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    • Marina at Ortega Landing

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (904) 387-5538
      VHF: Monitored: 16/9         Working: 8
      Lat/Lon: Near 30°16.646 N / 81°42.774 W
      Location: lies along the northwesterly banks of the Ortega River
      Depths: 6+ ft.
      Address: 4234 Lakeside Dr
      Jacksonville FL  32210
      Dockmaster: Bruce Fleming

      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $1.75/boat foot Length Overall plus sales tax (7%) and land lease fees (6%)
      Other Dockage Discount: AGLCA & MTOA
      Type of dockage: Floating concrete docks and slips
      Live Aboards Allowed: yes
      Live Aboard Notes: $12.00/slip+taxes & metered electricity for long term dockage
      Monthly Dockage Rate:

      $16.00/slip+taxes & metered electricity, includes 2 pumpouts /month

      Total number of slips/berths: 192
      Dockside Power Connections: 30 50 amp power hookups available

      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Laundromat: Available, free
      Swimming Pool: Available, Heated pool and hot tub
      Restaurant: MANY within walking distance at Roosevelt Square Mall
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Metro Diner (904-999-4600), Longhorn Steakhouse ( (904-388-5520)

      Provisioning Possibilities: Publix supermarket is 4 blocks away – marina has bicycles, or can walk or take taxi
      LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

      Nearby Publix (904 388-0512) has propane exchange
      Dockside Cable Television Connection: Available

      Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available
      Waste pump-out: Available, Slipside pumpouts

      Reviews from Cruisers (18)

      1. Dave Fuller -  June 9, 2019 - 10:14 am

        We kept our boat for about 18 months at Ortega Landing. We loved both the marina with very nearby conveniences, and Jacksonville itself. It is just past downtown Jacksonville off the St. John’s river about 20 miles or so from the coast on the Ortega River. Tides here are about 18 inches and brackish water. Ortega Landing has floating concrete docks, great amenities, pump outs in slips, and lots of things you want just 3 to 4 blocks away including a Publix, West Marine, several restaurants, and other conveniences. There are several very good repair facilities within a half mile on the river. The only thing missing is covered slips and those are available about 1/4 mile away. Hard to beat this marina and pricing is competitive for this part of Florida.
        Dave & Nan Ellen Fuller
        WACI 3

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      2. Captain Dog and the Admiral -  February 13, 2019 - 1:55 pm

        We've been to plenty of marinas in our cruising days but The Marina at Ortega Landing is something special. This place is tucked along the Ortega River in the historic district surrounded by old southern waterfront mansions and it's about a mile from downtown Jacksonville with the skyline visible from your slip. The amenities, ski lodge style clubhouse with stone fireplace, spotless restroom facilities, and the boaters and staff in the office are wonderful and friendly. No one is a stranger at this place and you feel like family as soon as you tie off. Nice floating docks, gated access, great WiFi, free ice, incredible pool and spa, free bikes with saddle bags to ride to the grocery that is a couple blocks away, very pet friendly, fun boater events monthly, and the calm river setting is so quiet and upscale that it just feels good. No fuel, but there is fuel very close by. Pump out at the slip. We are always sad to leave, but look forward to our return! Oh…call ahead because their reputation of being a first class marina keeps their slips pretty full year round.

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      3. Charles Ridley -  April 5, 2017 - 12:08 pm

        Spent 3 nights here – 3-29—31-17. Wonderful Marina. All docks, showers, laundry, etc have digital keyed locks. Strong wifi. Several grills available- even spare propane! Free ice, freezer, washed grilling tools available. Very dog friendly. Best showers ever seen! Pump out at slip- $15 and need to set a time with dock master. All kind of restaurants, shops, West Marine a short walk away. Loaner bicycles are very nice with saddle bags. Captains lounge is best also. Harbor master – Bruce – nice and knowledgeable. Jackie says this her favorite Marina.
        Charlie and Jackie on Traveler

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      4. Dave & Nan Ellen Fuller -  September 4, 2014 - 5:00 pm

        Our boat is currently in Jacksonville at the Marina at Ortega Landing while we take care of personal business back home in Atlanta. In my humble opinion, it is impossible to beat Ortega Landing as a great place to stay in
        Jacksonville. The marina itself is superb and superior to many Yacht Clubs in both amenities and their social calendar. The Wi-Fi on the docks is fed by fiber optic and is just about as fast as my home Wi-Fi. It is hands down
        the fastest Wi-Fi I have ever experienced in a marina. Our insurance (Boat US) recognizes this marina as a hurricane hole which saves us a bunch of money on insurance.
        Dave Fuller

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      5. Dave & Nan Ellen Fuller -  May 21, 2014 - 2:46 pm

        I can VERY highly recommend Ortega Landing Marina off the St. John’s River in the Ortega River just past downtown Jacksonville. This recommendation is based on several factors. First, you are about 20 or so miles inland and that provides a nice
        buffer for storms coming off the ocean. Second, our boat insurance (Boat/US)
        considers this inland waters as long as we remain upstream of the I-95 bridge in downtown Jacksonville about three miles away. Our insurance is SUBSTANTIALLY less expensive here and was a nice surprise. Third is the marina itself. It is one of the nicest marinas we have stayed in and will rival or beat many Yacht Clubs. They have regular monthly social events – some free- some low cost, but always fun. They have free washers and dryers, deluxe showers, free ice, a nice pool and hot tub, and a terrific clubhouse for gatherings. Security is pretty good as well. The best part is a brand
        new Wi-Fi system on the docks. The signals are strong, blazingly fast and good enough for streaming. I have conducted video conferences on this system and watch movies in the slip. The tide here is about a foot and a half and the water brackish, but on the floating concrete docks, tide is not an issue at all. You do get some slime on the bottom of the boat, but little to no hard growth.
        Publix and West Marine are about two blocks away and there are several nice restaurants also within walking distance. There are a large number of nice restaurants in every category just a short drive away in Avondale, West End, and Riverside if you have a car.
        We chose this marina because of the facilities, the people, and the area. It is about 6 hour drive from our home in Atlanta. If you need to fly somewhere, the Jacksonville airport is about 20 minutes away. The marina can arrange for an Enterprise rental car for you as they have an agreement with Enterprise, but they have no marina car to loan you. You can almost certainly find another boater with a car to take you for errands if you ask around. A very friendly and accommodating group of people here. They do not have fuel or services other than a pumpout, but there are multitudes of mechanics and craftsmen in Jacksonville. If you need a haul out or fuel close by, you can take the boat to the other side of the bridge to Lambs for a haul out.
        By the way, we had no ice in the marina last winter in spite of one of the coldest winters on record there. We have an automatic bilge heater to keep things from freezing and leave the cabin heat turned on at 60 degrees. If you take the boat out
        of the water, you will need to winterize it, but if you leave it in the water, just drain any water lines above the decks in areas that could freeze (hoses and sinks, etc.) and you will be fine. Be sure to close up the air vents to the bilge and the surrounding water will keep things from freezing.
        Dave & Nan Ellen Fuller

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      6. Gary Whiting -  February 19, 2014 - 11:17 am

        We highly recommend Ortega Landing Marina. We have been there 4 years, all floating docks. Good hurricane hole and excellent staff. Located 16 miles up the St Johns River from the ICW, in the Ortega River, Jacksonville.
        Gary Whiting

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      7. William Lawrenson -  May 16, 2013 - 7:10 pm

        We are currently at the Marina and it is fantastic. Over 5.5ft. of water on the approach (call for directions) and plenty at the dock. friendly people, great pool and club house, even a dog park next door. Free washer and dryer, great showers and good internet, and concrete floating docks. We had always blown past the St. John’s River on the ICW or outside. I am really glad we stopped at the pretty convenient luxury marina.

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      8. Rusty Carlisle -  April 10, 2012 - 3:45 pm

        I could not resist throwing in a strong recommendation for Ortega Landing Marina just inside the Ortega River south of JAX. Great rates, free laundry, pool and jacuzzi. One block from Publix and all sorts of stores.
        Rusty Carlisle

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      9. Bill and Kathleen -  September 20, 2011 - 8:45 pm

        We just finished spending a very pleasant two weeks at Ortega Landing Marina. Located on the Ortega River just a few miles south of downtown Jacksonville, OLM is a first class facility with great amenities and a thoroughly competent staff. The night we arrived we were dealing with an outgoing tide and a 30MPH wind. Dockmaster Bruce had three people waiting on the dock to help us back BUFFALO GAL into our slip. Every time a boat arrived during our stay we saw at least one and often more marina staff on hand to asssit in docking and departure.
        Docks are all wide concrete floating, gated, with multiple 50A and 30A hook-ups and pump-out facilities at each. Pump-outs are done every Thursday, other days by prior arrangement, and are free. There is a nice pool and common area with gas grills, a captain’s lounge, excellent laundry facilities and a nice area close by for dog walking and excercise. A large shopping area with a major grocery store, large department store, a variety of specialty shops including Starbuck’s and a West Marine is a ten minute walk. If you need maintenance work performed, there is a person in residence who can arrange that for you. Major repairs can be completed at either Lamb’s Yacht Center or the Huckins factory a half mile down river. Downtown Jacksonville is about a $20 cab ride.
        Ortega Landing’s daily, weekly and monthly rates are very competitive. They also have discounts for “Loopers”, as well as other cruiser organizations. We would highly recommend OLM to any cruiser passing through Jacksonville. We would also recommend calling ahead for directions into the Ortega River from the St. Johns River, as there are several shoals that can be easily avoided with the proper local advice.
        Bill & Kathleen Root aboard MV BUFFALO GAL 1988 54′ Hatteras MY

