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34 Riverside Dr
Clinton, CT 06413
41° 16' 1.88'', -72° 32' 1.95''
860-669-8681
VHF Ch. 9
www.cedarislandmarina.com
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57℉S at 13 knots
Low01:56AM0.553ft
High08:06AM4.798ft
Low02:35PM0.243ft
High08:35PM4.233ft
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Last Updated: Nov 23, 2020

Diesel$2.74
Brand: Gulf
Gas Premium$3.19
Brand: Gulf; Octane: 89;
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Last Updated: 2020-04-20 19:34:30 UTC

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About


In both 2018 and 2019, Cedar Island Marina was ranked an "Elite Marina" by Marinas.com. This ranking made it one of the top 21 best marinas/boat yards in the United States (2018) and top 50 best marinas/boat yards in the United States (2019). We are honored to be one of the highest and best rated marinas in Connecticut serving the Long Island Sound area.

Nestled in between a protected residential area and Hammonasset Nature Preserve, Cedar Island Marina is a perfect choice both seasonally and as a transient. Consistently rated one of the best marinas on the Connecticut Shoreline, we invite you to view our full-service facilities and to meet our expert staff whose experience in the marine industry is unmatched. At Cedar Island Marina, we offer more than just a slip. We offer a community of diverse boaters and a complete summer experience. From those looking to go fishing early on a Saturday morning, those looking to relax with their families on a Sunday afternoon, or those looking to stay up way too late on a Friday night, we are confident you will find like-minded individuals here.

"No-Frills" Dock*:

Maximum of 35' LOA & 5' Draft

Our "no-frills" dock is located far from our facilities (approx 1/4 mile walk) and does not have electric, cable TV, or dock person assistance. There is very scattered and limited water availability. It is a floating dock and access to our amenities are included with it.

*Based on availability

Berth Capacity


Slips:400

Approach


Minimum Approach Depth:7.5 Feet
Minimum Channel Depth:7.5 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:8.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Jan 31, 2020

Dockage:Yes
Fuel Dock:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Yes
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Wi-Fi:Yes
Pump-out:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Laundry:Yes
Trash:Yes
Ice:Yes
Boat Ramp:Yes
Gas:Yes
Diesel:Yes
ATM:Yes
Captains Lounge:Yes
Security:Yes
Swimming Pool:Yes
Cable TV on Slips:Yes
Groceries:Yes
Alcohol:Yes
Medical Facility:Nearby
Pharmacy:Nearby
Car Rentals:Nearby
Hotels:Nearby
Restaurants:Yes
Beach:Nearby
Dog Park:Yes
Pet Friendly:Yes
Fitness Center:Yes
Golf:Nearby
Ship Store:Yes
Bait & Tackle:Yes
Max. Vessel LOA:130.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:130.0 Feet
Floating Docks:Yes
Electric Amps:15-100
Electric Voltage:1 & 3 Phase 408v
Oil Disposal:Yes
Repair Crane:Yes
Engine Service:Yes
Propeller Service:Yes
Dry Storage:Yes
Winter Storage:Yes
Travel Lift:Yes
Yacht Brokerage:Yes
Live Aboard:Yes
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I was very impressed with Ted from the mechanical department. He is by far one of the most knowledgable mechanics I have ever met. It was the off season so I did not get a chance to experience the marina amenities, but it does seem like they have a lot here. The staff was great though! The dock boy Alex, couldnt have been nicer and was very professional.

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Very good off season rates. Bathrooms were very nice and clean for October. They gave me a ride into town to provision up.

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Great marina. Dock hands could be a bit more attentive. Wind was blowing pretty good and dock hand was inexperienced. Thankfully I had some friends that arrived earlier and were able to help with the lines. Overall, great place. Definitely going back.

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Best place I've ever stayed for our boating vacation

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The redone pool looks great! The bus driver gladis is still there after all these years!

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The place is clean and well organized. Pity that we had various neighboring (and raucous) long-term slip holders partying, with music blasting, until 12am, when we had to kindly ask the noisiest of them to continue the party elsewhere, given that we had a toddler and a 5-year old on board. As a marina that promotes itself as being family-oriented, I’d expect stricter rules on late-night noise or a designated, quieter area for transients.

