Details for Royal Palm Marina

Royal Palm Marina

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Average rating 3.7 stars from 15 reviews

Address 779 W Wentworth
Englewood, FL 34223


After hours contact


Facility type

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

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager




Jim Coblentz

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

BoatUS discounts: transient slips 25%, rentals 10%.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


The channel begins 200 feet north of marker #30 on the ICW in Englewood. The channel is clearly marked with red and green cones from that point to the marina.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 6
Transient dockage: 10
Fuel dock: 10

Other depth info:

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: Unknown
Total: 240
Transient price: $2.00/ft (2017-04-21)

Other price info: Deep water and covered slips available for longer term.
Transient price with BoatUS $1.75.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info: 110 and 220 volts.

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info



Fuel brand: Valvtect gas and diesel.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: $0.10 discount for 100 gallons or more.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: $0.10 discount for 100 gallons or more.


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service


Pump out











No - No Laundry on site. Available via taxi.


Yes - Snacks onsite, groceries nearby.




Yes - Zeke's on site, great $2.90 hamburger. Several others within walking distance.


Yes - On-site Tki Bar and Restaurant called Zeke's serves excellent food.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Buchan's Landing, great little 'bed and breakfast' type establishment.

Repair capabilities

Yes - Hull, engine, propeller. Fiberglass and wood restoration.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - 50 ton lift.

Storage facilities

Yes - Wet slips, covered and open. Dry storage, outside rack and inside storage.

Fishing supplies

Yes - Ship's Store with Live bait and tackle onsite.

Chartering capabilities

Yes - Boat rentals available. Some 16' fishing boats and a newly aquired pontoon boat. One 35' vessel available for half and full day fishing charters. One 49 person flat boat for sunset cruises, etc.

Internet access

Yes - WiFi

Boat ramp availability

No - There is a boat ramp about a 1/4 mile down the road at Indian Mound Park.


Yes - Complimentary bikes available. Corporate rates available for Enterprise Car Rental.

Other services

Banquet facilities for private parties and weddings. They have a chef available for catering special menus.


Beaches nearby.

Reviews for Royal Palm Marina
Nice stay for a month - see pros and cons, 2017-03-06
Captain: , Bay City, MI (730)

-Located within walking (or biking) distance to Old Englewood downtown. Lots of good restaurants, a few shops and did I say a great Moose Lodge?
-Nice people. Jim, the dockmaster is good at his job and a great guy. Mechanics, (thanks Jeremy), wait staff at the restaurant , owner John, all really nice and accommodating people.
-Good restaurant. Funky, fun and good food.
-Restaurant closes down at 9PM.

-Docks are old and short. Back in. Ask to be on the wall to the restaurant, if not, you will have a difficult time getting on and off your boat.
-Bathrooms are shared with the restaurant. Would be a real upgrade if new bathrooms were added upstairs.
-Shallow entrance. We had to time arrival and departure at 1/2 tide or higher.
-Pumpout is $25.00 Never saw anyone else in the marina get a pumpout during the month we were there.

good for a night, 2016-03-22
Captain: , atlanta (100)

Old docks and shallow approach at low tide. $1.75 Boat US. Friendly staff. Restaurant good.

A great place to stay and travel around, 2016-02-26
Captain: , Moyock, NC (1044)

Nice friendly accommodating clean maintained marina. The restuarant has a good variety of food and frequent live music. Facilities are integrated with the restaurant, but we didn't find any problem with this. A night key is available to boaters renting slips. They have a good monthly rate. There's nearby laundry, shops, and restaurants.The local nice clean public SCAT transportation 2-blocks away travels around Englewood, up to Venice, with connecting buses to Sarasota (and island i.e., Longboat Key, etc.), and onto Tampa Bay. The No. 16 bus easily gets you a variety of banks and businesses, Publix, UPS Store, and local Walmart.

Not fancy, but very pleasant, 2015-03-18
Captain: , Portsmouth, NH (10)

Convenient location about half-way between Sanibel and Sarasota, we stopped here twice this winter. Plenty of space (for our wide powercat) along their face docks. "Snooks Bayside Grill" on premesis has inside/outside seating and very good food & drink. Entertainment most evenings, but they stop by 9 PM.

Marina staff is friendly & welcoming. We paid $1.75/ft incl elect, water & WiFi - seemed like a good deal to us. Can't comment on facilities as we have everything we needed on board.

Downtown is a 15-min walk with shops & restaurants, if desired.

