Details for Port St Joe Marina

Port St Joe Marina

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Average rating 4.3 stars from 80 reviews

Address 340 Marina Dr
Port St Joe, FL 32456

Phone850-227-9393 (Fax: 850-227-9394)

After hours contact

Rodney Besore, Dockmaster: 850-340-0508

Facility type

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

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Rodney Besore

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Amex, MC, Visa, Discover

Payment discounts

SeaTow and BoatUS discount: fuel $0.10 per gallon. Marina Life members receive discount off of fuel. AGLCA members receive 25% off monthly transient slip rates. Short term stays receive free utilities. Free pumpouts with stay and/or fuel purchase.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info: Summer hours 7-7. Winter hours 8-5.


To St. Joseph Bay from the Gulf:
Enter St. Joseph Bay at Channel Marker 14. Take a SE bearing (137° M) 6.5 miles to Channel Marker 28.

From the ICW:
Near mile 328 turn southwest down the Gulf County Channel 5.5 miles passing under the bridge to ICW Marker 4. At ICW marker 4 turn S-SE (163 M) to Channel Marker 28.

In the St. Joseph Bay:
At Channel Marker 28 come along the sea wall on your port side 1/2 mile to the Marina entrance markers. At Marina entrance markers turn left into St. Joe Marina. Caution of the blind turn at the jetty as you enter, rental pontoon boats may not be seen as they come and go.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 15
Transient dockage: 6.5
Fuel dock: 7

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 120
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: 7' draft.


Transient: 25
Total: 112
Transient price: $1.50/ft (2017-09-25)

Other price info: Summer Daily Rates (4/1-9/30): $1.50 per foot plus $7.50 electric and water.
Weekly: $7.50 per foot plus $50.00 electric and water.
Monthly: $15.00 per foot plus $65.00 for 30 amp and $75.00 50 amp electric and water.
$45 per night
$225 weekly $450 Monthly


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: No moorings.

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

Additional info: 110/220 volts.

Pricing info: Daily: $7.50.
Weekly: $50.00
Monthly: $65.00 for 30 amp and $75.00 for 50 amp.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: High volume fuel pumps. Ethanol free gas.

Gas price$3.76/gal (2017-09-25)

Other price info:

Diesel price$2.71/gal (2017-09-25)

Other price info:


Yes - There is a tank exchange at the Piggly Wiggly which is just a couple blocks away.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: There's a big grass area for dogs to walk. They furnish bags for the owners to use. All pets must be on a leash. There are 4 miles of terrific walking trails you can access directly from the marina through the Bay Walk Trail. Check out the map:

Disability access

Yes - Marina is handicapped accessible.

Launch service

No - Not needed.

Pump out

Yes - Free with stay and/or fuel purchase.


Yes - 10# bags and 20# bags.


Yes - Trash cans at each end of the docks.






Yes - One washer and one dryer.


Yes - Piggly Wiggly within easy walking distance, about 1 block. There's a wine and liquor store just across the marina parking lot.


Yes - Bluewater Outriggers is a large marine store within walking distance of the marina.

An Ace Hardware store is located in the downtown area about 6 blocks from the marina. The Ace is also a building supply and a plumbing supply. There is alos an Auto Zone right next the the marina.


Yes - Dockside Seafood and Raw Baw is on the premises. Pepper's Mexican Grill , McDonald's, Hungry Howie's, Joe Mama's, Provisions, Beach Combers, Port Inn, and Subway are in town, and easy walk.


Yes - On the premises at Dockside Seafood and Raw Bar. Haughty Heron, St. Joe Bar, Thirsty Goat, and Gracies are all in walking distance downtown.

Hotels or motels

Yes - The Port Inn is within walking distance or Main Stay out on Hwy. 98 about 4 miles. Main Stay is Pet Friendly

Repair capabilities

Yes - Mobile mechanics are available check in the gift shop for information. Hull, engine, propeller.

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities

Yes - Dry storage up to 32 feet or 14,000 lbs.

Fishing supplies

Yes - Frozen bait. Also available in a shop near Piggly Wiggly's a block or so from the marina.

Chartering capabilities

Yes - A wide variety is available including fishing charters, sailing charters, kayak and boat rentals.

Internet access

Yes - WiFi available to all marina patrons at no additional charge. Strong Verizon signal.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - There is a public boat ramp about 1/4 mile south of the marina. This is a good 2 lane ramp with ample parking. Note, that the entrance to the ramp is very shallow and the channel is not well marked and probably shifts around. Look at a satellite view to better see the channel. This ramp is for shallow draft boats only.


Yes - 2 complimentary bicycles.

Other services

A very nice outdoor grill available to boaters in nice setting.


The cute town of Port St Joe has shops, restaurants, etc. and is a nice walking town.

There is a system of trails you can access directly from the marina:

Reviews for Port St Joe Marina
Decent marina with a great location, 2017-08-31
Captain: , Lake Texoma (190)

We stayed one week in August 2017 on the long lay-along dock. The marina is adequate with its best asset being the location. Close by is a huge outrigger store, Piggly Wiggly, a salon for a haircut, plus a McDonalds, CVS and ACE. We truly enjoying the quaint downtown area just a few short blocks away with several good restaurants (Provisions was awesome!) and shops to stroll through.The town is an easy area to explore by bicycle. We took a long dinghy ride (approx 10 miles) to Mexico Beach and on the return trip swung by the Port St. Joe Point: nice beach and water.

We were disappointed the marina staff declined our request for the AC discount saying it was only applicable during the off-season, which is not consistent with AC information or what we found out a few days later at their sister marina: Bay Point in Panama City.

Port St. Joe would be a good place to wait a while for a crossing opportunity.

