Our June Newsletter


Summer Begins

The summer boating season is now here.  We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones at Holiday Harbor Marina and Sunset Grille.  Please have a safe and enjoyable summer, and let us know if we can help make it so.

Red Snapper Season

The 2018 recreational season for red snapper in both Florida state and federal waters will be open June 11-July 20, closing July 21, a 40 day season.  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 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 a new shipment of 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.

Boating Safety Checks

Holiday Harbor Marina held its third annual free Vessel Safety Inspection conducted by the Coast Guard Auxiliary for marina customers on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.  Fourteen (14) customers participated; eleven (11) of those received certification stickers for their boat showing that they had passed the safety inspection. 


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.

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. 


Gift Shops

We have two gift shops, one at the main marina office and one at the North Store next to Sunset Grille.  We invite you to visit either shop and see our new unique coastal items, as well as old faithful items, like our own T-shirts and caps.



Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence—2018

We are proud to announce that Sunset Grille has earned Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence for 2018.  Trip Advisor is the world’s largest travel-related site and awards its Certificate of Excellence to travel-related businesses that consistently receive great reviews.

We appreciate the reviews submitted by our many customers that made this award possible.

If you are wondering what’s behind a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, come by Sunset Grill and experience the great food, service and atmosphere.

We look forward to seeing you.


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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