Details for Exuma Yacht Club

Exuma Yacht Club

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Average rating 2.8 stars from 27 reviews

Address Queen's Highway PO Box EX 29019
George Town, EX


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - YES
Other info: Restaurant and bar on premise.

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Requella Smith


Elvis Ferguson


Clevon Gray

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Approach is pretty straightforward with shallowest being about 8 feet MLW of the point before the marina.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: 6.5
Fuel dock: 6.5

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $2.00/ft (2016-04-04)

Other price info: Dockage range from $2.00 and down. Call for details.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info: Some pedestals are metered at $0.85 per KWh. All others are charged at a daily rate.

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

No - Available at the bar.

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - $0.40 per gallon, 2015.

Dinghy access


Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: 5% fee for credit cards.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: 5% fee for credit cards.


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Yes - Government dock in walking distance where the water taxi is located.

Pump out

Yes - Available upon request.




Yes - $1.00 per day for those staying at the marina, otherwise there is a per bag fee.






No - Not on site.

The Corner Laundromat
Owner/Operator is Ms. Lee
It's a short walk from the Exuma Market dinghy dock. Open 8 am to 5 pm daily.
As of March 2014: $3.50 load for each wash and dry (standard size washer and dryer).


Yes - A grocery store is located right across the street from the head of the dock.


Yes - Nearby, don't miss Top II Bottom store.


Yes - Upstairs at the marina.


Yes - Upstairs at the marina.

Hotels or motels

Yes - There are a few places within walking distance.

Repair capabilities

No - Available upon request.

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Free WiFi is available from the marina.

Boat ramp availability


Yes - Numerous taxis are available at the end of the dock.

Other services

Trainee's Beauty Salon
Owner, Renee Styles
Across from the Shell gas station.
Renee cuts both men and women. Her husband is a fisherman, so you can purchase fresh fish at the beauty salon.


Reviews for Exuma Yacht Club
Docks are improving., 2017-06-10
Captain: , Ventura (40)

Stayed here for 4 days in March. Room for several boats along with power, water and fuel (both). Dock surfaces being rebuilt while we were there. Strong NE winds (20 knts) kept us pinned to docks. Good burgers at restaurant upstairs. There are restrooms and shower, one of each shared with restaurant. Marina is across the street from the grocery store and withing walking of library, restaurants, gov't dock, etc.

Marina in POOR condition, 2017-01-22
Captain: , Miami (70)

This review is for the Exuma Yacht Club Marina. Several "cruising" books talk about recently completed or "in progress" renovations at this marina. There was none of that! The piers where in terrible condition and I wouldn't even tie up my dinghy there because it was dangerous. Maybe renovations are planned, but as mentioned there is no work going on now. The reason I am posting this is because I had all intentions of docking my boat there for a few days, but luckily decided against it. So, for other boaters/cruisers be fore-warned ... this is not a place to dock your boat. There is however lots and lots of available anchorage space around.

Could be better..., 2017-01-21
Captain: , Miami, fl (3666)

Sept 2016: Clevon still running the place a still helpful and friendly. Power is so/so... Docks in ok shape but noticed a couple of recently broken pilings

April 2015: I upped it to 3 stars as they now have power at most pedestals having finally rewired the docks. Clevon is still in charge and still very friendly and willing to help. It is a one man operation though so if your docking skills are so low that you need assistance, this may not be the ideal place... Fuel (gas and diesel) right at the dock.

Altogether, now that there is power it is once again a good spot to spend a few days, re provision or picking up guests.

June 2014: sadly not much has changed, the wires have been connected but power is still iffy with only a handful of pedestal working. Spend almost a week there and we stayed on Genset the whole time. The upstairs restaurant is open, nice view but average food which doesn't even come close to Chat n Chill across the harbor on stocking.

This place wouldn't take much to improve, at least Clevon the dock master is friendly and helpful.

A little exposed to south easterlies

2013 Good location across the supermarket, friendly staff and ok docks but power still an issue despite $58 a cord. Had to disconnect after a few minutes since we kept loosing a leg on the 220v service.

