Details for Brown's Marina

Brown's Marina

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Average rating 3.8 stars from 49 reviews

Address Alice Town

Phone242-347-3116/305-831-4335/US Tel: 305-423-3213

After hours contact

Pro-Op message

The Summer season has started so make your reservation now and enjoy our BBQ grills, FREE WIFI, showers, and lounge areas.

Summer rate is $1.75 per foot per day, utilities are metered.

Facility type

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

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Brown's Marina



Cordero Rolle

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Brown's Marina is the first marina entering the Bimini Channel along North Bimini. The channel can be entered at the southern end along South Bimini or due east of the Bimini Sands Resort (pink roofs) on South Bimini. Caution and water reading required due to some shoaling.





Tide & current additional info

Current is tidal, switching directions and slack 4 times a day.


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 145
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 19
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $1.75/ft (2016-12-04)

Other price info: Summer rates start May 1st: $1.75 per foot. (Free WIFI)
Holiday Weekends are $2.75 per foot per day with a 2 day minimum non-refundable deposit (subject to change). Utilities are metered and billed based on current prices.

Hurry and reserve there are only 18 slips and a 150 foot T-Head.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - YES

Additional info: 3 Phase 100/50/30 amp electrical service.

Pricing info: Metered, $0.40 per kilowatt hour.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Yes - WiFi available.

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Metered at the dock.

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Yes - Two doors down.

Pump out


Yes - $3.00 for 10 lbs. bag. $12.00 for 50 lbs. bag.


Yes - Multiple trash cans on shore.


Yes - There are two inside air conditioned showers.


Yes - Shower building has 2 separate toilet rooms and 2 showers.




Yes - Two small grocery stores a short walk away. Roberts Supermarket will order items for you - just ask.

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


Yes - Hardware store next door.


Yes - Next door.


Yes - Tiki Bar and BBQ area.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Next door.

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Free WiFi internet provided with good signal at the docks.

Boat ramp availability


Other services

Customs is at the Bimini Big Game Club, about a 10 minute walk north. Immigration Office is a couple of buildings past that in the Administrative building (second pink building on your left, can't miss it).


New BBQ's on the deck area with sink available for boaters, picnic tables, sofa lounge exterior area and lot's of lounge chairs under new palm trees to watch the sunset and relax.
Charcoal for sale on the property ask the dockmaster.

Reviews for Brown's Marina
Watch the current, 2017-05-01
Captain: , St. Johns Newfoundland (60)

Did I say "watch the current"?

When approaching the north side with an outgoing current, it is best to continue well past the marina and then u-turn for a direct approach to the docks. Any delay when side on to the outgoing current could place you in a difficult position. We were lucky to regain control when making this mistake but we have heard from seasoned travellers to Bimini that accidents have occurred with boats being entangled and damaged.

The marina staff was excellent and services are good.

good People, 2017-04-29
Captain: , cape coral, fl (90)

Stayed here for 16 days waiting for a crossing to Lake Worth in April 2017
Not very well protected from the east and boat wakes are some what of a problem as the big sport fishes have no courtesy.
Good news its close to shopping, golf cart rental, etc.
Since we stayed so long the dock master was kind enough to give us a considerable discount when he did not have to.
Of all the options in Bimini this one is probably the best, nice sturdy docks with built in numbers on pilings (you will still need fenders and recommend fender boards for any east component wind, lots! Of current so plan your arrival and departure with the tides.
Tide seems to be 45 min - 1 hr past north bimini station

Marina getting better!!!, 2017-04-09
Captain: , Marco Island, FL (1145)

We had a great stop here. They seems to be doing their best to make this a great stop. The ocean is a short walk and Big John's is right next door. The marina has a great bar and BBQ area, nice lounge chairs and a volleyball net.

The marina is just fine...sadly, someone stole our dock steps right off the boat! And the marina is it makes you wonder.

No ActiveCaptain discount!

There are new markers to get you back here. Once here, the service is still fantastic! Humphries tied us up, then went to get the paperwork for us to clear customs. There's a volleyball court, clean heads, BBQ's and a great lounge area. A great place to start the Bahamian adventure!

I called the marina asking for some guidance since the markers weren't that helpful. They sent a guide boat for us to follow into the marina!!! Now that is service. Heads are clean and there is a great outdoor area for BBQ, outdoor seating and cocktails. The beach is a couple of blocks away and it's just beautiful. Love it here!

