Marina Policies for Saint Francis Resort Marina(SFR)

SFR Marina Rules and Policies

Dockage:  SFR cannot guarantee a particular slip, even with a reservation.  However, we will do our best to accommodate requests.  Dockage Rates are based on the length of the vessel including swim platform and bow spread, not the length of the vessel at the waterline.  Rates do not change if part of a vessel extends beyond the end of the dock.  Rafted boats (if permitted by management) do not receive discounted rates.

Day Trips:  If you leave the dock for a day trip, and return later, you may or may not have exactly the same slip.  In this instance, dock hands will assist with movement of lines, fenders, new water/electric readings, etc.  

Weather:  Because SFR docks are exposed to the south, it may become necessary to vacate the docks in the event of strong winds.  Management will do its best to give notice when this is forecast.Boat owners are required to move their vessels from the marina slips in the event or threat of a hurricane.If there is enough time, we will advise boat owners of severe weather threats. Please monitor pending storms carefully on your weather apps.

Electric Charges:  At his time electricity is charged with a flat rate of .80 cents per ft per day.Electricity is not metered.. Electricity rates (per kwh) may change without notice.

Late Check-outs:  Check-out time is 11 a.m.   Check-in time is 2 p.m.   Late check-outs, are sometimes but not always possible, AND must be approved in advance by management.  Late checkouts, if approved, are billed another day dockage.

Water Charges:  Our water is metered.  Please make sure a dock hand takes a beginning reading before you use water.  All water is purified by an on-site  desalination plant.

Fishing:  Absolutely no fishing is permitted in the marina area … either from the dock or from vessels tied to the dock.  The nurse sharks are pets.  Any person or vessel seen harassing them will be asked to leave. Please note: by Bahamian law, nothing may be taken from the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park waters and this includes fishing of any kind. All guests are responsible for knowing Bahamian fishing regulations (click here for more information).

Music:  Loud music is not permitted at the marina (or anywhere on SFR property).  Music played at a low level is fine.  As a rule, music is defined as “too loud” if your neighbors can a) hear it and/or b) might possibly be bothered by it.

Damage to Dock:  Any damage to the docks caused by a vessel will be the responsibility of the vessel involved.   If tide or weather conditions are questionable, it is the captain’s responsibility to make this determination.  Damage to the facility will be charged to the boat which causes the damage at local replacement cost.

Damage to Vessels while docking or while docked:  SFR is never responsible for damage that occurs to Vessels or tenders while docked or in the process of docking. Among other factors, strong current and changing winds can cause fenders to shift.  Also, unpredictable changes in wind direction might cause rough conditions at the dock.   Broken planks, protruding bolts, etc. (while addressed by our staff as soon as we see the issue) can periodically present a hazard to gelcoats and rubrails.  It is the responsibility of the captain of the vessel to check for such hazards and make the necessary adjustments in handling or securing the vessel such as to avoid them.  Adjustments to lines and fenders are often necessary during the course of any stay and should be checked frequently.

Hurricane policy: Boat owners are required to move their vessels from the marina slips in the event or threat of a hurricane.SFR, if there is time, will advise boat owners of severe weather threats

Grilling:   Grilling on the docks or on board is not permitted. 

Drone Use:  Due to privacy and safety concerns, drone use is strictly prohibited anywhere on and around the property and docks at SFR.  By law, use of drones anywhere in the Bahamas requires a special permit and registration with Bahamas Civil Aviation. See Bahamas drone policy BASR Schedule 27 for more information.

The dock at St Francis
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