Details for Turtle Cove Marina

Turtle Cove Marina

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Average rating 4.0 stars from 22 reviews

Address PO Box 594
Turtle Cove


After hours contact

Facility type

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

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Carole Klinko



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Major credit cards are honored.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Complimentary boat guide service to enter Sellar's Cut. Use the pilot boat at least the first time you come in and out.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 7.5
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: 7.5 foot draft max. at low tide

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

Additional info: Slips are pilings and finger piers - no cleats, so be prepared with a big loop to grab the outer pilings as you come in.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 165
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: Up to 7.5' draft.


Transient: 100
Total: 100
Transient price: $1.05/ft (2016-09-23)

Other price info: 65 deep water slips.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: Metered at $0.60 Kwh

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Reverse osmosis water and ice. $5 per day for water.

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: $0.10 discount for more than 1000 gallons.


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out

Yes - Available on weekdays with 1 day advance notice.


Yes - Reverse osmosis water and ice.


Yes - Free


Yes - They are a bit far away from the docks.




Yes - You can drop off laundry at the office for a local service to pick up and return for a reasonable price.

You can also do it yourself. They also have a nice stacked washer and dryer near the restrooms. $4 to wash and $6 to dry. Buy tokens at the office. 2017


Yes - IGA is close. This is the best grocery store between Puerto Rico and Nassau. They have good selection.


Yes - NAPA is available for everything mechanical. A Home-Depot like store is also available.


Yes - There are several close by.


Yes - There are several close by.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Two are in the area.

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - WiFi is available.

Boat ramp availability



Yes - A limo service is available. Car rental and scooter rental services are nearby.

Note that cabs can be expensive, ask for price before getting in. Jitney service is reported to be good.

Other services

Liquor store, diving, complimentary marine guide boat in and out of the marina.


Reviews for Turtle Cove Marina
A Gem of a Marina, 2017-04-17
Captain: , Road Harbour - BVI (789)

We planned to stay here for a week until a weather window opened to continue onto Puerto Rico from the Bahamas. We passed on 2 windows and stayed for 3 weeks because we enjoyed Provo so much. We tried all of the restaurants within walking distance. All were very good but Mango Reef at the marina was our favorite. We rented a car for a few days from Scooter Bob%u2019s just across the harbor. Scooter Bobs will offer you a better rate for one of their older cars if you ask nicely.

Be sure to use the free pilot boat option if you are unfamiliar with the reef and entrance. We draw 7 feet and had no difficulty at high tide.

The facilities at this marina are very clean. Some of the slips have broken power pedestals but they will not dock you at a berth where the power doesn%u2019t work.

For the price, this marina offers exceptional value. It is in the heart of everything and walking distance (1.5 miles) to the local IGA market (very nice grocery store).

This is a popular stopping spot for cruisers sailing west or east wanting a stopover. Most people stay for just a few days. We meet tons of fellow boaters and hated it when it was our turn to leave. We had an ideal window to sail on to PR without having to stop in the DR. For those traveling east, this is a much better place to wait for weather rather than hanging in the DR for a Mona Passage window. Be patient and wait for 4 days or NE winds.

The unpaved area can whip up a little dust when windy. Not a big deal as the area is very sheltered from all directions.

Great Marina, 2017-03-27
Captain: , Aurora, NC (128)

We stopped here for 6 days to rest and wait out a weather window on our way north from Puerto Rico to the Bahamas. The marina is great. They sent a center console boat out to guide us in through the reef, which is pretty intimidating if you haven't done it before. The dockhands were ready and very helpful in getting us into the slip. There's lots of room for maneuvering to get into the slip. The restrooms are very nice - clean and well maintained. One is just a private toilet/sink, the other is a private restroom with a shower. The marina is in a very pretty setting with good protection. There's a great grocery store within walking distance, and a number of good restaurants right nearby. Mango Reef is right next to the marina, and the food was excellent. There is a nice long beach, with access within walking distance. The staff is friendly and helpful. We really liked this marina.

Wonderful place to rest and enjoy the island, 2017-03-01
Captain: , St Petersburg, FL (120)

Came over from George Town BS and stopped here for a few days rest. We got in late but Kyle was still willing to come out in the pilot boat and show us the way, despite the late hour. The staff is fantastic and the location couldn't be better - restaurants, bars and nightlife, close to the beach and the store isn't that far. Great experience - we will definitely return!

Good place to stop, 2017-01-27
Captain: , Wherever we are. (119)

Yes, the channel in is challenging. At least the first time use the guide boat. We draw 6'7" and made it in (just) with a +1.3 foot tide.

