Matanzas Pass Mooring Field

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Day Trip
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2525 Estero Blvd
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 16

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98 Reviews

by Steve S. - Verified user on Feb 28, 2024
The location and the staff are really good. I've started there 2 times this year will definitely stay there again

by John R. - Verified user on Feb 27, 2024
Excellent stay... but... the trash facility is full, the matanzas inn desk clerk stated that Austin should arrange for an additional dumpster. Thanks !!

by Jim B. - Verified user on Feb 25, 2024
Excellent facility and mooring equipment. Nice bathrooms. Laundry a half block from dinghy dock. Helpful staff-thanks Austin! Ft Meyers Beach is getting back on it's feet. We were on a ball just east of the bridge where the channel splits in two. It is a no wake zone. Very convenient to several restaurants with docks. Or go to facility dinghy dock and walk up to the beach or the new Magaritaville Resort.

by Andrew C. - Verified user on Feb 24, 2024
Helpful harbormaster, easy to use mooring,, quiet night

by Jeff A. - Verified user on Feb 23, 2024
Great spot and friendy staff, good price for a safe mooring. Restaurants close to the dingy dock.

by Deb W. - Verified user on Feb 23, 2024
Very nice Added an extra night to view area another day

by brian b. - Verified user on Feb 23, 2024
Very protected in a no wake zone.restrooms/showers are better than most marina we’ve stayed in. Highly recommend this place

by Greg W. - Verified user on Feb 22, 2024
Great communication with team. Dinghy dock and restrooms convenient. Enjoyed dinner ashore.

by John F. - Verified user on Feb 18, 2024
Picturesque setting convient to the dinghy dock which is at the village entertainment hub and beach. Great support staff

by John F. - Verified user on Feb 18, 2024
Awesome location! We were a little concerned about wakes being so close to the channel but it’s a no wake zone and we didn’t have any issues. Dinghy dock was a bit crowded. There is a second one a little further but we were able to squeeze in. Several bar/restaurant choices a short walk from dinghy dock. We really had a great stay.

by Chris W. - Verified user on Feb 14, 2024
Great mooring hardware. Much appreciated lengthy pendant really helps with picking up the mooring. Austin Gilcrest is wonderful, friendly and competent Harbormaster! Great communication,

by Christi G. - Verified user on Feb 14, 2024
We stayed for 2 nights and it was great! Booking was easy and the staff was very responsive.

by Kayla L. - Verified user on Feb 12, 2024
Excellent customer service and communication, easy approach and good mooring equipment. Good dinghy dock, but we could not find our way to the shower facilities, so no info in those, or laundry. Stayed only one night, but would definitely return.

by Theodore A. - Verified user on Feb 12, 2024
Brand new Mooring Balls north of the bridge, Chanel all cleaned up after Ian. Austin the harbor master is a great host. Will be coming back many times!

by Robert G. on Feb 11, 2024
Austin & crew do an OUSTANDING job here! Moorings are secure, with clean & easy to use penants. Dinghy dock is close to all local services.

by Jean-Francois C. - Verified user on Feb 10, 2024
The office closes at 2PM and they won't tell you the code to unlock the restroom or shower upon assigning your mooring ball. Instead, they are sending several emails with tons of disclaimer and warnings. Not brilliant!

by Barb W. - Verified user on Feb 08, 2024
The mobile pump out was much appreciated.

by Richard K. on Feb 06, 2024
This was a very well run Mooring field! We really enjoyed our stay! The mooring balls were well maintained! Stewart was very helpful and quick to respond even with the last minute pump out. Thank you!!!

by James L. on Feb 05, 2024
Awesome stay here for 2 weeks. Close to everything you need within walking or very inexpensive bus/trolley transportation. Can get mail via General Delivery, set up at Post Office. Dinghy dock, clean showers, pump outs all available. Crew is very helpful & you can see on a daily basis how improvements are being made. Area is still recovering from Ian. You can’t imagine the devastation until you see it first hand. Still so much to do but the area has come a long way since September 2022! Would love to return for longer stay. Beautiful area, strong courageous people!

