Ginn Sur Mer, Grand Bahama's, Bahamas

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Nestled on the island of Grand Bahama, the northernmost of the islands of the Bahamas and only 56 miles to Florida (one hour by boat), Ginn Sur Mer will be a luxurious 2,000-acre mega-resort blessed with a clear blue sky all year round, lush palm trees and sugar-like white sand.

Owned by ‘G-LA Resorts Holdings’ and developed by the renowned Canadian company ‘Replay Resorts’, Ginn Sur Mer will boast 18 holes of golf (already completed), an airport with a 6,900-foot runway, helipad, and Customs facilities onsite, 5.5 miles of majestic oceanfront with spectacular panoramas, 5-plus miles of canals, a 1,300-foot mega-yacht wall, 6,500 residential entitlements, gardens, fountains and pools.

Ginn Sur Mer will be a boater's haven thanks to a mega-yacht marina, the largest in the Caribbean. It will contain 500 slips and be able to accommodate everything from 23-foot boats to 250-foot super yachts. Both owners and resort visitors will be able to dock their boats and receive first-class service, with even the possibility to charter boats for a day of snorkeling, fishing or sightseeing. The services provided by the marina will include fuel storage for mega-yachts at each slip, full concierge services for every yacht, and a minimum depth of 15' below minimum low water.

A state of the art fitness center and a full service spa, along with a casino, two water theme parks, championship tennis facility, children's club, upscale boutiques and many fine-dining restaurants will ensure visitors make the most of this ideal man-made tropical paradise.

In addition, much like Italy's Venice, water taxis and gondolas will whisk guests to the restaurants, shops and to their luxurious accommodations around this magnificent resort.

Surrounded by the glistening waters of the Caribbean in shades of luminous turquoise and emerald green and with so many luxurious amenities, this tropical haven will soon become the ultimate vacation destination.

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  • destination Grand Bahama's
  • our_review 1
  • draught(ft) 15
  • loa(ft) 250
  • Marina Icons on site Fuel (Petrol/Diesel)
  • Marina Icons off site Fishing Supplies, Taxi Company, Quality Restaurant, Bar, Golf Course, Beauty Salon
  • contact_info Condo Hotels Bahamas: Tel: (305) 944 - 3090 Email: info@CondoHotelsBahamas.com
  • coordinates 26.667326, -78.961336

Island Water World Marina & Boatyard, St Maarten & St Martin

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Located in Cole Bay, on the shores of the Simpson Bay Lagoon nestled by the beautiful island of Saint Maarten, Island Water World Marina & Boatyard is an amazing place to dock your yacht and it also serves as a distribution center for a chain of marine stores serving Caribbean sailors and water sports enthusiasts for over forty years.

Island Water World has a modern marina that can accommodate 56 yachts in its slips with a maximum length of 85 feet and a maximum draft of 9 feet. Entrance to the lagoon is through a canal and swing bridge from Simpson Bay. Call the marina on VHF 74 for the bridge opening times. You also need to call the bridge operator on VHF 12 shortly before opening times for permission to enter or leave.

Island Water World Marina & Boatyard is conveniently located near respected specialist marine businesses like St. Maarten Sails, Simpson Bay Diesel and FKG Rigging and also Shipwrights Custom Fit Marine.

The available services and amenities for visiting yachts include fuel, shower, water, electricity, free Wi-Fi, chandlery, a Taylor Marine forklift able to lift boats to 29ft, and an outboard maintenance facility.

The boat shop offers over 500 suppliers and nearly 30,000 unique items, which include anchoring & docking parts, boats and motors, boat hardware, clothing and footwear, electrical and lighting, electronics, guides, compasses, interior, plumbing, rigging and safety equipment. The brands ‘Dive Buddy’ offers scuba and snorkeling equipment to the underwater enthusiast and ‘Fish Tales’ caters to the sports fisherman and angler.

