Smith Bay & Fernandez Bay

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Explorer Chart: CAT-1, CAT-3, CAT-7, CAT-7A
  • New Bight International Airport. 24º18'.9N, 75º27.3'W
Air Service
  • Air Sunshine;800-435-8900; 954-434-8900. Charter service; Ft. Lauderdale.
  • Bahamasair. 242-342-2107; 242-377-5505; 800-222-4262. Service to Nassau.
  • Continental Gulf Stream; 800-231-0856; 800-525-0280. Service to Ft. Lauderdale.
  • Cat Island Air; 242-342-2125. Service to Nassau.
  • LeAir; 242-377-2356.
  • Lynx Air International; 242-342-2105; 888-596-9247. Service to Ft. Lauderdale.
  • Sky Unlimited; 242-377-8993. Charters from Nassau.
  • Southern Air; 242-377-2014. Service to Nassau.
  • Fernandez Bay: Offshore of resort in >10-12' in sand; protected N - E - SE. Note charted rocks.
  • Smith Bay: Offshore.
  • Smith Bay Harbour commercial basin; room for 1 - 2 vessels; limited swing room. Tie-up to pier when not in use by commercial vessels requires good fenders as high concrete wall is rough.
Area Information / Tourism
  • Bahamas Area Websites. Sites that can be searched for tourist and business information throughout the Bahamas.
Art Gallery / Art
Bank & ATM

  • Bank of the Bahamas International; 242-342-2230. Knowles.
Beverage Store
Bike Rental
Boat Rental / Charter
Book Exchange
  • Fernandez Bay Resort; 242-342-3043.
BTC / Batelco Office
Car Rental
  • 3J's & S's; 242-342-4010.
  • Gilbert's Car Rental; 242-342-3011. Located at New Bight Food Market; will deliver car to pier at Smith Bay or New Bight.
  • Laramore Crawford; 242-342-3107.
Cell Phone Service

  • Anglican.
  • Baptist.
  • Church of Christ.
  • Church of God.
  • Jehovah's Witness.
Coffee Shop
Cruisers Net
Customs & Immigration
  • 242-343-2016. Call to clear at government dock, Smith Bay.
  • Seymour's Customs Service; 242-342-2130. Smith Bay.
Dinghy Landing
  • Fernandez Bay: Beach off resort; by permission.
  • Smith Bay: Beach off Little Bay Inn; by permission.
  • Smith Bay Harbour commercial basin.
  • Bonefishing guide: Fernandez Bay Resort; 242-342-3043.
Fresh Fish

  • New Bight Service Station; 242-342-3014; VHF-Ch-16. Contact for delivery to Smith Bay dock.
Golf Cart / Scooter Rental
Government / Administrator
  • Office in Smith Bay.
Groceries & Produce
  • Alvernia Foods.
  • Government Packing House; 242-342-3087. Smith Bay.
  • Heritage Convenience.
Hardware & Lumber

Ice Cream
Internet & WiFi
  • Dorsett's Laundrymat; 242-342-2158. Smith Bay.
  • Haulover Hotel; 242-342-2028. Smith Bay.
  • Little Bay Inn. Smith Bay.
  • Fernandez Bay Village; 242-342-3043. Fernandez Bay.
  • The mailboat comes into the government pier at Smith Bay. In March 2012, the schedule which was weekly on Wednesdays had become variable.
Marina & Dockage
Marine Supplies & Parts
Marine Services & Repairs
Medical / Clinic / Pharmacy
  • Government clinic; 242-342-3026. Doctor on staff. Smith Bay.
Packages & Shipping
  • G&G Shipping.
Personal Services
Post Office / Mail
  • Weekly mailboat to Smiths Bay.
Restaurant & Bar
  • Haulover Restaurant. Smith Bay.
  • Fernandez Bay Village; 242-342-3043. Reservations required. Fernandez Bay.
Retail Therapy - Shopping
  • C.I.G. Office / School Supplies & Business Centre; 242-342-2190. Smith Bay.
  • Fernandez Bay Village; 242-342-3043. Village shops. Fernandez Bay.
Snorkeling & Scuba Diving
  • SCUBA guide: Fernandez Bay Resort; 242-342-3043.
  • Contact airport for taxi.
  • C&O Taxi & Tour Services; 242-342-3134; 242-464-6181; 242-464-6778;
  • Fernandez Bay Resort; 242-342-3043. Can arrange for taxi.
Things to See & Do
  • The Bight: The Bahamas Met Office reports that Hight Tide = Nassau - 29 min.; Low Tide = Nassau - 23 min.
  • Trash bins are available in settlement.
VHF Protocol

  • Government Packing House; 242-342-3087. Smith Bay.
  • Government dock. Smith Bay.
  • Marine Weather Center; Daily SSB, webcast, & email forecasts by Chris Parker. Note: Best reception in this area is usually on 4045 KHz USB Simplex at 0630 AST.
  • Bahamas Met Office website provides weather forecast for local areas throughout the Bahamas.

Updated: 14 Jan 12
Topics: 13 Jan 12