Galley Stores Marina is a truly one of a kind destination in the beautiful town of New Bern. We are designed to fully accommodate transient boaters with our walkable access to downtown. We’re conveniently located right on the Neuse River within a short stroll to historic downtown New Bern’s many amenities and charms. Galley Marina has more than 400 feet of day dockage and 400 feet of transient dockage with 25 slips for boats up to 100 feet. In addition to in-slip pump-out service, we can provide your fuel – both diesel and gas. All of our slips have 30 and 50-amp electrical service as well as wi-fi reception. 100 amp electrical services is also available. We also have private shower and restroom facilities for our guests in the nicest store on the waterway — the adjacent Galley Stores provisioning and gourmet store.
It's best to think of this as a store with a marina attached, rather than the other way around. It doesn't appear they monitor the VHF and we had to dock at the fuel dock and walk to the store to find someone to coordinate fueling, even though we called on the approach. The pump out wasn't working and there was no assistance with docking, which was fine, but know that going in. A boat that came in after us had to move because the power pedestal at their slip didn't work. The restrooms are two single units attached to the store/gas station across a parking lot, and everyone staying at the marina has a key to them. There's an honor system sign you stick on the door to say it's occupied, but otherwise no way to prevent someone from unlocking the door while you're there. It is very convenient to town, and with some maintenance, repairs and better communication the marina will be worth a higher rating.
This Marina is very friendly - the staff working the store were very pleasant to deal with. You can call ahead and talk to real people! Pros: Within easy walking distance to town, clean facilities and store is well stocked (Wine plus Craft beer cave!). Cons: Can be a bit wavy depending upon wind as not deeply sheltered. Lessened with fenders and spring lines. Dockhand assist hours are limited, just like most others, so call ahead.
Nice quiet marina. If you want a pump out at your slip ( as advertised) make sure you get assigned a slip where the pump out station is. Wave action through the C dock entrance gets rocky when wind is against the current. If it’s going to be windy ask for a deeper slip. Nice they have a slip map online so you know where to go in advance. Call the phone number, radio seems to not be monitored.
Great help docking. Nice convenience store. Very close to downtown. Restaurant next door.
Love New Bern and this marina allows easy access to town. Very convenient access just off Neuse River and fair price on month stay.
Just left Nov 2021 and stayed longer then we expected but have to say only good things about the Marina. Mark the owner always did his best to accommodate us and other boaters. Paula at the Galley store makes the Best sandwiches we loved the Blatt! The Beer cave is amazing and wine selection is impressive along with other gourmet treats. Walmart is not walking distance but drivable and someone at the marina always has a car it seems like to lend. The town is adorable and walking distance which was maybe the best part of our stay, enjoying the town.
I like this marina. Small but my favorite by far in New Bern. Nice staff, fair price and a superb location. This was my 5th stay here and I will be back. Thanks Dockwa for making the reservation so easy.
Mark, the owner, is a very nice man, however, his marina is very tired. Many of the planks on the floating docks are curling up at the edges and are dangerous. We found many of the planks on our finger pier to be soft and soggy to the point that I feared falling in. The WiFi is worthless. Mark has great pump out at the docks and the location can’t be beat.
Great location, excellent assistance from Stan docking & pump out. The Galley Store is a pleasant surprise-quite upscale with fine wine selection, truffles, & a few basic supplies - definitely not your typical BP gas station! The staff were kind & very helpful. They are quite short staffed, & it (& perhaps the residual financial hardships from the hurricane) is reflected in some overdue maintenance items-several soft dock boards, “soft” 50 A breaker, (the other breaker on our post was fine) & an abundance of duck poop on the finger docks. Overall the docks are sound and we wouldn’t hesitate to stay here in future.
Nice place to stay with a couple minor hiccups. Friendly staff and a dockmaster (the Santa Claus looking guy) who was very helpful docking our sailboat in windy conditions. Facilities are modern and pretty clean. Well stocked ship's store. The problem was that the fuel dock and pumpout station were not available even though their advertising said they were there. We went to another nearby marina for those services.
Great location! Easy access.
Very nice marina. 👍👍
Nice location. Very friendly staff. Would stay again when in area.
Easy in/out. Great location within 2 blocks of downtown. Marina store offers many locally sourced products and the staff are very helpful. Breakfast sandwiches are exceptionally good! New Bern is a great destination well worth the short run up the river after exiting Adams Creek.
This is a great marina in a great location with good, friendly service. Have stayed here before, sorry to take one star off from my original review as the marina's courtesy truck bit the dust and is no longer available. The truck was a real perk...I hope they replace it.
Nice staff. Close to downtown.
Nobody answering at the VHF, poor docks. Pump out not working and waves coming directly inside the Marina...
Great staff and reasonable rates.
Made several attempts to hail the marina on VHF 16. No response. Made several cell phone calls. No answer. We tied up in an open space. Went to the store to check in. We had to move the boat. Day two on departure store was closed for a festival. Needed ice. Manager would not open store so we could get ice for departure.
We love staying here when we visit New Bern. The store has a great selection of craft beers, wine and goodies! Great town to walk around and shop and eat! Friendly helpful staff
Great place. Easy in and out. Friendly staff. A nice town. Great restaurants. A good respite from the ICW.
Staff was super helpful
Overall, the stay was nice. The location is convenient to the small downtown area of New Bern, NC and the docks were well-kept. The adjoining store was nice and had basic boating supplies and groceries. The only significant problems were the scum on top of the water in the dock area, that mildly stained my fiberglass boat hull, at the waterline, and the fact that the water heater in the showers was not working. No one at the facility knew how to fix it so we took cold showers on a cool evening. Not fun. The next day, the owner didn't seem concerned and laughed-off my respectful and calm comments, and he didn't offer any kind of refund or discount on the dock fee. We'll probably return but we will check the showers for sure, before paying for the dock space.