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    • Georgia Marina Directory


      Below, you will discover our COMPLETE listing of Georgia marinas, arranged in a rough, north to south, geographic format. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO NARROW YOUR SELECTION of GA Marinas to a specific geographic sub-region, locate the RED, vertically stacked menu, on the right side of this, and all Cruisers’ Net pages. Click on “Georgia.” A drop down menu will appear, with a blue background, Now, click on “GA Marinas.” A sub-drop-down menu will now appear. The first selection is “All Georgia Marinas,” which is where you are now. Below this selection, however, you will find listed 4 Georgia geographic sub-regions. Select your waters of interest, and after clicking on your choice, a list of GA marinas will appear, confined to the sub-region you have picked!
    • Georgia Marinas – Savannah River to Savannah

    • Westin Savannah Harbor

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (912) 201-2000
      Website: http://www.westinsavannah.com/?EM=EM_aa_Google_My_Business_WI_1169_NAD_FM&SWAQ=94Z116
      Lat/Lon: Near 32°04.961 N / 81°05.129 W
      Location: guards the northern shores of Savannah River, between the two charted northward running offshoots, west of marker #6, and almost directly opposite River Street Market
      Depths: 10 ft.
      Address: 1 Resort Dr
      Savannah GA  31421


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $3.00 per foot,per night
      Type of dockage: floating concrete decked face dock
      Live Aboards Allowed:
      Total number of slips/berths: 600 feet
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50/100 amp power hookups available

      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled, but long walk from docks
      Swimming Pool: Available
      Restaurant: 4 on-site, and many others in downtown Savannah available via free water taxi which takes patrons across Savannah River to River Street
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Elizabeth On Thirty Seventh (912-2365547), Olde Pink House Restaurant (912-232-4286)

      Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available


      Reviews from Cruisers (1)

      1. Harry Burns -  April 25, 2013 - 10:17 am

        Claiborne,
        This is in response to your request for NE/FL wish list items and our response for Savannah Westin Resort/Marina:
        We spent two nights across from historic Savannah at the Westin Resort/Marina starting on April 7, 2013. It was our first visit to this city as we decided to get off the waterway and broaden our view a bit as we make our way north on our 37′ sailing vessel. Be cautious as you enter the river up to Savannah from northbound on the waterway as it is not easy to pick up even large commercial traffic until you are almost into the channel. We used the Shipfinder app on the iPhone here since we do not have onboard AIS and it allowed us to slow for an inbound container ship. Did the same thing on departure allowing us to follow a departing large commercial vessel we would not have seen until we had pulled away from the dock. There is room here on the sides for us little folks, but not a lot in some places.
        The Westin is a floating face dock about 250′ long, it is not a marina in that it has no fuel or pump out, and showers if you need them are a bit of a walk over to the golf club house. To reserve a spot you must call the hotel concierge who at least for us was hard to reach. You as well must leave a credit card to hold a spot. Upon arrival there are no dock staff or anyone on the VHF so you must again call the concierge. She dispatched the hotel “engineers”, but they arrived after we had already gotten ourselves tied up. We had timed our arrival and later departure to be near slack tide because there is significant current here and we expected no help here from reading other postings. The engineers did have keys to unlock the power pedestals and provided a 50A to 30A adapter since no direct 30A service was available. The price is currently $3.00 per foot which is high for what is provided. There is currently really only room for about 2-3
        transient vessels in the 40′ range because a beautiful historic sailing ship the Roseway(120′) is docked there for 6 weeks with daily river cruises. They need a lot more than their length to depart and return. Deploy all your largest bumpers when you tie up here or at the public docks across the way because you get some serious rocking from very large commercial ships going by 24/7. The escorting
        tugs run closer to the sides with even bigger wakes. The public rooms at the Westin are very nice, they have free bikes that you can use and the heated pool is great. Food was a bit pricey but very good for our one dinner.
        With that said we are very glad we stopped. A free ferry runs from the Westin across the river every 30 minutes with two convenient stops. The town is well worth visiting with good food, great historic sites and homes, and just fun to walk about. We are happy we picked the Westin over the town docks since all the waterfront tourists are walking right along side your vessel which is really not for us. If we visit Savannah again we would plan to stop at Thunderbolt or Isle of Palms and take the regular bus up to Savannah, but it would not be the same experience.
        Harry Burns
        S/V Two for the Roads

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    • River Street Market Place Dock

