by Louis C. on Nov 26, 2023
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
by John F. on Sep 02, 2023
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!
by Ryan D. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
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
by Chuck C. - Verified user on Aug 09, 2023
The best….. great place to hang for a few days.
by vicente p. on Aug 06, 2023
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.
by Captin R. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2023
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
by Dana F. on Jul 10, 2023
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.
by Capt F. on Jul 08, 2023
Spectacular place, lovely spot !
by Shane B. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2023
Great time 4th of July stay with fireworks and cookout! Always great here!
by DAVID K. - Verified user on Jun 23, 2023
Patrice and Nettie are the BEST
by Robert P. on Jun 07, 2023
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!
by James J. - Verified user on Jun 05, 2023
Great people Good food, Fun Bar, Reasonable fuel price, Great location
by Eric F. - Verified user on May 31, 2023
All were friendly, great place. Food was great.
by Bob H. on May 23, 2023
The women in the Marina office are the best!!! Always take great care of us. Great restaurant and rum drinks. 🍹😎
by Richard A. on May 16, 2023
The staff is absolutely fabulous. Very helpful and always welcoming. We've been coming for years. A very special place!
by Paul M. - Verified user on May 07, 2023
Prefect always friendly great place to get supplies
by John D. - Verified user on Apr 28, 2023
Staniel Cay os consistently good; friendly staff from docks to kitchen!
by Kimberly L. on Apr 19, 2023
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!
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!
by Barbara B. - Verified user on Apr 19, 2023
Super awesome, friendly people. Great island, marina is full of excitement. The Sharks are always fun to watch too.
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!
by Christopher L. - Verified user on Apr 14, 2023
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.
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]
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.
by Robert S. on Apr 11, 2023
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
Thank you Robert! And we can't get enough of EBITDA! We'll pass your compliments along to the team.
See you soon.
by Daniel M. on Apr 10, 2023
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.
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!
by Roslyn F. - Verified user on Mar 23, 2023
We are On a mooring ball
Thank you for reviewing Staniel Cay Yacht Club!
by Joscie A. on Mar 22, 2023
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 !!
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.
by Steven C. on Mar 20, 2023
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.
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!
by Kate M. on Mar 19, 2023
Wonderful Staff, great bar and excellent service all around! We love staying here!
Thank you, Kate! We at Staniel Cay Yacht Club love having you stay here!
by Tom A. on Mar 17, 2023
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.
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!
by Mark M. on Mar 13, 2023
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!!
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.
by Scott H. - Verified user on Mar 07, 2023
Very pricey and I didn’t find the staff or others very friendly .
Lots to do in the area and the water is awesome
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!
by Arthur J. on Mar 05, 2023
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.
Thank you Arthur! The Staniel Cay Yacht Club sincerely appreciates your feedback and we look forward to taking care of you again next year!
by Rod H. on Mar 04, 2023
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.
Hi Rod! Thank you for taking the time to review the Staniel Cay Yacht Club with 5-Stars! Come back soon!
by silva s. on Mar 02, 2023
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!!!
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!
by James H. - Verified user on Feb 18, 2023
Always love Staniel. Great staff and facilities
Thank you James! We appreciate your 5-star Review of the Staniel Cay Yacht Club. Come back soon!
by Dennis P. - Verified user on Feb 16, 2023
Wonderful place with accommodating and competent staff. We enjoyed ourselves very much. We would come back.
Hi Dennis! We very much appreciate your 5-Star review of Staniel Cay Yacht Club! Come back soon. SCYC
by gino b. on Feb 12, 2023
Amazing staff great food provisions walking distance what more can you ask for! We will see you again next year :)
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.
by Steve P. - Verified user on Jan 29, 2023
We had a great time at Staniel Cay! Great staff, food, drinks, and more!
Thank you for the 5-Star review, Ann! We hope to show you another great experience soon at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club!
by Tommaso D. on Jan 04, 2023
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!
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.
by Sannoch C. - Verified user on Jan 02, 2023
Excellent friendly staff
by David M. - Verified user on Dec 14, 2022
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.
by Randy S. on Oct 21, 2022
Great little stop in the Exumas. Great staff. A nice layover from the Northern end to the Southern end of the Exumas.
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.
by Matthew P. on Aug 16, 2022
Wonderful facility, food and service.
The Staniel Cay Yacht Club truly appreciates you taking the time to post this 5-Star review! Come see us again soon!
by Lisa F. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2022
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.
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!
by Annette R. - Verified user on Feb 27, 2022
Love it there! They have everything so organized. Everyone is so nice as well.
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.
by Budan - Verified user on Feb 14, 2022
Very nice stay at Staniel
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!
by Pam H. on Sep 11, 2016
2016 Boater's Choice Award Winner as Voted by Members and Visitors of Marinas.com
by John P. on Apr 04, 2010
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.