Details for Key West Bight Marina

Key West Bight Marina

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Average rating 3.4 stars from 35 reviews

Address 201 William St.
Key West, FL 33040

Phone305-809-3984 (Fax: 305-293-8369)

After hours contact

Facility type

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


Hours: 7a - 5p daily.

VHF channel

16, channel 14 is the working channel. If they are busy, it's not always answered, use the phone number then.


Email contact;

Owner, manager

Steve Anderson, Senior Dockmaster



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Visa, MasterCard, Chevron and American Express accepted.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Easy - in Key West Bight





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 30
Transient dockage: 11
Fuel dock: 11

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: E dock is for bow or aft in, and also has side docking on the south side for larger yachts. It's 5 feet above the water at low tide so plan ahead for how you want to dock there since there are no finger docks, just two dock cleats and two aft pilings. All docks have been replanked with Brazilian Ipe hardwood, non-slip and looks very nice. New electrical boxes have also been installed. There are also fixed bow in and side docks at D dock. All docks have pump out hoses at no additional charge.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 140
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 30
Total: 145
Transient price: $3.00/ft (2016-10-28)

Other price info: Plus tax, 7.5%.
Weekly $17.00 per foot. Monthly $48 per foot.
Special events $ 4.00 per foot
All rates based on Length Over All (LOA)


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: No moorings, but many boats are anchored within a mile. Limited dinghy dockage available for a $6 per day or $80 per month.

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: $0.18 per kilowatt hour of electric.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Yes - You have to make your own contract with Xfinity, the cable connections are all in place. For basic HD it's $40 per month. You can also or instead get cable internet for $40 per month for 25Mbps service with a modem with built in WiFi. If your connection is active (they will know) they can just mail you a kit for self installation, it saves the technician installation fee of $50. 2016

Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Yes - Limited dinghy dockage available for a fee. $6.50 per day, $29.00 per week, and $87 per month, 2016. 13 foot maximum.

You can eep your dinghy ahead or astern of your boat for free.

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: Marathon Gas/Diesel

Gas price$3.58/gal (2016-10-28)

Other price info: Quantity discounts. Marina Life member discount. $0.05 discount over 500 gallons and $0.10 discount over 1,000 gallons.

Diesel price$2.95/gal (2016-10-28)

Other price info: Price includes tax. $0.05 discount over 500 gallons and $0.10 discount over 1,000 gallons.


Yes - Propane refills can be had at the nearest Shell station at US1 and 1st Street, about one mile east over the bridge.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Excellent Key West Vet Dr. Lisa Bump. She operates a full emergency clinic. She will come to your dockside location if necessary.
Bumps & Bruises Veterinary Hospital
605 United St, Key West, FL
Phone 305-396-7628

A new dog park opened up February 2016 next to the Steamplant Condos, a 10 minute walk from the marina.

Disability access

Launch service


Pump out

Yes - At every slip, or the pump out boat can come to your boat for $10.


Yes - At dock house, $2.00 for 10 pounds cubes and $4.00 for 20 lb. blocks.


Yes - Recycling Center directly behind Restroom/ BathHouse/ Laundry Building. Specific Receptacles for Flares, Flourescent Bulbs, Batteries, Oil Filters, Used Oil, Plastics, Cans, etc. Trash Compactor for general/household garbage.


Yes - Transient (private) bathroom and laundry facilities located through card-key locked door in the public Rrstroom building. Men and women's each have 3 showers and are clean.




Yes - Located in the public restroom building but through a private access door with a code lock. Laundry room has 4 commercial washers and 4 dryers at $1.50 per load, new as of 2015.


Yes - Publix and Winn Dixie are available via the city bus. There is also a medium size grocery store, Faustos, two blocks SE and three blocks SW on Fleming Street for most items.

There's a fish market, Half Shell Fish Market, located in the Half Shell Raw Bar in Key West Bight, 305-294-7480


Yes - Key West Marine Hardware, a 3-minute walk inland on Caroline Street.
West Marine, a 5-minute walk NE on Carolina Street.
Strunk ACE Hardware, a 5-minute walk NE on Eaton Street--large hardware store with excellent selection, though little in the way of marine.


Yes - Many Restaurants located on the wharf next to the marina, docks, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


Yes - Many Bars located on the Wharf next to the Marina docks. Famous Duval Street is 10 minute walk away - there you will find countless resturants and bars. Be sure to ask about doing the 'Duval Crawl'.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Nearby

Repair capabilities

Yes - Ask Dockmaster Terri whom to hire! Some people will take advantage of tourist!

