Details for Stella Maris Resort Club and Marina
Name

Stella Maris Resort Club and Marina
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 3.9 stars from 12 reviews

Address PO Box LI 30.105
Stella Maris, Long Island

Phone242-338-2051/2053/2050

After hours contact



Facility type

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

VHF channel

16

Web sitewww.stellamarisresort.com

Email contact

jill@stellamarisresort.com

Owner, manager

Ian and Sue

Harbormaster



Dockmaster



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Accepts USD and Bahamian Dollars.

Payment discounts

None

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:

Approach

Watch for the PVC pipes with white buoys on top as the channel markers going to the marina. Although the marina is 9 feet, the channel getting to it is not. 5.1' minimum depth has been reported at half tide.

Tide

3.2

Current

Strong

Tide & current additional info



Depths

Approach: 4.5
Transient dockage: 8
Fuel dock: 8

Other depth info: Call the resort for guidence. Markers are small PVC pipe and most are missing as of May 2014. Three of the slips in the m are less than 5 feet and you sit hard on the bottom at low tide. All dockage is Mediterranean Style with stern in and access off of the stern.

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

Additional info: Mediterranean style docking facilities with no finger piers. Can handle one or two catamarans depending on the number of boats in the marina.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:

Slips

Transient: Unknown
Total: 15
Transient price: $1.50/ft (2016-04-04)

Other price info:

Moorings

Transient: 0
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info: 50 amp not at all slips.

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

No

Phone hookup (and pricing)

No

Water (and pricing)

Yes - But it's filtered cistern water and not purified.

Dinghy access

Yes - Available

Liveaboard info



FuelGas: NOT AVAILABLE
Diesel: AVAILABLE

Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: 5% fee for credit cards.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: 5% fee for credit cards.

Propane

Yes - LPG

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

No

Launch service

Yes

Pump out

No

Ice

Yes - Available nearby.

Trash

Yes - On site.

Showers

Yes

Heads

Yes

Laundry

Yes - Across the street

Grocery

Yes - Best grocery stores are in Salt Pond which are mid-island. There are closer ones, but not as well-stocked. Mainboat arrives on Wednesday, so stores are stocked better late Wednesday and Thursday.

Hardware

No - Available on island, but not within walking distance.

Restaurants

Yes

Bars

Yes - Not on location, but at the resort.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Rooms are often available at the resort.

Repair capabilities

Yes - Boat repairs are availble. Full service engine repair. You can also arrange to do your own work at this marina.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Marine railway available. Railway can handle smaller catamarans.

Storage facilities

Yes - Some boat storage is availabe.

Fishing supplies

No - Available on island, but not within walking distance.

Chartering capabilities

Yes - Bonefishing is available, as is dive and snorkling trips.

Internet access

Yes - Free WiFi.

Boat ramp availability



Transportation

Yes - Transportation to the resort can be provided upon request. Cars available for rent can be arranged at the resort.

Other services



Attractions

Resort has several pools including a cut-out tidal pool by the ocean available to be use by boaters. The ruins of the Adderly Plantation, the Columbus Monument, and a cave on the resort property are nearby.

Reviews for Stella Maris Resort Club and Marina
Is this the same marina?, 2016-04-16
Captain: , Solomons, MD (882)

Apparently, we did not have as good of an experience as others. First, we negotiated a channel that is, at best, 4.5 feet deep. Then, at least hole we were there, we found that the sand fleas were on the prowl. Ah, but we can take a shower to salve the bie of the sand fleas, right? Well, kind of, but only in cold water.

Finally, we had gone to Stella Maris because our watermaker was broken. We thought we might be able to fill our tanks with local RO water and then proceed on our journey. Unfortunately, the only water that was available was cistern water -- and frankly, it tasted a bit salty. We decided not to put that into our tanks. In short, we cannot believe this is the four and five star marina others visited. To be honest, we won't be back.



Sad I can't even give 2 stars..., 2016-04-06
Captain: , Baltimore (21)

We show up, no one there to help. Guy from resort comes to pick us up, knows almost nothing we ask him and not the friendliest although he (kinda half tried). We get to resort and desk clerks looked "less than thrilled" we had arrived. Really sad since we heard Long Island is known for it's friendliness. They have been hit hard from the hurricaine and the marina is VERY bare bones so do not expect a haul out, bar, dive pool, RO water...the nicest people I met were at gas stations, car rentals, Lloyds Bar, but unless you are desperate to avoid winds or getting cabin fever...avoid this place. Sad...



Super protection, watch the entry, 2016-03-25
Captain: , Bayfield, WI and the ICW (1279)

We came out at low tide with 4' of water for a long ways. Only two markers left; keep them to the north. Scuba available, but you have to seek it out. Metered power, fuel. Exceptional laundry service across the street. No bank anymore. Groceries four miles away. Don't miss free rum punch and conch fritters on Sunday night at resort. The marina has a very extensive machine shop.



