Details for Farmers Cay Yacht Club and Marina

Farmers Cay Yacht Club and Marina

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Average rating 4.3 stars from 27 reviews

Address Farmers Cay, Exumas


After hours contact

Facility type

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

VHF channel


Web site

Email contact

Owner, manager

Roosevelt Nixon



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Easy from the channel but watch for sunken debris.





Tide & current additional info

2.5-3 knot tidal current.


Approach: 10
Transient dockage: 9
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: Water is deep coming straight into the dock but shallows at either end of the dock.

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

Additional info: Feb. 2016, they re-decked and re-braced the pilings.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 108
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: The facedock can take a boat 108 to 120 feet.

The slip length is 50 feet. One beam is 25 feet and the others have a beam of 19 feet.


Transient: 2
Total: 2
Transient price: $2.00/ft (2016-11-23)

Other price info: $2.00-4.00


Transient: 9
Total: 9
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: $20 to $50 per night depending upon the size of vessel. The orange mooring is anchored with an I-beam and screwed to the bottom. Other moorings are anchored with concrete blocks, 3 to 4 tons each.

Jan 2016 all moorings received new SS chain and rhode with SS thimbles in eye splices.

January 2017 all moorings checked by dive team, chains, shackles, pendants replaced as needed.

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: $50 per day for a 43 foot motor yacht, 2016.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Reverse Osmosis

Dinghy access

Yes - Ladders need re-fastening, 2016.

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: Fuel is no longer available here.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access


Launch service


Pump out





Yes - $3 for a samll bag and $5 for a large bag.



Yes - Inside the clubhouse.




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




Yes - Bahamian food is their specialty and the prices are reasonable (lobster dinner - $25), a full bar is available with prices typically $6 each. Burgers can be had for $12. 2016

2016 Full breakfast, eggs, pancakes etc. $12.



Hotels or motels

Yes - Some rooms available.

Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities


Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - Free WiFi with a meal or drinks. Good cell phone coverage.

Boat ramp availability




Other services

Newely remodeled A/C WIFI room with 5 double outlets for charging. No charge to marina guests.


Reviews for Farmers Cay Yacht Club and Marina
Wonderful Getaway, 2017-07-02
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (81)

Don't come here if you are looking for a resort with
pool and fancy umbrella drinks. You come here for just the opposite. Roosevelt and his wife Shirley are so warm and friendly. Everyone on the island is for that matter. Perfect central location for dinghy trips to the Musician Mermaid sculpture and caves on Rudder Cay, David Copperfield ' s resort, swimming with the turtles and stunning beaches. we came for a few days and stayed for 10. Great getaway from hustle and bustle at Staniel Cay. Shirley's a great cook. Ty's Sunset Grill is a great spot for food, drinks and sunset over Exuma Bank. a 1/2 mile walk if you cut through the airstrip. Or, take your dinghy around.
Good docks, good power and nice protection from wind.

Good Stop., 2017-06-29
Captain: , punta gorda, fl (1448)

Spent one night on a mooring here. The mooring tackle we could see looked in good shape. Had dinner at the restaurant. Owner's son and daughter in law came in to prepare dinner for us. It was excellent (and a areasonable price for the Bahamas)

Little Farmers Mooring Can, 2017-03-01
Captain: , Muskegon, MI (111)

Great stop. WE came here with two other boats for westerly protection and it was great. Very friendly island. Marina controls moorings and owner was a great guy...a real character, so friendly and accomodating. Moorings can be difficult at all but slack tides as the current rips through here. Moorings are well maintained and secure.

The Best... plus new moorings !, 2017-02-22
Captain: , Beaufort, NC (240)

This is our favorite spot in all of the Exumas. Plenty to see and do with a nice balance of peace and quiet. Plus you can easily get parts delivered via Flamingo air !!! The people who live here are very friendly. The owners Roosevelt and Shirlene are the best hosts you could hope to meet....the food is great and authentically Bahamian...Roosevelt had new 2" triple braid mooring line with new stainless steel shackles and new stainless steel chain installed on the moorings in January of 2017.....the moorings are on either vertically driven I-beams or 6' by 2' by 2' huge concrete blocks....the two northernmost moorings are for lighter vessels only. They are not as marked on the Garmin charts, they are closer to the marina itself. Don't miss this great family island and marina!!!

