Safe Harbor Great Oak Landing

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22170 Great Oak Landing Road
Chestertown, MD 21620
39° 15' 55.34'', -76° 12' 17.8''
410-778-5007
VHF Ch. 9
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Great Oak
Safe Harbor Great Oak Landing
Safe Harbor Great Oak Landing
Safe Harbor Great Oak Landing
Safe Harbor Great Oak Landing
Safe Harbor Great Oak Landing
Safe Harbor Great Oak Landing
Safe Harbor Great Oak Landing
Safe Harbor Great Oak Landing
Safe Harbor Great Oak Landing
Safe Harbor Great Oak Landing
Safe Harbor Great Oak Landing
Safe Harbor Great Oak Landing
Safe Harbor Great Oak Landing
Humid and partly cloudy throughout the day.
82℉SSW at 7 knots
Low01:58AM0.331ft
High08:54AM2.504ft
Low04:10PM0.577ft
High09:05PM1.529ft
Fuel
Last Updated: Jun 29, 2021

Diesel$3.29
Gas Super$3.99
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About


Premium resort amenities pair with a welcoming family atmosphere to make Safe Harbor Great Oak Landing a beloved summer home for Chesapeake Bay boaters. Play a peaceful round on the 9-hole executive golf course while your kids enjoy a classic summer day. Then join friends for an afternoon drink at The Landing Restaurant or Jellyfish Joel's Beach Bar before gathering with family for a campfire picnic on our private sandy beach.

Berth Capacity


Slips:370

Approach


Follow Red Right Return Day markers to creek entrance (parallel to beach) Look Straight ahead to #7A Range Marker At entrance to creek, make a 90% starboard turn and POWER THROUGH.
Minimum Approach Depth:7.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:6.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Jan 13, 2021

Dockage:Yes
Fuel Dock:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Yes
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Wi-Fi:Yes
Pump-out:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Laundry:Yes
Ice:Yes
Gas:Yes
Diesel:Yes
ATM:Yes
Captains Lounge:Yes
Security:Yes
Swimming Pool:Yes
Cable TV on Slips:Yes
Groceries:Nearby
Alcohol:Yes
Medical Facility:Nearby
Hotels:Yes
Closest Airport:Easton, Maryland
Restaurants:Yes
Beach:Yes
Pet Friendly:Yes
Fitness Center:Yes
Golf:Yes
Ship Store:Yes
Max. Vessel LOA:90.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:90.0 Feet
Max. Slip Width:20.0 Feet
Fixed Docks:Yes
Electric Amps:100
Electric Voltage:230
Oil Disposal:Yes
Repair Crane:Nearby
Engine Service:Yes
Propeller Service:Nearby
Dry Storage:Yes
Winter Storage:Yes
Travel Lift:Yes
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We had a great time at Great Oak and Jellfish joels this weekend! Lots of Music (and social distancing) - Dan was a great and friendly host at the restaurant and beach bar. All the dock hands were helpful and accommodating. Great weather was a big factor! - Will book again. Tom T.

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This was our first visit to Fairlee and we will absolutely return!! Josh was hands down the best dock master we have had the pleasure of meeting. He was always friendly, helpful and accommodating. The facilities were the cleanest we’ve seen and the live music was an unexpected treat. We could have sat along the bay beach, watching the boats come and go all week. Thank you Safe Harbor for an excellent stay!

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Outstanding Stay!! Josh and his team do an amazing job - We’ll be back for sure!

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Love the upgrades that have been done so far! Staff was awesome and very helpful.

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Great marina, we will be back!

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Staff was super attentive, Safe Harbor has brought Great Oaks up a notch even tho this was a real nice fun marina before.

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Very pleasant. Lots of features pool, grills, restaurant, and tiki bar.

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Very nice except it took awhile to get someone to give us our slip assignment. No answer on the vhf and transfer to the fuel dock was not answered.

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Helpful dock hands, knowledgeable dock master, well maintained grounds. Beautiful picnic area for group cookout.

