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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.
Great place great staff great people great convenience store awesome showers it was cold I couldn't enjoy the pool unfortunately they were very quick to respond to a boat fire I wish I could have stayed longer I will be back
Our stay at Dowery Creek Marina was wonderful! Jeff, the dockmaster guided us in and helped with fuel and a pumpout right in our slip. Carol, one of the owners helped out with our docking and made us feel welcome. The cruisers lounge was cozy and inviting. This place is not to be missed!
Easy in and out. Helpful and friendly staff. Staying again for our return trip.
Hard to say enough good things about this Marina. Above the free laundry, wifi, great lounge, excellent store, van that took us to dinner, and heated pool there is the most incredible thoughtful and competent staff. It’s amazing. Oh yeah, free clean towels in the insanely clean and big hot showers.
This is an AMAZING marina with AMAZING people and we really loved our two days stay. WE WILL BE BACK.
We really enjoyed our stay at Dowry Creek. They were incredibly helpful and accommodating, and we were easily able to extend our stay by a day. Their facilities are clean and well-maintained, and we loved that we were able to get diesel and pump-out in our slip. Having the propane refill on-site is also fantastic, and the free laundry was also greatly appreciated. Their on-site convenience store is surprisingly well-stocked, and we took the courtesy car for our bigger provisioning run. I look forward to making this a regular stop.
What nice people at a lovely marina! We squeezed our 21.6' Aquila Power Catamaran into a 22' wide slip with no problems! LOL Then, they shuttled us to dinner at Spoon River in Belhaven. Connie picked us up to return us after our meal. We wish we had more time to spend there and we will plan to stop again on our next trip up the ICW
Dowry Creek continues to make big improvements every year. The docks are in excellent condition and have been upgraded and extended so quite a few large boats can stay there now. The restaurant is still not ready but is in progress and hopefully is ready for next season. This family run marina is an excellent stop, with courtesy car available if you need to run to town. This is a regular stop for us on the annual migration and we will be back.
Nice over night Stop, very friendly.
Staff was responsive to messages on Dockwa and very helpful upon arrival. Would highly recommend this marina for a night or two respite.
Everything was perfect!
Experienced dockhands, beautiful pool, well stocked ship store, nice bathroom facilities. Our kids loved the small pirate ship docked in the marina! The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, will definitely stay again.
We pulled in for fuel but stayed the night. We cannot say enough good things about the crew and the marina at Dowry Creek. The wind was fierce and they made sure to have 3 people at the fuel dock to help us in. They also were very careful to not let us have any fuel from the bottom of the tank. And then after we decided to just stay there, our stern bilge pump couldn’t keep up with the breaking waves on the swim platform. The whole crew came to the rescue and worked out a way to get the boat turned around and pumped out. They even came back down to double check on us after dinner! The whole family was great and we really appreciated the TLC we received.
Absolutely fantastic Marina with the best staff. Docks and structures in amazing shape and the attentiveness of the owners and staff to the boat's well being (as well as the crew) was superb. The facilities are super clean and there is simply no way to adequately describe how much we enjoyed this gem of a marina.
Nice stopping point. Friendly service and nice facility. New(ish) docks and buildings and plenty of depth approaching. Way above average for marinas along the ICW.
Great location and super great staff. A must stop!!! We will be back. Can not wait to frequent the upcoming bar and restaurant!!!
Loved this marina!! Everyone was incredibly friendly and helpful. Easy and well-marked approached into the marina. The staff skillfully guided us into our slip on a very windy day, and made fueling and then pump out (in the slip) easy. The Marina store was WELL stocked with everything from boating supplies to toiletries, grocery items including some chicken, fish and meat selections. They also have a good selection of beer and wine. The bathrooms were beautiful and clean. This marina is in a quiet neighborhood, and it was relaxing to sit on the porch and enjoy the natural setting. Very nice pool with the best pool music. Would have liked to stay for an extended time, but our timeline was tight. The marina is in the process of adding a restaurant. This marina will definitely be on our stop-over if we travel the intracoastal again.
If there was a 6th star, Dowrey Creek would get 6 stars. Connie and Jeff are 2 of their stars. They go over and above to make you comfortable and they could not be more helpful. Can't wait for the restaurant to open, we will definitely be regulars. Thank you Connie, Jeff, and Dowrey Creek Marina. See ya soon Carrie and Bo
Very nice facility with very helpful and professional staff, especially Jeff. Will be back again.
Been here a few times and always a great place to stay. Looking forward to when the new restaurant opens!!
Very nice. Would definitely stay again
Great marina, friendly and helpful team there with free laundry and great bath facilities. Second time was just as great as the first!
Absolutely fabulous service. Very friendly staff and a very clean well run establishment. Highly recommend.
Always a nice stay. Store has items for provisioning. Loved the free laundry. Helpful and friendly staff.
Absolutely wonderful people own this gem. It was blowing about 20 and the folks there were kind to give us a nice wide end slip. We stoped over night on the way through on a delivery and wish we had more time. By far the cleanest marina restrooms I’ve ever seen. They obviously care about their marina property and enjoy being part of the boating community. Highly recommend.
Spent 8 great days here. We were waiting out some real bad weather. The staff was ever so accommodating. The facilities are top notch. Everything is modern clean and well maintained. Docks are new, fixed, and wooden. Good protection from winds. Excellent operation. Well run.
Extremely friendly staff, great store and even a courtesy loaner car to reprovision. Outstanding overall experience.
Great marina. We will return in the future.
Great stop on the ICW. Friendly and competent dock hands and top-rate facilities. We highly recommend Dowry Creek Marina!
Great dockhands and Docks!!!
Clean facilities. Everything you could want in a marina, they had. Restaurant being built.
We really enjoy this marina and their staff. It has been going through major upgrades and add ones the past couple years. We are looking forward to trying the new Marina restaurant when we return in the spring.
Great place - very helpful staff!
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.
Attentive, professional staff. Clean rest rooms/showers. Nice swimming pool.
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!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
We always stop at Dowry Creek!
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
Great stop, very helpful dockhands. Pool a plus. Nothing nearby, but offered courtesy car or ride to town.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Great place to rest and wonderful folks !
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.
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.
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.