Reviews: The Moorings of Carrabelle

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  • Review for The Moorings of Carrabelle

    Reviewed by: Len Barton on Feb 23, 2019
    Vessel Type: Power
    LOA: 44'
    Draft: 3.0'

    Rating: 3

    The previous reviews cover most of what to expect with a couple exceptions. After Hurricane Michael they lost the majority of available slips. Cable TV and most shore power are not available. At the existing slips getting on and off your boat can be difficult with the tide range. They do all they can to accommodate transients. We had a medical emergency while there. It was an hour and forty five minute ambulance ride to the nearest medical assistance which was in Tallahassee. It was a $100 Uber ride back.
    There is no public transportation, rental car, taxi and no medical services. However; The Fisherman’s Wife Restaurant is excellent, The IGA Grocery and Ace Hardware are all right across the street.

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  • Review for The Moorings of Carrabelle

    Reviewed by: Paul Castaldi on Jun 12, 2018
    Vessel Type: Power
    LOA: 45'
    Draft: 4.0'

    Rating: 3

    The fuel dock is nice - easy access and helpful waterfront staff. The overnight space is adequate but could stand a little refreshing. The office staff are very nice and though the marina needs to be updated, I did not see the others as any better. I did not find the town of Carrabelle as very nice and would have been frustrated if I had to wait a few days for the weather to change.

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  • Review for The Moorings of Carrabelle

    Reviewed by: Chris Himmelheber on Jan 4, 2018
    Vessel Type: Sail
    LOA: 36'
    Draft: 5.5'

    Rating: 4

    This marina has a lot going for it:

    Pros: 1) Well protected. There is essentially no wake action. Wind is mild.
    2) Good water depth at high tide.
    3) Great amenities that are close to the dock. They have showers, restrooms, a pool, a washer/dryer, free use of bicycles, free continental breakfasts, use of a common room with widescreen TV, pool table, gaming table, and more restrooms.
    4) There are grocery, hardware, and Dollar General stores almost across the street, and several bars & restaurants within walking distance.
    5) Very friendly, helpful staff. They provide an info sheet with phone numbers and addresses of local restaurants, stores, and businesses.
    6) Best of all, it only costs $1 per foot!

    Cons:
    1) The tidal range is HUGE - at least 3 feet. This can cause a boat docking in shallow water to sit high and dry. It can also cause your lifelines or hardware to be trapped under or over the dock (and torn off). Be cautious to hold your boat away from the dock! If you are docked at the bulkhead, it isn’t a concern.
    2) A corollary of the tidal range is that adequate depth at high tide may not allow leaving at low tide.
    3) The ship’s store does not carry much. And there is no marine store in town.
    4) The town is quite small, and it is a long way from anything bigger. It is about 25 miles to the nearest Walmart, Kmart, Walgreens, CVS, etc. There is a taxi service in town, but no Uber or Lyft.

    Overall, I think it is a very good marina.

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  • Review for The Moorings of Carrabelle

    Reviewed by: Richard on Jul 3, 2017
    Vessel Type: Sail
    LOA: 22'
    Draft: 1.0'

    Rating: 5

    I just spent a week here. My boat's registration had expired and I had to wait for the renewal to arrive from Ft. Lauderdale. EVERYONE working at the marina is super courteous and friendly and went out of their way to be helpful. There's even a free breakfast every morning. Rates very reasonable. There's a seafood restaurant right across the street, an IGA grocery across the street from it and and Ace Hardware next to that. All in all a great place to stay.

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