Visit Logged
  • Select Region
    • All Regions
    • VA to NC Line
    • North Carolina
    • South Carolina
    • Georgia
    • Eastern Florida
    • Western Florida
    • Florida Keys
    • Okeechobee Waterway
    • Northern Gulf
    • Bahamas
    Order by:

    Start Your New Year Off With A FREE Subscription to Southern Boating Magazine

    Simply SIGNUP today to join our weekly Newsletter mailing list.
    FREE one year subscription to Southern Boating Magazine for all recipients of our free Newsletter.
    Signup today if you do not already receive our Newsletter.  
    • Island Anchorages

      Island Anchorages
      Statute Mile: 925.5
      Lat/Lon:
      near 27 59.326 North/080 32.661 West (anchorage west of the island, west of unlighted daybeacon #22)
      near 27 59.284 North/080 32.590 West (anchorage south of the island, west of unlighted daybeacon #22)
      near 27 58.950 North/080 32.600 west (anchorage west of the island between unlighted daybeacons #22 and #23)
      near 27 58.885 North/080 32.510 West (anchorage south of the island between unlighted daybeacons #22 and #23)
      near 27 58.584 North/080 32.527 West (anchorage well west of the island, northwest of unlighted daybeacon #24)
      Location: located to the south and west of the series of small islands, lying off the Waterway’s western flank between unlighted daybeacons #18 and #24
      Minimum Depth: 6-feet, but far shallower waters are nearby
      Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet
      Foul Weather Protection: Fair; choose anchorage that provides a lee from the prevailing wind

      Rating:

      Click on Chartlet Below to Open a Chart View Window,
      Centered on the Location of This Anchorage:

      Be the first to comment!

    • Secluded Anchorage

      Secluded Anchorage
      Statute Mile: 945.5
      Lat/Lon: near 27 44.273 North/080 23.634 West
      Location: behind the small, charted island, northeast of unlighted daybeacon #102
      Minimum Depth: 5 feet
      Special Comment: This mooring field is managed by the nearby Vero Beach Municipal Marina
      Swing Room: TIGHT – sufficient room for vessels as large as 32 feet ONLY
      Foul Weather Protection: Very Good

      Rating:

      Click on Chartlet Below to Open a Chart View Window,
      Centered on the Location of This Anchorage:

      Comments from Cruisers (1)

      1. Jean Thomason (DOVEKIE) -  April 3, 2010 - 3:07 pm

        We stop here almost every time we pass by, including Mar 31, 2010. We usually anchor about halfway up behind the island, but this time a little more to the south, about 150 feet south of a buoy midstream. We had our usual quiet night but in the morning, pulled up a heavy chain attached to an old mooring and caught on our anchor. I had seen two moorings here in previous years and wondered where one of them went – now we know! So be aware that there have been moorings midstream behind the island and there is the possibility of catching one with your anchor. Other than that it’s a delightful, protected spot. The anchor symbol on the map above shows the anchorage at the north end of the island but the description is for behind the island.

        Reply to Jean
    • Vero Beach Mooring Field

      Vero Beach Mooring Field
      Statute Mile: 952
      Lat/Lon: near 27 39.547 North/080 22.251 West
      Location: on the waters of Bethel Creek, moving northeast and north from the Vero Beach/Merrill Barber, high-rise bridge, south of flashing daybeacon #139
      Minimum Depth: 7-feet
      Special Comment: This mooring field is managed by the nearby Vero Beach Municipal Marina
      Swing Room: Good, but a bit open to strong northern winds
      Foul Weather Protection: Good, but open to strong northeastern winds
      Waste Pump-out Availability: Vero Beach Marina operates it’s pump-out boat during season (Oct-May) at their mooring field. Otherwise, you go to the fuel dock for pump-out. Call the marina at (772)231-2819 or Ch-16. For more information, go to http://www.covb.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={C75CAE38-03F6-46DE-8F44-07D0EDDD77DD}

      Rating:

      Click on Chartlet Below to Open a Chart View Window,
      Centered on the Location of This Anchorage:

      Comments from Cruisers (4)

      1. Kat -  December 27, 2011 - 10:48 am

        We stayed on a shared mooringball in Vero beach about 3 weeks ago and although had planned to stay for 2 days left after one night because of voracious no seeums ! Unfortunately the people moored alongside us said bugs were not a problem so we did not use nets or take precautions until too late ending up with up to 50 bites each. I must add that we have stayed before in a more breezy location and not had a problem.
        Kat

        Reply to Kat
      2. James & Gloria Crawford -  March 24, 2011 - 11:36 am

        We just spent 5 days in Vero Beach mooring field. Our original plan was for two days, but Vero Beach was just wonderful and we stayed 3 extra days. The staff was friendly and helpful and the long term residents were delightful. There is a bus that runs in front of the Marina.
        We did lock our dinghy when we were gone for the day, but we do that where ever we go.
        The Vero Beach Yacht Club and US Power Squadron are located next door to the Marina. The Power Squadron was having a party and the guys yelled to our boat to “come on over!”
        James & Gloria Crawford

