Bahamas Ferries

Photograph of Bahamas Fast FerryAh, this is the way to travel. Ferries in Nassau run between Prince George Dock and Paradise Island.

The Bahamas Fast Ferry (see photo at left) runs from Potter's Cay in Nassau to Harbour Island. If you do nothing else, you should take the fast Ferry day trip to Harbour Island and back; it's a fantastic day out.

On the Out Islands the ferry is often the only way of getting around. On Abaco, ferries run every hour or so between Treasure Cay, New Plymouth on Green Turtle Cay, and the Green Turtle Club (also on Green Turtle Cay), with various stops along the way. This round-trip takes about an hour to complete.

From Marsh Harbour the ferry runs to Man-O-War Cay and back, and from Marsh Harbour to Hope Town on Elbow Cay and back. Once again, a round-trip takes about an hour. It’s a lazy way to travel, but most enjoyable.

There’s nothing quite like a boat ride on a warm sunny day, especially when the scenery is spectacular and the sea the color of the palest jade. www.bahamasferries.com.

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Getting There:

For visitors arriving by air, the Bahamas are served through Nassau by most US airlines and by international airlines from Canada and Europe, and to a slightly more limited degree through Freeport.

The Out Islands are served mainly by Bahamas Air via connections in Nassau and Freeport.

The Bahamas is also a major destination for the cruise ship industry

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