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The Oyster Farm Marina at Kings Creek

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500 Marina Village Circle
Cape Charles, VA 23310
37° 16' 42.8'', -76° 0' 36.0''
757-331-8640, 757-331-8660
VHF Ch. 9
www.theoysterfarmatkingscreek.com
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The Oyster Farm Marina at Kings Creek
The Oyster Farm Marina at Kings Creek
The Oyster Farm Marina at Kings Creek
The Oyster Farm Marina at Kings Creek
The Oyster Farm Marina at Kings Creek
The Oyster Farm Marina at Kings Creek
The Oyster Farm Marina at Kings Creek
The Oyster Farm Marina at Kings Creek
Clear throughout the day.
45℉WNW at 11 knots
Low04:20AM0.109ft
High10:32AM2.551ft
Low05:12PM0.121ft
High10:54PM1.921ft
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About


Quality construction with Brazilian Walnut decking and TLC maintenance makes The Oyster Farm Marina at Kings Creek an inviting site to dock for short or long stays. We are customer oriented and offer a state of the art yachting facility with 124 fully cushioned slips from 35' to 70'. We can handle vessels up to 150'. The marina has a fueling station, a ship's store (The Complete Angler), showers, beautiful restrooms, laundry, swimming pool, cable TV & WiFi. The marina is part of a 39 acre resort aptly named The Oyster Farm at Kings Creek. On-site, we operate a year-round waterfront restaurant (The Seafood Eatery) and the Pearl Event, Wedding & Catering Center. We also offer luxury villas as vacation rentals & accommodations. Rent golf carts, bicycles, kayaks or charter a boat to enhance your stay at the shore. In Summer & Fall, C Pier is in party mode with "Steamers, Suds & Sounds"; Steamed seafood buckets, bar food, cocktails & music Friday & Saturday evenings. Guests can dine relaxed at picnic tables under a tented pier or at our enclosed bar which serves spirits, wine & craft beers.

Berth Capacity


Slips:122
Linear Docks:155 Feet

Approach


Approach from the Bay and Cape Charles Channel to Cherry Stone Inlet Channel. Use NOAA Chart 12224 or view this chart from Mytopo . (Please note that the approach into Kings Creek and The Oyster Farm Marina is now maintained by private aids. As such, older charts will not reflect the current lateral aids noted below.) From the Cape Charles Town Jetty and Fishing Pier proceed through RN "2" & GC "1" then to Day Mark “2A” Fl R 2.5s and Green Day Mark ”3” (Heading @ 022m). Use the dolphin (tripod of pilings) as a range between these two navigational aids. Be sure to back-range (look behind you) as the current in this channel can approach 2 knots at times and, in conjunction with the wind, may set the mariner out of the channel. Come right once past R"4" to 093m and proceed down the channel marked with RN "4A" & cans 3A, 3B & 3C heading to G”5” and R”6”. DISREGARD DAY MARK 2CI . THIS DAY MARK IS FOR ANOTHER CHANNEL AND NOT FOR YOUR APPROACH INTO KINGS CREEK). Continue to follow the marked channel on into Kings Creek. Hail the marina once past R"4" on channel 16. You'll be asked to switch and answer our working channel. Dock hands with Oyster Farm Marina will be happy to assist you with dock lines, hook-ups and any other boating needs that you may have upon your arrival into Kings Creek.

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Apr 06, 2020

Dockage:Yes
Fuel Dock:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Nearby
Dinghy Dock: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
Cable TV on Slips:Yes
Groceries:Nearby
Alcohol:Yes
Medical Facility:Nearby
Pharmacy:Nearby
Car Rentals:Nearby
Hotels:Nearby
Restaurants:Yes
Beach:Yes
Golf:Nearby
Tennis:Nearby
Ship Store:Yes
Bait & Tackle:Nearby
Max. Slip Length:150.0 Feet
Floating Docks:Yes
Electric Amps:30/50/100
Oil Disposal:Yes
Engine Service:Nearby
Propeller Service:Nearby
Dry Storage:Yes
Travel Lift:Nearby
Live Aboard:Yes
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Great place, some shared bikes would be nice to see the town easier. Nice facilities too. Only bad part is the shallow portion in the "channel", so ask which side of markers to hug.

