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Marina FAQ's


What is Suntex Marinas?

SUNTEX MARINA is the leading owner, operator and developer of high-quality coastal and inland marina properties located throughout the United States. Led by a management team with more than 100 years combined experience investing in, acquiring, and operating marinas, Suntex currently employs more than 60 people in its corporate office and over 1200 on-site at its marinas. We operate Liberty Landing Marina in Jersey City, NJ and Marina Jack in Sarasota, FL, both of which have been awarded “Marina of the Year” by Marina Dock Age, so we fully understand the intricacies of operating world class marina facilities.

What are the benefits of joining Suntex Marinas?

Suntex Marinas can fill all your boating needs with unparalleled services and amenities. You have your choice of wet or dry slips, service centers, showers, pools, waterfront restaurants, fully-stocked marine centers, captain’s lounges, and many other options all overseen by professionals dedicated to delivering superior guest experiences. Our goal is to provide a stress-free marina life, whether it’s for a day, week or year-round.

Is Suntex Marinas a "Clean Marina"?

We believe that marina owners and operators should serve our industry as good stewards of the aquatic marine environment. We have chosen to lead by example. We voluntarily initiated and implemented a set of environmental Best Management Practices (BMP) designed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to preserve Florida's waterways. These BMPs address critical environmental issues such as sensitive habitat, waste management, storm water control, spill prevention, and emergency preparedness.

Does your marina have dockage available for a catamaran?

Yes, this marina offers wet slip dockage up to 38’ wide and 70’ length for catamarans. Please contact the Harbor Master for details.

Do you have wet slips?

Hollywood offers 190 wet slips with fixed concrete piers for both power and sailing yachts. The slips range in size from 30 feet to 120 feet.

Does your marina have WiFi (internet access) on the docks?

Yes, this marina offers Wireless Internet Connection on the docks.

What is the depth of the marina or approach to the marina at low tide?

Hollywood's controlling depth is approximately 8 feet at low tide for both the entrance channel and within the fairways and slips.

Do you have dry storage?

We do not have dry storage at Suntex Marina - Hollywood. We do, however, have several dry storage marinas in the Suntex Marina family, including St. Petersburg, Daytona Beach, Riviera Beach, Lantana, and Miami.

Do you rent boats?

We do not rent boats at our marina. If you are interested in a charter boat, we can assist with arrangements. Charters may come into our marina to pick up clients. We can also assist you in finding local rental boat companies.

How do I get to Suntex Marina - Hollywood?

From I-95:Exit at Hallandale Beach Blvd. Travel east on Hallandale Beach Blvd. for approximately 2.5 miles to Three Islands Blvd. (do not cross the bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway on Hallandale Beach Blvd.). Turn left onto Three Islands Blvd., pass through the security gate (it opens automatically upon approach) and travel approximately 1.25 miles to the entrance to the Harbor Islands neighborhood. Suntex Marina - Hollywood is located in the luxurious Harbor Islands neighborhood. Stop at the gate and request entrance to the marina. The security guard will admit you and give directions to the harbormaster's office. Travel time from I-95 is approximately 15 minutes.

From the Florida Turnpike: Exit at I-595 eastbound. Follow I-595 east to I-95 south. Travel approximately 3 miles south on I-95 to Hallandale Beach Blvd. Travel east on Hallandale Beach Blvd. approximately 2.5 miles to Three Islands Blvd. (do not cross the bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway on Hallandale Beach Blvd.). Turn left onto Three Islands Blvd., pass through the security gate (it opens automatically upon approach) and travel approximately 1.25 miles to the entrance to the Harbor Islands neighborhood. Suntex Marina - Hollywood is located in the luxurious Harbor Islands neighborhood. Stop at the gate and request entrance to the marina. The security guard will admit you and give directions to the harbormaster's office. Travel time from the Florida Turnpike is approximately 20 minutes.

By Water: You can access Suntex Marina - Hollywood from either Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale (north of our facility) or Baker's Haulover Inlet (south). (Please note: Haulover Inlet's fixed bridge clearance is 32 feet.) Suntex Marina - Hollywood is located south of the Hollywood Blvd. Bridge and north of the Hallandale Beach Blvd. Bridge on the west side of the Intracoastal Waterway at Red Marker #42. There is a sign that reads "Harbor Islands Marina" (our former name) on the bulkhead at the entrance channel. We are approximately 6 miles south of Port Everglades and 5 miles north of Baker's Haulover Inlet. There are three bascule bridges between the facility and Port Everglades. These bridges open on schedule at the quarter-hour.