Really Nice Place, 2016-08-18
Captain: , Jupiter, FL (123)

Roosevelt Nixon is an excellent host. We stayed here for 4 nights while the wind blew 25 out of the east. The slip was well protected and the boat very secure. Almost no rocking. We had breakfast and dinner every day and the food was very good. Roosevelt is a very interesting guy to talk to, and his wife is a great cook. She was leaving for Nassau the day we left to get her knee replaced. Our best wishes for a successful operation and a complete recovery.

Stop and stay here. You will be glad you did.

One of the nicest Owners in the Bahamas, 2016-03-22
Captain: , annapolis (453)

Took a mooring for a front. Mooring was secure as i verisifed the new SS chain and rhode etc -- all new.

From my first contact via cell to the VHF instruction Mr. Nixon was friendly, and prompt to respond. Mr. Nixon has a nice facility and excels in the customer service department. FCYC, as stated in the services, offers everything, within reason, a cruiser needs - excellent RO water, trash service, wonderful restaurant with great burgers and crack conch. Mr. Nixon, his wife and son
treat every guest like family. I look forward to returning.

Nice place in Easterly winds, 2016-02-25
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (375)

We had a nice stay at the Farmers Cay Yacht Club. Roosevelt Nixon came out to the dock as we approached and helped us tie up in pretty strong current and winds. We were the only boat there, but he was a great host. We ordered dinner, which they had ready for us at our reservation time.
It is a nicely protected slip in easterly winds. It is more exposed for northerly or southwesterly winds.
There is a store about 3/4 mile away that's an easy walk. It is possible to explore all the island on a bicycle in a short afternoon ride.
The only downside is that there is a strong current at max flood/ebb. It is best to dock around slack water. The wind was much less on our departure, which made it easier to leave than to dock.

Came for the 5Fs and stayed a week., 2016-02-09
Captain: , Wilmington DE (131)

We picked up a morring for the 5Fs Festival, with the intention of moving on on Sunday. However, the wind was predicted to blow strong from the west and we didn't have many options with protection, so we opted to stay on the mooring in front of the yacht club. And found it a comfortable protected place to be. The moorings are very secure, the yacht club is open every day, with free wifi, and both lunch and dinner are delicious, although the menu can be very limited. Finally, you couldn't ask for a more friendly island or yacht club staff.

Best Cay in the Exumas, so far!, 2015-10-09
Captain: , Stuart, FL (10)

Stayed here during Joaquin. When we arrived, had several locals show up to help tie up the boat, including the police officer. The docks look rough but they are stong, we saw winds up to 42 knots. During the next couple of days, we had daily visits by locals to check on us. After the storm, we spent a day touring the island and visiting the local shops. Everyone seemed very happy and ready to talk about there little Cay. We will return when we have more time to visit.

Very friendly and accomodating, 2015-06-11
Captain: , Treasure Island, FL. (60)

Stay at Oven Rock on anchor May 26th.

Great time was had by all, 2015-02-17
Captain: , Halifax NS. (392)

SV Lequesteau
We picked up a mooring ball here on Valentine's Day. We tried Ocean Cabin first but didn't get a warm fuzzy feeling when we looked at the mooring. Mr. Nixon was very accommodating and when we said we wanted to have dinner at the club he took our order and asked what time we wanted it to be ready. It was an outstanding meal. His daughter-in-law brought in homemade carrot cake for dessert for their meal and shared it with us. Still hot from the oven!! Mr. Nixon was very polite and helpful and even when another boat took off without paying for his two night stay he got on the radio and wish him a pleasant trip and asked he not do it to anyone else. A feL classy guy. We will be back to see him.

