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Morningstar Marinas | Southport

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606 W West St
Southport, NC 28461-3850
33° 55' 3.04'', -78° 1' 40.8''
9104579900
VHF Ch. 16
$3.15/ft
www.morningstarmarinas.com
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Fuel
Last Updated: Nov 17, 2023 5:27PM

Diesel $4.699

Gas Premium $5.089

Awards


Boaters Choice Elite Fleet 2023

About


On the ICW, close to downtown Southport, NC.

Berth Capacity


Slips:200
Linear Docks:330 Feet
Dry Storage:495

Approach


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

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Jan 19, 2024

Fuel Dock:Yes
Gas:Yes
Diesel:Yes
Dockage:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Transient Storage:Yes
Long Term Storage:Yes
Service & Maintenance:Yes
Water Taxi:Within 5 Miles
Wi-Fi:Yes
Pump-out:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Laundry:Yes
Trash:Yes
Ice:Yes
Boat Ramp:Yes
Groceries:Within 5 Miles
Alcohol:Yes
Medical Facility:Within 5 Miles
Pharmacy:Within 5 Miles
Car Rentals:Within 5 Miles
Hotels:Yes
Restaurants:Yes
Beach:Within 5 Miles
Dog Park:Within 5 Miles
Pet Friendly:Yes
Golf:Within 5 Miles
Ship Store:Yes
Bait & Tackle:Yes
Boat Rentals:Yes
Max. Vessel LOA:130.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:180.0 Feet
Floating Docks:Yes
Oil Disposal:Yes
Engine Service:Yes
Dry Stack:Yes
Yacht Brokerage:Yes
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Verified

Very easy spot to dock at night and getting fuel was also easy and great dock help!!

Marina Response:
Hi Daniel! Thank you for taking the time and leaving us a review. We hope to see you back soon. Safe travels!
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Good stay. Nice staff, clean facilities.

Marina Response:
Greetings, Jim. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and our facilities. We hope to see you back soon. Safe travels!
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Very quick response to inquiries and dock staff were helpful on arrival and departure. It’s a decent marina in a good location near restaurants and shops. The bathrooms and showers are in need of a refresh and not to the standard I expect from a premium marina. Shower area wasn’t very clean. Some coat hooks and a bench by the sinks and a hairdryer would be helpful too. Overall ok, not premium.

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Great staff and town to be in. Boat store is nicely organized, docks are clean, and everyone is super friendly.

Marina Response:
Hello David, we are glad that you enjoyed the facilities and staff. We hope you visit us again soon!
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Beautiful area and marina location is close to everything. The staff was exceptionally helpful and friendly.

Marina Response:
Hello Ted, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay in our marina. We hope to see you back soon!
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Great dock hands, dog park and close to restaurants.

Marina Response:
Hello Mina, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the facilities. We hope to see you again soon, safe travels!
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Great marina, good dock hands.

Marina Response:
Hello Carl, we are glad you enjoyed our facility and staff. We hope to see you back soon, safe travels!
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The big Company buyout hasn’t really done much to improve Southport Marina. It’s still very difficult to enjoy showering in comfortable air an water temperatures. The WiFi connectivity is terrible in this day and age. The absence of a Captains Lounge prevents my aging wife from executing her daily Chi Gung / Tai Chi workout that is critical to maintaining her health. Leasing extra space to yacht brokers, etc. is obviously more profitable. It’s clear that the takeover of independent marinas will increasingly penalize cruisers.

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Very nice marina. Staff very helpful. Southport is a charming community as well .

Marina Response:
Hello Alice, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are very glad that you enjoyed our location and staff. We hope to see you back soon; safe travels!
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Everyone very pleasant and helpful. Grounds very clean and well landscaped. Always love the dog park.

Marina Response:
Greetings William. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope to see you back soon. Safe travels!
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The staff were very friendly and accomodating. The facility is very nice, clean restrooms, and just a short walk to Southport restaurant options. I would definitely stay again!

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Great place. Staff was awesome

Marina Response:
Hello Elizabeth, we are glad you enjoyed our location. We hope to see you back soon, safe travels!
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Very accommodating. Great services and well kept marina.

Marina Response:
Thank you for taking time to write a review. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Very nice and convenient location. Easy walk to town. But, a high price with no weekly rate. Also, Henry no longer gives a nightly weather report.