        Reply to James
      3. Searaven -  March 2, 2011 - 4:08 pm

        We have been in Vero’s mooring field several times. It is a well protected harbor. When we have are dingy in the water we always have two lines secured to it at night and have never had a problem. At vero they have a dingy dock to go into and tie up for the day. We do have a padlock on our motor at all times to deter the less determined individuals. But in eight years of traveling and 24k nm we have never had an issue.
        Searaven

        Reply to Searaven
    • Cook Point Anchorage

      Cook Point Anchorage
      Statute Mile: 964.5
      Lat/Lon: near 27 28.811 North/080 18.781 West
      Location: on the charted Cook Point channel which leaves the Waterway just north of the North Fort Pierce bascule bridge, and south of flashing daybeacon #182
      Minimum Depth: 6 feet
      Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 36 feet
      Foul Weather Protection: Good, but open to strong northeastern winds

      Rating:

      Click on Chartlet Below to Open a Chart View Window,
      Centered on the Location of This Anchorage:

      Comments from Cruisers (1)

      1. Claiborne -  August 12, 2009 - 1:21 pm

        Subject: Anchorage-Cook Pt./Ft. Pierce
        Cruising News: Anchored up cut adjacent to north side of Cook Pt./Ft. Pierce, went in 1/4 mile beyond low bridge on south side of cut to beyond the Idle Speed/No Wake sign. Plenty of water on south side of cut. A little skinny for the first 1/10th mile. Good protection w/a bonus of a fair view of the Nov. 14 Endeavor launch.
        John & Sue Morrissey
        m/v ABIGAIL

        Reply to Claiborne
    • Faber Cove Anchorages

      Faber Cove Anchorages
      Statute Mile: 966.5
      Lat/Lon:
      near 27 27.387 North/080 18.278 West (anchorage between unlighted daybeacons #7 and #9
      near 27 27.933 North/080 17.737 West (anchorage in Faber Cove)
      Location: on the marked and charted channel running east-northeast from unlighted daybeacon #188
      Minimum Depth: 5 ½ feet
      Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet
      Foul Weather Protection: Fair on anchorage between unlighted daybeacons #7 and #9, wide open to southern, southeastern and southwestern winds ‘“ Excellent on anchorage in Faber Cove

      Rating:

      Click on Chartlet Below to Open a Chart View Window,
      Centered on the Location of This Anchorage:

      Comments from Cruisers (5)

      1. Chris -  January 28, 2013 - 12:50 pm

        We anchor here on return from the Bahamas. There can be a strong side-set leaving and returning to the ICW. Depths are less than charted in the NE corner of the intersection. Use a low level anchor light as condo lighting really obscures a masthead light.
        Chris

        Reply to Chris
      2. pam neff -  January 27, 2013 - 4:22 pm

        We anchored just south of marker 9 in the entrance to Faber Cove. It was so peaceful and not too crowded. There were about 5 other boats. We were in 15 ft. of water with good holding. We were a bit concerned about the wastewater treatment plant to the northwest of us but the wind was out of the east so no smells.

        Reply to pam
      3. Claiborne -  January 11, 2010 - 3:41 pm

        We anchored in Faber Cove due to the East wind protection. About an hour after anchoring the Coast Guard came by and said that we were reported “in distress” we told them no that we had just anchored and were fine. They saw no problem with our position, wished us a good day and left. About an hour after that the Fort Pierce Police boat arrived and said that we could not stay there because we were too close to the channel and if we caused any accidents we would be financially responsible and that if we dinghyed in our dinghy would be stolen and we’d be financially responsible for that too. It was four guns to none, so we moved out further in the bay and anchored in 12′ and no further problem. Florida has passed legislation in 2006 that you can anchor anywhere if you are not a live aboard boat, so what’s up? By the way, Harbour Isle (just off Faber Cove) is running a special dockage at $1.00 per foot with $5.00 per day for electricals. Nice place, floating docks, easy walk to restaurants and stores.
        John Howe

        Reply to Claiborne
      4. Jean Thomason (DOVEKIE) -  December 11, 2009 - 8:18 pm

        We anchored at Faber Cove a few years ago and it was so crowded that we’ve never tried it again – anchored south of Causeway Island instead. However, tonight there is a strong east wind so we decided to give the cove a try again. We were pleasantly surprised to find only two boats anchored when we arrived and only two have comes since. Great, well protected spot good depth: 9 ft plus on the east side of the cove.