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Yes - Nearby

Chartering capabilities

Yes - Fishing and diving.

Internet access

Yes - WiFi is free from Key West Bight Marina. You are given an access code at no charge for Beacon WiFi, tested at 7Mbps download speed except it's spotty at E dock.

Boat ramp availability



Yes - There are many companies where you can rent bicycles, scooters, and electric cars for a few hours or days. Bicycles and scooters are everywhere. Taxis are generally less than $6 for anywhere in main Key West. Pedicabs are $15 per hour.

City bus service is excellent. $2 per ride ($.50 for seniors), or a 7 day pass for $8 ($3.75 for seniors) or a 31 day pass for $25 ($15 for seniors). The buses are air conditioned. There is also service to as far north as Marathon for $3 per ride ($1.50 for seniors).

Daily ferries to Floida's west coast.

Enterprise will pick you up at the marina.

Other services

The marina will received mail for transients.


Don't miss the sundown goings-on at Mallory Square, a half mile away (near the Key West Aquarium)--the fun starts about 45 minutes before sunset. Take a bottle of wine and glasses, or purchase your own libations from one of the many waterside bars surrounding the square.

Reviews for Key West Bight Marina
Theft from dinghy tied at dock, 2016-05-21
Captain: , Newport (20)

soemone stole a light and tried to siphon fuel from our dinghy yesterday afternoon (May 20, 2016). beware.

Excellent location and protection, 2016-03-17
Captain: , Poughkeepsie, NY (5621)

The attraction of this marina is the location within three blocks of Duval Street combined with the price (great location, best price) and the friendly staff. We've spent many afternoons just sitting on the back of our boat watching the going ons in the harbor and visiting Schooner Wharf in the evening for the music.

Being in the middle of things you might expect it to be noisy at night, such is not the case, at least between 10:00 pm and 7:00 am, an important quiet time for us. The Senior Dockmaster, Steve Anderson, is the one who personally sees to it that quiet time is enforced - even to the extent of putting noise makers on notice of being ejected from the Marina. He's a big part of the success of this marina, I hope he stays around, he cares.

The marina has docks A through E with the E docks being the most protected although it's a fixed dock with no finger. You either have to get off at the bow or aft. The fixed dock is about 5 ft off the water which happens to be the same height as our bow so for us it's more convenient to go bow in and we just climb out over the bow with a small up or down step due to the 1.5 foot tides but the arrangement may not be for everyone.

A new fish market just opened in April 2013, Half Shell Fish Market, it's inside the Half Shell Raw Bar. It's a small market with a great selection of local fish at reasonable prices (for less than other local markets but it is Key West after all).

Good Location, 2016-01-08
Captain: , Boyd, Texas (390)

Everything is pricey in Key West. This marina has the best price in the Bight. Good amenities and security. I stayed a month, no complaints except wifi is too slow( like all marina wifi).

Near Duval, 2015-12-16
Captain: , Stuart (41)

The marina has water and electric included in the dockage rate, plus has a fuel dock in house. It was a quick and easy walk to Duval and any other place in KW. I thought I was going to be disrupted by drunken people coming to their boats after watching a group heading to their boat but was pleasantly surprised that it was relatively quite. Would stay there again.

Bypass this Marina, 2015-09-12
Captain: , portland or (111)

Arrived in Key West and decided to stay at the Key West Bight Marina (City Marina) despite a couple of bad reviews. Big mistake - we were planning to stay a couple of nights but after the harbormaster was incredibly rude we decided that we would only stay one and would have not have stayed then if we had not already been docked and very tired. When he asked us the length of our boat and we told him - he suggested that we were lying and trying to cheat him. We said that is the length of the boat we can show you the papers. He stated that he also could get the documentation papers to say whatever he chose! What??? Talked to us as though we were completely stupid and that we clearly had no idea what LOA meant. Really! No - we have never heard that term before. When we asked where the showers were his reply was "yellow building on the boardwalk". Well as we have never been here before and did not know where the "boardwalk" was or which "yellow building" - there is more than one yellow building we were lost. So we fumbled around a bit until we finally asked the fellow selling tickets to the Tortugas. The showers are far from the boat and in a public restroom. Not at all ideal. When we told him - on second thought we will move in the am. He said well you will pay more anywhere else - we said thats okay, we are moving. Just incredibly poor behaviour! We have stayed at several marinas in Florida and have never had this situation before. Its worth it to us to pay a bit more for better service. My advice would be to just sail on past Key West Bight over to Conch Harbor Marina where you will be greeted warmly and treated in a respectful and polite manner.

