The world is reopening borders following months of closure due to COVID 19. People are thinking about traveling, about a change of scenery. Now is the time to plan your visit to The Bahamas. It is recommended to stay up-to-date on the constantly evolving travel requirements and restrictions of both The Bahamas and countries of origin.
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Great Harbour Cay is only 120 miles East of Miami. It is a one hour flight from Florida, or a twenty minute flight from Nassau. And yet it feels to be far away from anywhere.
Tropic Ocean Airways has scheduled service from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to/from the island several times each week. LeAir Charter Services has scheduled service twice each day to/from the island from Nassau, Bahamas. Watermakers Air and other companies offer charters out of Fort Lauderdale. Arrivals directly from Florida will clear Customs and Immigration here on Great Harbour Cay. Arrivals from Nassau will clear Customs and Immigration in Nassau.
Marine charts and cruising guides give clear directions to get to GHC from South Florida. For the type of boats assumed here, it is an easy trip - mostly based on weather and tide. Great Harbour Cay can be reached by passing either around the North end of Bimini or the South end (though the South end is a bit trickier). Both paths join long before the final approach to Great Harbour Cay Marina. If a marina is entered at Bimini, boats will clear Customs and Immigration there. But it is also an option to anchor out at Bimini or Mackie Shoals, or passage straight through, and clear Customs and Immigration on Great Harbour Cary.
It is important to note that the "cut" which must be passed through to enter the interior harbour and marina at Great Harbour Cay is nearly invisible until the final turn just outside. Believe us, the cut is there!