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Telecommunications Building (Batelco), East St, Nassau: a public telephone, cable and telex office open 24 hours

International calls can be made from metered booths at telephone offices on all major islands, also from public card phones. Batelco phone cards are available from their offices, some stores and marinas.

Main Post Office, East Hill Street (0900 - 1700 Mon-Fri) and another at Shirley Street. Stamps can be purchased at the phamacies on Bay Street.

Local weather information is available on Channel 16/72 at 07.15 daily from BASRA, Coral Harbour.

Internet facilities, including WiFi connections, are available in Nassau Harbour and at several "Inernet Cafes" in town

BASRA
HQ, Bay Street, P.O. Box SS 6247 , Nassau
Tel:242 325 8864 Fax:242 325 2737 ,VHF Channel 16
Also monitors SSB 2182 0900-1700 (daily)
Bahamas Air-Sea Rescue Association (BASRA)
HQ, Bay Street, , PO Box SS 6247 , Nassau
Tel:242 325 8864 Fax:242 325 2737 ,VHF Channel 16
Please look up or visit this voluntary search and rescue organisation and give them your financial support, without whick they could not be there to offer you assistance when needed,
DHL Worldwide Express
East Bay Street
Tel:242 394 4040 Fax:242 393 8969
FedEx
3 Hillside Plaza , Thompson Boulevard
Tel:242 322 5656 Fax:242 322 5659
GWS Worldwide Express
Oakes Field
Tel:242-325-8227 Fax:242-322 7193
Courier services.
UPS (United Parcel Service)
Pinder's Custom Brokers , Mackey Street
Tel:242 393 3795 Fax:242 393 0227

Banks

The is no shortage of banks or ATMs in Nassau.

Laundry

Pondwash
off East Bay Street

Provisions

There is an excellent fresh produce market at Potter's Cay.

Bahamas Yacht Management
East Bay Street , Nassau
Tel:(242) 380 2628 Fax:(242) 393 4818
ProvisioningServices
Goodfellow Farms
Nelson Road , Bahamas
Tel:+1 242 377 5000 Fax:+1 242 377 5001
Provisioning services

Transport & Travel

All major car rental companies are represented in Nassau.

Buses run throughout the island, charging $1 whatever the journey. It is considered polite to greet your fellow travellers when boarding. Pay the driver when leaving. Most buses arrive/depart from Bay Street, but will pick up a fare anywhere.

It is wise to discuss the fare before starting a taxi journey.

Bahamas Taxi Cab Union
Tel:242 323 5818
Bowcar Scooters
Cable Beach , Nassau
Tel:(242) 328-7300 or (242) 477-6778
Located near the heart of Cable Beach.
Bowcar Scooters East
Downtown Nassau
Tel:(242) 328-7300
4.3 mi. East of Central Cable Beach
Hype Bykes
Shirley and York Streets , Nassau , Paradise Island, Bahamas
Tel:242-393-3657
Bicycles and motorcycles
Meter Cab
Davis St Oakes Field , Nassau , Paradise Island, Bahamas
Tel:242 323 5111/242 323 5112/242-326-7762
Taxis
Orange Creek Car Rentals
West Bay Street
Tel:242 323 4967/325 0005 Fax:242 356 5005
Orange Creek Car Rentals
#7 Bougainvillea Avenue , P.O. Box N-4637 , Nassau, Bahamas
Tel:(242) 325-0005/323-4967 or (800) 891-7655 Fax:(242) 356-5005
Unique Rentals
.7 m East Central of downtown Nassau
Tel:242 365 8687
Bike and moped rentals

Medical/Health

Air Ambulance Services Ltd
Tel:242 362 1606 / 242 340 3434 (emergency pager)
All Creatures Vet Clinic
Kennedy Estate
Tel:(242) 325-0053 / (242) 433-9516
Dr. Davis
Bahamas Humane Society
Chippingham
Tel:(242) 323-5138
Dr. Chase, Dr. Hanson, Dr. Solomon
Central Animal Clinic
Palmdale
Tel:(242) 325-1288
Dr. Basil Sands
Doctor's Hospital
Shirley Street
Tel:242 3302 4600
A private hospital with 24hr emergency room and a full range of facilities.
Happy Pets
Old Fort Bay Plaza
Tel:(242) 377-3627 / (242) 557-0911
Dr. Allen / Dr. Garcia
Marathon Vet Clinic
Marathon Estate
Tel:(242) 393-0917 / (242) 427-5755
Dr. Smith
Nassau Pet Vet
Tel:(242) 322-4209 / (242) 427-5810
Dr. Dorsett
This is a mobile veterinary service and may make house calls.
Palmdale Vet Clinic
Palmdale, Cave’s Village
Tel:(242) 325-1354 / (242) 438-4825
Dr. Grant / Dr. Greensword
Princess Margaret Hospital
Shirley Street
Tel:242 322 2861/2
The principal government hospital.
Purrfect Pets
Prince Charles
Tel:(242) 364-8101
Dr. Bridgette Johnson
The Walk-In Clinic
Up the hill on Collins Avenue , between 3rd & 4th Terrace
Tel:242 328 0783 / 326 4026 Fax:242 356 9825
Opening hours: 0700-2200 (daily)
The Walk-In Dental Clinic
Tel:242 393 6588
Opening hours: 1100-1900(Mon-Fri), 0900-1200 (Sat)

Activities

Bahamas Outdoors Ltd
Tel:242 362 1574
Bird watching and nature toors - off road biking tours

Restaurants & Bars

On Thursdays there is a "yachtspeople's" lunch at Crocodile's Restaurant, during the winter months, from Thanksgiving to June, to which all are welcome.

There is a large number of eating establishments in Nassau from which to choose, covering all types of cuisine and price range. There are 19 restaurants at Atlantis alone!

Double Dragon
East Bay Street
Tel:242 393 0943
Chinese restaurant or take-out
Montagu Gardens
East Bay Street , Nassau , Bahamas
Tel:+1 242 394 6347
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11 am - 3 pm and 6 pm - 11 pm
The Poop Deck
East Bay Street , Nassau
Tel:+1 (242) 393-8175 Fax:+1 (242) 393-8298
Also at Sandyport, Nassau - tel +1 242 327 3325
Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Feb 03, 2016 09:49 PM

Posted on Women Who Sail Facebook Page:
I just want to tell all cruisers to be aware when they're in Nassau, to secure the companionway at night. Two boats were boarded by an unknown person last night and one was our boat. They stole our paddle board and went to our saloon and searched for things to take. Luckily my DH heard the noise and got up but the person had jumped into the water. So be Careful. Last week another boat was boarded too.

Steve
Steve says:
May 05, 2015 08:17 PM

Palm Bay Marina, on the SE shore is excellent, clean, reasonable, and the staff goes out of their way to assist in any way possible. Fuel, water, plenty of electric and a straight forward well marked entrance. We draw 6' and no problem. Free loaner car available for shopping, perfect for going south into the Exumas.

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