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Boat Slip Rentals & Storage

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Find a marina or storage facility for docking your boat or yacht. We have found facilities that accept long term, short term, transient and live aboard vessels around Florida. Many marina's offer a wonderful call ahead service where they will get your boat ready for your arrival, complete with ice and topped off with fuel!

Many of us in Florida are lucky to have a dock in our back yard. For those of you who do not have a dock, we have many options in Florida for docking and storing your boat. Docking your boat out of the water, and if possible out of the sun, is the best option to reduce maintenance and to keep your boat in pristine condition. Be sure to read about your storage options further down on this page.

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North West
Okaloosa County Boat Slip rentals
Okaloosa Island Boat Basin 410A Cobia Avenue, Fort Walton Beach 850-689-5772 18 wet slips
 
Gulf County Boat Slip Rentals
Port St Joe Marina 340 Marina Drive, Port St Joe 850-227-9393 Icon means restrooms availableicon represents transient boat slips available
 
Franklin County Boat Slip Rentals
Apalachicola Municipal Marina 1 Bay Avenue, Apalachicola 850-653-9319 Icon means restrooms availableicon represents transient boat slips available wet slips, very shallow, limited facilities
North Central
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Central West
Pinellas County Boat Slip Rentals
Tarpon Springs Municipal Marina 100 Dodecanese Boulevard, Tarpon Springs 727-937-9165 Icon means restrooms availableicon represents transient boat slips available wet slips
Belle Harbour Marina 307 Anclote Road, Tarpon Springs 727-943-8489 Icon means restrooms availableSymbol means food availableSymbol means Bait availableSymbol means fuel is available 91 dry, 21 wet slips
Dunedin Municipal Marina 51 Main Street, Dunedin 727-298-3030 Icon means restrooms availableicon represents transient boat slips available 194 wet slips
Caladesi Island State Park 1 mile west of Dunedin 727-469-5918 Icon means restrooms availableSymbol means food available wet slips
Clearwater Municipal Marina 25 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater 727-462-6954 Icon means restrooms availableSymbol means food availableSymbol means Bait availableSymbol means fuel is availableicon represents transient boat slips available 207 wet slips
Clearwater Harbor Marina Cleveland & Drew St, Clearwater 727-562-4981 Icon means restrooms availableicon represents transient boat slips available 126 wet slips
Madeira Beach Municipal Marina 503 150th Avenue, Madeira Beach 727-399-2631 Icon means restrooms availableSymbol means food availableSymbol means Bait availableSymbol means fuel is availableicon represents Liveaboard slipsicon represents transient boat slips available 93 wet slips & dry slips
Treasure Island Municipal Marina 120 108th Avenue, Treasure Island 727-547-4575 12 wet slips
City of St. Petersburg Marina 500 1st Ave SE, St. Petersburg 800-782-8350 Icon means restrooms availableSymbol means food availableSymbol means Bait availableSymbol means fuel is availableicon represents Liveaboard slipsicon represents transient boat slips available wet slips & mooring field
Gulfport Municipal Marina 4630 29th Ave S, Gulfport 727-893-1071 Icon means restrooms availableSymbol means food availableSymbol means Bait availableSymbol means fuel is available250 wet slips & kayak storage
Safety Harbor Marina 110 Vetrans Memorial Ln, Safety Harbor 727-724-1572 wet slips, wait list
 
Hillsborough County Boat Slip Rentals
Marjorie Park Yacht Basin 115 Columbia Drive, Tampa 813-259-1604 Icon means restrooms availableSymbol means fuel is availableicon represents transient boat slips available 51 wet slips
Tampa Convention Center Docks 333 South Franklin Street, Tampa 813-259-1604 icon represents transient boat slips available 27 transient only slips
South West

State-of-the-Art Concrete Floating Slip

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Owning is better than renting! Imagine your vessel at a full service marina in Goodland, Florida with the 10,000 Islands only minutes away; Dry Tortugas and Key West are only a few hours south. This direct access, safe port is at the doorway to the best fishing in the Southwest! star icon Click here for more information and link to a virtual tour. Click above images to enlarge.
 
