Bowlees Creek Marina is now
Bahia Mar West Marina, LLC.
Nestled off of the beautiful Sarasota Bay— Bahia Mar West Marina is located along Florida’s Gulf Coast; south of Tampa and north of Sarasota, in “the friendly city” of Bradenton, FL. Conveniently located near SRQ airport, shopping, peaceful parks, fine dining, arts, entertainment, and just 10 minutes from the bustling downtown, Bahia Mar West is a publicly accessible waterfront facility that offers access to the water and provides space to dock and store boats amongst many other amentities.
In 2020, this establishment was bought by new owners who saw Bowlees Creek Marina’s potential. With a vision to provide both locals and boaters a new “must go” destination, it was rapidly rebranded as Bahia Mar West. Although it’s just the beginning— many updates, improvements, and amenities have been added.
Bahia Mar West Marina includes a portion of State Leased Land for which a minimum of 90% of the wet slips are open to the general public on a first come first server basis.
Call Us Today (941) 84-Bahia
Come & Relax
Under The Tiki Hut
- Strong Wifi
- Tiki Hut
- Boat Lifts (accomodate up to 27′)
- Day Docks
- Pump Out Station
- On-site Laundry and showers
- Dry Storage
- Ice and Ship Store
- On-site Boat Ramp
- Gas Access
- Boat Slips Rentals: Weekly, Monthly, and Annualy
- Pet Friendly
- RV Parking
- 5 Minutes to the Sarasota-Bradenton Regional Airport
Navigating The Water
Use NOAA Chart 11425.
From the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway at red day beacon 16, set a course of 41° for about 1.5 miles to intercept the red day beacon 2, near the entrance of Bowlees Creek. From here, follow in green day beacon 3, green day beacon 5, red day beacon 6, and then red day beacon 8 into the creek and past the bend to port on entry. Follow the channel further to reach Bahia Mar West Marina. Depths in the approach channel and Bowlees Creek itself average around 5 feet, though you will want to keep an eye on your depth sounder often, especially in the approach channel, as conditions can change.
Bahia Mar West Marina- Channel 16
27° 25′ 0.948″ N, 82° 34′ 30.972″ W
Jess Jewelers’ 2nd Annual Bucket Mouth Fishing Challenge
June 3rd and 4th, 2022
After last years success, Bahia Mar West has decided to host an upcoming fishing tournament! Jess Jewelers’ 2nd Annual Fishing Challenge is a charity fishing tournament event hosted by Jess Jewelers that will take place at Bahia Mar West Marina. All proceeds are going to benefit the Just For Girls Foundation in Manatee County.
There are multiple tiers of sponsorship with opportunities of advertising your logo at the event to help Jess Jewelers raise 60k. If you are interested in learning more, email: