Boating is integral to life on the St. Johns River. From the early 1800s, when residents would use the river for trade and agriculture, to today, where residents can enjoy the simple pleasures that the St. Johns River has to offer. Boating is a huge part of life on the river so it stands to reason that the marinas would be top quality as well. Below are a few of the best—check to see if your favorite made the list
Freedom Boat Club
Aside from offering amenities that are sure to make you feel welcomed, Freedom Boat Club offers more than a hundred boats for rent. You can take a few friends out on the water and enjoy yourself for the day! The club is conveniently within Jacksonville and St. Augustine, and applicants need only call their phone number to learn more on the application process. A variety of memberships suit the needs of each applicant, be it for business purposes or recreational ones.
Julington Creek Pier 3 Marina and Dry Storage
Located on Julington Creek, this world-class marina offers both dry storage and 70 slips for larger boats. Only minutes away from the St. Johns River, this marina offers one of the quickest ways to get on the water. Dry storage allows you a convenient and safe way to store your boat when not in use, and a quick way to access your boat when you’re ready to head out onto the open water and enjoy the river.
Located in Fruit Cove, this marina is truly all purpose! Not only do they offer dry docking and wet docking for boats up to 45 feet, they also facilitate paddleboard rentals and host events such as baby showers and reunions in their main building! Transient slips are also offered for boaters who are just there for the weekend. Be sure to get a photograph of the sun setting over their picturesque docks!
Also located along the St. Johns River is a new master-planned community, RiverTown. With up to 3,760 square feet of space, these residences are easily customizable to match your lifestyle, thanks to the Mattamy Design Studio. When you consider how the calm pace and dedicated schools can produce such a healthy, happy lifestyle for local families, you start to realize that you want to be a part of St. Johns County. Be a part of it at RiverTown, one of St. Johns County’s finest communities. New homes start in the $200s and go up to over $1 million. Families can enjoy themselves at the newly unveiled amenity center, RiverClub, where they’ll find all of the best parts of freshwater living. Whether they’re enjoying food truck nights, kayaking on the St. Johns River by launching from the RiverClub’s dock, practicing their photography on the river’s local wildlife, or enjoying each other’s company with a few rounds of fishing, residents can have all kinds of fun on the water. Click here to start your path to The First Coast’s New Hometown™.
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