Just South of Albany on the Hudson River (Lat 42° 27′, Lon -73° 47′), Donovan's Shady Harbor Marina is an Active Captain 1st Choice Marina & proud sponsor of America's Great Loop Association.
Stay for the day or the entire season at this family & pet friendly facility and enjoy a full-service marina complete with a convenience store, ships store, gift shop, bath house, laundry room, pool, restaurant, & more. Enjoy complimentary wireless & cable TV. We offer water hookup, gas & diesel, electricity, and pump-out service for overnight dockers.
We monitor channel 16 on VHF radio; call ahead as you approach so our dock master can help guide you into our easy approach, deep water slips.
We stayed at Donovan's for two nights. Tyler the deck hand was right at the dock to help us out. Nick was very personable and able to answer questions about dining out and just to chat. We walked about a mile down the road to Hannacroix Preserve and enjoyed a beautiful hike to the falls. We relaxed at the Bocci Ball pits and had a huge fire that evening. The Boathouse was a welcome treat and the meal was delicious. We will return next season for a visit.
An excellent marina for enjoying the Hudson River and it’s surrounding. A professional staff will with anything you desire. An added bonus is the on site restaurant, The Boat House. Excellent kitchen and staff will enhance your stay.
Always the great! We love staying at Shady Harbor! The restaurant is terrific, Little Beers are even better and the owners, Brian and Kathy, are awesome!
All around you couldn't ask for a better place to stay. Brian the owner is amazing from the point of pulling up he was helping with the securing of all the boats to late night after a great dinner coming up and asking us if everything was good. can't wait to visit again
Stayed twice & both times exceeded all expectations. Staff were all extremely accommodating & helpful, the owner is always around & hands on, & the other boaters were very friendly - it's a great place to meet new friends, especially at the restaurant on site with an expansive menu.
Brian and his staff are great hosts , very helpful, friendly professional. Dinner in the boathouse was delicious. If your in the area , stop in!! ,,,, we’ll be back
Everyone was super nice. We were meet at the dock and received assistance in docking with instructions on where to go on the property. Preregistration with Dockwa made life easy.
Tom and Jan on Laughter We wintered our boat here. Brian Donovan and his staff are great!! They are ready to help however they can. If something does not go as you think they listen, understand, and make it right! Oh and loopers weekend and the Hog roast for boaters is so much fun, well organized and appreciated. We will be back this next winter.
Very convenient, in and out. Excellent restaurant on site. Courtesy car, laundry and showers a big plus!
This is an attractive, well-run marina/boat yard. It has all the amenities you'd expect from a 4-star facility. For the most part, the staff is pleasant, helpful and professional. (On a busier than usual Sunday, those who were less than friendly perhaps were just over-stressed.) The bathhouse is just average. What holds this back from being a 5-star marina, though, is the location. Other than the restaurant and ship's store on site, there is nothing nearby. New Baltimore is not like other communities along the Hudson. The village is up a steep hill on a busy two-lane highway with no sidewalk(s), not that there's any reason to walk up there. But if all you want is a secure pier to tie up to for the night, you'll probably enjoy stopping at Shady Harbor.
Brian and his group do a great job making you feel welcome and have a great facility. Would definitely stay there again!
Great. Fun. Great staff. Great restaurant.
Dockmaster responded promptly when hailed and met us at the dock to assist in tying us up. Restroom and shower facilities are clean and nice. WiFi reception is excellent. My biggest compliment, however, goes to the marina owner who personally helped me troubleshoot an issue I had when trying to take on shore power. It turned out that the problem was not intuitively obvious but was on the marina side of the system. The owner came up with a work-around that provided my boat with power without having to move to a different slip. The owner spent at least an hour with me, right at the end of the work day, as we solved the problem. This is the kind of dedication to customer service that makes a marina outstanding.
Always a great place to stay , great service , people and great food. The staff here is top notch. My top pick on the Hudson River We even booked another night
Everything at this marina works like a charm. From the dock hands who meet you at the dock, to the friendly staff checking you in, to the onsite restaurant. This marina is a must stop for any boat traveling on the Hudson River.
Great fun and great food. We’ve stayed the a few times and always have s great time. Brian’s staff on the dock and In the restaurant are very friendly and accommodating! We’ll be back.
We actually stayed from Thursday, August 2 through Wednesday, August 8. It was a real treat. We dropped off two crew and picked up two. The docks are clean, well maintained and nearly surge free. All the facilities are clean and up to date. The entire crew treated us like family. The marine store is well stocked and we were able to get in a small part delivered by three supplier the next day. As a small, but telling example of customer service, they had a supply of the stopper screws used in Polyform balls and fenders even though they sell Taylor Made versions only. The on site restaurant is fabulous with an extensive beer list.
We just completed the Great Loop and this stop rated in the top 2 of all the Marinas we stayed at. Brian Donovan could not have done more to make us feel welcome and the facilities are in great shape.