Details for St Augustine Municipal Marina

St Augustine Municipal Marina

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Average rating 4.3 stars from 245 reviews

Address 111 E Avenida Menendez
St Augustine, FL 32084

Phone904-825-1026 or 904-825-1027

After hours contact

Marina staffed 24 hours a day.

Facility type

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


Check out St Augustine Cruisers Net each morning at 8:00 am on VHF 72. More information can be found at:

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

City of St. Augustine


Sam Adukiewicz



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Will not take Discover cards.

Payment discounts

Fuel discount of 10 cents per gallon on purchases over 1000 gallons.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Quite straight forward keeping in mind very strong cross currents at times. Marina is just southwest of the Bridge of Lion's. Note opening schedules are on demand prior to 7 am. After 7 am, on the half hour and hour excluding 8 am, noon, and 5 pm. Plan accordingly. You can call staff at the marina for details.

Charts of the mooring fields and docks are available online.





Tide & current additional info

Tide very strong into and out of slips during maximum ebb and flow - be very cautious - approach near slack current. Takes considerable power adjustments to get into and out of slips in heavy tides.

The marina staff are very experienced and can assist. It is recommended you use them on entering and leaving. They are excellent at what they do.


Approach: 14
Transient dockage: 23
Fuel dock: 16

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: Docks in very good repair.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 180
Beam max: 25

Other info: Unlimited beam on the fuel dock.


Transient: 50
Total: 85
Transient price: $1.95/ft (2016-10-21)

Other price info: Rate is $1.95 for boats under 50 feet, $2.25 for boats over 50 feet. Plus tax.


Transient: 100
Total: 168
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: $20 per night.
$120 per week.
$360 per month.
Reservations are encouraged for moorings. All moorings are assigned by the marina upon your arrival. Includes access to the dinghy dock, showers, heads, and pump out boat. You are not required to dock first at the dock house to pay. You can take your dinghy in and pay later. Free water taxi to and from the dock at scheduled times during the day. Pump out at your boat is done in the mornings. Schedule the pump out boat with the marina office, if you request a pump out after 9:00 am you may be added to the next day's list.

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - YES

Additional info:

Pricing info: 30 amp $6.00 per day, 50 amp $12.00 per day, 100 amp $24.00 per day. Plus tax.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Yes - $5.00 per day.

Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)

Yes - Potable-available at slip.

Dinghy access

Yes - Included with mooring rental.

$10.00 per day for dinghy access on low floating dock next to sea wall. Includes showers and trash disposal, plus free pump out and water.

Liveaboard info



Fuel brand: Unbranded. Gasoline is ethanol free.

Gas price$3.73/gal (2016-10-21)

Other price info: Includes tax.

Diesel price$2.89/gal (2016-10-21)

Other price info: Includes tax. $0.10 per gallon discount for purchases over 1000 gallons.


Yes - Bottle exchange is available. You can have bottles filled at Courtesy Gas, 605 Rodriquez St, 904-829-2709.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

No - Showers and heads are not handicap accessible.

Launch service

Yes - Marina has a launch. Marina and moorings runs at 10:00-12:00-14:00-16:00-18:00 daily.

Pump out

Yes - If on a mooring, opt for the pump-out boat. Both are free. Pump out on the moorings is done in the mornings.


Yes - Available at fuel dock.


Yes - Containers on docks.


Yes - Very nice clean showers - 2 each men's and women's.


Yes - 2 each, men's and women's.




Yes - Walk about a 3/4 mile west on King St. to Carmelo's Marketplace. Milk, butter, eggs, and such.

Stewarts Produce is an easy bike ride from the municipal marina and mooring field. Surprisingly well stocked with vegetables and fruits. Old fashioned fresh meat counter with butcher. Friendly, quirky, personalble staff. Beats riding the bike all the way to route 1 by West Marine to the Winn Dixie grocery.
311 Anastasia Blvd
St Augustine, FL 32080


Yes - The True Value has closed. The Marine Supply & Oil Co is less than a mile and Sailors Exchange consignment is 1 mile from the marina.


Yes - Numerous within easy walking distance.

J P Henley's to the left as you walk out of marina has a large (60+) beer selection and beer growlers to go. Good happy hour prices.


Yes - None on site but many, many in nearby downtown area.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Many hotels within walking distance.

Repair capabilities

Yes - First Mate at Camachee Cove Marina will come to the municipal marina for work. It is reported that Jim does diesel work and is accommodating, 904-806-1226 (personal cell).

A boater reported January 2014, First mate is first rate. Even if you just need questions answered over the phone. They will help you.

Mystery INC is a diesel mechanic and diver serving the St augustine area, 904-595-7418. Reported to be very friendly and have good rates.

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Yes - Eco tours operates out of this location.

Internet access

Yes - Free WiFi available (if at the docks or marina lounge). WiFi not available in the mooring fields.

Boat ramp availability



Yes - Taxi and tram service of the historic area available.

There is a Cruiser's Shuttle service that stops at the marina and goes to Publix, Winn-Dixie, Pet Supermarket, the liquor store, restaurants, and more. For more information and the schedule: Call 904-429-5045. 2015

Other services


Historic city with a variety of attractions. Farmers Market every Saturday

Bed and Breakfast Holiday Tour December 13 and 14

Reviews for St Augustine Municipal Marina
Great Marina- Mind the tidal current, 2016-09-23
Captain: , Not Currently Applicable (71)

This marina is right in the heart of the historic district. The tidal current is strong here. Recomend timing arrival with slack current. The marina staff is extremely helpful with docking and casting off regarding this current. Their slack current is different from tidal charts, so you should call the dock office to get times on exact slack current at the marina if you plan to time that out. The bathrooms and laundry facilities are large and clean. The marina is also well staffed with security since it's in the middle of downtown. While you're here, visit O.C. White's and try the crab dip. Also visit the local fort, Castillo de san Marcos. They fire cannons at the top of the fort every day!

Nice Marina in the Heart of Town, 2016-08-11
Captain: , Hampton, Virginia (226)

St. Augustine Municipal Marina is a nice marina right in the heart of historic downtown, has easy access from both the ICW and the Atlantic, and has plenty of depth at the docks - 14' to 18'. We've been here since the beginning of May and plan on staying through the Fall. There are numerous restaurants, historic sites, and things to do within a short walking distance in America's Oldest City. The staff is friendly and helpful and they are on duty 24 hours a day. The floating docks are in good condition and it is relatively quiet even though it is adjacent to the Bridge of Lions. The tide runs through here at a good clip at times (up to 5-6 knots) from about an hour after to an hour before slack tide. It doesn't run exactly parallel to the docks, so extreme caution should be used during those times. The outside face docks are relatively easy to tie up too, however the interior slips can be a challenge. We've seen a number of large (90') and small (30') boats get slammed up against the docks and other boats when approaching during a running tide, particularly if it is accompianied by a breeze. There is plenty of room and mooring available to wait in the harbor if needed for the tide to slow and it would be wise to do so if the tide is running fast and you are trying to get into an interior slip. The power operates at 208V at the docks, cable TV is available at many of the slips, and WiFi service is available, however it can be slow when there are a lot of transients using it. The ships store is not really a ships store for the marina but rather a store for the pirate ship that runs out of the marina. They have a few basic necessities. The two closest marine stores are a local store about a mile away on King Street and a West Marine about 2 miles away on US 1 South. There is a prevailing SE breeze that cools things down nicely. On hot afternoons the breeze can build to 15 to 20 knots which can create a beautiful evening and a healthy chop running up river on an incoming tide. All in all this is a very nice marina and we highly recommend it.

Easy to get to and leave, 2016-07-26
Captain: , wilmington nc (30)

We always stay here as it is the best dockage in st augustine. plenty of water. we are a 110 west ship and their new docks are great. step off docks and you are right in town. they even let me dump our used oil tank in their recycle tank. will always stop here for a noght or two and fuel

Fantastic!, 2016-07-11
Captain: , Savannah, GA (41)

Great location near restaurants. No groceries nearby. But can get golf cart service to take you there. Trolley station at the marina for sightseeing. Currents can by deceiving. We could not get out of the slip during flood tide as the cross current kept pushing us into the boat next to us. No damage as we had fenders at the ready. Had to wait until slack tide to get out. Will be going here again.

nice floating docks, can have current, 2016-06-13
Captain: , Key Largo (5304)

cruiser shuttle is gone
close to downtown, but not cheap.
Car parking is a definate problem, and no groceries walkable at all.
lots of tourist things to do. Staff helpful if needed.
Mooring balls are now available ! $20
No coffee or coffee supplies in ships store!!!!

Great Stop, 2016-06-05
Captain: , Wrightsville beach, NC (304)

Friendly, professional and helpful staff. Great walking attractions and restaurants. Clean and spacious shower facilities.

In the Heart of The Historic District, 2016-05-17
Captain: , Sunset Harbour, Miami Beach,FL (83)

Pros: Nice clean marina, even has available recycling and free pump-out. Close walking to historic St Augustine and all of its shops and restaurants.
Cons: We found the internet almost useless on our boat, if you have a laptop go up to the lounge. Electricity leaves something to be desired the voltage dropped to 209 volts frequently, which is hard on the boat%u2019s electrical system. Be extremely careful when choosing your time of approach is important to avoid the strong tidal currents%u2026coming in during slack tide is the best.

Best Place Yet, 2016-05-06
Captain: , Port Isabel, Texas (102)

Easy in and out of the Menendez mooring field. Charts show a shoal between R8 and R10 but marina said water was deep everywhere. Instead of coming in West of R8 as mentioned in earlier post we followed harbor masters instructions and came straight in between R8 and R10. We draft 6 and had no problems getting to mooring ball #1. Great staff and facilities. Amazing city. Be sure to visit the Ponce de Leon hotel now Flagler college. The tour trains have 3 day passes with some free and some paid tours of the most historic sites. Cruisers Net at 0800 on 72 gives a lot of good info.

Great place to stay!, 2016-05-05
Captain: , Newport, RI (210)

We are a 44' Swan (SV/MAX) with a draft of 7'4".
We make this a stop on both our return to Florida for winter and on our way back up north!
We have stayed on a slip with floating dock and on a mooring. Both are great.
Bathrooms/Showers are updated and clean.
Laundry room / Lounge area are wonderful.
Convenient to great restaurants. Our favorite is Pizza Alley! (within easy walking distance)
Would recommend coming in at slack due to a strong current here.

Must Stop Here, 2016-05-03
Captain: , Melbourne, FL (232)

St Augustine was our destination for a couple of days of sight seeing. This marina is the only place to stop, very close to all the sights. The dock help could not have been better. Free pump-outs right in the slip. Stayed here Sunday and Monday Aprlil 1st & 2nd 2016.

Great City to Visit., 2016-05-01
Captain: , Auburn, Maine (396)

Well, the crew votes this a must stop. Nearly lost them to a nearby bar with a terrific band. And, good restaurants, too. Worth an extra day or two, if you have the time. The current, as noted, is strong. We find the dock hands very knowledgeable and friendly. And not afraid to give some helpful directions as needed. A little expensive, but Location, Location, Location.

Great Location, 2016-04-28
Captain: , Bedford, NH (625)

4/25/16 This is the second time we have stayed here. Current is strong and lots of wind. Lots of water motion at the fuel dock makes it a little tougher but better at the slip. Can't beat the location, right in downtown. Docks are in great shape, staff friendly and helpful. Showers and restrooms were nice and clean. We will be back again.

Great town, nice marina, 2016-04-25
Captain: , Essex, CT (1675)

St. Augustine is fabulous. Not too touristy - but a lot to see. Walking the town was terrific. The marina is good - not great. A bit tricky getting in when there's wind and current. The bridge is a bit noisy and the facilities are fine. But the location can't be beat.

Great place, 2016-04-22
Captain: , Rock Hall, MD (31)

We had engine trouble, and not knowing the exact problem, it went day by day since it was a weekend when we arrived. The staff was friendly, courteous and were very flexible and accommodating even though they were very busy.

great stop , 2016-04-18
Captain: , Hampton Va (50)

Marina staff is lovely not well protected in north winds. Just a short walk to town

A Must Stop, 2016-04-07
Captain: , Woodstock, Georgia (359)

We stayed here for four days on March 31, 2016. I can't say enough good things about this marina. The staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome. If you are interested in seeing St. Augustine, this is the place to do it from. The "Red Train" stops at the marina and there are places to eat within easy walking distance. There is also a minatur golf course on site.

extremely pleasant staff -- outside dock is rough in SE wind, 2016-04-02
Captain: , Hampton, VA (2502)

Update: 4/1/16
We stayed on a mooring ball for a week in the south field to get around Hatteras. Very secure. Lots of activity in town.

No substantial interaction with dock staff. Curteous Not especially outgoing but also not standoffish.

On the way south we had to stay on the fuel dock for almost a month to rebuild two generators that failed due to a power issue at a previous marina. Not a great spot in strong south winds but these were not frequent.

We stayed on the outside pier for two nights. Originally came into St. Augustine to clear customs (what were we thinking?). Very convenient to downtown/old town. Reasonable bike ride to Win Dixie on route 1, but we found a great mom and pop type grocery store going east over Bridge of Lions and continuing for 1/2 mile on the right. Stuarts Grocery. Strickly cash. Outstanding fruits and vegatables and meat counter!

Back to the marina. Great docks, easy fueling, easy old filter disposal. Very clean. Active helpful staff available instantly. Pump out included in dockage.

Packages or mail, 2016-04-02
Captain: , Brick N J (10)

You can not have packages sent to the marina. So if you need to catch up with parts or mail you need to make other araqngments

Very nice town to visit, lots of history, 2016-04-01
Captain: , Chicago, Racine, Fish Creek,Wi (1870)

Stayed on a mooring one night. Mooring in good condition though long dingy ride to dock. Washrooms clean with a laundry room. This was my first time staying here so when I asked questions the staff member was snappy with me like I should know what the lay of the land was already. The staff was below par as I asked about getting a ride from mooring when I arrived at 12:00 and they said boat was already out picking up people. They are scheduled to pick up boaters every two hours and they wanted me to wait until a 2:00 pick up then. They did not seem to care if I had to wait two hours and since boat was already out towards me it would only be a radio call to pick us up. Even when checking in they seemed not friendly or helpful. Perhaps it was the same one staff person not careing.

