Florida Boat Marinas
Marinas in Florida include: Apartment Marinas, Boat Dealer Marinas, Commerical Marinas, Condominiums, Dockominiums, Resort Marinas, Hotel Marinas, Private Club Marinas (Sport, Yacht), Government Marinas, and Resturant Docks and Marinas.
The location of the Miami Port is on Dodge Island in the middle of Miami Harbor. The island was expanded a few years back to handle the increasing cruise ship traffic and passengers. To get to Dodge island, head over Port bridge and follow the signs on Port Blvd to your ship terminal for unloading or pickup. It is easier to take a shuttle to the island, but you can also leave your car in one of the long term parking lots.
Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale is a major port in the state of Florida. The port brings in both tourist dollars from people departing and arriving on cruises and a container terminal port.
Port Everglades, unlike the port of Miami, handles large types of port traffic. Since the port is located on the mainland and not a island, it has better access oil tanker and close by tank farms and tankers carrying chemicals. Port Everglades is also located near Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport for easy cruise ship passenger arrivals and departures.
Port Canaveral is a planned and self-sufficient port that handles a little of everything. These include large cruise ship docks to the west, retail areas with shopping in the middle section, and cement, salt, and fuel tanks in the east basins. The north-east basin also has military, naval, and ship ordnance loading areas. The port is still growing and is central Florida's major Atlantic port.
Tampa now is homeport for four cruise ships from three large cruise lines: Carnival Cruise Lines , Royal Caribbean , and Holland America offering 4, 5, 7, and 14-day cruise itineraries to the Bahamas and Caribbean regions.
Port of Tampa is a great cruise port to leave from or end a cruise at. The Port of Tampa is very close to downtown Tampa and is located in the Channel District of Tampa. It is also close to some really nice attractions. The famous Florida Aquarium and SS American Victory Ship are within walking distance of the Tampa Cruise Port. You can also ride the electric trolley Car (Teco Trolley) to the shopping areas and Aquarium or circle all the way into Downtown Tampa. Next to the Aquarium is the beautiful Channel-side Bay Plaza Shopping Center, which is right on the waterfront. They have lots of places to shop and eat if you arrive early at the Cruise Port at the Port of Tampa.
Key West Florida is the Southernmost City and port in the continental U.S.
Because Key West is in the United States, you don't need a passport there if you are coming from the U.S. and the only currency is the U.S. Dollar. When you arrive by cruises ship in Key West, you will be docking at one of three locations. The main docking port is the fairly new Mallory Square dock, which is the tiled shoreline plaza near downtown Key West. If the Mallory docking area is full, your ship will dock at the private Harry Truman Annex or the now closed Navy Mole pier. The Navy mole is to fair of a walking distance to the downtown ships so their will be shuttles and Old Town Trolley to ferry you from the Navy Mole and around Key West.