|407 Maple Ave|
Panama City, FL 32401-4777
|30° 9' 14.91'', -85° 38' 14.75''|
|Panama City Harbor|
Open to the public on a first-come first-serve basis, Emerald Harbor Marina (formerly Watson Bayou Marina) located in Watson Bayou in beautiful Panama City, Florida. Emerald Harbor is conveniently located marina with waters protected from hurricane winds. We are approximately six miles from the Panama City pass and the Gulf of Mexico and just off the Inter-coastal Waterway. We offer our tenants 24 hour access to nice, clean bathrooms with full-sized showers and free laundry.
Docks, electrical and water are all brand new as of 2021 and we anticipate having a pump out at every slip in the third quarter of 2022. Come stay for a while or just for a night.
Overall our stay was pretty good. The Marina is in a long term rebuilding so they are trying. We really liked the pump out at the dock. We were not as happy with the short finger piers, which mad getting on and off the boat difficult. The Marina is also a good ways from shops and restaurants. Uber was available so that help. Final comment is there is no management on site so any help or support is difficult.
Good communication, facilities as described
Great place and wonderful experience.
Entrance into the bayou is unmarked but we trusted the charts and kept to the middle and saw 12-14ft all the way to the dock. In A7 slip we saw 5.5ft at low tide when leaving but seems to be soft bottom as we managed to get out with our 5.5ft draft. Once out of the slip depth dropped to 6ft. Fixed slips and electrical are all new. Short quarter fingers. Pumpout at the slip (did not use). Renovated toilettes, (free) laundry, showers. Fantastic service provided by marine management. They are really helpful and accommodating. The owner (Seth) is a sailor himself and understands our needs. This is not a happening place but if you want peace and quiet and some repairs done, this is it. There is not much around: adjacent small park and excellent Gene's Oyster Bar (cash only). If you have a bike or like long walks you can get to CVS and Waffle Shoppe. I had to knock of a star for the smell coming from a chemical plant when the wind is from the right (wrong?) direction and a lack of restaurants/groceries/etc nearby.
The staff were all amazing!! Super helpful, quick to respond to any questions & made for a great stay!! The marina itself is very peaceful & full of nice people!
Seth is a rockstar and his energy is totally focused on getting you what you need. There’s a good thing happening at their marinas and the future is bright.
I loved my brief three month stay at Emerald Harbor. Great staff and lovely marina. Highly recommend it to others
Seth and Nick were accommodating and helpful as were the live aboard.
Seth was great, Nick also helpful. Quiet and great people living on their boats there. Dog friendly.
We really enjoyed our stay there. Seth is a very competent manager and assisted us getting our boat tied up extremely well prior to a storm. The free laundry is excellent. Bathrooms and shower were clean and tended to. Power is available for 30 or 50 amp, the only reason I held back a star is that we didn't have wifi and there's no marina store. The website said there is a courtesy vehicle, but that's no longer the case. Overall a very good experience!
Beautiful cove and nice marina. Seth was wonderful to work with. Sincerely helpful and friendly. Docked without issue with help from Andre. Only minor issue was that the boater facilities weren't clear as to where they were. We were in late and out early without opportunity to explore any further than the field for our dogs. Thank you Seth and Andre.
This place is absolutely awesome. We’ll be staying again soon!
4 stars ONLY because they are still bringing to life this once Hurricane Michael destroyed marina . . . 5 Stars for a caring, accommodating crew . . . Protected area, free laundry (save your quarters) and more good things ahead . . .