Great First stop, 2017-03-18
Captain: , Fort Walton Beach (50)

Browns is safe, clean and reasonably priced. Showers were hot and strong. Easy walk to everywhere. customs firms and guide map were provided immediately on our arrival. This was our second visit and we'll be back. Be aware that all marinas in Bimini have strong current.

Can't hold a reservation, 2017-03-17
Captain: , San Juan, PR (20)

Following the ratings on AC, we made reservations for our 46' catamaran two weeks in advanced yet there was no slip available when we arrived right before sunset. Lots of confusion, tried smaller slips where we didn't fit, etc. The dockmaster Wellington was apologetic yet didn't allow us to use half of the t-head (the other half had another catamaran) because "that's reserved for bigger boats". Big argument with no results. Went to the Big Game Marina instead. Managament called to apologize yet what's done is done. Maybe next time.

nothing here, 2017-02-24
Captain: , Ft Lauderdale (70)

Everything is getting swallowed up from Bimini bay on the north end of the island we were here at the end of Jan 2017 two boats on the dock nothing open at night except the bar at big game club. I have no idea how these places get first cru I would not leave anything unlocked, post a Sericurity detail if you expect anything to be there in the morning. I watched a Cuban Sportfish unload 4 Nassau groupers at big game club in off season. the Bahamian fisheries needs to tighten up.
Oh hug the red side of channel green side is shoaled up. Bimini sands us all but closed up the condo association is taking over I can't imagine that working out .

lots of boat traffic , 2017-02-04
Captain: , Beaufort, SC (500)

Rough place. High traffic area with boats and associated wakes. Not relaxing.
Staff was friendly. Propane tank filled across the street.

Nice first stop in the Bahamas, 2017-01-23
Captain: , Annapolis (560)

I concur with most of the reviews. Customs and immigration are just down the street. Easiest and quickest check-in ever.

We had a large inside slip and it was good sleeping. Showers are fine. Water and electricity are metered. Good experience for one night. Will definately come back again.

Good for quick stop, 2016-05-25
Captain: , Oakdale (20)

We were in a 42' sailboat with a 6' draft and obtained a slip on the south side of the marina late in the day, just looking for some sleep. Be advised that there is a shuttle to South Bimini just next door with frequent arrivals and departures. After dark there is (loud) reggae music at the same location. If you need sleep go elsewhere. Crew was good.

Good first stop in the Bahamas., 2016-05-19
Captain: , Chicago (135)

Some people seem to imply in their reviews that there is fuel here. There isn't. It's maybe 1/4 mile upriver at the Blue Water. Walk to check in or dock at Big Game upriver and check in.
The docks are wood and a bit beat up, but they'll work. 50A only at our dock, so bring a pigtail if you need 30A.
Restaurant next door (Big John's) is good and the internet is faster than Brown's (may be a distance factor, but it was faster for me). The water is crystal clear and the view is beautiful.
Absolutely no one, and I mean no one, pays any attention to the no wake zone down the channel. You will feel wakes at every one of these marinas all day, that's just the way it is.

Nice facility with a friendly and helpful staff, 2016-03-27
Captain: , Boston, MA, USA (125)

I spent a week here. It's conveniently located, the docks are in great condition, and the staff is helpful and very friendly.

Enjoyed our stay, 2016-03-18
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (375)

Browns is the first Marina on the left in the harbor and is easily visible by the sign with the signal flags spelling out the name. They are the least expensive Marina. The two showers and two toilets are in one building, each with a separate locking door. The showers have hooks and seats and seem to be reasonably well maintained. Part of the outdoor wood decking to the bathhouse was being replaced during our visit, so we had to walk around the edge or walk on the sand to get to the bathhouse.

We checked in to the Bahamas here and had to walk about a half mile each way to get to Customs at the Bimini Big Game Club and Immigration, a little further north Along the man road.

We enjoyed our stay and rented a golf cart to tour the entire island. We ate at the Casino at the Bimini Bay Resort Marina by taking the golf cart there. We bought a BaTelCo SIM card at a small electronics shop near the Bimini Big Game Club for our unlocked iPhone4s and soon had voice and data connectivity.

