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Old Bahama Bay is in the historic village of West End, Grand Bahama Island, approximately 26 miles west of Freeport and 56 miles due east of Palm Beach, Florida. West End has a colorful history and today is a picturesque fishing village. The settlement is the oldest city on Grand Bahama Island and is considered its historical capitol. West End has a reputation of being hospitable and friendly and the atmosphere is one of cool breezes and the most beautiful sunsets.
Access by Air
Grand Bahama Island International Airport in Freeport (FPO)
Scheduled air access is via Grand Bahama Island International Airport in Freeport (FPO), which is 26 miles from West End. The airport is serviced by American Eagle, Silver Airways, Delta, Bahamasair, and others including several charter operations.
Check with your travel professional, or the Old Bahama Bay reservation agents for the latest flight information.
You are able to book your flights at the same time as your hotel suite through our US Reservations office on 888.983.6188. Old Bahama Bay will arrange airport taxi service for you. Simply provide your flight number and arrival time when making your hotel reservation and we will arrange taxi service for you. Taxi fare is $70 each way for 2 persons and $5 for every extra person and can be paid directly to driver or added to your hotel bill. Airport is 26 miles from resort and drive takes approximately 45 minutes. Rental Cars are also available at the airport and in West End. Driving is on the LEFT side of the road.
West End Airport
The West End Airport (MYGW) is a private airport which services Old Bahama Bay's guests and residences. The West End Airport opens Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour and the idyllic destination of West End, Grand Bahama Island to private pilots and charter operators. Just 56 miles from Palm Beach, Florida and with 6,000 feet of paved runway, the West End Airport is a pilot’s dream.
The airport is a daytime only, VFR only, operation. No instrument approaches are available and no night landings/takeoffs are permitted. The airport is open 7 days a week from 8 am to 5 pm. The ICAO code is MYGW and the IATA code is WTD.
Only aircraft which have been pre-approved by West End Airport Management and Bahamas ATC may land. This requires that the registration/tail number of the aircraft be submitted and approved. To obtain approval, please contact Ashley Smith, Airport Manager, at AshleyJamesSmith1940@gmail.com or call (242-727-1335).
Landing fees are $300 per plane. Please call ahead for possible group rates.
No fuel, GPU or aircraft tug services are currently available. Maximum aircraft landing weight limits apply. Contact airport management for further information.
Old Bahama Bay Air Charter Service - Land right at Old Bahama Bay!
Fly directly to Old Bahama Bay Resort via our preferred air charter service offered by Island Coastal Charters (ICC). ICC is located at the Melbourne Florida International Airport which offers full customs check in. ICC can pick you up at most any airport and deliver you safely to Old Bahama Bay. ICC offers well appointed twin engine aircraft and jet service at competitave rates.
Enjoy magnificent aerial views on your way to paradise as you fly over the clear Bahama waters to Old Bahama Bay! You'll receive personalized executive-style service and avoid travel hassles when you fly Island Coastal Charters Air Service to Old Bahama Bay.
ICC is an FAA regulated Charter Airline that provides transportation on either four, six, seven, eight or nine passenger airplanes.
Old Bahama Bay owners, don't forget to ask for Special Owner Pricing
Book your flight to Paradise today by calling:
1-800-908-5328 or 321-327-0502
Access by Sea
Old Bahama Bay offers known routes direct to the marina entry, from several south Florida locations. For the most pleasant voyages, travel with a light southerly wind and seas of less than 3 feet. For additional routes at a small fee, please visit Waterway Guide.
Daylight approach: From a distance of a 5 miles, a red and white stripped water tower identifies West End. Closer in, two entry jetties mark the entrance to the marina. There is a 30 foot weather service monitoring tower at the tip of the portside jetty.
Night time approach: Red & Green navigation lights at the end of the entry jetties are visible from approximate 3-5 miles.
Old Bahama Bay GPS Coordinates:
26º 42.189N | 78º 59.872W
If you are interested in chartering a boat from the US for travel to Old Bahama Bay, we would be happy to put you in touch with a few top charter operators. Ask your reservations agent at 888.983.6188.
Access by Cruise Ship
Baleària Bahamas Express offers cruise ferry transportation from Ft Lauderdale into Freeport, Grand Bahama Island. Visit http://www.ferryexpress.com for reservations and more information.
Celebration Cruise Line is the exclusive cruise ship sailing out of the Port of Palm Beach to Freeport. All cruise passengers receive a comfortable cabin for the cruise. Accommodations include economical coach cabins, oceanview staterooms and luxurious suites. The ship departs on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday out of Grand Bahama Island, and departs on Monday, Wednesday and Friday out of Florida. Visit them on-line at Celebration.
Download a full rate sheet for Grand Bahama Island taxi fares.
On-Site Rental Cars
Guests can rent cars in West End - perfect for a day or two of island exploring. Call (954) 234-2363 or (242) 477-8313 for more information. View Grand Bahama Car Rentals flyer.