Emerald Harbor Marina


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407 Maple Ave
Panama City, FL 32401-4777
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM

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27 Reviews

by Jennifer S. - Verified user on Feb 14, 2024
Very nice and secluded marina. Staff was very helpful.

by John C. - Verified user on Feb 09, 2024
From contacting Seth (we called, he texted he'd call soon and did), approach, amenities, to departure, the stay was seamless and wonderful. We have a 38 ft catamaran and found that finding a marina that accepted sailboats, much less catamarans, are rare. This was not the issue here. All the other positive reviews about Seth are true! AND THEY HAVE FREE LAUNDRY!

by Peter S. - Verified user on Feb 08, 2024
Great staff. Well protected marina. Free laundry.

by brian b. - Verified user on Jan 31, 2024
Wonderful staff. Nice location. Pump out, laundry on site, Wi-Fi

by Robert D. - Verified user on Jan 15, 2024
Great staff, Seth is awesome!...great facility

by Debbie K. - Verified user on Jan 11, 2024
Seth was very helpful and friendly and laundry has 2 washers and 2 dryers. We'd stay again.

by Rana R. - Verified user on Jan 04, 2024
We were met by the marina manager, Seth, who was super nice and accommodating. The marina is quiet in a nice protected area. Laundry is free. Facilities are clean. Would definitely stay here again.

by Roland H. - Verified user on Dec 07, 2023
Great place to stay. Nice people

by Daniel P. - Verified user on Dec 04, 2023
Could not have been better, Seth greeted us, gave us a tour, helped us arrange to get a truckload of groceries. Showers, bathrooms, laundry all great. Very quiet night, just what we needed! Thanks Seth

by Grady H. - Verified user on Nov 11, 2023
Great people here! Manager has been super helpful and provided great communication! Will definitely be back.

by Jason P. - Verified user on Aug 29, 2023
Excellent Marina, Great People

by Patricia R. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2023
Great marina, one of the best we’ve come across as we’re making our way from Tennessee to Florida. Very quiet, nice facilities and very modern docks. Had the opportunity to meet one of the owners, one of the employees and several others that have slips at this marina. Very impressed and would be my first choice if I needed transient or permanent slip. Great marina!

by Robby T. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2023
Nice docks overall, the power is strong, free washer and dryer and nice AC showers if needed. All of the locals were super nice. Only suggestion I would have are maybe a few signs to let you know where the laundry is and also couldn’t find where to put garbage. Owner is super nice and responsive via text.

by Keith P. - Verified user on May 26, 2023
Overall our stay was pretty good. The Marina is in a long term rebuilding so they are trying. We really liked the pump out at the dock. We were not as happy with the short finger piers, which mad getting on and off the boat difficult. The Marina is also a good ways from shops and restaurants. Uber was available so that help. Final comment is there is no management on site so any help or support is difficult.

by William E. - Verified user on May 08, 2023
Good communication, facilities as described

by Mark J. - Verified user on May 01, 2023
Great place and wonderful experience.

by Gudrun H. - Verified user on Apr 19, 2023
Nice marina, very helpful staff and good restroom and laundry facilities. \nDeep enough, however Navionics charts need to be corrected

by Sergei S. - Verified user on Feb 09, 2023
Entrance into the bayou is unmarked but we trusted the charts and kept to the middle and saw 12-14ft all the way to the dock. In A7 slip we saw 5.5ft at low tide when leaving but seems to be soft bottom as we managed to get out with our 5.5ft draft. Once out of the slip depth dropped to 6ft. Fixed slips and electrical are all new. Short quarter fingers. Pumpout at the slip (did not use). Renovated toilettes, (free) laundry, showers. Fantastic service provided by marine management. They are really helpful and accommodating. The owner (Seth) is a sailor himself and understands our needs. This is not a happening place but if you want peace and quiet and some repairs done, this is it. There is not much around: adjacent small park and excellent Gene's Oyster Bar (cash only). If you have a bike or like long walks you can get to CVS and Waffle Shoppe. I had to knock of a star for the smell coming from a chemical plant when the wind is from the right (wrong?) direction and a lack of restaurants/groceries/etc nearby.

by Ann B. - Verified user on Jan 04, 2023
The staff were all amazing!! Super helpful, quick to respond to any questions & made for a great stay!! The marina itself is very peaceful & full of nice people!

by ANTHONY M. - Verified user on Oct 23, 2022
Seth is a rockstar and his energy is totally focused on getting you what you need. There’s a good thing happening at their marinas and the future is bright.

by James A. - Verified user on Jul 12, 2022
I loved my brief three month stay at Emerald Harbor. Great staff and lovely marina. Highly recommend it to others

by Robert F. - Verified user on Jun 05, 2022
Seth and Nick were accommodating and helpful as were the live aboard.

by Kyle T. - Verified user on May 21, 2022
Seth was great, Nick also helpful. Quiet and great people living on their boats there. Dog friendly.

by Petra H. - Verified user on Mar 31, 2022
We really enjoyed our stay there. Seth is a very competent manager and assisted us getting our boat tied up extremely well prior to a storm. The free laundry is excellent. Bathrooms and shower were clean and tended to. Power is available for 30 or 50 amp, the only reason I held back a star is that we didn't have wifi and there's no marina store. The website said there is a courtesy vehicle, but that's no longer the case. Overall a very good experience!

by Lynda S. - Verified user on Mar 27, 2022
Beautiful cove and nice marina. Seth was wonderful to work with. Sincerely helpful and friendly. Docked without issue with help from Andre. Only minor issue was that the boater facilities weren't clear as to where they were. We were in late and out early without opportunity to explore any further than the field for our dogs. Thank you Seth and Andre.
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About Emerald Harbor Marina

Open to the public on a first-come first-serve basis, Emerald Harbor Marina (formerly Watson Bayou Marina) located in Watson Bayou in beautiful Panama City, Florida. Emerald Harbor is conveniently located marina with waters protected from hurricane winds. We are approximately six miles from the Panama City pass and the Gulf of Mexico and just off the Inter-coastal Waterway. We offer our tenants 24 hour access to nice, clean bathrooms with full-sized showers and free laundry.

Docks, electrical and water are all brand new as of 2021 and we anticipate having a pump out at every slip in the third quarter of 2022. Come stay for a while or just for a night.

Booking Info

Max LOA of 100'


  • Water Hookup
  • Electrical


  • Wireless Internet
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Security
  • Groceries
  • Dog Park
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles



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