When entering the Bahamas, you and
your boat will require the regular documentation for foreign travel:
this includes a
permit, which is issued at your first Port of Call in The
Bahamas. One year Cruising Permits are available and can be renewed
Proof of Citizenship
Your crew and guests will all need either a passport or birth
certificate. A drivers license is not proof of citizenship,
although it may be useful for identification when cashing traveler's
checks or, of course, renting a car. (Remember, we drive on the
lefthand side in The Bahamas!)
Clearing Bahamian Customs and Immigration
Upon your arrival you will be visited
by Bahamas custom and immigration officers who will make a charge of
$150 per vessel for each vessel 35ft and under, for up to 4 persons
per boat (with an additional charge of $15 for each additional
person after the first four) and $300 for each vessel longer than
35ft. for up to 4 persons per boat (with an additional charge of $15
for each additional person after the first four). This
charge will cover all your cruising
permits, and your departure
tax for the length of your stay. You need to stay with
your vessel until it is cleared. On entering port, remember to hoist
your yellow quarantine flag,
and then call Port Lucaya on Channel 16 to let us know you will be
requiring clearance. Customs and Immigration are extremely helpful
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ONLY 10 MINUTES AWAY
Grand Bahama International Airport offers non-stop daily air service
from Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Orlando, Atlanta GA,
Charlotte SC, Raleigh-Durham NC, Cincinnati OH, Cleveland OH,
Richmond VA, Baltimore MD, Memphis/Nashville TN, Newark NJ, and
Pittsburg PA. Grand Bahama International is served by American
Airlines, Continental Airlines, Laker Airways, USAir, and others.
HIGH-SPEED, TRIPLE-FILTERED FUEL STATION
Our state-of-the-art, high-speed facility features triple-filtered,
water-free fuel that lets you re-fuel with confidence and
efficiency. The Fuel Station is open daily from 8:00 a.m.
until midnight and has oils, detergents and other goods in stock,
including bait. We also offer a FREE pump-out facility to keep
our Bahamian waters crystal clear.
NEED REPAIRS? NO PROBLEM!
One of the most respected names in yacht repair and maintenance –
Bradford Marine - has opened a new facility in Grand Bahama.
Bradford can provide all of the technical support, dry docking,
painting, and engineering service you would ever need. New and
repaired boat parts are now imported duty-free.
Be wise and check our Marina Office before you set off on any trips!
We have tides tables, daily weather forecasts and all other
important information readily available.
Berth your yacht with us with confidence. We are a caring
company with fulltime security.
FIRST CLASS MEDICAL CARE
Three private clinics, a main hospital, medical consultants, an
expert massage therapist, and qualified British and American-trained
physicians are on-island. Air Ambulance service can reach
major South Florida hospitals in 20 minutes. Ask us for a
complete medical listing at the office.
EASY ACCESS TO THE ABACOS
The Grand Lucayan Waterway, traversing the entire island, 8
miles from south to north, is a great way to get to and from The
Abacos (check your charts for height and draft limitations).
Port Lucaya is in the heart of it all. Every evening, the
island dances to live music with a tropical beat in the open air of
Count Basie Square. This popular gathering spot is the stage for
mini-Junkanoo parades, calypso, limbo-dancing, fire-eaters, and a
wide variety of local entertainers. Even Santa and his helpers
take up residence in the Square with a dazzling display during the
Holiday Season. Dive into sensational duty-free shopping at
more than 80 fine shops at the Port Lucaya Marketplace
adjacent to the marina. Substantial discounts off U.S. retail
prices on jewelry, watches, designer fragrances, cameras, china,
crystal and more! Enjoy waterfront dining or cocktails at any of the
nearby restaurants. Unspoiled beaches with crystal-clear
waters and pristine reefs teeming with tropical fish offer a
fantastic escape from the ordinary. UNEXSO,
one of the top Caribbean dive centers is adjoins our marina.
UNEXSO offers a multitude of dives and diving services including the
If golf is your game, don't miss the chance to play a round or two
on one of the convenient PGA-designed local courses.
The Butch Harmon School of Golf at Our Lucaya Beach & Golf
Resort is a world class teaching facility available to all our
LUCAYAN COURSE - The par 72 Lucayan Course winds its way through
lush tropical landscape. Each hole is completely separated
from the other. The Lucayan requires a great deal of thought
and strategy from the player. The fast well-bunkered greens
are the signature feature of this superb course.
REEF COURSE – This Robert Trent Jones course opened two years ago
and has already hosted the PGA Senior Slam.
If tennis is your racquet, there are courts available nearby, along
with resident professionals.