Here in Florida, the fall and winter months are always exciting for us because we get to meet so many transient boaters and snowbirds from up north that stop in for a short-term stay. We have many transient boat slips available, and often offer special transient dockage rates.
If you are a traveler looking for a transient slip in the Port Canaveral area, allow us to welcome you to our beautiful marina! We are now a full-service marina, and offer a long list of new and updated amenities, from a crystal clear swimming pool, clean restrooms and showers, to updated washers and dryers, a dog run area, brand new recreation area for residents, and low-priced ethanol-free gas and diesel.
Located in a protected harbor between the Indian and Banana rivers, Harbortown is about 2.5 miles west of Port Canaveral (now a booming cruise hub), and a hop, skip, and a jump away from Disney World! The location is centrally convenient, and the atmosphere is always relaxed and friendly. Contact our office at 321-453-0160 for more information. We look forward to seeing you!
Looking for some things to do during your stay in one of our transient boat slips?
Here are Harbortown Marina’s top choices for transient boaters – These ideas also apply for long-term residents, or just boaters enjoying the Port Canaveral area:
Dock and Dine at Local Restaurants
Local Port Canaveral restaurants, such as Rusty’s Seafood and Oyster Bar and Fishlips, allow you to dock your boat right on site. Docking for other Port Canaveral restaurants is available at neighboring marinas. If you are looking for a great meal and don’t want to leave your transient slip at Harbortown, and check out the on-site restaurant.
Hang out at The Family Spot at Harbortown
This new addition to Harbortown functions as a recreation area for both residents and transient guests. The area includes barbeque grills, picnic tables with umbrellas, a fire pit, and swings for children (or adults). Cornhole sets or horseshoes can be checked out at the marina office at your leisure. Relax with members of the Harbortown community, or invite some local friends in for a cookout.
Try out Flats Fishing
Is your boat’s draft less than 2.5 feet? Head out into the Banana River, Indian River, or Mosquito lagoon for a fun, low-key boating experience. There’s plenty of action to be had fishing for redfish, sea trout, snook, ladyfish, tarpon, catfish, black drum, jack crevalle, pompano, spanish mackerel, mangrove snapper, bluefish, juvenile grouper, and flounder to name a few. Just be sure to stay out of the well-enforced No Motor Zone north of the Canaveral Lock.
Click Here for more on Flats Fishing on the Banana River, Indian River, and Mosquito Lagoon.
Head out through the Canaveral Lock for a Trolling Adventure
Many transient boaters enjoy Port Canaveral as an offshore fishing destination due to the nice structure of its bottom, and wide variety of game fish species. Anglers come here from all over the country looking for snapper and grouper, as well as other popular sport fish. If your boat isn’t equipped for this type of excursion, there are several reputable local fishing charter captains you can hire to take you out.
For Ocean Access from Harbortown Marina, you will need to pass through the Canaveral Lock.
See Florida Wildlife and Rocket Launches Right from Your Slip!
Harbortown Marina’s location on the Barge Canal is home to a whole host of native Florida wildlife. On any given day at the marina or cruising around the area, you may see dolphins, American alligators, West Indian manatees, as well as around 300 species of local birds, and much more. Also, consider your wet slip a front-row seat to the many rocket launches that launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
[Click Here for the Current Launch Schedule]
Other Harbortown Amenities:
- DELICIOUS FOOD AND FULL SERVICE BAR.
- ON-SITE MARINA STORE FOR SNACKS, EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND MORE
- CRYSTAL CLEAR SWIMMING POOL
- FUEL DOCK WITH ETHANOL-FREE MARINA GAS. HARBORTOWN BOAT OWNERS SAVE 10 CENTS PER GALLON.
- 8 CLEAN AIR CONDITIONED/HEATED RESTROOMS AND SHOWERS
- CONVENIENT LAUNDRY FACILITY
- PET FRIENDLY WITH FENCED-IN DOG RUN AREA
- PRIVATE ATMOSPHERE – NO COMMERCIAL VESSELS
- NEW “FUN SPOT” OPEN-AIR PAVILION WITH BBQ GRILLS, 6 PICNIC TABLES, FIRE PIT SURROUNDED BY BENCHES AND SWING, HORSE SHOES, CORNHOLE, AND MORE
- FRIENDLY TOP NOTCH STAFF ON DUTY 7 DAYS A WEEK
- WATCH LAUNCHES & WILDLIFE FROM YOUR SLIP
- FREE WI-FI AT YOUR SLIP AND 16 FREE TV CHANNELS
- BRACKISH WATER BASIN FOR MINIMAL BOTTOM GROWTH
- FREE PUMP OUT FOR HARBORTOWN BOAT OWNERS
- CATAMARAN SPACES AVAILABLE
Snowbirds and Transient Boaters will receive special rates on a 1-5 month stay – Contact Us for details.