What is Chub Cay?
Chub Cay is the southernmost in the chain of islands known as The Berry Islands. Often christened as "the billfish capital of The Bahamas," this exclusive private island is a haven of tranquility and boasts an unparalleled fishing community and a state-of-the-art marina.
Because it’s close to South Florida, it’s perfect for immersing oneself in the lap of pristine natural beauty without spending hours in transit.
How to Get to Chub Cay
Daily flights connect The Berry Islands with Nassau and South Florida, making it a hassle-free commute for residents and visitors. Aztec Air, Makers Air, and several charter airlines offer regular flights to Chub Cay Airport out of Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. It’s only a 45-minute getaway!
If you’re a boating enthusiast, it’s approximately 130 miles from South Florida to Chub Cay. Note that there are landing fees, and if you want to stay awhile, then it’s wise to reserve a marina slip in advance.
Activities in Chub Cay
Chub Cay is not just about tranquility; it offers a series of outdoor activities that promise an engaging and fun-filled experience for everyone.
Join the Fishing Community
- Book a Fishing Trip: Numerous tours and charter services cater to visitors, providing all needed equipment and expertise.
- Participate in Local Tournaments: Throughout the year, Chub Cay hosts multiple fishing tournaments. Some focus on particular species where seasoned and newbie anglers compete on a level playing field.
- Connect with Local Anglers: Spend time at the marina and local fishing spots. The fishing community in Chub Cay is welcoming to newcomers, and islanders are always ready to share tips and stories.
- Become a Chub Cay Club Member: The Chub Cay Club includes fishing fanatics who have exclusive access to fishing clubs and events. Membership offers an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and learn from skilled anglers.
Chub Cay, with its crystal clear waters, vibrant reefs, and diverse marine life, is a diving paradise. Here are some popular diving locations:
- Mamma Rhoda Rock: Ideal for novice and intermediate divers, this shallow reef showcases an array of colorful reef fish and provides plentiful opportunities to see larger marine species.
- Chub Cay Wall: This site is popular for drift diving. The wall begins about 70 feet below the surface and stretches down into the abyss. Expect to encounter a variety of sharks, rays, and large fish.
- The Blue Hole: This underwater sinkhole plunges 200 feet deep, making it a thrilling dive for experienced divers.
- Sugar Wreck: This is a shipwreck dive site where an old sugar carrier sunk. The wreck, located in shallow water, has become a living reef and is home to many sea creatures.
Chub Cay and the diverse natural beauty of the Berry Islands offer an array of outdoor excursions for adventurists.
- Nature Trails: Trails are littered throughout Chub Cay, offering a peaceful trek through native foliage and a chance to spot endemic wildlife.
- Beach Activities: Besides swimming and sunbathing, you can enjoy paddle boarding, kayaking, or even beach volleyball.
- Boating and Sailing: Hop between islands, fish, snorkel, or just sit back and enjoy the view.
- Cycling: Rent a bicycle and discover the island at your leisure, stopping at beaches and taking in the stunning views.
Nightlife & Culture
While the days in Chub Cay are full of outdoor adventures and mesmerizing natural vistas, the nights offer their own kind of allure. Here are some ways you can immerse yourself in the island’s nightlife and culture:
- Local Bars and Restaurants: Visit the local bar, the Nauti Rooster for a cold one. Or try the Chub Cay Club restaurant and bar, known for its mouthwatering cuisine and refreshing cocktails.
- Club Fire Pit: Kids and kids-at-heart roast marshmallows at the club’s beachside fire pit.
- Chub Cay Club parties: The club hosts various parties throughout the year including themed events, cocktail parties, and live music, offering a great way to socialize and enjoy the night.
- Stargazing: With little light pollution, Chub Cay offers a spectacular view of the starry sky.
More About Chub Cay
How big is Chub Cay?
The private island is approximately 2.75 square miles.
How much is the landing fee at Chub Cay?
If you’re arriving by boat and need to clear customs, online sources report that there is a $100 landing fee.
Does Chub Cay have an airport?
Yes, the Chub Cay International Airport sits on Frazers Hog Cay. Its airport codes are MYBC and CCZ.
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