Come stay with us in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg! Walking distance to dining, shopping, and entertainment. Wake up to a beautiful sunrise and see the lights of the city and a lovely sunset in the evenings.
The marina, staff and location are all first class and special shout out to Frank who met us when we arrived at the dock -- and shepherded us through a lovely experience. As an "older" cruiser I was amazed at the city's quality of life, exuberance and culture now available within a short walk from the marina in St. Pete. Kudo's to staff and the St. Pete Municipal leadership for making an outstanding development effort.
Frank takes great care to help get you settled. We always enjoy our stay there.
Perfect location Professional and friendly people to help with your names
Nice clean facility, easy access. Dock master was there to meet us when we pulled in. Great location, walk to restaurants, grocery, drugstore, museums, etc.
Great Location and AMAZING Dock master. Frank was ready to help dock the boat and was very helpful.
We moved the boat to the mooring field in the north basin, but the dinghy dock there was out of commission so we had to dinghy out of the break wall under the pier and back into the central basin to the fuel dock/ boat launch docks. This would not be a safe ride in any wind or choppy conditions. There was also a strong ESE wind at night causing a lot of swell on the bay. The north basin is not well protected from these conditions so the boat bounced around all night making for an uncomfortable sleep!
Great location and everything worked.
Very friendly and courteous. Accommodated at the last minute. Easy in and out. Easy to get fuel as well.
Very adequate and convenient to St Pete activities but this great facility is ready for an update especially with the new pier going in next door which is going to make the marina look shabby by comparison. Wi-fi system is essentially useless.
The staff went out of their way to accommodate us. What a location!
People and location is what it’s all about here. Joan and Frank helped with a booking issue we had and went over board to insure we were taken care of. The marina is middle of downtown and the beautiful pier area they developed.
Great marina and a block away from all of the restaurants. Looking forward to our next visit!
The facilities were clean and neat. The dockmaster kept me informed of my slip status, and was there to help me tie up as I arrived.
Frank, our dock assistance professional, was not only welcoming and knowledgeable of the area, was of great assistance in the docking process. Great customer service.
We were very impressed with the extraordinary service and help we received from Frank, the harbormaster. He went out his way to be there at the dock, helping with the lines and answering our questions in a very pleasant and humorous way. He made our visit fun! Thank you Frank.
Great location! And wonderful staff!
Frank is by far the best staff member we have ever encountered. He went out of his way to accommodate us and worked on a complicated reservation until he solved the issue. He is the best. If I was still running my business I would hire him on the spot!!
We had a great time...Frank and his team were very friendly and helpful during our entire 3 month stay. We'll be back
Dock has a huge bolt sticking out of the corner of dock along with broken boards. If a nearby dock person hadn’t helped us in we would have had huge damage to my boat. Also the dock gate didn’t work at midnight. Luckily there l had the security number to get us in.
Frank and everyone I had contact with was incrediably helpful. It was a wonderful experience.
It was fun and the marina was very professional and personal
Great spot. Staff not knowledgeable about dockwa app. Very frustrating
Great staff and well run marina.
Excellent stay overnight. The facilities are awesome, price is great, and it's nearby downtown St Pete with all it has to offer. The only drawback for us was that we were apparently too far from the wifi access point to get access. Recommend either installing a repeater, or at least let guests know of the limitation.
Great weekend, with lots of options you can walk to.
Wonderful couple nights of “boat camping” in the heart of downtown St Pete. Friendly service and very helpful.
Wonderful. We will return for a longer stay.
Frank the Dockmaster was very helpful. The marina had a well kept up bathroom and shower. Only thing that was a minor convenience was that there were no trash cans on the docks or in the building.
Dockage was fine, however we were not docked with the rest of our group as requested.
This is one of the best run marinas we have stayed.
Frank, the dockmaster, was great helping us docking to local info. The dock has great security by only one access to each pier with a key card. Great access to downtown. This was our first time at St. Pete by the water and will be back.
Nice bathrooms and ez access to down town
We had a great stay at St. Petersburg Municipal Marina. Our dockmaster was very helpful and everything we needed was easily accessible. We spent 2 wonderful days in beautiful downtown St. Pete and we can't wait to go back.