Worth the stop, 2017-06-18
Captain: , Merritt Island, FL (556)

We stayed here June 12, 2017. Marina did not answer the VHF, but did answer the phone. The transient dock is a fixed wooden dock with power and water. It was easy to get in and out. It also had good Internet. There is a nice store, and what seemed to be a popular restaurant. The little town is the reason to stop here, it is small but has everything the waterway cruiser could want.

Good stopping point, 2017-02-17
Captain: , Grass Valley, CA (320)

Stayed three nights, tied up on the T-dock the day we had 25 mph winds. Quite noisey rubbing the rails all night, the winds were from the west pushing us into the docks. To their credit there were nice rub rails on the dock. Currently the bathroom shower (mens) is being re-tiled so we only had access to one toilet and sink. The bar/resturant are o.k. one real good night of music from a local guitar player. Nice short walk to town and bluewater outriggers has lots of marine products. Did the bike trail, all in all a very nice place to visit.

Great Marina, 2017-01-14
Captain: , Woodstock, Georgia (409)

We spent several weeks here waiting for a good weather window to cross the Gulf. Marina staff assisted with tie up and hooking up to power. Office staff were very friendly and made us feel welcome. The restaurant has the best Grouper Bites and Wisconsin Cheese Curds. Shopping is an easy walk from the marina. Many other restaurants in the area as well. Restroom and shower clean and well maintained.

Nice marina and shopping, 2016-11-27
Captain: , Austin, TX (877)

We stayed on 11-09-2016. Accommodating staff, clean restrooms. We enjoyed our stay here. Great Piggly-Wiggly grocery, lots of fun shops within easy walking distance. Glad we took the short trip down the channel to see this town. We enjoyed a breakfast buffet at Port Inn. The Inn is truly a treasure of a traditional Inn hotel, worth seeing. The breakfast buffet was tasty as well.

Nice stopping place, 2016-11-15
Captain: , Oregon, WI (80)

We came in from Clearwater after a 27 hour trip across the Gulf. The staff was helpful, friendly and allowed us to fuel up and get some rest. Onsite restaurant is convenient and the grouper is great. Really nice to have a grocery store within walking distance. Will come back again.

Great stay in a friendly town, 2016-11-04
Captain: , Port Aransas, TX (1453)

Came for 2 nights in late September and stayed 3 1/2 weeks to wait for Hurricane Matthew to decide where it was going and then to wait for a weather window to cross from Carrabelle. Highly recommend the side trip to get here!

Marina docks are in good shape, no problems with 50a power, inexpensive washer/dryer that worked well, clean showers/rest rooms, pleasant staff, free daily paper and weather forecast delivered to our boat, 2 new loaner bicycles.

Very nice city park with sandy beach next door where we walked our dog and hubby wade fished (fresh trout and redfish for dinner!). Lots of walking/bike trails all over town, Publix is 1 block away with CVS across the street. We enjoyed dinner at Provisions (great food at reasonable prices) and the Haughty Heron (bar and package store). Several cute shops in nearby old town and 2 great fishing/hunting outfitters nearby. Met lots of locals who were friendly and helpful.

Downside was no local car rental; would need to take taxi to Panama City, more than 1 hour away, to car rental agencies. Golf carts can be rented but cannot be taken across highway, which is between the marina and town.

Nice marina, very clean, staff not very much help, update from 2016, 2016-07-06
Captain: , Destin, fl (40)

Update July 2016
The marina is still in excellent shape. From a service perspective, not much to write about. No one came to the slip to assist with tie up, the staff in the office was happy to register us, but not much more help. Fuel was $2.65/Diesel which is great by Destin standards. There are no bikes anymore which is a shame since it was a great way to get around town.
We stayed there on July 2 and returned July 4. We had been told via email to tie along side the dock to the north. We got there, no spots and called and were told we had been moved to a slip and should have been notified. No help tieing up or really any apparent desire to help in any way.

Tiki Bar is good but pricey. The bikes are nice and while a little old, work just fine and are great for running around town. The internet access is useless. Do not even think you will receive wifi on the docks. It barely connects in the restaurant. When brought to the attention of the office, they said, no, it is not very good sorry.

We had to return on July 4 due to some engine trouble, the Marina fit us in despite the busy weekend. We had a fantastic evening in town at the Haughty Heron with an incredible July 4th party complete with a great band, all outdoors.

I was able to get a replacement piece of radiator hose at Advance Auto on July 4 to patch up the engine issue until I could retiurn to Destin for a proper repair. The manager was incredibly helpful in finding a large diameter hose I could cut to fit. Kudos to them!

Management response:
Our wifi provider, Fairpoint, up until recently has only been able to provide a maximum of 7.1 upload, however, we have signed an agreement where they will be upgrading our service to 10.0. We are also installing a new omnidirectional antennae and locating repeaters at strategic points surrounding the marina basin so service will be improved dramatically. Fairpoint will have their work completed by 11/18 and the contractor should be starting next week on the antennae and repeater installation.

Not like the old days, 2016-04-02
Captain: , atlanta (100)

Marina has lost its sprit. restaurant was quite expensive fuel was $2.90. slip$1.25/ ft. with $7.00 for 30 amp power. Ronnie B's half block east is the place to eat.

Great Marina, 2016-03-17
Captain: , La Crosse, WI (941)

Port St Joe is worth a stay. Great people, great food at the dockside restaurant, clean restrooms and showers. Really good coffee in the Marina office too. Everything in town is within walking distance.

It is all good, 2016-01-09
Captain: , Yorktown, VA (300)

Enjoyed ten days here waiting for a weather window to cross the Gulf. Much better place to hangout than Apalachicola or Carrabelle. Good rates, helpful staff and walking distance to everything you need. Eat at Provisions...everything there was good! Only NFL ticket in any of the bars in town. Call Dixon taxi and head to Toucans in Mexico Beach to catch the games. We saw no problems with water depth on the north lay along transient pier...6 feet at low tide. Free pump out, free paper brought to boat each morning.

