March 25 – Shrimp Festival Access

There is NO ACCESS available for boaters for Shrimp Fest 2019.  No boats will be permitted to enter or access the marina until construction is complete.

If this changes, we will post that information immediately.

March 2019 – The Marina Loses Long Term Dockmaster

Fernandina Beach mourns the loss of Dockmaster Kevin Little
By Susan Hardee Steger
March 11, 2019 8:29 p.m.

Kevin Little

Fernandina Beach and the Fernandina Harbor Marina community is mourning the loss of Dock Master Keven Little who welcomed boaters from up and down the coast for 32 years. You couldn’t ask for a nicer person to be the face of Fernandina for the boating community. He will be greatly missed.
Here is a sampling of condolences posted on the Oxley Heard website:
Wolfgang Linke, who sailed to marina said, “Kevin was an exceptional man and dockmaster. I’ll never forget his welcoming words when I called the marina on the radio coming in after a long solo sail from Charleston. I felt like I was coming home. He had that gift, though I was a customer, to make me feel like a friend.”
David Roberts, a classmates from Kevin’s growing up years in Fernandina said, “He was one of my best friends growing up on Amelia and was one of the nicest and most honorable men I have ever met. He loved nature. Kevin will be missed by so many because he touched so many lives in his far too brief time on earth.”

Funeral services were held Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. on March13 at Bosque Bello.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations in Kevin’s memory be made to the Okefenokee State Park at, the Fernandina Beach Humane Society, or any non-profit effort to preserve and protect wildlife and their natural environments.

To view Kevin Little’s life story click here.

January 8, 2019 – Docks are gone!

Work is moving right along.

All dock sections in the southern end of the marina have been removed.

The piles that held the dock sections in place are now being removed.

December 27, 2018 – Southern Basin

The Southern Basin docks are being removed in preparation of the dredging and new dock installation.

If you are out for the New Year’s Eve Shrimp Drop, take a look at all the changes that have been completed.



December 17, 2018 – Wave Attenuator is GONE

The outside floating dock has been removed.


December 5, 2018 – Work is underway

Fender Marine is on site and is removing the existing outside docks.  They are removing two 40′ sections at a time.  When the dock sections are gone, they will start on piling removal.

With their tug boat, work barge, crane and workers on site, the marina is CLOSED to all transient traffic.  We have no boat ramp, slips, mooring balls, dinghy docks or short term docks available.  If you choose to anchor out, we are unable to provide you with a safe place to come to shore.

We will keep you posted on the progress.

November 14, 2018 – CLOSING SCHEDULE

Due to damages caused by Hurricane Matthew and the pending repairs, Fernandina Harbor Marina will close Friday, November 23, 2018.  This will include dinghy, short term, transient docks, the mooring field and the boat ramp. The marina is scheduled to reopen Summer 2019.  Staff is on site from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

November 13, 2018 – Start Date Established

Fender Marine has provided the City with a schedule of events for the wave attenuator project.

The advertised start date is November 17, 2018.

The advertised completion date is June 1, 2019.

The south end of the marina, (docks, mooring field, boat ramp, dinghy dock and short term dock) will close Jan 23rd.


October 16, 2018 – Update

Wave Attenuator contract in place.
Work scheduled to begin 11/27/2018 and be completed 6/1/2019.

Southern Basin reconfiguration bid opening scheduled for 10/19/2018.
Bid includes:
1-Remove docks and pilings from Southern Basin
2-Dredge Southern basin
3-Demolish building located at 101 N. Front Street
4-Reinstall docks in the Southern Basin following a North/South alignment.

When work starts, the marina will close to all transient boaters, including short term dockage for lunch.


August 16, 2018 – Channel 4 provides additional info for repairs

Jacksonville’s Channel 4 News crew visited the marina and aired this item….

Channel 4