Gateway Marina

FISH, DIVE, EXPLORE or just relax and listen to the sounds of nature. Frogs. Can there really be THAT MANY frogs? Listen. You'll love what you hear. You'll love the whole scene...This really is GETTING AWAY FROM IT ALL. This is the real thing. This is not just some slick piece of Florida tourist literature. This is an experience - the genuine article...Something so fantastic, you'll have difficulty adequately describing it to your friends. But you'll try to anyway.

The real credit to your vacation has to go to THE RIVER! The Suwannee River is one of the wildest, most unspoiled rivers in America. From our docks at the mouth of the Suwannee you can cruise the vast savannahs near the Gulf and you can head north to fascinating stops such as Old Town, Rock Bluff, Branford and Hart Springs.

Old Town, near Fanning Springs, was home for a sizable Indian Community, the Upper Creeks, if you go ashore here you'll probably be heading for the famous Lighthouse restaurant and its renowned seafood.

Upstream at Branford the local favorite is catfish. You can drop in at the famous Suwannee Cove resort where the salad bar's in a bathtub.

Or make a left turn up the winding Santa Fe River to Sandy Point where there's riverlore dining plus swimming and tubing. The Santa Fe, unlike the dark and mysterious Suwannee, often runs quite clear. It is fed by numerous springs - cold and remarkably pure.