Details for Spanish Cay Marina and Pointhouse Restaurant and Bar
Name

Spanish Cay Marina and Pointhouse Restaurant and Bar
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 3.7 stars from 63 reviews

Address PO Box AB 22524 Cooper's Town
Spanish Cay, Abaco

Phone242-365-0083, Florida: 954-213-6195

After hours contact

VHF 16 monitored 24 hours/7 days, working channel 14.

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - YES
Other info: Private Island and service available to guests. Non guests can fuel, dine and clear customs (for a fee). Bahamas Customs and Immigration: Convenient, on site, no taxi rides required. No marina custom clearance fee if a guest staying overnight.

Notes

Currency: Bahamian Dollar (BSD)/US Dollar (USD)

VHF channel

16 (14 working channel).

Web sitewww.spanishcay.com

Email contact

spanishcay@aol.com

Owner, manager

Donnie and Melina Davis

Harbormaster

Felix Johnson

Dockmaster

Terrado (Tornado) Hield

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

MasterCard, Visa, American Express

Payment discounts

Private Island offer a variety of services to their guests. There are packages available for large groups and event. Dockage has monthly and long term rates. Hotels have group and weekly rates. Guests who stay at least one night, waive the customs clearance fees, shower fees and island usage fees. If you are clearing customs only, there is a $50.00 fee as the island provides customs onsite for the convenience of their guests at the island's own expense.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Seasonal

Additional info: Open year round. Season - busy sport fishing location. Off-season peaceful private island, with lower rates available from Sept 16 to March 14.

Approach



Tide

3

Current

Moderate

Tide & current additional info



Depths

Approach: 10
Transient dockage: 9
Fuel dock: 7

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 250
Beam max: 25

Other info:

Slips

Transient: 81
Total: 81
Transient price: $2.95/ft (2016-07-20)

Other price info: Discounts Monthly

Off season: $1.95 per foot transient, inquire for long term/monthly rates.
High Season: $2.95 per foot transient, March 15 - September 15.

Moorings

Transient: Unknown
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: No moorings available.

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

Additional info: 110/220V and 3 phase service, splitters available on request. Consistent power provided by onsite generators.

Pricing info: 30 amp is $20.
50 amp is $50.
100 amp is $95 per cord single phase.
3 phase is $105 per cord.
Adaptors are $5.

Cable TV (and pricing)

No - SatelliteTV viewable in the restaurant and available in the hotel rooms.

Phone hookup (and pricing)

No - No phone service on the dock. Cell coverage. Local and long distance available, see the office.

Water (and pricing)

Yes - At the slip, $0.35 per gallon. Not city water. Water provided by on-site desalination plant. Water is also $0.35 per gallon in the off season.

Dinghy access

Yes

Liveaboard info

Yes - Please contact the office for pricing.

FuelGas: AVAILABLE
Diesel: AVAILABLE

Fuel brand: Rubis

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: 5% surcharge for credit card fuel purchases.

No ethanol in the fuel.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: 5% surcharge for credit card fuel purchases.

No ethanol in the fuel.

Propane



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Lots of room to walk and run.

Disability access

Yes - The middle dock has no stairs. The marina hotel rooms are available with no stairs.

Launch service

No

Pump out

No

Ice

Yes - Onsite ice maker.

Trash

Yes - Cans at end of dock.

Showers

Yes - Included as a guest with dockage.

Heads

Yes

Laundry

Yes - Uses tokens, which you can purchase from the marina store.

Grocery

Yes - Available at the marina store. Fresh produce, beverages, grocery, and homemade Bahamian breads and desserts (in season).


Hardware

Yes - Some items available in store.

Restaurants

Yes - Under new management, open seven days, breakfast 9 am, lunch 12 pm , and dinner 6:30 pm.

Off season make a reservation at least a couple hours in advance so that kitchen is prepared for service via phone or VHF 16.

Bars

Yes - Yes, seven days a week.

Off season by reservation the bar and game room are available to guests. Under new management.

Wreckers Bar is currently a historical site to explore due to hurricane damage.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Marina and Beach Hotel Rooms and Marnia Condos. Private houses by special arrangement.

