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8005 US Highway 80 East
Savannah, GA 31410
32° 2' 3.12'', -80° 57' 29.16''
912-897-7300
VHF Ch. 16
$1.75/ft - $1.75/ft
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Fuel
Last Updated: Oct 10, 2023 11:03AM

Diesel $6.00

Brand: EmMark

Gas Premium $5.70

Brand: EnMark ; Octane: 89;

Awards


Boaters Choice 2020Boaters Choice 2021Boaters Choice 2023

About


Looking for Seasonal or Annual Dockage?


Bull River Marina sits on the Bull River on the eastern side of Wilmington Island, GA. (N 32′ 02.086″ by W 080′ 57.557″). We are a deep water marina that’s able to provide short-term as well as long-term dockage for your vessel. With a complete remodel and expansion in 2013, we can handle almost any boaters’ needs.

Bull River Marina is in the middle of boating & fishing paradise and we offer a wide range of services to accommodate your needs. We have rental boats that can be used to strike out on your own and explore the fishing and natural beauty of the area. We offer excursions to Shark Tooth Island to find fossil shark teeth, including the mighty Megalodon! Take our Water taxi to Daufuskie for a tour of the island and great food. We also offer sunset cruises, beach drops, and downtown Savannah tours by water. Our boater's lounge is an excellent place to hang out.

Locally owned and operated, Bull River Marina is ideally nestled on the eastern side of Wilmington Island on US-80 East (before the Bull River Marina, look for the 8-story condo Bull River Yacht Club with the red roof ). We are located just minutes from the Historic District and Tybee Island. Our mission is to offer the best boating experiences to our local boaters as well as visitors to the Low Country.

Amenities • • With a professional and dedicated staff, we try to anticipate and cater to every boaters’ needs. We have fishing rods for rent. Fishing tackle and frozen bait can also be purchased. We also stock engine oil and wide array of boat supplies. We have cold beer, sodas, ice,and snacks. Sit on the veranda and watch the ships come in the Savannah river.

Docks • • All of our slips have 30-50 amp power as well as water at all locations. From smaller center consoles to motor yachts and sportfishers, we can handle boats up to 100 feet in length.

Fuel • • We offer Colonial Marine Diesel, Marine Ethanol Free Gas and the BEST fuel prices in town! Discounts are available for large volume purchases and after-hours fuel-ups can be arranged with a simple phone call!

Pumpout • • Pump-out service is also provided to keep our area waterways clean. Our BRAND NEW Septic Tank Pumpout is located right at the fuel dock. It really sucks!

New Upgrades • • We have a recently installed a pumpout and wireless internet, as well as showers and a boaters’ lounge equipped with a widescreen TV. Visiting your boat, but still need to stay in contact with the world? No problem. We have wireless internet that covers the entire marina. We strive to provide a family atmosphere that makes boating a pleasure. In other words, we’re a boaters marina – for boaters.

Ship Store • • We have a fully-stocked Ship Store that has daily basics like drinks, snacks, ice, and fishing supplies. Need something special? We can handle that for you as well. We have an extensive network of local vendors, and most often, can have the items you need by the next day.

Dive Into an Exhilarating Adventure • • Located just a few miles from the Savannah River and Wassaw Sound, we are one of the few marinas that have No-Wake Zones between you and open water. There is deep water access from both directions and just far enough off the ocean to offer an added margin of protection.

