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
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.
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!
- Feb 27: Jon Parrot
- Feb 13: Minimum Wake
- Feb 20: Derek Bernard
- Mar 6: Johnny Danger Live
- Mar 13: Everette Stephens
- Mar 20: J & R Entertainment
- Mar 27: Stoney & the Black Stone Trio
PANCAKE BREAKFAST & SAILBOAT RACES
Mar 14: Breakfast @ 9 am and Captain's Meeting @ 10 am.
MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION PARTY
Sat, Mar 14. Food served from 10 am - 1 pm.
ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARTY
Tue, Mar 17 at 5 pm. Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potatoes and Rolls will be served. Fun continues till the last potato is gone.
TIKI HUT ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Sun, Mar 22 from 4 - 8 pm. Celebrate the 18th year of the beloved Tiki Hut. Come out and enjoy music by Phoenix Entertainment and free snacks!
MEMBER APPRECIATION DAY
Apr 18 from 4 - 8 pm. members are welcome to join us for a special day; we'll start off the afternoon with music by Stoney & the Black Stone Trio, followed by special member's only appetizers/snacks.
CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION
May 5 from 5 8 pm. Join us for the fiesta at the Tiki Bar. Drink specials include margaritas and Coronas. Did we mention the Taco Bar? Yes, Taco Bar! This yummy treat is FREE for members and $3 for guests.
Sat & Sun, May 23 & 24. RAft up or anchor on your own! Don't miss our annual Memorial Weekend Island Trip. the day starts with the traditional Captain Morgan race for sail boaters. A captain's meeting will be at 10 am. Enjoy a day of relaxation in the sun with other members. The marina will host a late lunch/early supper around 3 pm on the island. Sign up by May 17 or call 321-494-7455.
MEMORIAL DAY BBQ
May 25 from 4 - 8 pm. Event starts with a short ceremony in remembrance of our fallen heroes. Come hungry! The BBQ and sides will be served after the ceremony. This is FREE for all military members (active duty, reserves, guard and retired) and Marina members. Guests and non-members pay only $5.
RETIREE APPRECIATION DAY
Jun 12 - fun and pries starting at 4 pm.
NATIONAL MARINA DAY
Jun 13 from 10 am - 4 pm. Free hot dogs, demo rides on the rental sailboats, Kayak and standup paddleboard, power boats, and much more!
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
14' Expos (Mate "A"): $10 per hour with a 2-hour minimum or $40 per day.
18' Precisions Intermediate "B": $13 per hour with a 2-hour minimum or $60 per day.
$35 pp for 2.5 hours or $50 pp for 4 hours! Limited to 4 people. Reservations thru the Ship's Store.
ROPE YARN SUNDAY - every Wednesday at the Tiki Bar
In the Navy, the Captain will declare "rope yarn Sunday" during down time or as duty allows. This time was for the military member to catch up on personal chores and affairs, basically time to unwind and relax. Come out and enjoy camaraderie, great stories, and a relaxing time starting at 4:30 pm
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 $10 per month (Oct 1: $11 per month) Widowed Spouse $5 per month (Oct 1: $6 per month) E-4 & Below $5 per month (Oct 1: $6 per month Dockage Charges per foot per month (3-month minimum) Open Wet $4.25 per foot/per month (Oct 1: $5.25 per foot/per month) Covered Wet $6 per foot/per month (Oct 1: $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