Repair capabilities

No - Limited assistance available. Can refer local services.

Haul out capabilities

No

Storage facilities

Yes - In water only, no dry storage.

Fishing supplies

Yes - Limited supplies are available in the Spanish Cay Marina store.

Chartering capabilities

No - Guides can be arranged. Charter boats can be secured in Marsh Harbour.

Internet access

Yes - WiFi available.

Boat ramp availability

No

Transportation

Yes - Golf carts are available for rent ($30 per half day, 2015) to tour the beaches and foliage of 186 acres of Spanish Cay. Private airstrip available, call to arrange arrivals/departures.

Other services

Fresh water pool and hot tub, table tennis, pool tables, and shuffle board.

Attractions

Private Island open for guests. Limited services for non-guests for a fee. Onsite Customs/Immigration clearance, private 5000 foot airstrip, 5 beaches, great access to deepwater fishing, reefs, snorkeling and diving, native plants, birds, butterflies, fresh water pool, and gameroom.

Reviews for Spanish Cay Marina and Pointhouse Restaurant and Bar
OK stoppover, 2016-05-31
Captain: , Chicago (135)

First, the good. The pool is nice and has a nice view. The bathrooms and showers are ok and pretty clean. Laundry decent, with $4 tokens.
Not so good: Power seems to go out at random at least once a day, for maybe an hour. The wifi works only right outside the office (they won't tell you that when they charge you $10 per device !!!). Finally, protection is very poor in this marina. The seawall is rather low, and we were rocked hard each night. Only really protected from the east and south.



Good stayover, 2016-05-28
Captain: , Calgary (281)

We stayed for two nights starting May 24, 2016. Breakwater is low but we did not experience any southwest winds so the docks were great. Staff is very friendly. Marina is well kept and clean. It was however expensive. The food is good in the restaurant.



Marina was terrible, Restarant was Great, 2016-05-24
Captain: , New Orleans (10)

Island is private andeverything is very expensive, fuel is $2 a gal more than any other key. Felix is great, but marina breakwater is terrible and non existant at high tide. With any wind from the south youre safer to be away from the docks. Restarant was excellent, but everything else they nickle and dime you to death We wont be back. e



ROCK AND ROLL, ALL NIGHT LONG, 2016-05-18
Captain: , Marathon, FL (140)

Marginal breakwater protection in any strong south-east to west direction wind. Not a good port in a storm. Shore power was 235 volts at 50 Amp. Very pricey...$50 for power/night plus $2.95 / ft, $0.30 gal for water, $10 a day for internet that only works very close to the office. (We were less than 100 yards away, with no service). Felix the harbormaster was great, and everone was very friendly. Nice store, bar and pool...didn't eat at the restaurant.



Beautiful, Great Staff, however, ..., 2016-05-02
Captain: , Bellingham (40)

... much of the marina is exposed to the SE and the breakwater is not continuous, so we spent a very rolly and sleepless night at our dock. Given the high price, very slow internet, mediocre restaurant and poor protection we would not return.



Peaceful stop over, 2016-01-17
Captain: , Fort Lauderdale (162)

A nice peaceful stop over and we had the entire island to ourselves! Felix at the dock was great to help us get tied off and info on the island. Wonderful food at the restaurant both nights from Andy! Loved the dogs Duke & Molly. Snorkeled on the sunken plane just off the runway, saw several sharks. A small island, very clean marina, nice docks, no problem with power, very peaceful and we will certainly be back!



easy customs, 2015-12-12
Captain: , St Louis (897)

Yes, this is an expensive stop. We stayed the night because we didn't feel like pressing on to Green Turtle. Customs was easy & convenient. Only 3 boats. Showers were free & laundry $4.50 for wash & dry. A little rolly when a squall moved in, so we moved on the next day. We went bow into the slip and it was a little awkward getting on & off, but doable. The water below our boat was like an aquarium with exotic fish and a nurse shark. Very cool.



