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    • Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (239) 463-6181
      Website: http://www.pinkshell.com/
      Lat/Lon: Near 26°27.655 N / 81°57.855 W
      Location: overlooks the westerly banks of the Mantanzas Pass channel, west of marker #13
      Depths: 7 ft.
      Address: 275 Estero Blvd
      Fort Myers Beach FL  33931


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $3.10 per foot per night (12/1 – 4/30) and $2.85 per foot per night (5/1 – 11/30)
      Boat/US Dockage Discount: 10% discount
      SeaTow Dockage Discount: 10% discount
      Type of dockage: floating composite decked slips and face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: no
      Total number of slips/berths: 41
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50/100 amp power hookups available

      included
      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Laundromat: Available
      Swimming Pool: Available
      Restaurant: 2 on-site
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Bongo's and Jack's (all on-site)

      Provisioning Possibilities: take 50 cent public trolley to convenience store 1/2 mile away or Publix supermarket 4 miles away
      LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

      take taxi for refill of LPG at Red Coconut campground 3 miles away
      Dockside Cable Television Connection: Available
      Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available
      Waste pump-out: Available


      Reviews from Cruisers (3)

      1. AliOoops -  May 29, 2014 - 2:26 pm

        This marina is great and everybody is friendly, there is a new marina shower block to use which is across the street from the marina, very nice, climate controlled, but oddly arranged – I thought communal dressing areas were a thing of the past.

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      2. Claudia Young -  January 29, 2014 - 4:51 pm

        We stayed at Pink Shell January 22nd through the 27th. The weather was cool but it is a fantastic place to stay. Very friendly and helpful staff. As Marina guest you have access to all resort amenities. Heated pools, fitness center, steam room, spa bathrooms and showers etc. The beach is beautiful. There are restaurants on site and the public bus will take you to the local supermarket or Publix. The town of Ft. Myers Beach is within walking distance. A great place if you have family visiting. Great for children as well.

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      3. Nick -  April 29, 2013 - 9:08 am

        We just stayed at the Pink Shell resort 1st week April and what a fantastic Marina with a great Pool and beach access
        also and great if you have kids too.
        They let us use the spa bathrooms and shower and the woman could not stop talking how great they were and the price very reasonable $2.00 per ft’
        Nick

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    • Gulf Harbour Marina

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (239) 437-0881
      Website: gulfharbourmarina.net
      Statute Mile: 143.5 (Okeechobee Waterway)
      Lat/Lon: Near 26°31.948 N / 81°56.302 W
      Location: overlooks the Caloosahatchee’s southeasterly shoreline, south-southeast of marker #74
      Depths: 6 ft.
      Address: 14500 Vista River Dr
      Fort Myers FL  33908


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $2.25 per foot, per night/ lower rates for monthly/annual
      Type of dockage: floating concrete decked slips
      Live Aboards Allowed: yes
      Total number of slips/berths: 186
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50/100 amp power hookups available

      power connections metered per night
      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Laundromat: Available, Climate Controlled
      Restaurant: several close by
      Provisioning Possibilities: Take taxi to Publix supermarket about 1 mile away
      LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

      Take taxi to Ace Hardware for LPG tank refill 1 1/2 miles away
      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: November 12, 2018
      Notes: 90 octane/ethanol free
      Gasoline Price: $3.77 (All Taxes Included)
      Diesel Fuel Price: $3.38 (All Taxes Included)
      Any Boat/US Discount: 10 cents per gallon

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    • Legacy Harbour Marina

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (239) 461-0775
      VHF: Monitored: 16         Working: 12
      EMail: info@legacyharbourmarina.com
      Fax: (239) 461-0776
      Website: http://legacyharbourmarina.com/
      Statute Mile: 135.5 (Okeechobee Waterway)
      Lat/Lon: Near 26°38.505 N / 81°52.574 W
      Location: found along the Caloosahatchee’s southeasterly banks, southeast of marker #49
      Depths: 6.5 ft.
      Address: 2044 W First St
      Fort Myers FL  33901
      Dockmaster: Eric Ravenschlag


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $2.50 per foot per night (May 1-October 31st), $2.80 per foot per night (Nov. 1-April 30)
      Boat/US Dockage Discount: 20% discount
      Type of dockage: floating concrete decked slips and face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: no
      Total number of slips/berths: 131
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50 amp power hookups available

      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Laundromat: Available
      Swimming Pool: Available
      Restaurant: one on site and several others downtown within walking distance
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Joe’s Crab Shack, (on site, 239) 332-1881)

      Provisioning Possibilities: Publix supermarket 2 blocks away
      LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

      Take taxi to CTA propane for tank refill or exchange, 3.5miles away
      Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available
      Waste pump-out: Available


      Reviews from Cruisers (17)

      1. Alan Lloyd -  January 10, 2013 - 5:56 pm

        We are at Legacy Harbour in Fort Myers, been here for six weeks now. Folks here are very friendly. Note that some marinas do not allow livaboards. We are one block from Publix, walking distance to Edison Winter Home, many downtown restaurants and the new waterfront that opened last month.
        Alan Lloyd

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      2. Bob Long -  October 12, 2012 - 10:55 pm

        Five Stars for Legacy Harbour and Cap’t Eric (Harbormaster) and his team. Always there to help you dock and to ensure your stay is what you expect. Cap’t Eric is a good source for referrals for yacht services that you may require during your stay and yacht maintenance if you need to leave your boat for an extended period of time. Historic Downtown Fort Myers with a variety of restaurants/entertainment venues and grocery store within walking distance add to the enjoyment of this location. You can enjoy a walk or bike ride down the palm lined streets and a tour of the Edison/Ford Estates.

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      3. John -  August 14, 2012 - 12:25 pm

        Legacy Harbour Marina in Ft. Meyers has also been designed for hurricane storm surges .. floating concrete docks on tall concrete posts.
        John
        m/v At Last

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      4. John Wilson -  August 4, 2012 - 2:34 pm

        Not to mention the swimming pool and marina lounge and the chici hut. Especially nice in season with pot lucks and movie nights. Super friendly and very knowledgeable staff. If they refer you to any service personnel rest assured they have been vetted and are the best at their art in the area.
        John Wilson

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      5. Lee Harkness -  August 3, 2012 - 6:03 pm

        I could not agree more. Great staff, floating docks and close to downtown Ft Myers.
        Lee Harkness

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      6. Mary Alice Kearley -  August 2, 2012 - 1:38 pm

        We’ve had our 32 ft. sailboat at Legacy Harbour for 5 years and absolutely love the place. It’s in a great location, kept in wonderful condition and the staff are the best people in the world to work with. Lots of good restaurants within walking distance along with fun things going on in Ft. Myers. Just a good place to be.

