On behalf of the management and staff at Briland Club Marina, we would like to welcome you to Harbour Island, The Bahamas. Whether this is your first visit to our beautiful island, or you’ve visited Harbour Island in the past, we hope that information provided here will be of use.
The marina, which is part of the first phase of the luxury development in the 27-acre Briland Club, will seek to provide leading marina facilities and services with the charm and character for which The Bahamas is known.
The marina within Briland Club is expected to accommodate a range of vessels from 70 to over 250 feet and is steps away from the storied Haunted House, historic Dunmore Town, and beautifully iconic “pastel-painted cottages.” Direct access to the famous Pink Sand Beach offers a host of recreational opportunities within walking distance of the marina including some of the best spots in The Bahamas for snorkeling and diving.
If there is anything that the marina staff or I can do to make your stay more memorable and relaxing, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Marina General Manager
EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 21, 2022
REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAVELERS, BOATERS AND BAHAMAS MARINAS
Entering The Bahamas
Effective January 14, 2022, vaccinated persons, as well as children ages 2-11, must present either a negative Rapid Antigen Test or negative RT-PCR Test.
Effective February 20, 2022, all travelers, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, are required to take a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test on the 5th day after their arrival and submit results to travel.gov.bs. The day of arrival is considered Day 1 of a person’s stay. This also applies to inter-island travel from Grand Bahama or New Providence.
Anyone who is out to sea during this time is required to undergo a rapid antigen test at the first port of call thereafter and submit results to travel.gov.bs.
This replaces the 2 day test that went into effect on January 4, 2022.
An island-by-island list of approved testing sites is available at Bahamas.com/travelupdates. (scroll to bottom of page)
All fully vaccinated travelers ages 2 and up wishing to enter The Bahamas are required to obtain a COVID-19 test (Rapid Antigen Test or PCR), with a negative result, taken within three days (72 hours) prior to arrival in The Bahamas, along with proof of vaccination.
Once in possession of a negative COVID-19 test and proof of full vaccination, all persons travelling to The Bahamas are required to apply for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa at travel.gov.bs.
Fully vaccinated travelers are required to upload negative test results in addition to valid proof of vaccination confirming they have passed the two-week immunity period (such as CDC or government issued vaccine record card).
At this time, the Bahamas Government will only be accepting vaccines by Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca.
All un-vaccinated travelers ages 12 and up wishing to enter The Bahamas are required to obtain a COVID-19 test (must be RT-PCR), with a negative result, taken within three days (72 hours) prior to arrival in The Bahamas.
The following information is unchanged:
All persons travelling inter-island (domestic) within The Bahamas by plane or ferry, are required to obtain a negative rapid antigen test, taken no more than three days (72 hours) prior to the date of travel. This does not apply to private boaters.
As part of the Bahamas Travel Health Visa application, travelers will be required to opt in to COVID-19 health insurance that covers them for the duration of their stay in The Bahamas. The cost of insurance is included in the Bahamas Travel Health Visa application fee. Go to travel.gov.bs.
Bahamas Travel Health Visa applications take up to 48 hours to process and should be completed with adequate lead time.
The cost of the Bahamas Travel Health Visa is dependent on length of stay and vaccination status.
Fees for Travel Health Visa to Enter The Bahamas:
- Bahamian Citizens or Residents Nil ($0)
For Fully Vaccinated Persons
- Visitors from North America (USA and Canada) $40.00
- Visitors from the Rest of the World $50.00
For Non-Vaccinated Personal Applying with a RTPCR Test
- Visitors from North America (under 5 days’ stay) $40.00
- Visitors from North America (over 5 days’ stay) $60.00
- Visitors from the Rest of the World $70.00
Note: No fees are required for children 11 years or younger or for the pilots or crew of a commercial air flight.
Effective October 1, 2021, a Travel Health Visa will no longer be required for inter-island travel within The Bahamas.
Effective December 13, 2021, Bahamian citizens and legal residents traveling to The Bahamas will no longer be required to obtain the Health Visa.
If technical difficulties are experienced with the Health Travel Visa website, please call (242) 502-0829 or email [email protected].
