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    • Sanibel Island Marina

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (239) 215-2445
      Website: http://www.sanibelmarina.com/
      Lat/Lon: Near 26°27.056 N / 82°01.886 W
      Location: lies southwest of marker #2 and west of Point Ybel
      Depths: 7 ft.
      Address: 634 N Yachtsman Dr
      Sanibel FL  33957


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $2.00 per foot per night
      Type of dockage: fixed wooden slips and face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: no
      Total number of slips/berths: 77
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50 amp power hookups available

      $8.00/per night - 30 amp hookup, $12.00/per night - 50 amp hookup
      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Laundromat: Available
      Restaurant: one on-site and many others within a short taxi ride
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Gramma Dots (239-472-8138) open for lunch and dinner

      Provisioning Possibilities: Rent bicycles close to the marina or take taxi to Jerry’s supermarket 1 1/2 miles away
      LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

      Take taxi to Periwinkle Campground (239-472-1433) for LPG tank refill less than 1 mile 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: December 10, 2018
      Notes: 89 octane/ethanol free
      Gasoline Price: $4.11 (All Taxes Included)
      Diesel Fuel Price: $3.44 (All Taxes Included)

      Reviews from Cruisers (7)

      1. Melanie Humphrey -  May 14, 2014 - 3:57 pm

        Sanibel Marina is like no other. It is family-owned and there is a lot of attention to detail, including great signage and beautiful flowers. This marina should be a definite stop in your SW Florida cruising adventures. Tom, the Harbor Master, doesn’t know a stranger, and he has a great team.

        Gramma Dot’s is simply one of the best restaurants in the area. And, the food is consistently terrific. Take note, Gramma Dot’s is VERY BUSY (open for lunch and dinner) and reservations are not accepted. You must be seated by 8:00 for dinner or you will be heading elsewhere.

        If you have a stand up paddle board or kayak, allow time to paddle around the canals and/or out into the bay. Billy’s Bike Rentals will deliver rental bikes upon request. The Ship’s Store has basics. A 1/2 mile walk to the east on Periwinkle will take you to Gepetto’s Beach Foodies for gourmet provisions and amzing pastries as well as to The Lighthouse Cafe for a great breakfast.

        Sanibel Marina is special!

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      2. John Pholeric -  March 12, 2013 - 1:59 pm

        The marina staff is very friendly and helpful. Beware the channel going in which has a sand bar on the southwest side. There is plenty of water inside though the canal are tight for a sailboat. The rest rooms and showers are shared with the resteraunt so they are very crowed most of the day. Gamma Dot’s is pretty good though there are lots of eats on the island. I, personally, liked Trader’s Cafe. Bikes are extremely useful and available. The laudery is $2.00 for wash and dry(great) though the machine is next to Gramma’s. Overall, a pleasant stay.

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      3. Alan Lloyd -  January 21, 2013 - 3:59 pm

        Sanibel Island Marina is next. Walk to the lighthouse beach and collect shells. Try a cuban sandwich at East End deli.
        Alan Lloyd

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      4. Mike -  March 20, 2012 - 3:12 pm

        We stayed for 2 nights here 11/12/11 & 11/13/11. This is a very well kept marina. It is fairly small with a limited number of transient slips. The staff was extremely accomodating and their ship store manager Tom is a great guy. Bike rentals are available but it is something you should set up in advance as the bikes are delivered to the marina by a local bike store. Gramma Dots has very good food and stays busy. There is little to do here at the marina itself and you are a ways from shopping so a bike is best. You can walk down to the south end of the island and see the lighthouse at about .5 mile each way (maybe a bit longer). Sanibel Island is a beautiful island but extremely busy in the winter season and is hard to access without transportation. The best part for me about this marina is that warm muffins delivered to your boat with a newspaper every morning! Great stuff! But again, there is little to do in the immediate area and you are a bit out of the way from the main area of the island. Coming prepared with your own bike/s is the best idea to really get around. The owner family of this marina has deep roots in ocean sailing (ie: America’s Cup, etc.).
        Mike

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      5. Dale -  July 20, 2010 - 12:39 pm

        Spent three nights here in June. Coming from Stuart on the East Coast we wanted to stay close to one of the beaches. It is not easy to hoof it anywhere. Our slip mates broke out their dinghy and explored a great deal including the beach. All beach accesses require a 2 dollar per hour fee. They are dog friendly however.
        Gramma Dots restaurant at the marina was great but busy. We were part of the attraction as many patrons stopped to talk to us and snap photos.
        Each morning we were given a newspaper and warm blueberry muffins. The staff and esp dock master were some of the best. If you are looking for a quiet layover this is the place.
        Dale

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      6. Bruce -  August 28, 2009 - 8:58 am

