Known as one of the top fishing destinations in the world, Chub Cay is just one of many cays in the Berry Islands. Tourists travel to this secluded spot not only for the fishing, but for the laid back island experience that allows them to check out from their hectic lives back home and revel in the slow pace of life. Because of the off-the-beaten-track feel of the island, you may have to spend a bit more time making your transportation arrangements than you would for a more popularly visited locale like Nassau or Port Lucaya.
The two entryways to Chub Cay are through the airport and the, and both are located near one another on the North West end of the island.
As a small island, most of the typical transportation options you would consider utilizing on vacation are not optional on Chub Cay. Although rental cars and the occassional inter-island ferry are possibilities, buses and taxis are not.
Fortunately for travelers headed to Chub Cay, one of three airports in the Berry Islands is actually located on the north coast of this quiet island. Little more than an airstrip that measures 5,000 feet long set next to a building which houses customs, this airport is only large enough to accommodate minimal daily air traffic. Currently the only direct flights to this air strip are available aboard certified charters.
...a small island in a big chain...
As a small island in a big chain, Chub Cay is a great place to sail to if your vacation involves relaxation. The island's simple taste is sure to be a hit, and is something to enjoy. Whether you have the opportunity to sail from the United States, or travel into the Bahamas first before chartering or renting a boat, the most exciting part about you vacation will likely be the journey – once your here its all peace and quiet.
Although it is more common for tourists to rent golf carts to get around the island when necessary, full car rentals are available at some resorts as well. You can expect to spend anywhere from $60 to $120(USD) a day for a vehicle despite the fact that it will likely be an older model.
For the most part, you'll have to be 21-years-old and have a valid driver's license from your home country or an International Driver's License. Rental agreements tend to be informal, so make sure to ask for a receipt for your own records and protection.
Once the vehicle is in your possession, be it a golf cart or a sedan, make sure to stick to driving on the left side of the road, and take it slow as most of the roads are in poor overall condition.
Currently, there are no ferry services that regularly make stops at Chub Cay, although on occasion the government Mail Boats will add a date to their schedule. Mail Boats are primarily used to transfer mail and freight between the islands, but there is a passenger area set aside. The boats leave from Potters Cay in Nassau on New Providence Island on a daily basis and make stops throughout the chain. Tickets generally cost between $30 and $70(USD) per person depending upon the length of the trip, which is almost always cheaper than flying. The trade off here is that these ferries move very slowly, and some trips can take up to two days. Make sure to check the most current schedule before your trip to see if this is a service you'll be able to make use of during your stay.
The first step in planning your trip to Chub Cay is to decide how you'll get there, and once there, how you'll get around. Now that you've had a chance to review all of your options, you are better prepared to make your final decisions regarding transportation for your getaway.
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