Florida Keys Marinas

Florida Keys marinasFlorida Keys marinas from Key Largo to Key West range from tiny public boat launches to full service marinas with rentals and sales. Whether you need to find dockage with full services like utilities and showers, or you just need to know where you can launch your boat for a weekend trip in the Keys, our guide to Florida Keys marinas can get you headed in the right direction.

Marinas in the Upper Keys

Starting in Key Largo, we have Garden Cove Marina located at 21 Garden Cove Drive. For boaters, it’s on the ocean side just north of Pennekamp State Park. Here you can have them launch your boat on the lift for $40, buy gas, and get engine service. They also have dry storage, some wet slips with utilities, and a restaurant on the premises. You can drive up by boat for lunch or dinner at The Buzzard’s Roost.

Up the road just a bit, after the center of Key Largo if you’re driving, is Rock Key Marina. This place resembles a construction site, and offers a ramp for launching your own boat, plus dry storage on a dusty lot. For friendly service, Garden Cove Marina can’t be beat.

Continuing west, in Tavernier there is Tavernier Creek Marina. This is a large, full-service marina offering sales, service, gas, wet and dry slips, and boat sales. It’s on the bay side, and if you’re driving it is hard to miss. In Tavernier, which is between Key Largo and Islamorada, there’s a stoplight, then an overpass bridge. Go over the bridge and take an immediate right into the marina. There’s also a dive company out of this marina, as well as charter fishing guides and a marina store behind the fuel dock.

In Islamorada there is Bud & Mary’s Marina, on the ocean side at Mile Marker 79.8. It’s got fishing charters, transient dockage, a party fishing boat, fuel, marina store, bait, and rentals. If you’re looking to launch a boat, head over to the Sea Bird Marina at Mile Marker 69.5 on the bay side. The have a boat ramp. Sea Bird Marina also features wet and dry slips, gas & diesel, boat rentals, bait & tackle, and vacation rentals.

Marinas in the Middle Keys

In Marathon, lots of the boating activity centers around Boot Key Harbor. It’s a protected area (from the weather, not environmentally) with lots of various services for boaters. The city of Marathon has its liveaboard buoys located here, and such there is a rather large liveaboard community here. There are dinghy docks, showers, pumpout, laundry, and slips too. There’s a water taxi service. Anchor lights are required here For liveaboards, Boot Key Harbor offers just about everything you’d need, including two grocery stores nearby.

There are several restaurants on the water in Boot Key Harbor, (Burdine’s and Dockside) which offer parking for boaters who pull up for a meal. And there are several fuel docks here too. For boats with a tall mast, you can enter via the Sister Creek entrance to the harbor, which has no overhead obstructions. But at low tide there’s only four feet depth. There’s also an entrance under the bridge, which can be raised by calling on channel 09, 6am to 10pm or after hours by phone. There is a depth guage here.

Marinas in the Lower Keys

Right in Key Westthere is the city of Key West’s marina and boat ramp. For $5 you can launch in and out same day at their ramp. This is quite a deal! It’s $6 for one day of trailer and vehicle storage. They have showers and slips, security, power, and trash removal. There is no dry storage here.

For dry storage in or near Key West, go to Stock Island, just over the bridge heading north from Key West. There are several marinas on Stock Island offering wet and dry slips. In Key West Harbor, there are plenty of marinas and resorts with dockage as well. It’s just a matter of choosing one.

Public Boat Ramps

  • Blackwater Sound MM 110 on the Bayside
  • Harry Harris Park MM 92 on the Oceanside
  • Indian Key Fill MM 79 on the Bayside
  • Marathon MM 54 on the Bayside
  • Marathon Yacht Club MM 49 on the Bayside
  • West of 7 Mile Bridge on the Bayside
  • Cannon Marine & Boat Ramp. For small boats. In Marathon, in back of Home Depot.
  • Spanish Harbor on the Bayside
  • Shark Key Fill on rhw Oceanside
  • Cudjoe Key on the Bayside
  • Stock Island Ramp MM 7
  • Key West End of A1A
  • Key West End of Simonton St.
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