We planned for a customs checkin and overnight and stayed for 3 days., 2015-09-18
Captain: , North Miami Beach, FL (70)

Arrived in Spanish Cay for clearance through Bahama Customs as we have done on many previous trips.
The ‘clearing in’ was prompt and quick. The Customs official met me upstairs at a table in the Marina bar.
We had planned to stay one night at the marina, so we did not have to pay the $50 special fee for docking while clearing customs.

Shortly after arrival, the weather became squally so we ended up staying for three days while Mother Nature stormed. The second day of our stay was a Saturday and we requested and they promptly provided the University of Michigan football game on a TV at their bar. The result of the game was great as was the food, service and friendliness of the staff. The marina office had coffee for us every morning where we would chat with the dockmaster, Felix.

The marina has a very nice, good size swimming pool which we enjoyed. We were able to use one of the golf carts (at no charge) to drive over to the north beach for swimming and some snorkeling.

Spanish Cay is a private island with its own 4000 ft runway, desalination and electrical generating plants. There is also a small hotel and several personal residences. There are golf carts available to touring the island. The downside of this marina is the price. We paid $2.95/foot plus $50 for electric/ day and $0.25 per gallon of water.




The worst marina in the Abacos, 2015-06-19
Captain: , Marco Island (50)

After four months visiting marinas throughout the Abacos, we have a fair idea of what to expect. We never expected Spanish Cay. Under new owners with no concept of customer service.

The docks are in only fair condition, Diesel is $1.00 more a gallon than anywhere else in the Abacos.

The restuarant is definitely ho hum. And don't forget the mandatory $50.00 electric charge whether you use it or not.

The WiFi is free but certainly the slowest connection we have ever encountered and that is when it was working.

If you like flies. you will love this place.

Pass on by and head for Green Turtle Cay.



Great Place!, 2015-06-08
Captain: , Traverse City, Mi (281)

We pulled in here for a night and stayed for two. We biked the island and enjoyed a couple of very nice meals at the marina restaraunt. The couple managing the facility (Debbie and Chris) are absolutley fantastic - Lisa in the restaurant and Rado on the docks were great as well. Don't be misinformed by some of the Abacos guidebooks that say this place is private and unwelcoming - it is completely the oposite. Very nice stop. Glad we ignored the guidebook. We'll be back!



Interesting and Great Management, 2015-04-27
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (20)

We found ourselves for the first time at Spanish Cay Marina. We are a Gemini 105Mc. The Island is very unique and interesting. It is well known amogst fisherman. We had a wonderful meal and terrific walks along coral Beaches.... very beautiful (needing sturdy shoes however) The restaurant was terrific and the Mangaement awesome. The only drawback is Northwest winds allow the marina little protection and as a small sailboat... we got very little sleep for two nights. Otherwise.... unbelievable views and nice people.



Could be but ins't, 2015-04-26
Captain: , Boothbay Harbor, Maine (310)

The biggest negative is the high cost. At $3/ft in season + $50 for electric, 25 cents a gallaon for water, one has to question the value provided. Granted, the facilites are pleasant with a restaruant offering excellent meals, a bar and a nice pool. This place has lots of potential but needs some TLC and a philsophy of charging a fair price to attract more customers.



Great Stopover, 2015-04-19
Captain: , Halifax, N.S. (50)

We overnighted here on our way from Great Sale to Hopetown. We'd never been here before and wanted to see what they offer. We were pleasantly surprised. Chris and Debbie are accommodating and super friendly, and are doing a great job in the five months they have been here. The marina is just fine, showers and pool are great, as are the beaches. We had conch fritters and grilled grouper for dinner and you're welcome to bring your own wine if you'd prefer a more extensive selection from what they offer. Easily the best grouper we have had in the Islands. Well worth a stopover.



An oasis in the Abacos!, 2015-02-02
Captain: , Bayfield, WI and the ICW (1279)

This is a terrific spot, with customs check-in, a great restaurant and bar, hospitality, water, power, condos, showers, marine store, groceries, beer and liquor, pool, hot tub (not working today), beaches, and sunset view from the porch. Power is $20/30 amp, $50/50 amp, $95/100 amp, $105/3 phase, free internet, water $0.35/gallon, dockage $1.95/ft 9/15 to 3/14, $2.95/ft 3/15 to 9/14. We'll be back! Strong south to west winds at high tide will wash a surge over their breakwall. Try Debbie's Spanish Flyer, the best rum drink in the Bahamas!