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Spent the weekend of July 4, 2020 at the marina., on our boat. The grounds were clean, the pool was open and refreshing. The staff in the office was very helpful. Getting to town was a bit difficult if you didn’t have a vehicle, but that’s no fault of the Marina. This marina is in an excellent location, with great a great atmosphere. The only down fall was C-pier was not open, to grab a bit to eat, have a drink and watch the sunset.

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This marina is absolutely beautiful and the staff is so friendly and helpful! The environment here is relaxing, fun, and everybody feels like family. The restroom and shower facilities are immaculate and clean. I highly recommend this place to anybody, even if you don’t own a boat! 😃

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I visited The Oyster Farm marina and enjoyed restaurant reservations. We enjoyed a four day stay for the 4th of July. (2020) Our stay was so very comfortable, the pool was very relaxing. The grounds were kept lovely and the sunset everyday next to the restaurant was absolutely Amazing. Nothing disappointed me with our stay. Loved, and will be back. Peaceful mind was found.

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Absolutely love this marina. This is always our first choice when visiting Cape Charles. We love the atmosphere and the view. The staff is super friendly and helpful. The bathrooms are beautiful and clean. The pool is lovely, and everyone around treats you like family. You are not a stranger when you come here. The food at the eatery is delicious. We will continue to come back to the Oyster Farm marina for years to come!

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I went for the first time to the Marina at Kings Creek. I can’t say enough about the Marina, restaurant, pool and service. On July 4th we sat and listened to the awesome band outside and viewed some of the most beautiful sunsets you could ever imagine. We also had a front row view of the spectacular fireworks show. You can also rent Golf carts and take a drive into the town for sightseeing or charter a Boat from Top Dog or Sho-Nuf Charter’s. I just feel so safe with the surroundings and can’t wait to plan my next vacation in Aug.

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We've historically really liked staying here but this trip wasn't great. Things for management to improve: 1. The restrooms were not cleaned once Thur-Sun of a holiday weekend (same toothpaste in the sink the whole time...) 2. Please update the visual guide on your website marking the channel - the red 2 is not here & the green cans are not there 3. Typically the dockhands are attentive and cleaning the decks through out the day, but we only saw them hanging out in the store 4. There was no ice for purchase available by Saturday 5. Our meal at the restaurant was overcooked (chewy shrimp). Hopefully things will improve!

Marina Response:
Thank you for taking the time to write. We appreciate every review good or bad. As you know it has been very difficult getting back on track and unfortunately the weekend you arrived was our first weekend going into phase 3 so our team was trying to keep up as best that they could with the minimal staff and that included our ice delivery company. We are planning on having the channel dredged in the fall, and remarking the channel as this has been in the works for several years and it is a process. We look forward to you visiting us again under better circumstances in the near future and thank you so much for your input.
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First, the facilities at Oyster Farm Marina are first rate. Floating docks, beautiful dock house, very nice bathrooms. We have stayed here before and loved it. Now the other. Getting in touch with Amber, the dock master is near impossible. I left two voice messages trying to find out if they were open, but no answer. I made my reservation online after I had read a days old review (they must be open!). Paid my fee online, received a e-mail, and arrived at the Marina at 3:15 in the afternoon. No answer on the marine radio, CH16. No answer on the phone. We tied up on the fuel dock and I walked to the Marina office, closed at 3 on a Saturday. I was considered a “late check in”. I called the number on the door for a late check in, left a message, no call back. I called the emergency number and got Amber. She said to take any open spot on D dock. I mentioned that there were lots of dock boxes on D dock, she said just pick an empty slot. I asked for a specific spot. Finally got D17. Very nice because as we pulled out to go dock, the “empty” slot next to us was filled by a Oyster Farms Marina member with a 42 foot boat who was out for the day. The restrooms were not serviced on Saturday from the look of them that afternoon. No toilet paper in the ladies rooms. I ransacked the men’s side and put some rolls on the door handle of the ladies side. Trash was full. The channel into Kings Creek is shallow, 5 feet in some spots. The Oyster Farm website has a cartoon explaining the channel, when your get to the red day marker and make a 90 degree turn to starboard the cartoon shows another red day marker less than 1 hundred yards. It is not there. We headed to a red day marker about 5 hundred yards away and the big sport fisher behind us cut our stern ignoring the 2nd marker and headed directly to the creek. Local knowledge is better than a cartoon, so we followed. My Garvin is from 2015, the cartoon was undated, bottom line, the cartoon needs to be updated or taken down.