        Subject: Sanibel Marina
        Message: Last year we stayed at Sanibel Marina on our 44’ MY. Despite making reservations several weeks in advance and confirming that AM they had no space available until late in the afternoon and we had to stand off for quire awhile until the finally decided to put us at the west end of the fuel dock. The Frequent coming and going of fueling boats made this an undesirable location. There is a boat broker on site and that may have filled all the normal transient slips, I don’t know.
        There is no public transport on Sanibel so we walked many miles eventually arriving at Randy Whites restaurant which was fine then to the Ding Darling area then taxied back. Things are spread all over the island so getting about isn’t easy. Bikes will help but not much. Gramma Dots is OK but very busy and the entire Sanibel marina experience was not worth it, we wont be back.
        Bruce

        Yes, great food – and the channel was dredged. You will bump on low tide if draw over 4 feet. The best water is starboard going into the marina and the dock master is terrific.
        Richard

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      7. Scott Dimon -  August 27, 2009 - 12:54 pm

        Sanibel Island Marina – After spending a couple days on the hook we ducked into a marina to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas day. I cannot say enough about this marina as it has to be the one of the most well kept I have ever been to. Maybe it was just the fact that it was Christmas or it was just because it was Sanibel Island but, this is a great marina and certainly should be on your list of places to stop.
        Scott Dimon
        M/V Know Agenda

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    • Tween Waters Marina

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (239) 472-5161 x 3
      Website: http://www.tween-waters.com/
      Statute Mile: 13
      Lat/Lon: Near 26°30.628 N / 82°11.342 W
      Location: lies southwest of the Roosevelt Channel’s marker #19
      Depths: 5 ft.
      Address: 15951 Captiva Dr
      Captiva FL  33924


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $2.60 per foot, per night, all holidays $3.00 per foot per night-3 day minimum
      Type of dockage: fixed wooden slips and face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: no
      Total number of slips/berths: 41
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50 amp power hookups available

      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Laundromat: Available
      Swimming Pool: Available
      Restaurant: 3 on-site
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Old Captiva, Crows Nest Restaurant, Oasis Pool Bar

      Provisioning Possibilities: Take $5.00 shuttle to Island Store 1 mile 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: December 10, 2018
      Notes: ethanol free/90 octane
      Gasoline Price: $4.30 (All Taxes Included)
      Diesel Fuel Price: $3.75 (All Taxes Included)
      ValvTect Dealer: Yes

      Reviews from Cruisers (5)

      1. Anna -  June 22, 2016 - 3:42 pm

        My husband and I visited this marina before our vacation to preview it. We drove our car and when we got to the marina we weren’t impressed. The docks were in need of repair with nails poking through. We went into the dock asters office to inquire about pricing…the older lady working there was helpful but the gentleman there was to busy to even acknowledge our presence. We even asked him a question and the never looked up at us. Then we went to check out the restaurant and the older lady working there was very rude to us when we inquired about the menu as they weren’t open yet. Needless to say we will never stay at this place.

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      2. Lil Toot -  June 3, 2015 - 10:18 pm

        Docked at this marina June 3rd 2015 for lunch. Dock-master informed me of “new” policy, cost $45 TO DOCK FOR LUNCH ! Said I could stay all day and I get a $25 coupon to use on premises. I guess if I got a $25 lunch then docking for the privilege of eating there would only cost $15.00 What a deal! Turned around and promptly left. Cabbage Key is much better and just a little further up the waterway.

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      3. John Savage -  February 14, 2013 - 4:43 pm

        Access from ICW is NOT marked. Take a heading of 215deg from ICW Daymarker #38 and eventually you will see Private Daymarker #2, from there the channel is well marked.

        The marked channel to the west, slightly north of ICW#38 is the new marked channel to Southseas Marina.

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      4. Claiborne -  August 28, 2009 - 8:39 am

        ‘Tween Waters Marina is as good as ever. We were there recently and all facilities were great. Anchorage in Roosevelt Channel is pretty thin, however. It is very hard to find any low water depth over four feet up in the protected part of the channel.
        Bob Cormier

        Please don’t tell anyone how great Tween Waters is, or we won’t be able to find space! Seriously, this is a great marina with lots to do while there. The Dockmaster is helpful and the docks are in good repair.
        Jake Dye

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      5. Claiborne -  August 27, 2009 - 12:48 pm

        Tween Waters Inn and Marina is a good cruising destination but one must be prepared for a different docking situation. They have a long face dock for side-to docking for larger boats.
        Smaller boats will be docked closer to shore in slips. These slips have no finger piers so one must exit their boat via the swim platform. With low tides this can be difficult, so be sure to carry a small step ladder that will fit your swim platform. Also, you will take a spring line off the piling to tie either amidships or bow, depending on the length of the boat. This line is attached to the piling by a pulley with a weight on the end. This keeps tension on the line and really does keep the boat in the proper spot.
        There are two restaurants on the premises that allow for casual or upscale dining. The Old captive House has many local fish favorites on their menu plus items for the landlubber. The weather was quite chilly when we were recently there and the fireplace in the Crow’s Nest was wonderful. Next door to the resort is the Captiva Island Yacht Club for those who have reciprocal privileges.
        The beach is just across the street and they have a large heated pool and spa. All in all, this is a good destination or a stop on a longer cruise.
        Gary Riss