Worth the trip!, 2015-12-11
Captain: , Green Cove Springs, FL (728)

We spent 2 nights here waiting to gross the gulf and wish we could have stayed longer!! This is a very nice marina steps from everything a boater could want. The on site restaurant was very good and there are several more within walking distance. The daily paper with addition of the local forecast was a very nice touch.

We'll be back when we can spend a week or more!!

Folks love their jobs....., 2015-12-06
Captain: , Deer Lodge, MT (329)

Spent the month of May here and had a great time! Lisa and the crew are very friendly and helpful. We recommend using a water filter as the city water contains very high levels of rust. We found delicious restaurants downtown in Provisions and the Mexican place right next to it. Saw our first manatee in the bay stepping out of our boat. Loved getting the paper everyday and muffins on Sunday. These folks love what they do!

Superb stop for Loopers, 2015-11-21
Captain: , Harrison TN (60)

Great stop! All marinas should be located near towns like Port St Joe. Groceries, eateries, dog walking, marina facilities are ALL looper friendly. Do not hesitate to go the 5 miles out of your way to come here if you are expecting to wait a few days for a weather window to cross. Simply a great place to wait it out and chill.

Service, service, service...., 2015-11-05
Captain: , Shelter Cove Marina (20)

Called ahead for an overnight slip, looks like it might turn into several days waiting for a weather window. Even though the Marina was sold out due to the seafood festival in Apalachacola, Lisa moved things around and found a slip for us. Dockhand waiting when we arrived, even after hours. Beers on the patio of the dockside bar with the sunset in the background. Not too bad....

A Great stop worth the side trip, 2015-07-09
Captain: , Corpus Christi (240)

This is one of our favorite stops as we do the loop. We spent the summer here as it is a great place to be. Everything you can want is in walking distance. Three or four great eateries. Dont miss going to lunch at Sisters. Great food. Joe Mama's pizza is the best pizza we have ever had.
The marina is small but in good shape. All of the staff was exceptionally friendly as were the people in the marina. If you would like to meet the locals we found the Haughty Heron was a great bar with great music.

We will definitely be back after we finish the loop

Nice staff but--, 2015-05-24
Captain: , St Paul (24)

We stopped in for 400 gallons of diesel after doing price comparisons with marinas located between Panama City and Carrabelle. The Port St Joe advertised Web price was on par with the other marinas (and specifically said it included all taxes) so we decided to stop at Port St Joe this year for our fuel.

The staff themselves seemed kind, but Fueling at Port St Joe turned out to be a very bad experience. First off, it's the worst dock layout for a fuel dock that we've ever experienced. The fuel dock is on the center leg of a U shaped dock which is very limited in space along both sides. We have a 52' boat which made it a bit tricky docking on this limited space dock-- especially with the heavy winds that come off St Joe Bay.

After pumping about 200 gallons the pump filter clogged and the marina didn't have a spare. It was nearly 5pm so they asked if we could move out to a slip for the night so they could purchase a filter and do the replacement in the morning. We weren't in any hurry to go anywhere so that was fine with us-- other than the fact that we now had to get on and off their difficult fuel dock twice in one visit.

The overnight stay was nice, however, the bathrooms were pretty old, unfortunately shared with the restaurant, and obviously had not been cleaned at least since morning.

We walked to the grocery and hardware stores while they replaced the filter in the morning then moved the boat back to the fuel dock to complete our fueling.

It was a nightmare paying for the fuel. The office had entirely different numbers for gallons pumped than what the pump displayed and I had written down after each pumping session. Their system showed 9 gallons higher than the pump for the first session (day 1) and another 4 gallons higher than the pump for the second session (day 2). Not until after the dock master confirmed that the quantity I had written down from the pump was indeed what the pump displayed did they agree to go by the pump number.

But then they added tax. I pointed out that their web site -and other sites- say that Tax was Included for diesel. They confirmed that indeed the web site did say tax was included but after calling the manager they refused to remove the tax from my bill.

So, after all this difficulty, inaccuracy, and their refusal to honor their advertised price we ended up paying considerably more for fuel than what we would have paid at most of the marinas within 100 miles of Port St Joe. And, though I never brought up the fact during our discussions, our FloScan fuel use and my calibrated sight gauges indicated we received about 38 gallons less fuel than what their pump indicated.

All in all a very bad fueling experience due to:
1) Difficult fuel pump dock access.
2) Poor fuel pump maintenace.
3) Totaly inaccurate fuel pump system.
4) Refusal to honor advertised pricing.

Edit-- 5-22-2015:
I see that the web still shows their diesel as Tax Included.

2nd Edit-- May 24th, 2015:
We have now discovered a rat on board our boat that we know boarded at the Port St Joe Marina. We know this because we only stop at marinas for fuel and it had been nearly 4 months since our boat last touched a dock. It also explains why we noticed three cats wandering the docks at the marina. So, make sure you have rat traps (or a cat) on board if you overnite at the Port St Joe marina.

Pet Friendly Town!, 2015-05-10
Captain: , Slidell, La. (1188)

We were greeted by two people to help with the dock lines upon an early arrival and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful in the offiice. We enjoyed two days in Port St. Joe and the town is within easy walking distance to some unique shops and boutiques. Every store allowed our small poodle to come in and surprisingly the only place we found that was not pet friendly was the marina office. There is a single washer and dryer which was working fine when we were there. The Dockside restaurant and bar was nice and the food was good. We did not have the opportunity to try any other restaurants, but heard there were plenty around. We will definetly be back and enjoyed our stay!

Great Marina and Friendly Staff, 2015-04-25
Captain: , Kemah, TX (306)

This marina has all the amenities. It is near the downtown area and some great eateries.

