Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 01-30-2012
This is the second laudatory message we’ve received during early 2012 about a good experience at the Dinner Key Mooring Field. Clearly, other cruisers have releated a different sort of reaction in the past, but these recent messages lead us to conclude that things may very well be looking up at this facility.
Dinner Key Mooring field is managed by the adjacent and sprawling, Dinner Key Marina. Both facilities are located in southern Miami, hard by the vibrant Coconut Grove community.
We spent a good 4 days in the Dinner key mooring field in early January when a cold front passed with strong N NW winds and really enjoyed our stay . True the dinghy dock was abit crowded but we always found room and the ferry was available till 5 pm also . The ferry had fenders all around it so I cannot imagine how it could cause any damage to anyone. The shower and restroom facilities were spotless at the time we used them and I liked the fact that they were all in one unit for complete privacy . We were lucky to have a mooring which was not too far from the dock so managed to stay drywhen going ashore in our tender . The Fresh Market had everything we needed and we enjoyed going to the movies and dining out in the Coconut grove restaurants . All in all a good stay . The staff were also very friendly and helpful giving information about the locality . If the winds had been from the E SE then it might have been a different story and we would have chosen somewhere else for better protection.