Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to Staniel Cay

What’s the weather like?

No matter what time of year you choose to travel to Staniel Cay, you will experience nature at its best. In the summer months the average air temperature is approximately 86 degrees (F). In the winter months the average air temperature is in the mid 70’s. Water temperatures are a pleasant 70 – 80 degrees all year long.

Wondering what to bring?

Pack comfortably and casually. While the Yacht Club’s gift shop and the other island stores stock many of the essentials, we advise you bring the following: several bathing suits, sandals, sunglasses, suntan lotion/sunscreen, light cover-up clothing, a pair of long pants and windbreaker in the winter, camera, insect repellent, a good book or two, and maybe a portable music player.

View from the dock at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club

Communication

The Yacht Club’s bungalows do not have individual televisions or telephones, but tv, phone, fax and internet are available for our guests to use. Pre-paid phone cards for use with our pay-phones are available in the clubhouse. Cell phones with pre-paid minutes can also be arranged. Complimentary wifi is provided for our registered hotel guests and others may purchase wifi access for $10/100MB.

Medical

Staniel Cay has a small clinic with a nurse in residence, but please bring any necessary prescription medications, contact lenses solution, etc. For boaters, the nurse can be reached at the “Saint Luke’s Clinic” on VHF channel 16.

One of the hundreds of islands near the Staniel Cay Yacht Club

Finance

There are no ATM’s on Staniel Cay. The Yacht Club accepts Visa and MasterCard credit cards (5% service fee applies), as well as traveler’s checks. There is no need to exchange money, as Bahamian and U.S. dollars are accepted equally by all Bahamian establishments. Most guides and local shops and other local restaurants do not take credit cards, so bring cash for these other attractions.

Documents

Don’t forget to bring your passport! A birth certificate and photo ID are no longer acceptable to return to the United States. PLEASE NOTE: Remember to check the expiration date on your passport!