Matanzas Pass Mooring Field


Update from Harbormaster Austin Gilchrist

November 13, 2023 


The Town recently completed the 19 additional moorings west of Matanzas Pass Bridge which will accommodate vessels up to 85 feet in length. Any vessel that is in the Town’s Mooring Field must register through the Town’s online Dockwa system to provide required registration information and payment. Information and pricing within the lease agreements still serve as the guiding principles for the field. Many of the docks on the island were damaged, including the Town’s public dinghy docks.

There is a public dinghy dock located at the end of the Tropical Shores Way canal (behind the Bay Oaks Recreational Campus). Also, there are restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities located at Matanzas Inn for mooring patron usage, please see Harbormaster for access.

To execute a mooring lease with the Town, your vessel must meet all Coast Guard requirements, have current registration, have a type 1, 2, or 3 marine sanitation device, have a current insurance policy with a minimum of $100,000 liability coverage, must be seaworthy and able to maintain seaworthiness, and follow all other requirements set forth by the Town’s Harbor Management Plan.  Please take this time to read over the Harbor Management Plan and lease agreement to stay aware of all criteria set forth by the Town. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Harbor Master at 239-224-4118. 

We thank you for being a part of this community and look forward to welcoming everyone back to the Matanzas Pass Mooring Field.

  1. Austin Gilchrist

    Town Harbormaster
    Additional Phone: 239-224-4118