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      7. Breandon and Kathleen Isom -  July 17, 2012 - 9:48 am

        After checking out 7 marinas in the area, we selected Legacy Harbour in Fort Myers for our spring “base”. What a great choice! It is about 15 miles up the Caloosahatchee -safe from all the TS Debby surge, yet just a half
        day cruise to fabulous anchorages at Captiva, Sanibel, etc. An easy drive to Naples, Marco, the Everglades and various nature reserves. The marina is clean, with floating docks, slip-side pump-outs, nice showers and laundry,
        work-out room, lounge and salt-water pool. AND the staff, led by Eric and Lana, are absolutely the best. We’ll be back!
        Breandon and Kathleen Isom

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      8. Tom -  April 25, 2012 - 3:37 pm

        If you want to experience a top notch marina while visiting a wonderful Florida city, consider a night or two or an entire season at the Legacy Harbour Marina in downtown Fort Myers. It will fulfill your every dream, ie floating docks, protected harbor, dockside pumpout, cable TV, Internet, attentive dock hands when coming or going, security fences, boaters lounge, swimming pool, cabana for hanging out, free parking, walking distance to bakery, Publix grocery story, liquor store and restaurants, weekend entertainment at adjacent city park, marina movie nights, and competive rates. If you need work done on your boat, they have a full service of
        contractors. Try it the next time you are in the area and you will find it hard to beat.
        Stay safe,
        Tom (the weather guy)

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      9. John Haluska -  December 1, 2011 - 3:38 pm

        We stayed at Legacy and left our boat their and then decided to stay longeron our return. It was absolutely delightful. The is a new Publix foodstore two blocks away and plenty of restaurants and entertainment.
        Both marinas are good, but Legacy is the most comfortable with floating docks and pump-outs at the slip, etc.
        John Haluska
        M/V Emery El
        DeFever 40 RPH

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      10. Laura Bender -  September 19, 2011 - 11:44 am

        December 2010 and January 2011 we spent at Legacy and loved every day of it. The staff is knowledgeable, very helpful and an asset to the marina. The Edison-Ford Museum is just down the street and is a must-see. We could easily spend 5-6 hours there. Ft. Myers downtown has been revitalized and is also a short walk. We look forward to our next visit to Legacy Harbour Marina.
        Laura Bender

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      11. Mike -  September 19, 2011 - 11:24 am

        My wife and I enjoyed our stay, last winter, at the Municipal Marina, however, we’re looking forward to staying at Legacy Harbor Marina this winter. We’ve visited (walking) their facility on several occasions and are very impressed. Not only are their facilities impressive, the staff was extremely pleasant and down-to-earth. Looking forward to staying there this winter!
        Mike

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      12. Capt. Ken Wright -  September 19, 2011 - 11:21 am

        Your recent posting about Legacy Marina in Ft. Myers is absolutely true. It is a great place to stay.
        All docks are floating and in excellent shape. The staff is most accommodating and available.
        The ability to walk to nearby downtown facilities is also very good. A very fine Oriental restaurant exists just southeast of the marina, within a few blocks walking distance. This marina is a “must” when transiting the Ft. Myers area.
        Capt. Ken Wright
        North Palm Beach, FL

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      13. Curt Larsen -  June 3, 2010 - 11:00 am

        I heartily agree with the positive comments about Legacy Harbour Marina in Ft. Myers. We were part of a group of four boats from Solomons, MD that went south this past winter. Some of our group had visited Ft. Myers and vicinity by car the previous winter to check out potential places to stay and Legacy Harbour as well as Ft. Myers came out as top choice. All of the perks mentioned above are true. We arrived towards in early February just before it began to blow and blow and blow. Once there, we never left until heading back home across the lake. It was just too cold and windy. Apart from the amenities discussed above, the cruiser’s group there has potluck dinners each week. There was also a group dinner out each week to a new restaurant with those with cars driving those without. We were tied up on D dock, the outer breakwater and that was an experience when the winds were from the northwest across the river. Dave and his staff at Legacy Harbour really made everyone welcome and went out their way to help out. Another plus coming up in the installation of dockside pump outs for all the docks. D dock will probably be last on the list but, this amenty is really welcome. After checking out Naples and Punta Gorda, Ft. Myers and Legacy Harbour would surely be our choice for a return visit.
        Curt Larsen

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      14. Austin Whitten -  May 18, 2010 - 4:57 pm

        21 March to 13 April 2010.
        We chose Legacy over the nearby municipal marina as it had a reduced weekly rate, a rarity in this part of the world. Staying a second week, it was cheaper paying for a month although we pushed on after three weeks and it was still a bargain. I heartily agree with all of the superlatives previously posted
        Comparing it with the other marina which we visited by foot as it has a nice small marine store with a complete supply of local government charts, Legacy is within easier walking distance to a Publix. The municipal marina is closer to downtown which offers boutique-type shops, restaurants, a coffee house and a newly opened, well-stocked, dollar store. The Thursday farmer’s market is handy to both marinas.
        The big plus for us was metered electricity. Instead of paying up to $12/day for 30 amp service, our entire three-week stay amounted to $5.85, or $.30/day. For the first and only time, we were able to see exactly how much we were paying in excess of our actual usage.
        The fixed break-wall at municipal offers more protection from the swell from river traffic and wind blowing across the wide expanse of river. Legacy’s floating dock break-wall dampens it down but the entrance, open to the north, allows the swell to snake in. Finger dock slips are available extending from the break-wall that offer a nice view of the river but in stronger winds it’s an adventurous trip navigating to shore whilst dodging the odd wave breaking over the dock. We were on a floating dock closer in.
        Most of the cruisers we met at Legacy were repeat customers, coming back year after year to stay for a week or two like us, taking advantage of a reduced rate for a period shorter than a month.
        We made good use of the Fort Myers bus system as well as periodically renting cars for day trips. There is an Enterprise, Avis and Hertz nearby. All offered to pick us up and return us to the marina.
        A nearby restaurant, Sub & Pub, is unique and good value for money. Neither a submarine sandwich parlor nor a true pub, it offers daily home cooked specials – hearty portions at bargain prices – as well as regular fare. The relaxed, folksy decor was a welcome change from the restaurant chains. In the latter category, a Joe’s Crab Shack is located on the marina premises, replete with dancing waitresses and loud music. Still, it was hard to resist the odd visit as the irresistible odor of crab cakes and fish wafted over the marina each day!
        Austin Whitten

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      15. Michael -  March 25, 2010 - 3:01 pm

        Can’t say enough about Legacy Harbor Marina in Ft. Meyers. Stayed a week there several months ago and thought it was in the top ten for the last 10,000 miles of traveling.
        Michael

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      16. Alan Lloyd -  August 27, 2009 - 2:07 pm

