Gulfport Municipal Marina lies on approximately eleven acres of land and approximately seven and one half acres of water. Marina property is surrounded by mostly residential single family homes. The marina basin is enclosed with a concrete seawall and provides one hundred ninety two wet slips open to the public. The marina includes twenty five dry boat storage spaces, ship store with restrooms and showers, public boat ramp with seventy boat trailer parking spaces, two fueling stations, lighted range markers and guest docking facility.
Clam Bayou is adjacent to the East side of the marina channel. The park offers several fishing docks as well as passive walking trails, dock walk, kayak launch and Osprey nests.
Stayed at the new mooring field. Balls and pendant lines are great. Only, but big issue is the lack of dingy space at the dock. For $24/day would expect room to dock a dingy. At St. Pete they have a dedicated, floating dingy dock that is locked from the shore side for the mooring field.... here you must hope for space.
Tony and Dennis we're great. Their staff was well trained very polite. We look forward to bringing our boat club back soon. Ed Marsh
Great staff who will work with you for what you need. The transient slips are easy to get into and out of. Small laundry facility, but we've always been able to use it without waiting. The surrounding area, Gulfport, is reminiscent of Old Florida to some folks and like some others, decide to stay for a bit longer - we ended up sticking around for about 2 months and found it very comfortable and affordable if you book for a month at a time. Downtown Gulfport is small but always fun - there's a floating boat/dinghy dock that's free for 4 hours at a time; the casino isn't for gambling but more of a community event center; great brunch spots; great local restaurant/bars (O'Maddy's $2 tuesdays is something we ended up always making an effort to make); well maintained public volleyball courts. The mooring field is a bit out of the way and they're still working out a dinghy dock if you choose to grab a ball (but the staff are more than happy to work with you to accommodate your needs). You will need to contend with some very rude power boaters but that's everywhere so can't fault the marina for that. Sailing is a blast in Boca Ciega Bay where the marina is located. Don't have to worry too much about draft, spoils, or crab pots. Beware if you anchor out as holding isn't all that good and after a 20+ knt blow, there's often a boat that didn't heed the warning and gets pushed up ashore. Pump outs are included and easy... a boat comes out to you if you're on a ball, or just pull up to the fuel dock in the marina itself. The fuel dock's pumps are unexpectedly fast - so keep that in mind if you're used to taking more than a few minutes to fill your tanks. Internet is fast if you use the 802.11n instead of the default 802.11b (but internet does not extend out to the mooring field). The bay is well protected from weather and is extremely easy to get to all of the other places within the area like Pass a grille, the Gulf, St Pete Beach, the ICW, Tampa Bay, etc. There's easy access to the nearby Pinellas Trail if you like biking that spans the width of St Petersburg. If you like kayaking, Clam Bayou is just around the corner. There's a free tram you can call up if you don't want to walk within the city of Gulfport. Excellent and easy access to any marine services you need ... be it to buy a new or used boat, need something as simple as your bottom cleaned, or something as outlandish as adding a second hull and turning your monohull into a cat (/s) - it's all within easy access. Boat.US towboats, coast guard, and FWC are all stationed in or about the marina so don't worry too much about getting lost or running aground. There's no shortage of family owned business and smiling faces to service your boat. The minuses only apply if you take a mooring ball. It's a 10-15 minute dinghy ride to the marina; power boaters will wake through the field despite well placed signage; and no wifi when moored. Despite all that, those negatives of the mooring field are balanced by being right in front of downtown Gulfport; moorings are for sailboats only; and you took a mooring ball because you prefer them to being on a dock, right? In any case, they're constantly improving the Marina and a lot of it is new; so who knows, these negatives may have been resolved by the time you get here.
The marina was overbooked and our slip and those of our friends were much too small for our boats. We had 1 inch between our boat and the piling on one side and zero inches on the other. Won’t be going back!
Excellent service. Friendly staff. Nice facilities. Great location.
We stayed for 3 nights on a mooring. The setup of the mooring field is excellent, with comfortable spacing between moorings. The mooring field is very close to town with easy access to city docks with space allocated for dinghies. The Gulfport Municipal Marina is a quite a bit further from the mooring field. The showers are clean and well maintained. We will definitely visit again.
Staff was very helpful. Showers very clean (new). Area was quiet and well protected.
We stayed aboard one week at the marina, a couple days in a slip (fixed dock) then moved over to to the transient floating dock. We were welcomed from driving in to launch our boat to our exit, filling up on gas & water enroute to explore Tampa Bay. All facilities were clean and cared for, used the showers, laundry and the boaters lounge upstairs. There are separate showers for daytrippers vs staying in the marina, those upstairs are modernized and prettier, but all had hot, adjustable water w good showerheads (just need soap dishes). The gates are open in the daytime but locked at night, we felt very safe. Easy walk over to the main Gulfport business district with great restaurants (especially O'Maddys), beautiful seafront with dinghy dock. The marina mooring balls are off there, would have loved to use them, but no powerboats allowed. Loved all the bird life in the marina, visited by a dolphin, herons & egrets, best marina we have ever visited!
Beautiful new mooring field across from a vibrant waterfront. The marina is well-sheltered, clean, in good repair, and boasts a sharp staff and a good little ship's store. Gulfport loses one star from me ONLY because it is one very long row from the mooring field to the shower.
Great, helpful people. Reasonable rates. Would stay again.
You Cannot find better, more serviceable, staff anywhere. Love going there for a few days. Thanks to all!
due to parking lot construction it wasn’t too scenic otherwise worked out well.
