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Key West Bight City Marina

Posted by admin | Posted on 07-05-2008

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54. Key West Bight City Marina
Lat/Lon: near 24 33.732 North/081 48.070 West
Location: occupies a good portion of the rear (southeasterly shores) of Key West Bight
Transient dockage: Available
Make MarinaLife Dockage Reservations
Transient dockage rate: $2.75 per foot per night,18 cent per kilowatt hour
Type of dockage: fixed wooden slips and face docks
Total number of slips/berths: 45
Dockside Power Connections: 30-50-100 amp
Dockside Fresh Water Connections: Available
Showers: Available
Laundromat: Available
Restaurant: more than you can imagine
Restaurant Recommendations: Turtle Kraals (305 294-2640), Half Shell Raw Bar, Harpoon Harry’s, Dante’s, Pepes
Provisioning Possibilities: walk to Fausto’s supermarket 5 blocks away (305 296-5663-they also deliver)
LPG (Propane) Availability: take taxi to Shell gas station for LPG tank refill 3/4 mile away
Free Wi-Fi Internet Access: Available
Gasoline and diesel fuel: Available
Waste pump-out: Available
Depths: 10-foot minimum depths

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Comments from the Cruisers' Net Community (3)

KW Bight is a City marina and the staff must enforce the rules that are created by the City. We stay in KW for several months each year and always have found the Marina staff some of the best we encounter in our 1000 mile annual cruise.
John McSwain

I wish to make you aware of the unfortunate experience I had in March at Key West Bright Marina. I reserved a slip for my Acadia 25 boat for two nights beginning on a Tuesday and planned to be there for both nights. My friend and I left Burnt Store Marina Monday AM heading for Marco Is. then onto KW Bright on Tuesday. When we got into the gulf Monday we found that the 4 to 6 foot waves were more then we could handle safely for the trip and the NOAA forecast was the same through Wednesday. As soon as we changed plans in late morning I called both Marco Is. and KW Bright Monday to advise that the conditions did not allow safe passage and we needed to cancel our reservation. When I made that called, both of the dock-masters at Marco Is. and KW Bright thanked me for calling and agreed that the conditions there were not safe for a 25 ft boat and assured me that I would be credited for my deposit. KW Brights advance reservation agreement states that they require 48 hours cancellation, my call was 36+ hours ahead. 48 hours would have been Sunday while we were still at Burnt Store Marina.
Two weeks later, I noticed that my credit card still was showing the $88.69 reservation charge from KW Bright. I called them today to find out why the credit has not been issued. “YOUR CANCELLATION IS NOT WITHIN THE 48 HOUR TIME WINDOW THEREFORE WE CAN’T OFFER CREDIT TO YOUR CREDIT CARD”. The fact that the weather conditions were not safe does not matter “we’re not responsible”. They did try to offer a future credit should I wish to come in the next twelve months but being a snowbird and with other PGI cruise activities thats not a likely option.
I wish to caution that ALL boaters should be aware of KW Brights unreasonable policy regardless of boater safety. We didn’t just change our plans at the last
minute on a whim for another destination, if I had I would support the policy.
THINK TWICE ABOUT KEY WEST BRIGHT. I’m really saddened by this experience as we were looking forward to our visit at KW. In all my cruising of the Great Lakes and here in SW FL this is the first bad experience I ever had when boater safety was the primary issue.
Ralph Winkler

Key West Bight Marina
City of Key West owned marina with Dockage, Diesel, Gas, Rest Rooms, Showers, and Laundry for marina customers.
Four docking peers (A, C, D, and E … B dock is the commercial dock that holds the fuel dock, and the ferry to the Dry Tortugas. Full-length finger peers between slips on the A dock only. No finger peers on the other docks, so unless you get one of the very few “tie along-side” spots, you’d better bring a gangway.
Key West Bight Maria controls the public dinghy dock for those visitors who choose to anchor out. Current rates are $6.00/day, $26.50 per week, $80.00 per month and a 13 ft maximum length for the dinghy.
Current rates for slip dockage is $2.75/ft. per day or $44.00 /ft per month. There are higher rates during designated special events (Memorial Day, 4th of July, October Fantasy Fest, November Power Boat Races, Christmas/New Years, and KW Race Week in January.)

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