Details for The Marina at Edison Ford
Name

The Marina at Edison Ford
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 4.4 stars from 28 reviews

Address 2360 West First Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Phone239-245-7320 Ext. 4

After hours contact

239-895-7703

Facility type

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

VHF channel

16

Web sitewww.marinaedisonford.com

Email contact

dockmaster@marinaedisonford.com;christinae@marinaedisonford.com

Owner, manager

Pinchers at The Marina Edison Ford

Harbormaster



Dockmaster

Carley Jones, 239-245-7320 Ext. 4

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info



Payment discounts



Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:

Approach

Mile Marker 54.

Tide

1.5

Current

Moderate

Tide & current additional info



Depths

Approach: 7
Transient dockage: 6
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: Dredged to 6 feet.

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 85
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:

Slips

Transient: Unknown
Total: 48
Transient price: $2.00/ft (2016-03-09)

Other price info:

Moorings

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)

No

Phone hookup (and pricing)



Water (and pricing)

Yes

Dinghy access

Yes

Liveaboard info

No

FuelGas: NOT AVAILABLE
Diesel: NOT AVAILABLE

Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:

Propane



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access



Launch service



Pump out

Yes

Ice

Yes

Trash

Yes

Showers

Yes

Heads

Yes

Laundry

Yes

Grocery

Yes - Nearby

Publix
2160 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33901
239-332-2403

Hardware

Yes - Tropical Hardware is located within 1 mile.

Restaurants

Yes - Nearby

Bars

Yes - Onsite, along with walking distance to historic downtown district bars.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Nearby

Repair capabilities



Haul out capabilities

Yes - Boat ramp is available upon request..

Storage facilities

No

Fishing supplies

No

Chartering capabilities

Yes - Boat rentals, Eco Tours, and Watersports on site.

Internet access

Yes

Boat ramp availability

Yes

Transportation

Yes

Other services

They have an onsite event center as well as a Pinchers Crab Shack restaurant.

Attractions

The property joins the Edison and Ford Winter Estates, is walking distance from Historic Downtown Ft. Myers, grocery stores, liquor stores, live entertainment and shopping.

Reviews for The Marina at Edison Ford
A Great Place to Dock Oceanus, 2017-06-19
Captain: , Woodstock, Georgia (409)

We spent several months at Marina at Edison Ford. Carly and her staff took very good care of us and looked after our boat when we travelled to and from Maimi for a medical issue. We also observed how well they took care of the boat docked next to us when the owners were away. They went above and beyond to deal with issues and resolve problems. The marina is close to a Publix grocery and within walking distance of downtown and a number of excellent restaurants and coffee shops. Pinchers is located at the marina and has excellent food and excellent service. The museum next door is great and worth taking the time to see. We rented cars several times from Hertz and they provided transporation to and from the marina. We are looking forward to going back to Marina at Edison Ford.



We keep coming back!, 2017-04-26
Captain: , Chicago (250)

Great place! Small, friendly, quiet. Nice docks. Laundry, restaurant on site, nearby groceries. And I can't say enough wonderful about the helpful staff!!! This is our second stay here, and I just made a reservation for our next visit. We've used this as a home base while we cruise and explore the gulf side of Florida.



great Marina, 2017-03-28
Captain: , Kemah (20)

This Marina has been a great stop for us. Everyone here has been extremely accommodating. Can't say enough good about Carly, Elijah and Brandon.



Great Little Marina Close to Downtown, 2017-03-12
Captain: , Verona WI (252)

Stayed here for a month and couldnt be happier with our choice. Carly the dockmaster is so helpful and gives you a complete tour when you arrive. Dock hands Brandon and Elijah are always very helpful and go out of their way to asist in any way possible. They deliver mail and packages directly to your boat. Showers are very nice and clean. Laundry facility the first 2 weeks was not the best but they replaced both washer and dryer with coin operated versions while we were here and they work great $1.75 for wash and same for dry. We were lucky to get slip #10 and had a wonderful sunset view from our boat. We met a number of other loopers and some locals. There is no boaters lounge and while we were there no dock parties although there is a place at the end of the other dock where one could take place. They have bike racks and the area is gated however there is a lot of foot traffic on the docks because of PINCHERS restaurant upstairs. Guest wating for tables tend to stroll the docks. Pump outs are a little pricey at $20 but that goes to whoever does the pumpouts that day so there is no further tipping needed. The only small downside is the rollers that come in from the river especially on the weekends when boat traffic is heavy. Its a short walk or bikeride to downtown Publix is 2 blocksa away and there is a free trolley service that takes you around the area. We will definitely return when we come back through this way again.















