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Salty Sam’s Marina

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Basic Marina Information:

Phone: 239-463-7333 x 2
Lat/Lon: Near 26 27.404 North / 81 56.600 West
Location: guards the northern banks of the Fort Myers Beach channel, northeast of marker #28
Depths: 4 ft.

Service Details:

Transient dockage: Available
Transient dockage rate: $1.90 per foot per night
Type of dockage: floating concrete decked slips and face docks
Live Aboards Allowed: no
Total number of slips/berths: 100
Dockside Power Connections: 30/50/100 amp power hookups available

$6.95/per night - 30 amp hookup, $8.95/per night - 50 amp hookup, $18.00/per night - 100 amp hookup
Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
Laundromat: Available
Restaurant: 2 on-site
Restaurant Recommendations:

Parrot Key Carribean Grille (239-463-3257), Big Game Bar & Grille (239-463-3043)

Provisioning Possibilities: On-site ship’s store has a few groceries, or take taxi to Publix supermarket 2 miles away
LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

Walk to Sunoco gas station for LPG tank exchange about 1/2 mile away
Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available
Waste pump-out: Available, $25.00 per pumpout
Gasoline and diesel fuel: Gas & Diesel Available

Fuel Prices (All Taxes Included)

Reporting Date: September 28, 2015
Notes: ethanol free/90 octane
Gasoline Price: $3.80
Diesel Fuel Price: $3.35


Reviews from the Cruisers' Net Community (5)

  1. Tom Wemett -  December 20, 2013 - 9:54 am

    We currently have our trawler there for four months. We are home now and headed back down in a couple of weeks, but did stay on the boat there for several days before heading back home. It is a very busy marina with two restaurants with music until 9 or 10pm, boat rentals, a pirate boat, the Key West Express boat docked at the northern end of the marina, a rack storage facility, etc. We were at the Riviera Dunes Marina in Palmetto for 4 months with virtually no activity going on. I happen to like activity and don’t find it a problem. But, there is no easy access to a super market, etc. We have our car there as well so we can access such other needs. Salty Sam’s is on the mainland while Snook Bight is further south in Estero Bay and on the island. Pricing appears to be about the same at $15 per foot per month plus a small utility surcharge and metered electric.
    Tom Wemett

  2. Tom Jones -  December 1, 2011 - 3:45 pm

    If you want to be close to the beach, select Salty Sam’s Marina(239-463-7333) in Ft Myers Beach….very protected also and good for a short or long term stay.
    Tom Jones
    m/v Marbles

  3. Tom Jones -  November 14, 2011 - 2:43 pm

    In Ft Myers Beach a great stop is Salty Sam’s-239-463-7333…..floating docks, fuel, wifi, fun restaurant with great food and entertainment at times. From the north proceed under the Mantanza’s bridge, turn to port and follow the channel past the shrimp boats to the marina. You can dinghy to 4 other restaurants from there, and there is a dinghy dock under the Mantanza’s bridge on the west side if you want to go to the beach. The Mooring Buoys are also reasonably priced and controlled by the Manatanza’s Inn Marina. You can reach them on VHF 16.
    Tom Jones
    m/v Marbles

  4. Rob -  August 27, 2009 - 2:21 pm

    Dear Cruising Writer,
    In response to your West Florida Wish List, I’d like to comment on an extremely satisfying experience I recently had at Salty Sam’s Marina. Our family decided to take advantage of some excellent Southwest Florida fall weather and boat to Parrot Key for lunch. As we approached the Marina and made our way under the Mantanzas Pass Bridge, the kids were having a great time looking at the large shrimp boats and various pleasure boats moving in and out of the busy channel. When we arrived at the new, state of the art, floating docks we were greeted by a courteous dock master. Our dining experience could not have been better. The restaurant had a nice crowd and our waitress was attentive and upbeat. The menu had a great selection of food items for the entire family and of course a great selection of cold beer for the grownups.
    If you want a great excuse to take the boat out for the day or weekend, Salty Sam’s Marina is a perfect family friendly destination.
    Tight Lines,
    Ft. Myers

  5. Donn Brown -  August 27, 2009 - 11:26 am

    Subject: Ft, Myers Beach-Salty Sams
    Cruising News: If your visiting the Back Bay of Ft. Myers beach I would recommend trying Salty Sam’s Marina as a destination. The Back Bay is one of our favorite stops but we usually stay at one of the marinas on Estero Island for easy access to all the action and the beach. This past weekend we thought we would try Salty Sams and it was a great experience. The new concrete floating docks are long and much more user friendly than the fixed docks at the other marinas, expecially since the tide runs hard here. The dock staff is efficient and the adjacent Parrot Key Caribean Grill excellent. There is so much activity at this restaurant, the boat rentals and distant rack storage that is was enjoyable just people watching from our boat. If you’re there for a few days and want more variety of things to do all the island activity is a short walk over Matanzas Bridge.
    Greg Callaway

    I highly agree with Greg’s assessment of Salty Sams Marina. I have had my holding tank pumped and their staff were very accommadating. By the way, be sure to visit Doc Ford’s Restaurant under the bridge where they do have plenty of place to tie up.
    Donn Brown


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