Boat Slip Rentals & Storage
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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|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|
|Franklin County Boat Slip Rentals|
|Apalachicola Municipal Marina||1 Bay Avenue, Apalachicola 850-653-9319 wet slips, very shallow, limited facilities|
|Pinellas County Boat Slip Rentals|
|Tarpon Springs Municipal Marina||100 Dodecanese Boulevard, Tarpon Springs 727-937-9165 wet slips|
|Belle Harbour Marina||307 Anclote Road, Tarpon Springs 727-943-8489 91 dry, 21 wet slips|
|Dunedin Municipal Marina||51 Main Street, Dunedin 727-298-3030 194 wet slips|
|Caladesi Island State Park||1 mile west of Dunedin 727-469-5918 wet slips|
|Clearwater Municipal Marina||25 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater 727-462-6954 207 wet slips|
|Clearwater Harbor Marina||Cleveland & Drew St, Clearwater 727-562-4981 126 wet slips|
|Madeira Beach Municipal Marina||503 150th Avenue, Madeira Beach 727-399-2631 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 wet slips & mooring field|
|Gulfport Municipal Marina||4630 29th Ave S, Gulfport 727-893-1071 250 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 51 wet slips|
|Tampa Convention Center Docks||333 South Franklin Street, Tampa 813-259-1604 27 transient only slips|
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|Charlotte County Boat Slip Rentals|
|Laishley Marina||120 Laishley Court, Punta Gorda 941-575-0142 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 19 wet slips|
|Cape Coral Yacht Basin||5815 Driftwood Parkway, Cape Coral 239-574-0809 89 wet slips|
|Fort Myers Yacht Basin||1300 Lee Street, Fort Myers 239-321-7080 wet slips & moorings|
|Collier County Boat Slip Rentals|
|Cocohatchee River Park Marina||13531 Vanderbilt Drive, Naples 239-513-7919 34 wet slips|
|Naples City Dock||880 12th Ave S, Naples 239-213-3070 84 wet slips & 12 moorings|
|Goodland Boating Park||740 Palm Point Drive, Goodland 239-252-4060 22 wet slips|
|Port of the Islands Marina||525 Newport Dr, Naples 239-642-3133 wet & dry slips|
|Lake County Boat Slip Rentals|
|Venetian Cove Marina||250 Ballpark Road, Leesburg 352-728-9870 156 dry & 36 wet access to Lake Harris|
|Nassau County Boat Slip Rentals|
|Fernandina Harbor Marina||1 S. Front Street Fernandina Beach 904-491-2090 wet slips & moorings|
|Duval County Boat Slip Rentals|
|Metropolitan Park Marina||1410 Gator Bowl Blvd, Jacksonville 904-630-0839 78 wet slips, short term only|
|St. Johns County Boat Slip Rentals|
|St. Augustine Municipal Marina||111-E Avenida Menendez St, Augustine 904-825-1026 85 wet slips and moorings|
|Volusia county Boat Slip rentals|
|New Smyrna Beach City Marina||201 N. Riverside Dr, New Smyrna Beach 386-409-2042 43 wet slips|
|Brevard County Boat Slip Rentals|
|Titusville Municipal Marina||451 Marina Rd, Titusville 321-383-5600 195 wet slips and moorings|
|Indian River County Boat Slip Rentals|
|Vero Beach Marina||3611 Rio Vista Boulevard, Vero Beach 772-231-2819 slips and moorings|
|St. Lucie County Boat Slip Rentals|
|Fort Pierce City Marina||1 Avenue A, Fort Pierce 800-619-1780 137 slips|
|Martin County Boat Slip Rentals|
|Stuart RiverWalk City Dock||724 SE 10th Street, Stuart 772-288-5340 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 150 wet slips|
|West Palm Municipal Docks||Clematis St & Flagler Blvd West Palm Beach 561-822-2222 48 wet slips, day use, free|
|Town of Palm Beach Docks||500 Australian Avenue, Palm Beach 561-838-5463|
|Lake Park Marina||105 Lake Shore Dr, Lake Park 561-881-3353|
|Ocean Inlet Park||6990 North Ocean Boulevard, Ocean Ridge 561-966-6639 20 wet slips|
|Delray Beach City Marina||159 Marine Way, Delray Beach 561-243-7252 24 wet slips|
|Boynton Harbor Marina||735 Casa Loma Blvd., Boynton Beach 561-735-7955|
|Broward County Boat Slip Rentals|
|New River/Downtown Docking||2 South New River Dr. E, Fort Lauderdale 954-828-5423 100 wet slips|
|Cooley's Landing||450 SW 7th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale 954-828-4626 30 wet slips|
|Las Olas Marina||240 East Las Olas Circle Fort Lauderdale 954-828-7200 60 wet slips & mooring|
|Hollywood Marina||700 Polk Street, Hollywood 954-921-3035 55 wet slips|
|Dania Beach Marina||101 North Beach Road, Dania Beach 954-924-379692 slips|
|Miami-Dade County Boat Slip Rentals|
|Bill Bird Marina at Haulover Park||10800 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach 305-947-3525|
|Miamarina at Bayside||401 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami 305-579-6955 130 wet slips|
|Dinner Key Marina||3400 Pan American Drive, Miami 305-329-4755 582 wet slips|
|Dinner Key Mooring Facility||3600 SW 27th Avenue, Miami 305-329-4762|
|Marine Stadium Marina||3501 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami 305-361-3316 300 dry slips, some covered|
|Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park||1200 S. Crandon Boulevard Key Biscayne 305-361-5811 overnight boat camping|
|John Pennekamp State Park||US 1 Mile Marker 102.5, Key Largo 305-451-6325 wet slips & moorings|
|Plantation Yacht Harbor||87000 Overseas Highway, Islamorada 305-852-2381 85 wet slips|
|Boot Key Harbor City Marina||800 35th Street Ocean, Marathon 305-289-8877 slips & 226 moorings|
|Bahia Honda State Park||36850 Overseas Hwy, Bahia Honda Key 305-872-2353 19 slips|
|Bone Fish Bay Anchorage||24.43.895 N 81.00.681 W Short term anchorage with city pump out service|
|Boot Key West Anchorage||24.41.805 N 81.07.095 W Short term anchorage with city pump out service|
|Tranquility Bay Anchorage||24.42.766 N 81.06.184 W Short term anchorage with city pump out service|
|Vaca Cut Gulfside Anchorage||24.44.023 N 81.01.276 W Short term anchorage with city pump out service|
|NAS KW, Boca Chica Marina||Midway Ave, Boca Chica 305-293-2402 Military Only wet slips & moorings rules|
|NAS KW, Sigsbee Marina||Bldg V-3000, Key West 305-293-4434 Military Only|
|City Marina at Garrison Bight||1801 N. Roosevelt Blvd. Key West 305-809-3981 250 wet slips 149 moorings|
|Key West Bight Marina||End Margaret, Key West 305-809-3983 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.
Covered 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.
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
We 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.
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.
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.