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      10. Bill Root -  September 6, 2011 - 1:45 pm

        When you are cruising in the Jacksonville, Fl area, if you want to spend a few days exploring the area or relaxing after your run up the AICW from the Keys, we would highly recommend Ortega Landing Serving the North Florida area for over 50 years, we welcome you. We are in the process of updating this site. If you need help with your question or additional information, feel free to email us atMarina. This is a first class facility with excellent floating docks, great power, a beautiful pool and recreation area. There is a major shopping center with department store, large Publix grocery and several restaurants located about a ten minute walk away. Located on the Ortega River just south of downtown Jacksonville, it provides good storm protection. Tidal current can require care docking, but dockmaster Kris and his staff provide 24 hour docking assistance. The daily transient rate is $1.75/ft INCLUDING 50A power, making it a very attractive value for a marina of this quality.
        We have just spent a very fun weekend here on our 54 Hatteras. If you just want to spend a day or two in Jacksonville or have maintenence/repairs to be done, then Lamb’s Yacht Center, an AGLCA sponsor is the best place go. If you want a really nice place to spend a few days or longer with all the nice amenities, Ortega Landing Marina is, in our opinion, the best spot in the area.
        We have no affiliation with OLM. We just like to pass along the really nice places we have found, particularly those that exceed expectations.
        Bill Root

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      11. Jim & Lisa Favors -  June 30, 2011 - 3:39 pm

        For a well protected marina in Jacksonville, Florida you should look at Ortega Landing Marina. It’s located in a well protected cove with no fast moving boats. The marina has nice, new floating docks, a pool, laundry and is within walking distance to all the shopping you’d need. They also have great monthly rates, at least when we stayed their 1 1/2 years ago.
        Jim & Lisa Favors

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      12. Gerald and Cheri Wallace -  November 8, 2010 - 2:11 pm

        We are sitting at the Jacksonville Airport as I write this while awaiting a flight back to Colorado and we have our boat at the Ortega Landing Marina and we were very happy with the service and the marina after we arrived earlier this week from Charleston, SC.
        The location is great close to a large mall and West Marine. Enterprise even picked us up at the marina and they are located within a 5 minute drive.
        The dockage was $9.00 per foot per month but the marina was getting full, the pool is still heated and the hot tub and the free new and washer dryer facilities were great. They even have loaner bikes with pannier bags as well to hold groceries or other items such as from shopping.
        We met another couple who are leaving their boat there until February who have 1/2 looped and had a great meal out with them.
        If looking for a short or long term stay don’t pass by this great facility its safe and well protected just follow the markers in as there are shallow areas outside of the channel as there is everywhere.
        Just give Amy a call she is very helpful.
        Gerald and Cheri Wallace
        m/v Takes Two

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      13. Russ -  May 28, 2010 - 4:35 pm

        I recently moved Melissa Lee from Jacksonville, FL to Charleston, SC. We had been at the Marina at Ortega Landing since January and I will certainly return. The facility is first class with spotless heads and showers, a pool with a view over Ortega River. The slips are in floating piers. The staff is friendly and helpful. There is a discount for Loopers, 20% off daily rate of $1.75 and 10% off monthly rate of $559 for a 55 foot slip.
        They are located just inside the Ortega River Bridge off the St. John River. The address is 4234 Lakeside Drive. Their phones are 800-800-0895 and 904-387-5538.
        There is a great shopping center within walking distance. The Marina has been denoted a hurricane hole. Check with Chris at the Marina about the significance of this.
        The best feature of the Marina are Josie and Ralph Crapps of Marine Solutions and Assoc. Their number is 904-885-2522. I thought I would take care of a number of projects while the boat was at the Marina but, as usual, I ran out of time. Ralph turned what I thought would be big projects into little projects. His work is exceptional and very reasonably priced. Nothing was done without a consultation but everything was done while I was away. It was very comforting to know the projects were being taken care of in a professional fashion but without the fear of sticker shock when I got the bill.
        I recommend the Marina and Josey and Ralph very highly and I intend to return next winter.

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      14. jim burke -  February 12, 2010 - 5:01 pm

        Hi all, Not much I can add to what has been written above. Just want to add my own personal recomendation. This is really a first class marina with conveniences not found very often. I have been here a few months waiting to move on to the islands and the marina and staff have made my stay a pleasure. They recently hosted a Super Bowl Party that was superbly handled. This place is a gem and well worth stopping to visit. Jim Burke, Blondie

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      15. Marsha and Bob -  October 20, 2009 - 11:02 am

        Ortega Landing is a great marina anyway you want to judge it. The staff is very helpful and very professional. The facilities are new and beautifully organized. The pricing is very competitive. Walking distance to good resturants, grocery stores, UPS Store and a West Marine. We are extending our stay and plan to make this an annual stop. I would recommend this facility to anyone.
        Marsha and Bob
        M/V “Threadbare”

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      16. Rick Parish -  October 7, 2009 - 9:14 pm

        If you are considering staying a night or a few months in the JAX area this winter, I strongly suggest you consider Ortega Landings. Great staff, super friendly and helpful. Friendly live aboards. Very aafe and secure. Great boater’s lounge. Dockside pump out. Floating concrete docks. Pool. Free washers/dryers. Very clean and bright restrooms/shower facilities. Nice mall within 2 residential blocks of the marina with Publix, CVS, two marine stores, department stores, several fast food/coffee shop/casual dining places, two banks. Nice park near by for evening walks. I think this place would make a great ‘destination’ marina for snow birds who are looking for some place more laid back than the south Florida scene.

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      17. Paul and Claudia Peeples -  August 12, 2009 - 1:07 pm

        Subject: Plug for a marina
        Cruising News: We’ve been very impressed with the maring at Ortega Landing in Jacksonville FL. It is up the Saint Johns about 25 mi from the ICW crossing, but worth the trip. Great location, friendly staff and groceries, West Marine and many other shops/resturants within walking distance.
        Bruce Fleming

        Cruising News: We want to whole-heartedly agree that Ortega Landing Marina is a wonderful facility. We are new to cruising and are so glad that we decided to depart the ICW to come here for a few days. The staff are very helpful, and the marina is gated giving a sense of security with floating docks and wonderful amenities such as pool, hot tub and laundry facilities. The area is very pleasant with convenient shopping center and restaurants within walking distance. We definitely would recommend any cruisers wanting to travel up St. Johns River to come and stay at The Marina at Ortega Landing won’t be disappointed.
        Paul and Claudia Peeples
        The Peeples Choice
        46′ Cheoy Lee Trawler

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      18. Rex & Jimmie -  August 7, 2009 - 7:11 pm

        You really need to check out this marina if you are in the area!!! Facilities are as good as you can find in N. E. Florida.. Staff is great! and location is a good “bad weather hideout”, and you can walk to stores, banks and restaurants. Ortegaa Landing is right in the middle of Jacksonville’s boating community here. This weekend sounds like a blast.
        Rex & Jimmie,
        M/V “MY HARLEY”

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    • Fernandina Harbor Marina

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (904) 310-3300
      Statute Mile: 716.5
      Lat/Lon: Near 30°40.209 N / 81°27.968 W
      Location: lies along the Fernandina Beach waterfront, east of marker #12
      Depths: 6 ft.
      Address: 3 S Front St
      Fernandina Beach FL  32034

      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available, 12 Mooring balls available with same day arrival notification. Dinghy dock and showers open. No fuel, laundry or pump out available at this time. 5 side tie spaces with power are available with two weeks reservation notice.
      Transient dockage rate: $2.00 per foot per night
      Type of dockage: floating concrete decked slips and face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: yes
      Monthly Dockage Rate:

      dock 1 - $16.75 per foot per month, docks 4-9 - $13.50 per foot per month

      Total number of slips/berths: 120
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50/100 amp power hookups available

      $5.00/per night - 30 amp hookup, $10.00/per night - 50 amp 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 nearby
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Bretts Waterway Cafe (on-site, 904-261-2660), LuLu’s at The Thompson House (904-432-8394) Cafe Carribou (904-277-5269), T-Rays (904-261-6310, best hamburger and breakfast in town), 904) 277-3811, Salty Pelican Bar and Grill (904-277-3811)

      Provisioning Possibilities: Atlantic Seafood Market on-site ((904) 277-3077), take taxi to Publix and Winn Dixie supermarkets 2 miles away, 10 block walk to convenience store
      LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

      Take taxi to T-Rays (904) 261-6310 for LPG tank refill 9 blocks 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: June 17, 2019
      Notes: ethanol free
      Gasoline Price: closed until further notice
      Diesel Fuel Price: closed until further notice
      Any Quantity Discount: 2.5% for 2,000 gallons & 2.5% every 2,000 gallons after

      Reviews from Cruisers (30)

      1. Jim -  June 17, 2017 - 10:35 am

        Fuel dock is closed (damaged by Hurricane Matthew) and still closed as of June 15, 2017, not expected to re-open this summer. Run south on ICW a few miles to Amelia Island Yacht Basin for fuel

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        • glenn -  December 20, 2017 - 5:18 pm

          Still closed as of December 2017. No fuel, no pumpout

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      2. Charlie Ridley -  May 18, 2016 - 5:32 pm

        5-7-16 Now at Fernandina Harbor Marina. On inside of breakwater (face dock) where anyone would want to be unless too big. Joshua, dock hand, very good—LISTEN to him as the current can be interesting– especially at fuel dock. Saw a nice crash between 2 60+’ boats even after the neglegent one was warned off. But again, one of my top 5 places to stop. If u have bicycles, then in for a treat. So many things to see and do here. Fresh seafood store right on the docks and the rewtaurant there is great!!! Marg’s even better than Coastal Kitchen at St Simons! One of the busiest marinas we’ve seen– in a nice way. Lot of foot trafic on the docks and the historic town is right across the railroad tracks for anything– especially lot of wonderfun places to eat– or icecream!! Only concern was that we came in fairly close to low and the south end of the breakwater- where you have to enter- is very shallow. Stay very close to the south end of the breakewater. Wifi not good at all but we were warned about that. Charlie and Jackie on Traveler.

