Details for Bimini Sands Resort and Marina

Bimini Sands Resort and Marina

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Average rating 4.1 stars from 51 reviews

Address South Bimini


After hours contact

Facility type

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

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Come into the south approach, some 1/4 mile south of the basin, then north to the basin entrance or follow the markers from the west straight into the basin.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 6.5
Transient dockage: 10
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: Reported from Captain Labatt, Arpil 2009: At dead low tide, we grounded right at the entrance to the channel with a 5'10'' draft. We later sounded it and found that there's only one small shoal and if we pushed through it a little we would have made it into deep water (10'+). It was a little nervewracking though since the channel is surrounded by a rock wall. We came in at mid-tide and had no problems at all. In heavier surge/waves it can be a bit daunting to enter the channel, but the facility is well worth it.

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 100
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: Draft maintained at 8 feet low tide.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $1.50/ft (2016-04-04)

Other price info: Long fingers. Plus tax 7.5%.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info: Plus 7.5% tax

Pricing info: up to 29 feet is $10.00.
30 - 39 feet is $15.00.
40 - 49 feet is $20.00.
50 - 59 feet is $30.00.
60 - 99 feet is $45.00.
100 feet and up is $60.00.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - $0.35 per gallon.

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: Rubis

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: All fuel prices are VAT inclusive.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: All fuel prices are VAT inclusive.


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Yes - Floating piers are wide and walkway to shore is also wide. The walkway angle changes with the tide so can get steep at low tide.

Launch service

Yes - Only $2 per person for a water taxi ride to North Bimini. Water Taxi dock is approximately 1 mile north of the resort.

Pump out




Yes - Free


Yes - Very nice.


Yes - Very nice.


Yes - $3.00 per load. That's less than the cost of the water. Dry is also $3.00.


Yes - A few items at the marina, two markets an easy walk from the store. Fresh bread (plain and coconut) and cookies are sold in the marina store.

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


Yes - Some onsite.


Yes - Limited to a poolside snack bar.


Yes - Onsite and at the Beach Club.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Onsite

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Yes - Small selection onsite.

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Free wireless.

Boat ramp availability


Yes - On island taxi service plus water taxi to North Bimini ($2.00). Several regional airlines fly into the airport here.

Other services

Customs and immigration are at the airport. A 5 minute taxi ride @ $10.00 round trip. 2016


Shark research facility and nature trail both within walking distance. Shark research facility tours are given at low tide. Call 347-4538 or VHF 88A.

Reviews for Bimini Sands Resort and Marina
Easy entry, great place., 2017-05-07
Captain: , Marathon Fl (270)

First crossing. We aren't the most experienced cruisers and dockers. Rather than try our hand at the current and cut of the channel on advice of a friend we chose Bimini Sands. What a great decision. Entry at mid tide saw depths no less than 8 FT. Also there's no wakes here great protection. Had 30 knots out of the West our second night right on the beam and barely noticed. Marina staff was excellent, 2.25 A FT. Diesel was around 4.40 a gallon. Gas slightly more. Two pools. 5 minute ride to airport to check in. Very happy with our stay. Several guests checking out at the same time commented it was the nicest marina they experienced in the Bahamas.

A good stop over, 2017-05-06
Captain: , Houma, LA (417)

Due to an approaching cold front we docked at Bimini Sands after a long haul from Marathon. We needed fuel, and they had it. It turned out to be a positive stay. While the resort has gone downhill due to a change in ownership, it seems to be trying to regain its status under new management. The floating docks and protected basin are the best I have seen in the Bahamas, with the exception of Cave Cay. The front brought 30 knot winds and we were comfortable. The infinity pool is great, and the grill is reopened with limited service. There is beach access, and shelling. There staff are pleasant and helpful. We had to try three power pedestals, before finding one that worked, but it worked well. Also, they do not monitor the VHF so you have to call on the cell or just come in and tie up at the fuel dock to check in. A $10 taxi ride to and from the airport makes customs easy, just try not to get there the same time as a flight, or you will wait. It is a short walk to the ferry if you want to experience North Bimini. We have been there so stayed put at the resort and enjoyed what it has to offer. We did not try the showers so have no comment on their condition. The entrance had 8' at mid tide. Due to the protected basin, floating docks, fuel availability and the pool I give it four stars.