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Beautiful place, friendly staff, great entertainment and wonderful restaurant, The Landing! And golf to boot! What a great place with tons of amenities! Bathhouse was modern and beautiful! Complimentary Shuttle service to the beach- couldn’t ask for more! We’ll be back! Lovely time!

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Everyone was great. Josh the dock master, and the dock hands went above and beyond normal service. He should be recognized and rewarded. Josh is an asset to the marina and us customers. Thank you, can't wait to return.

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We traveled with 4 other boats and had a great stay! All the staff was great, very helpful!! Loved the restaurant and enjoyed the wait staff as well.

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Very good service Restaurant disappointed. It took 2 hours to get food and they were out of many items

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Everything was fine up to a point, the assistance backing the the boat into the slip was appreciated. The service at the restaurant was OK, the problem was the 2 hour wait time. The meal was very good, I had the crab cake platter. I returned to my boat on D dock and the power boat across from me was playing vulgar music so loud that your security personnel had to ask the boat owner at 11 pm that he had to turn it off. Which the owner did.

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We visited Great Oak Landing the first weekend in June as transients. We were traveling with friends who were on their own boat. As usual, Josh the Dockmaster, was so accommodating. He was able to work out our reservations so that our friends and us were docked side by side, We know this can't always be accomplished, but it's nice to know when slips are available Josh goes out of his way to make his customers happy. Had dinner at The Landing Restaurant, and as usual owners Michelle and Dan treat you like old friends, not to mention great service and great food. (Our server Charlie was exceptional). Everything was great! Great Oak Landing is our go to transient marina, for both long holiday weekends, and short over night trips. Mark and Kelly, aboard Summer Rental.

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We had an excellent time . Great marine excellent help at the slip when we arrived. Staff is super friendly and helpful. We like staying here . Very beautiful.

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Very clean bath houses ! Nice dock crew!

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Hi There! Thank you for the review and we hope to see you again soon.
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Outstanding dock master. Spectacular shower facility. Need to fix diesel pumps, only pumping 2 gal/min. Took 80 minutes to get 167 gal.

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Very accommodating. First time there. Will return. Would recommend but it seems everyone already knows!

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Everyone very nice and courteous. Dinner in restaurant was great and social distancing was observed.

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We were a little disappointed on our stay this time. Our previous stay was so enjoyable and relaxing. This trip there were people in slip #146 that were drinking a lot, very loud, and kept us awake until 1:30 am, even after we asked them to be a little quieter. We tried to call the Manager on Call, but we were not able to get anyone to answer the phone. And we could not find a number for Security to ask them for assistance. I know that Security usually roams the docks, but this excessive noise and disturbance went on for a few hours and we never saw Security to be able to ask them for assistance. While we love coming to Great Oak Landing, and agree that everyone deserves to have a fun time, we were disappointed to have paid almost $80 and not be able to enjoy ourselves and have to explain to our granddaughter how the way these guests were behaving was inappropriate.

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Josh the dockmaster was great. Facilities are nice. Enjoyed the golf course. It's not elite by any standards but it's still golf. The music at the restaurant was good. And we only hit bottom briefly with our 50 ft sailboat.

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Staff was amazing everyone was super nice and helpful. Facilities were super clean and nice. Food was delicious. Views were beautiful. I’m not sure if they do fireworks all the time or if we just got lucky but they were awesome. The “free” WiFi was pretty terrible. Had to pay extra to be able to watch videos and even then it was spotty. I don’t mind having to pay extra for high speed but if I pay I want it to work well. Still not a huge deal. Only suggestion I would make for the marina is to put big signs up marking the docks. I’d never been there before so pulling in I didn’t really know where I was going and it wasn’t super clear. I’m not sure if it’s marked and I didn’t see it or not. The dock master did see me coming and pointed me in the right direction which was helpful. I didn’t even have to call. They saw me coming and came over to help tie up. Can’t wait to go back.

