Boating and Fishing in Grand Bahama Island
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Private boat charters for up to four people cost $300 and up for a half day and $350 and up for a full day. Bahamian law limits the catching of game fish to six each of dolphinfish, kingfish, tuna, or wahoo per vessel.
Bonefish Folley & Sons. Committed to giving you the best fishing experience possible, Bonefish Folley & Sons will take you deep-sea fishing or through the flats for bonefish and Permit. The late "Bonefish Folley" is a legend in these parts and delighted in taking people on bonefish tours for more than 60 years. He passed away in 2012 at the age of 91, but his two sons, Tommy and Carl, are continuing on in his footsteps. West End, Grand Bahama Island. 242/646–9504.
Reef Tours Ltd.. This company offers deep-sea fishing for four to six people on custom boats. Equipment and bait are provided free. All vessels are licensed, inspected, and insured. Trips run from 8:30 to 12:15 and from 1 to 4:45, weather permitting ($130 per angler, $60 per spectator). Full-day trips are also available, as are paddle board and kayak rentals, bottom-fishing excursions, glass-bottom boat tours, snorkeling trips, sailing–snorkeling cruises, and guided Segway tours. Reservations are essential. Port Lucaya Marketplace, Grand Bahama Island. 242/373–5880 or 242/373-5891. www.bahamasvacationguide.com/reeftours.
Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour. The marina at Old Bahama Bay Resort has 72 slips to accommodate yachts up to 120 feet long and is only 55 nautical miles from Palm Beach, FL. Facilities include a customs and immigration office, fuel, showers, laundry, and electric, cable, and water hookups. The Dockside Bar and Grill serves dinner. Old Bahama Bay Resort, West End, Grand Bahama Island. 242/350–6500 or 954/763–6382. www.oldbahamabay.com.
Port Lucaya Marina. Here you can find a broad range of water sports operators, free Wi-Fi, and a pump-out station; the marina has 106 slips for vessels no longer than 190 feet. Customs and immigrations officials are on-site full-time. Port Lucaya Marketplace, Lucaya, Grand Bahama Island. 242/373–9090. Daily 8–6.
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