A. Docked at slip 23 of the Vista Marina, in Miami.
When did we see it on the show?
A. In Episode 7, of Season 8, "Dress Code".
After Hannah drugs Dexter and dumps him on the side of the road, Dexter uses footage from traffic surveillance cameras to spot Hannah's car on that road and gets her license plate number.
He traces that to Slip 23 at the Vista Marina.
He goes to that marina address, and finds the large, white yacht Reverie docked there.
He sees Hannah leaving the ship with an older man.
thinks that it is brave of her to be walking around Miami like
that. He then sees her kiss the man, and thinks to himself that
maybe she has found someone to protect her.
Dexter later learns that the man is Hannah's new husband: Miles Castner, a casino magnate worth $700 million.
the episode, we see Miles and Hannah aboard the yacht. Miles has
discovered that she met with Dexter, and he flies into a jealous rage,
pinning Hannah to the bed, and telling her that he will keep her a virtual prisoner aboard the yacht.
Dexter comes aboard the Reverie just in time to find Hannah kneeling over the dead body of Miles Castner.
He helps her dispose of the body.
Q. What is it actually in real life?
A. A slip at a marina - just not in Miami.
Q. Where can I find it in real life?
A. The yacht is a 97-foot Horizon named (you guessed it) the Reverie.
This scene was shot with the Reverie docked off E. Appian Way, in the Alamitos Marina, in Long Beach, on the northeast side of Naples Island, just south/SE of the 2nd Street Bridge.
The section of the marina is located between the Sea Base Aquatics Center, at 5875 Appian Way (on the northwest) and the Long Beach Yacht Club at 6201 Appian Way (on the southeast).
It's docked at the far (northeast)
end of one of the seven docks there. It's hard to pinpoint
precisely which one, but I believe it is this one, the second dock northeast of the yacht club.
In the scene, the yacht's bow is pointed towards the southeast.
The location is just southeast of
Marine Park at Mothers Beach (the two spots are separated by the 2nd
Street bridge), where they filmed the scene of the yoga class in the previous episode.
Here is a photo of the Reverie, courtesy of Mike Elliston of Long Beach: (see this page)
They used the same general location for the later, night time scene
(near the end of episode 7) where Dexter & Hannah leave the Slice of Life (after dumping Miles' body at sea).
For that scene, the Slice is docked farther northwest than the Reverie. It's not at one of those seven docks. Rather, it's docked along the north side of the parking lot for the Sea Base Aquatics Center (a camp run by the Boy Scouts), at 5875 Appian Way.
And as they walk across a parking lot to his car (as Debra watches), the
large building they pass by, which is seen in the background is the
front of the Sea Base Aqutics Center.
Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?
A. In the early seasons, I
usually had to hunt down the locations after viewing the episodes, using
clues from the various scenes. By the now, though, I've developed
a small group of fans, spies & tipsters who kept an
eye out for Dexter filming in their neighborhoods, and let me know in advance when something is about to film there.
Between those reports, my own personal reconnaissance around town, and a
few new resources I discovered, by the time the new first episode airs, I
already know most (but not all) of the filming locations, and only
need to watch the episodes and match up the scenes with the correct
This group of helpful fans includes Rick, Ellen, Suzi, Elaine, Mia,
Julie, Kerry, Joel, Eric, Jeff, & others. My thanks to all of them.
This tip came from Rick.
It was easy to verify, since one can spot, in the scene, both the
nearby 2nd Street bridge and one of the houses on nearby Appian Way. (Thanks, Rick!).