COVID-19 UPDATES

As always, Staniel Cay Yacht Club regards the safety of our guests and employees with utmost priority and importance. We are actively monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) closely and want to let you know that we are working daily to assess any new impacts and updates to travel policies from the appropriate authorities. We are committed to providing you with the relevant information you need to make informed travel decisions. As such, we would like to share the following with you:

GOVERNMENT TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS:

Based on information from the Prime Minister of the Bahamas, we are cautiously optimistic for a July 1st, 2020 resumption of international travel, but this is not certain. Please see the Update link below for the Bahamian Government’s latest information.

UPDATE: Please click here to access the most recent announcements

PLEASE NOTE: Government policies are changing daily and we will keep this information as current as possible. However, everything below is subject to change without notice, based on government directives. All more recent UPDATES supersede prior information.

*FACE MASKS ARE NOW MANDATORY IF YOU LEAVE YOUR RESIDENCE OR BOAT*

SCYC OPERATIONS:

To Our Valued Customers: We have been closely following the developments of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and monitoring information and guidance from relevant authorities. We recognize our unique place within the Exuma Cays and the fact that we have numerous stakeholders both on and around Staniel Cay. Although we love nothing more than bringing people together, especially during times when we need each other the most, we feel we have a responsibility to do everything we can to mitigate the spread of this virus.

RESTAURANT/BAR:

UPDATE #4: 4/24/2020: In accordance with government lockdown directives, SCYC will be closed for take-out orders from 7:30pm Friday, April 24th, through Monday, April 27th, at 8am. Take-out services will resume at 8am-7:30pm, Monday through Friday next week.

UPDATE #3: 4/16/2020: In accordance with government lockdown directives, SCYC will be closed for take-out orders from 9pm Friday, April 17th, through Monday, April 20th, at 8am.

UPDATE #2: 4/6/2020: In accordance with government lockdown directives, SCYC will be closed for take-out orders from 7:30pm tonight through Tuesday, April 14th, at 8am.

UPDATE #1: 3/23/2020: In keeping with recent government directives regarding social gatherings and social distancing, we have made the difficult decision to completely close access to our public spaces, including the bar and restaurant, to all persons (including hotel and marina guests), effective immediately. This access will be strictly enforced and subject to the Emergency Powers Orders issued by the Prime Minister.

However, for all patrons, we will still have takeout food and beverage available when the government allows it.

To facilitate this service, the South window of our Captain’s Lounge will be converted to a “walkup” take-out window (open 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily). We are able to serve food, beverages, and spirits (with food only).Please click here for our menus: Breakfast, Lunch, DinnerThe schedule for take-out meals is as follows (subject to change based on product availability)

Breakfast: 8:00am – 10:00am

Lunch: 12 noon – 7:30pm

Dinner: (pre-order by 5:00pm) available for pick up at 7:00pm

For our current hotel guests, we will also offer “room service” orders to be delivered to your cottage, which you may enjoy anywhere on SCYC property (excluding the Clubhouse).
Dedicated phone number for take-out orders: 242-357-0312
Dedicated email for take-out orders: togo@stanielcay.com

HOTEL:

UPDATE #2: 4/10/2020: Our Pool and Sunset Deck are closed. Per government order, all public areas are closed.

UPDATE #1: 3/23/2020: Due to government directives and the 24-hour curfew, all registered hotel guests must remain on SCYC property. The hotel is technically still open, and you may enjoy the pool area, marina deck (with appropriate social distancing), and your bungalow.

MARINA: (please visit the Association of Bahamas Marinas (ABM) for more boating information:

ABM: website: https://bahamasmarinas.com/           ABM Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ABMMarinas/

UPDATE #7: 4/24/2020: The rolling weekend lockdown goes into effect at 9pm, Friday, April 24th and lifts on Monday, April 27th, at 5am. All services are suspended during this period. Our marina services that are allowed by the government will resume Monday, April 27th at 8am-4pm. Please contact SCYC at 242-355-2024 or VHF 16 for further information.

