Details for Tarpon Springs City Marina
Name

Tarpon Springs City Marina
Position

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Average rating 3.4 stars from 40 reviews

Address 100 Dodecanese Blvd
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Phone727-937-9165

After hours contact

Tarpon Springs Police Department, 727-938-2849.

Facility type

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

Notes

The dockmaster reported December 2013, that the marina is being renovated but is open with transient slips available. The dockmaster is there Monday - Friday, there is no one there on the weekends. If arriving on the weekend you can use any available slip.

VHF channel

16

Web sitectsfl.us/Marina/marina.html

Email contact

cityclerk1@ctsfl.us

Owner, manager

City of Tarpon Springs

Harbormaster



Dockmaster

Mick and Mike

Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info



Payment discounts



Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Unknown

Additional info: Year round

Approach

Once on Anclote River, be sure to WATCH YOUR WAKE - idle speed only (or the locals get mad).

Tide

3.4

Current

Strong

Tide & current additional info



Depths

Approach: 11
Transient dockage: 6.5
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: No Fuel Dock.

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

Additional info: Fixed Wooden Docks with single side Finger dock - 12ft long with pilings forward.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 50
Beam max: 15

Other info: Only ONE slip wider than 15' (about 18').

Slips

Transient: 6
Total: 21
Transient price: $1.50/ft (2012-04-14)

Other price info: Only 1 slip wider than 15 feet for transients. You cannot stay longer than 30 days.

Transient slips range from $225 to about $325, 2016.

Moorings

Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: $0.00 (2009-06-04)

Other price info: No Moorings

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

Additional info: 110 and 220 volts.

Pricing info: Included

Cable TV (and pricing)

No

Phone hookup (and pricing)

No

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Fresh Water Spigots at Slips - Included in Transient Price.

Dinghy access

No - No Dinghy Access

Liveaboard info

No

FuelGas: NOT AVAILABLE
Diesel: NOT AVAILABLE

Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: No

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: No

Propane

No

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Minimal areas to walk dog, but there is a dog park a few blocks from the marina.

Disability access



Launch service

No

Pump out

No - Belle Harbour Marina located on the finger portion of the river to the north has pumpout for $5.00. Phone #943-8489. They are usually open till 5:00 pm.

Ice

Yes

Trash

Yes - Regular trash cans.

Showers

Yes - One shower each in the men's and women's restrooms in the marina office building. Restrooms are locked from 5 pm to 8 am, keys for after hours access can be requested from the dockmaster.

Heads

Yes - Separate Mens and Womens Restrooms in Marina Office Building.

Laundry

No

Grocery

Yes - Greek grocery stores in walking distance with limited specialties.

Hardware



Restaurants

Yes - Nearby, mostly Greek; Captain Jack's (across Hwy 19 bridge) has seafood and live entertainment (Th - Sun).

Bars

Yes - Nearby

Hotels or motels

Yes - Nearby

Repair capabilities

No - No repair facilities on site.

It has been retorted thatJames Cleveland is a superb mechanic and will travel to your boat. His phone # is 813-777-4880. Very honest mechanic with reasonable rates.

Haul out capabilities

No

Storage facilities

No - No Storage Facilities

Fishing supplies

No - No Fishing Supplies

Chartering capabilities

Yes - Fishing, scuba diving (Narcosis - very good, with their dive shop 1 block away - all your scuba needs!)

Internet access

Yes - WiFi is available to customers. Must obtain code from the dockmaster.

Boat ramp availability

No

Transportation

Yes - There is a bus system (PTSA).

Other services

Sigma Marine Supplies located directly across the Anclote River bridge a few blocks north within walking distance, 727-934-0794. Numerous repair facilities located along the river.

Attractions

Quaint Greek village with many shops and restaurants in a short walking distance; Sponge diving and museum. At the marina is also the Tarpon Springs Visitor Center, so you can get all the info you need for the area. T.S. Aquarium is a fun thing to do with kids, though small.

Reviews for Tarpon Springs City Marina
During the Sea Food Festive, 2016-11-13
Captain: , Freeport, FL (10)

Older marina, but it works...the staff is exceptional, even drove us to the grocery store...then cam eback to pick us up. It was a bit noisey because of the festival, but that's what one would expect. As far as the festival...probaly left unsaid...