Helpful staff and easy, laid-back, clearance formalities.

Friendly place with Great cost x benefit, 2017-01-17
Captain: , South America (778)

Friendly place. Many restaurants around, laundry, ice and diesel available also. Call then VHF ch 16 and they will send a guide boat to help you.
IGA grocery store nearby - only 5 minutes by car.

Great place to stop in Provo!, 2016-08-29
Captain: , Channel Islands Harbor, CA (40)

We stopped in here for 5 days to wait out a tropical storm that never materialized before heading to the D.R. we found a great facility with friendly staff, easy clearing and reasonable prices (1.05/ft). I would highly recommend this marina! Getting in was easy as I just radioed the marina on 16 when I was about 10 mins from sellers cut. They sent a guide boat to lead us in. the location in fantastic and close to restaurants and shopping. Overall a great experience!

Protected and convenient, but add-ons add up., 2016-03-16
Captain: , Sneads Ferry, NC (351)

We liked the marina and the people there (mostly) but when we got a fuel bill that was 100% of our capacity (we were NOT out when we motored in!) and had to get into a bit of an arguement to NOT have water or electricity hooked up, we decided to leave. Restaurants around the basin are good and not as expensive as the beach bars.

As we left, a large charter fishing boat had to give us instructions - the buoys had moved! Without their warning, we might have hit the reef!

Nice Protected Marina, 2016-01-21
Captain: , Lakeland (997)

We stayed here for a month over Christmas and New Year's. Well protected and calm inside Turtle Cove. We had a guide boat bring us in, but in retrospect we could have made it in on our own following the markers (with a little anxiety). We followed our own track back out without the guide boat. Staff was extremely helpful. Easy to clear Customs and Immigration (they call to come to the marina). Several excellent restaurants nearby (esp. Tiki Hut, Baci Italian, and Magnolia Wine Bar). Car and scooter rental ($49/day) on premises. Dive Provo comes to pick you up if you like to Dive. We really enjoyed our time here. Friendly people.

Incredibly sheltered & good experience, 2015-12-24
Captain: , city island (382)

I used their pilot boat in, since they offerd, and it was rough. However, the channel though the breakers and reefs was well marked. there was 1 green can missing at the entrance, and they did not all light up, but I would not be inclined to enter at night. Actually I could at this point, since I have a nice track line in and out. Very protected. Good docks.
Nice people, good rate at $1.05/ft, customs and immigration easy. walk to reef snorkling, several restaurants.
Minimal offerings otherwise. 2 restrooms, 1 shower. Much construction going on, so more offerings in the works.
Note however that the dock hands may or may not be experienced, so beware. Recommend stern in.

Ok place if less than 5 ft draft, 2013-05-24
Captain: , Seattle, WA (445)

We were very dissappointed in the marina. We have a 7 ft draft and had stayed here several years ago. Sent a note several weeks earlier asking for a reservation which they said would be no problem. Once we got to the marina we were told we couldn't come in until it was dredged which was supposed to be the next day. Anchored out 3 nights in terrible rolly weather with no communciation from the marina. Finally we said we would try at a very high tide and barely made it. While we were there they got it dredged so we thought it would be no problem when we left but got very stuck and had to be pulled out. Some dredginh job. Also they charge $20 a day for power and electricty regardless of how much you use which is ridiculous for most boats. The power and electic was about half the moorage. So expect a big bill.

Great Place to stay!, 2013-04-19
Captain: , Crown Bay Marina, St. Thomas, USVI (100)

As a Delivery Captain I always make a point to stay @ Turtle Cove Marina when passing by. Staff is excellent, very reasonable rates ($1.05 per foot) and clean facility. Tiki Hut is a must for great food and drinks! Put it on your list of places to visit..

Nice but shoaling issue, 2013-04-07
Captain: , San Diego, Miami (146)

Turtle Cove is a nice place but you better not draw more than 4.5%u2019 to 5%u2019. They have a shoaling issue as you enter the marina. You will want to radio the marina to get them to guide you in from the outer reef as it is pretty tricky and the passage at one point gets down to say 50%u2019-60-%u2018 wide. There are markers so that is really helpful.

The staff was nice, and there are several restaurants in the area, as well as Scooter Bob%u2019s where you can rent a car or scooter.

friendly, few marina services, 2013-02-27
Captain: , Sarasota (411)

Controlling depth no more than 6 ft. We draw 6.5 and pushed sand both in and out with almost full tide working for us. Yes, we were following the pilot boat.
Dockage 2$/ft. Power .65/kw.

