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!