UPDATE #6: 4/16/2020: Bahamas Government Protocols for Boating in The Bahamas April 2020

UPDATE #5: 4/16/2020: The rolling weekend lockdown goes into effect at 9pm, Friday, April 17th and lifts on Monday, April 20th, at 5am. Our marina services that are allowed by the government will resume Monday, April 20th at 8am-4pm. Please contact SCYC at 242-355-2024 or VHF 16 for further information.

TRAVEL PLAN CHANGES:

UPDATE #2: 4/30/2020: To ease any concerns you may have about upcoming travel, Staniel Cay Yacht Club will be waiving our normal cancellation fees for guests with original travel dates through June 15th, 2020.

Should you wish to cancel, please click here to fill out our “SCYC Travel Reschedule Form” at least 48 hours prior to your travel date. Our Reservations team will issue you a voucher in the full amount to be applied towards a future SCYC reservation within the next 18 months. Furthermore, you will have top priority access for re-booking.

As noted above, here is a direct link to the Bahamian Government’s ongoing Travel Restrictions.

SCHEDULED EVENT IMPACTS:

Our April Art Workshop has been postponed.

FAQ:

Do I need to cancel my vacation to SCYC?

Currently the Bahamas has closed their borders to any visitors. So unless you are already in the Bahamas, you will be unable to visit SCYC. If this applies to you and you need to adjust your visit to SCYC please fill out our Travel Reschedule Form. Once completed for travel originally scheduled from now through June 15th, 2020, you will be issued a voucher in the full amount to be applied towards a future SCYC visit within the next 18 months with all change fees waived.

How long do I have to make a decision about cancelling my SCYC reservation?

In order to qualify for a travel voucher, you need to complete the online cancellation form at least 48 hours prior to your check-in date.

I tried calling but the phones were busy. I need to cancel my SCYC reservation.

We apologize for any trouble you may have getting through on phone lines as we are experiencing exceptionally high call volumes. If you need to cancel your upcoming SCYC visit, the most efficient way is to complete our Travel Reschedule Form..

How do I rebook a new reservation using my voucher?

Simply email info@stanielcay.com with your new requested travel dates and someone from our Reservations team will contact you to book and confirm your new itinerary.

I booked flights with Makers Air. How do I cancel the flight portion of my SCYC vacation?

To ease any concerns you may have about upcoming travel, Makers Air is waiving our normal cancellation fees for passengers traveling through June 15th, 2020. Should you need to cancel your flight due to new travel restrictions, please complete this Travel Reschedule Form. at least 48 hours prior to your flight. Our Reservations team will issue a voucher in the full amount to be applied towards a future Makers Air reservation within the next 18 months with all change fees waived.

I am currently in the Bahamas and would like to stay at SCYC. Are you open? 

Please contact SCYC directly at 242-355-2024 or Nettie@stanielcay.com to inquire about bungalow availability.

I am on a boat in the Bahamas, can I come to your marina? What services are open?

If you are onboard a vessel currently in the Bahamas, you are welcome to come to our marina when allowed by the government. Services possibly include dockage, water, power, fuel, and ice. There is a laundromat a short walk that is open during allowable hours. Small food stores on the island are also open, subject to restrictions. Please note that a face mask is now REQUIRED in public. The SCYC restaurant is serving take-out food and beverages although the clubhouse and bar areas are closed. You can contact our marina office at 242-355-2024 or email us at marina@stanielcay.com or hail us on VHF channel 16 to make your marina reservation. For all new Marina reservations, Passports and Cruising Permits will be checked by a local government officer.

Is the restaurant and bar open?

Our restaurant to go option is available from 8AM to 7:30PM, when allowed by the government. You can view our menu here. You can walk up to the to-go window located on the south side of SCYC or you can call ahead with an order at 242-357-0312 or email us your take-out order at togo@stanielcay.com. Please note, due to new Bahamian laws under COVID, you can only order alcoholic beverages with purchase of food. Both our bar and restaurant are closed for in-house dining and drinking.

MAKERS AIR:

Please click here to see the Makers Air statement regarding this situation.

 

We look forward to opening our doors again in the near future and serving patrons as we have since 1956.

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