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This past weekend, sportfishing yachts, center consoles, and even superyachts travelled to Old Bahama Bay for what is now the largest fishing tournament ever held at the West End resort, the 2021 OBB Wahoo Charity Cup. Not only did 45 boats register in the tournament, but Old Bahama Bay sold out their rooms for the first time in 10 years!

After adhering to Bahamian customs law in which all travelers had to test negative for Covid-19, participants were greeted with Harry’s famous conch salad, fresh banana bread, goombay smashes, and the hospitable smiles of local residents.

Having been postponed since November of 2020 due to inclement weather, the tournament was a welcome weekend of festivities and fishing in a community missed and loved by so many.…

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The 2021 Old Bahama Bay Wahoo Charity Cup is actually the postponed tournament from November of 2020, and will take place on February 4th-6th at OBB Resort & Marina in West End Grand Bahama to benefit Leukaemia & Lymphoma NI.

In 2019, a total of 37 boats registered, and Team LLANGUS earned first place overall with a 132.7lb three-fish aggregate. Second place went to CORKS CREW with a 130.7 lb aggregate and biggest tuna at 24.2 lbs. 45’ Gamefisherman CHIEF placed third place overall with 126.4 pounds of wahoo.

The first year of the tournament paid out over $40,000 in prize money and raised over $105,000 for Leukemia and Lymphoma NI.

 

Schedule of Events

Thursday February 4th, 2021

4:00 pm- 6:00 pm: Boat check in and registration

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Last week, on October 30th, 2020, after months of hurricane cleanup and issues caused by the pandemic, Green Turtle Club reopened! Located on Green Turtle Cay in the Bahamas, Green Turtle Club sits on a picturesque harbor surrounded by some of the most spectacular beaches in the world. Diving, Fishing, or hanging at Dollar Bar where you can listen to live local music “Gully Roosters Band” and sip on their famous “Tipsy Turtle Rum Punch” are now awaiting Green Turtle’s guests once again!

If you live in Jupiter or Palm Beach, Green Turtle is accessible by boat in only a few hours, making it possible to have breakfast in Florida and lunch at Green Turtle Club if so inclined. Some visitors to Green Turtle Cay arrive by commercial airline to Abaco, then…

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As you know, the Bahamas is currently requiring any boats travelling there to have a clean bill of health. Below is a resource who offers house calls to marinas and boats for COVID-19 testing. The following info has been re-posted verbatim to prevent misinterpretation. 

"Access offers both, the PCR,DNA (swab) test and the IgG & IgM Antibodies (blood) test.

Our COVID-19 Real Time RT-PCR,DNA (Swab) test is performed in our CLIA certified, CAP accredited High Complexity lab using the latest PCR instrumentation which is authorized by the FDA (EUA). This has a clinical specificity of 98% - 100%. Results will be delivered within 24hrs. The cost per test is $159, however this is subject to change based on volume.

Our COVID-19 Antibodies IgG & IgM…

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The following order has been re-posted verbatim to prevent misinterpretation. For updated information, please visit The Bahamas website.

COVID-19 RT-PCR TESTING WILL CONTINUE TO BE REQUIRED AFTER JUNE 30. THERE IS NO END DATE FOR THIS REQUIREMENT AT THIS TIME.

 

Below are the procedures currently required by the Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas for the entering the country. We will continue to add details as they are announced.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR BOATERS AND BAHAMAS MARINAS FOR 2020

REQUIREMENTS FOR BOATERS AND BAHAMAS MARINAS for 2020:

  • COVID-19 PCR Swab Test results (not more than 10 days old) to be handed in upon arrival in The Bahamas to Customs & Immigration. This requirement will not end on July 1st.
  • Children…

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If you’re planning to bring your furry friend with you when cruising to the Bahamas, you’ll need a permit. You can request an application by the way of snail mail below, but most people choose the expedited process by calling 242-325-7502/9 or faxing 242-325-3960. A fee of $10 is required with your application, which can be downloaded HERE.

Your pet must be older than 6 months of age, have required vaccinations, and have a certificate of health from your veterinarian.

For more information about crossing to the Bahamas from Florida, GO HERE.

 

Director of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture

Levy Building, East Bay Street

P.O. BOX N-3704

Nassau, Bahamas

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  Below are the official Bahamian Ports of Entry. Learn more about checking in and other tips on how to crossing from Florida to the Bahamas by boat HERE.  

  • THE ABACOS: Green Turtle Cay, Marsh Harbour, Spanish Cay, Treasure Cay or Walker’s Cay
  • THE BERRYS: Chub or Great Harbour Cays
  • NORTH BIMINI: Alice Town
  • CAT CAY: at Hawk’s Nest Marina
  • ANDROS: Congo Town, Fresh Creek, Mangrove Cay or Morgan’s Bluff
  • NASSAU, NEW PROVIDENCE: any marina
  • GRAND BAHAMA: Freeport Harbour, Lucayan Marina Village and Port Lucaya; Old Bahama Bay at West End
  • ELEUTHERA: Governor’s Harbour, Harbour Island, Rock Sound or Spanish Wells
  • THE EXUMAS: George Town, Exuma
  • LONG ISLAND: Stella Maris Airport
  • SAN SALVADOR: Cockburn Town
  • MAYAGUANA:…

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Palm Beach County offers a large variety of things to do and activities for the whole family, including a cruise from the Port of Palm Beach to the Bahamas.

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has two ships that sail out of the Port of Palm Beach to the Grand Bahama Island on either the Grand Celebration or the Grand Classica. The Grand Celebration has 7 dining venues, 7 lounges and bars and 750 staterooms. While the Grand Classica has 8 dining venues, 5 bars and lounges, and 658 staterooms.

The port is centrally located within the county and with its location you are never more than a day away from the Bahamas. The Cruise line started in 2014 and began sailing to the Bahamas in February of 2015.

The Cruise line offers deals in the summer and for Florida…

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