Rum Cay Airport code – MYRP
Lat.: N23 42′ 30″ – Long.: W 74 50′ 00″ – Size: 30 Sq. mls
Getting to Rum Cay can provide its challenges but we do give you some options below! Rum Cay is roughly 9 miles x 5 miles and located right in between San Salvador (20 miles to the East) and Long Island to the West. The small uninhabited island of Conception is just north of Rum accessible by boat within the hour or so.
In 2004 the Bahamian Government gave Rum Cay a brand new 4500 foot paved runway with 500 ft over runs. It was a huge upgrade from the 2000 ft grass airstrip further south on the island! Services at the airport are non-existent but at least there’s a fence up to keep the cows out!
How to Get to Rum
No matter what you read there are currently no commercial flights to Rum Cay from Nassau or South Florida. Your most economical way to get to Rum is to take Bahamas Air or Southern Air from Nassau to Stella Maris, Long Island and then jump on a private charter to Rum Cay. There is also a great chance that either of these charter services will have a private charter flying to/from Nassau that could take you directly to Rum Cay from Nassau. Therefore, it’s best that you call them directly.
Where to Clear Customs
Rum Cay currently does NOT have customs services. If you are flying direct from South Florida you must clear customs at a Bahamian island with customs. We would suggest clearing in to Stella Maris, San Salvador, Georgetown or New Bight.
If you are arriving by boat you will also need to clear in on another island such as San Salvador or Long Island.
Airport Pickup Service
If you are arriving by private charter and need a pick up at the airport please call George’s Taxi at 242-331-2809 or 242-479-0017. There may not be cell phone service at the airport and the walk to Port Nelson is three very long, dry, lonely miles. Make sure someone knows you are coming! Good idea to have your pilot do a “buzz” over Port Nelson as well!