Boat Ramps and Yacht Basins Across Southwest Florida

Looking for a place to launch your boat? Start here.

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Collier County Public Boat Ramps

Ann Olesky Park

6001 Lake Trafford Road, Immokalee

Located at the end of Lake Trafford Road in Immokalee, the 1,500-acre Lake Trafford is known for fantastic freshwater crappie, bass, bluegill, and shellcracker fishing. The park features a 200-foot pier, boat ramp, and boat rentals.

Bayview Park
1500 Danford St., Naples

Four acres along Naples Bay offer two launching lanes, courtesy docks, 20 boat trailer parking spaces, canoe and kayak launching, picnic areas, a pavilion, a playground, and restrooms.

Big Cypress National Preserve Seagrape Boat Launch

3310 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee

A single ramp, four trailer parking spaces, and 12 single vehicle spaces. It’s located at the south end of Seagrape Drive and provides access to Halfway Creek (no docks).

Big Cypress Recreation Access (Alligator Alley Mile 51)

Everglades Parkway / Alligator Alley Mile 51 along west-bound lanes

Big Cypress offers a double ramp, staging docks, 50 trailer parking spaces, and 23 single-vehicle spaces.

Caxambas Park
909 Collier Court, Marco Island

Four acres inside of Caxambas Pass offer two launching lanes, courtesy docks, 31 boat trailer parking spaces, picnic area, and restrooms. Diesel and regular fuels are available. Onsite Coast Guard Auxiliary building with boating and safety classes.

Cocohatchee River Park Marina

13535 Vanderbilt Drive, Naples

This 7-acre county park located between 111th Avenue (Immokalee Road) and Bonita Beach Road provides Gulf access through Wiggins Pass. It has 60 boat trailer parking spots, four launching lanes, courtesy docks, and restrooms; paddlecraft can also be launched.

Collier Boulevard Boat Ramp
3620 Collier Blvd., Naples

This area located at the intersection of Capri Boulevard offers a double-wide launching lane, a courtesy dock, and 80 paved boat trailer parking spaces.

Delnor-Wiggins State Park
11135 Gulfshore Drive, Naples

Located on the waters of Turkey Bay, this site has a single launching lane, courtesy docks, 30 boat trailer parking spaces, and restrooms at beach access points.

Goodland Boat Ramp
740 Palm Point Drive, Goodland
Two launching lanes, courtesy docks, 85 boat trailer parking spaces, and a ship’s store.

Isles of Capri Paddlecraft Park

1295 Capri Blvd., Naples

Designed exclusively for launching nonmotorized paddlecraft—canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards—the park provides access to shallow, mangrove-fringed McIlvane Bay.

Landings Park
1101 Ninth St. S., Naples
Located on the western shore of Naples Bay, Landings Park has three launching lanes, courtesy docks, 35 boat trailer parking spaces, picnic pavilions, benches, and restrooms.

Mar-Good Harbor Park

321 Pear Tree Ave., Goodland

This 2.5-acre regional park has a launch for canoes and kayaks, but not for motorized vessels.

Port of the Islands Marina

525 Newport Drive, Naples

Five acres of commercially zoned waterfront and upland property used for boat trailer and car parking as well as storage. The site includes one oversized single-boat launch ramp and 94 parking spaces. Future plans call for expanding the boat launch area and adding more facilities.

Lee County Public Boat Ramps

Alva Boat Ramp

21580 Pearl St., Alva

​This public boat ramp has 15 parking spots, paddlecraft launch, and restrooms.

Davis Boat Ramp

2227 Davis Blvd., Fort Myers

​Single-lane community boat ramp with 11 spots for vehicle/trailer parking.

Imperial River

27551 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs

​This facility has a small, wooden walking path to a fishing pier, restrooms, and canoe/kayak ramp—no motorized vessels.

Lavendar’s Landing

7290 Barrancas Ave. N.W., Bokeelia

​A two-slip boat launching facility that offers 23 boat trailer parking spaces, a marina store, and rental cottages. This Lee County Parks & Recreation facility and the cottages are under the management of Tropic Star of Pine Island.

Lovers Key State Park

8700 Estero Blvd. Fort Myers Beach

Two double ramps, staging docks, and 20 trailer parking spaces provide access to this group of barrier islands, mangrove coastline, and beyond.

Matlacha Boat Ramp

4577 Pine Island Road N.W., Matlacha

​Matlacha has a two-slip boat ramp with 30 boat trailer parking spaces.

Pine Island Commercial Marina

6001 Maria Drive, St. James City

This marina is limited to commercial use Monday through Friday, but recreational boaters and anglers can use the ramp Saturdays, Sundays, and on Lee County–recognized holidays. The gate is open 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 Punta Rassa Boat Ramp

15001 Punta Rassa Road, Fort Myers

Located on the east side of the Sanibel Causeway, this popular facility features two double ramps and long, wooden docks on either side with plenty of room for staging. It also has a fish-cleaning station, restrooms, and several vehicle/trailer combination and single-vehicle parking spaces.

Sanibel Boat Ramp

Bailey Road, next to the Sanibel Causeway, Sanibel

This area boasts a double ramp, staging and launching docks, 42 trailer parking spaces, and 15 single vehicle spaces located on the island at the foot of the bridge.

Before heading out, check each location for parking and daily fees or permit requirements.

Municipal Yacht Basins

(Area code 239)

Collier County

Naples City Dock
880 Twelfth Ave. S., Naples

213-3070 • naplesgov.com/cdw

The recently rebuilt Naples City Dock has 84 slips on floating docks accommodating 30- to 60-foot vessels, diesel and ethanol-free gasoline, free pump-out, restrooms, and laundry facilities. It is located at Crayton Cove, with a full-line ship’s store, hotel, specialty shopping, and The Dock at Crayton Cove restaurant. Transient vessels are welcome.

Lee County

Cape Coral (Godman) Yacht Basin

5815 Driftwood Parkway, Cape Coral

574-0809 • capecoral.net

Managed by the Marine Services Division and located on the grounds of the Yacht Club Community Park, the yacht basin features 89 boat slips for vessels up to 55 feet long and other amenities. The community park is home to a pool, beach, recreational courts, and The Boathouse Tiki Bar & Grill.

Fort Myers Beach Mooring Field
414 Crescent St., Fort Myers Beach

463-9258 • fortmyersbeachfl.gov

Also known as the Mantanzas Harbor Municipal Mooring Field, 70 mooring balls are available for public rental year-round, accommodating vessels up to 48 feet in length. It is located east of the Sky Bridge between San Carlos and Estero Island in Matanzas Pass at The Matanzas Inn. Amenities include a public dinghy dock, laundry room, restrooms, showers, pump-out, and vending and ice machines. 

Fort Myers Yacht Basin
1300 Lee St., Fort Myers

321-7080 • cityftmyers.com

Located at Mile Marker 135 on the Okeechobee Waterway, the Fort Myers Yacht Basin is a well-protected marina on the Caloosahatchee River that is owned and operated by the City of Fort Myers. The average depth at the docks is 6 feet. It provides liveaboard and short-term slips, fuel, and restrooms, and is in the bustling River District nightlife.

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