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Oil Nut Bay #162466
06/04/2018 10:39 AM
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Anyone spend the night at the Oil Nut Bay Marina yet?
Looks like 2.00 a foot plus electric.
If not the night anyone tie up at the Marina for the day ? If so did they charge?
I know you can go there for lunch and most take the Water taxi from Gun creek.
Dingy ride is too far.

Any other feedback?

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Re: Oil Nut Bay [Re: burge] #162471
06/04/2018 11:22 AM
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We spent a night there in March. Great staff, launch service from the marina to the beach Club was nice.
Would recommend to others and we will go back in July.

Re: Oil Nut Bay [Re: burge] #162484
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We tied up at the marina for the day in April for no charge. Got free launch service to the beach club too for lunch. Don't know how much longer that price will last. Suggest you contact them directly.

Re: Oil Nut Bay [Re: burge] #162488
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What day in July are you targeting... we are June 30 - July 10 this time.

Re: Oil Nut Bay [Re: burge] #162489
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June 29-July 7.

Re: Oil Nut Bay [Re: burge] #162499
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I know your question was about the marina, but thought some might be interested:

We plan to dinghy from Leverick ~ June 20th to Gun Creek and catch the shuttle which (according to an email they sent me) runs at 10:30am and 11:30am with reservation from info@oilnutbay.com or 1-284-393-1000.

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Re: Oil Nut Bay [Re: burge] #162610
06/05/2018 03:36 PM
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We were there two weeks ago and contacted them the day before we arrived to make a lunch reservation. They supplied us with a chart of the channel between Saba and Bitter End and we had no trouble navigating through. We were told to tie up at the marina at the end of the T-dock, staff was there to assist with the lines. We were given a quick water taxi ride around to the arrival dock and then a golf cart ride to the resort. All of the water toys were made available for use at no charge. There was no charge for the day at their marina. I don't know how much longer this will last but this little bit of heaven is fabulous while it lasts.

Re: Oil Nut Bay [Re: Nobartoofar] #162621
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awesome info..thanks so much.

Re: Oil Nut Bay [Re: Nobartoofar] #162633
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I have yet to navigate between Saba and Bitter End. How was the transition? Depth etc. Thanks for any info.
Neil

Re: Oil Nut Bay [Re: Nobartoofar] #162643
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Originally Posted by Nobartoofar
They supplied us with a chart of the channel between Saba and Bitter End and we had no trouble navigating through.


Could you post that chart? Thanks!


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Re: Oil Nut Bay [Re: agrimsrud] #162654
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Originally Posted by agrimsrud
Originally Posted by Nobartoofar
They supplied us with a chart of the channel between Saba and Bitter End and we had no trouble navigating through.


Could you post that chart? Thanks!

Me too please

Re: Oil Nut Bay [Re: burge] #162660
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Re: Oil Nut Bay [Re: Nobartoofar] #162663
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Originally Posted by Nobartoofar


It indicates I don't have permission to access the file.


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Re: Oil Nut Bay [Re: agrimsrud] #162664
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It should be public now

Re: Oil Nut Bay [Re: Nobartoofar] #162666
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Originally Posted by Nobartoofar
It should be public now


thanks!


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Re: Oil Nut Bay [Re: NeilCanada] #162668
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We made the trip in a 44 power cat and never saw anything less than 6 ft. Not sure how we would fare in a monohull.

Re: Oil Nut Bay [Re: burge] #162689
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Is it possible to dinghy over from a mooring in front of Saba or is that unrealistic?



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Re: Oil Nut Bay [Re: Nobartoofar] #162690
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Originally Posted by Nobartoofar
We made the trip in a 44 power cat and never saw anything less than 6 ft. Not sure how we would fare in a monohull.


Our draft is 5’9....I wouldn’t think of risking it....



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Re: Oil Nut Bay [Re: Winterstale] #162694
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It would be a long ride, but no longer than going around from Great Harbor around to white Bay. You could also take a water taxi from Gun Creek.

Re: Oil Nut Bay [Re: burge] #162701
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Winterstale - we did this 5 times in January. Two people, 15hp, standard Sunsail AB RIB. No issues at all. Max wind we had was around 22 knots. We stayed dry.

It takes a little while, but the ride home is with wind & waves so a lot quicker and smoother!

Just watch where you tie your RIB at the beach club...if you're not careful the swell will lump it under the dock and give it bit of a munching.

Re: Oil Nut Bay [Re: Winterstale] #162704
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From that chart it looks like the route is pretty well marked and the shallowest depth is about 8'.


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Re: Oil Nut Bay [Re: burge] #162782
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)I have sailed Eustacia sound quite often, long before but ]not since a buoyed channel existed. I used the passage through the reef to head off across the Anegada Passage above Pajaro Point.
Never had any depth problems ,just eyeball navigation and a lead line the 1st few trips.
If the channel is marked as indicated on the chart posted above there should be no difficulty.

Re: Oil Nut Bay [Re: Christo] #162783
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Originally Posted by Christo
Winterstale - we did this 5 times in January. Two people, 15hp, standard Sunsail AB RIB. No issues at all. Max wind we had was around 22 knots. We stayed dry.

It takes a little while, but the ride home is with wind & waves so a lot quicker and smoother!

Just watch where you tie your RIB at the beach club...if you're not careful the swell will lump it under the dock and give it bit of a munching.


Christo - so were all of the channel markers in place?


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Re: Oil Nut Bay [Re: burge] #162791
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Agrimsrud - I hadn't seen the chart produced by ONB (which somebody posted on this thread) at the time we were there. So I couldn't say 100% that all the markers were on station. But certainly the channel from North Sound, between Saba and BEYC all the way up to the Beach Club main arrival dock was very well marked.

Whilst we were there we saw several large (c. 50ft) cats make the same journey to drop people off. They seemed to have no issues.

Re: Oil Nut Bay [Re: burge] #162806
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There is a similar chart on page 236 of the 2017-18 Cruising Guide. Worked for us.

Re: Oil Nut Bay [Re: burge] #162836
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In mid-March, the first pair of red & green markers were missing just east of Saba Rock. This is the narrowest and shallowest part of the channel to ONB. I draw 4'2" and have measured 2'6" under my keel with a calibrated depthsounder so there are at least some coral heads at 6-7'. Take it slow and don't stray too close to BEYC shoreline in this area. Once past BEYC the channel widens and you have plenty of depth.

If you're returning from ONB to North Sound in late afternoon you'll have the sun in your eyes. The tedency is to take a straight course towards the passage between Saba Rock and BEYC but this will put you on the reef just north of BEYC where the markers are missing. Stay a bit to port to veer around this reef.

Re: Oil Nut Bay [Re: BaardJ] #162855
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If you're returning from ONB to North Sound in late afternoon you'll have the sun in your eyes. The tedency is to take a straight course towards the passage between Saba Rock and BEYC but this will put you on the reef just north of BEYC where the markers are missing. Stay a bit to port to veer around this reef.[/quote]

Looking at the chart if I stay port when returning I would hit the reef off BEYC and too starboard I would be on the reef off Saba Rock. Did you mean stay slight starboard from BEYC?


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Re: Oil Nut Bay [Re: Steve27] #162921
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My bad. Stay to starboard / north of the reef.


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