Ways to Travel
in the Bahamas
You have finished planning a trip to the Bahamas,
and now you realize that there are numerous
nearby Bahamian islands you would like to explore
and an incredible number of cays and islets
waiting to be discovered. Fortunately, there
are many methods of transportation available
to you. Travel in the Bahamas is easy.
If you are contemplating island hopping,
here are two of the most popular off-island
– It is an easy, dependable, and relaxing
way to get from one island to another. Although
ferries are fairly slow, they provide scheduled
departures and are rather inexpensive.
- Water Taxi – It is
a popular method of travel in the Bahamas.
It offers an exciting ride, with a chance
to admire the spectacular panoramic view.
You may be splashed at times, but that can
be a good thing, as the tropical sun is hot.
If your plans are to remain on one
of the main islands, there are several ways
of getting around in the Bahamas to visit the
- Land Taxi - If you are
in a hurry, nothing is more efficient than
the land taxi. The drivers will get you to
where you need to be quickly. However, most
likely, you will not be able to appreciate
much of the scenery on the way.
- Bus - If you are traveling
in the Bahamas on a tight budget, buses are
a convenient and cheap way to get from one
place to another. Their schedules run from
early morning to about 7 at night.
- Bicycle - If you want to
get around the local area and sightsee at
your own pace, a bicycle is definitely the
way to go. There are many shops in the Bahamas
that rent out bicycles, along with the proper
safety gear. Rental is usually inexpensive.
- Scooter/Moped - If you
wish something a little more exciting than
a bicycle to travel in the Bahamas, scooters
and mopeds are a great alternative. It is
possible to rent one for approximately 40$
(USD) a day, but remember that you are responsible
for putting gas in the vehicle, which can
be fairly expensive in the Bahamas.
Choosing beforehand how you will be getting
around in the Bahamas should be included in
planning a trip to the Bahamas. You will not
want to waste any of your precious vacation
time trying to decide which method of transportation
best suits your needs.
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