Details for Manatee Cove Marina, MWR

Manatee Cove Marina, MWR

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Average rating 4.5 stars from 11 reviews

Address Patrick AFB
Satellite Beach, FL 32925


After hours contact

Facility type

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


Available to active duty military, military retirees, retired DOD civilian employees, and guests only.

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

DOD/Air Force



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Use the range markers to line up on the entrance channel when leaving the Banana River channel but do not follow range markers all the way into the marina as it will put you aground on shoaling across the entrance. The actual entrance shoaling is well marked by buoys for a safe transit into the marina.





Tide & current additional info

Wind driven tide only.


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $0.95/ft (2014-01-21)

Other price info: Approximately $0.95 per foot transient with BoatUS. Military ID required.

The monthly rate is $5.25 per foot for uncovered slips. Total price per month for Live aboards is $285.00, fixed price.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $0.95 (2014-01-21)

Other price info:

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

Additional info: New docks have both 30 and 50 amp. Transient dock still only has 1 50 amp available. 2015

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access


Liveaboard info

Yes - $285 fixed price-total, 2015.


Fuel brand: A boater reported that you can have diesel Delivered via

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: A boater reported that you can have diesel Delivered via also has an iPhone app.



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Must be on a leash.

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out



Yes - Available at the marina office.


Yes - Trash cans and dumpster.








Yes - Commisary 1/2 mile walk.



Yes - Snack bar with breakfast and lunch at the golf course next door.


Yes - Tiki bar.

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Yes - Minor - in water by contractors. Nearest full service boatyard is eau Gallie Boatworks or Cape Marina.

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - When it works.

Boat ramp availability



Yes - Taxi only off base.

Other services


Reviews for Manatee Cove Marina, MWR
Everything You Could Possibly Ask For, 2017-07-30
Captain: , Galveston Texas (315)

Well protected, clean and well maintained, fuel, pumpouts, golf course, and THE Tiki Bar, Manatee Cove Marina is a well deserve 5-star marina at a price that is literally impossible to beat. The kicker though, Manatee Cove Marina is a DoD "yacht club". A valid Active, Reserve, or Retired DoD Id card is required. The one drawback, as it is with most all DoD marinas, is getting your hands on a rental car. If you can convince Enterprise Rental at Cape Canaveral to meet you at gate it is only a 10 minute walk from the marina office. Otherwise, you need a cab our Uber to get you Melbourne for a car. Overall, if you qualify, well worth the detour from the ICW up the Banana River.

Great Stop, 2016-06-06
Captain: , Beverly, MA (1242)

Military/DOD ID Required. One of my favorite stops doing the Loop. Great community, helpful and friendly. Good social activities every day. Base facilities close by, but I never had to walk as the locals were more than willing to drive me. I will be back.

Best Kept Secret on the Central Florida ICW, 2016-04-11
Captain: , Biloxi MS (100)

True, it's a little bit out of the way, but the price, amenities and the social scene can't be beat. Many boaters come in for a few days and stay for a few months. It's that good!

Commissary/BX an easy walk from the marina, breakfast and lunch at the Glf Course Clubhouse next door, wash & dry your clotes for $1 each load, great restrooms and showers and they are cleaned daily. Something going on at the Tiki Bar almost every night

No tides, no currents, no wakes - As restful a place as you'll ever park your boat

Great Marina, 2015-06-15
Captain: , Naples, FL (682)

This is marina is a well kept secret and worth the transit up Banana River. Aptly named Manatee Cove, the marina is home to several manatees. This marina has a vibrant membership and live-aboard community with social events at the Tiki Hut on most nights. Everyone is friendly and most welcoming of transit boaters. Hertz at Melbourne, Fl will pick-up for car rental.

good place to stay, 2015-03-01
Captain: , Melbourne Florida (4616)

Easy in and out with no real tide or current. Close to commissary to provision. Very reasonable to stay or leave boat.

Channel Dredged, 2015-01-07
Captain: , Cocoa FL (670)

The enterence channel has been dredged as of 12/14. The shoal from the north at cruiser's beach has been cut back and the lighted range is now usable. We've been home-ported here several months now and love the comradarie, the staff, the close proximitity to the golf course and commissary, not to mention Friday nights at the Tiki Bar.

Quiet, friendly, and fun, 2013-07-02
Captain: , WELAKA (40)

We stayed a couple of nights and really enjoyed the hospitality of this little marina. The facilities are very well kept and clean with first rate management. The showers, laundry, and bathrooms can be a bit of a walk, depending on where you are in the marina. The clubhouse does have restrooms however and is pretty close to the transient dock. The Tiki Bar is a guaranteed rolicking good place to be for a sundowner drink.

Great Military Stop, 2011-12-07
Captain: , jackson, TN (884)

Nice facility with inexpensive transient docks. Exchange, commissary and medical facility 1/2 mile walk. Tiki bar and lots of club activities. Adjacent to golf course and clubhouse with bar and restaurant.

Excellent......don't anticipate help with lines when docking, 2011-12-07
Captain: , Edenton, NC (887)

Great place, very convenient to BX, commissary. One note though, anticipate not having help with your lines when docking.

Manatee Cove Marina, 2010-12-02
Captain: , Mere Point ME (40)

Another gem for retired military folks. Close to commissary and exchange, inexpensive, available. A bit skinny on the approach, butthe lowest we saw was 7.4'

Manatee Cove Marina, 2009-09-08
Captain: , Manatee Cove Marina (10)

Pros: Nice facility, inexpensive slips, well kept common areas, great clubhouse. Variety of free/inexpensive club sponsored activities.
Cons: Need military affiliation to use. Limited amount of DIY maintenance allowed. No haul out facilities. No on site maintenance. No diesel.

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