by Tarek G. - Verified user on Nov 05, 2023
The Marina is clean, quiet and well located. Restaurants and bars and the beach all close by! Staff is friendly and professional. We will be back again very soon!
by Lisa S. - Verified user on Jan 16, 2023
Very nice people, Slips are small. No bathrooms or showers, but had laundry and a happy hour with free beer and wine ($10/each for the 4 nights), plus beach access and heated pool.
by Doreen S. - Verified user on Jan 05, 2023
No one to help land
Have to pay to use the pool
Long way in very shallow
Close to beautiful beach
Would Not recommend
Good afternoon, We're so sorry your stay was not enjoyable. We do appreciate the feedback as we are a small business with a new marina and still learning how to improve. We sent you a direct message and would love to make this right. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.
by Jean T. - Verified user on Dec 11, 2022
Great place, close to good restaurants, pharmacy, laundry and pool onsite, shallow to get there so hug the shore
by Brad B. - Verified user on Mar 28, 2022
Dock pilings and cleats were new with plenty of vertical bumper strip. Enough water depth at low tide, however we pulled in and were glad we did. Our spot against the smaller deck (north) was out of the water against the sea wall. The decks were very nice with chairs, covered tables, and charcoal grills. The power pedestals and water access was sufficient with some stations having hoses already attached, which we used each afternoon to rinse salt spray off. Small pool and property cleanliness was average. Would have been nice to have a bathroom by the pool/deck. My biggest complaint would be the fishing off the dock fingers and seawall. The two huge decks have tons of footage to fish off the front of, yet people still want to be right on top of you. Had people walking down the already narrow dock fingers to toss there bait under my boat and casting over my motor. Even had one guy push my boat off the pilings with the slack in ropes so he could get between. Snagged my dock line when retrieving his bait. Staff is non-existent in evenings to control this, as they are all at main hotel across the street. You also have guests on the decks all night. Not quiet at all if that’s what you are looking for.
by Jody S. - Verified user on Mar 27, 2022
Moment of Zen, a 36-foot by 15-foot powercat, thoroughly enjoyed a four-day stay at Bayview Plaza during March 2022. The only reason for the four stars rather than five is that although good solid padded pilings were recently added to the nice long finger piers, the distance from the boat to the piers themselves required a ramp. I was told the wood on the finger piers would soon be replaced, so the hope is that they will be reconstructed to overcome the new gap.
Otherwise, it was a delightful stay. Easy walk to the beach across the street. Restaurants, drug store and Public are an easy walk. Nearby neighborhoods offer good and low-traffic dog-walking.
The location is very well-protected at the end of Big McPherson bayou. When entering from the ICW on lower Boca Ciega Bay, be sure to hug the starboard shoreline carefully. If heading north, don't turn west toward the entrance until you reach half-way between the bridge and red "26." Then trace the shoreline back and inside to find plenty of find plenty of water. The easiest way to see the course is to use Navionics sonar charts.
by Jennifer E. - Verified user on Mar 10, 2022
The Bayview Marina facilities were great! It is small and affiliated with 3 boutique hotels that offer all their amenities for a mere $10. We were stern in and had a great view of the pool area. Our boat is 44 feet with a draft of 3.5 feet and a beam of 14 feet but we had no trouble getting in...you just need to pay attention in McPherson's Bayou and hug the starboard shore on your way in. Unlike other marinas we have known, the internet is blazing fast. Shore power and water are good and well situated. The beach is just across the street and stores and restaurants abound! Sheldon. who is in charge of the marina, was very accommodating and friendly. Visitor parking is not available (at least not in high season). We have decided to extend our stay another night and will definitely be back!
Good afternoon, Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate your feedback. We have even since then improved our dock spaces and have acquired land nearby that gives us the opportunity to offer visitor parking for either an hourly price or nightly price. We are continuing to make improvements and we hope to host you again in the future.
by Lynn V. - Verified user on Jan 22, 2022
The docks need upgrading, metal poles should be replaced that are located on the outside of the finger piers. With the tides it is difficult to keep fenders 100% protecting the hull of the boat, which the metal scuffs the side. As much and as often we adjusted, it was scary dockage with the metal posts. Otherwise the area was beautiful and well kept.
Good afternoon, Thank you so much for your review and feedback. I am pleased to let you know we just redid all of our pilings, poles, and bumpers. We would love to have you back for another stay with us in the future to show you all the wonderful upgrades.
by Carey M. - Verified user on Jan 02, 2022
Great little getaway spot.
Good afternoon, Thank you so much for your review, we're happy you enjoyed our little slice of paradise. We hope to host you again in the future.
by John B. - Verified user on Dec 16, 2021
Marina is spotless!!! Excellent location. Definitely recommend.
Good afternoon, Thank you so much for your review, we're constantly making improvements on our dock for an even better stay next time. We hope to host you again in the future.
by Nancy R. - Verified user on Dec 12, 2021
A little tricky to get into with our 47 Ft boat. Dock is serviceable but it’s a nice long dock. Be sure to bow in and check Active Captain for navigating in this Bayou. Great location!
Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate the feedback and the tip to check Active Captain. We hope to host you again in the future.