Details for St Andrews Marina

St Andrews Marina

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Average rating 4.2 stars from 56 reviews

Address 3151 W 10th St
Panama City, FL 32401


After hours contact

Facility type

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

VHF channel


Web site

Email contact

Owner, manager

Office Manager, Sandy Wade


Marina Director Stan Jones


Sandy Wade

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

BoatUS and ActiveCaptain

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Wide open approach to the basin from St Andrew Bay. Go around north end of breakwater.

Note shoal reaching out towards 'R8', recommend approach from West side of 'R8'.

We, and lots of other folks, used to sit in the old Harbor House Restaurant and watch the boats go aground on the shoal. Great fun speculating whether the skippers would notice the shoal water in time, and if not, how they went about getting off. Unfortunately, that restaurant was torn down for yet another condo.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 15
Transient dockage: 7
Fuel dock: 7

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: Only floating pier marina this area.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 120
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 15
Total: 102
Transient price: $1.50/ft (2017-08-18)

Other price info: 25% off dockage for ActiveCaptain and BoatUS members.


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: Included

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Between every two finger piers (and that's across from the long straight-away dock for transients) are posts with power (30 and 50 amp) and water. The water outlets already have hoses hooked up so there's no digging for your own in order to fill up.

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info

No - Transient boaters can stay up to 6 months.


Fuel brand:

Gas price$3.39/gal (2017-08-18)

Other price info: 89 octane, ethanol free with Valvtect.

The gas dock is around the corner from the diesel dock. You can tie on either port or starboard (tie on whichever side of the pier best suits your boat). The dock is floating with a rubber so you won't mar your gelcoat.

Diesel price$2.40/gal (2017-08-18)

Other price info: $0.10 per gallon discount if staying overnight. Valvtech diesel.



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Treats available for your furry crew members. If you wish to take your dog for a walk just outside the marina and on the left side (south) is a lovely park to enjoy.

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out





Yes - There are dumpsters.


Yes - The ladies bathroom/shower is accessible from inside the store during business hours and outside after closing time. It's locked (get a key) and there's lots of hot water along with a bench to put our stuff on, hooks outside the shower stalls for towels, drains in the floor (not slick -- you won't slip) the shower curtains are more than adequate, so ther are no drafts and no public displays. The shower section is behind a curtained off side room too (vented - so it doesn't get steamy) from the toilets and sinks. There is a small mirror up high on a decorative shelf so you can fix your hair -- regular mirror outside the shower area by the sinks.


Yes - The ladies bathroom has two stalls -- one large handicapped with plenty of room for a wheelchair and an aide, along with a single regular toilet.

It's reported to be clean with toilet paper in both stalls, soap in dispensers and paper towels to dry off the hands next to the sinks with the garbage right below for easy disposal.


Yes - One washer, one dryer.


Yes - Food store about half mile.

From the corner of Beck Ave and W 12th St (Shrimp Boat Restaurant), walk north about 3 1/2 blocks. Grocery store is on the east side of Beck Ave, between 15th and 16th Sts.

On Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings there is a market with fresh produce and sundry items. On Thursday, it is at the pavilion at the Marina. On Saturday, it is a larger event and is located on Beck Avenue at the Shrimp Boat Restaurant. It's probably seasonal, but it was ongoing when a boater was there, October 2014.



Yes - Restaurants within walking distance.

St. Andrews Coffee House and Bistro
1006 Beck Ave
Panama City, FL 32401
Cafe with breakfast specials. Bring your dog and sit outside. Pets not allowed inside but a few small tables are available outside.


Yes - Within walking distance, a plethora of choices.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Nearby

Repair capabilities

Yes - Saunders Service center nearby for major engine work.

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Yes - Bait and tackle.

Chartering capabilities

Yes - Fishing and diving charters.

Internet access

Yes - The marina provides open WiFi.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - Good wide ramp. Only downside is that you have to cross a street to back in or pull out but there is little traffic. Trailer parking is on the city pier about 2 blocks away.


Yes - The Baytowne Trolley will take you to downtown Panama City with transfers to PC Beach and other points. Standard fare is $1.50; senior fare $0.75. You will need exact change. Trolley runs approximately every 30 minutes. Trolley stop is near Hunt's Oyster Bar.

