Just 65 miles south of Palm Beach, Florida, lies a tranquil port called Old Bahama Bay Marina, which receives thousands of Caribbean vacationers each year. Located near West End on Grand Bahama Island in the Bahamas, the marina affords travelers the opportunity to arrive in this tropical island country via boat or yacht.
As one of the only nautical points of entry that allows guests to arrive by night, the marina offers travelers a quick and efficient entry way to this beautiful country, 24/7. Bahamian customs and Immigration offices are located right on site.
In addition, the Old Bahama Bay Marina is a safe place to dock, since it is equipped with 24-hour security protection. Furthermore, it’s a full service marina, with 72-slips with a controlling depth of 8 feet at mean low tide.
If you’re cruising around the Caribbean Sea, why not make a stop at this lovely, secure Bahamian marina? Dockage fees are low, and there’s even a resort with rental homes and villas. You can even rent a lovely vacation home right on the water!
You can consult rules, regulations and marina fees at the Old Bahama Bay Marina here.
Things to enjoy at Old Bahama Bay Marina
There’s nothing quite like waking up to a seaside sunrise. If you stay at the Old Bahama Bay Marina resort, you won’t even have to get out of bed to see it!
The Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour also includes a beach, grassy areas, sports fields, and restaurants. Guests love to go fishing, enjoy water sports, or simply bask in the sun on the sandy Bahamian beach. So, whether you sleep in your yacht or in a comfortable villa, you’ll always have plenty of fun activities to try during the day.
If you ever need a bit more variety in shopping and restaurants, you can head to the nearby towns of Freeport and Lucaya. It takes only about 35 – 45 minutes to reach them by car.
Additionally, you can book many different kinds of snorkeling excursions, boating trips, and eco tours at Old Bahama Bay Marina.
You can even take a Stingray Snorkel Eco Tour at Sandy Cay with West End Ecology Tours. Got doubts about swimming with stingrays? It sounds much scarier than it actually is! This 4 hour tour will introduce you to docile, giant stingrays in their natural habitat. Your eco-guide will inform you about their habits, diet, and even their personalities!
If stingrays aren’t really you’re style, try swimming with some cute, friendly dolphins instead. The Dolphin Experience in Freeport (about 35 min away) will introduce you to these magnificent creatures and let you swim and interact with them. Don’t forget to take a few pictures home as souvenirs! Those who have gone have said that swimming with dolphins was the highlight of their trip to the Bahamas.
Thinking of taking a trip to the Bahamas? Make sure you read this first: 8 Caribbean Travel Hacks You May Have Missed.
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