Boating around Harbour Island in the Bahamas is more than just a leisurely day activity, it’s a lifestyle! When boating around the island, it is highly recommended that you follow all maritime rules and regulations as adhered to in the Islands of the Bahamas.
Things to do around Harbour Island vary; with many options of water activities readily available. After all, you are in the Bahamas!
Active water sports outdoors include:
Brownie F3-90X free diving
Deep Sea Fishing
Bottom Reef Fishing
Jet Packing (fly above the reef)
Pig Beach (swim with the pigs)
Harbour Island is an official port of entry, so you won’t have to make any more stops with customs officials. As you sail into local waters, fly your yellow quarantine flag and put in a call to Harbour Control on VHF Radio Channel 16.
A customs or immigration’s official will meet you at the dock to review your paperwork and have everyone on board fill out immigration forms. Only the captain will be allowed to leave the boat. Once the boat has gained clearance, and the $150 to $300 (USD) fee for a cruising permit, fishing permit, and the departure fee has been paid, you’re free to sail about the Bahamas for up to 90 days.
Of course, you probably won’t spend 90 days at a resort in the Bahamas, but you may sleep on board your boat! If such accommodations are comfortable, your visit to sleep overnight in the Bahamas may just be a dock slip fee.