TOWN OF FORT MYERS BEACH MOORING FIELD TROPICAL STORM / HURRICANE NOTICE
10:00 AM EST, August 28, 2023.
The National Hurricane Center has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for South of Englewood to Chokoloskee Florida, including the Town of Fort Myers Beach, however a major hurricane impact is still possible. Matanzas Pass Mooring Field is OPEN to vessels in transit seeking safe harbor and refuge.
Vessels are permitted to be secured in the Matanzas Pass Mooring Field under the direction of the HARBORMASTER. No rental fees will be charged for the duration of the storm. Registration with the HARBORMASTER is required. If conditions at the time of arrival preclude going ashore by dinghy to register, vessel operators must contact the HARBORMASTER by radio or cell radio, cell phone, or other means of communication such as DOCKWA to provide registration information.
MATANZAS PASS MOORING FIELD INFORMATION
Channel: VHF 16
Harbor Office Phone: 239-224-4118
Harbor Master Cell Phone: 239-225-2096
Town Hall Phone: 239-765-0202
DOCKWA Registration Website: https://dockwa.com
Mooring Field Information: https://fmbgov.com/
Contact Town Maritime Staff if there is anything we can do to help you during this time. Please message us through DOCKWA. This notice letter should in no way be construed as a recommendation that the Matanzas Pass Mooring Field is the safest place to be in a storm. Implement your hurricane action plan NOW. Check the National Hurricane Center often for updates: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
Captain Austin Gilchrist, Harbormaster