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  • destination St Maarten & St Martin
  • our_review 1
  • draught(ft) 9
  • loa(ft) 85
  • Marina Icons on site Electricity, Fresh Water, Fuel (Petrol/Diesel), Repair Facilities, Slipway/Hoist, Chandler, Professional Diver, WiFi Facilities
  • VHF 74 & 12
  • contact_info Tel: 721.544.5310 Fax: 721.544.3299 Email: sales@islandwaterworld.com VHF Channel: 12 & 74
  • coordinates 18.034989, -63.085717
  • Berths 56

Cape Eleuthera Resort & Yacht Club, Eleuthera

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Nestled on two sides by the glassy blue waters of the Exuma Sound and Rock Sound, Cape Eleuthera Resort & Yacht Club offers a private, secluded retreat along with the renowned island flair. Long favored by cruisers, sailors and anglers and located at the center of the resort, the Blue Flag marina offers state of the art facilities and amenities to make your stay on Eleuthera a vacation worth remembering.

Cape Eleuthera Resort & Yacht Club’s Blue Flag Marina can accommodate up to 200 yachts in length and has a controlling entry depth of 12ft+ and marina depth of 6ft-40ft at mean low water. The services amenities offered to visiting vessels include Customs and Immigration on call, reverse osmosis fresh water, fuel dock with 9′ depth MLWS, Shell filtered diesel and gas, electricity (30, 50, 100 amps and 3-phase available), fish cleaning station with saltwater wash-down, boat cleaning available, free Wi-Fi, Out Island Outfitters (OIO) provisions store and a full-service restaurant.

For those seeking accommodation, the well-appointed modern villas of Cape Eleuthera provide a comfortable base for your island explorations or a luxurious place to simply relax and unwind.  All villas are adjacent to the Cape Eleuthera Marina and provide panoramic views of the Exuma Sound. 

When hungry, Pascal’s is the perfect place to taste the ‘Caribbean fusion’ cuisine with an authentic island atmosphere. Opened in early February 2014, the restaurant is located right on the Cape Eleuthera Marina and has experienced and world renowned Pascal Burrows as the Executive Chef.

Cape Eleuthera Resort & Yacht Club’s Marina Store offers essential grocery items, snacks, sodas, wines, beers and mixers alongside basic medical supplies, fishing supplies and Cape Eleuthera souvenirs. 

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  • destination Eleuthera
  • our_review 1
  • draught(ft) 12
  • loa(ft) 200
  • Marina Icons on site Electricity, Fresh Water, Fuel (Petrol/Diesel), Quality Restaurant, WiFi Facilities
  • Marina Icons off site Quality Restaurant
  • contact_info Tel: +1 (866) 364-3366 / (954) 463-4829 Email: reservations@capeeleuthera.com
  • coordinates 24.840450, -76.341013
  • Berths 55

The Barcadere Marina, Cayman Islands

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The Barcadere Marina has raised the standard for marinas in the Cayman Islands, providing recreational and commercial boaters with a comprehensive combination of services and amenities.

It is located on the North Sound coastline of George Town, the capital of the Cayman Islands, immediately adjacent to the ‘Owen Roberts’ international airport and only minutes away  from the Royal Watler port facility and cruise ship landing downtown and offers easy access from the marina to many of the island’s key boating attractions such as Stingray City, the Sand Bar and the North Wall, as well as Cayman Kai, Rum Point and the entire North Sound.

The Barcadere Marina opened back in 2009 and has 83 boat slips to accommodate local and visiting yachts, ranging from the smallest of boats, up to vessels in excess of 130 feet in length with a maximum draft of 8 feet.

Individually metered power and water is provided to a dock pedestal for every slip and they also offer complementary dockside sewage pump-out. Other services and amenities include ValvTect Marine fuel, onsite boat showroom, chandlery and boat yard with a 100-ton Marine Travel Lift, free Wi-Fi, luxury washrooms with showers and lockers, and nightly security.