They still have the new wires sticking out and not connected to anything...

Docks damaged by Matthew, 2016-11-23
Captain: , Fort Myers, FL (1220)

Their docks, rebuilt after Joacquin, were then re-damaged by Matthew. Basically nothing here except some fixed wooden docks to tie to. No clear reason that they have never implemented a fuel dock - they have gas pumps on their premises and it would appear to be an easy run for piping to their docks. The Blue bar is fun and has amazing views of the harbor.

Watch out for bolts on pilings., 2016-02-17
Captain: , Forked River, NJ (604)

Docked on south dock to take on water. (.40/gal). Unfortunately I did not note the rusty bolt head protruding ~ 1/2" from piling which caught my rub rail. The vertical boat motion then ripped the rub rail loose. Inspection of the rest of the pilings on this dock revealed that most of of the pilings had protruding bolts. On the fuel dock they have fastened planks to the pilings to cover these bolts.

Only place in Georgetown, 2015-05-31
Captain: , St James City (80)

Typical docks, good power, and water was cheap (.20). Close to the market and town. Clevon was very helpful witk docking.

Not a Value, 2015-03-27
Captain: , Morattico Va. (40)

Price of .50 per foot turned out to be $2.00 per foot. Dockmaster very nice and helpful, but Georgetown disappointing. Grocery store not open on Sundays as posted.

convenient to town, 2015-02-13
Captain: , West Gardiner, ME (735)

Radio communications were minimal ( pick a slip was interpreted as the reply) and there was no help to dock. We did see others get tie-up help, so depends on your timing. Wifi was excellent at the building. Could not get at end of dock, but have no booster. Showers were 'tired' as described, but clean, tiled, and I've seen much worst in the states. Very convenient to grocery and town shopping. Attached restaurant served good food at reasonable price, however both days were slower than slow. So plan on lots of time. Seems they have replaced most all of the bad boards, so docks were better than described.

decent marina, great staff, 2015-01-15
Captain: , Tarpon Springs (250)

fixed docks are about average for Bahamas, no washers or dryers, restroom and shower is tired. the. Dockmaster, Clevon makes up for a whole lot of shortcomings. the guy is very hard working and capable. if you have a boat related issue in Georgetown, he is the man. restaurant and bar is very good with a great view. facility is very dog friendly. Fuel on Jan 12, 2015 (diesel) was $4.98 per gal all taxes included.

still a good stop but no frills, 2014-12-22
Captain: , Newport, RI (10)

Exuma yacht club may be the new name and the restaurant and bar are open with the view that is great as it always has been. Clevon is indispensable in making your stay a pleasant one and is always there to help. He is the man that makes this marina happen..always has been.
Make the arrangements before hand and there is usually never a problem accommodating the vessel.
The ownership has changed hands and it seems like the new owner is not real interested in continuing to bring this marina up to par with others in the Exumas. Sad as the potential is here.
Depths are good, power is good when the pedestal you have works but there is always another close by! As I said before if it wasnt for Clevon still here things would be even worse. Just relax and remember where you are. enjoyed or stay while we were here.

no one home, 2014-05-28
Captain: , San Diego (300)

Couldnt raise anyone on the radio so I just dropped anchor off the piers like everybody else. Place looks pretty run down and at 2.00 a foot probably not worth it. Right out front there is good holding in sand in about 5' of water at MLT. Cross under the small cut into the lake for a nice dinghy pier and good shopping right there! BTY internet is good and if you can get ahold of someone it is 5.00 dollars a day.