Marina Response:
Hi, We are very sorry to hear your experience with the loud music. It is always hard to manage exactly what is appropriate for noise on a weekend, but music until midnight is clearly not appropriate. I would appreciate it if we could get some more information as to who exactly it was so we can address it and prevent it in the future. If you could please email me at [email protected]
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Fantastic staff. Some of the facilities are a little older, but very well kept. The pool area and fitness center looked brand new. They will take you anywhere in the Town of Clinton you want for free with a courtesy shuttle bus - you need to ask the main office for a ride. Approach was a little narrow, but well marked and very deep

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Always a great stay at Cedar Island Marina. Friendliest staff on the Sound.

Marina Response:
Thank you so much Scot for the great review!!! It's customers like you that make it all worth it!
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Very accommodating friendly staff

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They were short staffed because it was the off-season, but I called them 20 minutes before I came in and they had a very nice employee from their service staff down there to give me a hand. Their off-season rate is very good and even though it was a little wet from the rainfall, the bathrooms were immaculate. The Town of Clinton does not have a lot to do, but it is very quaint and pretty and certainly worth a walk. It is about a 10 minute walk into town from the marina, it is flat and through a very cute neighborhood. Their shuttle bus is not running, but on request someone from the office picked us up in the center of town.

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Great people!

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Marina and facilities were great, and more importantly staff was very accommodating. special thanks to mechanic who helped us with mechanical issue.

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Would have given 5 stars if they weren't short-staffed for the holiday weekend. Although the staff were very nice and helpful, they use a lot of college-age persons to run the show and as a result of school having already begun, some amenities were closed like the pool side snack-bar Also, they have charcoal grills for transients, but don't sell or provide charcoal which makes it impossible to grill unless you go shopping in town, which they did offer to provide transportation. The pool is advertised as heated, but definitely wasn't above 80 degrees, which made it refreshing but a bit tough to get into. The restaurant on site is excellent and fairly priced, but plan on a wait during the dinner hours as they don't take reservations. Local marina folks are very friendly for the most part and very willing to lend you a grill or take a line during landing. All in all, great marina with just about anything anyone could want. I'd definitely go back again with my own charcoal and fluid.

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A very nice marina. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

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We visited Cedar Island marina for the first time last week aboard our 29' cruiser named "Freedom." We had heard good things about the marina from one of our boater friends and decided to go see it for ourselves. Cedar Island was the last stop for us in this year's boating vacation following earlier stops in Block Island, Martha's Vineyard, Mystic Seaport, Essex and Old Lyme. Upon arriving at the slip we were greeted and assisted by a very friendly dockhand Vinny and a dock neighbor who helped us get situated in our slip. We found the docks to be in excellent condition as was the AC power quality and WiFi signal strength. The pool and bathrooms were very clean and well maintained as was every aspect of the marina we encountered. Dockmaster Marc was very courteous and helpful when it was time to check out and seemed genuinely interested in our opinion of the business. It is very difficult for me to think of anything the marina should improve. We will definitely be visiting Cedar Island marina again!

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Had an excellent stay after a less than satisfying experience with Pilots Point!! Great marina and will be back.

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Great marina with lots of things to do- even outlet malls. The night we were there it was thundering so basically stuck in boat.

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Protected and calm Marina. Great facillities including a pool, and game room. Highly recommend for a multi day stay with the family

Marina Response:
Thank you so much for the kind review! It really means a lot to hear about your great experience with us!
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Great place to stay, everyone was friendly and professional. Needed an emergency boat repair, of course on a weekend, first thing Monday morning, they replaced the water pump on my motor and we were on our way. Top notch service.

Marina Response:
Thank you so much for the kind review! It really means a lot to hear about your great experience with us! I have forwarded your review to our service manager.
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Very well run marina with friendly staff, great pool and activities. Bathrooms are very clean.

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Can't wait to go back! A lovely time!

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Dockmaster Marc is always so helpful year after year when we come in to Cedar Island Marina. He always takes care of our requests. We are always so happy to see him. The upgrades on the pool are fantastic as well. Keep up the good work guys!

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I'd go back, nice jumping off point for L.I. destinations.

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What a great place! Lots to do and the staff is so helpful. Neighbors on the dock welcomed transients like new friends!