Marina Wes clean, people were friendly and Gulfport is a great little town.
Great Marina! Very friendly and helpful staff! You dock along floating dock, there’s only room for 4-6 boats depending on size, so plan ahead. The floating dock is at a dead end, and it may be a little tight to turn around if you’re on. 45’+. Clean facilities! Some improvements underway which will make it even better.
Great well protected stop. Tony,Dennis and staff couldn't be more helpful-will guide you to slip help tie and hook up. Some showers new and even old ones are spotless. Would give six stars but no close by restaurant however short walk or free shuttle to down town which is really a little jewel. Great stop.
Too shallow. Bumped going in and on the ground at the dock. They need to dredge the channel and Marina.
Gulfport Marina was a very decent, clean fully functional marina. Lots of services and great clean large showers, along with a super friendly staff. Extra shout out to George who got us in even with some extra challenges. Would definitely go back.
Great dock attendants, clean bathrooms, great town
Very nice older marina. Close to walk to downtown Gulfport for restaurants. Clean facilities.
Great staff - couldn't be nicer. Helpful and professional in every way. Had a great time while we were there! Thanks!
Gulfport Municipal Marina is great. The staff are responsive and always helpful. The docks are well protected and convenient to Gulfport. The mooring are in excellent shape and in an excellent location right off downtown Gulfport.
It's always a pleasure to visit Gulfport. The Municipal Marina is first class, well maintained, and well protected. The staff is friendly and helpful. I will stay here every time I'm in the area in the future.
The marina and dock master were great and the town is wonderful! We liked it so much we are staying another night!!!
Enjoyed the security of have a mooring ball over night. The close proximity to the pier and establishments is perfect. Well worth the cost.
Mooring ball was great. Music from shore was a little loud but tolerable. Great food and service at Isabell's and Pia's Tratorria. We will be back next year!!
Very nice facility. Staff extremely accommodating. Clean showers, nice floating docks. Just stayed one night. Only disappointment was that wifi was unreliable and slow. And coffee shop or convenience store was a healthy walk or ride from the marina. But the trip into Gulfport for the afternoon/evening is well worth it. Will def be back!!
A great marina to stay in for a few days. The new showers are great. Fantastic cruiser's lounge and book exchange.
Friendly staff! I was at the transient dock and had no issues. I left my fishing gear on the boat and no one messed with it. I will return to this dock in the future.
We love staying here. Staff is always courteous and helpful
One of the less desired marinas in the area. Staff is rude, and we have had bad experiences when we go into the marina to fill up on diesel. We won’t be returning. Gulfport can do better than this, and so can the marina staff.
The staff here are always super friendly and helpful. The facilities are clean and updated.
Need to improve the Wifi but Gulfport is great place
Great people. Close walk to OMaddys. Nice clean marina. Employees are very nice and helpful
Great spot, less than a mile walk to old town main street and excellent restaurants. Very close to wonderful nature trails. Doesn't have a lot of facilities but very friendly marina.
Fabulous marina with great employees. The least expensive gas in the area always!! Dennis does a great job as the Harbor Master.
This is a very quiet and relaxing marina. The staff is wonderful and helpful every time. The facilities are always clean. Great place to stay.
Highly recommend! Nice facilities and very friendly staff! Bravo!
Our two day stay was quite nice. The floating transient dock is convenient, but low to the water, so boarding can be an issue for some. The staff was great to work with and the new baths/showers and lounge are very nice.
Another great stay! Helpful staff and nice facilities and so close to fun Gulfport! I'll keep coming back.
Love the floating dock. Easy in easy out of the Marina. They have lots of things at the marina store including bait and tackle. The folks running the place are very nice. Its a good place.
We always enjoy staying on the floating dock at Gulfport! The new facilities are very nice and the shuttle to the main street is a bonus when we don't have our bikes.
LONG FLOATING DOCK FOR TRANSIANTS..ALL NEW BOATERS SHOWERS AND LOUNGE....GREAT EATING A FEW BLOCKS AWAY
Easy in and out - Easy docking on a floating dock, Nice walk to town. New shower facilities. Enjoyable place to stop over for a night.
Paid $37 a night for a slip. The slip ended up being a floating dock (which I prefer anyways), however, there was no saved spot. The second day, my boat was asked to be moved twice. The water connections are nice and easy to access, however, when being moved constantly, you may be moved further away from them and not have any access to the water. I had a strange feeling like I was the only one paying to dock there. There were always locals who would tie up and then leave. I was asked several times if I knew whose boat was in front of me. I think I was fortunate that once I had finally cleaned up my boat and left the marina, I came back the next morning to find my boat in the same spot. But someone did come by my boat saying his had been moved. They lock the marina up after a certain time, for the night, which I like. And, they give you a key to get in and get out. It is fairly easy to access your boat with the way the floating dock is located near the parking lot. I think if I had had a saved spot, and someone would've been on the locals who were coming in and docking, then I would've really enjoyed my stay since I love floating docks. However, I just kept feeling an urgency to get back early or else all the spots would be gone. And, there is a head boat that uses about half of the floating dock to load and unload. They don't have that area marked on how much room he needs, so it can be a little aggravating to know if where you are parked is ok or not. Had the dock space been around $10 a night I would've been alright with the inconveniences, however, these were East Coast Palm Beach prices that I was paying, and over there I get a reserved slip, with people helping to dock whenever I come in. Also, I couldn't find a fish cleaning station in the marina. They may actually have one, but no where I could find.