History of Chub Cay

Chub Cay, the private island with

a sense of history

The history of Chub Cay is without equal in the island paradise of The Bahamas. Legendary throughout the world for sport fishing and diving, Chub Cay also has miles of sandy beaches and a protected harbor. As a private island, Chub Cay has been the exclusive retreat for a very select membership. Building on this unique heritage, Chub Cay treasures and protects this legacy of natural beauty, tradition, and world-class recreation.

Our History

  • October 12, 1492

    Christopher Columbus lands on the Bahamian Island of San Salvador.

     

     

    October 12, 1492

    Christopher Columbus lands on the Bahamian Island of San Salvador.

  • 1703

    Local pirates proclaim an anarchic ‘Privateers’ Republic’ with Edward Teach — better known as Blackbeard — as chief magistrate. Nassau is the main port preferred by the pirates during this time.

    1703

    Local pirates proclaim an anarchic ‘Privateers’ Republic’ with Edward Teach — better known as Blackbeard — as chief magistrate. Nassau is the main port preferred by the pirates during this time.

  • 1717

    The Bahamas becomes a British Crown Colony

     

     

    1717

    The Bahamas becomes a British Crown Colon

     

     

  • 1718

    The first Royal Governor of the Bahamas, a reformed pirate named Woodes Rogers, brings law and order when he expells the buccaneers who had used the islands as bases.

    1718

    The first Royal Governor of the Bahamas, a reformed pirate named Woodes Rogers, brings law and order when he expells the buccaneers who had used the islands as bases.

  • 1783

    After the American Revolution the British government issues land grants to a group of British Loyalists, and the sparse population of the Bahamas triples in a few years.

    1783

    After the American Revolution the British government issues land grants to a group of British Loyalists, and the sparse population of the Bahamas triples in a few years.

  • 1960

    Chub Cay Club is founded and opens as the retreat of those that embrace gracious living.

     

    1960

    Chub Cay Club is founded and opens as the retreat of those that embrace gracious living.

  • July 10, 1973

    The Bahamas becomes an independent nation

     

     

    July 10, 1973

    The Bahamas becomes an independent nation

  • March 29, 2004

    Chub Cay breaks ground to begin new development for the next generation of families, fishermen, and friends that have a love of the sea.

     

    March 29, 2004

    Chub Cay breaks ground to begin new development for the next generation of families, fishermen, and friends that have a love of the sea.

  • March 3, 2005

    Private charters bring in more than 100 prominent officials, media, investors and special guests to gather for a unique progressive ground-breaking event that encompasses the marina, villas and new clubhouse.

    March 3, 2005

    Private charters bring in more than 100 prominent officials, media, investors and special guests to gather for a unique progressive ground-breaking event that encompasses the marina, villas and new clubhouse.

  • May 25, 2006

    Chub International, L.C. opens the Design Center in Fort Lauderdale

     

     

    May 25, 2006

    Chub International, L.C. opens the Design Center in Fort Lauderdale

     

  • June 15, 2006

    New marina opens at Chub Cay, accommodating yachts up to 200' and offering over 100 slips, with plans for 200 slips once fully completed.

     

     

    June 15, 2006

    New marina opens at Chub Cay, accommodating yachts up to 200' and offering over 100 slips, with plans for 200 slips once fully completed.

  • September 5, 2006

    "Chub Cay Blue" arrives at Chub Cay Marina and Resort. The 18-foot-tall, 3,000 pound bronze sculpture by Kent Ullberg is a symbol of the island’s rich history as a fishing paradise.

    September 5, 2006

    "Chub Cay Blue" arrives at Chub Cay Marina and Resort. The 18-foot-tall, 3,000 pound bronze sculpture by Kent Ullberg is a symbol of the island’s rich history as a fishing paradise.

  • 2014

    Chub Cay begins an exciting new era with new leadership and goals for a completely state-of-the-art resort and marina operation.

     

    2014

    Chub Cay begins an exciting new era with new leadership and goals for a completely state-of-the-art resort and marina operation.

     

  • October 5, 2016

    Hurricane Matthew. The eye of this Category 4 hurricane went directly over Chub Cay and produced a devastating aftermath for the island

    October 5, 2016

    Hurricane Matthew. The eye of this Category 4 hurricane went directly over Chub Cay and produced a devastating aftermath for the island

  • July 1, 2017

    Chub Cay Resort and Marina Grand Opening

     

    July 1, 2017

    Chub Cay Resort and Marina Grand Opening

     

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