by Loretta D. on Feb 11, 2023
GREAT MARINA! We have lived on our boat for 2 years now, marina-hopping our way around the Free State of Florida and Dockside Marina is our FAVORITE Marina by FAR! It's small enough to be cozy, but large enough to support its lovely facilities. Even though we're a small fish surrounded by mega yachts, we are treated like welcome guests. There's always something to do, including chatting with the happy folks fishing on the special fishing docks. You're a walk or bike ride away from anything you may need. There's a small private beach, clean restrooms and laundry. Mail is easily handled by the front desk.
We love it here!
by Jim M. on Jun 19, 2022
Let me start by saying the couple that runs this marina are some of the nicest and most accommodating people I've ever met.
In fact when I was having my boat moved by a 3rd party, they refused them entry to the dock (even though they had a key) until they verified it with me by phone! Just amazing!!!!
They have amazing local knowledge and in fact told me the published tide tables were off by hours... I must admit that I was highly skeptical of this until there was a 2.5 knot current running at what was published slack tide!!!
Will be back and thank you!!!!!
by Mark B. - Verified user on May 31, 2022
We have been staying at the Dockside inn for 15 years. Everything about this place is great. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend for your next stay in Ft Pierce.
by Andrew L. - Verified user on May 30, 2022
Excellent place to stay !! Everyone very friendly and exceptionally clean… lots of things to do that are all within walking distance from the docks. Will be back for sure
by Charles G. - Verified user on May 25, 2022
Very nice experience with a friendly staff. Dock Masters Cammy and Capt Joe were a pleasure to deal with.
by carl r. on May 03, 2022
I write this review with a sour taste in my mouth. I’ve always enjoyed stays at this marina.
What happened was quite simply a one day slip in my schedule due to a need for repairs. We’ve all been there.
The problem is that my request fell under the 72 hour cancellation policy. The request was a few hours short of that minimum.
I did not request a refund only a credit for a future date. I was flatly refused, repeatedly. I found the lack of consideration for a customer inappropriate.
Message: do not violate and marina rules, they are unforgiving at this marina.
by Rodrick M. - Verified user on Apr 28, 2022
stay was great once you navigate the tide, current & winds.
by Derek M. on Mar 30, 2022
Dockside was a welcome surprise when all the others in Florida were full and unable to accomodate us. The docks have been very well done recently, the team is friendly and helpful. Be watchful of the strong currents through here so come in at slack. Be ready with lines, fenders, and crew. Stand of the current here differs significantly from high/low tide cycle, so check your navionics for the current change, not the high/low tide cycle. Otherwise check with the dockmaster before planning arrival to be sure of best times.
by Nicole O. - Verified user on Jan 03, 2022
Highly, Highly recommend using DOCKWA!!!!! Fast, Easy and Simple!!! They made our stay especially easier being able to dock our boat securely and felt safe about it! Can't wait to come back again, hopefully real soon!!
by Christine W. on Sep 14, 2021
Amazing staff, always a pleasure to see Mrs Louise. Dock master is always a pleasure rooms are Always nice. Room service is always nice. Just a all around nice place.
by Steven T. - Verified user on Aug 26, 2021
We really enjoyed our stay. The hotel although a little older was spotless!! Bed was comfortable. Swimming pool was nice and clean. Location was walking distance to a few different dining options so if coming by boat you can still eat out without other transportation.
by stephen m. - Verified user on Aug 25, 2021
Very clean property, friendly staff,rooms were spacious enough and clean.
by Nick r. on Aug 03, 2021
I believe we already put a review well here’s another , no hotel no staff no bartenders are better than this group , check in dock your boat and order a drink and get ur bait for the morning everyone here is dialed in and layed back no better place to stay with ur fishing buddies or if ya wanna bring the family , just great food great drinks and great people thx again
by Julia I. - Verified user on Aug 01, 2021
We just spent 5 nights at Dockside Marina and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The docks were in excellent condition; the marina staff -- Dockmasters Cammie and Capt Joe, dockhand Robbie -- were friendly and very helpful; the docks were secure (gated access and a security guard that patrolled the area throughout the evening); the two pools were refreshing after a long day on our boat; the views were amazing from the docks; and the marina showers for those of us staying on boats were very clean. We ate at the tiki bar one evening and the wait staff were friendly and the food was generous and tasty for the price. All around, it was a fantastic stay and we will definitely be back. I have one word of caution for fellow boaters: be aware that the current RIPS through the inlet and thus the marina slips. Slack tide is 2-2.5 hours AFTER the tide charts. If you're not an experienced captain, make sure to time your arrival/departure with slack tide and make sure you have plenty of docklines to secure your bow, stern, and spring lines. We thought we were arriving at slack tide but were blissfully unaware of the 2 hour delay. Regardless, our dockhand Robbie helped us bring our 37' boat into the slip with no bumps or bruises. After the first arrival, the two of us were easily able to maneuver in and out of our slip over the next several days by timing our day to the slack tide. Don't let the current deter you -- this property is DEFINITELY worth the visit. (One suggestion for the Resort Manager: the icing on the cake would be a small fan in the marina showers. Granted we were staying at the peak of summer but the shower rooms were a bit warm, even while taking a cool shower. May I also suggest a shelf to place a toiletry bag while showering.)
