Details for Bimini Blue Water Resort
Name

Bimini Blue Water Resort
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 3.6 stars from 43 reviews

Address King's Hwy
Alice Town, Bimini

Phone242-347-3166

After hours contact



Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - YES
Other info: Resort

VHF channel

68

Web site

Email contact



Owner, manager



Harbormaster



Dockmaster



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

No surcharge on CC transactions as of April 2014.

Payment discounts



Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Unknown

Additional info:

Approach



Tide

Unknown

Current

Strong

Tide & current additional info



Depths

Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: 13
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:

Slips

Transient: Unknown
Total: 32
Transient price: $1.00/ft (2016-04-04)

Other price info: Depth Dockside: Draft at high tide 15ft. Draft at low tide 13ft.

Moorings

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: $10 per day.

Cable TV (and pricing)



Phone hookup (and pricing)



Water (and pricing)

Yes - Water is charged by the gallon. $0.75 per gallon (as of April 2014). The water comes from their own desalination plant.

Dinghy access



Liveaboard info



FuelGas: AVAILABLE
Diesel: AVAILABLE

Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: 4% CC surcharge.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:

Propane



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access



Launch service

Yes - Water taxi available at the government dock.

Pump out

No

Ice

Yes

Trash

Yes

Showers

Yes

Heads

Yes

Laundry

No - No laundry on site but a laundromat is available just north of the immigration building.

Grocery

Yes - Small grocery stores in Alicetown are just a short walk from the marinas. Good bakery a few blocks north.

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

Hardware



Restaurants

Yes - Nearby. On site restaurant is closed.
CJ is reported to serve the best conch salad.

Bars

Yes - Nearby

Hotels or motels



Repair capabilities



Haul out capabilities



Storage facilities



Fishing supplies



Chartering capabilities



Internet access

Yes - Reported 17 June 2011: $10.00 fee for WiFi access. Signal strength is adequate for dockside use if receiver is above deck level. Only downside is that you have to physically bring in your laptop to the marina desk so they can input the password.

Boat ramp availability



Transportation



Other services



Attractions



Reviews for Bimini Blue Water Resort
Worst Marina experience ever - try soething else!, 2016-05-30
Captain: , Valletta (20)

We have been all over the world and have never had a such a bad experience.
Incompetence.
Much (bad) to say - but worst was that we were requested to move the boat middle of the night and the new assignment was with insufficient draft. So ended up at an unsuitable external wodden dock which tore up our fenders. Finally they insisted on full payment and refused to chip in on damages to fenders.




It's OK, but it is the Bahamas., 2016-05-18
Captain: , Apponaug R.I. (768)

Competent dock hand helped us tie up. Restroom/showers by the office are fair. No ventilation or fans. The restroom/showers by the pool are better. Cleanliness was OK. Of the 4 heads all had large industrial toilet paper rolls. Only 1 head had a dispensser. Pool looked nice. Internet is frustating at best. Most of the time people are sitting on the low stone wall outside the office to get internet. Some chairs would be nice. Lots of great social people.



Good People, Good Prices, Nice facilities, 2016-04-29
Captain: , Edmonton, AB (90)

The dock guys (JR) are wonderfull. The marina is clean with simple facilites that are perfect. I would rather have simple well kept facilities.

There is a decent small pool and multiple fish cleaning stations. WIFI can be had from most of the marina but can be spotty if on the end dock with boats in between. No worries as you can sit next to the building with your laptop. WIFI speed is more than decent, actually better than we got in Miami.

Frankly this is the best deal in Bimini and we will be back on our next passage.



Great Marina, reasonable prices, great service, 2016-03-31
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (20)

This is our second time here in two years. We would recommend the marina, and will come back. The staff is great. Bimini is a great place to check in from the USA.



Great Price, dog friendly with good service, 2016-03-28
Captain: , Sitka (132)

Docks are low which made getting on and off easy. $1/foot plus water and power. Place is a little dated but convenient to Alice Town. Didn't use the restrooms. Wifi was marginal. Dog friendly. We'll be back.



