Details for Whidden's Marina

Whidden's Marina

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 2.9 stars from 9 reviews

Address 190 First Street E., PO Box 128
Boca Grande, FL 33921


After hours contact

Facility type

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


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Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

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Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

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

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Transient: 4
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Other price info: $50 for the night with electric.


Transient: Unknown
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Transient price: Unknown

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

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Pricing info: Included

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Pets welcomeUnknown

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Reviews for Whidden's Marina
The Hills Have Eyes, 2013-11-07
Captain: , Hernando Beach, FL (184)

Did not stay, don't want to. Walked over to see the museum and store. The people didn't seem friendly, it was very dusty and did not smell good. I come from old Florida, this is more like "The Hills Have Eyes".

Old Time Redneck 'Cracker' Florida, 2013-05-06
Captain: , East Greenwich RI (515)

We did not stay here. We walked down and visited. Everything is true --it would be fine spot for a bunch of guys delivering a boat. Sitting spiting and drinking would be the highlights of this joint!! Not a yachtie place!

Reel people in snob village, 2013-04-12
Captain: , Marborow NY (30)

I hate to say it but these people are smarter than you surly Wall Street $$ wants them out check out the falling apart fish hut, lade back people, goats pigs and the museum with Spanish treasure. This monument is dedicated as one of Florida's land marks.

What a Dump, 2013-03-04
Captain: , Bristol, Rhode Island (2761)

Okay, we didn't stay here so I can't vouch for the slips nor the personnel. But one walk through the yard and grounds completely turned us off.

Descriptions calling this place "rustic" and "old Florida" are being awfully generous.

Rustic Florida, 2012-12-11
Captain: , st petersburg, fl (889)

This is Old FLorida. Real people here, none of that shiny fancy stuff. We enjoyed our stay.

our visit to appalachia, 2012-01-30
Captain: , Clearwater (10)

my wife and young chidren recently visited the resort town of boca grande located on gasparilla island and spent the night at whiddens marina. while we were there we walked around the marina property and this is what we experienced. while inside we were greeted by surly management who offered no assistance whatever. the marina grounds had dog feces almost every where and the trash and beer cans were abundant. the toilet was deplorable and reeked of dog feces which covered the floor of the adjacent laundry area. the smell of marijauna smoke and loud cursing voices of men who hollered mother f****r and god d**n every other sentence prompted my wife to cover the ears of our youngest child! there were a pair of goats penned in a barren tiny pen bleating for food and a pair of obsese swine standing ankle deep in their own liqud feces and the area reeked of vomit and feces! the grounds we littered with junk cars, boats and a decrepit motorhome and piles of debris everywhere we looked, so much for being on the national registry of historic sites! we had a rough night as the slip was unprotected and although we deployed fenders the incredible growth of oysters on the pilings scatched our boat. the next morning we were going to walk to town for baked goods when we witnessed an obese young woman, the daughter of the owner, screaming at her small female toddler, "get in the f*****g truck before i kick your god d**n ass!" needless to say we were stunned and vowed to NEVER return to this marina again. it is beyond comprehension how this marina continues to exist and why the health department and other agencies have not shut it down. we just want to warn other folks that this is not a friendly place to visit and not suitable for young children. we would rate this marina as a minus 10 but since a rating is mandatory in this review and 1 star is the lowest available we will go with that.

old Florida, 2011-09-14
Captain: , palmetto (227)

Although they did not have a slip open for me when I arrived, I have to say they are good people who will help in any way. On the other hand Miller's, which is next to Whidden's has the most arrogant and unkindly people working for them. Whidden's has kept the old Florida charm. It may be a bit rustic, but quite hospitable! Definately a good stop over.

This is OLD Florida at it's finest!, 2011-02-16
Captain: , Fort Myers Beach (276)

We paid $25 for the night with electric. No problems with the slip on a 26' sailboat. The place is extremely rustic with outdoor shower stall but very clean. The building is like a museum with its tin roof and faded wood. Within walking distance to restaurants and very quiet.

Whidden's Marina, 2009-02-08
Captain: , Whitehall, Mi (1754)

$35/night (34' boat). Interesting stop with an outdoor shower and pigs. Not much else around.

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