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Dowry Creek Marina

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110 Spinnaker Run Road
Belhaven, NC 27810
35° 32' 0.78'', -76° 32' 8.38''
VHF Ch. 16
Dowry Creek Marina
Dowry Creek Marina
Dowry Creek Marina
Dowry Creek Marina
Dowry Creek Marina
Dowry Creek Marina
Dowry Creek Marina
Dowry Creek Marina
Dowry Creek Marina
Dowry Creek Marina
Dowry Creek Marina
Dowry Creek Marina
Dowry Creek Marina
Dowry Creek Marina
Dowry Creek Marina
Dowry Creek Marina
Dowry Creek Marina
Dowry Creek Marina
Dowry Creek Marina
Dowry Creek Marina
Dowry Creek Marina
Dowry Creek Marina
Possible drizzle this morning.
65℉WSW at 11 knots
Last Updated: Aug 10, 2020

Brand: Valvtech
Gas Regular$2.85
Brand: Valvtech;
Brand: Amerigas Refill on Site
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Status: Open

We are open, and are 100% operational. We know, for many of you, your Boat is your Home, and being on the water is a way of life. We encourage you to follow government recommendations for health and safety. Call or Radio in when you are close. We will be here. If you are looking for a place to leave your vessel long term, we can assist in getting you to nearby rental car facilities. Valvtect Certified Diesel and Non Ethanol gas. 252-943-2728.

Last Updated: 2020-05-21 17:42:45 UTC



Open 7am to Sunset daily, call ahead for after hours arrival and we will have someone at the pier to guide you in. Discover peaceful Dowry Creek Marina (just 3 miles north of Belhaven, NC) at ICW mile 132, your first stop after the 20 mile Alligator River - Pungo River Canal. Bear 350 degrees at Pungo River green day marker 15 and cruise through our well-marked channel. We offer protected, deepwater slips on beautiful Upper Dowry Creek. Enjoy fabulous views from the porch of our ships's store, cool off in our swimming pool; fuel up or re-fill your LP tanks. Relax and meet your fellow cruisers at a nightly get-together in the clubhouse. Dowry Creek Marina offers you much more than the typical marina you encounter on the Intracoastal. Dowry Creek Marina strives to make you feel at home with their amenities, including a sparkling clean saltwater pool, a fully-furnished clubhouse, double tennis court, and picnic area. The marina is a popular destination for yacht clubs.

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Radio (16 / working 71) or call (252-943-2728, 24-hours per day for after-hours docking/fuel) 1000 ft off ICW - take 350 degrees N from Pungo River green day marker number 15 into our well-marked channel; 3 miles east of Belhaven!!!
Minimum Approach Depth:9.0 Feet
Minimum Channel Depth:9.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:8.0 Feet
Mean High Water Clearance:90.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Feb 22, 2020

Fuel Dock:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Nearby
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Boat Ramp:Nearby
Captains Lounge:Yes
Swimming Pool:Yes
Cable TV on Slips:Nearby
Medical Facility:Nearby
Car Rentals:Nearby
Bike Rentals:Yes
Closest Airport:Greenville, NC (PGV)
Dog Park:Yes
Pet Friendly:Yes
Fitness Center:Nearby
Ship Store:Yes
Bait & Tackle:Nearby
Max. Vessel LOA:200.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:200.0 Feet
Max. Slip Width:40.0 Feet
Fixed Docks:Yes
Electric Amps:30, 50, 100 amp
Electric Voltage:125/250
Oil Disposal:Yes
Repair Crane:Nearby
Engine Service:Nearby
Propeller Service:Nearby
Dry Storage:Nearby
Winter Storage:Yes
Travel Lift:Nearby
Live Aboard:Yes
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donpjrSep 03, 2020

short overnight stop. Guys were standing by to help with docking and getting the boat situated. We didn't stay long on this trip but good to see they are working on building a new restaurant, and the facilities are better every time we come.

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rohrleySep 02, 2020

Very nice stay! Excellent facility and friendly, helpful staff. New docks with an easy approach. Just north of Belhaven. Good stop over for either direction - north or south bound.

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susanbmspAug 18, 2020

Attentive, professional staff. Clean rest rooms/showers. Nice swimming pool.

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jwilhamAug 13, 2020

This has to be the friendliest marina we’ve been to so far! Stayed there for a month to wait out COVID-19 for awhile. Family owned and operated, the staff is fantastic! Great pool and spacious boaters lounge. We weathered the hurricane there and received so much help in getting our boat prepared. Will definitely be on our plan when heading back south!!

