Another fuel station update!
We have repaired the dock at the water-side pump. This means we are now able to fully accommodate boat fuel-ups at the Treasure Cay fuel depot.
Open 8-4 daily for both land and sea-based customers.
Cash and credit card accepted.
The Coast Guard urges operators of private aircraft and watercraft to remain clear of the impacted areas as their presence is a danger to themselves and impedes rescue efforts.
If you are requesting to bring aid to the Bahamas, contact the following numbers:
Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency: (242) 323-5394
Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance: (202) 661-7710
The Old Roosevelt Bridge on NW Dixie Highway in Stuart and the movable bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway on Bridge Road in Hobe Sound are open to boat traffic following lockdown in advance of Hurricane Dorian.
Today is a new and glorious day in the West End Grand Bahamas. Together with friends and family we will grow stronger and rebuild to make the West End more beautiful than we remember it to be. Our goal today is to assess damage and safety for recovery supply shipment and delivery, for both sea and air based ops. This is imperative to make sure safety is number one during our efforts for relief. We will update as soon as possible, thank you all.
Today's focus was on loading aid cargo and bringing aboard initial wave of disaster & recovery personnel to embark on the passage to North Bahamas in earnest. Advance team is already on the ground in Marsh Harbor to provide both aerial and on-the-ground intelligence to support the approach of the larger vessels that are about to embark at the first light.
We're grateful for such incredible partners all working together and in tight collaboration - Global Support & Development, World Hope International, Sol Relief, CBS Bahamas, and NEMA...
Motor Yacht Loon, 155ft Christinsen and the flagship of this initial response effort, is fully loaded with the gear and disaster relief personnel. A supporting cargo ship is also loaded with dinghies, rafts, ATVs, jet skies, amphibious vehicles, drones, water, food, fuel, diapers, hygiene products, medical kits, tarps, ropes, batteries, flash lights - to mention a few. Given the challenging & complex environment - much of this gear will be needed for the search and rescue work, in addition to starting with the support of local population. We're working on the next wave and additional yachts to follow in their wake soon.
The weather has been a significant factor in this operation. We're carefully watching it to decide on the best approach and timing. The captains, crew and disaster relief teams are the best one could ask for. Godspeed.
If you are interested in providing monetary donations please check this page frequently while we review and approve a list of trusted partners. Approved and trusted partners are listed below: The Bahamas Red Cross Society Destination: CHASEU33 (IBK)JP Morgan Chase Bank New York ABA021000021 Pay to B...
September 3nd 2019
Hurricane Dorian Relief Update
West End, Grand Bahama Hurricane Recovery - Winner's Circle Charities 501c3
Dear OBB Family and Friends,
Hurricane Dorian has finally started to turn north and is moving off the Island North Northwest at 2 mph. Dorian has been downgraded to a Cat 2 with winds recorded at 110 mph. Water remains our biggest issue at this point due to the storm surge in East Grand Bahama, Freeport, Eight Mile Rock and the Bootle Bay area and ending in West End with worse to least in the order outlined above. As stated prior OBB is as secure as she has ever been and our family of Staff are hunkered down, however, the storm surge has already completely submerged the marina and resort grounds.
As with Matthew, OBB will once again be the “Command Center” for all donated supplies. Our staff is well versed in this effort, as are our volunteers. We will work in close cooperation with the Bahamas Government, Local Authorities and
NEMA-Bahamas (National Emergency Management Agency).
While we know everyone will be anxious to help, we need to keep our efforts organized as Dorian will have caused enough chaos. Below is the information needed to make any humanitarian goods donations and/or financial donations.
Please understand that we have to consider liability. Old Bahama Bay and West End, Grand Bahama Hurricane Recovery - Waterfront Way Foundation 501c3 Recovery efforts are Autonomous, not working with anyone else and we are well organized.
We are waiting to get an all-clear word so that they are in a position to receive supplies. Part of this will be that staff is there, buildings are secure and that our security people are able to keep order.
We are adamant that supplies are received by those in need - not stolen or used by others to profit.
The Bahamas Governments has granted approval to bring in items with no VAT, DUTY or CUSTOMS/IMMIGRATION ENTRY FEES however, this is not a license to import goods in an effort to avoid vat and duty for personal use needs. We have an obligation to provide Customs and Immigration with detailed notification and itemization of when and what’s coming in.
