Flying to Stocking Island

You'll have to fly to Great Exuma before taking a ferry to Stocking Island

Stocking Island is a small but peaceful destination just off the coast of Great Exuma. Only a handful of people stay overnight in rental homes at one time, and if you couple this with the fact that the island itself is only three miles long, you'll see why it does not have its own airport. Instead, visitors will fly to the airport across the way on Great Exuma and make use of a ferry to get to their final stop.

Most people who fly into Exuma International Airport are greeted with the smallest airport they've ever encountered. The runway is just 7050 feet long, and the building housing customs is not much larger than that of someone's personal home. Thankfully, the process of getting through immigration and customs is pretty quick on this island, so you can get your vacation started without having to wait for hours in line.

Direct flights to Exuma are available through Atlanta, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, and Toronto with well-known carriers, but they can be pricy. In order to save money, consider a layover at the Lynden Pindling International Airport on New Providence Island, then flying with a local carrier like Bahamasair or SkyBahamas.

If you're flying from the states this chart can be useful for planning purposes. Online booking engines may not show the least costly options so it's useful to see which airlines actually fly direct to this location.

Exuma International Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA FLL Silver Airways, United Airlines
Miami, FL, USA MIA American Eagle

Flying to Stocking Island from the Caribbean

Check below for a complete list of air service from airports in the region. If there aren't any flights from a local airport, connecting through another Caribbean airport might be your best option.

Exuma International Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
New Providence Island, Bahamas NAS Bahamasair, SkyBahamas

Next Stop, Stocking Island

A ferry is available at the dock in Georgetown. It is run by Club Peace & Plenty, a local , and is free to use by guests of the property. Others pay $12(USD) each way. The ferry leaves the docks twice a day at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., so it is best to try and arrange your flight so that you can make it to the ferry with ease.

There is no doubt about it. A secluded getaway on a quiet island in the Bahamas is the vacation that dreams are made of. Though you can't fly direct, all it takes is a short ferry ride and your tropical paradise awaits.

You can take a look at this next table to find out how to call an air charter firms serving this region.

Charter Operators
Name Phone Location Island
Island Wings Charters (242) 338-0360 Stella Maris Airport - Stella Maris Long Island
LeAir Mangrove Cay (242) 369-0020 Clarence A. Bain Airport - Central Andros Central Andros
Pineapple Air at Crooked Island (242) 464-8093 Crooked Island Airfield - Crooked Island Crooked Island
Pineapple Air at GHB (242) 332-3811 Governor's Harbour Airport - 7.6 mi. (12.2 km) Northwest of Governors Harbour Eleuthera
Pineapple Air at LGI (242) 337-0411 Deadman's Cay Airport - 9.9 mi. (16.0 km) Northwest of Clarence Town Long Island
Pineapple Air at RSD (242) 334-3000 Rock Sound International Airport - 1.6 mi. (2.6 km) Northwest of Rock Sound Eleuthera
Pineapple Air at SML (242) 338-2070 Stella Maris Airport - Stella Maris Long Island

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