Apalachola is one of the most enjoyable ports of call in the Southeastern USA. I highly recommend a stop here. Looks like vern though Captain Reggie had a few marina problems, the local dining was pretty good!
Cruising News: Arrived Apalachicola 5/24 in late afternoon. Miller Marine would not answer phone or VHF. Scipio Marina would not answer phone or VHF. We wanted to buy fuel and do some shopping and go to a reataurant for much hailed oysters. We ended up at the Raw Oyster Bar which has free docks for those who eat there. We ate there. Oysters were adequate, some being more cheeese than oyster. Conch fritters were interesting. Prices seemed a little high for the fritters and the deep fried zuccini. We had a nice night at anchor just east of R"20" just downstreem of the railroad bridge. quiet, good holding and if you did drag, you would drag to deeper water. We did not drag.
We're transiting in a Cal Cruising 36 sailboat with 48.5 ft mast and antenna clearance and 5.5 draft. When headed from East Pass to Apalachicola, stay left as you approach the bridge. Right side shoals into the channel to 4 ft.