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.  We have all your needs for enjoying days on the water.  We carry Costa Del Mar Sunglasses and Sun Bum sunscreen for protection from the sun.  Our two stores also have marine supplies to stay safe on the water, beverages and snacks for the family, bait and tackle for your fishing needs, and apparel to stay stylish while on the water.

 Please have a safe and enjoyable summer, and let us know if we can help make it so.

Marina Hours

Marina operating hours through the summer are:

Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday – Sunday:  7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Parking Enforcement Notice

Because many residential docks damaged by Hurricane Sally have not been rebuilt,  many individuals who are not storage/wet slip customers or are not current Grille customers have been using the Marina docks for boarding/deboarding their boats.  To ensure that our storage/wet slip customers, Freedom Boat Club users, and patrons of Sunset Grille are able to park, we are enforcing parking restrictions.




If you are a Marina, Boat Club, or Grille customer, you can help by minimizing the number of vehicles to be parked in the Marina/Grille parking lots.  You also may consider having you and your guests dropped off at the Marina.

You may encounter a Parking Lot Attendant who will confirm your parking status.  Please do not be offended.  We regret this enforcement is necessary; our only purpose is to help ensure our customers are able to park and enjoy their boating or dining experience.

Please contact the Marina office (850-492-0555) if you have special circumstances.

Red Snapper Season

The 2021 recreational season for red snapper in both Florida state and federal waters will be open June 4-July 28, closing July 29, 2021.  This recreational season includes 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:


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.

Account Customer Red Snapper Tournament

Holiday Harbor Marina is hosting it’s third annual “Show Us Your Sow” red snapper tournament exclusively for its account customers.  The tournament will run from June 4 through 6:00 p.m. on July 28, , 2021, the length of the recreational red snapper season for Florida.  Registration is $50 per boat, which includes a tournament t-shirt and other gimme items.  The top three single red snappers weighing the most caught during the period will split all registration fees 50%, 30% and 20%, and receive other substantial prizes provided by the marina (Costa sunglasses or fishing gear).  Winners of the Wildcard Weight and SSG “Reservation for Two” categories will receive Sunset Grille gift certificates and other prizes.   Additional “door” prizes are provided by Sea Tow and Costa del Mar.

Registrations are now being accepted.  Complete Tournament Information and Rules, and the registration form, are available on our website www.MyHolidayHarbor.com under the Events tab in the upper right of the screen.

Join in and “Show Us Your Sow” catching abilities.

Bait and Tackle

Both our South Store and North Store have various frozen baits, including squid, menhaden, Spanish sardines, threadfin herring and shrimp, available.  In addition, each store 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 Sunday and the Blue Angels at the Beach will be the following Wednesday through Saturday. Therefore, the 10-day period July 1 through July 10 will be one of the busiest times of the year at Holiday Harbor.  In order to help assure everyone has an enjoyable boating experience, we ask that dry storage customers:

  1. Call at least 2 hours before you want your boat placed in the water.
  1. Recognize that there is not enough dock space at the marina for all launched boats to stay in the water over the holiday. 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.
  1. Know that all wet slips are rented. Therefore, do not dock in wet slips, unless specifically advised to do so.  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.
  2. Keep the number of vehicles parking at the Marina to a minimum.

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


July 4 Fireworks At Sunset Grille

In appreciation of its loyal customers and the local community, Sunset Grille has partnered with The Pirates of Lost Treasure to present a fireworks display on July 4.  The event will take place over the water in front of Sunset Grille using Sunset Island as the launching pad.  The show will begin just after sunset.

More complete information will be included in our July Newsletter and posted as a banner on our website, Myholidayharbor.com, when it becomes available.  Make plans now to attend by boat or by car.

Blue Angels At The Beach

The annual Blue Angels’ weekend show at Pensacola Beach is scheduled for July 7 thru 10, 2021.  The basic schedule available June 1, 2021 consists of:

            July 7  Wednesday – Circle Fly-In and Arrival of Show Participants

            July 8  Thursday – Dress Rehearsal

            July 9  Friday  --  Full Dress Rehearsal

            July 10  Saturday  --  Air Show

Make plans now to attend some or all of these “don’t miss” events.


Gift Shop

We invite you to visit the new Gift Shop located at the land-side entry to Sunset Grille.  There you will find new unique coastal items, as well as old faithful items, like our own T-shirts and caps.  Don’t miss the “Local Art by Local Artists” selection, which has new items arriving weekly.  And, coming soon to the Gift Shop, Florida Lotto!

Pie Special for June

The pie special for June is Sea Salt Caramel.  Come try a slice!


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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