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Green Cove Springs Marina

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Basic Marina Information:

Phone: (904) 284-1811
Lat/Lon: Near 29 59.035 North / 81 38.940 West
Location: lies southeast of St. Johns River marker #20

Service Details:

Transient dockage: Available
Transient dockage rate: $1.00+7% tax per foot per night
Type of dockage: fixed and floating concrete decked slips and face docks
Live Aboards Allowed: no
Dockside Power Connections: 30/50 amp power hookups available

5.00/per night - 30 amp hookup, $8.00/per night - 50 amp hookup
Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
Laundromat: Available
Restaurant: one right across street
Restaurant Recommendations:

Cattail Creek Restaurant (904) 284-3502

Provisioning Possibilities: Marina employee will take you to Winn Dixie (3 miles away) for a fee
LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

Marina employee will take you to AA Propane or Ace Hardware (3 miles away) for a fee
Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available
Waste pump-out: Available


Reviews from the Cruisers' Net Community (7)

  1. Carolyn Frazier -  May 21, 2014 - 5:36 pm

    The river may not be much, but gorgeous black creek is just north of Green Cove Springs. South of the Shands bridge are Trout Creek and 6 Mile Creek. Not only is there good food at Outback Crab Shack, but if your boat will clear the bridge, you can go a ways up the narrow creek. Dinghy rides up both are recommended from this local resident.
    Carolyn Frazier

  2. Dave & Nan Ellen Fuller -  May 21, 2014 - 2:53 pm

    Someone else mentioned Green Cove Springs. My recommendation there is only if you want to store the boat ashore as their in water slips are not nice at all. They have a ton of boats out of the water there and it is more of a
    working yard than a true marina. The facilities there are terrible and transportation from there will be much more difficult. There is very little within walking distance there. This is more of a storage facility or working on the boat out of the water facility. Plus, it is another 20 or 25 miles downriver and there is not much to see in this part of the river.
    Dave & Nan Ellen Fuller

  3. King and Sharon Cole -  May 6, 2014 - 8:33 am

    Green Cove Springs Marina, Green Cove Springs, FL is on the St. Johns River south of Jacksonville. Many Canadians and others store their boats during the summer, upon returning from a winter in the Bahama’s. They also have a work yard that allows live-aboard while working on your boat. Not the classiest place you’ve seen, but it serves the purpose. Next door is Reynolds Park Yacht Center and also Holland marine.
    King & Sharon Cole
    Blue Moon – 38′ Gulfstar

  4. DeVaich -  April 14, 2012 - 3:44 pm

    We found our boat in the long term storage lot at Green Cove Springs Marina. We moved it in to the work lot which was reasonbly priced and found the staff to be very accomodating and helpful. The store in the office had everything we needed at better prices than anywhere else we looked. The other folks working on their boats in the work yard were equally as helpful and friendly and most were hard at work.
    While the bathrooms and showers are certainly on the dingy side and my husband was pretty grossed out by the men’s shower, we found the facility to be just fine for our needs. We weren’t there to live in luxury, we were there to work.
    We’ve since moved in to the moorings. The staff was incredibly wonderful when we launched. They were fun, patient with us (we’re new to big boats) and so helpful.
    I wouldn’t swim in the river anywhere near the boatyard and I would never eat anything that came out of there as it was an old Navy yard and the amount of lead and copper and other heavy metals in that water must be very high.
    We’ll be moving out soon but while we are using Green Cove Springs Marina’s mooring balls and facilities, we are very happy with them. We’ll look forward to seeing the staff and using their work lot any time we have repairs to make on the dry or require long term storage.

  5. Regie Good -  April 8, 2012 - 9:45 am

    We looked high and low for a boat yard which would allow do-it-yourself work and also had reasonably priced long term storage. We finally chose Green Cove Springs Marina. It is a good old fashioned boatyard with friendly helpful staff. So far we have been delighted. Rumor has it they will be adding soon to the bathroom and shower facilities which is a modest weak point at present. Also I hear more vehicle parking is coming. And, at a time when other marinas are raising prices to uncomfortable amounts, GSM is not only reasonably priced, but they have room for lots of bo462Yats!
    Reggie Good

  6. Don R -  April 21, 2011 - 2:20 pm

    We just checked out Green Cove Springs yesterday and it would be a very good place to store a boat for an extended period. Lots of cruisers use this facility. It’s not fancy, but it’s secure and a more than adequate facility. Lot’s of boats and a do-it-yourself yard. Their latest rate sheet shows: Haul out ($1.75/ft), block 34-42′ ($58 one time), long term storage ($4.00/ft/month). Phone number is 904-284-1811, Mon-Sat 0800-1630.
    Don R,
    m/v Andante

  7. Jim -  September 1, 2009 - 4:35 pm

    This is a very tired facility. Recently a couple of the docks were declared unfit and boaters had to remove their vessels.


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