Stayed here instead of Dinner Key in the States, 2016-01-26
Captain: , New Bern, NC (730)

We stayed here as Active Captain rated it number one. The docks are nice with some rubber protection on the pilings but you will need your additional fender after docking. The dock hands helped with docking. The current through here is quite fast at times. The bathrooms are okay. We bought RO water down the street as we thought it was $0.40 a gallon, it was $1.00/gallon so skip that. Internet was great. We toured both islands and all the locals are very friendly.

Lots of Help, 2016-01-14
Captain: , Racine, WI (525)

Docking here was very efficent. Several boaters assisted dock hand with assisting us getting in the dock safely. Wind was blowing, tide was going out, and rain squall had just abated. Clean docks and strong cleats/pillings.

Nice place, but noisy bar next door, 2016-01-06
Captain: , Brandon, VT (422)

Based on recommendations, we decided to try Brown's this year. The docks are nice and solid, there is a sandy area with palm trees for relaxing, and a patio grill/bar area for use by marina guests, a welcome feature. The restrooms and showers are a bit rudimentary, but generally clean and functional (sometimes, knobs fall off faucets). Our biggest disappointment has been the noise in the immediate vicinity from local bars. We welcome the idea of people having fun, but the playing of rap "music" until the wee hours is tiresome to say the least. The best features of the place are the dockhands -- friendly and helpful -- and the boaters who are likewise.

Great little marina, 2015-11-21
Captain: , Huntsville, AL (588)

We are really enjoying this place. Cordero is very helpful and will help get you settled, and bring you the forms you will need for customs and immigration. Nice island, people are very welcoming and friendly, relaxed atmosphere. I like it here. :)

Browns no VHF service, 2015-05-24
Captain: , Jupiter, FL (586)

We came here in early May. I called on the phone for a slip and was told to call on VHF 16 when we were closer. They never answered on VHF for me or anyone else. If you want a transient slip. don't bother trying to call on VHF!
Nice bar/restaurant and close to liquor store

Nice Check In Friendly Staff, 2015-04-01
Captain: , Marathon, FL (70)

Humphrey makes sure you have a good experience. Be prepared for a strong current at times. Had an excellent time at Browns and Bimini in general, very friendly people. We will definitely stay again on our next Bahamas trip.

Nice after the crossing, 2015-03-28
Captain: , Charlestown (946)

Dock hands are helpful and the facility is decent. Bathrooms and showers are rustic and figuring out the right spot on the valve for hot water is a challenge. Humphrey gives you all the paperwork for customs and immegration, which went very easily. We have a smaller boat so wakes from boats passing through the channel can be tough at times, but even the larger boats did considerable rocking when they passed. As the evioning passes the traffic reduces. Try to get as far away from the bar as possible because the music can get loud if you have your windows open.

First Stop, 2015-02-15
Captain: , Port Aransas (992)

We arrive at about an hour after low tide and found one shallow bump just east of the second marker. Favor the Reds for better depth. A couple of boats bumped going in behind us with 5.5 draft. We didn't touch coming or going and left on low tide.

We stayed three nights here after crossing. Humphrey and several others were there to help us get docked. The current was swift but was incoming and our slip faced into it so it was not too bad. Leaving was a breeze. We had high west and north winds during our stay. The marina felt little of it. What we did feel was surge. The boats were leaping in their slips. It seemed that boats in the marinas further in didn't have it so bad.

Humphrey did have all of the customs and immigration paperwork for us. We had printed the customs forms from the Bahamas website but completed them again as the forms were slightly different.

Check in was a breeze. The price for the cruising permit breaks at 35 ft. There has been some discussion about that and they use the boat length on your Documentation certificate. Oh and you should do Immigration first, it's a bit further up the road where the police station is.

We had cold or almost cold water in the showers no matter the time of day. There are no laundry machines on site but there is a laundromat up the road with big machines. It's a small place but nice ladies. The prices seem to be somewhat fluid.

The water price is .35 per metered gallon but it IS NOT RO water and is not recommended for drinking without boiling it first.

Electricity is also metered instead of a flat rate like other marinas. Our bill was $1.75 for the three days but we were frugal and used our solar.

There was a problem getting them to honor the Active Captain discount of 10% with no membership card. They did accept Boat US and gave us the discount. They will not give more than one discount, can't use both.