Other services


Visit the National Historic Landmark the Schooner Governor Stone. Built in 1877 it is the oldest vessel built and still operating in the US Gulf of Mexico. The Vessel is maintained and operated by the non-profit Friends of the Governor Stone Inc. Visit us at the nearby dock or or

Reviews for St Andrews Marina
Friendly Folks & Great Docks, 2017-06-16
Captain: , Gulf Shores, AL (135)

A few days before our expected arrival we called and made a reservation and were instructed to call about an hour before we arrived. We did so and were given a slip assignment and told there would be someone to help at fuel dock since we also planned to get fuel. Chad helped us at fuel dock and then hustled around to T 4 & 5 to help us get settled and shore power connected. He also showed us where water connection was and gave us wi fi code. The floating concrete docks are great. Didn't use showers. Laundry was adequate for our needs. Al in the office was very friendly and answered any questions I had. The permanent residents were all also very friendly and informative and we shared docktails and docktales nightly. Due to weather, we actually needed to extend our stay and the office was fine with us staying 1 extra night but there was an 85' boat with a reservation so understandably we couldn't stay longer. The bar directly across the street from where we were docked had fairly loud music Thur and Fri night, but we went to bed around 10pm and it didn't bother us. Our air conditioner was on so I can't speak to if it would have been an issue if hatches had been open. Overall we had a very enjoyable stay and also stocked our freezer with fresh shrimp from a boat that came in each morning.

easy access, 2017-04-23
Captain: , Daleville, Alabama (66)

Our review of Saint Andrews Marina is mixed. On the plus side, easy access and parallel parking provided a worry-free mooring after arriving at 10pm. People were very friendly and two wonderful gentleman met us and helped us tie off. An active security person stopped by and allowed us access to the bathrooms. The nex morning we found a local place nearby that served breakfast(St Andrews Coffee House and Bistro). The prices were reasonable and the food was excellent. On the minus side, even though we called for reminders of our reservation one and two days in advance of arrival (also expressing our late arrival time) no arrangements for our arrival had been made. For those of you wanting a quiet relaxing evening, this may not be the mooring for you as a nearby bar (right on the water at the marina) had karaoke blasting until 2am. While another review here was pleased with the staff and the bathroom/shower facilities, we did not feel the same. The bathroom had a single toilet and two showers side by side in a common room. Normally I would say this was great but in comparison to the Panama City Marina, not so much. The staff was okay but not overly friendly. We know that we paid for our one-night stay after-the-fact but no welcome packet or local information was provided. We traveled with our dog and he was with us when we paid. Overall, we would recommend Saint Andrews Marina for its ease of access, friendly locals and local businesses but, if you're willing to work harder at docking (Panama city marina can be challenging in poor weather conditions) and you prefer nicer accomodations and a helpful staff, then one might consider Panama City Marina.

wonderful stay!!, 2017-03-25
Captain: , Baton Rouge, LA (82)

We came over to stay because of predicted high south & east winds. we had been at Panama City Marina and they are very exposed to the east. St Andrews is really great!! Pleasant staff, clean bathrooms, Boat/US discount. and then there is the town - Hunt's Oyster Bar and their singing oyster shuckers ... many other great restaurants. Very enjoyable stay!

Enjoyed three night stay, 2017-02-16
Captain: , Grass Valley, CA (310)

As everyone has said, this is a good place to stay. Facilities are nice, docks are great and you cannot beat the prices. Fri/Sat nights were a little noisey up to about 11pm, the bars played music and there were lots of car/motorcycle noise as they appeared to be cruising the blvd, and the blvd is not that big. Still a very enjoyable stay. Hunts is not to be missed for good food and the best oysters.

Enjoyed our two night stay, 2016-11-10
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (2870)

There was nothing to complain about, although it is not necessarily a short walk to the heads or showers. This section of town has a few nice bars and restaurants, plus the Grocery Outlet about 0.8 miles away, but otherwise there is not much to do. We got fresh shrimp from the local boat and it was delicious,

Cozy and safe., 2016-11-01
Captain: , Miami Beach (50)

Great place to visit when you want to be close to the actoon. Dana and Al always have a smile for you and good advice. Clean facilities and quaint location. Weekday and weekends are two different worlds when it comes to being social, the local pubs are active and crowded on Friday and Saturday.