        There are two excellent marinas in Ft. Myers. We have stayed at both. Fort Myers Municipal Yacht Basin is close to downtown and the busy waterfront. Legacy Harbor Marina, (formerly Centennial Harbor) is a couple of blocks from downtown but closer to a new Publix and closer to the Edison Home. The Post Office is midway between the two. If you plan to leave your boat unattended then Legacy looks more secure but we left our boat for six weeks at the Yacht Basin with no problem.
        The Fort Myers area is convenient to Southwest Florida Airport (RSW) where you may book a flight or rent a car. There is taxi service to the airport.
        Alan Lloyd
        Great Loop Navigation Notes

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      17. Gary Riss -  August 27, 2009 - 10:05 am

        Legacy Harbour Marina in Ft. Myers is a great cruising destination. The floating docks make for easy on and off your boat. Dave O’Connor, the talented Harbourmaster will try to put transients on C dock with a side-to tie up. Dave says that they specialize in boating clubs and will work with them for a discounted rate. Even their regular rates are reasonable by today’s prices.
        Legacy has recently taken over the operation of the adjacent motel, so you can get rid of rowdy crew members for the night.
        The marina has clean showers and a boater’s lounge. They just installed wireless internet for the docks. For those who enjoy cooking out, they keep the gas filled for the stainless grill.
        A must stop when you overnight at Legacy is Bennetts Fresh Brew which is just a short walk away. They roast and brew their own gourmet coffee. The best part of the trip is the hand cut donuts. They are truly out of this world! Don’t miss it.
        The marina is conveniently located to downtown restaurants and grocery stores for reprovisioning.
        Gary Riss

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    • Fishermen’s Village Marina

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (941) 575-3000
      VHF: Monitored: 16         Working: 12
      Website: http://www.fishville.com/
      Lat/Lon: Near 26°55.7450 N / 82°3.8 W
      Location: will be discovered southeast of marker #3
      Depths: 6 ft.
      Address: 1200 W Retta Esplanade # 57
      Punta Gorda FL  33950


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $2.00 per foot per night
      Type of dockage: fixed concrete slips and face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: yes
      Live Aboard Notes: Live Aboards Welcome
      Monthly Dockage Rate:

      $14.50/ft./per month

      Total number of slips/berths: 136
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50 amp power hookups available

      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Laundromat: Available
      Swimming Pool: Available
      Restaurant: 5 on-site, also 34 other shops in marina shopping complex
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Harpoon Harry’s, Captain’s Table, Village Fish Market (941-639-7959)

      Provisioning Possibilities: Take loaner bikes or taxi to convenience store 3/4 mile away or Publix supermarket about 1 mile away
      LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

      Take taxi or free loaner bikes from marina to Punta Gorda Coin Laundry & LP Gas Inc. (941) 639-2915 for LPG tank refill 1.4 miles away
      Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available, paid
      Waste pump-out: Available
      Gasoline and diesel fuel: Gas & Diesel Available


      Fuel Prices (All Taxes Included)

      Reporting Date: November 12, 2018
      Notes: ethanol free
      Gasoline Price: $3.90 (All Taxes Included)
      Diesel Fuel Price: $3.40 (All Taxes Included)
      ValvTect Dealer: Yes

      Reviews from Cruisers (5)

      1. Kelly -  July 25, 2017 - 2:46 pm

        My experience with Fisherman’s Village Marina has been excellent. Ron Schebil and his staff have made our extended stay in Punta Gorda a memorable one. They have been helpful as well as just a joy to be around. I highly recommend a scheduled stay when you are passing through. The marina has everything a cruiser needs from a clean hot shower to a free bike rental! Not to mention the fabulous restaurants and specialty shopping available. Thank you to Ron and his staff for the great service!

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      2. Brian -  February 22, 2017 - 12:20 pm

        We were just at Fisherman’s Village for a weekend. The previous reviews of the facility are all from 2009. The concrete docks are in need of repairs. Lots of cracks and missing chunks everywhere. The people in the dock masters office were very nice and polite. The shower and crew facilities are very basic and old but were very clean. There was an issue with hot water in the shower. There was none. Several of the marina tenants told us it was a common problem during the heavy usage periods of the day. I don’t mean to make these items seem larger than they were. They were inconvenient but not major turn offs at all. There were two problems however that were issues to my wife and myself. The first was parking. We had brought a car down so we would have transportation once we got to Punta Gorda. There is no marina parking at all. You have to park in the general parking lot for Fisherman’s Village. We left during the day to go grocery shopping. Upon our return we had to park three parking lots away and carry our groceries back to the marina area. Our only saving grace was that it wasn’t raining and it wasn’t 90 deg. The other issue is the marina’s open dock policy. During the day the docks are open so anyone can come wandering onto the docks. This may not sound like a big deal but it is and really was to my wife. I asked a couple of the locals that kept their boat there full time why the gate on the dock was left open during the day and only closed at night. I was told that the shopping center general manager required the gate to be open. All in all the marina is ok at best. My wife and I were pretty disappointed.

        Fishermen’s Village Response:

        “We are sorry your recent visit did not meet your expectations and hopefully we will see you again in the future. We are a full time resort with a marina with 111 slips, 33 independently owned shops and 3 restaurants.

        We offer charter fishing and boat tours of the harbor as well as boat rentals. We do not charge for parking. Due to the resorts’ popularity we are very busy during season at midday, however, we do provide continuous shuttle service to and from the parking lots for our customers convenience including the marina.

        We now have new owners who have committed to making a significant investment in Fishermen’s Village, including the marina, which will address some of the issues in your post. Since you have left we have posted the finger piers as private which should eliminate the privacy issue you mentioned.

        We appreciate your comments and hope to see you again soon.

        Ron Schebil
        Harbormaster
        Fishermen’s Village Marina

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      3. Jake Dye -  August 28, 2009 - 8:36 am

        Charlotte Harbor is now a great cruising destination, especially Punta Gorda. Laishley (City) Marina has great new floating docks and all the facilities for visiting boaters. A new restaurant is under construction, along with an interactive fountain and other attractions. Downtown Punta Gorda has recently undergone a major rebirth with much to see. Some of the town’s best restaurants are an easy walk, along with a West Marine and grocery. Fishermen’s Village is completely renovated. It has a new fuel dock, pump-out facility and other transient facilities. The mall has many shops to browse. This is one of the best marinas I have visited. Let me know if know of a better Dockmaster crew! You can anchor on the north or south side of the river and dingy into Fishermen’s Village or Laishley Marina. This is a great place to bring bikes because you can ride along the entire length of the Punta Gorda Waterfront and easily get around town on a bike. You won’t find a more boater-friendly environment!
        Jake Dye

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      4. Bruce -  August 27, 2009 - 12:46 pm

        Did you know that Fisherman’s Village Yacht Basin (site of the 2009 Southern Rendezvous) has been named “Best small marina in the US”for 2009?
        Bruce