We had a cruiser happy hour dock party the second night inviting all on the dock and even a few from other marinas. We had a pot luck dinner and used the two charcoal grills the third night. Huge success. The marina sells charcoal for $7 per bag, much less than the grocery store so get it there. They let us use the grills and the space for nothing but we did pass a hat for a tip.

There are bicycles you can check out and the marina is gated. People here all over the island are unfailingly friendly and nice. It was a very positive experience overall.
Note: if the marina is full and it looks like lots of boats will be leaving the following morning, check out early in the day prior to your departure of you can. Humphrey leaves at four and has to stay if a bunch of folks want to check out for departure prior to 8 am.

nice facility, 2015-02-10
Captain: , West Gardiner, ME (735)

Enjoyed this Marina. Docks good, showers clean. Humphrey was a very friendly dock hand, checking on people often. Two issues: docking, very fast current and we were asked to dock on the north side as current going out. Not fun. Saw others struggle as well. Leaving was fine, as we were able to pick our time. Second, Marina didn't have paperwork customs expects you to come with. This was a long walk for the captain (second time on the bike), as the admiral had to also complete something without leaving the boat for the captain to return. Enjoyed a bike ride to the north end, visiting the casino. Enjoyed a walk across the island to enjoy a swim from the beach. FYI, bar noise loud late Friday and Saturday nights.

Great Bahamian experience, 2015-01-30
Captain: , St. Augustine, Florida (266)

We have been coming here for many years, the docks are so nice compared to years ago! It has always been a friendly place, the added security these days is a plus, didnt used to be needed as most "homes" if they had a door probably didnt have a lock! Normally I get fresh Bahama or coconut bread in the morning in the little store. The price is very fair and the food at Big Johns is very good and reasonable.

Nice place, 2014-12-22
Captain: , Nederland, CO (410)

Didn't stay here, but nice dockmaster gave us a tour, and offered to match the price we were paying at Bluewater. This place is much nicer, will stay here next time. Docks are a bit high at low tide. Nice gas grills, lounge chairs, and BYO bar w/TV. gated/locked, too, which felt good as we have kids and there are some odd "characters" wandering around Alice Town. The slips are pretty close to the channel, though so it gets pretty wakey.

Excellent entry to the Bahamas, 2014-12-19
Captain: , RStLYC (85)

This was our first crossing with our 41 feet 5.6 draft sailboat from Miami . Arrived around 9 am with good visibility a good 2 hours before low tide . Depthsounder showed as low as 5.7 feet slightly after channel entry . Coderro was there to welcome us at the dock and facilitate the easy approach against current . Great value well described by others. Clean and cute marina with very good wifi. Go to Charlie for best Bimini bread ! Will come back

Very Nice Marina, 2014-12-16
Captain: , Wiscasset ME (1435)

We are on a 42ft sailboat with 5 1/2 ft draft. We stayed at Brown's for two days. Docks are fixed wood in good repair, pilings have nice rubber bumpers. There is quite a current so plan accordingly. Staff are very helpful. Bathrooms and showers are adequate. There are lots of chairs, grills, fish cleaning station, volleyball court.
Customs is now located in the Big Game Club down the street. You need to have your forms with you and filled out. People without forms were turned away. You also get your fishing license here but if you intend to spearfish make sure they write, spearfishing allowed, on it.
Immigration is further down the road in the police station building. They would only give us 90 days but you can get an extension.
The BTC office is past immigration on the right where you can get a Sim card and voice and data cards for your phone. Ask them to set up an account so you can top up voice minutes online.
One last note. Big John's restaurant, adjacent to Brown's marina, is Booming on Friday and Saturday nights from about 9pm to 1am. Not a complaint, just an observation. We went and had a good time. Oh and Big Johns adds gratuity to the bill.
Brown's is a nice marina and we will be back.

Good marina, great staff, good value, 2014-10-08
Captain: , San Marcos, TX (865)

We crossed from Key Biscayne and stayed here 6 nights (5/16-5/22). Friendly, helpful staff, clean bathrooms, small "beach" on property and a great BBQ area (free to use). We are on a cat, so we were side tied at the end, used all fenders and fender boards due to wake from passing boats. Easy walk or bike ride into town for laundry, BTC, restaurants, shopping. Groceries are very limited. No usable wifi at dock, so we purchased BTC data cards to make our phone a hotspot. Explored both North & South Bimini by bicycle and met many friendly interesting people. Look forward to returning someday.

