Originally Posted by mikethedane
Properly a stupid question but since i know there is many Experience sailors here I was wondering do you pay fees if you enter a harbor and just re-provision and refuel your boat and lay by the service dock
and if yes is the price
at same as a night –day looking forward to your Answers
You question as stated previously depends on the Marina.
For instance there are very few marinas
that have a supermarket. Most cruisers have to walk, drive or hire a taxi to get to markets for provisioning
. I guess the analogy would be... Would you let a car park in your driveway so the owner can walk down the street to go shopping
I have never seen a marina charge for stopping at a fuel
dock for fuel. Some marinas
do charge for sewer pump outs, but for the most part sewer pump outs are free.
I guess the answer is if the marina has stores or other facilities they want to have the boaters use, then they would most likely provide dockage. If they don't or don't want sail in traffic they will probably charge you or say go somewhere else.