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      5. Gary Riss -  August 27, 2009 - 12:44 pm

        Fishermen’s Village Yacht Basin in Punta Gorda has won the prestigious Marina of the Year Award for 2008. This award is given out by the trade magazine Marina Dock Age.
        There are two awards given out each year in a competition of over 17,000 marinas in the nation. The two Marina of the Year awards are for marinas with over 250 slips and for those under 250 slips. Fishermen’s Village Yacht Basin qualified for the latter award.
        Jim Branch, Harbormaster, stated that the award is based on a number of criteria including facility improvements, marketing, environmental responsibility and customer satisfaction. The marina was severely damaged by Hurricane Charley and rebuilt and improved. He felt that their emphasis on customer satisfaction and service was a significant factor in winning the award.
        The marina caters to visiting boat clubs. They even offer a discount based on the number of boats in the group. I can tell you first hand that they go out of their way to make your visit special. They will try to solve even the smallest of problems.
        Adjacent to the marina is the resort which includes many specialty shops and numerous restaurants. The City of Punta Gorda is improving the entire waterfront with parks. The downtown area has many new shops and restaurants also.
        Be sure to put this on your cruising schedule. The Harbormaster can be reached at 941-575-3056 for reservations.
        Gary Riss

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    • Longboat Key Club Moorings

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (941) 383-8383
      VHF: Monitored: 16/8         Working: 8
      EMail: themarina@longboatkeyclub.com
      Website: http://www.longboatkeymarina.com/
      Statute Mile: 77.5
      Lat/Lon: Near 27°22.199 N / 82°37.100 W
      Location: will be found west of the ICW’s marker #15, 255 degrees heading from 15
      Depths: 7 ft.
      Address: 2630 Harbourside Dr
      Longboat Key FL  34228


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $3.25 per foot,per night (vessels up to 60 feet), $3,25 per foot per night (vessels 61-130 feet), $3.25 per foot per night, per night (vessels over 1 30 feet), minimum charge – 35 feet
      Boat/US Dockage Discount: 10% Discount
      Type of dockage: fixed concrete decked slips and face dock
      Live Aboards Allowed: yes
      Total number of slips/berths: 291
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50/100 amp power hookups available

      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled/ fitness center
      Laundromat: Available
      Swimming Pool: Available
      Restaurant: 6 on-site and several others within walking distance
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Portafina Italian Restaurant on-site, complimentary shuttle van will take you to Sands Point Restaurant, Barefoot Tiki Bar

      Provisioning Possibilities: Take shuttle van or walk to Publix supermarket or CVS drugstore short distance away
      LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

      Take taxi or shuttle from marina to Ace Hardware for LPG tank exchange 2 miles away
      Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available
      Waste pump-out: Available, $15.00 per pumpout. free at fuel dock
      Gasoline and diesel fuel: Gas & Diesel Available


      Fuel Prices (All Taxes Included)

      Reporting Date: November 12, 2018
      Notes: ethanol free
      Gasoline Price: $3.92 (All Taxes Included)
      Diesel Fuel Price: $3.78 (All Taxes Included)
      ValvTect Dealer: Yes

      Reviews from Cruisers (9)

      1. Anna -  June 22, 2016 - 3:55 pm

        My husband and I stayed here last week while on vacation….we actually stumbled upon it. What a beautiful resort. We were pleasantly greeted by Pete the dockhand. He was very helpful. We were very impressed by the amenities, pool (pool towels are given at office) and very nice showers, bicycles for loan, Publix within walking distance. Harbor masters store and staff was awesome. We didn’t make it to Portofinos but will visit it next time.
        We will definitely be back.

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      2. Blake Whitney -  May 10, 2015 - 1:32 pm

        Step off the boat and step on to the finest marina resort experience In FL.
        Blake Whitney

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      3. Cape Coral Cruising Club -  May 6, 2015 - 2:17 pm

        The next morning the boats departed Palm Island traveling north to the gorgeous Longboat Key Club Marina and Resort. Due to an unannounced bridge closing on the GICW just north of the Venice Inlet three boats went out the Venice Inlet and proceeded north to New Pass Inlet returning to the GICW and into Longboat Key. Most of the boats were in slips along a sea wall less than fifty feet from the beautiful pool and a fabulous restaurant.

        The next morning, breakfast was provided by the cruise leaders before members headed out on their own; some taking the Longboat shuttle bus to St. Armand’s Circle for shopping and the many fine bars and restaurants. Others opted to borrow the resort bicycles, ride around the resort, and/or pedal the 3-1/2 mile trip to St. Armand’s. As a side note, on the way to Longboat Key, one member drifted out of the channel, and ran aground in soft sand. Assistance from a tow boat got the boat back in the channel with no apparent damage. Such is boating in the sometimes skinny waters of Southwest Florida! Everyone knows how important it is to stay in the channel, but it is so easy to drift out. Two days later the cruise leaders drifted not more than fifteen feet off channel and ran aground. Again, a tow boat was called, and the boat suffered no apparent damage.
        Cape Coral Cruising Club

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      4. Mark Giraldi -  May 21, 2014 - 2:31 pm

        I would try the Moorings at Longboat Key. Stayed there for a few days, has pool, access to many restaurants as well as a quick 10 or 15 minute ride to downtown Sarasota. The slips are not as nice as Marina Jack’s (floating docks), but you’ll appreciate the quiet on weekend nights since Marina Jack has a huge restaurant with loud music on weekends adjacent to the transient slips. Shower facilities at both are pretty good.
        Mark Giraldi
        Blue Swan

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      5. Bud Orr -  May 12, 2014 - 2:14 pm

        You might consider Longboat Key Club Marina on Longboat Key, Sarasota, FL, if you want a really nice marina.
        Bud Orr
        Four Orrs

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      6. The Kelly's -  March 19, 2013 - 4:35 pm

        LBK Club Moorings is top notch facility! We wish we had planned to stay longer so we could have taken advantage of all they have to offer. Dennis Matthews’ (Director of Marina Operations) staff are all very helpful, friendly and go out of their way to make your stay pleasant. Facilities are 4Star, clean and very well manicured. Very accomodating shuttle service to St Armand’s Circle. Will definitely be back for a longer stay in the near future. Make your reservations in advance and request “H” dock for short stays (closest to facilities, pool, ship’s store).

