Details for Cape Eleuthera Resort and Marina
Name

Cape Eleuthera Resort and Marina
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 3.9 stars from 20 reviews

Address PO Box EL-26089
Rock Sound, Eleuthera

Phone242-334-8500

After hours contact

242-359-7559

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - YES
Municipal - NO
Other - YES
Other info: Resort, with pool and restaurant.

VHF channel

16

Web sitewww.capeeleuthera.com

Email contact

lgibson@capeeleuthera.com

Owner, manager

Monique Smith, General Manager

Harbormaster

Leon Gibson, Resident Manager

Dockmaster

Germaine

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info



Payment discounts



Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Unknown

Additional info:

Approach

From all points between NNE to SSE, navigate to GPS coordinate 24°50.300N, 76°21.100W, then proceed due east to the coordinates listed below, which mark the Marina's fairway.

Red and green channel markers mark the entrance, but the C-map chart shows an additional marker, farther off shore, which is not there, 2016. Give the markers a wide berth coming in as they are close to the breakwater, in shallow water.

Tide

2.5

Current

Weak

Tide & current additional info

The marina is designed perfectly so that there is a constant, gentle flow throughout. At the eastern end, the "creek" is easily navigated by dinghy and makes for a fun excursion.

Depths

Approach: 12
Transient dockage: 8
Fuel dock: 9

Other depth info: Marina depth 8' to 35' at MLW.

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 200
Beam max: 69

Other info: Maximum draft 12 feet. 55 Berths over 100 feet.

Slips

Transient: Unknown
Total: 55
Transient price: $2.00/ft (2016-11-30)

Other price info: Transient dockage is $2.00 per foot.
Long term dockage (30 nights plus) is $1.50 per foot, water is $0.25 per gallon and electric is $0.45 per kwh.

Docks are wood, fixed and made for power boats backing in, i.e. finger piers are fairly short.

Moorings

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: $0.50 KWH , 30/50/100 Amp@240/120, 100 Amp service at Mega Yacht Dock only. 3 phase service only available at Mega Yacht Dock.

Cable TV (and pricing)



Phone hookup (and pricing)

Yes - Hook up is available. Long distance charged at 45% mark-up ATT Day Time Operator Assisted International Rates and local calls are billable at $1.00 per call. .10 cents per minute additional for all local calls over 10 minutes. 800 calling card calls are not toll free from The Bahamas and are billable at long-distance rates plans. Operator assistance and public phones are available at Guest Services or at Out Island Outfitters and Dock Master’s Center.

Water (and pricing)

Yes - $0.35 per gallon at the docks, pure filtered RO water. See the dockmaster for removal of the faucet lock and meter reading. This water is never mixed with rainwater or any other type of water.

Cape Eleuthera Water and Ice Co. 5 gallon, gallon, and bottled water available at Out Island Outfitters Provisions Store.

Dinghy access

Yes

Liveaboard info



FuelGas: AVAILABLE
Diesel: AVAILABLE

Fuel brand: 2 Fueling stations with high speed pumps deliver triple-filtered Shell Fuel.

Gas price$4.64/gal (2016-11-30)

Other price info: No mark up for credit card.

Diesel price$4.09/gal (2016-11-30)

Other price info: No mark up for credit card.

Propane



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: All pets must be leashed and you are responsible for picking up after them.

Disability access



Launch service



Pump out

Yes - Services available at a cost of $20 at the fuel dock. Reminder it is illegal to dump in The Bahamian waters.Waste oil may be deposited at the fuel dock, in sealed containers only, at $1 per gallon.

Ice

Yes - $5 per 10# bag at Out Island Outfitters Provisions Store.

Trash

Yes - Trash disposal station, no charge. Recycling as well.

Showers

Yes - No charge for showers, very clean facility.

Heads



Laundry

Yes - Coin operated commercial washers and dryers takes quarters, $2 per load - U.S. quarters, with folding table and iron station are available at Out Island Outfitters 7 am-11 pm. Quarters are available 24 hours at guest registration or Out Island Outfitters and the dockmaster's center.

Laundry service may be arranged by the dockmaster.

Grocery

Yes - The store has soda, some canned goods, chips, and ice cream.
There is grocery service by www.FoodStore2Go.com or by calling 242-557-3663 (Nassau) or 855-3663-242 (North America).

