About Us

After breaking ground in 2000, Turtle Cove Marina continues to strive to be Tampa Bay’s premier marina!DJI00019

Our Staff

Our professional, friendly and knowledgeable staff is dedicated to making sure your time on the water is enjoyable and carefree. Whether your trip is just for the day or an overnight excursion, we are happy to accommodate your requests. At the end of the day, toss a line to one of our dock hands and enjoy a cool drink at the Tiki Bar or a refreshing dip in the clubhouse pool, knowing your boat will be properly cleaned, cared for and stowed.

Kimberley, Jayson and all the guys downstairs are doing a fabulous job, are spoiling me rotten, and make boating a pleasure.Cliff Brock

Staff Bio’s

Nikki - Office Manager
Nikki McKnight, Office Manager – I’m a native Floridian from the nearby city of Dunedin. In 2010, I was hired into the Turtle family as an administrative assistant in the marina’s Ship Store. After graduating college in 2012 with my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, I received a promotion and became the Office Manager of Turtle Cove. I absolutely love everything about the surrounding area and spend most of my free time doing anything outside, especially on the water! I love being a Turtle and look forward to welcoming all new Turtles to our wonderful family!

Kimberley Lesage, Administrative AssistantKimberley Lesage, Administrative Assistant – I am a Boston native and have been living in the Tarpon Springs area since1997. I have been an Administrative Assistant at Turtle Cove Marina since January 2013 and have greatly enjoyed my time working here. This is the first marina I’ve ever worked for and have learned a great amount since then and continue to learn new things on a regular basis. In early 2016 I will be graduating with my A.S. in Environmental Science from St Petersburg College. I plan on remaining there for the next two years until I receive my B.S. in Biology. In my spare time I enjoy snorkeling, reading, hiking and anything else related to the outdoors. Please do not hesitate if I can assist in any way in making your experience at Turtle Cove Marina extraordinary!

CruzadoJuan Cruzado, Operator – I am from the Dunedin area and have been an employee here since 2011. I love working at this marina because its different then all the other marina’s I’ve worked at previously. I have over 15 years working in this industry and I’ve worked as a manager of operations and as a dock master prior to being employed here. Working for an owner like Ed, who is  involved in his business, as well as with his employees and customers makes such a huge difference. It make’s working here more productive and operations run a lot smoother. I enjoy coming to work every day because I love this industry and am proud to say I work at one of the top Marinas in the southeast.

Evan Yarbrough, DockhandEvan Yarbrough, Dockmaster – I am a Palm Harbor native and have been an employee here at Turtle Cove since August of 2015. I’ve lived on the water my whole life and love working in this industry. Before here, I was a flooring contractor, but am much happier working at a place with such great customers and in a field I’m passionate about. I love being outdoors and working on boats. When I’m not working, my pastimes include wakeboarding, fishing, and boating.



Ship’s Store

Turtle Cove features a Ship’s Store offering a variety of services and amenities for members and transient guests. Our Ship’s Store includes refreshments, snacks, boating gear, batteries, apparel, sunglasses, and many other boating accessories and retail items Additional services include referrals for fishing guides and charters to marine repair and service.


After a fabulous day on the water, relax at the Tiki Bar with a refreshing drink, cool off in the pool, unwind at the Clubhouse Bar with a game of billiards. We also offer a playground for the kids and are pet-friendly throughout the marina. Turtle Cove Marina is a first class facility complete with all of the amenities one would expect from a Marina of this caliber.

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Clubhouse Inquiry

The Turtle Cove Clubhouse is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday  from 1:00 – 7:00PM. We also host parties at the clubhouse that are open invitation to our members and the public. In addition, the clubhouse can be rented for private parties, weddings, and events and can occupy up to 150 people. We also have linen, table, projector & a 12×12 blow up screen available for rent . With the rental of the clubhouse you get exclusive use of the pool facilities as well. Whatever the event might be the Turtle Cove Clubhouse is the place to have it.

Please call (727) 934-2202 for more information or fill out the form below.


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