NEW SYMRNA BEACH MARINA, NEW SYMRNA, FLORIDA – LIKE – Nice town for walking – marina is nice and clean and dockmaster very friendly. Jason’s Corner is our favorite restaurant…good food, reasonable prices. Marina $1.25 foot.
STANIEL CAY YACHT CLUB, STANIEL CAY, EXUMAS, BAHAMAS – NOT FOR SAILBOATS TO STAY AT MARINA – FINE FOR OTHER USES – Marina has easy access for fuel and water. Yacht Club bar and restaurant is the main area for recreation. Most of the time cruisers anchor at Big Majors and dinghy into the town of Staniel Cay.
Staniel Cay is the home of the Thunderball Grotto that was made famous in the James Bond movie “Thunderball.” Cool place to snorkel.
Diesel – $5.60 gallon: Gas – $5.95 gallon: Drinking Water – $0.40 gallon: Trash – $5.00 a bag: Extra charge if use credit card – 5%
VERO BEACH CITY MARINA, VERO BEACH, FLORIDA – LIKE – Mooring Balls $11 day. In season boats raft up two or three on one mooring ball. This year we rafted up with buds Bert and Pru on Exuberant. Dinghy docks, walking distance to beach and shops, local free transportation to beach and bigger stores (Publix, restaurants, West Marine and more). Also you can go to the bus hub and change buses to go to an even larger mall with Walmart, etc. Vero also has shops along the beach and in the “old town” area. On the beach they have parks and a boardwalk. They also have a major park In walking distance that has an art museum and a performing arts theater. The nickname is Velco Beach because it’s difficult to leave after you get here!
EXUMA PARK LAND AND SEA PARK – WARDERICK WELLS RANGER STATION – LIKE – One of those special places that’s a must see! No amenities. Internet $15 for 100 mg – Mooring balls $15 for a 40 foot or less boat.