Details for Ocean Reef Yacht Club and Resort

Ocean Reef Yacht Club and Resort

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Average rating 4.4 stars from 16 reviews

Address Bahama Reef Blvd. PO Box F42695
Freeport Lucaya, GB


After hours contact

Facility type

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

VHF channel

They are supposed to monitor 16 but if no answer dock your boat and go to office. Any other cruisers there are glad to give you a hand.


Email contact

Owner, manager

Mr. Kor Dorans



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Short rockpile jetty marking a narrow entryway. The westernmost jetty did have a marker on May 13, 2009. After about a half mile turn to starboard. The YC wraps around a point on the portside.

Use caution entering with following or quartering seas. Narrow channel. Be wary of broaching at the entrance.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 8
Transient dockage: 8
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: No fuel dock.

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

Additional info: Finger piers.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 120
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: 50
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Daily Marina Rate : Up to 50’ - $45; 50-65’ - $55; Over 65’ - $65.
Free water and cable.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: $0.55 per kilowatt-hour.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Free

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info



Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Yes - There are service stations on Sunrise Hwy that do propane tank swap. To have your tank refilled, you can go to Freeport Oil Company in the commercial port, about 9 miles away (Queen's Hwy, first right past Bradford Marine - past the security gate, first building on the right).

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service


Pump out



Yes - Free with paid stay.




Yes - There are at least 4 scattered throughout the resort in the restrooms.


Yes - There are plenty scattered throughout the resort.


Yes - There are various locations throughout the resort - $2 wash and $2 dry. Get tokens from the office.


Yes - There's a free bus to the grocery store (Solomons Lucaya) twice a week. There are other groceries withing cycling distance - Expressmart up Coral Rd; Butler's W. Atlantic and Sunrise; Freeport Solomons on Queens Hwy at Greenville; Cost-rite on Cedar; and Sawyer's on Logwood at Oak.
Caribbean Bottling Co (Logwood at Yellow Pine) has a retail counter and is the best deal for soft drinks and bottled water.
There are liquor stores at Solomons Lucaya, at the Lucaya marketplace, Bristols on Cedar (tell them you're at Ocean Reef for a discount), and the Bahama Brewing Co (Queens Hwy at Fishing Hole Rd).

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


Yes - About 4-5 miles away are a few large hardware stores. You can take the bus directly to them ($1.25-$2 each way). Kelly's True Value is on Settlers Way at W Atlantic. Dolly Madison (Ace Hardware) is on Oak at Queens Hwy.





Hotels or motels

Yes - Room accommodations.

Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities


Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Free wireless Internet service.

Boat ramp availability



Yes - On-site Car and Bicycle rental. Free shuttle service to beach and grocery store.

Other services

Pools and jacuzzi. On-site dive shop - Grand Bahama Scuba (excellent!); you can take lessons from them, do diving, or snorkeling.


Free shuttle each day to Port Lucaya for shopping, restaurants, and the beach.

Reviews for Ocean Reef Yacht Club and Resort
Calm Serenity, 2017-08-30
Captain: , Lighthouse Point (282)

Another well signed, charted entrance and easy docking. Very friendly and Monique at the bar that has been rebuilt and is ship shape, took care of us well. The food was very tasty. Seems to be back to full swing but very quiet and not many boaters here. I think, come the season, it will be in full swing!

A perfect harbour, 2017-02-17
Captain: , Bayfield, WI and the ICW (1390)

The facility is almost at 100% after the hurricane, although everyplace around it is really in tough shape. It's a real bargain, with perfect protection, a pool, hot tub, nice community and for $450/month for less than 42.' Water included, electricity metered, free cable TV and a first rate scuba dealer on site.

Great stay with friendly boaters, 2017-01-23
Captain: , Annapolis (560)

This was our second visit in three years. The marina has several liveaboards who've been coming here for years. Very helpful and friendly.

The entrance has a low spot about half-way through. We saw 5.5 ft at mid-tide. Locals said to favor starboard coming in. Very clear water, so you can watch for rocks.

Docks had just been repaired from Hurricane Matthew. Some new; others still in progress of being rebuilt.

Think this place is an outstanding value. We plan to go back for a week in the spring. Short dinghy ride to a nice beach. Marina has a free shuttle to Lucayan Marketplace, although many shops still shut down from Hurricane damage.

Nice marina in a time share community, 2016-04-04
Captain: , Lewis Creek, Md (1304)

Getting into the channel can be chalenging for a cat and be careful of south sweels. The marina itself has a good restaurant. For the Bahamas, power and water are cheap. They are in the process of replacing the dock decking which was in poor shape in places. Rental cars are available as well as a bus 2 x's a week for provisioning. It is a bit of a walk, but still a walk to the beach. Laundry is $2 per wash or dry. I would tend to stay away from D dock because of the pool. Overall a pleasent stay!

