Little Farmers Cay, Exumas, Cruisers Guide

Explorer Chart: EX-21, EX-21A, EX-22

Updated: 20 March 2017

  • Airstrip located on NW end of the cay; 2500'; paved.
Air Service
  • Flamingo Air; 242-351-4963. Service daily except Tuesday & Thursday from Nassau.
  • Harry Nixon's Aviation; 242-359-0126. Charter. Serves Nassau, Staniel Cay, Black Point, Little Farmers Cay.
  • Contact Ocean Cabin for information.
  • Good holding in sand in NW quadrant of cay S of airstrip. Take care not to anchor with mast too close in line with the airstrip approaches.
Area Information / Tourism
  • Bahamas Area Websites. Sites that can be searched for tourist and business information throughout the Bahamas.
  • Exumas Visitors Guide. An free guide booklet available at many local businesses. It provides a good directory of services and attractions throughout the Exumas.
Art Gallery / Art
  • Farmers Cay Yacht Club.
  • Ocean Cabin; 242-355-4011. Will bake cakes and bread to order.
Bank & ATM
Beverage Store
  • Ocean Cabin; 242-355-4011. Sells wholesale and retail liquor.
  • Percentie’s Little Harbor Grocery and Liquor Store.
Bike Rental
Boat Rental / Charter
Book Exchange
BTC / Batelco Office
  • 242-355-4060 / 4061 / 4062; Fax: 242-355-4063.
Car Rental
Cell Phone Service
  • There is cell tower on the cay with good coverage of the surrounding area.
  • St. Mary's Baptist Church.
Coffee Shop
Cruisers Net
Customs & Immigration
Dinghy Landing
  • Government Pier at Little Harbour in center of E side of the cay.
  • Farmers Cay Yacht Club pier.
  • Many beaches along W side of cay.
  • Rescue Service; 242- 355-4006; “Ocean Cabin”, VHF Ch. 16. Ocean Cabin Farmers Cay Amateur Rescue and Towing Society (OCaFaCA RATS).
  • Ocean Cabin operates a powerful VHF station with long range and can assist as a relay for emergencies.
  • Water Taxi; Little Jeff, VHF-Ch-16. Transport to Barraterre to connect to George Town.
  • Ocean Cabin; 242-355-4011.
Fresh Fish
  • "Little Jeff"; VHF Ch-16.
  • Farmers Cay Yacht Club; 242-355-4017 / 4030. Diesel and gas.are not available.
  • Ty's Sunset Bar has built a new pier and is planning to offer fuel and water for sale in late 2017.
Golf Cart / Scooter Rental
Government / Administrator
  • 242-355-4032.
Groceries & Produce
  • Oasis Convenience Store. Located next to Ocean Cabin.
  • Percentie’s Little Harbor Grocery and Liquor Store
Hardware & Lumber
Ice Cream
Internet & WiFi
  • Ocean Cabin; 242-355-4011.
  • Farmers Cay Yacht Club. Free to guests.
  • Debbie Ennis; contact Ocean Cabin, VHF Ch-16.
  • Nancy Ellis; "Lamond", VHF Ch-16.
  • There is regular weekly mailboat service.
Marina & Dockage
  • Farmers Cay Yacht Club; 242-355-4017 / 4030; 8 slips; electricity; RO water; WiFi.
Marine Supplies & Parts
  • Ocean Cabin; 242-355-4011. Can order and ship in parts from Nassau.
Marine Services & Repairs
Medical / Clinic / Pharmacy
  • Government clinic; 242-355-4015. Nurse on staff.
  • Several are offered on SE coast of Farmers and South end of Great Guana Cay by Ocean Cabin; contact VHF Ch16: “Ocean Cabin” has 8 moorings at $10 a night except one – harbour master at $20 night.
  • Farmers Cay Yacht Club.
  • "Little Jeff"; VHF Ch-16.
  • 242-355-4034. There is a policeman in residence.
Post Office / Mail
  • Weekly mailboat.
  • Post Office at Little Harbor, Hallan Rolle's house.
  • Hallan Rolle fills cylinders at his home near the Government Pier, Little Harbor.
  • Ocean Cabin; 242-355-4006 / 4011. Offers a vila on Dabba Hill and a 3-bedroom home on private Hattie Cay with a boat.
Restaurant & Bar
  • Ocean Cabin; 242-355-4006 / 4011;; VHF Ch-16. The proprietor, Terry Bain with his wife Ernestine, is a local institution. Stop by for lunch or dinner and a bit of his repartee.
  • Farmers Cay Yacht Club; 242-355-4081. Great bar, waterfront restaurant.
  • Ty's Sunset Bar. Located at S end of the airstrip on NW coast of the cay. Full service bar and restaurant. A new pier has been constructed just to the S of the restaurant and plans are to offer fuel, water, power later in 2017. The owners have recently purchased the rocky point just to the S and plan to build cottages for rent.
Retail Therapy - Shopping
  • Farmers Cay Yacht Club. Gift shop.
  • JR Tinker offers his hand-carved wood sculptures.
Snorkeling & Scuba Diving

Things to See & Do

  • The 5Fs – First Friday in February Farmers Cay Festival - is an annual event not to be missed to get a good flavor of a Bahamian homecoming and cruisers festival.
  • Full Moon in July Beer Festival.
  • Guides: Hallan Rolle & sons; "Little Jeff"; VHF Ch-16. Aiden Burrows; "Lamond", VHF Ch-16.

  • Free disposal of modest amounts in barrels at Government Pier, Little Harbor.
VHF Protocol
  • Standard Bahamas VHF Protocol: Ch-16 is for marine emergencies, safety, and hailing. It is also used by local Bahamian shore facilities for hailing. Communication traffic must be shifted to another channel.
  • Ocean Cabin operates a powerful VHF station with long range.
  • RO Water is available at the dinghy dock in Little Harbour.
  • Farmers Cay Yacht Club. RO water.
  • Highborne Cay Marina broadcasts weather daily at 0730 on VHF Ch 06.
  • Marine Weather Center; Daily SSB, webcast, & email forecasts by Chris Parker. Note: Best reception in this area is usually on 4045 KHz USB Simplex at 0630 AST.
  • Bahamas Met Office website provides weather forecast for local areas throughout the Bahamas.
Topics: 19 Jan 12