Great city access and competent dockhands, 2016-03-27
Captain: , Iuka, MS (1120)

Was somewhat hesitant about landing here in strong ebb tide, but dockmaster selected an appropriate slip for our single-screw trawler and experienced dockhands made it a non-event. Wish the restrooms/showers were less public. Docks also open to anyone.

Why are the transients on the mooring balls farthest away?, 2016-03-17
Captain: , Bay City, MI (609)

We came into the mooring field and came upon a small numbered ball. When we asked if we could use it, no - for bigger boats. Hmm, all the boats around this ball are smaller than ours for the same size ball.

As we cruised into the dock on the dingy with our dogs onboard, we could not help but notice most of the boats on the moorings closer in, are long term boats. Why aren't they in the back of the field? It's obvious no one has visited these boats in a long time....and there are a lot of apparently unoccupied boats.

Bathrooms are nice. Wifi would be nice if you could get wifi in BFE. Staff is courteous. St. Augustine is a great town.

Just seems like this is such an easy problem to fix.

The cruisers shuttle from the munipal marina was the best!, 2016-03-14
Captain: , Montgomery MN (161)

In our opinion, St. Augstine is a must stop. The town is terrific to explore and the location and facilities at the Municipal Marina are top notch. Enough said... The real gem was the Port of Call Cruisers Shuttle Service (904) 429-5045. For $5 each, a shuttle bus picked up boaters at marinas and drove us all over town for 2-3 hours to do shopping errands. We stopped at Walmart, Sailer's Exchange, a propane tank fillup and a local fresh fruit/vegtable stand. We re-supplied the boat while having fun hanging out with fellow boaters. Wow! $5 bucks each? Are you kidding me? We left the driver a big tip! The service is worth far more.

You can't find a better place from which to see St. Augustine!, 2016-02-13
Captain: , Colchester VT (380)

This marina is great! So convienient to town!! The staff are wonderfully helpful. We called ahead and were able to reserve a mooring - it is nice to know ahead of time that you have a place!
The facilities are really nice. See previous reviews - all true!!
Yes, lots of current!
Couldn't get on the Red Trolley Tour bus because we have a dog so we got a hold of Hopper - 904-479-8911 or 6544 and arranged a tour for much less price on their guided golf cart. It was a great deal - and we could take our dog with us!!! St Augustine is a place you can't miss seeing. Food great too!

Great location for visiting St. Augustine Historic District, 2016-02-10
Captain: , Bear, DE (390)

We stayed at the marina from Nov 30 to Dec 9 for two days in a slip and the remainder on a ball in the South Mooring Field. Request the South Mooring Field as it is better protected than the North Mooring Field.

The marina is well kept, well managed and ideally located to the St. Augustine Historic District. Floating docks. Easy facing dock for fuel. Pump-out at each slip and a pump-out boat services the mooring fields. The marina water taxi is free, runs every 2 hours between 10am and 6pm. There is a large dinghy dock. The restrooms and showers are clean and well maintained. Washers and dryers are located in the boaters lounge.

The only major challenge with this marina is the very fast current. Wait for slack tide to enter or depart unless you have good boat handling skills in strong currents. There is good reason for the exceptionally wide fairways. You need to quickly get oriented and moving down the fairway to avoid being swept by the current into other boats in their slips down-stream. The marina staff can tell you the time of slack tide.

Great downtown marina and mooring field., 2016-02-09
Captain: , Philadelphia (296)

I stayed here a few times before. Easy to dock for a fuel up. Helpful dock-hands know their stuff. Slips are a bit more dificult to enter when the tide moves fast.
I stay all November on the mooring. Rather exposed to wind and cuurent. 3 minute wet dinghy ride. Water taxi is free, goes between 10am and 6pm every 2 hours. Good for shopping but not so much for dining in the evening.
Staff helpfull keeping an eye on the boats when not on board.

1st stop - will be back, 2016-02-07
Captain: , Wilmington NC (400)

What a great spot. had a farmers market at the ampitheater (1.6 mi away) Not pet friendly. So didn't go in. Stewarts market and Diane's health food a block and a 1/2 across the bridge. Well worth the trip. Local produce, butcher shop, health foods all with in walking distance. pumpout on balls, water taxi, great food. what a great place.

Great Marina, 2016-02-05
Captain: , Virginia Beach, Va. (111)

Our experience has been great, we came in on a strong tide they had two dock hands standing by to help catch lines and secure us quickly. The marina is well kept, well managed and ideally located. I agree that it is pricey to stay in the marina, however the price does go down after three months if you are staying long term. I highly recommend.

Facilities okay. Town great!, 2016-01-22
Captain: , Oriental, NC (190)

We stayed on a ball in the north field for a week (11/23/15 thru 11/30/15). It was rough but not unbearable. We were on a ball in the south field over Christmas. We were only on the boat a few of those days but it was definitely a smoother stay. Staff is responsive and knowledgeable. Bathrooms and lounge are clean but really need to be updated. Adequate laundry facilities. As others have said, WiFi is sketchy. Mooring ball price is reasonable. Staying in a slip is pricey especially since the facilities are just okay. Still, the town is great. Easy to navigate. Very active and welcoming cruiser community. Glad we stayed but been there, done that. Won't go out of our way to return.

Updated Review -Dec 2015, 2016-01-10
Captain: , St Johns, FL (160)

This is still the best location on the ICW. Excellent condition, and clean. Love the access to the historic town. We have stayed here many times, previously rated a "5", but in our opinion the reservation and check-in staff was snarky and indifferent. (Perhaps due to how busy it is nowadays?) Comments from staff like "The WiFi is spotty, don't complain " are not professional. (By the way, the WiFi here wasn't just spotty, it just didnt work). Don't completely trust their line handling! I had no problems, but observed several captains struggle with their boats when one particular attendant simply would NOT cleat a line, causing the captain to lose leverage to control the boat. I spoke to both owners afterwards and these captains were not rookies. Lesson here: INSIST on what you want the dock hand to do. If you don't trust yourself and your boat, don't come in until slack, which is about 50 minutes later than the tide table.

Great Marina the best so far, 2016-01-02
Captain: , Patchouge NY (66)

Every thing about this marina is the best- ammenities,staff and location. a must see City.will be back for sure.

St Augustine Municiple Marina, 2015-12-29
Captain: , Turtle Creek (20)

Staying in the south Mooring field has been very relaxing . Short dinghy ride to Dock and the Old City of St Augustine . The Christmas season was wonderful with St A living upto it's reputation as the City of Lights. Friendly staff at Marinia. Sandy's dinghy service is a great little addition to the regular marinia -mooring field taxi service. Nice to place to spend time and explore the history of St Augustine

Great location, 2015-12-27
Captain: , Hingham, MA (1068)

Right in the heart of the historic distric - this marina has everything. Nice bathrooms, cruisers lounge, free wifi, laundry, launch service, free pump-out, large dinghy dock and a shuttle ($5 per person).
We stayed on a mooring at $20/night - be sure to make a reservation early. We reserved 12/1 for Christmas and the entire south field was sold out by the time we arrived. The south side is a large mooring field,so if you have a dog that needs to go to shore a couple times a day, let them know when you make the reservation and they may be able to get you a closer mooring.
The city is very pretty (especially during the holidays with all the lights) and has plenty of everything: restaurants, stores, grocery, history, tours, etc.

Nice town so so marina, 2015-12-26
Captain: , Hampton (71)

Yes current is strong. Dock hands seem to lack boat knowledge. At least this is what we found Christmas and the day after. Dockhand handed fuel nozzle over my just varnished teak rail and took the varnish off! Should be handing fuel line under rails! When getting away we told dockhand to help keep our swim platform off dock, he didn't even try. This area is heavily trafficked and accesses by anyone who wants to walk the docks, like a parade all day! The bathrooms are a long way and in an unsecured area. Marina bathrooms need card key, but public bathrooms in same building. Bathrooms were very nice. Love the area, would have loved to stay, however, we were headed north and needed to take advantage of good weather.

Great Town to visit, 2015-12-19
Captain: , Bristol, RI (762)

Second time here and staying for two weeks. At. Augustine is a great town to visit with art, great food, and the lights. The holidays are a fabulous time to visit. The weather can range from perfect to cold.

Marina....excellent....Port of Call Cruisers Shuttle....superb!, 2015-12-18
Captain: , Burlington vt (230)

Once again we enjoyed our stay at this marina. Staff is very helpful and friendly, showers, trash and laundry all top quality. Port of Call Shuttle is really a step above. Sandy goes out of her way to get you where you want to go and at a very affordable $5.00!!! Her number is 904-429-5045. She provides a very much appreciated service to the cruising community and a great service to the economy of St Aug......for which she apparently does not get much financial assistance....mind boggling to me but....
St Aug is a must stop on any trip.

St Augustine city marina, 2015-12-06
Captain: , Sandusky, OH (280)

One of our favorite stops get US Parks senior pass at Fort good for free admission to all US Parks town is fantastic and Fort fires canons what's not to love be very careful of currents and listen to dock master for advice and believe him to make docking smooth otherwise you're the guy the boaters will be taking about over docktails we had an audience of 5 critiquing us at 10 am great dockhands and facility

definitely 5 star marina, 2015-12-05
Captain: , Point Edward (418)

We found that the marina staff was great in assisting with docking and departure. The currents and wind were very strong when we came in and we needed their assistance. Very knowledgeable people.
Washrroms and showers were well maintained which is appreciated. Proximity to downtown restaurants also a plus.

So very convenient and very well-run, 2015-11-30
Captain: , Hobe Sound, Florida (450)

You cannot have any better access to St. Augustine's many attractions (some pretty touristy-tacky - but others great) than this marina. Nice floating docks, in-slip pump-outs, B+ bathrooms & showers, and a very nice combination laundry/lounge area, but so-so wifi. And, the staff makes it all easy, despite the ripping current, and they're friendly, easy-going, and on site 24 hours a day, year-round. Top notch.

Tops in Dockmasters, 2015-11-28
Captain: , Springfield, VA (130)

If there is a tougher marina to dock, I would like to see it. With over 2.5 kts of current and 20kts winds 90 degrees off, it will test your skills. Dockmaster David Morehead, with his easy manner, will get you in. He obviously has had years of experience in one of the most challenging marinas.

This marina is located adjacent to the city allowing you to walk off the grounds directly into the wonderful tourist area. Don't hesitate to give this a try...Dockmaster Morehead will make it easy for you!

St. Augustine Municipal Marina, 2015-11-27
Captain: , Leamington, Ontario (620)

Us 47' sailboat, 6' draft 66' air draft.

Mooring balls priced right. Easy access with good bridge timing. Friendly staff, free pump outs. Easy dinghy ride into dinghy dock, provisioning not easily found. Great place to hang out and relax, fuel available, great restaurants nearby.

Great stop over Thanksgiving weekend, 2015-11-27
Captain: , Toronto (50)

Plan ahead if you want a mooring over a holiday weekend; couldn't get one, so opted for a slip, and staff here was friendly and helpful while docking. Services were as described on AC, but Wi-Fi was intermittent to non-existant, even within sailor's lounge, so BYO-hotspot if you need to be connected. Still, an exceptional location. You'll need a ride anywhere if you need to re-provision, but good basics, meat and shrimp at Stewart's, about a mile walk over the bridge.

Don't Stay In North Mooring Field In Any Wind, 2015-11-24
Captain: , Dewey Beach, Delaware (121)

Currently rocking in every which direction because of wind in North Mooring field. The dinghy ride back was wet, very wet. They offer a taxi service but it's every two hours and starts at 10 stops at 6. You're better off going under the bridge and anchoring somewhere, you're 100% protected in there.

St. Augustine City Marina, 2015-11-18
Captain: , Altamonte Springs, Fl (130)

Most recent trip: Oct 12-15. Still great service. I have stayed there 12 times. We do a trip there every year from Daytona. The staff is great and they always help you tie up. Then they connect your shorepower and cable TV for you.There wasw a current runing and as I got near the dock, the marina personnel put a spring line to the dock and I used it to get inot the slip. I did not expect that!
The addition of the new dock, which also acts as a breakwater. The "outside" docks are now are inside docks; much more enjoyable.
Yes, currents are sometimes a factor, and require some boat handling skills, but the staff will help you.
They have improved their pumpout system so they can do it wherever you are docked.
My wife is partly disabled (bad knees) and the staff bent over backwards to accomidate us to minimize the walk to the showers and head.
This marina is a class act.
So is O C White's restaurant across the street.

nice marina, 2015-11-12
Captain: , Jupiter, Fl (110)

Made a reservation day prior to arrival, called vhf as I cleared bridge, they were prepared for my arrival. Current was strong but had no issue stern in to my slip. Great location to town, nice docks, will definitely come back. And they have recycling!!

Helpful dock staff, great location, 2015-11-09
Captain: , Dunedin, FL (6425)

Excellant response to phone and to Vhf. Help with lines when docking, needed here due to current. Wide, sturdy docks and cleats. Showers/Restrooms clean, roomy and clean laundry. In slip pump out was nice as was the cost (included with docking)

Very close to downtown St A attractions, restaurants. See services for nearby provisioning. Carmillos' also has great pizza.

You can't beat the location, 2015-11-07
Captain: , Wickford, RI (330)

This is a marina in a fanastic location. The city has it all. Time your arrival and departure at or near slack because the current rips through the marina at a angle to the docks. Due the the current and wind you wouldn't get a slip assignment until the last minute, making rigging fenders and lines difficult. The WiFi was inoperatable. The dock staff know what they are doing, use them for both coming in and leaving.

Too much current for this trawler, 2015-11-06
Captain: , Jamestown RI (191)

Marina is in a great spot right downtown however we were unable to back out of our slip until absolute slack tide as we had no control in the current. This leaves a very small window for arriving and departing for us. We were there during an astronomical hight tide so currents were particularly strong. No useable wifi.

