Staniel Cay is an island in The Bahamas' Exumas archipelago. The island is located approx 120 km (75 mi) south of the country's capital Nassau (New Providence Island) and approx 400 km (250 mi) southeast of the USA (Florida). The island has land area approx 5 km2 (2 mi2) and population around 200 (full-time residents).
As infrastructure, Staniel Cay has one settlement (1783-established, on the western coast) with residential houses (also offering accommodations for tourists), restaurants, shops, police station, post office, church (Mount Olivet Baptist), library. The island became popular in 1956 when was inaugurated Staniel Cay Yacht Club. The island was featured in two movies of the James Bond series - Thunderball (1965) and Never Say Never Again (1983), both starring Sean Connery.
Staniel Cay Airport serves regularly scheduled flights linking with Nassau (by Flamingo Air) and also charter flights linking with the USA (Fort Lauderdale's Executive Airport) by the operator Makers Air. The island is marked by tropical climate (average temperature 30C / 86F), forest vegetation (mangroves, palm trees), flora (sugar cane, tamarind), fauna (Bahamian Pigs, Anolis /iguanian lizards), marine life (sharks, barracuda, angelfish, parrotfish, yellowtail snappers, butterflyfish, groupers, lobsters, daredevil shrimp, coral reef species).
As cruise port, Staniel Cay was for the first time included in the 2022's schedule of the superyacht SeaDream 2. Next table shows the 7-day itinerary from Puerto Rico to Florida.
|Date / Time||Port|
|09 Jan||Departing from San Juan, Puerto Rico|
|10 Jan||Samana, Dominican Republic|
|11 Jan||Grand Turk Island, Turks and Caicos|
|12 Jan||Providenciales Island, Turks and Caicos|
|13 Jan||Long Island, Bahamas|
|14 Jan||Staniel Cay, Exumas Bahamas|
|15 Jan||Great Harbour Cay, Berry Islands Bahamas|
|16 Jan||Arriving in West Palm Beach, Florida|
Traditionally for The Bahamas, Staniel Cay's economy is heavily based on tourism - mainly yachting (Staniel Cay Yacht Club, Staniel Cay Sailing Club) and sport fishing (Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park). For tourists are organized beach activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, boating, sea kayaking, guided tours (including to the Thunderball Grotto, of the island's many limestone caves), swimming with pigs.
Port Staniel Cay Bahamas cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Staniel Cay Bahamas, Exumas Islands. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|8 January, 2022|
|20 January, 2022|
|27 January, 2022|