Details for Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove

Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove

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Average rating 3.7 stars from 9 reviews

Address 6800 Sunshine Skyway Ln S
St Petersburg, FL 33711

Phone727-867-1151; 800-227-8045

After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - YES
Other info: Hotel marina.


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:


Located east of the Sunshine Bridge Causeway in Tampa Bay.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 5
Transient dockage: 5
Fuel dock: 0

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: 33
Transient price: $1.50/ft (2011-09-08)

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

No - Dinghy access via the beach. The fixed docks are a pretty high to climb from a dinghy.

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out










Yes - Publix approximately 1 mile.



Yes - On-site



Hotels or motels


Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access


Boat ramp availability


Yes - Taxi

Other services

Two pools and a hot tub.


Reviews for Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove
No Problem with Entry to the Marina (deep water), 2017-02-08
Captain: , St. Petersburg, FL (45)

I was concerned about the review stating that there was a shoal in the entryway to Magnusen, so I went by car to check it out. I had a complete tour by the Dock Master (Richard Johnson) who explained that there is 9-10' of water all the way to the channel. The entrance is well marked with a red nun and green can (on the seawall). The problem is that there is a shoal to the East of the Red Nun and people are always cutting the corner. There is no problem if you are coming west if at marker 11 you aim for the beach (there is only one) until you are lined up with the entrance. There is deep water throughout (except close to the shore on the North), so no problems. Dockage price is still at $1.50 per foot. The marina is exposed in winds from the SouthEast, with waves bouncing off three seawalls - so keep that in mind if a storm is approaching.

Entrance not marked properly, 2014-07-03
Captain: , St Petersburg (140)

The warning about the shoal at the entrance needs to be emphasized. At mid water we stuck on it going in and we draw less than 5'. Needless to say we waitied for high tide before leaving. Thanks to the locals who pulled us off and said "lot's of people get stuck there." Once over the bar the water depth is fine and it is a nice little marina. The hotel is nice and the staff are friendly. There are sevral live aboards and they welcomed us. Provided I was sure I could time the water in and out then I would return.

Nice Marina or Anchorage, 2014-03-29
Captain: , Apollo Beach - Tampa, FL (361)

Stayed last Novemver 29-30 on anchor just outside the cove. Good holding. Nice small marina facilities, pool, and eatery. This a good place to drop the hook or stay at the marina docks for the night.

Hidden Treasure, 2013-12-23
Captain: , Hernando Beach, FL (184)

One of my favorite places. Coming and going at low tide can be a bit tricky (I draw 4.5); Stay about one boat width from the red marker at the entrance for the deepest water. I just drag through at low tide. Great pools and jacuzzi, good tiki bar with view of the bay.

Resort and Marina, 2013-10-04
Captain: , Saint Petersburg (30)

This is a very nice resort with a small tight but nice marina with a few courtesy docks for the restaurant (also nice) and a few transient slips.

Resort facilities are great and it feels like it is in the keys -- but it isn't.

On weekends there can be large groups of people with lots of boats. Not surprising given the location, proximity to an interstate highway, and nearby fishing areas.

Aging facility, but pool and beach are nice, 2013-02-27
Captain: , Algonac, MI (1926)

Fixed, concrete docks will require most to back in. Told there can be some chop at dock in a southest wind.

Tampa Sailing Squadron Visit, 2012-07-25
Captain: , Apollo Beach (542)

Visited here June 2012 with the club. 5 boats. I draw 5' - no issues. Pools are great and we had our run of the place. Easy going and accommodating.

The resort makes it worth a stay, 2012-01-03
Captain: , St. Petersburg, FL (669)

Small marina with older concrete docks. There is a 5 foot shoal at the harbor entrance. 7-9 feet once you get in. The resort has nice amenities: bar, restaurant, two pools, hot tub. Pet friendly.

Nice Place, 2011-02-16
Captain: , Fayetteville, Arkansas (671)

Met my old sailing buddy Captain Bob here. The facilities are nice and the hot tub was a welcome relief for tired bodies. Shower/restrooms clean and well tended. Overal a good place although a bit tricky appoach in a 5.5' draft sailboat. The docks are well protected but published depths are bit skinnier. Overall a good place.

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