Details for Sumner Point Marina - Closed

Sumner Point Marina - Closed

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Average rating 3.2 stars from 16 reviews

Address Rum Cay


After hours contact

Facility type

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

VHF channel

Uses 16 for hailing and working.


Email contact

Owner, manager




Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

When the credit card machine isn't working, it's cash only. Ask before you pump.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:






Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: 6.5
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 180
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: 30
Transient price: $0.80/ft (2016-04-04)

Other price info: January 17, 2012: While the marina is being repaired from the effects of Hurricanes Irene an Sandy they are offering free dockage while they renovate.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info: Electrical connections 30, 50 and 100 amp (all single phase), 110 and 220 volt.

Pricing info: 50 amp is $30
30 amp is $20

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Reverse osmosis water is located at dockside. $0.50 per gallon.

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: Esso

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: Credit card fee: Visa - 2.5%, MC - 4.2%.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: Credit card fee: Visa - 2.5%, MC - 4.2%.


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out


Yes - $5 for a 10lb bag.




Yes - Available in one of the cottages.





Yes - Limited but available in town.
Grocery service by or by calling 242-557-3663 (Nassau) or 855-3663-242 (North America).



Yes - Out of the Blue and Kaye's lounge in town.


Yes - Kay's in town.

Hotels or motels

Yes - They have 4 beach villas and a 2/1 beach house.

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Satellite

Boat ramp availability


Other services

Kayak Rental


Reviews for Sumner Point Marina - Closed
Marina is closed, 2015-04-25
Captain: , Mallets Bay (60)

Nothing is open, in fact, half the buildings were being bulldozed while we watched.

CLOSED!! Until next season., 2015-03-27
Captain: , Baltimore, MD (1038)

Made a phone call to marina to check on status- Marina will remain closed until next season.

new management, 2015-01-19
Captain: , brunswick (10)

The marina is totally shoaled in at this moment and there was nobody there.... Looks deserted

Under New Management, 2014-06-04
Captain: , St Paul (34)

Ben is the new owner/manager of this marina and went the extra mile to host our trawler. He guided us through the complicated entry on the VHF, gave us a choice of slips and introduced us to the other folks in the marina. The next day, Ben offered me the use of his golf cart to get groceries.Free internet is available at the "Last Chance" grocery store and at the Twin Sisters restaurant. Katie, the owner of the Last Chance, will order fresh bread for you with a days notice.

I highly recommend stopping here rather than anchor in the choppy Port Nelson harbor... The time ashore at Rum Cay is part of the out island experience.

intoxicating beauty and fun, 2014-03-20
Captain: , Hampton, VA (2502)

Came back this year (2013) for yet another delightful stay. Yes, as mentioned in the previous review, a few of the channel markers are in place and hard to read if you are really don't have good charts. With good charts all falls into place. Shifting sands do impact the final approach to the marina. best to call or dinghy in ahead of time especially if you have doubts about reading the water......

Island much the same. We added a chartplotter to the dinghy to help us out exploring the W, N, and East shores. Sure beats walking in the hot sun.

Sumner Point Marina is in transition. Bobby is no longer on site, and all services have stopped. A new manager is planned to start in mid to late April. Until then, all there is is the dock. Nonetheless, this is still paradise!

In 2012, We spent 10 days in Rum Cay and had a fantastic time. Great beaches, unbelievable reef snorkeling and fishing. Monster lobsters. Bobby and Gro are delightful hosts. During our stay the cruisers pulled together wonderfully to help each other and Bobby. Lots of pot-luck dinners. Would go back in a heart-beat. Not for those needing hand-holding or a real marina, shopping malls, or the Georgetown crowd. Best to stay away since you will be miserable and make everyone miserable as well. Luckily those needing such things left quickly.

Dangerous Marina Entry Channel, 2014-02-10
Captain: , Kemah, Tx (20)

Some channel markers are missing in the entry channel to the marina. The markers are all white stakes with no indication which side is safe. We ran aground at the last marker before the marina entrance with heavy swells topping the adjacent reef. The cruisers in the anchorage came to our rescue in their dinghys. There was only one resident with a motor boat and he was not around. So if you risk going into this marina, be aware if you make a mistake, there may not be help available. The anchorage had excellent holding and was a much safer option.

Fun, artistic, out-island experience, 2013-07-14
Captain: , British Virgin Islands (20)

Stayed here a few days in April, 2013. Free dockage, cheap showers, ice, no fuel or wifi. Hard to get on/off boat at low tide, docks need repair. Fun out island atmosphere. Going in is tricky, we anchored out & dinghied in to figure it out & get advice-very glad we did. Also, buggy at dusk. But we loved it, could have stayed much longer.

