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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (904) 814-9886
      Statute Mile: 796
      Lat/Lon: Near 29°40.157 N / 81°12.912 W
      Location: lies south – southeast of AICW marker #87, along the Waterway’s eastern shore
      Depths: 6 ft.
      Address: 101 Tolstoy Ln
      St. Augustine,  FL   32080
      Dockmaster: Chris Kelley

      Service Details:

      Transient Dockage:Available.
      Transient Dockage Rate:$1.25 per foot per night, Weekly: $7.00/ft., Monthly: $10/ft for fixed slips and seawall, $12/ft for floating docks, Maximum 30 day stay.
      Type of dockage:concrete decked floating docks and fixed wooden piers
      Live Aboards Allowed:no
      Monthly Dockage Rate:$10/ft for fixed slips and seawall, $12/ft for floating docks
      Monthly Dockage Rate Notes:30 day maximum stay
      Total number of slips/berths:54
      Dockside Power Connections:30/50 amp power hookups available
      30/50 Amp Notes:$6.00/per night - 30 amp hookup, $12.00/per night - 50 amp hookup, 100 amp service is $24
      30/50/100 Amp Notes:100 amp service is $24/per night
      Dock. Fresh Water Connections:Available.
      Showers:Available. Climate Controlled
      Restaurant Recommendations:Captain’s BBQ at Bing’s Landing. This restaurant is easily accessible via a short dinghy ride south with ample dock space to tie up while dining.. There is a there is a Farmer's Market every Sunday morning at the Marineland Marina, featuring fresh produce, seafood, sauces and jams, cheese, organic ice pops, honey, fresh baked breads, soaps, peanuts, art, etc
      Waste pump-out:Available. free, available at all slips
      Wi-Fi Internet Access:Free WiFi Available
      Fuel Availability:No Fuel Available

      Reviews from Cruisers (37)

      1. Tim Gaffney -  June 7, 2019 - 2:48 pm

        During our adventures we have spent 3-5 months all told at Marineland, 15 miles South of St. Augustine. Marina looks brand new, Dolphins swim inside the cove, 2 free tickets to see the Marineland scientific research center across the street.
        If memory serves me cost is $1.25 a foot for a monthly stay. I think 30 amp for $35 a month.
        Eric really watches over the boats!
        Did I mention the beach is right across the street?
        Tim Gaffney
        The Home Office

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      2. Still Clueless -  April 30, 2016 - 9:09 am

        Had a wonderful stay here, once again! Eric and his staff are awesome 🙂 They go out of their way to ensure you, and your boat are comfortable! Super clean marina, and waters thanks to their efforts.
        Thanks again for a nice stay 🙂

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      3. Steve Oakley -  March 13, 2016 - 3:37 pm

        Another great stay at Marineland. These folks really know how to make you feel welcome. Easy access to the ICW, nice facilities, friendly people, and reasonable prices…what more can you ask ? Our second time and hopefully we’ll have many more. We recommend it highly.

        Capt Jack B-H and First Mate Steve O.
        Delivering the trawler “Whatever” from New Bern, NC to Daytona Beach

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      4. Capt Jack Henry & 1st mate Steve Oakley -  November 14, 2015 - 10:53 am

        All of the glowing reviews posted previously are very well-deserved. Easy in and out. Staff VERY friendly and helpful. Facilities were very clean, also. By far, the best value we found traveling from NC to FL.

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      5. Still Clueless -  November 13, 2015 - 8:19 pm

        Such an awesome little marina! Very nice staff, helpful and went above and beyond to ensure we were happy. Even provided a loaner car for a run to the Public. Beach is just a 2 minute walk!! Quiet, and deserted, we had it to ourselves! Can’t wait to stop back in the Spring!

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      6. Payrick n Jae Kellogg -  September 24, 2015 - 1:15 pm

        One of the BEST little gems on the ICW! Eric and Chris do their best to help you with any of your needs..very clean…the beach right across A1A…Plenty of water..definitely would go back! Thank you!