Oldie but Goody , 2016-10-27
Captain: , Illinois (2444)

We were here 3/17/16.
Docks were old and splintery. Mike and Mick made up for any facility deficiencies. They were so extremely helpful and friendly! We will return!





Nice downtown experience , 2016-05-26
Captain: , Fairhope, AL (141)

Happened to hit this during city wide Greek festival during which the streets are closed down and the food abounds. Super friendly staff. Slips as stated in other posts. Dog park a short walk down Live Oak along with a kids splash park. Just across the road from the dog park there is an outdoor fitness area that is pretty basic, but might knock some of the rust off if you have been out a while. If you want more of a work out there is a fitness shop over in the same strip mall as Publix about 1.7 miles.



very helpful, 2016-05-13
Captain: , Lakeview Park Marina Windsor ON (366)

We were here for week resolving motor and autopilot issues. the folks here couldn't be more helpful or concerned about or problems. the facility is a bit dated and the washrooms could use improving but overall I'd recommend it as a great stop over



Interesting and great stop, 2016-03-04
Captain: , Sunset Beach, NC (1124)

I give this three stars because the docks are fixed and the fingers are short. If you aren't prepared to back in confidently, then don't bother. There can be some current, but nothing bad by East Coast standards, but it will be perpindicular to the slip.

That said, take the time to walk around the town. There is much more here than just the tourist waterfront. We loved it here.

Also, the previous comments about shoaling are possibly overstated. The water is so clear that you can see it, so just don't drive over a visible sand bar. The green marks need to be given a wide berth right in front of the marina, but you will be heading away from them anyway if you're going here.

The guys who work here, Mick and Mike couldn't be nicer.



Great location, cheap rent., 2016-02-12
Captain: , Tarpon Springs, FL (25)

If you don't need more than the basics, it's a very good marina. Some finger piers in disrepair, slips need dredging, bathrooms could/should be upgraded. Takes a while to get to the gulf, but it's a nice ride.



Simple facilities, great location, great staff, 2016-01-01
Captain: , St Petersburg FL (130)

stayed one night to see Tarpon Springs. Great location for tourist parts of TS. Can walk to everything. There is no security for boat so remember to bring a hatch lock. Bathroom, shower and dock facilities are adequate but no glamour! dock is old wooden structure and you have to pull in and tie off from standing poles. Could be tricky with strong wind or currents.



can't get closer to the old port, 2015-04-14
Captain: , cushing, maine (482)

While the old part of town is high-tourist, it is still a fun place to walk around - if you can ignore the endless hawkers on every street corner. The Spongerama is a weird bit of long-faded history, but free, so who can complain. Food in town is great and reasonably priced.
The city docks are minimal and we had endless problems with keeping the electrical connection viable. The staff here are great and will do anything for you. We came in with a 40 power vessel and found the slips a challange - our 14'-9" beam just made it between the pilings and the cross winds made the exercise very interesting. We had an enjoyable stay but probably won't make the trip up the river again.
As noted elsewhere, there is a big, unmarked shoal running inside the marked channel on the north side - we did our best to level it out, but there is still a lot of sand there.
We were in town in mid-April of 2015 and found the weather super, if hot. The tide is a surprising 3 feet or so and keeps one busy for the first day adjusting lines and fenders to keep from getting dock dings in the topsides.



Location is superb, marina is not that much., 2015-04-06
Captain: , New castle, DE (423)

On approach look for shoals (keep to the S side of the channel). Docks are old, but still holding. Bathrooms are under constant maintenance (no surprise, they are frequented by all city visitors). Staff is extremely friendly and helpful! Greek village is just blocks away (ask dock master for local knowledge, he knows them all!).



