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Freeport Harbour


Location
City Freeport
Region Grand Bahama
Country Bahamas




Navigation
Latitude 26° 31" 17'
Longitude -78° 46" 46'
Format DD DMS
Body of water Northwest Providence Channel
Current Conditions
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Temperature: 74F
Dewpoint: 74F

Rain
High: 75F
Low: 66F

Clear
High: 71F
Low: 69F

Clear
High: 76F
Low: 74F

Overcast

Introduction:
Freeport is the capital of Grand Bahama Island. Although there are many small ports and harbors in the Freeport/Lucaya area, the image above is specifically of Freeport Harbor, an industrial center on the west side of town. To port on entry is the large port facility, and to starboard, the cruise ship terminal, which stays quite busy.

Freeport is primarily an industrial center and offers little in the way of facilities for the traveling cruiser. You can check in with customs and immigration here, but little else (no dockage for boaters). Lucaya, farther east, is where the majority of yachting facilities are located.

Navigating the Water:
The entrance to Freeport Harbor is deep and wide (designed for heavy commercial freighters and cruise ships), but even if you successfully navigate the channel, there are no dockage facilities for recreational boaters inside.

Local Notices to Mariners:
See our “Local Notices to Mariners” blog for updates on the latest conditions and advisories for this area.

Things To Do/Local Events:
With an economy centered around tourism, there is no shortage of activities and things to do in Freeport. A series of excellent beach resorts line the shores hereabouts and visitors enjoy shopping, beach combing, gambling, dining and all variety of other activities. For a detailed calendar of events, check out the “Helpful Links” section below.

Transportation:
The Grand Bahamas International Airport is located just 6 miles to the northwest of the Freeport waterfront, and has daily commercial jet service from major carriers including Air Tran, American Eagle, Continental, Delta, Bahamasair and Falcon. Shuttle service can be arranged from the airport, or you can pick up a taxi cab, bus or rental car in downtown Freeport.