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Introduction

Freeport, Bahamas

Freeport, Bahamas

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Freeport is the capital of the Bahamas island of Grand Bahama.

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Weather

Freeport has a pleasantly warm but humid climate. Compared to Caribbean islands more to the south, there are some differences regarding temperatures, mainly because it is somewhat colder during the wintermonths of November to April. Generally though, temperatures are high, with summer maximum temperatures averaging around 30 °C and minimum temperatures around 24 °C. During the wintermonths temperatures are about 5 °C lower. The rainy season lasts from May to October, with September and October being the wettest months. This is also the time (especially from August to October) when hurricanes are a possibility.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Avg Max24.3 °C24.4 °C25.8 °C27.4 °C29.6 °C31.2 °C32.2 °C32.3 °C31.6 °C29.6 °C27.3 °C25.1 °C
Avg Min15.9 °C15.5 °C17.5 °C19.2 °C21 °C23.2 °C23.9 °C23.9 °C23.3 °C21.4 °C19.4 °C17 °C
Rainfall83.1 mm72.6 mm93.5 mm66.8 mm104.7 mm176 mm165.4 mm207.8 mm217.4 mm142.8 mm93 mm73.7 mm
Rain Days9887111416191811109

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Getting There

By Plane

Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO) near Freeport has international flights to/from Fort Lauderdale, Miami, West Palm Beach, New York, Atlanta, Charlotte, Toronto, Baltimore, Louisville, Richmond, Raleigh-Durham International Airport, Providenciales (main island of the Turks and Caicos Islands), and seasonal to Milan. Moore's Island, Great Harbour Cay Bimini, Walker's Cay, Treasure Cay, Marsh Harbour and North Eleuthra are domestic destinations served.

By Boat

Discovery Cruise Line operates a daily (except Wednesdays) cruise ferry between Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale in Florida and Freeport on Grand Bahama. It leaves at 9:30am from Fort Lauderdale, arriving in Freeport around 1:30pm, and returns from Freeport at 5:15pm, arriving in Fort Lauderdale around 10:30pm. So a one-way trip takes around 4 hours to the Bahamas, and about 5 hours back, which barely leaves you 4 hours at Grand Bahama Island. There are options to spend the night though and take a ferry the next day back to Florida. Services on board include three buffet meals and a Las Vegas style casino! A return ticket costs around US$140.

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