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Marina FAQ's

What is Suntex Marinas?

SUNTEX MARINA is the leading owner, operator and developer of high-quality coastal and inland marina properties located throughout the United States. Led by a management team with more than 100 years combined experience investing in, acquiring, and operating marinas, Suntex currently employs more than 60 people in its corporate office and over 1200 on-site at its marinas. We operate Liberty Landing Marina in Jersey City, NJ and Marina Jack in Sarasota, FL, both of which have been awarded “Marina of the Year” by Marina Dock Age, so we fully understand the intricacies of operating world class marina facilities.

What are the benefits of joining Suntex Marinas?

Suntex Marinas can fill all your boating needs with unparalleled services and amenities. You have your choice of wet or dry slips, service centers, showers, pools, waterfront restaurants, fully-stocked marine centers, captain’s lounges, and many other options all overseen by professionals dedicated to delivering superior guest experiences. Our goal is to provide a stress-free marina life, whether it’s for a day, week or year-round.

Is Suntex Marinas a "Clean Marina"?

We believe that marina owners and operators should serve our industry as good stewards of the aquatic marine environment. We have chosen to lead by example. We voluntarily initiated and implemented a set of environmental Best Management Practices (BMP) designed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to preserve Florida's waterways. These BMPs address critical environmental issues such as sensitive habitat, waste management, storm water control, spill prevention, and emergency preparedness.

Do you have wet slips?

No. We do not offer wet slips at Suntex Marina - Miami. We do offer wet slips at other locations including, Aventura, Hollywood, South Lantana, Palm Beach Gardens, and Vero Beach.

What is the depth of the marina or approach to the marina at low tide?

At low tide the approach to the marina is 4.8 feet. Once inside the marina the depth is 8 to 12 feet.

Do you have dry storage?

We do have dry storage for over 300 boats up to 38 feet LOA. We also have dry storage marinas in the Suntex Marina family, including St. Petersburg, Daytona Beach, Riviera Beach, and Lantana.

Do you rent boats?

We do not rent boats at our marina. If you are interested in a charter boat, we can assist you with arrangements. Charters may come into our marina to pick up clients. We can also assist you in finding local rental boat companies.

How do I get to Suntex Marina - South Miami?

From the Florida Turnpike: Go south to SW 112th Avenue (exit 9B). Proceed to SW 248th Street. Turn right onto 248th Street and go straight to Black Point Park. Upon entering the park, follow the signs marked "Ramp." Suntex Marina - Miami is located due east (on the right) of the Black Point Park boat ramp.

From U.S. 1: Go south to SW 216th Street. Turn left onto SW 216th Street and proceed to 87th Avenue, then turn right. Go straight into Black Point Park. Again, follow the signs marked "Ramp." Suntex Marina - Miami is located due east (on the right) of the Black Point Park boat ramp.

You can access Suntex Marina - Miami by water via the Biscayne National Park at GPS coordinates: 25 312.539 north latitude 80 17.925 longitude.

What are the hours for Suntex Marina - South Miami?

We are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. All Suntex Marina locations are closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Dockhands and drivers may be on duty weekends 7am – 7pm during months of March to October.

What do I do if there is an after-hours emergency?

The marina office phones are forwarded nightly to an answering service. The service will contact the harbormaster or another Suntex Marina official in the event of an emergency. If the incident involves an injury or the law is being broken, please dial 911. A call to the marina office will also be appreciated.

What is the closest airport?

Miami International Airport (26.54 miles; approximately 36 minutes).

Do you allow liveaboards?

Suntex Marina - Miami does not allow liveaboards. Please check with our harbormaster for more information for Black Point Park options.

Do you offer new or used boat sales?

Suntex has partnered with Exclusive Yacht Group to provide you with the most elite yacht broker service in the industry. For information, please call (561) 745-2785. Contact our harbormaster for assistance regarding sales, boat rentals, charters, or other leasing opportunities.

Do you sell gas or diesel?

Suntex Marina - Miami does sell 90 octane non-ethanol gasoline and diesel. Please contact the harbormaster. We also offer our members a discount on fuel.

Do you sell bait?

We do sell frozen bait on-site in our Ships Store. We would be happy to provide directions to the nearest bait and tackle store and secure transportation for you, if you require other bait. Our Ships Store also carry boating essentials, including soda, beer, ice, and soft goods such as hats, T-shirts, sweatshirts, and jackets.

Are there any good fishing locations near you?

Yes. There is great fishing in this area. You can find great fishing spots at the following coordinates: Flats GPS coordinates:
- NL 25 37.14 WL 80 11.06 (barracuda, tarpon)
- NL 25 38.58 WL 80 09.58 (bone fish,Jack crevalle)
Deep Water fishing:
- 25 41.46 N latitude 80 05.18 W longitude (red grouper, king mackerel)
- 25 35.59 N latitude 80 05.10 W longitude (sailfish, king mackerel)

Do you have on-site pump-out service? How do I arrange for pump-out service?

Yes. We have pump-out services adjacent to the restaurant dock. Call the harbormaster for details.

How far away is the beach?

World-famous South Beach is the nearest beach to our location and it is 35 miles or 47 minutes away. Swimming locations along the Biscayne National Park are closer. Check with your harbormaster for specific locations.

Are there any beaches or islands nearby that we can drop anchor and swim?

Yes. Boca Chica Key, Elliot Key, and Swan Key are great places to anchor. You may also camp on some nearby keys, including Elliott Key.

How do I get to Elliott Key?

Out of the Black Point channel, turn 109 degrees on your compass and it will take you straight to Elliot Key.

Are there any areas close by to go water skiing?

Yes. Biscayne Bay is a great place to water-ski.

Are there any restaurants on the water that I can get to?

We offer a restaurant on-site featuring outstanding seafood, American cuisine, and a full bar. The Ocean Grill, formerly the Pirates Den, is under new management and offers live bands on the weekend and outstanding views of Black Point Marina and Suntex Marina - Miami.

Are there any fixed bridges in the area? If so, what are the height limits?

To the north of the marina, the nearest fixed bridge is the Rickenbacker Causeway (76 feet at center).

What are the hours of the bridge openings for your marina?

There are no bridges to enter or exit Suntex Marina - Miami.