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South Seas Island Resort Marina

Posted by admin | Posted on 05-31-2008

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27. South Seas Island Resort Marina
(888) 777-3625
http://www.southseas.com
Statute Mile: 13.5
Lat/Lon: near 26 32.912 North/082 11.791 West
Location: found near the western foot of the marked and charted channel running west from the Western Florida ICW’s marker #38
Transient dockage: Available
Make MarinaLife Dockage Reservations
Transient dockage rate: $3.25 per foot per night (30-39ft.), $3.50 (40-59 ft.), $4.00 (60-79 ft.), etc., 30 amp power hookup – $10.00, 50 amp power hookup – $15.00, 100-amp power hookup – $45.00
Type of Dockage: fixed wooden face docks
Total number of slips/berths: 65
Dockside Power Connections: 30-50-100 amp
Dockside Fresh Water Connections: Available
Showers: Available (climate controlled)
Laundromat: Available
Swimming Pool: Available
Restaurant: 2 on-site, and others within a long walk or pleasant trolley ride
Restaurant Recommendations: Harborside Bar and Grill (breakfast and dinner), The Point (lunch by the pool) – all on-site, or take free trolley to main gate where several good restaurants are withing walking distance including the Mucky Duck and the Bubble Room
Provisioning Possibilities: on-site ship’s/variety store and deli carries convenience story type food items, or take free trolley to main gate where there are several small grocery stores within easy walking distance
Gasoline and diesel fuel: Available
Free Wi-Fi internet access: Available
Waste pump-out: Available
Depths: 6 feet

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Comments from the Cruisers' Net Community (11)

I recently found a channel from GICW to South Seas Resort on Captiva Island with reworked channel markers starting south of ICW “39″ in descending order, then making a dogleg to right and eventually leading to Redfish Pass. South Seas entrance is to port prior to Redfish. Redfish Pass is now a straight heading out of 270 with proper buoyage. The 1,4,5 aids on charts have been relocated to mark current channel. South Seas Resort has a handout printed showing both.
Pete Colgan

Just visited this marina this last Saturday (Sept 15) with our Tartan 33, and found the experience to be thoroughly enjoyable. The Dockmaster and his staff here are among the most pleasant and helpful I’ve encountered anywhere (unlike at not-to-be-named marina a mile or so to the south). The facilities are first rate, the showers excellent (just walk right in… they provide towels, soap and shampoo!), and the grounds are tropical and very well tended. In all, a great experience. For any of you folks traveling with a boat club, be sure to negotiate club rates (maybe not in full season?). Yes, it’s a bit pricey atmosphere, but I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this place to anyone. I don’t mind paying a bit more once in a while, especially if I think I’m getting my money’s worth. Easy access from the ICW, and Redfish Pass is right there for a good deep-water opening to the Gulf.
Capt. Mike Smith

The current Cruisers Net chart ["Chart View" - editor] correctly shows, as several mariners have commented, that the South Seas Marina passage has been completely re-routed. On the OLD NOAA charts and many chart plotter’s, the privately marked channel from the ICW to South Seas Resort Marina runs in an easterly westerly direction. The new channel runs, as has been previously noted, in a sotheasterly to northwestly direction and starts well west off the ICW from Pine Island Sound, as shown on the Cruisers Net chart. The markers are correctly configured port and starboard, so coming in from the ICW, you leave the reds to PORT!
Jay Wheeler

Just got back from a 1 week spring break cruise. Stayed at South Seas Resort. It is expensive but worth it. I draw 5 feet and entrance channel is not a problem at mid-tide. The channel was not on my chartplotter apparently was somewhat recently moved.
RB

We recently spent a few days at South Seas Resort Marina in our Catalina 34, Mother Ocean. A few years ago we had a “choppy” experience there because of some abrupt staffing changes (probably as a result of the economy) and some problems with their entrance channel.
We are happy to report that this year our experience there was excellent. The channel is now well marked. They have staffed up the marina with a very competent group. Finally, the resort, which had a few bugs in it during the years after its post-hurrican reopening, is running at full strength and very smoothly.
While it does cost more to dock there, one should keep in mind that the full resort is available to marina guests. At present it is, in our view, one of the nicest places to tie off on the west coast of Florida.
Bill.

Very nice professional, high-end marina. Lots of amenities – easy access to Gulf side beach, 3 pools – one with slides, multiple restaurants, trolleys, golf coarse, etc. It was crowded but definitely resort like. A little tight for my full keel “she don’t like to back up’ sailboat – but well worth the adventure.
Jim

Subject: South Seas Resort New Channel
Cruising News: South Seas Resort on Captiva Island has a new channel configuration. The new channel is a “dog leg” arrangement that starts at Red Fish Pass and goes to the ICW’s marker #38. At the ICW end you will see red #24 that starts the channel heading West to South Seas. So be sure to take the red markers on your port side heading to the resort. I was in there on Oct.19, 2009 and did not see less than 6.5 feet through the entire channel. Also local knowledge states that Red Fish Pass has at least 6′ of water and is passable again.
Enjoy
Blake

I just tracked thru the new South Seas (Captiva FL) channel between ICW and Gulf WGS datum co ordinates are:
Marker 24 (ICW Side) N26 33.045 W82 10.189 ***
Channel Turn N26 32.540 W82 10.914
Marina Entrance N26 33.012 W82 11.648
RedFish Pass N26 33.240 W82 11.874
Gulf side mark N26 33.185 W82 12.696
The channel is configured from Gulf to ICW so if entering from the ICW make sure Mark 24 and all red are to port!!
Another note regarding South Seas. They charge $50 docking fee for up to 6 people (boat size irrelevant) then $12.50 per person over 6 even if you’re just going in to use their restaurants. Don’t know rationale behind it but it’s certainly curtailed locals visiting there.
Capt. Gene
Sanibel

Subject: Significant changes to entrance channel to South Seas Plantation
Cruising News: A heads up to cruisers heading to South Seas Resort: The channel leading off the ICW has moved considerably, such that the dayboard markers are no longer any good. The resort has arranged a set of floating cans out that mark a rather winding navigable channel that seems to provide adequate depths. As yet, there is no signage up at the ICW to explain this, and the cans are not easy to spot, so confusion reigns. Several boats bottomed out trying to use the old dayboard channel while we were staying at the resort last week (April 5-8). The resort is apparently working to get some signage up and to get the word out to boaters when they make reservations. In our case, we found out when a passing fellow sailor hollered out a warning to us. Caution is advised.
Bill Clague

Visited South Seas August 12th for a very relaxing day and Overnight stay, Rates were $2.75ft Min 30ft Includes Water, Electric, Cable TV, Wifi Internet, and full use of the resort (Landlubber guest pay an additional $13.88 per person per day Resort Fee!) Take note of the channel configuration that Capt Gene discribes [in an earlier posting on the Cruisers' Net], Just remember keep Red markers to port when transiting from the ICW to South Seas Resort.
Capt Mark

They will measure your boat for you, after they ask you the length @ checkin.

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