Vision Airlines starts five direct flights to Grand Bahama

Vision Airlines has started direct flights to Grand Bahama from Ft Lauderdale, FL, Louisville, KY, Richmond, VA, Raleigh/Durham, NC and Baltimore/Washington airports. The new fares will start as low as $99 round trip from Ft Lauderdale and as low as $149 each way from the other cities (plus taxes and fees).

"These new flights will help to revitalize the tourism economy for Grand Bahama Island.  The Island is gorgeous and there is so much for a visitor to enjoy, including world-class bone fishing, a variety of eco-tourism opportunities, beautiful beaches, great watersports, golf and fantastic shopping and dining," said David Meers, Vision Airlines Chief Operating Officer.

"Grand Bahama Island has always been a great destination but getting there has become a very expensive and time-consuming process.  Our new non-stop, low-fare flights will make getting to Grand Bahama Island easy and affordable.  Our public/private partnership with the tourism board is a very good model and one that we have used successfully in Florida," added Meers.

Express Ferry Service returning to Grand Bahama

Spanish firm Balearia has announced plans to start daily service between Ft Lauderdale and Freeport with their high-speed ferry Bahamas Express. The ship will eventually add Bimini to its route. The crossing takes about 2 hours and tickets will start at $99. The 450 passenger ferry features a variety of amenities including:

  • Cafeteria
  • Bar
  • Duty-Free Shop
  • Mini-Casino
  • First-Class Cabin

Previously Cloud X offered a high speed ferry between Palm Beach and Freeport, but discontinued service after six months due to lack of passengers.

Making the island more accessible from South Florida is important to drive interest in West End.

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