Going downhill fast!, 2017-05-02
Captain: , Southport (52)

Stopped here to check in two months ago and it's going downhill fast! Apparently ownership issues and it shows! Showers/bathrooms are disgusting and washing machines broken. AND increased from $1.50 to $2.25 since we were here last. Sadly this is no longer on our "must stop" places. Nor is it on our recommended list.

Good Bimini stopping place, 2017-03-14
Captain: , Westerville (110)

An overall good place to dock.

Positives- very nice floating docks in a deep well protected basin. Dredging in progress when we visited on 3/13/2017 so we only saw one spot at 6' and they were working on it. Will probably be at published 8' approach depth by now. The dockmaster Garrett was very knowledgable and helpful. Easy to clear customs and immigration. Nice pool and beach.

Negatives- undergoing ownership changes. Restrooms need work/updating. Mosquitos and noseeums bad but Marina was spraying for them at least. All retail is closed except fuel.

All in all a good value and stopping place for voyages beyond.


very nice marina, low spot in cut being dredged, 2017-02-15
Captain: , Newport, RI (50)

I agree with previous positive comments about the marina. Wifi does not make it to our booster even though we are just four slips from the antenna.
On entry to the cut itself we rubbed bottom at low tide. Tide was predicted at .4' below normal and we draw 4'10", So probably 5' deep at normal low tide. However, as we sit here that sand bar at the entrance to the cut is being dredged.
We took the dinghy over to Alice Town to look at the other marinas. Like Bimini Sands, mostly empty. Had lunch at Big Game Club. Mostly re-built nice fixed docks. Estimate a 2 kn current running through the marina. Some wake from mega yachts headed to resort to the north.

safe harbor, 2017-02-07
Captain: , Beaufort, SC (500)

New non existing management. Nice pool and floating docks. Better stop than Alice town for sure. Calm water and no wakes. Nice after anchoring for the last few months. Don't get in the water... clean but sharkey. We would come back here. Agree with other reviews. Buggy in calm winds.

The resort is undergoing a change in management., 2016-12-15
Captain: , Bethlehem, PA (736)

As of the end of November the only services, for boaters, open are the marina, fuel dock and pools. The onsite restaurant and offsite Beach Club are closed. None of the washing machines in the laundry were working. The showers and heads were extremely clean. As in other reviews, the no-see-ums are unbearable whenever the winds are calm. It is expected that all services will open in April of '17. The floating docks are in excellent condition​. We approached from the West and traveled directly East from the green marking the reef of the channel to Alice Town. We saw no less than 6' mlw near the entrance to the marina breakwaters. I give 3 stars, only due to deminished services and no-see-ums.

Pick a slip!, 2016-03-25
Captain: , St. Augustine, FL (1381)

We visited on March 1st, 2016. Plenty of room, we were told to pick any open slip and most of the slips were open! Nice, quiet, protected with floating docks. Walk to the water taxi if you want the excitement and dining options of North Bimini. The only negative was the abundance of noseeums that were ferocious until sunset.

Excellent marina, 2016-03-02
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (375)

All five of us aboard agreed that this was the best marina we've visited. Nicely maintained floating docks, full time security, good restaurants (a shuttle took us to the Bimini Club at the southern part of the island for dinner), and easy access to activities. All for the price of $1.50/ft.
Our only complaint was that the showers could be better. Two of the three men's showers didn't work. Some of the women's showers were missing curtains. On the positive side, they were clean.
We walked to the nature trail and others at the marina went to the beach to swim and snorkel around the nearby rocks.
The edge of the marina is lined with rocks to absorb any incoming surges (which may happen in westerlies). This habitat made for an entertaining walk at all times of the day, with different fish at different times. A flashlight at night was a real delight, seeing the sea urchins all over the rocks and an occasional spiny lobster or lionfish.
The wind died one night and we were overwhelmed with no-see-ums, so be prepared with bug repellant.
We liked this place enough that we're considering it as the destination for future trips.