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This marina is tucked away behind the Cedar Island peninsula (I was told it used to be an island). It is one of the most pretty, "New Englandy" feeling areas that we have been to. We berthed for two nights during the week and found the facilities and personnel to be top notch. We will come back

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My boat information clearly indicates a draft of 6’. I was assigned a slip with a low tide depth of 5’. I told the dock master upon tying up and he just said that that was the only slip he could give me. Bottom was mud/sand so I was able to stay, but had to time my departure at 7:00am so as to be able to get out. I don’t think this is acceptable.

Marina Response:
Hi Juan, On behalf of Cedar Island Marina, I would like to apologize about your stay with us. The last soundings we did in October showed 7.2’ of water in this slip at MLW. We went and physically stuck it today and it is showing 6.1’ at MLW meaning that it shoaled in a lot more than we were aware of. When you originally stated that you were unhappy with this slip, we did offer to have you move farther out, which you declined. We should have put you into that slip first, but again our records indicated that slip should have been ok for you. You are correct that all of the material in our basin is very soft and fluffy silt, there are no rocks. So while this situation would not have caused any damage to your vessel, I do understand the anxiety and unhappiness that was caused by it. Please accept our apology and I have also gone ahead and rebated you 50% of your dockage, which may take a few days to process on Dockwa. – Kris Shapiro, General Manager
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Great Marina, friendly and helpful staff. Clean heads and excellent restaurant that is an easy walk to. Great playground for the kids and a neat little dog park. Have to get to pool early to get a spot, don't be surprised to find many chairs spoken for.

Marina Response:
Thank you so much for the kind review!
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There were many changes since the last time we have been here. The bathrooms pool and their boater lounge area seem to be renovated. The staff was very helpful, they noted that the main channel is being dredged this June but we did not have any issues coming in.

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Thank you so much for the kind review!
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A welcoming family owned facility. The mechanic staff were very accommodating

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They accommodated us very late in the season. I usually dont leave reviews but we felt they really went above and beyond

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Very nice harbor and great facilities. Had an issue and the mechanics put us ahead of the list to get us back out as we were traveling. Great guys and very professional.

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Great facilities. Ben the dock master couldn't have been more accomodating

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Stayed here twice, once during the summer and once at the beginning of October. This most recent time, dock boy Ben assisted us and really made our stay enjoyable.

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A favorable off-season rate coupled with an above average stay. We couldnt be happier with Cedar Island Marina!

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Really beautiful location. This area is exactly what we were hoping for to find a little New Englandy town that is off the beaten path. The harbor is very pretty and the employee that took care of us, Chris, was very nice and knowledgeable.

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Really exceptional stay at Cedar Island Marina. They have a brand new dog park that our dogs had a fantastic time playing in! We travel often and have never seen a dog park at a marina, it's such a great idea!

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We LOVE this Marina! Sean is fabulous! The whole team at the docks were great. The facility is fun with the pool and restaurant right there. Fuel dock was easy and accessible. Entering is way easier then it looks on the charts. This will definitely be a regular stop for D. Macs' on our annual summer cruise.

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Excellent marina. Good staff and amenities

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Super attentive staff, nice restaurants & best lobster roll next door at Lobster Landing. I would give it 5 stars if the docks were in better shape.

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facility is complete with pool , hot tub ,showers and restaurant ... very big slips ... some long walks from one side to the other but that is the only con ... the rest is all good .. including nice friendly staff .. thanks for a great weekend

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We spent a very enjoyable night at Cedar Island - just a stop-over on our way up Long Island Sound. The entrance channel is a little scary at first because there are no buoys shown on the chart, but in fact it's well marked and we had no problem coming in or out. I called the marina on the VHF on our way in and they came right up with detailed directions to our slip. Sean was waiting for us at the dock to help with lines & shore-tie as well as information about the marina and the local area. This is a nice marina with floating docks that are in good condition, a friendly & helpful staff, in a well protected harbor. We'd definitely stop there again.

