Adventure seekers and locals have crossed the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge to fish the waters, go birding or play some disc golf for years, but there’s something new in paradise. Pleasure Island Marina operators have improved 300 slips. The new look includes:
- 300 floating boat slips
- Full Electrical hook-up, with 30 and 50 amp options
- Diesel and non-ethanol fuel dock
- Restrooms and shower
- Boatyard repair site
- Accommodations for vessels 20 to 80 feet.
To keep your boat on Pleasure Island, contact Jimmy Dike, Pleasure Island Commission director, at 409-982-4675
Lighted pedestals resembling lighthouses, electricity and water at each slip and the long-wearing floating docks, which offer a classic wood look, will be perks mariners can expect. The bath house offers welcome refreshment for sailors returning to shore.Pleasure Island is also home to RV parks, Fun Island Depot playground and areas for birders, crabbers and anglers to enjoy a family picnic.
The second Pleasure Island Half Marathon, 10K and 2-Miler is set for Nov. 07, 2015. Runners will navigate the expansive bridge, coming and going.