Hours of Operation
Tue - Sat 9 am-4 pm
Ship's Store open
Sun & Holidays: 10 am-2 pm
Sun-Thu 11 am - 8 pm
Fri 11 am - 11 pm
Sat 11 am- 10 pm
Manatee Cove Marina
Bldg 1493, (321) 494-7455
Location: N 28 - 12.854, W 80 - 36.719 - Click here to take a tour
Note: Until further notice, there is no docking transient or temporary mooring at the main dock without prior coordination; this includes Friday nights. You will be told to move your boat if you tie up to the main dock without permission. Again, call ahead, we have a few empty slips scattered throughout the Marina and we will do our best to find everyone a place to tie-up. A-dock north slips 50-56 are available on a first come-first serve basis for non-scheduled temporary tie-ups. During the construction, slips are at a premium and scheduling will be a challenge, I appreciate your assistance in this matter.
Membership dues are only $10 a month (Oct 1: $11 a month) for regular members; widows and enlisted E4 and below pay only $5 a month, (Oct 1: $5.50 a month), and you don't have to own a boat to be a member!
Attention all members with security gate cards. We have installed a new security gate that requires a different gate card. Please stop by the office to turn in your old card(s) and sign for a new card. The Bartenders will not have access to issue you a new card; you must stop by the office during office hours to receive the new card.
The Manatee Cove Marina offers many benefits to members:
- Remember to carry your membership card when ordering at the bars.
- $2 in coupons per month, plus a monthly gas coupon
- Holiday Parties & BBQs, many are free or at reduced prices
- Tiki Bar open 7 days a week (weather permitting)
- Free play on pool table, electronic darts and juke box
- Quarterly Appreciation Days
- Enjoy a high degree of camaraderie
- Reduced rates on slips (a 50 to 75% savings)
- Friday Night Socials - free hors d' oeuvres
- Use of boat ramps
- Laundry/shower facility
- Free monthly Pancake Breakfast& Sailboat races
- Free rental of Picnic Point Pavilion
- Ship's Store with unique Manatee Cove clothing line
NOTE: BOAT RENTALS, please see Outdoor Rec web page or call 321-494-2042.
PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th; November 5th & 19th; December 3rd, 10th & 17th: Bring your own grill items (hot dogs burgers, steak) to throw on the Marina’s grill on select Thursday nights. Sit back, “chill out” and enjoy the music from “Chef” DJ Fatz. DJ Fatz is calling out the best dominoes players and challenging them to come out for impromptu tournaments and a shot at winning base bragging rights.
TIKI TRIVIA WEDNESDAY!
Starting at 5 pm with nightly prizes given to the winning team and overall winner at the end of each six-week competition! First six weeks: Jul 1 - Aug 5, second six weeks: Aug 19 - Sep 23.
ISLAND TRIP OR RAFT UP
Sat, Sep 5 & Sun, Sep 6. A Capt Morgan race for all sailboaters and a captain's meeting is at 10 am followed by a late lunch/early supper on the island for all boaters. Sign up by Aug 29 in the Ship's Store.
SUMMER SUNSET CELEBRATION
Plan now to come out and celebrate the traditional end of summer on Mon, Sep 7 from 4 - 8 pm. Enjoy traditional BBQ, free for members, $3 for non-members. Music by Phoenix Entertainment.
ACTIVE DUTY/RESERVIST APPRECIATION DAY
Fri, Sep 11 at 4:30 pm. We want tot hank those who are still on active serivce. Door prizes, happy hour prices and save 10% off any ship store merchandise (excluding gas) all day. AD/RES - just show your ID!
FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL ENTERTAINMENT
Free snacks for members starting at 5 pm. Guests pay $3 per person. Our membership drawing is held between 6 - 6:30 pm (must be present to win). We start with $100 & increase $100 every week to $1,000!
- Sep 4: Stoney & the Black Stone Trio
- Sep 11: Johnny Danger Live
- Sep 18: St. John Wood
- Oct 2: Johnny Danger Live
- Oct 9: Buckshot
- Oct 16: Kokopeli
- Oct 24: Derek Slam
- Oct 30: Jon Parrot
- Nov 6: Johnny Danger Live
- Nov 13: St. John Wood British Invasion
- Nov 20: J & R Entertainment
- Nov 27: Minimum Wake
- Dec 4: Johnny Danger Live
- Dec 11: London Ink
- Dec 18: J & R Entertainment
- Dec 25: Closed
SATURDAYS ON THE DECK
Come out & enjoy the great music & great sunsets from 4 - 8 pm. We welcome you to bring potluck items to share while you enjoy refreshing Tiki Bar beverages.
- Oct 3: Everette Stephens
- Oct 10: London Ink
- Oct 17: J & R Entertainment
- Oct 24: GT Express
- Oct 31: DJ Fatz
- Nov 7: Everette Stephens
- Nov 14: Beachside Breeze
- Nov 21: Stoney & black Stone Trio
- No "Saturdays on the Deck: the month of December due to special events being scheduled.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST & SAILBOAT RACES
Sep 12, Oct 10, Nov 14. Breakfast at 9 am & Captain's Meeting at 10 am.
*October 10 & 11 is the annual Commodores’s Cup Sailboat Regatta. Grilled Brats & Burgers are provided for all racers and crew after the last race on Sunday. *No pancake breakfast/race in the month of December.
Howl at the Moon Friday October 30
Saturday October 31 – Join us for our annual Halloween party! It will be a howling good time with costume contest for best female, best male, best couple, best group and most original, winners will be awarded prizes.
