Helpful Hints to Make Traveling to Small Islands Easier
If you’re traveling to one of the Sister Islands, you will be arriving on a Cayman Airways flight. They operate Boeing 737 jet services from Miami to Cayman Brac on Saturdays and have multiple daily flights on one of their Saabs (34 seats) from Grand Cayman or a de Havilland Twin Otter (19 seats) when the flight is continuing to or coming from Little Cayman. The Twin Otter is the only way to get to Little Cayman, and many think it’s among the highlights of their journey. But understanding the luggage anomalies of the smaller planes is important to getting your dive vacation off to a great start.
Although it’s always a good idea to put medicines and irreplaceable items in your carry-on luggage, you may want to consider also adding in your mask and swimsuit.
All planes are subject to weight restrictions. And small aircraft like the Twin Otter may not be able to accommodate a plane full of people AND all their luggage—especially in warmer temperatures like we experience year round. In this case, people generally fly before bags which can be put on the next flight—often very early the next morning when they have fewer passengers aboard.
If this happens to you, just let our Front Desk know upon arrival so we can be on the lookout for your luggage. Also alert Reef Divers, and we will supply you with rental dive gear at no charge. With your own mask and swimsuit—you’ll not miss a dive. In most cases, your bags with your own dive gear will be in your room when you return from morning dives.
So the next time your dive travels take you to Little Cayman or Cayman Brac, check your aircraft type so you can be prepared for a potential luggage delay.
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