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (912) 495-0014
      Website: http://www.riverstreetmarketplace.com/
      Lat/Lon: Near 32°04.843 N / 81°05.153 W
      Location: flanks Savannah River’s southern shores in downtown Savannah
      Depths: 10 ft.
      Address: 502 E River St
      Savannah GA  31401


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $2.75 per foot, per night
      Type of dockage: floating concrete decked face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: no
      Total number of slips/berths: 250 feet
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50/100 amp power hookups available

      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Restaurant: Courtesy van available for trips to many good restaurants in nearby Savannah downtown district
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Elizabeth On Thirty Seventh (912-2365547), Olde Pink House Restaurant (912-232-4286)

      Provisioning Possibilities: Kroger Supermarket 1/2 mile away, marina will provide transport to Kroger, but you must return via a taxi ride
      Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available
      Gasoline and diesel fuel: Diesel Available


      Reviews from Cruisers (5)

      1. Don -  January 14, 2014 - 11:51 am

        If you want to be downtown, the River Street waterfront is best. Just fender up, put away, lockup and enjoy. You will not lack for activity both on the water and in town.
        Don on “Moonstruck”

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      2. Tom Wilson -  April 26, 2013 - 10:45 am

        My better half and I have stayed both at the Hyatt dock and at the Market Street dock. Both are accommodating but neither is what I would call a first class facility. Wifi and cable were “iffy” at best. And yes, to answer your question more specifically, the large boat traffic did keep us bouncing around some, and the clunk of tree limbs and other flotsam on its way to the ocean also created some anx. However, it is all worth it to visit and tour River Street and to take a horse and buggy ride through that beautiful city. Our favorite restaurants are “Vics on the River”, and just off the river, but within walking distance is the “Blue Safire” Restaurant. We would recommend the visit and these restaurants enthusiastically.
        Tom Wilson

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      3. Ted Williams -  October 21, 2010 - 10:58 pm

        The River Street docks are the place to be and Chaz is ultra helpful. There is a lot of shipping traffic (it’s the second busiest port on the east coast) and we enjoyed watching the big ships go by. You can go to the marinetraffic.com website and see the ships moving up and down the Savannah River and get terrific information about each ship. You can also turn the radio to channels 16 and 13 and listen to the ships and tugs. Savannah is a great city to visit.
        Captain Ted Williams

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      4. Ron -  October 18, 2010 - 5:40 pm

        I agree with Pascal. If you want to be in downtown Savannah, this is a good place to be. We walked by the city dock and the power pedestals were covered with trash bags. Somehow, you’re supposed to pay at the parking garage. Also, they don’t take reservations, The River Street Market Place Dock does. It should be noted that this is a “dock”, little more. There are no showers and the restrooms are shared with customers of the River Street Market Place and are locked at night. You do have power and water at no extra charge. No ice either although Chaz volunteered to go get us some. The wakes from ships are not bad, but an occasional private boat or the ferry may produce a wake bigger than you might like. If we return to Savannah, this is where we’ll stay.
        Captain Ron

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      5. Pascal -  November 3, 2009 - 3:08 pm

        Fall09: stopped there once again… best location in town! Chaz the dockmaster is always helpful and friendly. being able to walk from the boat to the historical district is a big plus.
        Pascal

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    • Savannah City Recreational Docks

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (912) 651-3634
      Website: http://www.savannahga.gov/index.aspx?NID=580
      Lat/Lon: Near 32°04.884 N / 81°05.347 W
      Location: flanking Savannah River’s southerly banks, in the heart of downtown Savannah
      Depths: 10 ft.
      Address: P.O. Box 1027
      2 East Bay St.
      Savanah GA  31401


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available, CHECK IF OPEN AND AVAILABLE AHEAD OF TIME
      Transient dockage rate: $1.50 per foot, per night
      Type of dockage: floating concrete decked face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: no
      Total number of slips/berths: 300 feet
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50 amp power hookups available

      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Restaurant: many within easy walking distance
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Elizabeths On Thirty Seventh (912-2365547), Olde Pink House Restaurant (912-232-4286)

      Provisioning Possibilities: Kroger supermarket several miles away, taxi or city shuttle ride necessary, taxi stand at Hyatt Hotel


      Reviews from Cruisers (10)