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      7. Blake Whitney -  May 29, 2012 - 10:05 am

        LBK Club Moorings is the only quality resort marina between Tampa Bay and South Seas Plantation. Everything is on site or nearby. Stunning place. A definite must do stopover for SW FL cruisers.
        Blake Whitney

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      8. M. Farinas -  April 20, 2012 - 3:31 pm

        Very classy marina. Helpful staff. Excellent facilities. Italian restaurant needs a real Italian chef.
        M. Farinas

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      9. Carol & Don Duncan -  February 23, 2010 - 10:23 am

        Claiborne:
        A couple of weekends ago, the indefatigable cruisers of the Venice Sailing Squadron, sailed up to the Longboat Key Club & Resort ~ The Moorings. The Marina is lovely & large with a well-marked EZ In/EZ Out channel off the ICW. The restaurant at the Marina, Portofino, has a great ambience & very good food that won’t break your bank. There are 6 other restaurants in the complex, plus tennis, golf, beach, heated pools, spa, & a shuttle to take you (& retrieve you) from St. Armand’s Circle where there is endless shopping …….
        The staff was very friendly & accommodating inviting us to hold our cocktail ‘hour’ on one of the covered porches outside the restaurant rather than in the rain! All told, our VSS cruisers had a great time.
        Carol & Don Duncan

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    • Twin Dolphin Marina

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (941) 747-8300
      VHF: Monitored: 16         Working: 72
      Website: http://twindolphinmarina.com/
      Lat/Lon: Near 27°30.003 N / 82°34.405 W
      Location: found south of Manatee River's marker #22A
      Depths: 8 ft.
      Address: 1000 1st Ave W
      Bradenton FL  34205
      General Manager: Cynthia Belfatto


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $1.75 per foot per night; special event rate (2.50) may apply
      Boat/US Dockage Discount: 10 cent per gallon
      Type of dockage: floating and fixed concrete docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: yes
      Monthly Dockage Rate:

      starting @$15.50/ft

      Total number of slips/berths: 225
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50 amp power hookups available

      6 for a single 30, $10 for dual 30’s or single 50 and $13 for dual 50’s.
      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Laundromat: Available
      Swimming Pool: Available
      Restaurant: 1 on-site and several others nearby within walking distance
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Pier 22 (on-site, 941-748-8087)

      Provisioning Possibilities: Market on Main street within walking distance or take taxi to Publix supermarket less than 2 miles away
      LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

      Take taxi to Lowes 2 miles away for tank refill and exchange
      Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available
      Waste pump-out: Available, $5.00 per pumpout if not a resident (in-slip pumpout available at most berths)
      Gasoline and diesel fuel: Gas & Diesel Available


      Fuel Prices (All Taxes Included)

      Reporting Date: November 12, 2018
      Notes: ethanol free
      Gasoline Price: $4.30 (All Taxes Included)
      Diesel Fuel Price: $3.40 (All Taxes Included)
      Any Boat/US Discount: 5% off per gallon
      ValvTect Dealer: Yes

      Reviews from Cruisers (10)

      1. Whit Sibley -  December 13, 2013 - 4:28 pm

        I echo Jean’s comments. Our YC visits Twin Dolphins each year as part of our cruise schedule. A great destination, a great facility with excellent amenities, and a great staff.
        Whit Sibley

      2. Jean Thomason -  November 30, 2013 - 9:47 am

        We come to Bradenton every year and always stay for a few days at Twin Dolphin Marina. Everything is top-notch and the staff are friendly and helpful. The only difference for us is that this year we extended our stay to a week!

      3. R. Holiman -  August 21, 2013 - 2:03 pm

        Stayed here for a few days in 2010 on our way to the Bahamas. Really, really nice with a great location and great amenities. Only problem was we really didn’t want to leave!

      4. Manuel Farinas -  May 19, 2013 - 10:04 am

        Stayed at Twin Dolphin again this year for three nights, and as usual, the service was outstanding. The pool and Jacuzzi is a welcome change of pace from cruising and the occasional anchoring out. This is a top-notch facility with very helpful and courteous staff. Will repeat next year.

      5. Manuel -  June 3, 2012 - 12:56 pm

        We visited Twin Dolphins in April 2012. Stayed for three nights. Wonderful place, friendly and very helpful staff. The pool and grills were great! The staff brings the pump-out hose right to your boat while at your slip. Definitely will return in the future.

      6. Claiborne -  January 4, 2011 - 3:10 pm

        We love Mattison’s Riverside! They have the best Happy Hour in town. $5.00 appetizers (mini pizza, Thai Chicken, Calamari, and lets nots forget the cheap beers! Plus you can’t beat the sunset view. The outside bar is great, and the fire pit looks really fun too, they have lots of heaters too for those cold winter nights. We love this place!!
        Laura

      7. Mike Shanley -  May 22, 2010 - 3:06 pm

        Twin Dolphin is the Gulf Coast’s Premier Resort Marina
        nestled safely along the beautiful Manatee River in Bradenton, Fl. Twin Dolphin Marina is within walking distance of the historic downtown and it’s quaint Old Main Street. The historic Bradenton Pier, centrally located within the marina is host to the famed Mattison’s Riverside Restaurant where you can enjoy fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere . Come and enjoy the best of what the Gulf Coast has to offer.

        Amentities Include:

        Beautiful Heated Pool and Spa
        ♦ Concierge Services
        ♦ Fuel Dock (Diesel/Gas)
        ♦ 225 Wet Slips to 100 feet
        ♦ New Modern Floating Docks and Fixed Docks
        ♦ Pump Out at your Slip
        ♦ Laundry and Private Shower Facilities
        ♦ Yacht Brokerage on-site
        ♦ Upscale and Casual Waterfront Dining at Mattison’s Riverside Restaurant
        ♦ Full Time Harbormaster
        ♦ Annual, Transient and Overnight Slips
        ♦ Power 50/30 amp, Water, Cable TV and Phone at Each Slip
        ♦ Cable TV Package from Brighthouse Networks, Channels 2-99.
        ♦ Boat Clubs and Organized Groups Accommodated
        ♦ No Bridges to Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico
        ♦ Superior Business Center Services
        ♦ Fax and E-Mail Service Available
        ♦ High-speed Wireless Internet Service Available
        ♦ Rental Bikes Available
        ♦ Gas Grills Located at the Pool
        ♦ Poolside Parties
        ♦ Designated Clean Marina

      8. Claiborne -  March 5, 2010 - 11:57 am

        Twin Dolphin is a great spot. I may be a live-aboard there by the end of the year. Great location and the near weekly street parties are lots of fun. The town hall and police department are right across the street making it pretty safe.
        Sharkey

      9. Claiborne -  August 27, 2009 - 2:14 pm

        Good day, Claiborne;
        Yes, our web site address is the same [Twindolphinmarina.com]; we just did major cosmetics and remodeling. Especially noteworthy is our “Meet the Staff page, the virtual tour and links to weather, navigation/tide charts and others. I’m very proud of the staff we have here and what they have “built” here at TDM. Our club/transient specials are listed on our web site and Marinas.com.
        One of our new programs is the “Provisioning Program” with our Mattison’s Riverside restaurant. We have a grocery list to select from so that our boaters, or transients, can “grocery shop” without having to go out to a grocery store. The pricing is at or below grocery store prices, so it has been a big hit with our boaters – especially if they don’t have a lot of room to store food and groceries.
        Thank you again for your contributions to recreational and commercial boating this past year. From our “house” to yours’, have a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for a prosperous New Year.
        Charlie and the Staff,
        Twin Dolphin Marina

