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River Dunes Marina

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465 E Harborside Rd
Oriental, NC 28571
35° 5' 1.74'', -76° 36' 3.89''
VHF Ch. 16
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River Dunes Marina
River Dunes Marina
River Dunes Marina
River Dunes Marina
River Dunes Marina
River Dunes Marina
River Dunes Marina
River Dunes Marina
River Dunes Marina
River Dunes Marina
River Dunes Marina
River Dunes Marina
River Dunes Marina
River Dunes Marina
River Dunes Marina
Windy tomorrow afternoon and evening.
75℉S at 3 knots
Last Updated: Apr 09, 2020

Brand: valvetec
Gas Premium$2.23
Brand: valvetec;
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Status: Open

Open for transients. Fuel and pumpout.

Last Updated: 2020-04-27 17:11:56 UTC



Welcome to River Dunes. A protected marina on the Intracoastal Waterway at MM 173 with year-round boating, floating docks, private steam showers, and transient dockage. The River Dunes Harbor Club is a boating and social club overlooking Grace Harbor, located in the heart of River Dunes - a boating community just north of Oriental, NC at mm 173. A must-see destination on the ICW.

Berth Capacity



Minimum Approach Depth:7.0 Feet
Minimum Channel Depth:7.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:8.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Dec 04, 2017

Fuel Dock:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Boat Ramp:Yes
Captains Lounge:Yes
Swimming Pool:Yes
Bike Rentals:Yes
Closest Airport:1
Fitness Center:Yes
Ship Store:Yes
Max. Vessel LOA:150.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:150.0 Feet
Floating Docks:Yes
Electric Amps:20, 50, 100, 200
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jbeckJun 11, 2020

Excellent facilities. Good service. Very good dining. We will return.

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daysailjJun 11, 2020

Best transient stop on ICW!

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dbappeApr 20, 2020

Great spot! Awesome staff!

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steadfast1997Oct 28, 2019

From Maine to the Keys, we have not had a better experience than at River Dunes. We are return visitors and it is always a pleasure to stop there. We look forward to another visit in the spring!

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sneakyegretOct 21, 2019

This is a first class marina. The staff are amazingly hospitable. I felt like I was visiting friends. The facilities are exceptional and the restaurants have great selections and terrific service. I highly recommend staying here if you are heading south on the ICW...or north!

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jetstreamOct 11, 2019

Great relaxing marina with excellent facilities and outstanding staff.

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jazboatJul 02, 2019

Top Shelf marina in our top 5 on east coast

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rmilton100May 27, 2019

Staff was professional and very helpful. They helped me with a flat tire issue on my boat trailer while traveling from Florida to Mass. Not sure what I would have done had they not been so great. I will be staying there again in the fall when I head back to Florida.

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asline54May 06, 2019

Beautiful & quiet. Top shelf facilities. Fairly isolated with two restaurants, one closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Approach is shallow- stay in the middle of the ditch!

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schippmomNov 28, 2018

One of the best marinas. Beautiful village to walk around in. Swimming pool, clean spa showers, pet friendly! We love staying here. Cafe includes breakfast service

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dwggideonJun 20, 2018

Modern first class marina with amenities. Wi-fi available but spotty sometimes. Restaurants (YAWLS Cafe & Harbor Club) have limited hours and are not open every day, so check the schedule if you want to eat at these excellent restaurants. Swimming pool and cabanas are great.

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capttedMay 11, 2018

Great stop. Solid staff. Fantastic amenities. New shops and restaurant were open. Looking forward to returning.

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dgheusinkveldApr 29, 2018

Very helpful dock hands. Beautiful facility. Opened restaurant for pizza night for large group of Loopers stranded by weather.

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marinabuzzSep 09, 2016

2016 Boater's Choice Award Winner as Voted by Members and Visitors of

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marinabuzzSep 15, 2015

2015 Boater's Choice Award Winner as Voted by Members and Visitors of

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albarisNov 16, 2013

This has to be the nicest marina I have ever been to....and when your home port is the nicest marina on Lake Ontario, this is a hard decision to come by. Rich, Rick and crew have it all together here

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albarisNov 13, 2013

Top notch and the top of my scale. This place is fantastic. We stopped in for a two night stay, and decided to make it our home port. There is nothing quite this nice between NY and NC, and it is pleasantly affordable.

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psinc1Apr 10, 2012

I visited River Dunes a couple of weeks ago and now know where to find heaven! The entire experience was perfect. While there, I took advantage of as much as I could, the Harbor Club, the fitness room, bikes, laundry and especially the beautiful cottages. Beautifully decorated and filled with all you need to stay a night, a week or forever. Now, I’ve stopped at many spots along the east coast and River Dunes has become my favorite. It’s a first class resort with a comfortable feel. And it's not far from the quaint town of Oriental where you can find wonderful restaurants, great shops (Marsha's Cottage, I'll be back) and provisions. JC, Louise and the entire staff made me feel like I was visiting with family. I will be back.

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bfulton106Nov 09, 2011

Oct 2008 - Dockmaster JC Cappleman and his staff make this beautiful facility feel like home. Pool, spa, exercise room, clean and modern showers, loaner cars, new floating docks and friendly boaters' suppers in front of the clubhouse fireplace . . . all combine to make River Dunes an unforgettable gem on the ICW. Oct 2011 - We've visited River Dunes five times now on our way north or south. If you haven't stopped by yet in favor of another marina or anchorage, you're missing one of the best spots on the waterway.

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