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      7. Chris Kelley -  October 28, 2013 - 9:06 am

        Please add to our listing that there is a Farmer’s Market every Tuesday morning at the Marineland Marina………Fresh Produce, Seafood, Sauces and Jams, Cheese, Organic Ice Pops, Honey, Fresh Baked Breads, Soaps, Peanuts, Art, etc.
        Chris Kelley

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      8. Chris Kelley -  October 27, 2013 - 5:41 pm

        Green marker 87 has been replaced. We also need to remove JT’s Snack Shack from our listing……they have closed.
        Chris Kelley

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      9. Tom and Jan Hines on Laughter -  May 7, 2013 - 1:20 pm

        Our boat is presently at Marineland. We were there a few days before having to come home for a month and enjoyed it so much will stay another 4 days or so before we head north. If you love walks on the beach or on trails, kayaking and nature you will love Marineland. The staff are wonderful!
        Tom and Jan Hines on Laughter

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      10. Bill Charleston -  May 6, 2013 - 10:44 am

        Bad weather forced us in to Daytona and up ICW as we were heading north after wintering in the Keys. Stayed at Marineland as we are familiar with it. Eric and other staff are super, from tying up to helping us visit Publix which is about 5 miles away. We had to stay 3 nights due to storm but there is no better deal on the ICW. The secret seems to be out about how good everything here is as it was packed. The price and “laidback atmosphere” are hard to beat.
        Bill Charleston,
        S/V Frolic

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      11. Tim and Lisa Keith-Lucas -  May 6, 2013 - 10:43 am

        We stayed two nights at this little marina after leaving St. Augustine in January. Although w have had lots of helpful folks at many marinas, these guys win the prize for the most helpful. As rookies we needed all the help we could get, especially getting into tight places. It is a pretty spot to walk around, and they took folks into town once a day to get groceries. We got a free pass to the marineland center as well. The marina and the surrounding environment was very clean, and they sponsored kayak nature excursions. The beautiful beach was right across the road from the marina.
        Tim and Lisa Keith-Lucas
        Santa Catalina de Guale

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      12. Karen and Gary Holtze -  April 26, 2013 - 1:53 pm

        We are here now…stopped in to wait out the winds..rates are great…power and water
        Chris and all the marina crew are terrific..great help coming in, free pumpout, nice laundry and new..marina is very clean and dolphins play in the harbor
        Visited the matanza fort, had a great lunch at the matanza inlet restaurant, spent earth day at washington oaks park, beautiful beach across the street you can walk with your dog, marineland dolphin center and took a sunset eco kayak tour with a mini holiday..bikes help but you can use a loaner car to get to publix or further out
        Slomocean..Karen and Gary Holtze

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      13. Tom Conrad -  April 26, 2013 - 9:09 am

        We spent some time in Marineland Marina recently and found them to be exceptional people. If they didn’t know your name by the time your dock lines were secured, you probably stayed inside for that docking. This is a small marina but lots of helpful people. It is well protected in winds and storms. When we experienced a medical emergency, the staff did everything possible to make a bad situation as good as anyone could expect. We feel they are now part of our boating family and we won’t miss an opportunity to stop to say hello whether by land or sea.
        Tom Conrad
        m/v True North

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      14. Werner & Kathie Steuernagel -  April 25, 2013 - 3:55 pm

        The dockmaster and assistants are excellent, very friendly and there is nothing that they would not do for you. At $1/ft with free laundry and excellent, clean restrooms you simply cannot go wrong. Stay three nights and the dockmaster will lend you his personal car to go grocery shopping.
        Werner & Kathie Steuernagel

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      15. Greg and Donna -  April 25, 2013 - 9:21 am

        Stayed here 4 20 13 Well recieved and clean, easy to get in and out. Would stay here again.
        Greg and Donna
        on Lady in Red

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      16. Dick and Sue Schneider -  April 25, 2013 - 8:56 am

        We love Marineland Marina. Everyone there is most helpful and makes sure you have everything you need. They will lend you a car to provision at Publix and get supplies at the hardware store. The bathrooms are kept clean and tidy, laundry is free, and you even get discounts on Marineland tours and kayaking ecotours with Ripple Effect. You can walk in the maritime forest, cross the street to a beautiful deserted beach, and hear the ocean from your boat. Dolphins come and feed each evening in the marina basin. We were treated like family and plan to make a trip to Marineland part of our journey each year. Bravo to Chris Kelley for providing cruisers with a wonderful haven.
        Dick and Sue Schneider

