Details for Acosta Creek Marina

Acosta Creek Marina

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Average rating 3.5 stars from 20 reviews

Address 124 Acosta Creek Drive
Satsuma, FL 32189


After hours contact


Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - YES
Municipal - NO
Other - NO


VHF channel

Channel 16 VHF


Email contact

Owner, manager

Jane and Bob Simons



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

MasterCard or Visa

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


On the St. Johns River, next to channel.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 18
Transient dockage: 8
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: Transient dockage is based on available slips.

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - YES
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info: Slips.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 60
Beam max: 17

Other info:


Transient: 5
Total: 40
Transient price: $1.00/ft (2014-08-20)

Other price info: $7.00 per foot per month, $4.00 per foot per week.


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: No moorings.

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info: Transient 30 amp $4.00, 50 amp $6.50. Resident is $0.18 per kilowatt hour.

Cable TV (and pricing)

No - Cabins only.

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Yes - Via Bell South.

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Gratis

Dinghy access

Yes - No charge.

Liveaboard info

Yes - $75.00 per month, plus tax.


Fuel brand: None

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: None

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: None


No - 9 miles.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Please ask for pet restrictions and instructions when making reservations.

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out













Yes - 2 to 15 miles.


Yes - Small selection available in ships store, more available 8 miles away can arrange transport for transients. If you call ahead hardware and supplies can be ordered.


No - 2 miles away, requires transportation.


Yes - 2 Miles.

Hotels or motels

Yes - On site. There are rental cabins, cottages, and RV sites.

Repair capabilities

Yes - Offer a full service boat yard or you can do-it-yourself. Contractors available for engine repair, electrical, AC and generator repairs. Propeller and shaft repairs. Custom marine carpentry, fiberglass and painting on site.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - 30 Ton Marine Travelift.

Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Yes - 2 MIles.

Chartering capabilities

Yes - Local

Internet access

Yes - WiFi is offered but is limited in bandwidth due to the existing public infastructure in the locality.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - 1 mile.



Other services



Peace and quiet in an old-style Florida setting, nature trails, golf, scenic and historic rivers and natural springs, local festivals.

Reviews for Acosta Creek Marina
Bad Wi-Fi, 2017-03-16
Captain: , Satsuma, FL (10)

My name is Harley. I have been a live aboard boat owner at Acosta Creek Marina for about 6 years. Recently, someone has posted that Wi-Fi at Acosta Creek Marina was less than adequate. I made no such postings to this website or any other website. Nevertheless, the owner, Jane Simons, has gone around the marina ostracizing me saying that I did the postings. I did not, but I will now.

Wi-fi at Acosta Creek Marina for the last year and a half has been terrible. It%u2019s like a shade tree mechanic that keeps slapping parts on your car until they finally figure out what the problem is. Why don%u2019t they hire a professional to fix the Wi-fi system? Other boaters, who are friends, continually complain to me that they can%u2019t get on the internet. They seem reluctant, or scared, when I tell them to take their complaints to the owner. Hopefully, one day, the owners will figure out that we pay their bills.

Sad Wi-Fi Situation, 2017-02-06
Captain: , Charleston (10)

I am sick and tired of the rotten internet service at Acosta Creek Marina, we%u2019re moving as soon as possible!!! We%u2019ve been here for awhile and the wi-fi service just gets worse and worse.

Boaters who came here after Hurricane Matthew from Crystal Cove Marina in Palatka, say they are going back there as soon as the docks are rebuilt because of the wi-fi service.

Management seems indifferent and unwilling to fix the problem, even after they were notified. It is sad that Acosta Creek Marina cares so little for their customer%u2019s needs.

Sorry wifi, 2017-01-20
Captain: , Elizabeth City, NC (10)

I have been at Acosta Creek Marina for only a short time. Cellphone service at the marina is very sketchy. Also, the marina%u2019s wifi service is pure garbage. Other customers at the marina have indicated problems with the wifi service and nothing ever seems to get fixed. If you rely on the internet and cellphone service to keep in contact with friends and family or to do everyday shopping, banking or news, you might want to consider another marina.

Nice get a-way setting, 2016-12-11
Captain: , Chicago, Racine, Fish Creek,Wi (3189)

Nice place to chill out and relax. New owners very friendly and helpful. Weekly rate $4' and on electric meter. Monthly $7' daily $1' and $6.50 electric charge. Working on having fuel available for Spring 2017. Phone coverage att spotty here.

Short Vacation, 2016-05-06
Captain: , Rockford, IL (20)

Nice marina with a long T dock that accommodated our 44 foot boat and a friends 42 foot boat with room to spare. Owners were gone so boaters living at the marina were helping out in her absence. Michelle, Harley, and Bud were there to help us in during a very strong wind, and another boater helped us leave early in the AM.Bud even gave me a can of old Bay seasoning to try.

Charming stop with helpful new owners!, 2016-03-26
Captain: , Jacksonville, FL (10)

I kept my 24' sailboat here for a week, preppng for a trip to Jacksonville. Rates are very reasonable, docks are in good shape and restrooms are clean! Neighbors on the docks were friendly and helpful. Plenty of room for our dog to run on the spacious grounds surrounding the main house.