If you layover here request a berth near the office. We were given a berth on the West Dock which is adjacent to a fishing pier where the public has full access to the West Dock.

Outstanding Marina, 2015-04-10
Captain: , Poteau, OK (289)

Friendly & helpful staff. Top notch eminities and close to town. They also deliver the daily paper to your boat and have a bike you can use to ride to town, although it just as easy to walk unless you purchasing quanities of provisions at the near by PigglyWiggly

decent marina, great town, 2015-03-20
Captain: , Port Aransas, Texas (222)

I loved Port St Joe. Great place to be if you have no car as you can find almost everything you are looking for withing a 1/4 mile of the marina (except marine store, but they deliver to the marina for free). Staff is the most friendly and helpfull you will ever meet. Lots of great restaurants and shopping. The Marina is just OK. Fixed docks and the facility has some issues. When we were there most of the boats on the transient dock were aground one day. The water came out of the hose brown. The dryer (only one washer and one dryer) was out of order. They have a nice patio and grill area you can use.

Great Cruise Destination, 2015-02-28
Captain: , Seabrook, TX (70)

We can't say enough about our stay at Port St. Joe Marina. Dean and his staff rolled out the red carpet! Were there to help us tie up, gave us great info about things to do, brought us the paper every morning... with muffins on Sunday. The little town is right there... walk or bike.. wonderful bike trails. Piggley Wiggley steps away.. great restaurants, beautiful sunsets. We stayed a week. Looper's discounts.. electricity free. Cheap fuel, great bar.... Very clean and private shower facilities. I could go on and on... We really look forward to our next visit!

Management response:
Capt. Al, thanks for bringing the problem with the washing machine to our attention. The repairman has ordered a new belt and electronic box and repairs will be completed by Friday, Feb.13. In the meantime if any transients have laundry we will take their laundry to the Laundry Basket in Port St Joe and have their laundry done at our cost.

5 stars are not enough, 2015-02-20
Captain: , New Bern, NC (466)

Over the past several years, since 2011, I%u2019ve had the opportunity to visit a number of marinas. Many of these facilities have been 5 star marinas where the customer service was consistent with high end resorts. Others were more modest, yet their efforts to make my stay pleasant were on par with the 5 star marinas. I%u2019ve had curtesy cars provided, some of which were personal vehicles, and I%u2019ve been given laundry soap, jelly, newspapers and pastries, as well as bottles of wine. With very few exceptions, I have felt welcome, in spite of the fact that I%u2019m neither rich nor famous. The standout marina in my travels so far is Port Saint Joe Marina, in Florida. Let me give a few examples of the splendid level of service they have provided; I had a propane connection issue that I needed parts to fix and the dock master drove me all over town in an effort to find what I needed. In addition he called other nearby cities to make inquiries for me. When I had a number of 5 gallon fuel cans filled he carted them down to my boat at the end of a very long pier while I was up paying the fuel. When the laundry at the marina went on the fritz, he carried my wash to a local laundromat and had it cleaned and folded and delivered back to my boat at no charge. When the weather went bad they came down to warn us and checked on us regularly. They even bought breakfast for one of my crew members one morning. I%u2019m not easily impressed, however, Dean and Lisa%u2019s level of customer service has blown my mind. If I were to make any recommendation it would be to have them do Customer Service Training for marinas wishing to improve. This is one occasion 5 stars is not nearly enough.

Nice stop along the north Gulf, 2015-02-07
Captain: , Aurora, KY (146)

We stopped off at Port St. Joe Marina on our way to Apalachicola and had a fine time. The marina is sheltered and quiet, they provide bicycles if you need to get some exercise, and is close to groceries and dining. We loved getting a newspaper and weather report each morning. We will definitely go back.

Excellent marina, 2014-12-17
Captain: , Washington, NC (470)

Stayed for two days to get groceries, propane, fuel, and pump out. Upon arrival, two staff members were there to help us tie up and direct us to the office. Office staff friendly and very helpful, answering all our questions. Loaner bikes were excellent to run errands and see the town. Town had everything for which we were looking. On site bar was wonderful; we had a delicious meal. Restaurant staff was also very friendly. Marina manager, Dean, supplied us with a newspaper and weather forecast daily. All facilities were clean and well kept. The Gifted Gourmet in town is a great little shop. They helped us select items and wrapped and shipped them for us. If we are ever this way again, we will definitely stop in!

Great Decision to Stop, 2014-11-30
Captain: , Johns Island (230)

We were headed toward Apalach and made a last minute decision to divert to Port St. Joe to wait out a week of bad weather. We were so glad that we did. Dean, Lisa, John and rest of staff could not have been nicer and more helpful. Their mechanics, Robert and son Tim, were very helpful with a number of issues on looper boats that were there with us. Great town with all that you need within walking distance, including Pig Wig, Ace Hardware, Auto Parts stores, sporting goods stores, great restaurants, biking/hiking trails, beach park, hot fishing spots and very friendly people. Marina has easy access and is very well maintained. No courtesy car, but everything was within easy walking distance. Thanks staff for the great pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. We were thankful for our time at this wonderful town and marina. Burke & Stel Lee on M/V Estrellita

Worth The Ride Down The Ditch, 2014-11-29
Captain: , Little River, SC (476)

What a treat...newspaper and weather forecast on the boat every morning and a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving! Dean and the staff went all out for the loopers there during the holiday weekend. Don't miss St. Joe either.

One of the Best, 2014-11-28
Captain: , Petoskey MI (327)

We stayed here for 3 nights. Delightful town with many amenities. Good food at the marina bar & grill. Try the house made smoked tuna dip! The warm pumpkin pie delivered on Wednesday evening was so appreciated. The marina staff couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. Docks were in excellent shape.
PS The dryer (looks like a washing machine) was working Thursday morning.

