Rum Cay is an island and district of the Bahamas – 20 miles (32 km) southwest of San Salvador Island. Rum Cay has many rolling hills that rises to about 120 feet (37 m). Christopher Columbus called it Santa Maria de la Concepción. The island is believed to have acquired its more racy modern name from a shipwrecked cargo of rum. The main settlement is Port Nelson, a picturesque village lying among coconut groves.

Rum Cay Airport

The Rum Cay Airport (New Port Nelson Airport) is one of the Bahamas Airports located in Bahamas. The new airstrip on Rum Cay has been completed by the Bahamas Government in 2004. The smooth, sand-finished, paved runway is 4500 feet long and 100 feet wide. Wide borders have been cleared and it is fenced in to keep the wild cattle off the runway, which lies due east and west.

Airport Code RCY
Airport Name Rum Cay
Runway Length 4500 ft. (Bitumen)
Runway Elevation 15 ft.
City Rum Cay
Country Bahamas
Country Abbrev. BS
Longitude 74° 51’ 0” W
Latitude 23° 39’ 0” N
World Area Code 204
GMT Offset America/Nassau (GMT -4:00)
Telephone 1-242-331-2202

Map of the Rum Cay Airport Airfield

Aiport Detail Information

Two taxiways go to the aircraft parking area south of runway. A new paved road runs from the airstrip to Port Nelson 2 miles to the south.

  • The west end of airstrip pavement at center line is 23º 41.010′ N/ 74º 50.575′W.
  • The east end of airstrip pavement at center line is 23º 41.011′ N/ 74º 49.763′W.
  • The two paved taxiways intersect the runway at 74º 49.914′ W and 74º 49.805′W.