who arrive by boat will sail into the protected bay between Harbour
Island and Eleuthera where they can choose from two marinas.
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Harbour Island Club and Marina
is the newer marina located on the southern end of the island. It
offers modern power centers at each slip with 115/220 power and
water and automatic dock lights that turn on at dusk, off at dawn.
Showers, a freshwater pool, and laundry services are available.
A very pleasant bar overlooking the dock is a great spot for lunch
or watching the sun go down. There's no grocery store or dinner
service, but a taxi or rented golf cart can take you the mile and
a half into town.
Valentine's Resort and Marina
in the center of town, Valentine's offers 39 slips accommodating
boats up to 160' with 12' draft. Hotel rooms and a bar and restaurant
rim a swimming pool just steps from the dock. Plans are in formation
for replacing the popular dockside bar and restaurant that were
destroyed in the fire of 1998.
Arriving by Ferry from Nassau
Bo Hengy ferry will bring you from Nassau in the morning and return
you in the afternoon. The 2-hour trip can sometimes be faster that
making airport connections with fares just over $100 for a round
trip. Call 242 322-8185 or visit their website at www.bahamasferries.com.