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Vero's Tackle & Marina
59 Cocoa to Vero Beach
Navigational Information
Lat: 27°39.168' N Long: 80°22.256' W  Tide: 1 ft.  Current: n/a Chart: 11472
Rep. Depths (MLW): Entry: 5 ft. Fuel Dock: n/a Max Slip/Moor: 5 ft./—
Access: On the west side of ICW, just south of SR 60 Bridge

Marina Facilities (In Season/Off Season)
Fuel: No
Slips: 32 Total, 3 Transient  Max LOA: 40 ft.  Max Beam: n/a
  Rate (per ft.): Day $1  Week n/a  Month n/a
  Power: 30 amp Incl., 50 amp n/a, 100 amp n/a, 200 amp n/a
  Cable TV: No  Dockside Phone: No
  Dock Type: Wood, Long Fingers, Alongside, Fixed
Moorings: 0 Total  Launch: n/a
  Rate: Day n/a  Week n/a  Month n/a
Heads: 2 Toilet(s)
Internet: No  Laundry: None
Pump-Out: No  Fee: n/a  Closed Heads: Yes

Marina Operations
Owner/Manager: Captain Jack Jackson  Dockmaster: Same
In-Season: Year-round, Mon-Fri 7am-6pm, Wknd 6am-5pm  Off-Season: n/a
After-Hours Arrival: n/a
Reservations: Yes, Preferred  Credit Cards: Visa/MC
Discounts: None
Pets:   Handicap Access: No
Vero's Tackle & Marina
3321 Bridge Plaza Drive, Vero Beach, FL  32963
Tel: (772) 234-9585  VHF: Monitor Ch. 63  Talk n/a
Fax: (772) 978-0958  Alternate Tel: none
Email:  Web:
Nearest Town: Vero Beach  Tourist Info: (772) 567-3491

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Marina Services and Boat Supplies
Supplies - On Site: Bait/Tackle, Ice Block, Ice Cube, Live Bait, Ships' Store   1-3 Miles: Marine Discount Store (Boathouse Marine 562-9767), West Marine   3+ Miles: Propane (Citgo, 4 mi.)  
Restaurants and Accommodations
On Site: Restaurant (Riverside Cafe 234-5550, L: $6-15, D: $6-24, will prepare your catch from Team Vero charters)   On Call: Pizzeria (South Beach Pizzeria 231-1110)   1-3 Miles: Motel (Islander 231-4431, $69-120)  
Recreation and Entertainment
On Site: Fishing Charter (Team Vero 234-9585)   Near: Grills, Jog Paths, Picnic Area, Playground, Roller Blade/Bike Paths, Tennis Courts, Park, Museum (Vero Beach Museum 231-0707), Cultural Attract (Riverside Theater 231-6990), Sightseeing    Under 1 Mile: Beach, Galleries    1-3 Miles: Fitness Center (Jungle Club 567-1400), Pool (Jungle Club 567-1400), Video Rental (Blockbuster Video 569-9983)   3+ Miles: Bowling (Vero Bowl 770-0993, 3.5 mi.), Golf Course (Vista Meadows 569-3333, 6.5 mi.), Movie Theater (Indian River 24 569-8460, 7 mi.)  
Provisioning and General Services
On Site: Convenience Store   Near: Deli (Big Belli Deli 787-6311, Dena's 495-3708), Farmers' Market, Wine/Beer (Beach Beverages, Fine Wines 567-5808), Bank/ATM   Under 1 Mile: Bakery, Convenience Store, Gourmet Shop (Dearborn Farms 264-0256), Liquor Store (Sheehan's 787-0063), Market (Laurel Market 495 1665), Supermarket (A&P), Wine/Beer (Smith's 264-4470), Hardware Store (Designer Hardware 231-5844), Laundry   1-3 Miles: Bakery, Deli (Village Beach Market), Fishmonger, Fishmonger (Brianna's 562-0810, also serves seafood lunches and dinners to eat in or take out), Gourmet Shop (Village Beach Market 231-2338), Green Grocer, Health Food (Healthway 569-5663), Liquor Store (ABC 567-6477), Lobster Pound, Supermarket (Publix 563-0386), Barber, Hair Salon, Bookstore (Vero Beach Book Center 569-2050), Catholic Church, Clothing Store, Biz Services (Beach News 231-6140), Department Store (TJ Maxx 569-3164), Dry Cleaners, Library, Pharmacy (Corey's Pharmacy 231-6931), Post Office, Protestant Church  
1-3 Miles: Airport Svce (A M S Limousine 778-4689), Taxi (Yellow Cab 563-2277)   Airport: Vero Beach Municipal 978-4930 (5.5 mi.)
Medical Services
911 Service On Call: Ambulance   Near: Dentist, Doctor, Holistic Services (Renaissance Spa 231-3371; Acupuncture Beachside 234-0656)   Under 1 Mile: Veterinarian   1-3 Miles: Chiropractor (Bartkus Chiropractic 569-0500), Optician   Hospital: Indian River Memorial 567-3411 (2 mi.)
Setting — Just under the State Road 60 Bridge and south of Fritz Island, the two piers for Vero's Tackle and Marina and the Riverside Cafe point westward into the ICW toward the mangroves across the river. The view of the sunset from the dockside restaurant is so spectacular that the management rings a bell daily, encouraging diners and staff alike to stop and take notice as the sun slips below Florida's flat mainland one more time. The adjacent picture-perfect yellow tackle shop with its white picket fence is home base for Vero's fishing guides. The upscale community of Vero Beach flanks both sides of the river.

Marina Notes — Most of the slips here are used by charter fishing guides and pontoon rentals, but transient dockage is sometimes available. (Note: management will rent to transients but "does not cater to them.") The on-site Team Vero fishing guides, with expertise in nearby freshwater lakes, the Indian River, and offshore, are so popular they recommend booking six months ahead. The nearest boatyard is in Ft. Pierce. There are two heads in the office (no showers) and three more in the adjacent restaurant. (H) The docks, wiped out by Frances, were completely re-built by December 2004.

Notable — The tackle shop is well-stocked with live bait, ice, and equipment for your fishing needs. Riverside Park, just beyond the parking lot, offers picnicking, roller blade and bike trails, a tennis complex and the Vero Beach Museum of Art and live, professional Riverside Theater. The adjacent Riverside Cafe has indoor and al fresco dining, with live entertainment on weekends and brunch every Sunday. With notice, the chef will prepare a meal from the fish caught on your charter. The city's beautifully maintained public fishing pier winds around the supports under the bridge.
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