Nice town worth stopping , 2014-11-27
Captain: , Palm Beach Gardens, FL (1997)


This trip we stopped by again and were pleased with the service. A very friendly marina still close by to many necessities, including a friendly Hertz office within easy walking distance.
The staff even gave us a pumpkin pie to take with us for Thanksgiving.
Just be careful if you are deep drafted as we bumped exiting from the long north transient dock 2 hours prior to -0.3 low tide.

Marina was clean and well protected.
The town was cute and Piggly Wigglys was a stone throw away.
Negatives, no dryer in laundry locals said to avoid fresh water at the slips.

A very Neat Place, 2014-11-06
Captain: , Wickford, RI (560)

What a nice spot to hang for a few days. Bar/restaurant right on the dock, friendly staff, five minute walk to supermarket, 15 minute walk to CVS and all of a quaint downtown. Docks seem newish, paper and weather printout delivered to the boat each morning, clean well functioning restrooms, free coffee in the office, free bikes (everything is so close we walked). Only the lack of WiFi prevents a 5-star and from the post below that is being addressed soon.

PSJmarina good stopping point, 2014-11-06
Captain: , Seabrook, TX (280)

Good marina, small but plenty of slips. Off season rate $1.25 per foot. Diesel price about normal. Restaurant on site. Bath house unconvential but clean. Easy walk to PigWig, Bluewater marine store, autoparts, restaurants.

great stay, 2014-10-03
Captain: , kemah tx (130)

we showed up after hours and the marina mgr, Dean, helped us tie up ...

Overall, the marina and staff are great and full of local knowledge .... but no floating trans docks keep it off the 5 star list ...

anything you might need in a small town is just a 15 min walk away ... the tiki bar is really expensive and the burgers suck ... go to Peppers for mex or the Thirsty Goat for pizza ....

Nice......, 2014-08-29
Captain: , Vero Beach, FL (654)

We stayed here two days waiting a weather window nice and clean with a good staff. We had dinner at Peppers good mexican, nice little beach area. They advertise bikes but I would bring my own. Town is easy to bike.

Excellent Marina, 2014-06-05
Captain: , Monroeville, AL (151)

Possibly the best overall marina I have ever stayed at. Worth going out of your way for a stay there. Enjoyed every minute. Excellent facilities, friendly, helpful staff, deep water, very well protected.

Good Stopover, 2014-02-11
Captain: , Ruskin, FL (330)

Stopped here from Panama City prior to sailing over to Clearwater. Very pleasant staff, very clean facilities and an easy walk to shop and provision. Try Port St. Joe Inn for breakfast buffet.

Everything a Cruiser Needs Before Jumping Across, 2014-01-09
Captain: , MV Red Head (3106)

The facility is very nice and the staff is terrific and friendly making you feel very welcome. This is the perfect jumping off place to go from the panhandle to the west coast of Florida. There is every amenity you could imagine just a short walk away. The Piggly Wiggly is just a few blocks, CVS, banks, shops, even an outdoor gear store are all right there. If you are delayed due to weather there are nice restaurants in town and at the marina. There's 4 miles of very nice walking trails you can access right from the marina grounds. The dogs loved them! We were there on New Year's Eve and they even had beautiful fireworks!

Then when we were ready to leave for Clearwater there was the large, very safe St Joseph Bay inlet to access the Gulf. It's the perfect place to go east or west between the panhandle and west coast, and to enjoy while waiting for your weather window.

They Go Out Of Their Way To Get Our Business, 2014-01-02
Captain: , Port Aransas (992)

It's a bit of a trek getting here from across the Bay if you plan to go back offshore but we ended up going the ICW route to continue on East/South, leaving out of Apalachicola, so the stop here was a nice place to wait out weather.

We were initially unimpressed on first impression as we motored in the breakwater. The slip assigned was off to the left at the end and didn't look very inviting. But once we were reassigned to tie alongside the end of the first pier (where there is room for two boats easily) we were happy. Easy on, easy off.

The fuel dock has plenty of room to maneuver which is not evident in looking down the row of boats lining both sides of the approach. There was plenty of depth, saw nothing less than 8.5 ft

John was very helpful, making sure we were settled and offering assistance getting connected and information about the town. There are free bicycles, nice restrooms and laundry and they even tossed the morning newspaper to us. Waterhose to wash down the boat and dock chairs were also provided.

There is a 2-for-1 happy hour at the restaurant and the meal we ate there was delicious and the prices weren't bad. Don't order a Bahama Mama...

We found everything we needed within walking distance but propane, but we didn't ask for it so it might have been available.

We would definately stay here again.

Port St. Joe, 2014-01-02
Captain: , Chicago, IL (1056)

Spoke with the office early on 12/31/13, they were closing early that day, but they made sure we had all the info we needed for our dockage that evening. Tied up along the north wall - we're a 50' boat, would not have had room to spin around, so we backed down the north wall fairway. Docks are in good shape. Wished we had stayed longer to enjoy the town.

Great Marina, 2014-01-02
Captain: , Beaufort, S.C. (640)

We have truly enjoyed our stay at Port St Joe! Everything you need is right here. This was a great place to leave our boat to go home for the holidays. Hertz has a rental car place very close by. Just be aware when making reservations that it is a satellite office of the Panama City office which is on central time. Depending on when you pick up/ drop off the car this can impact daily rates for the car. Monthly rates made this a very affordable marina. The people herer have all been very nice and helpful. There is no courtesy car (although everything is in easy walking distance)or cable and it is fixed docks or this would have been a 5 star marina.

