Details for Fishermen's Village Yacht Basin

Fishermen's Village Yacht Basin

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Average rating 4.2 stars from 28 reviews

Address 1200 W Retta Esplanade
Punta Gorda, FL 33950


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - YES
Municipal - YES
Other - YES
Other info: Resort amenities, mall with 5 restaurants and 33 shops. Freedom Boat Club location.


Caters to live-aboards.

VHF channel



Email contact;

Owner, manager


Jim Branch


Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Upper Charlotte Harbor, 1/2 mile west of US41 bridges.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 8
Transient dockage: 7.5
Fuel dock: 7.5

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: Large dinghy dock

Size restrictionsLOA max: 70
Beam max: 20

Other info:


Transient: 97
Total: 111
Transient price: $2.00/ft (2015-06-04)

Other price info: Daily dockage rate is $2.00. Monthly rate $14.50 per boat length foot. Annual rate is $13.00. All rates include cable TV, internet service, laundry, showers, pool, tennis courts, boaters day room.


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - YES

Additional info: 110 and 220 volts.

Pricing info: .125 per kilowatt hour for long term, $2.50 per night for transient (30 or 50 amp).

Cable TV (and pricing)

Yes - Free

Phone hookup (and pricing)

No - No phones, Wi-Fi internet access free.

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Free

Dinghy access

Yes - For anchored vessels, $15 daily.

Liveaboard info

Yes - 6 months maximum, $125 monthly.


Fuel brand: ValvTect

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: 5% discount for marina tenants. Now selling non-ethanol ValvTect gas, 90 octane. Includes taxes.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: 5% for marina tenants. ValvTect diesel, includes taxes.


Yes - In town, 1/2 mile.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service


Pump out



Yes - Available at Fuel Dock.








Yes - $1.50 wash and $1.50 dry.


Yes - In town, 1/2 mile.

2310 Tamiami Trl Unit 1129
Punta Gorda, FL


Yes - In town, 1/2 mile.

Ace Hardware
208 W Marion Ave
Punta Gorda, FL


Yes - 5 in the mall, more in town.


Yes - 7 in the mall.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Fishermen's Village rents villas.

Repair capabilities

Yes - In town, 2 miles.

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Yes - In town, 2 miles.

Chartering capabilities

Yes - Two charter outfits in our marina.

Internet access

Yes - $5 per day or $30 per month.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - In town, 1/2 mile.


Yes - Free use of bicycles.

Other services


Historic small town with many shops and restaurants. Three major boat supply shops. One boat yard. Two launch ramps. Charlotte Harbor voted one of ten best places to sail in the US. Pool. Tennis courts.

Reviews for Fishermen's Village Yacht Basin
Nice marina, terrible customer service, 2016-06-01
Captain: , Waterford Harbor Marina (10)

The marina is a nice place to stay - the bathrooms are clean, the laundry facility is great, the free loaner bikes are a godsend and the town is attractive, with plenty of restaurants and bars.