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      3. Roy Pink -  April 17, 2015 - 2:28 pm

        We never go there without eating at LuLu’s, nuff said.
        The palace bar, where the ship captains of yesteryear drank, don’t let the bar (front room) fool you, the opening behind the bar that looks like a kitchen opening leads to other rooms and entertainments. 2-3 years ago now I think when we were there last.
        Roy Pink

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      4. Rick Dammeyer -  November 4, 2014 - 5:00 pm

        Just made a great find. The favorite bakery of passing cruisers up Center Street closed a couple of years ago, but a new one just opened 4th of July in Fernandina. Nana Teresa’s Bake Shop had lots of treats and sweets. Open from 10-7, and located at the corner of 5th and Ash, one block South of Center street, around the corner from the court house. The crew at Timoti’s Fish Shop sent us over there for desert. Cruisers with a sweet tooth stopping at Fernandina will find it worth the walk from the marina.
        Rick Dammeyer
        Promise Catalina 445

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      5. Chris&Janet -  May 31, 2013 - 8:55 am

        We hadn’t expected to stay here. Life intervened, and we found it necessary to do so. We encountered a generosity of spirit at this marina we will be talking about for years to come. The crew there are special people.

        The facility is also excellent and well maintained.

        We loved the small town atmosphere with all the services one would expect in a much larger place. We could imagine living here. We will be shifting our cruising schedule to do our provisioning here in the Fernandina-Yulee area instead of Jacksonville Beach from now on.

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      6. Cap’n H -  May 30, 2013 - 9:30 am

        We just finished our two day layover at Fernandina Beach before continuing north.
        Everyone here is so friendly both around the harbor marina and the town.
        Most notable was a simply superior dinner to anything I have experienced in many years. Joe’s 2nd Street Bistro should be on every boaters must do list here. Only two blocks off the harbor marina, the staff, service and food outshine anything in recent memory.
        We tried the gumbo and the loaded potato soup for appetizers which were perfect with the fresh homemade bread and olive oil and cracked pepper.
        The 14 oz blackened rib-eye was beyond description in its perfection and flavor. The potatoes were superb as was the vegetable medley. The vegetables were cooked to the perfect degree of doneness, not mushy and yet not hard.
        If you never stop anywhere else, make it here!.
        Cap’n H

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      7. John Wild -  April 26, 2013 - 1:36 pm

        Favorite! Best staff. Has been dredged – plenty of water inside face dock. Bretts Waterway, plenty downtown.
        John Wild

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      8. David Doyle -  April 26, 2013 - 10:00 am

        Just spent a week there, great marina and the staff does an excellent job of making you feel welcome. We were on D dock back almost to the dinghy dock area and had depths of 4+ ft even at low tide.
        A couple of great dinning recommendations:
        1. The Happy Tomato, located just down the side street by the ice cream/fudge shop. They smoke their own ribs right on site and rank right up there with the best I’ve had anywhere.
        2. Peppers Mexican just a little further up Center St has a wide variety of selections, all reasonably priced, on their menu. Good food and quick service.
        There is also a fabulous bicycle shop there. At the top of Center St on the right behind a burger place. Bikes take a beating from the salt traveling the ICW and ours were no exception. We took advantage of his advertised “tune up special” and were very pleased. Full check up, lube the crank bearings, new pedals on one and new ft bearings on the other all for less than 70 bucks.
        Fernandina Harbor Marina is always a happy stop for us when cruising.
        David Doyle

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      9. Joe Blanchard -  April 26, 2013 - 9:17 am

        Fernandina Beach Harbor Marina. WiFi weak but plans are underway for a significant improvement. Salty Pelican in located on the waterfront just north of Center St (main street) great place for sailors. Keep to green side of ICW north of Shave Bridge all the way up to the curve that takes you to the Rayonier Paper mill, just south of Fernandina. Shoaling to the west.
        Joe Blanchard

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      10. Tom Callan -  April 26, 2013 - 9:11 am

        Stayed dockside 25-26 March. Windy so staff placed us inside at the second dock back from the facing dock. We draw 4.5′ and had no difficulty. Marina staff very helpful. Arrived after 5PM and with foul weather we dined onboard. Shower and laundry facilites were very good and only a short walk away.
        Tom Callan
        o/b Great Escape
        53 DeFever POC

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      11. Harry Burns -  April 26, 2013 - 8:46 am

        We were at Fernandina Harbor Marina starting on March 22, 2013 for a 5 night stay as we work our way from Marathon back to our VA base on our 37′ sailboat. This town is a good base to shuttle crew back and forth to Jacksonville airport. For this visit we took an inside slip rather than the inside of the face dock as we have done in the past. They have a reduced rate for the inside slips. I was not sure if we would be able to get an inside slip since dredging of the inside area was underway when I initially called and it was delayed due to high winds. They had finished the dredging just before we arrived. Our slip showed a depth of 6′ at low during our visit which is fine since we draw only 4.5′. As usual the dock help here was excellent, at the slip before we arrived and skilled in handling the lines. FYI – you do not want to be on the outside of the long face dock in unsettled weather with West wind, they generally save this space for the larger (>50′) vessels and on the inside you will sleep much better.
        Fernandina is a great stop on the waterway, such a relieve from some of the congestion of FL. We once again visited our favorite upscale restaurant in town, Espana, with wonderful Spanish food. It is very popular with locals, so call or use Open Table for a reservation. We discovered a new Italian restaurant in town, Arte Pizza on 109 N 3rd St a few blocks off the main drag, where we had a great pie and wonderful salad. While there we met three generations of the Italian family who have moved here from New York to open this place. It is
        currently on the small side and very busy, but nevertheless everyone was hustling and the good food kept coming out. They have an addition under construction.
        We love to cook local seafood on board so this is the perfect place to stock up. There is a fresh fish market right at the marina where locals pull up and unload some of their catch to the owner. We left this time with snapper and shrimp, while on past visits have left with soft shell crabs and blue crab meat to make our own crab cakes. Another favorite spot is the book store a few blocks up the
        main drag on the righthand side run by a very knowledgeable woman with respect to local lore, including historical fiction, fiction, and history of the area. We have read much now on Cumberland Island, Jekyll Island, American Beach on Amelia and more all from this store. Just up the block from the bookstore is a locally made fudge shop with ice cream as well. It was awarded 5 Stars by our 6 year old grandson.
        Also of interest for readers of this site, we did stop here on our way south in 2012 to acquire our FL Sojourner’s permit at the courthouse. Only one woman on the staff was familiar with doing this. We had printed the form out in advance based on info found on this site. We have a US Coast Guard documented vessel without a state registration since VA does not require one. We had a copy of the
        CG paperwork with us. She asked about the lack of state registration, but when we explained VA does not require it – “no problem” and issued us a sticker for $82.75 Reg. Tax and $2.75 County Fee.
        Harry Burns
        S/V Two for the Roads

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      12. Harriet Hardy -  April 25, 2013 - 4:14 pm

        We stayed at Fernandina Harbor marina for one night in December 2012. Our experience this time wasn’t as good as last time because they asked us to dock on the inside of the face dock. We had a difficult time backing out of there since the current is very strong and we were pinned between 2 boats. I had asked if it was easy to get in and out of there and they said ‘sure’. NOT!!
        The face dock had plenty of room and the weather wasn’t bad. I don’t know why they made us go inside but I made a big note to specifically ask for the outside if we ever go back.
        We had dinner at Pablo’s. It wasn’t as good as the last time we were there (at their old location.) We would try someplace else next
        time. The seafood place (Atlantic Seafood) right next to the marina is a great place to get fresh shrimp right off the boats!
        Harriet Hardy
        sv Moondance

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      13. Werner Steuernagel -  April 25, 2013 - 3:30 pm

        We Spent two weeks at FHM for the MTOA Rendevous. We were at an inside dock (#34) and found 5ft at low tide. I believe that they did some dredging earlier this year to alleviate the depth problems. We ate at Le Clos, a French restaurant which was excellent. Also at Lulu’s at the Thompson House, also excellent. Had lunch at the 4th Street Deli & Dessert. Their sandwiches are simply great. Lots of excellent places to dine in this very friendly boaters town.
        Werner Steuernagel;
        “It’s About Time”
        35ft PT Trawler

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      14. Bill Owens -  April 23, 2013 - 4:03 pm

        I spent a month at the city marina 2 years ago and really liked it. I Was on an inside slip with 5′ foot draft and no problems. The town of Fernandina has good restaurants, pubs a plenty, shops, and fresh shrimp off the boats.The only problem is the air get foul from the cardboard plants during inversions. Its very convienent to a class A inlet to the Ocean.
        Bill Owens
        S/v snow goose

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      15. Dave Bell -  July 24, 2012 - 3:24 am

        Serveral inside slips are available for a rate of 1.25 per foot. Also Beeches Resturant, after fifty years, suddenly closed without notice last weekend, I heard.

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      16. Dee Smith -  July 6, 2012 - 2:59 pm

        Stay for five days. Got the 1.25pf rate. Lu Lu’s does have thebest food in town. Great place to spend a few relaxing days. Oh and try T-Rays for breakfast. Fun folks with great breakfast.

