Old Bahama Bay Marina by Greg Allard
Bahamas Update on Old Bahama Bay/West End on Grand Bahama
There has been much discussion about the status of the facilities at Old Bahama Bay, especially since it is
a common place to “make land” for Bahamian bound cruisers, and also a convenient location to clear Customs and
I spoke with Jackie Carroll, the general manager for the Old Bahama Bay resort. We know her from our stops there over the years, and have always found her to be competent and customer friendly. She said their recent “troubles” are now over. Ms. Carroll advised that the marina is now fully open: all slips are available for occupancy with full electricity at each slip. Customs and Immigration (which never shut down) is running as usual. There is fuel available.
Two days ago, after crossing the Florida Straits (Gulf Stream) on our way from Lake Worth Inlet to Port Lucaya, we passed offshore of Old Bahama Bay; there was significant VHF traffic between cruising boats and the dockmaster of the marina, announcing arrivals and requesting slip assignments, all of which confirms that this popular and necessary destination is again available for cruisers.
Here are the contact numbers for Old Bahama Bay, if you need further information.
888 983 6188
242 346 6500
242 350 6516
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