Duty Free Ferry Cruise Ports | Freeport Harbour



Freeport Harbour

This international port handles both ferries and cruise ships. If your ferry is travelling to another country from this port, you will be able to purchase duty free goods on board or at the embarcation port shop.

Most, if not all cruise ships, sail in international territorial waters, so you will be able to buy duty free and tax-free goods onboard during your journey.

Some cruise lines only allow you to consume your duty free alcohol after you have finished your cruise. Check with your cruise specialist before you sail, for more details.

Visitors to The Bahamas enjoy extensive tax-free and duty free shopping facilities, both in the port areas and also downtown. There are reduced import duties on many gift products such as watches, china, crystal, jewellery and other luxuries. The authenticity of products is regularly checked by the Government, so to maintain high retail standards. Liquor products have competitive prices, but if you are departing by cruise your ship may hold the spirits until your final disembarkation. Some stores offer a “mail home” service for goods you do not wish to carry.

There is now a fast ferry service from Miami to the Bahamas operated by the Spanish Company Balearia and soon a similar service from Port Everglades. Travellers on this service will qualify to purchase duty free goods as this is an international crossing.