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Marine Life to Look out for at Steinhatchee Marina

Welcome to Steinhatchee, Florida, where the marina isn’t just a spot for you to dock your boat – it’s a place for you to see and discover tons of marine life. From the variety of fish species to playful dolphins, Steinhatchee is a marine paradise. Curious to know what to look out for? Keep reading to find out. 


Dolphin swimming next to the boat showing how important it is to watch where you are going in the waters

Steinhatchee’s warm waters attract the gentle giants of the sea, the manatee. These marine mammals can often be found grazing on seagrass near or around the marina. The best way to see these charismatic creatures up close is through renting one of our clear kayaks. Our kayaks give you the unique opportunity to experience 360-degree, unparalleled views of the ocean.


Some frequent visitors of ours are the playful, yet intelligent dolphins. Dolphin sightings are a common and exciting sight to see when exploring the marina area. Be on the lookout for their acrobatic jumps as they swim alongside boats or hunt for fish. 

Various Fish Species 

Anglers from all over flock to Steinhatchee specifically for its access to a variety of fish species. From redfish and trout to snapper and flounder, our marina gives many opportunities for those looking to reel in a big catch. For those wondering how to go catching, not just fishing, check out our recent blog post.  

Blue Crabs 

If you are walking along the shoreline or the marshy areas of the marina, you might see a colored crustacean called the blue crab. Blue crabs are extremely hard to miss, and their vibrant blue shell adds a pop of color to the coastal landscape as they scuttle across the sand. 

Sea Turtles 

Steinhatchee isn’t just a place for avid anglers and beach goers, but it is also a critical nesting ground for sea turtles. Conservation efforts in the area have helped protect these endangered creatures and their nesting sites. Those who are lucky enough to visit Steinhatchee during the nesting and hatching months are in for a real treat. There is nothing quite like watching baby sea turtles emerge from their nests and make their way to the sea.  

Steinhatchee, Florida’s waters are not just for boats, they’re the home to some seriously cool marine life. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, wildlife photographer or someone simply looking for their next water adventure, keep your eyes peeled for the oceansea’s wonders. The marine life at Steinhatchee Marina promises a memorable and exciting experience for all visitors. Book your next visit with us today!