This is a Fine Port, 2016-02-21
Captain: , Meredith, NH (638)

We stayed here 2/16/16 thru 2/19/16 during high winds after crossing from Biscayne Bay, FL. Excellent protection from waves & wind on floating docks. Dock hands could not be more helpful & the marina & surrounding area was very pleasant. Customs were at the nearby airport, a 5 min ride from the marina & very easy to deal with. The food at the restaurant & beach club was expensive but good. We boat taxied over to North Bimini to checked out the marinas & area there & were so very glad we stayed at Bimini Sands. We did not think much of North Bimini at all, very devastated. Only negative was conditions of bathrooms which were not well maintained.

Buggy in May, nice facility, 2015-06-01
Captain: , LOPEZ ISLAND (70)

Stayed here in mid May and the no-seeums were out in force! Strong surge into marina, floating docks are in good shape and excellent pool(s). Boat basin is surrounded by Condos so limited breeze.
Overall rating 3.5 (Decent Value for the money)
Bathroom 2 (Dirty at times, no place to hang towels, dress)
Internet 3 (was able to get a slow signal on boat with wifi antenna)
Amenities 5 (top quality pools, accessible beach)
Docks 4 (Floating docks, strong surge)
Shopping 2 (limited, have to go into Alicetown)

Third time we've stayed here, 2015-05-30
Captain: , minneapolis, Mn (21)

This Marina Resort has been one of the highlights of the Bahamas' winter and spring season. Stopping at South Bimini to check in has been very easy. Then if you are in cruising mode, settle back and enjoy this place. As everyone agrees, the docks are top notch. The marina staff are very friendly and professional. Marina has 24-hour security. They keep the property clean, and the bathroom and showers are cleaner than 95% of the marina facilities I've experienced anywhere. There is a full time person to clean the showers.
The Infinity pool is terrific! The beachis right there and very good for beach combing. If the trade winds have you held back from moving east, it is a lovely swimming beach.
There are a couple restaurants. One is right at the marina. very reasonably priced with good breakfast chow.
Getting to North Bimini is a snap. Take the ferry, don't worry.
South Bimini is relaxing. Easy to walk around. Very light traffic (you won't feel like you are going to be run over).
So try this place. See if it is not one of your next, best places.

Fantastic Marina!, 2015-05-01
Captain: , Slidell, La. (1148)

We planned to stay at the Bimini Sands Marina for one night to stage ourselves for crossing the gulf stream but wound up staying three nights! The marina has floating docks with amazing reef fish all along the rocks of the docks. The price was extremely reasonable and the staff was friendly and helpful. The marina is pet friendly, but the restaurant does not really offer any outdoor seating. The food was good, but not the best we had in the Bahamas. They recently opened a second pool that has a negative edge overlooking the ocean and no one was there but us! We will definetely be back!

Excellent place to stay, 2015-04-21
Captain: , Fort Collins, CO (107)

A VERY nice marina. Best around. Floating docks. Only drawback is there isn't much on the south island. But a 15 minute walk to the water taxi and a $2 ride will get you to North Bimini where the shops are. Also a casino on the north island and other restaurants by the casino.

Still an Outstanding Marina, 2015-02-10
Captain: , Kingston, Ontario (1970)

Most still herd into Alicetown, while we ride out blow in good protection and no current. Customs was a breeze and entrance seems to have improved ref depth (7'mlw hump at west end rest 9'+). Bimini Sands Website has been hijacked by RW Bimini, but resort alive and doing well. Onsite restaurant now open for supper as well. New pool added as well.
Entrance very narrow and have to be carefull if full draft vessel. At 6' we waited until mid tide and had very little room to spare. Very pristine new marina with great services and staff at a very reasonable cost who are pet friendly. Advantages to N Bimini is no traffic, floating docks, very clean facilities, much quieter and easy $2 ferry ride to Alice Town if you need to go there. Also great beaches within 200' of the marina!

