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Onancock Wharf and Marina

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2 Market Street
Onancock, VA 23417
37° 42' 42.98'', -75° 45' 20.89''
757-787-7911
VHF Ch. 16
$2.50/ft
www.onancock.com
Tangier Island
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Onancock Wharf and Marina
Onancock Wharf and Marina
Onancock Wharf and Marina
Onancock Wharf and Marina
Onancock Wharf and Marina
Onancock Wharf and Marina
Onancock Wharf and Marina
Onancock Wharf and Marina
Onancock Wharf and Marina
Onancock Wharf and Marina
Onancock Wharf and Marina
Onancock Wharf and Marina
Onancock Wharf and Marina
Fuel
Last Updated: Apr 08, 2022 4:28PM

Diesel $5.30

Gas Super$5.59

Octane: 89;

Awards


Boaters' Choice 2017Boaters' Choice 2018Boaters' Choice 2019Boaters' Choice Elite Fleet 2020Boaters' Choice Elite Fleet 2021Boaters' Choice Elite Fleet 2022

About


Marina Hours: 7 days a week. Open 8:00am - 4:30pm April 1 through May 30th. Open 7:30am - 7:30pm Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend. Open 8:00am - 4:30pm thereafter through Halloween.

Onancock's tranquil location, deep and scenic approach, and fine harbor make this a delightful destination for cruisers seeking a unique adventure. The harbor yields to a neighborhood of beautiful Victorian homes and a business district filled with an increasingly sophisticated mix of shops and gourmet restaurants. The entire experience is walkable and more can be seen at www.ExperienceOnancock.com.

Berth Capacity


Slips:14
Linear Docks:80 Feet

Approach


To reach Onancock by water, set the final leg of your GPS trip for FL G #1 at the mouth of Onancock Creek at 37° 43.47N and 75° 51.06W and follow the channel to # 29. Straight ahead you will see the welcoming Onancock Wharf and Marina! We monitor Channel 16, upon arrival we will request you switch to Channel 9 for docking instructions & information.
Minimum Approach Depth:10.0 Feet
Minimum Channel Depth:10.5 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:6.0 Feet
Mean High Water Clearance:0.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Mar 04, 2022

Fuel Dock:Yes
Gas:Yes
Diesel:Yes
Dockage:Yes
Anchorage:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Water Taxi:Within 5 Miles
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Wi-Fi:Yes
Pump-out:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Laundry:Yes
Trash:Yes
Ice:Yes
Boat Ramp:Yes
Propane:Nearby
Security:Yes
Groceries:Within 5 Miles
Alcohol:Nearby
Medical Facility:Within 5 Miles
Pharmacy:Within 5 Miles
Car Rentals:Within 5 Miles
Bike Rentals:Nearby
Hotels:Nearby
Restaurants:Yes
Dog Park:Within 5 Miles
Pet Friendly:Yes
Max. Vessel LOA:0.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:0.0 Meters
Max. Slip Width:25.0 Feet
Fixed Docks:Yes
Floating Docks:Yes
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Onancock Wharf and Marina is perfect. Rest rooms/showers are immaculate, floating docks make line handling easy, and prices are fair, but the harbormaster, Craig, makes the place special. We're better at docking than we used to be, but we're always a little apprehensive. Another boat arrived just after we did. Craig took our lines, made us secure, asked if we were good for a minute, ran over to help the other people, got them straight, hustled back to us, and hooked up our electricity - this was all after he was supposed to be off, but he had stayed late waiting for us to arrive. Docking is much less stressful when you know you have a professional in your corner.

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Onancock Wharf is a favorite place to visit. The facility is very nice. A free laundry is available. Onancock is pretty little town. It is a great place to walk around. A short walk away is the Corner Bakery with excellent donuts (closed Sunday and Monday).

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Onancock Wharf and Marina is a must stop over on the Eastern shore. Friendly staff, clean facilities and excellent restaurants within walking distance.

