Boating and Sailing Near Cable Beach

Cable Beach makes it easy for sailors to visit and visitors to sail

Photo credit: © Michael Braxenthaler

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 just want to experience some time on the open water, without the complications and cost associated with renting a boat you should take a day sailing excursion. Want to know more what's included and how long a trip lasts? Check out the chart below for contact phone numbers for area providers.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
Sea Island Adventures (242) 325-3910 3.1 mi. (5.0 km) West of Cable Beach
Stuart's Cove's Snorkel Bahamas (800) 879-9832 Stuart's Cove's Snorkel Bahamas - Downtown Nassau
Sunshine Cruises (242) 327-5122 Woodes Rogers Walk - Downtown Nassau

Envisioning chartering a boat or yacht? Be sure to look at this next chart if you want to contact charter firms serving this region.

Charter and Rental Services
Name Phone Location
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.

Is your plan to reach Cable Beach using a vessel you own, or a boat you charter in a different location? This next chart lists nearby marinas.

Name Phone Location
East Bay Yacht Club (242) 394-1816 3.2 mi. (5.1 km) North-Northeast of Nassau
Elizabeth on the Bay Marina (242) 424-7374 Downtown Nassau
Old Fort Marina -- Old Fort Bay

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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