What a great place, 2013-05-24
Captain: , Scheveningen,Netherlands (10)

After the isands of the Turks&Caicos this was a great place to be on the dock for a few days. Other people stay months. The dockage is free this season, only pay for water etc.

Great Marina, Great People, 2013-03-20
Captain: , Stuart, FL (416)

We spen a week here on our Krogen 48 and had a great time. No power available right now, but docks are in decent shape. Nice clubhouse at the marina and there is a small village about a mile away. Has two grocery stores, two bars and a restaurant. Local people are friendly and welcoming. Docks a free until the end of 2013. Bobby runs the place and makes sculptures and jewelry in his spare time, Nice stuff! There are also cottages for rent on the property and Bobby and Gro make great food for the guests. We would come again.

Fun Friendly and great locals, 2013-03-08
Captain: , Fort Lauderdale (18)

Stayed for a few days Bobby and Gro are amazing. Very cool out island marina with FREE dockage. Had some amazing potluck dinners with other boats and island staff. Would go back in a flash

Basic Facilities But Enjoyable Experience, 2013-02-09
Captain: , Norfolk, VA, USA (165)

We stayed at the marina for 10 days (Jan 22-31, 2013) and enjoyed the entire visit. There is no charge for the dockage and you only pay for what services you use. Bobby and Gro are very welcoming and we held several pot luck dinners with the crews of the 8 boats that were at the marina plus some marina staff.

There are no functioning electrical hookups or internet connections at the marina although a WiFi connection cant be had at the local Batelco office. We took on water for 40 cents/gal. Fuel is not available so make sure you have plenty onboard. Gro bakes fresh bread that we will sell to the cruisers.

Snorkeling and fishing was enjoyed by the crews while we were there with several lobster, fish and conch making it to the dinner table.

Super friendly people & pets, 2012-06-14
Captain: , St. Thomas, USVI (624)

This was a tough approach especially with the shoal of sand that was partially blocking the entrance (that others have mentioned). We needed a break from some long days and nights sailing and needed fuel as well. Unfortunately, there was no fuel here and the restaurant was not open, although Bobby and Gru invited us to eat with them. We had burgers that we needed to cook before they went bad so we didn't end up taking them up on the offer. The wifi was working but the internet on the island was down so that was a little disappointing, but nothing they could control. We loved their dogs and cat and all of the friendly residents and visitors. A great out of the way place for a few days of RnR. Watch out for mosquitoes at dawn and dusk. Not many provisions at all on the island.

Limited Access to the Marina, 2012-03-25
Captain: , St. Petersburg, Florida (10)

Hurricane Irene, Cat 3, silted in the marina access channel - it has been dredged to allow 6' access at high tide. Bobby, the owner is a great host and a superb cook. Unbeateble family style dinner on Fridays. Bobby mentioned a $10 million upgrade of the marina in the near future. We throughly enjoyed our brief stop

Rum Cay post Irene 15 Feb 2012, 2012-02-15
Captain: , Baltimore (119)

After hurricane Irene, the entrance to Sumner Point marina Rum Cay Bahamas, has shoaled in on the starboard side and is rather narrow but deep. One needs to enter through the posts. We are a catamaran with 14 ft beam and had no problem. A sailboat with 6 ft draft entered after us on a falling tide. Some entrance buoys are missing and visual navigation required. The VHF at Sumner was not working but as we approached staff came down to direct us into slip. Dredging to return entrance to previous status is planned.
Fuel not at marina because the barge can' t get in. The locals are ordering maybe 20 gallons to come on mail boat which comes in weekly.
The restaurant at marina is open as well as ones in town and market is open. Batelco is still closed but phone cards for Bahamian cells are bought off island and available from the post office or police officer. There are about 80 full time residents and total population is about 150 with winter residents.
Some docks with power and water and internet. Docking is $1.00 a foot.

Report from SV Time Enough 2
15 Feb 2012

Friendly and helpful, 2011-03-31
Captain: , Key Largo (127)

We stayed a night here during our tour of the Bahamas and found the people here very friendly and accommodating. The facilities are run down but in the process of rebuilding. Take protection for no see-ums.

Small, not fancy but good for most cruisers, 2010-12-10
Captain: , Port St Lucie (514)

Pay attention to guides/charts. Approach to marina entrance is VPR only but very doable in good sun. Closer to the marina entrance there are markers that give a safe route in but it twists and turns. Call the marina on 16 and they're glad to help. This rustic marina is very friendly to cruisers and seems to be a fuel stop for many larger power vessels. Power and water are available as is slowish wifi. Rent a golf cart and see the island and be sure to stop at Kay's bar. If you're lucky her mother, Delores will be there.

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