Maritime activities around Grand Bahama generally involves sailing to one of the smaller islands nearby. This lets you enjoy the clear water and warm sand during the days, while having easy access to the Freeport and Port Lucaya nightlife – the best of both worlds.
If you merely want to experience some time on the open water, without the cost and responsibility involved with renting a boat you can take an excursion. Check out the listing that follows to get contact information for area boating excursions.
|Exotic Adventures||(242) 374-2278||2.1 mi. (3.4 km) South-Southwest of Freeport|
|Pat & Diane Tours||(888) 439-3959||Port Lucaya|
|Reef Tours||(242) 373-5880||Port Lucaya Marketplace - Port Lucaya|
|Sunn Odyssey||(242) 373-4014||Sunn Odyssey Divers - William's Town|
|(242) 373-7863||Sea Horse Road - Freeport|
...make the journey to the island...
Just 70 miles off the coast of Florida, Grand Bahama is one of the most popular yachting destinations in the Caribbean. Both Port Lucaya and Freeport have a collection of independent marinas with either yacht clubs, resorts, or both connected to them so yachters can make the journey to the island, dock their vessel and either stay on board throughout their stay, or enjoy the luxury of a grand hotel room.
Planning to reach Grand Bahama using a vessel you own, or a charter from a different area? See the table that follows to find information concerning area marinas.
|(242) 373-2673||2.5 mi. (4.0 km) East of Freeport|
|(504) 598-1455||19.6 mi. (31.5 km) West-Northwest of Freeport|
|(242) 352-7711||5.0 mi. (8.0 km) West of Freeport|
|(800) 824-6623||Flamingo Bay Yacht Club & Marina Hotel - 2.6 mi. (4.3 km) East of Freeport|
|(242) 373-8888||2.5 mi. (4.0 km) East of Freeport|
|(242) 373-4661||Ocean Reef Resort And Yacht Club - William's Town|
|(242) 250-6500||Old Bahama Bay - 23.3 mi. (37.5 km) Northwest of Freeport|
|(242) 373-9090||Port Lucaya Marketplace - Port Lucaya|
|(800) 932-4959 ext. 4010||Sunrise Resort And Marina - 2.1 mi. (3.4 km) South-Southwest of Freeport|
...enjoy a leisurely sail...
If you'll be sailing to the island yourself, or even if you're hiring a crew to do the work while you enjoy a leisurely sail, it is helpful to know what is required of you when you try to sail to Grand Bahama.
First, there are numerous ports-of-entry around Grand Bahama, including Sunrise Resort And Marina. You can sail into any of these locations with your yellow quarantine flag flying so that customs will know what you still need official legal clearance. You will then be asked to provide a passport, proof of citizenship from your home country, and another form of photo identification for each passenger and crew member on board. Each person will then need to fill out an immigration card., , , and
Then, you'll pay between $150 and $300(USD) for a cruising permit, fishing permit, and departure tax. This price is based upon the length of the boat and covers up to four people. Any extra passengers and you'll have to pay more.
With the many resorts, shopping, dining, and the short distance from Florida, it is no wonder that Grand Bahama is such a popular destination amongst yachters. Before you make the journey, be sure you've reviewed what is required of you and ensure everything is in order so that you can truly enjoy every moment of your time at sea.
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