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Anchorage Yacht Basin
59 Cocoa to Vero Beach
Navigational Information
Lat: 28°8.344' N Long: 80°36.047' W  Tide: 0 ft.  Current: n/a Chart: 11476
Rep. Depths (MLW): Entry: 6 ft. Fuel Dock: 6 ft. Max Slip/Moor: 6 ft./—
Access: Across channel from south end of Merritt Island

Marina Facilities (In Season/Off Season)
Fuel: Gasoline, Diesel
Slips: 75 Total, 5 Transient  Max LOA: n/a  Max Beam: n/a
  Rate (per ft.): Day $1  Week $7  Month $7.95
  Power: 30 amp Incl., 50 amp $5, 100 amp n/a, 200 amp n/a
  Cable TV: No  Dockside Phone: No
  Dock Type: Long Fingers, Fixed, Short Fingers, Pilings
Moorings: 0 Total  Launch: n/a
  Rate: Day n/a  Week n/a  Month n/a
Heads: 4 Toilet(s), 2 Shower(s) (with dressing rooms)
Internet: No  Laundry: 2 Washer(s), 2 Dryer(s)
Pump-Out: No  Fee: n/a  Closed Heads: Yes

Marina Operations
Owner/Manager: Ed Nelson  Dockmaster: Same
In-Season: Year-round, 8am-5pm  Off-Season: n/a
After-Hours Arrival: n/a
Reservations: Yes, Preferred  Credit Cards: Visa/MC
Discounts: None
Pets: Welcome  Handicap Access: Yes, Heads, Docks
Anchorage Yacht Basin
96 East Eau Gallie Boulevard, Melbourne, FL  32937
Tel: (321) 773-3620  VHF: Monitor n/a  Talk n/a
Fax: (321) 773-3627  Alternate Tel: none
Email: n/a  Web: n/a
Nearest Town: Melbourne/Eau Gallie (.5 mi.)  Tourist Info: (321) 724-5400

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Marina Services and Boat Supplies
Services - Trash Disposal  Communication - Fax, Phone Message, FedEx, UPS  Supplies - On Site: Bait/Tackle, Ice Cube, Live Bait, Ships' Store   Near: Propane (Shell 777-9356), West Marine (242-9600)   3+ Miles: CNG (City Gas 632-1734, 5 mi.)  
Restaurants and Accommodations
On Call: Pizzerias (Domino's 777-4433)   Near: Restaurant (Charlie & Jake's BBQ 777-7675, L: $5-14, D: $5-14), (Jade's Palace 777-7878, L: $5-12, D: $5-12), Lite Fare (Panera Bread 872-0000), Fast Food (Wendy's)   Under 1 Mile: Restaurant (Melo's Italian 773-3555), (Memaw's Bar-B-Q 779 -9670, L: $7-19, D: $11-19), (Purple Porpoise 773-6655, D: $10-19)   1-3 Miles: Motel (Day's Inn 777-3522, $49-79), Hotel (Hilton Melbourne Beach 777-5000, $140-225), Hotel (Radisson Oceanfront 773-9260, $155-250), Hotel (Ramada Oceanfront 777-7200, $80-109)  
Recreation and Entertainment
On Site: Picnic Area    Near: Fitness Center, Video Rental (Blockbuster)   Under 1 Mile: Beach, Grills, Jog Paths, Playground, Pool (Gleason Park), Park (Gleason)   1-3 Miles: Heated Pool (Our Club 777-9234), Museum (Brevard Museum of Art and Science 242-0737)   3+ Miles: Movie Theater (Atlantic 777-3778, 5 mi.)  
 
Provisioning and General Services
On Site: Fishmonger, Liquor Store (Harvest 443-4440), Lobster Pound, Wine/Beer (Grand Spirit 445-1044)   Near: Bakery, Bakery (Publix), Convenience Store (A-Plus), Convenience Store (Mobil; Patsys 443-5748), Deli (Publix), Deli (Shaw's Cove 442-3773), Health Food, Supermarket (Publix 773-1212), Bank/ATM, Barber, Hair Salon (Noors), Biz Services, Department Store (Beall's), Dry Cleaners, Hardware Store (Florida Hardware), Shops   Under 1 Mile: Gourmet Shop, Gourmet Shop (Green Turtle 773-2001, wine, cheese, meats, seafood, deli and gourmet meals; will deliver for minimum $500 order), Liquor Store (Winn Dixie), Clothing Store, Pharmacy   1-3 Miles: Farmers' Market, Health Food (Community Harvest 254-4966, also has whole foods cafe' 242-2398), Supermarket (Stop & Save 442-7264), Bookstore (Bookery 984-9595), Catholic Church, Florist (Expressions 773-8855), Library (Eau Gallie 255-4304), Post Office (Eau Gallie), Protestant Church   3+ Miles: Farmers' Market (weekends only at Super Flea Market, 10 mi.)  
Transportation
On Call: Airport Svce (Executive 453-4044), Bus (SCAT 633-1878), Taxi (Yellow 777-1234)   Airport: Melbourne Int'l 723-6227 (5 mi.)
Medical Services
911 Service On Call: Ambulance   Near: Dentist, Doctor   Under 1 Mile: Optician, Veterinarian   Hospital: Holmes Regional 434-7000 (5 mi.)
Setting — The southern tip of Merritt Island's long finger points toward this protected marina: it lies on the eastern shore of the ICW in a little basin on the northwestern shore of the barrier island. The Indian and Banana Rivers meet here, just north of the Eau Gallie Causeway. A low, sandy, well-treed strip protects slips from a northwesterly blow, making the marina, with its view of both river and Indian Harbor Beach, even more snug and cozy.

Marina Notes — Once a working boatyard, Anchorage Yacht Basin no longer has a Travelift, but many services are on site or on call nearby and the boats and ambiance still prevail. At one time, more than 100 boats anchored in the cove north of the marina, but that number is much reduced. The Yacht Basin does not encourage dinghies and does not provide services for anchored boats. Heads and showers are basic. Note: Pets must be leashed and well-behaved. Erosion silts up in the channel at times, so be sure to give the marker at the south end of Merritt Island a wide berth to avoid prop damage.

Notable — For decades, a dragon stood guard over the ICW at the south end of Merritt Island, but the concrete sculpture has collapsed, leaving only broken eggshells and a few dragon babies scattered in the rubble. Even without that protection, Anchorage Yacht Basin gives friendly service to visiting yachts. Within easy walking distance of two large strip malls, and, a little further to beachside shopping, it is also only a bus ride or walk over the causeway to Eau Gallie, with its shops, library and museum. Many at the marina are geocaching enthusiasts who participate in long-range scavenger hunts using hand-held GPS systems to search for small prizes at pre-set coordinates.
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