Very accommodating for a windy week, 2015-02-24
Captain: , Fernandina, FL (428)

During a busy Febuary were able to put us in a Mediterrean moor slip. When we couldn't get off our trawler, instead put us in a slip. When wind delayed our departure, moved us to a side tie for the rest of the time. Rest rooms could use an upgrade and needs more hooks and benches. Good laundry facility. Jonathon has a great guide to shopping and dining guide. Great town to spend 4 extra nights waiting for the wind to lay down. Get off Duval and go to the theater and much more to do.

Great location and best rate in the bight, 2015-02-05
Captain: , United States (2386)

Walking distance to all the downtown Key West restaurants, shops, and attractions, and the best rate at this end of the island made for a nice stay. We put our two scooters ashore -- Key West is a scooter-friendly town, with free parking everywhere. Lots of bike racks, too. We were here over Christmas and New Year, so we paid a few days at the higher "special event" rate, but we got a nice weekly rate for the rest of our stay. Good WiFi reached us on the dock. Marina staff was friendly and helpful, but don't expect any help tying up unless you are on the fuel dock.

great stay, 2014-11-06
Captain: , Southport, NC (706)

We planned on coming in for a few days and tour the city. The price of $2.25/ft didnt sound too bad. Then we got a shock. Its boat race week and the prices jump to $5.00/ft. I would have anhored out some but the wind was gonna blow 30 kts for several days. They put us up for three days but we left early since we didnt want to pay the high price. What they dont tell you is that they jump up the price for any event in Key West. Just so happens about every week there's an event. My advise is to call before you dock since the prices change without notice. The staff are very nice and helpful checking in but we did have some trouble with the Wi-Fi. They give you a number to call for problems which was kinda a drag. The bathrooms are very clean and laundry great. Cheap too. They changed the password and didnt tell us so we couldnt do laundry one night. The docks are in great shape and large with plenty of room between each vessel. Finger piers go all the way to the end. I would say one of the best docks we ever tied up to. Of course the downtown area is right near the marina and all the eateries and gift shops. The wind was blowing form the North for several days and it blew swells into the marina and caused the boats to bounce and rock some. I had to keep adjusting my lines. Overall no complaints to speak of except the prices jumping during events. We also went to the grocery store to buy lots of groceries but couldnt find any dock carts to use.

Nice Marina, Great location, 2014-07-24
Captain: , Houston (110)

Stayed here for 2 nights and really enjoyed our stay. The bathrooms and showers are a bit old but clean. The location couldn't be better with lots of stuff to do right off the dock and a quick walk to Duvall St.

Great tie up but lots of foot traffic, 2014-06-19
Captain: , High Springs, FL (686)

We rented a place within walking distance of the Bight in order to have some time off of the boat. During the weekends the docks get very busy with people out sight seeing so we found ourselves stashing away more items than we normally would. .

Location is great, facilities are not, 2014-05-20
Captain: , Orange Beach Alabama (90)

We loved being in the old historic harbor. With lots of retaurants and bars in walking distance. We did not love the facilities. Showers and heads are a joke. Usually a line outside waiting to get in.

This is Also a Municipal Marina, 2014-04-27
Captain: , St. Petersburg, Fl (264)

Simple and efficient. Excellent staff. Not the Hilton, but basic and dependable. Heads are public but always clean. Laundry is excellent with new very large machines. Turtle Kraal's upstairs happy hour at your door.

If you want position ..., 2014-04-13
Captain: , Bochum (318)

this is one the places to be in KW. In the heart of the historic habor only a short walk away from the city center. The facilities of the marina are not exactly in optimum condition, so never bothered to use anything but the wifi and the laundry room.

Great location, average facilities, 2014-04-08
Captain: , San Marcos, TX (865)

We stayed here for 2 nights (3/19-20/14). We were assigned to the end of "E" dock, there is no "T head" just the end of the dock with large pilings and about 8-10 feet of dock to jump to and from. There was a board left there to lay from the boat to the dock, but it was slick and more dangerous than jumping. We used fender boards on the pilings and still had minor damage to the hull. Will agree with previous reviews about the condition of the restrooms, we used our boat for most things. The dockmaster, Steve was very friendly and accommodating. Wifi was good.