      10. Claiborne -  August 23, 2009 - 8:26 am

        Twin Dolphins Marina on the Manatee River in Bradenton, FL is offering a summer transient dockage special of $1.00 per foot. If you stay two nights or more, you also receive a voucher for 2 free cocktails or appetizer or dessert at Mattison’s Restaurant on site, plus a $20 discount off your dining check. A 50% admission discount is also offered for the aquarium/planetarium.
        Twin dolphins is a modern, clean marina with pool, laundry, showers and restaurant all on site. Chester (harbormaster)and Julie will do everything to ensure you have an enjoyable stay. Historic downtown is just a block away, and the marina will arrange for car rental at a discounted price if needed..
        Susann & Alan Syme
        M/V Kaos

        The summer adv / discounts for Twin Dolphin Marina in Bradenton is everything it says it is from our experiences in November ’08. Charlie and his staff are very friendly and accomodating, services excellent, and we found the accomodations, restaurant, and ammenities, etc. worth the stop.
        Regards, Tom & Sue
        m/v ‘Marbles’

    • Riviera Dunes Marina Resort

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (941) 981-5330
      VHF: Monitored: 16         Working: 68
      EMail: bill@rdmarina.com
      Fax: (941) 981-5339
      Website: http://rdmarina.com/
      Lat/Lon: Near 27°30.692 N / 82°33.498 W
      Location: occupies a sheltered harbor along the Manatee River's northern banks, just east of the easternmost of three bridges crossing the river at Bradenton and Palmetto (near charted Craig Point), just east of marker #24A
      Depths: 8 ft.
      Address: 102 Riviera Dunes Way
      Palmetto FL  34221
      General Manager: Bill Chamberlain
      Dockmaster: Red Ware


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $1.75 for cash per foot per night
      Type of dockage: floating concrete decked slips
      Live Aboards Allowed: yes
      Monthly Dockage Rate:

      $16.00+User Fee

      Total number of slips/berths: 218
      Dockside Power Connections: 50 amp power hookups available

      $8.00/per night - 30 amp hookup, $12.00/per night - 50 amp hookup
      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Laundromat: Available
      Swimming Pool: Available
      Restaurant: one on-site and several others with 1/2 mile to 2 miles
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Blu Mangrove Grill (on-site, 941-479-7827), or walk or take taxi to Riverside Cafe 1/2 mile away (at Regatta Pointe Marina), or Pier 22 (941-748-8088), 2 miles away at Twin Dolphin Marina

      Provisioning Possibilities: Walk 1/2 mile to Sweet Bay Market, or take taxi 1 mile to Publix supermarket, or 1 mile to WalMart
      LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

      Take taxi to BP gas station for LPG tank exchange or refill less than 2 miles away
      Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available
      Waste pump-out: Available, $10.00 per pumpout
      Gasoline and diesel fuel: Gas & Diesel Available


      Fuel Prices (All Taxes Included)

      Reporting Date: November 12, 2018
      Notes: ethanol free
      Gasoline Price: $4.28 (All Taxes Included)
      Diesel Fuel Price: $3.40 (All Taxes Included)
      ValvTect Dealer: Yes

      Reviews from Cruisers (3)

      1. John -  May 21, 2014 - 2:11 pm

        For the best price and best protected harbor try Riviera Dunes on the Manatee River, up from Twin Dolphins and Regatta Point.
        John
        SeaWing

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      2. Craig Lewis -  March 19, 2014 - 1:13 pm

        Riviera Dunes in Palmetto up the Manatee river is fantastic. Well protected, pools, bar, restaurant and friendly staff.
        Craig Lewis

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      3. Rob Homan -  May 27, 2013 - 9:59 pm

        While the basin that the marina is located in is not charted, it is not large enough to require charting. The shallowest water found is the channel to the basin. Our boat is in this marina and normally has over 15′ of water under her.

        The marina is well maintained, the staff is great, the location is excellent.

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    • St. Petersburg Municipal Marina

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (800) 782-8350
      Website: http://www.stpete.org/parks_and_recreation/marina/
      Lat/Lon: Near 27°46.286 N / 82°37.713 W
      Location: lies west, northwest of Tampa Bay’s flashing buoy #3
      Depths: 7 ft.
      Address: 500 1st Ave SE
      St. Petersburg FL  33701


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available, All reservations (none by phone) and registration done through Dockwa. If you arrive and contact the office via VHF, they will put you in an available space, then process your registration through Dockwa.
      Transient dockage rate: $1.85 per foot per night
      Type of dockage: fixed concrete decked slips and face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: yes
      Total number of slips/berths: 652
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50/100 amp power hookups available

      Included with Transient Dockage Fee - 30-50 hookup, $20.00/per night - 100-amp hookup
      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Laundromat: Available
      Restaurant: one on-site and MANY others within walking distance
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Fresco (on-site), Moon Under Water, Mid-Town Sundries, Birchwood, Parkshore Grill (727-896-3463)

      Provisioning Possibilities: Publix suparmarket within walking distance
      LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

      Take taxi to Ace Hardware or Home Depot for LPG tank refill about 1 1/2 miles away
      Waste pump-out: Available
      Gasoline and diesel fuel: Gas & Diesel Available


      Fuel Prices (All Taxes Included)

      Reporting Date: November 12, 2018
      Notes: ethanol free/ 90 octane/3% off for Military
      Gasoline Price: $3.80 (All Taxes Included)
      Diesel Fuel Price: $3.69 (All Taxes Included)
      Any Boat/US Discount: 3% off per gallon
      Any SeaTow Discount: 3% off per gallon
      ValvTect Dealer: Yes

      Reviews from Cruisers (15)

      1. Bob McKane -  July 16, 2017 - 8:41 pm

        Overall a nice place to stay. Doug the master is enthusiastic and helpful. Tied up along a T/A Pier. A couple of places are roped off.
        Marina only accepts reservations via Dockwa. No phone reservations accepted.

        [Editor’s note: Confirmed: reservations and registrations through Dockwa]

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      2. Marc Holtzberg -  September 8, 2015 - 10:53 am

        Refilled my charter boat on Labor Day after a weekend of sailing/motoring. Very nice chap met us at the docks and helped us tie up and pump the diesel that we needed. They have remodeled their marina supply store and it is very nice.