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    • South Seas Island Resort Marina

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (239) 472-5111
      Website: http://www.southseas.com/
      Statute Mile: 13.5
      Lat/Lon: Near 26°32.912 N / 82°11.791 W
      Location: found near the western foot of the marked and charted channel running west from the Western Florida ICW’s marker #38
      Depths: 6 ft.
      Address: 5400 Plantation Rd
      Captiva FL  33924


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $3.25 per foot per night (30-39ft.), $3.50 per foot per night (40-59 ft.), $4.00 per foot per night (60-79 ft.)
      Type of dockage: fixed wooden face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: no
      Total number of slips/berths: 65
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50/100 amp power hookups available

      $10.00/per night - 30 amp hookup, $15.00/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: 2 on-site, and others within a long walk or pleasant, free trolley ride
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Harborside Bar and Grill (breakfast and dinner), The Point (lunch by the pool) - all on-site, or take free trolley to main gate where several good restaurants are within walking distance including the Mucky Duck, the Bubble Room and Doc Ford's Rum Bar

      Provisioning Possibilities: On-site ship's/variety store and deli carries convenience story type food items, or take free trolley to main gate where several small grocery stores, including the Captiva Provision Company, are within easy walking distance
      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: December 10, 2018
      Notes: ethanol free
      Gasoline Price: $3.98 (All Taxes Included)
      Diesel Fuel Price: $3.39 (All Taxes Included)

      Reviews from Cruisers (11)

      1. Pete Colgan -  March 31, 2014 - 3:24 pm

        I recently found a channel from GICW to South Seas Resort on Captiva Island with reworked channel markers starting south of ICW “39” in descending order, then making a dogleg to right and eventually leading to Redfish Pass. South Seas entrance is to port prior to Redfish. Redfish Pass is now a straight heading out of 270 with proper buoyage. The 1,4,5 aids on charts have been relocated to mark current channel. South Seas Resort has a handout printed showing both.
        Pete Colgan

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      2. Capt. Mike Smith -  September 19, 2012 - 2:55 pm

        Just visited this marina this last Saturday (Sept 15) with our Tartan 33, and found the experience to be thoroughly enjoyable. The Dockmaster and his staff here are among the most pleasant and helpful I’ve encountered anywhere (unlike at not-to-be-named marina a mile or so to the south). The facilities are first rate, the showers excellent (just walk right in… they provide towels, soap and shampoo!), and the grounds are tropical and very well tended. In all, a great experience. For any of you folks traveling with a boat club, be sure to negotiate club rates (maybe not in full season?). Yes, it’s a bit pricey atmosphere, but I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this place to anyone. I don’t mind paying a bit more once in a while, especially if I think I’m getting my money’s worth. Easy access from the ICW, and Redfish Pass is right there for a good deep-water opening to the Gulf.
        Capt. Mike Smith

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      3. Jay Wheeler -  March 30, 2012 - 2:09 pm

        The current Cruisers Net chart [“Chart View” – editor] correctly shows, as several mariners have commented, that the South Seas Marina passage has been completely re-routed. On the OLD NOAA charts and many chart plotter’s, the privately marked channel from the ICW to South Seas Resort Marina runs in an easterly westerly direction. The new channel runs, as has been previously noted, in a sotheasterly to northwestly direction and starts well west off the ICW from Pine Island Sound, as shown on the Cruisers Net chart. The markers are correctly configured port and starboard, so coming in from the ICW, you leave the reds to PORT!
        Jay Wheeler

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      4. RB -  April 25, 2011 - 3:40 pm

        Just got back from a 1 week spring break cruise. Stayed at South Seas Resort. It is expensive but worth it. I draw 5 feet and entrance channel is not a problem at mid-tide. The channel was not on my chartplotter apparently was somewhat recently moved.
        RB

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      5. Bill -  March 20, 2011 - 8:57 am

        We recently spent a few days at South Seas Resort Marina in our Catalina 34, Mother Ocean. A few years ago we had a “choppy” experience there because of some abrupt staffing changes (probably as a result of the economy) and some problems with their entrance channel.
        We are happy to report that this year our experience there was excellent. The channel is now well marked. They have staffed up the marina with a very competent group. Finally, the resort, which had a few bugs in it during the years after its post-hurrican reopening, is running at full strength and very smoothly.
        While it does cost more to dock there, one should keep in mind that the full resort is available to marina guests. At present it is, in our view, one of the nicest places to tie off on the west coast of Florida.
        Bill.

