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Staniel Cay Yacht Club

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Staniel Cay
Exumas,
24° 10' 21.24'', -76° 26' 44.87''
954-833-2100, 242-355-2024
VHF Ch. 16
$2.50/ft - $5.50/ft
www.stanielcay.com
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Staniel Cay Yacht Club
Staniel Cay Yacht Club
Staniel Cay Yacht Club
Staniel Cay Yacht Club
Staniel Cay Yacht Club
Staniel Cay Yacht Club
Staniel Cay Yacht Club
Staniel Cay Yacht Club
Staniel Cay Yacht Club
Staniel Cay Yacht Club
Staniel Cay Yacht Club
Staniel Cay Yacht Club
Staniel Cay Yacht Club
Staniel Cay Yacht Club
Staniel Cay Yacht Club
Staniel Cay Yacht Club
Staniel Cay Yacht Club
Fuel
Last Updated: Nov 17, 2023 9:30AM

Diesel $5.75

Gas Premium $6.68

Awards


Boaters Choice 2022Boaters Choice Elite Fleet 2023

About


Staniel Cay Yacht Club offers a newly renovated marina with fuel, electricity, freshwater, ice, bait, etc. We have 18 secure slips that accommodate skiffs to mega-yachts. Even at low tide the dock can accommodate drafts up to 12 feet and yachts up to 185 feet.

SCYC now operates 21 new moorings in close proximity to our marina. Moorings can not be requested online please call the marina at (242) 355-2024 or (954) 833-2100 for pricing and availability. Mooring Balls are offered for daily/nightly rental by the Staniel Cay Yacht Club.

The Staniel Cay Yacht Club is a hidden gem in the Exuma Cays of the Bahamas. The island of Staniel Cay is located in the central Bahamas, making it an ideal destination for visitors traveling by sea or by air. It is the perfect place to explore, discover and relax in one of the Exuma Cays’ most unique and beloved resorts and marinas.

SCYC offers charming bungalow accommodations, and the marina provides a full array of services and amenities to our boat and yacht guests. And with our central location, SCYC is the ideal home base for your exploration throughout the gorgeous waters and cays.

Staniel Cay offers blissful, sun-filled relaxation as well as a variety of activities for those looking for a bit more adventure, including snorkeling, kayaking, and paddle-boarding. If you are looking for more particular activities or accommodations, our staff will gladly assist you in finding the perfect charter yacht to explore the Exumas, or if you prefer to stay on land, we can help you find the ideal private island retreat or exclusive vacation property.

And after exploring our turquoise playground, you will surely work up an appetite! Whether you are in the mood for a great bottle of wine and a four-course meal or simply an appetizer and a frosty beverage at our renowned island bar, we’ve got you covered!

With its crystal clear, warm waters, white-sand beaches, and proximity to other islands in the Exuma chain, the Staniel Cay Yacht Club is perfect for your dream vacation.

Staniel Cay Yacht Club in the Exuma Cays. Like No Other Place On Earth.

Berth Capacity


Slips:18
Moorings:21

Approach


For approach instructions please refer to a Nautical Map or you can click here https://stanielcay.com/marina/ to view the nautical map on our website.
Minimum Channel Depth:0.0 Feet
Mean High Water Clearance:0.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Jan 19, 2024

Fuel Dock:Yes
Gas:Yes
Diesel:Yes
Dockage:Yes
Moorings:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Wi-Fi:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Trash:Yes
Ice:Yes
Groceries:Within 5 Miles
Alcohol:Yes
Medical Facility:Within 5 Miles
Hotels:Yes
Restaurants:Yes
Beach:Within 5 Miles
Bait & Tackle:Yes
Max. Vessel LOA:0.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:0.0 Meters
Max. Slip Width:0.0 Meters
Fixed Docks:Yes
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Staff was great, and the marina is really well taken care of. We stayed a few days on mooring and really enjoyed ourselves, will be back.

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All the staff was delightful. The bar at the Yacht Club is great

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Not the best. No gas. No showers. Not really slips; boats lined up on docks. We were blocked in by 3 large yachts delaying our departure for 3 hours resulting in checking into our next marina until after 8pm (not good). So, if you stay make sure you are not blocked in. Next time I will anchor at Pig Island or Thunderball Grotto.

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Staff members were always friendly and willing to help in any way possible.

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Staniel Cay is consistently good; friendly staff from docks to kitchen!

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The dock needs repaired or replaced. We left early because of broken bolts on the dock.

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Great spot to relax.

