About the Marina
MARINA RESUMES NORMAL OPERATIONS
WITH DISTANCING PROCEDURES
First and foremost, I want to thank all our boaters who understand and support the reason we had to shut down our launching and fueling services. The safety and health of all our customers and marina staff is our top priority. We are pleased to be back to full operation; however, please note we have changed a few procedures on how we will operate in the near term under social distancing. See our marina social distancing plan below (subject to change).
Hours of operation starting May 1st: Monday-Sunday 8am-5pm.
Fuel dock to reopen May 1st. NO CASH, only member charge accounts or credit card (Visa and Mastercard)
Launching hours are from 9am-3pm. Limited daily boats in the water with time slots between 9am-3 pm. We will limit launching to 2 boats per ½ hour, 4 boats per hour (subject to change).
Walk up boaters will have to wait until an available time slot, or if there is room at dock, we can put your boat in, and you can quickly depart. Boats will be spaced out on docks according to social distancing requirements. Boats are to not stay in the water at floating docks for days at a time. Boats to be hauled out in the AM from prior day’s use and put away (after hours/sunset trips).
Only two customers will be allowed in the Ships Store at the same time. NO CASH for sales - only member charges or credit cards (Visa and Mastercard).
Front of boat yard wash racks will be spaced out and we will limit each customer to a maximum of 30 minutes for washing.
Marina staff will wear gloves and a mask for your safety and theirs. We recommend that customers do the same until you’re out on the boat in open water/channel.
When returning with your boat, please have patience. If other boaters are in front and getting ready to dock, wait until the marina staff motions for you to come the dock. Marina staff will tie you up and then step away until you and your guest(s) have left the boat. You can request our staff to wash and flush your boat by either asking the dock staff or the Ships Store staff. Please note the virus can live on items on your boat for 2-5 days (i.e. stainless steel, windshields, plastic surfaces).
The ice Box will be locked, and only marina staff members can unlock it and get you ice. Call ahead for a bag of ice to be on your boat.
Back of yard wash racks will be for staff washing and mechanics only.
Any vendor you have coming to work on your boat must have an appointment with the marina to ensure wash rack availability.
While you’re on the water remember, FWC and Sheriff boats patrolling the water will still be enforcing no more than 10 people on boats, no rafting up in groups and 100’ off the beaches.
Also remember, the CDC recommends self-quarantining for 14 days after you have traveled. Visit the CDC website for more information.
Thank you for practicing social distancing around our marina so we can get back to enjoying the waters of Southwest Florida.
Capt. Tibe Larson
BONITA BAY MARINA
Phone: (239) 495-3222
Fax: (239) 495-0801
GPS Location: N26° 20.315 W 081° 49.677
Marina Manager: Tibe Larson
Dockmaster: Stephen Kildahl
Marina Services Coordinator: Jaime DiZazzo
Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Marina is open 7 days a week (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day).
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Having Your Boat Launched
Call 495-3222 one-half hour in advance to have your boat launched; to save time at the dock you can request fuel, oil, or having your bimini raised when you call for launching.
Using the Marina After Hours
Call 239-495-3222 before 4:00 p.m. to have your boat launched. Your boat will be tied to the floating dock for your use.
Tie your boat to the floating dock; Marina staff will store your boat when they re-open.
For Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Years Day please alert the Ships Store Clerk the day ahead if you would like to have your boat available.
Purchases & Payments
Boaters are encouraged to use their Marina account for Marina Purchases. Guests may pay with cash, Visa, or MasterCard.
There is a catalog program for boaters to order special items. If ordered before 11:00 a.m. most items will be delivered the same day. Catalogs are kept at the Ships Store.
The length of the boat is determined by measuring the distance from the back of the engine or platform to the front of the anchor or pulpit. Maximum draft at the Marina is 36” (per our permitting agreement).
Storage is billed on the 25th day of the month for the upcoming month of storage.
The Marina offers discounted storage for up to 4 months annually when your boat is not being stored at the marina. Call Tibe Larson at 239-495-3222 or see the Rental Plan for more information.
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There are several work racks for boaters’ use, and can be used for washing, waxing, and repairs to the vessels. Racks are available on a first-come first- served basis. As a courtesy to other boaters, during the busy season please limit the time for washing of boats to ½ hour. All vessels must be out of the water to be washed.
For repairs required on vessels, there are several independent, mobile mechanics available for assistance, if needed. If a vessel is under warranty, dealers are permitted to perform warranty work here, as well. More information is available at the Ships Store.
Through the Marina:
The following services are available to through the Marina. Please call us at 239-495-3222 for more information or to request service.
Quick Wash: $28+
Good Wash Full Detail: $56 - $104
Labor Charge: $56/hr
Single/Double/Triple Engine Flush: $20/$25/$30
Replace Battery: $125+
Pump Out: $25
Trailer Load/Unload: $3-$5/ft
Change Gear Oil: $25
Pickle Single/Dual Engine: $95/$115 *
Small/Large Plastic Cover: $55/$90
Wet Slip Fuel Service: Free/100+ gal**
* = materials extra
** = 1/2 hr. labor charge for sales under 100 gallons
& Helpful Hints
The Marina monitors channel 72 VHF during normal operating hours.
Towing insurance is recommended for all boat owners. Bonita Bay Marina has partnered with Tow Boat U.S. For more information please call Tow Boat U.S. directly at 239-945-1664.
The US Coast Guard monitors VHF Channel 16 in case of an emergency.
A waterway chart showing the route from the Bonita Bay Marina to the Gulf of Mexico is available at the Ships Store. There are two routes marked on the Chart. The first route is north from the Marina to New Pass; the second route is south from the Marina to Wiggins Pass.
When there is a Hurricane Watch issued the marina may choose to bring some or all of the boats moored outside into dry dock for the storm. Boats who are affected will be billed a “hurricane haul out” fee. If you are concerned about a storm you can check the resident’s web site at www.bonitabaymarina.net, call the marina, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Marina is available for assistance with all your boating needs.
Should you have any questions or need boating advice, please feel free to visit the ships store in person or by phone at 239-495-3222. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you in every possible way.