Bahamas Ports of Entry

Making Landfall Made Easy

FSF Staff January 23, 2015

An oasis comprised of 700 islands and cays, the islands of The Bahamas feature the clearest water in the world, friendly locals, varied accommodations and incredible fishing opportunities all within reach of many South Florida ports. No matter where you’re headed within the expansive archipelago, clearing customs should be your first priority upon making landfall in Bahamian territory. Fortunately, the numerous entry ports provide plenty of options from nearly any approach. Listed below are the most popular:

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Major Ports of Entry in the Bahamas

A. BIMINI
25°42.65 N | 79°18.35 W
Customs & Immigration:
242.347.3100
Amenities: Airport, Bait & Tackle, Customs & Immigration, Fuel, Lodging, Marina, Medical, Nightlife, Provisions, Restaurant, Service & Repair and Shopping. Just 50 miles from the U.S., Bimini consists of North Bimini Island, South Bimini Island and numerous cays.

B. CAT CAY
25° 33.44 N
79° 17.00 W
Customs & Immigration: 242.347.5011
Amenities: Airport, Fuel, Lodging, Marina, Medical, Provisions and Restaurant. $100 clearing fee if not staying at Cat Cay Yacht Club.

C. CHUB CAY
25°24.41 N
77°54.76 W
Customs & Immigration: 242.322.5199
Amenities: Airport, Fuel, Lodging, Marina, Medical, Provisions and Restaurant. Chub Cay Resort & Marina is under construction and some amenities are currently unavailable.

D. GREAT HARBOUR CAY
25°45.56 N
77°54.97 W
Customs & Immigration: 242.367.8112
Amenities: Airport, Customs & Immigration, Fuel, Lodging, Marina, Medical, Nightlife, Provisions, Restaurant, Service & Repair and Shopping.
The Great Harbour Cay Marina has 65 slips and can accommodate yachts up to 130 feet.

E. GREEN TURTLE CAY
25°46.00 N | 77°20.69 W
Customs & Immigration: 242.365.4077
Amenities: Customs & Immigration, Fuel, Lodging, Marina, Medical, Nightlife, Provisions, Restaurant, Service & Repair and Shopping.
Boat repair yard with haul out slips available.

F. LUCAYA
26°29.87 N | 78°37.80 W
Customs & Immigration: 242.373.9090
Amenities: Airport, Bait & Tackle, Customs & Immigration, Fuel, Lodging, Marina, Medical, Nightlife, Provisions, Restaurant, Service & Repair and Shopping.
Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO) is only ten minutes away.

G. MARSH HARBOUR
26°33.35 N | 77°04.33 W
Customs & Immigration: 242.367.2522
Amenities: Airport, Bait & Tackle, Customs & Immigration, Fuel, Lodging, Marina, Medical, Nightlife, Provisions, Restaurant, Service & Repair and Shopping.
Marsh Harbour is the shopping, dining, banking, hardware and equipment supply center of The Abacos.

H. TREASURE CAY
26°39.78 N | 77°17.16 W
Customs & Immigration: 242.365.8602
Amenities: Airport, Bait & Tackle, Customs & Immigration, Fuel, Lodging, Marina, Medical, Nightlife, Provisions, Restaurant, Service & Repair and Shopping.
Short term slip rates at Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort are $2.15 per foot per night.

I. WALKER’S CAY
27°14.02 N | 78°24.19 W
Customs & Immigration: 242.353.1201
Amenities: Customs & Immigration. Walker’s Cay Marina is closed, but customs and immigration is still operational.

J. WEST END
26°42.23 N | 78°59.74 W
Customs & Immigration: 242.346.6566
Amenities: Airport, Bait & Tackle, Customs & Immigration, Fuel, Lodging, Marina, Medical, Provisions, Restaurant and Service & Repair.
West End is also referred to as Settlement Point.

Fishing Prime Times

Amberjack: March-August
Barracuda: January-December
Bonefish: January-December
Dolphin: January-December
Grouper: January-December
Kingfish: April-August
White Marlin: March-July
Blue Marlin: March-August
Snapper: January-December
Sailfish: January-June
Blackfin Tuna: March-August
Yellowfin Tuna: March-August
Wahoo: October-April

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