This mooring field, just south of the Las Olas Blvd. Bridge, is the Ft. Lauderdale Official Anchorage/Mooring Field and Captain Ron was unable to find it in Cruisers’ Net, because it’s listed in the Anchorage Directory – sorry about that Ron! However, his advice about saving cash while in Ft. Lauderdale is good if your vessel isn’t over 40ft. We’d really like some comment from anyone who has used these moorings.
After spending an expensive week at Bahia Mar Marina in Ft. Lauderdale, I noticed a small (10-12 spots) city owned mooring field 500 yards north of the Bahia Mar Fuel Dock. According to the water taxi, the cost is $35.00 per night. There were three sailboats securely hooked up in this protected area. A quick tender ride to downtown would be easy. I checked my extensive list of cruising guides, and nothing was mentioned of this area. Make a note ICW cruisers and save some cash while staying in Ft. Lauderdale !
Captain Ron Rice
To save even more cash in Fort Lauderdale there is a GREAT anchorage in the Middle River. Gets a touch wakey on the weekends but weekdays and at night, this anchorage is well protected and has awesome dinghy dock access on a floating dock in a public park.