Blue Marlin Cove


Not Offered

Day Trip
Not Offered
1 Bootle Bay
West End, BS
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 16

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22 Reviews

by James B. - Verified user on Apr 19, 2024
The staff were responsive and friendly, took great care of us. Entry canal is wide and deep enough. The docks are in need of repair with lots of nails sticking out.
Marina Response:
We are in the middle of dock renovations and are actively addressing these issues. Thank you for your business and we look forward to seeing you in the future. Blue Marlin Cove Management

by Jessica W. - Verified user on Apr 15, 2024
Nick and Matt took such great care of us during our visit. The marina facilities are very nice and the marina is easy to get into from the Strait of FL.
Marina Response:
Thank you for your review and we hope to see you in the future. Management, BMC

by Elizabeth M. - Verified user on Jan 01, 2024
When we arrived, we thought that we had made a huge mistake booking at Blue Marlin. No response to radio calls, no showers, no restaurant, far from everything, infrequent fueling from diesel tank. But then, the sunset was beautiful from the beachside tables, Juan Carlos, the manager was great, the few other customers were lovely. The night was super quiet in spite of it being New Year’s Eve. The very best part is that there was no noise whatsoever of waves slapping the boat. It was the best night’s sleep in 2.5 weeks! The best protected marina in the Bahamas that we have found. No mega yachts here. They don’t accept over 65 foot boats. Fishing boat haven.

by Brooke H. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2023
Easy check in and check out!

by Kell G. - Verified user on Jun 20, 2023
Mathew was the best! Highly recommend this place

by Chuck T. - Verified user on May 12, 2023
Marina does have potential. Staff was great. Wifi sporadic and we ran out of water. I think the water was off resort wide. Dredging is occurring to the entrance channel which makes it very narrow and was only 6' deep
Marina Response:
Chuck we thank you for your review and business. Please except our apologies for the entire island city water being off unfortunately this happens in Bahamas very often and is simply out of our control. As for our ongoing expansions in our marina we hope again this caused not to much issues for you as we are near completion of our new 10ft 100ft wide inlet with 6 new fully lit markers for safe entrance to our guest we continue to do our best but we are still trying to clean out since Dorian along with phase 2 of addition of 69 more slips and additional amenities. Best Regards General Management BMC

by Alain R. - Verified user on Apr 22, 2023
Nice and clean resort
Marina Response:
Thank You for your business and review.

by Dave D. - Verified user on Apr 04, 2023
The people could not have been nicer. Gus and his team did a great job making us feel at home.
Marina Response:
Thank You for your business and review.

by Kris H. - Verified user on Feb 09, 2023
Zero stars actually. Worst marina experience of my life. I was pretty seasick crossing from North Bimini and Blue Marlin Cove was the closest place we could reach safely. I made a reservation online and we got in just after dark to discover the marina closed and no one there. Navigated in the dark and tied up to rest while we figured out where to go next. My father was shocked pretty badly when he touched a shore power box that must not be grounded--we weren't even trying to get power, he was just touching it for balance. We were yelled at to leave because we were trespassing and warned the police would be called. I was charged $167 to my card for the privilege of being threatened and shocked. If the marina is closed, they probably shouldn't be accepting reservations and I certainly shouldn't be charged for the experience.
Marina Response:
Dear Kris, First of all we would like to apologize for any inconvenience caused. Please note that our current office hours for the low season is 8 am to 5 pm, unfortunately we have received this booking after office hours. We do have a Dock Master Manager that lives in property and we have radios on channel 16 for all upcoming vessels or emergencies. The apartments were under yearly check ups and we finished clearing after 9 pm and no vessels were at that point yet our Marina remained opened. We previously had boaters that were on our Marina without bookings nor clearence where we had to advise the Local Enforcements. Please also note that all the area across our T docks (where you were docked has not power nor water connection at this time). Nevertheless to say that we have refunded your card for your booking. Once again accept our sincere apologies for this matter. Best Regards. BMC General Manager. GG

by Jonathan N. - Verified user on Jan 02, 2023
Beautiful grounds, top notch, attentive staff, protected harbor, fixed docks,, bbqs, cleaning station, wifi, pool and jacuzzi round out the amenities here. Expert line handling getting our 50 foot cruising sailboat docked. Service above and beyond expectations.

by Gary F. on Dec 22, 2022
We've stayed at Blue Marlin many times over the years. Our last trip was in July 2022. Our next planned trip is Memorial Day weekend 2023 with a quicky or two thrown in there for Wahoo and or Tuna Fishing. We have always enjoyed Blue Marlin. Always friendly staff, rooms are spotless clean and the facilities are great. They have a great fish cleaning station with plenty of room, huge pool and poolside bar. The food at the restuarant is top of the line. I look forward to their expansion. Never had a problem with thefts or anything come up missing. Highly recommended stay at Blue Marlin.
Marina Response:
Mr Farless, Thank you very much for your comments about your expererience with BMC not only for us but also for our future costumers! We will be looking forward to your next trip and make sure that you have even a greater experience with us! Thank you once again, Best Regards.. BMC GM.