Beautiful city, 2015-11-01
Captain: , Wickford, RI (937)

Roberto and Maria
Kadey Krogen 48'

The good:
We love coming to St. Augustine. Such a great city with lots of good restaurants, shops, history.
The municipal marina is located a few minutes walk from downtown.

The bad:
I give the marina 3 stars for the following reasons: We are docked 3 slips away from the office and the internet is terrible.
This is something that they could easily remedy. Offering boaters internet is a necessity in today's world.

Most marinas will give you an idea of the slip to which you are assigned the day of arrival. This marina won't give you any info until you are at the bridge. We like to look up the dock layout in advance and prepare, with the understanding that there is a chance things may have to change. Since the current is such an issue here, it would be good to know an hour before arrival where you are docking.

First class all the way, 2015-10-20
Captain: , Erie, Pa. (1796)

Great marina, I don't understand how others can rate it low because of price, better facilities cost more in everything. The docks are first class. the electric is first class, the staff is first class. Great water depth at docks. Locations is terrific and lots of restaurants and many other things to do. Terrific town to walk. Been here many times and will continue to return.

Good stop with things to do., 2015-10-11
Captain: , Charlestown (946)

I give this four stars because the facilities are great and so is the staff. The location to historic St. Augustine couldn't be better. Yes, a bit pricey, but you are paying for location. Shopping for groceries is not within walking distance. Bathrooms, lounge and washing machine areas are very clean.

Municipal Marina Docks, 2015-10-09
Captain: , Iotta Louisiana (384)

Unplanned stop due to equipment failure and need to wait for parts. Opted for docks rather than moorings for conviencence. Well maintained and pro staff, but very expensive with up charge for any power, plus noise from local bars was louder than the bridge traffic. Not their fault, but would have done better to move on rather than spend over 125 bucks for 2 nights for a 25 foot boat, Just sayin...

A few days on a mooring ball, 2015-07-20
Captain: , Lakeland (997)

We stayed here in April of this year on one of the moorings. The balls are well maintained. The dinghy ride into or out of the marina can be pretty sloshy and wet at times. We loved St. Augustine and would definitely pick up a ball here again. The free shuttle offered by the marina is very helpful. This is a great location right in the heart of it all.

Fantastic location, 2015-06-28
Captain: , Honolulu (531)

Located right at the hheart of downtown and the historic district, e$6 add on for 30 amp in June of 2015

Top Notch Marina, Staff and Location!!!!, 2015-06-19
Captain: , Road Harbour - BVI (651)

We stayed here for 2 weeks (one to sightsee and another for repairs). The marina staff is super friendly and work hard to ensure boaters are happy.

The current in this marina can be a little tricky but the staff is very good at securing boats and has a lot of experience. They will help. Use them both in and out of the marina.

The area is surrounded with history and the marina is in the heart of it all. They are a ton of restaurants and plenty of places to walk. Our favorite places to eat were O.C. Whites and Harry%u2019s (both within walking distance)

The facilities at this marina are top rate. The bathrooms were always clean. The huge laundry room even has an ironing board and iron. The lounge is adjacent to the laundry room so it makes laundry an easier chore.

There is a cruiser shuttle that will run you to Publix (grocery), Home Depot, Wal-Mart and West Marine. It is a free service. Please note: the driver works for tips only. The shuttle runs M-Sat in the mornings.

This is a great place to stop for a little while and relax. Considering the location and new floating concrete dock, it is a real bargain.

Our only gripe; the wi-fi was very slow at night and the network couldn%u2019t handle the number of boats on it.

Pretty good deal, 2015-06-18
Captain: , sv Averi (653)

We enjoied a week on the moorings in the North field. On occasion it got a bit bumpy, but on the whole, it was nice. Try to get a mooring inside the first row to get out of the worst of the current. Southern field is calmer.The facilities were very nice, the laundry ajoining the lounge was great alnd had excellent wifi (none on the mooring even with a booster) The showers were clean, hot and had great pressure. Access to town is excellent and at $120 for the week it was a nice and reasonable change from the hook.
There is a wonderful service, a free Cruiser's Shuttle that will take you around to the top shopping sites, a fresh produce market and even fill your propane bottles while you shop! They don't charge but a donation would not be frowned upon. In fact it is much deserved. Sandy is helpfull, friendly and will make your necessary runs for parts or provisions a breeze. Call 904 429 5045, they pick up at the City Marina and the Saint Augustine Marine Center.

Very Nice Marina, 2015-06-06
Captain: , Fort Lauderdale (175)

This Marina have a excelent Location, everythings is there, service is very good, very profecional and helpful people. it was a shame that we stayed here just two days. I'd like to come back.

Bumpy ride here at a mooring ball, 2015-05-30
Captain: , minneapolis, Mn (21)

Love the location. However, I would say that it sure would help if the city would put up some kind of system to reduce the wakes of the power boats continually zooming by in the ICW channel thus making it very uncomfortable at a mooring ball. It's not cheap to stay on a mooring ball (more expensive than Vero Beach Municipal) and sure would be nice to have it be calmer. Perhaps even a floating baffle to stop the wake from reaching the mooring field would help.

Hard to beat the location, 2015-05-19
Captain: , Venice, Fl. (919)

Stayed 2 days here. The staff was very helpful. You are in walking distance of the entire old town. The cruiser's shuttle will take you to Publix, all the marine stores and more. The only downside I experienced this time was dogs in the bathrooms. My wife went late afternoon and a women took her dog into the shower. We called the dock master and asked about this and was told it was not allowed. The next morning another dog in the shower. They need to post signs and enforce it.

The Dog's Opinion, 2015-05-19
Captain: , Rock Hall, MD (156)

From a people perspective, this is an excellent marina, in the heart of St. Augustine with easy access to just about everything.

Ryder, our dog, gives it a 3 bone rating. The floating concrete docks make for easy access, and the dockmaster has a cookie jar for visiting dogs. There's a small but ample patch of grass nearby for walking, but too small for a large dog to run, and there's no beach nearby for swimming. The marina is located in the heart of the downtown -- perfect for people, but not so great for carefree dog walking. A better venue for smaller dogs.

Very nice staff, 2015-05-09
Captain: , Venice (589)

Excellent staff helping us get into the slip in winds and current. The free dockside pump-out was a pleasant surprise. Very nice facilities.

now even better, 2015-05-07
Captain: , Panama City, FL (574)

With the recent addition of a free shuttle for all essentials this is an even better stop. See flyer in laundry room or check web www. for schedule and phone. Donations are welcome but even more mention service to stores visited and thank them for funding it.

Also a shout out to Tony at A & R Auto Electric for fast and helpful trouble shooting thruster motor. He even delivered to Marina. He will get all our business in the future. He is a small business owner trying to make it with extra effort. Super service.

Great location, 2015-05-05
Captain: , Newport Beach, CA (360)

SAMM is in a terrific location. Close to restaurants and the beautiful town. Service is very excellent and the in-slip pumpouts are great. Unfortunately, their WIFI is the worst we've experienced since Mexico... almost impossible to do much of anything on-line.

Great Stop - Great Staff, 2015-05-02
Captain: , Little River, SC (476)

Professional instructions on docking in a swift current in plenty of time to prepare the boat. Used the pumpout before we went to a mooring ball with no problem. Marina is in the heart of old St. Aug.

Perfect Location, 2015-04-23
Captain: , Petoskey MI (240)

The current was dicey getting in here but the dock hands were very helpful. The facilities are excellent. the laundry room is exceptionally nice and spacious. The marina is immediately downtown in wonderful,historic St Augustine. We used the free trolley service, the Port of Call Cruiser's Shuttle. it goes to and from Publix, Walmart, West Marine and a few other important stops. the shuttle stops right in front of the marina! We were surprised that only a little card with information was displayed in the laundry room. It would be nice if every boater received this information upon arrival. If we hadn't done laundry one day, we would have missed this opportunity. The shuttle is free, but donations are appreciated. if you can't find any information about it, the number is: 904-429-5045. We will return to St Augustine and most certainly to this Marina.

Great Place to stop, 2015-04-21
Captain: , Sarnia (371)

Enjoyed our 3 day stay. Marina staff were very helpful - came in to dock under strong current and they were ready to help with lines. Facilities are well maintained - private washrooms/showers and lounge area. Great location to access all the historic sites. Departed at slack tide with no issues. Great Wifi.

Best marina i have been to yet, 2015-04-20
Captain: , Green Cove Springs, FL (606)

I haven't been cruising for more than a year but so far this one has been my favorite. Delightful town at its doorstep, staff top notch. To give you an example, Sandy runs the shuttle service here and she went as far as offering to pick me up in her dinghy in the early morning. Facilities are first rate and you can't beat the price.

In the heart of St Augustine, 2015-04-18
Captain: , St. Augustine (90)

Stayed at the marina during St Augustine Race Week. Great location in the heart of everything. Friendly staff, great location.

A Favorite Stop, 2015-04-09
Captain: , Austin, TX (757)

Of all the towns we have visited on the Loop, St Augustine made us feel like we were on a vacation. We enjoyed our stop here so much, we ended up staying a week. We stayed at the south mooring ball with no problems. We took the green trolley tour. We especially enjoyed the fort, Carmelo's pizza, st Augustine Distillery tour, Flagler College. It is a great town, one not to be missed.

Blue line to Publix, 2015-04-09
Captain: , Solomons, MD (232)

The reviews to date haven't mentioned the Sunshine Blue Line bus. It leaves about every 2 hours from Granada St. South of King St. The Marina can supply a brochure with schedule. Take it to Cobblestone Publix, about 15 minutes". It stops right at the entrance and the return bus arrives an hour later. The fare for over 60 is 50 cents each way. QED.
Alternatively you can take it to WinnDixie for a longer wait for the return bus and it does not drop you at the door, just on the highway. Also goes to Walmart.

Helpful Staff/ Great Location, 2015-04-08
Captain: , Wicomico Creek, MD (494)

Great location, staff to guide you in, pump out at the slip, downtown 2 blocks away. What more could you ask for?

must stop, history, tours,restaurants, shopping, 2015-04-03
Captain: , Ft Myers, Florida (1663)

All good here. Good prices on dockage and fuel. Very good dock hands to help with the current when docking at the floating docks. Right at the foot of where you want to be in St Augustine. Pumpout at slips, many spectacular restaurants, museums , bars and shops. Lots of shopping and galleries . Several bars and restaurants have live music.
Take a city tour about $30/person very good, or just walk around and give yourself a self guided tour. One tour has a bus to take you to the beach.
You can time your arrival when the tide is slack to reduce the stress or talk through the tie up with the Dockmaster on the radio.City parking about 1/2 mile away, cost $12 for as long as you do not move car so, it could be there for a week for $12.

great location, good mooring balls, 2015-03-29
Captain: , new bern, nc (60)

we again used the moorirng field here. while it is a long dinghy ride from north of the bridge to the dinghy dock, it is centrally located in downtown. we stayed just off shore from the fort. we did get some wakes and had the tourist boats pass to get to the fort. we would stay here again.

Great Access, 2015-03-24
Captain: , Seabrook, TX (246)

Very good access to all the spots in Old St. Augustine. The staff very friendly and helpful, but the marina just offers the standard stuff. Showers and bathrooms are nice and clean. Wifi is ok but not as good as the city thinks it is.

Update 2015, Stayed here summer 2012, 2015-03-23
Captain: , Jacksonville Florida (417)

We stayed in a slip this time, wow, what a current. I suggest going in only on slack tide. Great to be able to hop off board and walk to downtown, literally one minute away with lots and lots and lots of great places downtown, Danno who runs Mi Casa was a really cool impromptu host. The crew at the marina was great as always, clean. Next time we will get either a mooring ball in Salt Run as there's new shuttle service to downtown that they provide.
New mooring balls worked great, (lots of boats and traffic in this area which makes mooring balls better than anchoring.) Be aware that on some weekends, etc., the Fort that's next to the Bridge of Lions fires off a cannon around noon time, what a surprise during what was a great nap. Get a ball to the north of the bridge and get a good view out to the Atlantic, but you can be exposed. South side of the bridge is where the dinghy dock is, lots of downtown stuff within easy walking distance. Great place to stay and visit St.Aug. Kb

Excellent Marina - poor WiFi, 2015-03-21
Captain: , Grand Island, NE (240)

Excellent Marina

Professional staff - clean and maintained Restrooms / Showers (great water pressure) / Laundry and Lounge. At almost @ $2.00 / ft / day I expect decent WiFi - which wasn't near decent as connections typically dismal. Proximity to old town and attractions is excellent. Great location - strong current.

Great location, Great marina, 2015-03-16
Captain: , Stuart,FL (20)

Very nice facility within easy walk to historic district, fort and tourist attractions. I would give it 5 Stars, but wifi is so slow that it is almost always unusable.

Excellent marina in a wonderful town, 2015-02-11
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (636)

Spent nearly a month during which we flew home to attend to personal business. Dock staff are attentive and professional. Docks are in excellent condition. Best to dock and depart at slack tide, the tidal currents are quite strong. WiFi was strong and reliable, restrooms, showers, and laundry were clean and well maintained.
St. Augustine has some great restaurants within a few blocks walking.

Six Stars and More!, 2015-01-29
Captain: , Boston (100)

This marina and city a treasure. Mary's Harbor View Cafe-16A Avenida Menendez on the waterfront. We considered this place best breakfast for best price in town (smoked sausage and fresh fruit a must) and Mary is sea-going, very friendly and generous. Ditto for lunch & dinner there too. Also not to be missed is Sailors Exchange, an easy walk down King Street beyond 1A. They carried most everything we needed plus some and prices are negotiable. We spent Xmas/NEs month and half in southern mooring field where we sat out several blows and it was very comfortable. Marina was most accommodating with their pricing - extremely affordable for multiple week's stay. The lights in city were beautiful and this year we didn't miss Xmas in NE.

Great place to stay in St Augustine, 2015-01-02
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (21)

We stayed on a mooring---would have taken a slip except they were full ---great value although the wifi was difficult to get on and stay on and did not work in the area of the mooring field we were in. Clean showers and heads, very accommodating staff. Big plus for ethanol free gas for the dinghy. Will stay again if in St Augustine.

