Our July Newsletter


Red Snapper Season Continues

The 2018 recreational season for red snapper in both Florida state and federal waters will be open through July 20, closing July 21.  This recreational season will include those fishing for red snapper from private recreational vessels.

Complete information for Florida waters, including open dates, gear requirements, size requirements, harvest limits and other requirements, can be found at:


You can find information on open/closed season for various other saltwater fish in Florida waters at:


It is your responsibility to know and adhere to the regulations of the jurisdiction in which you fish and, if different, through which you transit.

  • Bait and Tackle

Our South Store has frozen cigar minnows and squid available.  In addition, it carries various leaders, weights and hooks for snapper fishing.  Come by for the best in bait and tackle for your fishing needs.

  • Bragging Board

If you want to show off your catch, customers can deliver or email pictures of their catch brought in to the marina and we will post the pictures on our bragging board for all to see.

4th of July Planning

This year the 4th of July falls on Wednesday.  The 10 day period June 29 through July 8 will be  one of the busiest times of the season at Holiday Harbor.  In order to help assure everyone has an enjoyable boating experience, we ask that dry storage customers:

  • Call at least 2 hours before you want your boat placed in the water.


  • Recognize that there is not enough dock space at the marina for all launched boats to stay in the water for the week. 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. 


  • Know that all wet slips are rented. 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.

We appreciate customers’ help in making the holiday week a great time for all.

Blue Angels At The Beach

The annual Blue Angels events at Pensacola Beach will be July 11 through 14.  Make plans now to attend some or all of these “don’t miss” events.  This is an incredible experience, best seen from your boat!

July 11  -- Breakfast with the Blues  -- Blue Angels will be overhead about 8:00 a.m.

July 12 --  Practice flight demonstration by the Blue Angels at 2:00 p.m.

July 13 –  Full dress rehearsal for Saturday Show

  • Civilian Acts at noon
  • Blue Angels fly at 2:00 p.m.

July 14 -- Beach Air Show

  • Show starts at noon
  • Blue Angels fly at 2:00 p.m. 

Like the 4th of July week, the weekend of the Blues at the Beach will be a very busy one at the marina.  Therefore, we ask that storage customers follow the same launching and docking items addressed above during this weekend.  We appreciate you help.


Planning Ahead


Want to plan ahead?  The annual Blue Angels Homecoming Show is scheduled for November 2-3, 2017, with a fantastic night show on Friday.



Food, Drink and Fun

Complete your boat outing with a stop at Sunset Grille, recently awarded  a Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence for 2018.  In addition to great food and ice cold drinks, you can enjoy watching all of the boat traffic over the upcoming holidays and Blue Angels weekend.


To-Go Orders

If you’re on your boat, give us a call @ (850) 492-1063 for a to-go order.


 Fourth of July Special: $8 fire cracker cocktail.  Or, try our bushwhacker cocktail, it’s made from scratch!


Good Food

Grab a hold of some of our gourmet pork rinds with a special Golden Bar-B-Q Wing and dipping sauce. It’s absolutely yummy!

Try out our awesome 1/2 lb. burger with bacon and cheese. It’s sure to satisfy your taste buds!

Want something more scrumptious? Check out our Seafood Sausage Gumbo or Seafood Chowder.


Dog Run

The 4th annual Sunset Grille Dog Run will be held November 10, starting at the Grille.  You can register NOW at the Grille for this fun event.

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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