Jane and Bob, the new owners, were very helpful and accomodating. Bob was a savior helping me with an electical problem at a moments notice prior to shoving off!


nice small town friendlly atomosphere, 2016-01-12
Captain: , Key Largo (5457)

New friendly owners again in 2015, anxious to help out.'good place for a bottom job !
had to use phone amplifier

Inexpensive dockage, friendly spot. islolated, but then that is the charm.
WiFi at office. Take the dinghy to the city docks for town
We went to shrimp R Us in town, keys type reasonalble bar.
There is a small fresh water springs about a mile south up the cove past tunkey island on the east side of the river. located at
29 29 39.7N
81 49 25.00 w

Enthusiastic new owners, laid-back marina, 2016-01-04
Captain: , Welaka, FL (20)

We've had our boat here since Oct. '15, love it! Everyone is so helpfull and friendly, plus we are thrilled with the location and well maintained amenities. Plans are in the making for fuel docks as well.

Good place to stop on St John's. Great people!, 2015-05-19
Captain: , Jekyll Island Ga (482)

Well run laid back marina. Jay and Cathy do a good job on cuatomer service. Lots of room for projects. River current is strong at times and idiots wake you. Nice lawn and pet friendly. I second all the good previous comments. Liva boards John and Valarie gave us a generous ride to get supplies. Other wise you are near no where. The beauty of the river is in the small creeks and springs that are there for you to explore.

Acosta Marina, 2013-06-25
Captain: , Newburgh In (319)

Jay and Cathy that own this Marina are Great! We had a good stay overnight on our way upstream. Docks are in good shape and we would definitely stop again. We had our bottom cleaned by a local diver while at the dock and the facility is clean and well kept! We did not need their travel lift but one is available.

Good basic stop on St Johns, 2013-05-07
Captain: , Silverthorne, CO (419)

Friendly and helpful. Relaxing stop as there is nothing to do nearby. Once past the row of "project" boats, there is a big lawn, resort building with pool, office, bathrooms and laundry (75 cents each washer and dryer, on the honor system). Great book exchange there.

Solid Stop, 2013-03-31
Captain: , Lighthouse Point, FL (227)

Jay is very helpful. Stayed after hours to grab our lines. He provided a lot of advice on where to go in the area, etc. We cannot rate the bath or shower facilities as we did not use them. The facility is not fancy, but docks were in very decent shape. Friendly people at the marina. Basically a place to stop for the night as there is nothing to do in the area.

Great Low Key Marina, 2013-03-21
Captain: , Ancramdale (220)

Our boat was docked here five years ago when we purchased her. We spent a week aboard then and got to know Jay and Cathy Towles, the owners of the marina. We stopped here to say hello and provision on our trip exploring the St. John's River, and they were just as friendly and helpful as we remembered.

Jay even loaned us his truck to go get some propane and a few groceries. There was a problem with the circuit breaker on the power stantion and Jay replaced it immediately, even though it was late in the afternoon on a Sunday.

We stayed at the well-maintained fixed face dock and had no problems. The bathrooms are a bit of a walk, but all facilities are clean and well kept. There is a nice laundry where the honor system is used. A load in the washer or dryer is $ .75. There is a small ship's store with necessities.

If you want chi-chi, however, this is not the place for you. If you like old Florida, hospitality and great service at a reasonable price you will like Acosta Creek Harbor.

Just OK, but There are better alternatives, 2012-05-28
Captain: , North Myrtle Beach, SC (3210)

If you need a marina, then this is ok, but otherwise go elsewhere.

Nice place, helpful staff but check on midges first, 2012-01-17
Captain: , St Johns, FL (160)

Be sure to call ahead in the spring and fall to ask about the aquatic midge conditions. This is a nice facility, and they will be honest if the midges are present you might want to pass. Otherwise give them a try! Watch for current, it is surprisingly swift through here.

No idea how this place deserved 5 stars, 2011-11-30
Captain: , Algonac, MI (1926)

Docks were filthy but in good repair. We felt like we were in a slum, surrounded by derelict boats. Bathrooms were a walk, but clean. Ship's Store is in shambles. There was no happy hour, no Liars Club, no activity of any sort. Two miles to town for restaurant. If you can do without electricity and water, suggest the free town dock two miles to the south. They do have a travel lift, and this may be a good yard for do-it-yourselfers.

Acosta Creek, 2011-05-18
Captain: , St. Lucie River (158)

Liars club get together is no longer happening, but still a great spot. Knowledgable and friendly owners, far from the resort environment. Fixed docks, haul out and boatyard avail. Not much within walking distance, taxi service can be called in. Can dinghy to Welaka with some restaurants (Shrimps are us, Cafe Blue, andersons), pharmacy and kangaroo convenience store. Lots of nature, springs, small rivers, to explore in the area.

Old Florida Charm, 2008-11-05
Captain: , New Smyrna Beach, Florida (1)

We certainly enjoyed visiting with other cruisers in the evenings at the liars' table. The owners are friendly, knowledgable and helpful. It is like attaching your dockline to old Florida. There is a great boatyard. What a great place to work on your boat. It is a distance from some boating resources, but services are available. There is also a nice workshop. You may find it hard to leave if you stay too long!

Nice place, 2008-03-14
Captain: , Dunnellon, Fl (3)

Very friendly. They gather the boaters in the evening for drinks and conversation (bring your own). Occasional bad wakes at the docks due to boats not observing no wake zone.

Acosta Creek Marina, 2008-02-20
Captain: , Sanford, Fl. (887)

Very friendly marina. Very knowledgable and helpful staff. Pleasant, quiet and enjoyable place to relax and just chill out.

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