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Tolchester Marina

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21085 Tolchester Beach Rd
Chestertown, MD 21620
39° 12' 43.91'', -76° 14' 37.96''
410-778-1400
VHF Ch. 16
www.tolchestermarina.com
Burnt Coat Harbor, Swans Island
Tolchester Marina
Tolchester Marina
Tolchester Marina
Tolchester Marina
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Tolchester Marina
Tolchester Marina
Tolchester Marina
Tolchester Marina
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Tolchester Marina
Clear throughout the day.
52℉ESE at 2 knots
Low06:17AM0.695ft
High11:27AM1.481ft
Low05:24PM0.435ft
Fuel
Last Updated: Aug 14, 2020

Diesel$2.35
Gas Premium$3.10

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About


Tolchester Marina is a full service marina located on the Eastern Shore of the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. Located at buoy 21, 20 miles north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and 30 miles south of the C&D Canal, Tolchester is easily accessible both by water and by land.

Amenities for slip holders and transients include an on site restaurant, private beach, pool, and beach bar. Marina services include a travel lift, mechanical repairs and repowers by factory trained mechanics, wood and fiberglass repairs and a fully stocked parts department.

The Shanty Beach Bar keeps the summer going with live music every weekend and our famous mudslides. While you're here, be sure to sample our menu specialities at the Channel Restaurant. We have a long standing reputation for having the best crab cakes on the Bay!

We are busy planning another amazing line-up for summer and new additions to debut in the spring 2019!

Berth Capacity


Slips:263

Approach


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

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Sep 12, 2018

Dockage:Yes
Fuel Dock:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Yes
Wi-Fi:Yes
Pump-out:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Laundry:Yes
Trash:Yes
Ice:Yes
Boat Ramp:Nearby
Gas:Yes
Diesel:Yes
Propane:Nearby
Security:Yes
Swimming Pool:Yes
Groceries:Nearby
Alcohol:Yes
Medical Facility:Nearby
Pharmacy:Nearby
Car Rentals:Nearby
Hotels:Nearby
Restaurants:Yes
Beach:Yes
Pet Friendly:Yes
Ship Store:Yes
Bait & Tackle:Nearby
Max. Slip Length:60.0 Feet
Fixed Docks:Yes
Floating Docks:Yes
Covered Slips:Yes
Electric Amps:30/50amp
Repair Crane:Yes
Engine Service:Yes
Propeller Service:Yes
Dry Storage:Yes
Winter Storage:Yes
Travel Lift:Yes
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neon06Aug 30, 2020
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Beautiful Marina with friendly and helpful staff. The beach and pool offered a awesome view of the Bay. The only small criticism was that bath house was a little dated but clean. We would definitely stay here again.

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saunderslandscapeAug 30, 2020
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Personable staff with clean facilities. Will definitely be coming back!

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andwhyknotAug 24, 2020

Stayed overnight Aug 8th with family on another boat. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The music venue was good but looking for a little more crowd interaction. The food was actually pretty good from the Shanty considering it was bar food. The only minus I would say it is a very, very long walk to get to the pool, bar and beach from the marina. They do have valets to pick you up but seemed sparse. Would go again because overall it was a fantastic time.

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suzyqAug 24, 2020
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Always wonderful! Appreciate Kathy's due diligence with COVID precautions. Friendly and helpful staff. Leap of Faith will be back!

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kickingbackAug 10, 2020
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It was sooooooo nice we are going to make it our new home port

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ruffone718Aug 03, 2020
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the staff was very nice and helpful. the facility was very clean

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rpfiiiJul 13, 2020
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Stayed one night July 11, 2020. The entrance is narrow but deeper than reported on the charts. We saw at least 6 feet all the way through at mid-tide. Although the marina is immediately off the Bay, inside is calm thanks to the design of the breakwater. There are three sets of covered slips covering older but well-maintained fixed docks, which had no problem fitting our Mainship 400, which measures a little less than 20 feet from the waterline. There are also a lot of newer floating docks around the perimeter of the marina. The pool, beach and tiki bar with burgers, etc. are very nice. The staff are very active and nice. Bathroom facilities were adequate, but a bit dated. Overall, the facility appears to be in transition, with signs of recent improvements throughout with an apparent aim at providing a resort like experience. We will definitely return.

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dennisreginJul 06, 2020
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The marina was vastly improved from past years. They need to water palm trees on jetty and rake the beach to remove flotsam

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christykoppJul 04, 2020
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The Marina is one that I have frequented since I was a little girl with my parents, now as an adult with my own boat and family, it is nice to return and relive the memories and to find out that everyone is still as nice and kind as they were. Clean shower rooms and the undercover stay makes it great when it rains.

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piracyJun 28, 2020
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One of the best sunset views on the Chesepeake Bay. Always helpful and courteous Dock staff. Sand Bar is a plus even with this years limitations.

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johnpeacockJun 14, 2020
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I was there with 11 other boats from the Herring Bay Yacht Club. It was a really happening place and everyone liked the floating docks and the mudslides at the Shanty Beach Bar. Amazing sunset views from the beach. Most importantly for my wife was the nerdy nice shower/restroom.

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lawg445Jun 13, 2020
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Excellent facilities and the staff were extremely helpful and very courteous.

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markpJun 08, 2020
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The staff couldn't be more accommodating. Wonderful people, wonderful view, wonderful stay.

Marina Response:
Thank you so much. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you come back soon!
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frankbayridge1Jun 07, 2020
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Great stay, friendly staff. Working hard to accommodate during covid.

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503westMay 25, 2020
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great place. The staff can not be nicer. One of the best places on the bay.

Marina Response:
Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed yourself and hope we see you again soon.
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caramouldsSep 30, 2019
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Fantastic marina. Helpful staff, beautiful grounds and landscaping, beach and view can not be matched.

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allbaylongAug 19, 2019
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Tolchester is a fun marina with a great view from there shanty beach bar,pool to updated bathroom facilities. That being said what they are lacking is communication and minimal dockhands. This is the second time we have been there and have used Dockwa both times except this time I used the the special request box. My special request was a Port side, Aft in slip. So assuming that since we booked this well over 24 hours in advanced this would be no problem. Because I like to give my first mate ( wifey poo) as much time to prep our gear as possible, I called the marina about 10 minutes out to make sure there wasn’t a problem and that they had a spot with my special request available. They said you are good to go. So we set our gear to the side of the boat assuming that every thing is good. Negatory! Approached our slip assignment and someone was in the spot. My first mate had to run around the boat and rearrange our gear now for a starboard side aft in arraignment. So much for the special request, which I don’t think is that much of a special request! On a positive note, they do have new floating docks but if you Aft in..it will be like climbing a jungle gym to step off your boat. It is a floating finger dock with a long walking ramp half way down the finger with a grab rail you have to swing under. Not so graceful for some folks.

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zechman555Aug 18, 2019
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all in all good stay, great bands. Horrible internet service, this something that would need to be fixed for me to ever stay during the week, really no reason for it as other marinas wifi is great. Needed to Fuel up before I left for my home port, only got 65 gallons in and they ran out of gas????? on a Sunday??? Come on guys....

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lbeekley1Aug 12, 2019
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This was our first time ever spending the night in a marina. The dock hands made it very easy to come in and get settled in our slip. The amenities were just as described. We had visited Tolchester for the day before so we knew we would love it and we did.

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corgilover80Jul 23, 2019
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Fun location with a wide beach, pool, beach bar and good bands! The covered slips were in good condition and easy to dock and undock. The staff was friendly and helpful. The only improvements would be giving the showers a good scrubbing/bleaching and additional WiFi access points at the covered slips since cell service is limited.

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su2skelseyJul 08, 2019
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Tolchester is a great destination. We love the floating dock, the service and the Tiki Bar. The only issue was having to pay extra for a 50 amp splitter instead of using my own 30 amp power cable. It seems a little hinky.

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mike5911Jul 06, 2019
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The staff and everyone are great

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silvergirlJul 05, 2019
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A magical place! But to be real, the rest rooms are clean and OK, the restaurant has quirky hours and generally isn't open on week days, and it is in the middle of no where so forget about walking anywhere for shopping or eating. BUT it is the word's most protected basin in case of storms and has a beautiful beach - rare on Chesapeake as well as a pool net to beach with nice bar whidh also has a quirky schedule. Outstanding birdwatching with an eagle's nest near on of the docks and lots of osprey and great blue herons. Even some ducks.. Friendly helpful local staff.

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razJun 25, 2019
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A great Place to come for the Weekend. People help with docking boat and Pool was good and Bar Drinks and Food.

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larstk66Jun 23, 2019
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Great marina and outstanding party with the best live music. Free wifi, but poor speed

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kellyleeirelandJun 23, 2019
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We like this place!! Nice floating docks (for a boat our size 33 ft), nice pool and bar with live music. The on-site restaurants is handy and the golf cart shuttle is a lifesaver! Shower facilities are good. And dock-staff are super nice!! The downsides... - Dockwa allows you to request a single 30 power hookup, but the marina only has 50 amp connections and will rent you an adapter. That isn’t right. Either make the adapter free or disclose this issue on the Dockwa site. - VERY weak cell coverage. Free WiFi works for internet (sometimes) but good luck texting or making a phone call. - Small children allowed in the bar at all hours. Not cool (for them or us). All said, we will be back! I recommend you book when Kanye Twitty is playing at The Shanty Beach Bar - fun band!!

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charlottaturnerMay 28, 2019

The worst customer service ever. Memorial day weekend they tried to put us next to a barge. Then one person told us to dock at the fuel pier because there were no boats there and then they changed their minds.

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gosiaAug 04, 2018

Great place for fun entertainment. Love the beach and new deck .

Marina Response:
Thank you for the review, we are happy you had a good time! We hope to see you soon!
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slbcJul 07, 2014

My wife daughter and I were caught in the hurricane this past weekend. Our boat name is "Knotnormal". We were originally only scheduled to be there for one night. We ended up there for three nights. We want to thank you for being able to accommodate us and being so friendly. We specifically want to thank all of your regular slip holders on Catalina pier. They welcomed us and made us feel right at home. They are all great people and will be friends for a long time to come. Could you please thank all of them for us. We are looking forward to visiting again. -Chris, Debbie and Melissa Sanford.

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only1lisaJul 01, 2014

GREAT PLACE TO GETAWAY IF LIKE PEACE AND QUIET, FRIENDLY STAFF AND CUSTOMERS, TIKI BARS, LIVE MUSIC, MUDSLIDES AND CRAB CAKES! OUTDOOR POOL FOR KIDS WERE GREAT AND SHOWERS IN BATHROOMS TO WASH OFF. NOTE THAT THE POPULATION WERE MAINLY AN OLDER GENERATION AND COUNTRY FOLKS FROM LOCAL AREAS.

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tommathisAug 31, 2010

nice place for kids,spent over night,nice pool very freindly laid back,didnt spent any time at tiki bar,food was very good, country cooking.homemade salads great,but do not wait till rush hour to eat,it gets backed up.slip holders very nice and helpful.will be back. tom, bonnie dundee

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