Here you’ll find some useful information about checking in for your flight, in-flight amenities, customs, and more.
And be sure to take a look at the answers of some of our frequently asked questions below.
Here are some things to expect before, during, and after your flight with us. Please note our policies regarding baggage, pets, and traveling minors as well as charter flight restrictions.
COCO Bahama Seaplanes will take your bags to and from the aircraft with care. Just one less thing to worry about.
Soft-sided baggage is preferred on our flights. No hazmat or dangerous goods can be shipped in baggage or cargo, and the total weight for the flight includes passengers and baggage.
If your baggage exceeds these dimensions 14″H x 41″L x 27″D, please contact us to accommodate your requirements.
Each plane has weight restrictions for the safety of our guests and therefore we reserve the right to refuse baggage exceeding the weight limit.
Children under the age of 18 traveling alone are considered an unaccompanied minor. COCO Bahama Seaplanes requires that all unaccompanied minors have a letter of consent from the absent parent(s)/legal guardian giving the child permission to travel. The letter must state who is dropping off the child for their flight and who will be receiving them when they arrive in their destination. The letter must be signed by both parents or the legal guardian.
COCO Bahama Seaplanes is a pet-friendly airline. If you are bringing a pet on a private charter, please make sure any necessary permits are obtained prior to flight.
All guests traveling to the Bahamas with pets are required to complete appropriate forms directly with Bahamas Agriculture and have the approved stamped copy at time of travel (copies of forms can be found in section III). If the pet has an accident onboard or if we need to have the aircraft detailed, due to the pet, there is a $200.00 cleaning/detaining fee. Traveling to the United States – the Passenger must have the Pets Vaccine Records and Valid rabies tag.
Unaccompanied Pets: COCO Bahama Seaplanes will transport an unaccompanied animal with the following conditions:
Our number one core value – above all else we want to make sure our guests arrive safely to paradise.
Although our operation is all-weather capable, we may have to divert or delay a flight due to adverse weather conditions. We only do that to offer the safest flights for our guests but we will make sure to be by their side every step of the way so you can get where you are going.
Every employee, even the most senior, participates in weekly training exercises.
Our highly skilled maintenance team inspects and cleans our aircraft after each flight.
We have two pilots aboard every leg, even though we are only required to have one.
Your health and safety are paramount to us. We follow strict protocols we so you can travel with confidence.
For travel originating in New Providence (Nassau), vaccinated travelers are required to provide proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test. Unvaccinated travelers need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test. All tests must be taken within 5 days of travel.
For travel originating outside of New Providence or Grand Bahama, all passengers, regardless of vaccination status will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test.
Here are answers to commonly asked questions.Want to know more? Please contact us. We’ll be happy to explain anything you’d like to know.
COCO is a 100% Bahamian owned Airline.
COCO will fly inter island between Nassau and The Family Islands private charter only. It will add Fort Lauderdale to and from The Bahamas and inter island later in the year.
THE CESSNA CARAVAN AMPHIBIAN
Cessna, the company that invented light aircraft, launched the nine-seat Caravan Amphibian in 1986. Among the safest and most reliable aircraft ever built, by 2017 these classic seaplanes that encapsulate romance and adventure of a bygone age had logged 20 million flight hours across 100 countries. Equipped with wheels and floats, this versatile seaplane allows Coco Bahamas to land on any runway or body of water in The Bahamas for nationwide island hopping while also offering return flights to and from the United States.
Absolutely! Safety is our top priority. We operate with two pilots, perform regular maintenance checks and adhere to international guidelines and best practices.
Our Caravan seaplanes seat 8 passenger.
The Bahama Woodstar is a hummingbird found on the islands of the Bahamas and other Greater Antillean islands. This bird is common across Nassau and The Family islands. It is one of the few hummingbirds that has a very noticeable forked tail. A group of hummingbirds has many collective nouns, including a “bouquet”, “glittering”, “hover”, “shimmer”, and “tune” of hummingbirds.
COCO is a domestic Bahamian airline and will only fly within The Bahamas and to and from the US.
100% privacy fund with zero concessions or financial support from the Bahamian Government.