by Janell J. - Verified user on Feb 04, 2024
Great service and hospitality! A great stop! Sorry to see the hurricane damage in town but so many shops and more restaurants have rallied! We really enjoyed the pizza, cold beverages and live music at Petties!

by Jay S. - Verified user on Feb 02, 2024
All new mooring balls. Friendly staff. Clean showers and bathrooms. Great location with lots of restaurants.

by Jeffrey G. - Verified user on Jan 28, 2024
Great facility supported by great people. Easy to make reservations

by John P. - Verified user on Jan 27, 2024
Great spot for accessing Fort Myers Beach area. The staff was very accommodating. I didn't like the mooring ball assignment because of the wind and sign location and they changed it, no questions. Pumpout on request.

by Kip R. - Verified user on Jan 26, 2024
Harbormaster and his staff couldn’t have been more helpful. The mooring field is still only partially open but they did everything above and beyond to accommodate us.

by Lynda S. on Jan 25, 2024
The reservation system is wonderful. The harbor master is a great guy. The proximity to a public dock is good, as well as restaurants and bars. The showers are fantastic. And now for the difficult news, be very careful with what message they give you for a transient mooring ball. We were given a message that our ball was in the south mooring field number 40 what is so crazy is that apparently there are two ball number 40s and the one that we went to was in the south mooring field…that is actually closed the Southfield is not available it is full of sunken boats. We were actually able to be safe on that ball but harbor Master did come over in the morning and tell us that we were at the wrong ball number 40 why there would be two ball number 40s anywhere near each other is beyond me especially if one is in the danger area , but you have been warned. Also getting to this morning field whatever you do don’t try to enter the Fort Myers Beach and the pass harbor area at night. There is so much low ground there and some of the aids to nav are unlit and near impossible to see. Ft Meyers beach itself is still quite damaged. A ghost of its former self. Good news is Jimmy Buffett place is rocking it was going down. What’s the time now that you’re in danger. Salty Sam’s restaurant too. All the best fellow mariners!
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About Matanzas Pass Mooring Field

Mooring systems #4- #9 are currently out of order. Moorings #1-#19 are located before Matanzas Pass Bridge. Mooring systems #20-89 are located after Matanzas Pass Bridge.

The Town of Fort Myers Beach proudly operates and maintains the Matanzas Pass Municipal Mooring Field. The field boasts 89 mooring balls available for public rental year-round and accommodates vessels up to 70 feet in length. Vessels larger than 70 feet in length must call the Mooring Field Office (239) 224-4118 for availability. The mooring field is located west of the Sky Bridge between San Carlos and Estero Island in Matanzas Pass. For recreational cruisers, the Matanzas Pass Mooring Field is a wonderful destination. Coming ashore at the Town public dinghy dock puts boaters in walking distance to beaches, restaurants, shopping, nightlife, and public transportation.

Staff is available on sight till 2pm. Best way to contact staff after hours is to message via DOCKWA. The office does not receive mail on behalf of patrons. If you have mailing concerns, please contact the post office to set up delivery arrangements: (239) 463-7106. Fantastic Tips: For Pumpout, Dinghy Dock and Parking Permits please visit

MATANZAS PASS MOORING FIELD INFORMATION Channel: VHF 16 Harbor Office Phone: 239-224-4118 Harbor Master Cell Phone: 239-225-2096 Town Hall Phone: 239-765-0202

Booking Info

If your request for a mooring is over a week in advance, you will be waitlisted until your day of arrival becomes closer. We will confirm and assign you a mooring before your arrival via Dockwa. We have two public dinghy docks. One is directly under the Matanzas Pass bridge, on the island side, and the other at the end of the canal of Tropical shores way and Gulf beach rd. We are currently utilizing the amenities of Matanzas Inns bathrooms, shower and laundry facilities. Please contact staff for passcode. Harbor Master Austin can be reached at 239-225-5096.


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