Charlotte County Boat Slip Rentals
Laishley Marina 120 Laishley Court, Punta Gorda 941-575-0142 Icon means restrooms availableSymbol means Bait availableicon represents transient boat slips available 85 wet slips, mooring field
   
Lee County Boat Slip Rentals
Pine Island Commercial Marina 6001 Maria Drive, St. James City 239-229-7367 wet slips
Rosen Park 2414 SE 15th Terrace, Cape Coral Symbol means fee to fish pierIcon means restrooms availableicon represents Liveaboard slipsicon represents transient boat slips available 19 wet slips
Cape Coral Yacht Basin 5815 Driftwood Parkway, Cape Coral 239-574-0809 Icon means restrooms availableSymbol means Bait availableSymbol means fuel is availableicon represents Liveaboard slipsicon represents transient boat slips available 89 wet slips
Fort Myers Yacht Basin 1300 Lee Street, Fort Myers 239-321-7080 Icon means restrooms availableSymbol means food availableSymbol means fuel is availableicon represents Liveaboard slipsicon represents transient boat slips available wet slips & moorings
   
Collier County Boat Slip Rentals
Cocohatchee River Park Marina 13531 Vanderbilt Drive, Naples 239-513-7919 Icon means restrooms availableSymbol means food availableSymbol means Bait availableSymbol means fuel is available 34 wet slips
Naples City Dock 880 12th Ave S, Naples 239-213-3070 Icon means restrooms availableSymbol means food availableSymbol means Bait availableSymbol means fuel is availableicon represents Liveaboard slipsicon represents transient boat slips available84 wet slips & 12 moorings
Goodland Boating Park 740 Palm Point Drive, Goodland 239-252-4060 Icon means restrooms availableSymbol means food available 22 wet slips
Port of the Islands Marina 525 Newport Dr, Naples 239-642-3133 Icon means restrooms availableSymbol means food availableSymbol means Bait availableSymbol means fuel is availableicon represents Liveaboard slipsicon represents transient boat slips available wet & dry slips
Central
Lake County Boat Slip Rentals
Venetian Cove Marina 250 Ballpark Road, Leesburg 352-728-9870 Icon means restrooms availableSymbol means food availableSymbol means Bait availableSymbol means fuel is available 156 dry & 36 wet access to Lake Harris
North East
Nassau County Boat Slip Rentals
Fernandina Harbor Marina 1 S. Front Street Fernandina Beach 904-491-2090 Icon means restrooms availableSymbol means food availableSymbol means Bait availableSymbol means fuel is availableicon represents Liveaboard slipsicon represents transient boat slips available wet slips & moorings
 
Duval County Boat Slip Rentals
Metropolitan Park Marina 1410 Gator Bowl Blvd, Jacksonville 904-630-0839 Icon means restrooms availableicon represents transient boat slips available78 wet slips, short term only
 
St. Johns County Boat Slip Rentals
St. Augustine Municipal Marina 111-E Avenida Menendez St, Augustine 904-825-1026 Icon means restrooms availableSymbol means food availableSymbol means fuel is availableicon represents Liveaboard slipsicon represents transient boat slips available 85 wet slips and moorings
Central East
Volusia county Boat Slip rentals
New Smyrna Beach City Marina 201 N. Riverside Dr, New Smyrna Beach 386-409-2042 Icon means restrooms availableicon represents Liveaboard slipsicon represents transient boat slips available 43 wet slips
 
Brevard County Boat Slip Rentals
Titusville Municipal Marina 451 Marina Rd, Titusville 321-383-5600 Icon means restrooms availableSymbol means food availableSymbol means fuel is availableicon represents Liveaboard slipsicon represents transient boat slips available195 wet slips and moorings
 
Indian River County Boat Slip Rentals
Vero Beach Marina 3611 Rio Vista Boulevard, Vero Beach 772-231-2819 Icon means restrooms availableSymbol means fuel is availableicon represents Liveaboard slipsicon represents transient boat slips available slips and moorings
 
St. Lucie County Boat Slip Rentals
Fort Pierce City Marina 1 Avenue A, Fort Pierce 800-619-1780 Icon means restrooms availableSymbol means food availableSymbol means fuel is availableicon represents Liveaboard slipsicon represents transient boat slips available 137 slips
South East
Martin County Boat Slip Rentals
Stuart RiverWalk City Dock 724 SE 10th Street, Stuart 772-288-5340 Icon means restrooms availableicon represents transient boat slips available 5 slips, day use, shallow, free
 
