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Fernandina Beach Waterfront Mooring Field

Fernandina Beach Waterfront Mooring Field  (NOTE: No mooring balls as of October, 2016, due to Matthew)
Statute Mile: 716.5
Lat/Lon: near 30 40.204 North/081 28.147 West
Location: just off the Fernandina Beach waterfront and hard by flashing daybeacon #12
Minimum Depth: 6 feet
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 feet
Foul Weather Protection: Fair, wide open to southwestern and, to a lesser extent, northeastern breezes


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Comments from the Cruisers' Net Community (5)

  1. Mark and Diana Doyle -  December 27, 2012 - 10:51 am

    Payment in Person
    Some sources mistakenly report that you need to dinghy ashore to pay the mooring fee. In our experience (two visits), this is not the case. If you don’t have a dinghy, or don’t feel like launching your dink, simply phone Fernandina Harbor Marina at 904-491-2090. You can provide your credit card information over the phone.
    The rates have increased slightly, posted on their website as: $20/day for a mooring, $3/day for dinghy dockage, and $7/day for dinghy dockage with shower access. Weekly rates are available. More rate details — including the marina’s tiered pricing for inside versus outside slips — are here:

    Farmer’s Market
    And while you’re in the area, don’t forget the Fernandina Beach Market Place. It’s a popular farmers’ market a short walk from the dinghy dock, gathering every Saturday from 0900-1300 hrs.
    Mark and Diana Doyle

  2. Way Happy -  November 19, 2011 - 4:57 pm

    We stayed at this anchorage on 11-18-11, and there was a fairly strong northerly wind, and it was quite challenging anchoring because the strong current made it difficult to get the nose of the boat to point into the wind. Our boat sat at a funny angle to the wind all night and it was somewhat uncomfortable. The wind also blew very foul smelling fumes from the two factories nearby all over the anchorage. Not pleasant. The town of Fernandina is very nice, however, and there is a fabulous farmers market on main street on Saturday mornings. You can also take showers at the Fernandina City marina for just a few dollars.
    Way Happy

  3. Capt. Sterling -  April 28, 2010 - 1:13 pm

    Ditto on a good stop here. Same for the quaint town

  4. Knot Tide Down -  November 12, 2009 - 2:52 pm

    We are a 41′ trawler and used them in May 09 and loved it….just call them and they pass you a mooring number and you have full use of all the facilities. Nice town too…..we will go back. Plus it is a great place to get fuel…..
    Knot Tide Down
    Heading to Knoxville on the TN Rvr

    We just used them when we went by last week. Joe guesses when you call, they assign you a mooring ball for your vessel size. We saw some 47-45 footers on them. They are in the open. They have an area inside the marina that is $1 a foot that’s a little tight to get into so they mostly put boats on the seawall’s inside and outside ($1.75 a foot). Get there before too much wind, and if we got into an inside slip I know you can.
    Mik and Joe,
    Asian Lady

  5. Pascal -  September 24, 2009 - 12:22 pm

    anchored there spring 09, but a little further north, at the end of the group of anchored boats SW of R10. good holding.. came in around 1am and i wasnt’ going to be picky about the views! just a safe stop to catch some zzzz
    MY Charmer, 70′ Johnson


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