Welcome Aboard

The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina is the perfect home port for your Abacos holiday. When you arrive, you’ll be greeted by our base staff, who will help you arrange everything you need to set sail quickly and easily. Depending on your arrival time, the procedure may vary. Review the list below to get an idea of your journey through the base.

When you Arrive

  • Check in at reception
  • Pick up general base information
  • Arrange times for your chart briefing and on-board boat briefing
  • Review boat paperwork and Yacht Damage Waiver
  • Collect any pre-booked fishing equipment from Island Boy Tackle
  • Relax by the pool
  • Enjoy other activities off site
  • Board your yacht
  • Boat briefing on board 1 hour
  • Set sail!

Address  
The Moorings Bahamas Ltd 
P.O. Box AB 20469, East Bay Street 
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas

Opening hours: 
7.30 a.m. 6.00 p.m. 
Seven days a week

Start and end times 
Start: Charters start at 10.00 a.m. 
Evening start: Board your yacht at 4.00 p.m. 
End: Charters end at 10.00 a.m. Your boat must be vacated for debriefing/checks by this time.

Briefing times 
Boat/chart briefings are scheduled at 9.00 a.m. for morning starts and 3.00 p.m. for evening starts. Briefings can also be arranged around arrival times. If arrival is after 6.00 p.m. the briefing will be arranged for the next morning. All skippers are required to attend the briefings. 

Phones, Wi-Fi and electricity
Internet connectivity:
 The Abaco Beach Resort and Conch Inn offer complementary Wi-Fi. Bahamas WiMax has set up hotspots at the major marinas around Abacos. They offer a pre-paid Wi-Fi service charged per day or per week. You must reserve at least two weeks prior to departure to guarantee. The Wi-Fi service is available in most harbours.

Mobile phones: Your mobile phone may work in the Bahamas, check with your service provider for coverage. 

Electricity: The electricity supply on The Bahamas is normally 120V, 60 Hz AC, in which case North American appliances are fully compatible, while European appliances will need both converters and adapters. Voltage varies with location, however, and some places in the islands may have 220V. Contact your hotel ahead of time to find out which system they use. The standard voltage on all yachts is 12V. In order to use electronic equipment that is 110V or 220V; you will need an inverter suitable for use in a cigarette lighter fitting.

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Water Toys & Sports

For your convenience, you can add water toys to your charter when booking and they will be waiting on your boat upon arrival.  You can also wait to rent these at the base when you arrive, but there might be limited availability. For more information, please view our watersports options.

Snorkelling
The Moorings provides snorkelling gear (flippers, masks and snorkels) for all charters.  Please check availability for children sizes prior to your charter.  You may wish to pack your own snorkelling gear.

Kayaks and stand-up paddleboards
We offer kayaks and stand-up paddleboards for rent.

Diving
Dive Abaco is located at the base and is the most easily accessible dive shop. For more diving options contact your Moorings Holiday Planner.

Mermaid Reef, Johnny's Cay, Manjack Cay, No name Cay and Walkers Cay reef are all protected underwater reserves.

Fishing 
Fishing is allowed and charterers do not need a licence. To protect the marine environment, spear fishing using scuba gear and possession of spear guns are illegal in The Bahamas. Two areas are protected and fishing is not permitted: Pelican Cays Land and Sea Park, and Fowl Cay Preserve.

Fishing equipment can be rented around the base by a local free-lancer who provides fishing gear, nets and slings and from Island Boy Tackle Some fishing charters are also available.

Spiny Lobster season is from August 1 August to 31 March. Minimum size is a 5.5 inch tail length or 3.25 inch carapace length (measured from the base of the horns to the end of the jacket). Lobster may be taken by spear. It is illegal to take or possess female lobster with eggs. The vessel bag limit is six per person at any one time.

There is no closed season on conch, but it's illegal to take or possess immature conch.  In order to be legal, conch must have a well formed lip (or flared-lip). The vessel bag limit is ten per person at any one time.

The vessel bag limit for scale fish is 20 pounds per person. The minimum size for any member of the grouper family is three pounds.

Stone crabs may be taken if the claw length is four inches or greater. The season is closed from 1 June to 15 October.  It is illegal to harvest female stone crabs.

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Provisioning

Provisioning services
This destination offers the convenience of our Online provisioning serviceLet The Moorings take all the hassle out of provisioning your yacht with the highest quality beverages, fresh foods, and non-food items. Order complete packages when booking online or over the phone. Or choose to order online from our online provisioning store which also offers all packages and an extensive à la carte inventory. We’ll coordinate the details and guarantee that everything is aboard your yacht when you arrive. Visit our provisioning page to learn more.

Supermarkets
Maxwell’s – large supermarket 15–20 minutes walk from base
Open MonThu 8.00 a.m. to 7 p.m.; FriSat 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.; Sun 8.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.  
Abaco Groceries – wholesale/retail store 10 minutes by taxi from base 
Open MonSat 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.; closed on Sunday 

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Conch Inn Hotel & Marina

The Conch Inn Hotel & Marina is the perfect home for your Abacos holiday. We offer hotel accommodations and marina facilities. We are conveniently located on Marsh Harbour's restaurant row, close to shops and the downtown area

The Conch Inn Marina offers world-class yacht charter services from The Moorings. Choose from options including sail-it-yourself monohulls, award-winning sail catamarans, innovative power cats and crewed yacht charters complete with private captain and gourmet chef.

Hotel
The Conch Inn Hotel is a short taxi ride from Marsh Harbour Airport and is convenient to downtown shopping and ferries to the Cays.

Each room in the hotel comes fully furnished with two double beds, an en-suite bathroom, outdoor terrace, cable TV and more. Hotel rates include access to a private garden and freshwater pool as well as free Wi-Fi for the duration of your stay. 

Amenities

  • Two double beds
  • En suite bathroom
  • Cable TV 
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee maker 
  • Refrigerator
  • Terrace overlooking private garden 
  • Full housekeeping service from 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
  • Freshwater swimming pool

Dive Abaco is conveniently located within walking distance of downtown; as well as ferry services, bike, scooter and car rentals.

Rates and reservations
To reserve your room at The Conch Inn Hotel & Marina please contact a Holiday Planner for additional details or booking information.

Cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to check-in are subject to a one-night penalty

Marina

The Conch Inn Marina is Marsh Harbour’s premier marina, located within easy reach of provisioning, restaurants, and local attractions. It is centrally located for cruising the sea of Abaco. 

The Conch Inn Marina features 80 slips that can accommodate vessels with draft up to 7 ft and 120 ft long. The Marina is also home the world's premier sail and power charter company.

Facilities
110V 30/50/100 amp electricity 
Cable TV 
Esso full service fuel station
Dive Abaco
Water
Showers and restrooms
Telephone, fax and free Wi-Fi
Laundry
24-hour security
Hotel accommodations 

Our Dockmaster and his team look forward to assisting you into a slip. Please contact us for further information or to make a reservation.  

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