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This is a beautiful hidden gem on the Chesapeake. We would recommend the marina as a stop over. Dockmaster Craig was a great help with our lines, getting us settled and providing information on the walkable town. The docks are new and in great shape, electric was excellent and three separate baths with their own entry code-very new and clean. The town has alot of history and several great little shops and restaurants. We rode our bikes on beautiful country roads 2.5 miles to a Super Walmart to fill a prescription. This was one of our favorite stops this year from the Bahamas up to Boston!

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We had a wonderful stay at the marina. Craig the dockmaster is very accommodating and keeps the facilities in pristine condition ! We enjoyed town which includes a number of very good restaurants. We will definitely return.

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This marina is a wonderful little find with its own restaurant, floating docks, clean facilities and within walking distance of the town. The only drawback was the Dockmaster. We had a minor mechanical problem, he could not tell us the nearest parts store or mechanic and acted like he was totally disinterested and that none of it was his problem. A very unfriendly man but look past him and try this marina.

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Peaceful, well kept marina. Staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. Always great to have dockhands available to help out. Easy walk to town! Beautiful creek.

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Frequent user here. The absolute best.

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Great dock-master and crew. Fantastic setup and docks Courtesy car was nice as were golf carts Restrooms were very clean and free laundry to boot !

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My first cruise to Onancock Wharf could not have been more pleasurable. Super clean marina, super clean bathhouse, and enormously helpful and friendly staff. Craig goes to great lengths to assure boaters have a great experience. I liked how access to three of the four bathrooms required an access code which is given exclusively to boaters. Onancock is a beautiful little town as well. And a shoutout to Johnny Mo and Mallards at the Wharf restaurant just a few steps away. Great food, fun atmosphere. All in all, an outrageously great weekend.

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Fantastic all the way around. Great restaurant and museum next door, accommodating staff, quaint town on the Bay.

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Everything was great. The marina is modern and well maintained and the bath house facilities are excellent. Dockmaster Craig was super helpful and his crew of guys took care of all of our needs. They made our stay very enjoyable. We love Onancock! We’ll be back soon!

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This was my 3rd stay at Onancock Wharf, and like my visits before to this cute as a button little town, I know that with each visit I can count on all of the basic amenities being there, clean, with easy access But if there is a knock on the Wharf, which is more nitpicking than criticism, it would be that it does not have a small general store to serve the many boaters who visit, and that the slips lack separation to the public parking that also serves the wharf area. Without screening, visiting boaters are open to car and foot traffic until about 10pm at night, and the annoying parking lot light that stays on all night. Until the town addresses this issue with some kind of plant or fence screening, I would highly advise visiting boaters to plan on tying up bow first for privacy

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Very nice little town.....especially the donut shop!!

Marina Response:
Thank you , glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Great little town- floating docks, helpful dock hands, Mallards at the Wharf Restaurant on the waterfront, short walk to town. Don’t miss the bakery in town for fresh donuts! If you have been curious about seeing Tangier Island, you can take a short ferry ride (Onancock-Tangier Ferry) from the town dock. We will be back!

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The staff and facility is always first rate. Been there many times and always a good time.

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Docks are nice and sturdy. Good crew helped us get tied up in a wind that was not kind for docking. However, the laundry room and restrooms have no AC. And the ice machine in the laundry room makes it 100 degrees + in that room. Fans in the restrooms probably help, but if you took a shower, you'd be sweating again by the time you got dried off!! Good place for a storm refuge, but not a place to visit for any extended period of time.

Marina Response:
We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience. Under normal circumstances, we do have Central AC in the shower and laundry facilities. The repair part has on order since late May of this year. We are hopeful to have all back online very soon.
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We found the crew to be extremely helpful, the facilities were clean and operational. The proximity to town makes the stay enjoyable.

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We love Onancock and the marina. The staff were super friendly and helpful when we docked. The facility is lovely and a very short walk to town. We'll definitely continue to come here.

