Posted by Larry | Posted on 06-09-2012
The entrance channel, at this SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, runs to the west, just south of the Fort Pierce high-rise bridge, and well north of unlighted daybeacon #188. And, as David advises, check the wind and tides, especially during a time of full moon.
Nice marina, very courteous staff, welcome respite after an overnight sail from Miami. The only issue we had was we barely got in here because of their channel depth. As we were entering yesterday, the depth finder hit 5.5′ twice, that’s what our boat draws, luckily we made it in though. Now I am stuck in the slip because it is low tide (about mid tide when I came in yesterday), and I should be underway right now. My advice, if your boat draws more than about 4′, pay close attention to the tides at this marina. Other than that, it is a wonderful place to stay and the Tiki Bar is awesome. Restroom/shower facilities are top notch.
One other word of caution, the current rips across their entrance channel which makes it even more challenging to stay in the “deep” water, a term I use lightly.
David aboard S/V Double Decker