Great Location but, 2014-04-21
Captain: , Weston, VT (570)

Spent a Friday and Saturday night here in April. Called on vhf for 20 minutes while fighting stiff south breeze that wanted to push us into the docks. Tide was dropping and we draw 5-9. Never got a response so just "picked" a slip and backed in getting no help from anyone. After we tied up I walked ashore to find someone and eventually found Clevon. Like other reviews a nice guy but a one man band. Told me he turns radio off when pumping gas at the car pumps which are part of marina. Great.
Was told just pick a pedastal for electric that they all work. Wrong. First 50 amp was labeled nfg, second had only one leg so finally dragged our cord down the dock to a working pedastal. On Saturday while sight seeing we returned to find a Nordhavn docked in front and blocking our Sunday departure. Spoke to them and all agreed they would move when we were ready. There were other equally sized empty slips and they nor I could figure why they were placed directly in front of us. On Sunday nobody was around to check us out and myself and another boat left at 10AM.
The plus: Right in town and across from Exuma market. Also their restaurant served a good lunch.

Good Place to Eat and listen to music, 2014-03-22
Captain: , nassau (10)

if your Bored and want something to do..come on friday around 7p and listen to live Dj and have a drink..i enjoyed myself.

still no power, 2014-02-05
Captain: , Jupiter florida (40)

great spot to sit to get groceries. Clevon is the man to see, fantastic service from him, third year sitting here and he is the greatest. unfortunately there is still no power on docks. fuel is reasonable for this area. pretty much the only place to dock a reasonably sized yacht. anchorage in the area is full. amazing amount sailboats for this time of year.

Very convienent., 2014-01-30
Captain: , Biloxi, MS (519)

We stayed here several weeks. As noted by another poster, Clevon is the true treasure here. He will go above and beyond to make your stay great. You can get some chop in here when the wind blows in hard from the east. I had to leave and fly back to the US and I left my boat in Clevon's hands for a month. There aren't many places in the Bahamas out islands where you can do that and feel fine.

Overnight stop, 2013-12-30
Captain: , Bristol, RI (431)

We had to pull in to Georgetown to replace alternator and fuel up on our passage from FL to USVI. As stated in other reviews, Cleavon is the best part of this marina. They are still working on the electric to the docks and only one toilet/shower had lights. Unfortunately, we had to check in to the Bahamas ($300 plus fees for customs and immigration to drive from airport). Best to check in where you can walk to customs and immigration.

Welcome to George Town!, 2013-12-04
Captain: , Afton, MN (120)

We've read the other reviews and agree that the docks could be better - but this is about location and great service. Here you're just a few steps from the market, the reverend's produce stand, restaurants, roadside baker's... When you pull in, Cleavon is there to welcome you to George Town, professionally handle your lines, simply complete the dockage paperwork, hook you up to WiFi, and assist in any way he can. Service certainly makes up for any of the shortcomings of the facility. This is a Bahamian welcome at its best.

Older facilities, in need of TLC, but cannot beat the convenience, 2013-06-09
Captain: , Juneau, AK (288)

We stayed here for 10 days while awaiting parts shipments. Staff were very helpful, but docks are in need of repair (other than the brand new dock on the SW side of the marina. Electric cables strewn everywhere while they upgrade the juice (from the sound of it a never-ending project). The resturaunt was good, but on the expensive side; many more affordable alternatives within easy walking distance.
The great supermarket across the street gets weekly shipments of fresh milk, eggs and produce, and has a good selection of products. It is a very busy place though as all the cruizers dingy in to their dingy dock and reprovision. Two liquor stores within one block so comparison shop for prices, as they vary significantly.
Large hardware store and NAPA auto parts, that has some filters and supplies (they can get about anything in a week, if you order early in your stay). They also do hydraulic hoses, we learned.
Before you plan on refuelling here, check with the dockmaster, as they often are "between deliveries" of gas and diesel. Ice is available in the gas station/marina office at the head of the dock.