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Great facilities and a great Dockmaster

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Onancock Wharf is an excellent anchorage. The docking area has recently been renovated. The slips are wide and access is easy. Harbormaster and staff are friendly and helpful. When we first called, the dock was fully booked. The Harbormaster sent us to dockwa.com to put our name on a waiting list and also took my cell phone number in case a slip opened up -- which it did. The Harbormaster extended our stay at our request. Staff was helpful in getting our boat docked to refuel. Dock and bathroom facilities are well-maintained. A great place to tie up!

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Nice floating docks. Well protected. Clean showers. Helpful, friendly staff.

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Delightful small marina with an attentive staff that stays late. Moderate walk to town, with golf carts available.

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Very scenic approach and docks. The town is small, quiet and host to some great places to dine. Staff were very friendly and professional. We had to change our plans for departure to miss some weather so we look forward to returning.

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Awesome help from Dockman Great help from the guys on the dock. Nice facility clean will definitely be back to Onancock.

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Enjoyed our stay, very helpful docking.

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Dockmaster, Craig Tanner, is the best! Delightful overnight, as always.

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We loveOnancock, and the dock master Craig does a great job. We look forward to returning later this summer

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Always love visiting Onancock. Craig works hard but could use some dock hands during the week.

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Great stop. Clean comfortable marina, cute town!

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Excellent visit. Nice floating docks and clean restrooms. Help from Craig, dockmaster was wonderful.

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Craig, the dockmaster, did a great job. Interesting town.

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Beautiful town and the docking was great!! Everyone is very friendly and helpful!! We’ll be back!!

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Great dock master. Friendly and shared local dining options. Cleanest bathroom on the bay!

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Attentive, professional and experienced Marina staff. Great restaurant/bar on site with outdoor seating and beautiful sunsets. Easy walk into town-quaint and artsy. We have two fourlegged crew and easy walks from the Marina thru lovely historic neighborhoods. Great stop, well marked channel in from the Bay. Please don’t tell anyone!!

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Excellent facilities (clean showers, laundry, power, water, new floating docks with wide berth) and a wonderful and scenic little town within easy walking distance and with several excellent restaurants, some wonderful art galleries, and even a movie theater.

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We have stayed at Onancock Wharf three times since last year - each time we were impressed with the quality and cleanliness of the facilities and the helpfulness of the dock staff.

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Great service, clean shower rooms, laundry facility at no charge, bring your own soap. Convenient walk to town.

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Definitely one of our favorite places to visit on the entire Bay. We have now visited two years in a row and it is a long way from Annapolis. Well worth the trip to the peace, quiet and enjoyable town. Fabulous dinner at Charlotte Hall Hotel & Restaurant. Got to meet Charlotte and Gary and it was a treat to share one of their famous desserts with them.

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Always a great experience. Craig and his staff are wonderful!

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Great assistance with mooring; efficient reservations; great attitudes and customer service; clean bathrooms and everything worked. Great Marina!

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They have a very nice staff and accommodations. Close to downtown with good shops and restaurants

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Always great! Good WiFi too.

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Nice small marina with floating docks. Town is very cute. Great doughnut shop and a few restaurants. However we were there on a Monday and only the Blarney Stone was open. Very good pub food. Farmers market on Saturday

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This is a great destination marina. Nice new floating docks, new facilities, great staff who were very helpful for anything we needed. And the town is a super destination with many shops and restaurants within easy walking distance.

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Lots of help docking and very clean restrooms. Well kept marina. Short walk to restaurants , stores and movies. Friendly people would go back again

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Everyone was wonderful and we look forward to our next visit.

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Great little town within strolling distance & first class operation of the wharf- quick responses, good information, 2 to assist with dock lines, clean showers/restrooms, non-ethanol dinghy gas, pump out that works, fairly priced-what’s not to like?

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All around excellent and beautiful town to visit. Easy walk into town with many restaurants to choose from (and don't miss out on the fresh donuts from The Corner Bakery), or cross the bridge near the marina for another gorgeous residential area. Nice protected small marina, deep water approach, helpful staff, quiet at night. Anyone cruising the Eastern Shore has got to stop here.

