January 15th, 2013, 09:37 PM
Tower Isle dock?
Has this already been addressed? When will the dock be replaced/repaired?
January 18th, 2013, 07:25 PM
January 20th, 2013, 12:41 AM
My husband and I were there last year in April and was told the dock was new.. Now not sure if something happened to it due to Hurricane Sandy?? But here is a picture of it from last April
January 20th, 2013, 03:48 PM
January 21st, 2013, 03:54 PM
I sure hope the island and dock are open. So excited to try out the new pontoon boat!
January 21st, 2013, 09:55 PM
Why isn't everyone falling out of the boat!?!
Or did you take that picture in Australia and post it by accident?
So it looks like people might need to wade in to the Isle from the boat, at least for now?
Not going to bother me if the dock isn't there when we come back to TI in May...
January 22nd, 2013, 01:15 PM
Have no idea why it posted upside down but you have to walk over the sand bags. the picture was taken at chrismas. I was told the dock would be rebuilt when the insurance pay out.
January 22nd, 2013, 04:25 PM
It's hard to tell from the picture dandj posted, but the boat actually pulls into a U shape in the sandbags. Still pretty easy to get on and off.
January 22nd, 2013, 07:43 PM
hmcgaughey, that is the picture of the pier on the mainland, not the dock on the island. The pier is fine. The dock blew away during Sandy and was "replaced" by the sandbag-based "cove" dandj tried to show. Basically the boat tries to run onto the sandbags between the arms of the "C". It worked in varying degrees depending on the wind, the tide, the number of passengers, etc. On the last day I thought we were going to have to spend the night on the island as the wind really picked up and the "skipper" must have had to try 15 times to make it into the right position.
January 22nd, 2013, 11:42 PM
We were at CTI for Sandy when the dock disappeared. I'm sure that when the insurance check shows up a newer dock will be built, The good news is that we'll have a new dock and if the sand bags are dumped in the correct location a new beach!
Living on Island Time, 268 days, Ed & Lynn
January 23rd, 2013, 02:27 PM
I'm on the island right now. Yes there is a sandbag landing. Very easy on and off the pantoon boat. Its 86 degrees out and clear skies. Having a great time. Only problem is there is no bananas for the drinks, the storm destroyed the crops in Jamaica. We're transfer to CSS tomorrow to spend another 7 days in paradise.
January 24th, 2013, 02:23 PM
Too bad they couldn't use the insurance money to develop a platform and ladder to access the water on the far side as well. Granted currents may be tough, but they could pull the ladder on the windier and rougher surf days. You could get a much better sense of swimming au naturel in the deeper water there.
I also like the idea of developing a "beach" per jamaica8!
February 11th, 2013, 01:55 PM
Can anyone from COUPLES please respond with the status of fixing the dock? Would have thought this would have been done by now!
I Would think that safety of the vacationers would be high on their list!
February 11th, 2013, 04:56 PM
Seriously? They have to wait for the insurance check to repair a dock? Didn't Couples just purchase an entire resort? I would think a missing dock and having guests have to climb over sandbags would be a safety issue that would be addressed immediately.
Originally Posted by dandj
February 11th, 2013, 10:28 PM
Who should I call to find this out?
Originally Posted by popup40
February 11th, 2013, 11:41 PM
Whats the big deal with the dock? Go out to the Island and enjoy. Its not unsafe to go now, its just not as handy.
February 12th, 2013, 12:36 AM
I'm at CTI right now. Island was closed over the weekend for the dock to be rebuilt. Not open today as planned due to high waves but the rebuilt dock looks just about finished.
February 12th, 2013, 06:10 PM
We just returned from CTI and the pier was good. Had 3 days of huge wind and it was sturdy, safe and solid. Last 4 days were wonderful to lay in the sun and just enjoy foo-foo drinks with my special one... No worries people, Couples Tower Isle will take care of you. Incredible job Tower Isle and Randy R!!
February 12th, 2013, 11:37 PM
We just got back from CTI today, the dock was in it's 3rd day of repair when we left. I'm not sure when construction is planned to be complete but they were working long hours.
February 13th, 2013, 09:56 AM
Tower Isle dock...not the pier on beach side. My bad, everyone. No dock as of first week in Feb out on the island, but no sand bags either. Pier is great meeting place on the beach. Lots of wonderful people. Transfer boat to Tower Isle still lands on the sand out at the island. Go with the flow and pretend you've just landed on that secluded caribbean beach with just your special one. and a pool. and a little buffet. and LOTS of free drinks. and some of the best naked friends on the planet. You are in Jamaica together, just be happy and enjoy!
February 17th, 2013, 01:21 PM