Military Family Month Celebration every Thursday in November
Join us for “Chill-N-Grill” from 5 - 8pm. We will serve free hot dog and hamburgers for military families. Sit back, relax and “Chill Out” while enjoying the music and refreshing beverages from the Tiki bar!
Veterans Day Celebration
Wednesday, Nov 11. Free hamburgers and hot dogs for all veterans and active duty. Enjoy Phoenix Entertainment. 2 – 6 pm.
Member’s Holiday Open House
Saturday, Dec 5. Join us for our “Member’s-Only” Holiday Open House from 2 - 4pm. We will have heavy hors 'd oeuvors and giveaways for members.
Boat Parade and Blessing of the Fleet
Friday, December 18 at 6 pm. There will be prizes awarded to the top 3 decorated boats.
New Year’s Eve Party
Thursday, Dec 31. Join us as we welcome in 2016 at our New Year’s Eve Party! Performing inside will be Phoenix Entertainment and the band 00Buckshot will be playing on the deck.
LEARN TO SAIL right here at the Marina!
Lessons are held the first and third weekends of the month. Mate "A" Beginner Level: $50, Skipper "B" Intermediate Level: $75.
RENT A SAILBOAT
18' Precisions: $10 per hour with a 2-hour minimum or $40 per day.
22' Catalina: $13 per hour with a 2-hour minimum or $60 per day. Sailing certificate is required.
$35 pp for 2.5 hours or $50 pp for 4 hours! Limited to 4 people. Reservations thru the Ship's Store.
MEMBERS ONLY WEEKDAY SPECIALS
Enjoy a cool refreshing drink Mon-Thu at the marina and show your Marina Membership card for special pricing. Members receive discount on all sodas, beer, wine, and well drinks from 4-6 pm.
Fees And Charges
(If you are a Tides member, and show your Services Card, you'll receive a 10% discount on new dockage fees and your dues will be discounted to $5.)
Monthly Dues $11 per month Widowed Spouse $6 per month E-4 & Below $6 per month Dockage Charges per foot per month (3-month minimum) Open Wet $5.25 per foot/per month Covered Wet $7 per foot/per month Live-aboard rate: $285 per month Dry Storage - Boat and trailer $42 per month Trailer only with wetslip rental - $25 per month Transient Dockage (Not Staying Aboard) Members $8 per day (24' or smaller boat) Members $20 (25' or larger boat) Nonmembers 95 cents per foot per day Transient Dry Storage Members and Active Duty $2 per day Nonmembers $4 per day Maintenance Area Parking Members $3 per day not to exceed 14 days $4 per day over 14 days with management approval only
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NOTES
VESSEL SAFETY CHECKS The Coast Guard Auxiliary Team will be out every Saturday starting February 2015 to perform vessel safety checks. Checks start at 10 am. A sign-up sheet for inspection times will be in the office. All boats kept at the Marina are required to have the VSC completed annually.
PARKING ISSUES: Unfortunately, the parking lot at the marina is small and spaces on Friday nights and for special events tend to fill up fast. Please use the golf course parking lot as overflow and note that parking on grassy areas could result in parking tickets/fines.
LEASE AGREEMENT RENEWALS - Anyone with a boat stored at the marina (wet or dry storage), must sign an annual agreement.
Bar pricing: Members, carry your membership card. Non-members will see a price increase ranging from 25 cents to $1.25 for mixed drinks at both bars. Card will be checked when ordering. Members will not see an increase in cost.
Salty Sailor Talk at Bar - Please be aware of others and out of courtesy and respect, please watch your language. What does not offend you, may offend others.
OIL RECYCLING IS AVAILABLE AT THE MARINA Members who are performing routine oil changes on their vessels now have the option of disposing used oil on-site. Oil must be in approved (marked) containers and must be free from other contaminates. Oil can be dropped off Mon-Sat from 7 am -3:30 pm with any maintenance worker. Oil is placed into our drums for recycling and container is returned to owner. Call the office for more information.
CREDIT CARD UPDATES REQUIRED: Please check your bank statements regularly to ensure there is not a problem with monthly dues/dockage charges and make sure you let us know of chard changes, expiration date extensions, etc.
HURRICANE SEASON - Secure Boats/Property
While our marina seems to be in a protected location, there are things you need to do to reduce the possibility of damage to not only your vessel, but the docks and neighboring vessels.
The base has a hurricane plan that starts when a real threat is within 72 hours. This includes notifying our members to secure or move their boats and to remove any items that can be easily blown away. Please respond immediately upon notification from the marina office and make time to ensure we have your proper contact phone numbers. If the base closes, all members must leave - please do not plan on staying with your boat. After the storm, the Wing commander will determine when access to the marina will be allowed and an "ALL CLEAR" sign will be posted. PLease stay away from the docks until the "ALL CLEAR" sign is posted, while we do understand your concerns, your safety must come first.
The following is a quick list of the minimal requirements if your vessel is to be kept in the water during the storm.
- Mooring lines at least doubled and positioned to accommodate rising water (bow, stern, and spring)
- Chafing gear in place as needed
- Appropriate fenders in place
- All canvas removed and stowed (to include Biminis tops, side curtains, fly bridge cover, windshield cover, eisen glass, etc.
- All sails removed and booms properly secured
- Remove any other items that can become "torpedoes" in high winds (life rafts, deck furniture, satellite dishes, fishing gear, deck/cockpit cushions, etc.
- Ensure your dock box is locked and secured on the dock or remove it (see maintenance staff for assistance if needed)
- Disconnect and store power cords and hoses - electric is turned off as we hit the 24 hour - shut off electrical devices (except bilge pump) to protect battery