Floating or Fixed we have slips to accommodate all varieties and lengths of vessels including super beam catamarans. We dispense non-ethanol 90 octane gasoline and marine diesel via 8 fuel dispensers at two separate fuel docks. We offer the regions only true high speed diesel pump for larger vessels.
Located just 90 miles North of Key West, Rose Marina offers deep water and direct access to the Gulf of Mexico and local inter-coastal waterways. Nestled in Factory Bay we offer fixed wooden and floating concrete docks all of which have water, power, free WiFi and free waste pump out. Our dockmaster and waterfront staff are available everyday from 7 am to 6 pm to assist in any way.
The Marina as we know it today has taken many forms through the years. Opening its doors in 1969, the Marina's original name was the Marco River Marina. It consisted of a parking lot, a small ship's store and a wooden T shaped dock extending from it. Years later Bill Rose bought the marina from its original owners. At which time he changed the name to Rose Marco River Marina and began using the Compass Rose (a symbol also used by his other companies) as the Marina's logo.
In December of 2010 we formally changed our name to Rose Marina, this was as much to memorialize Bill Rose as it was to cut down on confusion (nobody would ever say our name correctly as Rose Marco River Marina, it was a mouthful)… now our name is short, memorable and honors Bill. Rose Marina is now an entity in the Rose Family of Business overseen by family and long time business partners of Bill Rose, many of whom reside here, vacation here, and use the marina personally.
The bathroom is public; only one shower for the entire marina; the bathroom is public. Dozens of small rental boats, fishing boats, tour boats and the very large ferry to key west was next to our boat. Dozens and dozens of people traffic in and around the pier! This is a busy commercial marina. Do not go there if you are looking for a traditional marina. We do not recommend it
Dock assistance when pulling in was USELESS. COILDNT WAIT YO GET OUT OF THERE. very commercial. Tour boats and lines to get on them everywhere. Facilities crappy.
This is a low quality marina for transients. The washroom facilities are poor, not cleaned in days, maybe weeks, although we did see the cleaning person twice during our stay, but the floors had all sorts of stuff on them; i.e. tile that fell off the wall just laid there, toilet tissue despenser never refilled, old band aids and paper towling lying in the shower stall, etc. Only one shower stall and one toilet for the entire facility. My wife exclaimed about the same for the women's facility as well. It's clear the owner places emphasis on the power boat storage garage, best I've seen, multiple racks and a gorgeous building. But the rest of the facility was amongst the poorest I've seen. Very nice store, lots of boating clothing, minimal boating supplies. The best part of the stay was the dock help, we received good help on bringing the boat in and then casting off a few days later. If you are looking for a much better spot on Marco Island, go to Marco island Marina
staff was great. very efficient taking care of our fueling and pump out on arrival and moving to assigned slip. Vert friendly. However....the slip we were assigned to was across the dock from a monster catamaran used for a daily ferry to key west. They had their fender lines tied across their boarding ramp and the dock making a trip hazard for us older folks and I have a bad knee. When the crew started up the engines in the morning we were gassed big time. their exhaust was right in front of our bow. They let it run for about 10 minutes and shut down for boarding. A little before 8 am they restarted and gassed us again. Not to mention the noise on the dock from passengers boarding. One complete side of A dock is dedicated to large tour boats where we were docked. No fun. all the marinas in south Florida are pricey and you should expect a nice facility. There is no boaters lounge, 1 afterthought shower for each men and women, bathrooms that are open to the public and just a ratty looking building next to the fuel dock. We left the next day, went to a marina about 100 yards away and had the same price with top notch, first class accomodations. I would not recoment this marina and not return.
Facilities:1 star- The marina is old and in need of updates. When we called upon entering to check which side we would need to have lines set up they said we would be between two fingers. All lines set up and they flagged us in between a set of pilings. The pilings had broken wooden hooks and no protection. The staff: 4 stars. Very helpful but don’t seem to be as experienced with larger sailing vessels. Will was great and the rest of the team. It was Christmas weekend so very very busy. 5 Star Shout Out to Mike the parts and service mechanic / manager. We needed a relay for our starter and he went out of his way to check the details; find the Yanmar part and even recommend possibly another part that was needed. when I went back to get the old part to make sure it was right , and my wallet to purchase the replacement and the additional , he told me to hold off on the one part because he didn’t want to sell me something I didn’t need. He even printed schematic forms and explained. You don’t get that in a lot of marina chandleries today!
The people at the marina were helpful and friendly . They took care of me and my family and our boat . I had some battery problems . The service department took care of me got me new batteries and got me and my family back out on our boat. I already made a booking the return
Service department is the worst I have ever worked with in my over 40 years of boat ownership. The only way to communicate with the service department is to go in person as the service department does not answer the phone, return voicemail, or reply to email messages. The Service Manager is totally unprofessional and condescending. They are unable to make even simple repairs and they do not stand by their work.
Love the marina, the staff and all the great folks we meet each time we go to Marco Island.
Stay was great. Facilities OK. Bathrooms could be better. The WiFi is not good. Hard to even answer your email. Access to marina very good. Depth was fine. Great Restaurants nearby. Ships store is very nice. Floating Docks were nice. Staff was very helpful and helped us into our slip. Will stay on our trip back to Key West next winter. Regards.
We did not stay at Rose Marina. Scheduled for the 13th but had to cancel because of mechanical problems.. could not reach a real person to cancel or reschedule. Dockwa was also cumbersome and poorly responsive. Will not pay if our account is billed.
Rose Marina has great docks and great service, truly wonderful, very professional people. They are very busy and appear to be prosperous, so why are their bathrooms and showers such an embarasment? Why is their WiFi all but useless even with a booster?
Dockwa is a royal pain, no personal contact available, no questions can be asked, you get bombarded w/e-mails, must reveal credit card w/o sense of security, etc. Rose Marina advertises wi-fi, cable tv, on-site technicians - none available.
Great staff and management! Still getting things back to normal after Irma, but enjoyed the stop..)
Charles is great. Nice fuel dock. Glad they are doing well after the hurricane
nice ship store. bathroom/shower room was functional at best. friendly staff
swflboater you sound like the owner. What a bunch of bologna, your marina stinks, lousy service, way over priced, dirty, and very rude management. I am so sorry I bothered you asking for service. That will never happen again. Stay away from this one.
Our transient dockage stay here was a pleasure. We were greeted and taken care of with first class service! During our stay, we also needed boat repair service. Let's face it...nobody is happy spending money to get their boat repaired, but when you have to, you want to feel that the work was done correctly and be treated by the service staff with respect and professionalism. I have a 54' searay and recently had it serviced at Rose Marco River Marina, and that is exactly what I experienced! It cost me $4600, but the service writers kept me in the loop by communicating the progress to me almost daily, and they were courteous and professional. I had the bottom painted and boat detailed, as well as some repair issues with the trim/tilt, and other misc repairs. The whole job was done within 10 days and the work was done right! I don't know what happend with you there "PirateTom", but my experience was the complete opposite. Perhaps they've made changes and improvements since you were there. I didn't like spending the money, but at least they left me feeling like it was worth paying the price for the quality of work that was completed! This is a first class Marina!