Details for Serendipity Resort
Name

Serendipity Resort
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 3.1 stars from 7 reviews

Address 1001 Main St
Palacios, TX 77465

Phone512-972-5454

After hours contact



Facility type

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

Notes



VHF channel



Web sitewww.campingfriend.com/serendipitybayresort

Email contact

serendipityresort@yahoo.com

Owner, manager



Harbormaster



Dockmaster



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info



Payment discounts

Boat U.S. 25% transient slip discount, pump out free.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Unknown

Additional info:

Approach



Tide

1

Current

Weak

Tide & current additional info



Depths

Approach: 10
Transient dockage: 7
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: Really shallow when winds blow from the north.

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

Additional info: The west dock is reported to be completely unusable as of June 15, 2015. It sunk about 4 months previous. TS Bill which hit June 16 and 17 of 2015 broke off and sunk the last 50-75 feet of the center dock and the east dock. Unsure of any planned repairs.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 50
Beam max: 16

Other info:

Slips

Transient: 5
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: $20.00 transient per night, regardless of length.

Moorings

Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: $0.00 (0000-00-00)

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: No charge.

Cable TV (and pricing)

No

Phone hookup (and pricing)

No

Water (and pricing)

Yes

Dinghy access

Yes

Liveaboard info

Yes - $55/month

FuelGas: NOT AVAILABLE
Diesel: NOT AVAILABLE

Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:

Propane

No

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Yes - Ramps to all outbuildings and docks.

Launch service

No

Pump out

Yes - Free

Ice

Yes

Trash

Yes

Showers

Yes - Clean

Heads

Yes

Laundry

Yes - $1/wash and $1/dry.

Grocery

No - Not nearby - perhaps 2 miles.

Hardware

Yes - ACE approx 1 mile.

Restaurants

Yes - One block to a takeout/diner. 3 blocks to a reasonable pub (family style). Half mile to good seafood restaurant.

Bars

Yes

Hotels or motels

Yes - Questionable

Repair capabilities

No - Few commercial supply stores mainly for shrimpers.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Right next door.

Storage facilities

No

Fishing supplies

Yes - Nearby with live bait.

Chartering capabilities

No

Internet access

Yes

Boat ramp availability

No - Public boat ramp nearby.

Transportation

Yes - Taxi service.

Other services



Attractions

None

Reviews for Serendipity Resort
In serious need of repair, 2016-05-21
Captain: , Hitchcock,TX (10)

Sunken docks with no improvment in the works after more than a year. Much of the sunken area is unmarked, but below the surface.

Po and bathhouse are nice and people are very friendly. Managers are helpful. Walking distrance to beach and restaurants via the RV park and a footpath by the sea. Very unfortunate as this used to be an excellent marina facility. I do not recommend trying to stay in this marina in its current condition. Photos on the website are very old.



Serendipity Used to be Nice, 2016-02-07
Captain: , Palacios (11)

Be very careful entering the marina. Sunken docks are not marked and as of January 2016 there is no plan to mark, remove or repair the docks. The owners do not want to be in the marina business. They are in the RV business. The west dock is sunken and the finger piers are angled up in the air. The center dock and east dock had the ends broken off and sunk by TS Bill in June 2015.

Although the information says there is fuel nearby, the closest fuel dock is in Port O'Connor about 20NM to the southwest. There is also fuel in Matagorda Harbor. The wi-fi rarely works.
The people are indeed friendly. There are restaurants within walking distance.

The people there are nice. The pool is well maintained. The bath facilities are old but adequate. Fishing pier with fish cleaning staion by the Bay House.

Make sure you call ahead for a slip. They lost more than a third due to lack of maintenence and there may not be many for transients.



Docks need repair, 2015-08-14
Captain: , CC-TX (43)

Nice place to stay, very friendly folks. Shower, laundry and pool facilities are good -
The number of slips available is limited since some sections of the floating docks have taken on water and are sinking. Other parts of the piers are still usable. Repairs are planned.



Great Resort, 2013-11-25
Captain: , Palacios Texas (10)

Home port, very inexpensive , swimming pool, clean shower room, friendly people. Great local yacht club.



Nice quite location off of the ICW, 2011-05-17
Captain: , Corpus Christi,Tx (1569)

Marina is dated but the management make up for it by being very helpful and friendly. 30 Amp power only but at $20 a night, who cares! Palacios is a great town for biking as you can ride many miles around Tres Palacios Bay without much traffic. Several good (fair) eating spots within walking distance. Grocery store is about 2 miles away.



serendipity, 2011-01-09
Captain: , palicous texas (13)

protective facility. - city water avail. - no fuel - clean resrooms



Home for 2 years, 2009-03-19
Captain: , Kentucky (190)

Very friendly managers, quiet location, off the beaten path - lots of working boats in adjacent basin. Full of snowbirds in winter, and popular with locals in summer.

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