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're simply wanting to enjoy a few hours on the open water, without the complications and cost of sailing on your own you can take an excursion. Check out the table that follows to find contact information for area excursion providers.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
Seaworld Explorer (242) 356-2548 Downtown Nassau
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

If you are starting to research renting a boat, you can contact one of the following agencies:

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.

Planning to visit Cable Beach using a vessel you own, or a charter from a different location? See the table below for summary information concerning marinas in the area.

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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