Bareboat Yacht Charters Blog

Our charter department has noticed a big increase in inquiries for Bahama yacht charters, especially for Bahama bareboat charter vacations.

exumas map

The Exumas, Bahamas

Let’s take a quick look at the latest boating-related news coming out of the Bahamas:

1)  The wreck at Bacchus Rock (Exumas) has been raised and is now anchored where it  sank.  It is no longer a hazard to navigation.

2) There are two new locations for food and beverage provisioning in Georgetown (Exumas):  Denny’s (next to Exuma Markets),  and Pet’s Place (behind Tranee’s Beauty Salon).

Pet's Place Menu

Pet's Place healthy food deli and internet cafe bareboat provisioning market in the Exumas

3)  Remember – Elizabeth Harbour (Great Exuma) is a no-discharge zone, with fines running $1000 to $5000.

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Elizabeth Harbour (Great Exuma) is a no-discharge zone

An excellent service for cruising boaters and bareboat sailors is the recycle center, located near the basketball court to the south of Lake Victoria.    They take glass, plastic, metal, and cardboard.  


Recycle on your bareboat charter to protect the ocean










4)  Watch your mast height when passing under the bridge from Great Exuma to Crab Cay.  Clearance is 5 meters at low water.  Vessels with a shoal draft and a height clearance under 16 feet should have no problem.

crab cay bridge

Crab Cay Bridge - watch your mast height

5)  There is talk of a proposed,  $64 million bridge to link Abaco to Grand Bahama.  Those in favor say a bridge would make it easier to conduct commercial activities between the islands. Opponents are concerned about the cost.  Some say the least expensive alternative is to fill in land between the two islands and build a road.

Do you think a bridge from Abaco to Grand Bahama is a good idea?  Comment on this blog, or contact us HERE to share your opinion!

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