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City of St Petersburg Municipal Marina

Transient Dock: $1.95/ft - $2.21/ft

$14.42 - $19.31

Day Trip
$22.97 - $52.05
500 1st Ave SE
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 16
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60 Reviews

by schicho on Dec 02, 2018

Great place. Excellent docking assist in and out. Location is amazing for visiting St. Petersburg. Safe and friendly boaters. Very dog friendly!

by awesome_cat on Nov 25, 2018

This marina is one of our favorites for access to a lively downtown entertainment area; the marina is calm, clean, and quiet. This trip was almost spoiled by lack of TV cable due to a recent change of providers (and the marina had no loaner "boxes."), and the Pier contruction made pedestrian access difficult. And, the office was never open Wed. through Fri. of T'giving week.

by rtorres2411 on Nov 21, 2018

The facilities are very clean, and the staff is friendly and helpful. The location is great, right on the heart of downtown St. Pete close to amazing museums and restaurants.

by trifonaki on Nov 19, 2018

It was slightly disturbing we had to wait for someone to bring a key to the marina to gain us access to the enatrnace for when we return.

Marina Response:
Hello, When boats arrive here. We ask to be contacted so we can help them get in and also take them a welcome package including there access card or key depending on where they are in the marina. As I remember I was never told of your arrival or the office new nothing of your arrival so we could not get you a key. We would have been more than happy to have brought you a key on arrival. I have placed a call to you also on the land line you gave on your reservation.

by totalexp06aolcom on Nov 18, 2018

Everything was great, dock attendants were first class!

by bdenison51 on Nov 16, 2018

Great stay and very convenient to downtown and museums. Don’t miss the Dali museum

by herbwitt on Nov 13, 2018

Visitor dock utilities and service personnel were excellent. Mooring attachments and breasting dolphins were well placed, dolphins were getting old but still very usable. Restrooms/showers were clean, easy to access and well maintained. The ship's store is well stocked but it's location is a long walk from the transient area. The strategy of using the ship's store for the Harbor Masters observation post forces her to multitask which results in some errant traffic to be missed. The amount of construction on the municipal pier makes vehicle access and parking inconvenient. St. Pete would be well advised to keep the public advised on construction progress if not to completion at least to access to parking in that area.

by rossdc1980 on Nov 12, 2018

Great stop. Friendly, helpful.

by rongiguere on Nov 10, 2018

poor condition. many derelict vessels. Under construction. difficult access.

by 1918 on Sep 24, 2018

A good experience. Like the location and the dock is good. We came in for one day however and promptly without notice at 10:50 Sunday morning the power shut off to the shore power. Was not sure why, Then my wife said they like wanted us out at 11. That is good, but don't shut down my systems without notice. Also, maybe we would want to stay longer and pay to do so. Just sayin. Otherwise a great place and great location.

by thicks39 on Sep 24, 2018

Everyone was so nice and helpful

by rpd111 on Sep 04, 2018

I arrived "late" at 5:30. After tied up and plugged in security ask me to move to the end of the dock. even though there was plenty of space he wanted me to go to the end of the dock furthest from the bathroom. No other boats showed up so not sure why he made us move.

Marina Response:
Good Morning, Thank you for staying with the St. Petersburg Marina. There is occasion that boats are asked to moved to the far east or west end of the transient dock and that is for the safety of the boat. We generally do not dock boats less than 28', unless we have an end available. The pilings are closer together, at each end and allow the boat to dock more safely. If you have questions please feel free to call a Supervisor at 727-893-7329. Best Regards

by mvmicasa on Aug 28, 2018

Always a great place to stay. Transient dock in good condition. Good WiFi reception. Good shower/restroom facility with day room. Downtown St. Petersburg provides many choices for entertainment and dining.

by mpancer on Aug 19, 2018

A bit run down and definitely impacted by the construction of the pier if you stay at the north transient dock you have this long walk to get out of the marina down a construction fence line.

