The new Marsh Harbour International Airport Terminal is NOW OPEN! The Abacos are becoming a hub for tourism with a new international airport terminal that opened on May 27. Construction of the $30 million project began in 2011 when coordinators saw bigger things for Marsh Harbour than just a small island airport. During the construction process, more than 6,000 feet of runway was added to allow for the arrival and departure of 100-seat planes. In addition, a state-of-the art air traffic control tower was built to allow a steady stream of air traffic to fly safely in and out of the airport and a new taxiway was also constructed for outbound flights. Plans are currently in the works with WestJet, JetBlue and Delta to create direct flights from Canada, New York and Atlanta. In the coming months, additional flights will also be added from Orlando, West Palm Beach and Miami.
The new terminal building at the airport has finally opened!
A new Fuel and Dockage Survey has been conducted and posted on May 16, 2014. Two marinas raised and one lowered dockage prices this month. Diesel prices were mixed and most gasoline prices were either up or remained the same.
The April 17, 2014 Fuel and Dockage Prices survey is available on the Explorer website at www.explorercharts.com. Please note that these prices are verified by phone on this particular day, not by emails covering a wide range of dates. Fuel prices change frequently in the Bahamas and the phone survey assures that you are getting the best comparison of prices in the various establishments.
In other marina news Bimini Sands reported new dredging completed in the marina basin with 6.5 feet controlling depth at the entrance. The Bluff House on Green Turtle Cay reported a new Tranquil Turtle Bar & Restaurant open. The Berry Islands Club reported 14 new moorings installed. Great Harbour Cay Marina reported complementary rum punches served on Wednesday nights and the Beach Club is now open. The Man-O-War Marina reported that the Dive Time Shop is now open at the marina and 10% discount is given to marina guest off dive trips.
A note for serious coffee lovers: Junkanoo Javas, a new specialty coffee shop, will open June 1 at the Treasure Cay Marina and Resort on Abaco.
OK.. I realize that economical is not a word used in the Abacos but you know what I mean. Does anyone have any experience to recommend a marina in the Abacos thats a good value for keeping her there 6-8 months thru hurricane season? Our boat is shallow draft 30′ sailboat.
Every Sunday for the summer season, there will be a Fish Fry at the Tipsy Seagull dockside restaurant at Treasure Cay Marina in the Abacos. Stop in and enjoy!
I am on Man ‘o War and need some documents notarized. Don’t know if there is such a thing as a Bahamas notary or if that would fly in US. Anyone know? Any cruisers in the area who are notaries and have stamp aboard?
Two years ago only one sad mooring in Treasure Cay, now they have 5 new ones, complete with a 15′ pennant. Moorings are $20/day and include dingy docking, showers and access to facilities including free wifi, accessible from anchorage with wifi antenna/extender.
Those cruisers extending visa the immigration office is no longer at the port building. The new government complex is located on the road across from goct dock about 1 km from dock. Large two story pink building, immigration on second floor above main entrance.