Marina Response:
Greetings, Myles. We are happy that you enjoyed our facilities and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry that Henry no longer gives weather reports, his last one was roughly in 2018. Safe travels, Captain.
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We love this marina! It is clean and easy to access. The docks are well maintained. Nice facilities and a very well stocked ship store. Quaint little town walking distance with lovely restaurants, southern hospitality. We absolutely love it here and look forward to returning on our trip north!

Marina Response:
Hello Aj, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very glad that you enjoyed our facilities and staff, town is indeed beautiful. We look forward to seeing soon; safe travels!
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One of the nicest, cleanest well run marinas on AICW. Easy walking to several good restaurants. New docks and pedestals. You could make this marina a destination.

Marina Response:
Greetings Woody, thank you for taking the time to stay with us and leave us a review. We hope you make it to your next destination safely! Come back soon.
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Awesome facilities and service along with great dining just a short walk away. Completely rebuilt after hurricane Isaias in 2020, everything is in excellent condition. I am SO happy I decided to cut my stay short at a marina only 1 1/2 hrs north and was able to book here using Dockwa.!

Marina Response:
Hello Mike, thank you for staying with us and writing a review. We hope to see you in the future.
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Great facility and short walk to restaurants and downtown.

Marina Response:
Hello Stuart, we appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Thank you for staying with us and hope to see you in the future.
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Friendly and accommodating for a late fueling

Marina Response:
Hello Robert, thank you for writing a review. We try to accommodate late or early fueling when possible. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Verified

Great staff very helpful

Marina Response:
Thank you John, We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Great marina and good dock hands. Nice location to walk to Southport stores and restaurants

Marina Response:
Greetings Mary, we are glad you enjoyed our facility and staff. We hope to see you come back soon. Enjoy the holidays and safe travels!
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Great marina with excellent staff. Edgar, Elisha, Gabriel and John were very accommodating allowing us to stay a few extra days because of weather. Nice floating docks and new clean facilities. Short walk into a charming town with many dinning and shopping options.

Marina Response:
Hello Sara, it was great having you at our marina. We hope to see you back soon and thank you for taking the time out of your day to leave us a review. Stay safe out there.
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Great location in Southport with wonderful helpful staff, courtesy car, clean laundry and showers. Unfortunately the pump out station was not working for the three days that I was there. They might consider having a back up, portable pump for this type of emergency. I will still highly recommend it as a stop over with amenities. It is close to the historical downtown with restaurants, shops and a wonderful Maritme Museum within walking distance.

Marina Response:
Greetings Nancy, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We hope you make it to your final destination safely, and see you back soon!
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Great staff very clean nice walk to many restaurant choices. As always we will be back. Thank you Jimmy and Paulette

Marina Response:
Hello Paulette, we are happy that you enjoyed the beautiful town of Southport and our facility. We will see you back soon, hopefully! Stay safe!
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Verified

Great facility and lication

Marina Response:
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad you enjoyed our facilities and location. Hope to see you soon, stay safe!
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Great! Nice and very friendly and helpful staff. Clean and orderly Marina. Will visit again. A short walk in to town and restaurants.

Marina Response:
Greetings Torsten, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and our staff. We hope you come back soon, safe travels!
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Friendly and helpful dock personnel. Friendly boat owners. Town is great for walking and dining!

Marina Response:
Hello David, we are glad you enjoyed the town and the marina. Thank you for your itme and we hope to see you back soon!
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Nice dock attendants and manager

Marina Response:
Greetings Barry, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are happy you enjoyed your experience at our marina and hope we see you soon! Safe travels!
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Always enjoy Morningstar’s first rate marina and flexible attitude. Staff is great! Love the town, great restaurants!

Marina Response:
We are glad that you enjoyed your experience at our facilities. Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback and we hope to see you back soon, Christine!
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Great staff, clean facilities , walkable to town, and a dog park! Can’t ask for more!!!!

Marina Response:
Hello Martha, thank yuo for taking the time to leave us a review, it means a lot to us. Stay safe in the waterway, thank you!
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Verified

A well located and well kept marina

Marina Response:
Greetings Thomas, we are glad you enjoyed our location. We will see you back shortly, safe travels!
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First class marina with well-maintained docks and facilities. Dog park is a great addition. Staff was very accommodating and helpful with docking. Their attitude was focused on guest service and comfort. Thanks Edgar and your team for a wonderful stay.

