Originally Posted by colemj
I have never been to Turtle Cay, but I know the main yard guy there and he is good and responsible. It is a very isolated marina - difficult to get to by automobile and absolutely nothing around it if you need parts
, etc. I imagine it is less expensive than Shelter Bay, which is horribly expensive.
Have popped into to Turtle Cay a few times to take on fuel
(last fuel dock
before San Blas) and tie up for the night. It is less than Shelter Bay which, at least for the W Carib is way expensive. Don't recall
their transient rates but the monthly rate is a flat $500 per month regardless of LOA
Re provisioning in San Blas. Stock up in Colon or elsewhere before arriving, but.... there are now multiple vegetable boats working the popular cruising anchorages
which is very handy. Some even bring beer/wine. You can get some basic staples in the Kuna stores on the more populated islands, some stock beer
and have even found boxed wine a couple of times. Kuna fisherman will likely drop by selling fish/lobster/crab, please don't buy undersized/out of season ones from them.
Fuel, a few places sell diesel/gas, expensive at $5.50 -$6.00/galllon, but no proper fuel docks...jerry jug it and filter well. Motor oil
(crankcase) is less common...I've only found it at Nargana.