Wonderful !, 2014-12-16
Captain: , Madison, Ohio (400)

I just checked in to the Bahamas at Spanish Cay Marina and it was great. The Clearing in was a snap and we got 90 days. I guess that is all they are able to give at this time. This is our fourth time clearing in here and the new management, Chris and Debbie couldn't of treated us better. We had wonderful food, great service, and a great time. We will definitely be back here.



Perfect stop, 2014-12-09
Captain: , Detroit (260)

We stopped here after crossing from Port Canaveral and an over night at Great Sale Cay. The location is really ideal because checking in here gives you the freedom to explore between Spanish and Green Turtle at your leasure. The dockage was $1.50 per foot with water and electricity extra if needed. We had an excellent grouper dinner and a bottle of wine in the restrurant. There is a small store with a surprisingly broad selection of products. Chris and Debbie are running the place and doing a great job. Downside...the sea wall will let swells in if the weather is running form the south thorugh west. At high tide most of the sea wall is submerged. That said, we stayed throuugh 30 kts and although rolly, stayed secure.



Under New Management, and Ready To Rock!, 2014-11-21
Captain: , Spanish Cay Abacos (14)

Debbie and I (Chris Cloud) have been brought in to bring Spanish Cay back up to it's previous glory and year-round activity! Come for a visit, come back for more memories!



Mucho dinero!, 2014-07-21
Captain: , Galveston, TX (599)

Greeted at the dock by linehandlers and nurse sharks. Well kept place. But at a premium. Internet is $10 per day per device, so choose wisely when signing on. $2.75/foot. First marina since West End, and stuck there during Hurricane Arthur with a seawall that is submerged at high tide, allowing waves to come over. NOT a harbor of safe refuge. Not completely rebuilt since Sandy. With some more funds dropped in the Limestone Fund, it could have allowed a quiet night.
That said, staff was friendly and helpful. Bar and porch were convenient for bumping into other crews and starting a brain trust about the weather, or Stranded Naked. Donnie was always watching Miami News and would print out internet weather when ever we wanted.
South winds from Arthur let us explore the usually inaccessible NE beaches. Went swimming in the pool with little interference from the weather.
A definite must stop in the northern Abacos.



A little pricey compared to others, 2014-06-16
Captain: , San Diego (300)

At 2.75 a foot, plus 10.00 for the internet, plus electric, plus, plus, plus! That being said it is a well kept marina with decent facilities. Check out all the sharkes in the marina near the fish cleaning gazebo. Walk to the beautiful beaches.




Fee to access Customs, 2014-06-01
Captain: , Ottawa (10)

Marina charge $50 to gain access to the Bahamas Customs and Immigration officer. Rip off. Green Turtle is free. Marina waives fee for guests.





Nice place, but breakwater needs work, 2014-04-08
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (80)

We decided to tie up here for a couple of days as a cold front passed through, since there are not a lot of anchorages that are protected from the west. The docks are in good shape, the people are very friendly, the food is good, the beaches are very nice, and the island is quite pleasant.

The main problem is that the breakwater is simply too low. At high tide there are many large gaps between the rocks, and the 25-30 kt wind-driven seas come right through. The dockage basin is then quite rough. Of course this would not be a problem for the prevailing easterly winds.

Our primary reason for using this marina, which is a bit pricey, was for weather protection. Did not work out so well.



Not Much Here Off Season, 2014-03-30
Captain: , Vero Beach, Florida (91)

Large very deep water slips. Parked next to a 230' yacht. Shared marina with 4 boats. Very nice marina staff and attendant deck hands. They have a pool and hot tub we didn't use and nice rocking chairs on a large covered porch. Bar was not open but store sold liquor as needed. Easy approach and deep. We draw 5' and had no issues. Their break walls are short and don't stop large waves at high tide. Tide is 3 foot. Ocean beach is a short walk from the marina. Still have need of some post Sandy repairs but docks are fixed and a good height.