by Daniel F. - Verified user on Jul 02, 2022
Fantastic night at BMC, on our way to the Abacos!

by Austin C. - Verified user on Oct 14, 2021
Had three rods stolen off my boat during the weekend of August 6th. I have pictures and video showing my rods on the boat during the afternoon on August 7th. Woke up and went to my boat August 8th and three of them were gone. I didn't notice they were gone until I had already left BMC. I tried calling right when I noticed, but as usual nobody answered. I reported this to the marina GM the next day and never heard back. I called a week later to follow up and finally got a hold of someone, he seemed to care less and told me the third party who monitors the cameras didn't see anything. Of course they didn't steal heavy electric reels, they stole lightweight setups that could be easily carried.
Marina Response:
In response to the above review. This boat was at our marina for 2 nights and staying at a condo down the road as we were full at the resort. We had appx. 30 boats in the marina at the time. There was a boat parked next to his boat in the marina with 4 very expensive electric deep drop reels and rods and they did not get taken. No one else in the marina has reported anything taken. Also, this person did not come to management on Aug 8 when he noticed the rods were missing, he left for Florida and called back here on Monday the 9th. If he had come to management, we would have filed a police report that morning. I have been the GM for over a year here and have not had anything go missing off of any boat or our property.

by lee c. on Sep 12, 2021
We have been two times this year and love it!! Great resort and the staff is very friendly. We definitely will be coming back to visit!! Highly recommend for couples and family’s. Thanks for a great experience!

by Timothy M. on Sep 09, 2021
Best resort in Freeport! The marina is very easy to use and is located in a very convenient location! The resort/hotel rooms and restaurant are FIVE STAR! The rooms are big and clean and feel very homey. The pool is super clean and layed out perfectly. Blue marlin is very layed back, comfortable, organized, clean and all round great. The staff is really nice. The manager is ontop of everything and is probably the most helpful man in the world ! Blue marlin Is a must stay !!

by Tina B. on Sep 09, 2021
Stayed for Labor Day Weekend. Great location,nice marina has dock lines and water hoses on site. We stayed in a poolside suite. Everything was great. Nicely equipped kitchen, 2 full bedrooms and private baths, side by side fridge, and a washer dryer. Staff was super helpful from getting ice to fuel to helping tie up. Rooms were great and the food at the restaurant was fantastic. No better place to stay in West End

by Renee C. on Sep 08, 2021
The marina itself is very nice. The rooms are very dirty. Food stuck to cabinets, hair and dirt on floors. Utensils and dishes sticky. Showers with mold and mildew. For the price I would expect it to be clean!! Gross

by Pierre O. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2021
Excellent service convenient and clean

by Beth P. - Verified user on Jul 07, 2020
We docked here the first opening weekend of Covid-19. Despite there being plenty of room, we were asked to move our boat. Additionally, you can not contact anyone on the property because everything is done through their website or this website, which makes things very frustrating. When we did finally get a slip, we were met with an overwhelming barrage of directions, questions and tasks. Arriving by boat has its own challenges, so this in-your-face style of check-in caused us to forget several items on our boat that we intended to take with us to our lodging. I understand Covid, but this was ridiculous.

by Alda T. - Verified user on Jul 14, 2019
Jim, the manage, made it so worthwhile. Despite the only restaurant at the hotel/marina had recently closed, Jim offered us free rides to and from another restaurant which as promised was outstanding.

by bernard k. - Verified user on Mar 17, 2019
Great staff good food! Mathew and Alex made docking a breeze and the manager Jim made us feel at home!
Marina Response:
Thank you for your kind words. Glad we made your experience a good one. Please come back soon.

by Devin W. on May 18, 2010
Blue Marlin Cove is a great time. Close to Palm Beach. Excellent fishing and diving right off the island. Most economical stay in the Bahamas. Nightly rates include dinner, drinks, slip and ice. Not stuffy like Old Bahama.

About Blue Marlin Cove

Designed and built for fishermen, by fishermen! Blue Marlin Cove has incredible deep sea fishing within 1 mile of its marina. Year-round fishing for such great catches as: Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Yellow and Blue Fin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo and one of the Bahamas’ favorites.

We apologize for the inconvenience but our resort is currently not animal friendly, with the exception of service animals.

Booking Info

A slip comes with a room. If you have a reservation with our resort please do not submit a dockage request. Thank you!

We at this time have a 6 ft draft restriction on the channel into the marina. There is a plan in place to dredge this to 10 in the very near future. At anything over 5 ft draft, plan on coming in at high tide.

Monthly Pricing: - $1.99 per ft. per night - $.70 cents per ft per night for power - $10.00 per night for water -$20.00 per night resort fee.


  • Gas
  • Diesel
  • Water Hookup
  • Electrical

Listed Pump Prices

Last Updated on 08/25/2023 at 2:02PM

  • Regular Gas: $6.45

  • Diesel: $6.95


  • Wireless Internet
  • Restrooms
  • Ice
  • Security
  • Swimming Pool
  • Groceries
  • Hotel/Lodging
  • Restaurant
  • Pet Friendly
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles



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