The 15th Street Marina is located at the southern end of Marathon on the ocean side adjacent Boot Key Harbor. We have 25 recreational slips, commercial fisherman slips, as well as an on-site bait & tackle shop.
We spent two months here starting mid Dec 2023 and we’re departing mid Feb 2024. We spent 8 days on the north side of the island at a very expensive marina, heated pool, etc. under a strong north wind. Sleepless nights and barely used the pool. 15th provides the basic amenities and it’s VERY protected. Three transient slips, the rest live aboard and unoccupied permanents. People watch out for one another here. We have been perfectly safe contrary to our initial stereotyping of the neighborhood. The marina has trust-system laundry, deposit money in a locked box. $2 a load. Slips are 40 feet fixed and tide has moved up to 2 feet. One 30 amp plug per slip but they’re working to upgrade. Short walking distance of multiple restaurants, West Marine, and other stuff. Grocery store is a bike ride, Uber or taxi. Try Native Taxi, $8 for anything within 4 miles which is all of Marathon. The Key West bus picks up 1/4 mile away. Ronnie runs the marina and he’s a gem. He will share anything you want to know about the fishing industry in the keys, and he works to make sure you have what you need. You’ll get a real taste of the local vibe here.