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      17. Dan Thomas -  June 17, 2012 - 3:30 pm

        The marina folks are super nice. Showers and lounge always clean. Found one of the best places to eat ever, LU LU’s, just a short walk up town. Stayed a week and had eight meals there. Really good. Fun town to visit.

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      18. David Bell -  June 17, 2012 - 9:50 am

        Stayed at Fernandina Harbor Marina two weeks due to thunderstorms. Marina folks are great, they rolled us into the weekly rate. Found the BEST place to eat, Lu Lu’s. They are a half block south of Center Street on 7th. Lunch and dinner are both incredible with medium prices. And the food is the best I have found anywhere at any price. For breakfast try T-Rays. They are in an old Exxon Gas Station, but if you can get over that, the food is home made and really good. Three blocks south of Center on 8th.

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      19. Laura Lane Bender -  April 25, 2012 - 10:25 am

        This morning we depared FHM following a 10 day stay. The marina hosted a wonderful MTOA rendezvous and went out of their way to be accommodating to each of us. They are very competent, professional, and exude Southern Hospitality. Can speak highly enough of the marina, staff, and city, who also rolled out the red carpet.

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      20. Wayne -  December 4, 2011 - 9:54 am

        Fernandina Harbor Marina was a great stay for a visit to the old town of Fernandina Beach. Dockmaster was very competent in our docking. We tied up to the back side of the face dock and were shielded from wave action. Very comfortable there.
        Fort Clinch was a wonderful excursion and is highly recommended. Taxi was just above $11 each way. Admission was a bargain for $2.
        The marina pumpout was broken the days we were there 12/1, 12/2/2011. Also the showers were very moldy with black mold so we showered on our boat. This was not up to Westrec standards I believe.
        Cool Change, Wayne

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      21. Chris -  November 26, 2011 - 6:27 pm

        We keep our boat at the marina and winter in Fernandina. Couple of notes in response to above posts. As of this date the wine store mentioned above is closed. You can buy bottles of wine and beer at Atlantic Seafood and the Marina Store (right next to the fuel pumps). Unfortunately the “general store” mentioned above is now also closed. Alternatively, a short walk up Ash Street is Fred’s discount department store. They have quite a bit of food in there. Lots of canned goods, bottled water, soda, and frozen foods including some meat. What they don’t have is fresh vegetables. The only place to get those in town is the Saturday farmers market. I have read in the local paper that they are planning to dredge the marina again this winter. Currently the Marina has very little water in many of the slips. I also saw an electrician putting meters in on my dock last month, he said they planned to eventually change to metered electric rather then the $90 month flat rate. Good news.

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      22. Larry -  January 22, 2011 - 5:28 pm

        The Fernandina General Store has opened in the old Bank of America building on Centre Street, two blocks from Fairbanks House. Just think of it as a downtown grocery with a deli in the back from which you can eat in or take out. When I stopped by I saw a nice wine display going in too. There are a couple of places in town for people to just pick up a bottle of wine but the hours of the store will be 7am to 10pm seven days a week.
        Excerpted from Fairbanks House B&B, Fernandina, FL

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      23. Ted Jones -  January 20, 2011 - 12:23 pm

        Fernandina Beach has turned out to be a favorite stop. The marina is very good, although the heads, having been built by the Govmint — local, state, and federal — are rather sterile and not very well thought out. There’s nothing basically wrong with them; they simply don’t measure up to the quality of some of the first class private marinas we’ve visited.
        Last spring we’d had a wonderful (and expensive) dinner at Luigi’s, on the corner of 5th and Ash Streets, so we walked there in the cold night air only to discover that Luigi’s was closed. Never mind, we had passed another Italian restaurant on the main drag, so decided to go there, instead. It was disappointing, but — hey — we made it to Florida! It was still cold.
        Ted Jones

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      24. Sabra Morgan -  September 21, 2010 - 2:01 pm

        Fernandina Harbor Marina – Fernandina Beach, FL, ICW mm 717. This is a must stop for us each year. The city has so much history, with restaurants and shopping right at your fingertips. There is an exceptional wine store (Intercoastal Wine) with a wine tasting bar, on 2nd street. They are always glad to see mariners and often have specials that you will surely like. The marina is full service, with a very knowledgeable staff. They will work with you to meet your needs for a stay of one night or several days.
        Sabra Morgan

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      25. Captain Arnold -  March 30, 2010 - 1:02 pm

        Spent a happy three days at Fernandida Harbor Marina – only $1 a ft per day including power – at first class slips with excellent facilities – including a great new Captains Lounge with wide screen tv and a computer with WiFi. Freds – not the best grocery store in town – is within walking distance but with luck you can hitch a ride to Publix from friendly locals.
        Captain Arnold

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      26. Glenn -  November 23, 2009 - 3:26 pm

        Marina dredging complete and all facilities are completed. Clean bathrooms, showers, laundry room and boater lounge. Free Wi-Fi reaches some docks but not the moorings. Strong currents run parallel to the shore, so watch the wind and your drift before approaching.

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      27. Pete & Mary Ann -  November 17, 2009 - 9:11 pm

        Stayed here yesterday night. Staff was very helpful and the showers were open, nice and functioning. After walking the town (great antiques) we had a fine dinner at Gennaros which was just 2 blocks from the marina. Very good Italian food.
        Will stay here again on the way back North.
        Pete & Mary Ann
        s/v MicMac

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      28. Beverly Feiges -  October 31, 2009 - 7:07 pm

        Tied to the dinghy dock for some essential shopping, and buying fresh shrimp, (Atlantic Seafood) right by the dinghy dock. Shrimp was superb, but so was dinner at the on site restaurant in the marina. It renewed my faith in “eating out” after our disaster meal at Fishy Fishy in Southport, Friends went there for lunch and said it was top notch also. Highly recommend.

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      29. Sarah & Ted Pongracz -  July 23, 2009 - 1:26 pm

        They are doing lots of work on the marina [Fernandina Harbor Marina], dredging the harbor, building new docks, and remodeling the bathrooms and showers.
        Sarah & Ted Pongracz

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    • Palm Cove Marina

      transient-dockpowerfresh-watershowerslaundryfoodgasdieselpropane/natural gaswastewifi

      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (904) 223-4757
      VHF: Monitored: 16         Working:
      Statute Mile: 747
      Lat/Lon: Near 30°17.378 N / 81°25.821 W
      Location: south of marker #31, and 150 yards north of marker #32, off the western shores of the AICW
      Depths: 6 ft.
      Address: 14603 Beach Blvd #100
      Jacksonville FL  32250

      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $1.65+7% tax per foot per night
      Type of dockage: fixed and floating concrete decked slips and face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: yes
      Monthly Dockage Rate:

      $15.00 per foot per month, electric-13 cent per kilowatt hour

      Monthly Dockage Rate Notes: 3 months free with signed 12 month agreement, $14.50 annual agreements, security deposit 1 month rent
      Total number of slips/berths: 260
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50 amp power hookups available

      $7.00/per night - 30 amp hookup, $11.00/per night - 50 amp hookup,
      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Laundromat: Available
      Swimming Pool: Available
      Restaurant: several within walking distance
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Marker 32 (904-223-1534, open evenings only)

      Provisioning Possibilities: Publix supermarket 1/4 mile away
      LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

      Walk or take taxi to Publix supermarket 1/4 mile away for LPG tank exchange
      Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available
      Waste pump-out: Available, $5.00 per pumpout
      Gasoline and diesel fuel: Gas & Diesel Available

      Fuel Prices (All Taxes Included)

      Reporting Date: June 17, 2019
      Notes: ethanol free
      Gasoline Price: $3.85 (All Taxes Included)
      Diesel Fuel Price: $3.35 (All Taxes Included)

      Reviews from Cruisers (13)

      1. Raymond W. Smith -  April 25, 2013 - 4:00 pm

        It has every thing you need in a Marina plus an excellent food shopping area. The only problem is their entrance channel. Best to enter & exit at mid to high tide. I have a 4.5 foot draft.
        Raymond W. Smith
        “Fire Dog”

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      2. Harry Burns -  April 25, 2013 - 3:38 pm

        In response to your request for NE Fl/GA wish list here is Palm Cove Marina:
        We took a slip at Palm Cove on March 21 on our way north from Marathon on our 37′ sailing vessel. The entry from the waterway is well marked, we saw depths of 7′ or more at mid-tide and we had help for an easy tie on a face dock along with one other cruiser just back from the Bahamas. This is a large marina with many empty slips when were there. It was a pleasant evening, but I would expect it to be well protected back here in a blow. We did not use the shower or onshore head, so no comment. Within easy walking distance of the marina is a large Publix, several banks and drug stores and a Starbucks.
        We had dinner at the Marker 32 restaurant which was only 50 yards from our boat. This is a moderately upscale place with many good seafood choices which we favor, but other good choices as well. Overall we rated the service and food as very good. The place was quite busy on a week night with many locals.
        Harry Burns
        S/V Two for the Roads

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      3. Captain Mary -  April 24, 2013 - 8:25 am

        The entry channel into Palm Cove Marina is well marked but narrow and shallow — less than 5′ at low tide. The facilities are top-notch, however, and docking is a breeze. Do not miss eating at Marker 32 — expensive and worth every penny.
        Captain Mary

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      4. Bill and Barbara Reed -  March 6, 2012 - 7:21 am

        Palm Cove Marina at the ICW and Beach Blvd. Bridge Jacksonville has fuel, full service yard, pool, nearby restuarnts, shopping, good fuel prices, and a short bus ride to the beach.
        Bill and Barbara Reed

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      5. Claudia Young -  November 4, 2011 - 10:41 am

        We came to Palm Cove Marina a week ago and we will be here for another week. Have been here several times before. The service is consistenly great. Friendly and helpful staff. Fuel prices are one of the best in Florida. Within walking distance to Publix and Drug store. Next door is Marker 32, one of the best Restaurants on the ICW.
        Claudia Young

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      6. Eve-Marie -  October 28, 2011 - 5:15 pm

        We stayed at Palm Cove Oct 26, 2011 and echo others in saying this is a great stop. Easy to get into the well-marked channel. Staff are helpful; Publix and Starbucks minutes away. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at the Marker 32 restaurant adjacent to Palm Cove as well.
        Eve-Marie & crew
        s/v Flash
        Beneteau 361 Draft 5′

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      7. What you tuggin bout? -  December 12, 2010 - 11:13 am

        We stopped by at palm cove in my 38′ tug on our way down to the keys. We had no problem entering the channel and the fuel dock and pumpout were easy to get to. The staff was excellent with helping us dock and gave me a t-head on C-dock, which was very easy to leave in the morning. Clean restrooms and showers plus good food nearby. We enjoyed our stay and will definately plan on stopping back there on our way back home.

