Bluewater Bay Marina

Niceville, Florida - FL, United States

Bluewater Bay Marina is A Gulf Coast Gem

Bluewater Bay Marina is a fantastic facility nestled in Niceville, Florida. Located on the North Shore of Choctawhatchee Bay, the marina is only 3 miles north of Intracoastal Waterway. The marina offers daily, weekly, and monthly slips for rent on Snag-A-Slip, with 30amp and 50amp shore power. While on site, guests will have easy access to the Gulf of Mexico. The entrance to the marina is conveniently  marked with day marks. At night time, approaches are aided by flashing lights on all day marks.

LJ Schooner's Dockside Restaurant & Oyster Bar is the marinas tasty onsite restaurant. Boaters will find a menu full of fantastic food and a neat bar with ice cold cocktails. The menu is an awesome mix of both land and sea fare, open for lunch and dinner Wednesday through Saturday. You can also catch brunch every Sunday until 1pm with regular lunch also being served until 4pm.

Bluewater Bay Marina's ship’s store is a great place to stock up. What's awesome is they will match most competitors’ prices! Here you will find nautical hardware, clothing, Columbia Sportswear, Rainbow Sandals, Costa Del Mar eyewear, Gill Foul Weather Gear, snacks, drinks, toiletries, souvenirs, galley goods and more. For the outdoorsman, the marina has a fully stocked tackle store. For convenience, visitors can get both fishing and hunting licenses a the dry storage facility. Bluewater truly has it all!

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  • Superyacht Slips
  • Bathhouse
  • Bars/Clubs Nearby
  • Diesel
  • Fuel
  • Gas
  • Laundry
  • Newsletter
  • Pump-Out
  • Snack Shop
  • Tiki Bar
  • ValvTect®
  • WiFi


30.495246 / -86.446229

Bluewater Bay Marina

Niceville, Florida - FL, United States


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Cancellation Policy: This Marina has a 24 hour cancellation policy. Please contact Snag-A-Slip or the marina at least 24 hours prior to your stay to receive a full refund.

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Eddy on October 11th, 2023:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Spiritus Power 36 ft 4.0 ft

Transient slips, like most marinas nowadays, are tough to come by, but the staff at Bluewater Bay Marina will do their best to fit you in. If you can't tie up to their docks, it's worth it to anchor out in Rocky Bayou and dinghy ashore to enjoy a meal at their wonderful on-site restaurant, the live music at LJ Schooners Oyster Bar, the brand-new washer and dryer, or their clean hot showers. Get your holding tank pumped out when you get topped off with fresh fuel. Got mechanical issues? Mayhew Marine Repair, right on the marina property, may be able to fix you up.

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Bob The on December 8th, 2021:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Soulmate Power 60 ft 4.5 ft

The Bluewater Bay Marina is a well run facility in a beautiful setting with a great vibe! The docks and pedestals are clean and in good condition. The office staff were good and helpful. The onsite restaurant and bar have good food and were a lot of fun! The facilities, bathroom and showers are clean and well maintained. Internet access was adequate. There is a lender vehicle and was glad to be able to use it. The vent fans and AC don't work.

I look forward to going back!

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R on September 29th, 2021:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
S Power 28 ft 2.0 ft

I will only be here a couple of days, but I see lots of positives: friendly, helpful staff and comfortable, pleasant ambiance. Clean bathrooms and showers with AC. Full calendar with a variety of fun activities for the marina and Bluewater locals while still maintaining a low key vibe. Shady hangout and activity area that becomes dining area at night.
I recommend Bluewater Bay even with the few negatives: the lone washing machine wasn't working at the time and had a rain leak over the area, and the loaner car was in need of some repair. There are no recycling bins. But altogether a very cool place to stay and nice people to meet.

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Kathy on August 8th, 2021:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Top Side II Power 40 ft 3.5 ft

We found this to be a totally delightful stay…….friendly folks….great little protected harbor……great restaurant on site with weekend entertainment……family atmosphere….laundry facility….showers….loaner car to access Destin beach 20 minutes away….little sand beach for the kids to play…easy place to break out the kayaks,etc…fuel and pump out on site….one of our favorite places to stay moving east from Texas…..

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Debra on July 20th, 2021:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Spruce Cape Power 42 ft 3.9 ft

We loved this marina and stayed five nights. The staff are friendly and helpful. The courtesy car was a real plus. It is a family friendly environment, and we enjoyed watching a few kids play in the water and on the swing. Live music was played at night during the weekend outside the restaurant, which we enjoyed. We would definitely return if in the area.

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Dave on April 21st, 2020:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Topaz Power 47 ft 3.5 ft

Awesome marina. They have a courtesy car available for transients. Awesome staff.

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Laura on January 5th, 2019:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Have Another Day Power 57 ft 5.0 ft

We paid for a month and stayed 18 of those days. We had family in the area and then just were waiting for a weather window to head towards Carabelle. Harbor hosts Jack and Patty Nickerson are the AGLCA harbor hosts and are fabulous. They hosted docktails many times, were so welcoming of our children on board, hosted us for NYE and followed my husband all the way to Carabelle to drop our car off there and then drove him all the way back. They go above and beyond. Other loopers are there as well and the local live aboards are all friendly. There are currently not a lot of transient slips as they have been a post hurricane overflow marina. But April was able to fit us in.

April will send you a map and instructions on your way in. You have to mind all three sets of markers.

Some of the Docks are in rough shape but pilings sturdy. Very dark at night. Barely any light on the dock.

Pump out was working on and off. They do have a pump out boat that will come to your slip when it is working. Or pump out at pool dock.

Restaurant on site. Miles of walking in the neighborhoods and access to the heated pool.

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W. on June 11th, 2018:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Red Pearl Power 41 ft 4.0 ft

I'm a delivery captain and I've never been treated better than at Bluewater. We had a leaking exhaust hose and called on a Sunday. Jimmi at the office ordered the hose for delivery the next day. She called an onsite mechanic who returned the call immeditely and met us in the morning to install it.
Professional staff took care of fueing and pump out. Excellent restaurant on site. Don't pass it up a chance to stop.

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Danno on March 7th, 2017:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
SV Sea Fever Sail 33 ft 4.5 ft

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at BlueWater Bay. The staff was friendly and hospitable. Outstanding Ship's store, excellent restaurant and oyster bar. Very family friendly and well protected. Deep, well marked channel. Easy entry with lots of room out in the bayou to get rigged up for entry without impeding traffic.

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