New Bight, Cat Island

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Explorer Chart: CAT-1, CAT-3, CAT-7
  • New Bight International Airport; 3100'. 24º18'.9N, 75º27.3'W
Air Service
  • Air Sunshine;800-435-8900; 954-434-8900. Charter service; Ft. Lauderdale.
  • Bahamasair; 242-377-5505; 800-222-4262. Service to Nassau.
  • Continental Gulf Stream; 242-342-2105; 800-231-0856; 800-525-0280. Service to Ft. Lauderdale.
  • Cat Island Air; 242-342-2125. Service to Nassau.
  • Civil Aviation Department / Airport; 242-342-2212.
  • LeAir; 242-377-2356.
  • Lynx Air International; 242-342-2105; 888-596-9247. Service to Ft. Lauderdale.
  • Sky Unlimited; 242-377-8993. Charters from Nassau.
  • Southern Air; 242-377-2014 / 2107. Service to Nassau.
  • Good anchorage in sand and 10'+ off of Batelco tower and government pier.
Area Information / Tourism
  • Bahamas Area Websites. Sites that can be searched for tourist and business information throughout the Bahamas.
Art Gallery / Art
  • Olive King; 242-342-3134. Bakery N of government offices.
Bank & ATM
  • Bank of the Bahamas International; 242-342-2230. Knowles.
Beverage Store
  • New Bight Food Market & Liquor Store; 242-342-3011.
  • Two Corner Liquor Store; 242-342-3169.
Bike Rental
Boat Rental / Charter
Book Exchange
BTC / Batelco Office
  • 242-342-3060. Fax: 242-342-3064.
Car Rental
  • 3J's & S's; 242-342-4010 / 4107.
  • Gilbert's Inn & Car Rental; 242-342-3011. Located at New Bight Food Market; will deliver car to pier at Smith Bay or New Bight.
  • Laramore Crawford; 242-342-3107.
  • New Bight Car Rental; 242-342-3014.
  • Newbold's Car Rental; 242-342-5041.
Cell Phone Service
  • There is good cell phone service throughout the area.
  • Anglican.
  • Catholic. This is the last church build by Father Jerome.
  • Church of God.
Coffee Shop
Cruisers Net
Customs & Immigration
  • 242-342-2016. Officers are based at Smith Bay and the airport. Call to arrange clearance at Smith Bay.
Dinghy Landing
  • Government jetty near Batelco Tower and adjacent beach. March 2012: pier was damaged by Irene and there is to place to tie up a dinghy.
  • Mailboat; 242-393-1064. Weekly service to Nassau.
Fresh Fish

  • New Bight Service Station; 242-342-3014; VHF-Ch-16. Contact for delivery to Smith Bay dock. Located 0.2 mi. N of Batelco tower.
Golf Cart / Scooter Rental
Government / Administrator
  • Civil Aviation Department; 242-342-2212. New Bight.
  • Department of Local Government; 242-342-3031 / 3180. Office complex in yellow building located across the street from government jetty.
Groceries & Produce
  • Friendly Proprietor Sodas.
  • L'Sanchea's Convenience Store. Near New Bight Service Station.
  • New Bight Food Market; 242-342-3011. Located 0.5 mi N of Batelo tower it is well stocked and has some hardware and office supplies. Note, to reach from the anchorage, a dinghy can be beached on the N shore near the prominent pink buildings (a closed restaurant); follow the road out to the main road and the store.
  • Fresh local produce is available; ask about.
Hardware & Lumber
  • MLR Hardware & Building Supplies; 242-342-2122. Located N of Batelco tower.
Ice Cream
Internet & WiFi

  • Bridge Inn; 242-342-3013; Apartments at Fountain Bay.
  • Gilbert's Inn & Car Rental; 242-342-3011.
Marina & Dockage
Marine Supplies & Parts
Marine Services & Repairs
  • New Bight Service Station; 242-342-3014; VHF-Ch-16. Mechanic.
Medical / Clinic / Pharmacy
  • Government clinic; 242=342-3026. Smith Bay.
  • Government clinic; 242-432-4049. Old Bight.
Packages & Shipping
Personal Services
  • Barber Shop ETC; 242-342-3258.
  • 242-342-3039. Located in government complex. Ask for local information.
Post Office / Mail
  • 242-342-3198. PO located in government complex.
  • Weekly mailboat to Smith Bay.
  • New Bight Service Station; 242-342-3014; VHF-Ch-16.
  • Twin Palm Beach Resort; 242-342-3108.
Restaurant & Bar
  • Blue Bird Club; 242-342-3095. On the beach just S of government jetty. it is operated by sisters who serve out home-style food. Open M - Sat for lunch and dinner. [Ask for their special of the day. Delish!]
  • Bridge Inn; 242-342-3013; New Bight.
  • DDD Restaurant & Bar; 242-342-2204. Bahamian cooking; try their dish of the day.
  • New Bight Sailing Club; 242-342-3054. Beachside entertainment.
Retail Therapy - Shopping
  • Charmaine's Variety Fashions; 242-342-3004.
  • Gina's Gift Shop. Carries office supplies.
  • Irene's Straw.
  • Iva's Jewelry & Straw.
Snorkeling & Scuba Diving

  • C&O Taxi & Tour Services (Taxi 6); 242-342-3134; 242-464-6181; 242-464-6778;
  • Taxi available at government jetty; VHF Ch-16.
  • Taxi !; 242-464-6388.
Things to See & Do
  • Cat Island Sailing Club; 242-342-3142.
  • Church Ruins located S of New Bight Service Station.
  • Henry Armbrister Great House Ruins. The stone remains of a plantation manor house and out buildings just W of the government complex.
  • The Hermitage. Built on the highest point in the islands this one-man scale monastery was build by Father Jerome as his retirement home. It is a short walk and climb from the anchorage. A magical experience - not to be missed.
  • Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Church built by Father Jerome.
  • The Bight: The Bahamas Met Office reports that Hight Tide = Nassau - 29 min.; Low Tide = Nassau - 23 min.
  • Trash bins are located near government complex.
VHF Protocol

  • Check at police station for sources of potable water.
  • 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 12
Topics: 13 Jan 12