Excellent Marina and great location, 2014-12-21
Captain: , Mooloolaba (301)

This marina is excellent for catamarans. The floating docks are wide and very clean. Docking is easy but best timed for slack tide. Very well protected from wave action, the boat barely moves even in high winds.
Vey helpful staff. Great location in downtown St Augustine. We have been here for 2 stays, a month each time, and think this is overall one of the best marinas we have been in. 5-star for the price they charge.
If around for a while with a car it is worth getting a parking card from the Municipal Office on Bridge St for a 2/3rd discount on street parking.

Watch for current!, 2014-12-09
Captain: , Cobb Island, Potomac River, USA (363)

Watch for cross currents here. It would seem the current should flow parallel to the shore and thus parallel to the slips, but there is cross current, as is also reported at the nearby bridge. Nice marina and town otherwise.

St. Augustine Municipal Marina, 2014-11-26
Captain: , Visalia, CA (350)

Nice place with nice people. Very close to the tourist part of town and good food. The Channel in from outside can be a challenge and there is no public information as to its condition. The shrimpers might be able to tell you. Stay to the red side and you should be alright.

Convenient Marina to Downtown, 2014-11-26
Captain: , Stuart, Florida (539)

I've stayed at several places in St Augustine. The City Marina wins for location but like most things in life, it has it's plus and minus's. Plus's are location right in downtown, access to great restaurants (found a great place called Collage - outstanding food and service); great staff and docks. Can get a pump out at your slip. There is a good current through here so be on your game (dock staff good grabbing lines). Only two showers but very clean and no line either). No courtesy car for groceries so read down for some words on a jitney bus service (didn't use). I dropped off people here and they went to JAX airport pretty easy.
I'd stay again.

bad job of pricing, 2014-11-11
Captain: , Hampton, va (10)

It is upsetting that in this day and age, the marina can not provide WiFi to boats that are at the end of the mopting field. Even though the marina charges the same for all moorings, only those closest get WiFi. I have a booster and external antenna, but the signal is too weak to receive. Those around us are also getting no signal. The marina should have a tiered system and charge according to the services it provides.

Great combination of services and attractions, 2014-11-03
Captain: , Buffalo, New York (1646)

The City Marina services always meet our needs (the staff, the moorings, the facilities) and the city is a delight to visit. We have spent several visits -- always learning about a new restaurant or attraction. If you are planning a visit in December, look for the holiday B&B tour The farmers market is a must And our two favorite restaurants are The Floridian and The Yard Bird Cafe and

Great few days on a mooring, 2014-10-29
Captain: , Charleston (400)

Stayed Wednesday to Saturday on mooring 8 in the south field. Mooring ball was super clean as was the pendant, cause the staff coils the, up on top of the ball so they're not just floating in the water. North field looked a little bit choppier than the south. Star was really nice and helpful. Plenty of room on the dinghy dock. Bathroom/showers were nice and clean. Only 2 showers but I didn't have to wait in the morning or at night.

If the wind and the current oppose it can cause you to ride up on the mooring ball. The thud of it bouncing on the hull can be kind of annoying while sleeping. But it's not like the marina can do anything about it.

A lot of people talked about how great Stewart's Produce is, just over the bridge of Lions. We found it to be kind of over priced and the selection poor. The avacados were good though. We walked to Winn Dixie and West Marine (about a 30 minute walk). I also walked to Courtesy Gas to fill up a 6lb propane tank (45 minutes).

Always a great place to be, 2014-10-03
Captain: , Boca Raton, FL (935)

With the quality of the docks, the overall quality of the facilities and the access to restaurants and bars makes this the choice for St. Augustine. Fuel price is same as other places which is disappointing considering other municipal docks that I've visited the prices are usually lower. Having someone around 24/7 is great so if you cast off or come in early there is someone there.

2/9/12 I stop here now whenever I can. I used to go to the other two big marinas but last time I found this Jewel. Only thing I recommend to boaters is that if you are offered to stay on the Fuel Dock, to be sure to tie up on the inside. The wakes from inconsiderate boaters can be strong along with a good breeze out of the East. Facilities are great as are the restaurants within a short walk.

Strong current, but great facilities and excellent staff, 2014-09-07
Captain: , Twin Dolphin Marina (271)

We came in just as a front was passing over. The winds kicked up significantly so we elected to tie off at the fuel dock while it passed. We had a great time watching the tourist boats (booze cruise pirate ships, etc) maneuvering in the marina and fighting with the wind. Thanks to some exceptionally skilled captains, everyone made it in safely, and when the wind died down enough, we moved our boat to a slip for the evening. Since the wind was still fairly strong, we were given an 80' slip with all the 'real' yachts which made for some cool scenery. The reason I mention all that is to highlight how accomodating and helpful the marina staff are. They were exceptionally friendly, and helpful, and made our stay at the marina a great one.

Watch out for the currnet when coming in and out. As mentioned below, it really does rip through.

A good marina, but watch the current, 2014-08-11
Captain: , philadelphia (440)

The marina is just south of the bridge of lions, which opens on the hour and half hour, except 8, noon, and 5, so plan ahead (we didn't and ended up waiting an hour longer to dock). The dockhands are really friendly and helpful, but tourists are on and off the dock all day. But, old St Augustine is just down the street, so you can become a tourist too.

Great location, friendly staff, 2014-07-12
Captain: , Vancouver (100)

Stayed on a mooring in the North field for 3 nights... dinghy dock is super close, we had wifi even without our booster, and St Augustine is a super cute (if a little touristy) town.

One key note: The sunshine bus is $1 and will take you from downtown to West Marine or Publix or Walmart. Nobody seems to use it, but we did and it was perfect!! Schedule etc is online. Catch the blue line at 14 Granada street, four blocks up King Avenue from the water. Takes 20 minutes to get to Walmart.

Lots To Do, 2014-07-11
Captain: , Port Aransas (992)

We were in the South Field for a week and enjoyed the city very much.

There is a fair current running through the mooring field and one boat over in nearby city owned Salt Run had their mooring fail. The city was in the mooring fields for several days afterwards diving on the moorings.

There is a free shuttle running between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm which was convenient for our guests.

We bought three day passes for the Red Train and saw all the attractions of interest.

We walked to Stewarts Grocery just over the bridge on Anastasia Island for provisions and saw a Primary Care Dr. there too.

The shower and restrooms were nice enough but a long dinghy ride. If we weren't leaving the boat already, we just showered onboard. We filled our jerry jugs at the fuel dock. Ice is also available there.

The fuel dock is easy on easy off with a super fast pumpout. The attendant was a little crusty until we gave him a tip, then we rated a little smile.

mooring field stay, 2014-06-23
Captain: , Port Arthur, Tx (476)

stayed here when weather was bad every afternoon and had good experience. we were placed pretty far from office but we just showed up so that's what you get. min boat wakes but this was on monday .

Mooring field not so easy, 2014-06-22
Captain: , St. Petersburg (749)

The mooring pennants are in bowls on top of the mooring ball. When we attempted to pick up our pennant at our assigned ball, the thimble was caught under the shackle attaching the pennant to the mooring ball, making it impossible to pull the eye close enough to thread our bow line through. Fortunately, a neighboring boater came over in his dinghy to help out. The design of attaching the pennants to the mooring balls is not good. There is a lot of current too making a quick retrieval of the mooring pennant necessary.

Best place to be but at a price!, 2014-06-19
Captain: , London (639)

The marina has an evil current running through it at any time except slack water, beware. The marina staff are very helpful and cheerful, but during the day the docks are open to the public and lots of people walk around the boats. The only reason they get away with the price per foot $2.00 is because it is so near to Old town and the tourist area.
Its worth a brief stay to look around but we would have stayed longer if the price was more reasonable.

$20 per foot a month for what?, 2014-06-08
Captain: , catskill (290)

Overpriced. docks are very nice, but the facilitys are a joke. 2 showers for the entire marina??? no parking??? $10 gets you a dinghy dock for a day. Why $10? thats so unrealistically expensive. I believe the reason is because they want you to pay for a mooring ball at $20, and not anchor. In reality this is hurting local business. I would love to visit town, without paying the city for a visit. They have made it illegal to tie to the sea wall with your dinghy too....

Our second stop here, 2014-04-22
Captain: , Palm Beach Gardens, FL (1897)

This is our second stop here although be it 3 1/2 yrs apart.

The mooring field is excellent and you can't beat the complimentary water taxi if only they had an early shuttle it would have been excellent.

2010: The reviews suggested that this would be a great stop and it was with 24/7 dock service / security, and good showers with plenty of hot water.
Location is right down town in Saint Augustine and close to ammentities except the Supermarket and West Marine store which was a 2 mile walk each way.
The fuel price was pretty good compared to other locations and we would definitely stay again, they were also very dog friendly.

Great Location, 2014-04-12
Captain: , Racine, WI (360)

St. Augustine is a must for boaters to stop and the municipal marina is in the heart of the action. The city presents itself very well with a mixture of historical information, shopping and great resturants. The Marina is first rate, staff are extremely helpful and courteous. A bit pricey but very clean showers, docks are washed each morning, marina staff at the top of their game.

Request The South Field, 2014-04-10
Captain: , Kent Island, MD (392)

St Augustine is a great city and the mooring field is easy and at $20.00, not the least expensive but still affordable. We stayed in the North field because we were told it would be a shorter ride to the dinghy dock. It was, but the South field is more protected, and next time I will choose the South.

Choppy on a mooring, 2014-04-04
Captain: , Poughkeepsie, NY (5607)

We stayed on a mooring one night and at a dock the next night. With a 20 kt south wind and current flowing south, it was a bouncy ride back to the boat. We always seem to be placed on moorings way at the south end making for a very long ride to the dinghy dock. They now offer launch service but only at 10:00, 12:00, 2:00, 4:00 and 6:00. Not convenient if all you want to do is take the dog in for relief.

Both the docks and moorings are overpriced which is the reason we seldom stop here. They would get more business and more revenue with prices of $1.50/ft for the docks and $15/night for the moorings.

They put in a breakwater of sorts that does dampen the wave action but does nothing to dampen the current that rushes through the dock area. With strong winds and current, docking can be a challenge. Why not block the current too??

The reason for the 4 star rating is the city of St. Augustine, it's unique in Florida, 450 years since its founding! It has the feel of a European town with narrow streets and many sidewalk shops and caf├ęs. You will enjoy just a walk through the area.

City is worth the stop, 2014-03-19
Captain: , Ottawa (1173)

We spent three nights on a mooring ball in the north mooring field. You're close to all the activity on shore, so lots to watch. Easy dinghy ride back to dinghy dock. Facilities in marina are in good condition. St Augustine is worth the stop. Such a historic and scenic city.

Only downside we noticed is that NE winds blowing across the river can build up a bit of a chop in the north mooring field that will have you bouncing around a bit. Not sure if the south field is calmer, but longer dinghy ride from the south field.

Other than that definitely recommend the spot.

Good Stop, 2014-02-12
Captain: , New England (50)

Knowledgable staff. Nice floating docks. Current can be challenging depending on where your slip is. Historic town that is fun to walk around. Overall a good stop.

New Years Eve 2013, 2014-02-04
Captain: , New Smyrna Beach, FL (92)

Joined a group of boaters from home who all came up here for New Years Eve. Good professional dock hands, who were helpful and happy to give local knowledge when asked. Previous raters mention fierce current and we can confirm that. It was running at a good clip when we arrived and the wind was blowing at least fifteen knots out of the north. We are new to this boat and appreciate the help of the dockhands getting us berthed. Very nice docks and facilities. Wonderful location for easy walking to historical St. Augustine. Somewhat expensive. WiFi worked well.

Lots of history, lots of fun, 2014-01-15
Captain: , Savannah, GA (160)

Mimi & Larry, s/v Sweet Amelia
Castillo very interesting, but frequent cannon fire did scare cocker spaniel & us occasionally. Moored in north field for a month and loved the Xmas lights, easy access to dingy docks. Tour boats and bridge traffic made for plenty to watch. Heavy north winds convinced us to go to the marina for last week - strong current and wind made for rough ride at times. Marina excellent - nice lounge with wifi, laundry, new clean showers. Walk across the bridge about 1/2 mile to neat little home town grocery for fresh meats and produce.

We enjoyed our stay, 2013-12-30
Captain: , palm coast fl (40)

This is a fine marina with friendly staff and good discounts. I have stayed here and purchased fuel here. I am planning on returning. It is within walking distance of all of the downtown shops.

Great location, 2013-12-28
Captain: , Annapolis (795)

Stayed here three days to take in the sights at St. Augustine. Could not ask for a better location. The docks are in great shape, there is staff 24 hours, and the facilites are adequate. Found the staff a bit surly, but professional.

One of our favorite stops., 2013-12-15
Captain: , Hampton, VA (90)

This is one of the better marinas you'll find on the ICW. They are pricey but in view of what they offer and where they are located, it is worth it.

An added note: when we got there the wifi did not work. We could get a signal but could not get to the internet. Our laptop said the router needed to be re-booted when the marina personnel did and it worked perfectly. The main reason to mention this is that this has happened in the past at two other marinas, Port Side in Beaufort NC and the Alligator River Marina and both said it was a problem with our computer, which obviously it was not.

XMAS lights, 2013-12-08
Captain: , Pasadena,Maryland (510)

Town lights up for Christmas. Trolley tours. Many resturants. Good location right in downtown area. Lots of tourist activities. marina facilities are very good.

Good mooring option, 2013-12-06
Captain: , Galesville, MD (993)

We liked the south mooring field but thought that the north field would also work well. A bit rolly but tolerable. Good staff. Used the launch service and pumpout boat. Easy service. Plenty of room for dinghys too. Four washers and dryers in the secured lounge. Nice showers. Fun walking town.

Well run muni, 2013-12-04
Captain: , Sault Ste Marie, MI (240)

We hit the marina on a beautiful December day so I cna't comment on foul weater conditions. The dockhand was efficient and knowledgeable, the docks were clean, restrooms not too far away and lilkewise clean. The fort is an easy hike away and very interesting to go through. Harry's has the best Key Lime pie in the galaxy according to first hand reports and is very close by. Getting out took some planning because of the strong incoming tide,. Great place to stay, at least in nice weather!

