Barraterre is located N of the NW tip of Great Exuma Island. It is surrounded by shallows of < 6’. See Explorer charts for approaches.

Explorer Chart: EX-27, EX-27A
  • George Town International Airport;Great Exuma.
Air Service
  • Air service is available through George Town International Airport.
  • There is taxi service available to the airport.
  • E of mailboat dock, <6'.
Area Information / Tourism
  • Bahamas Area Websites. Sites that can be searched for tourist and business information throughout the Bahamas.
  • Exumas Visitors Guide. An free guide booklet available at many local businesses. It provides a good directory of services and attractions throughout the Exumas.
Art Gallery / Art
Bank & ATM

Beverage Store
Bike Rental
Boat Rental / Charter
Book Exchange
BTC / Batelco Office
  • 242-355-5060; Fax: 242-355-5063.
Car Rental
  • Exuma Jeep Rental; 242-355-5099.
Cell Phone Service
  • There is a BTC tower in the settlement.
  • Ebenezer Baptist Church
Coffee Shop
Cruisers Net
Customs & Immigration
Dinghy Landing
  • Government pier / mailboat dock (rickety).
  • Nearby private dock.
  • McKenzie's Shell station.
  • Bonefishing guide: Bonefish Reno; 242-345-5014; 242-524-4215; Rolle Town. Full and half-day excursions. Tackle & transportation can be provided.
Fresh Fish

  • McKenzie’s Shell. Gasoline only.
Golf Cart / Scooter Rental
Government / Administrator
Groceries & Produce

  • Ray Ann’s Variety Store. Modest canned goods drinks, ice cream, household items selection.
  • Local produce is available from Ray Ann’s Variety Store, McKenzie’s Store, Valerie Taylor.
  • Williams Farm. Fresh vegetables grown in Barraterre.
Hardware & Lumber
  • Barraterre Bonefish Lodge.
  • Fisherman’s Inn.
Ice Cream
  • Ray Ann’s Variety Store.
Internet & WiFi

  • Barraterre Bonefish Lodge; 242-355-5052.
  • Fisherman’s Inn; 242-355-5017.
Marina & Dockage
Marine Supplies & Parts
Marine Services & Repairs
Medical / Clinic / Pharmacy
  • Government clinic. There is a nurse on staff.
  • Clinic at Stevenson. There is a doctor on staff. Access is by taxi.
Packages & Shipping
Personal Services

  • 242-345-6066. Rolleville.
Post Office / Mail
  • Weekly mailboat.
Restaurant & Bar
  • Barraterre Bonefish Lodge
  • Fisherman’s Inn; Norman Lloyd; 242-355-5017.
  • McKenzie’s Same Ole Place; 242-355-5050.
  • Note: contact restaurants on VHF Ch-16 for reservations and hours of operation.
Retail Therapy - Shopping
  • Ray Ann’s Variety Store.
  • McKenzie’s Store.
Snorkeling & Scuba Diving

  • Taxi service is available to George Town International Airport.
  • Norman Lloyd
  • Alfred McKenzie
Things to See & Do
  • Kayaking: Barraterre Bonefish Lodge.
  • Bonefishing: Barraterre Bonefish Lodge.
  • The local boat yard is a mecca for C Class racing sloops. There are an amazing number of these racing boats for such a small settlement.

A C Class Sloop at the local boat yard.


  • There are trash bins in town.
  • There is no local veterinarian.
  • Dr. Issah Hanson from the Bahamas Humane Society in Nassau visits George Town approximately every 3 weeks. Supplies for heart worm, flea and tick preventions, etc. may be purchased in between visits. To schedule an appointment or purchase meds, please call 242-524-2390 or e-mail
VHF Protocol
  • Standard Bahamas VHF Protocol: Ch-16 is for marine emergencies, safety, and hailing. It is also used by local Bahamian shore facilities for hailing. Communication traffic must be shifted to another channel.
  • There is well or rain water available from Norman Lloyd or Alfred McKenzie.
  • Marine Weather Center; Daily SSB, webcast, & email forecasts by Chris Parker. Note: Best reception in this area is usually on 4045 KHz USB Simplex at 0630 AST.
  • Bahamas Met Office website provides weather forecast for local areas throughout the Bahamas.

Updated:31 Jan 13
Topics: 19 Jan 12