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We love staying at Waterside! The docks and electrical have all been upgraded and their staff is wonderful to work with. The marina is within walking distance to everything in Norfolk! They even pay for a cab to and from the local grocery store so boaters can provision! The ferry to Portsmouth is just a few yards away as well as numerous amazing restaurants. We highly recommend Waterside for your visit to Norfolk.

Marina Response:
Thank you!
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This is a peaceful and terrific spot. The restaurant is very good. The docks are in terrific condition. We rode our e-bikes over to the Jamestown Scotland Ferry for an amazing day touring the Jamestown Settlement and Historic Jamestowne.

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What a wonderful marina and terrific town!! The history there is amazing and the homes are spectacular! The marina restaurant was excellent along with the other restaurants we visited in town. Brian is a very gracious and helpful dockmaster! We are even headed to their sister marina today. We can't recommend Smithfield Station highly enough.

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Great as always! Beautiful marina and terrific staff.

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The marina staff was exceptional. They called to confirm our arrival, the dockhand was terrific and very welcoming. We will be back to explore a bit more on another trip.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your review. We loved having you. Safe travels.
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Nice marina and equally nice staff.

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Wonderful place with a great vibe and terrific people! They have a courtesy car which is a real treat these days and they are super Dog friendly! We will stay here again and avoid the hustle and bustle of the downtown Beaufort docks. This is convenient enough to dinghy over to Beaufort or use the courtesy car!

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This is a tough one! We definitely had some issues. We called to confirm slip assignments, but couldn't get anyone to answer any of the numbers listed. The concierge at the resort couldn't even help. We were 20 minutes out when I checked Dockwa to see if our slip assignment was listed there. Fortunately, Dockwa had a different number and that worked. I was able to reach the dockmaster on duty. He was very nice and did his best to help. The water line was broken on our dock, but he turned it on so we could fill out tanks. Our power pedestal's breaker popped several times so we had to turn off our AC and other items to keep power coming into the boat. They gave us a gift card to the resort which was very nice. The location was excellent to tour the Patriots Point ships which is why we stayed here. However, the expensive resort fee for facilities we didn't use and the fact that we were constantly waked due to boat traffic outside of the marina will probably keep us from returning. I rarely post a less then positive review, but in this case the phone numbers need to be fixed, the cell phone the marina advertises needs to have its voice mail accessible and the water/power issues need to be rectified. If you're going to charge for amenities they should work properly.

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These are the best mooring balls! They are always kept so nice and they are located in a terrific spot. There are two convenient dinghy docks. One in town and one close to the beach. A new Publix is an easy walk from the town docks. There's a great little sandwich shop/convenience store by the beach dock. Then there's Larry! What a terrific Harbor master. He approved our request on a Sunday night at 9 pm and is as pleasant to work with as they come! Love this town!

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Awesome!! They are so wonderful there! Docks are in terrific shape. It's a close and easy walk to downtown, they have a lovely washer and dryer and, best of all, TWO courtesy cars. That's a perk that boaters truly appreciate! Thank you

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What nice people at a lovely marina! We squeezed our 21.6' Aquila Power Catamaran into a 22' wide slip with no problems! LOL Then, they shuttled us to dinner at Spoon River in Belhaven. Connie picked us up to return us after our meal. We wish we had more time to spend there and we will plan to stop again on our next trip up the ICW

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A wonderful stay in Manteo. The marina is literally in town so it's a easy walk to everything! Nice docks and nice people, what more could you ask for. Rent a car and make the trip to Kitty Hawk. A bucket list item for this crew.

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Awesome stay!! They didn't have room for us originally. We had guests flying in from out of state. I explained the situation and they said "don't worry, we'll fit you in. We don't know where, but we'll do it!" That was music to our ears! The town of New Bern was fantastic! Great restaurants, live music and wonderful history. We took the trolly trip and learned a great deal about the area. The docks are kept up, the marina staff was a pleasure to work with and we're looking forward to a return visit!

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Very nice stay. Dock hands are pleasant to work with. There's a Publix within walking distance and terrific restaurants all around!

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One of our absolutely favorite stops traveling up and down the East Coast. We usually stay on a mooring ball, but opted for the marina this trip. Glad we did with TS Claudette in the area! We were safely tied to the dock with some fierce wind and rain conditions. The staff is always wonderful and we adore Sunshine in the marina store. The restaurants and shops in downtown are always wonderful. However, we really miss that marina car! We had a minor medical emergency and there are no Uber/Lyft services in Beaufort. The only taxi company didn't return calls and the issue didn't allow for walking or biking. Fortunately, we knew someone in the area who was in town to help. The marina car was a vital amenity to boaters and it will be sorely missed!