First time exploring St. Pete by the water. Frank, the dockmaster, was fabulous. So helpful from getting us docked to information we needed for the weekend. Fresco's restaurant is right next to the marina. Great food and service. Will definitely go back and stay at the municipal marina.
Great spot. Easy access to town. Friendly staff. No wifi tho
Loved it! Great location. Marina staff (Frank) was very helpful. So many restaurants, attractions, etc. in walking distance. We look forward to coming back soon!
Frank was very communicative, keeping us posted along our stay and helpful in docking. We hope the new leaseholders will have the same high level of customer service that the city has brought this marina to be a favorite stop in FL.
Excellent and friendly. Highly recommend!
Wonderful. Docks in great shape. Easy docking at transient dock. Frank the dock master was ver helpful and knowledgeable.
Easy access , clean facilities will be back gain Thanks
As always, the marina staff is efficient and friendly. We visit this marina several times a year and have always received excellent service and always have a wonderful time at local restaurants and events.
We were met at the transient dock by a very helpful Dockmaster Frank. He assisted us tying up and connecting to adequate power and water. Easy walk to restaurants and transportation We had our own e-bike. Although Visitor wireless was poor we were able to get emails.
Staff were very helpful and attentive - the facility is excellent!!
With the 65 foot boat overall they put us at 20 ft. dock, the rest are pylons. Good electric.. We were on the South part of the Marina and wished we on the North Section. Very noisy planes close by. Super close to downtown.
Helpful friendly staff
Great location! Great service!
Great Dockmaster and awesome location.
We bought an older boat that needed some work before we left the dock. As expected, it took longer than expected. Joan (dockmaster) was really helpful and flexible. During Covid slips were not transferable and I believe it was also restrictions on new liveaboards. She allowed us to extend 3 times and as of 2 short days ago we finally had our maiden sail. The marina is in a great location and, although we were technically transient, she let us stay in our current slip on the N docks which is feet away from the new beautiful pier and just a few slips away from the boaters lounge and showers. The wind can rip through pretty good on gusty days and a little bit of rocking but not bad even with 20+ knot winds. The tenants and especially liveaboards were all very friendly and welcomed us to our new lifestyle of becoming long distance cruisers and offered us great advice that we will take with us along our trek. With Covid there are ZERO long term slips or even moorings available in St Pete and even finding a week long transient slips was very very difficult. Be warned that the north side of the marina only has metered parking for the new pier from 9am-10pm at $10 per 4 hours and a 4 hour limit so we had to do a dance with moving the car around and it cost us an extra $20 a day to park. The usual transient dock is on the opposite side of the marina and comes with permitted parking for $5 a day but it’s a good 10+ min walk to the pier side and kinda secluded on a small island. So if you like quiet and cheaper parking that side is perfect for you but we did have transients nearby on our side too. Overall a great location in the heart of downtown and the popular new pier and nice marina with basic amenities. Oh, and they have fixed short finger docks with pilings which was not our favorite especially with inexperienced sailors new to docking but we got in and out unscathed, mostly...
Great location for down town St Pete, very busy and active area.
Very friendly and helpful. I will definitely go there again.
Great location and really attentive staff. A little more information on all of the amenities should be provided prior to arrival. Other than that a great stay!
Never could get a hold of anyone to give us a key to get in. All phone numbers provided were of no use. Finally saw security at 11 pm and got a key. Was not impressed.
First time boating to St Pete Marina and staying at the transient dock. The good: St Pete is a great town to visit Dock hands very helpful and accommodating Facilities very nice The not so good: The transient dock is fixed (not floating) and one side tie up. This means you need to leave enough slack for tides. This means you will be swaying and banging the dock all night. This means little sleep depending on your ability to sleep through that distraction. Our boat is 28ft but the neighbors was a new 40ft and had the same issue. Conditions were fairly calm when we were there. Will go back but try a different tie up method.
