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Adventure Yacht Harbor

History

Adventure Yacht Harbor

Nestled in a protected harbor on the Halifax River, part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.

This quiet, peaceful harbor has been welcoming boaters and guests from all parts of the east coast for over 50 years. As one of the original marinas in the area, Adventure Yacht Harbor began in the 1950’s as a marina where families who moved back into the area after World War II could store their sail and motor boats in the off season. With the protected harbor, moorings were safe from prevailing winds and wakes from ships traveling up and down the adjoining Intracoastal Waterway. Nearby Ponce Inlet with its Lighthouse, museum and vacation homes, Daytona Beach with its beautiful beaches and social events, and nearby Deland with its railway link to the northeast and south Florida, all served as an attraction to this temperate climate for tourists and winter dwellers earning the name “snowbirds”.

Adventure Yacht Harbor is technically located in Wilbur-By-The-Sea, one of the few unincorporated areas of Volusia County boasting neither a condo or hotel but exclusively beachfront homes. It is tucked between Ponce Inlet to the south, Daytona Beach Shores to the north, Port Orange to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.

Fishing and boating are top activities in the area. Inshore fishing includes the world famous Mosquito Lagoon, known for bass and trout fishing. The nearby Ponce de Leon Inlet is a natural opening in the barrier islands and access to world-class offshore fishing along with the historical reputation as one of the most treacherous inlets in the southeast since 1565 when the entire French fleet of Admiral Jean Ribault was wrecked by a hurricane here.