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Nice stay. The staff is exceptional and we had very little waking even though we're on the ICW and the marina's fuel dock. The facility is very nice with two pools and a hot tub. The restaurant was just OK for the prices charged and the taco truck provided a decent lunch. It was fun watching ask the tourists before and after their adventures. The only negative is that the area is very isolated and difficult without a car. We tried to use our bikes, but the very busy road with no bike paths wasn't comfortable. All and all, we had a relaxing stay and would recommend to fellow boaters.

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What a nice stay! Rob is terrific and took great care of us. We stayed on the inside of the fuel dock since we're a power catamaran and we barely felt any rocking! So nice to not be waked!! Having a courtesy car is such a pleasure. We really appreciate every marina that's kind enough to offer one. Of course, the daily Krispy Kremes are something our hips wished we didn't partake of, but we still loved every bite!! LOL

Marina Response:
oneeyedogcrew, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Marinas.com about our facility. We are delighted to learn that you had an enjoyable stay and that you found our staff and facility to be so accommodating. Please stop back in again if your plans permit. We will have more of those sugary treats ready and waiting for you! – Thunderbolt Marine, Inc.
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Very nice stay! Boat wakes were minimum, the staff is very nice, easy biking and walking to restaurants and stores. We'll be back!

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They are always so nice there. Little bitty marina with a big heart. Great restaurants close by as well.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your kind review. We strive to keep that "Old Florida" marina vibe alive and hope you will return again on another passing.
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We planned to stay for seven nights, but due to high winds, we extended another three nights. It was awesome! The very protected mooring field allowed us to be comfortable with little movement other than spinning around the ball. Even in 35 mile an hour winds, we where not bouncing around! Loved that! The dinghy dock is conveniently located to walk to town. We loved the small shops and restaurants. Can't wait to go back!

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We love the Bluff dock in Chattanooga. Great location for sightseeing and close to wonderful restaurants. The negative is the bridge traffic noise (but you get used to it) and there are some homeless people on the eastern walkway. We've had no trouble with either. The staff is very nice as well

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Always nice. Would have given 5 stars, but we had power problems. We were able to make it work. Ron, the dockmaster, is very nice and helpful.

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Awesome location. The only reason I'm not giving 5 stars is due to the Verizon coverage we had. Not the marina's fault but it's important. We didn't have better success using the marina's WiFi. We had bars for coverage but just couldn't get it to work well. The marina is clean and the staff was very nice

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Nice stop in a cute town

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We love the convenience of DeSable. Never saw a single dock person the whole time we were there including when we docked but I spoke with them on the phone and they were very nice!

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The dock master was wonderful. Very pretty and well kept marina. Restaurants are close and Abbott's frozen custard. Yum

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Always the great! We love staying at Shady Harbor! The restaurant is terrific, Little Beers are even better and the owners, Brian and Kathy, are awesome!

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Nice marina and staff. Has a Boatus discount for both fuel and dockage. The Jitty picks up from the Golden Nugget so getting to the Boardwalk was easy.

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The utilities all worked, docks were in decent shape. It's convenient to town. The only reason we didn't give it a higher rating was due to the boat traffic wakes and the fact that we were unable to contact anyone during arrival for docking assistance or confirmation of location. We did have emails but final confirmation is always nice as well.

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Never saw anyone. No wifi and a water main broke on our dock. We called the fire department but my husband fixed it. They were very nice on the phone and communicated information well.

Marina Response:
Thanks for your review!! We appreciate your feedback so we can work on improving the experience of our customers. I want to apologize if you didn't see anyone from the marina during your stay. I know I rounded on your vessel four times, but unfortunately no one was on board at those times for me to thank for fixing the water main leak. So "Thank You" for your quick actions!!! I do want to apologize about our lack of WIFI. We currently do not offer WIFI due to constraints placed on the marina by the National Park Service. We are working on several WIFI solutions and our hope is we have something in place in early 2019. I do hope you enjoyed your overall stay as we enjoyed having you, and your beautiful catamaran, spend time with us at Fort Washington Marina. Will R., General Manager
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