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Old 18-10-2017, 15:03   #1
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Anchorage south side Grand Bahama

Looking for advice on anchorages in the Lucayan canal area.
Plan on crossing to West End and going to Berries from there.
Active Cptn lists a few with limited space.
Looking for experience and advice in this area.
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Old 18-10-2017, 17:35   #2
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Re: Anchorage south side Grand Bahama

We anchored our 44' cat in about 2.5m of water at 26 31.07N, 78 37.87W (second cove in to the east from the Bell Channel entrance, on the south side, past the marina to the north). Good holding (we use a Delta) and we spent one night there before heading to the Berry's last February.

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Re: Anchorage south side Grand Bahama

Last guy on this site that anchored off West End lost his boat (literally). Never did hear where it ended up.
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Old 19-10-2017, 05:01   #4
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We anchored our 44' cat in about 2.5m of water at 26 31.07N, 78 37.87W (second cove in to the east from the Bell Channel entrance, on the south side, past the marina to the north). Good holding (we use a Delta) and we spent one night there before heading to the Berry's last February.

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Thanks, this was one of the spots i was considering, just worried about getting a spot. Seems a little tight. Would probably arrive early though.
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Old 19-10-2017, 05:03   #5
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Last guy on this site that anchored off West End lost his boat (literally). Never did hear where it ended up.
Think I heard about that.
Ive always spent the night at the marina as the anchorages there have bad holding.
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Re: Anchorage south side Grand Bahama

Anchor inside the Grand Lucayan Canal. Lots of space, very well protected, reasonable holding, you can even tie to trees on the wall in a lot of places.
We anchored in there half a dozen times early this year.
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Re: Anchorage south side Grand Bahama

I remember that thread about the boat that dragged anchor off West End. Just to refresh my memory I searched it up -- it ran to 82 pages!

Tragedy Strikes.

I always hope for some closure to stories like that. Maybe the boat washes up on the shores of Nantucket or Newfoundland or Ireland. But we rarely ever do hear how it all ended up.
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Re: Anchorage south side Grand Bahama

oops, forgot about this one ....
Just a few miles east of West End there is another small canal system that does not show on any charts I have seen.

N26.40.598
W78.58.474

There is probably room for 20-30 boats in what appears to be an abandoned golf course/residential area. Very good holding, very well protected.

We check in at West End and then spend the night here before moving on.
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oops, forgot about this one ....
Just a few miles east of West End there is another small canal system that does not show on any charts I have seen.

N26.40.598
W78.58.474

There is probably room for 20-30 boats in what appears to be an abandoned golf course/residential area. Very good holding, very well protected.

We check in at West End and then spend the night here before moving on.
That area shows up very nicely on google maps. Another broken dream in the land of broken development dreams!
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Re: Anchorage south side Grand Bahama

The anchorage at that abandoned golf club development must be entered absolutely straight thru the middle of the channel from at least 1/4 mile out....the developer dumped huge stone pillars on either side of the channel in a poor attempt I think to block its usage and caused lots of problems for boats hitting them upon entering this quite nice anchorage....I speak from experience of hitting a couple.
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Re: Anchorage south side Grand Bahama

That anchorage in the old development area is private property. I know of a few boats that were told to leave by the Bahamian authorities. I know of quite a few others who have overnighted there undisturbed. So take your chances if you need to I guess. Better to move on to Lucaya if weather and light permits.
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That anchorage in the old development area is private property. I know of a few boats that were told to leave by the Bahamian authorities. I know of quite a few others who have overnighted there undisturbed. So take your chances if you need to I guess. Better to move on to Lucaya if weather and light permits.
Never had an issue there, neither have my 20 or so friends that use it regularly. Have you had a problem there ?
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That anchorage in the old development area is private property. I know of a few boats that were told to leave by the Bahamian authorities. I know of quite a few others who have overnighted there undisturbed. So take your chances if you need to I guess. Better to move on to Lucaya if weather and light permits.



Wannacat,
Do you know if this area is posted "private property?"
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Wannacat,
Do you know if this area is posted "private property?"
No signage whatsoever.
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