Excellent stay, 2014-08-20
Captain: , Miami (100)

1st time in Bimini. We stayed for 5 days over the July 4th weekend. Easy in and out despite the current. Deckhand was available to assist. Checking with immigration requires some walking but don't be shy and ask for a lift by the passing golf carts, People are very friendly. The customs are at the Big Game Club. The island is very poor and it shows but you feel safe. Nice setting for the marina, charcoal BBQ and nice seating area. Easy walk to the West side of the island where the beach is georgeous. Fuel is available though more expensive than in the US. Electricity (for a fee), water (for a fee) and wifi all available. Nice restaurant on site or down the street Big Game Club.

Good spot!, 2014-07-17
Captain: , Toronto (80)

very strong current!! they helped with docking. Great wifi.. BBQs (charcoal) awesome! and ok bathrooms. lots of sitting areas. sharks were seen daily swimming in Mariana! best place for breakfast and lunch was the local bakery !! 2.00 for breakfast and 6.00 for a huge lunch!! their famous Bimini bread was truly good! best day for food supplies is Thursday as that's the day the supply boat arrives! we enjoyed our stay!

BEAUTIFULLY renovated. Friendly, helpful staff, 2014-07-02
Captain: , Merritt Island, FL (372)

We stayed for a couple days in June 2014. I was amazed how nice they've made the place. Facilities were first-rate. Bathrooms were clean. Security was good. It was a very relaxing stay. North Bimini is getting a little dumpy, but Brown's is a bright spot. The current rips through there pretty good, so be careful coming in or out. Fortunately, they're very good about helping you get docked safely.

Brons marina is top, 2014-05-03
Captain: , Point a Pitre (10)

Very well located marina, with nice facilities, decent showers restrooms, even a little garden to relax on outdoor chairs and a couple of barbecues to cook. Humphrey interesting fellow very serviceable. Entrance can be a little sporty with strong wind and strong currents.

good value, 2014-04-05
Captain: , Ft Myers, Florida (1804)

Easy in and out. Hubert was very helpful in docking and answering questions. Checking into Bahamas requires walking about a mile but easy. Must go to to police station for immigration and Big Game Club for customs. Charged $320 for a 41 ft with 4 people for a 90 day permit. Can give up to a 6 month permit.
Bimini is very poor, but seems safe. Browns has 24x7 security. Nice sitting area and grilling area. Friendly folks on the dock. Got fuel at Bluewater, very easy, $5.65 per gallon diesel April 1,2014.
Water and electric reasonable at Browns. Good restaurant and atmosphere at big Game Club. Rented a gold cart and visited new mega resort at N expend of Bimini, very nice, open to all. Casino etc. Building a huge mega dock for the ferry from Miami at the resort.
Entrance channel to Bimini was very easy and well marked although the lights were out at night.

Run down marina..., 2014-03-30
Captain: , Martinique (20)

Dirty shower.
Dirtey toilet.
Internet not working, unless you are near the dockmaster or bad.
Leaving and going to Big Game

Easy Check-in, 2014-03-24
Captain: , Slidell, La. (1148)

Stayed 3 nights - 2 were waiting on front to pass. Swift currents were not an issue, 25 knot South winds from inlet did get a bit rolly. Marina has a forms to fill out ahead of time then take their bike to customs down the street. No power or water issues, Docks in great shape with bumpers on pilings. Frendly town but couldn't take small poodle in as many places as thought. Get Sim card for Phone at BTC Office. Frendly and Helpful Staff. Grassy are to walk dog.

Great First Stop, 2014-03-23
Captain: , Weston, VT (570)

Pulled Browns expecting to stay two nights. Weather changed that to four and the marina worked out perfectly. Cusotms is a short walk down the street however immigration is now at the police station just past customs. Check in easy and everyone pleasant.
The marina is in good shape, with decent bathrooms. Electric never wavered and the price at .90/foot was right. Gated at all times and right next to Big Johns restaurant.
Harbor entrance is easy in/out with well placed red and greens. Heavy east swell can make it more interesting.

First taste of Bahamas, 2014-01-30
Captain: , Atlantic Highlands, NJ (80)

Can't say enough about Browns Marina! Staff is very friendly and helpful. Customs is just down the road. Will return. With BoatUS it's .90 a foot.