Palm Beach County Boat Slip Rentals
Riviera Beach Municipal Marina 200 E 13th Street, Riviera Beach 561-842-7806 Icon means restrooms availableSymbol means food availableSymbol means fuel is availableicon represents transient boat slips available 150 wet slips
West Palm Municipal Docks Clematis St & Flagler Blvd West Palm Beach 561-822-2222 icon represents transient boat slips available 48 wet slips, day use, free
Town of Palm Beach Docks 500 Australian Avenue, Palm Beach 561-838-5463 icon represents Liveaboard slipsicon represents transient boat slips available
Lake Park Marina 105 Lake Shore Dr, Lake Park 561-881-3353 Icon means restrooms availableSymbol means food availableSymbol means Bait availableSymbol means fuel is availableicon represents transient boat slips available
Ocean Inlet Park 6990 North Ocean Boulevard, Ocean Ridge 561-966-6639 Icon means restrooms available icon represents transient boat slips available20 wet slips
Delray Beach City Marina 159 Marine Way, Delray Beach 561-243-7252 Icon means restrooms availableicon represents Liveaboard slipsicon represents transient boat slips available 24 wet slips
Boynton Harbor Marina 735 Casa Loma Blvd., Boynton Beach 561-735-7955 Icon means restrooms availableSymbol means food availableSymbol means fuel is availableicon represents transient boat slips available
 
Broward County Boat Slip Rentals
New River/Downtown Docking 2 South New River Dr. E, Fort Lauderdale 954-828-5423 icon represents transient boat slips available 100 wet slips
Cooley's Landing 450 SW 7th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale 954-828-4626 Icon means restrooms availableicon represents transient boat slips available 30 wet slips
Las Olas Marina 240 East Las Olas Circle Fort Lauderdale 954-828-7200 Icon means restrooms availableicon represents transient boat slips available 60 wet slips & mooring
Hollywood Marina 700 Polk Street, Hollywood 954-921-3035 Icon means restrooms availableSymbol means fuel is availableicon represents Liveaboard slipsicon represents transient boat slips available 55 wet slips
Dania Beach Marina 101 North Beach Road, Dania Beach 954-924-3796 Icon means restrooms availableSymbol means Bait available 92 slips
 
Miami-Dade County Boat Slip Rentals
Bill Bird Marina at Haulover Park 10800 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach 305-947-3525 Icon means restrooms availableSymbol means food availableSymbol means Bait available
Miamarina at Bayside 401 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami 305-579-6955 Icon means restrooms availableicon represents transient boat slips available 130 wet slips
Dinner Key Marina 3400 Pan American Drive, Miami 305-329-4755 Icon means restrooms availableSymbol means fuel is availableicon represents Liveaboard slipsicon represents transient boat slips available 582 wet slips
Dinner Key Mooring Facility 3600 SW 27th Avenue, Miami 305-329-4762 Icon means restrooms availableicon represents Liveaboard slips
Marine Stadium Marina 3501 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami 305-361-3316 300 Icon means restrooms availableSymbol means food availableSymbol means fuel is available dry slips, some covered
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park 1200 S. Crandon Boulevard Key Biscayne 305-361-5811 Icon means restrooms availableSymbol means food availableicon represents transient boat slips availableovernight boat camping
The Keys
John Pennekamp State Park US 1 Mile Marker 102.5, Key Largo 305-451-6325 Icon means restrooms availableSymbol means food availableSymbol means Bait availableicon represents Liveaboard slipsicon represents transient boat slips available wet slips & moorings
Plantation Yacht Harbor 87000 Overseas Highway, Islamorada 305-852-2381 Icon means restrooms availableSymbol means fuel is available 85 wet slips
Boot Key Harbor City Marina 800 35th Street Ocean, Marathon 305-289-8877 Icon means restrooms availableicon represents Liveaboard slipsicon represents transient boat slips available slips & 226 moorings
Bahia Honda State Park 36850 Overseas Hwy, Bahia Honda Key 305-872-2353 icon represents feeIcon means restrooms availableSymbol means food availableSymbol means Bait availableicon represents transient boat slips available19 slips
Bone Fish Bay Anchorage 24.43.895 N 81.00.681 W icon represents transient boat slips availableShort term anchorage with city pump out service
Boot Key West Anchorage 24.41.805 N 81.07.095 W icon represents transient boat slips availableShort term anchorage with city pump out service
Tranquility Bay Anchorage 24.42.766 N 81.06.184 W icon represents transient boat slips availableShort term anchorage with city pump out service
Vaca Cut Gulfside Anchorage 24.44.023 N 81.01.276 W icon represents transient boat slips availableShort term anchorage with city pump out service
NAS KW, Boca Chica Marina Midway Ave, Boca Chica 305-293-2402 Icon means restrooms availableSymbol means food availableSymbol means Bait availableicon represents Liveaboard slipsicon represents transient boat slips available Military Only wet slips & moorings rules
NAS KW, Sigsbee Marina Bldg V-3000, Key West 305-293-4434 Icon means restrooms available Military Only
City Marina at Garrison Bight 1801 N. Roosevelt Blvd. Key West 305-809-3981 Icon means restrooms availableicon represents Liveaboard slipsicon represents transient boat slips available 250 wet slips 149 moorings
Key West Bight Marina End Margaret, Key West 305-809-3983 Icon means restrooms availableSymbol means fuel is availableicon represents Liveaboard slipsicon represents transient boat slips available 33 deep-water transient slips

