Great Exuma has an international airport (Exuma International Airport George Town GGT). It is a short 10 minute drive from Grand Isle Resort and there are many taxis and hire cars waiting for you (see below).
If finding a direct flight to GGT-Exuma is not an option for you from your departure city, a popular alternative would be to take an international flight to Nassau, the capital city of the Bahamas, – where you would connect to a smaller plane and enjoy the short scenic flight to Great Exuma.
BY AIR TO NASSAU
Here are some options via Nassau.
From Canada to Nassau
Air Canada has weekly flights from Toronto on Sundays.
WestJet flies from Toronto to Nassau three mornings per week (Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday) they also have non-stop flights between Ottawa & Nassau
From Florida to Nassau
Air Charter Bahamas have regular flights from various spots in Florida.
American Eagle Daily has flights from Miama
Bahamas Air flies daily flights from Miami, Nassau and Fort Lauderdale
From Elsewhere in the USA to Nassau
Gulf Stream International has flights from Boston, New York City JFK airport, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale to Nassau.
Virgin Atlantic runs direct flights from the UK to Nassau
NASSAU TO EXUMA BY AIR
It’s just 30 minutes by air and there are plenty of daily flights..After clearing customs you can enjoy the spectacular flight over Greater Exuma. A lot of the local airlines will serve you beer and champagne for the 30 minute flight. Relax and enjoy the meditative sight of the magnificent cays and reefs of Exuma from above.
Sky Bahamas has three daily flights from Nassau to Exuma and three daily flights from Exuma to Nassau.
Other domestic airlines with flights between Nassau and Exuma include:
Another alternative is to take one of the many charter flights which are run by carriers including Bahamas Express, Professional Air and Jet Blue Sky Limo.
DIRECT INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS TO EXUMA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT GEORGE TOWN GGT
There are also direct flights from a number of US cities to Exuma International Airport. This would be the quickest way to get there from the US or with a connecting flight from Canada.
Delta Airlines has direct flights from Atlanta (ATL) to George Town, Exuma (GGT) on Wednesdays and Sundays.
US Airways has weekend service to Exuma International Airport.
ARRIVING AT EXUMA AIRPORT
Here are some useful numbers for your arrival to Exuma Airport.
Exuma transport 242-336-2121
Leslie Dames Taxi 242-357-0015
Luther Rolle Taxi 242-354-5003
Smitty’s Taxi 242-358-4045
Airport Car Rental: 242-345-0090
Exuma Transport: 242-336-2101
Tompson Car Rental: 242-336-2442
Up Town Rent-a-car: 242-345-0112
A number of major cruise liners include the Bahamas on their itineraries. You might want to check out Carnival,Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian Cruise lines (particularly from Europe) and Disney Cruise Line (especially if you are bringing children). None dock on the exclusive island of Greater Exuma with its tranquil coast lines, but you can get off in Nassau and make your own way to Exuma.
FROM NASSAU TO EXUMA
A boat will take 3 to 4 hours. The local ferry service can be reached on 242 323 2166 or email email@example.com. Charter boats and privately run powerboats are also an option.
If you just can’t wait to be part of the waters off the Bahamas, you may also choose to fly into Nassau and then boat to Great Exuma, getting your first breathtaking views across the deep blue.Once you’ve passed customs in Nassau you can dock on whatever deserted island you want during your trip to Exuma.