Excellent Landfall from Port Everglades, 2015-01-22
Captain: , Havre de Grace, MD (264)

Friendly, modern and clean at a level better than most US marinas, with an excellent value as well. Not at all crowded, so no problems getting in. Don't miss the third pool at the corner of the condo area, an infinity pool overlooking the beach and ocean. Also a nice Nature trail to hike. The don't tend to provide much orientation to the place. We learned of the extras from a brochure provided by the Alice Town tourism centre.

Stuck here for a week, 2014-12-13
Captain: , Charleston (400)

We stayed here for a week waiting on the weather to cooperate. The marina is really nice. Two pools, tennis court, tons of beaches. The restaurant is very good too. Only one shower out of three worked in either bathroom. That was the only disappointing thing. Bugs were terrible, no see ums all over the place. The super tiny ones too that can get through the nets. Nothing the marina can do about that though.

Very Nice & Clean, 2014-11-12
Captain: , Kissimmee (10)

Nice clean marina. Easy access. Friendly staff. Lots of "no see-ums"

Good stop for clearing in and waiting for a weather window for the return to the U.S., 2014-07-17
Captain: , St Pete Beach, Florida (278)

We arrived here from Marathon in December 2013 and stayed again in April 2014. The marina is well protected. The onsite restaurant is good for breakfrast and lunch and the cheerful chef is accomodating. There are two pools onsite with pleanty of chaises. The marina provides a bus to the beach club where there are chaises and tiki huts for shade and a restaurant and bar for dinner or light fare.

The ferry to North Bimini is a long, but not unpleasant walk, or the marina staff will call a taxi. We rented a golf cart and drove the length of the island, stopping for excellent conch salad. There are two excellent bakeries for Bahama bread and bananna bread, but call ahead as they often run out. The marina store carries fresh bread and cookies.

There are very limited groceries available on the North island but we managed to find some fresh fruit.

One improvement would be a private dressing area in the showers.

liveaboard quote., 2014-05-27
Captain: , Dallas Texas (15)

I am not sure what Captain: Royce Johnson Date: 2014-04-27 is talking about concerning the $ 20 / day fixed rate ? but the quote I just received via email said $ 1.50 ft with a weeky 10% discount and a monthly 30% discount with "$10 / day elec", rgardless of time stayed,,, fyi - I'll be there prob in Nov. after fantasy fest.

Great Marina Facility, 2014-05-18
Captain: , Fort Lauderdale (181)

Stayed here for 3 nights and the facility is great. Only issue is the lack of a grocery store on S Bimini, so that we had to travel to N Bimini for basic supplies and ice. The floating docks are great, and the staff is very helpful.

Excellent staging post, 2014-05-11
Captain: , Mooloolaba (692)

We have a 25 foot beam. It was a little disconcerting enterring as the entry does not open up if approaching from S until you are on top of it. Look for the two small lights on poles to determine which of the rock groins hold the entry.
Once the entry opened it was OK going through and it was dead calm inside. If approaching with a large onshore swell I think I woud go to N Bimini.
This marina is more expensive than N Bimini but superior in every aspect that I could see. Floating docks are excellent with good power and water. We tied up at the south end with no water movement at all.
We experienced, like another reviewer, the marina being smoke filled. Rubbish appears to be burnt at the airport and with light easterlies the smoke blankets all of Bimini, N & S.
We ate at the southern resort, accessed by free shuttle from Bimini Sands, on both nights we were there and found the food outstanding.
For us, Bimini would never be a destination but Bimini Sands is an excellent place to wait in comfort for a crossing to Florida or going east.