Busy but Good, 2013-02-07
Captain: , Road Town (537)

Tricky in (and out) but once there everything was fine. The car park is big and dusty but the dock was great. No surge or movement - even in a NE. It is totally protected. People were friendly and professional

Very helpful, 2012-11-23
Captain: , St Thomas (170)

The people here are very helpful and make arriving in the Turks and Caicos very easy. We were met at the cut in the reefs by the marina guide boat that took us through the reef and into the marina safely, a team of guys ready there to catch our lines and Customs had already been organised so that we were cleared in before we even had time to get our shorepower connected. The Manager at the marina had loads of cruising info, great knowledge of all the best dive locations and also organised our anchoring permit which no -one else had told us we needed. Yes the marina is essentially in a dirty car park but the waters are clear with turtles swimming around, we had 100amp power connection, good water pressure and a good few restaurants and bars within a stones throw.

Mind the power & water charges, 2012-05-16
Captain: , PooleUK (1023)

Shallow approach, but watch out for huge prices for power & water, it can be a shock.
Great little marina, well sheltered, great Tiki Bar!

An enjoyable stop between FL and the Carribean, 2011-11-05
Captain: , Daytona Beach, FL (533)

This marina is very protected and it's an okay place. Good restaurants options on the perimeter of the marina. A bike shop and scooter/car rental is on site as well.

A note about getting into the marina - through the reef: If you've not been here - use the pilot boat. 3 of us experienced captains almost tried to enter the reef at the wrong spot. Glad we decided to wait on the pilot boat.

Turtle Cove, 2011-04-15
Captain: , Babylon NY (341)

The parking lot is dusty having not been repaired in 6+ years. The marina as a whole is very protected from any weather. Docks are old and there is 1 bathroom with shower that is far from docks for convenient use. Pump out facilities are available on weekdays with 1 day advance notice.

The enterance through Stellars Cut can be very dangerous in any north swell. A guid boat in is imperitave in these conditions since the cut is very hard to see unless you are right on top of it.

There are great restaurants in walking distance as well as most other services. A first class supermarket is a 5 min drive away. The marina is home to dozens of charter boats of all kinds.

They have changed their policy in that all boats are charged $15 aday for elec. and $5 a day for water regardless of use or if you are on the boat or even connected to power. That makes $600 a month if you are docking your boat. Office is not very friendly. Overall experience is steadily going down.

Nice place but not fancy, yet, 2010-12-09
Captain: , Road Town (450)

Dirt does blow from the unpaved parling lot. There are plans for improvements. Several resturants are within walking distance.

Getting in and out of the marina through the reef can be very difficult, especially for larger yachts. I strongly suggest you use the pilot boat if any kind of a swell is running.

Turtle Cove Marina, 2010-04-16
Captain: , Naples Fl. (100)

I agree with Capt Bill, it's a nice stop if your traveling between the states and the caribbean. a little rough around the edges.
The reef is defiantly and issue with swells out of the north and English cut (channel blasted out of large coral head) can be a challenge as well with larger boat and cross wind.
Restaurant, car rental and dive shop on property.
Planned expansion in the near future should make this a must stop marina

Nice place but not fancy. Tends to be dirty as the parking lot is not paved. There are several resturants with in walking distance. As well as the Turtle Cove Divers dive shop and dive boat docks. Also with in walking distance is Scooter Bob's scooter and car rental office.Getting in and out of the marina through the reef can be problematic to say the least if any kind of swell is running out of the North. They do have a pilot boat to lead you in if you wish.02/10 All the above is still true. But Scouter Bob's has now moved closer to the marina. Power is a bit flakey. With some poles not working.

Turtle Cove, 2010-02-14
Captain: , Sarasota, Ft. Lauderdale (643)

Nice place but not fancy. Tends to be dirty as the parking lot is not paved. There are several resturants with in walking distance. As well as the Turtle Cove Divers dive shop and dive boat docks.

Also with in walking distance is Scooter Bob's scooter and car rental office.

Getting in and out of the marina through the reef can be problematic to say the least if any kind of swell is running out of the North. They do have a pilot boat to lead you in if you wish.

02/10 All the above is still true. But Scouter Bob's has now moved closer to the marina. Power is a bit flakey. With some poles not working.

Turtle Cove Marina, 2009-06-04
Captain: , St. Louis Mo (328)

This marina is on Provodentiales in the Turks and Caicos Island chain. Full service marina, many great resteraunts in this area. Hotel on site with pool.

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