Since Chub Cay is a Bahamian port-of-entry, you can visit by boat or aircraft. We usually enter by boat. This is about entering via plane.
There is a newly paved, 5,000 foot airstrip for private and chartered aircraft.
AUTHORITY RUNWAY (L x W)
MYBC runway 5,000 x 80
- No Fuel
- Yes Airport of Entry
- Private airport
ENTERING THE BAHAMAS - You must land at an Airport of Entry upon your initial arrival in the Bahamas. You will not be permitted to land in the Bahamas after official sunset or prior to official sunrise
UNCONTROLLED AIRPORTS (such as Chub): When approaching airports with no control facilities you are required to announce: Aircraft identification, Location, and Intentions over Unicom frequency 122.8 - Pass over airport at 1,000' MSL and enter LEFT traffic pattern. All landings and takeoffs at uncontrolled fields shall be into the wind.
Normal hours for Customs & Immigration at Airports of Entry are: 9 am - 5:00 PM. Bahamas Customs requires that the pilot complete and provide:
.Four Inward Declaration/Cruising Permits (if available) if you will be
traveling to more than one island, or
.Three General Declaration (C7A) forms
.Arrival report (towered airports or twins)
.Proof of citizenship for every soul on board
The following items are prohibited from entering the Bahamas:
.Dangerous drugs and hallucinogenics
.Firearms - firearms must be declared at first Port of Entry to be turned over to Customs and held until departure
.Mechanical spear guns (non-mechanical Hawaiian slings are okay)
Cancellation and filing of flight plans from Out Island origination is best accomplished en route at altitude. Relaying of cancellations through other aircraft is commonly used due to limited communications range, although this practice may not always be sufficient.
LANDING AND TIE DOWN PROCEDURES AND FEES - Although most would recommend you tie your plane down, Out Island airports don't usually have ties. You can bring your own chocks or use rocks.
- Sailing and Boating
- Diving and Snorkeling