Additional Bahamas Travel Information
Boaters traveling to the Bahamas can arrive in the country outside of the required Health Visa window provided they can demonstrate that they made the voyage directly to the port of entry in The Bahamas without an intervening port. The relevant verbiage is found in Emergency Powers (COVID 19 Pandemic) (No. 13) Order 2020 posted in Dec 1. Para 16. Travel Health Visa (6) which reads in part … A person traveling to The Bahamas on a commercial or private vessel whose arrival in The Bahamas extends beyond the diagnostic test result, shall be granted a travel health visa upon application and permitted to enter the Bahamas provided the captain of that vessel can prove at their point of entry into The Bahamas that the vessel’s travel to The Bahamas was a direct one with no prior stops to any other ports of call…. The fine for submitting falsified vaccination records is $10,000 or two years imprisonment, or both.
As of July 1, 2020, all pleasure vessels must now clear outbound before leaving. Upon leaving the Master of the Vessel will be granted a Certificate of Clearance. Please clear outwards at the last Port of Entry before you exit The Bahamas. There are NO fees required for the clearance certificate.
For more information from the Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. visit https://opm.gov.bs/covid19 or www.bahamas.com/tourism-reopening.
Travel TO the United States
Effective December 6, 2021, before boarding a flight to the United States, air travelers aged two and older, regardless of nationality or vaccination status, are required to show documentation of a negative viral test result taken within one day of the flight’s departure. You must show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight. That includes all travelers – U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents (LPRs), and foreign nationals. This updated order is *in addition* to the requirement that foreign national travelers be fully vaccinated.
- If you recently recovered from COVID-19, you may instead travel with documentation of recovery from COVID-19 (i.e., your positive COVID-19 viral test result on a sample taken no more than 90 days before the flight’s departure from a foreign country, and a letter from a licensed healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel).
For more information visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/emergencies/covid-19-faqs-for-travel-to-the-us-information.html
Frequently Asked Questions – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html
Bahamian testing centers: Testing_Page.pdf (travel.gov.bs)
ARRIVAL INFORMATION DETAILS
You may obtain a cruising permit and pre-register online through an official cruising permit vendor.
Login to the click2clear platform as follows:
- Visit www.bahamascustoms.gov.bs
- Click the “Cruising Permit Tab” (Blue Tab)
- It will divert you to another tab
- On the new page click on Request Cruising Permit
- In the single windows module, click “Pleasure Craft” in the drop box
- You can decide to create an Inbound or Outbound, etc.
- Once completed with relevant documents you may submit
If you happen to experience any difficulties, or should there any questions, queries or concerns, please contact:
Bahamas Customs Helpdesk at 242-604-3004 or 242-604-3007 or you can visit here.
Advanced reservations are strongly recommended at the Briland Club Marina. Berthing is not guaranteed without a confirmed reservation. We ask that you provide advanced notice, when feasible, of your approximate arrival time so we can be fully prepared for your arrival and minimize any inconvenience to you.
Please Note: Captains and his/her assignee must check-in/check-out with the marina office for each stay unless otherwise arranged with marina management.
|Check-Out: 10:00 am
When feasible, we request an estimated time of arrival 24hr in advance so we can be fully prepared for your arrival and minimize any inconvenience.
Upon approach, please contact the marina office on VHF Channel 16 to obtain directions to the slip assignment. A skilled dock attendant will report to the slip to assist with docking, line handling, and connections. Once comfortably settled, we ask that you visit our marina office to check-in. The staff will answer any questions you have.
Upon departure, we request you contact the marina office 1-2 hours prior to departure to ensure all items are in order. A receipt can be provided at the marina office or emailed upon request to the email address provided at the time of check-in. If all items are in order, please hail the marina office on VHF Channel 16 if you would like assistance with disconnection and lines.
EARLY CHECK-IN / LATE CHECK-OUT
If a slip is occupied after 1:00 pm on the day of your scheduled departure, an additional night’s dockage will be charged to your account.
We will do our absolute best to accommodate your requests whenever possible. In most cases, if your slip is available prior to 12:00pm on the day of your arrival, or after 1:00 pm on the day of your departure, we will allow you to remain in the slip at no additional charge. Prior arrangements must be made with the marina office for early arrival or delayed departure in order to avoid unnecessary charges.
In the event an early check-in and/or late check-out is unable to be accommodated in your currently slip, we will try to accommodate by making another slip available until such time your slip is available or you are ready to depart the marina.
In the event a temporary slip is made available to you, and you do not relocate the vessel, the marina reserves the right to charge you two times (2x’s) the original daily rate for each night you occupy the temporary slip.
This is necessary as at times, the marina operates at full occupancy and failure to relocate the vessel could negatively affect other guests.