Marina Response:
Thank you very much for your feedback it is important to us. We are aware of the channel being difficult and happy to let you know that we are getting it dredged in the fall and remarked. As you know this is a very long process and we appreciate your patience. I also want to let you know that it has been very difficult during this crisis to get everyone on track as Amber has been doing the best she can under the circumstances. We were getting our phone system redone at the time and that is why the emergency line picked up as it went to her personal line. I am truly sorry for your frustrations but do appreciate your persistence. As for the toilet paper we unfortunately have had it taken from the property illegally due to none in the grocery stores but should of been more attentive. Once again thank you for your feedback it is appreciated.
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Stayed here during the COVID crisis. The marina had a friendly, but skeleton crew. Sadly we had no shore power our night here due to an oversight, but not a big deal considering the short handed staff. The docks are nice and new, free laundry facilities, nice showers, and there’s small ship’s store. Fuel dock and pump out was a cinch. Good water pressure at our pedestal. Entrance was a bit tricky due to confusing navigation aids, but never saw less than 7 feet at high tide. Very nice views and rustic setting. I found T-Mobile cell service rather poor. The marina WiFi didn’t fully reach our slip, but found it on par with most marina WiFi service. I think this marina would be awesome and fun after COVID with some more life, more boaters, and open restaurants.

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I will blame it on the Covid but the place is hurting. No one working when we came in. Don't think the restrooms got serviced the entire 4 nights we were here. Place was a little like a ghost town. Tons of empty slips. Of course weather was not the best, town beach still closed and virus concerns. All this being said, we do love coming here and will be back. Amber did a great job of keeping in touch with us and getting our reservation adjusted (delayed arrival 1day due to rough weather). She also gave us her contact info in case we needed anything. We will be back and hope things are on the upswing for the marina.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your post. Yes we are back in the swing of things now and look forward to seeing you soon.
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Beautiful Marina in a great little town with lots of things to do. however I have to base my rating off of the price for this marina. I have a 33 ft boat and it cost about $100 a night to stay here, witch is quit a bit higher than other marinas in the area, and that's ok, but if you are going to charge top dollar you need to focus on the smaller details. the channel needs to be dredged, be careful and do your homework before coming in the first time, also I very BIG pet peeve of mine is a marina that does not respond to vhf channel 16, we had to call them on our cell phone to find out what slip to go in. the wifi did not work at all, and at night the dock looked like a disco dance party because the lights on the power pedestals were all blinking on and off. But all in all we had a great time, and I am glad that we have marinas like this close to home.

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Helpful staff. Everything was clean and well maintained. Pool was great just what we needed on a hot July day.

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Great marina as far as the physical docks and buildings. The management is horrible. No skilled dock hands, hours open short, no friendly, no flexibility or effort to please the customers. We checked in Monday, 3 friends came in Wednesday. We asked for slips together. All were told no, “we are sold out”. Two slips next to us open all week. Also pool is horrible. Small and cloudy (chemicals off). Lastly the channel in is extremely shallow. I personally pulled two boats off bottom with my dingy in the channel. Could be a great marina if properly managed and they respected their visitors and treated them kindly. Last issue is that we came down from Middle River and planned to fuel up at Marina, price was $4.95 per gallon diesel when all over the bay is $3.00 or less. Unbelievable! This is horrible and price gouging at the extreme! Go to the Cape Charles Harbor, $2.95 per gallon.

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Wish we had more time to stay. What a beautiful resort! Cannot comment on the restaurant as it was closed that day and the next day we had other family plans. However, rest assured, we WILL come back for a longer stay!

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A quiet marina tucked in, on Kings Creek. The staff is great, and very helpful. They have shower facilities, laundry facilities, a pool, access to the beach overlooking the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. They have an angler store on premises. The Restaurant on premises serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. During the summer months, they have a bar and restaurant at the end of C-Pier with live entertainment every weekend. There is a short walk to the town, with shops and more restaurants.

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