Our stay was fine but we were only allowed to stay four (4) hours for the “day trip” fee of $25.32. Dockwa site made not mention of only four hours - site simply said check in after 1:00 pm and check out by 11:00 am. Nowhere in our reservation confirmation from the City of St Petersburg Marina did it indicate a four hour limit.
Great location, friendly and helpful staff. 24 hour assistance docking which was great as we came in after hours. Had an issue with one a/c shutting down. I have one newer a/c that will shut down if the voltage is low for 3 minutes. Was able to work around it and everything seemed back to normal the next morning.
as always the St Pete municipal marina staff were awesome. Could not ask for better
Very accommodating! Thankyou and we loved being right in the heart of st. Pete! Fun, fun!
Nice docks, friendly staff! Great location to explore the city & water!
The staff was extremely helpful. The Marina was in a perfect location and well kept. I would definitely use this location for all my excursions to Downtown St. Pete.
Perfect location, easy water approach to the docks.
OUR VESSEL WAS PUT IN THE WRONG SPOT THE FIRST NIGHT. WE WERE SUPPOSED TO BE IN A COVERED DECK.
We stay at the City of St. Petersburg marina frequently. It truly is the best marina on the west coast of Florida, not only because of the location, but because the staff there is efficient and friendly. They all 'go above and beyond' to ensure boaters have a great experience. We highly recommend the marina.
Frank was extremely helpful and friendly.
Transient dock is easy to find, tie up to and depart from. Facilities were good and the staff is excellent.
St Pete is a wonderful water town. Always something to do. St Pete Municipal is perfectly located and more importantly protected for a comfortable stay. If you're on a mooring ball make sure any easterly wind will be less than 8knots or you're in for a rolly night.
Very nice marina. Staff are helpful and friendly. Easy in and out. Location can't be better. Attractions, restaurants, "Old" St.Pete and the newer hipsterish St. Pete. The vibe is very youthful now unlike the "Cocoon" reputation. The only complaint I might have is the feeling that you are encroaching on the liveaboards. They have sort of taken over the lounge and common areas. Dogs and kids paraphernalia. But that won't keep me from coming back often.
Very nice marina. Given we are still dealing with virus rules it was very nice. Would recommend to anyone. Would stay there again. Will be back next season.
I probably would give the marina 5 stars if we had stayed after the new St. Petersburg pier was open. Frank was very helpful in confirming then changing our reservation at our request; he even gave us his mobile # so we could contact him directly. The marina location is perfect - just off the main St. Petersburg waterfront. There are many bike paths and walking trails just off the marina. But the street just off the docks was closed off because of construction on the pier and, as noted, there were no dumpsters on the site because of the construction. Thus, it was a long walk to throw away trash and to get to a space for my dog to relieve himself. In addition, as also noted, the fixed long transient dock coupled with the tide swings can make getting on/off the boat pretty difficult at times. We would love to come visit again after the pier is open and, hopefully, the walk to discard garbage and take pets to grass will be much shorter.