Great stop, 2013-11-30
Captain: , Little River, SC (1967)

We took a mooring for two nights waiting out a blow. The launch service runs every two hours and is really great if you do not want to mess with your dinghy. There is also a free pumpout boat. There are many great restaurants try the Tasting Table and La Pentola for some fine dining. The Castillo de San Marcos is definitely worth a visit and its free with a NPS Senior Pass.

No Port in a Storm, 2013-11-16
Captain: , St. Louis, MO (970)

This marina is conveniently located adjacent to the charming city center, and is well managed and staffed.

This is NOT the place to tie up, however, in a blow as the docks are open to the inlet and the Atlantic. Wind driven salt spray will blast your vessel with strong winds from the N to E in spite of the new sophisticated wave attenuating system in place.

Additionally there is a wicked tidal current that can make docking, maneuvering and undocking a challenge.

Awesome, fun, 2013-11-13
Captain: , Yorktown, VA (952)

We were very pleased with our four day stay on the moorings. They are in excellent condition and are check regularly. We had 40 mph winds gusting to over 50 mph and they continued to check all moorings regularly. We felt very secure. The laundry room has to be the nicest I have seen with a very comfortable lounge attached. The restrooms are clean and quite nice.
We purchased a 3-day pass on the Red Train, ticket stand in front of the marina. It was a good deal since seniors were buy one, get one free. We took the entire route lasting about 90 minutes to get a sense of the town. In retrospect, I think it could be skipped since everything worth seeing is within walking distance, in our opinion.
As previously stated, no grocery or drug stores close. However, we needed filters for an oil change and found an auto parts that was perhaps a mile from the dock. Walk up King Street, turn left on A1A and it is on the right. The Parts House, 316 S. Ponce De Leon Blvd. Another plus, there is a great liquor/wine store on the corner of King and A1A, ABC Liquors. A1A has awesome kings and beers and a great happy hour.
Also, it is no problem to receive packages/mail.

Organised very well run marina and moring field., 2013-11-06
Captain: , Kingston, Ontario, Canada (138)

50' older Beneteau with 6ft draft. This is one of the most well run marina and mooring fields we know. The marina has added a new floating break wall which makes all the difference in the very strong north easterly (25kt+) winds experienced during our visit. On this visit we stayed a total of 3 nights in the Menendez mooring field south of the bridge of Lions (previously we stayed in the Marina) during some very strong NE winds (recorded 32kt at the mooring). Obviously in this amount of wind the mooring field is stired up somewhat but sleeping was no problem. In strong winds the mooring field north of the bridge is basically unusable, unless you want the "at sea" feeling. During daylight hours a courtesy boat will run you to and from your boat on a 2 hour schedule (though I must say hourly would be better) and in the mornings pump out is available upon request.
As always we will visit again.

Many Stays Here, 2013-10-23
Captain: , Georgetown (280)

Stayed 3 nights on mooring ball. We prefer the north side of Lions Bridge, better views more private In the past we have anchored near the dolphins and paid $10 for dinghy dock but chose to pay the extra $10 for a mooring After reading the reviews would like to try Camachee Cove next time. Diesel today is $4.20

Good Stop over to visit downtown, 2013-10-13
Captain: , Bayou Bonfouca, LA- Great Loop Cruiser (708)

I agree with the replies earlier. The marina floating docks are new and clean. The location is right downtown, but there is no parking, groceries, and WM is about a mile walk.
The staff are exceptional and the rates are high. We've been here for a month and have seen very busy weekends and somewhat sparse weekdays.
I would reccomend this stop if for nothing else than to visit the oldest city in the US.

Great Tourist Spot, 2013-08-23
Captain: , Corpus Christi, TX (702)

Superb location with great staff. Facilities were great, and there are only 2 negatives...wifi and current. Wifi signal is adequate, but limited bandwidth makes internet connection spotty. Terrific current can't be helped, but waiting for more slack times would be advisable, especially for first-time visitors. We saw several near-catastrophes occur during our stay.

Great marina, 2013-08-22
Captain: , Kemah, TX (291)

Be aware current can be fierce here. You will not be rowing to any dingy dock against it. a good dingy engine is a necessity here.

Worth making your destination, 2013-08-16
Captain: , Mayport Florida (292)

Spent the 4th of July on a mooring just south of the bridge and watched a fantastic firework display from the comfort of my aft deck. Superb marina with first rate service. As busy as it can get, the facilities are kept super clean. The heart of downtown and all of its sights are at the end of the dock...walking distance to everything. Holiday weekends are busy and require advanced reservations. Only real negative is the effect of the strong currents in the field with opposing winds that force boats to overrun their mooring ball.

It is what it is, 2013-07-11
Captain: , Jupiter, FL (1236)

If you're looking for an interesting tourist stop and you don't mind the crowds... This is your place in St Augustine.
Current was strong as has been stated.
Lots of help getting in, though one fellow refused to accept the looped end of our lines as we were tying up. This created some confusion trying to hold the boat steady in the strong current as we re-did the lines.
Suggestion: Don't hand the old guy at St Augustine the looped end of your lines.
WiFi as OK to bad.
The old Spanish saling ship replica 'El Galeon' is there and beautiful next to the Bridge of Lions.

A Must Stop, 2013-06-21
Captain: , Jersey City, NJ (190)

St. Augustine is a must stop to play tourist for a few days and the Muni Marina is the place to be. Everything is within walking distance. The marina facilties are well maintained and the dock staff available and helpful. The currents described in the guide books are not as frightful as described; even at max the fairways are wide and can be negotiated easily with either twin screws or a bow thruster.

Don't miss this place, 2013-06-17
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (266)

Helpful experienced staff, fuel dock, water and pumpout at slip. Walk to historic district and excellent restaurants. Floating docks or mooring balls. They'll even provide water taxi service for the mooring field. Showers are outstanding. Laundry better than any I've experienced, they even provide ironing board and iron, sewing machine. A regular stop for us.

Great stay with lots to do and see, 2013-05-27
Captain: , St. Petersburg, FL (537)

1st rate marina located in the heart of a major tourist destination. Great sightseeing and dining opportunities

So good, you will swear its privately run, 2013-05-21
Captain: , Wrightsville Beach NC (22)

Professional staff that work the docks and are knowledgeable. A class act all around

Great Stay, 2013-05-19
Captain: , Gulfport, MS (321)

Picked up a mooring on 7 May 13, intending to stay for only 3 -4 days. After the first day, we decided to extend our stay to a week because there was so much to see, do, and eat! Actually ended up staying a couple of extra days due to maintenance issues. If you have never been to this city, I highly suggest allowing at least a week or more to explore - it is one of the best we have seen. At $20/night, the mooring is a great deal, especially after you see how the current rips through - it was nice not having to deal with anchoring issues.

If you use the north mooring and need to reprovision, we found the easiest place was Publix on Verano Beach. There is a public dock at the foot of the bridge (long ramp, floating, with white topped pilings - easy to see from a distance). The Publix is an easy walk from there (maybe 6 blocks).

Only two minor issues that the city may want to address. First, it would be nice to have a boater oriented map showing West Marine, local stores, etc. that are related to the available transportation modes. Most available maps are land tourist oriented and the Sunshine Bus is not on a very handy schedule. Second, a little more aggressive enforcement of NO Wake would be appreciated. My recommendation would be to extend the no wake zones a little farther out ((to 1st green marker on N side of bridge, a like distance on south). If Florida can do it for the manatees, surely you can do it for boaters in a paid slip or mooring. Just a thought.

Despite the above minor issues, we will definitely visit St. Augustine again in the future.

Excellent Location, 2013-05-18
Captain: , Perry, Kansas (317)

Friendly staff, clean rest rooms, laundry. An outstanding location right next to downtown old town. Many new improvements are being made with additional docks.

Best marina in town, 2013-05-16
Captain: , Herrington Harbour, MD (680)

May 12/15th
Great place to stay to visit the town. Staff very organized and helpful.
Wifi was down, which is a pity. We really needed it and had to sit in bars to use their weak signal. WEe hope it is repaired before we return.
Laundry area was first class, especially the change machine.The marina could not be nearer to the town.

Attentive and helpful, 2013-05-01
Captain: , Wilmington, NC (390)

We were somewhat hesitant to overnight at the St. Augusting Municipal Marina due to some previous comments but I am so happy we didn't let them put us off. The marina had three knowledgable folks at our slip to help us in on 29 August. The winds were blowing quite a bit and we had heavy current. They knew what they were doing and were very professional. The office folks and the guy who does the pumpouts at your slip in the morning were all great.

The marina was clean and neat. We didn't use their shower but the heads were fine. It's a great place to spend a couple of nights and see old St. Augustine. We will be back.

The city is great, but...., 2013-04-27
Captain: , St. Somewhere (530)

The marina is lacking in staff and customer service. Long story short. Arrived very late. Had reservations in the mooring field. Night guy was not sure about depth on some (knowing sandbars are all around), and I expressed a little concern, in the middle of the night. He agreed and was more than happy to let us stay on the fuel dock for the cost of a mooring and we could sort out the mooring situation in the morning. The morning shift, however, didn't agree and wanted us to pay for fuel dock & mooring, but managed to talk them into the dock as a mooring price. Then supervisor proceeded to announce to everybody in the office (including customers) that night guy was wrong and will be severely reprimanded. They put us at the furthest mooring in the whole city although several closer ones were available. Unfortunately, it's high season and supervisors probably don't care. I was disappointed with this treatment and behavior. I for one and the other boat traveling with me will never spend another dime with this marina. I will pay more to be further away from the city for better customer service.

Good location, good staff, 2013-04-24
Captain: , Cape Coral FL (4176)

Stayed on a mooring. Good polite helpful and friendly staff.
One error they made is put us on mooring 59 which is fairly far away from the marina and we could barely get their WiFi service even with our high gain antenna. Free launch service but only runs ever two hours. However, one of their staff broke that schedule and brought us back to the boat an hr early because we were there and just waiting. That was very nice and considerate of him. No grocery stores nearby, plenty of tourist stuff to spend your money. Harrys Restaurant (large red building with steep roof) was good for lunch.

History galore, 2013-04-19
Captain: , Trenton ON (658)

St Augustine is a stop not to be missed. The mooring balls are hard and as the previous reviewer said they can be noisy but everything else is perfect for the tourist in you. Take a trolley tour, shop at Sailors Exchange, visit the fort and have some pizza at Brooklyn Pizzeria. Treat yourself to a chocolate dipped slice of key lime pie on a stick at Fudge Buckets IT IS TO DIE FOR!!!!

San Marco Mooring Field, 2013-04-02
Captain: , Southport, ME, USA (1158)

Pleasant view of the city. Close to docks. Mooring balls are hard and under the right current-wind conditions expect to hear some clunking on the hull. That's why it gets 4 not 5 stars.

Best place to stay in St. Augustine, 2013-03-31
Captain: , Lighthouse Point, FL (177)

So why only 3 stars? There are two things I consistently find at the marina: strong current and a weak staff. My wife had to throw the lines at the dockhand as he made no effort to grab them. Be prepared for that and the direction of the current when docking. St. A. is a great city with lots to do and eat. Flagler college tour is excellent.

March 25 2013 Stay, 2013-03-26
Captain: , Colonial Beach, VA (590)

Nice facility although pricey. Good support tying up in 20 knot winds. Wash facilities great. Good info on local area. Hard to beat it and maybe it is worththe price. Only negative was asking for help getting underway. Two personnel showed up and were annoyed I did not want to get underway myself ... wind was blowing at 25 knots toard another boat. They helped but their attitude turned me off. Still a stop I'd made again. They just need to train all their staff.

Terrific spot, 2013-03-25
Captain: , Port Royal, SC (231)

We used the dock instead of a mooring ball which is a little pricey, but convenience can't be beat. Very nice facilities, (bathrooms, showers, laundry) and location is terrific for sightseeing and dinning. I want to come back as St. Augustine is wonderful city.

New Improvements, 2013-03-19
Captain: , Saint Augustine (170)

Here is a link to the most recent article on the breakwater being installed. This improvement, according to the city engineers, is supposed to make this a safer marina. Only time will tell but it makes for good reading. No mention if it will help with the tidal flow.

A favorite, 2013-03-13
Captain: , St. Thomas, USVI (624)

The only reason we would not give this marina 5 stars is due to the current, which was very strong when we came in and we had to do a 360 right before the Bridge of Lions bridge to get into our space. The staff was at the ready to assist, which made it do-able, but it is not for the faint of heart unless it is slack tide. The proximity to the fabulous city of St. Augustine could not be better. We would have loved to stay 2 weeks here if we were not on a schedule heading to the Chesapeake.

January 2013: We LOVE this marina and town. Clean, convenient and picturesque. There is someone onsite 24 hours a day and they are always helpful and friendly. Do not rent a car here however, since there are no parking spaces and you have to take your chances on the streets which are always busy. The marina will give you a parking pass so you don%u2019t have to put $$ into the meters, but you would be lucky to find a place to park anyway. There are numerous forms of transportation including hop on, hop off trolleys with paid tour and many things are in walking distance. We use this stop for general delivery mail pick up at the post office on King Street and enjoy the A1A Ale House on the waterfront for great salads and burgers. The nearby Fort Castillo de San Marcos and the lighthouse are worth a visit and if you haven%u2019t seen the city, definitely take one of the tours which come with unlimited on off privileges and a free shuttle to the attractions and beach on Anastasia Island.

Perfect Location for a few days, 2013-03-11
Captain: , Bear DE (694)

Stayed here for a few days. Nice floating concrete docks and clean Restrooms. There was a problem with our Reservation but it all worked out. Staff is very friendly and helpfull. Great Location right in downtown!

Right in the heart of Downtown, 2013-02-12
Captain: , Wilmington, DE (216)

Good docks and helpful staff to provide an easy docking. Restaurants are special in the area. Right acrossss the street you'll find Harry's. New Orlleans style fare with generous helpings adn reasonable prices.