Glad we visited!, 2015-03-24
Captain: , Oxford, MD (610)

While docks and heads are a little shabby, they work - as does the wifi, mostly. The staff, Mick and Mike are definitely five star. They are incredibly responsive and wonderful representatives of the City of Tarpon Springs. The sponge docks and historic district are interesting and are well worth a visit. While grocery and hardware shopping is not very accessible, Mike and Mick offered to drive us if we needed anything. We were glad we did not have to take them up on their kind offer because we enjoyed spending all our time walking and experiencing the Greek culture, the food (especially at Mykinos) and the beauty of the cathedral, historic district and Spring Bayou. We have to give the marina a 3 because it was very basic, however, the staff and overall experience was a 5.



Fantastic stop - Very Quaint Village, 2014-12-19
Captain: , Belleville, Ontario (400)

This has to be one of the highlights to date, starting with the boat trip into the town site up the channel through the sponge boats. There was no less than 6 feet of water through the entire channel.

The town marina is right in the heart of the town.

There are lots of areas to walk, tons of neat shops and restaurants and an exceptional fresh seafood market at the end of the main drag.

There is a well-stocked marine supply store across the bridge 5 minutes away.

However the assistance we received from Mike and Mick from the town marina was second to none. They bent over backwards to help make our stay one of the most enjoyable we have experienced. The office is combined with the visitor centre where we were got the low down on where to walk what to see and where the best deals on meals where to be had. From taking the lines, making sure we were happy and a trip to Walmart to boot these guys were outstanding!




Great Place to Visit!!!, 2014-11-29
Captain: , Hampton, VA (314)

Although this marina is older, it has a GREAT location for visiting Tarpon Springs. With its sponge diving and Greek food, don't pass it up. As for the marina, the dockmaster is excellent, but the docks and restrooms are starting to show their age. We were told that the city is getting ready to update them. Stay tunned.



Greeks and Sponges, 2014-11-19
Captain: , Lizella GA (1414)

This is an interesting and different stop, there is no place like it. The marina staff are fantastic, helpful and knowledgeable. The town is a great place to explore. It is touristy but how many times have you been to a Sponge Museum and seen a bunch of sponge diving boats. The Greek food is out of this world. In fact it was better Greek food then food I recently had in Greece :-) Eat at Dimitri's and say hi to GM George the Greek for me.



Neat area and great food, 2014-06-29
Captain: , Louisville, KY (341)

Spent a day here, food and sites was awesome. Crowded for boat traffic though



Right in town, 2014-05-16
Captain: , Galveston, TX (599)

Didn't find the docks much more difficult than most of the other short docks around the Gulf. Shore power is an outlet on the dock, not metered. Water at the dock plenty deep, unlike some places. Office folks are helpful and accommodating. Right in town, but not much noise at night. Nice change from the USAF flight path racket in Navarre Beach, Niceville, and Panama City.
Definitely not a full scale facility, but a good stop after the Big Bend, with showers, heads, and restaurants nearby.



Good Location not the best docks, 2014-01-08
Captain: , Kemah TX (103)

The docks are short and narrow. We were told that they are starting to fix up the docks and dredge out the slips.
The dock master is Great! he is full of local info.
You are right in town, short walk to restaurant's and shops.



A do not miss stop, 2014-01-02
Captain: , Corpus Christi (30)

Put in here to wait out weather...The dockmaster made us feel at home and we have decided to Stay at least a month.

Jim and Pat..."Greek Lady"



Cute town, Greek food, 2013-04-25
Captain: , Phoenix, AZ (960)

This marina needs some help. Ted the harbor master was helpful getting us tied up. There is only 2 slips being used. They are somewhat difficult to use because of the placement of the electric plugs and the lack of length go the piers. When approaching, be close to the sponge museum, the channel is shallow by the green buoy markers. We were inside the markers and hit ground. Loved the town, but it closes early.



Nice for one night, 2013-04-04
Captain: , Houston, TX (523)

The harbormaster and crew were very helpful, but these docks are well past their prime. Having said that, the location is perfect: easy walking distance to all the nice restaurants, bars, and shopping in Tarpon City. Docks are not in good shape and if you want to get off the boat without a step ladder you have to back in. Depth is good, but the transient slips are narrow. We got in OK with a 13' beam, but our pals with 14' beam had to hold their breath to squeeze in.



location great, docks are shot, 2013-04-02
Captain: , houston, tx (393)

Location is great. Next to the action at Tarpon Springs. Water depth fine, with 9 + feet . 3+ ft tide change at bad docks makes it a bit sporting. I managed to squeeze a 13.5 ft beam in between 14ft pilings in slip #1. Slip #2 has a bit more width. The finger piers are wobbly and short and have nails protruding. On the finger pier between 1 and 2 there is one 50 amp plug and two 30 amps, but only one of the 30 amp recepticles would hold the blades correctly.
Would stay again for a one night stay, but only for the location. The harbormaster and crew were very helpful and friendly.
Rated a three overall, 5 for location 1 for the dock.