Quaint and Friendly, 2016-06-19
Captain: , Seabrook, TX (70)

This is the 4th time we have stayed at this great little Marina. This time we left our boat here for over a month to make the crossing with a friend. They took very good care of our boat. Called us about adding extra lines because of a Tropical Depression. And the live-a-board community there is awesome. Friendly, helpful and kept an eye out on our boat while we were gone. We love the location... just a walk to shops and restaurants and parks. We can cycle all over the place. The Marina staff is so nice and friendly. Last time we were here we had no transportation to pick up a Rx and Chad took us to Walmart so I could pick it up. This time the new addition was "Just the Cook" A red/white Barge/Restaurant that is docked inside the mariana. It is owned and run by a renouned chef and the food is awesome. We will continue to return to this great little place each time we pass this way.

Great experience, 2016-05-08
Captain: , Naples, Fl (181)

We landed here in the evening, after foul weather caught us out on the Gulf. We had BoatUS bring us extra diesel as the engine could not pickup the last 5 gallons still in the tank, due to the rocky waves and such. Then we followed BoatUS in, in the dark. Thanks you.
The marina is good, with good facilities. The store has the basics, the showers are clean.
There are plenty of restaurants in walking distance. We stayed the evening at Four Winds grille, while waiting for the weather to clear up. Decent food and drinks, good prices, and great entertainment: the ukelele orchestra!
We loved the stay over.

totally under staffed, 2016-04-03
Captain: , atlanta (100)

we've always enjoyed Saint Andrews marina but Saturday there was only one employee in the marina. $.10 a gallon discount on $2.90 you if you spend the night. Hunts restaurant two blocks away is the most reasonable riced good food we have had on the trip. fresh raw oysters $8.50 a dozen

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

Floating docks in great shape. Easy tie up. Nice people at the Marina and in town. Just A Cook floating food stand has great food and believe it or not - free beer! Farmers Market on Saturday. Nice park nearby and a beach within bicycle distance.

Very Nice Facility, 2016-02-03
Captain: , Orange Beach, AL (30)

The access is straightforward. The side docking for transients is wide open and very easy to maneuver into. Friendly staff. Lots of sailors eager to chat. Well lit. Clean bathrooms and showers. Fuel and pump out facility is located outside the entrance with very easy access. Designed for larger craft, but fine for a cruiser. Nice little ship's store has beer, soda, coffee, etc. Many small vintage shops, art shops, restaurants, etc in easy walking distance. Reasonably priced and they did offer a discount for Boat U.S. members. The only reason it isn't a five star stop is the fairly long hike to the restrooms and showers.

St. Andrews Marina, 2016-01-14
Captain: , Kemah, TX (202)

We were originally going to PC Marina, but realized they don't have floating docks, so went to St. A's because they do have them. They have a cute little store in the office, and nice restrooms with showers. Price was decent, and they gave us a discount because we're Boat U.S. members. We paid for a week's stay, which turned out to be a better deal. Enjoyed the folks there at the marina. Took "City Trolley" or buses to West Marine, Walmart, etc. Restaurant down from the marina called "Uncle Ernies" was fantastic food!!! Prices about average. We got Melted cheese sandwich and Burger for about $20. But they were the best sandwiches and best French Fries I'd had in a long, long time! Highly recommend.

St Andrews-a Very Nice Marina, 2015-12-09
Captain: , Port Isabel, Texas (102)

Nice place to stop overnight or for a stay! Close to lots of stuff. Nice docks and a tie wall for overnight. Walking distance to most everything you might need. just finished remodeling the showers/bath rooms and the Marina store. Fresh and clean. Enjoyed the stay.

Nice place to stop, 2015-12-04
Captain: , Portland,Oregon (330)

I spent two nights here. When I came in the gave me my slip and row assignment. The row was numbered but the slip was not. Good thing that someone was walking on the dock and they pointed out the slip. They put the numbers facing the walkers not the incoming boat. Hello! Staff here obviously has never arrived by boat!

