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North Flordia Marinas
Thanks so much for sharing your Florida marina experience with us, since our experience is limited to Ontario and B.C. We are going by information gleaned from books, guides, the internet and people like you who are willing to take the time to share their favourite spots and destinations.
We are, however, looking for the same in a marina as you are - safe, clean, friendly and close to most amenities, even though we will have a car at our disposal. We would rather pay a little more, if we have to, to enjoy our 6 months stay in Florida. After all, that is why we are taking the time off work!
We have tried to gain as much information as possible on the marinas we plan to visit while in Florida this month. We are planning to visit your favourite, Vero Beach Municipal @ $8./ft/day plus $75.00 for liveaboards per month. Sounds very reasonable and by the sounds of your description, very well worth the price. As well, Frenchman''s, West Palm Beach, which has had very good reviews from everyone at $15./ft/mo. This is probably our outside limit - $1056.00/mo Canadian plus hydro. Are the rates at the Jib Club in Tequesta and Old Port Cove Marina, North Palm Beach within our "outside" limits? There are a few marinas that sounded promising such as Diamond 99, Melbourne but have a waiting list, so that may not be so promising after all! The rates at Newport Marina, Cape Canaveral look reasonable. Any exposure to this Marina? Can you tell us anything about the rates for Anchorage Yacht Basin, Eau Gallie, Harbortown Marina at Ft. Pierce and Merritt Island?
Which marina at Merritt Island are you at? We are booked at the Clarion on Merritt Island our first day in Florida. Again, thanks for sharing your experience. It is very much appreciated.
John and Anna
P.S. As for Harbourtowne, the $1.05/ft/daily rate is for their monthly rate. It is $1.35/ft/day otherwise. WOW - must be quite the marina