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New fuel and dockage survey

We just completed a survey of most of the marinas offering fuel and dockage in the Bahamas. Some we were unable to contact at the present time. More diesel and gas prices were down than up.

Please go to our website www.explorercharts.com under Fuel and Dockage Prices to check our latest findings. We will be updating continuously as we get new information.

New fuel and dockage survey

We just completed a survey of most of the marinas offering fuel and dockage in the Bahamas. Some we were unable to contact at the present time. More diesel and gas prices were up than down.

Please go to our website www.explorercharts.com under Fuel and Dockage Prices to check our latest findings. We will be updating continuously as we get new information.

Long Island Cruisers Net

The chartbooks indicate that the Cruisers Net in Salt Pond is at 0830 on Channel 18. However, after the previous net manager abandoned it the net was changed to 0815 on Channel 18. I recently mentioned this to FAIRHAVEN the net manager and she is considering moving it back to 0830. If you sail into Thompson Bay and Salt Pond feel free to hail FAIRHAVEN and confirm the time she is doing the net. Lots of great info for new cruisers about the lively happenings for boaters there.

Long Island Update

Good news not only for the Long Island Rally heading for Salt Pond from George Town today but also for all cruisers to the Thompson Bay area. The former Pirates of the Caribbean, on the north shore of Thompson Bay, has reopened to offer several important services to yachts in the Bay. It is now called Tiny’s Hurricane Hole and boaters can take their dinghy there to enjoy a meal at the restaurant, use the WiFi, and even do laundry while relaxing with a beautiful view. Two of the cottages are available as well for those who want to bring guests to the island.

Long Island Petroleum is fully operational with plenty of water at the new dock. However, a word of caution: the dredging may have left a little silt at the channel entrance, but it is easily manageable at high tide.

Bahamas Update after Hurricane Matthew

October 28, 2016

Most of the hurricane damage was on Andros, Berry Islands, Grand Bahama, and Nassau on New Providence. In the other islands, damage was slight or nil. We were unable to contact a number of marinas, probably due to the phone lines not yet being repaired, particularly in the Berrys and Grand Bahama. We would appreciate it if our subscribers send us any current information so that we can share it with the larger Bahamas  Chatter group.

In our recent fuel survey, rates were in general up, rather than down, but not by much.

 

NEAR BAHAMAS

Bimini sources report that another cruise ship operation is coming to the island. Details are unconfirmed at this point.

Albany Marina on New Providence is closed for repairs and set to open November 1, 2016. There was a considerable amount of damage from the hurricane.

We were unable to contact the Berry Islands Club, Chub Cay Club, Grand Bahama Yacht Club, Man o War Marina, Port Lucaya, and Spanish Cay for an update on the hurricane. All other marinas in the area are open.

Brown’s Boat Basin had some damage to their docks but are open.

Great Harbour Cay Marina is open but the phones are not working yet. There are a lot of trees down over wires. Also Steve Johnson is the new manager there.

Knowles Marine Yacht Services with minimal damage. However, there is a boulder partially in the entrance channel. There is room to pass by. Hopefully, it will be removed soon.

Leeward Yacht Club is making renovations to their dock.

Nassau Harbour Club had some dock damage but they are open.

Old Bahama Bay is open and are taking relief supplies for the village of West End.  No water, electricity or phone and they can’t take credit cards or pump fuel.

Palm Cay Marina has several channel markers missing. Although there was damage to the beach, the marina is fully operational.

 

 

EXUMAS

In Elizabeth Harbour, there were some boats that sank in the hurricane holes, but they have been pulled up. The reported fire at Exuma Market was minor and the damage has been repaired.

Exuma Yacht Club had extensive damage to the piers. They can accommodate only about three boats, yet they are able to fuel boats.

We were unable to contact Farmers Cay Yacht Club.

Highbourne Cay Marina is open with no damage.

 

FAR BAHAMAS

Davis Harbour Marina had some damage and they are currently dredging the channel. They are open.

No damage at Flying Fish Marina.

Long Island Petroleum fuel dock had no damage, but the fuel pump had to be moved to land and has not been relocated at the dock. They can pump fuel from the truck.

We were unable to contact Harbour Island Marina and Stella Maris Marina. All other marinas and fuel services in this area are open with no damage.

New Fuel and Dockage Survey, October 28, 2016

More fuel prices up than down. Some marinas are repairing hurricane damge. The new monthly Explorer Fuel and Dockage survey is posted on our website www.explorercharts.com. Click on Fuel and Dockage prices in the menu on the left side of the home page.

As always, we appreciate the individual reports you send us of any changes in prices from the date of this survey. Send an email to monty@explorercharts.com for any new prices you find until the next survey.

New fuel and dockage survey, September 10, 2016

Most fuel prices changed little since the last survey in June. It is now the middle of the slow season for marinas and fuel inventories are being held longer. Several marinas have closed or reduced hours until November. The new monthly Explorer Fuel and Dockage survey is posted on our website www.explorercharts.com. Click on Fuel and Dockage prices in the menu on the left side of the home page.

As always, we appreciate the individual reports you send us of any changes in prices from the date of this survey. Send an email to monty@explorercharts.com for any new prices you find until the next survey.

Long Island Update

We just got news of the reopening of Parrots of the Caribbean in Thompson Bay, now named Tiny’s Hurricane Hole. Also, LI Petroleum’s new dock is done and much easier take the big boat up to. And Midway Inn in the Bight is completely renovated, open and fabulous.

Bess and Billy Storm
S/V Alibi II

New Fuel Dock in Long Island

Long Island Petroleum in Salt Pond has rebuilt their fuel dock, which was destroyed in Hurricane Joaquin. It is a sturdy, long dock along the shoreline and will give yachtsmen easy access to fuel. The area in front of the dock has been dredged so it is deeper than indicated on the chart.

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New fuel and dockage survey, June 18

Fuel prices were up in this months survey with the exception of four marinas having slightly lower diesel prices and only one of them with a lower gasoline price. Lyford Cay lowered dockage to $4.50 and Treasure Cay raised moorings to $30 and now charges $20 to anchor in the harbour.

Long Island Petroleum has completed a new fuel dock with deeper access.

As always, we appreciate the individual reports you send us to keep this survey updated. Send an email to monty@explorercharts.com for any new prices you find until the next survey.

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