We live 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.

01-1970s
1970s
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.
1970s
02-watermakers
1981
Watermakers
Joe Hocher founded Watermakers, Inc. in Fort Lauderdale, a manufacturing company dedicated to the design, manufacture, and service of reverse osmosis desalination equipment.
1981
03-2002
2002
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.
2002
04-2005
2005
Watermakers Air acquires its first Cessna Grand Caravan
New growth equals a greater need for larger aircraft. The legendary capacity and reliability of the caravan made it an ideal fit for operation.
2005
05-today
Today
Makers Air: New Name - Same Great Team
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.
Today

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. It’s more affordable than you think and the journey is worth remembering.

Destinations Made. For You. By Us.

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