Marina Response:
John, we are honored by your review. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to leave us a review. We are eager to welcoming you back soon, safe travels!
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I have recently moved my boat from MA to NC. After researching and visiting other marinas in the area, Morningstar Marina at Southport was the clear choice. Theresa and Eric and their staff are friendly and very helpful, the dock and facilities are in excellent shape. I would highly recommend you visit this maring as your long term home or transient facility

Marina Response:
Hello Arthur, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we are honored by it. We are happy that you enjoyed your experience at our facility and hope to see you soon. Stay safe!
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Excellent marina and helping hands but a nightmare finding a ride into town!

Marina Response:
Greetings James, thank you so much for leaving us some feedback. Your time means a lot to us. We hope to see you back soon, safe travels!
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We love this marina. Friendly staff. And walking distance to the restaurant area.

Marina Response:
Hello Timthy, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope to see you again soon and are glad you enjoyed your experience. Stay safe!
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As always our stay here was outstanding. The staff is very helpful and accommodating. The convenience of being within walking distance of the restaurants and shops near the waterfront is a huge draw.

Marina Response:
Hello Judy, we are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us here. We are looking forward to your next stay. Stay safe, Judy.
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Staff was excellent. Very friendly and helpful. Piers were nice floaters in good condition. Bathroom/showers were a little bit of a hike. A short walk to a lovely town.

Marina Response:
Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback. We are looking forward to seeing you back shortly, David!
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Marina staff were helpful and knowledgeable. Marina was beautiful!

Marina Response:
Greetings Ken, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon, safe travels!
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Very nice stop . I enjoyed walking around town and had a nice dinner out.

Marina Response:
We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you back soon, Dave. Safe travels.
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A nice marina, good facilities. Staff a bit thin at our arrival. Busy, not really their fault.

Marina Response:
Thank you for leaving us some feedback, Frank! We hope to see you again soon, safe travels.
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really nice marina - excellent facilities and great staff short walk to many place to eat & drink!

Marina Response:
Greetings Chris! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope to see you back soon.
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It’s was our fourth stay. As always the stay was great. Dock hands right there to help out. Having a loaner car was great. I was able to pick up 10 gallons of oil to do an oil change. Unfortunately it rained Friday night so no Dry St. Pizza. See you folks on the return trip. MV Dauntless

Marina Response:
It was a great pleasure having you back, Patrick. We are glad you enjoyed our experience here and look forward to seeing you on the return trip. Safe travels!
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Another great morningstar marina. Clean docks that are wide also. Dock hands and fuel dock staff very helpful and friendly. Short walk away from town.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your review Steven. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Friendly staff. Great facility. Great town

Marina Response:
Thank you for your review Steve. We appreciate you staying with us.
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Our stay could not have been better. Everyone and everything at the marina exceeded pour expectations.

Marina Response:
Hello Brian, thank you so much for your time and feedback. We are glad you enjoyed our facilities and staff.
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We were initially put on a T head that was 20 too short. We were then put in a slip that was 6 feet too short.

Marina Response:
Thank you very much for your review! We hope to see you back soon, Stephen.
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This is a great stop on the ICW. We've been here several times now. Clean, modern, well kept, walk to restaurants, great staff, easy in easy out! Great stop!

Marina Response:
Greetings Hal, we are honored by your review. Thank you for your time and we hope to see you back soon!
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Quiet, clean Marina. Great walkable town. We love coming here.

Marina Response:
Hello Dawn, we appreciate your stay and hope to see you back soon. Thank you for your time!
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Dockhand, Bob, made our arrival easy. Southport is a nice town with good restaurants.

Marina Response:
Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we will see you back soon! Safe travels, Daniel.
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Verified

Clean, quiet marina. Good restaurants nearby.

Marina Response:
Hello John, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope you come back soon and enjoy our facilities again! Safe travels!
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Always a great stay. Easy in and out. Very friendly staff.

Marina Response:
We are glad you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you back soon, Ric!
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This is my 4 and final attempt at using this Review tab - so here it goes. My stay was great as always, and the staff could not be more helpful. Facilities and nearby town scenery hard to beat. But see below. The restroom code needs to be more secure A year and # sign is NOT a strong password and should be improved - plus I recommend one separate for women. When you combine a simple password with a man/female code only, it makes women in the shower uncomfortable with the ins\outs at night especially. I was told this by experts - that would be women!. Otherwise, highly recommend this location!