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Great Marina. Floating docks are very nice, dockhands extremely helpful. Half a dozen fantastic chef owned restaurants within walking distance, one of them being Mallards right there at the marina. A lot of shops and art galleries within a short walk. No marina store but they have golf carts for rent and a courtesy car that could get you to Walmart or grocery store (5 min drive)

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A wonderful place to spend a couple days. The marina is small but very nice and serves the town quite well. Excellent and helpful marina staff to go along with the nice facilities. Several good restaurants and shops in town and always friendly people around.

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We love onnancock . Clean, friendly and professional . Fun walkable town . I do wish there was a small market for basic food / supply’s .

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Clean, floating docks, new shower/laundry facilities, fuel, pump out, and friendly staff. Always a pleasant stay. The best Corner Bakery on the Bay for morning donuts.

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Very neat clean marina. Loved the little town of Onancock.

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Very friendly staff! Easy in and out with a charming town to visit. Take the ferry to Tangier Island for a step back in time.

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What a surprise. Small town marina with a very helpful and friendly staff. PERFECT! We used their courtesy car (a well retired police car) that was a real adventure.

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We had an item stolen from our boat on Saturday evening. The video cameras in place at the Town Marina, I was told did not work.

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We apologize for this unfortunate event. As a result, please know we have recently upgraded our security system in an effort to prevent future incidents.
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Great dock and small town. Excellent staff

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The marina staff were very pleasant and attentive. Our slip assignment was perfect for our deep draft sailboat. Cleanest restrooms of almost any marina we have visited. Cloth bath mats are a nice touch. Perhaps more trash cans for garbage on a holiday weekend. We really enjoy visiting Onancock.

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Great, start to finish!

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The marina is small but well managed and the Dockmaster and crew were very attentive to our needs when tying up. My vessel is 50' and requires more than 15' in finger pier length in order to exit the boat. The marina was able to give me a slip in front of Mallard's Restaurant which allowed us the full length of the bulkhead in order that we could put down our ladder-steps. And did I say that Mallard's was AWESOME? Well.....it was! We ate three meals there! There is a nice dinghy dock located just past the marina (above the bridge) where I could dock our dinghy. This afforded safe boarding for my wife and our doggie who LOVES dinghy rides and swimming. As an aside, Onancock is a beautiful, well-maintained town with some of the most beautiful "old" homes you could ever see! There are several terrific restaurants there as well, two come to mind, Janet's General Store is a must for breakfast and the Italian restaurant known as "DiVinci's" was GREAT! We will definitely return for a longer stay~! Thank you Onancock Wharf and Marina for making our stay so pleasurable. PS - during departure the wind kicked up and my 1st Mate got our spring line jammed between the piling and the dock. We had no choice but to leave it on the dock. :(

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Our favorite marina on the Chesapeake Bay. The staff is extremely helpful, from arrival to departure. Exceptionally-clean restrooms and free washer/dryer available on-site.

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Excellent marina, very clean and quiet. The staff was very professional and very accommodating. We enjoyed visiting the small town and the people where very friendly.

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Excellent. New Floating docks. Staff gave great assistance upon arrival and other needs. Facilities clean and serviceable. Good restaurants available and Town of Onancock quaint to visit.

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we had 9 boats come for the weekend. from 33' express-46' convertibles. Had a great time. The marina is super accommodating, and bath houses we extremely clean. Nice, quiet marina. Mallards is next door to the marina, which had a band Friday night, entertaining, and Mallards was fantastic for our group, coming and going, adding chairs and tables. just really nice people. The town was sleepy and quiet which was nice, a few shops to walk in, and a farmer's market on Saturday morning after breakfast at Janet's was nice. a very walkable town.

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Excellent friendly service

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Great overnight stay. Definitely will return in the future. Staff was helpful and courteous. Town was beautiful with extremely friendly residents. We ate at the Blarney Stone and Mallards, both restaurants I would recommend. Don't forget to take an evening stroll around the town to check out the gorgeous homes

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fine service and good dock hands.

