Details for Jimbo's - Closed

Jimbo's - Closed

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Average rating 4.8 stars from 5 reviews

Address Duck Lake Road, Virginia Key
Miami, FL


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - NO
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - YES
Other info: More of a gathering spot for the like minded.

VHF channel


Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


Visual fight rules. Come in over the grass flats till you get to the channel going in. No markers. Channel in is deep for the most part. 6+.

Hug the starboard side coming in, the flats extend quite a bit from the point on port side. Wouldnt' try it with inboards!





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: Small dock.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Lots of dogs and cat there.

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out


Yes - Sometimes



No - Only if it rains.


Yes - Porta potties.





Yes - Smoked fish and beer only.


Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Boat ramp availability


Other services


Cold beer, smoked fish and local color. Bacce ball court. Local characters. Models, film and TV shoots, you never know.

Reviews for Jimbo's - Closed
sad to see it go, 2013-04-01
Captain: , miami beach (60)

If you had charter guests and you took them here, ussually that meant you were going to get a great tip. It was like visiting a far off land yet it was right around the corner. Lots of memories.

GREAT Protection From Wind & Waves. A Super Cool Place To See & Be Seen!, 2012-04-11
Captain: , St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (404)

The Jimbo's as we all know it is now gone, :(... After over 50 years the city has taken the property back and closed up the coolest place on the water. Where the rich elite and celebrities mixed and mingled with the blue collar working man, just hanging out and talking about nothing.

This was Miami's primary Harley biker destination for Sunday riders. It was also the primary photography location for tons of photo and video shoots. It was never unusual to see naked women being photographed for a magazine only a few feet away from a couple getting their wedding photos taken, just a few feet away from a music video being shot. This place had it all! I will miss the full moon clothing-optional dock parties most of all!

The city will be opening in back up as a park, but in the meantime it's still a great little lagoon with protection from all sides from wind and waves.

Sadly, Jimbo's has closed!!!!!!!!!!, 2012-03-31
Captain: , Jacksonville, FL (370)

An fallen icon. This was definitely a cultural experience.

Must visit at least once, 2009-03-03
Captain: , Miami, fl (3666)

it's a fire hazard, health hazard, you name it... but it's a fun place one must visit at least once. Boaters mix with bikers and tourists. Watch for loose planks and nails sticking out off the dock...
Channel in unmarked so you must feel your way in, favor the stbd side coming in starting your approach fairly close to the beach.

Not for the yacht club crowd. :-), 2009-01-25
Captain: , Sarasota, Ft. Lauderdale (643)

This is not a true marina. This is a slice of life. Pull into the lagoon and up pull into another world. A very funky world.
You never know who you'll meet or what you'll see. Film and TV crews, models in scimpy suits or just a bunch of folks hanging out, drinking beer, eating smoked fish, playing bocce ball and BS'in.

It's the best place in Miami to get away from Miami. Hell, once in the lagoon you can't even see Miami.

Jimbo's, it ain't for everybody.

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