      1. Rho-Jo -  April 26, 2013 - 10:51 am

        We stayed at the City Marina when we went to Savannah. The dock master was very helpful. Easy walk to the shops and all the restaurants. Ate at Paula Deans. Don’t let the line fool you. We only waited about twenty minutes. They have dining on multiple levels of the building. The two nights we were there we only remember a few ships coming by. They were in the middle of the night. The wake was not that bad.
        Rho-Jo

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      2. Captain Ron -  October 20, 2010 - 10:25 am

        We walked by the city dock and the power pedestals were covered with trash bags. Somehow, you’re supposed to pay at the parking garage. Also, they don’t take reservations.
        Captain Ron

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      3. Greg and Susan Han -  May 12, 2010 - 3:23 pm

        The City of Savannah is preparing to once again charge for docking at the Riverfront Plaza facilities. Per a phone conversation with Shawn Emerson of the Mobility and Parking Services Department, the policy will be in place by the end of May. Bottom line is the fee will be $1.50/ft for 24 hours. Tieing up for less than 3 hours is free. Complete information may be found on the Waterway Guide or City of Savannah websites.
        Ted Stehle
        Waterway Guide/Skipper Bob Publications

        It will be interesting to see how the boating market responds to this. Even though the location is excellent my experience is that the free nature is the main draw of the site. The hotels docks nearby charge around double the 1.50/ft but you have some services especially water and real electricity not the 15amp service (on GFI sockets that do not work with my boat) and that sometimes work and sometimes not. Water bibs are in bad repair and only a few for the whole dock.
        I have made this a regular stop but will now have to re-evaluate stopping at Thunderbolt instead. This will free up space for the locals who come to enjoy and afternoon and do not stay overnight and who were probably complaining about all the freeloaders who stayed for days and took all the space.
        Aw I will probably stop there again in the fall and pay the freight and remember the good ol days.
        Greg and Susan Han
        Key Biscayne, FL
        Allegria — Krogen Whaleback #16

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      4. Dick and Elle Lassman -  December 6, 2009 - 9:52 am

        Just talked to the City of Savannah about staying over night on their docks. There is a new telephone number 912-651-6470 ext.1 and it is now handled by the Park Service. We were told it is first come first served and presently not charging any fee where in the past it was $1 per foot. You must call in advance for they have a cruise ship that may be in port and take up the whole dock. It is a great stop but be aware you become one of the attractions on the waterfront.
        Going there this coming weekend and will report any more onformation if necessary.
        Regards,
        Dick and Elle Lassman
        M/V Summer Wind

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      5. Greg T -  September 24, 2009 - 10:49 am

        I did stay in Savannath last spring.It was at a dockage for a parking lot, south of a Hotel, which was taken by a huge powerboat, and no dockage available left. Terrible dockage due to river traffic, and their speed. Thought the boat was swamped from the container traffic.A lot of crime in the surrouinding area. If you are not white-Don’t walk around after the shops close That came from the the parking lot attendant. They left at 9 P.M. along with a locking gate, that would not open, until the next morning. Loaded my .357, and under my pillow. Stay out of GA——————————-
        Greg T
        ST42

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      6. David -  July 23, 2009 - 11:08 am

        Downtown Savannah currently has 4 docks: The public dock, the Westin, the Hyatt, and there is a private dock in front of “Spankies” restaurant. Dockage at the public dock is generally first come, first serve, with little chance for reservations. City hall is just a couple of blocks away and those intending to spend the night are expected to walk there and pay for their dockage. None of the docks monitor a VHF radio. Contact the Hyatt or Westin by their local phone (Westin – 912-201-2228). You can usually work a deal to eat at their restaurants, in exchange for a couple hours of free dockage (Westin’s dockage was $4.00/foot a couple of years ago, I don’t know what it is now). The private dock is managed by the parking lot attendant directly above the dock. Ships are not a problem, tugs are. You can get slammed and they could care less.
        Name Withheld By Request

        The last 2 times we went to Savannah we overnighted on the waterfront (Savannah side, Hyatt I think). It was expensive, minimum is about $100.00 night, but was really a nice way to spend the evening and many of the local restaurants were really quite good. A short walk away, Planters was exceptional.
        David

        Yes, I’ve docked downtown, last month, one night and found it to be a great stop, it’s worth the detour off the ICW. I can’t remember the name of the dock, shame on me…, the dock master was extremely friendly and helpful. Current, traffic, security etc… was not an issue. There are 2 or 3 floating docks there, different management i think. we stayed at the one in the middle.
        Plenty of restaurants right across the street… being able to step off the boat and stroll the empty streets in the morning was real nice too…
        Pascal