Stayed a Few Days, 2016-03-23
Captain: , El Dorado, CA (45)

Arrived at Blue Water Resort after crossing over from Biscayne Bay. First slip assigned to us appeared to be very tight quarters, so we backed out and docked in a larger spot. There were many open spaces.

Pluses: Staff were friendly, security, other cruisers were friendly with nightly Captain Hour for meet and greet. Proximity to beach. Had a pool.

Minuses: wifi was hit and miss. Closer to office seemed to work better. Bathrooms need updating and could have been cleaner. Pool not heated.

Overall, our stay was fine for the price. I deducted a point for the bathrooms. Tip: the bathrooms over by the pool were said to be cleaner by other cruisers.



Nice place to stay in Bimini, 2016-02-07
Captain: , Lewis Creek, Md (1234)

Stayed here 4 years ago, and hasn't changed much except now there is a pool. The internet requires an extender and the water is expensive 75 cents a gallon, but the staff is helpful, the elctric works and the price is right. What can I say?



Quiet smooth and good, 2015-12-19
Captain: , US East Coast (610)

Waited out a northerly for a week here. Water was smooth with little current ( unlike Brown's and Weech's where boats were bobbing around like corks ). Facilities good with nice strong and hot showers. Internet ok but not too strong unless you sit up by the office or have a long range antenna ( we did ). I would stay here again.



Overall a good stop, 2015-06-08
Captain: , Traverse City, Mi (281)

We spent three days here after crossing over from the Keys. As stated by numerous others, JR does a great job getting you in and tied up. The price is right and the staff is great. Bathroooms/showers are "okay" - but, it the Bahamas!



Slow Wi-Fi, 2015-05-28
Captain: , Port Charlotte, FL (280)

Marina was nice with good Showers but Wi-Fi was very very slow unless you were sitting by the office. Outer slips are subject to more surge than the inter ones. Restraunants and stores within short walking distance.



Good marina at a good price, 2015-03-22
Captain: , Merritt Island, FL (243)

The dockmaster JR is great. He got us docked with ease and gave us the customs rundown and paperwork. He is very friendly and professional.
Price is $1 a foot. Our boat is 39'7", put that on the check-in form so they rounded down and charged $39.
Marina offers desalinized water at $.75 a gallon.
Pool repair is complete and they were filling it with water when we left.
Showers/restrooms were dated but clean.
It's a short walk to customs and immigration.



Docks ok but facilities are a mess, 2015-03-18
Captain: , Catawba Island, OH (523)

Slips are not too bad, but the restrooms are a mess. Toilets clogged, toilets with broken flush mechanisms, cracked tank tops, no towel racks, no toilet paper half of the time (bring a roll with you if you need to go bad, just in case).



Good place to stop in Bimini, 2015-03-15
Captain: , Carlyle, IL (334)

Tartan 42, 5' draft.
This was the first time we stopped here. We usually go to Brown's but we needed fuel so we decided to come to Blue Water. The fuel dock is easy access and there is no reason to worry about the quality of the fuel since it is used so frequently. We had a lot of trouble getting the fuel dock personnel on the radio and ended up just docking anyway. We spent a week on the outside of the T-head waiting out weather and it was a bit rough on the outside due to the 20-25kt winds out of the East. If you go to any of the marinas in this stretch, plan your entry and exit with slack tide! The currents here rip through and the slip entry requires being side-to the current. We have witnessed many people having difficulties and have had some ourselves.

The pool here is not available right now. They are doing major repairs. The wifi is very weak and you have to be right up by the office or have a wifi extender.

Ice is next door, groceries are plentiful and reasonable, the liquor store is across the street. Hardware store a walk up the road. Beaches are top-notch and shell hunting is great.



Best place to stop in Bimini, 2015-02-11
Captain: , Cleveland, OHio (421)

Have stopped her at Blue Water three times in the past 4 years, and every time is a great experience. The staff is very helpful, everthing is close by. Will continue to come every time we come to the Bahamas. It is a great way to start your Bahamas vacation

Blue Water is the best place to stop in Bimini. JR is a fabulous dockmaster, knows how to bring in your vessell in all types of weather conditions. One of our travelling companions could not reverse due to prop problems, but JR got him in with no damage.

