Details for Errol Flynn Marina
Name

Errol Flynn Marina
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 4.8 stars from 14 reviews

Address Ken Wright Drive, PO Box 188, Port Antonio
Portland

Phone+1 876 716 6044

After hours contact



Facility type

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

Notes

Port Antonio recieves over 300" of rain annually, so it rains almost daily. Be prepared.

VHF channel

16/09

Web sitewww.errolflynnmarina.com

Email contact

info@errolflynnmarina.com

Owner, manager

Paul G. Dadd

Harbormaster



Dockmaster



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info



Payment discounts



Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Seasonal

Additional info:

Approach



Tide

Unknown

Current

Weak

Tide & current additional info



Depths

Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: 8
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 107
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:

Slips

Transient: 15
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $3.12/ft (2016-10-31)

Other price info: They will med-moor to make more space if needed. It was reported that there was ample space in February which is peak season.

Moorings

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Moorings are not available. Anchored vessels wishing to access the marina and all amenities pay $15 a day.

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

Additional info: 110/220/450 volt, single and three phase electricity.

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Yes

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Yes

Water (and pricing)

Yes

Dinghy access

Yes - Well designed and constructed, floating aluminium-decked dinghy dock, first class.

Liveaboard info



FuelGas: AVAILABLE
Diesel: AVAILABLE

Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: Diesel price is for Ultra Low Suphur Diesel.

Propane



Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access

Yes

Launch service

No

Pump out

Yes

Ice



Trash

Yes

Showers

Yes - Excellent

Heads

Yes - Excellent

Laundry

Yes - Two new washers and two new dryers. Tokens are available in the office.

Grocery

Yes - Fresh fruits and vegetables available in the local market. Provisioning for fresh fruit and vegetables, and alcohol good. Meat, wine, and milk can be a problem.

Hardware

Yes - Moderate availability.

Restaurants

Yes

Bars

Yes

Hotels or motels



Repair capabilities



Haul out capabilities

Yes - 100 metric ton Marine Travelift handles yachts to nearly 100 feet and weights to 220,000 pounds (100,000 kilograms). The lift slip accommodates yachts with beams to 24 feet and drafts of 12 feet.

Storage facilities

Yes - Only outdoor storage.

Fishing supplies



Chartering capabilities



Internet access

Yes - WiFi

Boat ramp availability



Transportation

Yes - Arrange through the marina office.

Other services



Attractions

Rafting down the Rio Grande is a must not miss. Port Antonio town is colorful.

Reviews for Errol Flynn Marina
Great place, Good Staff, friendly people, 2016-08-04
Captain: , Pensacola (46)

Stopped here on a delivery, Very Nice Marina! The staff is led by a fellow named George who could not be a better guy to have greet you and give assistance with absolutely anything you need! Fuel and provisioning are all close by. and there is a Bar/resturaunt on site. Showers are clean and modern, and the Marina has excellent WIFI. The town of Port Antonio is a typical small Jamaican town. Once you leave the Marina you will probably find a local who wants to show you around and facilitate (for a few Beers) your needs. There are several typical carribean "supermarkets" so dont plan on anything extravagant, but the staples are available. there is an open air market nearby where you can get fresh fruits, and possibly some eggs, but you'll have to ask around. its funny that in a place that eats so much Chicken there are so few eggs! Speaking of chicken be sure to find "Piggys" its a Jerk chicken shack on the old waterfront, next to a domino bar, that only sewrvs Chicken, and it is EXCELLENT! If you are in the Area of Port Antonio, the Errol Flynn Marina is your best choice for a stop, and definitely worth the Visit.



Outstanding, 2016-07-08
Captain: , Wilmington, NC (120)

Excellent customer service. George and Flour cannot do enough to make your stay pleasant, even taking us to the grocery store. Clearing out was arranged by George and customs and immigration came to the marina so the process is made easy. We took a slip to get ready for our trip back up through the Bahamas and enjoyed the showers and other facilities. Locals are friendly and looking for work, but we had no problems when politley declining. Restaurants are inexpensive, but expectations should not be too high, same for the grocery store. Montego Bay is much better for provisioning.
There is a new mooring field in the West Bay. I believe the cost is $25 per night.
Diesel is good quality and available from the boat yard across from the marina.
I hope we are able to come here again.



