The Florida Keys are surrounded by typically warm and calm waters, perfect for the recreational boater. But be forewarned the water is very shallow! If you are not familiar with our waters and are new to boating and/or navigating, it would be better to leave the driving up to an expert. Charters of all types are available at most marinas.
City Marina at Garrison Bight – 1801 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West
Owned by the City of Key West. Offers boat ramp, trailer parking, and wet slips. Home to Charterboat Row where many fishing boats available for hire are docked. 250 slips.
Garrison Bight Marina – 711 Eisenhower Drive, Key West
Home to many charter boats and local’s boats, Garrison bight is pretty much one-stop shopping for your day on the water. Ship’s store complete with ice, bait (live & frozen), gas, oil, boat rentals, charters, beverages, marine parts, and repair. They can even make a sandwich at the Harbor Light’s restaurant to take on the water. City ramp is across the water, and boat trailer storage is available.
Galleon Marina – 619 Front Street, Key West
Located in downtown (Old Town) Key West and able to accommodate vessels up to 140 feet. Offers wet slips, swimming pool, laundromat, pump-out facilities, and other amenities.
Conch Harbor Marina – 951 Caroline Street, Key West
Part of the Key West Bight, opposite end of A&B Marina. Offering dockage, fuel, but no ramp.
A&B Marina – 700 Front Street, Key West, .
Part of the Key West Bight, it’s most known for making room for the Key West Race Week, a January event that hosts some of the world’s best sailboat races. No ramp.
Westin Marina – 245 Front Street, Key West
Located next to Mallory Square. Expect cruise ships to rule the water, and cruise ship passengers to cover the area like ants. No ramp or ships store.
Sunset Marina – 5555 College Road, Stock Island
Full service marina with fuel, boat sales, service, repair, bait, wet & dry storage. Boat ramp with well stocked ships store.
Oceanside Marina – 5950 Peninsula Ave., Stock Island
Ramp, dockage, dry storage, gas & diesel fuel, tackle shop, ships store, & charter fleet.
Stock Island Marina Village – 7009 Shrimp Road, Stock Island
Deep water marina offering space for live-aboard, commercial, & transient vessels. Amenities include dog park, fitness center, laundry facilities, bathhouse, electric hook-up, wifi, parking, security, and pump-out. Call 305-294-2288 for more information.
3D Boatyard – 6801 Shrimp Road, Stock Island
Small but reputable boatyard can handle vessels up to 75 feet. Allows you to work on your own boat.
Key West has a large mooring field with 149 moorings available for full-time and transient vessels. The field is located on the north side of Key West, at 24.34-600 N 081.47-225W, between Fleming Key and Garrison Bight. Keep in mind, this mooring field, and the rest of the water surrounding Key West, is a no discharge zone – meaning boaters must use pump-out services for their waste water (both grey and black water).
Cost: $18.36 per day or $323.23 per month.
Contact: You can reach the City Marina by phone at 305-809-3981 or by VHF Channel 16 raising “Mooring Field Dockmaster”
Key West Mooring Field Map
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