Boating and Sailing Near Stocking Island

Stocking Island should be a stop along the way as you sail about the Bahamas

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Unmatched scenery, crystal clear calm waters, and easy conditions are what the waters that surround Stocking Island are known for. Whether you sail a private boat, charter a yacht, or are a passenger aboard someone else's vessel, this is a destination you definitely should push to visit.

If you merely want to get out onto the water, without the stress and cost of sailing on your own you should take a day sailing excursion. Wanting to know more about taking a boat ride? See the listing below to find contact phone numbers for area providers.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location Island
Out Island Explorers (265) 365-5686 George Town Great Exuma

Docking

If you would like to dock your boat nearby, but not on Stocking Island, Government Dock in Exuma is a 5 minute ferry ride away.

Are you going to travel to Stocking Island in your own vessel, or a charter from another location? This table provides a quick summary of places where you might be able to dock.

Marinas
Name Phone Location Island
Bahama Houseboats -- Stocking Island Stocking Island
Government Dock -- George Town Great Exuma
Kevalli Marina (242) 357-0118 Kevalli House - Stocking Island Stocking Island
Kid Cove Marina (242) 336-2628 Stocking Island Stocking Island

Before you can enjoy either location you'll first need to gain clearance through customs and immigration. This can be done at the nearest port of entry in George Town. Put in a call to VHF Channel 16 as you approach and fly your yellow "Q" flag to let customs know you have not yet been cleared. An official will meet with you to review the boat's paperwork, check the ship's stores, and have everyone aboard fill out immigration paperwork. After the paperwork has been taken care of, you'll pay between $150 and $300(USD) depending on the size of the vessel, then you'll be free to sail about for 90 days.

While amenities may be sparse for sailors, that shouldn't turn anyone off from planning at the very least a day trip to Stocking Island.

 

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