Fish for Red Snapper in November
The 2016 recreational fishing season for red snapper is open in Florida state waters (only) on select days in November. In November, fishing for red snapper is open November 5 and 6 (Saturday and Sunday), November 11 and 12 (Friday and Saturday; Veterans’ Day Weekend) and November 25, 26 and 27 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday; Thanksgiving Weekend). November 26 (Saturday) also is a saltwater license-free fishing day in Florida; you can fish in saltwater without a license that day (only).
Florida state waters are from shore to 9 nautical miles in the Gulf. Complete information, including gear requirements, size and harvest limits, can be found at: http://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/recreational/snappers
Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show
The Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show is November 11 and 12 at NAS Pensacola. This final show of the year will feature high-flying performances on both Friday and Saturday, with a spectacular Friday night air show and fireworks display. This two-day event celebrates not only Veterans’ Day weekend, but also the 70th Anniversary of the Blue Angels team, and should be a “don’t miss” event.
You can view most of the Air Show events from your boat by anchoring at Admirals Island (aka “Sand Island”) or at Fort McRee. And, there will be less “traffic” than going by land. Combine a great boat outing with lunch or dinner at Sunset Grille.
If you go by land, you must enter through the West Gate (Blue Angel Parkway). The gate opens at 8:00 a.m. both days.
Marina Hours – Winter and Thanksgiving
- Beginning Saturday, October 29 the marina hours for winter will be 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., 7 days a week.
- The marina will close at noon on Wednesday, November 23rd for Thanksgiving and reopen on Friday, November 25th. If you wish to use your boat on Thanksgiving day, please let us know so that it can be launched for you before closing on Wednesday.
Key Marine Hours – Thanksgiving
Key Marine will close at noon on Wednesday, November 23rd for Thanksgiving and reopen on Monday, November 28th.
The off-season is a great time to get your boat back into pristine shape. The marina detail staff can get your boat looking new again. They do everything from a basic wash job to a complete detailing, including acid washes, at reasonable rates. If you would like to schedule service or get additional information, contact Nate Price at the Marina office, telephone 850-492-0555 or come by the office.
Apartment “Off Season” Discount Rate
The marina apartment is available at a discounted rate until March 31. See our website (www.myholidayharbor.com) for photos and rates. Contact the marina office (850-492-0555) for availability or to arrange a tour of the apartment.