Details for Cape Marina
Name

Cape Marina
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 3.6 stars from 21 reviews

Address 800 Scallop Dr
Port Canaveral, FL 32920-4595

Phone321-783-8410

After hours contact



Facility type

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

Notes



VHF channel

16/68

Web sitewww.capemarina.com

Email contact

capemar@aol.com

Owner, manager



Harbormaster



Dockmaster



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info



Payment discounts



Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:

Approach

Simple approach in from the canal.

Tide

3

Current

Weak

Tide & current additional info



Depths

Approach: 12
Transient dockage: 12
Fuel dock: 12

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - YES
Floating - YES
Fixed - YES
T/Alongside - YES
Other - YES

Additional info: Most of the slips are high fixed docks. There are some floating docks available expecially for transients. The fuel dock is floating. Many of the docks are covered in a metal, fairly unusual for dockage.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 150
Beam max: 21

Other info:

Slips

Transient: 20
Total: 200
Transient price: $2.20/ft (2014-10-07)

Other price info: Transient rates vary between $2.20 and $2.50. Slips up to 65 feet. Floating docks provide transient dockage for vessels up to 130 feet in length.

Moorings

Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Yes

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Yes - Many of the slips are prewired for telephone service.

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Strong pressure.

Dinghy access



Liveaboard info

Yes - Allowed

FuelGas: AVAILABLE
Diesel: AVAILABLE

Fuel brand: ValvTech

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: Valvtect 89 octane gasoline, ethanol free. Discounts for volume.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: Valvtect. Does not include sales tax. Discounts for volume and for residents.

Propane



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: It will be particularly difficult getting a large dog up from one of the fixed slips. The fixed slips are very high.

The height of the fixed slips depends on your freeboard. The fingerpiers are about four feet above the water.

Disability access



Launch service

No

Pump out

Yes

Ice

Yes

Trash

Yes

Showers

Yes

Heads

Yes

Laundry

Yes

Grocery



Hardware

Yes - Small store with some boat hardware available, including SS hardware and electrical connectors.

Restaurants

Yes - Blue Water Deli was a short walk from the marina and had excellent lunches.

Thai Paradise is about 10 minutes away by car and dinner there was quite good.

Bars



Hotels or motels



Repair capabilities

Yes - Large boatyard. 'Do it yourself' and liveaboard allowed. Reasonable rates for yard services and chandlery. Many marine services available within walking distance; riggers, welders, engine, a/c, etc. They can provide referrals to marine mechanics.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Large travel lift (100+ ton?) and fork lift for smaller boats.

Storage facilities

Yes - Inside rack storage and outside storage available.

Fishing supplies

Yes - Small store with some fishing supplies.

Chartering capabilities

Yes - Boat rentals and fishing charters available.

Internet access

Yes - The marina provides free WiFi which was available at the end of B dock.

Boat ramp availability

Yes

Transportation

Yes - Taxis. They have bike rentals.

Other services



Attractions

Many nearby attractions although none are walking distance.

Reviews for Cape Marina
ok marina, office with an attitude, ok docks, good fuel service, 2016-11-09
Captain: , Annapolis (197)

I admit its all about your cruising pleasure, especailly the attitudes you find. Wanted to stay a day and then make the decision to stay longer if the weather wasnt good. I was told I had to pay for the days I intended to stay right up front as they were turning folks away. So right up front three days of payment. A day later we are looking to leave one day early staying only 2 nights instead of three. When I asked at the office would we get a refund if we left early I got the " we are turning folks away, and, and , and.... Ok do you want to call anyone back (since we havent seen anyone new enter the marina even though they have open docks inclouding 40' of space behind us. "No we already turned them away!.... " I do understand the business case, and I understand the issues, what I don't understand is the office attitude towards those that pay the bills. We will be spending our cruising dollars elsewhere the next trip through.

I guess we know why they are not listed as a 1st Choice AC marina.



Good staff and easy access, 2016-06-05
Captain: , Jacksonville, FL (40)

The whole Canaveral inlet is well lit, wide and safe. The marina is easily visible at night. No staff was there when we arrived, we were told to dock at the fuel dock until next morning, and then we were assigned a slip. The slips are piles with no floating structure, and spring tides can be 5ft, so we had to re-adjust lines on high and low tides. If you are going to stay for a long-term, a slip considerable bigger than your boat size should be booked.
Other than that, the staff was very friendly, the bathrooms are clean, the "play room" is amazing and the pool well maintained. A 5 stars if they added floating docks.



