Details for The Marina at Factory Bay

The Marina at Factory Bay

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Average rating 4.3 stars from 27 reviews

Address 1081 Bald Eagle Drive
Marco Island, FL 34145


After hours contact

Facility type

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


VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Craig and Dan

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Discount for BoatUS members, transient slips 15% off.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Follow the markers into Marco Island area and after you pass Snook Inn (Marker 14), turn to starboard to enter Factory Bay. Follow the seawall. Greens are on your port. Marina is on the starboard side. Between Markers #3 & #5. They are on VHF 06.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 11
Transient dockage: 12
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: No fuel.

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 107
Beam max: 25

Other info: 55 foot slips have a maximum beam of 22 feet.


Transient: 6
Total: 72
Transient price: $2.25/ft (2017-06-27)

Other price info: 15% BoatUS discount.


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

Other price info: No Moorings available.

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

Additional info: 110/220 volts.

Pricing info: $5.00/day

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)

Yes - Included

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info

No - No full-time liveaboards allowed. You can stay 5 days in a row or up to 10 days/month.


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: None

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: None



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Follow the boardwalk to the designated pet area. The condo behind the marina is private property.

Disability access

Yes - There is a ramp from the parking lot all the way down to the different docks.

Launch service

Pump out

Yes - Included in slip fee - at each slip.




Yes - At the office and at the end of each dock.


Yes - One in each men and ladies room (very clean).

Note: This is a 'Green Marina' with restrictions on overboard discharges, including Grey Water. Transients are requested to use the Marina showers versus on-board.


Yes - 3 each (very clean).


Yes - Free laundry on site (2 washers and dryers). No heavy items. Clothing only.

Note: This is a 'Green Marina' with restrictions on overboard discharges, including grey water. Transients are requested to use the marina Wwashing machines versus on-board.


Yes - Nearby (convenient store 10 min walk; Publix and Winn-Dixie 20-min walk, 1 mile).


Yes - No hardware store onsite. Another marina with a Ship's Store is walking distance nearby. Also Ace Hardware 1/2 mile.

West Marine is next door to Publix Grocery Store 1 mile away.


Yes - Nearby


Yes - No Bar on the premises but several within walking distance.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Nearby

Repair capabilities

Yes - They have a number of business cards of people who will come to you to do repairs.

All contractors need to sign in and have insurance on file with us before work begins. Ask the dockmaster for guidance.

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities


Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - Free wireless connection, ask the dockmaster for the code.

Boat ramp availability



Yes - Enterprise nearby (25% discount when you mention the marina).

Other services

Boater's Lounge with couch and large screen TV, and table to work on personal computer.


The beach is a dinghy ride away. The bike shop next door rents bikes, inexpensive.

Turn right out of marina: dry cleaners (2 blocks), 4 restaurants within 15 min walk, scuba dive shop, seafood store (Olde Marco area).

Turn left out of marina: NAPA, Dolphin Tiki Hut, and Marco River marina store is 15-min walk; about 1 mile (25 min walk) is many places: (Marco Towne Mall) Publix, Winn-Dixie, P.O., banks, dry cleaners, many stores and restaurants.

Reviews for The Marina at Factory Bay
Great Place to Stay, 2017-06-17
Captain: , Naples (70)

Came in after a wild day coming from an overnight outside Little Snake River. Thunderstorms and high winds rolled in about 20 miles south of the Marco River entrance creating 6-8 ft seas within 30 minutes!! Quite rough for our 39' trawler. Once in the Marco River it was like glass. High south winds created a little challenge for docking, but Craig was very helpful getting us in. Great facility with complimentary laundry and pumpout at the slip. If you don't mind a 15-20 minute walk, there are many restaurants and a Publix grocery down the road. Snook Inn was exceptional food! Holed up there 3 days waiting for the winds to subside. Overall great experience!!

Great stopover, 2017-03-17
Captain: , Clearwater Harbor Marina (10)

Great stopover, stayed here for 3 days on the way to Key West. Craig does an amazing job, the docks are good condition floating docks. Getting in and out of the marina is easy, just hug the shoreline, we saw 6-7 feet all the way in and we draft 5 feet. Coming in from the gulf, access was easy as well, just follow the channel markers and make sure you are looking at the right markers, almost made the mistake of following the channel markers heading north.

Fine Marina, 2017-02-24
Captain: , Durango, CO (320)

We stayed for three nights on a T (wide beam catamaran). Bit of wake from passing boats, but not bad and ceases at night. Excellent floating docks and utilities, captains lounge, access to resturants, groceries, etc. Very helpful dockmaster Craig. Free but small laundry (one of the two machines was broken. Note the 5 night maximum stay. This would be a five star marina IF there was pool access, but the marina is not part of the looming condos, so no swim for marina clients.