3 stars for location only, 2012-11-04
Captain: , Mesa AZ (1609)

Right in the center of things: great restaurants and boutique shopping. Docks REALLY need some updating. Our 44' just squeezed in with a 14.5 beam; very narrrow between poles. Assistance with docking. Finger piers are extremely dangerous.



Location Location Location, 2011-12-09
Captain: , Point Pleasant NJ (170)

As in real estate, location rules. Ted, the Harbor Master, and his crew run a tight ship, although the ship is old and frayed around the edges the staff and the location means a lot. Other reviews tout the location's advantages. The city should spend some bucks on new pilings but other than that it fits the neighborhood perfectly. Like the city, a little run down but worthwhile.



The Tarpon Dance, 2011-12-03
Captain: , Houghton, MI (156)

We have been coming here for many years and have the dance down, we know to have long lines for the poles ready and that someone will be there to help. The staff is friendly and helpful and we love being downtown, this is old florida and not a mega marina !! The food is to die for, the fresh bread, bakery, seafood and produce as well.



Good people; few amenities, 2011-07-17
Captain: , St. Petersburg, FL (537)

The marina staff were very friendly and helpful, but the marina itself could use an upgrade. Finger piers are narrow and creaky. No pump-out available. No fuel. Has water, power, and showers, but that's about it. Great access to shopping and dining though, which is a plus if you just want to get a slip for the day. it cost us 10.70 for the day.



Tarpon Spring City Marina, 2011-05-31
Captain: , Wickford, RI (1637)

Nice location on the sponge docks. Pilings at end of slips have deteriated a lot since our last visit two years ago. One piling is missing and another leans so far away from the slip that I don't think we could get a line on it. Did not try the bathrooms as we have nice one on board. Reviewed on May 31, 2011



Nice Location, Run-Down Marina, 2011-04-11
Captain: , Cape Coral, Fl (838)

This is a great location for visiting the Greek Sponge Docks area but the marina is seriously in disrepair. As noted, short narrow finger docks can be dangerous and a real challenge to get off/on the boat. Minimal places for walking dog. Friendly staff is a plus.



Nice place, 2011-02-16
Captain: , Fayetteville, Arkansas (671)

The city marina facilites are marginal at best. The restrooms are less than fresh. However, what the city marina may lack in facilities, its makes up for in hospitality. Ted is a mainstay there and while his a bit loud and brash, his local knowlege is impeccable. Couple this with the fact that you are a short distance from many wonderful shops and eateries and you see why this is an awesome place.



Good place to wait out weather, 2011-01-08
Captain: , Kemah, TX (188)

We stopped here on the way to "The Keys" and had a good time so we stopped on the way back. Waiting for a good weather window to cross the Gulf to Carabelle. The food is great and groceries are about a mile away. Slip fees are $1.50 per foot which includes electric and water. There are no other services available and the pilings are in bad shape. You can walk the sponge market area and eat at the many resturants or just watch the many people milling around. Great entertainment, good location.



Tide, current and long step, 2010-04-18
Captain: , Port Aransas, Texas (998)

Fixed dock with short finger pier makes getting aboard a trick for most. Tidal range around 3 feet make tie off watch in narrow slips a necessity. Exposed bolts on end of the finger piers make damage possible. Very nice staff and great location for shore liberty.