Marina Response:
Greetings John, thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review! Thank you for your feedback, we hope to see you back soon.
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I always like that place and the staff is super helpful.

Marina Response:
Hello Jeremy, thank you for your feedback. We would be honored to have you back at our marina soon, safe travels!
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Nice place with great dock hands

Marina Response:
We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you see you back soon shortly, James!
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Great stay - helpful staff and clean accommodations. Short walk to town and great eateries. We will be back.

Marina Response:
We will be excited to so welcome you back, Ken. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback.
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Great marina. Great people. Great town. Hard to find a better combination.

Marina Response:
Greetings, Keith. Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back soon!
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Easy to get in and the service and dock master were very helpful.

Marina Response:
Hello, John. Thank you for taking the time to give us a five-star review. We hope to see you back soon!
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Such nice guys work here. Love talking to the retirees. They’re so full of wisdom! We’ll be back again soon.

Marina Response:
Thank you for staying with us and hope to see you back soon.
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Great location! Scenic surroundings, clean facilities and friendly staff.

Marina Response:
Thank you for staying with us. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Verified

Well maintained marina, great people, beautiful town.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your compliments. Please come back and stay with us again.
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For the cost they should have someone assist with docking on dock.

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We have been Morningstar customers for a long time, mostly staying at the Golden Isles location. This location did not disappoint as they provide the same high level of service found at the other locations we’ve gone to. The staff are friendly and courteous, the amenities are very clean and there is great potential for outdoor events at the new tiki bar and pavilion area. A nice short walk to downtown Southport takes the pain out of cooking all of the time on the boat! I (hesitantly) highly recommend this marina – only because now I know more people will come here, and we will have to book our reservation earlier!😂

Marina Response:
Greetings, Joe! We greatly appreciate your long-standing loyalty and are thrilled to hear that our location continues to meet your expectations. We're humbled by your enthusiastic recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Verified

Everything great as always

Marina Response:
Thank you for your review, it means a lot to us. We are looking forward welcoming you back, Inman.
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Nice dock and facilities. Helpful dock staff and management. Easy walking to restaurants and shopping. We have stopped here several times and hope to again.

Marina Response:
Greetings David, thank you for taking the time to give us a review. I am glad you had a good experience at the marine, and we hope to see you again soon!
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Staff and facilities were excellent! Humorous and family experience, warm welcome, and excellent customer service. Will be a first-pick destination for me.

Marina Response:
We're thrilled that you had a wonderful time enjoying our excellent staff, facilities, and welcoming atmosphere. It would be a honor to have you choose us as your top destination in the future!
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Great dock staff ! appreciate the stay

Marina Response:
Hello Larry, it's wonderful to hear that you had a positive experience with the dock staff. We thank you for sharing your valuable feedback; your input is important for the marina's ongoing improvement.
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The marina and staff were top notch. From the time they caught our lines to helping with water, fuel, and a pumpout. I highly recommend Southport Morningstar Marina.

Marina Response:
I'm thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic experience with the marina. Your enthusiastic recommendation of Southport Morningstar Marina is truly appreciated!
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Great assistance docking in a 15+ knot breeze. Very close to town and restaurants. Slight negative after hour bathroom code did not work

Marina Response:
Hello Keith, we're thrilled you found our docking assistance helpful, especially in challenging weather. Thank you for the feedback, we hope to welcome you back soon!
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Great help docking! Thanks

Marina Response:
Hello David, we're glad our assistance made docking a breeze for you. If you have any more needs, feel free to reach out. Thank you for taking the time to give us a review.
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Beautiful marina, very clean throughout the property and all the staff I met were very friendly and helpful. Look forward to visiting again. Stephen F

Marina Response:
We're delighted to hear you enjoyed our beautiful marina and experienced exceptional cleanliness and friendly staff. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon, Stephen F!
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Excellent dock, power and staff. Dog park is a nice addition

Marina Response:
Hello Harvey, thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and our facilities. Looking forward to welcoming you back on your next visit!
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I have docked here many times over the years in my C-Dory. A very nice marina with a helpful staff and facilities. I routinely launch at the public ramp close by and either gunk hole or dock at South Harbor.

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Although the marina is top notch with great docks and staff and walking distance to town and great restaurants, we come here twice a year (while traveling the ICW) to attend Hank Pomeranz's nightly lecture and to get fantastic marine service from Zimmerman Marine. These are two great assets to this marina which make coming here extra special.

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