Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 05-12-2012
Alligator River Marina lies on the western shore of the mouth of the Alligator River/AICW, just north of the swing bridge and southwest of flashing daybeacon #12. This facility provides the ONLY readily available dockage and fuel along the patch of the AICW between Coinjock, Elizabeth City and Dowry Creek/Belhaven!
This facility has always inspired strong feelings from cruisers. Some, like Captains Jim and Talley below, really like it. Others have had different sorts of things to say here on the Cruisers’ Net. Speaking personally, we have always gotten along famously with “Miss Wanda,” but, then again, we’ve known each other for many years!
The Alligator River Marina is the oasis we all try to find when we’ve been out too long. It is the fertile ground where new friendships spontaneously grow, and where old friends are glad to see you again.
Great fried chicken and hamburgers. Outstanding breakfasts. Clean showers and laundry facilities. Friendly staff.
The only reason we ever leave Wanda and the gang is so we can have all the fun of coming back again. And, we will. Again and again.
Jim and Talley Powell