- Location: St. Lucie River
- Mile Marker: Mile 987.9
- Lat / Lon: N 27° 09.210' / W 080° 11.733'
- Depth: 5-6 Feet
Leave the intracoastal at St Lucie crossing and follow the St. Lucie channel west to marker R"6A". Then follow marked Manatee Pocket channel, avoiding the markers in the center at the entrance which mark a patch of seagrass. A 10ft dredged channel is well marked to the south end of the Pocket. Anchor in 5 1/2 to 6 ft. in the wide area between Mariner Cay and Pirates Cove Marina or in 5 ft. beyond Pirates Cove. Tie up dinghy at small park dock south of Pirates Cove. Pocket is enforced no wake zone so comfortable anchoring. Four marinas and five waterfront restaurants in Pocket. Seafood store, restaurants, marine consignment store one block. Two malls with major groceries, Ace hardware, banks, clothing one mile from waterfront. Former West Marine has relocated away from water.