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Great location - we really enjoyed the easy walk to town and the trails to various parks. The facilities are nice - good restrooms. There is no laundry service on site, but there is a laundromat about a mile away and a laundry service that can pick up laundry. Restaurants in the area are great! Don't miss the Greek restaurant or Black Cow Coffee!

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The staff is really nice. The docks are definitely improved from what I read about other experiences. The electric towers and water pipes all look new. There are several short new floating docks as well. The approach for us was fine - the directions from the staff were perfect - head to marker 46A and head straight into the marina. We docked on the inside of the first long pier on a non floating dock. Showers and bathrooms are clean. Easy access to grass for pets.

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Jekyll Harbor Marina is a fantastic stop on the ICW. Conveniently located and easy to access. The staff is incredible and helpful. Eat at Zachary's restaurant - the hot butter is LIFE!! We ate there at lunch and liked it so much we ate there again a dinner. The marina has courtesy bikes to ride around the trails on the island. We walked along the trails the the beach on the Atlantic side. The marina basin is quaint and incredibly picturesque with Spanish moss draping from the towering live oaks. We enjoyed our time sitting at the picnic tables underneath the strands of lights. Bring bug spray - noseeums were out in force. Pay attention to tides if you need to dock on the inside.

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This was one of my favorite stops on the ICW! The location is heavenly. Just south of the South Causeway Bridge, the location is convenient to walk to town, restaurants, shops and even across the north bridge. We had great access via a partial floating dock and fixed dock which made the tide swings easy. The dock had a lovely area with Adirondack chairs. We spent a few delightful hours just watching the squadrons of pelicans dive for fish. One morning as I sat on the back of the boat a sea turtle popped it's head up close enough I heard it take a breath. Take some time to go to Yellow Dog Eats - it was so good we ate there twice and be sure to grab some local coffee at Island Roasters to take along with you. We enjoyed meeting a few of the B&B guests as they came out to spend time on the dock. The docking was easy for us in a 10 ft beam Ranger Tug R-29. The piers are about 14.5 feet out from the dock and the depth is about 10-12 feet. The current in the area was not a problem. Highly recommend!! David and Natalie were marvelous hosts.

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Titusville Marina is a wonderful place to stay. The staff is friendly. The boaters in the marina are wonderful and it's like being welcomed into a neighborhood. Booking the marina on Dockwa is easy and the staff is quick to respond. On the approach, be sure to stay in the middle of the channel. Staff will help you get into the slip and tie up. The slips are fixed and have piers at the ends. Ours had 50amp power. The water is good. Key cards are used to access the docks, restrooms and laundry. The Womens bathroom is excellent - private and ample space for the shower and a separate private dressing area. The laundry facility has 3 washers ($1.50) and 3 dryers ($.75). The machines are HE and the marina requests you use HE soap. The ship store has a variety of things for sale - tourist memorabilia, clothing and small food and wine selection. Coffee is $1/cup. There is an DIY boatyard next to the marina with some basic boat supplies. The Pier 220 bar and restaurant is just under a mile walk. If you need beach apparel Beach Wave is also walkable. A lovely waterfront park, CVS and a small downtown area are both a short walk away. Publix is about 2.5 miles away and is a $11 uber ride if you need to provision. Titusville is part of the "Space Coast" - be sure to check the launch schedules!