Great marina, nice town, but noisy at night, 2016-03-16
Captain: , Sneads Ferry, NC (351)

Paul, George, and Flower run the best kept marina we have stayed at in the Carib. Safe, clean, reasonable prices. Boatyard is across the bay, and Navy Island is a great day trip/dinghy ride. Tiki bar is OK; food in town is cheap. Try the "Restaurant for Fine Food", a shack near the bus/taxi station (in the triangle). Excellent chicken curry! Also Survival Beach, an ital restaurant on the east bay. Town is safe even after dark. That said.....

Doesn't anyone work or have kids in school? Music (recorded) goes til 2, 3, 4 a.m. EVERY night.



Outstanding and professional, 2015-02-11
Captain: , Muskegon, MI (2982)

Paul (marina manager) and George (shipyard manager) are quite simply among the best people I have ever dealt with at any marine services operation. Helpful, happy, with good staff. Also, the fuel at the shipyard is very, very good and reasonably priced.



marina wifi, 2014-09-10
Captain: , Ithaca, NY (90)

Internet through the marina wifi is about 60% reliable.



Setting an example other countries should follow., 2014-05-27
Captain: , Great Falls, VA (1092)

As far as Caribbean marinas go, I have stayed in quite a few and others should use this place as an example of how it should be done. One sometimes worries that a government run marina is going to be poorly run, but not at all the case here. Management is very friendly and helpful. I happened to sail in on a public holiday and also when the boats from the Clipper Round the World race where stopped over, yet still me and my little boat, with all the hustle and bustle going on, were still made to feel completely taken care of and just as important as the big 70 foot racing boats filling the marina.

There are indeed a few guys who might offer to do some work on your boat, but they are not pushy and very polite. I didnt hire anyone but did let one fill a propane bottle for me (for which he brought back a recipt and his fee to go fetch it was only $6US). I suspect the marina staff keep out any riff raff that might be problematic. If you have sailed the eastern caribbean and experienced "boat boys" you will find the guys you meet in the marina to be a welcome change from that kind of thing.

At 95 cents a foot the price is very reasonable, especially since customs and immigration will come to your boat and with no charge to clear into Jamaica it is very easy to justify the price to stay in the marina for a night.

The docks are rock solid and well maintained, probably some of the most solid docks I have ever seen.

WiFi is iffy, as mentioned in other reviews. But they are using the right equipment, a nice big directional antenna pointed right at the docks and anchorage, so I suspect its not the marinas fault and likely just iffy service from the provider. Remember, this is Jamaica, not the US and its not a touristy part of Jamaica, so I will not reduce my rating based on wifi!

It helps as well that the manager is himself a sailor, keeping his own Morgan sailboat in the marina, he isnt just some cousin of a politician who got handed the job(which you can often see in marinas like this), he understands and knows what cruisers need and is the perfect person to be running the place.

I really cannot say enough good about the place, I only regret not coming to Jamaica sooner.



Great staff, extremely convenient, 2014-01-16
Captain: , vashon is (100)

I can only echo what others have said. Marina manager Paul Dadd is extreemely affable and knows everyone. There is a small souvenir shop on site which has wonderful Jamaican-made items. The town is right there outside the marina gates.

Initially, yes, lots of people coming up to us to ask about jobs they might do,others begging for money, etc, but people get used to seeing you and act accordingly. Be respectful in your refusals and they will be fine.

Local vendors with handcrafts (and also real junk from China: you can tell the difference) and fresh vegetables, fruit, and spices in the nearby local market. Great coffee at a Jamaican-German woman's cafe across the street at the Royal Mall.

Have Paul arrange for Phillip to give you a tour. We spent about 4 hours with him, went to Reach Falls, Boston Beach (great jerk chicken) and elsewhere. Cost was about USD$35, and he was excellent. We had a great time.

Ice is available at the "ice house," and we asked Hulk to get some for us. It's frozen in buckets and lasts much longer than cube ice. Hulk is very nice and we highly recommend him.