Overall very clean. It has a place to dispose of your old oil.

Not a good place, 2015-12-02
Captain: , Kalamazoo, MI (20)

I arrived and the showers were 'under construction' the only "Head" was a porta-potty.

Great Marina, 2015-11-22
Captain: , St Petersburg, Florida (20)

Sailing from St Pete to Pensacola, had to divert to Panama City due to weather. We found this marina when the St Andrews Yacht Club was full. The staff was very accomodating and gave us a large T-Head. Everything we needed was within walking distance (except a licquor store) and the quaint coastal town had numerous restaurants and bars to explore. Thumbs up to oysters at Salty Hawg Bar and Restaurant, if the bartender doesn't know how to make your drink he will improvise and serve something delicious. Breakfast at Tradewinds Cafe was good and right across the street from the docks. The Bathrooms are still being remodeled... We hunkered down before an approaching front and didn't even notice the weather in this well protected hole. The ships store had all the necessities and the staff was wonderful. Dockage was very reasonable at 1.12 a foot per night, fuel was 1.26 plus a .10 discount with a overnight slip. This marina is definitely on our list of places to revisit.

Quick, easy fuel stop, 2015-11-11
Captain: , warm waters (828)

Pulled in for fuel and pump out. Diesel price was $2.26 gal., p/o was free. Self serve docks were well designed for the task. It was easy to approach, tie off, get on and off the boat, etc. They also had multiple fenders in place so we did not have to set ours up. We appreciated how practical it was.
Note: restrooms still out of order. A porta-potty was on the other side of ship store.

Wonderful Marina, 2015-10-23
Captain: , fairhope, alabama (174)

Just left after a five day stay. Could not ask for a better marina. Bathrooms still not working, but not a problem for us. Great resturants nearby. Really sheltered. Wind howled the whole time, but marina was like glass. Staff was over and beyond.

Great Place, 2015-09-24
Captain: , Ruskin, FL (330)

Second time here in two years. Staff is very helpful and was upfront to tell me the bath facilities are closed due to renovation. No problem. Coming into Panama City after dark it was the easiest place for me to find with all the lights. Will be back and will give it five stars when I do.

first rate with plenty to do, 2015-08-29
Captain: , Port Arthur, Tx (516)

stayed 1 week could of stayed longer staff was very helpful fuel price good compared to surounding area. marina good shape floating docks. plenty of resterants bars shopping easy walking distance.

Great stop-over, 2015-08-05
Captain: , Corpus Christi (110)

Wonderful management in the ship store, excellent dock and facilities. Best fuel prices in the area with additional discount for staying over. Will make this a stop on our way back to Texas.

Great stop over point, 2015-06-23
Captain: , Green Cove Springs, FL (462)

Nice marina, friendly staff and nearby restaurants galore! We would stop again.

Fun Stop -- Floating Docks -- Restaurants, 2015-04-30
Captain: , Prattville, AL (300)

We stayed just one night, but enjoyed the visit. The transient dock is very easy to approach and tying up is a breeze. You will appreciate the floating docks, too.

We only tried one restaurant (Four Winds, which is right next to the marina), but there are several others within walking distance. I'm a little bummed we didn't get to Uncle Ernie's, since they claim to have the best Key Lime Pie in the world!

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

Floating concrete docks, great amenities, friendly staff and patrons. They have a "tie wall" that they allow transients to use for free (or at least they did me).

A good stop for fuel, 2015-03-27
Captain: , New Bern, NC. (903)

Stop there back in December for diesel fuel. Good service and good people. Easy in easy out, The diesel fuel dock is fixed,

Good marina in good location, 2015-03-20
Captain: , Port Aransas, Texas (222)

Great location for walking to restaurants and shops. Floating peers, great protection from wind and wake. Very helpful staff. Good facility all around.

A very nice marina with great staff, 2015-01-25
Captain: , Aurora, KY (146)

My wife and I stopped only intending to stay two nights, but we enjoyed the area and people so much we wound up stayong a week. Nice floating docks, good protection and easy access to some great eating places. We will definitely be back in the future.