We have medical staff and medical supplies coming to assist.
We have created these rules in and effort to roll out our recovery plans as efficient and methodical as humanly possible so that everyone’s efforts are not in vain.
We understand that it has been a long week of hurry up and wait and we are all anxious to get something done. We greatly appreciate your patience and will advise the second we believe it is safe to enter the resort property and we have our security team in place.
FINANCIAL DONATIONS: Yes we need money to aid in rebuilding. Our goal is $1Million Dollars. We exceeded our goal during Matthew which greatly helped rebuild the West End and we are hopeful we will exceed Hurricane Dorian’s goal as well since we now must aid not just West End, but all of Grand Bahama and Abaco as well.
Tax Deductible Financial Donations must be sent to:
Payable to: Waterfront Way Foundation
In the memo Please put: Hurricane Dorian Bahamas Relief
Please mail the checks to: Waterfront Way Foundation
c/o Vicki Derrico
825 Parkway Street Suite 8
Jupiter, Florida 33458
Waterfront Way Foundation is a 501c3 Non Profit and is the ONLY foundation approved by Old Bahama Bay’s effort to accept Tax Deductible donations.
Go Fund Me:
Our GoFundMe will also accept Tax Deductible donations on behalf of Waterfront Way Foundation donations and can be found at
You may also go to Vicki Derrico’s personal page at VickiGoldDerrico and click the DONATE BUTTON
Other Facebook pages Supporting our efforts are: West End Bahamas Relief by Rob Thompson and Winner Circles Charities Gala and Tournaments.
While it saddens me to even have to say this, PLEASE do not be fooled or drawn into Fraudulent or Misguided relief efforts or GoFundMe accounts. If you are unsure, ASK.
HUMANITARIAN DONATIONS: At this time we are asking for the following goods.
Bottled Water, Juice Boxes for the Children, Boxed Milk such as Parmalat, and infant formula.
Canned food goods of all varieties
Boxed food goods of all varieties
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Baby Food and related Supplies
Sanitary goods such as Tampons, Sanitary Pads, and Infant Diapers in all sizes
Band-Aids and Antiseptic type creams
Charcoal and Lighter fluid
New clothing, infant, child, and adult
Portable Generators and gas cans
Tarps and straps
Flashlights, Batteries of all sizes for Flashlights
Wipes, any brand for personal hygiene
Aspirin, Antacids, Tylenol
Toothpaste and Tooth Brushes
New Spray Bottles
Kindly we ask that all donated goods be neatly boxed and a list of goods and quantities provided when items are dropped off as we must provide the same to Bahamas Customs.
FLORIDA EAST COAST DROP OFF LOCATIONS FROM NORTH TO SOUTH:
Boaters Exchange-Rockledge Florida Daily during normal business hours
Contact- Paulo Berube
Rockledge, Florida 32955
EMS (Environmental Manufacturing Solutions) Monday-Thursday 9am to 4PM
Note: EMS is closed Friday-Sunday
Contact-John MacDonald (John Jr)
7705 Progress Circle
Melbourne, Florida 32904
Four Fish Marina Daily during normal business hours
2225 NE Indian River Drive
Jensen Beach Florida 34957
Waterfront Way Foundation Warehouse Daily during normal business hours
Contact Vicki Derrico
825 Parkway Street
Jupiter, Florida 33458
Pompano Beach Marine Center Daily during normal business hours
Contact Jon Burkert
701 South Federal Highway (US-1)
Pompano Beach, Florida 33062
Ways Boatyard – Palm Beach Gardens Daily during normal business hours
Contact on site Gregg Hemingway – 561-389-4831
Alternate Lacey Hagler 561-267-2674
2180 Idlewild Road
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Stop Less Blasting – near Boynton Inlet Daily during normal business hours
Contact John Grimm 561-777-4649
817C N. Railroad Ave
Boynton Beach, FL 33435
FLORIDA WEST COAST DROP OFF LOCATIONS FROM NORTH TO SOUTH:
Salty Shamrock Bar and Grill Beginning Today 3Pm to 11 PM
Contact Sean Rice 813-477-0194
6186 N Highway 41
Apollo Beach, FL 33572
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Please keep in mind that Old Bahama Bay is a privately owned resort
To Fly into West End Airport with goods you must contact:
Sergio Nativi at firstname.lastname@example.org Prior to arrival with the date of arrival, Aircraft Tail Number, Pilots name, and list of goods. Sergio will grant you permission to land. You cannot land without permission. Our airport manager Ashley Smith and/or his assistant Cliffy.
