Traveling by ferry is often exciting for first time visitors to the Bahamas, and there are so many options available that you may dream of floating from place to place and seeing as many of the islands as possible. The reality of ferry services here is that they are often slow moving and still won't get you to all of the islands. Fortunately, Acklins is one destination it is possible to reach by ferry.
There are two main ferry services to be aware of if you're visiting Acklins. The first is a free, nameless ferry that travels back and forth between this and Crooked Island throughout the day. This is great for those who'd like to visit both islands and see what each has to offer, and for those who want to stay on Acklins but have planned a flight to the airport on Crooked Island. This ferry is available twice a day, though it is hard to pin down a regular schedule or the cost.
The other option is the government run Mail Boat. This ferry service is the most well known one available, but also the slowest. Mail Boats came into being as a way to connect the islands and transport mail and freight, but quickly became big in the people moving industry as well. Now they are the cheapest way to get around, but you pay with your time as well. United Star, one such Mail Boat, leaves from Potter's Cay once a week and makes the journey to Mayaguana and Acklins. For specific fees and schedules, call the Dock Master at 242-393-1064.
Familiarize yourself with the choices for water transportation below.
|Acklins Island||Acklins Island|
|Crooked Island||Crooked Island|
If you've got the time, ferries really are a great way to get around, reminding you to enjoy the journey as much as the destination – saving your money all the while.
|Location Served||Dock A||Dock B||Company||Frequency|
|Acklins||Acklins Ferry Dock||Crooked Island Ferry Dock||at least daily|
|Nassau||Acklins Ferry Dock||Bahamas Ferries Potters Cay Dock||None|
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