We'll Be Back, 2015-02-11
Captain: , Annapolis (434)

We stayed on one of Roosevelt's moorings for five days for the Farmers First Friday in February Festival and waiting out a blow before heading south. The mooring was very secure but be sure to only attach to the loop in the main pendant coming off the mooring, do not attach to the pendant float on the mooring ball. There's no knowing how the float is attached below the water. The current rips through here and the inevitable twists in the lines will make getting undewrway a bit interesting. Just be ready.
When we checked in Roosevelt started some song and dance about the BIG power boats have to pay more (we're an American Tug 41). After a little negotiation he agreed to the standard $20/night.
The FCYC fuel system is not usable currently. Roosevelt talks about getting it working again now that the fuel prices have come down. If you need dinghy gas he will arrange to have his son, Julian, take a jerry can to the gas station for fill up.
The cave on Guana Cay is a must see. It's a short dinghy ride to the north side of Oven Rock and then walk to the north end of the beach where you'll see the trail entrance. Details and reviews under the Oven Rock marker covers it all real well.

great hospitality, great moorings, 2015-01-17
Captain: , Hampton, VA (2573)

Update:We stayed with Roosevelt again this December. There is nothing wrong with his moorings as implied by a recent post. We looked at each one. Sigh

Roosevelt Nixon and his wife are fantastic hosts. Food is excellent. Moorings solid.

Captain: , Montreal, PQ, Canada (560)

If you pick up a mooring here, make sure it is sound... although Mr. Nixon is definitley one of the nicest guys around and runs a very good business, the mooring tackle is getting a little iffy, if you know what I mean. Other than that small issue, no problem here.

Roosevelt Nixon and his marina are not to be missed, 2014-12-18
Captain: , Tarpon Springs (250)

We arrived on short notice and were met by the marina owner, Mr. Roosevelt Nixon. As Mr. Nixon quipped, he wanted us to be able to dine with 2 dead presidents on the same night. What a pleasure his quaint, clean marina is. The restaurant is excellent ( the food is prepared by Mr. Nixon's charming wife), the facilities, although small, are very clean and well maintained. The location is beautiful with easy access to Farmers Cut for those heading south to Georgetown. Mr. Nixon and his wife are the secret ingredients that make this place a great stop to enjoy the hospitality of a charming, Bahamian host.

Friendly small marina and restaurant on a small island in the Exumas, 2014-06-28
Captain: , Fort Lauderdale, FL (110)

FCYC is a warm and welcoming oasis with reasonable prices, good power and water, and a very gracious host, Mr. Roosevelt Nixon. From the moment we arrived, he was on the dock helping us into the slip. There can be strong current here, so a docking strategy is well advised. The marina is small. About 4 boats, as the dock is essentially a T pier with long face dock and 2 inside slips. There are mooring balls as well.

Internet is good. BTC telephone signal is strong. Sunsets are fantastic, and it really is like having your own private yacht club. The cracked conch is truly the best we have had in the Exumas. There is a nice bar to have a pre-dinner cocktail and Roosevelt was happy to entertain our crazy cocktail requests. We are very happy we decided to stay here and have already extended our stay. FCYC will be a destination for us next time we cruise the Exumas.

Friendly Marina, 2014-06-07
Captain: , Slidell, La. (1148)

We stayed two nights on a Mooring Ball - highly recommend it over a slip due to the strong shifting currents. Dinghy ride may be a little rough and wet depending on current and size of dinghy. Food was authentic local cuisine and friendly service. No fuel available any longer, no showers, no laundry facility, Internet available.

Mixed Bag of Good and Not So Good, 2014-03-27
Captain: , Sneads Ferry, NC (351)

While Roosevelt is a wonderful host, and the island a friendly place, our advance reservation got us a "slip" without any finger dock or way to get onto land! Mr. Nixon did not have a solution, and left us to figure it out on our own. As a result, I had to scrounge up an old 2 x 6 and bungee it to the dock steps and my bow pulpit. The plank sqeaks all night as it rubs on my toerail. The moorings are out in a strong current, and we came here for protection from a front, so not a great option. I know better than to expect a Miami marina in Little Farmers Cay, but the experience has been a little frustrating.

