The Bahamas are known for their pleasurable sailing conditions, and Cable Beach is no exception. This destination is frequented by avid sailors who sail in aboard their private vessels, but also loved by those who don't have the skills to sail themselves because it is easy to sign up for a locally-hosted sea tour.
If you're planning to sail a private or chartered yacht to your Cable Beach vacation, you shouldn't have too much trouble making arrangements to do so. The travel time between Miami, Florida and Nassau is just eight hours, and this town is known for having the best provisioning in the islands – despite the 20 to 100 percent price mark ups.
If you merely want to spend some time on the water, without the cost and complications of sailing on your own you can join an excursion. Curious about taking a boat ride? Check out the table below to get contact information for area day sailing companies.
|(242) 325-3910||3.1 mi. (5.0 km) West of Cable Beach|
|(800) 879-9832||Stuart's Cove's Snorkel Bahamas - Downtown Nassau|
|Sunshine Cruises||(242) 327-5122||Woodes Rogers Walk - Downtown Nassau|
Starting to research a yacht or boat charter? The following table indicates how to contact charter services that operating in this area.
|Amarok Sailing Charters||(242) 477-4471||Nassau Yacht Haven - 0.5 mi. (0.8 km) South of Paradise Island|
|Bahama Boat Excursions||(242) 421-0071||0.3 mi. (0.5 km) West-Southwest of Paradise Island|
The great thing about sailing to Cable Beach is that every marina on New Providence Island is considered to be an official port-of-entry, so you can find a marina right along the resort strip (perhaps even connected to your accommodations of choice), and sail directly in without having to first speak to customs. Customs will meet you at your reserved slip as long as you contact them to let them know you are on your way and fly your yellow quarantine flag on the way on.
Everyone on board will be required to fill out an immigration card, which also means each person will need to present a passport, proof of citizenship, and one other form of identification. With all that taken care of, you'll pay between $150 and $300(USD) depending on the length of your boat for your cruising and fishing permit for up to four people. The price goes up the more people you're sailing with. You can obtain more information about sailing to the area by calling the Port Authority at 242-322-1596 or 242-326-7354.
Contemplating sailing to Cable Beach using a vessel you own, or one you charter elsewhere? This chart contains a list of potential docking spots.
|(242) 394-1816||3.2 mi. (5.1 km) North-Northeast of Nassau|
|(242) 424-7374||Downtown Nassau|
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Cable Beach does everything it can to make sailing to this destination easy, and those who don't want to steer themselves can easily hire someone to do the work for them. The important part it to make sure you plan some way to get out on the clear, calm waters that surround this gorgeous town.
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