Nice Marina, 2017-03-01
Captain: , Nashville, TN (223)

Stayed for 3 days, could have stayed longer. Carly (the dockmaster) was fantastic. Checked on us every day and very helpful with local info. Location is great and this marina is quieter than the larger ones in Ft. Myers.



super clean, 2017-02-26
Captain: , Bay Shore, NY (550)

moved here after 1 night in the city marina; what an improvement! First class all the way; spotless showers and restrooms; a couple blocks from Publix and 15 minute walk or so downtown. Same price @ $2/foot. Pinchers restaurant on site top notch. Note: the phone # on Active Captain incorrect. Dockmaster's # is: 239)895-7703



Great Marina , 2017-02-03
Captain: , Clear Lake Shores TX (120)

Stayed here for a month and enjoyed it immensely. Dockmaster, Carly and assistants, Elijah and Brandon were extremely helpful. Easy walk to Publix and downtown restaurants. Washer has hot water now. Free trolley. Very dog friendly. Bathrooms are clean. Would stay again.



The Marina at Edison Ford - So many GREAT reasons to stay, 2017-01-31
Captain: , Marina at Edison Ford (10)

Being adjacent to the unprecedented history and rich tradition of the Winter Esates of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford are only the beginning of why I selected to stay at The Marina at Edison Ford.

The panoramic sunset views from each slip gives any boater the chance to enjoy olde Florida river life at its best. You don't have to be a multi millionaire, even though you feel like one, to enjoy the priceless waterfront.

Starting with the DockMaster, Carley Jones, I could count on every day with a smile and warm southern greeting as she checked on each and every slip to make sure all guests and part time residents were happy. There has never been a moment when Carley hasn't been available or ready to jump in with a suggestion or simply make sure all my boating needs were being met. I know from experience, it takes a GREAT DockMaster to have a GREAT Marina, Carley is just that!

In addition to the marina location and services, having Iconic Pinchers just a few yards away is an added bonus. Whether inviting friends and family over for a day on the river or having a few people on the dock to watch the impressive sunsets, I've used Pinchers both for catering or to impress guests and clients with their one-of-a-kind 180 degree views. Don't forget to introduce yourself to Jake, the greatest bartender in Ft. Myers as well as the whole Pinchers team who goes out of their way to make locals, day trippers and snow birds feel at home.

Finally, if anyone needed one more reason to stay at The Marina at Edison Ford, it is the rare opportunity to walk through the century olde gardens on the Winter Estates of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. My favorite parts were strolling along the marked horticultural paths observing rare blooms of orchids and many other indigenous flora as well as with the unforgettable moment of seeing Edisons' labroatory for the first time.

All in all, Little Toot and his captain, give The Marina at Edison Ford Five Horns "Toots" Up as the perfect boutique loation for a marina selection.







PARADISE, 2017-01-31
Captain: , Norman okla (10)

CARLEY RUNS A GREAT MARINA. THE MARINA IS VERY CLEAN AND HAS TOP NOTCH SERVICE AND AMENITIES. IF THEY DON'T HAVE WHAT YOU NEED, THEY DO WHAT IS NEEDED TO HELP YOU GET IT. WE HAVE JUST SPENT TIME IN PARADISE.
SOUTHERN CROSS
NORMAN, OKLAHOMA



Excellent Great Loop winter layover, 2017-01-30
Captain: , Holland, MI (10)

After reaching the Ft. Myers area in mid November on the southern swing of the Great Loop, I was fortunate to find available dockage at the Marina at Edison Ford. I was greeted at the slip by dockmaster Carley who happily helped me get things squared away and hooked up at the slip, as I was singlehanding and needed all the help I could get. The marina is well maintained with exceptionally clean bathroom/shower/laundry facilities. There is the added benefit of a Pincher's restaurant on-site that provides a great place to get quality seafood and a cold adult beverage with a great sunset view of the river. It's within easy walking range of downtown Ft. Myers, and there is a free trolley if you're not up for the walk. The smaller size of the marina makes it a hidden gem and keeps it quiet in the evenings. I can't saying enough about the entire staff of both the marina and the restaurant, as they were all first class all the way and went out of their way to make my stay enjoyable. I enjoyed my multiple month winter stay, and I will certainly return on my next trip looping through.