Showers are fine. The WIFI is up outside the office. There is a very nice swimming pool.

The Dolphin Museum for a tour and history of Bimini by Audrey Saunders.

Must visits are Stuart's Conch Shack, about a 20 minute walk north and Nate's for bread, just past the Catholic church on the high road.



Bimini Blue Water Resort, 2015-02-11
Captain: , Leamington, Ontario (620)

Good water depth, friendly staff. Had to go sit outside office for wi-fi. Showers old but clean, wood docks, wear your shoes. Some narrow fairways, cheap at $1 per foot per day. I would return visit here. Close to just about everything. The boats here were much calmer at the dock than they were down at Brown's marina due to wave action.



Affordable and friendly, 2014-12-20
Captain: , Nederland, CO (410)

Very nice staff. Kinda small, but has everything we needed. Hot showers, decent internet, convenient to customs/immigration. Watch the shallow spot just to the northeast of the docks.



Stayed for a week waiting for weather, 2014-12-01
Captain: , Charleston (400)

We were here for a week waiting for the winds to stop blowing 20+ from the east. Everyone was nice. A buck a foot is hard to beat. The pool had been drained so we missed out on that. Showers were okay, nothing special. Wooden docks were a little iffy, especially when the wind is blowing your boat into them. Immigration and customs are a 2 minute walk, as well as pretty much everything else on the island. It's also worth noting that apparently Bimini customs is using 35 feet as the threshold for $150/$300 cruising permit. Everything I saw before leaving said it was 30 feet, however there were a few people at the marina over 30, but less than 35, that were only charged $150.

CJ's is good but overpriced, even for Bahamas. The Bakery has great breakfast and lunch. Corned beef and grits for breakfast, $2. Giant lunch, $8. Big Game is insanely priced, over 8 bucks for a rum drink.



Great Value, 2014-08-01
Captain: , Toronto (80)

We stayed for one night on our way to Freeport. Great rate $1.00 a foot! Clean pool! Washrooms were ok. BBQ area was good. Location is good.. walking distance to our favorite place the backery!!! Go there for breakfast $2.00 and a huge lunch for $6.00, also the famous BIMINI bread!!!
They helped with docking - sell fuel. We believe best value in Bimini.



Good position, 2014-04-08
Captain: , Bochum (318)

Docks in good shape and friendly personal. Electricity, water, pool, showers and heads available. Easy walking to all amenities. Ask for monthly rates.



Best place to fuel up, 2014-03-08
Captain: , Fort Lauderdale (375)

Blue Water is a smaller facility with docks in need of repair. If you overnight here, be sure to walk to the top of the hill and have dinner in their restaurant.



average - would revisit, 2014-03-06
Captain: , Santa Cruz, CA (150)

Nothing fancy. Nice docks. Warm showers. Easy to clear in. Sounds great and all but the staff just wasn't too friendly.



Loved this place, 2014-01-23
Captain: , Annapolis (795)

Will echo the other reviewer about JR's dockmastering abilities. He know his marina and is skilled at getting boats in and out. Watch out for shallow water north of the fuel dock. Docks are wooden and in good repair. Bathhouses were sparkling clean. We will certainly return on our next trip to the Bahamas. By the way, do not eat at Capt Bob's next to the liquor store.



nice and clean marina /no pool, 2013-12-20
Captain: , mooney bay (136)

The marina was clean. But the tinny pool was out of order!! They said that they was doing paint work on it but it look like tha the pool need way more than paint... The beach is a 3 min walk from marina!



A little pricey, but a great facility, 2013-05-20
Captain: , Merritt Island, FL (372)

If you're looking to stay someplace as clean, well-organized and polished as a good marina back in the States, this is it. It's a bit on the pricey side and has a corporate feel about it. Definitely not a Mom and Pop operation. The restaurant has the best mahi sandwich I've ever had -- and I've had a LOT of mahi sandwiches. The pool area is great.



great stopover, 2013-02-27
Captain: , Kelso, Wa. (834)

Full service, great bread at Taste of Heaven just up the road, CJ's has the best conch, everything within walking distance. Whimpy wi-fi, metered water.



