Dear Friends of Sanibel Marina,


As you may be aware, Sanibel Marina traded hands earlier this month. Acme Marinas is the proud new owner of this iconic and longstanding Sanibel Island establishment. We warmly welcome you into our family and are excited to become part of the Sanibel community. We look forward to serving all your maritime needs with our longstanding professional staff and one-of-a-kind facilities.


We would like to take this opportunity to both introduce ourselves and inform you about some changes that you will be seeing at the marina.



Acme Marinas:


Acme Marinas is a Charleston-based company that invests in and operates marinas throughout the US. Acme believes each and every marina has authentic and irreplaceable characteristics that ultimately drive value for the boaters. Acme strives to maintain and build upon these characteristics including the name, brand, and strategic direction of marina operations. Acme believes these attributes are critical to the unique experience each marina provides boaters.


Acme is focused on building and cultivating relationships with the local community and the on-site team to ease the transition process and ensure business operations continue (or restart) as seamlessly as possible for both employees and boaters. Acme aims to operate marinas through a unique hospitality lens that promotes service first. We value long-term relationships with our boaters, customers, employees, sellers, and local communities. As we believe the best service, experience, and value is driven by relationships and trust.


“At Acme Marinas, our mission is to deliver a first-rate experience at best-in-class marinas. Whether you are staying with us for the long or short term, our professional team members will ensure that you are treated like family.”


Onsite Team:


We are thrilled to announce that Brandon Skinner has been promoted to the role of Marina Manager. Brandon has worked at the property in the service department since he and his family moved to Sanibel in 2020. Brandon will be accompanied by seasoned longtime team members at the fuel dock/ shipstore including Carmen Lombardo, Tom McColgan, Liz Lombardo, and a new addition, Helen McHarris. Our service department will continue to be led by Oraine Williams with his existing team plus a few upcoming new additions. Gramma Dots Seaside Saloon is continuing to serve the same island favorites prepared by the same kitchen staff led by head chef, Mitch Zamudio. We are also pleased to introduce Wes Brent as the new restaurant manager accompanied by most of the same wait staff plus a few new additions. We are fortunate to be in the hands of such an exemplary and established onsite team, and we are confident in their ability to restore and build upon the great reputation of this marina by delivering a first-rate guest experience.



Hurricane Recovery Reopening Status:


We are excited to announce that Gramma Dots Seaside Saloon is reopened for both lunch and dinner from 11:30AM-8:00PM, 7 days a week, serving familiar favorites including the famous coconut shrimp, grouper sandwiches, and key lime pie.


The service department is open and ready to accommodate your boat service needs! Our experienced service department can take care of mechanical repairs, routine maintenance, detailing, fiberglass repairs, paint, and gelcoat repairs. Give us a call to schedule service at 239-472-2723 (ext 3).


The fuel dock and shipstore are scheduled to open in early February offering both gas and diesel as well as a variety of apparel, food, beer & wine, sundries, ice, and live bait (coming soon!). We greatly appreciate your continued patience as we work tirelessly to ensure all aspects of the fuel dock are opened up safely and as we work to stock up the shipstore. Once opened, the fuel dock and shipstore will be open from 7:00AM-5:00PM, 7 days a week and can be contacted by VHF Channel 16 or 239-472-2723 (ext 1).


Wet slips are now leasing! We now offer wet slips on an annual, monthly, and nightly basis to accommodate any of your boating needs. For more information, call 239-472-2723 (ext 1) or email [email protected].


We are excited to announce that we are continuing to partner with Adventures in Paradise as well as a new partnership with The Moke & Cabana Club. Adventures in Paradise will continue to operate sightseeing tours departing from E dock. The Moke & Cabana Club is currently opening up an onsite presence in the small white building by the marina entrance. Moke and Cabana Club will soon offer rentals of street-legal Mokes, golf carts, jetboards, and beach essentials all from their new marina location.


Preview of 2024 Facility Upgrades:


  • Dock Electrical: All dock electrical will be restored to professional quality that is superior to its pre-hurricane state. We are currently working to address this as soon as possible.
  • Boat Lifts: We are currently planning to convert some of the basin wet slips to lift slips for convenient year round storage.
  • Dredging: We are hopeful that the City of Sanibel will fulfill its obligation to dredge the entrance canal as soon as possible. We also plan to dredge the entire marina basin in 2024 to remove excess accumulated silt.
  • Landscaping: The landscaping throughout the property will be restored to its former glory with the intention of bringing back some of the unique and defining characteristics.
  • Parking: The gravel lot will be regraded and an organized parking system will be restored.




We appreciate all of the patience and understanding as the entire team works to restore this multifaceted and esteemed property as soon as possible. We are just beginning our long list of planned improvements. We are grateful for the loyal customer base at the marina and restaurant and will consistently strive to keep your trust and continued business. We are excited to play a role in the next chapter of Sanibel Marina bringing back its classic character coupled with a redefined hospitality experience.


We welcome any and all feedback you have for what you would like to see at your marina. Please use the survey link below to help us as we make plans for improving your experience at Sanibel Marina.