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Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

Little San Salvador Island, also known as 

Half Moon Cay

, is one of about 700 islands that make up the archipelago of The Bahamas. It is located roughly halfway between Eleuthera and Cat Island. It is a private island, owned by Holland America Line, which uses it as a port of call for the cruise ships it operates in the region. Prior to being owned by HAL, Little San Salvador was the private island of Norwegian Cruise Line.
 

Little San Salvador Island is located about 10 miles (16 kilometers) southeast of Nassau. Holland America Line purchased... Read more

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

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Little San Salvador Island, also known as 

Half Moon Cay

, is one of about 700 islands that make up the archipelago of The Bahamas. It is located roughly halfway between Eleuthera and Cat Island. It is a private island, owned by Holland America Line, which uses it as a port of call for the cruise ships it operates in the region. Prior to being owned by HAL, Little San Salvador was the private island of Norwegian Cruise Line.
 

Little San Salvador Island is located about 10 miles (16 kilometers) southeast of Nassau. Holland America Line purchased the island in December 1996 for a price of $6 million USD. It has since developed 50 acres (200,000 m2) of the 2,400-acre (9.7 km2) island, with the stated goal of maintaining as much habitat as possible for wildlife. The island is also a significant nesting area for waterfowl. The island does not have deep water docking, requiring the use of tenders for cruise ship passengers to disembark and embark.


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Half Moon Cay, Bahamas: Port Information


Cruise ships anchor offshore, and passengers are transported ashore by tender boats.

Get around Half Moon Cay, Bahamas


It is a private cruise port of call so you can easily explore it on foot.

What to see in Half Moon Cay, Bahamas


Half Moon Cay is a beach getaway. There are no tourist landmarks to see. However, it has beautiful beaches and breathtaking views to admire.

What to do in Half Moon Cay, Bahamas


Activities offered on the island include swimming, sunning, scuba diving, jet-skiing, cycling, and snorkeling. Deep-sea fishing, parasailing, glass-bottom boat rides, and nature walks also are available. A variety of water toys are available for rent, including Hobie catamarans, Sunfish sailboats, windsurfing sailboards, and kayaks. There are volleyball and basketball courts, horseshoes, shuffleboard, a fitness trail with exercise stations, horseback riding, and nature trails for hiking.

What to eat and drink in Half Moon Cay, Bahamas


Food is free of charge. The port has several cozy bars to taste delicious snacks and drinks.

Shopping in Half Moon Cay, Bahamas


Here you'll find a gift shop with nice souvenirs, clothes, accessories, and other items, as well as a jewelry store.  

Safety in Half Moon Cay, Bahamas


Since Half Moon Cay is a private island, cruise passengers' safety is provided by private guards. Although it's safe, always remember to use your common sense. 

Language spoken in Half Moon Cay, Bahamas


English is the main language. 

LOCAL TIME

8:54 pm
January 17, 2019
America/Nassau

CURRENT WEATHER

23.28 °C / 73.904 °F
broken clouds
Fri

23.97 °C/75 °F
sky is clear
Sat

23.12 °C/74 °F
light rain
Sun

25.44 °C/78 °F
moderate rain
Mon

25.35 °C/78 °F
light rain

LOCAL CURRENCY

USD

1 EUR = 1.14 USD
1 GBP = 1.3 USD
1 AUD = 0.72 USD
1 CAD = 0.75 USD

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