Nice place to haul out, 2016-02-21
Captain: , Merritt Island, FL (372)

I hauled out my sailboat here. They were very efficient and professional. They sandblasted my keel for a reasonable fee and blocked the boat up properly in the yard. It's a do-it-yourself yard with a pretty well-equipped store onsite. The staff is friendly but they don't get in your way. Chargest were reasonable, but you might want to bring your own tarp. They require a tarp under the boat and charge you $100 if you don't have one. All in all a very convenient place to work on your boat. LOTS of resources nearby.



Major tide swing 6' which is high for Florida, 2014-10-31
Captain: , Fort Myers, FL (60)

Hope you know how to tie your vessel up, and have good balance and long legs as the 'docks' are very small. Heavy current conditions due to the topology of the inlet, and tight quarers requires some seasoned skill for docking, especially in the dark with a sailboat. Cruise ships and nasa base make you have to keep your wits about you when sailing in or out. Nice parking lot, ok bathrooms, safe and secure marina. Came in at night here, stayed 3 months, then moved to the west coast. Great easy access to the banana river to watch space launches, anchor overnight just south of the power lines, but be prepared to be checked out by the authorities at night.



Not my favorite, 2014-06-30
Captain: , Port Canaveral (77)

Fixed docks, not a good marina for sailboats, ok for power vessel and fishing boats. No 3 phase shore power available.



Well equipped and friendly!, 2014-03-14
Captain: , Brooklin, ME (361)

$115 / night for floating dock (incl taxes, etc) - great showers, bath, laundry room, pool, rec room, excellent ships store, super friendly folks....



Nice People, good fuel, but little more, 2013-06-07
Captain: , Key Largo (152)

Very much a fuel stop and and good place to spend the night. High speed pumps and reasonable pricing for volume make it worth it. But not an easy walk to restaurants and very inconsistant power. All could be improved and hopefully will be ...



Nice marina, 2012-12-10
Captain: , Oriental, N.C. (10)

We arrived under tow due to engine trouble at 2130. The harbor master was very helpful the next day in finding a diesel mechanic and giving us a slip. The facilities are clean, very nice showers, laundry is one dollar per wash, one dollar for dry, large game room with flat screen TV for the captain to watch football! Highly recommend this marina. Easy port entry even under tow.



Cape Marina, 2012-11-04
Captain: , London (342)

Fixed docks. Fuel dock. For this area this is one of the less expensive options for keeping the boat before heading in or out to the Atlantic. Friendly people. Shop on site is mainly snacks and fishing gear.



Good place for a fishing boat, 2012-04-11
Captain: , Point Marina, Whortonsville, NC (506)

I stayed here for 3 days last month on the transit dock while repairing an engine problem. The piers are high for a sailboat and meant for large fishing boats. The marina was very nice but I thought the price was a bit steep. Location I presume.



Great place to haul your boat if your a liveaboard., 2011-12-31
Captain: , Kingtston Ontario (273)

We hauled our boat there in November, main reason was that they allow liveaboard while your working on it. Staff were very friendly & helpfull, and the facilities were clean, great cruiser lounge, nice pool with jaccuzzi & a well stocked marine store. A few good restaurant on the water within a short walking distance. And not to forget the Disney cruise ship that plays 'Wish upon a star' everytime they enter or leave to cruise dock!!!



Mostly for fishing boats, 2011-10-23
Captain: , Houston, Texas (81)

If you're a sailboat you're not likely to wind up here by accident; you're either coming in from offshore or just went through 2 bascule bridges and a lock on the Canaveral barge canal. We did the latter as a matter of fact, intending to use a nearby boatyard then not able to get a reasonable slip at our marina of choice. We were planning on staying a month, thought it interesting to be amongst the fisher folk and beside the non-stop cruise ship traffic. We spent the night on a floating T-head, OK but about double the price we'd paid elsewhere. When we saw the permanent slip we were assigned we balked, the 40' slips have a ten foot finger pier, with a mollusc encrusted ladder for access with the several foot spring tide range. The posts separating the slips were covered with growth, the fender boards completely decayed. We thought about cleaning up the slip from the dinghy, maybe getting a bunch of help to get us in without gel coat damage, building a gangplank (our self-steering gear makes the obvious solution, a med mooring, impractical) and finally said no.

Other than that, wifi was so-so, facilities were OK, but fishing isn't a real tidy activity. I did like the staff, it was kind of like a reality show in the dockmaster's office. But like I say, I think the real reason you're here is that you want to head offshore to do some serioius fishing, in which case all the rest is irrelevant.



Very good marina, 2011-05-07
Captain: , Montreal, PQ, Canada (560)

Everything you'd wan't in a marina is here. Freindly staff, nice clean facilities, everything is well maintained.

Only negative point: This marina is far from groceries and other services, only close to a couple of bars/restaurants.