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      17. John Winter -  April 24, 2013 - 9:15 am

        We were one of the first boats to stay there when they reopened. The two staff guys are amazingly great. We have been there several times now and at $1/ft, given the location, it is tone of the best deals going. Just across the street is the beach, Marineland itself where you can see dolphins and a snack bar. Provisions are difficult to obtain but sometimes Eric’s car is available, even though it is not the marina’s courtesy car (it is his personal car) he often is seen loaning it out. If you borrow it,please fill it up for him. Also, dink across the waterway to see one of the largest protected lands in all of the USA where you can see all kind of critters. Also, at Marineland, they have a group that will take you over on kayaks. This is an example of if marinas do not overcharge, they will always have business. As we have traveled FLA these past two years (from our home port in NC), we see many empty marinas that are charging $2 or more and have few boats in them.
        John Winter

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      18. Captain Mary -  April 24, 2013 - 8:28 am

        We spent a week at this facility on our way south and are spending a month here on our way north. Chris, the dockmaster, and his staff are friendly, helpful and go out of their way to make cruisers feel welcome. It’s the kind of place where cruisers may stop intending to stay for a day or two and end up staying much longer. There are beautiful beaches, walking trails and mangroves to explore by dinghy. This is a marina for nature-lovers — there are no restaurants within walking distance and nothing to “do” other than enjoy the natural surroundings. Dockage rates are a steal — $1.00/foot per night and tempting rates for weekly or monthly stays. If you draw more than five feet, however, getting into and out of the marina would be difficult.
        Captain Mary
        S/V Intermezzo

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      19. Robert & Carolyn Wilson -  April 23, 2013 - 3:10 pm

        The staff is professional and though they do not have all the frills (fuel, captains lounge) they do have free pump-out and the beach is across the street. If you’re looking for a restful stop-over, this is the place to be and the price is right.
        Robert & Carolyn Wilson
        MY Sea Island Girl

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      20. Chuck Gorgen -  March 6, 2013 - 4:08 pm

        As you start north this spring, consider a stop here and a visit to Marineland across the street. Stay 3 days and get complimentory pass to Marineland. Kelly and Erick are great, and they love us loopers. Marinland is now owned by the Georgia Aquarium, and money has been put in to bring this “first in the world marine park” back to first class status. One of our best stops EVER.
        Chuck Gorgen

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      21. Katie Hamilton -  March 6, 2013 - 4:06 pm

        I couldn’t agree more. Our boat is spending a few months there until the Spring when we return to cruise the Keys. Marineland Marina is definitely a great place to stay.
        Katie Hamilton

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      22. Bill Charleston -  December 21, 2012 - 12:31 pm

        Stayed a week when sickness appeared. Great place to recuperate, about 5 miles to Publix which is OK with bike, nice ride (they offered transportation but I wanted the exercise). We plan on staying a week this spring when headed back north and will visit Marineland again. Chris and Eric were fantastic with help and advice, just like last year. (Free laundry during business hours) and wi-fi was better this year (DSL), could use PC without external antenna but IPAD couldn’t connect. I took some long walks on the trails but we did not take the nature tours due to the sickness. Planning on kayak and nature tours next spring. Definitely stop if you have a day or two to chill!

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      23. Claudia Young -  December 15, 2012 - 10:07 pm

        We stayed at Marineland on our way down the ICW in October. Beautiful place. Very nice people. The beach is across the street. Nice hiking or biking trail. The ecotour is wonderful. The guides have great knowledge and love what they are doing. The dolphins at Marineland are well taken care off. They have a lot of interactive programs with the dolphins.
        If you look for a lot of action this is not the place to stay. If you love nature and some quiet time you have to stop. We were going to stop for a night and stayed for 10 days.
        If it was up to me, I would probably still be there.
        Claudia Young

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      24. Manfred from SV Balimara -  November 27, 2012 - 9:59 pm

        I can only recommend this place, nice and calm, close to the Marineland Center with the dolphins, helpful and competent people running this place.
        Whenever we are in this area again, we will definitely get in again!