Makes you feel a lot better about your boat, 2014-12-11
Captain: , Atlanta (770)

You know the feeling you get when you haven't washed your boat in a few days/weeks/months, that maybe you're not looking as spiffy as the neighbors? Well, come to Royal Palm for a night or two and and you'll start feeling pretty good. There were many once nice older boats here in need of serious TLC and no other transients, so docks had creepy/ghostly feel at night.

We stayed here the night of 12/9/14 as a cold North front was coming thru with 20 mph winds. Staff was friendly and helpful, but amenities were minimal (power, water, restaurant on site [we did not go there]), but no shower and restrooms were in restaurant. Price was $2.00/ft ($1.75 with Boat US). Took a nice walk (maybe a mile?) into old Englewood, which was nice (we arrived after 5:00 pm so a lot of stores were closed).

Our type of place - no need for fancy, just safe and secure, 2014-08-03
Captain: , High Springs, FL (778)

Capt. Mike was more than helpful and even let us borrow his car to run down to the store to get a new generator battery. The little tiki bar has the best price on a hamburger that you are going to find. The drinks were cold and the showers were clean. The showers are in fact part of the bar area but no matter to us.

Nothing Fancy, 2014-03-24
Captain: , Little River, SC (1987)

The staff was very friendly and helpful in getting us docked. There is no on site laundry and the restrooms/showers are part of the restaurant/bar facilities. Not very private nor conveneient. They had a band on both nights that we were there but the band quit about 9:30 and it was pretty quiet after that. Definitely a no frills kind of place.

Good Experience, 2014-03-13
Captain: , Gasparilla Marina (30)

Very friendly and helpful staff. They have a car show downtown Englewood (walking distance) once a month on Saturdays. Several small shops are also located downtown. We had a nice meal along with wine at Zeke's which can be a busy little place. Reasonable prices, nothing fancy.

Not my first choice, 2014-02-15
Captain: , Muscatine, Iowa (50)

We only stayed here as long as we did because relatives had rented a house nearby. Very unprotected from winds S to NNW. Price probably reflects the condition of the marina. Power and water were fine, food at Zekes is good, downtown Englewood is only a few blocks with nice shopping and restaurant choices. Publix would be a bit of a haul without a car, we had one of our own, so don't know about a courtesy car from the marina? Didnt use the laundy or showers. The fairly rundown look seems to attract more of the same type of boat. Several long term boats here look like they never get a visit from anyone. I might stay for an overnight if I new the winds were favorable.

Nice Marina, 2013-11-13
Captain: , Palmetto (422)

A nice marina for an overnight stay. The docks are somewhat run down and there doesn%u2019t appear to be much around and there is no cable TV; however, the dockmaster is very friendly and helpful, and the restaurant is good (Zekes). The channel isn%u2019t as well marked as charts would indicate, the white markers are really green and the highway cones (orange) substitute for red, we had plenty of water going in once we learned the system.

Old Florida charm and great food, 2013-07-19
Captain: , MA and Southwest FL (538)

Didn't stay at marina, but it appears very basic. Great area to hang out and explore both Lemon bay and Englewood.

Zeke's surprised me. Walked in to an old Florida bar, a bit aged, not expecting too much. Food presentation and quality blew me away. We'll be back again and again if they keep that up.

NICE PLACE TO FIND, 2013-04-13
Captain: , ft myers beach fl (51)


Nice authentic marina, 2011-05-15
Captain: , New Orleans, LA (40)

Unplanned one night stay because of ugly weather , 14 May 2011. Simple but adequate services with laid back ambience. Helpful dock staff. Lovely public nature park with two miles of trails nearby to walk/jog/bike. Tiki Bar restaurant on site was pleasantly busy on a Saturday night; food very casual but good. Free bottle of generic California Merlot when we checked in!

We spent a month there, 2011-02-13
Captain: , Mobile Al (140)

We came in with mechanical problems and right away we knew we were in the right place. Dr Mike the dock master was at our beck and call and with him and the live aboards helping we had things back to normal in no time. We had so much fun here we had a hard time leaving. Caution... This place can be adictive. The only bad things are it's shallow in the channel so call the dock master and he will help guide you in, and it gets bumpy with the wind out of the North West. We love it here and will be back

Very friendly, 2011-01-05
Captain: , Jamestown VA (26)

Stayed for 2 weeks over the Xmas period. Plenty of services withing a 15 minute walk of the marinia. Staff were very friendly and accomodating

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