The grand opening of the Pink Shell Beach Resort's new, state-of-the-art marina was celebrated on Feb. 20, with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Marina construction began on Sept. 4, 2012. With more than $1.2 million in renovations, the Pink Shell Marina now features 41 floating slips, each with power pedestals, and provides 30-, 50- and 100-amp. electric service, water, HD Direct TV and wireless Wi-Fi. Not only does the new marina have amazing features, but also provides the fastest access to the Gulf of Mexico among all other southwest Florida public marinas.
"We are very excited about the opening of our new state-of-the-art marina and the convenient amenities it brings to the already exceptional range of services available at the Pink Shell," said Ellis Etter, regional director of sales & marketing for Boykin Management Group. "Our new marina provides boaters with a premiere boating destination that is only minutes from the Gulf of Mexico and the barrier islands of Southwest Florida. Accommodating boats up to 100 feet LOA and full resort access make the Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina a true boater's paradise."
The new Fort Myers Beach marina offers pump-out services, a full-time dock master, trained service personnel, a ship's store with convenient marine supplies, ice, beverages and snacks. Pink Shell Marina welcomes transient, long term and boat groups, offering daily, weekly and monthly dockage. When docking at the Pink Shell Marina, guests will enjoy full access to Pink Shell Beach Resort, complete with concierge services, three refreshing pools, and three restaurants, including Bongo's poolside Bar & Grill.
Marina guests also have permission to use the Pink Shell fitness center, shower facilities at their full-service Aquagene Spa, Audrey's Market (convenience store located in the resort lobby), free beach chairs, and pool towels. Laundry facilities, a game room and beach activities are available at Pink Shell, as well as access to the popular children's recreation program, KiddsKampp.
The marina also hosts boat rentals, charter fishing excursions, and the world renown Colgate Offshore Sailing School.