Important COVID-19 Travel Information

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. 

SCYC was one of the first properties in the Bahamas to receive its “Clean and Pristine” certification from the Bahamian government. Our management and staff have created and implemented protocols that exceed all requirements to provide our guests with a clean and safe environment from which to explore and enjoy the Exuma Cays.

Click here for more information on the Clean and Pristine Program.

PLEASE CALL 242-355-2024 for the most up-to-date SCYC information!

Travel Protocaols (for both hotel and marina guests)

Beginning NOVEMBER 1, 2020:
  • The Bahamas intends to remove the mandatory “Vacation in Place” for all visitors, citizens and residents.
  • All persons traveling to the Bahamas must obtain a negative COVID 19 RT-PCR (swab) test taken no more than seven (7) days prior to travel.  
  • All Travelers will be required to apply for a Bahamas Health Travel Visa at 
  • On day of arrival into the Bahamas, all persons will be given a Rapid Antigen Test. This will either be completed upon check-in at Makers Air or at Port of Entry in the Bahamas. 
  • All persons that are remaining in the Bahamas longer than 4 nights and five days will be required to take a second Rapid Covid Antigen test.
We appreciate your patience, as we iron out the process with the Bahamas to ensure a smooth transition into these new protocols and look forward to providing you with a step by step process shortly!
Stay Tuned for Updates!  



The following information applies to all SCYC guests.

Vacation-In-Place (in effect until Nov. 1st)

The Bahamas currently have a 14-day Vacation-In-Place (VIP) requirement for travelers. You are able to enjoy the clubhouse, pool, amenities and your own boat with all the activities that provides – beaches, sandbars, swimming pigs, Compass Cay, Thunderball Grotto, etc. – as you VIP at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club! The only real limitation is that you may not walk or bike into the village of Staniel Cay. You also are not required to stay the full 14 days – you may depart after a lesser amount of time. The government’s plan is to remove this VIP requirement on Nov. 1st, 2020.

Masks, Temperature Checks & Social Distancing

To protect yourself and our Bahamas, all guests are kindly asked to wear a face mask and follow social distancing measures when out and about on SCYC property. Not wearing a mask can be penalized by the government for $200 per offense. Masks are required when walking around the property and upon entering and exiting the check-in area, restaurant, and bar.  Temperature checks will be performed at check-in, as well as prior to entering the restaurant and bar area.

Effective immediately, indoor dining will re-open at 50% capacity with physical distancing measures in place.   All guests will be required to wear a mask when entering and exiting the restaurant and bar.   SCYC is pleased to let you know that we have also added outdoor dining tables to accommodate our guests with full beverage and dining service provided by our stellar SCYC servers. 

Snorkeling Gear
For everyone’s health and safety, SCYC will no longer offer snorkel gear rental.  You are more than welcome to bring your own gear or else purchase a snorkel set at check-in. A $25 voucher per cottage will be offered to our current Package Plan guests who booked their reservation prior to June 9th, 2020 in lieu of snorkel gear inclusion.


        COVID-19 Travel Reschedule Form

Travel Health Card Registration


LabDoctor, Ft. Lauderdale (can often return test results in 24 hours)



Mail Order Testing

Broward County Testing

Miami Dade County Testing

Monroe County Testing

Palm Beach County Testing


Bahamas Tourism Reopening FAQ

Bahamas Ministry of Health Website

Bahamas Covid-19 Webpage

Association of Bahamas Marinas (ABM):           ABM Facebook:


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

We look forward to seeing you!


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