Details for Andros Lighthouse Yacht Club and Marina
Name

Andros Lighthouse Yacht Club and Marina
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 2.2 stars from 6 reviews

Address Fresh Creek, Andros

Phone242-368-2305

After hours contact



Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

VHF channel

16

Web sitewww.androslighthouse.com

Email contact

relax@androslighthouse.com

Owner, manager

Peter Whitfield

Harbormaster



Dockmaster

Jerry

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Discover Card.

Payment discounts



Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:

Approach

Approach the mouth of Fresh Creek over a short stretch of 8 feet MLW about 500 feet from the mouth then favoring the north side deep water; travel past the mouth then begin favoring the south side once near the green marker. There is a significant rock ledge on the north side. Good depth all the way along the marina until just past the last dock, then water shoals to < 2 feet at low tide.

Tide

2.5

Current

Strong

Tide & current additional info



Depths

Approach: 8
Transient dockage: 12
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - YES
T/Alongside - YES
Other - NO

Additional info: Wood docks are in a state of disrepair; currently two docks have significant damage and are awaiting repair (one for a year, one for several years).

Size restrictionsLOA max: 150
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: One "T" head available at 150'.

Slips

Transient: 22
Total: 31
Transient price: $1.30/ft (2014-09-01)

Other price info: $25.00 per day minimum. All dockage is parallel to the current. Wind against current sets up a powerful chop.
Water/Electricity not metered, included in monthly rates.
Monthly rates ($13/ft) are available but not annual.

Moorings

Transient: 3
Total: 3
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: $10 per day; $150 per month. In very shallow water.
Moorings only useful for very shallow draft, i.e. catamarans. Moorings must be used in pairs due to tidal flow; moorings not regularly inspected so dive and check yourself.

AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - YES
100 amp - NO

Additional info: Electricity included in the monthly rate.

Pricing info: Reported June 2014: most pedestals were damaged or open with wires dangling in the water under the dock.

up to 30 ft.: $13.80 per day
31 to 40 ft.: $18.00 per day
41 to 50 ft.: $22.00 per day
51 to 59 ft.: $25.00 per day
60 ft. and over: $34.00 per day

Cable TV (and pricing)

Yes - $5.00 per day; $30.00 per week; $100 per month.

Phone hookup (and pricing)

No

Water (and pricing)

Yes - up to 30 ft.: $6.00 per day
31 to 40 ft.: $7.00 per day
41 to 50 ft.: $10.00 per day
51 to 59 ft.: $12.00 per day
60 ft. and over: $14.00 per day

Dinghy access

Yes - Dinghies not typically assessed any fee for landing.

Liveaboard info

Yes

FuelGas: AVAILABLE
Diesel: AVAILABLE

Fuel brand: Fuel is not available from the marina, it is trucked in in barrels from the local fuel station.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:

Propane



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Use the empty lot at the far end of the parking lot for the pets.

Disability access



Launch service

No

Pump out

No

Ice

Yes

Trash

Yes

Showers

Yes

Heads

Yes - Separate male/female heads.

Laundry

Yes

Grocery

Yes - Several grocery stores in Fresh Creek. Easy dinghy straight across, tie off at the local dock, walk up the hill one block and look right. Mable's Meat Market is north on Queens Hwy about a mile, next to the RBC.

Grocery service by www.FoodStore2Go.com or by calling 242-557-3663 (Nassau) or 855-3663-242 (North America).

Hardware

No

Restaurants

Yes - The restaurant at the marina does not currently serve dinner. There is a local restaurant within easy walking distance - Kristina's : Leave the parking lot, go to the "T" intersection, turn right, walk until Kristina's is on the left. (2 blocks?)

Bars

Yes - Hanks is the local watering hole; closed from mid-June to October. There is a bar in the hotel, but the hours are limited.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Andros Lighthouse is also a hotel, $120-$170/night for a pretty basic room or the larger (but still very basic) "villa".