The best thing about this marina is the location, in the heart of historic Key West. It is an easy walk to Mallory Square, Duval St, West Marine, Schooner Wharf and all the harbor attractions. It was fun to watch all the local traffic in the marina while having coffee in the morning. Easy bike ride to the south coast beaches. We would stay here again if we were able to get a side tie berth.

Great spot to visit, 2013-06-25
Captain: , Marathon, FL (135)

This marina is in the heart of Key West. It is within walking distance of many great restaurants and bars. We spent a week here in March and it was great fun.

Great location, basic, no frills, adequate., 2013-04-25
Captain: , Browns Cove, MD (402)

We ended up here because it was the only place that could accommodate us. Great location and as others have said - lots of tour boat activity which is fun to watch. Fixed piers in decent shape although we were assigned a side tie that was not side to a pier. It was the outside of the end of a row of slips so we had 3 piles on the side and only the short width of the end of the pier at our stern to get on and off the boat. Not easy, but we did it. The showers are minimal and the restrooms being public are not for the feint of heart.

Marinas, as a business, vary with regard to services, amenities, staff helpfulness, etc., but to me the prices don't reflect this differential. Key West Bight is no different. Pretty comparable cost after you include the electric charged at the end. This place is basically just a conveniently located place to tie your boat. I wouldn't use the showers or restrooms and there's no pool. Yes, you get access to the pool down the way but they ask you to buy drinks or food to use it. The derelict dingy pier is filled with all sorts of rag tag vessels and people. The staff was absent and no one helped us tie up. To gas before leaving and no one helped us untie or shove off. Ridiculously low level of service.

Would only suggest this marina if you can't find another marina. Most others are far better for similar price. This will meet your most basic needs though.

Fall Hangout, 2013-03-02
Captain: , Apollo Beach (470)

Great time Nov 2012 Straight from Tampa in 32 hours. Easy access to Duval and all the sites. Nice showers and bathrooms. Great helpful staff.

A dock in the heart of Key West, 2013-02-25
Captain: , Bear DE (694)

We stayed here one night and used our heads and showers on board. There is no Security on the Dock and everyone can walk up. We stayed at A dock and rolled a lot because the harbour entrance is right there. When we return we will stay at Conch Harbour.

Great Location, 2012-10-17
Captain: , Erie, Pa. (1876)

Absolutely the best location, right in the center of everything. Staff was good, facility was fixed wharf type dock in good shape. Water was 15' at low. Power was good, 100 amp. Dock was $2.75 foot plus electric at .18 kw (about 25.00 day for 76' running a/c). If you want Key West, this is it. Short walk to everything, grocery, West marine, restaurant & tourist spots.

Best location, good value, shaky facilities, 2012-08-29
Captain: , Atlanta, GA (291)

The staff is great but this place is ground zero for both tourists walking the dock and the plethora of Key West homeless who are always stalking the bathrooms to get in for a free shower.
We always stay here because of the location and price, but I must admit I have some concerns about safety here. Lots of "boat bums" use this as dinghy base for the derelict boats they live on in the harbor.
Never the less, we always have a great time here and stay a couple of weeks and have never had anything stolen or actually felt at risk. It just has a bit of a seedy element that comes with the location. (Last stay there were 2 serious fights between drunks on our dock.)

You're better off at Conch Harbor Marina, 2012-07-09
Captain: , Twin Dolphin Marina (271)

An underwhelming experience, HORRIBLE restroom facilities (showers are key access, toilets are public). Most of the marina staff are friendly enough, but be careful with the metered power. The slip fees do not include power, so they read the meter when you leave and bill accordingly. In our case, we did not have the correct 50 amp plug so we didn't hook up to our power outlet. Imagine my surprise when I was offered a $70 bill for the power used on our slip!!! My questions were met with a dismissive "we'll look into it" with no resolution. The low slip fees are a false economy. You're better off at Conch Harbor Marina; at $3.50 a foot, the price is all inclusive, and the facilities are immeasurably nicer that Key West Bight Marina.

Great Place to Dock, 2012-06-04
Captain: , Boca Raton, FL (935)

Always enjoy docking here. We are always on a side dock so I don't have experience with the slips. The staff, although mostly understaffed, is always great. Fueling can be tricky early in the morning if there is a large Yacht docked at the fuel dock. The Ferry to the Fort is permanently docked there so before 8am you have to pull in front of it. Stayed on Dock E this time and was in great condition.