Best for the money, 2013-01-12
Captain: , Hurricane, WV (252)

At $1.00 a foot Bimini Blue Water is a good choice. We found the showers clean and functional. Wifi was ok but would not work from the tee docks. This is the only choice for fuel in Bimini. They water is more expense here but it's distilled, not reverse osmosis so it tastes better. Dock Master JR is the best in Bimini, office staff was competent.
Night staff, not so helpful. JR will steer you to what ever you need. If you want help tying up, give him a call on the VHF.




DATED INFO, 2012-12-30
Captain: , Hampton,VA (203)

Chose Bluewater over Brown's because they advertise (and listed here) that BW has both a pool and well regarded restaurant for the same price. OOPS! Neither the pool or adjacent restaurant have been in commission for some time and in typical island fashion, the people who work here have no info on their eventual opening. The price of water is also pretty high, at .60/gal and electrical is $15/day (there is no difference between 30/50 amps so use what you need!). Not all bad though, JR on the dock is extremely helpful and friendly and the marina is about mid-way between the immigration and customs offices...both about a 5 minute walk. Bathrooms are reasonably clean. Next visit, I'll confirm the pool/restaurant are open. If not, I'll probably go to Brown's which meters electrical and only charges .30/gal for water with the same docking price ($1.00/ft). BTW, as previously noted, WiFi from the hotel next door comes in just fine at the dock where I had to go to the marina office to get their signal (after having them enter the password...wouldn't let me know it!).



Good Transit Marina, 2012-12-06
Captain: , Road Town (537)

This is where we clear customs and spend 1 night. Very nice people and helpful with the tie up on the docks. Closer to Customs than Big Game and lower prices. Not sure I would want to hang around for weeks as it needs updating



Our "go to" place in Bimini, 2012-08-29
Captain: , Atlanta, GA (291)

This has always been our "go to" marina in Bimini. Things were getting a little run down last time I was there (2 years ago) but we've always enjoyed the location, staff, and facilities. We did Big Game Club last time and it looked like Bluewater was doing a good bit of improvement work.



Water??????, 2012-06-06
Captain: , Madeira Beach, FL (100)

Stayed 5 Days after crossing from Rodriguez Key. JR the Dock Master is great, the office, not so much. Went to take a shower twice, no water pressure. Told the office, "I'll tell someone about it" is what I was told. Great price $1 a foot, only $10 for electric (34') Customs and Immigration was a breeze. Tons of fly's and mosquito's, bring your deet.
A little disappointed with Alicetown, pretty run down, but be sure to visit the dolphin house and Robbies grocery. Would stay away from Coco plumb restaurant. Don't get me wrong, the people are extremly friendly, just seemed very poor.
Over all OK stay.



Hang Onto Your Wallet, 2012-04-17
Captain: , Kingston, ON (455)

Here's an interesting experience I feel compelled to share. I contacted BBWR to make a reservation and I asked for their monthly rate. For a 47' sailboat, I was quoted a price of $800.00 for the month which included electricity. We were planning on staying at least two weeks, so after doing the math, we booked for one month.
We stayed for 16 days. At checkout time, the woman behind the counter attempted to charge me the daily rate for 16 days ($1054.00). She advised me that they only offer monthly rates from Oct through to March.

I argued that I was quoted a monthly rate when I booked. She checked her files and confirmed that I had been booked at the monthly rate. Here's where it got interesting.

Her story then changed to, in order to take advantage of the monthly rate, I would have to stay for the entire month!
Trying to reason with this person (I'm sorry sir, it's company policy) was futile. I argued that if we stayed for the entire month, we'd be using their electricity, and showers thereby adding to the marina's operating cost. By leaving early, we were freeing up dock space thereby enabling the marina to generate additional income.
The situation got ugly before she relented. I paid the $800.00.
We will NOT be coming back.




