River Dunes Marina

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465 E Harborside Rd
Oriental, NC 28571
35° 5' 1.74'', -76° 36' 3.89''
(252) 249-4908 or (800) 348-7618
VHF Ch. 16
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Partly cloudy starting tomorrow morning, continuing until tomorrow afternoon.
88℉SSW at 11 knots


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.


Mean Low Water Dock Depth:8.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Jul 07, 2017

Fuel Dock:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Boat Ramp:Yes
Closest Airport:1
Ship Store:Yes
Max. Vessel LOA:150.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:150.0 Feet
Floating Docks:Nearby
Electric Amps:20, 50, 100, 200
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seahuddleJun 26, 2017

Top Shelf marina in our top 5 on east coast

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marinabuzzSep 09, 2016

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

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marinabuzzSep 15, 2015

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

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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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