Please note: Cancellation policies are subject to change. Please refer to your reservation confirmation or contact the marina office direct for confirmation of cancellation policy. Cancellation requests must be submitted directly to the marina. Any cancellation requests received through the IGY Marinas website are not considered proper cancellation.
CONTACT & HOURS OF OPERATION
+1 242-604-3124 / +1 242-604-3125
PO Box N-155
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas
Email: [email protected]
CUSTOMS & IMMIGRATION INFORMATION
- Please note: We do our best to ensure this information is up-to-date, however, this is strictly for informational purposes only. We recommend reviewing the Customs and Immigration site for the destination requirements.
Customs & Immigration Office
A Customs & Immigration Office is located near the marina, however, transportation is highly suggested and can be arranged prior to arrival.
Those reaching the port of entry after closing hours are required to raise a quarantine flag and report in the next morning.
In order to clear in and out of the Immigration Office, you will need the following:
- Vessel registration documents
- Vessel clearance documentation from the last port of call
- Copy of passenger/crew list
- Passports of all crew and guests
- Copy of the Ship’s Registry
- Maritime Declaration of Health Form
SAFETY EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
All vessels cruising The Bahamian waters should have the following safety equipment on-board:
- Functional life-vests for all passengers
- Parachute, orange, and para-rocket flares
- Bell and/or Whistle
- Fire Extinguisher
- VHF Radio
- First-aid Kit
North Eleuthera Airport (ELH)
Address: Queen’s Highway, Eleuthera
Phone: +1 242-332-1984
Governor’s Harbour Airport (GHB)
Address: Queen’s Highway, The Bahamas
Phone: +1 242-332-2321
Rock Sound Airport (RSD)
Address: Rock Sound, South Eleuthera
Phone: +1 242-334-2117
HEALTH / PHARMACY
- The Harbour Island Health Centre +1 242-333-2227
On Colebrook and South Street
- Medical Clinic of Harbour Island +1 242-333-2227
Off Church Street
- Annu Convenience Store and Pharmacy Harbour Island + 242-359-1899
Nesbitt and Coconut Grove Street
- Royal Bank of Canada +1 242-333-2270
BRILAND CLUB MARINA RULES
To make your stay with us more enjoyable, the following set of guidelines should be followed. These are merely suggested rules of etiquette and regulations to make the Marina and its facilities more enjoyable for all customers.
- Do not leave garbage on the docks or common areas to be picked up. Garbage should be bagged and tied and then properly placed in designated receptacles, or be placed in the garbage truck, not loosely scattered or abandoned.
- Oils and fuels should be disposed of properly and not in Marina trash cans. Please ask for assistance when disposing of oils, fuels, or chemicals. Your concern for the environment helps.
- Try not to introduce any effluents into the Marina lagoon. Use holding tanks if possible.
- Do not attempt to turn on your own water and electricity. Please have a dock attendant provide the service. Using pliers or screwdrivers will damage the equipment and you will be charged. It is suggested that you read meters (if applicable) along with our dock attendant to ensure accuracy.
- Anyone caught taking water from another yacht’s tap shall be responsible for the entire water cost of the metered yacht. Please use your own water.
- Keep power cords and water hoses in a neat and orderly fashion so that no one will trip in the dark or while carrying objects.
- Please wash sails on lawn areas where water outlets and drying spaces are available, or do it aboard your yacht.
- When marking anchor chains with paint, use paper or cardboard beneath your chain to keep wet paint off the docks and other customers’ shoes.
- When cleaning dinghies, make sure you rinse debris and growth off of the docks when finished.
- Lock the vessel when leaving it unattended.
- Lock your dinghies and outboard at night.
- Try to keep excessive noise down after 10:00 pm.
- Do not utilize power sanders or grinders while completing minor vessel repairs.
- Barbecue and cooking on the docks is prohibited. Barbecue and cooking should be done on board in suitable equipment and self contained. Any other way is dangerous and frowned upon. Kindly clean up after yourself when finished. Charcoal ash and debris are not to be disposed of into the lagoon.
- If bright deck lights or spot lights are to be used at night, avoid pointing them at nearby boats, especially down or into their cabins.
- Pets need to be kept on a leash or in an acceptable carrying case. Please be sure to clean up after your pets. Owners will be responsible for any damages caused by unattended pets.
Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Briland Club Harbour Island
The Residences at Briland Club
The Residences at Briland Club represent the finest expression of Harbour Island’s unique way of life and the most all-encompassing way to experience the endless bounty of The Bahamas.
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