Cruisers and Yacht Clubs Welcome!
We maintain 20+ slips for transient vessels and we are conveniently located just off the ICW at Marker 87 south of St. Augustine and north of Palm Coast, Florida.
This special concert takes only steps from the marina at the University of Florida's Whitney Lab.
The Town of Marineland has opened its ports with a brand new marina facility creating a destination for boaters on the Intracoastal Waterway between Daytona Beach and St. Augustine, FL. The Town of Marineland Marina is designed as a mariner’s retreat in this remarkable coastal place surrounded by 40,000 acres of unspoiled beaches, maritime forests, and pristine coastal habitats that celebrate coastal Florida in its natural state, a destination for boaters seeking the quiet side of Florida.
A fantastic and affordable menu that includes sandwiches, wraps, beer and wine, etc. right next to the beach and the Marineland Dolphin Adventure!
Live music on the patio on most days and just a short walk from the Town of Marineland Marina!
Open from 10:00AM to 4:00PM daily.
Ripple Effect Ecotours, in partnerhip with University of Florida's Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience and the Town of Marineland Marina, is now offering the Coastal Module of the Florida Master Naturalist Program just footsteps from the docks at the Town of Marineland Marina. Cruisers now have the opportunity to stay at the marina for the month of February and immerse themselves in all the wonders of nature that abound here at Marineland which is poised on 40,000 acres of the GTM-National Estuarine Research Reserve and includes all the coastal eco-systems, with the exception of the coral reef, within walking distance from the Town of Marineland Marina. Monthly dockage available for only $8/ft.Marineland, FL—Learning more about Florida’s natural environment now is possible through the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP), an environmental education extension program being offered in partnership with the University of Florida-Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF-IFAS) and participating organizations throughout the state. The FMNP both informs and prepares persons to share information about Florida’s natural world and environmental history.Training in Florida’s Coastal systems, the second of three ecosystem modules included in the FMNP, will be available at the Whitney Laboratory in the town of Marineland, and completion of the 40-hour program results in registration in the UF-IFAS Master Naturalist Program database as a FMNP Coastal Systems Naturalist.The FMNP is not a degree-seeking program. The program is appropriate for both the novice and the highly skilled environmental professional.Certified FMNP Provider: Ripple Effect Ecotours: Chris Kelley, Danny Lippi, and Joe Woodbury will be instructing the class with guest speakers from the Conservation Field Station, University of Florida's Whitney Lab and the Marineland Dolphin Adventure.Course Dates: November dates will be posted soon. Start on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 and runs every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am - 4:30pm with graduation on Thursday, February 21st, 2013. Register online at www.MasterNaturalist.org, and click on “Course Offerings” for specific class times. The full class schedule is also available at www.RippleEffectEcotours.com. For dockage call (904)814-9886 or online at www.MarinelandMarina.com.Cost: $225, which includes all field trips, 40 contact hours of instruction, a comprehensive student reference workbook, and, upon completion, registration in the UF FMNP database as a Coastal Naturalist. A UF-IFAS certificate of achievement, embroidered FMNP patch, and FMNP Coastal lapel pin also will be provided at completion.Program: Training for the Coastal System Module includes classroom instruction, field trips, and practical interpretive experience related to the general ecology, habitats, vegetation types, wildlife, and conservation issues of Coastal areas in Florida, which include marine and estuarine, and coastal uplands. In addition, the program addresses the role of society in coastal conservation, develops naturalist interpretation skills, and discusses environmental ethics.Target Audience: Anyone who has an enthusiastic interest in learning more about Florida’s environment is encouraged to participate.For more information about the Coastal System Module training or about the FMNP in general, contact the Town of Marineland Marina at (904)814-9886 or log on to the official FMNP Web site at www.MasterNaturalist.org.