I LOVE THIS PLACE, 2012-05-20
Captain: , Cape Coral, FL (396)

First - it's the cheapest in the bight! It's in the center of all the tour boat activity - so lots of activity (I liked that). Only downside - be sure you reserve a SIDE TIE as the "slips" have no finger piers! So you have only two pilings and the dock to tie to -and you would need to
Get off on the bow or the stern (would not work for me). No pool - bathrooms are questionable (didn't need either) -- (free pump out). Still like it. I'll be back.

Below average municipal marina, 2012-04-26
Captain: , St. Petersburg, FL (592)

Perfectly adequate as a place to tie up your boat. Most transients are placed side tied along D dock. Power, water, and pumpout are available. The pumpout can be done right at the dock, which is handy.

Docks are not gated, so you get a lot of tourists looking at boats. This is also the main dinghy dock so there is a lot of traffic from the anchorages. Shower facilities are simple and communal, not private.

The best thing this place has going for is its location. You are just steps from everything Key West has to offer!

Great location, 2011-11-20
Captain: , No real home port. Cruising. (320)

Very adequate marina with fixed docks, walking distance to all the tourist attractions, Westmarine and another marine hardware store. Close to Turtle Kraal restaurant which was very good. Bathrooms are a bit of a hike and only one toilet in the men's room but three in the ladies. Staff was responsive. Rec Tim at KW Sail & Canvas for fabric/sail repair (305-393-3862). Charge was $2.75 per foot, diesel $4.54/gal. Power is 18 cents per kwh.

Adeduate Marina, 2011-11-16
Captain: , Marco Island, FL (1135)

There is nothing special about the marina except the location. It is just a couple of blocks to Duval and by far the least expensive in the area. Conch Harbor next door has a pool that is open to the public. So if you want a pool, use theirs. Dockhands were great, docks are fixed and it good shape. As a bonus, each slip has a pump out! We plan to spend a month here March/April 2012!

Great marina in great location, 2011-07-31
Captain: , Key West, FL (150)

We have docked at Key West Bight Marina for 4 years and had great service and assistance every time. (the name has been the same for many, many years). The location is excellent and the rates are, by far, the best in Key West. Key West Marine Hardware, across the parking lot, beats West Marine hands down. We love visiting this marina and Key West and will keep doing so. Some reviewers claim problems with the staff, but I tend to feel that some of the people having problems with staff create their own problems. People tend to treat you how you treat them. The harbormaster and staff here are 1st class.

Big Mistake, 2011-04-08
Captain: , Hawesville,Ky (371)

Key West Bight Marina was our first choice a week ago, but we accidentally ended up in Conch Harbor next door. This week we were shooting for Conch Harbour, and ended up at Bight. Bathroom facilities are about a four minnute walk down the boardwalk, and share a building with some public restrooms (although they are behind a locked door) and is hot as an oven. I don't have acess too the ladies lavitory, but the mens was decorated with chipped tile, a single rusty toilet stall, and an exhaust fan that assures that although your still sweating bullets, you can't hear yourself think about it. The dockmaster is a nice lady, but is a bit strict on checkout, and did not seem to like our small sailboat taking up space on her face dock. Overall, it's a city marina. With a declining tourist industry, and budget cutbacks effecting everything, it's probably superb. Groceries are a bus ride away (public transit is complicated and tiresome) or a forty dollar cab ride. Overall, a great location in proximity to duval street, but A&B or Conch Harbour are both better choices.

Best deal in Key West for a dock., 2011-02-02
Captain: , Muskegon, MI (728)

We are staying here right now, and have found the staff very accommodating and helpful. They helped us to tie up to the gas dock, and pump out, then helped up to dock alongside one of the face docks. The next day when we decided to stay for a longer period, they then helped up to move into a slip. Their attitude has been very upbeat and helpful, the reverse of what some others have said. The nightly rate is now $2.75 per foot, and the monthly is still $44.

