The most convenient and quickest island paradise to get to from the mainland, the Bahamas have much to offer to travelers looking for the heart and spirit of the Caribbean. Tourist will feel right and home and have a great experience with a very well developed infrastructure, high class hotels, awesome beaches, 1st class dining, and a thriving nightlife. Whether you’re looking to do some diving, go island hopping or swim with the local sea life, a stop to the Bahamas is a must!
You can get to Grand Bahama Island by commercial airline from Ft. Lauderdale or Orlando. Service available from American Eagle, Bahamasair, Delta, Silver Airways, Sunwing Airlines, and US Airways. You can also land a private aircraft at West End Airport (MYGW). This is a VFR / Daytime airport only. Please contact the airport prior to departure for approval of your aircraft.
Yachting from the Bahamas
Typically we base our Bahama operation out of Port Lucaya Marina in Lucaya on Grand Bahama Island. We recommend staying at the Flamingo Bay Hotel on Jolly Roger Drive. Cellular service is all GSM. More info on cellular in the Bahamas at http://www.btcbahamas.com
Boats at this Location:
Other boats may be available with addition of transfer fees.
Here is a sample itinerary which you could use as a basis for your own taken from BoatUS.com:
Hub of The Abacos: [Head toward] Old Bahama Bay Marina at West End. For the next leg, run 100 miles to Green Turtle Cay and anchor in an enclosed area, or tie up at one of the marinas. Next, travel 20 miles to the Hub of The Abacos where you’ll find Marsh Harbour, Hopetown, and Man of War. The famous artists’ colony founded by Randolph Johnston at Little Harbour is 15 miles farther south. There are numerous marinas and anchorages in this area, as well as interesting museums, shopping, and restaurants.
With Little Time: A short hop to Bimini, Cat Cay, Lucaya, or West End will give you a great introductory taste of the Bahamas and a Gulf Stream Crossing under your belt. A dinghy would be especially helpful in the marinas here. Boats anchor behind Gun Cay (to the north of Cat Cay) in settled weather. In inclement weather, this is open and “rolly”; holding is poor in places.