Hiden Gem - limited stay marina, 2017-02-19
Captain: , carmel in (50)

enjoyed 5 days (max stay) in factory bay. Super close to inlet with deep water the whole way - check with dockmaster for recent conditions but he explained it as the deep water makes a horshoe around the bay. We stayed on t-head but fairways were ample to manuver. Pay heed to the ebb tide as it runs on the way out. Floating docks. Squeaky clean head that are a bit of a walk. Super location with Winn Dixie access via dinghy. Quite spot right accross from the anchorage.

Nice clean marina, 2017-01-28
Captain: , Edgewater, NJ (100)

We got a last minute slip. Dockmaster was great and very helpful. Lots of restaurants within short walk. Will definitely stop again.

Awesome Dockmaster, 2016-07-03
Captain: , Cape Coral (60)

We just stopped here while headed back to Ft. Myers from Key West. Dockmaster was A++ very helpful and made us feel very welcome. This was a nice change of pace from some of the attitudes you get in Key West cough..A&B Marina..cough Nice clubhouse with good internet, clean restrooms/showers and we got a great rate. No pool but if you're looking for a break from a trip or need to hide from weather for a few nights this place is a great stop. Easy in easy out, great staff great rates..Highly recommend. Do be prepared for no-see-ums near dusk but it wasnt too buggy..

Condos with docks, 2016-05-23
Captain: , Niceville, Fl (195)

This marina is part of a condo complex that has boat docks. They do have a great helpful dock master. No other marina items other than water and power. Close to quite a few restaurants.

Good Marina, 2016-05-21
Captain: , Fort Myers, FL (111)

Second all previous positive reviews. Plus, check out nearby Old Marco Pub & Restaurant (less than 1/4 mile walk) for excellent food & great service....doesn't look like much from the curb (strip mall) but you won't be disappointed.

Small, Quiet Marina with good amenities and location, 2016-02-26
Captain: , Hull, MA (720)

The marina is very small and is thye first marina you will pass after you enter Capri Pass. Well protected and quiet. Sat out strong SE and N winds with no problem. Floating concrete docks are in excellent condition. The restrooms and showers are very clean and they also have a laundry with 2 washers and dryers that are free. There is also a lounge but is only open when the docmaster is on duty( 8-5 ).
Great location to Publix, restaurants, CVS, etc --only a mile away from the marina. Right next door to the marina is the island bike shop were you can rent bikes, motor scotters, etc. Very nice bikes. The island is easy to tour by bike.
The marina staff; Craig, was excellent and accomodating. When we arrived he was right on the dock ready to assist us.
Great Marina, staff and location

Very accomodating, 2016-02-21
Captain: , santa barbara (760)

Craig and John went out of their way to assist and accompdate. Very secure, clean, protected, good 50A power and water. Great italian food at Bello Bravo - roughly across from Publix and West Marine. Other eateries nearby.

great floating docks., 2016-01-03
Captain: , Buffalo (832)

We called ahead and Craig was waiting for us at our assigned slip. We normally use 50 amp, but our slip had 30 amp. We didn't try to use a splitter because we didn't need a/c. Free, clean laundry facilities and Craig advised us to go two doors down to Kirk's Coney Island for a quick bite to eat and we watched Sunday football. Nice meal, and we found it nicer than the touristy Snook's down the street.

Great Stay!, 2015-09-08
Captain: , portland or (131)

Came in through Capri Pass -we are a 42 foot sailboat and draft 6 feet. Had no problems with depth coming in or at the Marina. Clean bathrooms, free laundry and Craig will make you coffee. Both the Harbormasters - John and Craig were as friendly as can be. About a mile walk to the grocery, good restaurants nearby. Loved our stay here and would most definitely return.

Great Stay!, 2015-09-08
Captain: , portland or (131)

Came in through Capri Pass -we are a 42 foot sailboat and draft 6 feet. Had no problems with depth coming in or at the Marina. Clean bathrooms, free laundry and Craig will make you coffee. Both the Harbormasters - John and Craig were as friendly as can be. About a mile walk to the grocery, good restaurants nearby. Loved our stay here and would most definitely return.

s/v Talaria

Clean and Neat, 2014-04-24
Captain: , Wilmington, NC (250)

Stayed here 5 nights. Had to get fuel tank cleaned--Dockmaster Mike recommended USA Fuel Service. If you need to clean algae gunk out of your tank, call Chris (866) 578-3835. He'll do it right.

We were on T-dock, so little rocky. Concrete floating docks are
excellent. Bathrooms are clean and air conditioned. Free laundry. Great boaters lounge. Dockmaster Mike is great guy, very friendly and helpful. No pool access and no cable (despite what description on Active Captain says). I did get decent Wi-Fi at end of T-dock.

Turn right out of marina, five block walk to Snook Inn, good food/view but touristy. Turn left at Snook Inn go 1 block to Lee Be Fish Co. on right at the Shops of Old Marco for great fish sandwich and fresh seafood. Other restaurants/shops here too.

Go left out of marina, Dolphin Tiki on left just past Rose Marina. Continue for < a mile to Publix, CVS, Bealls outlet, and many other stores. A little further on left is Marco Island Brewery with several micro brews, food, music, sports bar theme.

Take cab ride to Goodlands area to The Little Bar. Great food, atmosphere, live music.

