Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Atlantic City at the Golden Nugget Marina

Two nearby casinos viewed from the Golden Nugget Marina
We left Atlantic Highlands at 5:00 am, long before the sun came up at 6:45 am. On the plus side, it was dead calm and the moon was up, providing some needed light - and - there was no fog, a first for us on this leg of the journey. With the chartplotter and radar, we found our way around Sandy Hook and headed south towards Atlantic City.

Just had to try the slots!
We had intended to anchor out but when I checked the Trump Marina website I found it had been bought out by the Golden Nugget and they've reduced the marina rates. Where the rates used to be $3 to $4/ft, it's now $2/ft, at least for this time of the year. With my Marina Life discount, the charge was only $1.50/ft! Now that's reasonable!

Rudy and Allison treated us to a dinner out in the casino which saved a tired crew from fixing dinner and was much appreciated by all. The old Trump Casino is undergoing renovations under the new ownership of the Golden Nugget but the main slot machine area is largely unchanged, so far. Of course we had to play a few rounds, $10 worth and lost it in the end after being up briefly.

Since Rudy has to leave on Thursday, we'll stay another day at the Golden Nugget Marina which is much more convenient for connections to NYC than Cape May. We now plan on heading out to Cape May on Friday.