by sailingandwriting on Aug 16, 2018

The AC person referred to me by the marina, James “Jamie” Parks with Gumfcoast Marine was paid to install an AC unit. Weeks later the install was not complete and he told me to “Fu*k Off” when asked when he would return to complete the job. James then called my partner in Maine whom I own the boat with and explained that he would never allow his wife to speak to or question a man. As a woman living on a boat alone, I immediately changed the locks on the boat in fear that he may return and take the unit. I explained this to Joan Mcgown at the St. Pete Municipal Marina, who promptly called my partner to explain to him that I had complained about the service. I felt in no way comfortable or protected by the staff after that. We will not return to St. Petersburg Municipal Marina.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry you had a negative experience with a third party vendor and we will make note of your complaint against them. All vendors are separate businesses outside the Marina so we have no control over the interactions they have with their customers. That being said, we do hope you stay with us again and allow us to show you we truly care for all of our customers. Please feel free to reach out to our management team directly if you ever have any questions or comments, or if there is anything we can do to help remedy your experience. Thank you again, Sincerely, Dave Wirth, Marina Manager [email protected]

by doctoriggy on Jul 23, 2018

Excellent, friendly service! Highly recommend!

by prevailing_currents on Jul 23, 2018

Easy and convenient dockage on the Transient T Dock...Nice facilities and people...Great location!

by jvizzini on Apr 27, 2018

We are transients there and this experience was totally different than our one here only one month ago. We were berthed in a slip so far away from everything, that it made mobility in the local area a challenge. It would seem that the marina would book transients in a more convenient location because they typically do not have a way to get around. The north dock is close to the Downtown Looper trolley, and a bike-rental station.

Marina Response:
Hello, The reason you where put in F-19 was that the marina was totally full during the time period you asked. We had No room on the transit dock in that there where reservations for the transit dock filling the transit dock. Please in the future Tell us you only desire the transit dock and if we do not have room we will decline the reservation so there will be no future confusion. I have also sent you a message on the phone you gave on your reservation Request. Robert

by billsnyder47 on Apr 27, 2018

The office people were friendly and helpful. The slip was tight and difficult to tie up in but I waited till the last minute to book so it was all that was available. That's more my fault then their's. I will be booking there again.

Marina Response:
Bill thanks for staying with us. Please let us know anytime we can be of service. Have a nice week. Robert

by norusa on Apr 27, 2018

It was good but please advice guest where in the marina you can be expected to dock....we were planning for the main dock to meet friends with another boat and later plans but ended up in the south basin , it was ok but certainly not in our plans

Marina Response:
Hello, We have posted on the web Site that you can go on the transit dock or we will be putting you in a slip in the marina. Please in the future tell us when you place your request that you desire to be put in a slip or dock or wherever and we will do our best to put you there unless the area is booked out and then we will give you a option or to decline the reservation. I am unsure of who this is or I would have been more than happy to have given you a phone call. Please if you wish call me at 727-893-7329. Robert

by peterobetz on Apr 19, 2018

brief stay in the mooring field. Dockwa is such a big improvement over the old system. Robert met us happily at the dinghy to get the keys. Seamless.

by justicex12 on Apr 15, 2018

No water the first day. Never mentioned this prior to our arrival..

by alexanderaboard on Apr 14, 2018

Great service and friendly staff. Plus great fuel price for guests. Our favorite stop in Florida!

by tomhahn2 on Apr 10, 2018

As I read on other reviews, the staff were great; welcoming and accomodating. They more than made up for men's facilities that were below my expectations (my wife said the women's were fine). Try to avoid the first slips in the south basin - your cleat will be outside the dock gate and rocks will be next to you. Overall it was fun and the marina is in a great location.

by marta on Apr 08, 2018

The marina people are very friendly and helpful. Free pump out, nice and clean restrooms and showers. Marina is right down town St. Pete - great location.