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michelegAug 12, 2020

Just spent a month at Dowry Creek Marina and I highly recommend anyone going through the ICW North or South to plan a stop. It had a very nice clubhouse and the pool was an added plus. It is a friendly family run hands on operation- they are very attentive to everyone’s needs and work hard to make your stay there a pleasant one. Will definitely stop again!

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msvb74Aug 03, 2020

We stayed one night on our trip up the ICW. The marina staff are very helpful. The slips have 45’ finger piers and look new. The head/shower rooms are private and very clean. It’s easy to get diesel and gas. Didn’t try the pool but it looked inviting. Great place right off the ICW.

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bozbergJul 30, 2020

Friendly marina with a very casual vibe. Have to deduct a star due to exposure of transient slips. Big southerly wind gave us a lot of uncomfortable chop. Should be okay if winds are light or from a different direction.

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momwithamapJun 30, 2020

Hands down, Dowry Creek Marina is one of the best stops on the East Coast! The location, just minutes off the ICW, is an ideal spot between Elizabeth City and New Bern/Beaufort. The owners and staff at the marina are extremely welcoming and really make you feel at home. Amenities include an awesome pool, a well stocked store, a free laundry room with 3 washer/dryer sets, a lounge with books, puzzles and games, fuel, pump outs (even available at your slip), 3 private and very clean bathrooms/showers, and a courtesy car. The town of Belhaven isn’t large, but there is a good grocery store and several restaurants. The staff went out of their way to take care of everyone. Afternoon storms popped up on 2 of the days we were there. Both days the staff made their way around the marina checking on boats and helping people secure their lines. We travel with our two kids and they both remarked that they would like to stay at Dowry Creek Marina forever. The marina is extremely family-friendly and it felt like a true vacation staying there. We will absolutely be back and will probably choose to keep our boat there full time after we complete the Great Loop.

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premier2424Jun 18, 2020

Awesome Marina! We truly enjoyed being here! The dock hands were great! Had a great a talk with the owner and we truly enjoyed our stay! We most definitely be back!!!

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knakagawaJun 11, 2020

Wonderful marina right off the ICW. Family run marina with lots of great amenities and friendly staff. Sturdy new fixed docks, free laundry, clean bathrooms, large captains lounge and a great stocked little store for provisions including beer, wine, and local crabmeat. They also have propane refill and transportation options into nearby Belhaven. We would certainly recommend and come back to stay again in the future.

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imagineeagleMay 26, 2020

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Dowry Creek and will definitely make it our new stopping off point when heading back and forth from Washington. Great folks, friendly staff, very accommodating and they know how to tie up a boat! We will see you in the fall for sure!

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cindy352May 22, 2020

Dowry Creek Marina is one of our favorite places to stay. Great facilities, wonderful staff, beautiful and relaxing setting. Free laundry, ultra nice clubhouse, courtesy car. Traditions such as giving a bouquet of fresh flowers to every boat on Mother’s Day make this a stand-out marina.

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bdenison51Mar 22, 2020

We have been coming to Dowery Creek for 10 years. This was our first stay in a while and there was great improvements to the facility. New dock boards and power pedestals. Staff was very helpful and friendly. This visit was during the corona virus lockdown so we did not get off the boat.

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ja3365Dec 11, 2019

We always stop at Dowry Creek!

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floatinghomeDec 09, 2019

We came in with some strong cross winds and the two dock hands were very helpful, and patient! We loved the free laundry and nice grounds to walk our dog. As everyone has stated in previous reviews, the staff are excellent and we will stay here again.

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lsc0818Oct 22, 2019

Fabulous marina! Attentive and friendly people doing a great job on the docks and also with amenities. Nicest Captains Lounge, lovely pool, courtesy car. Our only regret is that we couldn’t stay longer. We’ll be back.

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caddellincOct 21, 2019

As always we were treated very well by all the help and owners. YOREL (75' Fleming) will stop at Dowry Creek Marina going north and south every year. See physical improvements each visit. Thank you! John Caddell, owner

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szenzenSep 14, 2019

This was our nicest marina from westernNY back to South Carolina. The owners and employees were absolutely outstanding. All amenities including a sat water pool that was crystal clear despite significant rains the day before and post hurricane! The approach was easily navigated and fuel and pump out available. Club house was pristine! Thank you so much for our stay and no doubt we will be making another stop during our future travels!