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      8. Princess -  December 12, 2010 - 10:56 am

        As a new cruiser to the cruising community,I found PCM a great place to stay. I have a 42 Whitby Ketch that draws 5′. I had no problem getting in to the Marina. I requested a deep slip, so the Dockmaster found me one @ slip D-14. I only wanted to stay for a day, but these people working here were throwing a Christmas party not to miss. What a blast!
        I found this place different as the Dockmaster lent me his SUV to run some errands. I needed some parts as well as I had to buy a small toy for their party. They also suggested I check out Marker 32 which they provided a nice Coupon for as well.

        I can’t wait to come back, thanks Pcm crew!


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      9. Retriever -  October 29, 2010 - 7:12 pm

        Stayed at Palm Cove last night (28 OCT 10). Entered an hour after high tide with a 5’3 draft – the channel was no problem – and was docked on their “S Dock” (just past their fuel dock). Great staff and facilities – HOWEVER… from mid-to-low tide Retriever was sitting on the bottom. At low tide so much so that she actually listed slightly. Luckily today’s run was a short trip to St Augustine so I didn’t have to leave at first light (as usual) and I had to wait until 11am (low tide being at 0800) to even get off the dock. Just FYI…

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      10. Don & Rebecca Roman -  June 10, 2010 - 8:57 am

        Just wanted to comment about this facility [Palm Cove Marina] as this is our second time staying here. Good price with the MTOA discount $1.50 per foot + 7% tax ; $11/50 amp; eatery onsite; heads/lounge/laundry; nice pool.
        Don & Rebecca Roman

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      11. Pete & Mary Ann -  April 14, 2010 - 6:06 pm

        Last night, we stayed in Jacksonville Beach at Palm Cove Marina. We arrived at dead low tide and had about an inch under us in their channel as we very slowly approached. Our draft is 5′.
        Showers were clean and spacious. Pool looked inviting, but too chilly to try it out.
        After an invigorating walk to Publix to restock the frig, we enjoyed one of our best dinners of the entire trip at Marker 32 Restaurant next to the marina. Florida pompano and Florida shrimp and grits were great. Service was terrific too. Ask for Tiffany or Steve.

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      12. Ed Grygent -  November 5, 2009 - 11:58 am

        Stopped for fuel at Palm Cove Marina just north of the bridge. We entered at low tide with a solid six foot draft. Eased over a few mud spots but really no problem. Fuel price was as promised and dock assitance was cordial and effective.
        Ed Grygent

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      13. Don and Stacy -  August 12, 2009 - 7:52 am

        Good Afternoon Claiborne!
        As a new member of Cruiser’s Net, we want you to know we have docked by boat at Palm Cove Marina for a one month lay-over and the staff and facilities there are outstanding!!…
        Thank for your help to make our north-bound maiden journey safe and pleasurable!
        Don and Stacy
        “Heavenly Daze”
        Defever 53 POC

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    • Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor

      transient-dockpowerfresh-watershowerslaundryfoodgasdieselValvTechpropane/natural gaswastewifi

      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (904) 829-5676
      VHF: Monitored: 16         Working: 68
      Statute Mile: 775.5
      Lat/Lon: Near 29°55.033 N / 81°18.467 W
      Location: off the Waterway’s western shoreline, south of marker #7 and just north of the Vilano Beach Bridge
      Depths: 7 ft.
      Address: 3070 Harbor Dr
      St Augustine FL  32084

      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $1.95 per foot per night (49 ft. & under), $2.25 per foot per night(over 50 ft.)
      Type of dockage: floating concrete decked slips and face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: yes
      Monthly Dockage Rate:

      $15.75 per foot per month, electric(short term- $80.00 for 30 amp power, $160.00 for 50 amp power), 1 month secrity deposit

      Total number of slips/berths: 260
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50/100 amp power hookups available

      $7.00/per night - 30 amp hookup, $14.00/per night - 50 amp hookup, $45.00/per night -100 amp hookup
      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Laundromat: Available
      Swimming Pool: Available
      Restaurant: two on-site
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Kingfish Grill (on-site, 904-824-2111)). Desert First Bistro (904) 417-0468. Vinny's Pizza (904) 346-8889

      Provisioning Possibilities: Winn Dixie 1 1/2 miles away, and new Publix supermarket now open just across the Vilano Beach Bridge – marina courtesy cars available
      LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

      Take taxi or marina courtesy car to Courtesy Gas Station 1 mile away for LPG tank refill
      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: June 17, 2019
      Notes: mid-grade/ethanol free
      Gasoline Price: $4.20 (All Taxes Included)
      Diesel Fuel Price: $3.50 (All Taxes Included)
      Any Quantity Discount: 5 cents off per gallon-500 gallons or more, 10 cents off per gallon-1000 gallons or more
      Any Boat/US Discount: 10 cents per gallon
      ValvTect Dealer: Yes ValvTech

      Reviews from Cruisers (12)

      1. David Grimes -  February 14, 2017 - 6:04 pm

        Encountered some electrical problems with generator and AC en route to S. Florida. Called Camachee Yacht Yard in St. Augustine and was connected to its president, Peter Sabo. He arranged for me to have service the next day. Technician arrived at boat right on time and quickly resolved both problems. Entire staff could not have been more helpful and competent, and rates were very reasonable. High praise for Camachee Yacht Yard at Camachee Cove Marina!

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      2. Captain Vic Wilreker -  June 26, 2015 - 6:36 pm

        Stayed three nights. Very protected marina. Staff was very helpful. One of two courtesy cars were always available for short trips into town or the nearby Publix. Clean restrooms and showers. BoatUS discount was a plus. Saw a sea turtle swimming around my boat one day and a manatee getting a drink of water.

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      3. Capt. Alex -  March 19, 2014 - 10:00 pm

        Good protected dockage, marine services, full service yard with haul out, restaurant/bar, and sailboat school/rentals at Camachee Cove Marina on the north side of St. Augustine.
        Capt. Alex

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      4. Michelle Bennett -  May 15, 2013 - 1:26 pm

        Camachee Cove has the best weather protection and also a very good marina. There is a new Publix grocery store just over the bridge in Vilano, making provisioning a snap if you’re staying here. Also, check out Fish Tales for good burgers, salads and sandwiches. They’re located in the same cove.
        Best regards,
        Michelle Bennett
        s/v A La Mer

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      5. Harriet Hardy -  April 25, 2013 - 4:11 pm

        We stayed 3 nights at Cammachee Cove marina in December 2012 and found it to be just as first class as our previous stays. They are always very responsive on the radio with docking instructions and their dock hands are very helpful. They have 2 courtesy cars and are flexible with their use if you need to use a car longer than a few hours and no one else requested it.
        Harriet Hardy
        sv Moondance

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      6. Paul Hutchinson -  April 24, 2013 - 9:17 am

        Cammachee Cove Marina is definitely a first class marina. Friendly staff, very attentive, great mechanic service on site, use of a courtesy vehicle and a great restaurant on site.
        Paul Hutchinson

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      7. s/v/Skye -  April 23, 2013 - 3:47 pm

        Spent 4/8/13 to 4/12/13 there. Have made it a regular stop. Nice docks, great people, good facilities, courtesy cars. Use First Mate to take care of any boat problems I can’t solve. Will be spending more time there in the future.

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      8. Howard Rockness -  April 23, 2013 - 3:38 pm

        We stayed at Commanchee Cove in very early January (Southbound) and again in early April (Northbound). It is still a very well managed facility with two courtesy cars available for use for 1 hour at a time, a very good bar/restaurant with traditional seafood plus very good sushi, and excellent repair services on site provided by both Commanchee Yacht Yard for haul and First Mate Yacht Services for in water repairs/service. Dock and office personnel are friendly, courteous and professional. The physical facilities are still very good but not
        as pristine as they were several years ago.
        Howard Rockness

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      9. Charlie on board Wanderlust -  June 21, 2012 - 9:25 am

        Stayed at Camachee Cove Harbor Marina at MM 775.5 on 6-20-12. Very nice and the dock master and hand were right on the spot to help us tie up. Fuel 3.99- valvetech- with 5c/gal with Boat US. 1.76/ft with Boat US and 14 for 50amp. Very easy entrance. Ate at the Kingfish Grill on other side of the marina and it was great. I had the Sampler appetizer and bowl of new England chowder. Fantastic. Other had fish and chips and had to put some in a box. Great service and nice atmosphere. Will definitely be back – especially since so close to the town of St Augustine and all the attractions there. Excellent Verizon – phone and wifi. When ldeft this morning, had to turn right around—bad injector. Billy at Camachee Yacht Yard was very knowledgable and got us going again. Charlie on board Wanderlust.