Helpful and Accomodating, 2014-12-19
Captain: , Pensacola, Fl (10)

When we required a tow in we chose Saint Andrews Marina as the closest option, and their reviews were good. Mike and Chad met us at the transient dock, tied us up and were very professional. We had a serious engine issue and were told there was a mechanic on another boat that we should speak to. I met Jody from Marine Maintenance and he agreed to stop by. Long story short...we spent a week here and have nothing but great things to say. The marina staff, Mike, Chad, Rick, Sandy and Danna were there to help in every way. Mike supplied oil soak sausages and diapers at no charge and gave me a ride to local stores for parts we needed. The facilities were pristine and impeccable. Restrooms and showers were clean and well stocked. The store has everything from marine supplies to ice cream bars to die for! Sandy even had homemade fudge, no charge. This facility was so impressive we are considering berthing our sailboat here in the future.

Good stop - worth visiting, 2014-12-12
Captain: , Galena, MD (1856)

Easy in and out from ICW. Best diesel price in the area. Nice little town and dressed out for Christmas and the holidays. Someone will be there to help with lines and advise what is availible locally.

Good Choice!, 2014-11-28
Captain: , Petoskey MI (270)

Our boat was here two weeks in mid-November. Rick and Mike and Dana went out of their way for us. We stayed in a slip with several live-aboard neighbors. All friendly and helpful. Felt very secure - even when Jim left for a week to go deer hunting. The weather was nasty and windy but the marina is well protected. Lots of good eateries in the area. Loved Hunt's Oyster Bar and the Thai Basil -both within a couple blocks. If your hair needs some attention, the HeadHunter salon is less than a mile walk. Groceries are in short supply but a local organic market has some good basics plus the Saturday farmers market a block from the Marina. Enterprise Car Rental (on 15th St) picks up and delivers at marina.

Good marina, 2014-11-27
Captain: , Palm Beach Gardens, FL (1997)

Well protected marina, we spent a week here waiting out nasty weather and the marina is close to many conveniences.
That said a rental car is helpful to get to laundry and Westmarine etc.
Fuel price was excellent at $3.27 for diesel and dockage price was great on the daily ($1.25 ft) rate and even better on the week rate.
The staff are friendly as are some of the other boaters there.
On the negative the transient pier has large concrete columns sticking out into the fairway which makes placement of your boat limited.
We used some very large fenders to keep off the pilings in strong winds. There are also no dock carts which would be helpful for moving groceries etc.
Still the fact that it was well protected with plenty of depth in nasty weather made up for the other.

Another Good One, 2014-11-14
Captain: , Tarpon Springs (983)

Answered at once, good directions, easy in and floating docks. Good price and an excellent restaurant nearby - Uncle Eddie's. With the discount the price was good too. Got to love this one.

Good fuel prices & good marina, 2014-11-12
Captain: , Chicago, Racine, Fish Creek,Wi (3163)

On Tuesday November 4, 2014 we stayed at the marina. We filled up with diesel @$3.27 Gallon with Boat US discount and staying a night. Slip fee was $45 in round figures for 40' Went to town and had dinner overlooking the water.
Capt TMI

Easy access protected marina, 2014-11-07
Captain: , Gulf Breeze, Fl (6909)

Came in to get fuel and take advantage of discounts to include dockage if getting fuel. Valvetec Diesel and ethanol free gas. They sell a lot of fuel to the fishing fleet here so fuel is fresh. Cost 11-04-14 with 10 cent discount was $3.27 gal. Fuel dock is rough so use caution not to use the south end(closest to icw) as fender board is short and the adjacent piling has an extensive buildup of oysters. Nice nearby restaurants. weekly rate with boat us/fuel discount discount is $6.50 ft. making this a bargain spot to wait for a good weather crossing window. Docks very nice floating concrete and alongside so easy docking. Would be 5 stars if courtesy vehicle or transportation was available to access grocery store etc.

Great Lay Over, 2014-10-09
Captain: , Baton Rouge, LA (20)

Stopped at St. Andrews Marina on October 4, 2014 overnight headed east, then stopped for two nights on the way back west. Staff were extremely courteous and friendly. Very knowledgable about local shopping and great eating establishments close by. Floating transient dock easily accessible and clean. Restrooms and showers very clean. A must place to stay when passing through PCB, FL.

