Details for Matanzas Inn Marina

Matanzas Inn Marina

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Average rating 3.6 stars from 21 reviews

Address 414 Crescent St
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Phone239-463-9258, 800-462-9258,

After hours contact

Facility type

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


VHF channel


Email contact

Owner, manager



Richard Cox

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Mantanzas Pass east of the bridge.





Tide & current additional info

Little room between dock and bridge for maneuvering when tide is running. Move at tide turning.


Approach: 12
Transient dockage: 8
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: More than 7 feet.

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 65
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 17
Total: 24
Transient price: $1.50/ft (2012-10-07)

Other price info: Plus tax.


Transient: Unknown
Total: 70
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Moorings for vessels up to 60 feet are $16.00 with tax per day (as of March 2016), $90 plus tax per week, and $276.00 plus tax per month.

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: Reasonable

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Yes - Floating dinghy dock. The dinghy dock is available for public use to tie up dinghies 10’ or less (no overnight tie-ups). The dock is located beneath the Sky Bridge between Matanzas Inn Restaurant and the public fishing pier.

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service


Pump out



Yes - Short walk.














Yes - Short walk.


Yes - Nearby

Hotels or motels


Repair capabilities

Yes - Cruise Cool provides dockside marine AC, refrigeration, and minor electrical service, installation and repair service provider. Located at 2367 Linwood Way Naples, FL. They are available to service your vessel 7 days a week. 239-775-9292 or 239-309-8339. Doug and Darsey Gabbard - Owner/Operators.

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Boat ramp availability



Yes - Taxi and trolley service.

Other services

A post office is 1/2 mile southeast of the bridge at 200 Carolina Ave., phone number is 239-463-2373. In the parking lot near the beach are out-going Fed Ex and UPS boxes.



Reviews for Matanzas Inn Marina
Good enough, but not really good., 2016-02-15
Captain: , South Freeport (750)

We were pleased to get a mooring with upcoming blow.
Pleased the beach was a few blocks walk away.

Moorings appear stout. We attached with our own lines and chafing gear.

Long trip to dinghy dock. Dingy dock protected, but crowded. However, if dinghy owners tied up with six or eight feet of painter it would work.
Showers were OK. Tile and fairly clean. But, only two or such a large mooring field?
No ice available ("Up the street they sell ice")
Wash and dry each $2.00 but worked well.
Staff were friendly and helpful.

Never again, 2016-01-16
Captain: , Little River, SC (2037)

We had several problems here. The mooring field is large and if you are in the east end it is a very long dinghy ride into shore. Most of the mooring balls have no pendants just a rope loop at the top of the ball. If your bow is more than 4 feet off the water, it is impossible to get a line through the loop. We lucked out and another cruiser came over in his dinghy to thread our lines for us. It was crowded when we were here in mid January and there was no room at the dinghy dock. The dinghy dock is under a fishing pier and subject to large currents. We wanted to eat at the Matanzas Inn (the food is very good) but no room at the dinghy dock. We went down the canal and found another small floating dock labelled for Matanzas Inn customers only. Since we were eating lunch there we left our dinghy with three others tied there. My wife decided to tell the Matanzas "Dockmaster" that we had tied up there. He stated that we must be mistaken and that there should be room at the regular dinghy dock. We were not mistaken but since we were Matanzas Inn Restaurant customers we left the dinghy. Came back from luch 2hrs later and our dinghy had been moved to the pump-out boat. The other dinghies were still there. We asked why the dinghy was moved and were told that it was there illegally. Dockmaster would not listen to us and was unapologetic. Great place to eat but we will not be back.

Pump out no show, 2015-03-14
Captain: , Baltimore, MD (44)

2 showers large and clean. Laundry 4 machines.
Pump out service poor. Stayed 2 times and scheduled pump out. You must be on boat for pump out and after waiting all morning on a Fri. I called the office and was told all punp outs were canceled for Fri. and Monday. The office had my phone number but did not call. L was leaving on Sun. and had to go elsewhere.
Poor customer service.

