to all at Florence
just wanted to let everyone know how much we enjoy staying at Florence
each year during Handy Music Fest. You have a nice facility and
friendly staff and we look forward to visiting again. Please tell
everyone that makes this possible.
Danny & Patty McGroom
The following are reviews from ActiveCaptian.com
Captain: Ron Andrews+, Mesa AZ (1425)
So hard to leave this town (great shopping & eating). To top it off, Eva just does everything to make the transient welcome. Restaurant on site has good bar food & entertainment. Nice city park next to marina. Transient dock is secure.
Captain: Bensdad+, Guntersville, AL (145)
Very clean facilities, wi-fi, fuel, diesel, courtesy car, showers, laundry and very friendly and helpful staff. We planned to stop to refuel and were running a little late because we got behind a towboat at Wilson Lock. We called them to tell about our delay that would put our arrival past their normal closing time and were told, "Not a problem. We'll wait for you!" What great customer service!
Captain: Jonnie Walker, Earth (442)
This was a great place to stop...Florence was a neat town, the marina was friendly, and there is a park right there that was great for walking. Also they had wonderfull porch swings everywhere!This is also the only place that they charged us less because we don't plug into electric, we have solar panels. they charged us .50/ft less because of that.
Captain: Captain Larr, Channel Islands, California (903)
The folks at this marina are super cool. They were nothing but helpful. The courtesy car was broken down for the first few hours we were there and the staff gave us a ride to the post office before it closed. There is a terrific restaurant/bar upstairs with great live music. We had too much fun. Florence is an exceptional town that is very "sticky" meaning that it is easy to want to stay and stay and stay.
Captain: bobandlynda+, Mystic, CT (369)
Eva is extremely helpful and goes out of her way to accomodate cruisers at the dock, office, and restaurant (excellent pizza!). A courtesy car is available on a first come basis, but a sign-up sheet is provided. Make sure you leave your boat card on the cruiser's map! There is a city park adjacent to the marina that provides an excellent opportunity for walking, running, biking, etc. A great area for shopping and sightseeing (Helen Keller's home, Coon Dog Cemetery nearby).
Captain: John Leatherman, Mackinaw City (10)
Harbormaster Eva does an outstanding job running the marina, this is the best marina that we have stayed on the loop. She goes out of her way to take care of boaters.
Captain: Andy Jensen, Brookings (236)
Great service at the dock and on the phone. Friendly staff in the bar/restaurant. Entertainment
Captain: Bill Russell+, Wickford, RI (662)
This marina has undergone a lot of improvements in the last five years. The staff go out of their way to accomodate cruisers at the dock, office, and restaurant. Many new slips have been added, a courtesy car is available, and an interesting map display of where the cruisers come from helps to make one's stay here more pleasant. There is a well maintained city park adjacent to the marina that offers a good location for walking, running, biking, ball playing, etc. A good area for shopping and sightseeing.
Captain: At Last+, Bayfield, Ontario (70)
Just spent 10 days here and left for a week to return home to Canada. Excellent marina, Eva is really friendly, and price was very reasonable. Courtesy car available with lots of shopping in Florence. Enterprise rental car will also pick you up if you need to go further afield. Restaurant on site is basic bar food but lots of character. Pizza is awesome ! Only one transient washroom / shower and washer/dryer but this worked out just fine for us.
Captain: Marc Colby+, Austin, Texas (927)
As you move up the Lake from Pickwick Dam, Florence is an easy stop for the night, in an area that does not have many good choices for an anchorage. Off the river and out of the current, this marina is well protected, very reasonably priced, and has a friendly staff. Good place to tie up for the night.
Captain: Ray and Linda, Murphy, NC (10)
Florence Harbor is always a great place to stop. Eva is always cheerful, friendly, humorous, and helpful whether you are just stopping for fuel, in which she tries to keep her prices below competitors and has no ethanol, or spending the night. Eva will do anything she can to accomodate you. It's nice when she remembers you too, even if you only stop once or twice a year.