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      7. Mike & Tammy -  July 22, 2009 - 12:03 pm

        Earlier this summer we spent a week at the City Docks (about 750′) from the river street docks. Only $1/ft/night.
        Awesome location to visit the city. You are right in the heart of the tourist district. During the day there are a few wakes, but not bad. Towards the end of the week we did start to feel like a tourist attraction.
        Currently at the Charleston Maritime Center. Great location again. Downside, there is a current in the marina which makes docking interesting and the seawall leaves it a little rolly from the occasional boat wake (quiets down at night). Otherwise well maintained with a helpful staff. Less expensive than the city marina and free Laundry. Side benefit is the water taxi’s to Patriots point and to Fort Sumter are right there.
        Mike & Tammy
        Valhalla II (Gemini 3400)

        Subject: Savannah City Docks
        Message: We do have some news to report on the Savannah City Docks. These are the docks just east of the river boats and the Hyatt. We love the sublime atmosphere of the Savannah historic downtown and the numerous squares, so we normally make the detour off the ICW to the river front. These docks are not free, but at $1.00/foot, they are cheap; electricy is available (20 amp) but you may need to share a water spigot. It is my understanding these docks were donated to the city for the exclusive use of pleasure craft. There will be some changes since many people feel they are free and the city had the terrible idea of letting the American Spirit Line of cruise ships tie up there whenever they wanted – literally tossing off any pleasure craft that were there (this happened to me during a gale watch this spring). Currently there is a 150′ barq tied up, taking half the available space. Too bad, the docks weren’t made for thse large ships and the damage from them is becomong apparent.
        According to Judy at the Municpal building, the dockage administration is being transferred to the parking authority and an office will be erected close to the docks for fee collection (that would make the other three pleasure craft here right now upset). According to other sources, the cruise lines will be docked at another location and maybe the barq will move as well. Unfortunately, the maximum length will be limited to 35 feet. Only one of the boats currently docked meet that size limit.
        So, please check with Judy on your way in or you may make the hour trip in vane. If teh size limit becomes a reality, this will be our last trip to the city docks and probably Savannah. Too bad.
        Dave and Brenda Johnson
        TBBG

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      8. Michael Porter -  July 22, 2009 - 11:41 am

        Subject: Savannah
        Cruising News: Just spent 2 good nights at the Savannah City Docks. Great place, and the price is right at $1/ft. The floats are the same as those at the pricey ($2.50) River St. Market and a self-sufficient pasagemaker shouldn’t need services.
        Ran up Savannah River in a blue dungeon of fog — the pilots had closed the river to shipping so we had a very impressive parade of ships after it was opened.
        Michael Porter

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      9. Multiple Contributors -  July 22, 2009 - 11:36 am

        Has anyone stayed overnight at river street market place dock? Southbound we stayed at a wilmington island marina and we’re looking to be closer, the price is a wash after you figure in taxi service.
        Thanks for any information,
        Scott and Caroline McGonigle
        1982 mainship trawler, SEASCAPE

        Scott and Caroline,
        We have gone up the Savannah last year and stayed at the River Walk docks. You can call the City and get info but it is first come, first serve there. they will not hold any space for you. The weekends are very full with many small boats. Our recommendation would be to try to go before the weekend and stay through the weekend. You have to walk into own and we believe ,if our memory is right go to the Chamber of commerce to ceheck in and pay. Good luck and enjoy. By the way there is water and 15 amp electric.
        Dick and Elle Lassman

        We spent a few days at the river street docks. We enjoyed it, but beware of a bouncy stay. It’s not the big ships that cause the problem but the small boats that think no wake is what they produce just before going fast enough to plane.
        Peter & Vickie Kidd

        I have not stayed at River Street dock myself, but have been there many times. I’ve been told that wakes from the container ships can roll you out of your bunk and may damage your boat. If you go there I suggest you have plenty of big fenders.
        Peter Colket

        There are some wakes from the ships, its no different then tying up on the Riverwalk in Ft. Lauderdale. In Savanah the dock is floating so there is some give and wake protection. Your not banging against a cement wall.
        Dick and Elle Lassman

