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Anchorage Resort and Yacht Club West

Posted by admin | Posted on 08-23-2008

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12. Anchorage Resort and Yacht Club West
Statute Mile: 1134
Lat/Lon: near 25 11.011 North/080 23.291 West
Location: flanks the easterly shores of Jewfish creek, opposite Gilbert’s Resort Marina
Transient dockage: Available
Transient dockage rate: $2.50 per foot per night, 25% discount-Boat/US
Type of Dockage: fixed concrete slips
Total number of slips/berths: 15
Dockside Power Connections: 30-50 amp
Dockside Fresh Water Connections: Available
Showers: Available
Laundromat: Available
Swimming Pool: Available (Heated)
Restaurant: within walking distance
Restaurant Recommendations: walk to Pontoon’s Marina & Grill (305) 451-0864, Gilbert’s (by dingy) (305) 451-1133
Provisioning Possibilities: take taxi to Winn Dixie supermarket 2 miles away
LPG (Propane) Availability: take taxi to Circle K for LPG tank exchange 1 mile away
Free Wi-Fi internet access: Available
Depths: 6-foot minimum depths

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Comments from the Cruisers' Net Community (10)

I’ve been coming here for two years with sailing students and have been moderatly satisfied with ‘what you get’. But the last two times we’ve come, they’ve charged me for my dinghy, even though we put it on deck after arrival. The showers and restrooms are routinely ‘out of order’ even after asking if they are open, happened last time, and being told that everyting was operational. On departing the next morning, the water was turned off, so we couldn’t top off our water tanks and didnt’ come back on until 11am. Guess that was in the fine print.
Unfortunately I’ll not give them another of my dollars.
Not a user friendly place.

Sounds like a similar situation during our visit. She didn’t take our word for length but chose to step off the length and said her measurement was more accurate.

Also, don’t expect the Boat US discount if it happens to be a holiday even if their marina doesn’t come close to filling up. By far, the worst marina treatment I’ve experienced.

We stayed at the Anchorage to wait out a cold front moving through. Way too many rules and not particularly boater friendly. When we went inside to pay for the slip, the young lady told us to wait so SHE could look at our boat verify the length (guess they think all boaters are liars). Not pet friendly either. Info they handed out said “…no pets allowed on property”. So you have to keep them on the boat and if they have to go out, take them off the property. The rate seemed high ($2.50) but on the plus side they did give a 25% Boat US discount.

If you had been treated like our group was…you would show a double thumbs down…!

I have to add my thumbs up for the service and facilities at Anchorage Resort. Been going there for a number of years and it never gets old.
Doug Horsfall

I’ll try to be positive [about Anchorage Resort Marina]. The restrooms and showers were clean. The non affiliated restaurant next door was excellent. Their practice of measuring your boats anchor and any possible protrusion aft then adding that to your boat length is deplorable. What a cheap way to add a few bucks to the bill. Expect passing boats to wake the marina….confusing at first but after the gigging…may know why.

We are at Anchorage Resort and Marina, right across from Gilbert’s. We dinghied to Gilberts for lunch and had very good, casual fare and friendly, energetic waitress Georgiana. The docks have not been rebuilt – all they did was put new stringers and planks right on top go the old decrepit docks. That way the new ones will cave in with the old ones! Docks are now higher off the water for dinghy arrivals.
Anchorage Resort Marina has better dockage (same price) and 50 amp for those who need that. Pontunes is right there for food – also very good, casual fare and good wait staff.
1. Restrooms and showers at Anchorage Resort are super clean,
2. Tiki bar and restaurant at Gilberts win the prize for great ambience,
3. Good evening music at Gilberts – but can hear it in the boat at Anchorage late hours.
John and Joan on Destiny

Subject: Anchorage Resort and Yacht Club, Jewfish Creek, Key Largo
Cruising News: We came south in the ICW from Miami in out 5.5 ft draft sailboat for our first cruise to the Keys. We found this marina in the guide book and noted a BOAT US discount for $1.50/ft for transient dockage. This is a wonderful marina in all respects. The docks are easy to approach. There is no extra charge for water or electric. There is a pool, hot tub, shower and restroom, grill for cooking out on their patio, and a great sunset view. The folks are friendly and do not bother you with unnecessary rules or regulations. I highly recommend this as a lay over for anyone. No fuel at their docks, but just across the creek is fuel. The new fixed high rise bridge over Jewfish Creek makes easy waterway travel.
Paul Dunn

I docked my 29 ft. Prairie at Anchorage Resort last month. There was plenty of space and the rate was $2.50/ft. Amenities are a swimming pool and a hot tub. One restroom for the entire marina but since there were few boats there it was not a problem. I found it clean.
The restaurant next door, Marley’s Seafood Grill is great! Order the CalaMarley appetizer (calamari). It’s just like you get on the Costa del Sol in Spain. Also their “Jalea” dinner is excellent and huge (one is enough for two hungry people) It has an assortment of fried (in a special batter) seafood, including calamari and dolphin and shrimp etc. and some fried yucca strips…… mouthwatering!
The draw bridge over Jewfish Creek has been removed so it’s a bit of a walk over the new elevated roadway to walk to Gilbert’s. Gilberts has a band on Sunday and Karaoke on Tuesday. A real, laid-back Keys atmosphere.
Dick Bodner
Prairie 29 Trawler, Private Island

Stayed at Anchorage last year around Early March. Were on their cement face dock by pool. Quiet. No complaints – nice people, seems like marina was a sideline – the guy helping us with lines was the hotel maintenance guy I believe. However, the restaurant right next store is fantastic – we had dinner there one night and lunch when passing by car. Marley’s is the name.
Capt. John Wild

Subject: Anchorage Resort & Marina
Cruising News: On our way south to Key West,we stopped overnight at the Anchorage. While somewhat isolated, we highly recommend it for a stopover. Clean, friendly with all the hook-ups (cable, free WIFI) and an excellent restaurant (Marley’s). Try the ceviche which apparently comes out a little different every time and was delicious.
Eric Norlin

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