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mattt
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Soper's Hole / Marina and Town... worth a visit?
      #1645908 - 04/29/15 09:06 PM (50.199.8.70)

Looking for a marina to stay at near the end of our trip in May. One option is Soper's Hole, but I've read mixed reviews online, people complaining that its too Disney-like (manufactured, etc) and a couple isolated complaints of break-ins.

Anyone have strong opinions one way or the other? I'm willing to accept that a.) you should lock your boat and b.) not everyone likes the same stuff.

But I certainly don't want to feel like I'm stuck in a tourist trap.

Your thoughts are welcome. Cheers!

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maytrix
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Re: Soper's Hole / Marina and Town... worth a visit? [Re: mattt]
      #1645909 - 04/29/15 09:12 PM (173.76.152.150)

I guess it might be easier to start with a question - what are you looking for in a Marina?

Soper's hole is fine - it's busy, but a place we often stop overnight.

Are you looking for dockage? Mooring?

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mattt
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Re: Soper's Hole / Marina and Town... worth a visit? [Re: maytrix]
      #1645910 - 04/29/15 09:14 PM (50.199.8.70)

Looking for dockage. We like to use the A/C at least once or twice during the trip, so the shore power is key. Plus its nice to walk on and off a night here or there. Clean showers would be nice as well.

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maytrix
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Re: Soper's Hole / Marina and Town... worth a visit? [Re: mattt]
      #1645911 - 04/29/15 09:17 PM (173.76.152.150)

We've stayed on the dock there - its pricey, but would give you shore power A/C. I'd suggest Scrub instead - especially if they have a TTOL discount. Much nicer!

Our last night, I'd much rather stay in an anchorage. And as far as showers go - the shower on the boats we've been on are always clean ;) I find its much easier to just shower up on the boat - easy enough to top off on water.

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TackingAg
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Re: Soper's Hole / Marina and Town... worth a visit? [Re: maytrix]
      #1645931 - 04/29/15 10:46 PM (107.77.76.17)

We stayed there on New Years 2013/2104. Not much there to keep your interest after you finish dinner. Showers weren't working that day since they were waiting for water to be trucked in. Took a taxi to CGB and had a blast there. Was wishing we were moored there for the night. Just one persons experience on one night.

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Re: Soper's Hole / Marina and Town... worth a visit? [Re: TackingAg]
      #1645955 - 04/30/15 08:53 AM (64.134.185.163)

We really like Nanny Cay. The best showers on the island, pool, little beach, shops and very fast wifi.

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Kirk
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Re: Soper's Hole / Marina and Town... worth a visit? [Re: sail2wind]
      #1646053 - 04/30/15 03:34 PM (207.87.200.2)

I don't get the Disney comment. Sopers is pretty small.

We don't usually spend the night there-just stop to refresh supplies, but have on occasion. If you like roosters it's a real treat.

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tradewinds
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Re: Soper's Hole / Marina and Town... worth a visit? [Re: Kirk]
      #1646057 - 04/30/15 03:47 PM (71.15.50.217)

For restaurants, you have Fish & Lime and the Clubhouse at Frenchman's Cay, which are both excellent.

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deliveryskipper
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Re: Soper's Hole / Marina and Town... worth a visit? [Re: tradewinds]
      #1646059 - 04/30/15 04:13 PM (174.66.84.151)

We always stay there on our next to last night. Busy with the ferries but they are all over to the left by Fish and Lim. It's a good place to moor and let the shoppers go ashore and buy all of their souveniers. Great for food and drinks and a grocery store for any last minute items that you are out of.

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Re: Soper's Hole / Marina and Town... worth a visit? [Re: deliveryskipper]
      #1646063 - 04/30/15 04:37 PM (76.103.205.236)

Scaramouche is also there and terrific Italian food..apps at Scaramouche..dinner at The Clubhouse..dessert and cocktails at Fish N Lime..perfect evening!

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