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.

Do I need to bring my own snorkel gear?

Snorkeling is one of the best reasons to visit the Exuma Cays. You may bring your own snorkel gear or you may choose to purchase gear in our gift shop once you arrive. We are in the process of ordering brand new snorkeling gear for zero-contact, individual purchase in our gift shop. Please bear with us as this may take some time due to current shipping delays


View from the dock at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club


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 and marina guests in the Clubhouse bar and restaurant areas.


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


There are no ATM’s on Staniel Cay. The Yacht Club accepts wire transfers, Visa and MasterCard credit cards, 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.


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!

Local Guides

The Staniel Cay Yacht Club can provide you with a list of independent local guides who can arrange snorkel, diving, and fishing trips as well as half-day or day-long excursions and conch expeditions. These outside vendors are not affiliated with the Staniel Cay Yacht Club in any way and the list is provided only for the convenience of guests. Please inquire with the Yacht Club.


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