2023 Launch on Command Schedule and Important Notes

Launch on Command at Pier 33 Marina

This year, we’ll be starting Launch on Command (“soft” opening) service on Friday May 12, to offset our abbreviated schedule on Saturday May 13 due to the Grand Floral Parade.

Official “Full” LOC Opening Day will be Sunday May 14.


Let’s get the season started. Here is our Launch On Command and Hook ‘n Go Schedule for 2023.

Friday May 12: 10a – 5p

Saturday May 13: 9a – 10a

Sunday May 14 thru Friday May 26

  • Six available launch slots per hour, at 10-minute intervals.
  • Monday thru Friday, 9a – 5p
  • Saturday and Sunday, 10a – 5p

Saturday May 27 thru Monday September 4

  • Twelve available launch slots per hour, at 5-minute intervals.
  • Monday thru Thursday, 9a – 6p
  • Friday, 9a – 8p
  • Saturday, 10a -8p
  • Sunday, 10a – 6p
  • Note: Monday May 29, 10a – 6p
  • Note: Monday September 4, 10a – 6p

Tuesday September 5 thru Thursday September 21

  • Monday thru Friday, 9a – 5p
  • Saturday and Sunday, 10a – 5p

Important – Special Notes – Please Read

  • Please always use the SpeedyDock app to schedule your launch. Launch reservations can be made up to 48 hours in advance.

  • Wet or severe weather may cause a launch day to be shortened by up to one hour.

  • “Last-In” launches for end of day are limited based upon available docks. “Last-In” must be requested at least one hour before closing time.

  • Although we set aside a group of return docks for our LOC boaters, these are limited. Please respect published closing times on days of peak usage, so that we can properly retrieve your boat during our operating hours.

  • Boaters requesting “load to trailer” must submit request no later than 48 hours in advance and “load to trailer” tasks will not be accepted for Saturdays or Sundays. Boaters returning with a boat on trailer are advised to launch their boat from the public ramp and drive the boat to the Pier 33 LOC slot for haul out.

Please note these steps for the start of your LOC day:

  • Log-in to SpeedyDock and reserve your time slot. Time slots can be reserved up to 48 hours in advance.

  • Please arrive no more than 10 minutes ahead of your scheduled launch time, (please, no “line-jumping”).

  • When you arrive at the marina, check in at our Service Office, Door # 7. That triggers the launch notice to our equipment operator.

  • After check-in, unload passengers and gear nearby the LOC waiting area.

  • Wait to board your boat until after our staff has completed launch and tie-off.