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      6. Jim -  July 20, 2010 - 12:45 pm

        Very nice professional, high-end marina. Lots of amenities – easy access to Gulf side beach, 3 pools – one with slides, multiple restaurants, trolleys, golf coarse, etc. It was crowded but definitely resort like. A little tight for my full keel “she don’t like to back up’ sailboat – but well worth the adventure.
        Jim

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      7. Blake -  November 2, 2009 - 3:01 pm

        Subject: South Seas Resort New Channel
        Cruising News: South Seas Resort on Captiva Island has a new channel configuration. The new channel is a “dog leg” arrangement that starts at Red Fish Pass and goes to the ICW’s marker #38. At the ICW end you will see red #24 that starts the channel heading West to South Seas. So be sure to take the red markers on your port side heading to the resort. I was in there on Oct.19, 2009 and did not see less than 6.5 feet through the entire channel. Also local knowledge states that Red Fish Pass has at least 6′ of water and is passable again.
        Enjoy
        Blake

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      8. Capt. Gene -  August 27, 2009 - 9:48 am

        I just tracked thru the new South Seas (Captiva FL) channel between ICW and Gulf WGS datum co ordinates are:
        Marker 24 (ICW Side) N26 33.045 W82 10.189 ***
        Channel Turn N26 32.540 W82 10.914
        Marina Entrance N26 33.012 W82 11.648
        RedFish Pass N26 33.240 W82 11.874
        Gulf side mark N26 33.185 W82 12.696
        The channel is configured from Gulf to ICW so if entering from the ICW make sure Mark 24 and all red are to port!!
        Another note regarding South Seas. They charge $50 docking fee for up to 6 people (boat size irrelevant) then $12.50 per person over 6 even if you’re just going in to use their restaurants. Don’t know rationale behind it but it’s certainly curtailed locals visiting there.
        Capt. Gene
        Sanibel

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      9. Bill Clague -  August 27, 2009 - 9:47 am

        Subject: Significant changes to entrance channel to South Seas Plantation
        Cruising News: A heads up to cruisers heading to South Seas Resort: The channel leading off the ICW has moved considerably, such that the dayboard markers are no longer any good. The resort has arranged a set of floating cans out that mark a rather winding navigable channel that seems to provide adequate depths. As yet, there is no signage up at the ICW to explain this, and the cans are not easy to spot, so confusion reigns. Several boats bottomed out trying to use the old dayboard channel while we were staying at the resort last week (April 5-8). The resort is apparently working to get some signage up and to get the word out to boaters when they make reservations. In our case, we found out when a passing fellow sailor hollered out a warning to us. Caution is advised.
        Bill Clague

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      10. Capt Mark -  August 15, 2009 - 4:18 pm

        Visited South Seas August 12th for a very relaxing day and Overnight stay, Rates were $2.75ft Min 30ft Includes Water, Electric, Cable TV, Wifi Internet, and full use of the resort (Landlubber guest pay an additional $13.88 per person per day Resort Fee!) Take note of the channel configuration that Capt Gene discribes [in an earlier posting on the Cruisers’ Net], Just remember keep Red markers to port when transiting from the ICW to South Seas Resort.
        Capt Mark

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      11. Robert -  August 6, 2009 - 10:29 am

        They will measure your boat for you, after they ask you the length @ checkin.

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    • Cabbage Key Inn and Marina

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (239) 283-2278
      VHF: Monitored:         Working: 11AM-4PM call if not during those hours
      Website: http://www.cabbagekey.com/
      Statute Mile: 21.5
      Lat/Lon: Near 26°39.406 N / 82°13.337 W
      Location: lies on the westward running channel, north of Western Florida ICW marker #60
      Depths: 4 ft.
      Address: Pineland
      Pineland FL  33945


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $1.85 per foot per night
      Type of dockage: fixed wooden slips and face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: no
      Total number of slips/berths: 40
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50 amp power hookups available

      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available
      Restaurant: one on-site
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      on-site Cabbage Key Inn serves all three meals of the day



      Reviews from Cruisers (4)

      1. Alan Lloyd -  January 21, 2013 - 3:52 pm

        Continue the ICW to ‘Green 61’ where you find the channel to Cabbage Key restaurant. Stop for lunch or stay overnight. If overnight plan to arrive after the busy lunch period. Take a clean dollar bill to add your name to the wall.
        Alan Lloyd

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      2. Glenn Zeiders -  August 4, 2010 - 12:58 pm