Best kept secret marina, 2016-03-21
Captain: , Philadelphia (296)

I agree with everything said in the previous reviews. Great place to stay. Very reasonable. But no free shuttle availble, use taxi or walk to Market Place. About <2 miles. Pool has a swim-up bar. Cheap drinks at HH! Deep water slips, but tidal change is 3'. Fixed docks.
Kept boat here for 3 weeks, travelled state site.

Hard to beat for an extended stay, 2015-06-02
Captain: , Edmonton (279)

Monthly rate is quite reasonable, possibly one of the best deals in the Bahamas, especially considering the perks - free water, free ice, wifi, cable, showers, two pools, onsite restaurants, onsite dive shop, free shuttle to grocery store/ Lucaya marketplace, and numerous activities. There is an active cruiser community during the winter season. Looks to be a decent hurricane hole. A lot of cruisers bypass Grand Bahama, but it has its charms, not least being that groceries, restaurants and beer are all cheaper than elsewhere in the Bahamas. No biting bugs either.

Great Place to Stay, 2015-02-20
Captain: , Port St Lucie FL (30)

Great place to Stay. Nice Deep Marina as well as accomidations there, with Restraurant and Tiki Bar and 2 nice Pools. We been there a few times and continue to go back.

Convenient and Fun, 2014-12-13
Captain: , Muskegon, MI (483)

Unable to hail on 16 but found an empty spot and checked in at the resort office and the friendly staff helped us get checked into our spot. There are many cruisers and helpful folks! We stayed on the "wall" and it was nice and calm in 28+ knot winds. Free ice at the ice machines. Pool and hittub available. There are several places to do laundry around the resort and you can rent a car for $42 a day. We did this and enjoyed Freeport. They have an excellent ACE store with everything imaginable. Very enjoyable and reasonable.

They speak Canadian here, 2013-10-25
Captain: , Port Dover, ON (137)

This is a hybrid marina/yacht club/resort/time-share. About 50 deep water docks with 30/50/100 amp power and FREE water and cable. 2 each pools/restaurants and bars. At time of writing nearly all yachts here were Canadian and we view this place as a closely guarded secret. Everything you need is, casino, restaurants and bars

Great Quiet Marina, 2012-11-21
Captain: , Road Town (537)

This is a hidden gem in Lacaya -especially for larger motor yachts. $65/night for 100' with free water. There are 2 docks for larger yachts -along side the main wall - so very easy in and out The entrance must be navigated at high tide but once inside the channel there are no dramas. There is NO surge or movement at the docks. No loud music at night (unlike Lacaya)

Very pleasant marina, 2012-03-28
Captain: , Jacksonville, FL (822)

When you go in to the marina, phone the office, do not attempt on the radio(they will not answer). If you can't raise anyone, find a empty slip.

Dog Friendly, 2012-03-04
Captain: , Port Jefferson, NY (21)

In addition to the other positive reviews - which I agree with - the resort is dog friendly with grassy areas to walk the critters. Everyone is cleaning up after thier pooch as well. Security personnel are walking the grounds and everyone working here is friendly.

Class A joint, 2011-05-20
Captain: , annapolis (30)

All the basics are right, showers/laundry A plus, major dog friendly, days have themes, special events, bus trip to shopping, monday madness- and jucuzzis is a rare treat in marinas from here to Cape Cod-Prices are right-got "asked" to the adjacent Yacht Club for their friday night feast-Hawksbill Yacht Club-nice folks.

Great Harbour, 2011-05-09
Captain: , Cincinnati (1810)

Really enjoyed our 5 days there. Marina is very clean and the water is free. Not near any shopping or touristee things but is a short $10 cab ride away and worth the trip. Entrance channel from ocean is silting in and very shallow in spots but the water is so clear that it is easy to get through the deeper spots. After you clear the entrance channel, it has good depths. Great and friendly staff.

Great Spot, 2010-12-05
Captain: , Rockport, ON, 1000 Islands (30)

Good prices. Typical Bahamian facilities; low key but very friendly. Mini cruising community.

Quiet and Clean, 2009-05-14
Captain: , Manitou Springs (166)

Although remote from shopping and casino action, ORYC does have two nice pools with restaurant and bar facilities. It is more of a low-key resort hotel that happens to have slips. It is not a real Yacht Club . No reciprocal agreements and it is open to transients. The showers and laundry are clean. There is bus service to old Freeport and to shopping and casino at Port Lucaya for $1.25.

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