        We stayed there for 5 days and had a fantastic time. We didn’t notice much wave action from the container ships. I guess some people just like to complain about everything.
        If we do the loop again, we would spend more time there. Plus, the price is right for being right downtown.
        James Taylor

        We stayed there last November. Couple of add’l points on Savannah’s dock:
        * You should call the City Tax office — 912.651.6451 — they manage the dock and collect the fee.
        * CTO is two and half blocks away. They will tell you how to find them.
        * Bring a check — no credit cards. The fee is $1/ft/day.
        * Unofficially, this one time payment for a day is all they will ask for. We were told, if we stay longer, not to come back for additional payment. This friendly approach may not be the rule.
        * Not all (in best case only half) of the 15A outlets are hot. Be prepared to either move the boat closer to a working outlet, or have a long extension cord ready.
        * We were told that in 2009 the docks will be given to the parking authority, meaning that a dollar a foot (or a free day) will become a thing of the past.
        Raoul, Adria, Symbol

        It is now 2.50 per foot, which includes water, electric, and wifi. No showers or laundry facilities, but there is a security gate with key code. Previously, we stayed in Thunderbolt. We think the River Street dockage is worth the price, to be right on River Street, not having to deal with the travel back and forth (calling, waiting, paying for cab or bus). We’ll let you all know how we make out!
        Caroline & Scott McGonigle
        M/V Seascape

        I don’t want to confuse anyone……but…..when we were there last year….. there are two city docks and they are next to each other. The one behind the gate with water & electric for $2.50 ft. the other city dock (about 100 ft. away) cost me $37.50 for the first night (water and 15 amp plug at street level) and was told I didn’t need to come back and pay any more unless I wanted to stay a week. We stayed there 5 days for $37.50 compared to $525.00 at the gated dock.
        It may have changed this year so check around.
        James Taylor

        Subject: Savannah River Street Docks
        Cruising News: You can disregard all other Postings before this date 3-20-09. Here is the up to date poop on the Savannah River Street Docks. Control of the docks has been moved from the City of Savannah Revenue Department and placed under full control of the City of Savannah Parking Services. The “Go To Man” is Jim Tilliamsen. Jim has taken over the operation, though he has only been in this position for four day as of 3-20-09. You can call Jim on his direct line 912-651-2834. To make a reservation you should call at least one day in advance. The docking rate will remain at $1.00US per foot per day. If you are only going to stay for lunch or under three hours there is no charge, but it is still advisable to call ahead. There is water and 30amp service available. Jim said he will be checking on the services that were reported not to be working. Jim works for the City so if you call, call early and call between 9:00Am and 4:00PM.
        Kevin R. Quinn
        SeaQuinns
        Tybee Light Power Squadron
        Administrtive Officer

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      10. Randy Kruml -  July 22, 2009 - 11:30 am

        Cruising News: Anyone interested in heading up the Savannah River to Savannah and tying up for the night at a very reasonable rate of $1/ft. had better think again. There is a new sheriff in town (on the job for 1 month as of this writing) and his name is Jim Gilliamsen. I arrived Sunday afternoon after sailing outside overnight single handed from St. Augustine. There were two other boats tied up at the dock. At 7:00 am Monday (today), I heard a rap on the hull, and there was Mr.Gilliamsen with two policemen telling me I wasn’t welcome and I must leave. He did the same to the others, who had paid for numeroous days in advance. I tried to reason with him, saying my experience in January during the trip south was you go to the parking garage and pay for the space on the dock, and he said they should not have done that, and that it wasn’t going to happen anymore. I then told him that if that is the case, the cruising guides and websites would need to be updated as such. I
        also explained to him that I had just spent nearly $1000 in provisions and boat parts, and had dinner at Huey’s, and if that isn’t important to the city of Savannah, then I would gladly take my business elsewhere. To make a longer story short, he reconsidered his position and allowed me to stay one more night, but I expect that this great spot for an overnight visit will not be available to future cruisers. That is, until Mr. Gilliamsen chooses to leave, or is asked to leave by his employer. It is my impression he is making this stuff up as he goes and it may be that the powers that be may not approve. Particularly in this economic environement, when every merchant can use every dollar of revenue they can get.
        Randy Kruml
        s/v Kristinly

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    • Savannah Hyatt Dock (Temp Closed)

