Be an “Angel” to a Child this Christmas

Posted in: Harbortown Life- Dec 02, 2014 Comments Off

Harbortown’s 3rd Annual Angel “Wish” Tree will Benefit Children from the Brevard Sheriff’s Police Athletic League (PAL)

This year, make a local child in need’s Christmas a little brighter by making a donation to our Angel Tree fund. All proceeds will directly benefit a select group of children from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office PAL program. These kids need our help!

Harbortown will match the first $1,500 in gifts collected.

Stop by the Office to make a donation by December 22, 2014!

About PAL:

Brevard County Sheriff’s Office PAL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit youth program that provides life skills, athletic and  leadership activities throughout  Brevard County to youth ages 6 – 18. Activities are sponsored by the Sheriff’s Office to help bridge the gap between law enforcement and the youth of our community.

PAL provides an avenue for participation for many youth who would not otherwise be able to participate in organized activities. Without PAL many youth would have no structured character building activities to help keep them on the path towards success.

Visit bcsopal.org for more information.

Harbortown “On-the-Go” App – Now available for both Android and iOS!

Posted in: Harbortown Life- Oct 30, 2014 Comments Off

Previously only available for iOS users, the Harbortown App is now available for both Android and iOS.

The Harbortown “On-the-Go” App is a free tool for customers and boaters frequenting the Port Canaveral, Florida, area.

Using the app, you can:

  • Quickly and easily view the local marine forecast
  • Check fuel prices
  • Stay up-to-date with Harbortown announcements

Customers can also make Boat Splash or Work Cradle requests through the app with the tap of a finger.

[Click Here to Download the Harbortown App on Google Play]

[Click Here to Download the Harbortown App for iOS Devices]

Harbortown’s Customer Appreciation Event – Nov. 8th, 2014

Posted in: Harbortown Life- Oct 07, 2014 Comments Off

November will be our “Thankful Month” here at Harbortown

As a “Thank You” to our wonderful customers, Harbortown Marina will host a Customer Appreciation Event on Saturday, November 8th, from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. We would like to invite each of our customers to join us at the new Family Spot for an evening of fun and festivities!

For customers interested in taking advantage of our Referral Rewards program, this is an ideal time to invite a friend interested in the marina out for a tour.

The Event will Feature:

  • A Live D.J.
  • Special Gifts for Residents
  • Burger & Dogs
  • Drinks
  • Corn Hole, Horseshoes, a Fire Pit, and other activities at the new Family Spot

We hope to see the entire Harbortown community out enjoying this free event in honor of you, our customer!

Please stop by the Office or Call to RSVP: (321) 453-0160

[Join this Event on Facebook]

Travelers Welcome! Things to Do During Your Stay in One of Our Transient Boat Slips

Posted in: Harbortown Life- Sep 24, 2014 Comments Off

Here in Florida, the fall and winter months are always exciting for us because we get to meet so many transient boaters from up north that stop in for a short-term stay. We have many transient boat slips available, and periodically 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 offer a long list of amenities, from a crystal clear swimming pool, clean restrooms and showers, to newly 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, 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, Nautical Spirits Bar & Grill.

Hang out at The Family Spot at Harbortown

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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.

Dolphin Tours

Located right at Harbortown Marina, Dolphin Tours will take you on a short guided cruise though Cocoa Beach’s Intracoastal to a remote island. There, you’ll swim out into the water to a safe distance and observe the wild dolphins, some of which will come in to check out what you’re doing.  There’s a good chance you’ll also encounter some manatee action. Collect sea shells on the sand bars near the island, and observe native Florida birds.

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Other Harbortown Amenities:

  • DELICIOUS FOOD AND FULL SERVICE BAR AT NAUTICAL SPIRITS BAR AND GRILL
  • ON-SITE MARINA STORE FOR SNACKS & SUPPLIES
  • CRYSTAL CLEAR SWIMMING POOL
  • FUEL DOCK WITH ETHANOL-FREE MARINA GAS
  • 8 CLEAN AIR CONDITIONED/HEATED RESTROOMS AND SHOWERS
  • CONVENIENT LAUNDRY FACILITY
  • PET FRIENDLY WITH A SPACIOUS 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

Don’t forget to check out our current specials page to check for transient slip specials!

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