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Getting to Freeport by

By Air

The following air carriers provide service to Grand Bahama Island*. If you don’t see your departure city below, we can make travel arrangements for you by suggesting a connecting flight to one of the airports serviced by the airlines below.

American Eagle

With service out of Miami, Florida


With service out of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Delta Airlines

With daily service out of Atlanta, Georgia

Silver Airways

With service out of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (formerly serviced by Gulfstream/Continental Connection)

Sunwing Airlines

With non-stop service from 8 Canadian gateways: Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax. Service beginning May 2015 from Newark, NJ; Baltimore, MD; Cincinnati, OH; Nashville, TN, Houston, TX and Columbus, OH

US Airways

With service out of Charlotte, North Carolina

West End Airport Now Open!

The West End Airport (MYGW) is a private airport which reopened for use on June 1, 2014. The new airport opens Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour and the idyllic destination of West End, Grand Bahama Island to private pilots and charter operators. Just 55 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 but only if prior arrangements have been made. 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 AshleyJamesSmith1940@gmail.com or call (242-727-1335).

Airport fees and charges are being finalized at this time. The maximum aircraft landing weight limit is 18,000 lbs. No fuel, GPU or aircraft are tug services currently available.

Private pilots can also take advantage of a special package *Flight information is subject to change without notice. Please visit your preferred air carrier’s website for updated flight schedules.

for more information, please visit the Bahamas Tourism website at: http://www.grandbahamavacations.com/getting-here/air/


Travel by Cruise Ship

For a little taste of Grand Bahama Island, hop aboard a Cruise Ship or Fast Ferry and dock in Freeport for some fun!

By Cruise Ship

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line offers a unique opportunity to choose how you want to cruise! Enjoy a 2-Night Bahamas Cruise to Grand Bahama Island or a Cruise & Resort Stay of four, six or eight nights. All cruise passengers will receive a comfortable cabin on the cruise: accommodations include economical coach cabins, oceanview staterooms and luxurious suites. Already dubbed “An Official Cruise Line of Grand Bahama Island” by the Ministry of Tourism, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is the exclusive cruise ship sailing out of the Port of Palm Beach.

For more information visit Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line


On the weeks the ship departs on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, it departs out of Grand Bahama Island, and on weeks it will depart on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, it departs out of Florida.

By Fast Ferry

The Balearia Bahamas Express offers round-trip fast ferry service between Port Everglades and Grand Bahama Island. Ferry and Hotel Rates from just $199! Visit www.ferryexpress.com for reservations and more information.


Departs: Port Everglades daily at 8:00 AM on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays
Arrival Grand Bahama Island: 11:00 AM

Departs Grand Bahama Island (Freeport): 7:00 PM