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      25. Bob McLeran and Judy Young -  November 26, 2012 - 5:39 pm

        One marina that we’re familiar with that puts you 200 yards from the ocean is the relatively newly opened Marineland Marina between St.
        Augustine and Daytona ( Not only can you enjoy the dolphin show at Marineland but there’s a great beach.
        However, there are no restaurants or other amenities (shopping) nearby.
        Bob McLeran and Judy Young
        MV Sanderling

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      26. Chris Kelley -  May 15, 2012 - 6:13 pm

        Welcome JT’s Lunch Shack to the Town of Marineland……located just across the street from the marina!
        A fantastic and affordable menu that includes sandwiches, wraps, beer and wine, etc. right next to the beach and the Marineland Dolphin Adventure!
        Just a short walk from the Town of Marineland Marina!
        Open from 10:00AM to 4:00PM daily.
        Chris Kelley, Dockmaster, Marineland Marina

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      27. Mitch -  May 8, 2012 - 8:14 am

        Cruising News:
        We left Jacksonville eager to get to Marineland Marina after all the great reviews on Cruisersnet. After dealing with a small mechanical issue, I hailed Eric at Marineland to let him know we were running late. His response was, “no problem, safe travels”. This is Friday evening near closing time, no less. Long story short, we made it safely and Eric provided outstanding service all weekend. A 20,000 acre estuary across the ICW, UF Marine Science facilities on site featuring a crystal clear ocean species “pond”, a beautiful, secluded beach across the street, and clean, uncrowded facilities are just a few of the highlights. Back at work now but can’t wait to go back!

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      28. Capt Jack Coulter -  May 1, 2012 - 10:28 am

        We just left our Pearson 424 “MOJO” at Marineland for a month while I came back to our yacht brokerage to catch up on things. Chris and his staff can’t do enough for you. The facilities are absolutely spotless. Enterprise will bring you a rental car and St. Augustine is just a short drive if you want to do the tourist thing. Great uncrowded beach just across the street. Fantastic dockage rates. This will be a regular stop for us!
        Jack Coulter on “MOJO”

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      29. John & James -  March 29, 2012 - 1:09 pm

        This nice stop about 35 miles north of Daytona and 20 miles south of St. Augustine was reopened during this past year with all new docks and facilities. The beach on the Atlantic is just across the road as is the Marineland Dolphin aquarium. There are hiking trails and eco tours on kayaks. Dockage is only $1 / ft and there is a 50% discount on electric with Boat US. And the laundry and pump outs are free !!!! There is no fuel and no stores nearby, but if you enjoy being removed from it all and like nature, this is a great stop, with floating docks and 22 transient slips.
        John & James
        father & son loopers
        At Last

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      30. John and Georgie Jackson -  March 26, 2012 - 2:13 pm

        We stopped for a day and stayed 5 weeks! The marina facilities are always clean, the staff is cheerful and knowledgeable, whether you are tying up in a cross breeze, or taking a Ripple Effect Kayak tour into the hammock across the ICW. The ocean and new Marineland right across the street make your stay really enjoyable. Great rates, free laundry and pump-out, and a courtesy car are also available. Come one, come all! We loved it.
        John and Georgie Jackson

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      31. Patty D -  March 17, 2012 - 9:48 am

        Marineland is a magical place! We draw 6ft and have no problem. The heads are spotless. Free laundry. Free WiFi. You can hear the ocean from the boat at night. If you need a ride, the staff will loan you their car. The price is right. Lots to do if you like nature, exploring by dingy or kayak or time at the beach.

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      32. Helen and Dickie -  January 27, 2012 - 10:43 am

        Just wanted to echo everything Marc and andree said, marineland marina is a great facility, we too dropped in for a day or 2 and are now staying a month. The beach is beautiful and this stretch of the ICW is unspoiled and borders a huge nature reserve with many creeks to explore by dinghy and plenty of wildlife to see.
        Can’t recommend it enough.
        Helen and Dickie

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      33. Marc Pilon and Andrée Salette -  January 26, 2012 - 1:42 pm