What are the GPS Coordinates for Suntex Marina - Hollywood?

The coordinates are N 26°00.242 W 80°07.169

What are the hours for Suntex Marina - Hollywood?

We are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. All Suntex Marina locations are closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

What do I do if there is an after-hours emergency?

The marina office phones are forwarded nightly to an answering service. The service will contact the harbormaster or another Suntex Marina official in the event of an emergency. If the incident involves an injury or the law is being broken, please dial 911. A call to the marina office will also be appreciated.

What is the closest airport?

Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport is approximately 10 miles north of Suntex Marina - Hollywood. The airport is easily accessed either from U.S. 1 or I-95, and travel time to the airport is approximately 20 minutes. Our office staff will gladly call a friendly Checker Cab to arrange for your travel from the marina to the airport, or upon arrival, you may call them directly for pickup. Checker Cab's number is 954-923-9999, and their cars are an easy-to-spot blue and white color.

Do you allow liveaboards?

Suntex Marina - Hollywood does not allow liveaboards. The marina is located within a single-family, gated subdivision called Harbor Islands. Please check with our harbormaster for more information.

Do you offer new or used boat sales?

We do not offer new or used boat sales at Suntex Marina - Hollywood. Please feel free, however, to contact our harbormaster for assistance regarding sales, boat rentals, charters, or other leasing opportunities.

Do you sell gas or diesel?

Suntex Marina - Hollywood does not currently sell fuel. However, fuel delivery by truck is available at your slip through Admiral Oil. Please contact the marina office for details.

Do you sell bait?

We do not sell live or frozen bait on-site. We would be happy to provide directions to the nearest bait and tackle store and secure transportation for you, if necessary. Our Ships Store will carry boating essentials, including soda, beer, ice, and soft goods such as hats, T-shirts, sweatshirts, and jackets.

Do you have on-site pump-out service? How do I arrange for pump-out service?

Suntex Marina - Hollywood is equipped with a state-of-the-art, central vacuum pump-out system, with connections convenient to every slip in the facility. Pump-out service is available seven days a week during business hours. Please call the marina office for an appointment. Our friendly dock attendants will meet you at your vessel at your scheduled time and take care of the process for you. Our system is clean, sanitary, odor-free and, for members, it is included as part of your utility service (nonmembers' pump-out fee is $5).

How far away is the beach?

The world-famous beaches of Hollywood are located just across the Intracoastal Waterway approximately 2.25 miles away by car. The John Lloyd State Park in Dania (at the intersection of Dania Beach Blvd. and A1A) offers secluded beaches, shady pines, and picnic shelters. The park is a short, 4-mile drive on A1A north of the facility. South Florida's only clothing optional beach is located at Haulover Park adjacent to Baker's Haulover Inlet, approximately 5 miles south on A1A.

Are there any beaches or islands nearby that I can drop anchor and swim?

John Lloyd State Park in Dania includes canals accessible from the Intracoastal Waterway. You can beach your dinghy and enjoy the nature trails and picnic grounds.

Are there any areas close by to go water skiing?

The Intracoastal Waterway near the facility is slow speed and no skiing permitted. A water-ski area is located in Ft. Lauderdale north of Sunrise Blvd. on the Middle River. For details, please consult a waterway map or the marina office.

Are there any restaurants on the water that we can get to?

A wide variety of restaurants line the Intracoastal Waterway in Hollywood. Most all offer docking facilities. For details or suggestions, please call the marina office.

Are there any fixed bridges in the area? If so, what are the height limits?

There are no fixed bridges traveling north to Port Everglades. Traveling south, there is a fixed bridge at the William Leyman Causeway (65 feet), Baker's Haulover Inlet (32 feet), and the Julia Tuttle Causeway in Miami (52 feet).

What are the hours of the bridge openings for your marina?

The bridges operate 24 hours a day on schedule, approximately on the quarter-hour.