Key West Bight Marina, 2011-01-13
Captain: , St John USVI currently Homeport Marina Gulf Shores AL (234)

Nice dock, near lots of resturants, nice staff. Lowest cost for fuel we found at the time

Location is their strong point, 2010-12-28
Captain: , Kemah, TX (188)

We stayed three days here because of the location. The staff is not very happy and even heard them say on the VHF that they were full and there was only three boats at the transient slips. We had planned on staying over Christmas but one staff member said they were full for Christmas only to have the harbormaster show us a lot of openings after we made other plans. It is a easy walk to Duval Street and Mallory Square for all that it has to offer. West Marine in the parking area behind showers. A few small stores offer a limited supply of grocerys and beer but they are expensive. In December 2010, the marina charged $3.00/ft including sales tax plus 18 cents per kilowatt of electric. The livaboards moored out in the bay come by in their dingys at all hours of the night and they cause the boat to rock a little bit. The location is good for a short visit but be ready to pay.

Key West Bight Marina - not great, 2009-07-06
Captain: , North Palm Beach, FL (539)

Good location. Docks may damage your boat. City run. Staff does not seem too happy with anything. $2.75 per foot plus $0.17 per Kwh for power. Big Tortugas fast ferry warms up engines or generators starting at 0530 but does not depart until 0800. Why? Lots of commercial boats in and out with wakes. Some slips not well protected from NW winds. I would not stay there again. I would stay at Galleon, A&B, or Conch Harbor, all more expensive but worth the difference.

Best value in Key West, 2009-07-06
Captain: , Knoxville, TN (1788)

The location of this marina is perfect for exploring Key West. In the harbor are grocery stores, many great restaurants, as well as a few shops. West Marine & Divers Direct are only a few blocks away. Right at the marina is a scuba shop offering daily dive trips to the Vandenburg wreck and many reefs in the area. The docks are wooden with long finger piers and are well lit at night. The harbor is very dog friendly; there are lots of trash cans around with “poopy” bags to pick up after your dog, though not a lot of grass close by. The shower/laundry facilities are a short walk and were clean & spacious. Though a busy harbor with lots of charter boats coming and going, it is not too noisy. Next door is the Conch Harbor pool (nice and large), which you can use if you purchase something at their Tiki hut. The dockmasters are helpful and friendly. Security walks the docks at night. There is a pumpout at every other slip or the pumpout boat will come to you. There is no cable or free wi-fi, but there is a strong cellular signal for those of you with wi-fi cards. There are a number of internet cafes in close walking distance.

A deep, well-located marina , 2009-03-21
Captain: , Fort Lauderdale (1288)

Location is the long suit of this marina. On the SW side of Key West Bight, it's straight ahead from R "4" at the bight's entrance, and there's at least 12 feet of depth alongside the piers. We'd stay here again for the location alone!

Reportedly owned and operated by the City of Key West, this marina seems to change identities from regularly. During our visit in March 2009 it was known as Key West Bight Marina. We found it in good repair, though just a little run down--the old pier planking is splintery but there's new planking stacked outsite the dockmaster's houseboat dock office; with a little luck it'll be installed before your visit!

Berths at the marina are mostly alongside finger piers, but there's alongside dockage for large and small boats alike. Electric and water at every slip. Electricity is metered at a very fair $.17 per KWH. The electricity during our visit was a sold 240 volts.

Walk out of the marina and you have easy access to all that downtown Key West offers, including a nice area for dog-walking just a few steps away. Turn right and you walk along the boardwalk, with many waterfront restaurants to choose from. Also nearby is the Waterfront Market, a local emporium that's something of a cross between a supermarket and an organic food store. Prices at the market are high for most everything other than seafood, which is plentiful, fresh and fairly priced. For a much better and even cheaper selection of right-off-the-boat seafood (medium stone crab claws a low $7.50 a pound during our visit), drive to Stock Island, just north of the island of Key West, and visit the Shrimp Shack Restauant and its attached seafood market. We watched shrimp being offloaded and graded as we devoured our strone crabs. For a more elegant restaurant experience, take a cab to Louie's Back Yard, arguably the finest restraurant in Key West.

For a true Key West experience, don't miss sundown at Mallory Square--a free Key West tradition that brings out many of the areas most colorful characters (not to mention a lot of its lost souls), and provides a gorgeous view of the sunset. Shouting down the sun from Mallory Square is a Key West tradition!

Good central location, 2009-02-21
Captain: , Baltimore, MD (1038)

Spent two days here, dockmaster was very accommodating, great location in the center of the historic district, easy walking distance to restaurants, bars, shops. Great marine hardware store across street, WM close by as well. Some live music close by could put some off, but not enough to keep us up. Very dog-friendly.

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