Unfortunately, the customer service lets the place down severely. To begin with, we went to the fuel dock first. The fuel dockmaster helped us dock, and refuel, and then said he would meet us at our slip to help us dock there. As he started to walk away, we realized that he had already untied us, without saying anything! Winds were unfavorable and our boat doesn't reverse well, so this could have been a major issue.
The slip itself left something to be desired. We have a 40ft sailboat, and the slip itself is 40ft, but the fixed concrete pier is only about 20ft, which makes dock access difficult. Also, while it is very nice that every slip has its own dockbox, whoever thought it would be a good idea to put them in the middle of the slip? We had to tie off at an angle, to keep the bowsprit off the dockbox at low tide!
The office advertises that it is open from 7am to 4pm, but my experience was that the office was "temporarily closed" 3 out of every 4 times I went there. When it was manned, the harbormaster was either not helpful or even rude. For example, the machines in the laundry don't take cash, but cards. When I tried to use them, my credit card was rejected. I went to the office, to be looked at like I was insane for having tried to use a credit card. The machines take a special laundry card, which the office has to issue and then you have to take to a machine to charge, with cash. That would be fine if there was a notice in the laundry telling you that. Also, good luck if you arrive after 4pm and want to do your laundry! Now, full disclosure, he asked for a $5 cash deposit for the card, which I did not have on me, as I had thought that I needed a credit card. He did waive that deposit.
Another example of bad service was when I went into the office to borrow the loaner bikes. The harbormaster had just started on a call to the credit card company because he was having a problem with his machine. He hadn't got as far as talking to a person yet, but ignored me to start with. Once he acknowledged I was there his comment was "You'll have to wait"! Wow! After a few minutes, he was put on hold, so he took a copy of my driver's license, which luckily I noticed he put down on top of the papers in his credit card company file(as later when I asked for the copy back he said he couldn't find it). Then he was taken off hold so, once again, I was ignored. After 20 minutes, I walked over to the fuel dock and got them to release the bikes to me.
Final example, on the day of departure, I went to the office to settle the bill. On my third attempt, the office was open. Then, when I received the bill, I questioned why there was an electricity charge of $5 per day, when according to their website and Active Captain, electricity was included in the dock rate. He said that there had always been a charge and refused to take it off. As we had been delayed in our departure because of the office closure, we were in a hurry to leave, so I just had to sign the credit card slip. However, later I managed to get online and confirmed that the website did indeed state that electricty was included. I called and requested that it be taken off, which they did. I have since seen that they have added a line that there is a flat fee for electricity, though they don't state what it is! They have also added a note that the WiFi access is not free, which again was not indicated previously.
Hopefully, an improvement in customer service will bring this up to a 5 star location.

Pleasant marina, 2016-02-28
Captain: , Houston (774)

This is really a pleasant marina experience. It is well maintained and secure. There are restaurants in the adjacent mall. The marina is a somewhat secluded location from the intercoastal waterway. However this is a great location as it relates to downtown Punta Gorda. As of 2/15/16 the daily rate is $2.00/ft, the monthly rate is $14.50/ft and the annual rate is $13.00/ft.There is a liveaboard fee of $135.00 per month. The electrical charge is $30/month for 30 amp and $50/month for 50 amp. Internet is $30/month and is limited to two devices. Cable TV is included but Comcast can be a problem to deal with. Pump out is free and is done at your slip. I gave the marina 4 stars because they don't have floating piers. The marina has free bicycles on a first come first served basis.

Lot's of great stores, 2015-08-13
Captain: , St Petersburg, FL (96)

We were here for few days at a sailing class. Went to check out the village twice. Ate here once and picked up some unique shirts at one of the shops. We will stop in again next time through!

Good Location, 2014-10-21
Captain: , Palmetto (412)

This marina is not as good as I was expecting. Each finger pier has a trip hazard (a little 2-3 inch lip on the walkway), the internet service is now $5/day, and a cable box is required to watch TV. There are signs of a general lack of maintenance throughout the facility, with broken security locks, toilet paper dispensers, and other items around the marina.

The place to go, 2014-08-07
Captain: , Charlotte Harbor, FL (263)

All ammenities with restaurant and shops next door. Bikes to get to ton for major purchaces.

Lots of Amenities, 2014-03-24
Captain: , Sarasota (195)

I recently taught a very nice lady who has her vessel here. Her husband had passed and she didn't want to give up the boat. So she is learning how to care for and run it herself.
The fixed docks are in good shape, dockhands are very helpful, and the other boaters form a great "neighborhood". There is a pool, grilling area, boaters lounge, laundry and decent shower facilities. I must admit the only thing keeping me from giving 5 stars is that I am spoiled after years of staying at marinas with floating docks such as Marina Jack, Riviera Dunes, and Twin Dolphin. But this marina is definately on my list to visit.

