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“Fine boat rental” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Port Sanibel Marina

Port Sanibel Marina
14341 Port Comfort Rd., Fort Myers, FL 33908
239-437-1660
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Ranked #13 of 102 things to do in Fort Myers
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“Fine boat rental”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We put our boat in at this Marina and found the staff very helpful advice on how to get to Cabbage Key. They also gave us good advice on navigating the shallow channel to the river. It can be confusing and you must obey the head speed so it takes a while to hit the open water. The parking area is large enough to accommodate visitors with boat trailers. Hint: there is a great restaurant at the entrance as well. Hint: If you choose to rent a boat be sure to tell the staff how many you intend to take and how far you are going. This makes it easier for them to match the right boat for your cruise...go for the all day rental and visit Ft Myers Beach as well.

Visited March 2015
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“Extra charges not disclosed”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We rented a boat for a day during our recent trip to Sanibel. We told the person at the desk that we would be fishing but no mention was made of a charge to clean the live well. We returned the boat 20 minutes early and while we were trying to unload our gear the staff was hosing out the boat, getting us and our stuff wet. We emptied the live well of fish and ice but after leaving we received a call that there would be a $25 charge for "cleaning the cooler". It was really just hosing it out since there is a drain in it. If we had been told up front that there would be a $25 charge we would have brought our own cooler. Make sure if you rent from this place you get all the charges up front.

Visited April 2015
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“Great Beaches”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Sea shell hunting, beautiful sandy beaches, cottages had sea shells lining their gardens! Terrific lunch at the Fish House. Fun atmosphere too!

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“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Very nice marina with great restaurant. Gramma Dotts (not sure of spelling) is super popular. Don't go Sunday evening unless you have reservations unless you are prepared to wait at least an hour. Went for lunch and it was great.

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“Helpful Staff,”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is Port Sanibel Marina, not Sanibel Marina as other reviewers have mistakenly identified.

First off, the staff was very friendly and helpful. From booking to going over the boat, they were very enthusiastic and helpful.

Now for the bad news... we rented the Grady White center console boat for 4 adults and 2 small children. The boat seemed to be well maintained, but turned out to be WAY underpowered and the throttle would not maintain its position without keeping my hand on it. This got really tiring for the 90 minute transit to Cabbage Key.

When I say "underpowered", it would take 10 seconds or more to get the boat to plane. It was also tough to navigate some of the heavier chop in the intracoastal with such little power.

Also, know that it takes at least 15 minutes of idle speed to get to the main channel from the marina.

Visited March 2015
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