Ferries to Andros

Ferries are perhaps the most important form of transportation for Andros

For years the only way to get from place to place in the Bahamas was by boat. Now, you'll find an air strip at the very least on many of the most visited islands, but still, ferry services make the rounds. Andros is one of the islands in the chain that benefits from these ferries, and tourists can opt to take to the seas rather than the skies.

Riding the Ferries

Andros is serviced by two major ferries. The first is the government run Mail Boats that were originally brought into being as a way to deliver mail and freight to the Out Islands. Now, passengers can ride as well, though the boats continue chugging along at a slow pace. In trade for a long trip, you'll spend less money than flying or using the faster service available. The boats fail from Potter's Cay on New Providence Island, and take about six hours to make the journey. You can find schedules and fares by contacting the Dock Master on the phone at 242-393-1064.

Bahamas Ferries is the other, faster option available. There are two boats owned by the company called Sea Link and Sea Wind, which also originate in Nassau, yet only take two hours to get to Fresh Creek and two and a half hours to get to Driggs Hill.

Check the following chart for ferry details.

Ferry Docks
Name Location
Fresh Creek Ferry Terminal 1.8 mi. (2.9 km) Southeast of Andros Town
Morgan's Bluff Harbor Dock 34.5 mi. (55.6 km) North-Northwest of Andros Town

Whether you're willing to pay for speed or enjoy the leisurely pace of a Mail Boat, travel by ferry is certainly available to those who need it to get to their getaway on Andros.

Ferry Routes, Andros
Location Served Dock A Dock B Company Frequency
Nassau Fresh Creek Ferry Terminal Bahamas Ferries Potters Cay Dock Bahamas Ferries 1 to 2 days per week

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