Kamal's Grocery in town has lots of interesting stuff. If you need meats, you can get fresh items in the back.There's a window where the clerk will take your order, get the meat, bag it, and price it, then you take it with the rest of your groceries up to the cashier.

Port Antonio is a little rough around the edges, but we loved it. (and, yes, sometimes noisy at night, but we kept our fans running -- which we needed, in any case -- and it was fine)



Superb marina, 2013-12-07
Captain: , Little River, SC (80)

Very friendly & helping staffs great stopover. water on the dock is low pressure




Wonderful place, but a bit noisy at night, 2013-06-09
Captain: , Juneau, AK (288)

We spent 10 days here and had some locals work on our boat. Large stable wide berths with fixed (but well padded) concrete docks. Hardly any tidal fluctuation, so it wasn't a problem. Water is expensive, but electricity and dock fees were reasonable. Nice shower facilities, onsite laundry facilities (tokens from the office) Bar, pool and resturaunt.
Very close to the local marketplace and several small grocery stores. Auto parts, hardware store are all only a few blocks. The only bad thing is that this is a party town and at night the music from the bars and nightclubs can be deafening.
The locals will be very helpful, but all are looking for work, as the economy is tough here. You will be approached constantly by someone wanting to help you (for a small donation, of course).
We hired "Hulk" to refinish our teak while here, and he did a very good job. Would recommend him, should you need any cleaning, polishing or refinishing.
From here you can grab a taxi to see the Blue Lagoon (pretty but actually just a tourist trap now) or arrange for a whitewater rafting trip down the river.
The Marina staff were wonderful and took a lot of time to explain how things worked in the community. They arranged for all entry and clearance matters, and all authorities visited the boat to complete the process, instead of having to chase them down. Paul even chased parts for us in Kingston during a weekly trip to the big town. I cannot express how helpful they were.
While we were there the wifi did not work, and you had to go to the bar to use theirs. Were it not for this and the noisy evenings this marina would have received an unqualified excellent rating.



Another Jamacian reasure, 2013-04-12
Captain: , Sydney Australia (151)

Paul & his staff are too good to be true
Cheapish Anchoring in the adjacent bay, WiFi is included (although spotty)
Good Bar but indifferent food service
Some of the adjacent bays are worth a lunch stop
Be warned the police actually enforce the No Dump Rules & hand out fines & jail time



great stop over and very friendly town, 2012-04-14
Captain: , miami,fl (2241)

we came in for a few days to reprovision and get ready for a crossing to the dr - we came in and dale and staff were great in getting us settled and making sure everything was ok - we had prelsey clean the boat and after 6 months in the san blas and a long windward passage the boat was caked in salt - he did a great job - including a hull wax - the town is good and grocerys are available - wifi works great - water is a bit expensive - if you ask dale he will put on an errol flynn movie in the resturant at night - and try the chicken wings which are more than just wings -



Welcome to Jamaica!!, 2012-02-08
Captain: , Mamaroneck, NY (191)

We love this place. After 2 months in the Bahamas, what a welcome into the lush Caribbean. Great Marina facility. Dale, the manager, welcomed us as we arrived, and all officials were fast and friendly. Great facility, great people, lots of history, lots of local color, decent prices. What more could we have wanted.



Nice place, 2012-02-03
Captain: , Portsmouth (163)

They squeezed us into a spot that kept us from paying the Catamaran 1.5 x rate. Electricity and water were cheap and always available. George is very helpful and is always looking out for you. Nice setting, pool, but the wifi is lousy except near the office or at the bar area. Port Antonio the town is nothing to look at- just dirty and everyone trying to get their hand in your pockets. No crime problems- but it sure looks like it should be- security is so-so at best- but again no problems. Watch out for Presely- he does not work for the marina: he maintains some boats there and is always trying to get you to buy something. He managed to get us for $5 for free bananas that were cut off from a marina tree.



Errol Flynn Marina, 2011-10-10
Captain: , CHARLOTTETOWN (130)

We planned to stop for only a few days and had to make ourselves leave after 2 weeks. A great spot.

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