Okaloosa County Public Information Office

The newly renovated $1.1 million Okaloosa Island Boat Basin to open next week

Okaloosa County Public Information Office

On Thursday, September 1, 2022, the Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners announced the completion and grand opening of the Okaloosa Island Boat Basin and ADA accessible kayak launch. 

  • The Okaloosa Island Boat Basin is located at Soundside Access Two off of Santa Rosa Boulevard, between Bluefish Drive and Caviar Drive.
  • A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 9am.

“This $1.1 million project was funded entirely by our tourist development tax revenue and a $150,000 Boating Improvement Program Grant administered by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission,” said Okaloosa County Commissioner Carolyn Ketchel. “While funded by tourists, this newly refurbished Okaloosa Island amenity will be enjoyed by locals and visitors of our area.”

According to a Thursday press release, this construction project has remained on time and on budget. Additionally, the boat basin features new decking, landscaping and paved parking. 

Parking will be available directly across Santa Rosa Boulevard at Beach Access two. The public is welcome to attend.

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