Blue Marlin Cove Marina. This privately owned marina caters to fishermen with 30 slips, a 300-foot straight-line dock, a covered fish-cleaning station, and a commercial ice house. You can drop line in 1,000 feet of water a mile from the dock and grill your catch on-site the same day. In addition, they have 30 apartment rental units in a gated community "designed for fishermen, by fishermen." Blue Marlin Cove Resort & Marina, Bootle Bay, West End, Grand Bahama Island. 242/349--4101; 772/485--0040;

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, Florida. 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; 954/763–6382;

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.