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Old 22-04-2021, 10:12   #1
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FLA marina for snowbirds...?

Are there marinas along coastal FLA (preferably the west coast) where a Canadian could pay for a slip for Dec to March to livaboard and escape our worst winter months?
If so, what would be the cost range for typical amenities?
I'm retirement planning and trying to estimate if this is a workable plan.
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Old 22-04-2021, 10:41   #2
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Re: FLA marina for snowbirds...?

The east coast is cheaper since it appears that the Gulf coast is nearly full! There are not very many empty slips from what I hear and read.
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Old 22-04-2021, 10:56   #3
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Re: FLA marina for snowbirds...?

Its on the East Coast but I would highly recommend that you look at the Cocoa Village Marina.
https://www.cocoavillagemarina.com/
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Old 22-04-2021, 11:14   #4
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I think that about half the boats in Indiantown marina are Canadian.
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Re: FLA marina for snowbirds...?

also check out Brunswick Landing Marina. lots of snowbirds there.
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Old 22-04-2021, 14:25   #6
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Re: FLA marina for snowbirds...?

Check out Fishermens Village Marina in Punta Gorda.
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Old 23-04-2021, 09:18   #7
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Re: FLA marina for snowbirds...?

Have you checked Dockwa yet? Get a good look at marinas in the state all at once. So many nice places. Depending what you are looking for and cost. Monthly in the state can range from $350 for a mooring ball to over $5000 a month for a 40 foot both mmmm may in some marinas in Miami or Key West for example.
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Have you checked Dockwa yet? Get a good look at marinas in the state all at once. So many nice places. Depending what you are looking for and cost. Monthly in the state can range from $350 for a mooring ball to over $5000 a month for a 40 foot both mmmm may in some marinas in Miami or Key West for example.
Jason, I've never heard of Dockwa. It's very helpful. Thank you. Beers on me amigo!
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Re: FLA marina for snowbirds...?

On the east coast, you might inquire at the Nettle's Island Marina. A little out of the way.
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Re: FLA marina for snowbirds...?

Fishermans Village is a good recomendation. We enjoyed our stay there for a couple of months. While a car isn't necessary, it sure eases access to business areas. There is a mall next door that has shops and a few restaurants. We stayed in June and October.
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Snowbirds...a royal pain!
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Get many in WI, do you?
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No, but I lived in a popular southern state and we always dreaded the coming of October when the influx of mohomes began to arrive from elsewhere. Loved it when April arrived, back to normal.
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Snowbirds...a royal pain!
In FLA we think it but donít say it. Actually I prefer the SBs over the permanent invaders 😜👽
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No, but I lived in a popular southern state and we always dreaded the coming of October when the influx of mohomes began to arrive from elsewhere. Loved it when April arrived, back to normal.
,,,sounds like Texas, where some of my friends winter. So, you now spend your winters in WI?
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