We Also Offer: • Short and Long term boat dockage • Wedding and Special Events • Corporate Functions • Sunset Cruises • Beach Parties • Shark Teeth Hunting Excursions

Berth Capacity


Slips:70

Approach


Close to the ICW just off the Savannah River via St. Augustine Creek. Next to Bull River Bridge, clearance minimum of 20 feet. Wassaw sound approach full clearance. We are happy to assist with piloting your vessel in please call marina to schedule 24 hours in advance. Full clearance and no wake zones.
Minimum Approach Depth:10.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:18.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Feb 02, 2024

Fuel Dock:Yes
Gas:Yes
Diesel:Yes
Dockage:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Transient Storage:Yes
Long Term Storage:Yes
Service & Maintenance:Yes
Water Taxi:Within 5 Miles
Wi-Fi:Yes
Pump-out:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Trash:Yes
Ice:Yes
ATM:Yes
Security:Yes
Groceries:Within 5 Miles
Alcohol:Yes
Medical Facility:Within 5 Miles
Pharmacy:Within 5 Miles
Hotels:Yes
Restaurants:Yes
Beach:Within 5 Miles
Dog Park:Within 5 Miles
Pet Friendly:Yes
Golf:Within 5 Miles
Ship Store:Yes
Bait & Tackle:Yes
Boat Rentals:Yes
Max. Vessel LOA:120.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:0.0 Meters
Max. Slip Width:30.0 Meters
Floating Docks:Yes
Oil Disposal:Yes
Engine Service:Yes
Live Aboard:Yes
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Verified

Awesome Marina! Everyone was nice and helpful! 1.5 mile walk to a grocery store. Gas station with Minimart a couple of blocks away, flying fish restaurant across the street ( great food and live music on the weekends) Came in from the ocean on high tide and never saw less than 15' of water... we will be back, thanks for the great stay!

Marina Response:
Thank you for the review Alex it was awesome to have you back at the dock again. We wish you safe travels on your journey and hope to see you again in the future!
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Verified

Great little marina at a good price. The amenities are a bit lacking, but otherwise a great place to stay.

Marina Response:
Thank you Bruce for the review.
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Verified

Super fiendly and caring staff. Will stay here again.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the review Henrikas, we look forward you having you back.
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Verified

Nice little marina just outside of downtown Savannah

Marina Response:
Thank you for the review Winifred!
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Verified

BRM is a wonderful place! Everyone that works here is just amazing and the marina has a very home-like vibe! There is so much to explore here and I’m looking forward to staying longer!

Marina Response:
We are glad to have you at the dock, and Breezy of course! Thank you for the review Tony!
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Verified

The people there are very helpful and friendly

Marina Response:
Thank you for the review Dean!
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Verified

It is likely that this marina is fine for smaller boats or for boaters with low expectations. From the moment we arrived to discover that the deck hands had no clue as to how to handle lines (pro tip: put it around the cleat to gain leverage) we realized there may have been better options we should have considered. We left our boat for one month, stopping in for 1-2 days twice during that time. During that brief stay, another boat ran into ours while being handled by the deck hands and we sustained damage to our hull and rails. Then, at some point during the week before we departed our power breaker was flipped, which caused us to lose electricity, our battery bank was completely drained and our refrigerator/freezer was shut down, causing all of our food to be ruined causing everything to melt and drain onto the floors. No one from the marina checks to ensure power is functioning. Again, if you're looking for a very low-key marina with no dock assistance and no need for monitoring, this is probably a fine choice.

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Verified

Reading many other reviews, I’m guessing we probably Just hit this marina at a bad time. Upon arrival, we could not raise anyone on either the VHF or phone (3PM on a Sunday). No assistance at all in docking. Finally got someone to help with fueling (advise you call for price first—it was the most expensive diesel we saw on our entire route from Stuart to Beaufort SC). The facilities are dated but adequate, and the location is on a scenic and quiet river (a 25 foot fixed bridge site just north, so check routing). This would have been a 4 star rating had we received any assistance or even met a knowledgeable employees during our multi day stay). I suspect their normal (typical) service is better than what we experienced, but for us it was a disappointment.

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Verified

Docked there for one night. We were met by two dock hands who helped us dock and tie up the boat. They were very helpful and friendly. Great location easy to get to off the inter coastal water way with deep water.

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Verified

People were very helpful and great to work with. Enjoyed our stay.