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Very good stay, greatly improved over previous stay 10 years ago. Liked the floating docks, clean showers and fine restaurant less than 5 minute away.

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Great marina in a gorgeous setting. Very helpful getting into slip.

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The facilities at the marina are very nice and the staff is helpful and welcoming. The town exudes charm and is well worth a visit.

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Well protected marina, a ways off the Chesapeake, but worth the trip. Walkable downtown with some history, places for a meal and a great bakery.

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friendly dock staff and well appointed marina

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Wonderful quaint marina with the amenities of a larger marina—clean bathrooms and showers as well as laundry. A very small ship’s store with essentials would be a nice touch, but no complaints. Burnham Guides kayak and bike shop sells a few essentials. Not really a convenience store in town unless you are biking so provision well when boating there.

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We cruised to Onancock from Poquoson, Virginia at 8 knots on our 1984 Kadey-Krogen 42 . Great cruise and wonderful destination! Quiet, peaceful, scenic. A very clean marina! Great staff! The town was very, very nice - much like a welcome step back in time. Yes, we will return!

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We never pass up a chance to stop at Onancock Wharf when we are on a cruise. The facility is clean, convenient, and very reasonably priced. Dockmaster Craig is super helpful and friendly. The wharf is right in town so you can walk to a variety of good restaurants and shops and stroll the quiet neighborhood. Staying here also provides a convenient way to visit Tangier Island via Captain Mark Crockett's boat that is kept at the wharf. A great day trip with plenty of time to explore the charms of Tangier. Floating docks and free laundry are also very nice features.

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What a beautiful cruise up the river to this tiny little town. The marina is small and very well protected. The city isn’t totally open for the season but there’s enough to keep you entertained for a day of two. My wife actually found clothes she like. That’s a major score since she is really picky. There’s also some really pretty anchorage areas if you’d rather.

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The floating docks are quite new and in good shape. The bathrooms are great and kept very clean. The only suggestion I would make for sailboats is to back in to the slip since they are plenty wide but the floating finger pier is only half the length of the slip. That will make getting off the boat much easier.

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Great Dockmaster, fine new facility, love the free washer and dryer and shower mats.

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Excellent as usual. Craig is a good man and has a nice staff. Dinner at Mallards was exceptional.

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Fantastic early-season stay overall. Deb was great greeting us for an Easter Sunday late afternoon arrival, and Craig was super friendly while we were there. The facilities are up-to-date and everything was clean. The only bummer was the shower water didn't get very hot - not as hot as the sinks. Otherwise, it was fantastic and we'll be back.

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Really nice quiet and quaint facility. Craig and Bill friendly and helpful. Floating aluminum docks in great shape. Laundry and head/shower top notch—clean and new. Mallard’s restaurant right there, short walk into lovely town for breakfast at Janet’s.

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Harbormaster Craig was awesome. He was very helpful and professional. I cannot say how grateful we were to be in this location while underway on our weeklong cruise. My wife was in great pain and in need of an emergency prescription refill. The marina has a long list of volunteers who are willing to shuttle boaters at the marina to different places around town. Within no time at all Mr. John was at our boat ready and willing to help us out. He drove us to the drugstore four miles away, waited while the prescription was filled, and drove us back to our boat. The story ends well due to this helpful service.

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I love this marina. Clean, private bathrooms, free laundry, close to everything!

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Loved the people and the town! Marina great

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Great setting. Small cozy and friendly marina. Easy walk to town where great restaurants and shops . Good service .....only one disappointment as we wanted to stay half day and were told not an option even if we paid. I’m sure there is a good reason but we wanted to give the wind a chance to lay down

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Marina staff communicated with us exceptionally well. They let us know the exact wind and current to expect. And stayed a few minutes overtime to help us tie up. The locals are extremely friendly and the stores and restaurants we visited were very Covid aware and helped us feel safe.

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Very helpful & friendly Clean facilities. Beautiful town!

