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
UPDATED 2021 AUGUST 6
MARINA STATUS: OPEN WITH EXCEPTIONS
Effective Friday, August 6, 2021, those persons applying for a travel health visa to enter The Bahamas or travel within The Bahamas will be subjected to the following new testing requirements:
Entering The Bahamas
All fully vaccinated travelers wishing to enter The Bahamas will now be required to obtain a COVID-19 test (Rapid Antigen Test or PCR), with a negative result, within five days of arrival in The Bahamas.
There are no changes to the testing requirements for unvaccinated persons wishing to enter The Bahamas. All persons, who are 12 years and older and who are unvaccinated, will still be required to obtain a PCR test taken within five days of arrival in The Bahamas.
Children and Infants
All children, between the ages of 2 and 11, wishing to enter The Bahamas will now be required to obtain a COVID-19 test (Rapid Antigen Test or PCR), with a negative result, within five days of arrival in The Bahamas.
All children, under the age of 2, are exempt from any testing requirements.
Once in possession of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test and proof of full vaccination, all travelers will then be required to apply for a Bahamas Health Travel Visa at travel.gov.bs (click on the International Tab) where the required test must be uploaded.
Traveling within The Bahamas
All fully vaccinated travelers wishing to travel within The Bahamas, will now be required to obtain a COVID-19 test (Rapid Antigen Test or PCR), with a negative result, within five days of the travel date from the following islands: New Providence, Grand Bahama, Bimini, Exuma, Abaco and North and South Eleuthera, including Harbour Island.
For unvaccinated persons wishing to travel within The Bahamas, all persons, who are 12 years and older and who are unvaccinated, will still be required to obtain a PCR test taken within five days of the travel date. This now applies to travel from the following islands: New Providence, Grand Bahama, Bimini, Exuma, Abaco and North and South Eleuthera, including Harbour Island.
Children and Infants
All children, between the ages of 2 and 11, wishing to travel within The Bahamas will now be required to obtain a COVID-19 test (Rapid Antigen Test or PCR), with a negative result, within five days of the travel date from the following islands: New Providence, Grand Bahama, Bimini, Exuma, Abaco and North and South Eleuthera, including Harbour Island.
For travelers who already have their Health Travel Visas and need to amend to fit the new regulations, call the Ministry of Tourism at 242-302-2000.
For full Bahamas Covid Protocols & Requirements for Boaters: www.bahamasmarinas.com/procedures-and-protocols.
More information on Bahamas travel and entry protocols can be found at https://www.bahamas.com/tourism-reopening.
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.