Safety & Survival Gear
Banyan Air Service is ready to help you with all of your needs for flying to the Caribbean – from renting survival equipment, purchasing charts, guides, GPS’s, etc. to assistance with Customs paperwork. Contact our Customer Support or Pilot Shop.
A U.S. Coast Guard approved life vest is mandatory for each person on board
Life vests and rafts are available for rent at Banyan:
Life vests are $7.50 US per day. A deposit of $75.00 US per vest is required on a major credit card. If you choose to rent a life vest from Banyan, please do not open the plastic bag containing the life vest unless an actual emergency calls for it. Once opened, the life vest must be re-certified resulting in an additional cost to you.
A life raft is highly recommended when flying to The Bahamas but is not required. Life rafts are $35.00 US per day. A deposit of $1,500.00 US on a major credit card is required for each raft. Reservations are recommended. The raft holds four to six people (survival equipment is included) and weighs approximately 25 pounds.
Survival equipment in each raft includes:
- canopy mast
- 3 flares
- 1 flashlight
- 1 raft repair kit
- 1 first aid kit
- 1 sea dye marker
- 1 signal mirror
- 1 food ration
- 8 water rations
- 1 signal whistle