Friendly. Good fuel. Groceries., 2014-03-02
Captain: , Palm Beach, FL (341)

Stopped by to fuel up. The docks were in good shape. The marina was fairly empty while Green Turtle was full.

The grocery store was very well stocked.

Everyone was very friendly.



Good marina and nice island, 2014-01-18
Captain: , Ottawa (1173)

It's worth the stop if you like walking along beaches, as this island has a couple very nice ones. The marina is okay, but off season don't expect much.

The breakwater needs to be built back up, so if the wind is out of the northwest be aware that the breakwater wont stop the incoming waves at high tide, so you're going to rock a lot at the dock.

Also, while there is wifi available, they want $10/day for it, and it is painfully slow most of the time.




Trying to Bounce Back from Sandy, 2014-01-12
Captain: , Mayport, FL, USA (317)

A lot was destroyed by Sandy a year after a lot was destroyed by Irene the year before. The docks are fine now. The fuel dock is fine now. The pool is fine now. The bar and restaurant aren't open off season, but appear ready to go come March when they begin their fishing action. The airstrip is partially open - small planes only, but they're working on it. The beaches are fine but aren't groomed these days and the beach bar is closed.

People on site are friendly and hospitable. They try hard, but seem hampered by a shortage of working capital to move things along. Reportedly, the owner is trying to sell the operation.



Dockage Rates, 2013-11-13
Captain: , Winter Springs, FL (10)

The $1.50/' that shows on this ActiveCaptain tool is for the off-season, Sept 16 - March 14. From March 15 - Sept 15 the slip fee is $2.75/'. The amenities are okay, but the $2.75/' is way out of line with other marinas in the Abacos. Normally Spanish is only a fuel stop for our group.



Awesome Marina and Food, 2013-08-30
Captain: , Oviedo, FL (200)

Nice overnight spot and best food around, Island is just charming and staff is wonderful.




Over Priced, 2013-07-20
Captain: , Ft. Lauderdale (420)

Although the facilities are OK I find the pricing is out of line with others of equal or better quality in the area.



Very Easy place to check in, 2013-05-20
Captain: , East Greenwich, RI (588)

This was a great place to check into customs. This is done at the bar. Fill out your paper work and drink at the same time, makes bureaucracy much easier to take. This is mostly a private island and not very developed. They do charge a fee if you are not staying in the marina, it is a business after all. The staff is very accomodating. By the way, do not swim in the marina when the fishemen are cleaning their catch, lot of sharks.



Great place to clear customs and releax before pressing on, 2013-05-20
Captain: , Merritt Island, FL (372)

We've been here a half-dozen times. Clearing customs is a breeze. The pool and showers are excellent and the whole island has a very relaxed feel. The store is well-stocked and the staff is very friendly. The giant porch is a great place to sit in rocking chairs, look out over paradise, drink rum and swap stories with other cruisers. We start all of our Abacos cruises right here.



Sail right past., 2013-05-11
Captain: , Thunder Bay (10)

We stopped for fuel on our way back to Florida. We bought fuel and a few items from the store. We spent about $100 in total. Went to dispose of 3 small grocery bags of trash and were told we couldn't unless we paid a usage fee........



Great Stop, 2013-04-27
Captain: , Dallas, TX (726)

Enjoyed the ping pong table and shuffleboard in the bar. Food was good but no breakfast when we were there. We pretty much had the place to ourselves. Well stocked store with all the essentials. Staff very helpful, saw that we were preparing to leave and came down to help with lines. Not much protection from waves in the deep water slips but Donnie tells me a larger breakwater is in the plans. Definately will make the stop again.



Great Stay at Spanish Cay Marina, 2013-04-18
Captain: , Punta Gorda (10)

There were rumors that Spanish Cay Marina was rebuilding due to damage from Hurricane Sandy. All the work was done a while ago. The docks, new pool and restaurant are all fully operational. The food was delicious and the owner and staff are outstanding. It's a lovely spot. We'll be back on our trip home.



Great Place and 5 star staff, 2013-04-09
Captain: , Palm Coast, Florida (785)

Stayed two nights April 7th & 8th, only two other boats there at the time. Chuck and Anita were very kind and helpful. The pool, hot tub and facilities are great. Conch Burger for lunch at the restaurant is wounderful. The docks are good except with any wind out of the west. I used a fender board and was fine with E to SE wind of 15 kts.