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Facilities are nicely maintained and staff is very friendly. We will definitely return!

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Everybody was so nice and accommodating. Very friendly staff.

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Great place to relax or go wild! Your choice! We like choices!

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From the dock hands to the cleanliness of the marina.... we loved it and had a wonderful experience.... we will return for sure!

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Always a great time and plenty of excitement and atmosphere all around. Weekend bands are entertaining and Jelly Fish Joel’s is always a favorite destination. There is a lack of phone service that can’t be helped, but it is made worse by the issues they are having with the WiFi. If you need to stay connected, be aware, if connection is no big deal then this is a top destination!

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Let me start out by saying I never took my boat to a marina. I have a 23 foot fishing boat with a small cuddy cabin. My friends are always going to different marinas and talked us in to trying it out. The marine is very nice and clean with nice amenities. When we arrived the the water was down in the whole facility and was not restored till late night so we were not able to clean up before dinner. The bathrooms in the restaurant could not be flushed which was gross. Ordered food in the restaurant that took over a hour to get a few subs. Bar had no clean glasses because water was off. Could not get any juice or soda that used water as a mix. So beer or wine. Not a great experience for our first time.

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dredging needed at mouth of creek. Can only enter at higher tides. Bathrooms are a long walk from the piers. Clean. Water system pumps brown water and the restaurant bathrooms did not work because the water system was overwhelmed. Food at the restaurant, marginal at best. When busy, service is poor. Band was great. Diesel pump broke, had to move to different pump.

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The restaurant and Jellyfish Joel's are not open Mon-Thursday which is understandable. Property is well maintained to include the restrooms. New pool side furniture was attractive and comfortable. Staff was wonderful as always.

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We visited during the week. First the good: The location is terrific. The bathhouse was clean. Resident boaters were very friendly. The bad: The staff were present on the grounds — I know because I saw teenage dockhands zipping around on golf carts occasionally. I can’t saw I ever saw one of them doing what I would call a “job.” Communication with the marina staff could be called “difficult” at best. Although they knew when to expect us, the marina could not be raised on the radio to provide a slip assignment or guidance on where to go. The piers are not well marked from the water, and when we did get someone on the phone, the communication skills still left a lot to be desired. Once we got to a slip, we only ever saw the mostly teenage staff at a distance, goofing off. We did see a pump-out cart drive past once, and that appeared to be driven by an adult. The office was closed and locked (with an “open” sign lit, and the fuel dock was left unmanned. The ice freezers were padlocked. Other boaters requested our help getting in and tied up, which is fine, as we are always happy to help, but they have dock hands... somewhere. The piers themselves are not well maintained; a few soft boards, a lot of raised nails, and leaking faucets. Immediately adjacent to the office was the marina’s runabout, which was left poorly tied, and which I found wedged under the stringers of the dock at high tide, taking on water. I freed the boat to save it from sinking, but could not find anyone to whom I could report the incident. Boaters came into the fuel dock and left, unable to get anyone to answer the radio or phone to provide assistance. The contrast: We came to this marina exactly a year ago and had a vastly different experience. Last year the radio was attended, the dockhands were present, and extremely helpful, the office was open, ice was available, the fuel dock was manned, and hands did dock-walks checking on vessels and pier conditions. What a difference a year makes! I don’t know if the management changed, but I can’t stress how disappointed I was by our visit.

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Apparently no one there knows how to answer and communicate by radio this year. Multiple boats in our group had issues getting a response for slip assignment and multiple boats recd slips with boats already in them. Staff needs to get it together. Also, we were kicked out of the pool by securiity at 8pm Friday night, yet there was zero seating to watch the band. It was just the 2 of us having a quiet conversation. And PLEASE stop with the light sensors in the shower. Who wants to shower in the dark? Luckily our group made the trip enjoyable. Y'all need to work on the details though.

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Beach on bay had lounges and ample shade. No jelly fish! Par 3 golf course was fun, bath house clean and modern, pool area nice. Good Dinghy Creek.