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      10. Wally Moran -  October 27, 2011 - 9:08 am

        Kudos to Sean for supporting cruisers, I’ve added Sean’s post here to my blog (Claiborne, hope you don’t mind, and I did attribute you) and Sean can expect to see me there this winter on my way south.
        Wally Moran

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      11. John Kettlewell -  October 26, 2011 - 5:32 pm

        It has been many years, but I can heartily recommend Camachee Cove as a comfortable and convenient marina stop, that offers far superior weather protection compared to the city marina. It is great to know the folks there are cruiser friendly too. Is there a dinghy dock that anchored cruisers can utilize temporarily?
        John Kettlewell

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    • Marineland Marina


      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
      Total number of slips/berths: 54
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50 amp power hookups available

      $6.00/per night - 30 amp hookup, $12.00/per night - 50 amp hookup, 100 amp service is $24 100 amp service is $24/per night
      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Laundromat: Available
      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

      Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available
      Waste pump-out: Available, free, available at all slips

      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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    • Palm Coast Marina

      transient-dockpowerfresh-watershowerslaundryfoodgasdieselValvTechwasteonSpot WiFi

      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (386) 446-6370
      VHF: Monitored: 16         Working: 69
      Statute Mile: 803
      Lat/Lon: Near 29°34.620 N / 81°11.607 W
      Location: found on the southern shores of the first westward striking canal, north of the Palm Coast high-rise bridge
      Depths: 6 ft.
      Address: 200 Clubhouse Dr
      Palm Coast FL  32137
      General Manager: Chris Kelley

      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available, Brand new fuels dock with diesel available at transient dock for added convenience.
      Transient dockage rate: $1.32 per foot per night
      Boat/US Dockage Discount: 25% off discount
      Type of dockage: fixed concrete decked slips and face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: yes
      Monthly Dockage Rate:

      $10.00/ft with minimum length

      Total number of slips/berths: 80
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50 amp power hookups available

      $6.00/per night - 30 amp hookup, $10.00/per night - 50 amp hookup
      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Laundromat: Available
      Restaurant: at least seven available 7 minute walk away
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      At least seven dining choices available at "European Village" within easy walking distance of marina, delivery of pizza and other Italian dishes dockside (call 386-445-1004), Pizza Hut delivery (386-445-1185)

      Provisioning Possibilities: Publix Supermarket 2 1/2 miles away, free bikes provided or taxi ride necessary
      Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available
      Waste pump-out: Available, $5.00 per pumpout
      Gasoline and diesel fuel: Gas & Diesel Available

      Fuel Prices (All Taxes Included)

      Reporting Date: June 10, 2019
      Notes: ethanol free
      Gasoline Price: $4.10 (All Taxes Included)
      Diesel Fuel Price: $3.44 (All Taxes Included)
      Diesel is now available at the transients slips for added convenience
      Other Discount: Tow Boat
      Any Quantity Discount: 10 cents per gallon for boats that dock overnight, 10 cents off for 100 gallons or more, 20 cents off for 500 gallons or more
      Any Boat/US Discount: 10 cents off 100 gallons or more
      ValvTect Dealer: Yes ValvTech

      Reviews from Cruisers (9)

      1. Sonny Reeves -  June 21, 2014 - 9:14 am

        Great stop over! Clean restrooms showers, nice dog walk. Easy walk to restaurants and shops. The pizza at Mezzaluna Pizzeria is above average.
        Very little tide or current. Sheltered from high winds.

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      2. Chris Roberts -  December 11, 2012 - 9:26 pm

        We stayed at Palm Coast, and found the staff very friendly and helpful. They went out of their way to fit us in, and make our stay enjoyable. Nice facility, worth a visit.

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      3. Claiborne -  October 26, 2010 - 9:01 am

        Great Place! Very friendly and helpful staff, they truly make you feel like they want you there. Shower and bathroom faculties adequate. Beautiful bike and walking path along ICW. We definitely would recommend and will return!
        Nancy Ojard

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      4. Dick Litchfield -  May 22, 2010 - 7:21 pm

        It is clean and well run by a very friendly bunch of folks. It does appear to need some maintenance work, but the place was still a lot nicer than others we stayed at. And the cost was very reasonable too.
        We enjoyed the facilities and down time at Palm Coast.

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      5. Capt Bill, s/v Kittiwake -  November 6, 2009 - 5:19 pm

        Has become one of my regular stops – always good place to walk over to European village to MezaLunna for pizza. found out they’re not open on Mondays – otherwise pretty much as described above. If you’re getting fuel, I learned this year that there can be a current in that canal, my plan to dock was quickly thwarted by a surprising strong current running east, so turned around and got it figured out.

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      6. John Coffey -  September 23, 2009 - 11:26 am

        Sale on fuel, old tanks will be replaced by ones, Debbie has diesel for $2.25 to get rid of it before constuction.

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      7. Claiborne -  August 18, 2009 - 11:19 am

        We stayed at Palm Coast Marina on the way up. Again, nice place but it doesn’t have near the amenities that your cruising guide says it once did. The pool and courtesy van that once took cruisers shopping are both gone. It is clean and well run but we were disappointed because the kids were really looking forward to swimming. Those things were the main reason that I chose to stay there. Oh well.
        Jennifer Clendinen

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      8. Claiborne -  August 12, 2009 - 1:42 pm

        We just recently spent a month at Palm Coast Marina in northeast Florida. What a delight! The marina is very nice and the staff is superior. They have reasonably priced fuel and the fuel dock is shaded—small point but how many times have you thought you’d die fueling in Florida’s hot sun! It is within walking distance of European Village which has a lot of unique shops and great restaurants. It’s also located by a lovely walk/bike path that parallels the ICW. Publix and CVS is an easy bike ride away.
        Mike & Harriet

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      9. Claiborne -  July 23, 2009 - 1:32 pm

        You might try Palm Coast Marina at M – 208. You can walk or bicycle to the beach from their facility. Can bike or walk to stores, banks etc. The staff welcomes cruisers and they are super nice folks.
        Larry V
        M/V Lauren Grace

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    • Marina at Hammock Beach

      transient-dockpowerfresh-watershowerslaundryfoodpropane/natural gaswastewifi

      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (386) 597-5030
      VHF: Monitored:         Working: 16/10
      Statute Mile: 803
      Lat/Lon: Near 29°34.56N N / 81°11.36W W
      Location: flanks the eastern banks of the AICW immediately north of the Palm Coast Parkway high-rise bridge
      Depths: 6 ft.
      Address: 200 Ocean Crest Drive
      Palm Coast FL  32137

      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $2.25 per foot, per night
      Type of dockage: floating wooden and concrete decked slips and face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: no
      Total number of slips/berths: 209
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50/100 amp power hookups available

      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Laundromat: Available
      Restaurant: Transportation provided to four dining attractions in the resort complex
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Atlantic Grille, Delfinos

      Provisioning Possibilities: Publix supermarket 1 mile away, marina can usually arrange for complimentary transportation
      LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

      Take taxi to Hammock Hardware & Supply (386) 445-1673 for LPG tank refill 3 miles away
      Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available
      Waste pump-out: Available

      Reviews from Cruisers (6)

      1. William Lawrenson -  May 16, 2013 - 7:24 pm

        If you want luxury this is it. The marina guests have full access to all the luxury resort facilities, which are located on the beach about 1.5 miles away. We just finished our 4 day stay and enjoyed the whole facility – yes they took us to the main area in a Lincoln Towncar ( at no cost).
        Showers are natural stone and granite abounds. Don’t bring a towel, there are piles of towels there, as well as shampoo, soap and all the fixings,(it’s a luxury hotel).
        There is a pool at the Marina, and many others at the main resort which also has a water slide (Don’t need towels there either as they have them). The lounge is a common owners lobby and is as good as any luxury hotel I have seen.
        No it is not near shops and there is no gas (it’s nearby) but if you want to get a massage at a 5 star resort spa at a low cost and have a boat, this place is for you. It is relaxed and just fine for a few days R&R, so enjoy.

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      2. Mike and Judi Wisniewski -  April 25, 2013 - 10:09 am

        Yes, it is a first class facility, from the marina to the hotel and amenities. The marina, however, isn’t in walking distance to the hotel and its many amenities. When we were there two years ago, we had to rely on hotel transportation to and from the marina. They had no fuel on site, but were close to other facilities with fuel.
        Mike and Judi Wisniewski

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      3. Tim Hale -  September 11, 2012 - 11:51 am

        This is a HIDDEN GEM on the ICW that is (relatively) unknown. First class marina (Bellingham floating docks) that is part of full-blown golf & beach resort (with free transportation between marina & beach/golf resort that is 2 miles away).
        Great stop if you are a family (beach, multiple pool complexes with water slides, kids activities program, etc) or golfer (2 superior 18 hole courses – Ocean course & Conservatory course). Several restaurants at the beach resort, too.

        Not your typical ICW marina, but if you are looking for a few days to ‘get off the boat’ and enjoy a beach & golf resort this is about the best (and only?) you’ll find on the east coast of Florida.

        Marina staff – Neil and Suzanne are very friendly and accommodating.