The George Town Yacht Club (GTYC), restaurant, bar and pool has opened February 2013 and is waiting to delight visitors with the chef’s specials, delicious cocktails and hours of relaxation in the clear water. There is also a dip pool and ‘beach’ area for you to relax after dining at the Barcadere Marina.

The Barcadere Marina, Grand Cayman is the perfect gateway for exploring Jamaica, Panama, Cuba,  Mexico, Florida Keys and further afield.

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  • destination Cayman Islands
  • our_review 1
  • draught(ft) 8
  • loa(ft) 130
  • Marina Icons on site Electricity, Fresh Water, Fuel (Petrol/Diesel), Sewage Removal, Security Cameras, Slipway/Hoist, Chandler, WiFi Facilities
  • Marina Icons off site Clubhouse, Quality Restaurant, Bar
  • VHF 16
  • contact_info Tel: (345) 949-3743 Fax: (345) 947-3743 Email: enquiries@barcadere.com VHF Channel: 16
  • coordinates 19.302748, -81.358647
  • Berths 83

Bimini Bay Resort & Marina, Bimini, Bahamas

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Situated only 48 miles off South Florida’s coast, Bimini Bay Resort & Marina is elegantly located on the Bahamian Island of North Bimini, allowing yachts to effortlessly dock into this tropical paradise with scenic landscapes and clear blue waters. Bimini Bay Resort & Marina is stretched along wide white-sand beaches and turquoise waters to the east and nestled by a far-reaching bay to the west. 

Right at the pinnacle of the resort is the largest yacht complex in the Bahamas with two state of the art marinas: Fisherman’s Village Marina and the Mega Yacht Marina.

Fisherman’s Village Marina features 136 floating boat slips that accommodate vessels up to 128 feet in length and is home to the resort's retail marketplace, offering a variety of restaurants, stores and amenities. These include a fitness center, Dock master’s office, restroom and shower facilities, and an open air bar offering guests a wide variety of cold beverages, casual cuisine and live entertainment.

The Mega-Yacht Marina at Resorts World Bimini has 96 floating docks made of concrete, features a controlling depth of 12 feet, and can accommodate yachts from 40 to 180 feet in length. It features a lagoon-style pool, and is minutes away from the Casino and Sabor, the resort’s signature restaurant.

The available services and amenities include deep-water access channels/berths, onsite Customs & immigration offices during holiday weekends, manned security, electricity (single 50 amp/100 amp & three-phase power), fresh water outlets, laundry service, showers & restrooms with air-conditioning, filet stations, tie-up assistance,  dock assistance for transfer of luggage & supplies, daily trash pick-up, Fisherman’s Village, grocery store, ice, fitness center, and dive shop.

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  • destination Bimini
  • our_review 1
  • loa(m) 55
  • loa(ft) 180
  • Marina Icons on site Electricity, Fresh Water, Security Cameras, Professional Diver, Supermarket, Quality Restaurant, Bar
  • Marina Icons off site Quality Restaurant, Bar
  • VHF 16 & 68
  • contact_info Tel: (242) 347-6031 Email: marina@rwbiminibahamas.com VHF Channel: 16 & 68
  • coordinates 25.776604, -79.261411
  • Berths 232

The Bakers Bay Golf & Ocean Club, Abaco, Bahamas

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Nestled between the turquoise Sea of Abaco and the Atlantic Ocean, Baker's Bay Golf & Ocean Club features a picturesque scenery, luxurious island cottages and colorful beach bungalows that mix in perfectly with the rich cultural heritage of the Abaco Islands.

The pinnacle of Baker's Bay Golf & Ocean Club is its state of the art Marina, featuring 158 slips available for purchase and membership, with 12.5 feet of mean low water and the ability to welcome vessels up to 250ft long. The amazing Marina Village has evolved a lot in the last years, with recent additions including the Market Restaurant, Conch Shack bar, infinity pool, fitness center, gaming and event lawn and Atlantic Beach.