Hardware

Yes - Full service hardware store nearby in Rock Sound, 30 minutes away.

Restaurants

Yes - Conch House is closed. Now Pascal's, 2014. Barracuda's is open, 2016, and reported to have good food at reasonable prices.

Bars

Yes - Pascal's

Hotels or motels

Yes - Resort on site. New pool overlooking the ocean and beach, next to the restaurant.

Repair capabilities

Yes - Marine mechanical service-authorized dealer trained and licensed.

Haul out capabilities

No

Storage facilities



Fishing supplies

Yes - Limited fishing supplies are available including frozen ballyhoo..

Chartering capabilities



Internet access

Yes - Free WiFi. High speed internet is available throughout the marina. Very good signal and internet is reasonably reliable, 2015.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - Private marina use only- in/out.

Transportation

Yes - Shuttle and taxi service available 24 hours to all points of interest on Eleuthera. Car, bus and limousine rentals.

Other services

Professional boat wash down, cleaning and disinfecting services can be arranged by the Yacht Club staff upon request.

Attractions

The Cape Eleuthera Institute and Eleuthera Island School are on the property of the marina/resort and supported by the owners. It is a short walk from the marina to the school and well worth the visit. The school and institute run many programs for high school and college aged individuals - some focus on turtle, shark and lion fish research. The hydroponic gardens, bio-diesel convertor and renewable energy facilities are a great example of sustainability in action. They convert used vegetable oil donated by the cruise ships for most of their fuel and primarily rely on solar and wind power generation. They gladly give tours and it is well worth the stop to visit and see some of the great work they are doing.

Reviews for Cape Eleuthera Resort and Marina
HIDDEN GEM, 2016-06-07
Captain: , Marathon, FL (140)

What more could you want...Great pool overlooking the Exuma Sound, adjacent to the newly remodeled Barracuda Restaurant (very nice menu and bar with prices too cheap to believe) Super clean marina with excellent flow through...no problem making water here. Covered garbage cans and recycling. Great fishing right offshore. Maybe one of the most picturesque marinas in the Bahamas. Most of the docks are stern in with a 20' finger pier, except for the long concrete dock, normally reserved for super yachts, but available to smaller yachts when available. Power is a solid 240 V. Store is small but has the basics plus good liquor choices, as well as beer and wine. Laundry is $2.00 a load. You won't be dissapointed here! GM Monique Smith and Resident Manager Leon Gibson are amazing...helped us get boat parts...Ordered online, shipped overnight to Watermaker Air, in Ft Lauderdale, then to Rock Sound, Bahamas at $1.50 a lb...44 hours, online order to in hand parts...never do Fedex again...use Watermaker Air! Customs handled locally, not through Nassau!!! They fly to many Bahamian airports!



Secure Marina, 2016-04-12
Captain: , Pensacola, Florida (171)

Great place to leave your boat if you have to go home for a while. in a north or east wind you can still fish and dive without getting beat up great snorkeling nearby. miles of jogging and bicycle trails in the old resort. new pool 2015 and restuarant is moving this year next to the pool. only downside is shopping is 40 minutes away.



Safe Harbor, top facility, good small restauraunt, good people and security, 2016-02-03
Captain: , Charlotte (80)

What people said ditto. My recommendation is if you have a westerly, ask on the radio to be in the back of the marina and if possible tie up on the starbord side. This way, the movement will keep you away from pushing against the concrete pylons.

This place is quiet, and looks to be a poor business decision of the owners to build way out here, but it is to your benefit. We came in on a two day rest from the BVI's in February, and had the place with about 4 other boats. Be prepared like we did, to come into the harbor on some wave action. Have your lines and fenders ready, but take your time and hold your position in the center of harbor to correctly throw your lines to the dock hands. You will then find yourself well situated.



Great Stop Over, 2016-01-30
Captain: , Shelter Island, NY (41)

Duck in here when you need to stop. Fuel, water, and some life. Even some food options. You can call "friend Bob" ($40 round trip) to go to "town" but not much there. Everyone was nice, stay put, owners of condos hanging out and super nice. This is a spot to do laundry, use the super fast internet, clean yourself up and get out to Exuma for a week. If you need to stock galley the big supermarket is on the southern part of the island. Pay Friendly Bob Taxi and get it done. It won't be cheap but your vessel will be ready to cruise when you depart. All med moor kind of style a bit tricky for sailboats - a bit of wave action inside - but you are at the end of the world. I left loaded and ready. No travel lift or repair. Security was present and alert.



