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Sanibel Island Marina

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Basic Marina Information:

Phone: (239-472-2723)
Lat/Lon: Near 26 27.056 North / 82 01.886 West
Location: lies southwest of marker #2 and west of Point Ybel
Depths: 7 ft.

Service Details:

Transient dockage: Available
Transient dockage rate: $2.00 per foot per night
Type of dockage: fixed wooden slips and face docks
Live Aboards Allowed: no
Total number of slips/berths: 77
Dockside Power Connections: 30/50 amp power hookups available

$8.00/per night - 30 amp hookup, $12.00/per night - 50 amp hookup
Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
Laundromat: Available
Restaurant: one on-site and many others within a short taxi ride
Restaurant Recommendations:

Gramma Dots (239-472-8138) open for lunch and dinner

Provisioning Possibilities: Rent bicycles close to the marina or take taxi to Jerry’s supermarket 1 1/2 miles away
LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

Take taxi to Periwinkle Campground (239-472-1433) for LPG tank refill less than 1 mile away
Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available
Waste pump-out: Available
Gasoline and diesel fuel: Gas & Diesel Available

Fuel Prices (All Taxes Included)

Reporting Date: November 9, 2015
Notes: 89 octane/ethanol free
Gasoline Price: $3.49
Diesel Fuel Price: $2.69


Reviews from the Cruisers' Net Community (7)

  1. Melanie Humphrey -  May 14, 2014 - 3:57 pm

    Sanibel Marina is like no other. It is family-owned and there is a lot of attention to detail, including great signage and beautiful flowers. This marina should be a definite stop in your SW Florida cruising adventures. Tom, the Harbor Master, doesn’t know a stranger, and he has a great team.

    Gramma Dot’s is simply one of the best restaurants in the area. And, the food is consistently terrific. Take note, Gramma Dot’s is VERY BUSY (open for lunch and dinner) and reservations are not accepted. You must be seated by 8:00 for dinner or you will be heading elsewhere.

    If you have a stand up paddle board or kayak, allow time to paddle around the canals and/or out into the bay. Billy’s Bike Rentals will deliver rental bikes upon request. The Ship’s Store has basics. A 1/2 mile walk to the east on Periwinkle will take you to Gepetto’s Beach Foodies for gourmet provisions and amzing pastries as well as to The Lighthouse Cafe for a great breakfast.

    Sanibel Marina is special!

  2. John Pholeric -  March 12, 2013 - 1:59 pm

    The marina staff is very friendly and helpful. Beware the channel going in which has a sand bar on the southwest side. There is plenty of water inside though the canal are tight for a sailboat. The rest rooms and showers are shared with the resteraunt so they are very crowed most of the day. Gamma Dot’s is pretty good though there are lots of eats on the island. I, personally, liked Trader’s Cafe. Bikes are extremely useful and available. The laudery is $2.00 for wash and dry(great) though the machine is next to Gramma’s. Overall, a pleasant stay.

  3. Alan Lloyd -  January 21, 2013 - 3:59 pm

    Sanibel Island Marina is next. Walk to the lighthouse beach and collect shells. Try a cuban sandwich at East End deli.
    Alan Lloyd

  4. Mike -  March 20, 2012 - 3:12 pm

    We stayed for 2 nights here 11/12/11 & 11/13/11. This is a very well kept marina. It is fairly small with a limited number of transient slips. The staff was extremely accomodating and their ship store manager Tom is a great guy. Bike rentals are available but it is something you should set up in advance as the bikes are delivered to the marina by a local bike store. Gramma Dots has very good food and stays busy. There is little to do here at the marina itself and you are a ways from shopping so a bike is best. You can walk down to the south end of the island and see the lighthouse at about .5 mile each way (maybe a bit longer). Sanibel Island is a beautiful island but extremely busy in the winter season and is hard to access without transportation. The best part for me about this marina is that warm muffins delivered to your boat with a newspaper every morning! Great stuff! But again, there is little to do in the immediate area and you are a bit out of the way from the main area of the island. Coming prepared with your own bike/s is the best idea to really get around. The owner family of this marina has deep roots in ocean sailing (ie: America’s Cup, etc.).

  5. Dale -  July 20, 2010 - 12:39 pm

    Spent three nights here in June. Coming from Stuart on the East Coast we wanted to stay close to one of the beaches. It is not easy to hoof it anywhere. Our slip mates broke out their dinghy and explored a great deal including the beach. All beach accesses require a 2 dollar per hour fee. They are dog friendly however.
    Gramma Dots restaurant at the marina was great but busy. We were part of the attraction as many patrons stopped to talk to us and snap photos.
    Each morning we were given a newspaper and warm blueberry muffins. The staff and esp dock master were some of the best. If you are looking for a quiet layover this is the place.

  6. Bruce -  August 28, 2009 - 8:58 am

    Subject: Sanibel Marina
    Message: Last year we stayed at Sanibel Marina on our 44’ MY. Despite making reservations several weeks in advance and confirming that AM they had no space available until late in the afternoon and we had to stand off for quire awhile until the finally decided to put us at the west end of the fuel dock. The Frequent coming and going of fueling boats made this an undesirable location. There is a boat broker on site and that may have filled all the normal transient slips, I don’t know.
    There is no public transport on Sanibel so we walked many miles eventually arriving at Randy Whites restaurant which was fine then to the Ding Darling area then taxied back. Things are spread all over the island so getting about isn’t easy. Bikes will help but not much. Gramma Dots is OK but very busy and the entire Sanibel marina experience was not worth it, we wont be back.

    Yes, great food – and the channel was dredged. You will bump on low tide if draw over 4 feet. The best water is starboard going into the marina and the dock master is terrific.

  7. Scott Dimon -  August 27, 2009 - 12:54 pm

    Sanibel Island Marina – After spending a couple days on the hook we ducked into a marina to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas day. I cannot say enough about this marina as it has to be the one of the most well kept I have ever been to. Maybe it was just the fact that it was Christmas or it was just because it was Sanibel Island but, this is a great marina and certainly should be on your list of places to stop.
    Scott Dimon
    M/V Know Agenda


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