Makers Air lives and breathe the Bahamas

Our connection to paradise runs as deep as the Atlantic. Beginning at a young Staniel Cay, Joe Hocher capitalized upon his vision to bring the indescribable magic of island life to those who seek the luxury of true escape. What resulted is a family-owned, premier boutique airline that believes in the value of passenger experience and safety.


The Legacy Begins

Joe Hocher (co-founder and owner of the Staniel Cay Yacht Club) started flying a Piper Cherokee Six to bring supplies into Staniel Cay from Nassau and Fort Lauderdale.



Joe Hocher founded Watermakers, Inc. in Fort Lauderdale, a manufacturing company dedicated to the design, manufacture, and service of reverse osmosis desalination equipment.


Watermakers Air

In response to demand, Watermakers Air was officially formed and began operating as a 135 charter for the specific purpose of flying passengers, as well as freight and supplies. Our first aircraft was a single, Britten Norman Islander and our employees consisted of Joe and David Hocher plus the pilot. The only destination was Staniel Cay and the “lobby” consisted of folding chairs in a small hangar.


Makers Air: New Name

Now named as Makers Air, we’ve taken our brand promise to the next level by creating a tailored passenger experience that is focused on customer service and connecting travelers with the Out Islands of The Bahamas.


Ready to Fly?

A Bahamas experience like nothing else.

Traveling with Makers Air to the Bahamas will leave you feeling like royalty without the complexity of traditional air travel.

Fly to the Bahamas Out Islands in Style

Makers Air is the premier charter airline with daily Bahamas flights. Our goal is to connect passengers to paradise, crafting a flight experience that brings reliable, memorable and convenient getaways to our customers.