Quiet and Quaint, 2013-03-12
Captain: , Juneau, AK (288)

We arrived at the tail end of the off season with only a couple of other boats in the marina. Ended up staying two nights. Restaurant closed, but store had the necessities and staff were very helpful. Docking with a stiff wind was a bit exciting, but Felix was handy and made quick work of the lines. Beach combing was excellent, but definitely wear good hard sole shoes as the exposed rock is very sharp.



Wide Open Marina, 2013-03-11
Captain: , Sandusky, OH (284)

We arrived in a Northerly and got some shelter from land but the sea wall doesn't do much if you have anything with a westerly component. We were the only boat in the marina. Very weird. Felt like Lake Erie in late November only warmer. Restaurant and bar were closed and Sandy recovery was still underway. We fished for dinner off the dock and caught enough snapper to make for a fine feast. The last one we caught was intercepted by an 8' shark that ate my fish and broke my pole. Lots of sharks in the marina. Not a great snorkling place. Anita and dockmaster were very friendly and helpful. A good stop in the right weather.



Great checkin; bumpy in westerly winds, 2013-02-18
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (375)

We arrived Nov 7, 2012 with westerly winds 20-25kn. Getting into the slip was a bit exciting, since the wind was on the stbd quarter and there was easily 1ft chop in the basin. The channel through the breakwater is open to the west, so we spent a bumpy night.
The dockage rate was good, but we were the only boat there overnight. They were still repairing from Hurricane Sandy, with boards over most of the windows and the restaurant closed. Even with Sandy, the dock was in good condition.
Customs checkin was uneventful and the agent came to the marina soon after our arrival.



Actively Being Spruced Up (Again), 2013-02-17
Captain: , Vero Beach (527)

Breakwall is only a breakwall through half the tide any swell coming around the south end of the island will jostle one for 6 hours at a time. try to slip at entry portico or farther in if draft allows.

Honor system phone for $0.50 a minute calls to US.

Grouper on caesar salad was very good. Conch burger was good.

Dockmaster "Tornado" is excellent.

Wear hard sole shoes to the beach much storm washed garbage to include shark guage fish-hooks in sand.

Private Island. Lack of competition shows in prices. $5.00 Laundry Chits $10 a day WIFI. Slip fee was only $1.00 a foot pending arrival of sport fishing fleet.

Anita is very easy to work with

Still trying to come back from Hurricane Sandy



Very Nice But Quiet, 2012-07-23
Captain: , Sarasota, FL (130)

Stayed one night. Very nice and good food at the restaurant. Not a lot to do but a great place to relax.



Wow! We Love Spanish Cay!, 2012-07-16
Captain: , Galveston,Tx (10)

My husband and I were on our way to Treasure Cay to meet friends and decided to stop in at Spanish Cay...The staff there were all amazing...the food was delicious...we fell in love with the island potcake named "Hurricane"...(a rescued potcake)...we ended up having our friends come over to Spanish Cay...The beaches were so clean and nice!!! LOVE LOVE Spanish Cay...we will be going back soon...Anita, Chuck, Felix, Tornadoe, Marell, Troy, and Denise are the BEST!!!!!



Sweet Spot in the Abacos, 2012-07-13
Captain: , Longboat Key, FL (955)

After spending two weeks in the Abacos and hitting all the usual suspects, Spanish Cay was scheduled only as a "stop" on our way back. Wish I had a few more days as this is a special little (and I do mean little) island, with great beaches, a delighful restuarant and bar, well run marina. The ships store was one of the very best I have ever seen, well stocked with all the "right" things you could want while traveling by boat. The staff was friendly, competent and helpful. BTW, if Wreckers Bar is open, don't miss the fabulous views and breezes from the elevated deck over the ocean. Sweet!



