Is Freeport a tender port?

Freeport is a common stop for cruise ships not only as a tourist destination but because its harbor doubles up as a ship repair, restocking, and maintenance port due to its dry-docking ability featuring the Grand Bahama Shipyard. Therefore, expect to dock right at Port Lucaya, no tendering is necessary.

What is Freeport Bahamas known for?

The capital of Grand Bahama Island, founded in 1955 as a center of tourism, has undergone recent redevelopment and again offers nearly every amenity an island visitor could hope for: pristine beaches, golf, water sports, diving, gambling, duty-free shopping, boating, nightclubs and fishing.

How do I get from Freeport to Pig Beach?

Car ferry, ferry, travel via Freeport Harbour

  1. Take the car ferry from Freeport Harbour to Nassau.
  2. Take the ferry from Nassau to Ship Channel Cay, Exuma.
  3. Travel from Ship Channel Cay, Exuma to Pig Beach.

Is Freeport nicer than Nassau?

Freeport is more laid back and quaint than Nassau’s city hustle and bustle. The beaches and water are better in Freeport, but there is more to do in Nassau, and of course there is Atlantis in Nassau. I prefer Freeport, it’s friendly and low key. The Westin is probably the resort of choice.

Does Freeport Bahamas have good beaches?

Some of the most beautiful beaches in the world are in The Bahamas, and you can take in several of them during your cruise to Freeport. The water is clear, the sand is warm, and the sun is almost always shining, even in the winter.

How do you get around in Freeport Bahamas?

You have several options in local transportation to get around the island of Grand Bahama including public buses (actually minibuses locally known as Jitneys), taxis, car rentals, and scooter rentals. You can even hire a taxi on an hourly rate and tour the island.

Is Princess Cay owned by Carnival?

Princess Cays is a Carnival Corporation owned island/port tucked away in the islands of the Bahamas… and oh man what a dream.

Can you stay on Pig Beach?

The popular island that you can stay at is Staniel Cay, but the pigs are on Big Major Cay AKA Pig Beach or Pig Island. It’s an uninhabited island except for the swimming pigs. Since the island is uninhabited, that also means there’s no airstrip for planes to land, and that you need to take a boat to get to it.