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.
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.