With the Atlantic on once side and the calmer Bahamas water on the other, Harbour Island is a great place for sailors with an eclectic taste. Boaters will have the option to gently bob on the waters service, or to brace waves and currents. Fisherman will also have the option to angle for colorful tropical fish as well as hunt for deep sea game.
If you want to enjoy a few hours on the open water, without the complications and cost associated with renting a boat you should take a day sailing excursion. Wanting to know more what's included and how long a trip lasts? See the chart below to get contact phone numbers for area excursion services.
|Valentines||(242) 333-2080||Valentines Dive Center - Dunmore Town||Harbour Island|
...you're free to sail about...
Harbour Island is an official port of entry, which means you won't have to make any more stops than absolutely necessary. As you sail into local waters, fly your yellow quarantine flag and put in a call to Harbour Control on VHF Radio Channel 16. A customs or immigrations official will meet you at the dock to review your paperwork and have everyone on board fill out immigration forms. At this time, only the captain will be allowed to leave the boat. Once the boat has gained clearance, and the $150 to $300(USD) fee for a cruising permit, fishing permit, and the departure fee has been paid, you're free to sail about the Bahamas for up to 90 days.
Harbour Island boasts two marinas, theand the . Each has the necessary facilities to keep your boat running and your spirits high, including fuel, cleaning supplies, bathrooms with showers, restaurants, bars, shopping, hotel rooms, and more.
Considering the option of traveling to Harbour Island using a vessel you own, or a vessel you charter elsewhere? See the listing below to find basic information for marinas in the area.
|(242) 333-2427||Harbour Island|
|(242) 333-2325||Romora Bay Resort and Marina - Harbour Island|
|(866) 389-6864||Valentines Residences Resort & Marina - Dunmore Town|
There are many memories to be made out on the waters surrounding Harbour Island. Whether you can sail yourself or need to hire someone to do the job for you, many agree there is no greater peace than bobbing along off the coast of a tropical paradise, enjoying the view, and simply sailing along.
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