|239 East Beach Drive|
Panama City, FL 32401
|30° 9' 5.9'', -85° 39' 34.88''|
|Panama City Harbor|
Open to the public on a first-come first-serve basis, Bristol Harbor Marina is safely nestled in Massalina Bayou in the heart of downtown Panama City. Nice baths, free laundry and a pump out at every slip, it's perfect for a long term stay or a quiet overnight. Transients and loopers are all welcome.
You'll absolutely love waking up in the sleepy little bayou, walking over to Bayou Joe's for a delightful breakfast and watching the dolphins get their exercise while you eat... all within sight of your yacht. You're also within walking distance of everything in downtown Panama City.
Wonderful! There's a fellow named Joe who will offer you his seat. And another chatty fellow named Cory who's living there on the down- low. Shhhh!
After receiving booking confirmation, I didn’t hear anything from the Marina, so I sent a message on the morning of my arrival, no response. I called and spoke to Nick two hours prior to arrival, and I think I had fallen through the cracks they did not have a slip for me. Ten minutes prior to my arrival, in the middle of a thunderstorm, they finally sent me to their other marina Emerald, which was quite a disappointment compared to what I was expecting. I had booked Bristol because it was right off of the ICW, and had several very good restaurants within easy walking distance, Emerald was several miles off the ICW with no restaurants within walking distance. Had I known I would have booked another marina in the Panama City area. Emerald marina was fine, bathrooms, showers, and sturdy docks, just not what I had in mind.
They were very accommodating. Dock was nice, and it was a very close walk to everything downtown in Panama City. We didn’t use it, but they have free laundry facilities. There was a park close buy and nice for walking our dog. There are mostly sailboats at this marina, but they welcomed our power cruiser.
We’ll maintained and close to downtown.
We love keeping our boat at Bristol Harbor Marina. It is very protected, has great staff and friendly neighbors.
The location is very quaint with good restaurants in walking distance. Showers and restrooms were nice and they have a laundry and pump outs at each slip. Staff was very friendly and helpful.
It is a bit tight but a nice little marina with free laundromat. Close to downtown. We will return.
We needed a marina for a night's stay. This marina was the 1st we have encountered where there was no one present from the marina when we arrived. We were directed to our slip by someone who was in KY, on the phone. Fortunately, we really don't need someone on the dock except maybe to point out our slip. A little difficult to hear, "by the blue sailboat on the lift" when the lift is not the usual haul out lift, surrounded by other boats. The drawbridge was not mentioned initially but did open very quickly when contacted. Very narrow entrance thru the bridge.
Seth was amazingly helpful. Nice Marina!
Seth was very attentive and helpful. He called us the night before to confirm our reservation and when we arrived he assisted us in getting the boat into our slip. He made sure we had all we needed, i.e., wifi password, code to facilities, and recommended a dinner location. We will definitely be returning when we pass through Panama City!
Quaint marina with all the amenities except fuel. Caters more so to sail boats but on site free laundry and pump outs at each slip was great. On site restaurant has very good food breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you can grab a rare open slip here consider yourself lucky.
Awesome Marina! Staff is very friendly and helpful. Clean bathrooms with showers. Free Laundry, also clean. Pump out at slip. Free wifi works well. Fresh seafood, just off the boat, right across the street. Easy walk to downtown Panama City. No Fuel. I recommend this marina when you visit Panama City.
Will definitely be back … loved the protected bay the marina was in; very clean. Seth was a true host and very helpful from taking my husband to West Marine and tracking down a mechanic to look at our engine!