Great location, 2013-02-04
Captain: , Nyack, NY (556)

We spent a week here on a mooring. The staff were friendly and helpful. Pump out boat and limited launch service was a plus. Location in this fascinating historic district is hard to beat. Good showers. Poor WiiF at the moorings

Ended up staying a month, 2013-01-17
Captain: , Edmonds, WA (460)

Weely and monthly rates are pretty decent. If you extend your stay, they work out the better deal of the lenght of stay. Lots of hotwater in the showers. A little cold in Dec, but a great city to walk around. Cabs are cheap and plentiful. Bus is $1, long time between busses.

A very fun stop, 2013-01-17
Captain: , Scottsdale (320)

We stayed on a mooring ball for 3 days then move to a slip near the dinghy docks and south of the Bridge of Lions. A great location very close to the old town area.

Knowledgable and helpful staff. We would recommend this marina for a stopover or longer.

Mooring field is economical alternative, 2013-01-14
Captain: , Charleston (162)

St. Augustine is a great town to visit by water. We stayed on mooring for 4 nights. Marina staff is professional and available. This Marina is best location for visits to historic section of city. Provisioning and getting to a Marine supply store is a hike. We walked about 2 miles to West Marine and Winn Dixie (next to each other) and then took a cab back. Showers, laundry room and lounge are great. Wifi good on shore but could not be used at our mooring. We will stop here again!

In St. Augustine on on Dec 23 for Christmas Lights, 2012-12-26
Captain: , Jacksonville, Florida (311)

St. Augustine Municipal Marina is always a good place to stop in St. Augustine. Helpful staff and nice restroom and shower facilities. The mooring field was almost full on the 23rd of December, so we were on the South end of the mooring field, which is quite a dinghy ride in. St. Augustine was packed with people for their Christmas Festival of Lights. A beautiful place to visit. This is one of the nicest stops on Florida's ICW. They have a boat that comes to you in the morning for pumpout, if needed.

Fun Old Town, 2012-12-21
Captain: , Stony Point, NY (852)

Stayed on a mooring for 4 days. We took the shuttle in the first day, but found we wanted the convenience to come and go as we pleased, and put the dinghy in. The shuttle runs at 10, 12, 2, 4 and sunset (which ws 5:30 in Dec)

The staff were courteous. We didn't spend any time in the marina building though. We enjoyed a Greek restaurant, a walk around the Castillo San Marcos and a tour of the Flagler College dorm, a unique and fabulous ornate building.

A half mile walk out King Street to the small convenience store that had basic provisions. The art galleries and pedestrian shopping street were lots of fun to walk and borwse.

Nice stop, 2012-12-16
Captain: , Oriental (270)

We initially picked up a mooring ball which was nice enough but when the weather deterioted more and we did not want to trapse back and forth in our dingy in the wet, and wanted to hook up to shore power, we moved to a slip.

It seemed a little odd that the launch service only operates at set times during the day and can only hold 6 passengers including the helmsman. The lounge was pretty nice and laundry facilities (3 and 3) with a change machine & laundromat carts were good. My time using them was spoiled by a couple with a wet dog who used them before me and camped out on the floor of the area while I did our laundry. I had to wipe copious amounts of dog fur from washers and dryers before using them. Ugh!

Enjoyed St. Augustine for the fort and history and running and biking. Grocery store was a hike but made it fine on bikes or foot or cab.

Appreciated the good advice found here to eat at Harry's Bar and Grill. Excellent seafood and fantastic wait service.

We loved this place, 2012-12-12
Captain: , San Francisco, CA (312)

We spent 2 nights on a mooring ball here. Marina staff are great. Great dinghy dock. Nice showers. St. Augustine is a must stop! Take the time to see the fort Castillo de San Marcos and walk around town.

Nice marina, but overpriced, 2012-12-07
Captain: , Algonac, MI (1659)

Facilities, location and service were great, but the price is too high. As a result, most people were staying on the cheaper moorings, and there were lots of empty slips in early November

Great Stop, 2012-12-06
Captain: , Falmouth Maine (120)

Mooring balls were great. Thouroughly enjoyed the town. Had a wonderful dinner at The Tasting Room - highly recommended. We understand that they have live acoustic music every night during the dinner hours. The duo that played when we were there were fantastic. Kudos to the city of St. Augustine's for providing such a clean facility for cruisers. The bathrooms were well stocked and very clean, unfortunately that is a rarity along the ICW.

On a side note. If you arrive early and the wind has made the anchorage uncomfortable, head south to MarineLand Marina MM795. A very convenient stop. Great little marina, totally protected from the weather. Clean heads and free laundry. Beach, trails and kayaking.

St Augustine Mooring field, 2012-12-02
Captain: , Sanford, Fl. (887)

We spent 2 nights here Oct 6-7th on a mooring. I'm pretty sure we were the first to use the mooring ball we were assigned. All 70 of the mooring balls are installed in the field south of the marina. They are just starting to install balls on the north side of the Bridge of Lions. You must enter the southern field from the North end! There is a shoal all the way around the eastern and southern sides of the field. If you are hoping to get a mooring to avoid the current at the docks of the marina . . . you're not. They require you to dock at the fuel dock to register and get your ball assignment. Dingy acess, showers etc all come with the $20. fee. It was an enjoyable 2 days. We spent 2 more days here on a mooring on 11/28-29/12. They now have a boat that will pick you up and take you back to the marina office etc. This is one of the best deals in Florida!

Great Town to visit, 2012-12-01
Captain: , Where ever the hook is (573)

The Marina is fine, the mooring field, which we used, was the North filed. It was surpisingly calm given the location, the mooring was well kept and we had a great wo days. My only caution is the bars along the waterfront near the North filed are noisy into the wee hours so if you want quiet, grab the South of Lions bridge field.

11-23-2012, 2012-11-24
Captain: , solomons md (190)

Good experience with the personel. Our old dog had a seizure and had to go to the vets. The dock manager recomended his vet,googled a map for us and called a cab. Couldn't ask for more.
The vet was Antigua Veterinary Practice. They gave us a appointment at 4:45 on a Friday. Anyone with animals on board should make note of this.

this is how a mooring field should work, 2012-11-21
Captain: , Boulder, Co (319)

Strong moorings, inspected every 6 months, fair prices, friendly helpful staff and great location. What more could one ask for?

Mooring balls not a good idea in strong N to NE winds, 2012-11-14
Captain: , Buffalo (1144)

The mooring field is exposed to strong N to NE winds, and coupled with the very strong current, you should choose somewhere else in windy conditions.

The marina staff tries their best, and the mooring balls are in excellent condition. This facility rates a 4 star in calm conditions, and a two to three when it is windy.

A Great Stop, 2012-11-14
Captain: , Essex, CT (1121)

UPDATE: 11/12/12 RE: First bridge southbound (Rt. 312 fixed bridge):
See our notes for the bridge itself - Being painted until August 2013 - vertical clearance is reduced 4' - to only 61' on one-half the width - but we saw on 2/3 of width.

In many wind/moon states, it can be less, IN ADDITION to this painting!

A well-run operation with great moorings. Use caution entering or exiting to the south - there are several low areas between the moorings and the channel south of red 8 (some charts/software don't show it well), so enter/exit north of red 8.

Wakes are a bit of an issue (especially on the weekends), as there is apparently no speed limit by the moorings.

Large grocery stores are a taxi cab away, BUT there is a GREAT, small market (Stewarts) within walking distance - across the Bridge of Lions, 3 short blocks east. A GREAT butcher shop, seafood, produce & all the basics. Even though a specialty market, many deals, including freshly cut green leaf lettuce.

Enjoyed our stay here, 2012-10-15
Captain: , Nashville (315)

We opted to pick up a mooring while in St. Augustine so that we could use the facilities at the Municipal Marina. For only $20 + tax, they had very clean bathrooms and great showers. Laundry was available - typical rate of $1.50 per load to wash, $1.50 to dry. We walked across the street to J.P. Henley's to have a beer and a sandwich while waiting for the clothes to wash and dry. (If you go here, you MUST try their Rueben sandwich). Easy dinghy ride from the north moorings under the Bridge of Lions to the dinghy dock. Dog friendly - you can bring your dog in to the bathrooms and laundry as long as you don't bring them in showers (very strict policy about that, understandably). Within walking distance of the fort, downtown area, tons of great restaurants and sightseeing attractions. Will definitely come back here for a longer stay.

Best of the best!, 2012-10-13
Captain: , Key West, FL (90)

This was our second stay here. We were at the dock for a month and spent three (3) months on a mooring ball. The staff was always friendly and helpful. Very courteous. The head and showers were always clean. Plenty of dinghy dockage. The price is definitely worth it.

Fun Place to Moor, 2012-10-07
Captain: , Tampa, Florida (223)

We moored our 53' trawler here for two nights in the spring and enjoyed it immensely. No problems with the mooring ball or approach. Staff was friendly, and we found the marina's water taxi service to be convenient and pleasant. Only issue was lack of WiFi, though we had 5 bars on cell phone. Of course, the real attraction is St. Augustine itself. What a jewel. Great restaurants, bars, shops, historic tours, and of course the fort. Well worth the stop.

SAMM no ka oi, 2012-09-17
Captain: , St Augustine (10)

Extra Clean Showers and Head - still the cleanest I've encountered in 30 years of cruising.
Very short walk to galleries, dining, coffee, music, history.
Knowledgeable 24 hour Staff.

Great location and nice facility, 2012-08-08
Captain: , Cape Coral, FL (231)

We stayed here 8/2/12 on our way south and would definitely stay again. My wife and I are already talking about staying for a couple of weeks next spring. The marina is very well maintained, has floating docks and wide slips. The staff was there to greet us when we arrived and were very professional and friendly. They were also quick to recommend some excellent nearby restraurants (we chose A1A and enjoyed it). The marina is located right in town and we really enjoyed walking the area filled with shops and eateries. We had no problem with the current and we had deep water for our 5 foot draft all the way in at low tide. Thumbs up fom us.

nice marina, wonderful location, 2012-07-25
Captain: , jax, fl (111)

We have stayed here quite a few times, both at the docks and on a mooring ball. Both spots are nice and I have no complaints. We found that the staff there seem to be a little put off by helping us, and found this very confusing. On two separate stops they had no record of us making a reservation, they did have room so it wasn't a problem. They have a tender with a very limited schedule but if you are in the field and don't have a dink, it's a nice service. The location can't be beat, and we will be back.

Strong Current But Nice Marina, 2012-07-12
Captain: , little river (269)

Very good marina. We came in on July 1 and stayed two days. Docks are in great shape. Bathrooms are clean and well maintained. They were for Marina guests only and not the gereral public. The staff were friendly and helpful, they were there to meet us and helped us get tied up and checked in. St Augustine is great. Wish we could have stayed a month. Don't miss the Chianti Room at happy hour. Drinks 2 for 1, free slice of pizza, half off pizzas ( they have the best pizza I have ever had). We plan on staying a month on the way south. Watch the current, give yourself plenty of room to make your turns.

Beam matters, 2012-06-27
Captain: , Indianapolis, IN (50)

This is a great marina, right downtown, very close to shopping and dining. The staff is very helpful when docking. We had three dock workers meet our boat to help with lines. MAKE sure they know your beam before you enter. Our beam is 18' and they put us in a 19' slip.

One of the Best!, 2012-06-19
Captain: , Halifax Marina Daytona Beach (300)

great location, well maintained, floating docks, great service

Electrical, 2012-06-10
Captain: , Miami, FL (94)

If you need 220v 50A service, be careful. The 220v service is about 206v to 208v. This converts to 104v (on L1 and L2). This can damage certain equipment. The marina confirmed that this is an issue/problem. You either need a "booster" or use the 110v 30A service.

Great Place, 2012-04-17
Captain: , Falmouth, Me (20)

This city marina has wonderful people who care and sits very strategically located to the sights of old St. Augustine. Showers are clean as is the entire marina. A great stopping off place to "catch-up and clean up after 3 days at sea.

Must stop here, 2012-04-12
Captain: , Westport,Ma (700)

Clean, friendly, great resturants try A1 right across the street on the corner very good. Lots of shops we really enjoyed our time here and will stop on the way back north.

Update 4-12-12
Return trip back north this time we stayed on one of the mooring balls in the southern field it definitely makes for a more reasonable stay $21.50/night verses the $2/ft for a slip. We stayed 3 nights on the ball. I know there has been alot of controversy about the new mooring fields here is my take on it. The field has nice large runways there is plenty of swing room, it was very easy to pick up and attach (but a harness or line is needed to attach to your boat) very secure. Price great! They have a tender though it has very limited times for taxi service. A dinghy dock is provided at no additional cost plenty of space. Free pumpout boat for moorings. This is all good.... however! They allow crab pots IN THE MOORING FIELD whats up with that? With the strong current they can be difficult to see and sometimes they are submerged. The only other negaitve is there is a no wake posted on the north side of the bridge for south bound traffic but does not appear to be one for the northbound traffic. So the south mooring field gets wakes , there is a shoal running along the edge of the mooring field between the field and the red markers that does help to cut the wakes abit. However, make sure you call ahead to get a mooring asignment and direction on entering and exiting the field.

Nice stop, close to all the tourist attractions, 2012-04-10
Captain: , Cape Coral, FL (1476)

We stayed on a municipal mooring ball for two nights in north mooring field. Very helpful staff, well maintained facility. Took advantage of the free pumpout boat, offloaded trash on shore and used their ferry boat instead of our dinghy - they even transported our bikes to shore for us. The current and wind did play a bit of havoc with the mooring ball which banged against the hull several times, nothing major, but annoying.

Great Muni Marina, 2012-03-26
Captain: , Detroit, MI (42)

St. Augustine Municipal Marina is staffed with friendly, knowledgable, and helpfull people. The mooring field is well maintained and organized...they're currently dredging the marina just south of the Bridge of Lions. This is a tourist destination, so things around the marina can be a bit pricey, but no lack of things to do ashore.

