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Located at Mile Marker 135 on the Okeechobee Waterway, 15 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico, Fort Myers Yacht Basin is a well designed and protected marina. It is owned and operated by the City ofTwin Dolphin Marina, 1000 1st Ave. West, Bradenton, Florida 34205-7852, 941.747.8300  -  fax 941.745.2831, e-mail: harbormaster@twindolphinmarina.comGulf Harbour Marina    
ICW Marker 73, 4.5 miles from Gulf of Mexico  
14490 Vista River Dr.,
Fort Myers, FL 33908
239-437-0881 Slips are now available!! On the brand new Dock 5. For information please call (727) 893-7329 or 800 782 8350Gulfport Marina includes dry boat storage, ship store, bathroom, public boat ramp, parking, fueling stations, lighted range markers and guest docking facility.Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina239 461-0775 Legacy Harbour Marina entrance is located on the Okeechobee Waterway East of Marker #49 on the Caloosahatchee River. The Marina is situated two blocks from historic downtown Fort Myers and three blocks from the historic Edison-Ford Winter Estates. The Marina's 131-Slips range in size from 40 feet to 80 feet and can accommodate Transient Boats of 100 feet plus. The large Fairways make our slips easily accessible. Our slips are surrounded by one of the largest 'floating breakwaters' on the Gulf of Mexico. The floating docks are state-of-the-art. Legacy Harbour Marina is a full-featured facility with all the modern conveniences of home including pump-out station, heated pool, fitness center, full electric metered at the slip, cable TV, laundry, air-conditioned showers and wireless Internet connections available. The Boaters' Lounge is available for relaxing after a cruise or for private parties. The view from the lounge is spectacular! Our grounds are beautifully manicured and provide great strolling along the river with benches, Chickee Hut, and excellent access to all of historic Fort Myers. Please take a few moments to browse our website and see for yourself what our  beautiful boating facility can offer you the next time you are cruising in Southwest Florida.
Fisherman's Village Marina and Resort, Punta Gorda, FLThe Town of Fort Myers Beach proudly operates and maintains the Matanzas Harbor Municipal Mooring Field. The field boasts 70 mooring balls available for public rental year-round, and accommodates vessels up to 48 feet in length. The mooring field is located east of the Sky Bridge between San Carlos and Estero Islands in Matanzas Pass. For recreational cruisers, the Fort Myers Beach Mooring Field is a wonderful destination. Coming ashore at the Town’s dinghy dock puts boaters in walking distance to beaches, restaurants, shopping, nightlife, and public transportation. Mooring ball rental fees are $13/day or $260/month. All renters MUST register with Matanzas Inn upon arrival. The dinghy dock is available for public use to tie up dinghies 10’ or less (no overnight tie-ups). The dock is located beneath the Sky Bridge between Matanzas Inn Restaurant and the public fishing pier. Punta Gorda, Florida - a GREAT cruising destinationRiviera Dunes Marina Just off Tampa Bay Owned and Operated by BoatersSt. Andrew's MarinaThe Port St. Joe Marina is at the heart of Florida's Forgotten Coast, on the eastern shore of pristine St. Joseph Bay on Florida's northern Gulf Coast. Located between Panama City and Apalachicola, Fl

A Mixed Review of Tarpon Springs City Marina, Tarpon Springs, FL

Other reports have commented in the poor conditions of the docks and the on-shore facilities, but all agree that if you want to visit historic Tarpon Springs the location of the Tarpon Springs City Marina cannot be beat!

We recently spent three days at Tarpon Springs Municipal Marina. There were absolutely no issues with water depth the entire length of the Anclote River, and plenty of room to maneuver in vicinity of the marina. There is a no wake zone from Buoy 29 all the way into the downtown area (about 2.5 miles).
We arrived at about 1730 on a Tuesday, and were met by the dockmaster, who was not pleased that we were arriving after closing. While backing into the slip, we had to fight a fairly stiff inbound current, so we had to line up about a slip and a half to the west as we backed in. Although we made it into the slip with no problem, the dockmaster was screaming directions to me the entire time, and overpowering the recommendations my wife was making. Because I have limited visibility aft from my flybridge, and I depend on my wife to be my eyes aft, this added to the challenge of the mooring evolution. Apparently the pilings are in very bad shape and he was concerned that if I leaned against one, it might snap. Once tied up, the dockmaster gave me an earful for being late, and then left for the day without giving us a key to the bathrooms or helping us with shore power.
As soon as we hooked up shore power (two 30 amp cables), we lost power to one of the cables. Soon after, the other cable lost power as well, leaving us with no air conditioning on a 95 degree evening with no breeze. Welcome to Tarpon Springs! There were no breakers on the pier to be reset, so we searched for a breaker panel for a while with no luck, and unfortunately our 50 ft cables wouldn’t allow us to reach another power outlet. Since there was no “after hours” number for the dockmaster, my wife called the local police station. Fortunately, the local police contacted the city electrician, who came down, checked things out, replaced the ancient breakers, and then stayed until he was sure that everything was good with our power (it was). The electrician was super friendly, and spent a good three hours (including a trip to Home Depot to buy new breakers) ensuring we were set. I can’t thank him enough, because I was so mad by that point that I was planning to call other marinas on the river to look for dockage. In addition, the police dispatcher called a little while later to ask if everything was good. Needless to say, after initial bad impressions, I was impressed with the friendliness, capability, responsiveness and professionalism of the city employees.
Most of the restaurants in the Waterfront area close early, so we headed across the bridge and had dinner and a few drinks at Captain Jacks. The food was good and there was a lot of it.
The next morning, I tracked down the dockmaster, who obviously had heard about our travails from the evening before, and was very apologetic. He was also very responsive and professional the remainder of our visit. The rest of the next day and a half was spent enjoying the Greek restaurants, and shopping.
The marina itself is pretty shabby, but the location can’t be beat to enjoy the charms of Tarpon Springs. It appears that there were four slips available at the marina. We called ahead and were the only ones there over the three days. On a weekend, I would call ahead to ensure you have a reservation though. The electrician indicated that they were planning to upgrade the breaker panel, so hopefully on future visits, there won’t be similar issues to what we faced. Apparently, there are also plans to upgrade the docks and replace the pilings, which are pretty flimsy. The finger piers were so short that they were unusable on my boat, so we had to debark the boat from the ladder on the stern. The bathrooms are locked after hours, so you have to pay a $5 deposit to get a key. There weren’t any showers that I could see. We used the showers on the boat. Once we resolved the power issue, the remainder of the visit to Tarpon Springs was excellent, and I would recommend it to others.
Captain Glenn Zeiders

We visited Tarpon Springs in April 2010. The town offers some great restaurants and several souvenir shops. I would have to agree that the marina needs updating. We were 45 minutes late but the dock master waited for us and was accommodating. He allowed us to stay in his slip and even provided an adapter for our shore power cable.
Oh yes, we agree with you on the status of the marina. It is right on the main road and the docks are open to the public. By the way, the restrooms do have showers but they were very “ruff” and needed a good cleaning.
Captain Scott Daniels

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