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Miami-Dade County marinas and boat launches closed until further notice

New exceptions include ferries moving passengers between islands, along with boats where people live and need to disembark at marinas to get supplies.

MIAMI ( March 23, 2020 )

Miami-Dade County is under a state of emergency as it deals with the public health threat of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Pursuant to the emergency order signed by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez on March 21, 2020, marinas and boat launches, docking, fueling, marine supply and other marina services in the incorporated and unincorporated areas of Miami-Dade County have been closed effective 11:59 p.m., March 21, 2020. Charter fishing fleet services have been closed as well.

The following exceptions may be allowed to enter and use Miami-Dade County owned or operated marinas: people with a commercial saltwater license issued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, for commercial fishing purposes only; support patrol, enforcement, and rescue activity by federal, state and local government agencies; boats or ferries in support of PortMiami or Fisher Island operations; people living aboard their vessels; people returning to the United States from international voyages; and people needing to remove their vessel from the water or to perform emergency maintenance on a vessel, marinas, fueling stations, and marine supply services.

The above actions are being implemented in an abundance of caution as the health and safety of residents and visitors are of the utmost importance.

Marina patrons with existing contracts can access their vessels but are not permitted to disembark from the marinas.

Miami-Dade County Parks is strictly following all requirements, procedures and protocols as outlined through the Mayor’s office, which is providing real-time updates through its regular communication with the CDC as well as the Florida Department of Health. For updates please monitor the County’s website at

For Miami-Dade County Parks questions or concerns, please call 305-755-7910.

About Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces:
Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 278 parks and 13,769 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness and Conservation and Stewardship. The non-profit Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade supports Miami-Dade County Parks’ efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.

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