Marina Response:
Thank you Michael for the review we are so glad you had a good experience with us!
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Bull River Marina is a nice spot just 8 miles from the Savannah Historic District, about a 15 minute ride share. WILLIE, the Dock Manager is so personable & knowledgeable. He knew exactly what to do when our boat was docking against wind and current. He was WONDERFUL. CHRIS & JENNIFER are FABULOUS dockhands. They are ready, willing, and able to assist with your boat. SYDNEY, at the desk, is informative, cheerful, and kind. The bathroom suites, while older, are always clean. The showers are hot and have very good pressure. The town has so much to offer, as well, with history, museums, shops, restaurants and pubs. We highly recommend Bull River Marina as a great place to stay just outside of Savannah.

Marina Response:
Thank you so much for the amazing review!! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the marina, and it was a pleasure for all of us to meet you all. We hope you come see us again in the future!
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Verified

No answer on VHF or by phone. Finally had to use horn to get attention. Staff friendly and helpful when available, but facility is a bit run-down. Lots of sand nats.

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Verified

We had a great stay at Bull River Marina. We had to extend our stay several times and they were always receptive to changes and quick to respond.

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Verified

Unfortunately we were unable to stay at Bull River Marina due to the fact that the vertical clearance on the islands expressway bridge was too low for our sailboat and was not mentioned in Dockwa. We contacted and explained to Brandon the dock master. He refunded our payment. Wished we could have been able to make it to experience historic Savannah.

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Verified

Marsh views and friendly staff. Price is right too! 20 minutes to historical district by Uber . Our 2nd visit . Will be back . Even though overpass right there , with bow facing it , noise was minimal.

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Verified

A very nice marina with convenient Uber access to shopping and historic Savannah. Well run, friendly and not too big! Easy access in and out. We would return.

Marina Response:
Wow thanks for the kind words Mike! Savannah is beautiful and we were happy to accommodate Y'all...beautiful boats and friendly vibes always welcomed back :) Cheers! Brandon & Gina
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Verified

The crew was super friendly and very helpful! The dock was in good shape with built in fenders. Very Happy!

Marina Response:
Those fenders are a lifesavers! Thank you for visiting and Y'all come back soon... Cheers! Brandon, Gina and The Bull River Crew
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Verified

Everyone here was very friendly and helpful. We would definitely return when we visit this area.

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Super staff - very helpful and flexible. Gina is the best. Electric reliable. Only reason for a 4 is the water pressure is a little light. They can help arrange boat services. Location is quiet, yet restaurants and beaches are just an uber or bike ride away. Many waterways to explore. Many sea islands nearby that are protected national wildlife refuges - Wassaw, Ossabaw. Marina also offers tours of historic Dafuskie Island - only accessible by boat. Ocean accessible with no bridges in the way. You can even anchor in the Bull River with no one else around. City of Savannah is an uber ride away - a must see if you have not been. For more info, you can watch our recent video or message us at https://bluedotvoyages.com

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Verified

Gina and staff are great and very accommodating!!

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Verified

5 stars is an understatement. Everyone from managers to dock hands are very polite, helpful, and treat you like family. 100% for sure will be going back as soon as I am able to.

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Verified

Very accommodating. Nice folks.

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We love this beautiful quiet spot! All the staff here are super helpful, professional and courteous! We are looking forward to spending our Summer and Fall here!

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Verified

Very nice marina!! Can get to the barrier island quickly from this location.

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Verified

Very friendly and helpful staff. Courtesy bikes and a laundry would make a big difference.

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The staff was very , very helpful. The marina facility was also nice. My only issue was that there is no way to launch a boat at the Marina. I didn’t ask when I made the reservation and just assumed that I would be able to launch on the property. They directed me to a public ramp 3-3 mile drive away then it is a 15 minute boat ride back. All in all nice trip. Be advised to ask if they actually have bait as they didn’t.. contrary to ad, website and road sign

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