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Thank you Maggietate for the wonderful review. I'm sure this will also assist other boaters in their decision. Safe travels.
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Sands Harbor Marina is in a great location and has great staff. Everyone was really helpful when we stopped at the fuel dock to check in. Approaching the fuel dock, it's a side tie up and can be quite a haul up out of the boat if the tide is low. Great gas and diesel prices. Free ice. Pump outs are $15 cash. The area is very busy with commercial and recreational traffic. Watch the Atlantic bridge opening before you leave the marina for very large boat traffic coming through in an area that can be heavily congested at times. Most folks are going slowly but still throw off wakes. The docks will experience wakes from the traffic. The bathrooms are adequate and were being repainted when we were there but I'd rate them a C. There is no place to set clothes etc. down. We used the shower on the boat most of the time. We tied up to the transient wall farthest in from the fuel dock. The docks are very convenient to the beach and area restaurants. The Pompano beach walk is exceptionally beautiful. To get to the beach head away from the ICW - it's about a 5 minute walk to a lovely sidewalk that goes past dunes and manicured greenspace. It's parklike and really beautiful. The city does not allow dogs on the sidewalk next to the beach. The Rusty Hook restaurant on property is excellent. We had the corvina two nights in a row. The patio is a great place to overlook the marina and watch traffic on the ICW. Houston's is a short walk over the ICW bridge. There are several restaurant options between the marina and the beach. If you need to provision, Publix is nearby and Instacart delivers.

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We loved our time at Fort Pierce City Marina. The staff is helpful and kind and the facility is excellent. If I'd known all the amenities in the area, we'd have stayed longer. It was a pretty windy day when we arrived. We entered the well marked channel to the marina. The wind did blow us around a bit in the channel but less so in the marina basin. The dockhands helped us tie up for fuel and pumpout as we entered the marina. They gave us great directions to get to our slip and met us there to assist. We docked stern in and hooked up the 50amp electricity. Even though it was pretty windy, the marina is well protected. The check in process is simple and we left the office with keys on lanyards that work the dock gates as well as the doors to the bathrooms. The bathrooms and showers are really nice. Two spacious showers in the women's restroom with good privacy and dressing area. The office gave us a discount coupon for a meal (drinks included) at Cobb's Landing. The blackened mahi and the swordfish were excellent, as was the fish dip. The restaurant has live music. It was really fun to go back to the boat and hear the music - it was not too loud, just pleasant and made us feel like a part of life in the area. There is an incredible farmer's market on Saturday morning in the parking lot and along the water. From coffee to breakfast tacos to fresh seafood to flowers to beautiful loaves of bread and local produce, it's a great place to provision. There is an adjacent extensive craft market with jewelry, art and clothes. We really enjoyed our time here.

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We had a great time at Sara Bay Marina. The slips are wide and the floating docks are a treat - making it easy to get the doggo on and off the boat regardless of the tide. The Laundry area is in building 3 of the hotel (about $1.50/load to wash and $2 to dry) and the showers are on the right in the breezeway just past the bar. The approach can feel tricky as the area is really shallow. Per the directions from the marina, hug the green buoys coming and and going out. We had a fun time using our dingy around the little channels nearby. Sunsets both nights were gorgeous. The restaurant is really good. We ate there every night and enjoyed fantastic grouper and drinks. The fish reuben is amazing.

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We had heard great things about Grand Harbor Marina. The town, the facilities, the amenities. Our experience in January was unfortunately not up to those expectations. I know folks will say that winter experiences in Southern marinas will necessarily be bad, but I disagree. Grand Harbor advertised pumpout and water services, and though we arrived with temperatures well above freezing, they were not available, and the staff was not willing to help us by making them available to us. The marina had shut off the water that day ahead of our arrival for the expected freeze that evening. Grand Harbor advertised a pet friendly experience, but we had to walk over a half a mile to have our dog pee, and we were scolded by the staff when our dog predictably walked past the second patch of grass, all with no-dogs signs out. Products were expired; services that were advertised and easy to open were closed. To be sure, Grand Harbor has nice courtesy cars. We drove a fairly new Acadia. The transient slips were nice; the facilities pristine. It's the staff that could have improved our experience, and chose not to do so. I can only imagine that we would have had a much better experience with a fully-staffed, Summertime trip, but you can only reliably rate the experience you actually have, not the ones you wish you had.

