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Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina Slips are now available!! On the brand new Dock 5. For information please call (727) 893-7329 or 800 782 8350Gulf Harbour Marina    
ICW Marker 73, 4.5 miles from Gulf of Mexico  
14490 Vista River Dr.,
Fort Myers, FL 33908
gulfharbourmarina@comcast.netLocated at Mile Marker 135 on the Okeechobee Waterway, 15 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico, Fort Myers Yacht Basin is a well designed and protected marina. It is owned and operated by the City ofGulfport Marina includes dry boat storage, ship store, bathroom, public boat ramp, parking, fueling stations, lighted range markers and guest docking facility.239 461-0775 Legacy Harbour Marina entrance is located on the Okeechobee Waterway East of Marker #49 on the Caloosahatchee River. The Marina is situated two blocks from historic downtown Fort Myers and three blocks from the historic Edison-Ford Winter Estates. The Marina's 131-Slips range in size from 40 feet to 80 feet and can accommodate Transient Boats of 100 feet plus. The large Fairways make our slips easily accessible. Our slips are surrounded by one of the largest 'floating breakwaters' on the Gulf of Mexico. The floating docks are state-of-the-art. Legacy Harbour Marina is a full-featured facility with all the modern conveniences of home including pump-out station, heated pool, fitness center, full electric metered at the slip, cable TV, laundry, air-conditioned showers and wireless Internet connections available. The Boaters' Lounge is available for relaxing after a cruise or for private parties. The view from the lounge is spectacular! Our grounds are beautifully manicured and provide great strolling along the river with benches, Chickee Hut, and excellent access to all of historic Fort Myers. Please take a few moments to browse our website and see for yourself what our  beautiful boating facility can offer you the next time you are cruising in Southwest Florida.Twin Dolphin Marina, 1000 1st Ave. West, Bradenton, Florida 34205-7852, 941.747.8300  -  fax 941.745.2831, e-mail:
The Town of Fort Myers Beach proudly operates and maintains the Matanzas Harbor Municipal Mooring Field. The field boasts 70 mooring balls available for public rental year-round, and accommodates vessels up to 48 feet in length. The mooring field is located east of the Sky Bridge between San Carlos and Estero Islands in Matanzas Pass. For recreational cruisers, the Fort Myers Beach Mooring Field is a wonderful destination. Coming ashore at the Town’s dinghy dock puts boaters in walking distance to beaches, restaurants, shopping, nightlife, and public transportation. Mooring ball rental fees are $13/day or $260/month. All renters MUST register with Matanzas Inn upon arrival. The dinghy dock is available for public use to tie up dinghies 10’ or less (no overnight tie-ups). The dock is located beneath the Sky Bridge between Matanzas Inn Restaurant and the public fishing pier. St. Andrew's MarinaRiviera Dunes Marina Just off Tampa Bay Owned and Operated by BoatersFisherman's Village Marina and Resort, Punta Gorda, FLPunta Gorda, Florida - a GREAT cruising destinationThe Port St. Joe Marina is at the heart of Florida's Forgotten Coast, on the eastern shore of pristine St. Joseph Bay on Florida's northern Gulf Coast. Located between Panama City and Apalachicola, Fl

Crows Nest Marina

transient-dockpowerfresh-watershowerslaundryfoodgasdieselpropane/natural gaswastewifi

Basic Marina Information:

Phone: (941) 484-7661 Ext. 2
Statute Mile: 58.5
Lat/Lon: Near 27 06.730 North / 82 27.797 West
Location: lies southeast of Venice Pass’s marker #5
Depths: 4 ft.

Service Details:

Transient dockage: Available
Transient dockage rate: $2.25 per foot per night
Boat/US Dockage Discount: .25 cent per night/per foot discount
SeaTow Dockage Discount: .25 cent per night/per foot discount
Type of dockage: floating & fixed wooden slips and face docks
Live Aboards Allowed: no
Total number of slips/berths: 28
Dockside Power Connections: 30/50 amp power hookups available

Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
Laundromat: Available
Restaurant: one on-site and two others nearby
Restaurant Recommendations:

GREAT food at the Crow’s Nest Restaurant on-site (941-484-9551)

Provisioning Possibilities: Take taxi to convenience store about 1 mile away
LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

Take taxi to Ace Hardware for LPG tank exchange 1 1/2 miles away
Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available
Waste pump-out: Available, $5.00 per pumpout if staying overnight, $15.00 per pumpout otherwise
Gasoline and diesel fuel: Gas & Diesel Available

Fuel Prices (All Taxes Included)

Reporting Date: August 24, 2015
Notes: ethanol free
Gasoline Price: $4.30
Diesel Fuel Price: $3.53
Any Quantity Discount: 7 cents off per gallon over 100 gallons-for credit card, 10 cents off per gallon over 100 gallons-for cash, 10 cents off per gallon for credit card-1,000 gallons or more, 15 cents off per gallon 1,000 gallons or more- for cash
Any Boat/US Discount: 10 cents off per gallon over 50 gallons
Any SeaTow Discount: 10 cents off per gallon over 50 gallons


Reviews from the Cruisers' Net Community (5)

  1. John Pholeric -  February 24, 2013 - 11:47 am

    We stayed for two days. Try to get as far from the inlet as possible because of wakes. Otherwise, clean bathrooms and laundry. Courtsey bikes are there. $2 per foot with Boat US

  2. Claiborne -  January 4, 2011 - 12:37 pm

    We stayed at Crow’s Nest and as your Cruising Guide said it proved to be rolly in the strong wind we had for 2 days. We “fendered up” and it was OK.

  3. Claiborne -  December 15, 2010 - 12:17 pm

    We just stayed at Crows nest for 2 nights, Fabulous place, great staff, absolutely on e of the best Restaurants in Florida.
    If you’re a wine lover, then a star will be shining on you when you open up the wine list. Hundreds of incredible offerings from many parts of the world. we were lucky enough to be there when they had 40% off on Wines.
    I will go back to this place again and again !!!!!
    Capt Schmitty

  4. Claiborne -  August 27, 2009 - 12:53 pm

    Crows Nest Marina – Stopped here on the way back north for one night and also found this to be a great spot as well. The dockage is especially nice due to the scenery. The Venice inlet, and the ICW meet right at the marina and provide lots of activity to watch. They also provide courtesy bicycles for tenants to get around the quaint little town of Venice.
    Scott Dimon
    M/V Know Agenda

  5. Claiborne -  August 27, 2009 - 10:33 am

    For those Loopers on Florida’s West Coast, a note about Venice, a great port which is also our Winter home.The best dockage is at the Crow’s Nest, just inside the Venice Inlet. When approaching on the ICW from the north, be sure to follow the ICW markers clockwise around Snake Island, there is often not enough water to cross the channel on the west side of that small island. The Crow’s Nest can accommodate larger vessels, offers free bikes to go to the very nice downtown about a mile away, and has one of the best restaurants in Florida.
    Many cruisers had avoided Venice in the past due to an overzealous Florida Fish and Wildlife officer who earned the nickname “Water Nazi” with his sometimes aggressive document checks. He retired about six months ago, and is no longer a reason to miss this great port.
    Bob Kunath
    Sans Souci

    We are based n Sarasota and have done many overnight escapes to the Crow’s Nest. Nice facility, great restaurant and very easy access to the beach for a nice walk. Only one caution – watch your depth if they back you in to a slip on the seawall – it can get real skinny at low tide in some of them.
    Mike Frazier


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