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Welcoming people but dedicated toilets and showers would have been nice

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Friendly place, good food, some limited walking/hiking around the island. Pig beach and grotto nearby.

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Amazing staff great food and drinks. Always a good time in Staniel :)

Marina Response:
We'll be here waiting! Thank you for taking the time to review the Staniel Cay Yacht Club. We are very happy to have earned a 5-star rating! See you soon.
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Great as always. Marina and Staff are great

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Very exposed setting to W and NW winds. Old splintery docks. No showers. Superb staff and the best restaurant food ever.

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Facilities were very good. Charges for electricity were very high.

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Fantastic staff, wonderful people. I look forward to my next visit here.

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Amazing place to stay, food is good, people are friendly staff in the office, restaurant, fuel doc and pub are always helpful and available. One thing lacking though is dock hands, one unfriendly non exiting dock hand, we saw him on the doc, het was supposed to assist us with our lines, but never pitched

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The yacht Psyche had a great stay- the staff was great, smiling and happy everyday we were there! Enjoyed it so much we booked our slip for next year!

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Dock can get a little bumpy in certain winds. The faculty was very nice and the restaurant was impeccable for dinner. Best meal I’ve had in the Bahamas

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The best….. great place to hang for a few days.

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Great location, food and staff.. But they really need to work on getting better shore power on the dock. many pedestals don’t have power or have the plugs all fried.

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Fantastic place to visit. Restaurant dinners superb . Large portions . Great service. Beautiful waters clean. Also visiting Pig Island and the Grotto for great snorkeling. Highly recommend this place

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Staniel Cay has the best casual bar of any marina! Friendly, prompt service, great food, & even a more upscale option for dinner if you like. Always enjoy our stay here & it’s a favorite of our guests.

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Spectacular place, lovely spot !

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Great time 4th of July stay with fireworks and cookout! Always great here!

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Patrice and Nettie are the BEST

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Rene' , in the office, was a tremendous help finding us a cabin when the seas became too rough to stay aboard our boat! The crew in the marina office were very helpful too! Be sure and bring oversized bumpers and axtra dock lines in case the winds pick up!

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Great people Good food, Fun Bar, Reasonable fuel price, Great location

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Very nice! All were friendly, great place. Food was great.

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The women in the Marina office are the best!!! Always take great care of us. Great restaurant and rum drinks. 🍹😎

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The staff is absolutely fabulous. Very helpful and always welcoming. We've been coming for years. A very special place!

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Prefect always friendly great place to get supplies

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We were anchored off at Big Majors waiting for our slip to come available and there was some weather coming in earlier than expected. Tar, Patrice and Deandra worked a miracle to get us in a day earlier so we could be safely at the dock. I was traveling with my kids and this was a Godsend. we enjoyed the facilities so much and the restaurant/bar was great. Can't say enough great things about the staff and the facility. M/Y Infectious, can't wait to visit again!

Marina Response:
Hi Kimberly - Thank you for awarding the Staniel Cay Yacht Club with a 5-Star review! We will always try our best to accommodate our guests, especially with weather rolling in! We are looking forward to M/Y Infectious coming back to us again!
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Super awesome, friendly people. Great island, marina is full of excitement. The Sharks are always fun to watch too.

Marina Response:
Thank you for reviewing the Staniel Cay Yacht Club and awarding us 5 stars! We are thrilled you enjoy SCYC and hope you get back soon!
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Fast current run through docks, must go in at slack tide or have bow and stern trusters. Arrived at 3pm and dock house said to go over a book dinner reservation ASAP. Did and restaurant was already booked, but the bar and take out was available. A little noisy from boats around us until late into the night. Party boats in a marina, yuck.

