Freeport Harbour Company is privately owned and operated through a joint venture between Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) and The Port Group (The Grand Bahama Port Authority). Freeport Harbour is one of the largest man-made harbours in the world and the deepest harbour in the region. The entrance channel and turning basin are dredged to a depth of 16m (52 ft.). There is also a huge expanse of sheltered waters. Businesses at the harbour include Cruise and Day Ferry visits, Roll-on/Roll-off facilities for containerised and LTL cargo, Car Transshipment, Wet Docking and Ship Repair Facilities. Freeport Harbour can accommodate three (3) cruise ships, five (5) roll-on/roll-off vessels, two 900-ft wet-docking berths. Vessels with a maximum draft of 30ft can be accommodated alongside. Cruise lines of up to 1000 ft., length overall, can be facilitated. Tugboat and pilot services are also available.
The $10.9 million dollar Lucayan Harbour Cruise Facility, situated on the water-ways of Freeport Harbour, continues to develop programmes in order to upgrade the cruise passenger terminal facilities, which processes under 1,000,000 visitors annually. The facility includes:
- Sheltered staging areas for the pick-up/drop-off of passengers
- A retail complex and a craft market featuring local straw work and other indigenous craft.
- Extensive landscaping and a more efficient ground transportation layout are major features of this facility.
- New tropical landscaping
- Two first class renovated cruise ship terminals with the ability to be combined to handle a 3,000 passenger homeport cruise vessel.