Great place. Excellent docking assist in and out. Location is amazing for visiting St. Petersburg. Safe and friendly boaters. Very dog friendly!
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.
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.
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.
Everything was great, dock attendants were first class!
Great stay and very convenient to downtown and museums. Don’t miss the Dali museum
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.
Great stop. Friendly, helpful.
poor condition. many derelict vessels. Under construction. difficult access.
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.
Everyone was so nice and helpful
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.
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.
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.
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.
Excellent, friendly service! Highly recommend!
Easy and convenient dockage on the Transient T Dock...Nice facilities and people...Great location!
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.
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.
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
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.
No water the first day. Never mentioned this prior to our arrival..
Great service and friendly staff. Plus great fuel price for guests. Our favorite stop in Florida!
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.
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.
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.
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
The staff were great. We tied up to the transient dock,Rob brought the keys down made sure we were comfortable
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.
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.
as always the St Pete municipal marina staff were awesome. Could not ask for better
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.
Enjoyed the privacy and location of the moorings. Not convenient to the bathrooms, showers, and laundry. Staff was excellent.
Great staff in a great location.
Outstanding service fantastic crew
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.
Great Location and AMAZING Dock master. Doug is friendly and helpful. Super Time!
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.
The dock is well-maintained and the dockmaster, Doug was extremely helpful. Great location for all the downtown St. Petersburg has to offer.
Always a great stop. Robert and Doug exceptional!
Robert met us at dink dock with keys Seamless and easy. Enjoyed dinner downtown
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.
It would be nice if shower and bathrooms were cleaned after check out time.
We had a fantastic weekend getaway from our typically hectic days. Great location and dock master!
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.
St. Petersburg municipal Marina is excellent. Dockwa is not.
Have stayed before. Doug is always most helpful and right on top of things.
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
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.
It was great, thank you!
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.
The staff was great Doug was extremely helpful. Great location. Would definitely use this marina again if in the area.
Nice docks, friendly staff!
Very friendly and helpful. Doug was awesome. Thanks
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.
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.
Great folks and lovely area. We will be back again in the future.
Remarkable Municipal facility with outstanding helpful people.
Very adequate and convenient to St Pete activities but could be improved.
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
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.
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.