Marina Response:
Dear Christopher, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are sorry that your experience was less than amazing. Regarding the current, and for the benefit of other readers… you are correct, the tide does run both ways at our docks. As a rule, it is bit easier to dock on an incoming tide, when it is running parallel to the docks. And folks without bow thrusters often turn the boat and back into the current to maintain maximum control. On the outgoing tide, the current wraps around in the adjacent bay and ends up at about a 45-degree angle to the docks. Depending on which side of the docks you are trying to tie to, this can be challenging indeed. Sometimes the current helps you (i.e., brings you to the dock) but other times it pushes you away from the slip. Of course, any time the tide is slack or close to slack, there are no issues as you point out. As for dining with us, we are very sorry that we were not able to accommodate you at one of our two dinner seatings in our “Sea Level” restaurant. During our “season” we do often fill up, especially at the earlier seating. One suggestion for other readers… email [email protected] the day before you arrive or in the morning on the day of your desired dinner reservation. We monitor this email closely and this gives anyone the best chance of getting a table at one of our dinner seatings. As you point out, our “lunch” or “bar” menu is available without a reservation, up until 9 p.m. nightly. For this menu, tables are available inside the clubhouse (in the Captain’s Lounge) and “under the flags” in the bar area. Lastly, we sincerely do apologize for any loud music or excessive noise in the marina. We have a policy (copied below) that is meant to prevent this sort of disturbance. If a marina guest complains, the on-duty manager should visit the boat in question and make sure the volume is brought down to a reasonable level. We do face a balancing act sometimes in this regard and try our best to keep everyone happy. But the bottom line is that we have a clear policy and overly loud music is not supposed to be happening. It is apparent that this policy was ignored when you stayed with us, and if you did bring this to the attention of one of our staff, we sincerely apologize for not resolving the situation adequately. If I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly at [email protected]. Sincerely, Nettie Miller, GM, Staniel Cay Yacht Club Marina policy on music: Music: Loud music is not permitted at the marina (or anywhere on SCYC property). Music played at a low level is fine. As a rule, music is defined as “too loud” if your neighbors can a) hear it and/or b) might possibly be bothered by it.
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Another great trip to Staniel Cay!! Tario was super helpful as were all the ladies in the office. Just can't get enough of this place. Thanks again and see you next year! EBITDA

Marina Response:
Thank you Robert! And we can't get enough of EBITDA! We'll pass your compliments along to the team. See you soon.
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Staniel is a wonderful little marina. Lots to do close by and very friendly staff. Limited provisioning close, as is a clinic with basic essentials. One our our crew was able to get prednisone same day as requested! We love Staniel Cay.

Marina Response:
Hi Daniel - thank you for awarding Staniel Cay Yacht Club a 5-Star review! We work closely with our sister-company, Makers Air, to assist with our guests' needs from medicine to boat parts, so you are never out of touch, even when you are in the Out Islands. We'll be here when you are back in the area!
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We are On a mooring ball

Marina Response:
Thank you for reviewing Staniel Cay Yacht Club!
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Wow where do I begin !!Being a Bahamian and having traveled to SCYC since childhood ,it still remains one of my favorite marinas of all !!From the owner David to Nettie Patrice and all the girls in the office and behind the bar and in the store .To the guys on the docks it is second to none !!The food in the restaurant was great and obviously all the amazing activities in close proximity to the marina make it one of a kind Destination!!I highly recommend staying here !! @yachtscarlet

Marina Response:
Thanks Joscie! We are always striving to improve and reviews like this show us that Staniel Cay Yacht Club is on the right track. We hope you get back to us soon.
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We stayed on a mooring ball, but used the marina bar, restaurant and garbage. This marina was a delightful change from one of the other Exuma marinas further north. Staff were very friendly and helpful, and the restaurant and bar were good. A definite come-again.

Marina Response:
Hi Steven - we really appreciate you taking the time to review Staniel Cay Yacht Club and we are very happy that you awarded us 5 Stars! An excellent experience is always our goal, whether our guests are on a mooring ball, in the bungalows, at the marina, or visiting from another property. We'll see you next time!
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Wonderful Staff, great bar and excellent service all around! We love staying here!

Marina Response:
Thank you, Kate! We at Staniel Cay Yacht Club love having you stay here!
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We stayed on a mooring ball. Nice facilities, what we used, and on par pricewise with other similar places we have visited in the Bahamas. Diandra was absolutely fantastic. She checked us in on the dock and then a few days later served us when we had dinner in the restaurant. She is a friendly, warm person with an incredible work ethic. Our dinner in the restaurant was very good. The more causal bar was fun and laid back. The dinghy beach "marina" is a great landing spot to come ashore. We will be back.

Marina Response:
Hello Tom! Thank you for reviewing Staniel Cay Yacht Club. We'll let Diandra know you loved her service and we hope to see you back at SCYC soon!
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Have been coming for many years but the last five years they have really upped their game. Marina, bar, restaurant all great again last week. Many thanks from the Queen Mary!!

