Faro Blanco Resort - Bayside, Marathon, Florida, USA
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General - Faro Blanco Resort - Bayside lies on Vaca Key on the coast of southern Florida in the USA.
Open - All year round
Position - 24° 42.7' N 081° 06.2' W
Charts, Pilots & Cruising Guides - See the following link for Florida Charts
Reference port -
Mean time differences - HW: minutes ± ; LW: minutes ±
Heights in metres -
Depths at MLW - Entrance - 7'. Slips - 7'.
Protection/Shelter - OK
Approach and Entrance -
From the N - From the Gulf of Mexico make for Florida Bay.
From the S - From the Atlantic Ocean make or the Straits of Florida.
Then head for the western end of Vaca Key. Faro Blanco Resort - Bayside is between buoys #17 and #18 on the ICW. It is accessed from the ocean via the 7 Mile Bridge and Moser Channel. Look for the lighthouse.
Berths & Moorings - 98 slips with 20 reserved for transients. Reservations can be made.
Maximum length - 125'
Formalities - Not known.
VHF Ch - 16
Call sign -
Water - On the pontoons.
Electric - On the pontoons. 30 amp & 50 amp.
Fuel - No.
Weather forecast - Not known.
Security - Not known.
Internet Access - Not known.
Other Marina Facilities, Services & Supplies - Docking Assistance. Concierge. Dock Carts. Mail & Package Hold. Phone Messages. Fax. Bait &Tackle. Cable TV. Dockside Phone. Toilets. Showers. Laundry. Pump Out.
Boatyard Facilities & Services - No yard but the following are available; Engine Mechanic. Electrical Repairs. Electronics Repairs. Rigger. Sail Loft. Canvas Work. Bottom Cleaning. Air Conditioning. Refrigeration. Divers. Compound. Wash & Wax. Upholstery.
Shopping and Provisions - Most provisions can be obtained in Marathon.
Bank or ATM - Not known.
Chandlers or Ships' Store - On site.
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Scuba Diving Gear - Get Offers Here
Fishing Tackle - Not Known
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Propane - Within 1 mile.
Ice - Block & Cube are available on site.
Eating Out - There are a couple of restaurants near to Faro Blanco Resort - Bayside.
Bikes - Bike Marathon (743-3204).
Local Bus Service - JGT (305-247-3066).
Intercity Bus Service - Greyhound (296-9072).
Car Rental - Great Deals Here!!!
Limousine Service - Book your Limo Here
Train Service -
Water Taxi -
Ferry Service -
Airport(s) - Key West International - 45 miles away.
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Local Area -
Sporting & Recreational Facilities - Fishing Charter. Heated Pool. Spa. Dive Shop. Jogging Paths. Boat Rentals. Fitness Center. Roller Blade & Bike Paths. Tennis Courts at Key Colony Beach Golf & Tennis. Group Fishing Boat.
Sightseeing - Keys Fisheries Commercial Fishing Excursions.
Museums and Cultural Attractions - Pigeon Key Shuttle goes to the 5 acre island that was home to Flagler's railroad workers. One of the yellow cottages has been transformed into a railroad museum. Marathon Community Theatre. Kennedy Studios. Crane Point Museum of Natural History.
Conservation Projects - Crane Point Hammock Nature Center.
Special Events - Pigeon Key Art Festival. 7 Mile Bridge Run. Holiday Boat Parade in December. Dolphin & Blackfin Tournament. Seafood Festival.
Children's Stuff - Playground.
Other - Movie Theater. Picnic Area.
We would like your comments - If you would like to add to this report or submit your own report on a marina, harbour or anchorage not covered in this guide so far please visit our contact page for our email address. Digital photos are also very welcome.
Other reports on harbours, marinas and anchorages can be viewed in our marina guide