Sleepy little marina with resort privledges, 2016-02-20
Captain: , Lewis Creek, Md (1234)

We stayed here a week, and had some repair work done. We also explored Long Island. The marina is somewhat of a backwater. The bathrooms are nice and no charge as far as showers and the electric is metered. The resort is 2.5 miles away, but the resdort will send a car, and there are a lot of activities at the resort. The channel going into the marina is 4.5 feet at low water though inside the basin no problem. Plan the tide if you draw more. There are only two markers after the hurricaine, but the channel on the garmin was not a problem.



Seldom Visited Jewel, 2015-03-22
Captain: , Gulfport, FL (10)

We spent two days here and had a great time just as we have in the past.

Moderate draft boats will need to play the tides to get in but it is worth it.

1.50 a foot, metered electric with diesel and gas available.

Dive operation onsite. Pasqual and Robert were great. Charter fishing and a variety of trips for snorkeling, hiking and fishing were available through the resort.

Staff was readily available to shuttle us to and from resort so we could enjoy all it had to offer. Rum punch party. BBQ buffet. with great steaks on Friday and light fare and music beachside at Moonshine Grill on Saturday.

Peter and George are still involved after 50 years. Daughters Jill and Karen were working to make all feel welcomed.




An enjoyable stop, 2014-05-16
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (2709)

We were tired of all the strong winds, so we came in here at mid-tide and saw 5.1 feet a few times in the long channel. Most of the markers were missing.

Ian and Sue were absolutely terrific people and very helpful. We really enjoyed the food at the on-ste restaurant/bar Driftwood Cafe. You have to try their homemade cheescakes.

With no one there but us, we got a side tie which made it easy on and off the boat. I don't know how we could have handled the Med moor arrangement.

The only negative was the bugs. No-see-ums were horrible if the wind in the marina was less than about 12 kts.



Good stop for repairs & rest. Very quite harbor., 2013-12-19
Captain: , San Diego (292)

We blew out a hydraulic steering line & came in here leaking and thinking about getting the aux. steering ready. Ian organized the full time mechanic ($45/hour), went out and picked up the tubing (Ian the owner/manager) and in 24 hours turnaround we were fixed..almost. We headed out and found that the return lines needed replacement too. Back in at 8 a.m., and done by 5 p.m.
Besides having a mechanic, the food was great (try the white chili) and there is a happy hour.
Sue (Ian’s wife) has organized various specials each day of the week on a chalkboard in the bar. The resort is out-island and as it has evolved over 50 years it has everything. We draw 5', and had over 2' of water under the boat all the way in and out at high tide. The marina is deeper.
Ian and Sue are new owners, having just purchased about a year ago. Many personal touches, nice staff, grounds kept up. Overall - excellent. Beware of the “no-see-ums" - deet up.




Don't confuse the marina with the resort, 2013-07-11
Captain: , St. Louis, MO (153)

Came in to get fuel and hideout from Tropical Storm Chantal. True, channel markers are few, but not needed if you just follow the dotted line on the charts. Small marina basin, but neat. Like what we saw and after talking to the new manager, Ian, liked his attitude and the things he said. A dive training pool that is off the second floor deck, at the entrance to the newly opened Driftwood Cafe, will do ample service as a refreshing spot to lay around and watch the view of the bay. The casual restaurant bar has a small, but satisfying menu, and the prices are very fair, by any standards, not just Bahamian. (Try the beef burrito, enough for two if you get nachos too)
Rental cars/taxis can be arranged. Marine repair services are available. The hurricane hole up the canal off of the marina basin looks like it can live up to the moniker. Several boats were already tied up in there in preparation for Chantal. Docks are Med style, but there are a couple lay alongside and we were accommodated as we have a dingy hanging off our transom that would make a stern to access difficult, but bow in is an option with ample shore power cord length. Stop here when visiting Long Island.



well equipped boat yard, 2013-02-11
Captain: , Hampton, VA (2502)

While we didn't stay here, walked about and spoke with the new management. For an Out Island boatyard, this is a first class operation. All the right tools and skills! Also service all the resort equipment.



Great Resort - Very Small Marina, 2012-05-20
Captain: , Annapolis (602)

A really nice resort built over the past 50 years with just about everything you could want. Restaurant and bar are very good, staff are outstanding and facilities, from pools to beaches to cottages are very nice - a great place to have visitors meet you while cruising. If you have guests staying at the resort, ask about a package discount for using the marina. Marina is very small with limited services, but there when you need it. Inquire at office about using storm moorings up the creek if needed. Very good wifi at resort.



Great resort, not so good marina, 2011-02-06
Captain: , Port St Lucie (514)

Follow crusing guide advice to get to the marina. Markers are very small and only seen from 1/2 mile so you can't see them when you make the turn. Call the resort for guidence. We entered at 1/2 tide and saw 5.1' minimum. Marina had a fuel leak and really caused bad fumes. Showers not good and laundry across the street is awful. Don't waste your money. Go to the resort further down the coast for much better laundry.

Resort will shuttle you for free to restaurants and bars on site. Restaurant and bars are great at the resort. We give the resort a 4 and the marina a 2 for average 3.



Nice marina, 2009-03-28
Captain: , Ophelia, VA (849)

Marina is a well-protected marina with a canal that can be used as a hurricane hole leading off the channel into the marina. Shower seems to be permanently cold. Rated down for the noisy air compressor that runs 24 hours a day.

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