        Reply to Jean
      5. Jim Fuller -  September 24, 2009 - 11:22 am

        Excellent well protected anchorage in 6+ feet.
        Only concern is at low tide there is a “hump” at 12A & 13 that is easly passed over with a minimum of effort.
        It is soft and not a majour concern. I draw 5.5 and have only touchedt twice at extreme low tide.

        Reply to Jim
    • Open Anchorage

      Open Anchorage
      Statute Mile: 970
      Lat/Lon: near 27 24.183 North/080 17.492 West
      Location: lies east of unlighted daybeacon 195
      Minimum Depth: 6 ½ feet
      Swing Room: sufficient room for virtually any size cruising craft
      Foul Weather Protection: Poor, fair weather anchorage only

      Rating:

      Click on Chartlet Below to Open a Chart View Window,
      Centered on the Location of This Anchorage:

      Comments from Cruisers (2)

      1. PassePartout -  May 7, 2015 - 1:41 pm

        A lovely anchorage for easterly and even westerly winds.
        Avoid the nearby cove at sundown– the mosquitos are the worst I’ve ever seen.
        Can walk dogs on west shore in some spots.
        PassePartout

        Reply to PassePartout
      2. Kris Hundley -  May 1, 2015 - 8:58 am

        5/1/2015
        Great holding. Comfortable night anchored south of marker #9 with winds from north/northwest.

        Reply to Kris
    • Jensen Beach Bridge Anchorages

      Jensen Beach Bridge Anchorages
      Statute Mile: 981
      Lat/Lon:
      near 27 15.291 North/080 13.398 West (anchorage northwest of Jensen Beach Bridge)
      near 27 14.996 North/080 13.284 West (anchorage southwest of Jensen Beach Brdige)
      Location: lie west of the Waterway, north and south of the Jensen Beach bascule bridge, south of unlighted daybeacon #219
      Minimum Depth: 5-feet
      Swing Room:
      Foul Weather Protection: Fair, anchorage north of bridge open to northern and northeastern winds; anchorage south of bridge open to southern, southeastern and southwestern breezes

      Rating:

      Click on Chartlet Below to Open a Chart View Window,
      Centered on the Location of This Anchorage:

      Comments from Cruisers (2)

      1. Chad Meyer -  November 12, 2015 - 3:21 pm

        So I ended up staying here nearly two weeks. The spot was just too good. There’s a nice park north of the anchorage that my dog loved and a bait shop west that was happy to let me use their beach for the dink. Shopping and restaurants are within a stone’s throw and there’s also a laundromat near the Publix about 1/2 mile away. The anchor did come up muddy but held well through some moderate winds.

        Reply to Chad
      2. Chad Meyer -  October 25, 2015 - 8:33 pm

        I entered the south anchorage from the east across the thin strip marked as 6′. It was a bad decision. The depth-finder showed 4’6″ (my draft) in a couple spots. Managed to hop through but it was nerve-wracking. Will go southeast through the deeper water to exit.

        Reply to Chad
    • Manatee Pocket Anchorages


      Manatee Pocket Anchorages
      Statute Mile: 988
      Lat/Lon: near 27 09.179 North/080 11.799 West
      Location: Two areas: One on the waters of the large bay indenting the western banks of Manatee Pocket and another smaller area just to the south
      Minimum Depth: 4 ½ feet
      Special Comment: See chart below showing the only two spots where anchoring is allowed in Manatee Pocket
      Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 48 feet
      Foul Weather Protection: Fair to Good, except during times of strong eastern and northeastern winds
      Waste Pump-out Availability: Martin County provides pumpout services within Martin Counties at no charge. `M.S. POOP’ is stationed in the Manatee Pocket and customers can arrange for service either by VHS marine radio channel 16 or cell phone by calling 772-260-8326. For more information, go to http://www.martin.fl.us/portal/page?_pageid=351,566158&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

      Rating:

      Click on Chartlet Below to Open a Chart View Window,
      Centered on the Location of This Anchorage:

      Comments from Cruisers (2)

      1. Chuck Mosolf -  September 25, 2009 - 2:44 pm

        Great spot if your draft is <5 feet. Dingy to great restaurants and watering holes. “Shrimpers” in the SW corner handles our 25′ nano-trawler easily. Generally better fuel prices here than nearby.

        Reply to Chuck
        • RPink -  April 10, 2015 - 10:22 am

          Gas prices are cheaper the deeper you go into the pocket. Christmas week 2014.

          Great breakfast place whistle stop on the main street (A1A? I don’t recall, ask anyone) short walk from the end of the canal by Manatee Island bar and grill, tiki hut style bar (fun place).

          Twisted Tuna restaurant, great, really great sushi, at the head of the same canal, behind the second anchorage-deeper into the pocket.

          The Grove for your eye opener hole in the wall place.

          Other restaurants we did not have enough time in the pocket.

          Reply to RPink
    Social Media Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com