If spending your day rocking in a boat with a pole in the water sounds like a great way to spend your vacation, Chub Cay is going to be hard to beat. This island is stuck in the simpler days, with the only development on the island being the marina you'll likely use to get there, an airport, and an occasional hotel.
Not only is fishing a beloved pastime in the waters surrounding Chub Cay, but sailing is as well. One of the major reasons that sailing to his destination is recommended is the presence of, which has numerous state-of-the-art amenities such as 110 slips across several floating docks that can accommodate luxury yachts measuring up to 200 feet long, fuel, water, and villas on the spacious resort property.
...an official port of entry...
The Chub Cay Marina is also an official port of entry in the Bahamas, which means you won't have to make any extra stops along the way. Flying your yellow quarantine flag, you can sail directly to the island. Call ahead on VHF Channel 16 to notify customs, who will meet you when you dock to review the boats documentation and have everyone aboard fill out immigration forms. After everyone has been cleared, you'll pay between $150 and $300(USD) based on the length of your boat, for a cruising and fishing permit, as well as your departure fee. This covers five passengers, and you will need to pay extra if there are more people aboard. Once that is taken care of, everyone aboard is free to leave the vessel and begin their island vacation. You can contact the Chub Cay Marina at 242-325-1490 or 242-322-5199.
Planning to travel to Chub Cay using your own vessel, or a vessel you charter elsewhere? See the chart that follows for summary information for marinas in the area.
|(242) 325-1490||Chub Cay Resort - Chub Cay||Chub Cay|
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If you've got the urge to get out on open waters and sail to your vacation on Chub Cay, don't let the opportunity pass you by. Home to one of the finest marinas in the area and plenty to keep you busy on land, this destination is one that can't be missed.
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