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GETTING HERE

With a customizable itinerary and so many things to do and places to see there are multiple options for guests to get on board March Dragon. 

March Dragon is based out of Palm Cay Marina so flying into and out of Nassau Airport is the easiest and most popular with many cost effective daily flight options from Miami and other airports. It is only a 45 minute car ride away from the marina.  We are happy to schedule and coordinate this taxi/limo ride for you on your day of arrival and departure as well. 

Staniel Cay also has an airport accessible from Fort Lauderdale Executive airport.  Staniel Cay is in the middle of the Exumas and is great to fly in/out of for shorter itineraries like 4-5 nights where there isn't enough time to do a full circuit from Nassau, typically flying in or out of Staniel Cay on a shorter charter works well on Staniel Air or Makers Air.  And the airport is only a 5 minute golf cart ride to the marina.

We can also help arrange private flights between other islands in the Bahamas to get to March Dragon or to go elsewhere after the charter.

Mission

Traveling to The Bahamas from The United States

www.Travel.state.gov     www.travel.gov.bs   https://www.bahamas.com/tourism-reopening

 

Requirements subject to change.  For the most up to date information, please check with your airline and the above government websites.

 

Step 1:  Everyone travelling to The Bahamas must obtain a negative COVID test taken no more than 3 days prior to the date of arrival. Vaccinated travelers can submit a rapid antigen test.  Unvaccinated requires a COVID-19 RT-PCR test.

STEP 2:

Once in possession of a negative COVID-19 test, apply for your required Bahamas Travel Health Visa at travel.gov.bs. (Click on International Tab) and submit a Travel Health Visa Application.

  • As part of the Travel Health Visa application, (Aproximate Cost =$60) travelers will be required to opt-in to COVID-19 health insurance that covers them for the duration of their stay in The Bahamas. The cost of insurance is included in the Travel Health Visa application fee.

  • Travel Health Visa applications takes up to 48 hours to process and should be completed with adequate lead time.  Each traveler will receive a confirmation regarding their application’s approval.

  • Upon boarding flights to The Bahamas and again upon arrival in The Bahamas, each traveler must present their Travel Health Visa along with their negative RT PCR COVID-19 test results OR if vaccinated, with their proof of negative antigen test.

  • Monitoring by self-reporting through a convenient link to a daily 6 question health survey is required for unvaccinated travelers for a period of 14 days or the duration of stay, by the Ministry of Health; by members of the COVID-19 Enforcement Unit; and by unscheduled visits by the Royal Bahamian Police Force.

  • For visitors staying in The Bahamas longer than four (4) nights and five (5) days, a rapid antigen test is required on Day 5 of the visit.  Results must be submitted to the Ministry of Health online via the health travel website.  A person who is out to sea on the fifth day of his or her stay is required to undergo a COVID-19 rapid antigen test at the first port of call.  Average cost for testing:   Antigen $40   PCR $140.  The crew will help coordinate scheduling and itinerary to ensure these tests are available at the appropriate time.

 

Important info for filling out your Travel Health Visa if flying into Nassau

  • Port of arrival: New Providence Lynden Pindling International Airport

  • Destination is: Sailing The Exuma Islands

Palm Cay One Marina

Sailing Vessel March Dragon

Yamacraw Hill Rd.

Nassau, New Providence Bahamas

 

A curfew is in effect Monday through Sunday between the hours of 10:00pm and 5:00am.

Step 3:

 Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment program STEP Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (state.gov)

Step 4: 

Take Antigen test and submit to Ministry of Health on day 5.  (appointment necessary and the crew will help with this)

COVID-19 Status - The Bahamas
 

Step 5: 

Coming Home: 

  • Air passengers entering the United States are required to present a negative COVID-19 viral test, taken within three calendar days of departure.