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      4. Leigh Hough -  November 30, 2010 - 4:08 pm

        We stayed here over the long Thanksgiving weekend; checked in on Wednesday the 24th and out on Saturday the 27th. Paid $2.60/foot, including service charge and Florida tax, and were BLOWN AWAY by the place. For that price, you get a great spot at top of the line floating docks, excellent service (from Suzanne and Neil), the most beautiful shower/bathroom facility we have ever seen, a gorgeous pool on the marina side, free pump-out, AND full access to the resort amenities. You can use the resort pools and beach – towels provided – by using the (no extra charge) 24X7 shuttle service; you can dine at any of several restaurants, all very good, at several price points. Not a “bargain” spot, but worth every penny of the charge if you are looking for a little slice of paradise from the comfort of your very own boat.

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      5. Austin Whitten -  May 15, 2010 - 4:49 pm

        8 May 2010.
        Our previous visit was in February when the marina officially opened. This time, the rate was higher but we experienced the full impact of the luxury on offer during a two-day visit, fully justifying, in our view, the $2.25/ft charge with only one minor extra charge. Electricity, wi-fi, access to the full resort, shuttle service and complimentary ice – a first – were included. A 25 lb bag nicely topped up our ice box.
        The extra charge was triggered by Hammock Beach Resort’s “no tipping” policy, with a 20% gratuity built into everything purchased at the resort. In the case of marina charges, I’m not sure who receives the gratuity, but the staff certainly aimed to please. Our $67.50/day docking charge (yes, they have a 30-ft minimum, which is a pet peeve, but it affects few cruising folks these days) resulted in a $7/day service charge.
        Now for the luxury… We have paid as much as $3.50/ft at other marinas that cannot hold a candle to what Hammock Beach offered. Showers, toilets and swimming pool are housed at a nearby condominium building. Towels at both the swimming pool and baths are provided. The uncrowded nature of the marina and condominium adds to the exclusivity.
        A 24×7 shuttle bus is available at your beck and call – for a cell phone call – to transport you to the main resort complex on the ocean side, a couple of miles away. The resort hotel is HUGE. Several restaurants are located in the complex. Neil, the marina manager, recommended the Atlantic Grill, with a panoramic view of the ocean. A qualified chef was obviously in charge, attested to by the cuisine not the price, which was reasonable, for lunch.
        You are provided with a card when you arrive at the marina that gives you “membership” status, equivalent to those staying at the resort. Restaurant charges and anything else purchased at the complex are charged to the card. A credit card, upon arrival, backs this up.
        For us, the numbers of people present at the resort were a bit overwhelming. Many were there for golfing. Families on holiday also proliferated. The marina area was more simpatico but it was interesting seeing how others spend their vacations and then to be able to return to the marina.
        As noted in the description, the shuttle bus passed a Publix on the way to the main resort and I was assured they would let us off and pick us up on a phone call, making this a truly special marina.
        In summary, everything at the marina seems ephemeral – take advantage of it while it is on offer. Hopefully, others passing through will provide updates on the current status. I have always depended on local knowledge from other cruisers for valuable updates.
        Austin Whitten

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      6. Austin Whitten -  May 14, 2010 - 2:39 pm

        We went to the marina just south and on the east side of the ICW from Palm Coast, Hammock Beach Resort, a new condo-marina. No one responded to the VHF call or to a phone call so we pulled into a large, mostly empty marina, tied up and went looking for personnel. A person in charge, Neil, arrived and was quite welcoming, charging us $1.50/ft, electricity included, for a luxurious facility. The showers and toilets were in a nearby condominium building – towels included. Use of the condo swimming pool was also included. There was a shuttle bus to a restaurant in the main condo complex.
        We were passage-making so only stayed the night but it was a nice taste of luxury. Clearly the rates and availability will change as the condo fills up but for now, it’s an opportunity you may want to take advantage of.
        Fair winds and following seas,
        Austin Whitten
        S/Y “Discovery II”, Vancouver 27

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    • Westland Marina

      transient-dockpowerfresh-watershowerslaundryfoodpropane/natural gaswasteonSpot WiFi

      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (321) 267-1667
      VHF: Monitored: 16         Working: 71
      Statute Mile: 879
      Lat/Lon: Near 28°37.170 N / 80°48.440 W
      Location: found on the southeastern banks of the charted harbor south-southeast of marker #27
      Depths: 6 ft.
      Address: 419 N Washington Ave
      Titusville FL  32796

      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $1.25 per foot,per night
      Type of dockage: fixed wooden slips and face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: no
      Total number of slips/berths: 70
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50 amp power hookups available

      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Laundromat: Available
      Restaurant: several within walking distance
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Dixie Crossroads (321-268-5000), Cafe Chocolat (321-267-1713), Playalinda Brewing Co.(321) 225-8918,

      Provisioning Possibilities: Sav-A-Lot Grocery Store and CVS Drugstore 1/4 mile away (walkable)
      LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

      LPG tank refills available 5 blocks away at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Titusville (321-269-9944), and LPG tank exchange exchange available at CVS Drugstore, 1/4 mile away – marina staff can sometimes help with transportation
      Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available
      Waste pump-out: Available

      Reviews from Cruisers (2)

      1. Ben Matthews -  May 29, 2019 - 12:17 pm

        We had mechanical issues in Titusville that needed to be repaired. We recently purchased a (too) lightly used express cruiser we are moving from Florida to North Carolina. In Titusville, the starter on one of the engines failed and was fixed by Boater's Edge which resides in the same building as Westland Marina. Truly a collaborative arrangement. Westland Marina is under new ownership and they are as nice and accommodating as they can be. I pulled the boat in on a Saturday and made arrangements after hours on their emergency call line, and then contacted Boater's Edge that Monday. When I picked the boat up the next Friday all the work was done and I pulled out. Fuel issue. Came back. Jeff from Boaters Edge fixed it on the spot. Pulled out again. Circulating pump issue. Pulled in again. They had the part ordered and made arrangements to fix on the spot on Saturday – of Memorial Day Weekend no less – and got me up and on my way by 10am. Superb support and friendliness by Kyle and Jeff to get me back on the water again and headed north. I made 480 miles the next 3 days due to their overtime work and fast response! Also they helped with advice after the repair for my maintenance of it days later. Thanks Guys!

        Although Westland Marine and Boater's Edge are separate businesses, they work collaboratively to help boaters. Sean the nice marina manager has a really friendly Labrador who will play fetch while you wait and the lounge, shower, laundry, and restrooms are spotless and comfortable. Westland is generally a DIY yard and very lively with activity. Many useful stores (grocery, pharmacy, fast food) within a 20-minute walk, and a great ACE Hardware (with marine parts) is a 2 mile Uber/Lyft ride in the Florida heat.

        Thanks Westland and B-E for a great experience in a challenging situation!

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      2. Dave -  December 26, 2012 - 5:59 pm

        West land is a pleasure, facilities exceptional & good staff. DIY yard w/ haul out avail. Played back as you want to be.

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    • Harbortown Marina

      transient-dockpowerfresh-watershowerslaundryfoodgasdieselpropane/natural gaswastewifi

      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (321) 453-0160
      Statute Mile: 894
      Lat/Lon: Near 28°24.463 N / 80°40.738 W
      Location: lies off the southern shores of the Canaveral Barge Canal between Sykes Creek and the Banana River
      Depths: 5.5 ft.
      Address: 2700 Harbortown Dr
      Merritt Island FL  32952

      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $1.50 per foot, per night (first two nights special rate of $1.25 per foot per night)
      Boat/US Dockage Discount: 25 cent per foot/per night discount
      Type of dockage: fixed wooden slips and face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: yes
      Live Aboard Notes: There is a fee for live a boards.
      Total number of slips/berths: 275
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50 amp power hookups available

      $4.00/per night - 30 amp hookup, $6.00/per night - 50 amp hookup
      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Laundromat: Available
      Swimming Pool: Available
      Restaurant: Island Dockside Grill on-site, with many others nearby
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Nautical Spirits (321-452-5090, lunch and dinner)

      Provisioning Possibilities: Taxi or rental car necessary to reach local Wal-mart and Publix supermarket
      LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

      Take taxi to Publix supermarket for LPG tank exchange 2 miles away, or take taxi to Ace Harware 2 miles away for tank refill
      Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available
      Waste pump-out: Available, free, $5.00 if not staying overnight
      Gasoline and diesel fuel: Gas & Diesel Available

      Fuel Prices (All Taxes Included)

      Reporting Date: June 17, 2019
      Notes: ethanol free
      Gasoline Price: $3.70 (All Taxes Included)
      Diesel Fuel Price: $3.43 (All Taxes Included)

      Reviews from Cruisers (5)

      1. max miller -  April 19, 2012 - 2:28 pm

        Stayed here April 7 -8, 2012. We have friends here and tied up near the end of the pier, close to the trees on the cigar-shaped island that separates the marina from the canal. If you react to no-see-ums as my wife does, use muchas bug spray.

        This marina has fixed docks but there is no tide here thanks to NASA who built a lock system to keep the sea off their property.

        Manatee frequent the marina and gators and sharks have been spotted.

        Watch your speed as you approach the Christa McAuliffe Bridge, (the tenders offensively call it the “Rt 3 bridge” saving 3 whole syllables). The tender might scold you and tell you that you are too late for the opening for which you were on time. She also doesn’t seem to monitor 9 until you are approaching and scold you for not calling sooner.

        There is a friendly group of live-aboards here and dock parties happen frequently.

        Currently, they are running a $0.75 per night (two nights only) special.

