Public Transportation in the Bahamas

Video Transcript

I got around [via] ferries. If you want to go to a different island. Or if you have a boat and you're a citizen, you can go to any island you want without... You just have to have a license for that boat. But you don't need any paperwork, you can just go. As long as it's not someone's property that they bought.

I try to catch the bus. That'll help big time, 'cause on the bus you get to see all the restaurants and stuff like that. The living habitat, if you want to try to bus it, they're not going through the neighborhoods and stuff like that. You can drive around and take scooters and stuff. Scooters are kind of expensive, almost as expensive as a car. So you might as well just take the bus if you don't have family over there.

Taxis are expensive. That island, you could probably drive [across] the whole thing in three hours. And then like most of the time where I go out is Port Lucaya, and that's, that was only not even ten minutes from where I live. And that was like thirty dollars each time. Every time I go there, thirty dollars. And that's like if they're being fair. 'Cause you never know. Taxi drivers, anywhere you go, if they don't put the meter on, don't get in. If someone comes [and says] 'hey, I can take you to Port Lucaya for thirty bucks' and another taxi driver says, he'll probably say 'no man, don't do that. That's too much, I'll take you for twenty-five.' They haggle for you, you don't have to do anything, 'cause they're all in one spot. So you don't have to do much. 'Cause some of them do jack the prices up too much.

In this video, a Navy petty officer 3rd class discusses public transportation.