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Manatee Cove Marina
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 - Click here to take a tour
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. A-dock north slips 50-56 are available on a first come-first serve basis for non-scheduled temporary tie-ups. During the construction, slips are at a premium and scheduling will be a challenge, I appreciate your assistance in this matter.
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, electronic darts and juke box
- 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
- Use of boat ramps
- Laundry/shower facility
- Free monthly Pancake Breakfast& Sailboat races
- Free rental of Picnic Point Pavilion
- Ship's Store with unique Manatee Cove clothing line
NOTE: BOAT RENTALS, please see Outdoor Rec web page or call 321-494-2042.
PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
Saturdays and Sundays: Wild Card - Game times TBA. Two games played on Sat, Jan 6th and two games played on Sun, Jan 7th. Divisional Round - Game times TBA. Two games played on Sat, Jan 13th and two games played on Sun, Jan 14th. AFC & NFC Championships - Game times TBA. Games played on Sun, Jan 21st.
COMPLIMENTARY BOWLING @ THE ALLEY!
Thursdays from 11 am – 1 pm: Two (2) games and shoe rental. Limited to one per member, per week thru Mar 31.
CAPTAINS CALL & PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Sat, Feb 10 & Mar 10. Breakfast served at 9 am. Captains meeting at 10 am. Enjoy Pancakes, sausage, biscuits and gravy cooked to perfection by our very own volunteers!
SUPER BOWL & Tailgate Party, Sun, Feb 4
1 - 5 pm - FREE for Marina & Tides Club members, nonmembers/guests: $5. Entertainment by DJ Fatz. Chili Cook-Off (during tailgate)
This year’s bragging rights are up for grabs! Tasting will begin at 1:30 pm. Competitors please note: a complete ingredient list must be displayed along with your dish; this is to address the issue of food allergies. Winner announced at 3 pm, prize provided. Stop by the Ship Store to register your Chili by Jan 26th.
Manatee Cove Corn Hole Tournament Tourney at 2:30 pm. Stop by the marina to register your team of four and pick up a copy the rules. Prize for winning team. Grills will be available during the tail gate for those who wish to bring your preferred meat. Marina will provide hotdogs, burgers and wings; served at 1 pm. Everyone is encouraged to bring a dish!
MARDI GRAS, Feb 10 from 5 - 10 pm
Make plans to come to the Marina for our Mardi Gras party with a terrific band performing New Orleans jazz, Louisiana-style cuisine and a traditional King Cake. There will be a contest for the Best Mardi Gras mask! Members: $5, Guests $10 , see you there!
VALENTINE'S DAY SOCK HOP, Feb 14 from 5 - 9 pm
Bring your steady and reminisce about “Back in the Day”. Entertainment by Rick Henderson playing 50’s & 60’s music. Prizes for best “Poodle Skirt” and “Jitterbug” couple will be awarded! The “Drive-In” will be serving Coney Dogs, Hamburgers, Fries, Cotton Candy and Banana Splits. Tickets at the Ship Store starting Fri, Jan 12th. Members: $5, nonmembers and guests, $10.
ST. PATRICK'S DAY, Sat, Mar 17, 5 pm
Everybody can be Irish at the Marina on St. Paddy’s Day. Irish music, traditional Irish fare...corned beef and cabbage, potatoes and rolls. Members: free, guests, $5.
TIKI HUT 22nd ANNIVERSARY, Fri, Mar 23
The beloved Tiki Hut is turning 22 this year and oh my...the stories it could tell if it could talk! (Well, maybe not.) We welcome those who have a fond memory or two of this world-renowned institution to come and share. We’ll have Happy Birthday wishes and a cake at 3 pm & our Friday Night Social immediately follows.
Tuesdays @ 5 pm. We will be playing three games: games one and two will be a 50/50 split. Game three will be winner takes all. $6 for members, $12 for guests.
SIX-WEEK TRIVIA CHALLENGE
Nightly prizes given to the halftime winner! A prize is also given to the overall winner at the end of each six-week competition. Music Trivia on Dec 6.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST & SAILBOAT RACES
Second Saturday of the month.
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.
Jan 18, Feb 15 & Mar 15: members with birthdays in their respective month come out and enjoy a piece of cake during Grill n' Chill.
FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL ENTERTAINMENT
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 23: J&R Entertainment w/Meatballs
- Jan 29: Everette & Sam w/Wings
- Jan 26: London Ink w/Baked Potato
- Feb 2: J Danger w/Pizza
- Feb 9: JD the DJ w/Lasagna
- Feb 16: Everette & Rick w/Cold Cuts
- Feb 23: DJ Fatz w/Tacos
- Mar 2: J Danger w/Pizza
- Mar 9: Everette & Sam w/Pulled Pork
- Mar 16: Jerry Z & Company w/Hot Dogs
- Mar 23: Lionhart w/Tacos
- Mar 30: Stoney w/Meatballs
SUNDAYS ON THE DECK
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 21: Rick Merrill
- Jan 28: Scot Lassiter
- Feb 4: No entertainment: Super Bowl Party
- Feb 11: Stoney
- Feb 18: GT Express
- Feb 25: Ted Villarreal
- Mar 4: Jon Parrot
- Mar 11: Jerry Z & Co.
- Mar 18: Scott Lassiter
- Mar 25: Ted Villarreal
LEARN TO SAIL right here at the Marina!
Lessons are held the first and third weekends of the month. Mate "A" Beginner Level: $50, Skipper "B" Intermediate Level: $75.
RENT A SAILBOAT
18' Precisions: $10 per hour with a 2-hour minimum or $40 per day.
22' Catalina: $13 per hour with a 2-hour minimum or $60 per day. Sailing certificate is required.
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.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING!
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 Services Card, you'll receive a 10% discount on new dockage fees and your dues will be discounted to $5.)
MEMBERSHIP FEES $14
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
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NOTES
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