Perfect Stay, 2012-06-13
Captain: , New Johnsonville, TN (180)

We planned an overnight stop but loved it so much we stayed extra days. We loved the laid-back feeling and being spoiled on this lovely private island. And the marina has a very comfortable 8'+ water depths. Give this place a try, you will love it. It is not the least expensive place but I felt it was fair and a good value. Good food, beautiful private beach...enjoy



On the edge of the Abacos, 2012-05-21
Captain: , Canada (56)

As our first stop on the way to the Abacos (the tourist Abacos at least), Spanish Cay will always be my definition of a tropical paradise - quiet and laid back, friendly and accommodating people, modern facilities (no TV is good, not bad) and views that are so beautiful they are eerie. At Spanish Cay you know you are in another world.



Port in a Storm, 2012-04-14
Captain: , Nyack, NY (556)

We were towed in to the marina as we had no engine and could not get off our anchor. Angels from a nearby cay bailed us out. We would avoid "Private Island" Marinas, but Chuck and Anita made us at home, and the off season dock rate was palatable. We were dockbound for three days by wind agains the docks and enjoyed the island, the few other boaters and a tasty meal at the restaurant. I advise you to read more of the reviews as they may be help to your needs.



WORTH STAYING AT, 2012-04-10
Captain: , Harrison Twp, MI (350)

A little pricey, but the ambiance of the island and the warmth/courtesy of the staff makes it a good bang for the buck. Beautiful, great food, super pool/hot tub, fun evenings.



Great fro clearing customs, 2012-04-01
Captain: , Utica, Ohio (245)

I arrived in late February 2012 and cleared customs and immegration here. We arrived just after the customs office closed, and the official was half way down the dock to catch her ride off the island. She turned around when she saw our Q flag and spent half an hour clearing my crew of 5. Exceptional.

Marina facilities are first rate and the staff is very friendly and helpful. We hiked over to the Atlantic side, and storm damage was evident everywhere. Lots of debris. It will take them quite awhile to restore it, but the maqrina and related facilities are not damaged.



Nice marina, only gripe-poor wave protection, 2012-03-15
Captain: , Lewis Creek, Md (1234)

Really nice poeple and marina with excellant facilities. We were near the outside with northeast winds, and it was a little rocky



Spanish Cay is OPEN, 2011-12-27
Captain: , Spanish Cay (172)

Friendly people - Groceries - Deisel and Gas - Pool and Hot Tub - Full Restaurant and Bar - Beaches and More -You get what you pay for...it is pricey ...but well worth it....When you leave Spanish Cay...you want to go back!



Great Place!, 2011-12-27
Captain: , Clearwater Beach , FL (10)

My wife and I planned to clear customs at Spanish Cay and cruise on...however...we ended up staying 3 days! Customs officer was very helpful and pleasant...dockmaster, food, waitstaff were the best! We love everyone at Spanish Cay! We will definitely be going back! Best spot thus far on our travels!



Nice facility. Not cheap, 2011-11-05
Captain: , Daytona Beach, FL (533)

Limped into here after having an alternator freeze up on my engine, had to be towed inside the breakwater to the slip. $100 for 100 yards! I understand the need to charge for all services. Just be aware. Good tie up and excellent cracked conch in the restaurant. Customs person can be unreliable.



ALL IN ONE FACILITY BUT PRICY!, 2011-05-19
Captain: , Salt Spring Island, BC (50)

Pleasant, pretty facility including customs. Quite empty in late May, lovely pool, panoramic views of Sea of Abaco, good laundry, solid docks. High price for power ($50 for 50 amps for small power boats) and $10/day wifi, plus $2.75' dockage. Privately owned island that generates own power. Good household goods store with limited fresh produce. Helpful staff.





Rumming in Paradise, 2011-05-07
Captain: , Fort Pierce, Florida (10)

I just had to leave this message after reading other reviews on Spanish. My wife and I have been cruising the Bahamas for 15 years and just popped into Spanish for the first time. There were 10 or 12 boats there when we arrived. The customs lady (Euleen I think) was great and it just got better as we met the rest of the staff. The new managers Chuck and Anita took care of our every need. They are a great team. We were only staying 1 night but ended up staying 4. What a great little island. The island is private and they have there own airport. The restaurant has the best food we have had in the Bahamas. We even had fresh oysters they had flown in. The owner stays there a lot on his boat. This is a great place for a day or a week with the friendliest staff in the Bahamas.



