Marina Improvements: Protecting Our Residents’ Privacy

Posted in: Harbortown Life- Mar 27, 2014 Comments Off

Some of you may have already noticed that the Dolphin Paradise Tours check-in booth, formerly located outside the Harbortown office, has been moved to a larger building south of our parking lot. We have implemented this move as the first step in our efforts to maintain a more private atmosphere for our residents and guests.

We will also be installing fencing with gates to help prevent folks not affiliated with the marina from crowding areas that we would like to keep more private. This includes the walkway between Nautical Spirits and the harbor, the dog run area, and our pool area.

We are excited to welcome new visitors to the marina, as some of these may become future boaters; however, protecting the privacy of our residents and their guests will remain a priority for the staff & crew at Harbortown Marina. We will continue to do everything in our power to keep the marina a fun, private, family-friendly place to visit.

Port Canaveral Rapidly Expanding

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

The arrival of two new ship-to-shore cargo cranes from Savannah Georgia puts Port Canaveral into the container market, creating thousands of jobs.

“It’s very much about jobs. We know we can create 5,000 jobs, a combination of on the port and distribution centers here in the Space Coast region, especially in north Brevard County,” said Canaveral Port Authority CEO John Walsh.

At 273 feet tall, the cranes can lift the equivalent of 12 elephants at once. A skilled crane operator would be able to unload 30-40 containers in an hour. A $37 million dollar cargo pier is expected to be completed in April, 2014.

Port Canaveral is well on its way to becoming the world’s busiest seaport, ahead of Miami and Port Everglades.

Many major cruise lines, including Norwegian and Royal Caribbean, have reached deals to expand their operations at Port Canaveral. The port is expanding so quickly that it’s running out of room.

“We’re almost effectively out of berth space,” Walsh told port commissioners. When existing and forecasted cruise ship bookings are taken into account, “We have to start looking at discussions of terminal plans” for a new terminal that would open in 2017 or 2018. It’s estimated that the port’s cruise traffic will grow 50% by that time, more than enough to support the additional terminal.

Port Canaveral is growing fast, and that means a busier tourism industry, a boost for local businesses, and more jobs – especially for North Brevard.


Harbortown Sponsors Indian River Festival 2014

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Title: Harbortown Sponsors Indian River Festival 2014
Location: Sandpoint Park, Titusville, Florida
Link out: Click here
Description: Harbortown Marina is proud to once again be a PARK SPONSOR of the INDIAN RIVER FESTIVAL!

The festival is a time honored tradition in North Brevard. This festival will promote our local economy by celebrating the Indian River and our natural resources, local food and culture, and outdoor recreation and health. It is a vehicle to promote healthy families and a healthy community by providing education and opportunity to enjoy food, fun and fitness.

General Admission: FREE
Live Music on multiple stages! There will be Fresh Local Seafood and Arts and Crafts!
Other activities include Kayaking, Titusville Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course, St. Teresa Volleyball Tournament
and Kite Flying!

Stop by and say hi to the Harbortown crew! We’ll have a booth at the event with special marina discounts, prizes, and giveaways.


-Friday, April 11-

5:00 p.m. Festival Opens
MAIN STAGE: Maddhatters
9:00 p.m. Festival Closes

-Saturday , April 12-

10:00 a.m. Festival Opens
10:00 a.m. Oyster Mat Making with
the Brevard Nature
Alliance and Brevard Zoo
10:30 a.m. MAIN STAGE
10:30 a.m. SOLO STAGE
Matt Adkins
1:45 p.m. MAIN STAGE
Titusville Ballet & Jazz
Keegan All Stars
3:00 p.m. MAIN STAGE
Indian River Blend
3:00 p.m. SOLO STAGE
G-Man (Greg Caputo)
5:00 p.m. MAIN STAGE
Light Out Project
9:00 p.m. Festival Closes

-Sunday , April 13-

10:00 a.m. Festival Opens
10:00 a.m. SOLO STAGE
Matt Adkins
10:30 a.m. MAIN STAGE
Life Pointe Ministries
Sunday Service
1:15 p.m. SOLO STAGE
G-Man (Greg Caputo)
3:00 p.m. MAIN STAGE
Love Center Church
4:00 p.m. Festival Closes

Start Date: 2014-04-11
Start Time: 05:00
End Date: 2014-04-13
End Time: 04:00

Marine Flea Market at Harbortown Marina – March 29-30, 2014

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Saturday & Sunday, March 29-30


Harbortown Marina
2700 Harbortown Drive
Merritt Island, FL 32952

Admission/Parking: FREE

This family-friendly event will be held March 29th-30th, 2014, right here at Harbortown Marina! Located in Merritt Island, Florida, just 2.5 miles west of Port Canaveral, Harbortown Marina makes a fantastic venue for this fun event. Expect a ton of local vendors offering marine equipment, water sports equipment, fishing gear, hand-made artwork, and a variety of other unique nautical themed items.

Bubbles the Clown

Make sure to stop by Harbortown Marina’s booth to say hello and see what we have going on – Enter our drawing to win a new TV or an Apple iPad mini. Bring the kiddos by during the day to meet Bubbles the Clown! Bubbles will be painting faces and making balloon animals at our booth for the kids.

We’ll also have information about boat storage options and new things happening at the marina – Don’t miss it.

While you’re at the flea market, we suggest visiting the on-site restaurant, Nautical Spirits Bar & Grill. Order a plate of delicious local sea food, or grab an ice-cold drink before heading back out into the action.

Kick off this year’s boating season with a day spent browsing the items you’ll need for the season, while enjoying the beautiful marina atmosphere! We’ll see you there.