Rod 'N' Reel Marina

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4160 Mears Avenue
Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
38° 41' 24.28'', -76° 31' 57.94''
VHF Ch. 88
Chesapeake Beach
Rod 'N' Reel Marina
Rod 'N' Reel Marina
Rod 'N' Reel Marina
Rod 'N' Reel Marina
Rod 'N' Reel Marina
Rod 'N' Reel Marina
Rod 'N' Reel Marina
Last Updated: Oct 20, 2023 6:52AM

Diesel $4.19

Gas Regular $5.08


Marina guests enjoy full privileges at the resort, which include showers, restroom and complimentary laundry facilities (you provide the soap), use of the fitness center and sauna, a business center, spa, barber shop and outdoor pool. The Rod 'N' Reel Dock includes 120 slips, more than 25 charter boats, one head boat (boat that charges per head), a fuel dock, tackle shop and a fish-cleaning table for our special guests. With no long, winding creeks or rivers to navigate, our marina is one of the Chesapeake Bays easiest-to-reach marinas and a favorite of expert boaters and fishermen.

Our marina can only accommodate vessels with a draft up to 5 feet.

Berth Capacity



Minimum Approach Depth:6.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:6.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Sep 14, 2023

Fuel Dock:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Transient Storage:Yes
Long Term Storage:Yes
Boat Ramp:Yes
Swimming Pool:Yes
Groceries:Within 5 Miles
Medical Facility:Within 5 Miles
Pharmacy:Within 5 Miles
Bike Rentals:Yes
Beach:Within 5 Miles
Fitness Center:Yes
Ship Store:Yes
Bait & Tackle:Yes
Boat Rentals:Yes
Max. Slip Length:65.0 Feet
Fixed Docks:Yes
Dry Storage:Yes
Winter Storage:Yes
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The stay was Great can’t wait until the next time.

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Great views and helpful staff. Docks are somewhat rundown and the trex decking is slippery (not a marine grade product). The marina is shoaling and we had 4' at low tide on an outer slip. Dredging and a big hotel expansion are coming that will include a much needed outdoor pool. Looking forward to improvements because the marina has so much potential.

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Brian was very helpful giving us a tour and checking us in, staff all over were very pleasant. Dinner at 1936 was fantastic and I can wait to visit when the rooftop pool is completed!

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We stay here about once or sometimes twice a year. It’s an okay place to stay. Going into the hotel to shower and use the restroom isn’t the most ideal situation for a boat person. It’s a nice facility though. Always things happening. We go because we like to walk the dogs on the boardwalk and look for sharks teeth. Warning- some of the slips on ‘B’ dock are really shallow and we had to move out quite a bit because we ran aground in the first slip.

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We arrived by boat. The marina didn't answer the VHF radio when I hailed them. When I called, I was told they don't monitor it! The current into the inlet to the marina is swift and the inlet is very narrow, so you better be precise. The dock is not a floating dock and was full of bird manure. The restaurant staff was pleasant, the food was ok. We did get our appetizers served with our meals, which was a disappointment. The casino was a small room with slots. I'm 50 and was the youngest person in the room by at least a decade. All in all we had an fair experience. Most likely we won't be back.

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This is a resort that happens to have boat slips. It's not run like a Marina. They do not answer a hail nor do they send someone out to show you the slip. The slip numbers are nailed in the decking on the docks. So not visible from a boat trying to find a slip. The approach is extremely shallow, less then 4 feet at high tide. It used to be worth the effort to go to the Rod n Reel restaurant. However the food was mediocre as well as service and prices are a bit high. $37 for a lukewarm ribeye. We will not be returning.

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