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Baytowne Marina is great - if you dock there you have access to all the resort amenities. We were given excellent directions into the marina and slip. The channel is well marked and easy to navigate. The docks are labeled well - as you enter, the first dock on the starboard side is D dock. At the far end of D dock is the pump out and fuel dock. The docks are typical for Florida - non floating finger docks with piers. The staff is really excellent. They gave great info over the phone but also are available over the vhf on 16. Help met us at the end of the dock/channel to show us where to go and then met us right at the slip to help us tie up and get the electricity hooked up. There is a marina restaurant/bar right as you head to land from the docks. Easy walk for a dog too. There is a small beach area to the right as you come off the docks. Bathrooms/laundry and showers are just behind the restaurant. We walked from the marina into Baytowne and had a great meal at Rumrunners. The dog with us enjoyed her time off boat and walking around. The resort has some nice shops and a lot of restaurant options. Definitely recommend this as a stopping point.

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The Grand Lagoon is a good location for a stop in Panama City but follow the markers exactly as you enter - it is shallow. Enter the Lagoon between the markers, Pirates Cove will be on the port side. You will find the entrance to the marina with the posts to the flags. We called the office for some help navigating the very shallow channel, but the office folks were not as familiar with directions as they should have been to help a boater navigate in. We ran around briefly as we drifted while figuring out where to go. So, enter between the posts with the flags, it will jog a little to the port side - stay between the secondary posts that follow the first two posts with the flags. The marina slips will be on the port side. The slips are typical for Florida - non floating docks with piers. We had 30 amp power and each tower has a hose attached. We didn't use water to fill out tanks but we did use it to rinse the salt spray off the boat windows. The Marina has a restaurant, bar and pool but it was closed when we were there. Bathrooms are fine - both men's and women's are keypad coded/locked. The shower is large. Gas and diesel are available.

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The Columbus Marina is a great marina. We docked overnight in the winter and were able to get all the service we needed. The staff guided us in - there is a pretty narrow shallow area, but as long as you pay attention to the buoys, it's safe. We made a stop at the fuel dock for diesel and then turned the corner to the transient dock. We were able to get a pump out as well. There was plenty of space for us in a Ranger Tug 29 and our friends in a DeFever 48. The ship store is right above the transient dock and has basics. The laundry room is next to the store and has two washers and two dryers - both nice and work well. Laundry is $1/load. The showers are next to the laundry room. There is one private restroom/shower each for men and women - both with ample space. Only two restrooms is limiting for the size of the marina. We travel with an old golden retriever so she was particularly happy to have grass to use with in 15 feet of the boat. There is a lot of wide open space for good dog walking as well. You do have to call in to the marina to make a reservation and process the transaction in the ship's store.

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Midway is a lovely little marina. The staff is friendly, guided us in and and met us at the dock to help get us tied up. The ship store has the largest walk in beer fridge I've ever seen at a marina. The laundry area is large with multiple machines and is adjacent to a common area with a large flat screen tv. There is one men's and one women's bathroom near the common area that each has a shower and toilet. The restaurant above the common area looks out and has great options with seafood like shrimp and grits. Getting into the marina is not tricky but you have to pay attention to the buoys - the area outside them is stumpy and shallow and on the charts listed at the "Fulton Mine Field."

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Ditto Landing was GREAT -easy to book via Dockwa. The staff is friendly and very helpful. The marina has diesel and gas - the fuel dock is easy to reach. We were in a transient slip with 50 amp power near the restrooms. There is private bathroom with a shower and a heater (extra nice for us to have the heater since we arrived there when it was snowing!) The store is equipped with snacks, alcohol and some boat items. Looked like they also had a good assortment of fishing supplies. Definitely recommend.

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We had a good night at the marina. The staff is excellent and efficient and came out when we arrived and helped with our lines. The wifi is password protected and decent. There are showers close to the transient docks. Diesel and Gas available. The water was shut off when we were there due to freezing temps. The marina is well protected. We were there on a night with 40 mph winds and we slept like babies on the boat. We did go past the channel entrance and had a nail biter of a turn around in the channel just down river from the Marina. Be sure to look for the red and green signs - they are hard to read from the river, so get your binocs out. That is the channel you want to take - knowing that will make your entrance easier! Reservations are made by calling the office. With so much online, it would also be great to be able to reserve that way.

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