Reviews: Glover Bight

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Holding:
4.60
Good, sand and mud
Wind Protection:
4.20
Somewhat Exposed to Southwest
Current Flow:
4.00
Wake Protection:
3.80
Somewhat Exposed to Southwest
Scenic Beauty:
3.80
Ease of Shopping:
3.00
Shore Access:
3.00
Pet Friendly:
3.33
Cell Service:
4.20
WiFi:
1.67

  • Review for Glover Bight

    Reviewed by: Chris Himmelheber, Carina, on Dec 3, 2019
    Boat Type: Sail
    LOA: 36'
    Draft: 6.0'

    Overall Rating:
    3
    Holding:
    5
    Wind Protection:
    3
    Current Flow:
    5
    Wake Protection:
    5
    Scenic Beauty:
    4
    Cell Service:
    3

    I anchored here overnight to try to avoid some of the north wind that was expected, but even from the north it wasn't well protected. Unfortunately there are a lot of mud flats and shoals to watch out for. I ended up on the mud flats when the wind shifted. Thank goodness for BoatUS!

    I saw a power boat being towed off of the mud further up the channel, and it had caught fire trying to get off the mud!. I think the best places to anchor are on the port side (North) no more than 200 yards from the marina, or directly in the middle of the channel. The depth is about 10 feet in much of it Stay away from the starboard (South) side!

    Otherwise, it was extremely quiet with no traffic, wakes, etc.

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  • Review for Glover Bight

    Reviewed by: David Hipschman on Feb 20, 2018
    Boat Type: Power
    LOA: 38'
    Draft: 3.5'

    Overall Rating:
    5
    Holding:
    5
    Wind Protection:
    5
    Current Flow:
    5
    Wake Protection:
    5
    Scenic Beauty:
    4
    Ease of Shopping:
    4
    Shore Access:
    5
    Pet Friendly:
    5
    Cell Service:
    5

    Great anchorage. Easy to dinghy in for dog and for restaurants. Our experience with the harbor master was excellent, He was helpful, friendly, and likes dogs.

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  • Review for Glover Bight

    Reviewed by: Todd H on Jan 30, 2018
    Boat Type: Sail
    LOA: 34'
    Draft: 5.0'

    Overall Rating:
    3
    Holding:
    4
    Wind Protection:
    4
    Current Flow:
    4
    Wake Protection:
    4
    Scenic Beauty:
    3
    Ease of Shopping:
    2
    Shore Access:
    1
    Cell Service:
    3
    WiFi:
    3

    Good protected anchorage. We stopped off on our way south from Charlotte Harbor area to get a slip and fill water, get pumped out, shower etc.. Very nice resort and marina. The new restaurant called Gather had great service, food, and prices. Even a great happy hour! We moved to the anchorage he next day. Marina staff very nice with the exception of the harbor master. He is very anti-anchorage people coming to the marina and gave us a hard time anytime he saw us on shore or with our dinghy. We were very put off by his attitude. You are supposed to be able to go shopping or to restaurants from the anchorage but marina will charge you a $20 "landing fee" to land your dinghy at their dock. They will reimburse you as long as you bring a receipt from a business. If you shower or bring trash ashore they keep the $20. He also grilled us on if we had left the property which apparently incurs another fee. We are not derelict cruisers and this would have all been fine with us except he treated us like unwanted riff raff even though we had spent a night in a slip and were spending money at the businesses. Rant over. The anchorage itself is very nice and a good stopping point heading north or south.

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  • Review for Glover Bight

    Reviewed by: Elizabeth Kelch on Feb 27, 2017
    Boat Type: Power
    LOA: 36'
    Draft: 4.0'

    Overall Rating:
    5
    Holding:
    5
    Wind Protection:
    5
    Current Flow:
    5
    Wake Protection:
    4
    Scenic Beauty:
    5
    Ease of Shopping:
    3
    Shore Access:
    5
    Pet Friendly:
    3
    Cell Service:
    5
    WiFi:
    1

    The high point of this anchorage is it's scenic beauty. It's surrounded by lovely, lush Florida greenery and the remaining side has a luxery hotel and marina with its "city" views. The dinghy dock at the Marina is readily accessible and the hotel's bars, restaurants and boutiques are all nice. The Tiki bar at the head of the dinghy dock is gorgeous at sunset.
    A drawback to this anchorage is that there's nothing in the way of groceries or West Marine without a car ride of some variety. The Hotel and Marina are at the end of a residential area and beyond the hotel and marina facilities there's nothing else out there.
    I've written all about the place in my blog http://elizabethkelch.com/travelogue/preparations-for-the-crossing
    http://elizabethkelch.com/travelogue/preparations-for-the-crossing

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  • Review for Glover Bight

    Reviewed by: Alyse Caldwell, AskCaptainChris, on Jul 11, 2016
    Boat Type: Power
    LOA: 44'
    Draft: 4.0'

    Overall Rating:
    4
    Holding:
    4
    Wind Protection:
    4
    Current Flow:
    1
    Wake Protection:
    1
    Scenic Beauty:
    3
    Ease of Shopping:
    3
    Shore Access:
    1
    Pet Friendly:
    2
    Cell Service:
    5
    WiFi:
    1

    Tarpon Point Marina is expanding their floating docks and may reduce swing room in this anchorage. July 2016.

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