Bimini Blue Water, 2012-03-26
Captain: , Houston (774)

NIce place. Dockage $1.00/ft. Electric $15.00/day. Water 60 cents/gal. WIFI is a one time $10 fee but does not work well especially of you are out at the end of the dock. Free but unsecured WIFI is availabe from the Sea Crest Motel next door. It is a much better quality and worked well at the end of the dock. The docks and the rest of the facility are well maintained. JR the dock master came out and helped tie up the boat.



March '12 - 5 days Great, 2012-03-25
Captain: , Fremantle, West Australia (1448)

Loved it. $1 a foot, elect $15 a day. Didn't use wifi. Clean, nice pool, dockmaster not there when we came in but he seems very helpful. Showers clean. Surroundings aid in bias here but one of the better places we have stayed.



A great spot to explore from, 2012-03-15
Captain: , PooleUK (933)

Financially it is a bargain, unless you use a lot of water. The docks are secure, with our 7ft6 draft access was no problem. It is great fun to watch the sharks cruising by the boats whilst in clear water and on a sheltered dock. The power supply was ok 90% of the time, the WIFI did not work at all.



bait and switch, 2012-02-27
Captain: , Marathon, FL, USA (70)

We were quoted one rate for water and charged another, when I complained I was shown the dock agreement with the original price crossed out (with pencil) and another written in. Beautiful spot...



Only fuel dock on the north island, 2012-01-18
Captain: , Cape Coral, FL (334)

We have not stayed here, but there is easy in and out fuel (when they have it).



Nice spot to stop over, 2011-12-11
Captain: , Fort Myers Beach, FL (111)

We found it to be very nice as others have described with nice facilities and staff. The only thing I wanted to mention was radio communications were not possible until actually in the channel. On our crossing many boats attempted to raise them (including us) while still outside but could not until inside the channel...staff did not assign slip we simply picked one upon arrival. I'm not sure if this is SOP or what but just a heads up.



Great Spot, 2011-04-13
Captain: , Saint Petersburg (87)

Nice people, fixed wooden docks looked new to us. Pool off the dock, beach across the street. And $1 a foot.



Lovin it here, 2011-04-12
Captain: , Cincinnati (1810)

Great marina. Friendliest staff I have met in a while. Made to feel welcome and appreciated from the minute I entered the harbour. Staff there to assist in tie up before we got to the slip. Facility is older but very clean and maintained. Always someone on duty for your service. Great pool and access to local businesses. $1.00/ft/day plus $15 electric makes it affordable. Located a short 5 minute walk to friendly customs and immigration.



Great people and great location, 2011-01-26
Captain: , Palm Coast, FL (385)

Fuel dock has actually had fuel every time I've been there and the staff has always been excellent. Docks are a bit aged but still well maintained.

Still love the place!



Nice Marina, nice people, expensive water!, 2010-04-13
Captain: , Stuart, FL (426)

Great people, location and marina. Buildings are a little older but very well maintained. $1/ft plus $10 for electric. Water is expensive, but they have free showers, restrooms and a nice pool. Only two block from all the action and a couple of fun restaurants and bars nearby. Try Sherry's on the Beach for a great fresh lobster salad. The Blue Water Marina has a restaurant and bar called the Anchorage Dining Room that is pretty good also. If you walk out of the marina, turn right,about 1/4 mile on left is the Taste of Heaven or Almost Heaven Bakery. You have got to buy their bread! It is very, very good!



Okay Facility, Great Price, 2009-03-18
Captain: , Woodbridge, VA (137)

The heads are okay at best. Transient fee is $1/ft/day, less for extended stays. Somewhat secure in that someone is walking the docks. Beware of the Canadians! Just kidding, but 80+% of the boats were Canadain.



IT'S OLD BUT OK, 2008-06-11
Captain: , KEY WEST FL. (7)

WE HAVE STAYED AT MARINA YHE LAST 3 SUMMERS, ITS A LITTLE ROUGH BUT THEY KEEP IT PRETTY CLEAN. THE POOL IS RIGHT IF FRONT OF THE SLIPS, CAN SIT IN POOL AND WATCH THE BOATS. THE PEOPLE ARE VERY NICE AND IT HAS BEEN SAFE.

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