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Onancock Wharf is a nice and clean little marina with new floating docks and showers. The folks in Onancock are extremely friendly and will gladly give boaters rides to local places. There is the Star Shuttle system for longer trips and the Shore Transport service for rides and tours. The Onancock to Tangier a Island leaves from the Wharf. Mallards dock bar and Restaurant is on-site and has good food.

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Helpful, friendly staff. Nice bathhouses. Great floating docks. Easy walk to town. Next to a very good restaurant (Mallards) and Kayak guides/outfitters/tour leaders. The a stronger wifi signal would be welcome with higher speed.

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the facility itself, and staff, as usual were wonderful. We always enjoy visiting shops, restaurants, and galleries in town. This visit was only marred by the gravel loading activities next door to the marina. A steam shovel transferring gravel to a barge created a tremendous amount of dust that coated our boat. Won't stop us from returning, but pretty annoying.

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What a great find ! Almost hate to give a review so it won’t get too busy. The facilities are new and clean and fresh. Loved having the Free Laundry. So close to town. Great & helpful staff

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I had been to this beautiful little town by car a few years ago, and was determined to visit again by boat. Although a little off the beaten path moving our 44' Jeanneau sloop from Florida to Maine via the Chesapeake, the stop over was well worth it, and one the highlights of the trip. As a bonus the marina had even been upgraded since our prior visit - great facility and staff! Convenient excellent restaurant right at the wharf area, but don't miss the opportunity to take the short walk up the street to the beautiful village with more great restaurants and shops. The 5 mile trip up the creek looks daunting on the charts, but the channel is well marked, and the wharf area is very protective. Highly recommended as a destination or stop over, but reservations are strongly recommended, especially for weekends.

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It was great, the new floating slips are a super improvement. The staff was really helpful and friendly.

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New floating docks are excellent. Dock master could not have been any more helpful or nicer. What are you waiting for.....GO!

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Great restaurant on the wharf “Mallards”. The rumors of very friendly town people are true. A woman drove up and offered to get groceries for us! The facilities were clean and in good repair. The location was beautiful and serene. We’ll definitely be back.

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dock master was extremely helpful.

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The stay at the marina was great. The booking experience with Dockwa was not. Dockwa collected the 3 nights slip fee from me, but the marina had no idea that anything other than the initial night has been collected so they charged me (and effectively double-charged me). Now I have to work to get the money back. Summary - I will definitely go to Onancock again but I won't use Dockwa to do it.

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So glad you enjoyed your stay at the Marina.sorry for the extra charges to you credit card .Lisa is working on your refund from the town.hope to see you again soon.
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Dockmaster Glenn provide provides excellent customer service. The facilities are new and modern. This is our 5th stay at Onancock. The facilities are always improving.

Marina Response:
We are glad you enjoyed your stay. thanks the visit. hope to see you again .
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Lovely stay. Harbormaster Deb caught our lines and got us settled in. Good power and water. Great location with a number of excellent restaurants and a movie theater. Deb knew we needed groceries and called someone in town who offered to let us borrow their car! How do you top that?

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Loved every bit of it! An awesome place to visit. Friendly staff at the marina! We had a great time and will be back!

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Great little place...great wifi...no cable

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Ruth, Deb and Tex are doing a great job! TV reception at the marina stinks (not the marina's fault) and the Wifi is incredibly slow at most times. Maybe the City can improve this service. Disappointed that the code to the laundry was changed our last day/evening without any notification. Otherwise, Onancock is a great town to visit.

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Great facilities! Ruth and her stuff go out of their way to make your stay a good one. Bathrooms, wfi, pumpout, washer & dryer all in great working condition.

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Jeremy, Tex & Deb made the visit very nice. After a long day we were welcomed at the dock by the staff & neighbors to help us into the slip. Maybe it was my bad docking skills? Tex especially had a lot of local knowledge/stories to share. The bathrooms are exceptionally clean & Onancock is a very charming town. Will return again

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Wonderful people at. Onancock. Hotel Charlotte remains excellent.

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