Lonely Destination, 2015-05-18
Captain: , Deep Ellum (101)

We spent 2 nights here on our 49' sailing vessel. Docks were built for sportfishers and we had to climb our lifelines to get onto the 12 ft. finger pier. Easterlies pinned us to the pilings and leaving was difficult. Amenities are good, but spread out around the harbor. We rode bikes to the pool and restaurant. Ship Store has beer, bait, and junk food with a very few staples. This is a very remote location with only the nearby Island School to visit. It would be good in a storm but not someplace to provision.



Just keeps getting better!, 2015-05-03
Captain: , Sunny Isles Beach (99)

Returned here for the month of April, rented a villa along with the slip and received a very fair price for all from Monique. She is a jewel and is overseeing some great upgrades at the resort, including the new sunsest pool which is awesome! Pascal's is now the restaurant onsite with good food at reasonable prices. Power was for the most part very reliable. Be aware that any weather with a westerly component creates a heavy surge that will leave the boats rocking and rolling, particularly near the entrance. Its better along the back wall. We are definitely returning next year, probably for two months this time.



Great updated facilities, beaches and with a new pool!, 2015-03-23
Captain: , Bayfield, WI and the ICW (1279)

This has beautiful facilities, good fuel prices, laundry and metered power and water. Despite what the advertising says about no surge, there can be a surge. No scuba diving services other than Ocean Fox in Davis Harbour. Not much to do other than supurb snorkeling and tour of the Island School.



Great Place to Stop, 2015-01-28
Captain: , Annapolis (424)

We stopped here on the way to the Exumas. The facility is first rate. The onsite store has essentials and the small restaurant (Pascal's) is inviting with good food. Other than that, travel off resort is required. Rock Sound which is good for provisioning is 34 miles away by car.
Entrance into the marina is easy from Exuma Sound and the dockmaster is very good at his job. Great bathrooms/showers and the laundry is oitstanding.
We'll be back.



Service, Prices and Security, 2015-01-20
Captain: , Fort Lauderdale (175)

Excellent 24 hours security, Service is very good, items has fair price.



Oasis after a rough crossing, 2014-05-22
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (2709)

We agree with the comments of Crusher below with one exception. We did not taste the wate before filling one of our 3 tanks and some portable jugs. Several days later we found the water tasted salty. We are not sure what happened, but taste the water before filling your tanks.

Other than that, we really enjoyed our 2-night stay.



Good stop , great Mechanic, 2014-04-15
Captain: , Ft Myers, Florida (1663)

Good stop, fuel $5.69/gal diesel, dockage $2/ft lower monthly, good electric, great tasting RO water .30/gal, good electric, good fixed docks and docks, nice "beach with lounge chairs 50yds from Marina, restaurant on site but closed Mondays. No pool. Very safe entrance and protected marina, big enough for Mega Yachts.
Best is the mechanic who lives nearby Pinder. He fixed the started on my outboard .very reasonable price and did it all on time . Can be trusted. I worked with him and he is a very skilled mechanic. Knows how to get parts if needed.



Cape E Update, 2014-02-27
Captain: , Destin, FL (492)

Facility and staff have come along way in last couple years. Leon, the resident manager and dock master is extremely helpful. All staff very pleasant.

Facility is in very good condition-excellent shower and laundry facilities ($2.00/load).

Some surge when wind has any westerly component- avoid northernmost docks in front of the townhouses



Great Place and People, 2013-06-03
Captain: , Rockport, Texas (35)

We were here in 2012, both spring and summer, and really like it. During late summer of 2012, the restaurant closed, and we were concerned about the future. however, Coco the Chef (I understand Martha Stewart visited his restaurant in Deep Creek, and loves his Conch Salad, had him on her program) has taken over the restaurant space. I had his conch salad last night, his reputation is well deserved. So that brings some extra life to the place.

Bottom line, it is a great harbor, now has a good restaurant (outside dining) showers, washing machines, a little store sort of like a 7-11,and very helpful people. We left our dinghy cover here last year, and Leon the dockmaster has stored it for us and had it as soon as we arrived.

