Details for Spice Island Marine Services

Spice Island Marine Services

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Average rating 3.2 stars from 4 reviews

Address PO Box 449 True Blue
St. Georges


After hours contact

Facility type

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

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Boatyard is at the head of Prickly Bay, approach is easy using Imray-Iolaire Charts.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: Two vessels can tie alongside on either side of the haulout slipway. These are often taken by boats using rigging or welding services, check with the office for availability.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: No morings are available.

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

Additional info: 110 and 220 50hz.

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access


Liveaboard info



Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:



Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out



Yes - Next to office.


Yes - Dumpster at main gate.


Yes - 3 cold water showers.


Yes - 3 Private toilets next to showers.


Yes - 2 Washers, 2 Dryers next to showers.



Yes - Budget Marine a duty free chandlery is on site at main gate.


Yes - De Big Fish Restaurant is next door.


Hotels or motels

Yes - Cool Runings Apartment are just behind the boat yard and are quite affordable.

Repair capabilities

Yes - This is a full service boatyard with a 70 ton travelift for beams up to 25 ft.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Travelift

Storage facilities

Yes - Storage available for hurricane season includes tiedowns and a catamaran only area.

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Available in office.

Boat ramp availability



Other services

Turbulance Sails is on site. Sail making, Marine Electronics and rigging. There are other contractors doing metal fabrication, electical and mechanical repairs, canvass work. Remember, this is working boat yard and not a marina.


Reviews for Spice Island Marine Services
Extremely Expensive!!!, 2016-09-19
Captain: , Gananoque (70)

This has to be one of the most expensive places in the Caribbean to get boat work done. Our bottom job came in twice is expensive as expected. The management has recently changed and there is a lot of confusion between workers and management. They post very competitive pricing on their website but things change quickly once your boat is out of the water. We were left with a $5,900 US bill for sanding, painting and minor fibreglass work and we supplied the paint! I would only recommend the facility to someone doing their own work so costs don't get way out of control and they can provide an accurate estimate just for the hauling and blocking. Personally I would just use another yard next time.

Communication, 2015-01-25
Captain: , Afton, MN (120)

We thought communication was a problem until we accepted the fact that this is a busy boat yard and emails are best answered by Island Dreams who were the excellent caretakers of Gotta Smile in our absence. At one point, we weren't sure if any work had been started only to find out it was completed to an exceptional standard. If we had prior knowledge of their competence, we would have scheduled additional fiberglass repair and painting. The relaunch, that was scheduled four months earlier, took place to the minute. Highly recommended!

Captain Smillie

Excellant place..really friendly helpful staff.., 2014-12-15
Captain: , Southampton , UK (1327)

Our only complaint about this place is that we think it is expensive everything else about this place is really good except the showers and toilets...(Urghh!!)

However all the staff are really friendly and helpful. We had work done on our boat and it was done to a very high standard...

Just remember when they quote the price for storage the chocking few is also added monthly as well... we have a 37ft boat and it was about $600 USD a month to store it there...

If it was cheaper we would have given it 5 stars...

Satisfied Sailor, 2010-07-25
Captain: , Houston (79)

SIMS has provided excellent service and value both times I have used their facilities. This week (7/20/10) Kool Kat was hauled for some mechanical work and bottom paint. The work was professionally done and she was back in the water in 3 days.

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