Excellent Marina, 2014-06-05
Captain: , Seabrook, TX (41)

We choose St. Andrews because it has floating docks. Excellent marina that is well protected from wake and current. Nice wide slips. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The marina is within easy walking distance of good restaurants and bars in old town St. Andrews/Panama City. Marina staff friendly and very helpful. Security guard walks property at night. Lots of charter fishing vessels at the marina. Fuel dock and pump out self-service.

Try the floating restaurant %u201CJust the Cook%u201D in the marina. Good sandwiches and free beer to customers. Also try "The Captain%u2019s Table" which is a block away.

Unique Marina with character, 2014-06-04
Captain: , Kemah, Tx (143)

Had a great visit to take a sailboat on charter. Good restaurants within walking distance. Friendly people.

Great Marina, the one to stay at in Panama City, 2014-05-22
Captain: , Austin (10)

Great marina. We stopped on our way to south Florida and are glad we chose St. Andrews. The docks are well protected, the access is easy, the slips are well designed, and the location is great. The marina is within walking distance of numerous restaurants, shops, and bars. A grocery store is about ten blocks away. The marina staff is friendly, helpful, and very professional. They have a security patrol in the evening, and we always felt safe. Fresh seafood is available in the marina and appears to be supplied by the fishing boats that also dock there. We scouted several of the other marinas before stopping here and St. Andrews in the best one in the area.

Really great location., 2014-01-24
Captain: , Biloxi, MS (509)

Loved this place. Great staff. Great marina store. Walking distance to a lot of places.

Outstanding staff & facilities, 2014-01-06
Captain: , San Marcos, TX (865)

We stayed here 4 nights at Christmas 2013 waiting on a weather window to cross to Tampa area. Both Rick & Mike went out of their ways for us during the holiday. Both offered us their personal numbers if we needed anything while the marina office was closed Dec 24-25. Marina is well maintained, clean and convenient to many shops and restaurants within a few blocks. Tip: the shrimp sold by the boat in the SE corner of the marina is excellent.

40 ft motorsailer, 3.5 ft draft, 2013-12-19
Captain: , lenoir city, tn (200)

Our first stop here will not be our last.

Access to old town St. Andrews was great. Good restaurants within a short hike.

Marina facilities good, clean and reasonable. Good depth at transient dock.

Will come again.

Outstanding facility, 2013-12-04
Captain: , Meredith, NH (638)

Good accomodating facility with excellent restrooms & showers. Loved the local restaurant easy to walk to. Very interesting commercial boats docked here & local boaters were enjoyable

It's a keeper, 2013-09-26
Captain: , Destin, Florida (20)

Stayed in April 2013 headed to the Keys. Stayed in June returning from the Keys. Easy docking. Nice docks. Good restaurant and amenities close by. On site facilities above average. Dockage not expensive. Easy passage to and from Gulf and the Intercoastal. Worth the visit.

Friendly City Owned Marina, 2013-09-24
Captain: , Lizella GA (1826)

Staff were helpful and friendly. Night security is friendly and gets to know the people staying there. Some people fish all night and others live on the street in cars but no one ask for money. One homeless ex-captain did help me launch at the boat ramp and ask for $2 food money. Lay Along Pier is secure and easy to dock to. Many good food places in short walking distances. I will stay here again.

A good stop, 2013-04-14
Captain: , Thibodaux, Louisiana (190)

We have stopped here a couple of times the transient dock, a floating "lay along", is well protected. We had no problem from waves or wakes. There is a security officer on patrol in the evenings, maybe all night. The office sells drinks, snacks, and some fishing tackle, and marine souveniers. There are good resaturants just off the property There is a grocery store and Howell fishing tackle and marine items maybe 20 minutes walk away, a barber shop is near by also.