Open for visitors and with 20 completed units, the Marina Inn offers a charming colony of suits ranging from two-bedroom ‘shopkeepers’ flats to four-bedroom townhomes and cottages, that are nestled into both the village and marina, within walking distance to the beach.

The available services and amenities offered to visiting yachts include fresh water, electricity (50A 120/240V single phase, 100A 120/240V single phase, and 100A 3-phase power availability), wireless internet access, in-slip sanitary pump out, solid waste collection, golf cart rentals, shower facilities, security, fish-cleaning station, market & deli, restaurant and bar.

The Baker's Bay Golf & Ocean Club Marina Village offers dry dock storage facilities for club residents, a Commercial Center, general store and farmers market, boutiques and other small local shops, Tom Fazio-designed oceanfront golf course, club-owned watercraft, a private family beach club, and an excellent spa and fitness facility.

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  • destination Abaco
  • our_review 1
  • draught(ft) 12.5
  • loa(ft) 250
  • Marina Icons on site Electricity, Fresh Water, Sewage Removal, Security Cameras, Supermarket, Quality Restaurant, Bar, WiFi Facilities
  • Marina Icons off site Supermarket, Shopping Center, Golf Course, Beauty Salon
  • contact_info Address: Great Guana Cay, Abaco, The Bahamas Tel: 242-577-0635 Email: info@bakersbayclub.com
  • coordinates 26.685117, -77.150985
  • Berths 158
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Cayman Islands

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The Cayman Islands are a British Overseas Territory in the western Caribbean Sea, comprising of three islands: Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, south of Cuba and northwest of Jamaica. The Cayman Islands are considered to be part of the geographic Western Caribbean Zone as well as the Greater Antilles. The territory is a major world offshore financial center.

The Cayman Islands have a tropical marine climate, with a wet season of warm, rainy summers (May to October) and a dry season of relatively cool winters (November to April).

Grand Cayman is the largest of the three Cayman Islands and the location of the territory's capital, George Town. It is approximately 75 miles southwest of Little Cayman and 90 miles southwest of Cayman Brac. It takes pride in a number of natural attractions: the blow holes in the East End district, the Mastic Trail that runs north to south through the center of the island, Hell in the West Bay, and the acclaimed Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park.

Named for its breathtaking 140-foot bluff, the ‘Brac’ is a rugged and fascinating 14 square miles and provides adventure seekers and nature lovers with the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the islands’ most breathtaking scenery, exotic flora and fauna.

Little Cayman is known for its excellent scuba diving and bird watching, unspoiled wildlife habitat and laid-back atmosphere.

Currency: Cayman Islands Dollar.

Language: English.

Marinas are located at The Barcadere Marina, Harbour House Marina, Kaibo Marina, Morgans Boat Service, and Sailing Club.

Customs and Fees

George Town Port Security is monitored 24 hours a day and should be called on entering Cayman Islands waters on VHF Channel 16. They will notify Customs and Immigration and keep you informed regarding the clearance process.

All visiting yachts arriving in the Cayman Islands must first proceed to the George Town Port in Grand Cayman or the Cayman Brac Port for clearance.

The officials are very strict with respect to the clearance procedures and visiting vessels have been fined even for the smallest infringement, so proceed with caution.

All vessels must fly the yellow ‘Q’ flag from the moment they enter territorial waters and are usually visited by the mosquito control officer who will spray repellant on the inside of the boat. The fee is usually $30, or $50 outside working hours.

Proceeding in person to the Customs Office for clearance on arrival is strictly prohibited, unless authorized by the personnel. Evidence of clearance from last Port of Call is required.

Office hours are Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm. A special attendance fee of $75 is charged for vessels arriving outside the working schedule. Yachts must clear in and out of every individual island.

All visitors must have a passport valid beyond their stay. Nationals of countries which normally require a visa but who are permanent residents of the U.K., Canada or the USA are allowed to enter without a visa.