Lot's of activities, 2014-02-14
Captain: , Chicago, IL (958)

Stopped by when shopping for a 'home' marina. Fixed concrete & wood docks/pilings, in good repair. Harbor master and marina staff helpful and friendly. Many activities & amenities (pool, grill area, boater's lounge, laundry facilities) for boaters (liveaboard and otherwise), and shopping, restaurants, parks are all right there. Downside: distance from the ICW.

Well run marina, friendly boaters, close to restaurants and shops, 2014-01-29
Captain: , Temple Terrace, FL (224)

Marina staff very helpful. Other boaters friendly and helpful, as well. Several good restaurants and interesting shops adjacent to marina. Secure with good facilities. New showers. Adequate laundry. Bicycles available. Piers are solid and no problem to manage dock lines to keep boat secure and in place. Tide range only about 2 ft.

Has alot going for it, but..., 2013-06-17
Captain: , Key Largo (5304)

Charlet Harbor in any kind of wind is Choppy, the docks are fixed pilings and concrete, No courtesy car, and a bit pricey for the value.
If in the area I would come back.
Good staff, nice shopping , visit the Oyster Bar for Happy hourz! in the village.

Nice marina in Punta Gorda, 2013-05-11
Captain: , Punta Gorda, Fl (880)

Protected harbor, but beware of the fixed concrete docks that can damage your boat. Dock hands do assist. Secure gated docks. Nice pool and boaters lounge. Showers are ok, but heavily used by tennis club also. Laundry good. Next door to great shopping village and many restaurants. Captain Table restaurant overlooks the channel from the 2nd floor, nice piano bar. Friday night is all you eat seafood buffet and the seafood is generous and fresh! Loaner bikes to see the downtown and enjoy more shops and dining.

One-star docks with four-star service, 2012-12-09
Captain: , Algonac, MI (1659)

These are the worst docks that I've ever stayed at. The high concrete finger docks are only about 20 feet long requiring us to back in and loop two forward pilings. Good luck doing that short-handed on a breezy day without gouging your topsides on the concrete. There is only one piling for protection supporting the finger dock. The last six feet stick out like an unprotected concrete diving board. They've put a garbage bin at the end, rendering the last three feet useless. There is only a single cleat on the finger dock, and the two cleats on the main dock are not positioned anywhere near the corners, so boats will need to cross stern lines; difficult if you carry a dinghy as we do. The service was good, although we would have appreciated a private changing area for each shower and a light somewhere in the vicinity of the mirrors over the sinks.

Nice Place to stay, 2012-06-08
Captain: , Hudson (274)

Great service, free bicycles, free coffee, and free wifi. The Marina and some of the local restaurants are pet friendly. There is a West Marine and a Publix fairly close. I found some great deals at the local Ace Hardware Store, which was only a few blocks from the marina.

Lived Here for 8 months, 2012-05-30
Captain: , Punta Gorda, Florida (500)

I agree with previous comments. Great place but I'll point out the negatives. Deep draft vessels should be careful, lots of slips are shallow. High concrete fixed docks can be troublesome. Bathrooms and showers are not "resort quality", and are shared with the tennis players.
Friendly staff and overall a nice place.

We concur , 2012-03-29
Captain: , Reedville, VA (688)

Excellent staff and facilities. Next to mall and great dining.

GREAT MARINA, 2012-03-19
Captain: , LA ROCHELLE-FRANCE (97)


Unexpected stay, 2012-03-01
Captain: , Jacksonville, Fl (71)

Had to leave the keys due to a family medical emergency. The marina went out of their way to find us a spot for a month. The shops and restaurants are expensive but a nice change from the Keys. Staff at the marina are helpful and courteous.

