Latitude 23deg 26.02' Longitude 75deg 12.34'

Who to Contact for Services

Car Rentals

Unique Wheels Rental - 242-225-8630 or

Pick up at Deadman's Cay airport only.

Omar's Car Rental - 242-338-5273 / 242-357-1043 for Stella Maris Airport

​Ophelia's Rent a Car - 242-357-1072 or visit their website

***Down load the app before you arrive for the best maps of the island - they work off-line so don't worry about data!

Boat Rentals

Chamcen Boat Rental and Sales, Francis 242-337-0199 or 357-1190

​LIB Boat Rentals, Zoe and Roger Cartwright.  Message them on Facebook

Kayak Rentals

Presley Pinder  - 242-472-0436 or anniescarrental

Grotto Bay - 242-338-0011 - also Snorkel Gear and Wet Suits

Rodney Gibson - 242-338-6002 for Kayaks at Columbus Point

Fishing Guides

Bonefish -

Presley Pinder - 242-475-0436 or Longislandbonefishing

​Locksley Cartwright - 242-337-7228 Big Bones Fishing

Deep Sea Fishing

Charles Knowles - 242-472-2605 Bahamas Discovery Quest

​Luke Maillis - 242-357-1090  Reel Addictive Charters

Scuba/Snorkeling Tours

Charles Knowles - 242-472-2605 Bahamas Discovery Quest

Locklsey Cartwright Eco Tours 242-337-7228

Stella Maris Resort 242-338-2050

​Delbert Smith - 242-338-6001

Real Estate Office - Because you will love Long Island and want to move here!!!

Bahamas Best Real Estate - Charles Beede  - 242-338-0082

Durrant-Harding Real Estate - Cheryl de Goicoechea - 242-338-0183

Long Island Runner News - so you can catch up on all that's happening on the island!!

New website for Long Island Bookings! Book many of your excursions here, or reserve your car rental or flights on Stella Maris Air!  Check it out!    The Real

How To Get Here

  • BahamasAir is the National Carrier - daily flights from Nassau, usually early afternoon. ONLY FLIES TO DEADMANS CAY
  • Southern Air Charters is a local airline that flies daily from Nassau to LI, usually early morning and mid-afternoon.  Tuesday, only a morning flight. FLIES TO BOTH SML and LGI
  • Stella Maris Air, operated out of Stella Maris Resort, flies most days to Nassau and/or Exuma to pick up their guests.  Contact them to arrange flights.  Possibly the latest flight out of Nassau for your tight connections.  GREAT AND RELIABLE SERVICE
  • You will need 2 hours between your connections in Nassau to make the check-in time at the Domestic Terminal. USE THE INTER-ISLAND CONNECTION LINE AT IMMIGRATION  And the same for your departure - remember you clear US Customs in Nassau so this will add extra time if you are traveling at a busy time of the year.

If you find you need to Overnight in Nassau

  • We recommend Orange Hill, A Stones Throw Away or the Towne Hotel for your night in Nassau.  2 are close to the airport, but still by the sea.  The Towne is in town, a longer cab ride, but closer to Paradise Island, the Straw Market, and Bay Street if you want to explore a bit.

What You Should or Should Not Bring

  • It is fine for you to bring packaged frozen meats and cheeses into the Bahamas.  We usually recommend our guests do if they like steak for the grill.  Do not bring seafood - we can find you plenty!!
  • It is NOT okay to bring fruits or vegetables into the Bahamas.
  • And, if you like really good coffee - bring your own.  The selection available on island can be minimal at times.

Don't Let The Bugs Ruin Your Vacation

  • Noseeums and Mosquitos are a fact of life in the Tropics. 
  • Skin-so-soft or Baby Oil will keep the noseeums from attacking your skin.  Apply in the morning and evening - before they bite!
  • 30% DEET works best for Mosquitos.


  • While generally warm in the Bahamas, our weather is influenced by the weather patterns over the US.  If the Mid-West is getting snow, we may see rain and windy cool weather 3-4 days later.  A cold winter day may be 70F without sun!  
  • One of the nice things about the length of Long Island can take a drive out of the rainy area and find sun just about anytime!
  • Best sites for finding weather in the Bahamas are WindFinder and Open Weather

Close to the Beach, your relaxing vacation home on Long Island, The Bahamas

The Rentals at Palmirage