Enjoyable Stay - (but infuriating restaurant experience), 2017-01-02
Captain: , Edgewood, RI (130)

We were in Pinchers, the restaurant, on three nights of the the four night visit. Food was great but on the third night, we were met with poor service that was followed by argument and a defensive attitude from the waitress (who was "training" an new employee). One of our party had her entree leftovers boxed before the rest of us were finally served appetizers and entrees. As our guests included a past commodore and governors of our yacht club, we were sorry we had chosen the retaurant over cooking on board.

Plusses: Protection; sunsets; weekly rate equals four nights at the nightly rate; pumpout equipment and service (Elijah the dockhand); Carley the dockmaster; showers & heads; restaurant & bar; good response to a dockside electrical problem; Edison and Ford Winter Estates; proximity to town & Publix; free trolley.
Minusses: Wi-fi and very slow washing machine - cold water only - just one washer and one dryer (but FREE - another PLUS).



Okay for what it is, 2016-12-14
Captain: , Morris, N. Carolina (10)

Arrived on Friday at 6 PM, intending to stay until Monday. No one in charge of Marina when we arrived. Wife almost took a spill when she stepped on one of numerous loose planks. Went to front desk to register. Girl there sent me upstairs to see Manager in restaurant, who couldn't be bothered because he was busy and had a restaurant to run. Hooked up to power and filled water tanks. No Pump Out Available. Neighboring boat helped me hook up, gave me WiFi Code and Gate Codes. WiFi was useless. Showers were nice, laundry has only cold water. Restaurant seems okay, but no meat, and since my wife has allergies...walked down the street to a different Shack that had steaks.Almost got clobbered Saturday Morning by a nutcase in a little blue boat, who hollored at me for "being there." Supermarket close by. No bicycle rental or car service. Left early monday for fuel, never was approached for fee...so for a "Free Marina" I can't complain. Certainly would not pay for the facilities, which are run down.



Great quiet stay, 2016-11-30
Captain: , Pensacola, FL (513)

Very low key marina with a quiet atmosphere. Dockmaster was very helpful. Wifi was practically useless, otherwise it would be a 5 star rating. Short walk to Publix and downtown. Great stay for two weeks!



Pleasant surprise, 2016-11-24
Captain: , Port Aransas, TX (1186)

We stayed here 1 week in mid November at a weekly rate of $8/ft including electric - great value for the price. We moved here after a week at the city marina because they were preparing for a boat show and needed our slip. This is a small facility and somewhat exposed to boat wakes on the river. Staff is great, very helpful! Rest rooms / showers are new and very nice - 2 huge private rooms, so there can be a wait when the marina is busy. Single washer/dryer was expensive ($5 for 1 wash/dry load). Pump out is portable; we didn't use it but saw others so it appears to work. Edison Ford Winter Estates next door is not to be missed! Pinchers restaurant has a nice setting upstairs overlooking the marina and river. Food was above average and restaurant patrons were free to walk the docks. Publix is an easy walk; downtown is a long hike. Although not much grass on the marina property, we found plenty of places nearby to walk the dog.



Planed 2days, spent 2 months, 2016-11-17
Captain: , Nicholasville, Ky (40)

Had previously kept our cruising boats on the west coast of Fl , but now in the Bahamas. Just put 5300 miles under the Black Swans hull and wanted to catch up with old friends and do some routine maintenance, translated ,teak and compounding, before heading back to the Bahamas. Planed to stay a couple of days to find a place to stage, but this was such a jewel we stayed two months.

Carley Jones, the dockmaster, made us very welcome, shopping at Publics is walking distance. Downtown has lots of restaurants and activities, and Pinchers restaurant which is at the marina has exception food. (Try their coconut shrimp appetizer.). Callouts to Clay, one of the restaurants managers, chefs, Abel, our favorite server, and of course Elijah, our favorite dockhand.





