Andros

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Andros Island
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Map of Andros

Unlike most of the Bahamian islands, Andros's interior has been largely free of commercial development for the tourism industry, preserving much of its natural beauty. Current Bahamian tourism efforts refer to it as the least-explored island in the chain. There are currently efforts being made by the Bahamas National Trust and the Nature Conservancy to establish a national park on the island.

There are few hotels and resorts on the island. However Andros, famous for its bonefishing, is home to many lodges which cater to the sport.

The island is filled with natural beauty. It has the second largest barrier reef in the Northern Hemisphere and the third largest in the world, at one hundred and forty miles (225 km) long, and has a drop off of over six thousand feet (1.8 km). The water above the reef averages twelve feet (4 m) deep. There are more than forty square miles (104 km²) of subtropical forest area and the swamp land that is inhabited by more than 50 species of orchids. Andros is actually made up of three different major islands (North Andros, Mangrove Cay and South Andros Island) and hundreds of cays adjoined by these mangrove estuaries and tidal swamp lands. Two hundred different types of birds are native to the island.

Divers come to explore the "blue holes" and reefs. Andros Island is next to the Tongue of the Ocean, a deep oceanic trench and is famous for its wall diving.

Fresh Water: Much fresh water comes from this island, with about five million US gallons of fresh water being shipped to Nassau a day through the pumping station located in Morgans Bluff. Andros has thousands of kilometres of fresh water rivers that come from rain water collected in the many caves in the island's interior.

Charts

See Bahamas.

Weather

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Passages

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Islands

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Communication

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Navigation

Andros Island, Bahamas

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Entrance

For entrance details see Bahamas.

Berthing

Ports

Key to symbols: |Port of entry icon – port of entry ||
  • Andros Town Andros Town /wiki/Andros_Town Port of entry icon – port of entry |Marina icon – marina |
  • Congo TownCongo Town/wiki/Congo_Town Needs data icon – needs data |
  • Fresh CreekFresh Creek/wiki/Fresh_Creek Needs data icon – needs data |
  • Morgans BluffMorgans Bluff/wiki/Morgans_Bluff Anchorage icon – anchorage |

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

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Anchorages

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Amenities

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Provisioning

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Eating out

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Transportation

List transportation (local and/or international.)

Tourism

History

Give a short history of the island.)

Places to Visit

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Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forums

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Links

References & Publications

See Bahamas.

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