An initial stay of up to 6 months is permitted, if return tickets and proof of financial means are submitted on arrival or at the Immigration office.

All firearms are held by customs for the duration of the boat's stay, unless fitted with a proper safe, which can be sealed. Outside fruit and plant life is not allowed on the islands.

Malaria still occurs occasionally and there are lots of mosquitoes and sandflies, so you should be very careful.

Pets must have an Import License or valid Animal Passport issued by the Cayman Islands Department of Agriculture, and an Official Health Certificate (issued within 14 days of arrival). Be careful with prohibited breeds of dogs and cats that are not allowed on the island.

The official ports of entry for The Cayman Islands are George Town and Cayman Brac.  

Attractions

Attractions are abundant in the Cayman Islands, and include the Turtle Farm, Pedro St. James Castle and Botanical Park but some of them are ostensibly free, like sightseeing, exploring the Islands and enjoying the rich and vibrant culture.

Every conceivable water sport is available in the Cayman Islands, with diving and snorkeling being this place’s top water attractions, gathering thousands of enthusiasts each year.

The beaches on the Cayman Islands are idyllic places to escape the daily routine and they have a lot to offer. Whether you enjoy relaxing and watching the waves roll in or taking your vacation up a notch and parasailing over the Caribbean Sea, ‘7-Mile Beach’ has everything you are looking for. For a quieter ambiance, you can visit the Grand Cayman public beach with changing and restrooms, showers, a wonderful playground for the kids, beach huts, a watersports operator and Calico Jacks beach bar for food and drinks. Spots Beach is an amazing place if you are looking for some tranquil moments in a secluded location, surrounded by iron shore cliffs with white beaches and the encircling barrier reef hat keep waters calm year round.

Top of every visitor's list is a trip to Stingray City, a breathtaking 12-foot dive site and nearby sandbar. In only two to six feet of water, everyone can feed and touch the friendly Southern Atlantic stingrays.

Full of duty-free shops and restaurants by the waterfront, George Town, the island's capital and Grand Cayman's bustling little town is the perfect place for a nice stroll and some unforgettable memories.

The Cayman Islands are also renowned for their vibrant cuisine and you will find yourself in the perfect place to compare the spicy taste of Cayman Brac’s ‘McCoy’s BBQ’ to the unique flavor of ‘Bussy’s Jerk Chicken’ on Little Cayman.

Thursday, 12 June 2014 15:11

Bimini

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Description and Location

Located just 50 miles off Florida’s coast, Bimini is the westernmost district of the Bahamas composed of a chain of islands, closest to the United States and approximately 137 miles west-northwest of Nassau. The combined population for the islands is estimated to be about 1600.

It is composed of three islands, North Bimini, South Bimini, and East Bimini, with the first two being the largest. Its main settlement is Alice Town, which is also the capital and boasts a collection of shops, restaurants, and bars on a road known as "The King's Highway". The second major road is named Queens Road and runs almost the length of the island parallel to Kings Highway.

Often noted as Ernest Hemingway’s favorite escape, Bimini is has a rich past, visitors coming from all over the world to enjoy its historical complexity, including landmarks like Bimini Road, which some believe is a remnant of the legendary Lost City of Atlantis.

Bimini is surrounded by shallow reefs near shore, with the depth increasing to 80 to 100 feet before dropping into the abyss of the Gulf Stream, which brings hundreds of marine species near its shores and makes it one of the world's top big-game fishing spots.

Scuba diving and snorkeling are also popular activities, as there are many shipwrecks in the area, such as the wreck of the ‘SS Sapona’, which ran aground in 1926 during a massive hurricane.

Currency: US Dollar.

Language: English.

Marinas are located at Big Game Club Resort & Marina, Resorts World Bimini, Bimini Beach Club & Marina, Bimini Blue Water Resort, Bimini Government Dock, Bimini Sands Resort & Marina, Browns Marina, Cat Cay Marina, Great Harbour Yacht Club & Marina, Sea Crest Hotel & Marina, and Weech's Bimini Dock.