Dock Master, 2013-01-23
Captain: , Forrest City, AR (11)

Dock Master was very short and stated they didn't give discounts to anybody

Friendly folks, clean facilities & open wifi :), 2012-12-25
Captain: , Pensacola (150)

It's a great marina with a mixture of long term liveaboard folks, fishing boats and shrimpers, along with charter fishing and diving boats. St Andrews Marina is not "hoity-toity" but instead offers a charming experience with lots of "little things" that make it pleasant for cruising folks.

For instance, the transient dock (also has smaller piers off to the east for permanent residents) has posts between each of the piers. These posts have the yellow lights (makes walking the dock safe/secure) along with your standard power. Each post has 30 and 50 amps available so there's no need to pull out the longggg cords to reach goodness knows where for your eletrical needs.

Another nice-to-have is that each post also has multiple outlets for fresh water AND they include hoses. Not having to dig out my hose was such a bonus -- and yes, I checked: the hoses do not have a taste.

I had no trouble accessing the marina's open wifi from my slip.

In the SW corner of the marina a couple run a shrimp shop -- a floating pontoon boat with the best shrimp at a reasonable price too. They also had freshly picked tangerines and a couple other fruits from their own property. Delicious tangerines -- with the thin skins too.

There is a pavillion in the center of the parking lot on the west side of the marina (essentially the barrier that keeps the marina well protected from waves and such) -- the pavillion has swings. Along that same west side barrier are (today) three tug boats and room for more.

The place is clean and I saw no trash even though it is a holiday (Christmas) ...
The shrimp/fishing boat section (stern tied) is clean with no fishy odors or debris in the water or sitting around.

TowBoatUS has one of their vessels docked here.
Unfortunately I got to meet two of the captains (air in the fuel line - ARGH!) and both Cap'n Milt and Cap'n Gordon typlified the folks here at the marina -- friendly, professional and offering the southern charm that is so common in the deep south.

Within walking distance are shops and galleries, restaurants and bars, a discount grocery store, plus a marine hardware store is within biking distance. The two Walmarts are each about 5 miles away. I saw a West Marine on the way to one of the WallyWorlds, along with a Dollar Tree (which I manage to keep in business via their eyeglasses -- if you ever want to find where I've anchored, look for the eyeglasses on the bottom of the river)

A security guard walks the docks and I noticed he used his flashlight to check the waterline of each boat as he passed. I've seen police cars drive thru too; it feels secure and safe to walk up to the showers at midnight.

I walked all the docks except the residential pier (locked) and all are clean, free of debris and tidy. There are no lines across the docks (lots of cleats are available)
Oh, and these are floating docks. Those 1/2 round white rubber bumpers are on all docks so the gelcoat is well-protected.

The folks I've met who live here have been universally friendly, helpful and polite. One gent pulled out his charts, came aboard and offered some specific local information that I intend to use in the up-coming days. Nice!

In the office/store is Teresa -- she's as helpful as they come.

The office/ship's store is out by the fuel docks. It's almost your typical store in that there is the section with tee-shirts and marina ware (logos sewn on the jackets), another featuring pirate stuff, a fishing/bait and tackle area. The children's part has nautical games, puzzles to color -- underwater scenes to paint also, along with a few books to identify fish and stuff like that. The obligatory cards and postcards are there. Now I personally appreciate the coffee, the slushies, and even a box with ice cream. There are a few filler type groceries (cans, fancy rice and mac 'n cheese)

The decorative items they have (including nautical paintings and such) were are "classy" and priced reasonably IMO. Specifically, I didn't see the tourist trap types of junk made overseas that seems to predominate some of these shops. There's a blown glass seahorse that has my name on it... ;)

AND, just outside the inside-the-store entrance to the ladies room is a little table for chatting with friends, surfing the internet (bring your own computer, though since I connect at the slip...). Also, just across from the table is a bookcase with some paperbacks, hardcovers and even a few (three) DVDs and some magazines. It's on the honor system...

Out back (north side by the fuel docks) are more tables for visiting or simply enjoying the sunshine. Again, it was clean.

In addition to Teresa, the dockmaster is Mike. He has been just as friendly and helpful as they come. All in all, I've added St Andrews Marina to my "gosh, we should come back to visit on our next trip" -- for me, the down home charm along with the eclectic atmosphere make this a fine stop. I'll be back.

