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.
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
PANCAKE BREAKFAST AND SAILBOAT RACES
May 14 & Jun 11: Races start at 9 am with Captain's meeting at 10 am.
SPRING SAILBOAT REGATTA
Sat, Apr 9 and Sun, Apr 10. Captain's meeting at 10 am in the clubhouse each day. Two-day race ending with a BBQ for raqcers and crew on Sunday. Marina will provide brats and burgers with fixings, participants ecouraged to bring side dish to share!
CINCO DE MAYO
thu, May 5: Join us from 5 - 8 pm for a Cinco de Mayo-themed Grill n'Chill! Marina will provide a Taco Bar, beverage specials will be available.
QUARTERLY GOLF TOURNEY
Tue, May 17: 3:30 pm, $10 for Marina members and $15 for guests. 9-hole best ball tourney. Enjoy an evening on the course at Manatee Cove! Tourney followed by a BBQ - Marina provides the BBQ meat and participants are encouraged to bring a side dish to share.
Sat/Sun, May 28/29: Don't miss our annual Memorial Day Weekend Island Trip! Location: TBD. Event starts with the traditional Captain morgan Race for ail boaters; Captain's meeting at 10 am. The marina will host a late lunch/early supper around 3 pm on the island. Sign up by May 18 for accurate head-count for food. Call 321-494-7455 o sign up or stop by the Ship store Tue - Sat, 9 am - 4 pm; sun, 10 am - 2 pm.
MEMORIAL DAY BBQ
Mon, May 30 from 4 - 8 pm. Help us reeber the men and women who gave their all for our great country. Event starts with a short ceremony to honor our fallen heroes followed by patriotic music by Phoenix Entertainment. the BBQ will feature everyone's favorites: hot dogs, burgers, salads and more! Event is free for all military members and Marina members. Guests and non-members are $5 pp.
GRILL n' CHILL THURSDAYS
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.
Members with birthdays in the current month come out and enjoy a piece of cake on April 21st, May 19th and June 16th during Grill n' Chill.
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! New challenges are scheduled from Apr 20th – May 25th & Jun 8th – Jul 13th. No Trivia on Mar 23.
FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL ENTERTAINMENT
Enjoy live entertainment and snacks every Friday night starting at 5 pm. Members, don’t miss your chance at the weekly drawing held around 6 pm. (must be present to win). Guests pay $3 per person. We start with $100 & increase $100 every week to $1,000!
- Mar 25: DJ Fatz
- Apr 1: Johnny Danger
- Apr 8: St. John Wood
- Apr 15: Gino
- Apr 22: GT Express
- Apr 29: Stoney 3
- May 6: Everette Stephens
- May 13: Johnny Danger
- May 20: Gino
- May 27: Minimum Wake
- Jun 3: Johnny Danger
- Jun 10: Everette Stephens
- Jun 17: 00 Buckshot
- Jun 24: Derek Bernard
SATURDAYS ON THE DECK
ALLEY SPECIAL! For Marina members Only!
April, May, June - Each member's household can bowl FREE two times per month. (not to exceed $10 each visit). And, once per month, each Marina member can get a FREE Grande coffee and pastry at the Alley Bistro (not to exceed $5).
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
ATTENTION The Marina was granted a Small Project Program grant of $285K from AFSPC to repair/replace the main marina deck (west of the clubhouse). Project begins on Sat, Jan 2 and estimated completion the end of apr 2016. This is another great improvement to our facility for our members to enjoy!
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.
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