Like it -, 2014-01-01
Captain: , Pensacola, FL (532)

Well maintained, pet friendly, Wi fi, very convenient shopping, friendly folks, 31 Mainship

Great Town, Great Marina, 2013-12-04
Captain: , Deltaville, VA (602)

Port St Joe marina is a neat, clean, well run marina. Except for the fact that it is six miles off the GICW, convenience is the word for Port St Joe Marina. Grocery Store, CVS Drug Store, Liquor Store, four restaurants, (and McDonalds) all within two blocks of the marina. All the ammenities including a patio with a gas grill. Laundry, nice clean restrooms, gas, diesel, pumpout, 30 and 50 amp power, water. Fixed docks and 2 feet of tide.
A nice marina for a night or a week.

Nice Marine, well run, 2013-11-08
Captain: , Minneapolis, Minnesota (50)

We always stop here when we pass through on the way too and from Florida. Very nice, clean facility and very friendly and helpful. This time we have a Bishon on board with very dense fur. Beware of the grassy areas as there are very sharp burrs that entangle in the fur. Look for areas with the pine needle ground cover, or larger spots of green grass. stay away from the brown barren areas.

Big Small Town Marina, 2013-09-24
Captain: , Lizella GA (1826)

This is a very friendly and well managed marina. I stayed here twice and they always help docking and tying up your boat. Has clean toilets and showers. Grill has good food.

Marina dinghy friendly, 2013-09-23
Captain: , New Haven, CT (145)

We anchored off Port St. Joe Marina in the bay (watch for shoaling) and the marina allowed us to dock our dinghy (west face dock) for free and take in our garbage. This town is trying to revive itself. There is a Piggly Wiggly, a sporting goods store (has a boating section), a CVS, a laundry, a bank, a UPS/FedEx and several other stores nearby. There are also several restaurants that have live music within walking distance. On the first and thrid Satuardys there is a small farmer's market that you can walk to. We chatted with the owner of the restaurant at the marina (dog friendly) and the food was quite good. Their wifi is unlocked. When you are docked at this side of the bay the fetch can build and the anchorage becomes quite rolly, however we are in a catamaran so it wasn't all that bad. All in all a good stop to wait for a weather window to cross the gulf.

Nice place., 2013-05-07
Captain: , Illinois (2573)

We were here before and liked the North dock rather than the slip we were placed in this trip. Much easier to just pull alongside a dock than get in a slip designed for much bigger boats.
Nice having nearly everything you could need close by.
The showers were very clean. We will come again.

Worth the effort, 2013-04-13
Captain: , Anna Maria Island (573)

This was off the route for us but glad we made the journey. Very accomadating folks. Awesome bike paths and a few nice shops in town, we really enjoyed our visit. Easy in and out a bit of a narrow fairway to the tran. dock is our only negitive worth the stop though

Ditched for weather, 2013-03-13
Captain: , Charleston, SC (344)

Three days. Good choice. Facilities are great. Staff is great. Bar is great. Even the other boaters were great. Not much close by tho.

Stayed twice and love it, 2013-01-17
Captain: , Panama City, Florida (123)

We've boated here twice from Panama City marina as a weekend destination. Came over second time to attend the scallop festival, but mainly to hear atlanta rhythm section in concert. A great marina, friendly staff. Very clean and helpful. Close to town. Bathrooms are clean. Staff assisted us tying up. Can't say enough about this hidden gem.

The Best Marina Yet, 2013-01-11
Captain: , Kemah, Tx. (145)

Very well kept marina. The Dockside Cafe is decent, and on site. A little over-priced, and could use a larger menu, but good food and very friendly service.

We ended up spending two weeks here. Everything is so convenient. Piggly Wiggly about a 5 min. walk. Haughty Heron even closer for beer, wine, or liquor. Provisions (restaurant) about a 10 min. walk. Great food, at a price. Peppers, almost next door, good Mexican food, and very reasonable. Mc Donalds close by too.

Marina staff was SUPER-FRIENDLY! Clean rest rooms and showers. Free bikes. Newspaper delivered to your boat every morning. They even include copies of the weather report. Free muffins with the paper on Sunday mornings.

Transient slips are $5.00/ft. per week for our 36' boat. That is 2 FREE DAYS. Otherwise, $1.00/foot. $45.00/wk for electric.

Just a warning-if you arrive in the dark like we did, the entrance is a bit scarey. Once inside the lighted markers, it's all good. A bit tight though.

We also needed repairs here. A badly-leaking fuel feed pump. I highly recommend Robert Hayes if you need work done. The marina has his card if you ask. The work was prompt, and first class for a very reasonable price. He is Full Service, so should be able to take care of you.

We will definitely stop here again, if we find ourselves in the area.

40 ft boat, 3.5 ft draft, 2013-01-07
Captain: , lenoir city, tn (200)

This is our third time staying here since last February. As others have said, good place, good discounts, good folks.
It can be chilly in December and January as we learned but the location and convinces make up for a lot of things.

Water depth at end of south dock was 7 -8 ft.

Will do again. Recommend.

Our 1st choice of "Places We Could Live", 2012-12-07
Captain: , Athens, AL (641)

What a wonderful stop. We are keeping a list while traveling of "Places We Could Live." Port St. Joe is currently at the top. Beautiful marina, very helpful folks, short walking distance to everything. Cleanest town we have seen in a long time. Christmas parade that evening and nice First Baptist Church also short walk away. We borrowed their bikes and did the local bike path tour - all paved and very nice, about 7 miles long. The only negative is pretty tight maneuvering to get back to the lay-along dock in the back. They had a monthly Active Captain special but we only had time for 2 days.

Port St. Joe terrific, 2012-11-20
Captain: , New Orleans (70)

One of the friendliest marinas, good services, near grocery and downtown. Use of marina bikes. Dockside Cafe onsite very satisfactory. Just really nice people, boaters and marina staff, also everyone we encountered in town. Great jumping off point for destinations south, or next to inland channel to Apalachicola. Good place for liveaboard or long stays.