Stayed here in February, 2013-05-21
Captain: , Hartfield (281)

We stayed here for a week while the wind swung around hard from every direction. It started out expensive, $2/ft, but worth it to us. We weren't comfortable in all winds, but safe, as we were super well tied up by the Dockmaster using lines across the mega yacht slip (we are NOT a mega yacht). Wifi didn't reach to our boat, but others closer in could get it. We sat in the office with our laptop, or went to the health food cafe. The people are super, the bar is open now and the food is good. The dock rebuilding is done and they were laying electrical cable while we were there to reach all the docks. It didn't reach ours, so we just ran our generator for a lot less than $38 a day. Don't know if this option will be available when electrification is complete. Price of dock goes down automatically if you stay longer than three days. We stayed a week, so got two price reductions out of the bad weather and were able to walk into town without being stranded out at anchor for the week.

Loved the stop and the people; hated the weather.

No Gas At Dock, 2013-04-21
Captain: , San Diego, Miami (146)

We dinghyed in looking for gas none here. Go to Minns water sports inside on the lake for gas

Only saving grace is the dockmaster/nearby stores made it a good location., 2012-06-14
Captain: , St. Thomas, USVI (624)

This is a good area to shop as the Exuma Market is right accross the street from this marine and is well stocked. The power was iffy on the docks (wires haning out and plug loose and dangling) but we were able to connect. If you do not want to haul your laundry all the way to the laudermet, the school supply store accross the street and to the left about 50 yards, will take it in for you, have it sent to be laundered and it magically returns folded and ready to go after 4 pm. It costs more but was worth it - no sitting around in the heat!! There is a store to the right of the marina (Tropical Accents & Gifts, I think) which has a delightful woman manning the store who makes jewelry and artworks and carries a lot of local artworks and home decor. Definitely stop by ythe"Top II Bottom" store. It litterally is filled from top to bottom with an amazing assortment of items from hardware to kitchen to boat stuff, etc. The dockmaster was beyond helpful, always had a smile and good advice and was a pleasure to have met.

Good people - OK Marina, 2012-05-16
Captain: , Stuart, FL (426)

UPDATE 4-2012 - Restaurant/bar open, some repairs to docks completed but prices up. $2/ft, $38/night for electricity and 20 cents per galllon if you stay overnight, 40 cents per gallon if you pull in and fill up. It's too expensive for my tastes.

I stayed for 3 nights while I was in the Exumas. Nice break from anchoring. Staff is small but very friendly and helpful. Water is pay as you go, but cheap. Electricity worked. A bit of a surge if winds from the east, so tie up on west side of slip. Nice to be able to walk into town. Has been purchased by a famous Formula One driver and they had started rennovations in April 2011.

Good and getting BETTER, 2012-03-11
Captain: , George Town, Exuma (10)

They are putting a good deal of money into the Exuma Yacht Club (used to be called Sam Gray's Dock for you old timers). Racecar driver Eddie Irvine purchased it. Expect great things as the weeks continue!

Better off 10 mi north at Emerald Bay, 2011-10-05
Captain: , Frisco, CO (111)

Although this marina is under new ownership (supposedly a wealthy German sports car racer) and slated for major upgrades, it's on the Bahamas' "soon" schedule. Last word was no diesel. You're much better off heading north to Emerald Bay Marina - it's excellent.

Only if desperate!, 2011-01-26
Captain: , Richmond, CA (12)

I would not recommnd this set of docks (can't really be called a marina) unless you are truly desperate to plug in to electricity. You pay for the water by the gallon here for the convenience of a spigot near your boat. But you can get water for free in your jugs behind the market. The showers are out of order, so you are out of luck. The laundry is closed, so you must haul your laundry to the town laundromat like everyone else.
In a blow there is no protection here, with a very long fetch across Elizabeth harbor, and no cleats on the docks to tie to, only the standing piers.
The only bright spot is the Dockmaster, who has been helpful and friendly.
Minus one star.

Not much has changed, 2009-05-28
Captain: , Jupiter, FL (1306)

Docks still in bad shape and the staff is still nonexistant. Almost rude when they are are around.
But if you're in G Town and need a marina... that's it.

Not so Good, 2009-01-04
Captain: , St Augustine (18)

Water and electric are available. Docks in poor condition (May, 2007) and staff are almost non-existent.

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