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Had to walk out to the golf course to get cell service so we could find out there was no Uber or Cabs available. Lucky for us a nice gentleman from the marina gave us a ride into town where we had booked a room for the night.

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The good: 1.The bathhouse was spotless. Keep it up ! 2.There is shuttle service to take you out to “Jellyfish Joel’s” the beach bar. Live music is always a + ! 3. The area is beautiful. Tons, I mean tons, of boats anchored right off the marina. The bad: 1.There was none to help dock and welcome us upon arrival. No info regarding internet password, bathroom codes, general directions was given, neither in person nor through email. Had to rely on folks at the dock for info. 2. The internet sucks. And the cell service is poor. If you are looking to “disconnect from the world” you will be fine. 3.The restaurant’s food is good. But it’s far from a fine dinning experience despite the average prices for entrees. 4. The pool is VERY small and packed most of the day. You’re better off at the beach for a swim. Just make sure to arrive early to grab chairs and a spot under the umbrellas.

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Nice quiet weekday. Dock hands were great. I highly recommend adding a narrative, photos and even a video clip on getting into and out of Fairlee Creek. I believe you would get a lot more visitors if you take the fear out of getting in.

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The dock staff did not assist with docking. The electricity on the dock was not grounded, we had an alarm going on our boat and had to move to another slip to get good electric contact. We tried five different plugs that had problems. Piers are in need of upgrading. Bath house is lovely. Pool furniture needs replacing. We are looking forward to returning after Safe Harbor makes some improvements which should be great! Looking forward to it.

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Great facilities, great food and service at the bar/restaurant, and great ,music each night of the weekend. We will definitely be back!

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Not wellOrganized . Also No One answered the radio so I can see what slip I’m supposed to go into had to pull up to the gas dock and that took 15 minutes to figure it out.

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Friendly staff beautiful marina and reasonably priced.

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Peaceful and relaxing, the calm before the holiday weekend craziness. The bath house was very clean and well maintained. The staff was helpful and friendly

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Stayed Fri & Sat nites. A lot of housekeeping underway as it’s under new ownership. Very good restaurant despite the Covid- curse. Piano Ted was live Saturday nite & great. We’ll be returning for sure.

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First time getting a slip - so nice decided to stay a second night. The bath houses are a 10 out of 10. Be sure to bring a water filter for your boat hook up - the water stains from rust.

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Well maintained slips, clean facilities, very responsive staff, and super friendly slip neighbors. No downsides to Great Oak Landing. Looking forward to when Jellyfish Joel's and the peninsula with live music can open again!

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Nice visit (our fourth). They seem to be handling the Covid crisis as well as possible. Restaurant was open and serving outside. Pool was unfortunately closed. Only complaint is that there has been some shoaling at the entrance to the alley that leads to the fuel dock which we bumped (5 ft. draft) which should either be marked or preferably dredged. We'll be back in the future.

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The inlet to the creek is very treacherous for a large vessel. Avoid an outbound tide if possible.

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Beautiful marina, helpful staff, great bands

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Very pleasant- nice dockage. Pool small but nice. Dock staff helpful and friendly. Be ready for potentially high current at entrance turn when tide is running ~ up to 3-4 kts. at the elbow. Be ready to maneuver.

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Great dock staff and helpful slip neighbors. WiFi didn't really work. But restaurant is very good, Little store decent, gym so-so and v nice pool area. Pretty area to bike if you have one. The creek is also one of the few places we'd actually swim in on the Bay.

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Overall it was a nice 2 days and we would go back. Although according to my wife we don't need to make it a regular thing. We are extremely adaptable and change paths pretty quickly. This appears to be important at this marina. From the reservation, dock assignment, restaurant, pet policy and kids club be prepared for differing information from the employees. In summary, I would recommend this place but be prepared for some disorganization and do not rely on anyone other than yourselves and you will be fine!

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