Great basin, interesting entrance channel, 2014-04-27
Captain: , Fort Myers, FL (1220)

Arrived after a 24hr run down from Eleuthra. Rounded N Rock and found an unpleasant southerly swell coming up at us. I thought it would lay down once we were into the outer harbor. No, actually the swell wrapped around the Henry Reef and followed us in to the entrance channel. Which is about 50' wide and has a jog to south just at the opening to the outer harbor. In the future, I would really have to think about it if there was a westerly blowing.

Once in, though, the basin is great, the floating docks are great, the resources (laundry, shopette, fuel, etc) are OK, the island is much more interesting than you might expect. Note that Bimini Sands is now charging $20/day fixed rate and the RO water is metered at $0.35/gal. Laundry remains at $3/token.

Take their Nature Trail and learn about all sorts of history and local ecosystems. The shark lab is also a nice surprise of active field science. The tours run at low tide so they can wade you out to their holding pens and get to know some of their smaller specimens. Shell beach is beautiful and the nicest water we have seen since the Exumas. The Beach Club has a fair to decent sushi bar now, their bar burgers look really good, nice pool and deck, and the view is simply awesome.

The ferry to N Bimini is $2/person/ride, and only takes a few minutes to get to Alice Town. We were there for Homecoming/Easter, with a nasty semi-tropical low building to the north, so the town and marinas were really noisey and busy. Glad we stayed at Bimini Sands.

Floating docks, 2014-04-02
Captain: , San Diego (300)

1.50 a foot which is a little more than some of the other marinas on the north island but floating docks are so nice! Shuttle takes you to ferry if you need to go to town. Nice quiet spot really clean, friendly staff.

Intruders--Waves and Wackos, 2014-03-20
Captain: , St. Louis, MO (1011)

This is an easy place to stop if you must stop at Bimini, however events of the day have put us off a return visit.

Marina access is straightforward with adequate depths straight in from the big Bimini red marker. Floating docks are well maintained and the staff is pleasant and helpful.

There is an on-site office for Customs and Immigration, but this is only staffed during "heavy boat traffic periods"--whenever that is--otherwise requiring a van ride to the airport.

Dockage within view of the entry channel is prone to a big surge that will exercise you lines and fenders when a north or east ground sea is running, and the channel entry might have waves large enough so that, at lower tides, your boat may get close to the bottom in the troughs. Seek alternative berthing if big, long period seas are forecast.

Although the marina reputedly has 24 hour security, our boat was boarded at 0430 by a beligerant and intoxicated person from a nearby vessel in the harbor necessitating intervention by the local police constible.

Oh, did I mention the smoke from the local burning trash dump that wafts over the marina on certain wind conditions?

Best place to stay in Bimini, 2014-03-08
Captain: , Fort Lauderdale (375)

Although on the south island, Bimini Sands has beautiful condos that are well maintained and a excellent marina. No current, modern floating docks. Take their "Partridge Family" style Bus into town for a drink or dinner.

One of the best Marinas in the Bahamas, 2014-01-01
Captain: , Ely, Mn (37)

We love it here. It is so easy to get in and dock no current and little wind. We have 21 foot beem as we are a Cat so the nice wide slips are easy for us to get into. Everyone treats us so nice here. They have a shuttle to take you to there southern marina restaurant and it is wonderful. They have two pools and a breakfast and lunch restaurant. Also they have a little store that has fresh Bahamian bread and cookies. It also has a laundry. Everything you need is here and everyone is great.

