The Great Book Of Anchorages but we also find time to have some fun. The area has some interesting history and very friendly locals so what's not to enjoy?
We have walked the main road from Alice Town through Bailey Town to Porgy's Bay and the Bimini Bay Resort at the northern end of the harbor. Along the way we have found several small grocery stores, some carrying the same staples as others and some carrying different goods. If one store doesn't have what you need, try another. Sooner or later you will find everything. In Alice Town, Robert's Grocery seems to carry the best selection we have found so far. It is located just next to the coin laundry, the only one in town. There is a larger store, Porgy Bay mini-mart in Bailey Town, as well as Brown's Hardware Store, but we haven't visited them yet. In Alice Town, there are 2 golf cart rental businesses and a small hardware store, Bimini General Store, next to Weech's Marina. The general store is piled with marine items, oil, filters and a variety of other products. And we do mean piled - you have to pick through stacks and piles of things to find what your looking for buried in them. The owner appears to be an American and she seems to know what is in her inventory, just not always exactly where it is.
seaplane from Tropic Ocean that lands and takes off 3 times a day right down the harbor channel. This is why boats are seriously discouraged from anchoring in or very near the channel. A one-way ticket is $180.00 and the plane can be chartered for trips to the mainland or other places in the Bahamas. They take almost the entire length of the harbor to take off.
Shark Labratory and Research Station. Unfortunately, it was Sunday and the Lab was closed. They do tours of the local waters and lemon shark pens, preferably at low tide. They can be contacted on VHF Channel 88A to arrange a tour.