        We’ve stayed at Cabbage Key twice in the last six months. The first time was in January at the height of this winter’s cold snap. During that visit, we were transiting up to our new home port of St. Petersburg in our newly acquired Jefferson 46. When we pulled in about 1700, we were the only boat there. The dockmaster was very helpful, and the staff was wonderful. We ended up extending our overnight stay for three days to soak in the relaxing atmosphere. Each night, we were the only ones on the island, and had the entire staff catering to us. During the day, we put our kayak in the water and trekked over to Cayo Costa Island, and had the entire 6 mile stretch of sand to ourselves. This allowed us to escape the lunch crowd we had heard about, and enjoy the solitude.
        Recently, we visited Cabbage Key again, this time over the 4th of July weekend. On this trip, we were on our Catalina 36 sail boat that we were taking up to All American Storage in Port Charlotte to be put on the hard for hurricane season. Once again, we had a wonderful time, although during the day, the place was a madhouse with anywhere from 20 – 30 small boats in for lunch and drinks. Because of the number of overnight guests in larger boats, we were put on the middle dock closest to the dockmaster’s office/store. I was a little concerned with depth as we draw 6 ft, but had absolutely no problem pulling all the way in. The dockmaster had me leave my stern beyond the end of the dock by about 6 ft, but I was still showing 6 ft on the depth sounder (about 7.5 ft of depth). After about 1800 each night, the small boats left, and we had the restaurant almost to ourselves. As usual the food and service were great. The only issue we had on this visit was that we were hit hard on three occasions by small boats as their (probably inebriated) captains attempted to get underway. In the future, I would not want to be on the middle dock for just this reason.
        Overall, this is one of my favorite places on the western FL coast. It is easy to get in and out with approach and dockside depths of 7 – 10 ft, and it is easily transited even after dark. The kayaking is fantastic, the food is great, the staff friendly, and it is an easy shot out through Boca Grande Pass, into Charlotte Harbor, or down through Pine Island Sound.

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      3. Peg and Jim Healy -  December 22, 2009 - 4:47 pm

        In addition to Portobello’s at Burnt Store, there is Cabbage Key, just off the G-ICW south of Boca Grand Pass, across from the anchorage at Useppa Island. Cabbage Key is a true dock ‘n dine location. It isn’t fine dining, but it’s a true American Classic experience. Adequate water for your draft. We’ve been there several times in the winter months when water levels are lower. Short finger piers.
        Peg and Jim Healy aboard Sanctuary

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      4. Doug Kendrick -  August 28, 2009 - 9:17 am

        We found the dockmaster at Cabbage Key very helpful and friendly. He really helped with our lines both upon arrival and departure. He also helped a nearby boat with engine trouble. Lunch was good, not fancy, but good and the service was good.
        Doug Kendrick

        Cabbage Key is still a great place to stop for lunch or dinner. Our grandson call it “The Cheeseburger in Paradise Place.” The new Dockmaster is a big improvement and is actually nice. It’s easy to anchor just off Useppa and dinghy into lunch.
        Jake Dye

        Dear Cruising Writer,
        I wanted to pass on some information about a recent stay at Cabbage Key. I have stayed there a handful of times over the past few years and have had a delightful experience with each visit. During the day, Cabbage Key can be a busy, bustling place and cruisers, and visitors alike, should be patient on their approach as the Dockmaster jockeys the many vessels to their docks. This man single handedly docks legions of boaters daily many of who don’t speak English or have the first clue about operating their rental boats. With this understanding and patience, you’ll find him to be quite likable and extremely helpful.
        Once you’re docked, stroll up the hill to the restaurant and have lunch. I recommend the cheeseburger, potato salad and a Cabbage Creeper – a tasty drink that will soak the stress from your pores. While on the island, be sure to explore the nature trail with its well marked flora and fauna as well as climb the water tower for its amazing views over the ICW. From Cabbage Key you can cross the ICW to Useppa Island or scoot around the corner to Cayo Costa for one of the most amazing beaches in Southwest Florida.
        One of the best kept secrets about Cabbage Key is the dinners. The restaurant transforms at night as the staff puts on a bit more formal attire, the white linens come out and the food is absolutely fantastic.
        As far as amenities, dockside electric is conveniently located near each slip, but there is no dock water available as it’s a limited resource on the island. On our last trip our water pump failed so we needed to use the bathroom and shower facilities at the foot of the dock. The bathrooms were always clean, modern and spacious – frankly I remember thinking I might use them on our next visit as opposed to the confining, and shared, bathroom onboard.
        Overall Cabbage Key is a great destination whether you’re staying overnight or just for a meal. Its quaint charm harkens back to times past, a friendly old Florida that’s sometimes hard to find on the mainland. I’ll be back.
        Sincerely,
        Matt
        Fort Myers

        Excellent reception and food, also the dock master was very friendly. The owner however was as nasty and grumpy as ever!
        Richard

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    • Four Winds Marina

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (239) 283-0250
      Website: http://www.fourwindsmarina.net/
      Lat/Lon: Near 26°42.081 N / 82°09.365 W
      Location: will be discovered on the waters of Jug Creek (northernmost section of Pine Island), southwest of marker #8
      Depths: 3.5 ft.
      Address: 16501 Stringfellow Rd
      Bokeelia FL  33922