Customs and Fees

Like in the case of any other Bahamian destinations, visiting boaters must first clear ‘Customs and Immigration’ at the nearest designed ‘Port of Entry’. As you enter port, fly the yellow quarantine flag and notify Customs of your arrival. No one other than the captain is permitted to leave the boat, until your vessel has been cleared. Customs and Immigration will come to your vessel. Everyone on board must have proof of citizenship and fill out an immigration card. US citizens can present a passport or birth certificate. A driver's license is not acceptable.

Before leaving the Bahamas, be sure to surrender your copy of the immigration card at the last Bahamian port you visit. Though you are allowed to have a firearm on your boat, you cannot take it off the boat unless you obtain a permit from the Bahamian police ahead of time. Weapons must be under lock and key at all times. Any infraction of this law is dealt with severely.

The fee for boats up to 35 feet is $150, and the fee for boats over 35 feet is $300. These fees include a cruising permit, a fishing permit and departure tax for up to four persons. Each additional person over the first four will be charged an additional departure tax. If you plan to stay longer than 12 months, special arrangement must be made with Bahamas Customs and Immigration.

Regular hours for Bahamas Custom and Immigration Offices are 9am to 5pm weekdays. Officers are on call during holidays and weekends. There is no overtime charge.

An Important Permit is required for all animals being brought into The Island of The Bahamas. These are available in advance for a $10.00 fee for each animal. Dogs and Cats must be at least six months of age and have current proof of rabies vaccination and a health certificate.

The official ports of entry for Bimini are located in Alice Town and at Cat Cay Club Marina.

Attractions

Bimini is a sub-tropical island destination with pleasant temperatures all year round. The summer months are warmer and accompanied by calm seas, while winters on the island are a bit cooler with an intense ocean breeze. Mid-winter temperatures on Bimini can be cool at times, especially if a strong cold front has come through South Florida. There is a rainy season on Bimini with occasional rainfall and rare hurricanes from June to December.

The Gulf Stream rushes northward and blesses Bimini with thriving coral reefs that become home for everything from marlin to mantas, dolphin to sea turtles and make the island a favorite diving and fishing getaway. In fact, you will find more fishing, diving, sailing and more to do per square mile than anywhere in The Bahamas Out Islands.

Bimini is famous for its beaches and Bimini Bay Beach is one of the island’s finest, running along the Atlantic Ocean and offering breathtaking views and fairytale-like white sands. Other beaches include Radio Beach, Blister Beach, Spook Hill, Porgy Bay Beach, and Tiki Hut Beach, but if you are looking for the ultimate one, with a trip to the Cays to the south you will probably find a secluded location only for yourself.

Ernest Hemingway spent a few seasons in Bimini fishing and writing 'To Have and To Have Not' and later based his novel 'Islands in the Stream' here.

The Bimini Museum is located in Alice Town on the southern end of main road and has a very interesting collection of artifacts and exhibits on the island's history.

As you are exploring the island, you may want to stop off at the Bimini Straw Market, next door to the Bahamas Customs Building, where you will usually find two dozen vendors to pick up a souvenir or two.

Thursday, 12 June 2014 15:09

Eleuthera

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Description and Location

With its name derived from the Greek word ‘eleutheros’ which means ‘free’, Eleuthera  is an island in the Bahamas, lying 50 miles east of Nassau, 110 miles long and little more than 1 mile wide and with a population of approximately 11,000.

From endless pineapple fields surrounded by white and pink sand beaches to isolated inlets and miles of breathtaking coastlines, Eleuthera is an amazing destination that defines The Bahamas in all of its beauty and splendor. The British, who settled here in the 1700s, influenced much of the architecture and way of life.

