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Cooley’s Landing, City of Fort Lauderdale Municipal Docks

Posted by admin | Posted on 06-11-2008

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72. Cooley’s Landing, City of Fort Lauderdale Municipal Docks
(954) 828-4626
Lat/Lon: near 26 07.026 North/080 08.953 West
Location: gracing New River’s northwesterly banks immediately upstream (southwest) of the William H. Marshall Bridge
Transient dockage: available
Dockside Power Connections: 30-50 amp
Dockside Fresh Water Connections: Available
Showers: Available
Laundromat: Available
Restaurant: several within a fairly long walk
LPG (Propane) Availability: Take taxi to Boye’s Gas & Propane (954) 763-4545 for LPG tank refill or exchange 2 miles away
Waste pump-out: available
Depths:7 foot minimum depths

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Comments from the Cruisers' Net Community (8)

Spent a week at Cooley’s Landing part of the Fort Lauderdale City Dock system and found that the friendly service and careful advice provided by Matt just added to our overall enjoyment. Our slip was near the 7th Ave bridge, which provides a steady passage of beautiful yachts for those days when you just want to watch the water.
The laundry is newer and works well and the showers are clean and neat. Can’t ask for more and we expected much less at their value added price.
A short walk on the very pleasant SW Riverwalk brings you to the shopping district on Las Olas.

Check out “The City of Ft. Lauderdale at Cooleys Landing”
It is inexpensive – $1.25/ ft. $0.12/kw electric after a one time charge of $10 or $15)
It is convenient to a lot of restaurants.
There is current, but if you are going to be there for a while check with the dockmaster and they will tell you when the current will be slack for the easiest docking.
There is a pleasant waterfront walk to lots of activity and you are far enough from the activity for it to be quiet at night. You also get a great tour of the New River on the trip up the river and you can take the dinghy another couple of miles upriver for more interesting sights. We have stayed there several times and will stay there again.
Mitch and Carole Brodkin

here are two centers for marinas in Fort Lauderdale. You have to decide if you prefer to stay near the beach or downtown which is two miles up New River. Cooley’s Landing is the municipal marina downtown on the New River. I believe Cooley’s Landing has a 50 foot limit and may be tight for your 49 foot boat. Las Olas is the municipal marina on the ICW near the beach. Las Olas can accommodate larger boats on the ends of their Tee-docks. Las Olas has gated security on each dock. The Water Taxi stops close to both marinas. We have stopped at both of these marinas. Of course, there are dozens of other marinas!
Alan Lloyd
Author, Great Loop Navigation Notes

It was one of our favorite stops last year on our way south, spent a week also….hope they have the stealing in check now. Great spot for yacht watching, eating and walking on the water front. Enjoyed the water tours that let you on and off and back on to many stops including the beach. Would do it again..just have to time the current when docking there, can be very very strong at wrong time.
S/V Colleen Mae

Cooloey’s Landing is a great spot from which to enjoy Ft. Lauderdale. Free trolly to beach and another up and down the beach takes you near West Marine, Sailorman, Blue Water Books, etc. We spent a most enjoyable week there just before Christmas.
Hank Evans
M/V Queen Ann’s Revenge

Cooley’s Landing up the New River (a Ft. Lauderdale city owned marina) is a good place to go. We stayed there for a couple of weeks before heading to Key Biscayne and then the Bahamas. While there, we were able to spend lots of money on the local economy (provisioning, boat repairs, museums, mass transit, restaurants, etc.). The people at Cooley’s were great and the facilities were good. As long as you time your docking to be at slack tide (the current rips through this area so other times are tricky), it’s a nice place to be. You can certainly see some pretty crazy megayachts being tandem towed by bow and stern coming through the narrow river.
S/V Pelican

We stayed at Cooley¹s Landing on the New River in Ft Lauderdale. It¹s clean, secure, has a nice laundry room and it is relatively close to a large Publix for stocking up. The price is $1.25 per foot so reasonable in Ft Lauderdale. If you come, fuel up before you leave the Keys as fuel is more expensive here. We paid $3.06 for diesel at Lauderdale Marina.
Jim & Lisa Favors – Kismet

Cooley’s Landing Marina on the New River in Ft. Lauderdale rates a ten as a place to stop. Megayachts with a tug at the bow and another at the stern pass by regularly. The downtown and the riverwalk area are all within walking distance. There is a multiplex theater nearby, and there is an Imax theater even closer. Further, the Imax shows first run pictures. There is no better way to see a movie. There is a Publix nearby, as well as drug store, etc.
Ellis Simon

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