 

Types of Boat Slips

Wet Slips are boat docking in the water at either a private dock or a marina. Usually electricity and water are provided on the dock. This is the only option if you have a large boat.

Dry Slips are storage facilities that store your boat on their property or on a rack. Some facilities have indoor storage racks that keep your boat out of the elements.

Boat Lifts are the norm for waterfront houses in Florida, they keep your boat high and dry. In the summer, your boat's hull can get covered with barnacles in as little as 3 days if it is sitting in the water. A boat sitting in the water also is exposed to increased moisture which effects equipment and erodes the body of your boat. So, if you can get your boat high and dry, this is the best option.

Boat on covered boat liftCovered boat slips are limited but an excellent option to keep your boat out of the sun and weather. The sun rapidly fades paint, canvas, and other boat accessories. The weather can dirty your boat and birds can make of mess on it.

Covered boat storage can either be a wet slip or dry slip with a lift. Some communities still have grand-fathered covered boat docks which cannot be rebuilt if destroyed due to new DEP regulations. If you are lucky enough to live in one of these communities or can rent one of these dock spaces, they are an excellent storage option.

 

 

 

Boat Storage

If you use your boat seasonally or infrequently, storing your boat is an great option.

Boat and Trailer's can be in your back yard if allowed in your community. They can also be stored in your garage or out building for added protection against the elements. Storage companies will also let you park the boat/trailer setup on their property for a monthly fee. Some marina's offer this same option of dry storage.

Trailers are always a challenge to find storage. Many smaller boats come with trailers, but are used infrequently if you dock your boat at a backyard dock or marina. Some counties only allow trailers to be stored in your back yard behind the foot print of your house. Some communities go further and do not allow them unless they are fully enclosed in your garage. You can store the trailer at a storage unit property for a monthly fee, a marina with facilities for trailers, or sometimes a property owner with a large amount of land will offer storage for a nominal fee.

Some Marina's offer dry rack storage where they put your boat on a rack and charge a monthly fee. The fee's vary widely by facility as some will provide boat wash down service. The draw back of this option is you have to call ahead to get your boat in the water and you have to return before they close. This option is also the most expensive. If you want to store the boat when you are out of town you could negotiate a shorter term, many marina's are very flexible.

Marina wet slips are a wonderful option. These slips are at the marina's docks and you can come and go as you please. They usually offer security and keep an eye on your boat when you are out of town. They usually offer electricity, fuel, ice and snacks, rest rooms and usually repair services on site.

Private boat docks can be rented on a monthly basis from individual homeowners, hotel properties, or private boat clubs. Some come with lifts or even covers to keep your boat out of the elements. You usually rent these docks at your own risk, so research carefully and check to be sure the lifts are in good working order as they are holding a lot of weight.

Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

Hurricane Charly on TV screenWe have severe storms during Hurricane Season which can be a concern for boat owners. Hurricane Season in the Atlantic begins June 1st and ends November 30th. When you leave for the season or extended period of time during hurricane season, be sure you boat is tied to the lift and dock securely. Adding boat whips to your dock also helps to keep your boat safely away from the dock during rough weather. If you will be securing your boat and have little experience doing so, recruit an experienced boater or call your local fire station for help.Boat sinking on collapased lift after Hurricane Wilma

In the picture to the right a boat was left on it's lift during Hurricane Wilma in 2005. The owner never tied the boat to the lift (then the lift to the pilings) so the strong winds caused the cables to snap sinking the boat.Sea Ray boat sinking in boat slip

The Sea Ray boat to the left sunk in it's slip even though it was tied securely. The boat filled with water from heavy rain during the hurricane.

Always have a plan which includes someone in Naples that can check on your boat. A great option is to use a dry storage facility to store your boat during your extended absence from the area.