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Old 28-02-2013, 12:57   #16
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Seems like everyone knows that is called Radio Beach except me. Learn something new every day
Well, the locals call it Radio Beach and the name may be on a chart or two.
Perhaps because of a radio tower there or what-not, don't remember the origin of the name...
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Old 28-02-2013, 13:35   #17
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When we passed through in 2010, Bimini Bay offered free day passes to the resort for cruisers. You just had to go to the office and ask. They gave you a little wristband and you could walk the grounds, swim in any of the pools, and take a shower. . . . Not sure if they still offer that. It seemed the resort was overbuilt and underused, and they were desperate to get people in there.
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Old 28-02-2013, 15:04   #18
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the marinas at the beginning of the harbor are very inexpensive - think we paid 75 cents a foot at seacrest. well worth the break after a gulf stream crossing and a chance to take a look around town. maybe get your first taste of cracked conch, bahamian mac and cheese, bahama bread....
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the marinas at the beginning of the harbor are very inexpensive - think we paid 75 cents a foot at seacrest. well worth the break after a gulf stream crossing and a chance to take a look around town. maybe get your first taste of cracked conch, bahamian mac and cheese, bahama bread....
Good, point. For that price its worth stopping to smell the roses and eat some conch
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Old 28-02-2013, 15:43   #20
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That's funny--75 cents a foot would make it half the price of even the crummiest marina in New England. In fact, I don't know of any up here that low.
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and at mangos marina in marsh harbor (abacos) last year we paid $1.00 a foot. we would normally anchor out but we needed some engine work done and the mechanic would only work on a boat at a dock.

bimini was probably the least expensive island we've been to in the bahamas. don't know if it has something to do with the fact that it's closest to miami. we had full lunches there for half the price we paid in the abacos ($8.00 as opposed to $15.00).

nassau was closer to florida prices. we paid $70 a day at nassau yacht haven. only stayed long enough to do the laundry and some needed shopping.
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A free Tire Mooring. What side of the BBG club is it on? Doesn't show above
Yup... don't see it on Google Earth either. Next time I'm on the boat, I'll pull the co'ords out of the logbook and email them to you.
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the marinas at the beginning of the harbor are very inexpensive - think we paid 75 cents a foot at seacrest. well worth the break after a gulf stream crossing and a chance to take a look around town. maybe get your first taste of cracked conch, bahamian mac and cheese, bahama bread....
Man, I miss that stuff!
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MMMMM, Bahamian bread. You can smell it just walking down the streets in town. We found a little restaurant on the beach called CJ's with some really great conch fritters and wings. You can't beat these prices anywhere in the Bahamas, which is why we don't mind hanging out for while. And because we do write ups on the marinas and this one is one of our sponsors they are taking good care of us. Most are offering a $1.00 per foot right now. Nothing at .75. You do pay for electricity and water and that can add to the dockage considerably. Chuck
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we ate lunch at captain bob's almost every day, except for the days we ate lunch at ena's. ena only cooked lunch and only cooked one menu item. if you liked what she made, a big takeaway was $5.00; if you didn't like what she made, come back tomorrow - she'll be making something else. we lucked out on the day she made conch with three sides...
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Just to add on to your info, there are two anchorages, one just south of the south marina, and one just north of the north marina. I have seen boats anchor in both in all kinds of weather. It appears to be good holding, and the channel and anchorages have lots of depth. If you do anchor, it is very possible to dingy down to Robert's grocery store. You tie to the wall and do your shopping, the boat comes in on Thursday, so Friday is the best day to do this. You do not need to lock your dingy. The golf carts are rentals, and are available to anyone with money. You can rent them at the little on site store called Sue and Joys. This is all up to date info. We live here all year. You should note that if you are clearing in, customs in now at Big Game and Immigration is down the street at the police station.
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If you anchor over on the Radio Beach side can you dinghy safely into the beach?
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You can dinghy in, but it can be really rolly out there. Please note that a barge sank on the ocean side of North Bimini today, at about where the development starts on the north end, so be aware. I couldn't see it from the shore, but it's in about 15 feet of water in that area.
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I have only anchored out there when arriving after dark, or when wanting to make a before-dawn start back to Florida, and it was lumpy. Even the Google Earth satellite shot looks quite rough out there.
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we ate lunch at captain bob's almost every day, except for the days we ate lunch at ena's. ena only cooked lunch and only cooked one menu item. if you liked what she made, a big takeaway was $5.00; if you didn't like what she made, come back tomorrow - she'll be making something else. we lucked out on the day she made conch with three sides...
Captain Bob's is our lunch stop for tomorrow. Chuck
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