Hawk's Nest, Cat Island

Settlements: Hawk's Nest. Devil's Point.

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Explorer Chart: CAT-1, CAT-3, CAT-9, CAT-9A
  • Hawks Nest Airstrip; 5000'; paved. 24º09.3'N 75º31.2W.
Air Service
  • Service from New Bight Airport: Bahamasair, Cat Island Air, Le Air, Continental Gulfstream.
  • Hawks Nest Creek: narrow, high current, poor holding, insects.
  • Offshore of airstrip N of point; protection from SE to SW.
  • SE point near Port Howe on S Shore of Cat Island at offers good protection from cold fronts inside the outer reef. Mark on Down Island, owns property in this area and has explored and charted the depths of this anchorage which was used by British Ships during the colonial era and as a consequence had a good anchorage blasted out. Mark uses the following waypoints when using the anchorage. Outer Waypoint: 24º 08.59' N; 75º 21.35' W. Travel N to Waypoint: 24º 08.87' N; 75º 21.32' W. Take care not to go too far N as there is an inner reef. Then E to Waypoint: 24º 08.98' N; 75º 20.56' W. Water gets shallower as you proceed E. Depths in basin are 16' +. A secondary line on your anchor line to allow the bow to be turned into the swell will make the anchorage more comfortable. Down Island easily rides out the W winds of front passages here.
Area Information / Tourism
  • Bahamas Area Websites. Sites that can be searched for tourist and business information throughout the Bahamas.
Art Gallery / Art
Bank & ATM
Beverage Store
Bike Rental
Boat Rental / Charter
Book Exchange
BTC / Batelco Office
Car Rental
Cell Phone Service

  • Baptist.
  • Catholic.
Coffee Shop
Cruisers Net
Customs & Immigration
Dinghy Landing

  • Top Cat's Fishing Service; 242-342-7003. Devil's Point.
  • Bonefishing, deepsea fishing; contact marina.
  • Annual Wahoo Championship.
  • Annual Billfish Blast Release Tournament.
Fresh Fish

Golf Cart / Scooter Rental
Government / Administrator
Groceries & Produce

Hardware & Lumber

Ice Cream
Internet & WiFi
Marina & Dockage
  • Hawks Nest Marina & Resort; 242-342-7050; 800-688-4752; info@hawks-nest.com. Full service marina; 28 slips; electricity; water; pool; restaurant.
Marine Supplies & Parts
Marine Services & Repairs
Medical / Clinic / Pharmacy

  • Moorings are not available (Mar 2013).
Packages & Shipping
Personal Services
Post Office / Mail
  • Mail pick-up for items addressed to Vessel Name c/o Hawk's Nest Marina, Devil's Point, Cat Island, Bahamas.
  • Hawks Nest Marina & Resort; 242-342-7050; 800-688-4752 (US); info@hawks-nest.com. Four-Star, 400-acre resort; beaches; bicycles; snorkeling; kayaks; bonefishing. Beautifully maintained.
Restaurant & Bar
  • Plane to Sea Pub. At Hawks Nest Marina & Resort.
  • Sharkey's. At marina. Happy Hour at dock sports bar.
Retail Therapy - Shopping
Snorkeling & Scuba Diving
Things to See & Do
  • The Bight: The Bahamas Met Office reports that Hight Tide = Nassau - 29 min.; Low Tide = Nassau - 23 min.
VHF Protocol

  • 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: 30 Mar 2013
Topics: 19 Jan 12