Not a bad place for tiki bar fun. DO NOT trust info from the office. Confirm it first with locals, 2015-03-01
Captain: , Harbour Grace NL. (30)

100% correct that the office staff do not know where the mooring field is let alone the numbers or anything relating to mooring. We have a 47' with 6' of keel and were told to head down to #67,,,, That was NOT good info! Plugged the mud twice before we said,,,,, you know. Pulling out and heading back out to approach from the 50's area with the current. Got on #64 with .5' knowing there was a high chance of scuffing the paint off the bottom of the keel at low low tide. Next day an opening in the 50's area we got onto #54 with llw of 9'. All was good there! hung around for 5 nights had some fun, Showers were Hot, refreshing and clean as were the laundry facilities. Dinhy Dock is packed and rough in current and >20kn wind (Play stupid and dock the dinghy at the resturant and have a beer). OH! Poop Pirate comes by but you will need to contact the office to get a suck out. Nice guy! does all the work once you open the caps. Would have gave a 5 if the office was friendlier and had knowledge.

Too much trouble!!, 2014-12-06
Captain: , St. Petersburg (749)

The management was very confused on which mooring ball we should take. The first ball they assigned us was already taken by an obviously permanent resident. The second ball they assigned us was right next to a day mark. And they couldn't give us directions as to where any of these balls were. We finally decided to just take one of the many available balls. As we approached it we were soon warned by a nice guy in a dinghy that the balls have NO PENDANTS!! He took our line and secured it to the mooring. There is NO WAY we could have secured to the mooring ball with out his help. Then when we notified the office which ball we were on, we were told we couldn't stay there. It was reserved for another boater. Then we specifically asked for mooring ball #61 because it was available and surrounded by lots of other open balls, we were told no because it was only for 60' boats. We just went a little further and anchored out.

Might pass on by next time, 2014-11-25
Captain: , Seabrook, TX (280)

Mooring is $15 plus tax per night. No dock at hotel that big boat can pull up to. No water and pump out is every 2 or 3 days. Signed up Saturday for pump out and was not on the list for Tuesday. They had a different boat assigned to our mooring ball. We had paid for 3 night. Only had enought suction to pump out about half of our tank. City boat that comes around.

Hotel spread out across a couple of streets. Two shower rooms across street from office. Pick up key at hotel office. Over weekend, checked 5 or 6 times and the keys were never there. On Monday afternoon only one key. Don't think people bring them back. Bath was clean and big. Free ice and OK laundry.

Mooring field has strong reversing currents and when against the wind, a bit of an issue. Tied briddle to their 15 ft pendant and boat spun on tide and wrapped mooring line around keel. Pulled pendant up to about 5 ft and only had to worry about ball hitting side of boat.

Not a lot of other options in the area that does not cost a bit. Probably go out side and skip over Fort Myers Beach next time.

Mooring field close to the action in Fort Meyers Beach., 2014-01-16
Captain: , Palm Coast, Florida (311)

Large private showers with private dressing area. Couple could use one shower facility since it has a seperate changing room from the shower room. Had high winds from the north, but the mooring field was fairly flat. Note that the office is under the bridge at the Matanzas Inn, so the closer the mooring ball to the bridge means a shorter ride to the dinghy dock and office. There are several restaurants nearby. We just stayed one night as we had reservations the next day at the FishTale Marina, but the location of the mooring field is great for an extended stay. Trolley picks up nearby.

Ft Myers Mooring Field, 2013-08-23
Captain: , Kemah, TX (291)

The city moorings are managed out of the Matanzas Inn. People are friendly and facilities for laundry and showers are wonderful. Take your dingy to Topps market for groceries and ride the beach Trolley to tour the island and increase your land traveling range

Authentic place to hang, on a mooring or at the bar, 2013-04-27
Captain: , Fort Myers, FL (1220)

Matanzas Inn is one of the last really authentic "botels" to be found. Rooms are plain but what you would expect for the price.

Mooring fee now up to $15.90/nt but weekly rate is 7 nts for price of 6. Amenity shops within easy walk (beer and ice) at far end of Crescent St, lots of restaurants a few minutes farther along Old San Carlos Blvd but most are very touristy. Only one we can recommend is Zushi Zushi, amazing craft beers and best Spider roll we have ever had.

