Hurricane temporarily closes new public-use helipad

 - October 2, 2007, 11:09 AM

Bahama Bay Resort had no sooner announced the opening of its heliport for public use when it had to close because of damage from Hurricane Frances. Located in West End, Grand Bahama, on the north jetty of the marina at Old Bahama Bay, the helipad’s normal operating hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. U.S. customs and immigration clearance fees are about $100. There is also a $150 landing fee and a $15 government departure tax per person on board. Old Bahama Bay must be notified at least 24 hours before ETA. For more information,