Well Protected and Friendly Staff, 2012-12-20
Captain: , Kemah, Tx. (145)

We needed a place to leave our boat for a week. After a few days at the Panama City Marina, we moved the boat here. Much nicer docks, and well-protected.

We were assigned a slip, so more secure than a bulkhead. The rate was $540.00 for 2 weeks.

There is a very nice ships store. One washer and one dryer available, but was no wait when we needed it.

Bathrooms and showers were adequate, and fairly clean.

There is no internet available, except in the store. we just use our hotspot, so no problem.

good stop but not so good with a dog, 2012-11-03
Captain: , Cape Coral FL (4187)

Nice marina BUT some things....the tie along pier for transients has some fire pipes that stick up...this is a strange way to add this capability to a dock. There is no place to walk the dog except to go 2 blocks to the city park. Other than that, this is a nice marina, people are friendly. Came on the weekend. The girl who checked us in wasnt able to specifically describe where I was going to tie up and whether it was a port or stbd tie (we wanted to prepare our fenders and lines). After we got in, she didnt know much about the WiFi Internet connection and told me "it didnt work except in the store". I had to pull the information out of her. Why do businesses allow people who dont know essential information to interface with the customer?
Paid $1.30/ft incl electricity.

Good Protection/ NASTY Shower / Heads, 2012-06-01
Captain: , Pensacola (142)

Stopped on 29 May 2012. Staff was friendly. Pump Station is difficult to stay on with a west wind. Local Shrimp/fish fleet boats are based here and make for a great atmosphere. Security Guard until 300am. HEADS / SHOWER was NASTY. Filthy actually and not clean. Disappointing considering this is a city marina. Should be top notch. Showers make or break a marina in my opinion. Didnt take on fuel but pump out station was in good condition.

Wouldn't stay here again unless it was a last option, 2012-04-19
Captain: , Cape Coral FL (322)

Got here after hours and was assured we could use our card to get fuel and that the security guard could assist us with anything else we might need. The fuel pumps had some weird vapor lock thing going on that they knew full well about. So refuelling took nearly 2 hours for less than 100 gals. I had to run my card 4 times as the pump kept shutting down and you had to put in how much fuel you wanted each time and it charged that amount to the card EVERY time. Granted it was credited back but its the idea of a fuel dock having that kind of issue and not addressing it. Also the transient dock had NO electrical oultets on any of the 4 available berths!

Farmer's Market on Saturdays / Fresh Shrimp, 2011-08-07
Captain: , North Palm Beach, FL (539)

Good Farmer's Market is held here every Saturday morning. And big, fresh shrimp are sold every day from a floating store in the corner of the marina. This marina is run by the city, as is the Panama City Marina. This one caters a bit less to transients but we are welcome here. Better restaurants here than in old Panama City.

Talk to the man who sells the shrimp for an interesting and informed viewpoint on current news, politics, and what is wrong with people in America now. He has it right. And he and his wife WORK 7 days a week selling the shrimp, while others ride to dole. We meet interesting people when we are cruising.

Friendly City Marina, 2011-01-05
Captain: , Bayou Bonfouca, LA- Great Loop Cruiser (708)

We found the staff to be more than friendly. They went out of thier way to help.
A few really good restaurants nearby. Capt's Table provides fresh seafood from their own boats.
And Enzo's Pizza, a short 2 block walk from the marina is all homemade.

Visit on 4-11-10, 2010-04-16
Captain: , Pensacola, FL (408)

Excellent facility with a friendly staff. Water was 7 to 8 ft deep at transient dock. Floating docks are a plus, electricity included in transient fee. Well protected from the elements as well. Clean bathrooms/showers. There is ample fresh seafood available daily from vendors who use this marina as home port. Lots of nearby entertainment.

Small Sailboat Cruising, 2009-05-05
Captain: , Carrabelle (364)

This is a nice marina with floating docks for small sailboats to tie up to. The staff made us feel welcome and the ships store is well stocked.

St. Andrewa, 2007-11-13
Captain: , Inver Grove Heights, Minn. (535)

Municipal Harbor, Have fish market pontoon boat in S.W. corner of marina. Commercial Harbor with transient slips.

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