Saint Francis Resort and Marina


Dock
$3/ft - $3.50/ft

Mooring
$200 per week

Day Trip
Not Offered
Stocking Island
George Town, Exuma 29210
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 16

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28 Reviews

by Amy V. - Verified user on May 14, 2024
Tackle is in good shape. They came out to show us our options since the balls aren’t numbered. As protected and close to Chat and Chill as you can get!

by Keith V. - Verified user on May 04, 2024
Nicely located, floating docks, very quiet, friendly staff, easy walk to beach. Near small blue hole and chat and chill. Sheltered from most winds. Bar is small but very nice deck and small beach

by Cyndy S. - Verified user on Apr 23, 2024
Wonderful stay, and a wonderful staff!
Marina Response:
Thank you, Cindy we appreciate your kind review.

by Liam m. - Verified user on Apr 10, 2024
Solid dock. Can only get in or out at a mid tide or higher if you draw over 5 ft. Power is iffy. Cannot pull Over 70 amp with two 50amp cords or the dock trips
Marina Response:
Liam thank you for your review. Yes power is a challenge on the island. We have to make that ourselves. We have no problem with 50 amps or less. The only down side is when we change from Battery to Generator there is a brief interruption. But that just can’t be helped. Thanks Again

by Jorge S. - Verified user on Apr 05, 2024
The marina is very small, and half is occupied by floating homes, but it is a floating dock and the marina services were good and staff was very attentive. The beach is fantastic. The only downside is the constant slapping of water on the hull, which might be a problem for some people, but my wife and I slept without a problem.

by Thomas C. - Verified user on Mar 28, 2024
Kendall, the Dockmaster was very attentive and accommodating. TY Kendall!
Marina Response:
Thank you so much for your wonderful review!

by Danny M. - Verified user on Mar 26, 2024
Loved our time in Blue Hole 2! Lots of full timers in there, very friendly group.
Marina Response:
Thanks Danny-we appreciate your kind review.We wish you fair winds and following seas!!

by Gregory S. - Verified user on Mar 18, 2024
Mooring were a little iffy. Nearing the end of its life. I mistakenly reserved an old ball instead of the brand new ones which were cheaper.

by Tina U. - Verified user on Mar 06, 2024
Outside of the mooring hold was really bumpy and difficult to get off our dinghy to the boat. Inside is a different world. The water is so calm. Bonus is all the turtles swimming around.
Marina Response:
Thank you Tina, regards, Syd

by Jonathan G. - Verified user on Mar 02, 2024
Great place very accommodating!! We will be back.
Marina Response:
We appreciate you taking the time to review us!

by Tom A. - Verified user on Feb 27, 2024
Good docks, nice facility, great location.

by Steven p. - Verified user on Dec 04, 2023
Great marina, floating docks are in great condition, and nice to have in the Bahamas. Arthur and the while staff are great and very helpful. The ferry service while I didn't use it seems very efficient. Beware it is shallow on the approach and just off the dock, I draw 5ft. Also there is a minium 2 day rate, so do read their website as to what they offer ( as I didnt) . Overall good marina, has loads to offer, on-site restaurant serves very good food and the drinks are not over priced ( remember everything need to brought over) would stay again
Marina Response:
Thank you so much Steven-we enjoyed hosting you!

by Dane J. - Verified user on May 08, 2023
Docks are relatively new in good condition - best in the area of what we saw. However, lots of boat traffic makes them a bit rolly (not the fault of the marina). I wouldn't stay here in any serious inclement weather. Marina facilities are minimal, and seem to be going thru quite a bit of renovation. This is on Stocking Island, with no common power - everyone is on their own. Marina relies on their own solar and generator, which means dockside power is up/down a couple of times each day. Multiple restaurants available, but you'll need your dinghy for all but the marina's own one. Marina provides a water taxi on demand, which was very useful in getting over to Georgetown for groceries, ice, etc. You're kind of roughing it here, but that is as advertised.
Marina Response:
Thanks for your review Dane-we enjoyed hosting you. Regards, Syd

by Rick L. - Verified user on Apr 25, 2023
Our stay was pleasant enough. Although charts showed water as very shallow, we had no problem getting to the dock and there was plenty of depth at the dock. Dock hands were very helpful. We would have appreciated move information upon arrival, i.e., trash disposal, restroom location, restaurant hours. Also, info regarding fuel and laundry states, "nearby." A dinghy ride of a mile and a half across Elizabeth Harbor to George Town gets you to fuel, laundry, a grocery and hardware store. The Snappy Turtle restaurant at St. Frances was not open for many hours for the two days we were there so we did not have an opportunity to try it. A short dinghy ride away is Chat N Chill. A busy place with decent food. Other than that there is nothing else nearby. A short walk away is the oceanside beach. It is expansive but not as beautiful as the beaches we've become accustomed to in the Exumas.

by silva s. - Verified user on Mar 18, 2023
The mooring ball was sturdy and reliable. Great holding in 37 knot winds. The food at the restaurant was pretty good.
Marina Response:
Thanks Silva!