Marina Response:
Hi Bob, Thank you so much for staying with us and sharing your positive experience with our Assistant Dockmaster, Sean. We are thrilled to hear that you had an enjoyable stay and look forward to seeing you again! We hope you have a great summer!
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I’m not one to usually take the time to write a review, but Cedar Island Marina isn’t just another marine. We’ve been there a few times before to stay with our boat and always had a great time and the staff has always been so nice! This time we stopped and stayed the night because of rough seas on our way back from Block and we had a diagnostic alarm going off on one of our motors. Not only were they accommodating with a slip, but Dave in the service department came right down to the boat to see what was going on. He then came back the next morning to replace 2 bad sensors. This guy and this place are the nicest we have ever encountered in our 5 years of boating. I highly recommend making Cedar Island Marina a stop at some point during your trip!! Tim & Dani Moore

Marina Response:
Hi Tim & Dani, Thanks so much for leaving the great review! It really means a lot to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you had a positive experience with Dave and our Service Dept. We hope that you have a great rest of your summer and thanks again for spending some of it with us!
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Marina was very nice, Heated Pool, Hot Tub with music on Saturday. Awesome french fries at the snack stand at the pool. Aqua restaurant on property was really good food with a great connected ice cream shop. Local Knowledge, the first 3 sets of buoys as you enter from the sound, stay close to the Red Buoys when entering and leaving shoaling near the green buoys. Walked the town of Clinton not much there, only a couple of Antique stores.

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We had a lovely stay at Cedar Island Marina. We are very appreciative of the extra care the staff took with us. These guys do it right!

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I came here with a friend last weekend and am amazed at how we didn't know of this place before. We met a wonderful shuttle bus driver named Glady's whom my father in law loved. She took us up the street to the stores in town entertaining us throughout the whole ride. We had a great stop here and will absolutely be back

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One of the cleanliest, most well kept marinas we have been to. Bathrooms were immaculate. Docks are in very good shape and easy to pull up to. Dock hands were professional and well trained. Pool and Jacuzzi was clean and operational. Well run.

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Approach into the marina is one the most beautiful we have done. The channel is a little narrow, but its well marked and plenty deep. The employees are all around great and made us feel very welcome. There is a lot to do at the marina and there is some good shopping at the Clinton Crossing Mall.

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A fantastic stay. The staff was very good and the live music at the pool was great. We will be back

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Has all you need: pool, bathrooms, ship store, baci court, etc. Docks are a bit old and worn but functional. Very nice facility overall. Not much to look at since the entire length of the waterfront is parking lot. Had a great meal at Aqua with a super view. Would come back here again.

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Cedar Island Marina is a first rate marina. We stayed here over their Calypso weekend and could not have been happier with our stay. I cannot say enough good things about their dock staff. Dock hand Sean could not have been any more helpful-he was able to re-arrange the days dock plan to accommodate us on with our group. When greeted at the slip it was obvious he knew what he doing because he handled our lines with ease and was able to get us in the slip easily (even told me husband which engines to back in with!) They have a great pool, and staff that runs it! It feels as if the employees want to be there, everyone was so friendly. Would 100% recommend staying here!

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We came in during a storm and the dock attendant did a great job. The off season rates here are very good. The Town doesn't have a lot to do, but it is very pretty and "New Englandy".

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Normally, with its great restaurant, pool, laundry, ship's store, etc., I would give the place 5 stars. However, when I arrived (I had a reservation) the fuel dock was abandoned and nobody responded to radio calls. I docked myself and was told that since it was after Labor Day, all of their staff either were calling in sick or went back to school. They at least reduced the dockage rate.

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Best place ever! Sean and Al are so nice. We stopped over in Mid August and they were so helpful.

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Very courteous staff. Clean facilities. Skinny entry in low tides. Follow the markers favoring the reds.

Marina Response:
Thank you very much for the kind review. For anyone reading this, he is correct there has been some shoaling on the green side between 3 and 5. There is very deep water on the red side still (8' at MLW) between 4 and 6 though so stay red. The rest of the channel is fine. We are currently in the process of trying to get the shoaled in area dredged for the winter. Also, the shoaled in area is all silt and sand, no rocks.
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Very nice stopover while traveling through Long Island Sound

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I honestly made an account just to review this marina. I wish I could give more than 5 stars. I had some problems with my boat and the mechanic Teddy dropped his other jobs to take care of us. I have been boating my whole life and I think he is one of the nicest and most knowledgeable mechanics I have ever met. Everything else at this marina is nice too. The rest of the staff, the grounds, the view from the dock - all A++ - Bernard Joshings, Norwalk, CT

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Great place. Fantastic amenities.

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We come to this marina every year in our 40ft Silverton. The staff is exceptionally nice and helpful while the facilities are very well kept and clean. Its a perfect midpoint between Newport and where we live (just outside of NYC).

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Lots of room, nice docks, good amenities. All the basics are here.

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