Arriving by Boat with goods you must contact:
Vicki Derrico at email@example.com Prior to arrival with the date of arrival, Boat Name, Captains name, and list of goods. Vicki will grant you permission to bring goods into our docks. All Boaters Must contact Vicki. Our Dock Master Kyle Wilchombe will be at the marina to assist in checking you in and securing the donations.
Ministry of Finance has ordered No Duty or Vat will be assessed. All aircraft bringing in goods will not be charged the Bahamas Landing and Takeoff fees and All Vessels (Boats) bringing in goods will not be charged the Bahamas Customs Entry Fee.
Pilots and Boat Captains, Please do not forget your passports.
Once again, Be Safe, Think Smart and Thank you for all your support and Love.
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Notice from the ABM
We have been receiving reports of people from the US trying to boat to the Abacos to help with relief efforts. Private vessels should not try and reach the islands at this time. The current US and Bahamian government efforts are to get people OUT of the impacted areas of the Abacos and Grand Bahama. There are tons of debris floating and under the water, there is nowhere to tie up, there is are no warehousing facilities for goods delivered, roads on the islands are NOT passable and communications with the islands are still at a bare minimum.
We understand there is a strong desire to take action and help these communities and the offers of assistance and support have been overwhelming.
Our goal is to consolidate as many efforts under the smallest number of umbrella organizations as possible in order to increase buying power and decrease the number of vessels heading to the islands with supplies. Right now we are recommending funneling as much of the relief effort through the Bahamas Red Cross Society as possible. bahamasredcross.org
Another reliable option is Head Knowles www.gofundme.com/f/headknowles-emergency-funds
The Bahamas government has set up a website page as a resource center to help aide those in need. We will continue to update this page with the most relevant information needed so we can continue to provide the necessary assistance to persons and business who are willing to lend a helping hand.
Please check this page frequently while we review and approve a list of additional trusted partners.
UPDATE: The U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Ridley, Moray, and William Flores will be searching through the night for the overdue Port Canaveral boaters. An HC-130 search plane, an MH-60 helicopter, and a U.S. Customs and Border Protection C-130 plane will search until sunset.
The search has covered 46,800 square miles with an estimated 108 hrs of active searches. Images show today's search patterns from #PortCanaveral to #Charleston S.C.
BOLO for STOLEN BOAT!!!!! Our customer's boat was stolen from Gore Marine in Wilmington. The thieves cut a section of fence out and stole a bunch of lower units as well as stripped down several other boats. Please be on the lookout on any highways!!
Beeracuda Fishing Team
COMMUNITY BOLO – THIEVES TARGETING BOAT MOTORS & MARINE ELECTRONICS
Martin County Sheriff’s Detectives are warning marine owners, customers, and all boat owners to be on the look-out for thieves targeting lower units and electronics kept on boats that are docked or left in outdoor storage facilities. The crimes are occurring overnight throughout our county.
We encourage everyone to activate your alarms and outdoor security cameras. Boat owners should remove all valuable equipment from the vessel before storing or docking it.
Please share this information and if notice anything suspicious on your security footage, please call the Martin County Sheriff’s Office at 772-220-7060.
An Important announcement from Old Bahama Bay!
Never Completely Closed, Now Fully Re-Opened!
Be sure to follow us on our social media platforms to stay up to date on every new and exciting thing happening at Old Bahama Bay.
I am overwhelmed with the feeling of loss due to the untimely death of a great friend, and past mate Curtis Morris. We spent 5 year’s together working on the Wet-n-Wild. Curtis was a great mate that ALL customers loved and his passion for fishing or anything sea related was evident.
He believed in God & County and loved his family wholeheartedly. He was a good soul who cared deeply about others and would be there for you if needed.
Feeling heartsick for his wife and daughter, Carrie and Millie and praying for their emotional strength to get through their heartbreaking loss.
