There are few places in the U.S. that offer as much in the way of recreational boating as Northeast Florida. Endless miles of waterways, pristine raft up locations, dockside dining, and world class fishing are just a few of the reasons that if you live or visit this part of the country, you’re going to want a boat. The Intracoastal Waterway provides easy boat access to the quaint fishing village of Fernandina Beach to the north, and nation’s oldest city, St Augustine, to the south. Both towns provide great docking facilities for both overnight cruisers and day trippers. Heading down the St Johns River, you can explore Downtown Jacksonville, Doctors Lake, Black Creek, and Julington Creek. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, though. The St Johns River provides over 200 miles of navigable waterways and features a shoreline dotted with waterfront restaurants, natural springs, and wildlife at every bend. If you’re looking to experience old Florida, a cruise down the St Johns is a great way to find it.
The Jacksonville Marine Association wants to ensure that your boating experience along the First Coast is one that provides a lifetime of memories. The relaxation of the sun, the water, and the freedom that a boat brings to a recreation experience is what we believe life is all about. Boating is truly an activity that can bring families closer and create memories that will last a lifetime.
I encourage you to support the association members for your boating needs. We hope you enjoy this guide and find our waterways as enjoyable as we do. DIGITAL BOATING GUIDE
Jacksonville Marine Association
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has been actively monitoring and combatting a citywide crime trend involving the theft of trailers. Please refer to the attached letter for tips on helping to prevent trailer thefts.
Due to bridge repairs, the Kingsley Creek CSX Railroad Swing bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Fernandina , Florida will be allowed to remain closed from 7 am to 11 am and then from 1pm to 5pm daily from Jan 25 through Jan 29, 2016. The bridge provides a vertical clearance of five feet in the closed position. Vessels that can pass without an opening may do so at any time.
Location AIWW 720.5
Lat/Lon N 30-37-794 / W081-29-107
You can find out much more local information from one of our Jacksonville Marine Association members. Just look for the Jacksonville Marine logo in their store windows.