My wife and I waited 4 months on the 'waiting list' to be able to rent a slip for our CT-56 ketch rigged sailboat. When one became available last Friday, 5/1/2020, Evelyn and I drove to the marina to accomplish the contractual paperwork for the slip which we were happy to have available to us. Sunday was when we could move our vessel from Seafood Shack Marina in Cortez, to your facility. The staff was about to process our lease, but we had not known that our documentation was necessary, (our fault - stupid error), so the staff advised us to bring her into the slip and process the paperwork on Sunday. So, we arrived and docked into slip SA110, Sunday afternoon and after having secured the vessel, went to the Marina Office with all of our documentation, expecting to conclude this process. We were told that our vessel had to be at the 'fuel dock' to be 'inspected'. Our vessel is a 65 foot ketch rigged, Ta Chiao CT-56, i.e., a heavy displacement, (70,000 pound), sailboat. She is not as easily maneuvered as a runabout / motorboat; so to take her out of the slip we had secured her into, to bring to the fuel dock, to be inspected, only to then return her to her slip, is an inefficient, even dangerous concept. I'm confident anyone with marine experience, would agree that it is in marinas that there is the highest probability of collisions and damages between vessels. I would much rather avoid that, as I am confident everyone would agree. Therefore, we were very reluctant to comply with this 'new rule'. I say 'new' because we had not been informed of this in our meeting with the staff on Friday. Had we been informed, we would have arrived at the fuel dock on Sunday rather than going straight to the slip, as we HAD been informed to do. Nevertheless, since Letitia, the manager, was not on the property, my request that the inspection take place at the slip, where the vessel is, could not be decided. So, we returned to our vessel, waiting for Letitia to arrive on Monday morning, to make the logical, professional decision to inspect her where she is. I spoke with Letitia Monday morning and she said she would have to speak with her manager about this. The overarching reality, besides the anxiety and illogical requirement to move the Triumph at this point, is that both my wife and I are providing our computer consulting services to our respective clients, therefore we are working normal business hours and can't spend a morning or afternoon playing this ludicrous: 'move the boat over here, then return her to her slip' game. So, it is our fervent hope that the marina management can see the logic and safety to have the inspection occur where the boat is, rather than at the fuel dock. I am posting this so that potential future slip renters might be made aware of this 'rule', since - as we have experienced - this rule is not always shared with this marinas' customers until it is ludicrous to try to apply.
Great location and view w expansive park. Easy access to transient dock. Short staff not readily available possible due to COVID 19. No trash receptacles on site due to city pier construction so have to walk a block to dumpster. Facility small but downtown location is ideal.
We'd gone sailing for a few days, our version of "social distancing." We'd planned to stay overnight at Gulfport Marina when we discovered that our reservation had been cancelled. By email. Three hours earlier. It's 5PM on Sunday. I was frantically calling other marinas looking for a slip, mooring ball, or even a spot to drop the hook. I got on dockwa.com and was able to make a reservation at St.Petersburg Marina, but received a message that they would respond in 24 hours. I called the marina, hoping to reach a live person. Tony answered and said he was just closing the marina for the day. I explained our dilemma, and he said he would need to call me back. A few minutes later he returned the call, said he did have open transient space, but there would be no one at the marina to assist us. "No problem!," I said. He explained where to go, and life got better. Then, a few minutes later, he called to give me the number of the security office, in case I needed anything. I was impressed. The transient dock was wide open, so docking was easy. We just made ourselves at home, cooked on board, had a pleasant evening. Downtown St. Petersburg is normally bustling, shops, bars, restaurants, parks, all on the waterfront. But the Governor had ordained that no sit-down dining would be permitted, so things were pretty quiet. Next morning I called the office to check in, and was told the dockmaster was on his way over to check in with us. We received a friendly visit, and a hand delivered receipt. We were very pleased with our experience. The marina has a fuel dock with pumpout services. Highly recommended.
We spent two days at the Marina during the COVID-19 Pandemic, obviously not the best of times. The staff remained very helpful and checked in on us. The facilities were kept clean and functioning despite the construction going on the adjacent pier. We will definitely return to further enjoy the Marina and it's location.
Everything went smooth as silk, staff was right there to assist with tie up and give us keys etc to the marina and info on the city. Have stayed there before and always enjoyed the stay, great location for access to the city.
The fixed docks, combined with large tide variance, make it VERY hard to get oneself or items on/off the boat. We rented a car, but parking is a joke. Even with a marina parking permit and a handicap tag, we got 2 tickets and a tow. The construction in the area causes a really long walk to the docks. The Fresco restaurant and the park nearby were the only bright spots in our stay.
Frank was courteous, knowledgeable, helpful. Older woman in office didn’t seem to like her job or dealing with customers.
Great Experience. Easy walking distance to restaurants, museums and entertainment venues. Frank was especially helpful providing advice and assistance to smoothly exit our slip on a very windy day!
Can’t believe you are charging full rate to stay on the Transient Dock during the construction. Had to carry our elderly dog all the way down to Bayshore 4x to relieve herself and park our vehicle a mile away. I think you could have constructed a pet relief area during this lengthy construction. I really think paying $99 for this inconvenience was ridiculous.