by ghersche12 on Apr 07, 2018

St Pete is a wonderful water town. Always something to do. St Pete Municipal is perfectly located and more importantly protected for a comfortable stay. If you're on a mooring ball make sure any easterly wind will be less than 8knots or you're in for a rolly night.

by gairforce on Apr 04, 2018

Wooden dock pillars are in serious need of some rubber strips on them to keep the wood from scratching the paint on my boat. But, the staff is very, very nice and accommodating. They all made it very easy to stay here and I look forward to many visits

by lennycovais on Apr 04, 2018

The staff were great. We tied up to the transient dock,Rob brought the keys down made sure we were comfortable

by seatryst on Mar 17, 2018

Dockwa's happy hour made it extra special. Thanks again, Becky. It gave us the opportunity to meet other boaters we would not otherwise have met, and new friends were made as a result. The marina is very accommodating and interested in making our stay wonderful. Love the dinghy dock! The local transportation is great. Thank you everyone.

by gbbmjbmsncom on Feb 22, 2018

I stayed on a mooring ball and I love it there. The main marina staff could use some help but Tony, Doug and Robert are the best.

by ivorgratitude on Feb 21, 2018

as always the St Pete municipal marina staff were awesome. Could not ask for better

by carrhome01 on Feb 18, 2018

We enjoyed it immensely. Friendly and helpful staff. We love St. Petersburg and visit downtown often. This is a rare visit by boat and we will do it again soon.

by jlnelson3 on Feb 13, 2018

Enjoyed the privacy and location of the moorings. Not convenient to the bathrooms, showers, and laundry. Staff was excellent.

by eugenepope on Feb 07, 2018

Great staff in a great location.

by selina3 on Feb 05, 2018

Outstanding service fantastic crew

by chriscarina on Jan 27, 2018

Overall, this is a pretty nice marina. The docks are almost all 1/2-finger docks with pylons, and are fixed. Although the marina has a breakwater, enough waves get through it that there is almost always some wave action at the docks, and if the wind is above 20 knots, the wave action is significant. The docks are well maintained, as are the rest of the facilities.

Speaking of facilities, they have a very deep water approach and within the marina, able to easily accommodate a 5-feet keel. There is a fuel dock, and a not-so-easily accessible pump-out station. However, they provide free mobile pump-out service that can be scheduled within a week. There are also 3 separate restroom/shower/laundry facilities around the marina. They are all pretty comparable. The one near the South Basin has 4 separate showers for the men (and presumably the same number for the women) within a heated/cooled restroom, and one restroom/shower room that is separate from the rest. There are 4 washers and 4 dryers, and a community room with vending machines, a microwave, and a widescreen TV. All are quite clean.

There is also a public park within the marina, but the REAL draw is that downtown St. Petersburg is just steps away. St. Pete is a really nice city, with lots or restaurants, bars, and cafes, a multiplex movie theater, a live-theater venue, shopping, etc. Almost anything you could want is within walking distance. They also have an excellent public transit system that is pretty inexpensive if you get a weekly or monthly transit pass. Of course, there are also taxis, Uber, and Lyft.

The University of South Florida campus is about 5 blocks from the marina entrance, and they have excellent free WiFi in the campus library. As usual, the free WiFi in the marina is almost non-existent. Finally, the staff at the marina office are very willing to help, if you ask. Overall, this is a very nice marina.

by roger727 on Jan 01, 2018

Great Location and AMAZING Dock master. Doug is friendly and helpful. Super Time!

by dwarn on Dec 17, 2017

The Marina emailed a reservation confirmation as well as an additional welcome with a clear and detailed marina map. Marina assistant Doug called us to confirm our approximate eta and asked that we call him approx. 1/2 hour away which we did. Doug gave us our slip number which we were able to locate on the emailed map. Doug followed up with a call to us as we were approaching the marina and talked us in by landmarks while simultaneously waving to us from the dock. Doug was at our slip to help with lines and hook up of power and water. He gave us a review/tour of amenities as well as secure key card and wifi. After a 25 hour Gulfcrossing, this simply could not have been a better process for someone new to the area.

