Travel By Fingertip.....Bahamas

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Sporting Life In New Providence & Paradise Island

Sailing
Banana boating an island favorite - especially with kids - is a rubber boat pulled behind a motorboat and arranged with Sea & Ski Ocean Sports (Ph: 363-3370); Sea Sports (Ph: 327-6058). Funsea (Ph: 327-6200) and Le Meridien Royal Bahamian Hotel (Ph: 327-6400) and Sea & Ski (Ph: 363-3370) all hotels offer hobie cat, sailfish, windsurfing rentals and sailboat excursions.
Scuba Diving & Snorkeling
The beautiful reefs and variety of dives offered on the island are excellent. Bahama Divers Ltd (Ph: 393-5644); Stuart Cove's Dive South Ocean (Ph: 362-4171); Sun Divers Ltd (Ph: 325-8927) have equipment rentals and excursions to the neighboring islands. DIVE DIVE DIVE (Ph: 362-1143) is a full PADI facility with cave and shark diving their specialty. Snorkeling equipment is convenient and for especially good snorkeling try the South Side Reef.
Golf
Paradise Island Golf Club is a challenging 18-hole course, par 72, (Ph: 363-3925) as is the course at Ramada South Ocean Golf & Beach Resort (Ph: 362-4391) on the southern part of New Providence Island. Another good game can be found at The Cable Beach Golf Club's (Ph: 327-6000) par 72 course.
Tennis
Night playing at the Best Western British Colonial Beach Resort, 3 courts (Ph: 322-3301); Le Meridien Royal Bahamian Hotel (Ph: 327-6400); the Wyndham Ambassador Beach Hotel (Ph: 327-8231) and Paradise Island Resort & Casino (Ph: 363-3000), the largest on the island, with 12 courts.
Deep-Sea Fishing
The island's waters team with a variety of game fish and host 20 tournaments per year, open to visitors. Rave Reviews for: Chubasco Charters - where Blue & White Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin & Blackfin Tuna, Mahi-Mahi (Dolphin) and Wahoo are the usual prey...Also available for reef fishing, snorkeling, island picnicking. (Ph: 324-3474 / Fax: 364-1612). Other Boat Charters include: Brown's Charters (Ph: 324-1215); Nassau Yacht Haven (Ph: 393-8173); Charter Boat Association (Ph: 363-2335); and Hurricane Hole Marina (Ph: 363-3600).
Waterskiing
Very popular on the island. Frolic with Sea Sports (Ph: 327-6058); Emmet's Curios (Ph: 327-8231) or Sea & Ski Ocean Sports (Ph: 363-3370).
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