Re Discover the Bahamas

 

Bahamas Out Island Adventure

Cessna/Piper Owner Fly-In

 

5 Days/4 nights
Departs from KFXE in Fort Lauderdale, FL on Monday, March 14, 2011
Returns to KFXE in Fort Lauderdale, FL on Friday, March 18, 2011

Overview & Pricing

This trip is open to all pilots and types of aircraft. Join Cessna Owner and Piper Owner members on a trip to explore the Bahamas Out Islands and experience island life from a native's perspective with Caribbean Sky Tours. This trip takes us to the scenic island getaways of Stella Maris, Long Island and New Bight, Cat Island in addition to two separate day trips to other picturesque island destinations.  Caribbean Sky Tours staff will be present throughout the trip and will review document and equipment requirements, assist with filing flight plans and eAPIS, provide Bahamas immigration, customs and civil aviation documents to all participants. All pilots are welcome to join us on this trip.

Member Price: $375 Airplane registration
$1,199 per person double occupancy

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Cost per additional person or for single occupancy available upon request.

 

Navigation Information

Route

Our route will take us over water and life jackets are required for this trip. Life rafts and a GPS are also strongly recommended and can be purchased or rented from a number of FBO’s or Pilot Shops. Contact us for more information.

Ft. Lauderdale - Stella Maris
324 NM
Day trip to Deadman's Cay (round trip)
52 NM
Stella Maris to Staniel Cay
75 NM
Staniel Cay to New Bight
57 NM
New Bight to North Eleuthera
114 NM
North Eleuthera to Ft. Lauderdale
216 NM
Total distance: 841 NM (Incl Deadman's Cay trip)

 

Airports of landing
ICAO Identifier
Runway length
Ft. Lauderdale
KFXE
6,001 FT
New Bight
MYCB
5,050 FT
Staniel Cay
MYES
3,030 FT
Deadman's Cay
MYLD
4,000 FT
North Eleuthera
MYEH
6,000 FT
Stella Maris
MYLS
4,000 FT



Itinerary

A pre-flight briefing will be held Monday morning, March 14 at 8:00am at the Banyan FBO terminal, Fort Lauderdale Executive airport for a trip review and briefing. Your trip coordinators will fill you in on the history and culture of the Bahamas.

Day 1 Monday
Stella Maris

Meet at the Banyan FBO at the Fort Lauderdale Executive for our final pre-departure briefing and flight to Stella Maris on Long Island where we will clear customs and immigration. Our route will take us over numerous islands, breath-taking scenery of sand bars and reefs so have the camera ready. Our destination is the Stella Maris Resort nestled in a palm grove overlooking the Atlantic and surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens, all located right next to Resort’s airport. The hotel features 7 secluded beach coves and three different pools amongst which you will surely find the perfect relaxation spot.

Meals Included:Dinner

Day 2 Tuesday

Day trip to Deadman's Cay. We will fly to the Deadman's Cay airport located on the southern end of Long Island and transfer over to the secluded beach where participants can swim and snorkel in Dean's Blue Hole, the deepest in the world, located on the shore and right next to a beautiful beach. Next, we will visit Clarence Town where we will tour this sleepy little island village and have lunch at one of the local restaurants. After lunch, we will return to Stella Maris and gather for dinner. This Day Trip provides a special opportunity to explore the less traveled parts of the Bahamas and experience the true charm of the Out Islands. Pre-flight briefing before dinner.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Mount Alvernia

Day 3 Wednesday
Dean's Blue Hole

Day trip to Staniel Cay. By mid-morning we will transfer to the Stella Maris airport for our flight to Staniel Cay in the Exumas where you can stroll around the island and enjoy a typical Bahamian lunch at the Staniel Cay Yacht Harbor. An optional boat tour to the famous James Bond “Thunderball” grotto, for some cave  snorkeling followed by a visit to see the swimming pigs (yes, really!) will be available. After lunch, we will make the short flight to our next destination:  New Bight on Cat Island known for its “rake and scrape” music and friendly people. After securing the airplanes, we will check into the Fernandez Bay Village resort and enjoy its warm Bahamian atmosphere, unique accommodations and spectacular half moon bay.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4 Thursday

Enjoy the beautiful, tranquil beach and turquoise waters of Fernandez Bay, take advantage of the resort’s complimentary kayaks and explore the bay and nearby creeks. Visit “the Hermitage”, a miniature monastery built atop “Mount Alvernia”, the highest point in the Bahamas with a whopping 206 feet of elevation! Take the opportunity to visit the town of New Bight and enjoy a meal at a typical Bahamian island restaurant. In the evening, we will have a pre-flight briefing for our flight back to Fort Lauderdale the following day.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Staniel Cay

Day 5 Friday
Bahamas

Mid-morning departure from the New Bight airport to North Eleuthera to refuel and check out with Bahamas immigration and customs. Along the way you will have the opportunity to enjoy a spectacular view of the Schooner Cays, Crystal Window and the beautiful pink sand beaches of Harbour Island. After our stop, we will continue on to Fort Lauderdale Executive airport to clear US CBP.

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

 

 

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