Who to Contact for Services

Car Rentals

Presley Pinder - 242-472-0436 or anniescarrental

Will pick you up at either airport.  Awesome guy and guide.

Unique Wheels Rental - 242-225-8630 or uniquewheelsrental.net

Pick up at Deadman's Cay airport only.

Boat Rentals

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

Kayak Rentals

Presley Pinder  - 242-472-0436 or anniescarrental

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

Fishing Guides

Bonefish -

Presley Pinder - 242-475-0436 or Longislandbonefishing

​Locksley Cartwright -

Deep Sea Fishing

​Stella Maris Marina - 242-338-2055 or StellaMarisWaterSports

Scuba/Snorkeling Tours

Stella Maris Marina - 242-338-2055 or StellaMarisWaterSports

Presley Pinder - 242-475-0436 or longislandbonefishing

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

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

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

How To Get Here

  • BahamasAir is the National Carrier - daily flights from Nassau, usually early afternoon.
  • Southern Air Charters is a local airline that flies daily from Nassau to LI, usually early morning and mid-afternoon.
  • Stella Maris Air, operated out of Stella Maris Resort, flies most days to Nassau and/or Exuma to pick up their guests.  They will sell extra seats on the plane if they are already scheduled to fly, and will wait for you if your plane is late.  Possibly the latest flight out of Nassau for your tight connections.
  • You will need 2 hours between your connections in Nassau to make the check-in time at the Domestic Terminal.  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 is...you 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 www.BahamasWeather.org.bs

CONTACT US TODAY !     GEORGE RATHGEBER     bahamasgeorge@yahoo.com       242-338-8734

Beachside cottages

Long Island, The Bahamas