Dont pass by without stopping, 2012-11-13
Captain: , indecision (83)

Stayed three nights here and got there with the idea of only 1 night. The entire staff was wonderful. Very friendly and helpful. When you leave you feel like family. If you are anywhere close it is a must stop. The grounds and the facilitys were spotless and they are very pet friendly, also you can walk to anything you may need.

First Class Marina, 2012-11-11
Captain: , Chattanooga, TN (554)

We have been staying here off and on for 10 years. They consistantly live up to their motto "Friendliest Marina on the Gulf".
Grocery store, outdoor sporting store and liquor store all together a block away. Restuarants also close.

Great Destination Marina, 2012-07-19
Captain: , Chattanooga (327)

We had heard so much about Port St. Joe that we made it the turn around spot for our cruise around the Gulf Coast this year and everything we heard was on target.
Great staff who strive to make you feel welcome, lots of friendly boaters including charter captains who advised us through TS Debby.
The town is really neat with everything within walking or bike distance with the courtesy bikes and trikes.
They have good looper rates for the month. We stayed a month and caught the start of the scallop season.
Day trips across the bay to Cape San Blas puts you into wonderful anchorages for snorkeling and beach combing.

Nice, but starting to show its age, 2012-06-25
Captain: , Pensacola, FL (164)

We recently stayed at Port St. Joe Marina for the Memorial Day weekend. When strong west winds caused us to change our plans to anchor at Eagle Harbor and seek a sheltered slip, they were able to accomodate us on short notice. We were initially a bit disappointed by the location we were given on the west side, because it was a long long walk on an uneven boardwalk to get to the marina facilities (restrooms, laundry, store, etc.). It turned out to be a great place to be, though, due to the winds. We had a nice sheltered spot in the lee of the rock jetty, while other people we spoke with who were on the regular docks were beam-to the wind and were taking a beating.

The staff were pleasant and professional. We stayed two nights. We never did receive the promised daily newspaper, probably because they didn't want to make that long walk either. We were surprised when they didn't offer a discount for BoatUS members (fuel only, no discount on slip fees). There is a large grocery store and sporting goods outlet within a five minute walk from the marina office.

Our only complaint was with the fact that the facility is starting to show its age, and they need to start paying a bit more attention to maintenance. While stepping onto our boat, a dock board sprung loose, almost dumping my wife into the water. She fell hard against the boat, bruising her knee. When we mentioned it to the staff, they sent a worker over to drive in a few more nails in the offending board, but we could see many others that looked as if they were working loose. After years of hot Florida sun, the boards along the main boadwalk are wavy and warping, requiring you to really pick up your feet when walking to/from the marina facilities or risk tripping. While nice and roomy, the restroom facilities that others have raved about were starting to get that bit of moldiness that you commenly see in public facilities.

We enjoyed ourselves. We'd stay again. But it's not a five star facility. And personally, we would have felt better about them if they'd given us a free night or a discount when we didn't make a big stink about my wife almost breaking her leg on their poorly maintained dock, instead of just a "Gee, we're so sorry." It tells me they're all about the bucks, which I understand, but which means they're nothing special.

Intimate and complete facility, 2012-06-22
Captain: , Pensacola, FL (41)

Made an unscheduled stopover at this fabulous facility. Everything you need except for large Haul out, including a very talented pool of experts who operate out of here. 1 block walk/bike to everything: marine store, groceries, CVS, AutoZone, etc. Restaurant and facilities are quite good and tidy. Also a great lounge/liquor store with live music. Per other recommendations: our 58' Hatt was about as big as you want to maneuver in there w/o thrusters or Pod Drives.

Very Tight, 2012-05-15
Captain: , Punta Gorda FL (1709)

This is a nice marina for boats under 40'. There is little room to maneuver as too many docks have been jammed into a small yacht basin. Be very careful in anything above 10 knots as there is little wind protection.

Port St. Joe Marina, 2012-04-14
Captain: , Iuka, MS (75)

I join the majority view of this marina; it is very clean, very friendly, very conveniently located, very reasonably priced and next to a great little city with plenty of shops and restaurants. Johnny%u2019s Trim Shop is a great place to get canvas repaired. The water in the protected marina is deep and clear with no smell. There is a grill on the land for use by boaters since use of grills on boats is not allowed. Private restrooms/showers dedicated to boaters are provided. I can%u2019t say enough about the staff. They are top of the line. No one asked for or hinted for a tip. We stayed three weeks in February on the way south and ten days in March/April on our way back to Pickwick Lake. We will definitely return next year.

a great stay on the forgotten coast, 2012-03-20
Captain: , Collierville TN (977)

Deep water bay, easy entrance, friendly staff, a good mechanic available. Clean restrooms and showers plus laundry. Small town with several good restaurants. Food store one block away. Stopped for a couple of days and stayed two months.

Very Nice Facility, 2012-01-20
Captain: , Chattanooga (220)

These people aim to please. Docks are immaculate. Laundry and showers were very good. Nearby shopping is excellent (groceries, boating supplies, drugstores and restaraunts.

Port St. Joe Marina, 2011-11-16
Captain: , Fort Walton Beach, Fl (20)

Great facilities, service and amentities. Clean restrooms/showers, morning paper and coffee provided! Excellent, helpful staff and always a deck hand available.

Good place to overnight, 2011-10-10
Captain: , Panama City Beach, Florida (30)

Stayed one night in fall of 2010. Have both Gas and Diesel. Personnel very friendly, clean showers and bathrooms. Good restaurant and great outdoor store 2 blocks away. Easy access both from gulf and GICW. Definitely will stay there again! 10/10/2011. Been back twice since last review. Great wine bar close by and wonderful restaurant a short walk into town. Wi-fi has always worked for us while docked. Dockhands adequate but not great and were much too obvious about wanting to be tipped....the only minus I can think of.

