Bridge of Lions
St. Augustine's bascule Bridge of Lions is located 777.9 miles south of Norfolk, VA, and 60.9 miles south of Fernandina Beach, FL. As a transient vessel, you must notify the bridge that you request an opening; the Bridge of Lions monitors VHF Ch. 9. The bridge opens for boat traffic, Monday thru Friday, 7 am to 6 pm, on the hour and half-hour; with NO openings at 8 am, 12 noon and 5 pm. On Saturday, Sunday and Federal holidays, the bridge opens 7 am to 6 pm, on the hour and half-hour, INCLUDING 8 am, 12 noon, and 5 pm, if requested. The Bridge of Lions will open upon request, Monday through Sunday, 6 pm - 7 am, without exception to the hour and half hour.
Dinghy dockage permits are available for boats at anchor on a daily basis for $10. This grants the permit holder access to the secured restrooms, showers, laundry and lounge. Pump-out at anchor is available for $5 and must be arranged before 9 AM on the day of requested service. Water tender service is not available to anchored vessels.
We are a pet-friendly facility, but we ask that you keep your pets on a leash when walking on Municipal Marina property. There is a pet park at the top of our central basin ramp, as well as a small green space to the southern end of the main building on shore. We ask that you accompany your pet while they are tending to their “business”. Disposable bags are available for you to clean-up after your pet. (See Ord. No. 07-05, § 1, 3-12-07)
Fishing in the Marina
You may fish from your vessel, but you may NOT stand on any dock, ramp, bulkhead, or sea wall to fish. If you wish to fish from your tender in the marina basin, you may NOT secure the tender to the dock, but you can toss out an anchor line. You may also float in the basin, but be aware of boat traffic around you.
If the Marina staff feels that you are creating a safety hazard, you will be asked to relocate to a safer position, or cease fishing at that time.
No bicycle riding on the docks! We welcome you to have bicycles, and we offer a bike rack for storage. Please keep bicycles off the main docks as a place for storage.
The Municipal Marina is not responsible for damage or loss of personal property from the marina property, to include marina slips and moorings.
There is a large green disposal tank under the trees, on the south end of the main marina building on shore. You can pour oil/fuel liquid into the tank and dispose of used oil filters and soiled rags in the adjacent barrel. Empty petroleum containers should be placed in the garbage compactor, located just to the south of the disposal tank. See any Marina Attendant for assistance, if necessary.
Marine Hurricane Preparedness- Boat US article with helpful tips when preparing for a hurricane.
St. Augustine Port, Waterway & Beach District – website for regional organization whosemission it is “to promote and facilitate the development of St. Augustine as the major center for commercial and recreational marine activity in Northeast Florida”
St. Augustine Yacht Club – Founded in 1873, and still one of the oldest yacht clubs in America, promoting boating and water related activities, cruising, sailing and racing.
Municipal Marina Hurricane Plan – Municipal Marina’s hurricane preparation recommendations and policies for mooring customers.
Clean and Resilient Marina – designation and recognition that our marina promotes and expands resilient and environmentally responsible operations and best management practices. Visit the Florida Department of Environmental Protection website for more information.