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Morningstar Marinas at Little Creek

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8166 Shore Dr
Norfolk, VA 23518-2431
36° 55' 23.77'', -76° 11' 22.35''
757-587-8000
VHF Ch. 16
Morningstarmarinas.com
Little Creek
Morningstar Marinas at Little Creek
Morningstar Marinas at Little Creek
Morningstar Marinas at Little Creek
Morningstar Marinas at Little Creek
Morningstar Marinas at Little Creek
Morningstar Marinas at Little Creek
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
69℉WNW at 4 knots
High06:11AM2.622ft
Low12:04PM0.634ft
High06:33PM3.034ft
Fuel
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2020

Diesel$1.99
Brand: ValvTect
Gas Super$3.09
Brand: ValvTect; Octane: 89; Ethanol: 10%
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Last Updated: 2020-04-28 15:19:35 UTC

About


Morningstar Marinas at Little Creek offer slips for both sail and power boats as well as dry storage for smaller vessels With a knowledgeable and friendly staff and plenty of amenities, we hope your stay with us will be comfortable, convenient and enjoyable.

We offer transient dockage year round. Dockage is available for vessels up to 48 ft. with 30 amp, 50 amp or twin 30 amp power in select locations. We do allow transients for a few nights, but DO NOT allow liveaboards living at the marina for extended amounts of time.

Berth Capacity


Slips:220

Approach


**From the Atlantic Ocean** Cross over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel through the Thimble Shoal Channel. Take a port turn at either the flashing green 9 buoy or flashing green 11 buoy towards the green 1LC buoy and the red 2 buoy. Follow the channel in with the condos on your starboard side. Make a starboard turn at the point/end of the condos. Be sure not to encroach into the Navy's waters (Restricted Area marked on GPS). No Wake Zone begins after starboard turn with Bay Point Marina directly at starboard with Little Creek Marina directly past Bay Point. Morningstar Marinas is located on the port side of the channel next to the Pretty Lake Bridge. Fuel dock accessible to vessels under 40', gas and diesel, please call on VHF 16 for fuel dock instructions as it's inside the marina along the bulkhead near our dry storage building. **From Chesapeake Bay** Locate the Thimble Shoal Channel. Take a starboard turn at either the flashing green 13 buoy or flashing green 11 buoy towards the green 1LC buoy and the red 2 buoy. Follow the channel in with the condos on your starboard side. Make a starboard turn at the point/end of the condos. Be sure not to encroach into the Navy's waters which are located beyond the string of bright orange floats. No Wake Zone begins after starboard turn with Bay Point Marina directly at starboard with Little Creek Marina directly past Bay Point. Morningstar Marinas is located on the port side of the channel next to the Pretty Lake Bridge. **From the Intracoastal Waterway Mile Marker "0"** Follow the Elizabeth River through downtown Norfolk while keeping the Navy ships to starboard. After passing the Navy docks cross over the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. After the tunnel find the Thimble Shoal Channel at green 21 buoy. Take a starboard turn at either the flashing green 13 buoy or flashing green 11 buoy towards the green 1LC buoy and the red 2 buoy. Follow the channel in with the condos on your starboard side. Make a starboard turn at the point/end of the condos. Be sure not to encroach into the Navy's waters which are located beyond the string of bright orange floats. No Wake Zone begins after starboard turn with Bay Point Marina directly at starboard with Little Creek Marina directly past Bay Point. Morningstar Marinas is located on the port side of the channel next to the Pretty Lake Bridge.
Minimum Approach Depth:9.0 Feet
Minimum Channel Depth:9.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:9.0 Feet
Mean High Water Clearance:100.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Jul 14, 2020

Dockage:Yes
Fuel Dock:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Pump-out:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Laundry:Yes
Trash:Yes
Ice:Yes
Gas:Yes
Diesel:Yes
Swimming Pool:Yes
Groceries:Nearby
Alcohol:Nearby
Medical Facility:Nearby
Pharmacy:Nearby
Car Rentals:Nearby
Hotels:Nearby
Closest Airport:3.1
Restaurants:Yes
Beach:Nearby
Pet Friendly:Yes
Fitness Center:Nearby
Ship Store:Nearby
Bait & Tackle:Nearby
Max. Vessel LOA:50.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:50.0 Feet
Max. Slip Width:15.0 Feet
Floating Docks:Yes
Electric Amps:30, 50
Dry Storage:Yes
Travel Lift:Nearby
Yacht Brokerage:Yes
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reaperJul 29, 2019

I will not stay there again. They knew the size of my boat (35' with a 13" beam) and they put me in a slip that was so short I had to tie my bow to a pile that was near my mid-ship cleat and my bow protruded into the fairway at least 15' more than any other boat. The slip was less than 14' wide, so getting it in was a bigger challenge than it should have been. Once we got is we found there were no cleats available on the dock, so we were tying onto cleats that went with other slips. It gets worse though. The floating docks are in horrible shape feel like they will give way any moment. The wood is old and warped and not maintained at all. We had no showers available to us since we came in after the office closed and they do not open until 8 AM. By that time I was an hour up the bay. I would not recommend this dock to anyone that is transient. If you live in the area it might be a place you would keep a run-down boat in the water, but not someplace you would park a nice vessel anything over 30'.

Marina Response:
Thank you for this review, Vinings Landing is now under new ownership and management, (www.morningstarmarinas.com) and our top priority capital investment is new docks. We anticipate this project kicking off before the end of 2020 to be ready for the transient season in 2021!
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timboneJul 23, 2019

Worst marina I have ever had the displeasure to overnight. The floating OLD wooden docks are a huge safety hazard. In some areas you would fall right through the rotten wood if not paying attention to your step. Any other marina in Little Creek, VA would be a considerable upgrade. Zero Stars for this one!

Marina Response:
Thank you for this review, Vinings Landing is now under new ownership and management, (www.morningstarmarinas.com) and our top priority capital investment is new docks. We anticipate this project kicking off before the end of 2020 to be ready for the transient season in 2021!
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amracelAug 13, 2018

Person on duty was unaware of our reservation. I had to show him the email receipt from Dockwa. We were given poor directions to a slip. We docked in what was a derelict slip by mistake, with the directions given. One of my crew put her foot through the rotted wood on the dock. Someone finally showed up to guide us to the correct area. The bathroom and, I assume,shower (we never saw either), were closed at night, until 10 am.

Marina Response:
Thank you for this review, Vinings Landing is now under new ownership and management, (www.morningstarmarinas.com) and our top priority capital investment is new docks. We anticipate this project kicking off before the end of 2020 to be ready for the transient season in 2021! Our staff stand ready to welcome you back if you're back in the area!
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