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $2.00 per foot per night
      Type of dockage: floating and fixed wooden slips
      Live Aboards Allowed: no
      Total number of slips/berths: 50
      Dockside Power Connections: 30 amp power hookups available

      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Restaurant: one on-site
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Lazy Flamingo on-site

      Provisioning Possibilities: On-site ship’s store has some provisions, or take taxi to Publix or Winn Dixie supermarkets 2 miles away
      Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available
      Gasoline and diesel fuel: Gas Available


      Fuel Prices (All Taxes Included)

      Reporting Date: December 10, 2018
      Notes: ethanol free/90 octane
      Gasoline Price: $3.47 (All Taxes Included)

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    • Boca Grande Marina

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (941) 964-2100
      Website: http://www.bocagrandemarina.net/
      Statute Mile: 28.5
      Lat/Lon: Near 26°44.827 N / 82°15.359 W
      Location: found on the southwestern arm of the channel leading west from the ICW’s marker #2
      Depths: 5 ft.
      Address: 220 Harbor Dr
      Boca Grande FL  33921


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $3.00 and up (depending on 30, 50 or 100 power hookups) per foot, per night
      Type of dockage: fixed, composite decked slips and face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: no
      Total number of slips/berths: 20
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50 30/50/100 amp power hookups available

      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Laundromat: Available
      Restaurant: 2 on-site and many others nearby
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Millers Dockside and Eagle Grille (on-site, 941-964-8000), Gasparilla Inn (941-964-4500, dinner only, WONDERFUL, but expensive), Loose Caboose (941-964-0440, lunch and dinner), 3rd Street Cafe (all three meals of the day, excellent, 941-457-0090)

      Provisioning Possibilities: Rent golf cart or walk to Hudsons Grocery 1/2 mile away (excellent, local grocery store)
      LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

      Walk into town to Barnichol Hardware (941-964-2570), where you can purchase small propane tanks
      Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available
      Waste pump-out: Available, $20.00 per pumpout
      Gasoline and diesel fuel: Gas & Diesel Available


      Fuel Prices (All Taxes Included)

      Reporting Date: December 11, 2018
      Notes: ethanol free/90 octane
      Gasoline Price: $3.65 (All Taxes Included)
      Diesel Fuel Price: $3.36 (All Taxes Included)

      Reviews from Cruisers (8)

      1. Don -  February 27, 2014 - 3:13 pm

        Claiborne,
        Your praise of Boca Grande Marina was well placed. We love it. However, Millers Dockside Grill is great. However, I don’t look at the old Miller’s Marina as the “bad old days”. It was just different. We loved it, too. It was a happening place with fishing boats coming and going. I have saved one of the “T” shirts from the 25th anniversary tarpon tournament for a souvenir.
        Don on Moonstruck

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      2. RB -  April 25, 2011 - 3:47 pm

        Stayed at Boca Grand Marina and as always it was great. Recommend you get a reservation in advance as there are not that many slips. The staff is great and the town is one of my favorites.
        RB

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      3. Oscar Sage -  February 23, 2011 - 11:08 am

        BG Marina is indeed a neat little marina. I was welcomed there in my modest 33 foot sloop. There was a seaplane executing touch and go’s in the mouth of the marina basin so there is plenty of room in there, but the shoaling at the very entrance is critical at MLW; hug the wall close to the houses on shore and all should go well. There are clean showers and other facilities. BTW, we suffered a terrible lightning strike while docked at this marina…very expensive stay indeed!
        Oscar Sage

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      4. Cahoots -  May 15, 2010 - 4:35 pm

        This was the third night on our trip from Ft. Lauderdale to the Gulf Coast and this was BY FAR our favorite. The marina is a wonderful little place and the staff are the best I’ve ever encountered. They went out of they’re way to help and had wonderful attitudes. There are two restraunts on site, we dined up stairs and had a wonderful meal. The town is a neat place, we rented a golf cart to explore a little and found several neat looking restraunts and a well stocked local grocery store. We didn’t have much time so we didn’t get to see a whole lot but this place is one I certainly want to return to.
        Cahoots

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      5. Larry Hemmerich -  January 19, 2010 - 7:48 am

        A great Marina. The staff was very friendly. We wanted to stay an extra few day, but they had a boat club arriving & moved us to the owners private dock. The restruant & bar is good. we stayed 5 days and enjoyed the town.