Pride of the Gulf, 2011-07-18
Captain: , Franklin Tn (441)

Friendly, very clean, staff eager to help and make ones stay enjoyable. Easy walk (or bike ride on marina bikes) to town and supplies.

Our favorite visited 4-29-11, 2011-05-26
Captain: , Aransas pass, tx (70)

Our favorite marina during an inland waterway trip from Texas to Florida. We appreciated the helpful staff, the courtesy bikes to Piggly Wiggly and other stops in town. We enjoyed a very nice meal and watched a beautiful sunset at the on site restaurant. Our dog appreciated the courtesy paper which he promptly brought inside for a reward. Lisa, we will be back for Sunday courtesy muffins delivered with the paper next time.

Tie up to lay along dock in back is to fixed piles. Boat fenders used with no problem.

Anyone passing mile 327.4 ehl and not turning at the sign to Port St. Joe marina is missing a nice experience.

Small (22') Sailboat Cruising, 2011-05-20
Captain: , Carrabelle (364)

A very nice marina with a friendly staff. The location is very convenient to a Piggy Wiggly, a fishing sports store and many restaurants. I thought that the $7.50 electric charge on top of the $1.50 per foot was a bit high, however, as long as I disconnected overnight, I was not charged for electric...afterall, on my boat all I needed to do was charge my handheld radio and cell phones.

Updated rate info, 2011-05-10
Captain: , Freeport (311)

Nice marina located close to shopping and restaurants. However cost is $1.50 per ft + $7.50 for water and electricity. Personnel neglected to tell us about the internet access point in office or that WIFI won't reach to boat. Lots of empty slips which reflect high cost of dockage.

Great Place, 2011-02-17
Captain: , Fayetteville, Arkansas (671)

This was an awesome stay during a cold January Day. We were met with docking help in this well protected harbor, just off the ICW. The facilities were top notch with a restuarant on premisis as well as a hardware store, auto parts, and piggly wiggly within walking distance. Bikes are provided by the marina free of charge and the place was exceptionally clean and nice. A must stop if you are looking for a great place to spend a few days.

Response to Trey at Port St. Joe, 2011-01-18
Captain: , Channel Islands, California (1149)

You are correct. We were only charged $1.00 per foot for 3 days. My error. My fingers were freezing when I wrote it and must have mis-typed that. You folks were great. Just tell folks when there are " extras" added on, like electricity. Perhaps that is normal out here on the Gulf and East coasts. Never heard of such a thing as that on the west coast.

Correction to one of our Loopers- Capt. Larry & Brenda, 2011-01-11
Captain: , port st. joe (62)

I want to apologize to you for the misunderstanding of $2.00 per ft per day when it is only $1.00 per ft per day (which you were charged for and the electric should of also been told to you, but we only charged you for 3 nights and 3 electric when it should of been for 4 nights and 4 electric. Again we hope you accept our apology

Great Marina in a small town with convenience, 2011-01-05
Captain: , Bayou Bonfouca, LA- Great Loop Cruiser (708)

We really enjoyed the staff here at Port St. Joe. We came for the 2nd annual AGLCA's gathering and love it.
The marina is well protected. It's not the spot for boats over 60 feet though.
Plenty of Restaurants within walking distance. Grocery about 1 block away, right next to the sporting goods store.
Within 4 blocks, Ace hardware, Napa Auto Parts, Advanced Auto & more.
Highly Recommend it.

I like it and will return, 2010-06-13
Captain: , Shreveport, Louisiana (50)

We stoped here for 2 nites in 6-10. Nice place with floating docks. Very protected. There are pretty islands close by. Fuel and Pump out on site. Bar on site,

One world class marina, 2010-04-12
Captain: , Port Aransas, Texas (998)

The staff is very professional. The facilities are complete with bicycles, boaters facilities, nice grill for boaters use, very clean showers, fuel and pumpout. The transient dock is clean and shore power very clean. Wifi is available. The package is complete with the feeling being that they actually want to make it perfect.

Port St. Joe, 2009-12-13
Captain: , Eatonton, GA (101)

Very nice Marina. Friendly, helpful staff. Within walking distance to shopping and restaurants.

Port St Joe Marina, 2009-12-11
Captain: , Solomons, MD (1915)

Very nice facility. Staff is friendly and helpful. Popular in 2009 with Loopers.

Nice marina, 2009-11-12
Captain: , Key Largo (5457)

Off the beaten path, reasonalble dockage rate, close to food, etc,bar is pricey,, ft. lauderdale prices for well drinks!\
a bit rolly

Port St. Joe Marina, 2009-06-27
Captain: , Anacortes, WA (147)

This is a very nice marina where we stayed in March 2009. The people are quite friendly and efficient. There is a restaurant with decent food right by the docks.

Steps to shopping, 2009-05-15
Captain: , Captiva (173)

This is a beautiful setting for a marina. Right next to it is a "Bay Walk" in a park-like setting with paths, picnic tables, etc. We were given a welcome packet with local information. This is one of the few marinas between Florida and Texas which actually has a real grocery store next to the marina. Across the bay, St. Joseph Penisula Park has "miles of pristine beaches" and there is an 1100 acre wildlife preserve. The people at the marina were very friendly and helpful.

Port St. Joe Marina, 2008-01-21
Captain: , Jacksonville, FL (822)

Excellent marina, All marina crew top grade, large grocery within walking distance(Piggly-Wiggly)

Very nice marina, 2007-06-10
Captain: , Bay St. Louis, MS (734)

This is a very nice marina, great facilities. Grocery store only a couple of blocks away. Great sporting good store next door to grocery. Restaurant at marina is okay, but several good places within walking distance. Marina is under new management in 2007, and prices have gone up. Electricity is also no longer included in dockage fee, and is extra now.

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