Three reasons for a high rating: 1. This dock put this section of the Loop within reach for my small boat without carrying extra fuel. 2. Jaylon, the dock attendant was as helpful as could be and always had a smile. I attempted to tip him and he refused, saying it is not City policy. 3. It is first marina I encountered in many stops that carried ethanol-free Rec-90.
What a shame. Floating docks were in terrible disrepair. Metal frames jutting out several inches from dock would have put some deep gouges in my boat if dock master had not pointed them out. To his credit, he helped me do a 4 point tie up to keep the boat off the dock. But cleats were missing so he had to tie around the frame of the dock or run around pilings to get the right angle. The docks are metal and some segments are twisted so they are not a level surface. Upon arrival, no answer on vhf. I had to tie up at fuel dock and find someone. Required a $20 cash deposit for marina gate key - a first for me in doing the Great Loop. To boot, was tied for most expensive marina on this leg of trip, running the length of Erie. What attracted me is the adjacent Clarion hotel. It was good. If Dunkirk invested in this marina, I would think it would be a jewel. I’m sure they know it and I’m sure they have their reasons.
Good floating docks with good rubrails. Staff respond quickly to vhf calls for a slip. Very well protected. Dock's wood surface getting a little old. Restrooms and showers in great shape and clean. Staff most helpful with local knowledge. A plus for me is a Sheraton hotel a short walk away.
Floating docks are in great shape and restrooms and showers are clean and well-kept. They answer on VHF 16 and we’re always quick to give a hand when coming in or out. Non-ethanol fuel is nearby but not in this marina. Doug, marina manager, obviously cares about his work and I thought it was reflected in his staff. Added bonus for me is a Comfort Inn adjacent to marina. Much more comfortable than my boat for a couple of nights!