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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.

Do you have wet slips?

Aventura has 99 wet slips and a linear pier that can accommodate vessels up to 160 feet. We have 38 slips at 55 feet, 27 slips at 75 feet, 24 slips at 90 feet, and 10 slips at 120 feet.

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

At the channel entrance the depth is 35 feet, in the marina basin the depth is 25 feet, and at finger dock the depth is 8 feet, and at low tide 6 feet

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

Yes, this marina offers OnSpot Wireless Internet service on the docks.

Do you have dry storage?

We do not have dry storage at Suntex Marina - Aventura. 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 you 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 - Aventura?

By Water: Use mile marker 1075.2 on the Intracoastal Waterway. The inlet channel is 4 miles north of Baker's Haulover Inlet and 1 mile south of the Hallandale Beach Bridge.

From I-95: Exit at Ives Dairy Road and head east to Biscayne Blvd. Turn left (north) to 207th Street, and then turn right. The marina is on the left side in the Waterways Shoppes, just past Bally's Total Fitness.

What are the hours for Suntex Marina - Aventura?

We are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, and offer free transportation to and from your vessel from 8 a.m. to 10 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?

Aventura is conveniently located 15 miles south of the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, and 21 miles north of Miami International Airport.

Do you allow liveaboards?

Suntex Marina - Aventura does not allow liveaboards. The marina is surrounded by single-family homes and condominiums. 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 - Aventura. 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 - Aventura does not currently sell fuel. However, Suntex Marina facilities in Miami to the south and Lantana to the north sell marine-grade fuels. Please contact the harbormaster. We also offer our members a discount on fuel.

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.

Are there any good fishing locations near you?

Fishing offshore of Ft. Lauderdale is good for deeper water species (sailfish, swordfish, wahoo, and dolphin), while the shallower waters in Miami and south are better for snook, grouper, snapper, and tarpon. Biscayne Bay is a unique fishing experience because of its expansive flats.

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

We offer mobile pump-out service with just a quick phone call to the marina office.

How far away is the beach?

The closest beach is Sunny Isles Beach, just 3 miles away heading south on Biscayne Blvd. to the William Lehmann Causeway, then south on Collins Ave. Just 2 miles to the south of Sunny Isles is Haulover Beach, which has a clothing optional section a 1/2 mile to the north.

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

The South Lake, less than 5 miles north of our Aventura location, averages 3 to 4 feet in depth and is a favorite of swimmers and tubers. Jet Skiers also occasionally use the lake so beware. The average depth in the center of Biscayne Bay is 3 feet and is home to Stiltsville, a collection of homes built on stilts in the middle of the bay.

Are there any areas close by to go water skiing?

Water-skiers frequent Maule Lake, just 2 miles south of us.

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

A wide variety of restaurants line the Intracoastal Waterway in Aventura, as well as the two we have right here at the marina's main dock (listed below). There are also five other restaurants in the Waterways Shoppes near the marina.

Joe's Seafood Restaurant & Market (305-381-9329)
400 NW North River Dr., on the Miami River (11 a.m.-10 p.m.)

Docks on the Bay (305-949-2855)
3969 163rd St., North Miami (450-foot dock, 7- to 12-foot draft)

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 Lehman 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.