Hidden in plain sight, 2016-09-02
Captain: , Naples Florida (166)

From the main channel, the marina channel is well marked with a protected entry. Carly, the dock manager could not be more helpful and accommodating. The docks are fixed and the basin is wide. Carly will arrange visits to the winter homes of Edison and Ford next door - and I mean next door. From her office you walk out a side door and you are on the property. Pinchers restaurant is on the top (3rd) floor of the building (with an elevator if needed) with an outside terrace and panoramic views of the river. Pinchers is a local seafood chain with stores around SW Florida including Key West. I have eaten in most of them and can say without hesitation that the food here is the best. The GM is also the executive chef and the taste and presentation cannot be faulted.
This is a marina that should not be passed by.



Top rated sea food restaurant , 2016-03-30
Captain: , YORKTOWN, VA (353)

The last time I was here this was a classy yacht club. But they couldn't afford to pay for the gorgeous building and went under. The new owners opened a very popular search food restaurant and the Marina fine. Not many boats but the dock master is first class. Publix shopping center is very close and right next door to a great museum. Legacy is half mile up river and in the center of town but more expensive. I have stayed at both and like this better because of the close shop center and great museum. This would be a 5 except for poor wifi.



A fine place to dock, 2016-02-10
Captain: , Pennells Marine, Inc., Deerfield Beach, Fl (30)

We stayed one night and spent the day enjoying the Edison and Ford Estates with all it had to offer. Dinner at Pinchers was very good, with a wonderful dill salmon special and crab grouper roll, plus caesar salads. Dockmaster took great care of us and boat was well protected from choppy waters and high winds.



Dockmaster is Great, 2016-02-06
Captain: , Holland, MI (32)

Carly meets you as you approach your slip, helps tie up boat and goes out of her way to provide information on area. Good electric. No laundry, but soon to be added. No pumpout that I could find. Boat rocked slightly when winds is from north because waves work their way through breakwall.



no longer FCYC, 2015-12-21
Captain: , Gulf Harbour, Fl (282)

Marina at Edison Ford bought the old Royal Palm Yacht Club building and marina. Pincher's seafood restaurant uses building. Docks are available for overnight and day use. Carly is the current Dockmaster as of Dec 2015.



Update January 2015, 2015-01-16
Captain: , Sarasota Fl (108)

Johnathan is no longer dockmaster but still a nice place. Good restaurant and Publix a very reasonable walk away.



Marina at Edison Ford reopen, 2014-03-14
Captain: , Stuart, FL (80)

we are currently docked at Legacy Harbor. However Pinchers restaurant at the marina at Edison Ford is now open and the marina as well. They hired a new dock master and the facilities appear clean and well organized. The restaurant said they accept dock and dine customers.



New Commodore, 2012-03-08
Captain: , Jupiter, FL (1236)

Has made a difference. Marv Market is really making this a wonderful club.



Good FCYC Club, 2011-10-22
Captain: , Erie, Pa. (1896)

FCYC close to everything downtown; 76' need 2 x 50 electric, works good. Nice clubhouse.



Nice FCYC club, 2011-03-22
Captain: , Ft. Lauderdale (1134)

Close to down town, walk to Publix. Good dining room. Small marina well protected except from the NE. Helpful dock master, good power.



Excellent facilty, 2010-11-29
Captain: , Sarasota (1427)

Nice docks, very good restaurant. Next door to Edison and Ford estates - worthy of a visit. Very protected compared to being on the river



Nice Club, 2009-12-23
Captain: , Ft. Myers (406)

FCYC. Small basin is tough in North wind. Good showers. Fine food. We ate in the second floor bar area. Publix grocerys, liquor store, First Watch for breakfast and Subway one block away. Joe's Crab Shack is 4 blocks. Downtown Ft. Myers is about 15 blocks. No pool or tennis.



Panoramic Sunset, 2009-04-16
Captain: , Punta Gorda. FL (360)

Limited transient space for visiting reciprocal YC members.
Fine club conveniently located near Edison Estate, a short walk to Legacy & the Crab Shack, a longer walk to Ft Meyers Municipal.
Cozy bar overlooks the yacht basin.
Large high-ceilinged dining room with great sunset view, fine food & service.

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