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Dudley’s Marina

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Basic Marina Information:

Phone: (252) 393-2204
Statute Mile: 229
Lat/Lon: Near 34 40.832 North / 77 06.740 West
Location: lies northeast of the ICW near marker #46A
Depths: 4 ft.

Service Details:

Transient dockage: Available
Transient dockage rate: 75 cents per foot per night
Type of dockage: fixed and floating wooden face docks and slips
Total number of slips/berths: 25
Dockside Power Connections: 30/50 amp power hookups available

Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
Showers: Available
Restaurant: several available via 1/4 mile walk or courtesy car ride across the bridge and causeway into downtown Swansboro
Restaurant Recommendations:

Captain Charleys Seafood Paradise (wonderful fried seafood, 910-326-4303), Yanas (Breakfast, 910-326-5501)

Provisioning Possibilities: Piggly Wiggly 2 miles away, courtesy car provided
LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

LPG tank exchange available at Waters Ace Hardware (910-326-5372) 2 1/2 miles away – use marina courtesy car
Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available
Gasoline and diesel fuel: Gas & Diesel Available

Fuel Prices (All Taxes Included)

Reporting Date: March 24, 2015
Notes: boat gas/ethanol free
Gasoline Price: $2.30
Diesel Fuel Price: $2.24
Any Quantity Discount: diesel only-300 gallons-negotiable


Reviews from the Cruisers' Net Community (8)

  1. Paula Spence, M/Y Sea Eagle -  July 15, 2014 - 5:15 pm

    We stopped in Swansboro last weekend to visit with a friend who lives there. We’ve stayed at Dudley’s twice before and will do so again in the future, but NEVER, EVER on a weekend! The boat traffic was on the river was very heavy, which I would expect on a weekend in July, but virtually non one pays any attention to the No Wake zone. Boats of varying sizes flew by us not 20 feet from our hull. The heavy wakes were almost constant, starting very early in the morning and going on well into the evening. I don’t understand why there is no enforcement in areas like this.

  2. Paula Spence -  August 30, 2013 - 4:54 pm

    Stayed here for two nights this week. It was our second time stopping at Dudley’s this year. The docks are still rough and there are shallow areas around for sure. The wind was blowing pretty good against the dock when we got there and when we left. The dock workers there really know their stuff and were very helpful getting us in and out of there. The place is nothing fancy by any means but it serves its purpose well. We are walkers so we went across the bridge to town (a mile or so?) to check out all the shops again. There is a Wed and Sat street market but we were very disappointed to find that there were no produce vendors, only arts and crafts.

  3. max miller -  April 28, 2012 - 8:14 pm

    We tied up at Dudley’s on April 26. The fixed piers are still rough so get out your old lines and fenderboards.
    But Dudley’s is still $0.75 per foot and they are generous with their courtesy car and their hospitality. There is a Walgreens Pharmacy and a grocery in town (too far to walk). I didn’t see a West Marine but Dudley’s has more parts and fishing supplies that I have ever seen in a West Marine and at reasonable prices.
    Folks here in Swansboro are proud of their seafaring and boatbuilding history. One of the Dudleys published a pictoral
    history of the town. They have a copy in the office. They might let you view it.
    The wind was blowing a 30-40 the day we arrived. Every hand from the marina was on the dock landing boats. Each of them, mechanics, yard workers, and all, knew how to handle a line and tie a clove hitch.
    One sailboat ran aground when entering a slip and the dock boys brought the towing skiff around to pull him off. The senior Mr. Dudley stepped aboard, took the helm, and, with a near gale blowing, impressed us with as fine a demonstration of boat handling as I have ever witnessed.

  4. Doyle and LaVisa (Halifax) -  November 29, 2011 - 4:51 pm

    We stopped by Dudley’s on 11/23/11 on a short Thanksgiving cruise to Beauford, NC. A thank you from the Halifax Crew to Dudley’s for keeping the dockage fee and the price of gasoline/fuel affordable so we can continue to boat. Very friendly staff and helpful with docking. I recommend them and wil stop in again. Easy walk over the bridge to town from their location.

  5. Bob & Lynne /Traveller -  November 15, 2011 - 7:45 am

    Make no mistake about it, Dudley’s is a great local sport fisherman’s marina with dockage for cruisers. We love the service and the helpfullness of the staff and it’s working boat yard atmosphere. It’s a great value for the cruiser at 75 cents a ft., electric, water and courtesy van included. Their facilities are “seasoned” and more than adequate.

  6. Norman Mason -  February 3, 2010 - 4:27 pm

    We stayed at Dudley’s Marina for three days just after January 1, 2010. It was so cold that we had to cover the engine room vents to keep it from freezing, even with heat on. Dudley’s is a great place, and we should all support them for helping us keep the cost of cruising down. We were there simply because it was too cold to move. The cost was minimal, because of the $.75 per foot rate. A car is available for the short run to Swansboro and necessary grocery stores and even a Lowes. We look forward to returning in the spring.

  7. LuAnne Woods -  August 18, 2009 - 10:22 am

    8-17-09 Currently staying at Dudley’s Marina in Swansboro, NC. Not much of a tide change daily, so the old fixed wooden dock is fine. Especially for .75 per foot and free electric. Plus a car to use for short trips. The owner is a bit curmudgeonous, but the rest of the employees are great. The historic district is nice, with lots of shops and restaurants.
    LuAnne Woods

  8. Patty Mitchell -  July 16, 2009 - 1:18 pm

    Subject: Marina
    Cruising News: Dudley’s Marina in Swansboro,NC is a good deal! Not in the cruising books but has docks for .75/ft and free electric 50a.They have clean restrooms and a van for going to store, etc.
    Patty Mitchell


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