Would definitely come back here, but be aware of their five consecutive night, 10 nights max per month limitation. Not a place to hang out for very long.

Facilities, 2014-02-27
Captain: , Marco Island, Fl (63)

I own slip here and live nearby. NAPA store 0ne-half mile has marine parts. Marek"s Biestro 1/4 mile good happy hour prices. I am on marina board Boat US dicount has been reduced to 15% .

Very Nice Marina, 2012-06-09
Captain: , little river (269)

Well maintained floating docks. Came in after hours (1730) no problems at all, checked in next day. Clean bathrooms, two showers, nice boaters lounge. Very friendly, helpful weekend staff. Bill gave the approach directions by truning at marker 14 to staraboard, keeping close to the shoreline. Charts were not clear as to depth but never saw less than 10 ft. Some wake but nothing to bad. Quite at night. Bring lots of bug spray or a blood transfusion, the mosquitoes will take you away after dusk.

Four star facility, 2012-06-05
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (639)

Nice concrete floating docks and Dockmaster Bill was very accomodating. On weekends, the wakes do result in some rocking at the docks and the tide does run strong occasionally. Superb boaters lounge (locks up at 5pm) and FREE Laundry facilities. Nice restrooms. No pool. Grocery store is a long walk.

Great Hospitality, 2011-07-28
Captain: , Wrightsville beach, NC (424)

Staff was helpful, courteous and knowledgable. Facilities relatively new and well kept. Floating face dock for boats well over 60'. Publix about a mile away.

The way it should be, 2011-03-13
Captain: , Fort Myers (769)

We stayed two weeks here and thought it was one of the best run marinas we have stayed at. Great help from dockmasters, well maintained facilities, free washers and dryers and only a one mile walk to most stores.

Lots of close by restaurants and wonderful beaches.

The only negative with this location is its proximity to the oft traveled channel. We were bounced around quite a bit by boaters and thier wakes. Additionally, there isn't a lot of wind protection, so it can be quite rolly sometimes.

Nice Place, 2011-01-25
Captain: , Cleveland (2083)

Very nice docks (floating concrete) and restrooms. Very clearn and nicely kept up. We found this to be a good place to bike to just about anything. Neil was very helpful - both as we came in and as we left.

Caution: the tide was incredibly strong when we left and we had issues getting away from the docks. You may want to plan your exit at slack tide.

Fine place to stay a few days, 2011-01-01
Captain: , Kemah, TX (188)

We spent New Years Eve and New Years day (2011) here and have really enjoyed it. Neil is the harbormaster and is will to do anything to make your stay enjoyable. He is even willing to catch a line if you need help docking. He has a vast local knowledge and can point you in the right direction for a restaurant, store, etc. The facilities are spotless and there are two washer/dryers that are free. There are security cameras on each pier and the place is locked and secure. The showers are in each restroom and clean. Marina prices are reasonable for this area...$1.68 a foot with Boat US discount. The only disadvantage is boat traffic outside the marina that causes some pitching and rolling.

April 2010 Nice place, 2010-05-09
Captain: , FL, West Central (10)

Very helpful staff (ride to propane and groceries).
Immaculate bathrooms.
Restaraunts are an easy walk.
Washer/dryer complimentary but more importantly clean and they work well.
Security cameras and gating help in feeling secure.

Wonderful Facility, 2009-12-29
Captain: , Solomons, MD (1915)

Well maintained, floating, concrete piers. Friendly, helpful staff. Immaculate bathrooms/showers. Free laundry. Cable TV. Boaters lounge w/TV. I would stay here again. Set in front of the Pier 81 condominiums. Easy access to local restaurants.

Best value on Marco Island, 2009-07-06
Captain: , Knoxville, TN (1788)

Marina does not have all the amenities of neighboring marinas which is reflected in a lower price and ideal if you do not need those amenities. The docks are large, floating, concrete and in excellent condition. Marina staff is extremely nice and helpful. They are very professional and go the extra mile to keep everything at the marina top notch. The marina office building also houses the bathrooms with showers and FREE laundry (available 24hrs with key). Restrooms are immaculate! Marina lounge is large and comfortable with a couch, large screen tv, wi-fi, and a desk with a computer to use (available only during office hours). Pump out is available directly at your slip. We would definitely stay here again when in the area.

Nice Marina, 2008-01-25
Captain: , San Antonio Texas (76)

Here in January '08. $2.25 per foot. Very clean restrooms and showers, floating docks, and a free laundry and pump out. Not in the heart of town, but a reasonable walk to Publix, West Marine, and restauraunts. Marina staff are incredibly nice and accomodating

floating docks, 2008-01-09
Captain: , Key Largo (5457)

floating docks,only 50 amp available, 2.22 a foot in Jan o8, no close supplies or shopping, friendley dockmaster

floating docks, 2008-01-09
Captain: , Key Largo (5457)

floating docks,only 50 amp available, 2.22 a foot in Jan o8, no close supplies or shopping, friendley dockmaster

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