It was an epic first charter aboard the D-n-T on Sunday, Feb 17th. Not long after lines in we had a wolf pack of Sailfish in the spread. We caught two out of four. We moved south and caught another Sail. Things slowed up so we moved back north and wrapped up the 1/2 day charter with a fourth Sailfish. Our charter which consisted of two Dads and three 9 year old boys couldn’t have been more excited. We loved their teamwork when trying to bring the Sail’s to the boat. vimeo.com/318347601 #blackfinrods#engelcoolers#wetnwildsportfishing#sailfish#stuartflorida #DnT … ... See moreSee less
Today is bitter sweet. We said good-bye to our beloved Wet-n-Wild but welcome our new D-n-T. The Wet-n-Wild is going back to NC where she’ll continue to run charters out of Carolina Beach. Good luck to Fish Dance Sport Fishing Charters, we know you’ll do well with the Wet-n-Wild. 😕 👍 ... See moreSee less
Residents and visitors welcome by air and sea! U.S. Customs and Border Protection Facility cleared its first customer this morning!
The facility will process international travelers arriving in Martin County via aircraft and marine vessels, allowing Martin County boaters, pilots, residents and visitors to conveniently clear customs without having to travel to Fort Pierce or West Palm Beach. Procedures for pilots and boaters, as well as user fees, can be found at www.martin.fl.us/customs.
Great news for our Bahama charters. You can now clear customs at the Martin County Airport, a short 15 min drive from where WnW is docked. Check out our website for more info on our Bahama excursions or give us a call at 772.486.9527. 👍 ... See moreSee less
Proud to donate our first truckload of coolers to the victims of #HurricaneMichael , more to follow! Distribution will be handled by our friends at @cca_florida #neighorsforneighbors #engelcoolers #rotomoldedcoolers #cca_florida
Hot off the press Engel/Wet-n-Wild 22oz Tumblers with our new Live - Love - Fish logo. Can be yours for only $20 + shipping (supplies limited). Message us on FB to get yours today. Would love to hear what you think of the new logo feel free to comment. #engelcoolers#wetnwildsportfishing#livelovefish... See moreSee less
🚨HELP STOLEN GEAR🚨
SHARE-ASK AROUND-KEEP 👀
Please help all my gear was stolen in a smash and grab in The Estates Of Stuart (Gated Community w/No Cameras) between 10:00pm and Sunrise -
•Mythicon Porphyria Black & Blue w/Mythicon reel green line
•Rob Allen 1200 with yellow Aussie reel (my brothers gun)
• Mythicon Fins With White Rails and pathos foot pockets
•Speared Wetsuit size XL ripped elbow pad
•Red Aussie belt reel
•2 Hammerhead Go Pro Masks with white snorkels
•green and black weight belt with green salvimar knife attached
•Yellow and black weight belt
•3 Bubba Blades
•riffe black dive knife
• 100’ fl freedivers green and black float line
•Murk Crew Flasher On Yellow Plastic Bouy
•JBL mini mask
•green spora sub mask w/snorkle
This equipment is my gear for work, I need it to make a living! Please help!!!!! Share share share!!
@mythiconusa @mythiconspearguns @aussiereelsusa @murkcrew @frontlinefreediving @bubbablade @neritic_diving @finelinepawnstuart @wildsidepawn @jensen_beach @martincountybeaches @italbowls @treasure_coast_fishing @deepsixstuart @floridaspearfishing @flanigansfl @stuartmagazine_ @coastalanglermag @coloradopawn @salernopawnandjewelry @stluciejewelryandpawn
Goliath Grouper Charter. Yesterday we had a 3 boat charter for the King of Qatar and his family out of Stuart Florida. There request was to hand line Goliath Grouper, so we did. We where 2 for 2 on the Goliath and it didn't take long to wear the anglers out hand lining the fish.
Here on the Wet-n-Wild we accept all fishing challenges. LOL What's your fishing challenge?
Great fishing in Stuart this week on the Wet-n-Wild. On Sunday we had a return client that caught 12 Blackfins, King Mackerel, Baracuda and a Bonito. On Wednesday we caught a dozen Mahi but only kept 4 and also caught 4 Blackfin. Fished both days about 10 miles out the inlet. #stuartfishing#blackfinrods#engelcoolers... See moreSee less
Chris HarwardBrian TrotterClark Smith I’m putting my vote in for Treasure Cay in 2019! Might include an overnight stop on the way.
Plus we can leave from Stuart, FL not way down south! It decreases our drive.