Humphrey will be there to take care of everything, 2014-01-18
Captain: , Austin,TX (191)

We had a great time here. The place is right in the heart of the action. Not necessarily the casino action, but this is where the people live and they are more than helpful. The locals are very friendly and will help you with everything.
Humphrey works the docks and will get you situated.
The current runs quick through there, but it does not really matter.
Also try Charlies bread. Great stuff

Good place to clear customs, 2014-01-17
Captain: , Houma, LA (417)

The docks are fixed wooden in good shape. Power is reliable, and water is .35 cents a gallon. Customs is a few blocks away, and we recieved a 90 day permit with no problem. Very boater friendly. Big Johns restaurant next door was good. Wifi was decent. Will stay here again.

Nice after a crossing, 2014-01-07
Captain: , Trenton ON (668)

The docks are nice and for the price it is good value.
Be aware that there is music from the bars pounding every Thursday-Saturday night.

It is rocky on the docks especially if the tide/ current and wind opposes each other.

There are bbqs available with charcoal for$7.00 a bag,great seating area but watch out fir the no-seems.

Staff is great, very helpful and friendly. They make this place worthwhile staying.

The showers are newish but warm water is scarce. Not bad for Bahamas though.

Be sure to go to the beach at the souther point for sea glass. Northern beaches are great for shells and you can even pick up some helmet shells there.

I would give 5 stars if not for the noise and constant rocking on the docks.

What a value!, 2013-12-09
Captain: , cruising (671)

.90 @ ft with Boat US, reasonable electric and water, newer docks with heavy black rub rails on vertical pilings, and great staff. We were taken care of by Humhprey who treats the marina as his own. Channel has been dredged with additional markers for easy in and out. Current is strong but runs with slips. We will start clearing in at N Bimini instead of Cat Cay (nice but $4 @ foot)

Renovated, worth a visit, 2013-08-31
Captain: , Miami, fl (3666)

A great alternative to Big Game. Helpful staff, nice docks, reasonable price. Slips are nice and wide. Shore power typical Bahamian, one of the two 50amp breakers on our pedestal could not handle more than 35amps...

Fun bar almost on site (Big Johns), also recently renovated.

Even though the marina is closest to the entrance, wakes aren't a significant issue

Awesome marina and staff, 2013-04-10
Captain: , st petersburg, fl (889)

I was here the same time as Bruce. Stayed for 5 days and had a great time. Friendly and knowledgable staff willing to help in any way. The grounds are well maintained, the docks new and with great fenders. We walked and dinghied to all of the other marinas and were glad we chose Browns!

Best Marina in Bimini as far as I'm Concerned, 2013-04-05
Captain: , Pines Lake, NJ (451)

We have been here 3 days and I am very glad I chose to stay at Brown's on my first trip over. We came with 3 other boats and the others went to Bimini Blue Water. Since then one moved here to Browns and the others may too.

First lets start with the way its run. The folks at Brown are the nicest and most attentive staff. They help you dock and are always there to answer any question or help with anything.

Next, the facilities are great. The patio with the gas grils, beach volleyball and music is great. We had a cruiser pot luck there last night and most of the cruisers from Browns as well as several from other marinas came down to join us because the patio area is so nice. We fired up the grills and cooked up dinner.

The docks are new and have excellent bumpers on the pilings. The staff was even out washing down the docks this morning.

Lastly, they have the best price. $1 a foot or less with Boat U.S. depending on how long you are going to stay. One couple who were at a slip at Big Game were paying $2 a foot.

The bathrooms and showers are big and work great.

I highly recommend staying at Brown's over any other Marina in Bimini

Browns very good, 2013-03-03
Captain: , Gosport, uk (191)

Stayed here for a week - very nice facility. Docks are fixed wooden in very good condition (new) and sturdy. Good power and water which you pay extra for on a metered basis. Garbage collected for free from the bin at the end of your dock. Good price for dockage and they will do a deal for longer stays (they charged us 90c per foot per day for the week). Depths get shallow on the inner-most docks but we had no problem mid-way along with 6' 6" draft on low water spring tides. Good shelter from most directions, we had 20 kits from the most exposed - south - direction but no real waves get past the bar.

