Details for Saba Rock

Saba Rock

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Average rating 4.3 stars from 16 reviews

Address Private Island

Phone+1 284 495-7711

After hours contact

Facility type

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


David is General Manager, Dockmaster, Resturant mgr, etc, and I have seen him clearing tables too. Nice fellow, really knows how to run a friendly business.

VHF channel


Email contact

Owner, manager

David Brick



David Brick

Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

100 gallons of water are free when you pick up a mooring ball for the evening. Most people get their water before departing in the morning. Service starts at 8:00 am so there may be a line for those that choose to sleep in.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


On approach expect the wind and current to pickup as the channel narrows. There is a shallow channel to the east of the Rock. Sailboats should play it safe if they are not sailing a Cat, and motor out the main channel.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: Multi structure dock, accomidates both monohulls and some catamaran's

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
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Transient price: Unknown

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Other price info: Moorings are $25 per night which includes free 200 gallons water fill up and a bag of ice.

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

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Metered service, but slip includes a generous amount of water and ice.

Dinghy access

Yes - Nice dinghy dock.

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Yes - Launch service to other locations around the sound only.

Pump out





No - You will have to take the ferry over to Bitter End to grab a shower, there are bathrooms but no showers on Saba Rock.






Yes - Take a launch to 'Bitter End Yacht Club' about 200 yards away, to get access to grocery. Or to Leverick Bay across the sound for more complete grocery.






Hotels or motels


Repair capabilities

Yes - Some minor repairs as the Moorings sub-base is there and they can call a mechanic from nearby.

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities


Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - Two hot spots.

Boat ramp availability



Yes - Just the ferry - no road access to the island.

Other services


This Island is the attraction, see local guides. Has small hotel, restaurant, marina slips, and a bar.

Reviews for Saba Rock
Nice place but pricey, 2016-04-13
Captain: , Safety Harbor FL (794)

We had a few drinks at happy hour, watched the 5pm Tarpon feeding but went to BEYC for dinner

great place, 2016-03-11
Captain: , Newport, RI (190)

Stayed at one of the slips. David was most helpful.

Food was good and the bar atmosphere was good.

July 2015 Visit, 2015-07-21
Captain: , Winthrop, ME (200)

Very nice little stop. A bit rolly in the mooring field, even when on the furtherest in mooring balls. $30 for a mooring and you get 250 gallons of water free and one 10 pound bag of ice for free. It is cool to watch the tarpon feeding at 5pm. They do it in front of the aquarium. The lounge menu served until 6pm is reasonable and very good. Happy hour is 4-6pm and includes pain killers, rum punch, El presidente' and Carib.The small walk around the island is very nice with some nice views.

This should be a great place, 2015-03-21
Captain: , San Diego (135)

I love this place but am consistantly dissapointed with the food. Last year I chocked it up to the buffet. This year I ordered off the menu and was dissapointed again. Service is terible (never was offered a second drink and had to get one myself from the bar) food was cold when delivered. The restaurant itself is beautiful and I think with the resort rates they charge they could upgrade the food and service.

Water and ice free with stay, approaching the dock can be challenging in high wind.

Superb Happy Hour!, 2014-11-21
Captain: , Brooklin, ME (361)

Friendly and attentive staff, $3.50 pain killers, tarpon feeding, a genuinely interesting fish tank, a killer view, and classy, comfortable seating for you and your friends, all with your dinghy tied up (literally) within arm's reach. What's not to like?

Great Moorings, Cool Resort, 2014-03-23
Captain: , East Coast (174)

Thoroughly enjoyed our time on a mooring off of Saba (pronounced 'Say-buh') Rock and extended our stay there we loved it so much. Went to the island a few times for one lunch and cocktails and had a terrific experience each time. Went over to Bitter End - becuase you have to if you've come this far - and almost wished we hadn't. Taking nothing away from BEYC but if you're deep into a cruising vacation feeling like you're off the grid and looking to maintain that vibe, you can feel taken out of it a bit because of the commercial nature of Bitter End - our personal feeling and experience. Saba has the same slow-paced vibe as the rest of the islands and we'll be back.

Very disappointed, 2014-02-13
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (270)

I disagree with Capt Bozo. I found the reverse to be true. The service and attention was much better at Bitter End. The service at Saba bordered on hostile and the buffett dinner rated even worse. Worst experience in our BVI trip.

Great Anchorage, 2013-07-14
Captain: , Seattle, WA (414)

We had been staying at Leverick Bay Marina and due to rolling from an east wind we moved to Saba Rock. Wow it was awesome. We loved the setting and it was very calm even with the east wind. We loved Saba Rock resteraunt and island. Fish n Chips were the best we've even had and the service was great. Bitterend was very tourist driven where Saba Rock was inviting and welcoming. We'll be back here.

Great happy hour and museum, 2013-05-14
Captain: , Apollo Beach, FL (928)

The bar is is great with good happy hour and excellent service. Be sure to go upstairs and check out the beautiful garden with the toucans. The bar and the shop have early boating memorabilia including early outboard engines. The feeding of the tarpon shouldn't be missed.

Good location. Great happy hour, sad about the food, 2013-05-14
Captain: , Gosport, uk (191)

Saba Rock is a great place to enjoy, the happy hour is very generous, however the food is rubbish. We sent the mussels back twice and the chef still thought we might want more. Enjoy happy hour, enjoy the view, but cook onboard.

They will fight you for the Pub Menu, 2013-05-11
Captain: , Pensacola, FL (121)

We arrived and planted ourselves at a bar table about 5:00pm, ordered drinks and then asked for the "Pub" menu. Our server, if you can call her that, said that we would have to see the dinner menu because it was now dinner time. After some discussion, we go the pub menu and ordered from it. The food was pretty good. Then our server came to us and informed us we would have to vacate this table by 7:00pm because she had it reserved. Guess she was still ticked about the pub menu. The management really needs to do something about the restaurant employees here, though if all they have to compete with is the Bitter End next door, they are all in the same class! On another note, free water comes with the mooring ball and the dock master couldn't have been more helpful or friendly the next day when we pulled in to fill up.

One of the best Happy Hours!, 2011-11-22
Captain: , Oyster Bay (313)

As mentioned, go for the pub menu. Stay on a Saba Rock ball and dinghy over to the BEYC for a looksee.

Wonderful as always April 2011, 2011-05-13
Captain: , St John USVI currently Homeport Marina Gulf Shores AL (234)

Saba Rock is consistently great. Marina manager is great and helpful, restaurant and bar staff are perfect, Food is great.

Saba Rock won the best of the islands bushwacker contest from in 2009 and they are still the best in my opinion. Jemma the bartender and all the staff is great.

Tip - They hide the pub food menu for dinner but if you ask for it you can order from it for dinner. The dinner menu is pricey and the pub food menu has lots of choices at lunch prices. The Mahi Ruben and Brie Cheeseburger is wonderful.

WHen picking up a mooring make sure you pick one up to port of the little channel. BEYC has some right close and to get the free water and ice you need to be on a saba rock ball.

Nice night off the boat, 2011-04-30
Captain: , Northport, New York (97)

The restauraunt is one of our favorites when staying in North Harbor.

Friendly bar, good service, 2011-03-09
Captain: , Atlantic Beach, NC (86)

Excellent place to spend an evening. The bar has an excellent view, and underwater lights at night bring in Tarpon and other local critters. Good food. Happy hour prices early.

Great Service, 2007-02-20
Captain: , Huntington, NY (2310)

Not just an all around great facility, but fantastic service as well. The employees seem especially motivated by a manager who runs a tight ship.

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