Nice People, Pretty Island, Great Fishing, 2011-05-04
Captain: , Jupiter (10)

My husband and I stopped at Spanish Cay on our first Abacos trip in our new boat. Going through customs was very easy and the staff was fabulous! The prices at there are not cheap, but you get what you pay for. We fished the first day and caught some nice tuna and wahoo, then relaxed by the pool the rest of the afternoon. Exploring the island by golf cart was interesting and the beaches were beautiful and secluded. Dinner at the point house was absolutely amazing--the Spanish Cay Grouper is the best! We felt very much "at home" there on Spanish Cay and will definitely be stopping by on our way back home.



The worst managment, 2011-04-09
Captain: , Wilmington Deleware (330)

We stopped at this marina in Feb. 2011 and met Dan and Sue, the managers. We fell in love with them and the island, so we rented a slip for a month. Then Dan and Sue lost thier jobs and a new team of managers showed up. They treated us like squatters and were extremely rude. We had to prove we had paid our slip and actually we had overpaid the electric. We will never stop at this island again, it has lost its' charm. Beware of SHARKS!



Not good for us., 2011-04-03
Captain: , Charlotte Harbor, FL (1548)

We pulled iin because of high winds/waves, but their breakwater did little to protect the boats at the docks. We rocked and rolled all night. We left the next day with winds still high since it offered very poor protection from the winds and waves coming from the SW. And at 2.5 a foot plus electric it was just too expensive. They said it was high season in March but only had about 6 boats. There are other nice places for 50 cents a foot like at Green Turtle to the south!



Good Place to Clear In But Expensive, 2011-02-24
Captain: , Panama City, Florida (511)

We cleared in here with two other boats. We were the only boats in the marina. The people here were very nice and clearing in was a breeze.



Pricey but nice, 2011-01-26
Captain: , Hernando Beach, Fl (300)

This was a good first place to clear customs and spend the night. Very quiet island but they have a nice bar and restaurant. Overpriced for what they offer, but I understand it is a private club.



Over rated and over priced, 2009-07-27
Captain: , Cape Coral, FL (334)

Title says it all.



Good clearance point for customs , 2009-01-05
Captain: , Absarokee Mt (1228)

Fixed docks, good resturant, great customs lady.



Didn't stay long//// 5-30-07 Changed my mind, 2007-05-30
Captain: , Jupiter, FL (1236)

Nice people but we had power problems. Not much protection from anything but east wind.
Restaurant and bar was good.

New entry... No power probs this time. The wind was out of the East. So no surge.
This place is worth a day or two of walking around. Very quiet.
Fish everywhere. Sharks, Rays, Snapper, Triggers, Parrots, and I could keep going.
Raised my rating a star. Look around it's worth the walk.



Sleepy fish Camp, 2007-05-23
Captain: , Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (258)

Spanish Cay Marina is pretty much it for this Cay. The beaches are not easily accessible, and there is nothing available on the island except a few items in the marina store. There is a "Club" as they call it that consists of three buildings of 4 rental apartments each, which are located about a mile from the marina. The grounds around the Club and marina are unkept, The tennis courts at the club are moldy. The place looks like owership left and simply forgot to turn out the lights.

The marina staff is friendly and attentive. The Point Restruant has good food at exceptionally high prices for what they offer. I'll state again the food is good and very expensive. We noted that some sport fish boats were cooking on the docks with electric grills.

Spanish Cay Marina offers close access to the open ocean and the drop off for fishing for the bigguns and that is what they seem to attract, crusiers stop for a night and move on, and we did the same.

The docks are well kept and the water at the slips deep. The marina is protected from surge and current by a series of rock jetties that look to be in need of some rebuilding.



Expensive spot, 2007-04-15
Captain: , Tampa (246)

2.35 a foot after mid March. Not much there to justfy this very high rate. We were only boat in marina and they stll wouldn't negotiate.



Spanish, 2007-02-15
Captain: , Stuart, Fl. (268)

clean, friendly, customs, fuel, great place

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