Great place to spend the Winter, 2012-02-05
Captain: , Green Cove Springs, FL (250)

We spent the month of Februrary,2010 here and will be going back next year. Marina has loner bikes, and weekly pumpouts at your slip! Great staff and nice boater's gathering places,both inside and out. Also heated pool!
The marina is part of a resort that has many shops and restaurants.
Punta Gorga itself is a nice little town. Farmer's market within walking distance of marina every week. Miles of bike and walking paths. Even a "resident eagle."

Wonderful find, 2011-11-29
Captain: , Manasquan, NJ (40)

We had planned to moor at the town field. The wind was up so a quick change of plans and a phone call later we tied up at Fishermans Village...all that is written here is true. A great stop,
we will be staying here again the next time this way...

Fishermans Village Winter Home, 2011-11-06
Captain: , cape neddick, maine (22)

This marina, the people, Punta Gorda, The Gulf Coast, The crew , the management make this my winter home. After completing the Great Loop in 2008 there is none better. We have stayed here every winter since.

Try it - you'll like it, 2011-09-05
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (639)

We first docked here in 1997 for the winter. We came back every winter until we finally decided to become dirt dwellers. We settled in Punta Gorda. We still go over to Fishville at least once per month. This marina is hard to beat. The shops at the Village are appealing to the ladies, the restaurants are appealing to all, and the men like the "marina comradarie" at the docks. there is also tennis courts and a pool on-site. The dock staff is first class. Their attitude is that they are there to serve you - rather unique among marinas today. Try it - you'll like it.

A great place to winter over, 2011-04-19
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (146)

My wife and I spend winter months aboard our boat at Fishermen's. Great staff, all the amenities yoou would expect from a 5 star marina. Plenty of marine suppliers close by. Restaurants and shops right next door. Downtown Punta Gorda less than a mile away. Try it, you'll like it.

Fisherman's Village, 2011-03-27
Captain: , Port Dover ON Canada (65)

Arrived at 1300, Dockmaster Jim helped us into slip B06. MV 43' LOA, 3'8" draught, no issues. Very clean showers and restrooms. Girls loved the nearby shops. We signed-out free bicycles for an easy ride to Publix for supplies. Had lunch the next day at Harpoon Harry's which was good. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

great location, but dredging needed, 2011-03-21
Captain: , Buffalo (1144)

Fisherman's Village shopping is very good, and lots of other stuff within a bike ride. The marina has high fixed docks. Ask how deep the water is before accepting a dock assignment. We were sitting on the bottom at low tide (4.5 ft draft). Other docks had more water.

great marina -, 2011-02-02
Captain: , miami,fl (2105)

a real first rate marina - people really know their stuff and help getting in and out - there in 45k storm and no issues - water toward shore does get a bit skinny in slip only not channels - free bikes and easy ride to stores and propane - harbormaster jim is really a good guy and signed zarpe for us as we left for mexico == but get him to stamp it with a stamp as we ran into trouble down here without the stamp -- good showers and laundry - great happy hour at oyster bar in fisherman village

Fisherman's Village Marina, 2011-01-13
Captain: , Wilsonville, AL (474)

Very freindly and helpful staff. Free rental bikes for riding to provisioning at Publix and West Marine about 3/4 mile away. Fisherman's Village shops at marina. Clean showers and restrooms. Strange laundry payment situation. You are issued a debit card which you load by inserting dollar bills into a machine. Then you insert card into washer or dryer and amount is deducted from card. Would be more efficient to just insert dollar bills into washer or dryer.

Dinghy Dock, 2007-04-15
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (94)

A dinghy dock is available for those anchoring in the Peace River. The small charge covers access to laundry, showers, and swimming pool. Fuel is available. Marina is adjacent to Fishermans Village, a premier spot for shopping and restaurants. Walk to downtown Punta Gorda in about 1/2 mile.

Cruise Captain Review, 2007-03-12
Captain: , Cape Coral, Fl (22)

Went in with 15 boats. Professional service, good facilities, and good shopping.

Fabulous, 2007-02-15
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL Cape Cod, MA (513)

All new this year (2007(. Full service and even live-aboards.

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