Details for Smuggler's Cove Resort and Marina
Name

Smuggler's Cove Resort and Marina
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 2.4 stars from 7 reviews

Address 85500 Overseas Highway
Islamorada, FL 33036

Phone305-664-5564/1-800-864-4363

After hours contact

305-664-2953

Facility type

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

Notes

BoatUS discounts

VHF channel

79

Web sitesmugglerscoveislamorada.com

Email contact

reservations@smugglerscoveislamorada.com

Owner, manager



Harbormaster



Dockmaster



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info



Payment discounts

BoatUS

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Unknown

Additional info:

Approach



Tide

2

Current

Strong

Tide & current additional info



Depths

Approach: 6
Transient dockage: 6
Fuel dock: 6

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 60
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:

Slips

Transient: 8
Total: 33
Transient price: $2.00/ft (2015-01-25)

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: 110/220 volts.

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

No

Phone hookup (and pricing)

No

Water (and pricing)

Yes

Dinghy access



Liveaboard info

No - New owner jdoes not allow liveaboards according to a local newpaper report, 2015.

FuelGas: AVAILABLE
Diesel: AVAILABLE

Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: BoatUS discounts. No ethanol. 90 octane.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:

Propane



Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access



Launch service



Pump out



Ice

Yes

Trash



Showers

Yes

Heads

Yes

Laundry



Grocery

Yes

Hardware

Yes

Restaurants

Yes - Nearby

Bars



Hotels or motels

Yes - Nearby

Repair capabilities

Yes - Engine

Haul out capabilities



Storage facilities



Fishing supplies

Yes - Bait and tackle.

Chartering capabilities



Internet access



Boat ramp availability



Transportation



Other services



Attractions



Reviews for Smuggler's Cove Resort and Marina
Kareoke 7 nights a week, Horrible!, 2016-01-30
Captain: , Austin, TX (10)

We stayed as liveaboards for a month. This place attracts scumbags and the noise is unreal. The onwer is a hussler and he charges peoples CC's who stay here without permission. This happened to several people who stayed monthly. We had out dock box stolen and there is a private drive behind te dock with no chain to prevent people from cominong to steal on the dock. Lots of strangers wantering around here. It is a mess.



Odd Place, 2015-01-15
Captain: , Cobb Island, Potomac River, USA (363)

This is an odd place, perhaps suffering from new ownership issues. The restaurant and bar seem well run, but no one is attending the marina. We had to seek out some at the hotel front desk (which is itself hidden and in no way out front) just to check in, then they asked for a ridiculous dockage rate which they relented on some. When we were preparing to leave and spoke with the fuel dock personnel across the creek they didn't much believe that we had already paid.

If you need more than 5' of water, though, there isn't much other choice along this stretch of the Keys, and the short walk to Theater of the Sea was well worthwhile!



Under New Management, 2015-01-07
Captain: , Fenwick Island (20)

Needed a place to tie up our 37' sailboat during Christmas 2014. Smuggler's was one of the only options with 5' depth on the bayside near Islamorada. Approached from bay. Marina on west side of Snake Creek, just before bridge.

New owners had put a lot of work into the place. Everything had been cleaned up and looked great. The restaurant opened while we were there. Food was great. Owners and managers were extremeley helpful getting in and out. Phone was better than VHF for communicating with dockmaster.

Plenty of depth (7+ feet) in Snake Creek coming from bay. Channel is well marked. Stay as close as possible to starboard side as you enter hotel/marina from bay. Shallow near the port side white markers. Good depth for slips for larger boats (40-60') to the port side. Port side is where you want to be. Starboard side of marina has bar foot traffic directly in front of slips. We fit (just barely between piles) about halfway down on the starboard side and had 6.5'+ at low tide.

Inside Marina- One shower for male restroom and one shower for female restroom-(clean) shared with restaraunt customers. Use bathrooms early in the day! No laundry or pump currently at this location.

Snake Creek channel had good depth (6'+) heading for Hawk's Channel. Draw bridge opens on the half hour. Motor cruiser hard aground when we went out. Pay careful attention to markers, it's called Snake Creek for a reason.

Plenty to do nearby. Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park is within .5 miles walking distance and is worth a look. Closed Tuesday/Wed.

Overall- nice place, good food, close to other bars/restaurants, tight quarters, but worth a stop if you want to tie up for a night or two.
Owners couldn't be more accomodating.



No boat US DISCOUNT, 2014-08-18
Captain: , Islamorada (10)

It says boat US DISCOUNT And the guy at the fuel dock said "they don't take any kind of discounts" also good luck trying to get any one to answer the
phone, they never do. EVER! You must leave message how annoying. The fuel is the cheapest in the area, but that's all, everything on the store is over priced especially the beer. Let me also add that the fuel price is out of date by a few months so you have to call good luck with that!



Smugglers Cove Marina - East Side of Bridge, 2013-12-31
Captain: , Port Canaveral Yacht Club (107)

Nice little place (room for maybe 5 boats) tucked in along the highway at the Snake Creek Bridge, same canal as the USCG. Restaurant is on the other bank of Snake Creek. Bathrooms are dirty. No laundry or pumpout. They have a fuel dock with good prices so it's busy all day with fishing boats buying fuel and live bait. Big selection of live bait in convenience store. The marina has a fence all around so folks off the road can't get in easily.

Friendly staff but expensive ($95/night). They chum the waters with the bait and let us fish off the docks. Had fun catching mutton snapper and hooked a couple huge tarpin!

Biggest concern in our sailboat was a bunch of power lines that run right next to the dock and over the bridge. At Snake Creek bridge the power line is 70'+ but it comes down quite a bit near this little marina. We stayed during calm weather so it was not an issue. We just wanted to get a jump on the tides going out Snake Creek and into Whale Harbor.



May 23, 2012, 2012-05-23
Captain: , Jacksonville, FL (37)

Reopened today.
Fuel and supplies are in the marine store across Snake Creek in the canel by the CG Station





Appears Closed, 2012-02-03
Captain: , St Augustine (403)

Construction. Feb 2012

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