Sailfish Marina Resort

98 Lake Dr West Palm Beach, FL 33404


April 2015

Customer Service

Customer Service




Big game sport fishing came to Palm Beach County in the early 1900′s, initially in the form of small skiffs rowed from the surf. Later the first cabin cruisers arrived on the scene, as Palm Beach boat builders designed the first sport fishing boats made especially for offshore trophy fishing.

In the late 1940′s a dock for the area’s burgeoning charter fleet was constructed just north of the inlet. The dock was known first as Roy’s Dock; then as Bills Marina, after long time owner Bill Bachstedt. Even to this day, there are still many old timers who frequent our establishment and refer to the Marina as “Bill’s” as they share fish stories from the past. Old photographs of the marina in those days can be seen on the wall next to our main entrance.

In 1977, the marina was purchased by Palm Beach inventor and entrepreneur Alex Dreyfoos.

Immediately south of Bill’s Marina was another large dock, originally called Bahia Mar, and later, the Sailfish Center (located where our dining room now stands). Dreyfoos acquired this business as well in 1977 and combined the two to form The Sailfish Marina & Resort.

For a quarter century, the business was under Dreyfoos ownership. During this time the Sailfish Marina & Resort became synonymous with big game sport fishing in the Palm Beaches and gained a national reputation as the “Yankee Stadium” of the sport.

In July 2004, the property was sold to American Financial Group, who have been thoroughly dedicated to keeping what is now called Sailfish Marina Resort a beautiful destination for all to enjoy.


Ship Store

Ship Store

The Ship Store offers a wonderful collection of treasures for all, from near and far…for the beach, the boat and beyond.

When you step on board you will be surrounded by a unique selection of tropical treasures and a friendly crew… ready, willing and able.

We’ve got you covered from head to toe, sunrise to sunset, with collections of fine Resort Wear, Footwear, Accessories, Jewelry and Books, Games and Toys for the entire family. You will also discover a fine selection of Home Accessories, great for giving…. and receiving.

We offer a wide selection of T-shirts. Exclusive designs in short sleeve, long sleeve, pockets, no pockets, plain front, plain back, men’s women’s and children’s, small sizes, big sizes, we have them all. One is never enough.

For the avid sport fishing enthusiast we carry a selection of the finest apparel and footwear available. Sportif, Columbia, Sperry and Costa del Mar are easily recognized names of distinction.

The Bait and Tackle shop has all the supplies for fishing and your days in the sun. Bait and boat supplies are ready for early departures and products for sun protection, sunglasses, hats, flip flops, beach towels, beach toys, snacks, soda, beer, and ice are always available.

Please don’t leave before buying “fish food” to feed the fish in our Seawall Aquarium. A delightful experience for everyone.

Our wish is to make your visit to The Ship Store, at Sailfish Marina Resort, memorable. We want you to visit us again and again…

The Ship Store is open everyday except Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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