Ferries to Long Island

Skip taking a “puddle jumper” and sail aboard a ferry to Long Island

Ferry services are plentiful throughout the Bahamas, and Long Island is not left untouched by this transportation option. Unfortunately, though, only one visits the island on a regular basis.

Mail Boats

That one is the MV Mia Dean which is a government-run Mail Boat. The Mail Boats are use primarily to transports goods and mail between the islands, but passengers are also welcome to sail as well. Mail Boats are one of the most inexpensive ways to travel between the islands, but the trade off is that they are slow. It costs $45(USD) per person to sail from Potter's Cay on New Providence Island to Long Island, but it takes at least 12 hours. The Mia Dean leaves Potter's Cay on Tuesday at noon, docking in Clarence Town at midnight, and making the return trip on Thursday at 8:00 p.m.

Long Island Ferry Dock is the only local ferry dock that we are aware of. Visit this location just outside the heart of Long Island.

There may not be many options available to tourists hopping to sail aboard a ferry to get to and from Long Island, but if you plan accordingly you can certainly make the Mail Boat system work in your favor.

Ferry Routes, Long Island
Location Served Dock A Dock B Company Frequency
Great Exuma Long Island Ferry Dock Government Docks Bahamas Ferries 1 to 2 days per week
Nassau Long Island Ferry Dock Bahamas Ferries Potters Cay Dock Bahamas Ferries 1 to 2 days per week
 

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