While Labor Day (September 6, 2021) brings the traditional end of summer, it does not bring an end to boating opportunities.  Many consider September and October two of the best months for boating and fishing on the Gulf Coast.  So, we hope to see you during the Fall boating season. 



This year Labor Day Weekend will be from Friday, September 3 through Monday, September 6.  We hope you are able to get on the water with the family over that weekend.  Because it is a busy period at Holiday Harbor, we ask that dry storage customers:

  1. Call at least 2 hours before you want your boat placed in the water.
  2. Recognize that there is not enough dock space at the Marina for all launched boats to stay in the water during the holiday period.  Therefore, boats returned before closing will be returned to dry storage daily and boats returned after closing will be returned to dry storage early the next morning. 
  3. Know that all wet slips are rented on a quarterly or annual basis.  Therefore, do not dock in wet slips.  If you return after closing and the launch area is full, please use the fuel dock or the “T” dock used for docking at Sunset Grille.  We will move your boat early the next morning.  If you leave your boat out overnight and do not wish it returned to dry storage because you plan to use it the next day, please leave a message on the message board next to the office door.  We will do our best to accommodate your needs.     
  4. Keep the number of vehicles parking at the Marina to a minimum.

Following these guidelines will help assure everyone has an enjoyable boating experience.



The marina will change to fall shoulder season operating hours on the Tuesday after Labor Day, September 7, 2021.  Beginning then hours will be:

Monday – Thursday        8:00 a.m. – 5:00  p.m.

Friday – Sunday                7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.



Beginning with the January, 2022 edition this Newsletter will be provided only electronically.  Most account customers already receive this Newsletter by email.  Effective with the January, 2022 edition, we will provide this monthly newsletter to all account customers electronically.  If we already have your email address, no action is required on your part.  If we do not have your email address, or if you would like our Newsletter to go to a different address than we use for other purposes, please provide us with the email address you would like to use for your copy of the monthly Newsletter.  You can do so by e-mail (office@myholidayharbor.com), by phone (850-492-0555), or in person.  Beginning January 1, the Newsletter will be sent to everyone automatically on the first of each month.




BLUE ANGELS HOMECOMING SHOW   (Updated September 2, 2021)  The Blue Angels Homecoming Show is scheduled for November 5 & 6, 2021.   This year’s show is especially important since it will celebrate the close of the 75th anniversary of the Blue Angels performing.

On September 2, the Blue Angels announced that the Homecoming Show will be held over Pensacola Beach, similar to the annual summer show (in July), rather than at NAS, the traditional  location.  The schedule as released September 2 shows:


November 3 (Wednesday)          Breakfast with the Blues for circles and arrivals of participating aircraft

November 4 (Thursday)              Arrival Day and Dress Rehearsal

November 5 (Friday)                  Homecoming Air Show, Day 1 

November 6 (Saturday)             Homecoming Air Show, Day 2


We will provide the latest schedule details in our October Newsletter.


With the Show at Pensacola Beach, boaters will be able to see the entire show by anchoring either in Santa Rosa Sound or in the Gulf adjacent to the Show location.  Weather permitting, this is a great opportunity for Marina customers to see the spectacular show put on by the Blue Angels with less “hassle” than the summer show.  Make plans now to be there!





If you missed it last month, Sunset Grille has just been recognized by Tripadvisor as a Travelers’ Choice Award winner for 2021.  This award recognizes the top 10% of restaurants worldwide.  It celebrates businesses that consistently deliver fantastic experiences to diners by having earned great traveler reviews on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months.


We are proud to have provided our customers with memorable experiences and pleased that Tripadvisor has recognized our performance with this coveted designation.  “Thank you” to all of our customers who took the time to rate and review us on Tripadvisor; we sincerely appreciate it.  We look forward to continuing to be among the very best and hope you will be among those we serve.



Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?  The 2021 Football season kicked off on Saturday, August 28.  Sunset Grille has 6 big-screen TVs showing all of your favorite games that are broadcast.  You can watch all of your teams compete while enjoying a delicious meal and drink.



The annual Sunset Grille Dog Walk/Run is back for 2021.  It will be held Saturday, November 13.  Plan now for you and your four-legged companion(s) to participate in this fun event that supports needy four-legged friends.  Details will be provided in the October and November Newsletters.



The special pie of the month for September is Sea Salt Caramel.

Arrived mid December so it was very open. They had us dock at the restaurant dock for the night. Restaurant is basic but the food and service was good. New docks.

Holiday Marina Customer

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