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Reviews from K.T. Bowles (10)


  • Marina Review for MarineMax of Venice

    Reviewed by: K.T. Bowles on Jan 30, 2020
    Boat Type: Power
    LOA: 50'
    Draft: 4.5'

    Rating: 1

    Called on January 30, 2020 and spoke with a representative, telling me they no longer offer a transient dockage.

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  • Marina Review for Freeport Marina and Yacht Club

    Reviewed by: K.T. Bowles on Jan 13, 2020
    Boat Type: Power
    LOA: 50'
    Draft: 4.5'

    Rating: 4

    Inexpensive stop close to the ICW. Channel coming in is very well marked, however at low tide dock area is thin. Dockside amenities are limited, but the owner was able to get us power and water at the gas dock, pump out was available as well. Hungry Howies delivered food and the marina is in the process of building a restaurant. We would go back.

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  • Marina Review for Pier 98 Marina

    Reviewed by: K.T. Bowles on Jan 13, 2020
    Boat Type: Power
    LOA: 50'
    Draft: 4.5'

    Rating: 4

    This location was hit hard by the hurricane in October 2019, but they’re on their way to recovery! Channel coming in is deep and easy to get into their slips. Finger piers are somewhat short but have been rebuilt. Water is available and power is being reinstalled as of this date. Food is available at the gas/convenience store; great breakfast and simple lunches. We were there during a huge storm and we’re well protected. Would go back.

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  • Marina Review for West Basin Marina

    Reviewed by: K.T. Bowles , Mountain Wave , on Aug 27, 2019
    Boat Type: Power
    LOA: 50'
    Draft: 5.0'

    Rating: 4

    Very nice visit at West Basin in Saint Joe’s Michigan. Andrew, Steve and the rest of the staff were outstanding, keeping the facilities beautifully maintained and docks in excellent shape. Dockside gas barbecues, picnic tables, rides into town, FREE laundry and lots of screen green spaces for the family pet. Short ride over to Saint Joe by bike or even shorter by dinghy, but across the channel. Short walking distance to beach and lighthouse.

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  • Marina Review for Jacobson Marina Resort

    Reviewed by: K.T. Bowles , Mountain Wave , on Aug 15, 2019
    Boat Type: Power
    LOA: 50'
    Draft: 5.0'

    Rating: 2

    Ok the positives: Pool for the kids, clean restrooms/showers, 1 block from downtown and close by supermarket. Boaters lounge with pool table, books/games and large CD TV. Not so positive: premium dockage pricing, high diesel pricing, $20 pump out, screws sticking up in dock walkways, closing bathrooms for cleaning during prime daytimes, hot tub closed off, no ships store onsite or locally by bike. Wouldn’t classify as a “Resort” and would look at other options/ports in the future.

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  • Marina Review for Edward C. Grace Memorial Harbor

    Reviewed by: K.T. Bowles , Mountain Wave , on Aug 13, 2019
    Boat Type: Power
    LOA: 50'
    Draft: 5.0'

    Rating: 5

    Great stop and well protected harbor. All services; diesel, gasoline, freshwater and pump out are easy to get to. Bathrooms are clean, laundry is clean and docks well-maintained. Provisioning’s for groceries and local restaurants are very close by. Activities are abundant; beach minutes away, little river to float in, playground, tennis courts, etc. I’d love to live there.

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  • Marina Review for Northport - G. Marsten Dame Marina

    Reviewed by: K.T. Bowles , Mountain Wave , on Aug 13, 2019
    Boat Type: Power
    LOA: 50'
    Draft: 5.0'

    Rating: 4

    Great stop and well protected harbor. All services; diesel, gasoline, freshwater and pump out are easy to get to. Bathrooms are clean, laundry is cheap and docks well-maintained. Provisioning’s for groceries and local restaurants are very close by.

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  • Marina Review for Henry's Fish Restaurant

    Reviewed by: K.T. Bowles on Jul 20, 2019
    Boat Type: Power
    LOA: 50'
    Draft: 4.5'

    Rating: 5

    Wonderful overnight deep water slip, attentive staff and excellent food. I of course had the pickerel and chips and the wife had one of the best steaks she can remember. Eclectic group of people come by boat, seaplane and by helicopter to experience Henry’s. Water, 30/50 amp power, clean facilities, pet friendly.

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  • Marina Review for Brielle Yacht Club Marina & Sandbar Restaurant

    Reviewed by: K.T. Bowles on Jun 8, 2019
    Boat Type: Power
    LOA: 50'
    Draft: 4.5'

    Rating: 5

    Wonderful stop, great fixed docks, call for pump-out boat, modest priced restaurants on site and pet friendly. Town of Manasaquan and Jersey shore within biking distance.

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  • Marina Review for Historic Gardner's Basin

    Reviewed by: K.T. Bowles on Jun 8, 2019
    Boat Type: Power
    LOA: 50'
    Draft: 4.5'

    Rating: 2

    First off I want to commend the staff for doing a tough job admirably and with great courtesy. However, the marina at the aquarium is in very poor shape. We had a trio of boats and for one of the boats we had to rewire a power pedestal to be able to get the 30amp to work. The restrooms were public restrooms that you would find in a park setting, without any locks or cleanliness. The Wi-Fi was only existent if you went up on the porch of the aquarium to use it. The location parking area is a hang out and they congregate in the lot to play music, drink and fish. Security was a primary concern for all of us and although the gates have locks, you could simply reach your arm around the guard area and have access to the marina proper. Lastly, there is no pump out, and the day of our departure had to wait until our dockside water depth was at least 4 1/2 feet. On the plus side there are two great inexpensive restaurants, bicycling distance to the boardwalk and even with all this a decent experience.

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