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M/V Grand Master travels from Nassau to George Town on Tuesday and returns to Nassau on Thursday. The trip takes 12 hours and costs $45 each way. M/VCaptain Sea leaves Nassau on Tuesday for Staniel Cay, Big Farmer's Cay, Black Point, and Barraterre, returning to Nassau on Saturday. The trip is 14 hours and costs $70. Contact the Dockmaster's Office (242/393–1064) for information.
Eastwind travels from Nassau to George Town on Monday and the Sealink makes the trip on Wednesday, each arriving in Exuma the next day (on Tuesday and Thursday). The trip takes 10 hours and costs $63 one-way, $116 round-trip. Contact Bahamas Ferries (242/323–2166).
To reach Stocking Island from George Town, Club Peace and Plenty Ferry (242/336–2551) leaves the hotel at 10 am and 1 pm. It's free for guests and $12 round-trip for nonguests. Elvis Ferguson (242/464–1558 or VHF 16) operates a boat taxi from Government Dock to Chat ’N' Chill on the hour throughout the day. If you plan on leaving the island after 6 pm, tell the captain in advance. If you want to explore the Exuma cays, you'll appreciate the freedom of having your own boat.