Travel to Grand Bahama

Commercial Airlines

  • Fly into Freeport Grand Bahamas International Airport
    • Airport code is (FPO)
    • Average price on Cheaptickets is $240 from Fort Lauderdale

Ferry Service

  • Bahamas Ferry Express offers service from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale to the sea port in Freeport Grand Bahama
    • The port is about the same distance as the airport to West End  village and Port Lucaya.

Private Seaplane

Tropic Ocean Airways is now providing an exciting way to travel directly from Fort Lauderdale International Airport. Tropic Ocean Airways is an FAA regulated airline that provides transportation on either four passenger or eight passenger seaplanes. Tropic Ocean Airways was founded by a U.S. Navy TOPGUN Fighter Pilot and places safety and customer service first.
Enjoy great aerial views on your way to paradise! Our new seaplane service lands directly in the clear waters along the beach at Old Bahama Bay. Have fun and save on overall travel time. You'll receive personalized executive-style service and get to avoid long TSA lines when you fly to with Tropic Ocean Airways.


For the 4 passenger seaplane, the rate is $1,324 each way.

For the 8 passenger seaplane, the rate is $2,448 each way.

additional fees

+ $3.80 pp AFIS fee

+ $17.50 pp US inbound fees

+ $17.20 pp landing fees at FLL and FET

+ $25 pp Bahamas departure tax, paid by the passenger when departing Bahamas.

The fare includes free parking at the executive facility at Ft. Lauderdale International Airport called Sheltair.

Call 800-767-0897 for information and reservations, or visit

Private Plane

The West End Airport (MYGW) is a private airport which reopened for use on June 1, 2014. The new airport opens in the idyllic destination of West End, Grand Bahama Island to private pilots and charter operators. Just 56 miles from Palm Beach, Florida and with 6,000 feet of paved runway, the West End Airport is a pilot’s dream.
The airport is a daytime only, VFR only, operation. No instrument approaches are available and no night landings/takeoffs are permitted. The airport is open 7 days a week from 8 am to 5 pm. The ICAO code is MYGW and the IATA code is WTD.

Only aircraft which have been pre-approved by West End Airport Management and Bahamas ATC may land. This requires that the registration number of the aircraft be submitted and approved. To obtain approval, please contact Ashley Smith, Airport Manager, at or call (242-727-1335).

Airport fees and charges are being finalized at this time. No fuel, GPU or aircraft tug services are currently available.

Maximum aircraft landing weight limits apply. Contact airport management for further information.