More to Bahamas Than Beaches – Says Marina Association

NASSAU, The Bahamas, 14 March, 2017……..The Association of Bahamas Marinas has set out to position marinas as more than amenities appended to hotels for the convenience of guests who may own a boat. Instead, the ABM asserts, marinas in The Bahamas should be recognised for what they are collectively: a vital facet of the country’s tourism product that gives The Bahamas an edge on many competing island destinations.

“The fabulous beaches of The Bahamas are just one feature of the many points of interaction that are possible between a visitor and the glorious waters that surround our islands,” said Stephen Kappeler, ABM president. “The nation’s maritime tradition, geographic features and location have helped to provide opportunities for us to develop a network of world-class marinas that attracts boaters and yachtsmen from nearby Florida and all the way up the Eastern Seaboard of the USA.”

The Bahamas archipelago offers something for all seafarers and one’s destination may be dictated by the type of craft one is using and the Bahamas experience one seeks: sailboats are drawn to the serene experience of cruising the picturesque Exumas, a chain of islands in the southern Bahamas which are home to the celebrated Family Island Regatta, “Family Islands” being the alternate name by which Bahamians refer to the Out Islands of the archipelago, the latter being a term that makes sense if you live in the capital Nassau, or second city Freeport on Grand Bahama.

 

On the other hand, if one’s destination demands are more for heavy duty nightlife, casinos and sumptuous dining one would head for New Providence in the central Bahamas, site of the capital Nassau and Paradise Island.

 

The depth of water in areas of the archipelago dictate what can reach where. Pretty much all water craft can access Marsh Harbour and Hope Town in the Abacos, Port Lucaya on Grand Bahama, Nassau and George Town in the Exumas; while sailboats head for points in the Abacos, Long Island, the Exumas, Great Guana Cay and Eleuthera.

 

The ABM’s 31 marinas are located at points throughout The Bahamas. They are:

 

The Abacos

Abaco Yacht Services
boat & Yamaha repairs, maintanance & storage.
30 ton lift. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco
Tel: (242) 365-4033
Email: ays@oii.net

Bluff House Beach Resort & Marina
US: (800) 745-4911, (242) 365-4247
Email: frontdesk@bluffhouse.com
Website: http://www.BluffHouse.com

Hope Town Inn & Marina
US: (850) 588-4855, (242) 366-0003
Email: office@hopetownmarina.com
Website: http://www.HopeTownMarina.com

Leeward Yacht Club & Marina
Tel: (242) 365-4191 or (242) 577-4111
Email: info@leewardyachtclub.com
Website: http://www.LeewardYachtClub.com

Lighthouse Marina HopeTown
Tel: (242) 366-0154
Email: info@htlighthousemarina.com
Website: http://www.HTLighthouseMarina.com

Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort
US: (800) 327-1584, (954) 525-7711, (242) 365-8250
Email: info@treasurecay.com
Website: http://www.TreasureCay.com

Bimini

Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina
US: (800) 867-4764, (242) 347-3391
Email: reservations@biggameclubbimini.com
Website: http://www.BigGameClubBimini.com

Bimini Sands Beach Resort & Marina
Tel: (888) 588-2464 or (242) 347-3500
Email: booking@thebiminisands.com
Website: http://www.TheBiminiSands.com

Resorts World Bimini Resort Casino & Marina
US: (305) 374-6664 ext 1035
Email: marina@RWBimini.com
Website: http://www.RWBimini.com/Marina

Cat Island

Flamingo Hills Resort & Marina
Tel: (242) 464-6404
Email: info@flamingohills.com
Website: http://www.FlamingoHills.com

Hawk’s Nest Resort & Marina
US: (954) 376-3865, 242) 342-7050
Email: info@hawks-nest.com
Website: http://www.Hawks-Nest.com

Eleuthera & Harbour Island

Cape Eleuthera Resort & Marina
US: (844) 884-1014, (242) 334-8500
Email: reservations@capeeleuthera.com
Website: http://www.CapeEleuthera.com

Davis Harbour Marina at Cotton Bay Club
Tel: (242) 334-6303
Email: info@davisharbourmarina.com
Website: http://www.DavisHarbourMarina.com

French Leave Resort & Harbour Marina Village
Tel: (242) 332-3778
Email: Reservations@FrenchLeaveEleuthera.com
Website: http://www.frenchleaveresort.com

Romora Bay Resort & Marina
US: (800) 688-0425, (242) 333-2325
Email: marina@romorabay.com
Website: http://www.RomoraBay.com

Valentines Residences Resort & Marina
US: (866) 389-6864, (954) 463-4519, (242) 333-2142
Email: reservations@valentinesresort.com
Website: http://www.ValentinesResort.com

Exumas

Cape Eleuthera Resort & Marina
US: (844) 884-1014, (242) 334-8500
Email: reservations@capeeleuthera.com
Website: http://www.CapeEleuthera.com

Highbourne Cay Marina
Tel: (242) 355-1008
Email: info@highbournecaybahamas.com
Website: http://www.HighbourneCayBahamas.com

Safe Harbour Marina (at Cave Cay)
Tel: (242) 357-0143
Email: secj@aol.com
Website: http://www.cavecay.com

Staniel Cay Yacht Club
US: (954) 522-3248, (954) 467-6658, (242) 355-2024
Email: marina@stanielcay.com
Website: http://www.StanielCay.com

Brown’s Marine & Boat Storage
Dry and wet slips, Suzuki & Yamaha
Marine dealer & engine repair.
George Town: (242) 336-3330
Email: brownsmarine@live.com
Facebook: Browns Marine & Boat Storage

Marina at Emerald Bay (Sandals Resort)
Office: 242-336-6100
Email: smcphee@grp.sandals.com
Cell: 242-357-0193
Email: dale.westin@grp.sandals.com
Website: http://www.MarinaEmeraldbay.com

Grand Bahama

Grand Bahama Yacht Club
Tel: (242) 373-8888 or (242) 373-7616
Email: info@grandbahamayachtclub.com
Website: http://www.GrandBahamaYachtClub.com

Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour
US: (888) 983-6188, (954) 763-6382, (242) 350-6500
Email: sales@oldbahamabay.com
Website: http://www.OldBahamaBay.com

Bradford Marine Bahamas

Leading shipyard, yacht brokerage,
sales and charters

US: (954) 377-3900, (242) 352-7711
Email: info@bradfordmarinebahamas.com
Website: http://www.BradfordMarineBahamas.com

Long Island

Flying Fish Marina

Clarence Town, Long Island

US: (954) 654-7084, (242) 337-3430
Email: info@flyingfishmarina.com
Website: http://www.flyingfishmarina.com

New Providence & Nassau
Albany Bahamas
US: (888) 909-7001 • (242) 676-6012
Email: marina@albanybahamas.com
Website: http://www.AlbanyBahamas.com

Bay Street Marina
Tel: (242) 676-7000
Email: info@baystreetmarina.com
Website: http://www.BayStreetMarina.com

Lyford Cay Yacht Harbour
Tel: (242) 362-7499
Email: harbour@lyfordcay.com
Website: http://www.LyfordCay.com

Nassau Yacht Haven
Tel: (242) 393-8173
Fax: (242) 393-3429
Email: info@nassauyachthaven.com
Website: http://www.NassauYachtHaven.com

Palm Cay & Marina
US: (855) 223-8318, (242) 676-8552, (242) 324-5132
Email: info@palmcay.com
Website: http://www.PalmCay.com