        I arrived at Marineland Marina a month ago for what I thought would be few days. Why? What happened to my migration south? Maybe I should not tell you this ; I worry you all make this change…
        I tell you this as it comes to my mind, no particular order, nor by importance:
        – It is clean, perfectly clean.
        – It is new, brand new marina
        – Prices are VERY affordable. In fact, on a monthly basis, it is MUCH cheaper than moorings you will find in St-Augustine, even for bigger boats.
        – Free (yes as in 0.00$) laundry
        – Staff is great. They all go further than expected to make sure you like Marineland Marina. I know first hand.
        – Marineland Marina is across the A1A road to a beach, large, miles long, and super quiet. I go there everyday for a walk and most of the days I am alone / or we are 3 or 4. In fact on this few miles beach stretch the most people I saw were 6!!! This is rare in Florida, rare in USA, just rare everywhere.
        – A1A route is super quiet here. Except Marineland and few houses for rent, there is not much around
        – Bike path on this A1A stretch (5 miles north, 5 miles south) is very wide and secure and quiet!
        – Many parks and reserves at walking distance
        Other info:
        – The Publix is about 4 miles away
        – Many restaurants deliver to Marineland Marina
        – You can visit Marineland, the other side of the street
        – They organise kayak tours, right here at the marina
        – Nice restaurant / bars at bicycle distance
        – Be sure to mention to Chris the draft of your boat. Most slips are more than 6 feet but some (3 or 4 slips) have less than 5 feet mlw.
        – They have nice floating docks for transients.
        – Pet friendly marina
        How come it is not more known? I think because Marineland Marina has been abandoned for 10 years until they completely rebuilt it 6 month ago / most of cruising guides you have on board are out-dated…
        Marc Pilon and Andrée Salette
        Sv Ma Muse, still at Marineland Marina for few more weeks

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      34. jane hanson -  December 26, 2011 - 7:11 pm

        what a gem – stay if you can! it is inexpensive ($1/f,t,) peaceful, beautiful, alive with wildlife, across A1A from the beach and the Marineland dolphin research facility. Super dockmaster, Chris Kelly, is helpful, friendly, and knowlegeable. if you like wild and peaceful surroundings, with up to date facilities, do NOT miss the opportunity to stay at Marineland Marina.

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      35. Bill Hanson -  December 26, 2011 - 12:24 am

        We planned to stay one night and ended up staying a week. This is not a place for provisions but has a lot to offer. There is the Marine Land dolphin rehab across the street and a nature trail just south. You can hear the surf from your boat, walk the beach. Nice docks but shallow at low tide. Chris is a great harbor master. Peaceful and pleasant. We will be back.

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      36. Bill -  December 19, 2011 - 8:41 pm

        Echo the comments 10/15/11. Stayed for one night, left St. Augustine headed south and arrived about noon. Enjoyed the marine center, had a personal tour of the facilities at Marineland, it was not crowded. Got some great pictures of Dolphin training, jumping etc.

        WiFi did not work on boat without an external stick where we were put. Walked back trails and across A1A where there is a nice beachfront park. We intend on stopping for a week on our way back north for the beach in the spring. With the hatch open, the sound of the surf put me to sleep.

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      37. Bob McLeran and Judy Young -  October 14, 2011 - 12:54 pm

        We just want to let those of you passing through northern Florida know about a new marina which we stayed at last night.

        We’ve been passing Marineland at mile 795 for years (by boat and car) and always wondered if the basin there would ever open as a marina; we were told by a cashier at the newly-opened Marineland Education Center (the dolphin, etc, display) a couple of years ago that it wasn’t going to ever open as a marina.

        Well, all that changed this past August when the Marineland Marina opened with all new facilities, a long floating concrete dock, fixed docks, heads, free laundry and free Wifi. 30 amps shore power was $3.00 with a Boat/US discount (show your membership card).

        The beautiful beach and Marineland is a short walk across route A1A. The GEORGIA aquarium is involved in the education center and kayak tours originate from the marina.

        We stayed only overnight as we are on the way home to Merritt Island, but if you don’t live in the area you should consider staying long enough to visit the Marineland Education Center (see the new dolphin calf).

        The cost is extremely reasonable, but there are no commercial restaurants, etc, within walking distance. It is, however, a beautiful, quiet spot in a sell protected basin immediately off the ICW.

        The dockmaster, Chris, is extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the local area and birdlife.

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