by michaelbfl on Nov 26, 2017

The dock is well-maintained and the dockmaster, Doug was extremely helpful. Great location for all the downtown St. Petersburg has to offer.

by sailinggypsies on Nov 25, 2017

Always a great stop. Robert and Doug exceptional!

by ipcaptbill on Nov 20, 2017

Robert met us at dink dock with keys Seamless and easy. Enjoyed dinner downtown

by debbieplotts on Nov 19, 2017

I was frustrated prior to our arrival not knowing if we had an arrival due to the use of Docwa howeve one we arrived I could not have been more pleased. Doug called prior to our approach and made it right to our dock. He helped us tie up and made sure we had our keys and knew exactly where everything was. The facility is within walking distance of everything. We had a great time.

by dianecommens on Nov 19, 2017

It would be nice if shower and bathrooms were cleaned after check out time.

by stevemaher on Nov 12, 2017

We had a fantastic weekend getaway from our typically hectic days. Great location and dock master!

by ftaute on Nov 10, 2017

Spent a night on a mooring buoy. The buoys are all well marked, and in good shape. Marina folks were quick to bring us a key card for the gate. Probably would be bumpy if there is an easterly wind, as there are a lot of reflective waves that bounce off all the seawalls around the mooring basin.

by djones1 on Nov 09, 2017

St. Petersburg municipal Marina is excellent. Dockwa is not.

by bg5w on Nov 06, 2017

Have stayed before. Doug is always most helpful and right on top of things.

by tootssea on Nov 03, 2017

Doug was an amazing dockmaster. He was very friendly, helpful and when we couldn't get us on the face dock he accommodated us by providing a slip that was actually owned by the people in the slip next door. Way to go above and beyond for customer service. Thank you! We all had a great time and the Punta Gorda Sailing Club will be back!!!! Dotti and Mark Vaivoda S/V Toots Sea

by pegasus44pc on Nov 03, 2017

I love this marina and the staff Tony and Robert are the best but I dislike the fact the City has started using Dockwa. This is not an improvement. However Dockwa is not concerned or interested in why I do not like Dockwa. However I will hit on a few points just in case this gets posted in its entirety. 1) I cannot verify my reservation timely.
2) I need to find a WiFi to verify, something that is sometimes difficult aboard 3) I have to phone the marina for particulars and to cancel 4) I am unable to request special services when making reservation 5) All the above creates a lot of uncertainty 6) Phone App does not use TEXT messaging only email see #2 above 7) There is no way to op-out of Dockwa unsolicited advertisement. 8) Additionally, if I wanted to leave a review I would do it in Active Captain. 9) Last Dockwa would not accept my personal email address because it didn't meet its criteria.

This service could be greatly improved by updating the app to use text. Additionally, why cannot Dockwa calculate "face dock" docking correctly? This failure creates lost dockage revenue. Fix this.

by karenpoquette on Oct 30, 2017

It was great, thank you!

by carlg on Oct 13, 2017

Very fine facility. Friendly, helpful staff. No information handout, so I had to call for wi-fi password. Way, way overpriced. Should not charge for bowsprit length. Charging by length is done to approximate usage of facility. A bowsprit does not add people, interior space, electrical usage, trash, etc.

by kingge on Aug 26, 2017

The staff was great Doug was extremely helpful. Great location. Would definitely use this marina again if in the area.

by loralock on Aug 06, 2017

Nice docks, friendly staff!

