Cedar Island Marina

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34 Riverside Dr
Clinton, CT 06413
41° 16' 1.88'', -72° 32' 1.95''
VHF Ch. 9
Clinton Harbor
Cedar Island Marina
Cedar Island Marina
Cedar Island Marina
Cedar Island Marina
Cedar Island Marina
Cedar Island Marina
Cedar Island Marina
Cedar Island Marina
Cedar Island Marina
Cedar Island Marina
Cedar Island Marina
Cedar Island Marina
Cedar Island Marina
Cedar Island Marina
Cedar Island Marina
Cedar Island Marina
Partly cloudy throughout the day and breezy starting this evening, continuing until tomorrow morning.
72℉S at 13 knots
Last Updated: Aug 30, 2018

Brand: Gulf
Gas Premium$3.89
Brand: Gulf; Octane: 89;
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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.

Regular Docking Rates:

Before May 26 & After Sept. 4: $2.00/ft May 26 - Sept. 4: $3.50/ft

"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.

"No-Frills" Rates:

Before May 26 & After Sept. 4: $1.50/ft May 26 - Sept. 4: $2.25/ft


There is some minor shoaling between green buoy 3 and 5. At low tide it drops to around 5' (though it is all sand and silt no rocks). However, if you stay on the red side, which would be red 4 and 6, it stays plenty deep (over 8' at MLW). The rest of the channel is fine.
Minimum Approach Depth:7.5 Feet
Minimum Channel Depth:7.5 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:8.5 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Jul 23, 2018

Fuel Dock:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Yes
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Boat Ramp:Yes
Captains Lounge:Yes
Swimming Pool:Yes
Cable TV on Slips:Yes
Medical Facility:Nearby
Car Rentals:Nearby
Dog Park:Yes
Pet Friendly:Yes
Fitness Center:Yes
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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dlaylinmacAug 31, 2018

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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h20cruznAug 14, 2018

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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rkg123456Aug 12, 2018

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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bobhaze101Aug 01, 2018

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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timanddani2015Jul 25, 2018

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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s1101cavJul 23, 2018

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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sclark555Jul 23, 2018

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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hotmomma9Jul 17, 2018

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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harly19343Jul 17, 2018

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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jerryk1952Jul 16, 2018

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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jfarmmy1933Jul 15, 2018

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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tyler993Jul 13, 2018

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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robin.johnstoneDec 11, 2017

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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dsolosionSep 20, 2017

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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starshipenterpriseSep 15, 2017

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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sandpiper3555Sep 01, 2017

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

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pvgasAug 14, 2017

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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yachtcruisinbobJul 31, 2017

Very nice stopover while traveling through Long Island Sound

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fattuber10Jul 22, 2017

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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henryhwk86Jul 08, 2017

Great place. Fantastic amenities.

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randy11983Jan 28, 2013

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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rsn66125Mar 25, 2010

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

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