Very nice facility, 2013-12-18
Captain: , Solomons, MD (1915)

Our third time here. Beautiful oceanfront infinity pool is complete and open. Bar and restaurant next to pool are incomplete. Quiet this time of year.
Straight forward entrance into the marina. We are a 44' Defever, 5' draft. We stayed here for 5 nights the first time waiting for a several day weather window to get across to the Exumas. The second time we visited the marina was empty (13 Dec 20120). Floating docks are well maintained. WIFI access is free. Nature traili is a short walk from the marina and interesting. Ferry to N. Bimini ($2.00); an easy walk. Easy dinghy ride down to Bimini Bay Resort & marina. The Bimini Biological Field Station (BBFS) offers tours of their shark lab. Tours are normally held at low tide so you can walk out to the shark pens. Call 242-347-4538 or ask the marina desk to call for you. Breakfast and lunch re available at the restaurant on site. Complimentary bus service is also available. Ask at marina desk.

We did note a mild surge in the marina but we were docked a little closer to the entrance than the first time.

The dockmaster will bring you all the paperwork to clear Customs & Immigration on South Bimini. Cab fare is $5.00 each way to the airport.

Great stay, 2013-12-16
Captain: , Bristol, RI (782)

This is a very protected area regardless of wind direction. It was lit for Christmas and looked beautiful. The staff was great and while we checked in in North Bimini, The Bimini Sands has a check in on site that might even be easier. The resturaunt has a fabulous breakfast. Check out the infinity pool looking out over the blue ocean waters. Recommended.

Entrance has 6 feet at low tide, 2013-05-31
Captain: , North Palm Beach, FL (539)

Stayed two nights and found it clean, calm, pleasant. Prices are quite fair. The entrance had & feet with a +1 tide, so I would expect about 6 feet at low. Stay well to the south side and read the water if you have good light.

A short walk to the ferry will take you over to Alice Town in 5 minutes where there are other marinas, stores, and restaurants. Had lunch at Bimini Big Game Club. It was pleasant, food plentiful and hot.

Our favorite stop in Bimini, 2013-05-20
Captain: , Merritt Island, FL (372)

This place is very clean, well-maintained and completely protected. The staff was friendly, the facilities were great and it was a REAL bargain. The restaurant had an outstanding breakfast.

Great Place if you manage the entränne, 2013-04-20
Captain: , Cape Coral (221)

Love this Place, peacefull, save and clean. Bigger Boats should only enter if there are no breackers.

Very nice marina at a reasonable rate, 2013-03-13
Captain: , Sunny Isles Beach (99)

We stopped here in January and are back now waiting for a weather window. Marina is in good shape and well maintained, although the bathrooms/showers could use a little work. Infinity pool is not open yet but is beautiful and the beaches are lovely. Since the dredging of the main channel there is a bit of a surge, but overall very minor. No problem coming in the entrance channel except during a westerly blow or swell. We cannot say enough about how friendly and professional the staff are here, and the restaurant onsite serves a nice, reasonably priced breakfast.
Highly recommend this as a stop, we will return.

OK, not great, 2013-03-11
Captain: , miami (120)

I was there in the off season (which in Bimini is the opposite of everywhere else, in the winter...). To start, there was no customs on site, and you have to take a cab (at your expense) to the airport to clear in. If you arrive at the same time as a flight, be prepared to wait. The restaurants were closed, the resort was more than happy to shuttle you (for free) down to the Bimini Twist, which is also closed two nights a week. We ended up going to Alice Town by ferry (which you pay for), might have just as well gone to Alice Town in the first place. Nonetheless, the marina was well cared for and everything worked. Funny thing, the floating docks are all the same height, so we had a 3' jump down to the dock from the boat. Anyway, I'd probably try it again in season, but not in the off season.

Shallow Entrance, 2013-01-09
Captain: , Aventura, Florida (330)

We had a hard time getting in as water depth was low. Once in the water was good. You are away from most stuff so you need to take a cab. The floating docks are nice and the marina was very clean.

Great, Clean & Safe!, 2012-12-03
Captain: , Hilton head (30)

We love it! $1.10/ft, $10/day power, clean bathrooms, floating docks, clean beaches right in front of the docks, great cheap food at local restaurant! It even has gas & diesel, and customs & immigration on weekends.