The many natural attractions include the Glass Window Bridge, Hatchet Bay caves and Surfer's Beach in the north, while the south end nestles Ocean Hole and Lighthouse Beach. Preacher's Cave on the north end was home to the Eleutherian Adventurers in the mid-17th century, and recent excavations have uncovered some interesting Arawak remains at the site.

The principal settlements are Governor's Harbour, which is also the administrative capital, Rock Sound, Tarpum Bay, Harbour Island with its curious pink sandy beaches and Spanish Wells. The island is particularly renowned for the supremacy of its pineapples and holds an annual Pineapple Festival in Gregory Town.

Currency: US Dollar.

Language: English.

Marinas are located at Davis Harbour, Cape Eleuthera, Hatchet Bay, Runaway Bay and Spanish Wells.

Customs and Fees

Like in the case of any other Bahamian destinations, visiting boaters must first clear ‘Customs and Immigration’ at the nearest designed ‘Port of Entry’. As you enter port, fly the yellow quarantine flag and notify Customs of your arrival. No one other than the captain is permitted to leave the boat, until your vessel has been cleared. Customs and Immigration will come to your vessel. Everyone on board must have proof of citizenship and fill out an immigration card. US citizens can present a passport or birth certificate. A driver's license is not acceptable.

Before leaving the Bahamas, be sure to surrender your copy of the immigration card at the last Bahamian port you visit. Though you are allowed to have a firearm on your boat, you cannot take it off the boat unless you obtain a permit from the Bahamian police ahead of time. Weapons must be under lock and key at all times. Any infraction of this law is dealt with severely.

The fee for boats up to 35 feet is $150, and the fee for boats over 35 feet is $300. These fees include  a cruising permit, a fishing permit and departure tax for up to four persons. Each additional person over the first four will be charged an additional departure tax. If you plan to stay longer than 12 months, special arrangement must be made with Bahamas Customs and Immigration.

Regular hours for Bahamas Custom and Immigration Offices are 9am to 5pm weekdays. Officers are on call during holidays and weekends. There is no overtime charge.

An Important Permit is required for all animals being brought into The Island of The Bahamas. These are available in advance for a $10.00 fee for each animal. Dogs and Cats must be at least six months of age and have current proof of rabies vaccination and a health certificate.

In Eleuthera you can clear at any of the following ports: Governor's Harbour, Rock Sound, Cape Eleuthera, Spanish Wells.

Attractions

Eleuthera is an island of casual sophistication, housing isolated but vibrant communities, well-developed resorts, rocky bluffs, low-lying wetlands and massive coral reefs that create breathtaking backdrops.

This island is renowned worldwide for its spectacular beaches and many tourists come here to find an idyllic place to relax and escape the hustle of everyday life. Set below a cliff, Twin Bay nestles two comfy cave beaches with space so intimate that they’re really only suitable for couples seeking unforgettable moments. With only a private home on the beach and with almost a half mile of gorgeous pink sand, Ten Bay has become a favorite for everyone, young and old alike. Double Bay is has an amazing ambient sound as the small waves crash to shore, offering a delightful tone to complement the spectacular view. Finally, Lighthouse Beach is Eleuthera’s finest with views to both the Atlantic and the Caribbean and separated by a natural limestone outcropping that can be climbed to where the old Lighthouse still stands.

Preachers Cave, located approximately 10 miles from North Eleuthera Airport on the north shores of the island near Tay Bay Beach, offers an amazing site sculpted by nature through the dissolution of carbonate sands.

Current Cut is a very fast and strong current in a narrow 100-yard wide cut, reaching depths up to 60 feet, between Eleuthera at Current Settlement and Current Island. This drift dive is popular with scuba enthusiasts and considered by some to be one of the top sites in the world.

The famous 'Glass Window Bridge' links North Eleuthera to the mainland of Eleuthera and is renowned because one can see the dark Atlantic meeting the aquamarine Caribbean at the thinnest part of the island.