by Brian R. - Verified user on Feb 27, 2023
Very pleasant stay, Arthur the owner was very helpful from docking to sharing info for boat parts, we had to fly home for few days and we felt very safe to leave our boat at the dock. Food are very good, there is no pool but a beautiful beach and many walking paths. A short dinghy ride to town. We will come back here for sure.
Marina Response:
We appreciate your review. Thank you!

by Roger A. - Verified user on Dec 30, 2022
Kendall and his wife were most helpful. Always available to assist.
Marina Response:
Thank you-we will let Kendall know of your kind words!

by Sara R. on Nov 05, 2022
My husband and I are currently staying here from Virginia. This place is about natural beauty and charm. The hotel is ran with love. The beaches on this island are the best beaches in the carribean. Some you would need to take a water taxi but we’ll worth it. Rooms incredibly clean with great air conditioning. The hotel is rustic and they are working like hell to make improvements. Please remember on remote islands, repairs are harder to do. They might not have everything on the menu but what they do have is amazing. I wish I could post pictures

by Todd a. - Verified user on Jul 07, 2022
I can’t say enough nice things about the kind people. The owner Sidney was fabulous. An added us is that the food is some of the best in the islands. We will be back. Great people

by Gesine G. - Verified user on Jun 18, 2022
We would like to stay another week please. Gesine Mc Gregor

by Robert A. - Verified user on May 27, 2022
Garbage was a hike from the dock. Pricey but limited market....

by Etienne B. - Verified user on Apr 16, 2022
Location is perfect, staff friendly. We had a small problem during our stay that was swiftly fixed and corrected once we had informed the staff. We will come back and do recommend!

by Valerie M. - Verified user on Mar 25, 2022
Stayed on mooring. Entire mooring pulled out of ground and we hit boat behind us in the middle of the night. From what I can understand, we were the 5th mooring to do so this season.

by Matthew C. - Verified user on Mar 10, 2022
We arrived at Stocking Island late afternoon and as it was our first visit here, happily reserved the weekly mooring ball to insure a spot in the busy Georgetown area. The ball had nice anti-chaffing protection on it - made it a little more challenging to pick up - but do-able. Had a very protected ball for the blow that came thru and were also really close to the Chat & Chill and cruiser activities.

by Rich L. - Verified user on Mar 08, 2022
We were on a St. Francis owned mooring ball for 2 weeks. The entire mooring pulled out on 3/5 at 1015pm and we quickly drifted and collided with a nearby vessel. Moorings were advertised as “helix driven moorings”, but a Manta Ray mooring anchor is what was still attached to the ball, tackle, and our boat. Dockmaster was apologetic and allowed us to stay at the marina at no additional cost for a few days while we assessed damages and made some repairs. He stated (as does their rental agreement) that they have no liability whatsoever. Area cruisers suggested this was the 4th failure in the past year. Dockmaster said the moorings are inspected every 6 months and that there has only been one incident due to an oversized motor yacht that piled out a mooring. We are a 41’ catamaran, well within the stated 45’ maximum length allowed.
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About Saint Francis Resort and Marina

St Francis Resort and Marina offers short and long-term boat storage in one of the best hurricane holes of The Bahamas. Our newly constructed marina includes 22 slips that can accommodate boats from 40 ft to 75 ft providing water and electricity. In addition, our facility features many moorings at a maximum LOA of 45 ft with a 6 foot draft. We are located in a very protected cove of Stocking Island referred to as “ hurricane hole 1 and hurricane hole 2. Full service resort with a restaurant and bar on site. We do not offer daily mooring rates. Our mooring rates are either weekly, monthly or long term. We do not offer showers but there are bathrooms for boaters that May enjoy dining at our restaurant.Thank you!


Booking Info

Dock Info:

Max LOA: 99'

There is a 2 night minimum applied to all dock reservations and a minimum charge of 40' for any reservation.

Rates:

0 -59' LOA: $3.00/ft/night (40' min.)

60' - 99' LOA: $3.50/ft/night

Electric:

30 AMP: $50 per night 50 AMP: $110 per night

Water:

$0.45/per gallon (metered)

Water rates will be applied to your reservation after booking.


Mooring Info:

Max LOA: 45'

Max Draft: 6'

Please note there is a 7 night minimum on all mooring reservations, and all reservations have a 10% VAT tax. Mooring reservations are charged by the week ($200/week)

Rates:

$200/week + tax

$450/month + tax


Deposit Policy

For reservations under 30 days, a one night's stay deposit required on making the reservation for both moorings and docks. For reservations 30 days or longer, a one week deposit is required on making the reservation, the remaining three weeks will be charged upon arrival.

Balance is charged on the day of arrival.

Cancellation Policy:

14 days notice required for both moorings and docks, and the one night's say will be refunded. If the boater cancels within our 14 days notice period 100% of the reservation will be charged.

Changes will take effect immediately.


Services

  • Water Hookup
  • Electrical

Amenities

  • Launch Service
  • Restrooms
  • Security
  • Groceries
  • Hotel/Lodging
  • Restaurant
  • Dog Park
  • Floating Docks
  • Land Storage
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles

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