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Lambs Yacht Center

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Basic Marina Information:

Phone: (904) 384-5577
Lat/Lon: Near 30 16.289 North / 81 43.168 West
Location: will be found also along the northwestern banks of the Ortega River, just southwest of the charted 45 foot fixed bridge
Depths: 6 ft.

Service Details:

Transient dockage: Available
Transient dockage rate: $1.00 per foot per night
Type of dockage: ixed concrete and wooden slips and face docks
Live Aboards Allowed: no
Total number of slips/berths: 240
Dockside Power Connections: 30/50 amp power hookups available

$7.00/per night - 30 amp hookup, $14.00/per night - 50 amp hookup
Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
Showers: Available
Laundromat: Available
Restaurant: MANY within walking distance at Roosevelt Square Mall
Restaurant Recommendations:

Tom & Betty's (904-387-3311), Metro Diner (904-999-4600), Longhorn Steakhouse ( (904-388-5520)

Provisioning Possibilities: Publix Supermarket and West Marine (904-388-7510) in nearby shopping center
LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

West Marine (904-388-7510) has propane tank exchange in nearby shopping center (walking distance)
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: September 29, 2015
Notes: ethanol free
Gasoline Price: $3.70
Diesel Fuel Price: $2.55
ValvTect Dealer: Yes


Reviews from the Cruisers' Net Community (10)

  1. Paul Brannon -  March 6, 2013 - 3:41 pm

    We kept our boat at Lamb’s Yacht Center on the Ortega river off the St. Johns just south of downtown Jacksonville. This is a well protected area and offers concrete covered storage and a very attentive dockmaster who lives on his boat there. We arrived in 2005 after the hurricanes of ’04 and after talking with other boaters decided that it was about the best protected in-water location we could find.
    Paul Brannon

  2. David & Marla Russo -  August 8, 2012 - 2:46 pm

    We are at Lambs Yacht Center in Jacksonville and in my opinion it is about as safe as it gets. Cement fixed piers, cement roof, excellent staff and great mechanics. Hear the airport and approved by our insurance company who said we had to be north of the Florida Georgia boarder during the hurricane season. Because they are 25-30 miles inland on the Ortega river and because they have a published hurricane plan, our insurance company approved us being in the Lambs Yacht Center without any up charge. William is the dock master and he is outstanding, his personal cell number is (904) 705-8199.
    David & Marla Russo

  3. Dave & Joyce Johnson -  August 8, 2012 - 9:32 am

    We kept our boat at Lambs Marina on the Ortega river (just off the St. Johns river, south of Jacksonville). It is definitely a hurricane hole with covered concrete docks. It is a little pricey, but our insurance rate stayed the same. Call William, he took very good care of us, 904-705-8199.
    Dave & Joyce Johnson – Joysea

  4. george grafer -  May 27, 2012 - 5:35 pm

    Transient dockage rate $1 a ft

  5. Jim and Vaughn -  March 22, 2012 - 4:45 pm

    We used Lambs marina for our seasonal break. They have a concrete roof so very secure (reportedly was going to be a floor for a condo complex)
    Jim and Vaughn on TWINS

  6. Paul & Stacy Brannon -  March 22, 2011 - 11:26 am

    SEASEA is located at Lamb’s Yacht Center on the Ortega River just south of downtown Jacksonville, Fl. Lamb’s is offering new transient and longer term rates that anyone interested in coming in to the St. John’s river should be aware of. Call William Nicely (dockmaster) at Lamb’s and tell them SEASEA sent you.
    Paul & Stacy Brannon

  7. Peter and Jeanne -  November 27, 2009 - 3:08 pm

    We had very good service at a reasonable price at Lamb’s in Jacksonville, FL. After the work was done on our 44 footer, they even let us stay a few days at no cost.
    John aboard “Semper Fi”

    We, too, have had work done at Lamb’s in 2007 and returned again this year for more work, recently completed to our satisfaction. This is very secure and pleasant marina and yard, within walking distance of one of the biggest used book stores we’ve ever seen, and also within walking distance of a pretty good shopping mall.
    We heartily recommend them.
    Peter and Jeanne aboard Watermelon

  8. Doug -  August 10, 2009 - 12:19 pm

    Lambs Marina is pretty good and they have buff & wax services. You can also stay at the free docks right downtown in Jax. We did and enjoy it, except when a fire boat went through the no wake zone there and waked everybody. It’s right downtown and an easy walk to lots of interesting things. It’s also lots of fun to go up the river from Jax. A fun side trip is to go to The Outback Crab Shack 2 days upriver, free doclk, etc., and very interesting to go through Murphy’s Creek behind Murphy Island on the river. It’s like a Disney Jungle Cruise.

  9. Joe Hart -  July 23, 2009 - 1:48 pm

    I have been in Lambs on the Ortega River (just off St Johns). They are located near downtown and offer dockage as well as a boatyard. Their work and pricing have been very fair. Workman ship has been above average. They are about 20 minutes from airport and we use this marina/boatyard as a pick up location when cruising the ST John. Downing Nighingale is contact person.
    Joe Hart

  10. Bill Batelco -  July 19, 2009 - 7:54 am

    Lambs is a first class facility. They have some of the best mechanics and repair facilities available in this area. Very protected location on the the Ortega River. This place gets my highest recommendation.


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