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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs About Steinhatchee Marina & Fishing Boat Rentals in Old Florida

There's a lot to discover at Steinhatchee Marina

At Steinhatchee Marina at Deadman’s Bay, we offer everything you could possibly need to enjoy a day on the water at Florida’s Big Bend. Our marina offers fishing kayak and fishing boat rentals in Steinhatchee, FL, as well as boat storage facilities. Our boat rentals give you the chance to enjoy exceptional views, world-class fishing, and up-close exploration of Florida’s scenic coastline. All of our boats are kept in perfect condition, and we offer three styles of boat rentals.

Our marina bar and restaurant is now open too. After a day on the water, enjoy craft beers, daily drink specials, wine, fine food, and live music. Keep reading for answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about our boat rentals, boat storage, and marina bar—and then contact us if you need more information.

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What is the depth at Steinhatchee Marina?

Steinhatchee River empties into Deadman’s Bay about 15 miles NNW of Horseshoe Point. The entrance is marked by a square green daymark, Steinhatchee River Light 1 (29°39’24″N., 83°27’24″W.), at 30 feet above the water. A dredged channel leads through Deadman’s Bay to a turning basin at the seafood plants on the south bank of the river, about two miles above the mouth.

As of a survey conducted in 1999, the controlling depths were 31⁄2 feet (51⁄2 feet at mid channel) to the turning basin, and one to four feet in the S half and 41⁄2 to six feet in the N half of the basin. Lights and day beacons mark the channel. Craft up to 23 feet can be handled for hull and engine repairs, or open or covered storage. On the south bank of the river about ½ mile above Steinhatchee, are seafood packing plants and two private boatyards. Craft up to 50 feet can be handled in an emergency.

When is the marina open?

The hours for the marina are Monday through Sunday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.

What are the marina fees?

Our boat storage fees are paid monthly and are dependent on the season and the size of the boat. Our seasonal rates encompass September through May, June, or July and August. The boat storage fees range from $295 to $576.

Do you provide rental boats?

Yes! We have fishing boat rentals and fishing kayak rentals so visitors can experience the full beauty of the region. Our boat rental fees are dependent on the type and size of boat:

  • 20′ Bennington Pontoon – $309
  • 23′ Bennington Tritoon – $359
  • 24′ Carolina Skiff – $259
  • 26′ Dek Kat – $599
  • See Through Clear Kayak – $50


Reservations require a $100 deposit per day, per boat. Boat operators who are between 21 and 28 years of age must obtain a Boater Safety Certificate. All boats must be returned by 5 p.m. or they will be subject to late fees. Please contact us for more information on rates and availability.

Do you provide new or used boats?

We provide rental boats, which are fully maintained, thoroughly cleaned, regularly inspected, and are in optimal condition at the time of rental.

Is the Steinhatchee Marina pet-friendly?

Yes, Steinhatchee Marina is pet-friendly.

Is there a restaurant at Steinhatchee Marina?

Yes. Steinhatchee Marina has a bar and restaurant. Stop by for craft beers, daily drink specials, and live music.

Is kayaking available at Steinhatchee Marina?

Yes, in addition to boat rentals we also offer fishing kayak rentals. Each of our kayaks is totally clear so that you can see fish and other marine life from all angles of the kayak. Our fishing kayak rentals offer the opportunity for fishing, scalloping, relaxation, exercise, and sightseeing. Each kayak is well-maintained and fully equipped with safety gear and amenities.

Are there good fishing locations near you?

Yes! The Steinhatchee River offers a world-class fishing experience, and people come from thousands of miles away to take advantage of our fishing options. You can find kingfish, tarpon, redfish, and snapper year-round, which makes our river an attraction for anglers of all skill levels. Learn more about the species of fish you’ll find in the Steinhatchee River. The prime fishing locations near the Steinhatchee River are The Gulf of Mexico, Jena State Beach, Deadman’s Bay, and offshore artificial reefs

Who are the boat charter guides?

Our boat charters offer inshore and offshore charter guides with decades of experience.

Contact Our Experts at Steinhatchee Marina to Learn More

Have further questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly, knowledgeable team at Steinhatchee Marina. Call us today or contact us online to learn more about our boat rentals, boat storage, fishing kayaks, marina bar, and the Steinhatchee River Club. We love meeting new people and teaching them about everything Big Bend and the Steinhatchee Marina have in store!