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Kevin Raby 01-08-2013 11:50

Southwest Florida Marinas
We are new to the Forum and will be purchasing our Catamaran in the next 12 months. We are interested in a southwest Florida (Sarasota to Punta Gorda area) marina to dock our cat for the first year or so as we transition to a more sailing oriented lifestyle. We would like a nice marina - Burnt Store Marina is one we have found - but are searching for other recommendations. Thank you for your time!

tamicatana 01-08-2013 11:52

Re: Southwest Florida Marinas

Kevin Raby 07-08-2013 17:32

Thank you, TamiCatana! Very helpful advice!

Svdestiny 07-08-2013 17:41

Salty Southeast Cruisers has a lot of info:

Panama Rob 20-08-2013 23:48

If you come a little further north to St Pete, I highly recommend Pasadena Marina

Kevin Raby 22-08-2013 11:53

Re: Southwest Florida Marinas
Just wanted to say thanks to all for the helpful advice!

Rakuflames 22-08-2013 12:08

Re: Southwest Florida Marinas

Originally Posted by Panama Rob (Post 1318425)
If you come a little further north to St Pete, I highly recommend Pasadena Marina

I second you on Pasadena.

Sailsman10 11-10-2013 19:27

Burnt store is ok but there is nothing there but the marina. Look at fishermans villiage marina for close to town, restaurants and other diversions. Maybe one of the gasperilla area marinas like uncle henrys ( but you need to rent a cart) or go into pine island sound and stay on one of these island marinas. South seas.. Top quality.. If nothing else plan to overnight in most of these to get the feel of the area. Take bicycles if possible. Island hop and tour them.

jeremiason 13-10-2013 08:04

Re: Southwest Florida Marinas
I second Sailsman10 recommendation for Fisherman's Village Marina. Burnstore is too far from civilization for me (About nine miles from Punta Gorda stores). The services and restaurants are also very expensive.

Fisherman's Village has free Wi-Fi, free at the dock sewer pump outs, garbage cans at every dock, a cruisers lounge, a swimming pool, fuel dock, free bicycles, tennis courts and is only about two miles from the supermarket and about a mile form West Marine.

It is right next to Fisherman's Village, which has a number of restaurants and lots of shopping opportunities.

We lived there for a little over a month while waiting on the house to close. The staff was great and we love Punta Gorda.

Showsea 05-04-2014 14:24

I'm just south at the Ft Myers Yacht Basin. It is a little further down but is protected and Downtown is right off of the dock.

GoneCoastal 23-06-2014 08:22

Re: Southwest Florida Marinas
Nothing like Marina Jacks in Downtown Sarasota! Check it out.

Dulcesuenos 23-06-2014 18:23

Re: Southwest Florida Marinas
We love love love Twin Dolphin in bradenton and very cat Friendly.

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