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      6. Claiborne -  September 6, 2009 - 7:06 am

        Subject: Boca Grand entrance
        Cruising News: Boca Grand is always a very nice place to visit, even during the very hot and humid summer season. Unfortunately many places are shut down for the summer, but there is still enough happening to make it it a good visit. Loose Caboose is always open and so is South Beach and the Pink Elephant. All excellent places with very nice folks (especially Loose Caboose with the owner/cook who advised us on open bars).
        Regarding the cruising news: the entrance is a bit tight. We had a + 0.7″ tide upon entrance (no wind) and had the depth gauge beeping at us for a while when encountering depths of <5'. It never went below 4.7', but still very scary. The worst part is beyond channel marker "7". I later found out that you have to stay very close to the concrete seawall. I ran the stretch a few times with a handheld depth gauge and found the deepest stretch about 9' from the seawall and pretty much straight down from channel marker "7". If you follow that course, you should not encounter less than 5.5' at MLLW. The anchorage is around 7' or better, but it is very crowded with derelict boats. You can still find a spot to anchor, but 2 lines to the mangroves and a stern anchor is required.
        Even though it is a bit of a challenge, it is still highly recommended!
        S/V Endeavor

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      7. Richard -  August 27, 2009 - 2:03 pm

        This is a great marina, wonderful facility, food, and service. The golf carts for rent and plentiful. 5 foot low tide at least in channel.
        Warm regards,
        Richard

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      8. Gary Riss -  August 27, 2009 - 9:09 am

        Boca Grande Marina was a hoppin’ place Easter weekend. The slips were full and many transients were turned away. Reservations are becoming a must during holiday weekends and for the upcoming tarpon fishing season.
        The marina welcomes boating groups and has great dockhands to help with docking. The main dock features side-to docking on the fuel dock side and finger piers on the remainder of the slips. One must lasso the outer pilings, but they are not too far out, so it is relatively easy.
        They have a chickee hut with picnic tables and grills for cooking out. The docks in front of this area do not have finger piers so docking becomes a little trickier. The dockhands have been known to come aboard your vessel if you desire help. Exiting your boat to the dock is via the swim platform, which can be interesting at low tide. They do have wooden steps that they will loan you, or you may want to consider carrying a small stepladder with you.
        The downtown area is within walking distance or you can rent one of the many golf carts they have. However, with two restaurants on site, you don’t really need to leave the premises. One the restaurants is very casual and the upstairs one is a bit more upscale. If you do go exploring, there are many shops and restaurants and even a small grocery and a hardware store.
        We feel that this is a must stop area when cruising the Southwest Coast. The atmosphere is very laid back but can be hectic during tarpon fishing season.
        Gary Riss
        M/V Far From Normal

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    • Uncle Henry’s Marina

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (941) 964-0154
      Website: http://www.unclehenrysmarina.com/
      Statute Mile: 34
      Lat/Lon: Near 26°48.227 N / 82°16.510 W
      Location: found at the terminus of the long, southward-flowing channel that cuts off from the ICW between the old railway span and the Gasparilla Island causeway bridge
      Depths: 6 ft.
      Address: 5800 Gasparilla Rd
      Boca Grande FL  33921


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $1.95 per foot per night (May 1st-October 31st), $2.50 (November 1st-April 30th)
      Type of dockage: fixed wooden slips and face docks in eastern basin, and floating concrete decked slips in western basin
      Live Aboards Allowed: no
      Total number of slips/berths: 58
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50 amp power hookups available

      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Laundromat: Available
      Restaurant: 2 within a 3 minute walk
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Patrick’s Thai-American

      Provisioning Possibilities: Well stocked Kappy's grocery store on-site
      LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

      On-site Kappy's grocery store has LPG tank exchange
      Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available
      Waste pump-out: Available, $15.00 per pumpout (portable unit)
      Gasoline and diesel fuel: Gas & Diesel Available


      Fuel Prices (All Taxes Included)

      Reporting Date: December 10, 2018
      Notes: ethanol free
      Gasoline Price: $4.01 (All Taxes Included)
      Diesel Fuel Price: $3.19 (All Taxes Included)

      Reviews from Cruisers (1)

      1. Jim Merritt -  January 19, 2015 - 2:39 pm

        Arrived with a boat club and 11 boats of various types and sizes. Friendly staff, excellent restrooms and showers. Nearby restaurant (Patricks Thai ) was excellent as well. Convenience store within walking, however if you want to do more shopping a golf cart will be necessary. Beaches within dinghy ride distance with good shelling. We will be back.

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    • Gasparilla Marina

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (941) 697-2280
      Website: http://www.gasparillamarina.com/
      Statute Mile: 34
      Lat/Lon: Near 26°50.098 N / 82°15.634 W
      Location: lies northeast of marker #20 and just southeast of the old Gasparilla Island railway bridge
      Depths: 5 ft.
      Address: 15001 Gasparilla Rd
      Placida FL  33946


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $2.00 per foot, per night
      Type of dockage: floating and fixed wooden decked slips and face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: no
      Total number of slips/berths: 175
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50 amp power hookups available

      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Laundromat: Available
      Restaurant: on-site (Waterside Grill) and one other within easy walking distance
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Waterside Grill (on-site) and Fishery Restaurant (941-697-2451, very good seafood!)