Everyone was very friendly and downtown St. Petersburg is great.
Easy access - even after hours. Security guard greeted me with keys and assisted with docking. Location is excellent with access to downtown. Facilities are clean, but showing some signs of age.
Staff was great grabbing the lines and tying us up, then explaining what’s where. Docks we were on, south basin, concrete fixed in good shape. Did not use restroom or shower. Very convenient to St Pete downtown. Adjacent to municipal airport - fun watching planes in and out. Minimal airport activity after dark. No less that 7’ total water at entrance at low tide, plenty at docks
I guess location is everything. The dock is not in great shape. It was fine, but expensive, for an overnight to check out downtown St. Petersburg.
The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. I'll be back. Thank you.
Different dockage for us at WL1 and it was GREAT! Easy and convenient for walking to downtown and as always, nice facilities and people.
Great experience, it was our third time staying!
The staff was so accommodating. Really enjoyed the fireworks.
We had a great stay at the St. Petersburg Municipal Marina. It was easy making reservations, the office staff was very helpful, Robert, the dock hand, was great at helping us in. The location in downtown St. Petersburg was wonderful. Restaurants, museums, grocery stores, everything was in walking distance. They were dog friendly, and although it was a long way to walk from our slip to the outside of the marina to grass, there are many nice small parks to walk in nearby. Great stop!
The marina staff are always friendly and helpful and great great to deal with. Love going to St Pete marina and they always help make ever better
Great downtown location but no parking for North Docks if needed and due to Pier construction, long walk to-from boat. Otherwise, one of the better Marin’s
St Petersburg is a great City to visit with lots of things to do and within walking distance of the marina.
Stayed as a transient for 3 days waiting for a marine service nearby to open. The rather primitive doc slips with fore and aft pylons as the main way to secure the boat and a low dock that did not reach to midship were nothing special, but the treatment by the staff that came out after hours to help me tie up was superb. Strong recommend on this basis.
Robert was such a great help to us, everything from booking our slip to docking and everything in between. Marina is clean and very well maintained. Everything downtown is within walking distance. The rates here a very reasonable as well. Would stay again in a heartbeat!!
Great stay as always. Staff is very accommodating and we love the location. Can't wait for our next trip back.
The dock is well-maintained and the dockmaster, Frank was extremely helpful. Great location for all the downtown St. Petersburg has to offer.
We pulled in, decided to get some fuel before docking. Next thing I know, the store attendant decided to rant his judgmental opinions out the window from the second story of the marina fuel dock down to my boat - berating me because my wife had to go up the flight of stairs to check-in and I didn't, as I have a severe ankle sprain. Upon my wife going back to pay and explaining the situation to him, he proceeded to be sarcastically sympathetic by telling her "aww poor baby." She had to tell him to please stop yelling out the window. After that, Frank was very helpful in helping us to dock. Transient dock was fine. It was rocking all night due to a certain directional wind. No grass for dogs to go unless you walk about a half mile down to the street. I would stay there again, but skip the fuel dock as there is a high-and-mighty jackass tending the store.
Frank was super helpful. Only way could be better is floating docks for smaller boats.
Great neighborhood, clean bathrooms, nice dockside attendant. The construction around the pier is a nightmare, for how long, who knows - but at least the fences indicate which direction to walk to all of St. Pete's action.
Great location in beautiful St. Pete. Wonderful staff as well. But due to the construction we had to walk a 1/2 mile to grass for my dog and to the street. No shuttle was provided from the parking which was also far away and we could never find a dock cart without also walking the 1/2 mile to and from the street. Hopefully when all is completed theses issues will be resolved.
Not happy with how close they parked the boats on the bow and the stern on the transient dock. We were so close that we ended up almost hitting the boat on our bow. I was impressed by the Security guy arriving at 4:15am to help us get off the dock! Other than that it was a good stay!
Great place to stay. You can’t ask for more. Right downtown with all the restaurants and museums within a short walk. The facilities were clean and safe, with everything we needed.
Extremely helpful dock staff. helped us tie up and then moved us when they needed some more space.