Minimal - almost dangerous facility, 2010-04-13
Captain: , Plattsmouth, Nebraska (130)

Just don't have much good to say about the city marina except it has a great location. The restrooms are public up until 5 pm, and not the nicest. The showers are in the restrooms and are barely big enough to turn around in, with lots of mildew and grime. The pileings are nearly rotted off at the water line. I had a pretty stiff wind when docking and was cautious not to pivot on the pileings and not real confident they would hold the boat in much more wind. There are no breakers on the power outlets, the TV cables are corroded off, etc. After a stay at the Punta Gorda city marina Tarpon Springs is a huge letdown and it seems to be getting worse each year.



municipal marina, 2010-03-08
Captain: , Lakeside, Montana (442)

excellent acces to picturesque sponge fishing community. raised prices early 2009, still comparatively reasonable. immeciate access to reataurants, tourist attractions. small town groceries and bakeries within walking distance. good public bus system to access marine supplies and supermarkets. water, electricity, showers. stayed there march o8 and march 09.



A real treat, 2010-01-20
Captain: , Dauphin Island, AL (162)

It's not Pier 66!! If that's what you're after - keep on going.. That will leave a place for me... I have stopped here several times going north and south. Will stop there again and enjoy the neighborhood.
Great food when you get back off the main steet and into the Greek community. Got a hair cut there one time and I was the only one in the shop who spoke English... they were reading Greek newspapers... Fun...



Great Sponge Dock Area Access, 2009-09-20
Captain: , Bradenton, Fl (111)

This marina basically provides good dockage with water and electric within an easy walk of all the Spnge Dock District has to offer. The marina is right along side the street so it is not quiet or private. The dockmaster is extremely helpfull.



Good marina if you lower your expectations, 2009-06-27
Captain: , Knoxville, TN (1788)

This is a very small marina - 20 slips, 5 transient, so marina staff is not always available. No fuel, pump-out, cable, or wi-fi, but trash cans conveniently located. Bathrooms are locked at 6pm and not opened until morning staff arrives. The marina office is also the Tarpon Springs Welcome Center, built in the late-70’s/early 80’s time frame, and dockage does not appear to have been updated since. Docks are fixed and wooded and fingers are short and rickety. The marina is located as far up the Anclote River as you can go, so there are extremely calm waters at the dock. Once you reach marker “28”, you must maintain IDLE SPEED ONLY. Seriously!

The marina is located in the heart of Tarpon Springs village. You can easily walk to all the village shops, “museums”, & restaurants (touristy but quaint, and good food). If you go in expecting a full-service marina, you will be sorely disappointed. However, if you go in with the expectations of a bare-bones marina with calm waters that puts you in the heart of a Greek village, you’ll find it adequate.



Good if you can get it, 2009-01-05
Captain: , Absarokee Mt (1228)

Ran all day from Dog Island, Carrabelle, thought we had reservations, we arrived after hours and the only slip available was too narrow, so we had to go back out to the power plant and anchor. This is a good stop, but management is a real issue.



Tarpon Springs City Marina, 2008-04-28
Captain: , Charleston, SC (364)

Excellent location ( if you like being in the center of the tourist area). Within in walking distant of resturants, quite at night. Docks space is limited and in only fair condition. No 50 amp service. All docks have dual 30 amps.



Tarpon Springs Marina, 2008-01-22
Captain: , Jacksonville, FL (822)

Great location, the crew at the dock leave alot to be desired. we didn't find anyone helpful at the office. The city has a gold mine, but puts very little money into the docks. the city needs to fire the Dockmaster, the whole office is fearful of him.



Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, 2007-04-21
Captain: , Fort Lauderdale (141)

This is a small marina with very limited services. However, the location on the east end of the sponge docks is great for visiting and exploring Tarpon Springs. About a mile or so to grocery stores and West Marine. Bus service available for shopping.



CITY MARINA, 2007-02-03
Captain: , Patterson, La (1441)

It is in the heart of the tourist district. Walk to all restaurants , museums etc. A long way to a laundry as well as to a Catholic church. You get a slip only, that is all you need right!
We would , definately , stay there again. NO services except water and electricity. A fun stop with plenty of good Greek food. Try the cafes that are a block or two off the main drag, good food and a lot cheaper. Just look to see where locals are eating!!!!



good location, 2007-01-24
Captain: , Key Largo (5330)

close to touist district. Hope the get a new dockmaster, hez not the friendliest. No close facilities.

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