Sailing and Boating Near Port Lucaya

As you may be able to guess from its name, maritime travel and activities are popular in Port Lucaya

Port Lucaya is a prime location for anyone looking enjoy the maritime activities around Grand Bahama. Tourists can easily choose from different excursions and sailing trips, while sailors will be able to find all the amenities that they are looking for.

If you're just wanting to spend some time on the water, without the cost and responsibility associated with renting a boat you can take an excursion. See the table that follows to find information on area day sail providers.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
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
Sunn Odyssey (242) 373-4014 Sunn Odyssey Divers - William's Town
Superior Watersports Sailing (242) 373-7863 Sea Horse Road - Port Lucaya

Docking

...find a place to dock...

 

If you're planning to make sailing your preferred form of transportation to Port Lucaya, you're in luck. The island of Grand Bahama is located just 70 miles off the coast of Florida, which means you can reasonably get here in less than eight hours of sailing. Once you arrive, you'll be asked by customs officials to fill out an immigration form, and you'll be required to present proof of citizenship, a passport, and another photo identification. Four passengers will have their cruising permit, fishing permit, and departure fee covered with a charge of $150 to $300(USD), a number which is determined by the length of the cruising vessel. Just make sure to fly your yellow quarantine flag as you sail ashore, so customs officials will be prepared for you.

After going through the whole process of obtaining legal entry into the country, you'll be able to sail about the island and find a place to dock. The Port Lucaya Marina is a popular spot, and it is an official port-of-entry, so you could reasonably sail here and not have to leave.

Considering sailing to Port Lucaya using your own vessel, or one you charter? Take a look at the table that follows for information on area marinas.

Marinas
Name Phone Location
Bell Channel Marina (242) 373-2673 2.5 mi. (4.0 km) East of Freeport
Flamingo Bay Yacht Club (800) 824-6623 Flamingo Bay Hotel and Marina - 2.6 mi. (4.3 km) East of Freeport
Grand Bahama Yacht Club (242) 373-8888 2.5 mi. (4.0 km) East of Freeport
Port Lucaya Marina (242) 373-9090 Port Lucaya Marketplace - Port Lucaya

There are a few steps to take when you want to dock in Port Lucaya, but the quick sailing time, calm waters, and gorgeous scenery are agreed to be worth every check mark you have to make on your "To Do" list.

 

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