Understaffed.Was unable to contact dock hand for assistance on leaving.
Very helpful staff. There's construction nearby and is a bit noisier in the mornings. Docks could use some renovations.
This marina was an amazing place to ring in the New Year … dock hands were super helpful and facilities were clean. Loved that we were within walking distance to great restaurants and museums - will definitely be returning to this marina in 2019
Very rolly while on the transient dock, all night long. I assume it was the E SE wind. 2 guests in our part were sea sick, just from overnight. Otherwise, very convenient to St. Pete activities.
Great location. Love St. Pete's. The internet did not work at our location.
Great place. Excellent docking assist in and out. Location is amazing for visiting St. Petersburg. Safe and friendly boaters. Very dog friendly!
This marina is one of our favorites for access to a lively downtown entertainment area; the marina is calm, clean, and quiet. This trip was almost spoiled by lack of TV cable due to a recent change of providers (and the marina had no loaner "boxes."), and the Pier contruction made pedestrian access difficult. And, the office was never open Wed. through Fri. of T'giving week.
The facilities are very clean, and the staff is friendly and helpful. The location is great, right on the heart of downtown St. Pete close to amazing museums and restaurants.
It was slightly disturbing we had to wait for someone to bring a key to the marina to gain us access to the enatrnace for when we return.
Everything was great, dock attendants were first class!
Great stay and very convenient to downtown and museums. Don’t miss the Dali museum
Visitor dock utilities and service personnel were excellent. Mooring attachments and breasting dolphins were well placed, dolphins were getting old but still very usable. Restrooms/showers were clean, easy to access and well maintained. The ship's store is well stocked but it's location is a long walk from the transient area. The strategy of using the ship's store for the Harbor Masters observation post forces her to multitask which results in some errant traffic to be missed. The amount of construction on the municipal pier makes vehicle access and parking inconvenient. St. Pete would be well advised to keep the public advised on construction progress if not to completion at least to access to parking in that area.
Great stop. Friendly, helpful.
poor condition. many derelict vessels. Under construction. difficult access.
A good experience. Like the location and the dock is good. We came in for one day however and promptly without notice at 10:50 Sunday morning the power shut off to the shore power. Was not sure why, Then my wife said they like wanted us out at 11. That is good, but don't shut down my systems without notice. Also, maybe we would want to stay longer and pay to do so. Just sayin. Otherwise a great place and great location.
Everyone was so nice and helpful
I arrived "late" at 5:30. After tied up and plugged in security ask me to move to the end of the dock. even though there was plenty of space he wanted me to go to the end of the dock furthest from the bathroom. No other boats showed up so not sure why he made us move.
Always a great place to stay. Transient dock in good condition. Good WiFi reception. Good shower/restroom facility with day room. Downtown St. Petersburg provides many choices for entertainment and dining.
A bit run down and definitely impacted by the construction of the pier if you stay at the north transient dock you have this long walk to get out of the marina down a construction fence line.
The AC person referred to me by the marina, James “Jamie” Parks with Gumfcoast Marine was paid to install an AC unit. Weeks later the install was not complete and he told me to “Fu*k Off” when asked when he would return to complete the job. James then called my partner in Maine whom I own the boat with and explained that he would never allow his wife to speak to or question a man. As a woman living on a boat alone, I immediately changed the locks on the boat in fear that he may return and take the unit. I explained this to Joan Mcgown at the St. Pete Municipal Marina, who promptly called my partner to explain to him that I had complained about the service. I felt in no way comfortable or protected by the staff after that. We will not return to St. Petersburg Municipal Marina.
Excellent, friendly service! Highly recommend!
The office people were friendly and helpful. The slip was tight and difficult to tie up in but I waited till the last minute to book so it was all that was available. That's more my fault then their's. I will be booking there again.
We are transients there and this experience was totally different than our one here only one month ago. We were berthed in a slip so far away from everything, that it made mobility in the local area a challenge. It would seem that the marina would book transients in a more convenient location because they typically do not have a way to get around. The north dock is close to the Downtown Looper trolley, and a bike-rental station.