Captain: , Annapolis, MD (343)

St. Augustine is a nice municipal marina. It is a liitle on the expensive side for a municipal facility and it will give you a boat handling challange if you arrive when the current is running, but the staff is helpful and knowledgeable and the city offers a lot of attractions within walking distance.

Excellent, wifi, high wind refugee, 2012-03-15
Captain: , Stuart, Florida (203)

I love this place. We had a north mooring ball. We could see them fire the canon. There were several wifis available, not the marinas, but on shore. Sometimes the music from the places on shore was loud. Excellent showers, and laundry. Easy bike ride to Sailor's Exchange and West Marine. Felt safe in high winds.

First Class Marina, 2012-03-07
Captain: , Fort Myers, FL (111)

Everything here is top notch...floating docks (good, given the tide swings), fuel, pump outs @ your slip, friendly staff (24-by-7), nice shower facilities (large & clean), and a club room (and laundry) to hang out for small parties. Numerous hotels, retaurants & pubs within easy walking distance. Short run to St. Augustine Inlet (seek local knowledge, lots of shoaling). Highly recommended.

good Muni, 2012-02-29
Captain: , Port Dover, ON (137)

The State of Florida has some very good Municipal Marinas and this is one of the best. Great floating docks and friendly staff. Mooring balls and lighter service to dock every two hours but they shut this down too early with last lighter at 6:00 (Jan). Close walk to downtown S.A.
Reasonable prices

Moorings - south, 2012-01-18
Captain: , Houston (774)

We paid $20/night for a mooring on 1/17/2012. Easy pendant pick up. Mooring fee includes dingy landing, pump out and water. Pump out is at dock or by marina pump out boat. Water is available at dock. Strong tidal current. Nice town.

Fantastic stop, Great city, 2012-01-14
Captain: , Mystic, CT (150)

Our 1st time in St. Augustine couldn't have been better. The marina is right downtown and you can catch the red tram right outside the marina which is $20 for a 3-day pass. On and off as many times as you want and a history lesson each time. Marina facilities were great and extremly clean. Will be back in March!

Nice Historic Town, 2012-01-07
Captain: , Winthrop, MA (896)

We took a mooring on the North side of the bridge. Only a couple of times affected by any wakes. Very relaxing, close to marina and dinghy dock on other side of bridge. Town is very historic and many attractions to see. We did the Ripleys train which takes you to Ripleys "Believe it or Not" Museum. Great take. We did the Ghost tour as well another great take. Staff is very nice and accomodating.

2mn from the heart of the city, 2011-12-25
Captain: , Coles Point (50)

Close from the center but realy strong curent and realy exposed to the north wind if you stay on the north part of the marina to much expensive for the service but pump out for free ..... much more nice the W side of St Augustine

Great stopover, 2011-12-19
Captain: , Fremantle, West Australia (1448)

Endorse all of Dockbum's comments and add that fuel has no ethanol

Mooring Ball at City Marina The Best, 2011-12-13
Captain: , sassafras river, md (303)

Been here since 11/25/11. Well run place, helpful staff, cheap laudry, so so wifi. Free pump-out, and water taxi between ball and marina. Dinky dock. great bar's within walking distance. Sunshine Taxi is .50 for seniors, and gets you to all the important places, west marine, winn dixie, walmart, etc. Love this place. nice boater lounge with good tv. Showers are hot, and strong pressure. best of all, no worrys about dragging anchor in big blows. been raining and SCAdvisory for past 3 days. No worries, Keep Happy.

Great Spot, Great town, 2011-12-01
Captain: , Padanaram, MA (259)

We got a mooring on the South Side of the bridge. We had heard that the south side gets fewer wakes from some pals that had been here before. Be careful to watch the chart getting into the moorings - we saw two boats hit by not following the marina staff's directions. I draw 6'6" and had no problem.

The fort, Castillio de San Marcos, which is a National Park was great take. The kids really liked it and so did we!

Nice Marina, 2011-11-29
Captain: , Boston (232)

The marina is convenient to the charming town. The floating docks are in good condition and the staff is attentive.

Nice mooring field, 2011-11-25
Captain: , Solomons, MD (1290)

11/21/11 Grabbed a mooring ball. St Augustine's is always a pleasant stop because of it's unique personality as the first permanent colony in the US. It's retains some of it's Spanish history especially in the historic area where there are sites to see, shops and restaurants to enjoy. For cruisers the stop is more pleasant now that the Bridge of Lions construction has been completed and the addition of about 100 mooring balls. The $20 daily fee for the MB entitles you too free launch service, pump out and dingy dock as well as the marina facitlities. A Win Diixie grocery store and West Marine are about a mile walking. This was an enjoyable stop.

Not sure why we keep stopping here, 2011-11-22
Captain: , Stuart FL (805)

7 Nov 2011

Firstly, the marina staff and facilities are great. However with the current and especially on high wind days it is just not a marina I want to be in. We stayed on mooring ball last year and were quite happy but in the future I expect
if the mooring field is too rough we will choose a different marina simply because docking can be very tricky even with the excellent staff.

This review is in no way to be taken as a negative on the staff just beware of docking (especially on the north side of the marina in high winds and current.

Stephen Starling

Stayed on a mooring, 2011-11-20
Captain: , Kingston, Ontario (1880)

Great marina with good staff and friendly service. Only down side no wifi available out on moorings. Facilities are clean and very good. Way too many restaurants near by, must have put on 10 lbs the few days we stayed. No real close groceries, Windixi is a $5 cab ride and has a West marine adjacent, Wall Mart Super Center is about a $10 cab ride, but worth the selection if doing a major provisioning.
Had friends who stayed on a mooring in the north field and with a strong NE blow was very bumpy. We were in the south field same time frame and quite comfortable

St. Augustine Muni. Marina, 2011-11-19
Captain: , New Bern, NC (128)

This marina continues to be one of the better marinas, especially for the transient sailor headed in either direction. Moorings are good and well placed to aviod boat contact during slack tides. The marina provides limited launch service and pumpouts which is real handy when you want to leave your dinghy on deck. A morring for 7 days was $120 +tax which includes dinghy tie ups and use of the facilities (Showers, Laundry, etc) Many places to eat and drink plus the lighting of the Christmas lights is on the Saturday, Nov. 19th this year.

Great moorings & water taxi, 2011-11-18
Captain: , Carolina Beach, NC (362)

Moorings a very welcome addition to an area with strong currents. Water taxi is very convenient especially if you're on an outlying mooring - avoiding a potentially wet dinghy ride.

Close to down town, very helpful staff, 2011-11-18
Captain: , Naples Fl. (100)

stayed there for three night had a wonderfull time, the crew is fantastic
walking distaance to down town
upgraded power for larger boats would put it at 5 stars

So nice idea to install Moorings, 2011-11-17
Captain: , Quebec City (90)

We stopped there 2 days. We used mooring ball from the St-Augustine Municipale Marina. Only 20.00 $ / day cheaper.

Good installation, clean, staff very nice and Steve ...speak French. So for all french people it's could be interesting.

mooring ball, 2011-11-15
Captain: , new orleans (92)

took a mooring ball for 2 days enjoyed the town on bicycles, and met old friends for supper,great bathhouse and laundry very courtious staff

Very good mooring field, 2011-11-11
Captain: , Harrison Twp, MI (350)

Well placed mooring balls, very strong. 30+ kt winds today and no problem. Marina facilities are very clean. Staff are very friendly nd helpful. This is an A1 example of what a municipal mooring field can be.

Great location, 2011-11-10
Captain: , No real home port. Cruising. (320)

We stopped here to wait out recent wx. We were on a long finger slip closest to the bridge. Winds up to 35 kts churned up the waves that even broke over the docks but the docks held up well. Location is very convenient to old St. Augustine. Needed sail repair and highly recommend Irish Sail Lady Linda who came to boat in the evening and even worked on Sunday.

Short Mooring Pennants, 2011-11-06
Captain: , Branford, CT (900)

We stopped here to wait out some high winds. Our bow is about 7 feet above the water. The pennants on the mooring balls are 5-6 feet long. The protocol is to thread your own line through the mooring pennant and bring it back to your vessel. It was quite a challenge, in 20+kt wind, to hold the bow over the mooring ball while my crew leaned way over to grab the pennant, hold it long enough to thread a line, and bring it back to our cleat. We got it on the 4th try. Another trawler, after unsuccesful attempts, had the marina staff thread a line and hand it up to their person on the bow.

They get theit stars for strong, well placed moorings, helpful staff, and a great town to explore.

Mooring Field, 2011-11-01
Captain: , Portsmouth, NH (274)

The Municipal marina is doing a great job managing the mooring field. The pick up gear is neatly coiled on top of the mooring ball. Dinghy dock is well maintained and monitored. The twenty dollar fee for the mooring includes dinghy dock access. We were in the N field with a great view of the fort and city.

Doing well., 2011-10-20
Captain: , N Fort Myers, Florida (516)

This is a first class operation. First, all staff members are friendly and helpful, as well as knowledgeable. Docks and mooring balls are in exceptional condition. In fact, they come out everyday and coil up the ends of the moorings on top of the balls, so they are clean and easily accessable. They operate a pumpout boat from 9-11 every day. No extra charge!

Stayed on Mooring Ball, 2011-10-16
Captain: , Cincinnati (1800)

Balls are very easy to use and the staff is very nice and friendly. There are crab pots in the field and they belong to the rudest and trashiest people in ALL of our traveling. They fly through the field care less about those moored here. They came off plane about 20 ft behind our boat and left coming up on plane right next to the boat. The marina is powerless to control thier own moooring field. The channel next to the field is not an idle zone so once in a while wakes can be a problem. We will not stay here on a mooring again.

Nice place, 2011-10-15
Captain: , New Smyrna Beach, Fl. (200)

Stayed 2 nights. Its right downtown, making dining and exploring easy. Great Showers. Very courtious and capable staff, on the grounds 24/7, a plus.

One of my favorite places, 2011-08-11
Captain: , Palmetto Fl (545)

We have stayed in Camachee Cove before, but really enjoy staying in the municipal marina right in the heart of town. The staff is extremely professional and helpful. They are the best dressed staff on the ICW. The bathrooms and showers are always clean and there is a convenient dog walking area near the docks. Lots of great places to eat within walking distance. There are two mooring fields, one on each side of the bridge. Love to come back here every time we pass through the area.

Maybe because it was a weekend..., 2011-07-16
Captain: , Marathon, FL, USA (70)

but the mooring field was a terrible combination of noise (including a randomly fired cannon from the fort) and wakes. After being waked and sprayed by a group of pwc's we left for something quieter.

most convenient, 2011-07-13
Captain: , New Orleans (651)

Took a slip 2 nights 7-11 through 7-13-11 to see the town. Enjoyed walking the town and touring the fort. Walk to Stewart's Produce across the bridge then take Eco cab back to the marina for $5. They sell the best local produce we've seen. Nice cool laundry and cruiser lounge with tv. Getting used to 5-6 foot tides is easier since the marina posts tide chart and ajustments and weather for the week on their bulletin board. Will stop here when we are in the area again.

Good Moorings, worth the $20, 2011-06-10
Captain: , East Haddam, CT (315)

The current here is strong, we saw 3 different boats in 2 days that were anchored, drag and end up high and dry at low tide. Get a mooring to avoid that worry (also, the anchoring field is very small now).

Sometimes at tide change we'd drift over the mooring ball and it would hit our hull, shortening the scope to the ball seemed to fix that problem. St. Augustine is a nice town to visit and it's worth the $20 to not worry about your boat. Your $20 includes showers, laundry room access, free pumpout. They have a launch if you don't want to dinghy in too.

Great marina, wonderful dock crew., 2011-06-08
Captain: , Titusville, FL (50)

We had not stayed at the Municipal Marina for over 12 years, mainly because of the unsavory characters hanging about at all hours of the day and night. I talked my wife into returning after reading reviews on Active Captain and even she had to admit that the marina has completely reinvented itself! Outstanding 4 day stay over Memorial Day Weekend 2011.

first rate, 2011-06-06
Captain: , Baddeck, Nova Scotia (160)

St Augustine Municipal Marina is worthy of the high ratings it has garnered on this site. The facility is well maintained, clean, in an excellent location and staffed by courteous, helpfull professionals. We found the city to be exceptionally beautiful but a bit slow for young crew looking for nightlife.
The inlet was reported to be nothing less than treacherous but I found it toi be straightforward and adequately marked though admittedly I had ideal conditions for my landfall and had done my homework.
Customs was overzealous and easily one of the most unpleasant clearances I've experienced.

Nice mooring field and very good nightly rates, 2011-05-28
Captain: , Pentwater, MI (415)

This new mooring field is great. Plenty of room and quality moorings and pendants. No shortage of things to do in St. Augustine. Plan on stopping here.

Great location, 2011-05-27
Captain: , Hudson (274)

Great staff. Clean facilities. Floating docks. We stay here for a couple of months when we come in and we always find it to be a relaxing event. We try to walk around town everyday to offset the weight gained eating at these restaurants. The town and marina are very pet friendly.

Mooring Field, 2011-05-27
Captain: , Orange Park, FL (171)

25 May 2011 The new mooring field is great. The tether is in a "bowl" on top of the buoy so it doesn't dangle in the water. It is refreshing to be able to stay in the mooring field again.

Great city - great marina, 2011-05-15
Captain: , Portsmouth (372)

We've been to St. Augustine and this marina many times but this was our first visit in several years - and first since the Bridge of Lions restoration was finished.

Excellent floating docks. Strong currents. Very clean. Very helpful staff with someone on duty 24 hours per day.

Great location for easy access to downtown and as a base for exploring the city.

WiFi was intermittant.

Very glad we stayed, 2011-05-09
Captain: , Cleveland (2008)

The marina staff was very helpful in docking. Current and wind made it a little tricky but they assigned docks to make it easier and were right there to help. Nice restrooms/showers. Town was right by the docks and we really enjoyed two reasonably priced restaurants, Harry's a New Orleans style restaurant and O.C.White's, a great seafood place. There are many others to choose from. The walk to the Castillo De San Marcos fort is well worth it and there are literally hundreds of little shops lining the old streets of the downtown along the way. We found the architecture of Flagler College and Lightner Museum very different from anything we had seen previously. Again they are a short walk from the docks and we recommend going to see them. There are also several very nice parks in the downtown area with beautiful old trees. We highly recommend this stop. Diesel fuel at the dock was $4.17 which was competetive for this area.

