The Narrows Inlet

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Nassau Bahamas
25° 4' 30.0'', -77° 17' 11.4''
Spruce Cay
The Narrows Inlet
The Narrows Inlet
The Narrows Inlet
Humid and partly cloudy throughout the day.
82℉ESE at 15 knots
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The Narrows is a fairly shallow, but reliable passage between the east side of Paradise Island and Athol Island, which lies just to the east. Although you can see numerous boats cutting across the shallow san bar to the west, this area is very shoal and should not be attempted by visiting boaters. Depths in the inlet are around five to six feet, and the deeper part of the channel, along with the southern mark into Nassau Harbour, which is off to the right, not shown in image.

Navigating the Water:

Alternatively, you can use the passage to the east between Paradise and Athol and Paradise islands known as The Narrows. From the New Providence Channel, set a course for the area near waypoint 25 05.439N 77 17.338W, and once you have reached the waypoint, set a course for and follow in a course of 160 degrees true for about .7 mile, minding the reefs lining the west side of the passage, especially the small island that juts out from the east side of Paradise Island. Inside the passage mind the depth-sounder and proceed through the slightly twisting channel (there is a buoy placed on the south side) until you drop out on the east side of Nassau Harbor. Depths in the channel are about four to six feet.

Local Notices to Mariners:

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

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