The Devil's Backbone, a long stretch of fringed reef and a vast playground for a variety of reef and deep-sea fish that are attracted to the many shipwrecks, is a very popular spot just north of Spanish Wells.

Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve is a noted nature preserve found in eastern Eleuthera. Part botanical garden and part preserve, it is a privately protected forest committed to the native plants that grow in the Bahamas and have become under threat due to many invasive species.

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The Caribbean Sea
The Caribbean Sea is an oceanic sea largely situated on the Caribbean Plate. The Caribbean Sea is separated from the ocean by several island arcs of various ages. The youngest of them stretches from the Lesser Antilles to the Virgin Islands to the north east of Trinidad and Tobago off the coast of Venezuela. This arc was formed by the collision of the South American Plate with the Caribbean Plate and includes active and extinct volcanoes such as Mount Pelee, the Quill (volcano) on Sint Eustatius in the Caribbean Netherlands and Morne Trois Pitons on Dominica. The larger islands in the northern part of the sea Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica and Puerto Rico lie on an older island arc. The geological age of the Caribbean Sea is not known with certainty but is estimated to have an age between 160 and 180 million years and was formed by a horizontal fracture that split the supercontinent called Pangeain the Mesozoic Era. It is assumed that the proto-caribbean basin existed in the Devonian period. In the early Carboniferous movement of Gondwana to the north and its convergence with theEuramerica basin decreased in size. The next stage of the formation of the Caribbean Sea began in the Triassic. Powerful rifting led to the formation of narrow troughs, stretching from modernNewfoundland to the west coast of the Gulf of Mexico which formed siliciclastic sedimentary rocks. In the early Jurassic due to powerful marine transgression, water broke into the present area of the Gulf of Mexico creating a vast shallow pool here. The emergence of deep basins in the Caribbean occurred during the era of the Middle Jurassic rifting. The emergence of these basins marked the beginning of the Atlantic Ocean and contributed to the destruction ofPangaea at the end of the late Jurassic. During the Cretaceous the Caribbean acquired the shape close to that seen today. In the early Paleogene due to Marine regression the Caribbean became separated from the Gulf of Mexicoand the Atlantic Ocean by the land of Cuba and Haiti. The Caribbean remained like this for most of the Cenozoic until the Holocene when rising water levels of the oceans restored communication with the Atlantic Ocean.


The Caribbean floor

The floor of the Caribbean is composed of sub-oceanic sediments of deep red clay in the deep basins and troughs. On continental slopes and ridges calcareous silts are found. Clay minerals likely having been deposited by the mainland river Orinoco and the Magdalena River. Deposits on the bottom of the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico have a thickness of about 1 km. Upper sedimentary layers relate to the period from the Mesozoic to the Cenozoic (250 million years ago to present) and the lower layers from the Paleozoic to the Mesozoic.

The Caribbean sea floor is divided into five basins separated from each other by underwater ridges and mountain ranges. Atlantic Ocean water enters the Caribbean through the Anegada Passage lying between the Lesser Antilles andVirgin Islands and the Windward Passage located between Cuba and Haiti. The Yucatan Channel between Mexico and Cuba links the Gulf of Mexico with the Caribbean. The deepest points of the sea lie in Cayman Trough with depths reaching approximately 7,686 m (25,220 ft). Despite this, the Caribbean Sea is considered a relatively shallow sea in comparison to other bodies of water.

The pressure of the South American Plate to the east of the Caribbean causes the region of the Lesser Antilles to have high volcanic activity. There was a very serious eruption of Mount Pelee in 1902 which caused many casualties.

The Caribbean sea floor is also home to two oceanic trenches: the Cayman Trench and Puerto Rico Trench, which put the area at a high risk ofearthquakes. Underwater earthquakes pose a threat of generating tsunamis which could have a devastating effect on the Caribbean islands. Scientific data reveals that over the last 500 years the area has seen a dozen earthquakes above 7.5 magnitude. Most recently, a 7.1 earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, 2010.




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