A valid government issued ID or passport.
Yes. We do not have restrictions for liquids. However, we do have a weight restriction. If you are worried about the size and/or weight of your liquid containers, please contact our cargo department Monday–Friday 10 am–4 pm EST at 1-800-767-0897 or email: email@example.com.
Alcoholic beverages may be carried when they contain 24% to 70% alcohol by volume (48 to 140 proof). Each container cannot exceed 5 liters. And, each passenger cannot bring more than 5 liters onboard. Items under 24% or 48 proof (most beer and wine) are unlimited.
Firearms and/or knives are restricted on COCO Bahama Seaplanes.
COCO is extremely pet-friendly! We fly with our own fur babies all the time.
The airline’s pet allowance is flexible on private charter flights, which may include fewer passengers, thus allow for more weight.
If you are flying in from the U.S., you will require pet permits. These are obtained prior to the flight and presented at check in. Information can be found here. But, essentially, you’ll need to send a vet-approved Health Certificate—verifying vaccines and valid rabies shots—to the Bahamian authorities, by fax or courier, and they’ll return a permit to you, by fax, within a week, which you’ll bring with you to the airport.
Note: Should the aircraft need to be detailed due to your pet, a $200 cleaning fee will be applied.
Absolutely. We only recommend that you consult your doctor prior to any flight.
The child must be under 24 months old (2 years old) at the time of flight.
If the child is over 24 months requires their own seat.
If guest is travelling with a lap child, the following restrictions apply:
Travellers of all ages are welcome to fly with us. If you have a child under three, they can sit on a parent’s lap and do not require a separate seat.
Passengers are required to arrive 30-minutes prior departure.
There is no cut off time for the bookings and we happily accept last minute reservations subject to availability.
COCO departs from the Jet Nassau tarmac in the Bahamian capital, as well as, the Seaplane dock Marina of the private island resort, Kamalame Cay.
Guests should arrive 45 minutes prior to their flight. Check in begins at 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time and boarding time is 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Anyone not checked in prior to the boarding time will be denied boarding.
Yes, parking is available.
No, but COCO Bahama Seaplanes can assist with black car service for a nominal fee.
Flights proceed only if weather conditions are suitable; a decision based on the day’s aviation forecast. If a flight must be cancelled due to inclement weather, we will contact you first thing in the morning to reschedule your charter. Please see our Terms & Conditions and Cancellation Policy for details about rescheduling and refunds.
Our Cessna Caravan seaplanes accommodate up to eight passengers. Flights are operated on a shared—or private—basis.
You can book a flight the same day you want to fly, pending availability. However, please note all charter requests are subject to aircraft availability, so it is advised that you book out as far in advance as possible.
We don’t accept tentative bookings. Full payment is required to confirm a charter.
If you have a private charter outside of a 30 day window, you are entitled to a full refund. If the cancellation is within 30-15 days, you can retain the full amount paid as credit on file for any future charter flight. If it is inside a window of 14 days, the flight is non-refundable, but can be moved to another time and date pending availability for a fee.
Private charters can be changed pending availability for a fee. Please note that the closer it is to the day of flight, the less likely it is that we are able to accommodate a change. If you have a charter flight and wish to change your time of travel, please speak with your charter specialist.
Yes. Discounts typically are in the x to x range for the bulk purchase of flying hours. Please contact the sales team.
Examples of pricing are as follows. Please contact your sales team to obtain a final quote or to explore any specials offers:
*Prices are one way for up to 8 guests
*Prices exclude 12% VAT and landing fees
We accept credit and debit cards.
COCO has partnered with a number of leading travel and airline partners who can tailor your charter and COCO experience to your specific needs. You can book through your resort partner, Airline partner or through our centralised sales centre. Call us at 888-908-COCO and 954-824-COCO.
Please contact us in advance if the dimensions of your luggage exceed 14′′H x 41′′L x 27′′D so we can try to accommodate your requirements.
As COCO flights are all private charters, baggage size and weight allowances depends on the number of passengers flying but may not exceed a total of 1,500 to 1,800 pounds.