      Provisioning Possibilities: Some convenience store type food items available in on-site ship’s store, or take taxi to Publix supermarket 5 miles away
      Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available
      Waste pump-out: Available, $10.00 per pumpout
      Gasoline and diesel fuel: Gas & Diesel Available


      Fuel Prices (All Taxes Included)

      Reporting Date: December 10, 2018
      Notes: ethanol free
      Gasoline Price: $3.26 (All Taxes Included)
      Diesel Fuel Price: $2.84 (All Taxes Included)
      Any Quantity Discount: storage customers-10 cents off per gallon

      Reviews from Cruisers (7)

      1. David Burnham -  January 15, 2016 - 12:31 pm

        I forgot (nothing new at my age) to look at the fuel prices when we left Gasparilla Marina this morning after an overnight stay on our trip across the sandbar from Gulfport FL, to Jacksonville.
        But I have to give the folks at Gasparilla Marina two thumbs up for accommodating us as we arrived at 10pm last night and easily found our assigned reserved slip for our 28 foot Catalina “Synergy” right where they’d described it earlier over the phone. Their facilities are first rate (warm on a very cool night) and we enjoyed our short stop over and a cup of coffee before leaving this morning at 8AM for the next leg to Fort Myers.
        David Burnham

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      2. Cape Coral Cruising Club -  May 6, 2015 - 2:06 pm

        The final stop before heading back to Cape Coral was Gasparilla Marina. A final happy hour under a huge canopy by the docks gave the cruising members the opportunity to express their thanks to the cruise leaders for arranging a great itinerary, and or course assuring that the winds were calm and the weather outstanding.
        Cape Coral Cruising Club

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      3. Claiborne -  May 25, 2010 - 8:23 am

        Let me reiterate our recommendation of Gasparilla and the on site restaurant.
        Admiral Deb and I give Gasparilla Marina our highest recommendation! We called via cell phone 2 days prior to arriving and talked to the Manager, Jeff. Jeff is ‘a prince among men’! We talked with him for several minutes about details of the marina and the surrounding points of interest. Jeff offered us the use of his car (a brand new Crown Vic) to go shopping when we got there. We’d never met him before! On arrival the staff was always very helpful, interested in our welfare and the welfare of our vessel. Their restaurant The Waterside Grill had indoor and outdoor seating, lots of large wide screen TVs and the staff was friendly and efficient. We stayed 7 days, 2/20/10 – 2/26/10, and ate 2 meals each day. The food there was far superior to the food at the local well known restaurant half a mile away. The showers were private room sized and clean. Wi-fi was fast with no connectivity problems while we were there. Easy in and out, wide fairways right on the gulf ICW.
        Lou Spagna,
        s/v Wu-Hsin

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      4. Rick Parish -  May 21, 2010 - 3:41 pm

        We spent several days at Gasparilla Marina in May 2010. Jeff, Carol and Jennifer were wonderful hosts. They were very helpful. Jeff offered the use of his car if we needed to grocery shop. A Publix is about 2 miles away. Evening dinghy rides to the nearby islands is a sheltered trip. My wife struck it rich in her search for shells on the north end of Gasparilla Island. Now I have a boat full of sand dollars, etc, etc. Restrooms are large and clean. Wi-Fi, excellent. Lounge with TV. Nice sheltered area with tables for evening socializing if other transients are around. Huge service business associated with the marina if you need repairs. Good food (bar food) and music at the on site Watersides Restaurant. The Fishery Restaurant is a short walk. It is also excellent.

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      5. Claiborne -  May 3, 2010 - 8:46 am

        Admiral Deb and I give Gasparilla Marina our highest recommendation! We called via cell phone 2 days prior to arriving and talked to the Manager, Jeff. Jeff is ‘a prince among men’! We talked with him for several minutes about details of the marina and the surrounding points of interest. Jeff offered us the use of his car (a brand new Crown Vic) to go shopping when we got there. We’d never met him before! On arrival the staff was always very helpful, interested in our welfare and the welfare of our vessel. Their restaurant The Waterside Grill had indoor and outdoor seating, lots of large wide screen TVs and the staff was friendly and efficient. We stayed 7 days, 2/20/10 – 2/26/10, and ate 2 meals each day. The food there was far superior to the food at the local well known restaurant half a mile away. The showers were private room sized and clean. Wi-fi was fast with no connectivity problems while we were there. Easy in and out, wide fairways right on the gulf ICW.
        Lou Spagna, s/v Wu-Hsin

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      6. Claiborne -  December 23, 2009 - 2:14 pm

        Subject: Gasparilla Marina
        Cruising News: Gasparilla Marina now has on-site free wi-fi internet access
        Jeff Dietrich

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      7. Claiborne -  August 27, 2009 - 5:28 pm

        Gasparilla Marina has an excellent full-service marine repair facility.
        Jake Dye

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