It was good but please advice guest where in the marina you can be expected to dock....we were planning for the main dock to meet friends with another boat and later plans but ended up in the south basin , it was ok but certainly not in our plans
brief stay in the mooring field. Dockwa is such a big improvement over the old system. Robert met us happily at the dinghy to get the keys. Seamless.
No water the first day. Never mentioned this prior to our arrival..
Great service and friendly staff. Plus great fuel price for guests. Our favorite stop in Florida!
As I read on other reviews, the staff were great; welcoming and accomodating. They more than made up for men's facilities that were below my expectations (my wife said the women's were fine). Try to avoid the first slips in the south basin - your cleat will be outside the dock gate and rocks will be next to you. Overall it was fun and the marina is in a great location.
The marina people are very friendly and helpful. Free pump out, nice and clean restrooms and showers. Marina is right down town St. Pete - great location.
Wooden dock pillars are in serious need of some rubber strips on them to keep the wood from scratching the paint on my boat. But, the staff is very, very nice and accommodating. They all made it very easy to stay here and I look forward to many visits
The staff were great. We tied up to the transient dock,Rob brought the keys down made sure we were comfortable
Dockwa's happy hour made it extra special. Thanks again, Becky. It gave us the opportunity to meet other boaters we would not otherwise have met, and new friends were made as a result. The marina is very accommodating and interested in making our stay wonderful. Love the dinghy dock! The local transportation is great. Thank you everyone.
I stayed on a mooring ball and I love it there. The main marina staff could use some help but Tony, Doug and Robert are the best.
We enjoyed it immensely. Friendly and helpful staff. We love St. Petersburg and visit downtown often. This is a rare visit by boat and we will do it again soon.
Enjoyed the privacy and location of the moorings. Not convenient to the bathrooms, showers, and laundry. Staff was excellent.
Great staff in a great location.
Outstanding service fantastic crew
Overall, this is a pretty nice marina. The docks are almost all 1/2-finger docks with pylons, and are fixed. Although the marina has a breakwater, enough waves get through it that there is almost always some wave action at the docks, and if the wind is above 20 knots, the wave action is significant. The docks are well maintained, as are the rest of the facilities. Speaking of facilities, they have a very deep water approach and within the marina, able to easily accommodate a 5-feet keel. There is a fuel dock, and a not-so-easily accessible pump-out station. However, they provide free mobile pump-out service that can be scheduled within a week. There are also 3 separate restroom/shower/laundry facilities around the marina. They are all pretty comparable. The one near the South Basin has 4 separate showers for the men (and presumably the same number for the women) within a heated/cooled restroom, and one restroom/shower room that is separate from the rest. There are 4 washers and 4 dryers, and a community room with vending machines, a microwave, and a widescreen TV. All are quite clean. There is also a public park within the marina, but the REAL draw is that downtown St. Petersburg is just steps away. St. Pete is a really nice city, with lots or restaurants, bars, and cafes, a multiplex movie theater, a live-theater venue, shopping, etc. Almost anything you could want is within walking distance. They also have an excellent public transit system that is pretty inexpensive if you get a weekly or monthly transit pass. Of course, there are also taxis, Uber, and Lyft. The University of South Florida campus is about 5 blocks from the marina entrance, and they have excellent free WiFi in the campus library. As usual, the free WiFi in the marina is almost non-existent. Finally, the staff at the marina office are very willing to help, if you ask. Overall, this is a very nice marina.
The Marina emailed a reservation confirmation as well as an additional welcome with a clear and detailed marina map. Marina assistant Doug called us to confirm our approximate eta and asked that we call him approx. 1/2 hour away which we did. Doug gave us our slip number which we were able to locate on the emailed map. Doug followed up with a call to us as we were approaching the marina and talked us in by landmarks while simultaneously waving to us from the dock. Doug was at our slip to help with lines and hook up of power and water. He gave us a review/tour of amenities as well as secure key card and wifi. After a 25 hour Gulfcrossing, this simply could not have been a better process for someone new to the area.
Always a great stop. Robert and Doug exceptional!