Excellent facility., 2012-11-25
Captain: , Galena, MD (1856)

Came in to wait for weather on way back to US. The winds were between 20-30kts N, NW and NE for 5 days. The basin is well protected and even the surge is minimal. Docks are in great shape with adequate cleats and are wide. Power and water pedestals are on main dock at head of pier and everything works fine. Facility is kept clean and restrooms and showers are also. Easy to catch the water taxi to North Bimini if desired.
On site restaurant open for bkfst and lunch and excellent food and reasonable prices. Free shuttle bus to the Beach Club restaurant and bar.
You may have to hail on VHF 68 several time to get someone to answer but they will have someone available to help with lines when you arrive. Plenty of room in the basin to manauver and prepare for docking after entering the cut. This is a great place to enter or leave the Bahamas.

Great Marina!!!, 2012-09-01
Captain: , South Florida (56)

Floating docks, friendly staf, clean bathrooms, choice of two swiming pools, one on property the other one a short (free) bus ride away, excellent restaurant at the second property. 6 feet depth entrance at "low" tide. Nice and new. The best place to stop on your way to the Bahamas

Great protection. Good restaurant, 2012-08-29
Captain: , Atlanta, GA (291)

Given that the marina is practically carved out of rock, I can't imagine a much better protected area in a blow.
Nice people. Great bar.
You have to have a dinghy to get over to Alice Town (ours was ill that day) but there are water taxis...although don't stay out too late or you'll end up sleeping on the dock like we did. That one was self-inflicted though...we said we were only going to be a couple of hours!

What a -quite place, 2012-08-08
Captain: , cocoa (130)

July 24 --The staff was Great. Check in through customs was at the air port.(Good experance).. Taxi cost 4 dollars each way... Warm Pool... We also used the water taxi to north Bimini.. It's a long walk for this old guy. The bus does not start running until 1500..It cost 3 dollars each way to the water taxi... we were lucky we got a ride -- gave all six of us a ride back to the marina---He would not except a tip...What a great experance. We meet alot of nice folks here.

Fuel dock a little awkward, 2012-07-08
Captain: , ft myers beach (790)

We came over for fuel only from North Bimini as a friend said it was a bit cheaper and it was. We were going to dive on the Sapona, so it was right on the way. We are near 50ft in length and the angle of the dock made it bit of an effort to manuever. The two small boats at etiher end did not help much either. Once tied up, it appears to be a very nice place.

Loved this marina, 2012-05-09
Captain: , Fort Myers (769)

We stayed here briefly on the way to the Exumas and loved it. The docks are new and very modern. Nice pool and free wi-fi are a big plus. The staff was great and very helpful. Can't beat the price as well.

There are a couple of great restaurants and a good bar not far and the transport there is free. We will be back.

Very well protected marina, 2012-03-28
Captain: , Jacksonville, FL (822)

Very good place to wait on weather, well protected. Good price for floating docks. Go to Stuarts, on North Bimini for Conch Sal.

Bill/Rita Livezey, 2012-03-05
Captain: , Soddy Daisy TN (152)

Very nice floating concrete docks, well maintained. $1.10/ft, water $.35/gallon, Fuel Diesel $5.60/gal, Ele $10/day. Very well protected from all winds. Easy access to North Bimini by ferry, $2/person/one way. Small stores and eatery on location. Check in w/customs only short taxi ride to airport from marina. Staff very helpful.

Bella Vita/Ray and Cynthia Pagano, 2012-02-22
Captain: , Charleston (241)

The marina is well maintained and dock hands are friendly but don't expect them to be coming to your boat and wanting to wash it down - no incentive.
We were taken to the restaurant at the end of the island by the manager of the facility who ordered the kitchen open so that we could have dinner. The lobster was OK be not memorable. However we was impressed by the willingness to please and the friendly waiter. We would return.