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      3. Tom -  May 12, 2014 - 2:13 pm

        For leaving your boat for a time, I would recommend the St Pete Municipal Marina. They have good security, are in calmer waters, and have lots of folks looking after boats with absentee owners.
        Stay safe,
        Tom

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      4. John Walsh -  March 19, 2014 - 2:04 pm

        We are currently enjoying a weekend at St Pete Municipal with the Tampa Bay MTOA. 2 years ago we visited most of the local marinas looking for a place to spend the summer. There are a number of options but no other marina has the walk – to attractions as does St Pete.
        John Walsh

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      5. Steve Willett -  March 19, 2014 - 2:03 pm

        We enjoyed St Pete municipal a few years ago. Lots of walkable places of interest to visit .
        Steve Willett
        Monk 36, Gumbo

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      6. David -  March 10, 2014 - 11:07 am

        St. Petersburg Municipal Marina is great for liveaboards. It would be a 30-45 minute drive to downtown Tampa, depending on the time of day. The facilities are very good including laundry, showers, and a captains lounge. Vinoy Park and the Pier are on the same property. Downtown St. Pete is just across the street. There are resturants, clubs, gyms, banking, groceries, and parks within walking distance.
        I pay $505 for a liveaboard slip for boats under 34′. Larger slips are about $100 more up to 45 feet, I believe.
        Good Luck,
        David

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      7. Jody Argo and Rick Schroath -  December 30, 2013 - 5:31 pm

        We couldn’t agree more! Downtown St. Petersburg, with its dozens of sidewalk cafés and its easy-going style, is the closest thing to a European city a cruiser will find on this side of the pond. And St. Pete Municipal Marina is right in the middle of it all! We’re as happy as clams to be here for the winter.
        Jody Argo and Rick Schroath
        and Skipper
        SV Moment of Zen

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      8. Joe Pica -  December 23, 2013 - 11:54 am

        I am amazed by the number of cruiser “snow birds” that skip St. Petersburg Municipal Harbor (an approved live aboard marina) as a
        “wintering over” port. I guess 5 miles up Tampa Bay is too far off the GICW for many. We and several of our fellow cruisers have found it to be a real nugget of a spot to winter over. If you like beautiful waterfront parks with walking and bike paths and all the conveniences of City amenities you would like St Pete. You are in the easy walking middle of a vibrant big little City surrounded by an urban waterfront
        park hosting numerous activities all winter long. Easy walking to a major college, Nice Publix 3 blocks from marina, nice air park, the largest farmers market on the Gulf, Salvador Dali Museum, Chahuly Collection, glass hot shop, art classes, Mahaffey Center for the performing Arts, other museums, Vinoy Hotel, a large shopping Cinema Complex, many, many shops, quality restaurants, Sports arenas e.g. Tropicana field, 6 blocks from a major medical complex. etc., etc.etc. Permitted parking is available for marina residents convenient to the docks which are secured and have camera surveillance. Pump out boat service included in dock fee. 50 cent trolley ride to beaches. 20 car mins from Tampa International Airport.
        The only draw back is that it can fill so requires some planning.ahead although the Harborage is another option only 6 blocks away. St Pete also has many highly skilled boat repair technicians because of it’s history as a boat building venue. A Yard is available in Salt creek where major restorations can be done.
        The winters are very mild but water too cold for me to swim in but hardier souls do swim. Temperatures are very pleasant and cold snaps
        unusual. Oddly we puzzle over the lack of bugs that had us leaving the boat open many times? Not a complaint for sure
        Joe Pica
        Carolyn Ann GH N-37

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      9. Bob Dersham -  October 2, 2013 - 11:18 am

        Suggest . . . the St. Petersburg Municipal Marina. I have my boat there; they are great people and you are close to downtown and very easy to get to the Tampa Airport.
        Thank you,
        Bob Dersham

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      10. Joe Pica -  June 13, 2013 - 9:42 am

        St Petersburg Municipal Marina is one of the largest liveaboard “approved” marina and offers the benefits of being downtown and within walking distance of all needs and attractions. Keyed gates secured with 24X seven security and cameras. dedicated parking,keyed mail box, etc, etc, etc,.. Plus the St Pete area is a wealth of boat technicians from it’s boat building eras.
        What is amazing about St Pete is it’s vibrancy of venues, events, shops, restaurants, museums, performing arts, sports venues, large
        hospitals college, etc., etc. etc. I all our cruising we find it to offer the most at a great price point.
        Joe Pica
        Carolyn Ann

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      11. Rich Gano -  April 30, 2013 - 9:14 am

        Claiborne, as you asked a couple of weeks back as we left the Keys, here is a report on St Petersburg Municipal Marina. I will not recap the many published statistics on depths, etc, etc.
        For the newbie to this area (us), it is important to understand that the entrance is just a bit tricky because this marina is located in the Central Yacht Basin between North Yacht Basin (known locally as Vanoy Basin) and
        South Yacht Basin, where the St Petersburg Sailing Center is located. The St Petersburg Municipal Pier sticks a goodly distance into the bay between North (Vanoy) Basin and Central Basin; so there is little confusion about
        the difference in those two basins. However, there is a “Y” in the channel as you enter the breakwater to the Municipal Marina which allows a right turn into the Central Basin or a left turn into the South Basin . The
        sometimes noisy local small aircraft airport is located immediately to the south of South Basin but was not a nuisance at the transient pier.
        By the way, the “upside down pyramid” which has long marked the end of The Pier is scheduled to close very soon and be demolished. A grandiose design has been offered up, but there is local dissention about what will ultimately grace this area.
        Further confusing to the newbie is the fact that there are three separate landside marina entrances to their three separate piers (each with an office at the locked entrance), and the St Petersburg Yacht Club also resides in
        Central Basin. The long transient alongside-tie pier is part of the North Entrance pier structure and is quite easily seen once you enter central basin. You just angle right about 30 degrees to enter the basin from the
        breakwater entrance and then dogleg left about the same and look for the long pier.
        Piers are fixed, and tide is a couple of feet. We had to step on the handrails of our GB-42 at low tide in order to get aboard. Power was adequate with 30- and 50-Amp plugs at each pedestal. A limited cable TV service was provided, but was essentially worthless due to the poor channel selection.
        Potable water tasted good with no hint of sulfury “beach water” we encountered in marina near the coast.
        The northern portion of the basin is subject to the effects of easterly wind. We had some light winds from that direction during a part of our stay and rocked gently. Strong easterly winds might make it uncomfortable.
        We were not certain how long we intended to stay while awaiting a Gulf-crossing weather window to get home to the panhandle so we decided to sign up for a week, which the staff said they would rebate if we left early.
        The weekly “slip rate” before taxes for our Grand Banks 42 was $283.08 or a bit less than a dollar a foot per day while the daily rate was about 2 bucks a foot. Since my wife fell ill with a stomach virus and was out of commission for several days, we ended up needing at least four days, and by the fourth night, we were ahead of the game had we been paying a daily rate.
        The facilities are very clean and well kept without any of the usual rust and grime one so often sees in marina bathrooms and showers. The staff is friendly and helpful – ignore the one negative comment on Active Captain,
        except for the warning about strong easterly winds the guy must have encountered.
        We find the downtown area of this small city to be almost European in atmosphere with cultural, dining, and shopping clustered close to the marina amongst buildings in which people also live. The nearby college probably has something to do with this. In previous trips up and down the west coast of Florida, we were busy getting to some place else and ignored this place, but it really should be a destination in any trip by here. It is easily accessible from the ICW by simply running under the causeway of the Sunshine Skyway bridge to Bradenton and following the well-marked channel a few miles up the bay.
        There is a trolley stop outside the entrance to the north piers of the marina and 50 cents (25 for folks over 55) gets you aboard. It connects with buses which will run you all the way to the beaches and even Tarpon Springs.
        Rich Gano
        Calypso (GB42 Hull # 295)
        Panama City area, FL