Robert met us at dink dock with keys Seamless and easy. Enjoyed dinner downtown
I was frustrated prior to our arrival not knowing if we had an arrival due to the use of Docwa howeve one we arrived I could not have been more pleased. Doug called prior to our approach and made it right to our dock. He helped us tie up and made sure we had our keys and knew exactly where everything was. The facility is within walking distance of everything. We had a great time.
It would be nice if shower and bathrooms were cleaned after check out time.
We had a fantastic weekend getaway from our typically hectic days. Great location and dock master!
Spent a night on a mooring buoy. The buoys are all well marked, and in good shape. Marina folks were quick to bring us a key card for the gate. Probably would be bumpy if there is an easterly wind, as there are a lot of reflective waves that bounce off all the seawalls around the mooring basin.
St. Petersburg municipal Marina is excellent. Dockwa is not.
Have stayed before. Doug is always most helpful and right on top of things.
Doug was an amazing dockmaster. He was very friendly, helpful and when we couldn't get us on the face dock he accommodated us by providing a slip that was actually owned by the people in the slip next door. Way to go above and beyond for customer service. Thank you! We all had a great time and the Punta Gorda Sailing Club will be back!!!! Dotti and Mark Vaivoda S/V Toots Sea
I love this marina and the staff Tony and Robert are the best but I dislike the fact the City has started using Dockwa. This is not an improvement. However Dockwa is not concerned or interested in why I do not like Dockwa. However I will hit on a few points just in case this gets posted in its entirety. 1) I cannot verify my reservation timely. 2) I need to find a WiFi to verify, something that is sometimes difficult aboard 3) I have to phone the marina for particulars and to cancel 4) I am unable to request special services when making reservation 5) All the above creates a lot of uncertainty 6) Phone App does not use TEXT messaging only email see #2 above 7) There is no way to op-out of Dockwa unsolicited advertisement. 8) Additionally, if I wanted to leave a review I would do it in Active Captain. 9) Last Dockwa would not accept my personal email address because it didn't meet its criteria. This service could be greatly improved by updating the app to use text. Additionally, why cannot Dockwa calculate "face dock" docking correctly? This failure creates lost dockage revenue. Fix this.
It was great, thank you!
Very fine facility. Friendly, helpful staff. No information handout, so I had to call for wi-fi password. Way, way overpriced. Should not charge for bowsprit length. Charging by length is done to approximate usage of facility. A bowsprit does not add people, interior space, electrical usage, trash, etc.
The staff was great Doug was extremely helpful. Great location. Would definitely use this marina again if in the area.
Very friendly and helpful. Doug was awesome. Thanks
It is always good at St Pete Marina. Extra nice and helpful staff and very decent facilities. However the new reservation system Dockwa leaves much to be desired. Having to wait up to 24 hours for a confirmation is wrong. I used to be able to call the marina from the middle of the bay and they could tell right then and there if there was a vacancy. Or not. So I went online and did the reservation request. Now, it was getting real close to 24 hours later when I decided to call the marina directly. I mean if it was full I could stay at Marjorie Park Davis Islands and see fireworks. So a marina person lady was saying welllll,,,, we will have to see if there are any cancellations and such and that the transient dock was for 29 ft and up. (I'm 26') . So I asked at least call and tell me if I cant come so I can make other plans and she did call back within the 24 hour window and say they could put me in a slip instead. Great joy for real. We shared an end dock with another craft about the same size. Kind of tight but ok. But the transient dock had two boats on it and 350 feet of open space. It just made all the drama and waiting seem unnecessary unless a dozen boats had cancelled all of a sudden on a beautiful July 4th. This is the electronic age, the system it should work faster and be more accurate. I mean, I can call a hotel and know immediately if there is a vacancy. Is Dockwa charging the city for this inconvenience? I like talking to a dockmaster, not a website.
Doug was amazing!!! Called to see where we were around our arrival since we were a bit late. Met us on the dock. handled all our lines and electric. Tide was really high and he even loaned us a ladder to get on and off the boat. Great experience and great customer service!!! We will be back.
Remarkable Municipal facility with outstanding helpful people.