay and Mexico do not require visas for visits of 3 months and less.
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I Citizens of Asian and Middle Eastern Countries
Exception: South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Commonwealth citizens (excluding Pakistan and India), Israel.
II Citizens of African Countries
Exception: Commonwealth citizens (excluding Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana and Mozambique)
III Citizens of Eastern European Territories
BAHAMAS ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
For Visitors, entry requirements differ slightly depending upon place of birth, length of stay and what items accompany the traveler.
All persons entering The Bahamas require passports to enter, return or onward journey ticket, and proof of funds to support the traveller during the visit.
UNITED STATES CITIZENS
Original birth certificate or certified copy with raised seal and Official photo identification (driver's license or voter's registration card) if not using a passport.
(a) Naturalized citizens require original naturalization certificate (copy not accepted). No photo identification is required.
(b) Alien residents of the United States, in possession of a US Alien Registration Card, may enter The Bahamas without a visa for visits not exceeding 30 days. Presentation of a national passport would facilitate processing.
Note: If nationals of the United States use a passport, the passport should be current or expired for 5 years or less.
(a) These individuals may also enter The Bahamas without a passport for visits up to 21 days upon presentation of an original birth certificate. (Copy not acceptable)
(b) Landed immigrants, in possession of the Canadian Immigration Record Form 1000 may enter without a visa for visits not exceeding 30 days. These individuals should also have a national passport.
Note: If Canadian nationals use a passport, the passport should be current or expired for 5 years or less.
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Official photo identification may be used if not using a passport. If these nationals use a passport, the passport should be current or expired for 5 years or less.