Details for Lighthouse Boatyard and Marina

Lighthouse Boatyard and Marina

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Average rating 4.2 stars from 8 reviews

Address 4958 South Peninsula Drive
Ponce Inlet, FL 32127-0683


After hours contact

Facility type

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

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager




Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Ask Tow Boat (based at this marina) or Bob the manager for updated information. Shoals move constantly.





Tide & current additional info

Current moves strongly through the docks, pushing you sideways on or off.


Approach: 8
Transient dockage: 8
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: Transient dockage to 75'

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $1.75/ft (2015-10-28)

Other price info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: 30 amp is $8 per day.
50 amp is $10 per day.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: Price includes tax.


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out













Yes - They have parts and supplies on site, and will meet or beat West Marine prices.


Yes - Several in the area within a mile.


Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Yes - Primarily a working boatyard. Does allow DIY work.

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Yes - Fishing charters are available.

Internet access

Yes - Cable Vision and Wireless Internet.

Boat ramp availability

Very nice ramp next to the marina. Maximum length boat allowed is 25 feet. Trailer parking across the street next to the lighthouse.


Yes - Bus into Daytona Beach is inexpensive and convenient.

Other services

3rd party paint shop on site.


Marine Science Center is next door. Very cool re search, display, and conservation facility. Definitely worth checking out.
The lighthouse is literally across the street, and is a beautiful old structure. Check out the museum, and maybe even pay to go up to the light itself.

Reviews for Lighthouse Boatyard and Marina
Excellent DYI Yard, 2015-12-11
Captain: , Belleville, Ontario (410)

We stored our boat here through the summer months of 2015. Our experience in this DYI yard has been excellent %u2013 Bob the owner was personable and attentive. We worked daily on the boat for three weeks spending many hours in the yard. All staff was extremely courteous and willing to assist in any way possible. Bottom sanding, repairs and advice provided - excellent.
Yes there is a current, adjusting accordingly for this, staff is well versed in supporting entrance and exit, we had no issues.
Our experience overall was excellent.

very good diy boat yard , 2015-11-23
Captain: , Columbia, NC (160)

Real diy boat yard - nothing fancy - very reasonable rates - very pleased with the bottom job - Bob & Ben were most helpful - will return in two years - but do be careful of the current -

Nightmare Haulout!, 2015-10-26
Captain: , Seattle (10)

Observed depths of the channel during an extremely high tide, where the docks were submerged, was 8.5 feet. We draw 6.2.
There is shoaling in the channel and you should not follow the channel marked by the PVC pipes. Go between the PVC pipes and the shoreline.

Currents were running between 3-4 knots before high slack and I did not observe much of a slack period. Waves from Ponce inlet made the approach to the travel lift rolly.
Almost took a bite out of Monju%u2019s hull into cement walls of the haulout due to wave, current, lack of dock hands, no boat hooks, lack of experience dock hands.

Owner instructed us to jump from our bow to the ground to get off the boat. This was approx 5 feet. We almost lost my wife with a near fall.

They did a good job power washing our bottom.

No working 30 or 50 amp outlets in the yard. Used a 120V outlet that sparked.

My wife was chased by a couple of guys returning from her shower. Said she was going to kick the ladder away from the boat to prevent them from catching her. Raised the issue we need to be able to lock our boat from the inside. On the next day, a guy was hiding in the dark as she came out of the bathroom. Good/bad thing was they were so drunk they had a hard time standing. Bad thing was one of the can%u2019t stand up drunk guys was the one to launch our boat the next day.

Launch day was bad. Docks were submerged, wind was 15-20 knots, current was 3-4 knot. Drunk guy said %u201CNo problem, let%u2019s do it%u201D.
They told me to back out. I gunned it due to the currents, but the travel lift strap was caught on my keel. He didn%u2019t lower it enough. We %u201Csling shotted%u201D back into the cement dock. I was on Monju solo, got a boat hook and freed the strap. Current took hold of Monju and spun her sideways in the slip. I used a piling to pivot using current and wind and lots of %u201CF* bombs%u201D directed at the Lighthouse owner. No serious damage to Monju.

Great haven in a storm, 2015-01-16
Captain: , Denver (86)

We arrived here in mid-December, after getting beat up on the way down south. Bob came out himself to lead us past the shoals, and had several dock-hands ready to help us tie up. We spent 2 nights rejuvenating, and were very well treated by Bob and his staff. Bob even helped me jury-rig a temporary fix for my wind vane out of spare parts, and wouldn't accept payment. Bob & Lighthouse Marina made us feel welcome. I don't often stay at marina's, and I look forward to returning here.

Remarkably helpful, 2015-01-07
Captain: , St Louis Missouri (276)

We came in to Ponce inlet yesterday after 36 hours on the outside coming down from Georgia. The inlet is ok till you get to the end of the breakwater Bob the harbormaster sent out his tow boat to guide us in. Thanks Bob.

Watch schoaling in the area, 2014-07-01
Captain: , San Diego (300)

Tricky navigating this area. The entrance to the harbor is well marked though. If you draft over 4.5 feet make sure to enter on a rising tide! Bob the dockmaster is a really helpful guy. Goes out of his way to make sure your happy. Other than that your basic marina a nice restaurent next door no shopping within walking distance. Paid about 1.50 a foot and 4.44 for diesel fuel. I dont think there are showers or laundry but I didnt ask

Great little stop, 2013-03-13
Captain: , Charleston, SC (344)

Although you need to really pay attention to the depths and shoaling on your way in, this was really a pleasant stop.

Staff was great. Restrooms and showers are good. There is a nice bar and restaurant an easy walk just up the road. There are bikes for use which easily get you to the beach and basic groceries.

Really, just a great pleasant stop.

A hidden Jewel for transients and DIYers, 2013-01-04
Captain: , Wickford, RI (20)

On a recent late season delivery, delayed by weather and in need of some mechanical / electrical and cuttlas bearing work we were directed to this facility by the folks at Inlet Harbor Marina. We had been in contact with the boat owners normal yard in Palm Beach but with the holliday comming we could not get any commitment on a time frame to do the required work. The folks here had everything and everyone we needed and had us in and out in 2.5 days for about half what we would have expected to pay for the work at home or in PB. A great do it yourself yard with every contractor back up you might need, great food and drink next door. We will be back.

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