Thunderbolt Marine

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3124 River Dr
Thunderbolt, GA 31404
32° 1' 30.82'', -81° 2' 51.41''
VHF Ch. 16
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Rain starting in the morning.
56℉N at 1 knots
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Thunderbolt Marina is conveniently located Just outside Savannah on the Wilmington River in Thunderbolt, Georgia at Intracoastal Waterway Marker #35 (ICW Mile #583) N 32° 01.467' W 081° 02.783'. There are no height restrictions when approaching from Wassaw Sound.

A long standing tradition of fresh Krispy Kreme doughnuts delivered to your vessel each morning makes our marina a favorite stop along the ICW, just a short distance from Historic Downtown Savannah.

The marina provides a tranquil setting with easy access to our repair facilities just across the basin which has haul out capabilities. Beyond the 750ft of available floating dock space, the marina offers a number of amenities listed below, assuring a comfortable stay.


Located at Intracoastal Waterway Marker #35 (ICW Mile #583).
Minimum Approach Depth:20.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: May 25, 2018

Fuel Dock:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Yes
Water Taxi:Nearby
Boat Ramp:Nearby
Captains Lounge:Yes
Medical Facility:Nearby
Car Rentals:Nearby
Fitness Center:Nearby
Ship Store:Yes
Max. Vessel LOA:200.0 Feet
Fixed Docks:Yes
Floating Docks:Yes
Electric Amps:30, 50, 100
Electric Voltage:120, 240
Oil Disposal:Yes
Engine Service:Yes
Propeller Service:Yes
Dry Storage:Yes
Winter Storage:Yes
Travel Lift:Yes
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asline54Jul 30, 2019

Friendly, full service marine. Beautiful views and unexpectedly quiet despite its location on the ICW. Definitely make the 1/4 mile walk to Tubby’s Tankhouse for local seafood fare.

Marina Response:
Dear asline54, We truly appreciate you taking the time to send a recommendation to about our facility. Our customer reviews on this site, are so often our best advert and can persuade a fellow sailor to stop in or to pass us by. We boast the beauty and serenity of our surroundings which is always a surprise to anyone who has not been here before. We are surrounded by verdant marshlands filled with wildlife like dolphins, manatees, otters and birds. Though situated on the ICW., it is surprisingly quiet and we are not affected by much boat traffic. Tubby’s Tankhouse is everyone’s go-to, and for good reason. It’s open daily for lunch and supper with brunch on the weekends and it often has live music. Please come back and see us again! Best wishes. Thunderbolt Marine, Inc.
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mjones823Jun 24, 2019

Quiet, clean, really wonderful staff! Can't wait to come back through in the fall to enjoy Savannah a little more, and also to have those wonderful Krispy Kreme's each morning!

Marina Response:
mjones823, Thank you for choosing Thunderbolt Marine, Inc. We look forward to seeing you again in the fall. Safe travels! - Thunderbolt Marine, Inc.
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johnsons3Jan 20, 2019

Jan 2019: same holds true on marina and staff. But, amenities need work. WiFi was awful. One dryer malfunctioning and no sign indicating. The marina office was 95% empty of drink/food items/supplies. If this is to be a full service marina, need to step up your game. We stayed at Thunderbolt for couple of days. The Marina was clean, bathrooms were clean, laundry room was clean but only one washing machine was available (other 2 were out of service). Staff very helpful. We also needed parts and service from Thunderbolt - all the personnel were wonderful. Had our parts within two days.

Marina Response:
Dear johnsons3, We are delighted to read your very favorable comment of our marina on this website, for which we are grateful particularly as we do our best to ensure that the overall appearance of TMI reflects the care we take with our entire facility. We are equally happy to learn that you found our staff to be helpful, since they take pride in their work and are as a result, an asset to us! We regret that only one machine was working in the laundry. This is not usually the case but highlights the necessity to check that all of our amenities are available to our customers at all times. Had we known, we might have been able to offer you an alternative but nevertheless, we hope it did not compromise your stay - nor we hope, will it prohibit you from stopping by again. We appreciate you taking the time to comment. With all good wishes. Thunderbolt Marine, Inc.
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mallardJan 17, 2019

Very attentive staff and great facilities. Hot Krispy Kreme donuts arrived at the boat at 0700. Wonderful!

Marina Response:
Dear Mallard, Thank you for taking the time to post on and for giving us such a positive review. We are always appreciative of ANY feedback, but particularly enjoy comments of course from happy boaters! Stop back in again if your plans permit. With all good wishes. Thunderbolt Marine, Inc.
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ctaylormadeNov 21, 2018

Spent a wonderful weekend there, quiet time of the year. The staff could not be more helpful, bent over backwards to be of assistance ! Knowledgeable about the area and although the giant red fish eluded me I will be back to try again..

Marina Response:
Dear ctaylormade, Thank you for taking the time to rate us so highly on! We are delighted to learn that you had such an enjoyable weekend here and that you found our employees to be so accommodating. We try hard to anticipate the needs of our customers, but ensuring that the Red Fish are in abundance and easily enticed by a lure, is unfortunately beyond our capabilities. Better luck next time! See you again… Sincerely, Thunderbolt Marine, Inc.
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hmscarthOct 22, 2018

Nice docks on Wilmington river. There is a fair bit of current but the docks are all parallel to it. The showers and laundry are both quite good. The WiFi on the docks was not working for the first few days and was slow even close to the dollhouse. The signal strength was good but both Android and Mac devices wouldn't connect. The courtesy car was available both times we wanted to use it and it was great to have.

Marina Response:
Dear hmscarth, Thank you for your positive comments. We always welcome feedback from our customers as we believe that your own experiences are the most valuable tool we have for assessing our shortcomings. We very much appreciate your input. It’s disappointing to learn that you were challenged by the WiFi. We shall investigate further to see if it is a problem for all users or solely those on Mac or Androids. Wishing you happy travels and the opportunity to serve you again if your compass is set on a course for Thunderbolt! With all good wishes, Thunderbolt Marine, Inc.
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tiffanylaingJul 26, 2018

Excellent stay at Thunderbolt Marine. Great amenities to serve the transient liveaboard boater. Would highly recommend this marina. The newly remodeled clubhouse was very nice and the loaner car was a big perk. Southern Hospitality at it's best.

Marina Response:
Dear tiffanylaing, Thank you for such kind compliments! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay here and were happy that you could benefit from some of our guest amenities. Please do stop by again if your travels bring you into our area. We’d love to have you back! Wishing you the best on the water. - Thunderbolt Marine, Inc.
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een65Mar 29, 2017

Very nice marina and very helpful. I needed fiberglass work done and they worked though the weekend to get it finished. I also ordered some chain and line to be delivered to another marina. Couldn't have asked for more help.

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taracApr 27, 2014

Good marina, easy access right on the ICW, can walk to a restaurant but quite a distance from Savannah (we had a friend with a car, but you could also get a rental car here if necessary). Laundry and showers were well kept. Free wifi available near the office. Nice bonus:Krispy Creme doughnuts delivered to your boat each AM (unless you decline them!).

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