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SpanishWells

On St. George’s Cay

Spanish Wells

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Population: The Dept. of Statistics, 2010 data has the population of Spanish Wells set at 1,551 people. Industry: Fishing & Farming. In season, Spanish Wells farmers service much of Eleuthera with fresh farm goods through local vendors or via delivery. The issue of poaching continues to be a vexing one, that fishermen say threatens their livelihood - one that has fueled the self-sustaining economy of this beautiful island.

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The Government elected in 2017, has met with fishermen on the island, to discuss their concerns with the aim of protecting the fisheries in the Bahamas and by extension here in the “Fishing Capital” of the archipelago. Getting There: Fly in to the North Eleuthera Airport (ELH) and take a taxi to Gene’s (Jean’s) Bay Dock, 10-15 minutes away by car. A short 5 minute ferry ride will take you directly to Spanish Wells on St. George’s Cay. The island is bridged to Russell Island. Golf Cart rentals are available on the docks of both Harbour Island and Spanish Wells at $10-20 per hour $40-50 per day with weekly rates also available. Bahamas Fast Ferries offers daily trips

to and from Nassau from Spanish Wells and Harbour Island. More.. The Fishermen’s Fest in mid-July is an increasingly popular festival on the community’s Calendar. Early in July, during the national Independence celebrations, the Spanish Wells township holds a number of events and activities to commemorate and celebrate the country’s Independence. Pictured above are young community members taking part in the slippery pole competition during Independence weekend 2017. All ages compete in this tremendously fun activity, which takes place on the public dock, including little

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The Eleutheran Magazine 2018 (winter) - Harbour Island, Eleuthera, Spanish Wells  

2018 Winter Issue highlights Activity, Sights, Beaches, Governor's Harbour, Harbour Island, Spanish Wells - updated Restaurants, Shopping, R...

The Eleutheran Magazine 2018 (winter) - Harbour Island, Eleuthera, Spanish Wells  

2018 Winter Issue highlights Activity, Sights, Beaches, Governor's Harbour, Harbour Island, Spanish Wells - updated Restaurants, Shopping, R...

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