Repair capabilities

Yes - Local mechanics are available; parts must typically come from the NAPA auto parts store in Nichols Town or from Nassau. Fresh Creek Airport (ASD) has regular flights from Nassau and Ft. Lauderdale so parts can come by air if necessary.

Haul out capabilities

No

Storage facilities

Yes

Fishing supplies

No - No supplies on site, but some are available in Fresh Creek.

Chartering capabilities

Yes - Local bonefishing boats/guides are available, see the front desk.

Internet access

Yes - Free WiFi provided, extends the length of the marina although signal strength is best in the center of the strip of dockage. Typically decent speed.

Boat ramp availability

No

Transportation

Yes - Taxi's pricey but available, see office.

Other services

Dive shop is gone.


Attractions



Reviews for Andros Lighthouse Yacht Club and Marina
Terrific stop, five minute walk to Androsia Batik and more!, 2016-05-14
Captain: , Bayfield, WI and the ICW (1249)

New washers and dryers this week, clean, great restaurant for breakfast and lunch, cable TV, friendly staff, great protection, $1.30/ft. Water $6 - 12, power $12 - 34. Dock decking in marginal condition, rooms for rent with meal plans. Andros is lush and green compared to other Bahamian Islands, worth a stop just for the diving



Fresh Creek & Lighthouse Marina, 2015-03-03
Captain: , Hollywood (360)


what a waste! The "Lighthouse Marina" is basically one dock of six slips and a T head plus a long sea wall. As of March 2015 dockage was $1.75 a foot with reasonable fixed rate electric and free water; safe but lots of dissolved limestone. Good weather shelter, don't think about anchoring or using the mooring balls as they are permanently occupied by a trimaran sailboat. Marina hotel serves breakfast and lunch with a limited menu but is closed for dinner. Hank's Place in town serves good Bahamian food and full bar at reasonable prices. Hank is a great host. Stores in town have very limited supplies, many have closed. Fishing In the immediate area limited, lots of Lion fish. Fixed bridge with 7' clearance limits access to the creek which is shallow and meanders for miles. A three day,stop max!



Good place to chill out. Not much else, 2015-02-27
Captain: , Naples, Fla. (10)

We came in the other day on an incoming tide and never saw less than 10 feet.. The channel was wide and it a straight shot in... There is the "Lighthouse Yacht Club" on the dilapidated docks on your left..  We are on the only 'T" dock intact they have.. It is holding our 65' Hatteras just fine.. The service here is lackadaisical. and no maintenance has been done for a long time... They do have 50 amp power and fresh water.. Also good anchorage room inside.. There is a  current though... A good place to pop in and chill out for a couple days or use as a base to explore the island...



Marina and town have fallen on hard times, 2014-06-11
Captain: , Miami, fl (3544)

Stopped there on the way back from Staniel and it is a sad sight. The docks are litterally falling apart, I did my best to ease our 70' loa against the t head as gently as I could... No power as the ancient pedestal are open or showing dangling wires under the docks. Pool is empty, hotel closed.

The rest of the town is no better with damaged buildings, litter everywhere. The hotel across the creek is closed with broken windows. There is a waterfront bar and restaurant across the creek in the cove but that's not enough to make it worth stopping in fresh creek.





paradise slowly decaying in the sun, 2013-12-30
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (60)

Lighthouse Marina in Fresh Creek was a nice facility with rooms/villas, abundandt fresh water but sadly the facility is now owned by the Bahama govt. and they are not making any significant improvements. Docks are marginal in a 5-6 knot current but Jerry gthe dockmaster tries hard to be helpful. Dock wiring is of questionaable integrity (a boat recently caught fire) and so I would avoid plugging in.

This place has lots of natural fresh water and it is unmetered and freely available. It's sad that even with this scarce resource they can't make a real operation of it.



Nice facility, 2009-03-25
Captain: , fairland (2653)

The common areas are outstanding with bar restaurant and large sitting area. The town has many other restaurants, grocery etc. The current races through and the eastern most docks can get lots of surge with there is an east componet to the wind.

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