Friendly Place, 2014-01-12
Captain: , Fort Lauderdale (50)

Bob Cooke, Vancouver, B.C.

Great location with several sheltered beaches to explore in January. Mooring balls were fine if a bit tricky to pick up if the current is running. Got assistance from other boaters after first embarrassing attempt. Friendly restaurant & bar with decent & not overpriced food.

Great Stop !!, 2013-03-17
Captain: , Patuxent River, MD (198)

Used a mooring for three nights as a front passed. Great place to stop but very strong current. Nice restraunt, easy access to the small town via the government dock. Mr. Nixon and his wife are terrific hosts.

Captain: , Hampton,VA (203)

Here for the 5F this year. Spent just one night on one of Mr. Nixon's moorings but it was very sound and obviously well placed. The restaurant served us a couple great meals and prices at his bar were reasonable for the Bahamas. Tried to watch the Superbowl here, but the sattelite went out and trying to video stream the game didn't work. Other than that minor glitch, we thoroughly enjoyed meeting the Nixon family and spending time at his place. When we visit again, we will definitely use his facility.

Watch the current!, 2012-08-29
Captain: , Atlanta, GA (291)

Had storms blowing in so we elected to tie to the dock so we could walk to town. It was slow season but we really enjoyed meeting so many friendly people
Tidal current was massive but we lucked into docking during the lull.
Dock has few services but was well maintained and staff was helpful. We would definately come here again.

Little Farmers Moorings, 2012-04-06
Captain: , Houston (774)

When picking up a mooring you need to pick up the float as it is part of the pendant. Moorings are rough looking but adequate. Moorings cost $20 per night. There is a strong tidal current. Visit the restaurant and meet Roosevelt Nixon. The exit to the sound is tricky but deep. There is a small grocery in town.

Bahamian Yacht Club, 2012-02-10
Captain: , Washington, DC (840)

Theoretically there are two slips available, but the water looked very skinny in the area of the fixed docks. We stayed on a mooring which the proprietor assured me were very well anchored. The pennants for grabbing the mooring are lacking at best. On our first try (orange ball) the pennant was so entwined there was nothing to grab and not enough slack in the mooring line for our high freeboard. Better luck with one of the white moorings. With only about 55 residents, Little Farmers Cay is a nice quiet place to visit.

Bahama owned and freindly, 2011-03-04
Captain: , MONARCH. COLORADO (1156)

Well located small marina with nice restaurant and small bar with satelite tv feed and good internet. Food is good and easy walk to town. Great place to be for Five F celebration.

Better than Ocean Cabin, 2011-02-03
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (1090)

Roosevelt and his family make this a very nice place to visit. They are very pleasant and helpful folks with good prices at the restaurant and bar. A very clean and cheery place to visit with friends and the locals. Satellite TV and large screen TV. Great place for watching football on weekends.

We are here for the 5 F celebration and this is our favorite place so far.

A very good spot to stop, 2011-01-25
Captain: , Deltaville (200)

We stopped here for 8 days between Black point and GoergeTown to wait for weather.

We chose to take a mooring ball as the dockage is quite limited and doesn't really offer much apart from the ability to walk ashore, dinghy dock is within 300 yds of the moorings anyway.

FCYC has both concrete block (~3 Tons with chains) type moorings and a couple of steel I beams drilled into the coral bed which are intended for boats up to 150ft (which is what we took). The larger ones are $20 per night and I beleive the others are $10 per night (2011), not much to choose unless you are *really* heavy.

Owner (Nixon) is very pleasant and a great character. Restraunt has limited menu, but food is good (excellent hamburgers) and fairly priced by Bahamian standards. Free WiFi, probably have to get close to the dock.

Showers available ($3), gas and diesel also available. Reliable power on the dock if you need it.

Town is small and there's no serious provisioning opportunities here, but you can get some essentials from the store at the town dock.

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