by bruceetzler on Aug 05, 2017

Very friendly and helpful. Doug was awesome. Thanks

by mwkuzel on Jul 12, 2017

It is always good at St Pete Marina. Extra nice and helpful staff and very decent facilities. However the new reservation system Dockwa leaves much to be desired. Having to wait up to 24 hours for a confirmation is wrong. I used to be able to call the marina from the middle of the bay and they could tell right then and there if there was a vacancy. Or not. So I went online and did the reservation request. Now, it was getting real close to 24 hours later when I decided to call the marina directly. I mean if it was full I could stay at Marjorie Park Davis Islands and see fireworks. So a marina person lady was saying welllll,,,, we will have to see if there are any cancellations and such and that the transient dock was for 29 ft and up. (I'm 26') . So I asked at least call and tell me if I cant come so I can make other plans and she did call back within the 24 hour window and say they could put me in a slip instead. Great joy for real. We shared an end dock with another craft about the same size. Kind of tight but ok. But the transient dock had two boats on it and 350 feet of open space. It just made all the drama and waiting seem unnecessary unless a dozen boats had cancelled all of a sudden on a beautiful July 4th. This is the electronic age, the system it should work faster and be more accurate. I mean, I can call a hotel and know immediately if there is a vacancy. Is Dockwa charging the city for this inconvenience? I like talking to a dockmaster, not a website.

Marina Response:
Good Morning Mr. Kuzel, We are disappointed that you did not have a good stay at the St. Petersburg Marina and sorry that Dockwa was not what you expected. Please feel free to call us direct and we can always make a reservation for you. It will go through Dockwa, but the confirmation will be immediate. For safety reasons we do not put vessels on the transient dock, less than 29' in length. We do our best to find an empty slip or seasonal slip, for smaller vessels, so we may accommodate as many visitors that may want to visit our great city. Please feel free to call me anytime. Sincerely, Joan McGowan Marina Operations Supervisor 727-893-7329

by boozubay on Jun 26, 2017

Doug was amazing!!! Called to see where we were around our arrival since we were a bit late. Met us on the dock. handled all our lines and electric. Tide was really high and he even loaned us a ladder to get on and off the boat. Great experience and great customer service!!! We will be back.

by kinler333 on Jun 06, 2017

Great folks and lovely area. We will be back again in the future.

by drvraney on May 30, 2017

Remarkable Municipal facility with outstanding helpful people.

by larrytibbe on May 25, 2017

Very adequate and convenient to St Pete activities but could be improved.

by scolman on May 21, 2017

Everything was great but mooring rope on 25 or 24, the one further west was so covered with growth I couldn't use it . Other than that great stay

About City of St Petersburg Municipal Marina

Come stay with us in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg!!! Walking distance to dining, shopping, and entertainment. Wake up to a beautiful sunrise and see the lights of the city and a lovely sunset in the evenings.

Berthing space for our Transient Dock is based on reservations and availability. Reservations are taken no more than 30 days prior to arrival, including special events. Transient Dock space is limited but we will do everything in our power to accommodate your transient needs.

Electric service at our power stations is 120/208 Volt with 50 and 30 amp service connections provided to boaters. For larger vessels, we have two 100 amp connections available. Water and cable are also provided on the Transient Dock.

Please note that we cannot check vessels that are unattended. We ask that you do not leave your vessels unattended for periods of time over 24 hours without first obtaining authorization from the Main Office. The transient dock is capable of handling vessels 27’ – 120’, if your vessel is smaller or larger we will contact you with availability.

Booking Info

The marina has the right to place customers on the linear face dock or in an interior slip. While we will work to do our best to accommodate your requested location, we cannot make any guarantees on a customers slip location.

Reservations can only be requested 35 days in advance of the end date of your reservation.

The Mooring Field will be unavailable until December 1st, 2018. The mooring field will be open for July 3rd, 4th and 5th. Please be advised THERE WILL BE NO land access due to construction.


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  • Bait & Tackle
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Captains Lounge
  • Ice
  • Launch Ramp
  • Laundry
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles
  • Oil Recycling
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Restaurant
  • Security
  • Ship Store
  • Showers
  • Wireless Internet



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