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      2. Laura -  January 4, 2011 - 9:17 pm

        Harbortown Marina is one of the nicest marinas around. That being said, there’s not much to see or do on the waterways around there. We live close by and cruise the barge canal regularly. Nautical spirits bar and restaurant is great for dinner, but there is nothing else around within walking distance. There is a Publix about 5 miles down the road, and a Wal-Mart about 8 miles, if one wanted to cab it. Or you’re about 10 minutes from the beach at Jetty Park from there as well. Too bad there’s only a couple of more shuttles to launch, because this is a great area to watch from. If you get a chance to see one in the next month or so, don’t miss your chance.

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      3. HB Koerner -  December 15, 2009 - 8:42 am

        Really liked the welcome at Harbortown Marina. They had a special of $.85/foot in November, for up to two days, then $1.00/foot. Very protected. Nice restaurant on site. Not close to any shopping, though, and no courtesy car.
        HB Koerner
        Take Five

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      4. Claiborne -  August 12, 2009 - 1:39 pm

        Subject: Banana river
        Message: Don’t know if you will want to post this or not, but we just came thru the Banana River from Harbortown Marina to Vero Beach.
        Harbor Town is a remote nice, inexspensive Marina, whith reasonable fuel rates. Paid $3.63 plus tax, and $1 a foot for transient.Has a nice bar/resturant on property.
        Beyond that, There isn\’t much I can say about the Banana River. It\’s wide, nothing to see, nowhere to go, and shallow, very shallow. and ill marked. I will visit Harbor town again but not the Banana River.
        See you on the waterways
        Capt. Sterling

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      5. Claiborne -  July 23, 2009 - 1:43 pm

        Just about the best fuel prices on FL east coast are at Harbortown Marina, mm 894 on the ICW, just north of the Cocoa bridge. Turn east off the channel onto the Canaveral Barge Canal and run 2 1/2 miles to the marina on the south shore. $1.00/ft dockage with BoatUS. You may get a fuel discount (10 cents/gal) if you stay there.

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    • Vero Beach Municipal Marina


      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (772) 978-4960
      VHF: Monitored: 16         Working: 66A
      Statute Mile: 952
      Lat/Lon: Near 27°39.461 N / 80°22.202 W
      Location: located on the eastern shores of Bethel Creek, moving northeast and north from the Vero Beach/Merrill Barber high-rise bridge and northeast of marker #139
      Depths: 6.5 ft.
      Address: 3611 Rio Vista Blvd
      Vero Beach FL  32963
      General Manager: Tim Grabenbauer

      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $1.90 per foot, per night, $10.90-weekly, $15.85-monthly, $16.25 daily ,mooring, $3.57 per foot per night, $48.72 monthly for mooring liveaboard
      Type of dockage: fixed and floating wooden and concrete decked, slips and face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: yes
      Live Aboard Notes: All long term & monthly must be approved by harbor master
      long term rate-$10,50-$11.00/ft
      Monthly Dockage Rate:


      Total number of slips/berths: 96
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50 30/50/100 amp power hookups available

      $5.00/per night - 30 amp hookup, $8.00/per night - 50 amp hookup
      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Laundromat: Available
      Restaurant: several within walking distance
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Riverside Cafe (772-234-5550), Ocean Grill (better than 1 mile away on the beach, 772-231-5409), Caseys Place (breakfast, better than 1 mile away, 772-231-4790)

      Provisioning Possibilities: Take free bus service that comes right by the marina and will take you to local supermarkets Publix and Fresh Market about 3 miles away and shopping centers
      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: June 17, 2019
      Notes: ethanol free/premium
      Gasoline Price: $3.50 (All Taxes Included)
      Diesel Fuel Price: $3.10 (All Taxes Included)
      ValvTect Dealer: Yes ValvTech

      Reviews from Cruisers (11)

      1. Steve Parnell -  March 31, 2019 - 4:25 pm

        No discounts as listed…straight $3.10/gallon.

        [Editor’s note: This has been confirmed. No discounts while the marina awaits a new computer system.]

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      2. Sonny Reeves -  July 1, 2014 - 3:43 pm

        Tucked in at Vero Beach Marina. A very nice city marina with fuel and amenities we liked. The beach is a short bike ride away. Dock master and crew very helpful and accommodating.
        Sonny Reeves

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      3. Kat -  December 27, 2011 - 10:52 am

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

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      4. Mike and Tammy -  March 31, 2011 - 5:43 pm

        Vero Beach:Nice marina. Big cruising commuity. Call early if you are going peak season. They have a free bus that goes to shopping areas.
        Mike and Tammy

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      5. James & Gloria Crawford -  March 24, 2011 - 11:35 am

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

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      6. Ted Jones -  January 20, 2011 - 10:46 am

        We decided to take a slip at Vero Beach Municipal Marina for the night so we could get organized, do laundry, take showers, and leave packed bags ashore in the rental car we will pick up tomorrow.
        Vero Beach is a great destination and very popular. The heads and showers are good, as is the laundry, and the city provides free bus service from the marina (and elsewhere) to such important stops as West Marine and Publix.
        Ted Jones

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      7. Captain Jane -  December 27, 2010 - 3:49 pm

        Here is your 2010/2011 season update on Vero Beach City Marina. This AICW Cruisers Mecca is hopping. While you can sometimes get a mooring ball for yourself, boats are doubled and tripled up on
        mooring balls as I type this, a vessel spent the night at the fuel dock and one boat is heading to a mooring after two at the dock because a previous reservation bumped her. If you want a slip ($1.50 a foot), we recommend you reserve at least several days in advance.

        The social life on shore has changed just a bit, so here’s a summary of how it appears to be for the moment.

        1. Weekly Cruisers Breakfast hosted by Vero Beach’s CLOD (Cruisers Living on Dirt) continues on Wednesday mornings at 8 at 2002 restaurant (the Publix stop on the free Vero Beach GoLine shuttle bus.)
        2. Thursday Night Is Happy Hour, bring your own beverage and bring an appetizer to share at the picnic area near the main dinghy dock. I think this begins at 4:30 PM; there are signs in the cruisers lounge. If you are a musician, bring an instrument. It was hopping this past Thursday.
        3. Free GoLine Shuttle Bus seems to have more routes than ever. Note that the stop at Publix has changed — it no longer stops right in front of this reprovisioning gift to cruisers, but it’s only a short walk across the parking lot. Ask the driver to point to the new return spot just across from where you get out. The GoLine bus stop sign is still in front of the Publix, but don’t let that fool you — or so we were told.
        4. Free Wifi now at Vero Beach Municipal Marina — but it’s a little peripatetic at the moment. Yachtspots is gone and the city marina is in the process of upgrading and installing high speed wifi. The staff may ask you to limit your heavy internet use to the hours of 7 PM to 7 AM until the full upgrades are in. When they are up and running, the high speed signal should reach all the way to the most Northern moorings. Ask for the pass code and current status at the office. For now, easy on the Skype and hold back on Netflix streaming during office hours. 😉
        5. Farmer’s Market on Saturdays. The 10 AM GoLine Shuttle will take you there and pick you up an hour later. Or you can walk. It’s a pleasant 20 minute stroll there and a little less pleasant on the way back if while shopping you forgot you will be walking back.
        6. Recycling is gone, temporally, we hope! Most cruisers want recycling and value marinas who offer it. From what I have learned, recycling is expensive and the marinas need our help to make it work. Most of us do it right, but it only takes a few to muck it up and it seems some transients have created a problem at Vero which the marina is earnestly trying to resolve. The staff is trying to come up with a way to train cruisers into behaving so that recycling can resume. It seems that some transients, particularly in the summer, have been dumping garbage in the recycling containers and the recycling company did not have the time or person power to sort through the garbage. The marina staff, out of personal commitment to recycling, then set up their own bins and tried marking them really clearly — but then they experienced personally why the recycling company gave up. So, please urge your fellow boaters to behave. Marina staff asked me to ask folks also to please, please, please honor the recycling of oil rules; they collect $1 for disposal and it truly costs them more in labor and fees to provide this important environmental service. Please don’t mix anti-freeze in with the oil or other contaminants as it slaps the marina with a huge bill later in the process. Also, please don’t skirt the rules and dump used oil by the trash or outside the trash bins. Those who tuck in their oil-related trash between the bins and the doorrs create opportunity for costly and time-consuming cleanup when the trash area doors are opened and everything topples over.
        Captain Jane
        S/V Lady Jane

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      8. Capt. Sterling -  April 28, 2010 - 11:56 am

        They don’t call it “Velco Beach” for nothing! Careful, must be one of the best mooring faciities in Florida! Has it all, including free transportation!

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      9. Beverly Feiges -  February 11, 2010 - 2:25 pm

        I too have enjoyed Vero, and the Art Museum, and the very nice restaurant on the beach at the end of this same Main Street. It also gets my OK as a mooring field because it is one of the few that can handle our 60 foot boat. So many former anchorage areas in the NE. are filled with moorings, very few of which can accommodate us, making it a lose-lose situation.
        Beverly Feiges

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      10. Howard Means -  November 19, 2009 - 8:07 am

        I visited Vero Beach a year ago and consider it a must stop. They have very inexpensive moorings and expect you to raft other boats. The city busses are free and you can get anywhere. Easy shopping. Excellant thrift stores near West Marine. The showers and laundry are excellant. A great stop to prepare for the Bahamas.
        Howard M.

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      11. Larry V -  July 23, 2009 - 1:32 pm

        We also stayed in the mooring field at Vero Beach. They also have slips but I think you need to call ahead. Again you can walk or bike to the beaches or all over the town. They have plenty of dingy docks. Buss service is free and you can get to all major stores by buss. The drivers were very helpful and again very welcoming to cruisers.
        Larry V
        M/V Lauren Grace

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