Inn offers free side-tie wall if coming in to stay or eat. Slips look nearly unmanageable at anything other than slack current becasue they are out in the "rocket nozzle" pass. Lots of noise from Nervous Nellies' outdoor bands. The Upper Deck is very popular with locals and cruisers at happy hour, met several cruising friends there on this trip (when do we get eBoatCards?!)

Matanzas resort and a whole lot more, 2013-04-09
Captain: , Newport, RI (204)

I have been staying at a slip at Matanzas for 3 months now. The food is good at the resturant if you find something you like on the menu and want to affort it. Better food and slips can be found nearby and cheaper. The WiFi signal is strong but the connection to the internet is from 1999 and always slow. I usually connect to the WiFi "SaltySam" which I am using now.

Moorings near the beach, 2012-12-29
Captain: , Kingman Yacht Center Cataumet, MA (223)

Matanzas oversees the mooring field and provides bathrooms, laundry and wifi. Less than $14.00 / night and convenient to the beach life.
Trolley is $1.50 and runs up and down the island.
Strong currents run through the mooring field and make the trip to the dinghy dock tough if underpowered, or rowing. Bonita Bills is a neat place to spend the evening, bar food, beer and wine and entertainment. We loved it.

A convienient spot, 2012-11-28
Captain: , Sarasota, Fl (168)

Close to the beach, food, drinks, trolly to Publix groc. Pay here for mooring field use or get a room, use the pool and dock a shallow draft boat on the side tie dock.

A very pleasant location (tight slips), 2012-10-07
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (2870)

We have stayed here in the mooring field and used their bath/shower facilities, pool, and dined at the Inn several times. We are always pleased. In Oct 2012, we stayed in a slip, which barely fit the boat. The office staff we dealt with did not appear to understand beam and draft requirements, so be sure to ask those questions when you call on the telephone.

Docking by the restaurant, 2012-05-01
Captain: , Punta Gorda, Florida (32)

According to Paulene in the office, no more overnight on the restaurant pier, so make sure to take your dingy with motor in case the only space is on a mooring.

Mooring Field and Restaurant, 2011-02-17
Captain: , Fort Myers Beach (276)

Matanzas is one of our favorite places to eat on Fort Myers Beach. There is a dinghy dock under the bridge that makes it easy to taxi from the mooring field. Good anchorage @ the mooring field and no skinny water. Be careful on the shrimp boat side of the anchorage as there is huge sandbar from dredging the channel.

Quaint and handy to Time's Squary, 2010-05-19
Captain: , MA and Southwest FL (538)

A quaint small facility in the heart of Fort Myers Time's Square district. Nice pool, laundry and bathhouse. Very clean.

Located on the intracoastal side of Fort Myers beach. The tidal currents are very strong and can complicate docking, especially for those without thrusters or joysticks :)

Nice town fishing pier next to the docks which the kids enjoyed a lot.

Only negatives, no dogs allowed on premises, but town streets are close to the docks, for those necessary walks. There were no dock hands to facility arrival, so we had to figure it out on our own. Where to slip, where to check in, etc.

Matanza Inn Marina, 2010-02-07
Captain: , tarpon springs (80)

Verry nice, friends were staying at the hotel and they let us dock at the sea wall, fun restaurant

Mooring field management, 2009-05-19
Captain: , Bonita Springs (484)

Matanzas Inn Marina now manages the Mooring field. Nice new Dingy dock at S end of bridge. See mooring field for details.

Great Place, 2009-03-24
Captain: , New Rochelle, NY (1000)

Everything is nearby, just watch the current.

Great Spot, 2008-03-02
Captain: , Port Charlotte, Fl. (19)

Transit Dock $1.50 per ft Good resturant and close to the Beach and shoping. Have stayed here several time and will return

free dockage for dinner and bar, 2007-08-29
Captain: , ft myers beach (790)

good local entertainment on upper deck bar. happy hour, lots of locals. easy docking. food ok, fun atmosphere makes up for food quality.

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