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DONNY'S IS OPEN.

 

HURRICANE UPDATE. 23rd Nov 19 Donny's is OPEN. I have a few rental boats ready, all mooring balls, shower, toilet, trash bins and water is available from town in Jerri Jug using my my golf cart. Hopefully soon the power and water will be restored. cell phone and Internet, use ALIV  sim which can be purchased on GTC. Fuel is available via JerrI jug and along side at Green Turtle Club. Propane bottles can be refilled via Marsh Harbor as before, takes a week turn around. A grocery store is open on GTC for food, with fresh veg and fruit, may be at times in short supply. Sundowners bar is open at weekends, Davids liquor store, has cold beer and snacks 6 days a week.  Mcintosh and Two Shorty restaurants are open for lunch and dinner  The ice cream shop Turtle Crawl is open most evening. Customs and immigration are open at West End 7 days 8am-5pm, Treasure Cay Airport hit and miss opening and Marsh Harbour Mon-Fri 8am-4pm. Customs at GTC by appointment with Coopers Town staff if available . Best bet  if coming from the North is the new commercial port North of Coopers Town and south of Angel fish point. Buoyed deep entrance, tie up to wall (free) and walk short distance to low building that looks like offices. Open 9am 5pm Mon-Fri.  Green Turtle ferry is operating on a reduced schedule due to losing boats in the hurricane. The entrance to Blacksound is clear of any obstructions. The channel markers into White sound, some are missing. The beaches are open, fish are still in the sea waiting to be caught along with lobsters. Donnys and Green Turtle Cay are open, your support in coming to GTC will help rebuild the island. 

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Posted 11th Nov 2019

I cannot thank all of you enough who have help GTC and myself. I will in time get to talk to all of you individual and thank you personally. Big step forward, my son Justin and a small work crew have the roof on the remaining part of the house and hopefully its water tight. My rental boats are now back on there trailers, most I will be able to repair, fingers crossed, but sadly my own boat is a total loss. Much talk of the power coming back on, they have been renewing power poles and lines. We are told a matter of weeks..........or months. The water supply has been on and off. Daily routine is slowly getting back to normal, if you forget about massive piles of rumble and rebuilding going on. Getting stuff to GTC was never quick, but work is being done at the pace of the supply boats. I have along wish list of stuff I need, if you can help in any way big or small please email me or donate above.

 

POSTED 19TH OCT 2019

 

Many many people are working hard to rebuild GTC. Thanks to the generosity of many, building supplies are arriving on the island.

 

Each day a little more gets done. At times the task is over whelming, but rays of sunshine are found in completing the small jobs. They all add up.

 

On my corner of the island, making the house water tight is my focus, hopefully very soon it may start to dry a little. I now have a shower and working toilet and semi dry bedroom. The salvage of boats in blacksound is ongoing. The days are long and conditions at times are very tough. 

 

Will I reopen many are asking. I hope to reopen my moorings and some of the dock. Boat rental, likely with a much smaller fleet. When? I have work to do, help would be much appreciated, but God willing early November Donny's will reopen in part.  If you are looking to make a reservation please email as cell coverage is patchy and I will reply, it may take a few days.

 

A big thank for your help already received and any that you can offer.

 

God bless.

 

Donny.

Posted 28th Sept 2019

I am back on GTC having crossed over from Florida with a boat full of supplies with my good friend James. Stepping back on GTC I am amazed how lucky the island was that no one was killed during the hurricane.  Houses gone or smashed to pieces, the island looks like a war zone. On my little corner of the island I was reduced to tears seeing my home and Donnys again. I am thankful I am alive and for all the support GTC and myself have been offered. The clean up has started, it will be a long road ahead. My son will return to help put a roof back on the house, the list of jobs to do is big. Not having the materiels to hand will make the rebuild slower. Many many thanks to all who have offered help, if you can bring supplies over to GTC please email me. 

God bless

Donny

Posted 16th Sept 2019

I cannot express enough how overwhelmed I am by the warm wishes and offers of support for "Donnys" 

 

I am sat in Florida trying to work out how to rebuild. Where to start. Justin and I will return with a small team early Oct 19 to try and make our home water tight and habitable. I am hoping we can save half the house.

 

After years of struggle, I find my self once again rebuilding Donnys. I have done it once with your help, I hope we can do it again.

 

Can you help me rebuild? If you can please email me or press the donate button above. We need  boats to help bring stuff to Donnys/GTC now and in the future. 

 

I am aiming to open some part of Donnys however small for the new year. It may only be mooring balls or small part of the Dock, but to me it will be a big step forward in the future of Donnys. Coming to GTC will help all the island.

 

We plan to keep updating the website with our progress so please stay tuned.

 

God bless all of you for your very kinds words and help, you are all part of "Donny's" family.

 

God bless 

 

Donny.

 

 

Posted 6th Sept 2019

Green Turtle Cay was hit very hard by Hurricane Dorian. Me and my family on GTC are all OK. Sadly the Island has been badly damaged, the home that I built and marina are severely damaged.

 

The overwhelming support I have received from many who have become friends over many years, to the sailor who stayed just one night on a mooring or family who had a rental boat, is heartwarming. I wish I had more words than, Thank you.

 

Honestly, the task ahead is overwhelming me. 

 

Humbled by the offers of support I may, in the future appreciate a helping hand.

 

At the moment I plan to leave GTC, with my Mum and Justin, so we can rest before the hard work starts.  Sadly until further notice Donnys Boat Rentals and Marine are closed.

 

My heart and prays go out to all in The Abacos, especially on Green Turtle Cay.

 

God bless

 

Donny.

Donny's boat rentals at Green Turtle Cay, Abacos, Bahamas has a fleet of rental boats from 17ft to 23ft. Having a boat during your stay gives you the opportunity to go Island hopping, visit the pigs at No Name Cay, spotting turtles at Manjack Cay, picnics on secluded beaches, snorkeling or fishing.  All our boats have a 4 stroke engine.  See boat rental page for details

Donny's is cruiser friendly marina with fixed price dockage up to 50ft LOA, 7ft draft and moorings with plenty of swing room.  Arriving at Donny's you will receive a warm Bahamian welcome, nothing fancy, shower, bathroom, trash cans, dinghy dock, electric (15-30 amp) and water on solid docks, along with well maintained moorings in a protected location. A fuel dock and boat yard are close by. Donny lives on site and is always available if you need help.  The historic little settlement of New Plymouth, 10 minutes walk away, has customs check in, restaurants, grocery stores and 2 small hardware stores.  See docks and moorings page for details.

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