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Manatee Cove Marina

Manatee Cove Marina And Yacht Club

Bldg 1493, (321) 494-7455

Marina Community Members:

We need your help in reporting things that do not appear to be normal or allowed under our community policies. If you see suspicious activity or witness theft, please call Security Forces at 321-494-2008. For sightings of improper discharges into the Marina basin, please call Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission (FWC) at 1-888-404-3922. With your help we can keep the Manatee Cove Marina a safe and pristine community!

Location:   N 28 - 12.854, W 80 - 36.719

Note: Until further notice, there is no docking transient or temporary mooring at the main dock without prior coordination; this includes Friday nights. You will be told to move your boat if you tie up to the main dock without permission. Again, call ahead, we have a few empty slips scattered throughout the Marina and we will do our best to find everyone a place to tie-up.


  • SIX-WEEK TRIVIA CHALLENGE: Nightly prizes given to the halftime winner! A prize is also given at the end of each six-week competition. Members: Free, Guests & nonmembers: $5
  • GRILL N'CHILL THURSDAYS: From 5 - 8 pm: Bring your own grill items (hot dogs burgers, steak) to throw on the Marina’s grill on select Thursday nights. Sit back, “chill out” and enjoy the music from “Chef” DJ Fatz.
  • MEMBERS ONLY WEEKDAY SPECIALS: Enjoy a cool refreshing drink Mon-Thu at the marina and show your Marina Membership card for special pricing. Members receive discount on all sodas, beer, wine, and well drinks from 4-6 pm.
  • SAILBOAT RACES & PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Feb 9th & Mar 9th. Breakfast at 9 am, captain's meeting at 10 am.
  • BIG GAME TAILGATE PARTY Feb 3rd, 1 - 5 pm. Marina and Tides members are FREE and are eligible for door prize; nonmembers/guests: $5. Chef Fatz, chili cook-off: volunteer as a tasting judge; vcorn hole tournament at 2:30 pm and football trivia at 3 pm. Bring a side dish to share. Pre-register for cook-off and corn hole by Jan 26th.
  • VALENTINE'S DAY CELEBRATION: Feb 14th, 4 - 8 pm. Chef Ftaz & J&R Entertainment.
  • MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION: Mar 2nd, 4 - 8 pm. Entertainment provided by St. Johns Wood. Enjoy Louisiana-style cuisine and a traditional king cake. Enter contest for the best Mardi Gras mask.
  • ST. PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION: Mar 16th, 1 - 5 pm. Irish-style music by John McDonald and The Mango Men. Find the pot of gold and win a prize!
  • TIKI HUT ANNIVERSARY: Mar 23rd. Cake cutting and member presentation on lower deck at 5 pm. Ricky Henderson entertains. Members free, guests: $5.

    Enjoy live entertainment and snacks every Friday night starting at 5 pm. Members, don’t miss your chance at the weekly drawing held around 6 pm. (must be present to win). Guests pay $5 per person. We start with $100 & increase $100 every week to $1,000!
    • Jan 25th: J&R Entertainment w/meatballs

    • Feb 1st: Johnny Danger w/pizza
    • Feb 8th: Rick & Everette w/baked potato
    • Feb 15th: St. Johns Wood w/lasagna
    • Feb 22nd: Jeff Marquis w/cold cuts

    • Mar 1st: Johnny Danger w/pizza
    • Mar 8th: Bitter Sweet w/pulled pork
    • Mar 15th: Ricky Henderson w/tacos
    • Mar 22nd: Jeff Marquis w/wings
    • Mar 29th: London Ink w/hot dogs


    See you on Sunday afternoons from 4 - 7 pm for great music and the best place on base to watch our glorious sunsets. Meet up with friends and co-workers and enjoy a cool beverage. All active duty military and DoD ID card holders are welcome.
    • Jan 27th: CJ Sampson

    • Feb 3rd: No entertainment - joint tailgating celebration w/The Tides
    • Feb 10th John Parrott
    • Feb 17th: Everette Stephens
    • Feb 24th: Scott Lassiter

    • Mar 3rd: Rick Merrill
    • Mar 10th: Jeff Marquis
    • Mar 17th: Key Change
    • Mar 24th: Teddy V.
    • Mar 31st: CJ Sampson

    The Manatee Cove Marina offers many benefits to members:

    • Remember to carry your membership card when ordering at the bars.
    • $2 in coupons per month, plus a monthly gas coupon
    • Holiday Parties & BBQs, many are free or at reduced prices
    • Tiki Bar open 7 days a week (weather permitting)
    • Free play on pool table
    • Quarterly Appreciation Days
    • Enjoy a high degree of camaraderie
    • Reduced rates on slips (a 50 to 75% savings)
    • Friday Night Socials - free hors d' oeuvres; $5 for nonmembers
    • Use of boat ramps
    • Laundry/shower facility
    • Free monthly Pancake Breakfast& Sailboat races
    • Complimentary reservations of Picnic Point Pavilion, Clubhouse and outside Deck
    • Ship Store with unique Manatee Cove clothing line


    If you enjoy all our fun events here at MCM, please consider volunteering. All of the events are manned by wonderful volunteers and we are always in need of more! Events include Friday Night Socials, Movie Night, Pancake Breakfasts and volunteers help with planning special events & decorating the club as we change seasons. If you want to become a volunteer to help your club, please contact the Membership Coordinator in the office at 321-494-7452.

    Fees and Charges

    If you are a Tides member, and show your Tides MemberPlanet Card, you'll receive a 10% discount on new dockage fees and a $5 discount on your dues. (MemberPlanet card must be on file with the Marina.)

    LIVE-ABOARD FEES Monthly Fee (37' AVG) Uncovered (30' minimum) $365 Monthly Fee (37' AVG) Covered (30' minimum) $485
    WET DOCKAGE FEES Covered Wet Storage (foot/month) $9.50 Wet Storage (foot/month) $7.25
    MEMBER TRANSIENT WET STORAGE Less than or equal to 24' (per/day) $11.25 Greater than 24' (per/day) $28 Non-member Transient Wet Storage (foot/day w/ 30' minimum) $1.50
    UTILITIES FEES are included: 30 AMP, 50 AMP & Water
    DRY STORAGE Boat w/ Trailer (/month) $50 Trailer (/month) $50 Trailer only (Boat in wet slip, /month) $30


    VESSEL SAFETY CHECKS The Coast Guard Auxiliary Team will be out every Saturday to perform vessel safety checks. Checks start at 10 am. A sign-up sheet for inspection times will be in the office. All boats kept at the Marina are required to have the VSC completed annually.

    PARKING ISSUES: Unfortunately, the parking lot at the marina is small and spaces on Friday nights and for special events tend to fill up fast. Please use the golf course parking lot as overflow and note that parking on grassy areas could result in parking tickets/fines.

    LEASE AGREEMENT RENEWALS - Anyone with a boat stored at the marina (wet or dry storage), must sign an annual agreement.

    Bar pricing: Members, carry your membership card. Non-members will see a price increase ranging from 25 cents to $1.25 for mixed drinks at both bars. Card will be checked when ordering. Members will not see an increase in cost.

    Salty Sailor Talk at Bar - Please be aware of others and out of courtesy and respect, please watch your language. What does not offend you, may offend others.

    OIL RECYCLING IS AVAILABLE AT THE MARINA Members who are performing routine oil changes on their vessels now have the option of disposing used oil on-site. Oil must be in approved (marked) containers and must be free from other contaminates. Oil can be dropped off Mon-Sat from 7 am -3:30 pm with any maintenance worker. Oil is placed into our drums for recycling and container is returned to owner. Call the office for more information.

    CREDIT CARD UPDATES REQUIRED: Please check your bank statements regularly to ensure there is not a problem with monthly dues/dockage charges and make sure you let us know of chard changes, expiration date extensions, etc.


    The following is a quick list of the minimal requirements if your vessel is to be kept in the water during the storm.

    • Mooring lines at least doubled and positioned to accommodate rising water (bow, stern, and spring)
    • Chafing gear in place as needed
    • Appropriate fenders in place
    • All canvas removed and stowed (to include Biminis tops, side curtains, fly bridge cover, windshield cover, eisen glass, etc.
    • All sails removed and booms properly secured
    • Remove any other items that can become "torpedoes" in high winds (life rafts, deck furniture, satellite dishes, fishing gear, deck/cockpit cushions, etc.
    • Ensure your dock box is locked and secured on the dock or remove it (see maintenance staff for assistance if needed)
    • Disconnect and store power cords and hoses - electric is turned off as we hit the 24 hour - shut off electrical devices (except bilge pump) to protect battery