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mjones823Jul 23, 2019

So great! that we decided to spend a month here. The staff here are wonderful, helpful and so friendly. Great pool, courtesy cars, laundry. Facilities are clean and well maintained. They are adding a restaurant to this marina which will be an added bonus!

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nitroJul 14, 2019

Great stop, very helpful dockhands. Pool a plus. Nothing nearby, but offered courtesy car or ride to town.

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fchannellJun 06, 2019

We stay here often during transits between New England and Florida, on our 42 ft workboat. It is a bit off the beaten path (as is Belhaven); but this marina is really nice. Free Laundry facilities, great showers, nice clubhouse, and super friendly people. We've been staying here off and on for about three years, and this marina has really stepped up it;'s game under the new management. New dock surfaces, extended finger piers, expanded laundry, expanded foods selection in the office store. It is one of the quietest and most peaceful marinas we've enjoyed, and we stay at about 40 different marinas a year. At night it's dark, for a marina, which is really nice; its a very natural area. All in all, it is definitely a go-to for us. My only negative is with connectivity. It is the only place we stay that we just cannot manage to get a cell signal (Verizon, AT&T, Cricket), which if course has nothing to do with the marina. Their wifi tends to be a bit problematic as well; but we HAVE seen improvement on it.

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skipvailMay 16, 2019

Lots of progress since Hurricane Florence last year. "A" dock is completely rebuilt with LONG and very sturdy finger piers, new pedestals and new fuel dock pumps. Steve and Connie are working very hard to make Dowry Creek the best place for a quick fuel up or a restful weekend. Where else do you get free Strawberry Shortcake and ice cream just for staying one night! Well worth the visit.

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captleeMar 07, 2019

This is one of the “sweeties” places on the waterways. Family owned and cared for well! Attentive, thoughtful and helpful. We look forward to many more stays at Dowry Creek Marina, Thank you all.

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mguerreiroNov 25, 2018

I stayed with them on 11/6/2018. It was a great experience. I arrived after dark, and the whole family came down to the dock to help me moor. The facilities are nice and clean, with free washing machines and a very nice clubhouse. (It looks like it should be someone's private house.) They also have a nice, big pool. But unfortunately it was too cold for me to test the waters. Everyone was very nice and they are big animal lovers with a cute dog and a shy 10 year old gray parrot in their office/shop. I will definitely return.

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delphiniaNov 02, 2018

Such a nice marina. The staff is the friendliest I’ve ever seen. They have a great ships store with lots of provisions and a loaner car if you need to go find more. Easy in and out on the ICW with a well marked channel. We have definitely made this one our favorite stops and they are dog friendly!

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kikodylanOct 15, 2018

If you are looking for a marina any where in the area, this is the place to go I just stopped for fuel, a pump out, and ice. The family who owns and runs the marina were so nice, and so accommodating, I decided to leave my boat there for the winter. I had planned on going further north. Additionally, it is an exquisitely beautiful area. Dowry Creek has earned my highest recommendation.

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jihojhanMay 07, 2018

Great place to rest and wonderful folks !

Marina Response:
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We greatly appreciate it and hope to have you back here the next time your travels bring you through our area!
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laurelillieApr 26, 2017

We stayed here 2/6/17 on our way south and really loved this marina. Wonderful people and wonderful atmosphere. We enjoyed the use of the courtesy car since we needed quite a few things for the boat. The cocktail was fun and it was nice to meet other boaters. Great bathrooms and free laundry. Thank you Mary & Nick for a wonderful stay.

Marina Response:
Thanks for taking the time to write a review! Come back soon.
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gratitude4849Oct 18, 2014

I noticed the other reviews are 4 or 5 years old. Horrible experience here in 2014. They are disorganized, and don't keep track of reservations. Horrific customer service. There are so many very nice marinas in the area, don't give your business to a marina that doesn't do everything it can to keep their customers happy. I've never had such a poor experience at any marina and never written a poor review of any marina.

Marina Response:
Hey, we are under new ownership and would love for you to give us another try!
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charusApr 01, 2010

Dowry Creek is one of the nicest marinas between Beaufort & Norfolk. Well sheltered, pool, club house w/TV & new for 2010 is FREE WIFI! Gas & diesel are also available. Owner Mary lives onsite & provides a loaner car for visits into Belhaven for groceries, parts, etc. Her & her wonderful staff are knowledgeable, courteous & friendly. The small ships store has a few things for the boater. The only real problem is that there is no TV, except in the Club House. Cell phone service is spotty at best, due to the remote location. Otherwise, a clean, well-run facility well worth your visit.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the nice review. We hope to see you again in the future.
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