The Onancock Wharf and Marina opens for the 2021 season March 15th through November 14 with all amenities. The Onancock Wharf and Marina is a safe environment and we wear masks, have hand sanitizing stations and exercise social distancing. Please be mindful to do so as well when appropriate around wharf facilities.
Marina Hours: 7 days a week. Open 8:00am - 4:30pm March 15th through May 30th. Open 7:30am - 7:30pm Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend. Open 8:00am - 4:30pm September 7th through November 14th.
Onancock's tranquil location, deep and scenic approach, and fine harbor make this a delightful destination for cruisers seeking a very 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.
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.
Very neat clean marina. Loved the little town of Onancock.
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.
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.
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.
Great dock and small town. Excellent staff
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.
Great, start to finish!
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. :(
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.
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.
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.
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.
Excellent friendly service
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
fine service and good dock hands.
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.
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.
Great marina in a gorgeous setting. Very helpful getting into slip.
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.
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.
friendly dock staff and well appointed marina
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Great Dockmaster, fine new facility, love the free washer and dryer and shower mats.
Excellent as usual. Craig is a good man and has a nice staff. Dinner at Mallards was exceptional.
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.
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.
Great facilities and a great Dockmaster
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.
I love this marina. Clean, private bathrooms, free laundry, close to everything!
Loved the people and the town! Marina great
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
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.
Very helpful & friendly Clean facilities. Beautiful town!
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.
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.
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.
Everything was great. The marina is modern and well maintained. The dockmaster, Craig, was super. He made our stay very enjoyable.
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
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.
It was great, the new floating slips are a super improvement. The staff was really helpful and friendly.
New floating docks are excellent. Dock master could not have been any more helpful or nicer. What are you waiting for.....GO!
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.
Very nice little town.....especially the donut shop!!
dock master was extremely helpful.
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.
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.
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?
Loved every bit of it! An awesome place to visit. Friendly staff at the marina! We had a great time and will be back!
Great little place...great wifi...no cable
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.
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.
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