A Lesson on
To begin with, charter rates are one-way.
If you plan on flying out to Bimini on one date and returning
to the US on a subsequent date, to meet your travel needs you
will require two separate charter flights.
In situations where you require the exclusive use of one of
our aircraft for an entire day, depending upon our existing
flight schedule for that day, we may be able to accommodate
In this situation, you will be required to pay the greater of
- the hourly rate of the aircraft make and model used - times
four (4) hours, or the actual flight hours used, plus pilot
waiting time in excess of 1.5 hours on the ground between the
outbound and inbound flights.
For example. Suppose you want to take aerial photos of
your yacht in and around Bimini, and you want those photos to
take advantage of both the "cool" early morning light and the
"hot" evening light prevalent around sunset. Let's
suppose that you decide you want to take photos around noon
too. In this situation you would require the all day use
of one of our aircraft.
The basic cost would be the hourly rate of the aircraft times
four (4) hours, and would include flight time from Fort
Lauderdale out to Bimini, the time spent flying around your
yacht in the morning, around noon, and in the evening, and the
flight time back to Fort Lauderdale. If the total flight
time is less than four hours, you would be responsible for
paying for four (4) hours flight time, plus the expenses
incurred on each flight such as fuel surcharges (for the
actual hours flown only), landing fees,
ramp use fees, facility fees, customs and immigration
processing fees both here in the US and in the Bahamas, plus
all other fees not mentioned.
Should your actual flight time be more than four (4) hours,
you would be responsible for whatever those hours were, plus
the expenses incurred (mentioned above).
Additionally, you would be responsible for pilot waiting fees
between flights in excess of a combined total of 1.5 hours.
You should note that full and partial day use rates are quoted
on an individual basis.