Details for Marina Fonatur Guaymas

Marina Fonatur Guaymas

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Average rating 3.2 stars from 4 reviews

Address Guaymas, SO

Phone(+01-622) 2243-000

After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - YES
Other info: Dry storage.

VHF channel

16 (if they're listening)


Email contact

Owner, manager


Juan Ramón Castro Guerrero


Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

20% off for stays of one week or more.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Dredged channel.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 5
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: Channel is approximately 5 feet at MLLW; 7 feet at haul out pier.

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

Additional info: Note that very few of the slips are deep enough to accommodate cruising boats. There's a large southerly fetch, so you probably want to be facing south to avoid the slap from the waves which develop every afternoon.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 6
Total: 15
Transient price: $5.00/ft (2015-05-10)

Other price info: Better rates are available for longer stays.


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info: 15 Amp, 125 to 135 V poorly regulated.

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)

Yes - Water is supposed to be potable, but no one suggests drinking it. Cost $0.10 pesos/liter.

Truck also vends filtered water on site a couple times a week.

Dinghy access

No - Marina gates are locked and require key card to get in/out. You may be able to tie up at the dock near the fuel dock.

Liveaboard info

Yes - In May of 2014 there was no charge for living aboard.


Fuel brand: PEMEX

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: As of 7/29/2015 there is an additional fee of 10% for fueling at the dock.


Yes - As you leave the marina turn right and follow the road for half a mile. You will see an OXXO on the left and just behind that is a place to refill your propane. This is a very convenient and little known station.(7/29/15)

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Yes - The ramp to the dock and access to the showers is wheelchair accessible. The marina office is on the second floor and is not wheelchair accessible.

Launch service


Pump out



Yes - Available locally.








Yes - 3 washers/dryers. 20 pesos per load.


Yes - Multiple within the area.


Yes - Multiple within the area.


Yes - Many, but nothing really good.



Hotels or motels


Repair capabilities

Yes - Available locally.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - 30 ton travel lift. 150 ton travel lift next door also services the yard.

Prices in+out:
<31': $289
31-45': $50.25 per foot.
46-50': 59.60 per foot.
51'+:88.20 per foot.

Storage facilities

Yes - Dry storage on concrete pads.
$2.52 pesos per foot per day with 3 month minimum.

Temporary stay:
25-40': $39.38 per foot per week.
40-50': $48.30 per foot per week.
50+: $59.61 per foot per week.

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - WiFi

Boat ramp availability

Yes - $105 pesos per event.


Yes - Bus station in town, International airport.

At the TUFESA Bus Terminal, catch the bus to and from Tucsan and Phoenix. Also TUFESA goes to California and Nevada. Spring 2015 Bus to Phoenix, 11 hours, was $65 US.

Other services


Reviews for Marina Fonatur Guaymas
Lots of Potential but poorly executed, 2015-05-10
Captain: , San Diego, CA (1239)

The marina has lots of potential, but wasn't what we'd expect from Fonatur. Fonatur is a government run marina. When made arrangements to stay at the marina the day before and the lady in the office said they would be open until 1500 on Saturday and closed on Sunday. We arrived on a Saturday at 1445 the office was closed and locked. The gate was propped open with a rock because the key access was broken (a loose electrical connection). Other boats staying there didn't have access keys either. Sunday when the office was supposedly closed, someone had it unlocked and was taking money and issuing gate keys. I gave the fellow in the office 250 pesos and was issued a gate key.
The heads were poorly lit with over half the light bulbs burn out. There was no toilet paper or paper towels. The pool on the 2nd story dind't have recirculating water and looked slimy. We stayed from May 3-7 2015. On May 5 there were many more people cleaning up and working in the office.
We did not pay any additional fees for water used.
Our friends were making a large cover for their boat and one of the unused offices was opened for them to work on the floor and use the power for their sewing machine. There is a large concrete yard area that we used to dry sails prior to laying our boat up.
When we checked out of the marina I only received 200 pesos back for our gate key. They had changed the number 5 of 250 to 200 in the key log. Since I was dealing with a different person and the manager wasn't in that I had given my money to I left the 50 pesos behind (approximately $3.50 US) and got out.
The marina is located near town. We were told not to head east, as it is a bad side of town. To the west there are numerous restaurants and stures in downtown Guaymas.
There was ongoing dredging while we were staying here. As we departed on a 1ft rising tide we had approximately 6 feet of water in the slip and 7 feet about 10-20 feet off the dock.
Hopefully the marina is on an upswing and will be better when we return in the fall to recomission our boat that we are storing at Marina Guaymas (Gabriel's Yard).
To be a 5 star marina they need to stock toilet paper and paper towels in the bathrooms, keep the lights working in the bathrooms, stick to the posted hours, or change the posted hours. Also, fixing the gate problem permanently would help. I saw the problematic wire was just twisted together with bare ends exposed. This is Mexico.

It's cheap, 2014-07-16
Captain: , Venice, California (363)

You can get a slip here for very cheap, but would not recommend storing your boat on the hard. It is not as dusty as others in the area but is very expensive. The people were quite friendly but didn't keep steady hours. They have laundry facilities and showers with dockside electrical & water and internet can be had close to the marina office.

Changes at the Marina, 2014-05-17
Captain: , Edmonds (185)

The entire facility is undergoing changes. The work yard used to be full of boats. In May of 2014 there were only two boats in the work yard and they were being pushed to get out. The docks were about half full.

Marina Fonatur Guaymas, 2011-09-23
Captain: , Vancouver, Canada (584)

A Government-owned and run marina with well-maintained and modern facilities. A very short walk fron the centre of town.

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