There has been dredging in the entrance to Bimini and the channel follows the line on the charts with 12' of water. Can be lumpy with SW winds and probably dangerous in strong SW conditions. Only saw 2 out of 6 of the channel marks but the channel is visually obvious in daylight.

Browns have installed a new outdoor cooking area which is excellent - two large grills (charcoal $5 extra or bring your own), sinks, granite-like work tops, comfy seats and tables, stereo. They also have a sun longing area and beach volleyball and a tiki bar with cable TV. The staff were very friendly and professional - couldn't do enough to help.

Some of the pilot books say to call on VHF 68; this is wrong as they respond to VHF 16.

Definitely recommended.

Great Stop, 2013-02-23
Captain: , Annapolis (11)

Thoroughly recommend this marina, the first marina as you enter Alicetown Newly renovated docks, 12' depth approach and at the slip, wide slips, easy in and out, and friendly and helpful staff. At 85c/foot (Boat US discount, $1 without) metered water/electricity we stayed the night on our 40' boat for $38! Immigration and Customs in separate building, 10 minute walk, marina staff will give you all the forms. Showers are marginal

Nice folks, solid docks, good price, 2013-02-16
Captain: , Halifax NS (52)

Internet and showers included.The docks and electrical looked new. Water and electricity metered and at time of writing .37/kwh and 30/gallon H2O. 1$/ft but ask for boat US discount to make it even more reasonable. Locked gate and close to town. Best of all the staff is friendly and helpful. They want your business and it shows in there attention to anything you might need. Lovely lounging area with beautiful outdoor kitchen including new BBQs immigration close by in same place but customs has moved to Big Game club a short walk away. Batelco in walking distance to pick up Bahama sim cards for phone or iPad. Beach a short jaunt for checking out the wreck and finding beach glass

Good solid marina experience, 2013-01-22
Captain: , Solomons, MD (1025)

We went to Brown'because it is an AC sponsor AND becasue Hemingway supposedly kept his boat Pilar at Brown's. The facilities are very clean and fixed docks appear to be solid. it also seems to be very secure. On the first day we had only two wifi bars, but for the rest of our stay we seemed to have four. I am not sure why the difference. We used our own showers so cannot comment on the water pressure. At $1 per foot and a reasonable procce for metered water and electrical, we thought this was a good, solid marina experience.

The only issue we had was the distance to town. If they had a courtesy golf cart or courtesy bicycles the distance might have seemned shorter.

Not the best of Bimini, 2013-01-21
Captain: , Hurricane, WV (252)

Spent our first night in Bimini here on 1/2/13. Nicely maintained fixed docks but shower facilities were not good. The trickle of water that the showers produced was either scalding or cold.
Edit 1/21/13
Since my original post the owner of the marina contacted me and indicated that they were in the process of addressing the problem with the showers. They seem to be ontop of the problem.

Made the wrong decision.., 2012-11-28
Captain: , Miami (303)

Took a sailboat boat alongside Weech's as Brown's did not answer the VHF (not uncommon in Bimini) and a guy from Weech's waved us alongside. Weech's is not bad but very dated. They seem to have really made an effort in Brown's. I checked it out briefly and liked what I saw, will use it next time but it would help if they answered the bloody VHF.

Great, Helpful Staff at Sound Marina, 2012-05-13
Captain: , St. Augustine, FL (4307)

We did not know that Brown's, Bimini's newest marina, was open. After two marinas selected from Active Captain reviews would not acknowledge calls on channel 16, when sitting 50 feet off thier dock, Leon Saunders rapidly replied to a call. He and another staff membesr were at the dock to grab the lines, stayed to tie off lines and help with electical connections. It is a basic marina with a number of upgrades to be finished summer 2012. If you are looking for a resort, try Bimini Blue or the Big Game Club. If you need a place to stop after a Gulf Stream Crossing, a convenient place to clear customs and immigration,or spend a few days visiting Bimini, Brown's is a great spot. Solid docks, new electrical boxes, helpful and friendly staff, are the biggest positives. Another is the metered electricity - our bill was $2.86. When the new construcition is completed, there will be more, including hammocks under coconut palms. One negative, that is true for all marinas south of Big Game Club, is that the sportfish captains ignore the no wake zone. Moor the boat with lines and fenders in preparation for current and wakes.

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