The Panama City Marina is closed due to the damages sustained from Hurricane Michael for an undetermined amount of time. Repairs to start late Spring 2019 with no estimated completion at this time.
The Marina has been closed for 3 1/2 years. And for the last 6 months all work has stopped, there has been no repairs being made. The mayor and the City manager do not respond to email requests. There are no slips no fuel nothing is open.
We found this to be a great marina to stop at. We had no problem docking along a parallel dock. We didn't find any issues with the dock, so they must have completed repairs to the planking. Fuel prices were good and they have a ships store at the fuel dock. Friendly, helpful staff.
This is a fine municipal marina for long term dockage, particularly for smaller powerboats. It is not so good for transient sailboats such as ourselves. The visiting boat dock is exposed to SE winds and chop through the breakwater gap. The dock planking is long past it's replacement date, with very slick and uneven boards. The marina has posted warning signs about the condition of the dock - they need to get on with replacement. The laundry and shower facilities are fine, as are the utilities and WiFi. There is no grocery store within a reasonable walk. There are several restaurants within 0.5 mile in the old downtown area. After renovation, and if the transient dock were placed along the SW wall, more protected and closer to the facilities, this would be a fine marina to visit.