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N. Gulf Cruising News – Pensacola & Pensacola Inlet (Statute Mile 185 to 179)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 09-29-2009

Please Note That Postings Below From Fellow Cruisers Are Listed in Chronological Order, Based on Publication Date

Good Words for Palafox Pier and Yacht Harbor Marina, Pensacola, Northern Gulf, FL

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 08-09-2013

Palafox Pier - Click for Chartview

Palafox Pier & Yacht Harbour Marina is in the heart of downtown Pensacola at 1901 Cypress Street, on the north shore of the entrance to Bayou Chico.

Our vote for a great marina is Palafox in Pensacola: http://www.marinamgmt.com/marina-management-Palafox-Pier-Home.cfm

It has floating docks, very sheltered dockage, Jaco’s (a great restaurant on site), within walking distance of Seville Quarter (http://www.sevillequarter.com), and dozens of other restaurants, shops, minor league baseball (http://www.milb.com/schedule/index.jsp?sid=t4124), Pensacola Shipyard (http://www.pensacolamarina.com/index.php) with a wide host of contractors keeps your boat running.
And the dockmasters, Ron and Jon, provide the best customer service you could ask for! Certainly worth consideration!
Richard Grimes

Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Palafox Pier

Fort Walton Beach Free Dock Closed, Gulf ICW, Mile 223, Fort Walton Beach, FL

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 12-10-2012

Fort Walton Free Dock - Click for Chartview

The free dock in Ft Walton Beach is located between R6 and R8 on the north side of the ICW, just west of the Brook Bridge. The 3 deepest spots are on the SW corner of the dock, 1 being a lay along and the other 2 being the first two slips. Avoid blocking the pump out station as boaters do come to use it and then leave immediately.

When True North came by the Fort Walton Beach free dock on the north side of the ICW today, it was closed due to heavy damage from either a boat ramming it or a structural failure. Parts of the face dock were hanging into the water. A mastless sailboat was pulled into a shoreside slip but a sign was posted that the dock was closed.
Stay safe,
Tom

Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Free Dock

Question re Entrance Channel to Sabine Bay Marina (Pensacola Beach. St. M. 189)

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 06-27-2012

The entrance to Little Sabine Bay, and Sabine Bay Marina, lies just to the south, immediately west of the high-rise Pensacola Beach Bridge. Follow the marked channel carefully, as you make your entrance, particularly at low water. Once into the Bay, stay away from the water body’s mid-width. There is shoal water there! If you’ve been in this channel recently, let us hear from you. According to a spokesperson at the marina, the channel was dredged to 11ft last year and is about 9ft now. The marina’s phone is 850-932-1904.

An earlier report:

We have stayed at Sabine Marina and it’s a great little place. Very laid back don’t expect to be wine and dined. Right across the street (real close in walking distance) from the tourists’ attractions of Pensacola beach but without the hassle of tying off your vessel at the Boardwalk and risking kids jumping all in and over your boat while you take in the Pensacola beach attractions. I highly recommend dockage at Sabine Marina.
Jan

Jan, I have a 45′ Sea Ray sedan bridge drawing 4.5′. Planning on going there on 7/5/12 and anchoring next to the sand bar in the middle of Little Sabine bay. Have you been there recently? Is the depth in the channel enough for me to comfortably get in and out?? I can tell the channel in looks a little shallow by Google Earth. Is it well marked?? Thanks a million.
Hugo

Sabine Bay Marina (Pensacola Beach. St. M. 189)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 06-06-2011

The entrance to Little Sabine Bay, and Sabine Bay Marina, lies just to the south, immediately west of the high-rise Pensacola Beach Bridge. Follow the marked channel carefully, as you make your entrance, particularly at low water. Once into the Bay, stay away from the water body’s mid-width. There is shoal water there!

We have stayed at Sabine Marina and it’s a great little place. Very laid back don’t expect to be wine and dined. Right across the street (real close in walking distance) from the tourists’ attractions of Pensacola beach but without the hassle of tying off your vessel at the Boardwalk and risking kids jumping all in and over your boat while you take in the Pensacola beach attractions. I highly recommend dockage at Sabine Marina.
Jan

Palofox Marina (Downtown Pensacola) and Bahia Mar Marina (Bayou Chico, Pensacola)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 10-26-2010

Palofox Marina is located in the heart of downtown Pensacola! There are many restaurants, and even one small grocery store within walking distance.
Bayou Chico kind of sits on the western outskirts of the city, but, as noted below, there are many facilities lining this stream, including the Pensacola Yacht Club, where I have been privileged to speak on several occasions!

We have docked our Monk 36 13′ beam 4′ draft at Palafox Marina downtown and Bahia Mar Marina on Bayou Chico just west of town both are managed by Marina management both are fine, there are several marinas on bayou Chico but we have only stayed at the Bahia Mar there sorry I don’t recall the prices.
Steve Willett
Monk 36 Gumbo

Sabine Marina (Little Sabine Bay, Pensacola Beach)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 05-19-2010

The marked channel leading to Sabine Marina cuts to the south, immediately west of the Pensacola Beach Bridge. Observe all markers carefully and heavily favor the eastern shores after entering the Bay.

Was just at the Sabine Marina this past December in 09. While I was there that had a dredge working in the pass coming into the Marina so its plenty deep now. Great little bar and nice shower and laundry facilities.
Rob

Low Water Levels in the Florida Panhandle as of 10/18/09

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 10-20-2009

I, too, have experienced the low water – wind tide conditions described by Captain Tom below. As he notes, these depths usually persist only a few days, but while they are underway, soundings can be spooky!

If you are near or in the Florida Panhandle this morning, you will find the water levels are 1-2 feet below the charted depths. The north winds have been blowing hard for a few days and pushed the water off the coastline. It will come back in a few days; but for now, be careful.
Stay Safe,
Tom