Rum Cay Airport, also known as New Port Nelson Airport or Port Nelson Airport, is one of the public airports serving the Bahamas. It is located near Port Nelson, on Rum Cay. Rum Cay Airport resides at an elevation of 15 feet (4.6 metres) above mean sea level. It has an improved asphalt runway designated 09/27, measuring 4,501 feet × 98 feet (1,372 metres × 30 metres), given by the Bahamian Government in 2004. There are currently no services from the airport aside from passenger services.
Rum Cay, formerly called Mamana and Santa Maria de la Concepción, is an island and district in southern Bahamas. It is known as a 'sleeping beauty', as it is considered to be one of the best-kept secrets in the southern region of the Bahamas. The island occupies a land area of 30 square miles, with many rolling hills that rise about 120 feet, historical ruins, beautiful beaches, and vivid coral reefs. The main settlement in Rum Cay is Port Nelson.
What to see & do
HMS Conqueror - The HMS Conqueror was one of a two-ship class, the other being Donegal. It was a 101-gun Conqueror class screw propelled first-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched in 1855. The ship had spent only six years in service prior to 1861, when it was wrecked on Rum Cay. The wreck can be found at the depth of 30 feet in Rum Cay, preserved as an Underwater Museum of the Bahamas. It is currently one of the most well-known dive sites in the Bahamas.
Fishing in Rum Cay - Rum Cay fishing is known for big game fish. Depending on the time of year, fishermen can catch blue marlin, tuna, and wahoo.
Water Sports - Popular water sports in Rum Cay include kiteboarding and stand-up paddle boarding. The great thing about water sports in Rum Cay is that, as the Bahamas' best kept secret, there are very few other people, much less crowds. In addition, the views are stunning, especially during sunset.
Beachcombing - Since there are usually little to no people, beachcombing can be a very relaxing activity in Rum Cay. The shores have nice, soft sand, peppered with little beach treasures such as shells, sea glass, old bottles, and other random objects up for grabs.
How to get around within Rum Cay
Taxis in the Bahamas are very expensive, and in Rum Cay, there is only one taxi driver who provides service to and from the airport, marina, town, and the outlying areas. Port Nelson is small enough to be navigated on foot, but golf carts can also be arranged.
How to get there
Rum Cay Airport receives air passenger service into Rum Cay. Southern Air operates flights from Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau on Fridays and Saturdays. There can be flights on other days as well, but there must be at least five passengers. Island Wings provides daily service with private charter to Rum Cay from Stella Maris Airport in Long Island. In addition, there are also charter flights from Fort Lauderdale to Rum Cay and the surrounding islands.
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