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Herbert Hoover Marina

Posted by admin | Posted on 08-25-2008

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10. Herbert Hoover Marina
305-230-3033
Statute Mile: 1111.5
Lat/Lon: near 25 27.738 North/080 20.414 West
Location: approach canal bisects the mainland (western) shores of Biscayne Bay, north of the hard-to-miss power plant at Turkey Point, some 4.8 nautical miles west-southwest of the ICW channel
Transient dockage: Available
Transient dockage rate: $1.25 per foot per night
Type of dockage: fixed wooden & concrete slips and face docks
Total number of slips/berths: 197
Dockside Power Connections: 30-50 amp
Dockside Fresh Water Connections: Available
Restaurant: Being built 2011 on-site
Provisioning Possibilities: on-site Bait & Tackle shop has some convenience store type provisions
Waste pump-out: Available
Free Wi-Fi Internet Access: Available
Gasoline and diesel fuel: Available
Depths: 4.5 foot minimum depths

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Comments from the Cruisers' Net Community (2)

We trailered, launched and stayed here April 12. Nice layed back facility, great ramps. Office is open 0830-1630. Night security. Plan to shower on your boat as out side showers are far from marina area, located at beach area. Rest rooms are closer, but still a hike. This a marina attached to a county park. We departed on a Friday, I would suspect it gets busy on weekends. We did not find any wi fi service, but 30/50 amp power and water. POUT, gas, ice down by convience store, near office. Very friendly personnel. Each pier leading to individual slips has a locked gate and keys were in short supply so we beeped the security (Jerome) to get back in. We did not see below 5′ going out and route is well marked. Gas was reasonable but forget exact price. M & M Rhett “Lady Soul II”
PS: Restaurant is due to open 2012? Not open yet.
M & M Rhett
“Lady Soul II”

Entering Biscayne Bay in strong northwest winds we opted for the Herbert Hoover Marina (named after the vacuum icon not the U.S. President) in Homestead, arriving just before sunset. At the northern fringes of Everglades Park, we were greeted by flocks of birds and seagulls. This calm, protected harbor was a welcome relief after rocking and rolling in Plantation Key for the past month. So calm that I couldn’t sleep.
Jan & Steve

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