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Old 21-08-2022, 19:45   #1
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Sapodillo Bay, Providenciales

Anyone familiar with Sapodillo Bay Provo and water depths? Family going there in a few weeks with a 6' draft meeting the grandparents who are renting a house on the beach there.

The ideal would be to anchor close enough in that the boat will be in calm waters to ferry people (includes some children and elderly) back and forth from beach to boat.

Active Captain shows an anchorage there but about half mile offshore. Best charts I can find are a bit vague as to how close in to the beach you can get with 6".

Any help appreciated.
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Re: Sapodillo Bay, Providenciales

When you say going there in a few weeks, do you mean during Hurricane season?


Sapodilla Bay, is not the greatest anchorage around for calm waters, you should be able to get within 500ft of the shore just south of Taylor Hill point. We have been there a couple of times and as long as wind is E-N you won't get too much swell wrap. We were on a 45ft cat with 4.5ft draft but I recollect it was rolly a lot of the time, this was 2015 and 2017. We only stayed a week at a time, so not a great statistic.
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Re: Sapodillo Bay, Providenciales

Thanks for the info.

First by a few weeks I should more correctly say a couple of months or so. Planning either late Nov or after Christmas, probably the latter. However, living and boating in Florida for the last 40 years I've adopted the attitude that hurricanes are just something to watch, plan for and deal with. 99.9% of the time you see them coming days or sometimes weeks out and either hunker down or move as appropriate.

They're going to be a few houses from the south end of Sapodillo and were hoping that the point there would add a bit more protection from the waves if they could tuck in close enough to take advantage of it.

They will be in a power boat and the lowest parts of the boat are props so even a small bounce on the bottom could be big problem. My experience in the southern Bahamas the trades especially after Dec are mostly ENE-NE until a front comes through and the winds clock the compass.

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