Tried the Mooring Field for the first time, 2011-05-04
Captain: , Morristown, NJ (383)

April 19th - St. Augustine is one of our favorite stops and St. Augustine Municipal Marina is the best place to visit the city. We're very familiar with their marina and so we decided to give the new mooring ball field a try. We were not disappointed with the idea. For $21. we were able to grab a mooring. They offered a pump out before picking up our penant. They have a small boat to pick you up to take you ashore that runs 10- 2 4 -6. We felt very safe and secure in the mooring field. The only thing we may suggest is a floating pick up stick for the penant. The current runs pretty quick and sometimes its hard to pick up the penant.

Very nice marina with great moorings, 2011-04-28
Captain: , Melbourne Florida (4616)

26 Apr 11-Took a NEW mooring ball and stayed a night. Great marina with awsome ppl working there to help you out. We will stop by here again on the way back down.

Everything looked clean and they were very willing and able to help out. Right in downtown St Augustine.

St. Augustine Mooring Balls, 2011-04-26
Captain: , Chicago (270)

We stayed at St. Augustine on a mooring ball for a week (over the Easter Holiday). The staff was very helpful and friendly. The pumpout service is free and scheduled to your convienience. The laundry is reasonably priced with good machines.

Delightful!, 2011-04-15
Captain: , daytona beach (20)

Delightful place to stay

Outstanding Marina, 2011-04-10
Captain: , Waretown, NJ (344)

Cant say enough good things about this marina. Stopped here on way back to Jersey on 4/9/2011. Bathroom facilities are very clean, dock hands very helpful and convenient fuel dock. Diesel on this date was $4.00 gallon. Access to the town and all of their activiities is a short walk.

Excellent Marina - Great place to visit..., 2011-03-18
Captain: , North Carolina (344)

We had read reviews that talked about currents but we went in at low tide and we had a slip that was straght in and all went fine. We did talk to other folks while there, that did have problems docking. The marina staff is excellent and very helpful.

Docks are washed down each day. Restrooms are clean and laundromat was the nicest that we have seen.

We stayed for three days and will definitely go back. Maybe next time we will try a mooring ball.

The lions were replaced on the bridge while we were there. There is lots to see and you can walk most everywhere. Be sure to check out the fort.

Great Mooring Field, 2011-03-16
Captain: , Marathon, FL (458)

We stayed on the St. Augustine mooring field for three nights and it was wonderful. The mooring balls have a cup on the top that holds the mooring line and the end of the line has a thimble on the end to loop your line through. Since the line always rests in the cup when not in use it stays clean. You are right in the middle of all the historical sites and a small fee gets you three days of riding on the train to all the areas you want to see. Your Golden Pass (if you are old enough) gets you into the fort for free. Don't miss the wine tasting at San Sebastian Winery.

Live the history, 2011-03-10
Captain: , Nashville, TN (290)

Very nice marina with friendly helpful staff. A little currect to content with but not bad. Old town history is right there with the fort and old town in walking distance. Very interesting. Good restaurants close by. Dont miss Whites Pub

Come for a night, loose yourself for a week, 2011-03-05
Captain: , Hawesville,Ky (371)

Restroom Facilities were A+, Laundry was $1.50 a load, docks were clean and well maintained, and it had full laundry facilities. If you're in the area just passing through, you may want to allow yourself a few extra nights to explore the tourist district. Local Gastropubs and microbrewries create a nightlife that is not to be missed, and bring a touch of the new boating scene to one of the U.S.'s oldest port cities.

St Augustine Marina RSK, 2011-02-05
Captain: , Parry Sound (1031)

A very nice marina with easy access to St Augustine. Staff were very helpful. We were there in 2008 and there was a lot of construction on the bridge, and you needed to be on your toes, especially with the currents.

Would definitely go back again.

Great place to stay, 2011-02-04
Captain: , St. Augustine, FL (215)

I haven't found anyplace perfect but this comes close. Friendly and very competent staff. We were at the dock and moved to a mooring, we found both to be comfortable and reasonably priced. Although cold, we found Christmas to be a special time there. We are planning to stop over on our way back north. One other note, the inlet can be thrilling. Watch the tides and winds.

Nice Town Good Mooring Field, 2011-02-02
Captain: , Ottawa, Canada (363)

We stayed on the South side of the bridge on bouy M6 that was large and easy to reach from our 6 foot freeboard front deck. The facilities were clean and well managed. As you might expect WIFI will not reach the Mooring Field - but it's strong in the lounge. The town is very picturesque and there is a lot to see and do in the area. The Winn-Dixie is a 2 mile hike, but manageable if you are looking for a little exercise. We stayed 4 nights at $20/night - good deal!

a perfect location, 2011-01-30
Captain: , millsboro DE (300)

I have stayed at this marina on numerous occasions and have found it to be almost perfect it is in the center of town ,has 24 hr security and a teriffic staff rates are very reasonable

Lots of Current, 2011-01-26
Captain: , Palm Coast, FL (385)

Approach to the fuel dock is open and easy. Currents can be very strong but there is plenty of room to maneuver to the T Head. Getting into the slips, especially one in the interior is a different matter. However, the staff is very knowledgable and helpful in guiding you into your space.

Once tied in, lots of shopping, dining and beverage establishments make for a very enjoyable stay.

Nice marina, nice town, 2011-01-10
Captain: , Wilson, NY (432)

We stopped here for several days as we had business to take care of. Floating docks are excellent. Marina staffed 24/7. Nice, clean restrooms. Free pumpout at your slip. Lovely touristy town immediately outside the docks.
We only wish circumstances did not conspire to let us use the mooring field, as that would be a great value.

Great location for the historic area, 2011-01-03
Captain: , Epilogue (326)

We were here over New Year's and it's a great harbor to dinghy to the historic district, which is at your fingertips from the marina (we moored). Busy harbor with nice facilities; fun to hear the kids out on the pirate ship by the Bridge of Lions. Didn't give it a 5 because it's big and therefore not as warm and fuzzy as other places we've been. Still, a good place. Do NOT miss lunch or dinner at Bistro de Leon, a quick walk from the marina on Cathedral. Fantastic French cusine; can't wait to go back to it!

Nice marina, nice city, 2010-12-08
Captain: , Stuart, FL (416)

Nice marina with lot's to do. Marina staff mostly OK. J.P Henley's a great bar with 50 on tap and 65 in bottles. Good food also.

North Mooring Field (Water Depth), 2010-11-20
Captain: , Annapolis (1465)

The new mooring balls take away the anchor dragging scenarios but watch your depths. We were on Ball 24 and had 5.6 ft at low tide (full moon).

You do not have to stop at the fuel dock to pay. They assign a mooring ball on CH 71 and then you can dinghy in to pay.

Moorings for BIG boats...BUT..., 2010-11-18
Captain: , Washington, DC (447)

Unfortunately, there is a huge design mistake....the painters are too short for larger powerboats...and they end in an eye slice, which, even if the painter were long enough, cannot be dropped over a cleat. Other well conceived mooring fields (i.e. Newport, Nantucket, even Little Harbour in the Abacos) have long painters which can be snagged with a boat hook and simply pulled aboard and dropped on a cleat. The extra length allows you to snag the painter even if you are not directly over the mooring ball...or, more likely, allows you drift room as you attempt to pull the loop aboard. I suggested to management that a loop extension was needed for the larger boat moorings, but I fear it fell on deaf ears.

Meanwhile, if you have a tall bow (mine is 9 ft) try mooring from the stern and transfering to the bow after you splash the dinghy, as I did. However, due to the significant Auggie current, the slack created in the transfer needed the power of the windlass to pull aboard.

Download map of mooring field with boat size info here:
Just great to see moorings for bigger boats!...up to 120 footers!

Great service, 2010-11-11
Captain: , Jupiter, Fl (151)

Pricey, but great service. Pumpout and fuel at your slip. Pumpout a litlle weak and would not work at high tide for our boat. Bridge construction now minor and not an issue. Old city was great fun. Try Collage restaurant for great fine dining. A!A ale house across the street was great causual food. OC Whites also across the street had great atmosphere, but below average food. Flagler college worth a visit. Great bike riding town

Perfect location and great marina, 2010-11-10
Captain: , Lansdale, PA (330)

The dockhands were nice and their office opened at 6am, before most of the boats were leaving, so they were available to answer any questions or help with lines. The location is great - walking distance to all of the restaurants, historic sites and shops that make St. Augustine such a great place to stop. The docks are in excellent condition and the laundry and restrooms are clean and modern. We would definitely stay here again.

Great Location, 2010-10-15
Captain: , Chesapeake Bay MD (495)

Docked here for breakfast and a quick stroll around town. Great location and facility.
I think heavy bridge construction is complete.
If we could have I would spend at least two days at this location to better explore the town and fort.
Lots of history to see.

Soon 2B A Four, 2010-04-19
Captain: , Landing, NJ (335)

April 2010 construction noise from bridge work is like being in a dental chair and very dirty. Terrific facility otherwise. Berth at slack tide.

Great facilities..., 2010-04-16
Captain: , Castine, ME (58387)

Updated 4/2010 - Stayed here for a rendezvous. The facilities are exceptional, staff helpful, great city, great destination. Looking forward to the mooring field being put in too.

We stayed here in 2005. The facilities are wonderful. Easy walking distance to the sites of St. Augustine. We had a great time.

Be VERY careful with current in this area and especially within this marina though! We had an incident where we had to lay our boat against the concrete pilings because we couldn't get control coming out of a slip into strong current. Never, ever enter or leave a slip in this facility unless you are completely aware of the current strength and direction.

One of the best, 2010-02-07
Captain: , Boston (10)

I have to say, the staff here is among the best I've experienced. They actually know what they're doing and make the whole docking experience a lot easier. They go far beyond merely catching lines. Yes, the current here is a challenge, but those who can't handle it most likely are inexperienced "captains." And you absolutely can't beat the location. The prices are a bit high, though. I would think that being a municipal marina they'd have enough support from taxes. However, I will always choose this marina over any others in St. Augustine. It will be very nice when they finish that bridge.

I have stayed here over 10 times, 2010-02-06
Captain: , Green Cove Springs (123)

I have stayed here a number of times people are always friendly and nice, Water runs fast here and bridge is under construction. The short walk into old town is great, you name it they have it.

great stop, 2010-01-05
Captain: , Worton (445)

Great marina in a great town. Friendly staff and good ships store. Facilities are in excellent condition. At least a dozen good restaurants in walking distance. Hope they finish the bridge someday.

worth the visit, 2009-10-26
Captain: , Little River, SC (101)

Great staff, nice docks, great location. I would give it a 5 star except for the bridge construction that is happening adjacent - it's not too loud from inside the boat but it kills the ambiance.

Location, 2009-09-20
Captain: , ft myers beach (790)

Other than currents for docking, this is a great place. Walking to many attractions. Had authentic fish tacos at Madres and then drinks at the Tradewinds. Thurday night is open mike nite and the local entertainment was great fun. Mariina staff the best.

Great Location, 2009-08-03
Captain: , Bradenton, Fl (111)

Most of historic St. Augistine is within a short walk but for groceries it is a hike. A strong current with adjacent bridge construction going on for over two years now since our last visit. Restrooms, laundry, marina lounge all top shelf.

Location, Location. Location, 2009-01-21
Captain: , New Rochelle, NY (1000)

If you can handle your vessel and are very aware of the currents, there is no reason not to stop at this marina. The staff was very professional. The tide was running full and I let them know that I was soloing my 53 footer. They had an experienced dockhand waiting for me and we had no problem getting into the slip. Construction must be winding down because the work stopped at 1700 hours. You can't beat being right in the heart of town.

Too dangerous, 2008-11-12
Captain: , fairland (2653)

Too close to the brige, too much current, too noisy and too expensive. Do not allow the pin head employes to put you on the north side during ebb or flood (they will say it's fine - its not). Wait until slack tide at all costs. Try any of the other marinas. The ones on Sebastian River are closer to groceries and WM.

Nice Marina/Location, 2008-04-19
Captain: , Ophelia, VA (849)

You can't beat the location for this marina to all the downtown areas. Showers were clean and nice. Noise still an issue, including the horn for the bridge besides the construction. Can be a little rolly due to current. tons of great restaurants to chose from. Ask at the marine store for ideas.
Visited the Old Historic Spanish Quarter - not a good value. Lots of unusual shops and plenty of galleries.

great stop, 2008-04-06
Captain: , Tampa, Fl (27)

decent rate at 1.90
clean bath rooms
nice floating docks
right downtown walk to everything except grocery
when we were here 4/2008 there was massive and very loud construction on the bridge

Great stop, good service, 2008-02-27
Captain: , Miami, fl (3544)

I stopped there while on a delivery with owner and guests. Nice stop, good location close to everything. Friendly staff, helpful with lines, cords and pump out (at the slip). Some current so plan accordingly.

pricewist, a little on the high side ($3) but overall it's a good value.

Great location and nice facility but..., 2007-04-09
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (98)

The bridge construction causes non-stop noise from early in the day to late at night, six days a week. We love the convenient location though and the great facility so will return in the future. Watch for currents that can be vicious but the dock staff is professional at helping boats.

City run Marina, 2007-04-09
Captain: , Delray Beach FL (141)

Great service, closest to historic downtown
Strong tides.
Possible noise from Bridge of Lions 24 hour construction

Very nice facility, 2007-03-16
Captain: , Manotick (12)

Within walking distance of restaurants and bars. Historic city. Right beside Lions bridge which (as of March 10 2007) is under re-construcion. Quite noisy from 06:30 hrs until 17:00hrs weekdays. Vicious cross current.

In-town marina, 2007-02-15
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL Cape Cod, MA (513)

Right in one of the best towns on the ICW. Not much protection and minimal services, but the location can't be beat

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