The City of West Palm Beach's downtown waterfront provides access to the Intracoastal Waterway for all to enjoy.
The docks are open on a first come first serve basis seven days a week from 5:00 a.m. to midnight. Use of the docks is free for non-commercial boats. Rafting up is not permitted. The Clematis Street Dock has a maximum capacity of 24 vessels. This one of a kind landscaped dock is the main pedestrian dock, offering the perfect spot for families taking a walk, business people looking for a tranquil spot to enjoy lunch or visitors soaking in the downtown scenery. It features unique underwater ecosystems, planters with native plants, shaded seating areas for the public and day docking for boaters.
The Fern Street Dock is available for day docking only. No overnight dockage allowed for boats including dinghies or kayaks. The Fern Dock is also the home of a West Palm Beach Marine Patrol Boat and the West Palm Beach Fire Rescue Boat.
The docks project was completed with the support of the Florida Inland Navigation District, which presented the City a check for $4.25 million for waterfront revitalization. The Florida Marine Industries Association and Show Management (producer of the Palm Beach Boat Show) also contributed $500,000 each to the docks project. The docks were honored with the Florida Marine Industries "Project of the Year" award.
The West Palm Beach Visitor's Center offers recreational opportunities including jetski/waverunner, paddleboard, and kayak rentals. You can also take a cruise on the Hakuna-Matata Catamaran that calls the Downtown waterfront its home port.