Nice place to stop, 2011-02-24
Captain: , Clearwater FL (685)

Well protected and in excellent condition, floating docks. It is a $1 a foot $10 per day for 50A power, 30C/gal. for water( may change). Immigration & customs onsite, but was close, Had to take a $10 round trip taxi to the airport( taxi will wait. We entered from red4 directly into the marina. Staff very helpful and pleasan. A small pontoon boat (taxi) will take you to Alice town ..$2 per person. Pool restaurant and small store on site.

Excellent Place to Hide, 2011-02-20
Captain: , Occoquan, VA (456)

Marina extremely well protected and in excellent condition. Advertises immigration & customs onsite, but that is not always the case. Usually, you have to take a $10/RT taxi to the airport.

Entrance can be nerve wracking at low tide. Saw 5.5' over a "bump" right at the entrance. There is a dredge set up at the entrance, but no one was around it the three days we were there.

Staff very helpful and pleasant to work with. Don't miss the Shark Lab if you are really into nature.

Great Marina!, 2010-06-24
Captain: , Naples (231)

Bimini Sands is a nearly new facility with excellent floating docks and very reasonable transient rates. Entrance to the Marina can be a bit tricky for deeper draft vessels, althouth as of Memorial Day 2010 there are now channel markers again.

Go to the red/green, 90 degrees south (parallel to shore) until you're even with the channel/cut for Bimini Sands, then 90 degrees east and go into the marina. Inside the marina (almost a harbor) is a large VERY WIDE fairway...we're talking football field wide. It even has freighters at times.

The bathrooms are clean although there is some wear/tear around. You can clear customs right there - just make sure to have your paperwork filled out ahead of time on Legal lenght paper (no signatures...sign there), as the line can be a bit long on major weekends. The marina is near a pretty decent beach, but as you go further south on the island, there are great "mini-bluffs" to watch the sunset.

Overall, great location - about a 15 minute dink ride to north bimini island...the ride north can be rocky/rolly at times due to big wakes and big tides. On the island itself there isnt much, although there is a bus that runs all the way to the resort on the south end of the island which had a great bar.

Things we liked:
1) Location
2) Cleanliness
3) Customs right on site
4) Good new facilities

Things to watch out for:
1) No-See-Ums are wicked here...bring barrels of DEET
2) This marina is oriented to the fisherman crowd....the "canals" behind the floating docks are rife with floating fish carcasses which can make stink pretty bad
3) H20 is expensive....$0.20 a gallon metered, however when were there the system was down so we were charged flat rate $10
4) Pool is a bit strange. Extra chlorinated which makes your skin prune up right quick.

Love this place and will be back again...even considered buying a condo & slip!

Nice place to stop, 2009-05-29
Captain: , Ft. Lauderdale (1244)

Good facility, friendly and efficient staff. 8$ cab ride to clear customs at airport. Good floating docks geared to 40 ft. LOA. Adequate power both 30 and 50 amp. Channel entrence is narrow and intimidating especially in a westerly wind and swell. Some shoaling along the breakwaters. Once inside there is almost no surge or current and the 2 story condo buildings that line the basin break the wind.

Excellent facility, great protection, 2009-04-15
Captain: , East Greenbush, NY (745)

This is the only marina in Bimini that has true protection from the waves. We waited out several 25kt+ days here and there was only a slight surge in the man made harbor. Good restaurant, nice store where you can get ice cream cheap and good Bimini Bread, nice pool, great floating docks, good friendly people, nice beaches, OK restrooms/showers, small laundry, 24x7 security, decent fuel prices (both gas and diesel), reasonable water prices for the Bahamas. Did I mention floating docks? It can be a wet dinghy ride to North Bimini/Alice Town if the weather is bad, but there's a water taxi that runs all day. When you get there they will provide all the customs/immigration forms and it's an $8 round trip taxi ride to the airport to check in. They also have kids activities on Saturdays. Everything is in great shape and I highly recommend it.

Very nice, 2009-02-12
Captain: , fairland (2653)

A condo development that rents transient space. Gorgeous facility. Inexpensive, excpet for the water.

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