No haul-out possible, 2011-05-02
Captain: , Port Canaveral, FL (86)

As a stranded boater the marina refused to haul-out my boat. It is against company policy. I am German, handicaped and a Senior Citizen.



A well run marina with a DIY yard., 2010-12-04
Captain: , Jacksonville, Fl (525)

Every member of the staff was friendly, and professional. The marina grounds are very clean and well cared for. There are both public restrooms and locked restrooms with showers for guest. once again both are quite clean. The guest facillities are heated and among the best I have used other than one Spa/condo marina that I know of.
The boatyard while not paved is a "clean and green" facillity. Tarps are nailed down under EVERY boat. No trash on the ground or spray painting allowed. Concrete storage buildings with rollup lockable metal doors are available. The ships store has a good inventory including stainless fasteners. There are many expert craftsmen in the area if you need them.



a good well run marina, 2010-11-18
Captain: , miami,fl (2241)

we came in when we lost our chartplotter and autopilot -- they were very helpful in getting us in a slip and by the way out when we left before they opened a couple of workers were there early and helped =
clean good service and unique pricing - not fancy but good --



A good working marina, 2010-08-05
Captain: , Halifax, NS (400)

We had just crossed from the Bahamas overnight and were looking for a close place to stay for the night and to clear into the USA.

The people were great and helpful. We asked for and had assitance with our lines. The facility was clean and well run.

At $2.30 a foot it is a bit pricey.



Nice, simple marina, 2010-06-22
Captain: , Austin, TX (16)

We originally planned on staying for one night and ended up staying for four. Marina isn't fancy but provides all of the basic services. A thunderstorm was in the area so we asked for help over the VHF when we were pulling in and they had someone on the dock waiting for us and he was very helpful. The staff in the harbor master's office were friendly and accomodated our requests.

We also met several other people both transient as well as some that were working on their boats to get them ready for extended trips. We enjoyed them all and ended up attending an impromptu cook out.



Make no bones, 2008-03-09
Captain: , Atlantic City, NJ (76)

This is a working marina and they do what they need to and not much more. The goal behind staying here was to avoid the hassel of the lock and get a reasonable start in the am. They have acceptable dockage but I must agree there was little help for us when we arrived as well. There was a bit of confusion when arrived as to our reservation and we took the last slip available. We knew we needed fuel but there was no space at the time of arrival. When we opted to go to the fuel dock, we were on our own at the fuel dock. I have no illusions, as a stop off it was acceptable.



No complaints, 2007-07-10
Captain: , Melbourne, FL (124)

I must disagree with Captain Seigels review. This is a well run facility with a freindly and helpful staff. As a local I have hauled here, fueled, and occasionally berthed when heading into or out of the inlet. Prices are fair and docks are sound althouth slips are a bit cramped. Unfortunately, aCapella must have caught them on rare "bad day"



It should be better..., 2007-03-17
Captain: , Castine, ME (59082)

We stayed here in March, 2007. The docks were sloppy and covered in an odd metal that was uncomfortable to walk on. Our floating dock hung partly diagonal in the water and concerned me a little. We arrived with empty beer bottles on the floating dock. When we left, the bottles were still there. It is obvious that marina personnel don't walk around and monitor their facility.

One of the first impressions that you get with a marina is when you are pulling in. We often ask for help with lines because there are only two of us and we have a larger boat (53'). We can most definitely dock our boat without any help but it is easier and safer if we have help. I always ask for help. With Cape Marina I was told that they were too busy with a 'big boat' that was leaving the fuel dock. We pulled in by ourselves, tied up, and watched the 58' Hatteras leave the fuel dock 20 minutes later. We should have been helped.

The surrounding area is not a place you should go walking around. It is industrial and seedy looking. We wanted to walk to a restaurant about a mile away but turned back because we were too afraid to walk back to the marina on the road at night.

I found the office personnel to be rather unfriendly. The woman manager was particularly short with me for no reason. She made me feel like I was bothering her. She really needs to take a course in maintaining good customer relationships and how to get along with other people. My impression is that the management of this marina needs to wake up and make the entire experience better. They could have an excellent facility and they are perfectly situated to handle boats coming from off shore.

One of the reasons we go to a marina is so that we can use WiFi. It is generally becoming available. When were thinking about Cape Marina as a destination, I looked at their web site. Right on their home page they talk about WiFi availability. When we arrived, we learned that WiFi was only available from a third party at a higher-than-normal cost. Marinas need to realize that WiFi is why some people come to marinas. If there is an extra charge for it, they should be upfront about it. Their web site gave me the impression that it was included.

There are other places to go in this area and I won't be looking to come back to this marina again until I learn that there have been some changes.

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