In addition, there is a really good mechanic in Deep Creek (close) who comes out and works on the boats. We had a ball joint on the hydraulic drive for the raymarine autopilot corrode and break, and it will take us at least a week to get the part from Raymarine. Trevor Pinder (who we have used before) came to the boat, removed the part, took it to see if he could use a ball joint from a car, and when he couldn't, welded the cup back in place to hold the ball as a temporary measure so we don't have to hand steer for the next 30 - 40 hours. If you are here and need someone, you can get Trevor's cell number (I don't know if I am allowed to post here) from Leon, the dockmaster.

We like it and we like being here. We are glad to see the place bouncing back with big plans that are already working out. It is a safe harbor for long term leaving the boat, only 30 miles or so from Warerick Wells and other Exuma hotspots that are not somewhere you can leave a boat.





Echo the previous reviews, 2013-05-11
Captain: , st petersburg, fl (838)

Greatt sheltered marina. Not a lot going on. Very friendly and helpful Staff. Minimal groceries available.



Not so Much, 2013-03-18
Captain: , Stuart, FL (909)

We were two of three boats in the marina. The restaurant is closed. The store is open. Showers are free. Laundry is $2.00/wash and $2.00/dry. Trash disposal is free and there are recycle bins available.

Two men helped us tie up; one was knowledgeable, the other took directions. The woman in the store where we registered was polite and helpful. She waited an extra twenty minutes for us to come in and register.

The marina is calm and secure. The slips are in good repair.

$2.00/foot for dockage. The whole place had a "ghost town" feel to it. The economy has dealt a blow and it seems like it is going nowhere or downhill.

Three stars because the people there were helpful and friendly and the marina is a good, safe place to stop. We intended to stay two days and elected to move on after one day.



empty marina, 2013-02-17
Captain: , Port Ludlow (60)

Nicest facility we have docked at but the marina is entirely empty of boats. We stayed three days waiting a new starter mortor and during that time only one vessel came in and they left after about a half hour. It's an expensive marine at $2/foot and there are no outside facilities. It's a cab ride into a nearby town for anything that the SMALL store doesn't carry. The really good news was Trevor Pinder that fixed our engine problem. The starter had burned up and he was able to track down a new one in Florida, have it sent to Eleuthera, drive three hours round trip to pick up the part, install it, and drive us another half hour away from the marina to do some banking for less than $600. Trevor is great and if you are unfortunate enough to break down in this area he is your man.



Quite refuge from the storm, 2013-02-08
Captain: , Muskegon, MI (980)

This is a beautiful marina. Well maintained and knowlegable staff. Small store has a variety of items and beaches are close by. This is an excellant rest stop before crossing to the Exumas or going around to the other side of Eleuthera



Safe place in a bad blow, 2012-03-07
Captain: , Saint Michaels (310)

This marina is safe in a blow. We have had 30 out of the East for a couple of days and are comfortable at our slip. The staff is not all that knowledgeable about helping you prepare for something like this so be resourceful.
The laundry is $2 wash and $2 dry. The internet is $10/day.
The small restaurant is good and pizza is very good.
The marina had a joint party for all of the guests (those on shore and those of us on boats) the other night. We had a good time and met interesting travelers (one couple from Finland). This is a good alternative.



Suddenly back in a modern marina setting., 2011-03-11
Captain: , MONARCH. COLORADO (1156)

Having just crossed from the Exumas, this marina was a real surprise. Its very modern, clean and well built. There is a surge drain at one end so this is no issue as with many man made marinas. Good cafe right at the head of the docks. One odd thing is they do not seem to understand what to do with you as you approach so don't expect much dockside help. The other strange thing is the office , showers, bathroom, laundry and small store are quite a walk from the slips. They are all in the same location however and are modern and clean. Showers have coin op machines but they were disabled. I presume they want you to park in front of the cafe to utilize it. Good breakfast and pizza.



Nice Stopover, 2011-02-24
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (1090)

This is a very nice place to stop between Eluthera and the Exumas. Fuel is triple filtered here, so should be pretty good (we didn't need any at the time we were here).

Good restaurant just off the docks, good RO water, and limited groceries at the Outfitter. Prices here are pretty high, especially for wine and drinks.

Nice location and the villas are very nice.

There doesn't seem to be a dockmaster here and you need to be prepared to handle your own lines.

There are some free wifi networks with a good antenna (like wifi EZ or Island time) but the marina network charges $10/day.

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