by Casey W. - Verified user on Jul 12, 2021
Great place great staff. Very helpful. We will be back!
by Tammy D. - Verified user on Jun 03, 2021
The worst customer service , no place to park boat trailer and was told I wasn’t allowed to utilize the hotels amenities even though they advertise full use with dock slip. People fishing off the dock while marina employees watching them do it. The most unfriendly bunch of marina employees I have ever come in contact with. They all need a customer service overhaul.
by Jerrod - Verified user on Jan 25, 2021
Friendly Dockhands and staff ... close to a few restaurants and bars... clean showers and nice pool area... docks are not floating so can get tricky to climb on and off your boat ... also current rips through the marina so need to time your approach and departure at slack tide ... would definitely stay again
by Emory Z. - Verified user on Jan 21, 2021
Great value, wonderful staff!!!!! Awesome location!!’
by Nicholas D. - Verified user on Dec 14, 2020
Fabulous staff and new clean docks with great security and privacy.
by Cheryl H. - Verified user on Dec 10, 2020
This is the second time we have stayed at Dockside Marina and Resort. We stayed for about 5 weeks in Spring 2020. It is little pricey for a one-night stay. The current, which we knew about, makes it VERY difficult to dock safely. Luckily we were on a T head and some staff was there to help - very tricky. The docks are new, but not floating. We would return, but think their pricing is alittle high for transients.
by NORMAN H. - Verified user on Oct 21, 2020
I CAN'T REVIEW MY STAY BECAUSE THE DOCKSIDE MARINA NEVER RESPONDED TO MY RESERVATION REQUEST.
by Todd M. - Verified user on Sep 08, 2020
Friendly and helpful staff! Perfect restaurant and bar "Tiki Style" right on the waters edge. Spent the Labor Day weekend there (2020) and will definitely return.
by Anonymous - Verified user on Jun 06, 2020
Dockmaster put us at a slip that was not suitable for a 90 ft vessel. Would not give clear information over phone, once arrived, had to launch tender to make stern line off to piling that was 50 feet away from stern. This line blocked in the vessel in the slip next to us. Awful slip that should have never been rented.
by Brian E. on Nov 21, 2019
If you like bull riding, this is your marina! The location is in the crosshairs of Ft. Pierce Inlet, andTHE CURRENT RIPS THRU THE ENTIRE MARINA. We had planned on a multi-month stay but left, barely, after 3 days. (we tried to leave after 2 days but the current was too vigorous to depart safely, so we were charged for a third day when we finally got out of there past "checkout time.") On the positive side, the docks are all new, and fixed, and the security gates robust. However, docking was a nightmare due to the water flow. ONE older fellow was there to help us on arrival and was useless. We were pinned against the dock until the tide turned and we resolved our situation on our own. Did I say THE CURRENT RIPS THRU THE ENTIRE MARINA? They are woefully understaffed as to offer any real assistance, and when we departed, the front office was locked and of no help, save for the same ONE older "dockmaster" who we did better without. The wifi did not work and the bathrooms, and the vibe, were as described by Reeloriginal in his 9/30 review. Let the number of empty slips be your guide! Look elsewhere for safe and professional marina services. Did I say THE CURRENT RIPS THRU THE ENTIRE MARINA?
by Paulette B. - Verified user on Nov 11, 2019
We stayed from Wednesday to Saturday and were very happy!
by Brad C. - Verified user on Oct 07, 2019
The Dockmaster and hotel staff were as friendly as could be. The rooms were clean, the dock was new and strong. The tiki bar and grill next door was great. Everything we needed was right there.
by Mike R. - Verified user on Sep 30, 2019
New docks are nice, but that’s about it! The dockhands were helpful, which was nice considering the ripping current from the marina being basically in the inlet. Also, there are no marina bathrooms/showers. We were told to use the tiki bar bathroom, which is a single person use bathroom, at a busy bar... not a clean place just by virtue of the weekend bar crowd! As stated, the dockhands were great, but after multiple attempts to hail on channel 16, we were forced to call on the landline. The woman we spoke to gave us a slip assignment and hung up- no clue which dock or side or location. When we called back she gave some major attitude, as if she was doing us a favor getting us a slip at a completely empty marina (there were 4 other boats total in the entire facility)! And don’t get caught with a cup or drink from anywhere but the bar- my wife got a stern talking to after we got the boat secured for walking to the marina office with a yeti cup. I wish it was a better marina and experience, but it’s not. Do yourself a favor and go to ANY of the other marinas close by.
by keith m. - Verified user on Aug 05, 2019
This was my second time visiting the Dockside Resort. I found the stay very enjoyable. The shortcoming is the small fee a second vehicle to park. My son n law met me at the hotel later in my stay due to schedules. He was charged $10.00 to park at the hotel as a second vehicle. The new owner and staff are to be complimented on their service and attention to updating the rooms and amenities. The dock system is second to none and offers water and electric at your slip. We will be back again. The place is always busy, so book in advance as much as possible. A special thank you to Lois for her outstanding service and " Being the Difference" in my stay.
by Brian C. - Verified user on Mar 25, 2019
Helpful and Courteous staff and dock master. Clean and in excellent condition.
by Reggie G. - Verified user on Mar 05, 2019
The docks are new but some of the amenities they are advertising are not yet available. Go to C dock if you don’t care for loud music.