Great Guana Cay is a hotspot for maritime activities. Being a stronghold of boat charters and excursion companies, anyone looking to spend their time on the water will find Great Guana Cay a prime destination. Sailing to the island is also easy, as the docks in Georgetown accept international boats as well.
If you simply want to spend some time on the water, without the stress and cost of sailing on your own you should take a day sailing excursion. Wondering what's included and where you'll go? Take a look at the listing that follows to obtain contact information for area excursion services.
|Dive Abaco Snorkeling||(800) 247-5338||Dive Abaco - Marsh Harbour||Great Abaco|
Starting to research chartering a boat or yacht? See this next table to help you contact area charter services.
|(242) 365-8582||Treasure Cay||Great Abaco|
|Defiance Sail Charters||(242) 426-4412||Great Guana Cay||Great Guana Cay|
|(242) 366-0023||Hope Town - Marsh Harbour||Great Abaco|
|(242) 367-4000||Conch Inn Hotel & Marina - Marsh Harbour||Great Abaco|
One of the best ways to get to Great Guana Cay is by boat. A sail to the Bahamas is a quick jaunt, thanks to its location so near South Florida, and less than a day of travel will find sailors on the island and ready to get their vacation started. Whether you're sailing yourself or you've hired a crewed charter, your first stop will need to be an official port-of-entry. In the Abacos, these are Marsh Harbour, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay, Sandy Point, Walkers Cay, Grand Cay, and Spanish Cay. Fly into any of these spots with your yellow quarantine flag flying, and a Customs or Immigration official will meet you when you dock.
All passengers aboard the boat will need to show proof of citizenship and fill out an immigration form, plus all paperwork regarding the boat. Once approved, you'll be responsible for paying somewhere between $150 and $300(USD) for a cruising permit, fishing permit, and departure fee for four people. For every extra person, it is an extra $15(USD). One payment has been made, you are free to sail to Great Guana Cay, and dock at one of the marinas or moorings in the area, such as the, which has 66 slips, and amenities such as shower, laundry facilities, electricity, and fuel.
Do you plan to reach Great Guana Cay using your own vessel, or a vessel you charter elsewhere? This chart lists nearby marinas.
|(242) 577-0635||Great Guana Cay||Great Guana Cay|
|(242) 365-6006||Man of War Cay||Man of War Cay|
|(242) 365-5175||Great Guana Cay||Great Guana Cay|
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