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      12. Steve Willett -  April 15, 2013 - 9:21 am

        We have stopped at St. Petersburg marina a couple of time and enjoyed it.
        Steve Willett
        Monk 36, Gumbo

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      13. Paul Schlechter -  February 22, 2011 - 10:32 am

        Downtown St. Petersburg also has excellent dining along Central Avenue. Also to be seen is the new Dali Museum and if you like art glass the Chihuly museum. Many folks take the trolley around the downtown area to sightsee and it passes the Pier which has shops, an aquarium and a restaurant on the roof overlooking Tampa Bay.
        Paul Schlechter

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      14. Nick -  August 31, 2010 - 2:08 pm

        In St. Petersburg proper I would recommend the St. Pete City Marina it is well secured and in the heart of down towns restaurants, bars, grocery, shops and museums. The St. Petersburg Yacht Club is in the same basin so if you have reciprocity that is a great option.
        Nick

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      15. Gene and Sue Fuller -  August 27, 2009 - 2:29 pm

        We just spent three days at St. Pete. It was our first time there, so I cannot make any comparisons to previous facilities. The quality of the docks and services was fine. The restrooms and showers were in good condition. Friendly staff and easy access. Highly recommended.
        Best regards,
        Gene and Sue Fuller
        Punta Gorda, Florida

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    • Gulfport Municipal Marina

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (727) 893-1071
      VHF: Monitored: 16         Working: 68
      Website: http://mygulfport.us/marina/
      Statute Mile: 115.5
      Lat/Lon: Near 27°44.393 N / 82°41.746 W
      Location: found on the upper reaches of the charted channel entering Boca Ciega Bay’s northeasterly reaches (near Clam Bayou)
      Depths: 6 ft.
      Address: 4630 29th Ave S
      Gulfport FL  33711
      General Manager: Denis Frain


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $1.50 per foot per night
      Boat/US Dockage Discount: 10%
      Type of dockage: fixed and floating, wooden and aluminum decked slips and face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: no
      Total number of slips/berths: 250
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50 amp power hookups available

      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Restaurant: (1/2 mile) or short taxi ride, free trans (get go) 327-542-7757
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      O’Mattys, Stellas, Pia’s

      Provisioning Possibilities: 7 block walk to Sav-a-Lot grocery store
      LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

      Marina has LPG tank exchange on-site
      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: November 12, 2018
      Notes: 90 octane/ethanol free
      Gasoline Price: $3.65 (All Taxes Included)
      Diesel Fuel Price: $3.58 (All Taxes Included)

      Reviews from Cruisers (6)

      1. Mike Liles -  February 8, 2015 - 11:37 am

        We have stayed in Gulfport MM several times. The staff are always helpful and pleasant. It is a bit of a walk to Gulfport but if you have a car, parking is next to your boat in most cases. The last time we stayed (2012) a planned expansion was being considered for the shower area. The best part is Boca Ciaga Bay just outside the marina and a great place to anchor and dinghy in to see the art community, visit the shops or have a great mean [sic].
        Gulfport is my favorite stop around Tampa Bay. There is also a nature park next to the marina and a sailing Yacht Club next door. Don’t miss it.
        Mike Liles
        Gold Flag 2011-2012
        AGLCA Forum

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      2. Margo Rose -  February 8, 2015 - 10:55 am

        You are so very right, Denis. When I returned from living in the Caribbean, and I found this little jewel, it felt like I never left the boating/cruising life. I love it here. Everybody can contribute to this area in so many ways….playing a role in helping with our multiple festivals, street fairs, and such worthy events such as Get Rescued, coming up on Feb. 28th. Something for everyone can be found here. And you’ll always find yourself among neighbors. Thanks for all you do.
        Margo Rose

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      3. John Weiss -  February 13, 2012 - 6:18 pm

        We kept our boat at the Gulfport Municipal Marina for the past 2 years and cannot say enough good things about it. It all starts with the outstanding staff who understand customer service and truly like working there. We can’t say enough good things about Dennis, both Tonys and Larry(retired now).

        The facilities and docks are good and the basin is very protected. We never worried about our boat when we left it in the slip for the past two summers.

        The walk to the waterfront restaurants and shops is under a mile and we never had a problem. Most of the time there were many other people doing the same thing. The waterfront area is unique and well worth the walk. We even anchored there a few times and took the dinghy in. And the restaurants are outstanding. Even though we will not return there this year, we will still drive to Pia’s for dinner.

        We have fond memories of this marina and will return!

        John and Carrie Weiss
        S/V Zephyr
        Catalina 320

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      4. Claiborne -  April 25, 2011 - 3:33 pm

        In the 7th Edition to the Cruising Guide of Western Florida, Claiborne advises cruisers staying at the Gulfport Municipal Marina to use a taxi to get to town because of the neighborhood around the marina. My wife and I have walked to town the last two nights. There are lots of people out walking dogs, etc. and all have been very friendly. The marina is a great place as indicated in the guide. We look forward to returning here in the future.
        Steve Rutherford

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      5. Capt. Sterling -  April 28, 2010 - 1:03 pm

        Stored by boat here a few times while cruising. Secure fenced facility, floating transient docks. not really close to shopping. One of the cheaper marina’s around.
        Captain Sterling

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      6. LuAnne Woods -  March 12, 2010 - 3:49 pm

        It’s not what I would call “a long walk” from the Gulfport Marina to downtown Gulfport. Only moderate, about 8 blocks or so. Definately under a mile. Well worth the walk. There’s plenty of restaurants and lots of artsy shops. I often say, if I didn’t already live here, it would be a wonderful place to cruise to. Fuel is easy to get to in the marina, as long as your vessel is under 50′. Otherwise, it can be tricky turning around to leave. We have about 55′ overall, but we do it all the time. LuAnne s/v Dulces Suenos

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