The crew of the Cerulean stayed at South Jersey Marina for two days in August. The rest rooms/showers were top of the line -- including a stack of paper bath mats for use by each person. The ships store was much better than most -- with a separate shop for ladies wear -- and accessories. We did not try the restaurant as it was a breakfast and lunch affair only (no dinner). We did eat at both theLObster HOuse (Our number one choice) and Lucky Bone -- both were very crowded the nights we were there (a Monday and Tuesday) -- Lobster HOuse definitely had the better bar and food. While in our slip, we had several problems with our power pole -- I marked one star off as we felt although the initial response was good, after that the subsequent attempts to fix the pole took too long and were not communicated very well to us -- and we were on the ship performing maintenance (i.e. not far away and we needed power for our maintenance). For larger ships (50 feet or more) going into or out of this marina -- the fairways are narrow and there are several docked boats that stick well out into the fairway.
Dock handler -- Clem -- was outstanding. He was very busy (nice Sunday in August) but still made sure every boat and every Captain was taken care of. He had to run from one end of the marina to the other several times during our visit to ensure every boat was taken care of -- he did not keep anyone waiting. He also did a great job of prioritizing the boats that had reservations and ensuring as many boats as possible were in slips. Food was okay -- we had salads, hamburgers, and some appetizers. A 4 rating for the food -- and service was slow . Beer was very cold and good selection!
Marina was beautiful -- perfectly maintained and very clean. We had great assistance when docking, as well as a fantastic meal on Saturday evening. All of the staff were very courteous and accommodating. We had to delay our arrival due to weather (high winds on 21 June) and they were quick to facilitate our change as well as ensure we were not charged for the 21st. We will visit again!