Marina Response:
Hi Mark, Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Staniel Cay Yacht Club! We are always working to improve our guest experience so hearing that our efforts are succeeding is a great thing! We look forward to seeing the Queen Mary pulling in again soon.
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Very pricey and I didn’t find the staff or others very friendly . Lots to do in the area and the water is awesome

Marina Response:
Hi Scott - We are very sorry you didn't have a 5-star experience at SCYC. We hope you choose to return at some point and give us another chance to provide you with a more positive visit!
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What a wonderful spot to relax get fuel provision and be treated kindly. Staff is top of the line. Alway accommodates your every wish. Great spot to base out of as it has everything Airport Resort kids activities the whole ball of wax in one place. Too Elusive will be back next season to enjoy their beauty hospitality again.

Marina Response:
Thank you Arthur! The Staniel Cay Yacht Club sincerely appreciates your feedback and we look forward to taking care of you again next year!
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Beautiful harbor with great view of the sunset. The restaurant and bar are great. We stayed on a mooring ball and the dinghy beach was close and convenient. Food was fantastic, so we ate there both nights - try the lamb or the ribs! And the four course meal is a great deal.

Marina Response:
Hi Rod! Thank you for taking the time to review the Staniel Cay Yacht Club with 5-Stars! Come back soon!
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This is now one of my all time favorite places to stay. The staff are friendly and helpful. The food was fabulous. The mooring balls were in great shape. We will definitely be back!!!

Marina Response:
Woohoo! Thank you so much for awarding Staniel Cay Yacht Club this 5-Star Review. It's always great to hear that we are providing top-notch services. We'll be awaiting your return!
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Always love Staniel. Great staff and facilities

Marina Response:
Thank you James! We appreciate your 5-star Review of the Staniel Cay Yacht Club. Come back soon!
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Wonderful place with accommodating and competent staff. We enjoyed ourselves very much. We would come back.

Marina Response:
Hi Dennis! We very much appreciate your 5-Star review of Staniel Cay Yacht Club! Come back soon. SCYC
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We had a great time at Staniel Cay! Great staff, food, drinks, and more!

Marina Response:
Thank you for the 5-Star review, Ann! We hope to show you another great experience soon at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club!
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Second time this year an it was fantastic as always. Excellent dock service, nice staff and people. Good food. Helped us to find where where to sleep and all needs we required. The place is really beautiful. Fantastic experience swimming with nurse sharks. Hope to comeback soon!

Marina Response:
Hi David, Thank you so much for taking the time to award the Staniel Cay Yacht Club with 5 Stars!! We're very happy that you had a great time and we hope to see you again soon.
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Excellent friendly staff

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We travel all over the East Coast of the US and all of the Bahamas, and Staniel Cay Yacht Club is, by far, our favorite place. The people are amazing, the facilities are great, the location…spectacular. Can’t say enough.\n\nWait…that is going to make more people come here. Stay away :-) \n\nJust kidding…SCYC you are awesome. Thank you for making every stay perfect.

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Great little stop in the Exumas. Great staff. A nice layover from the Northern end to the Southern end of the Exumas.

Marina Response:
Hi Hidden.River.106! Whether you are headed North or South, please stop in any time and we will provide you with many more 5-Star worthy experiences. We take great pride in our team and we are very happy that you enjoyed our service.
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Wonderful facility, food and service. Many thanks.

Marina Response:
The Staniel Cay Yacht Club truly appreciates you taking the time to post this 5-Star review! Come see us again soon!
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Love this marina! Everyone at Staniel Cay is super friendly and the service is excellent. Beautiful laid back island. The Yacht Club has two great options for meals either in the main dining room or at the bar area. Adequate grocery stores and fuel. Lots to see and do including Thunderball Grotto, the original swimming pigs, Lorraine's Restaurant at Blackpoint is a must see as well as the friendly sharks at Compass Cay.

Marina Response:
Thank you, Ferringo, for taking the time to award Staniel Cay Yacht Club with a 5-Star review! We are so happy you love SCYC and hope to welcome you back soon!
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Love it there! They have everything so organized. Everyone is so nice as well.

Marina Response:
Thank you Maitai! "Nice" and "Organized" are two things we always strive to be at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club! Please come back and see us again.
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Very nice stay at Staniel

Marina Response:
Thank you very much for taking the time to review the Staniel Cay Yacht Club! We're glad you had a nice stay and hope to welcome you back soon!
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2016 Boater's Choice Award Winner as Voted by Members and Visitors of Marinas.com

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We just stayed at this marina although we almost didn't because of the last review in May 2009. The marina is now new. Its docks, electrical and water are new and first class. Very popular marina with the Megas down to the small boats. Service at the dock, the bar, the restaurant and the store was Bahamiam perfect. Most fun I had was swimming with the nurse sharks that live under the piers. Snorkeling at Thunderball Grotto was better than I expected and very glad I went.

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