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (912) 238-1234
      Website: https://savannah.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html
      Lat/Lon: Near 32°04.940 N / 81°05.476 W
      Location: TEMPORARILY CLOSED Due to Hurricane Damage. Expect to re-open by mid-March 2017. Call (912) 721-4654 for current status. Flanks the southern banks of Savannah River, just west of the Savannah City Docks.
      Depths: 27 ft.
      Address: 2 W Bay St
      Savannah GA  31401


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $3.00 per foot, per night
      Type of dockage: floating concrete decked face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: no
      Total number of slips/berths: 414 feet
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50/100 amp power hookups available

      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled - in hotel across the street
      Laundromat: Available
      Swimming Pool: Available
      Restaurant: many nearby
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Sapphire Grill (912-443-9962), Elizabeths On Thirty Seventh (912-2365547), Olde Pink House Restaurant (912-232-4286)

      Provisioning Possibilities: Kroger supermarket several miles away, taxi ride necessary, taxi stand at hotel just across street


      Reviews from Cruisers (3)

      1. Cap'n Parky -  November 10, 2015 - 6:01 pm

        Here’s the up to date situation (Nov 2015) of visiting Savannah, some 6 miles or so up river from the ICW. Firstly the downtown public dock is now closed to boats of any size – I have no idea why. The Market Landing marina [River Street Market Place Dock] is $3 per ft per night but the best deal is at the Hyatt Marina. $2.75 per ft transient but you get all the hotel’s excellent facilities – solid floating dock, 30/50amp power, impeccably clean restrooms, showers, exercise room, indoor swimming pool (with free towels), coffee shop and excellent (though pricey) restaurant. Next door on Rivers Street, try the roof top bar and grill of the Bohemian Hotel for a great sunset view of the Savannah River. Well worth a visit – Five Star Rating
        Cap’n Parky

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      2. Tom Wilson -  April 26, 2013 - 10:44 am

        My better half and I have stayed both at the Hyatt dock and at the Market Street dock. Both are accommodating but neither is what I would call a first class facility. Wifi and cable were “iffy” at best. And yes, to answer your question more specifically, the large boat traffic did keep us bouncing around some, and the clunk of tree limbs and other flotsam on its way to the ocean also created some anx. However, it is all worth it to visit and tour River Street and to take a horse and buggy ride through that beautiful city. Our favorite restaurants are “Vics on the River”, and just off the river, but within walking distance is the “Blue Safire” Restaurant. We would recommend the visit and these restaurants enthusiastically.
        Tom Wilson

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      3. Larry -  April 19, 2011 - 11:24 pm

        Instead, I called the Hyatt, which is located next to City Hall and has 414 feet of dock on the river. I expected the dock to be full of 100 foot megayachts, but Jennifer, the dockmaster, said there was plenty of room and even a 30 amp outlet she could put us near (they advertise 50 and 100 amp service only). We went for that even at the price of $3/foot. The advertised ammenities seemed worth it at only 50-cents more than the other dock. The third facility is at an even more splendiferous hotel than the Hyatt, but it is on the South Carolina side of the river. Even though they offered free ferry
        service to the Savannah waterfront, we decided not to go there. We would rather have the old port a step off O.G’s deck.
        Captain Ted Jones

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    • Georgia Marinas – AICW, Elba Island Cut to Hell Gate (Statute Mile 575.5 to 602)

    • Bull River Marina

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (912) 897-7300
      Website: http://bullrivermarina.com/
      Statute Mile: 578
      Lat/Lon: Near 32°02.081 N / 80°57.528 W
      Location: guards the southwestern shoreline of Bull River southeast of the 20-foot fixed bridge
      Depths: 6 ft.
      Address: 8005 US-80
      Savannah GA  31410


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available, Must be able to clear a 20 foot fixed bridge to easily reach this marina from the AICW via St. Augustine Creek
      Transient dockage rate: $1.50 per foot, per night
      Type of dockage: floating wooden slips and face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: yes
      Total number of slips/berths: 80
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50 amp power hookups available

      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Restaurant: one nearby
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Flying Fish (912-897-2009)

      Provisioning Possibilities: Kroger Supermarket 1 mile away, one community bicycle available, otherwise taxi ride necessary
      LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

      Walk to Chu’s gas station for LPG tank exchange less than 1/4 mile away
      Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available
      Waste pump-out: Available
      Gasoline and diesel fuel: Gas & Diesel Available


      Fuel Prices (All Taxes Included)

      Reporting Date: November 12, 2018
      Gasoline Price: $4.38 (All Taxes Included)
      Diesel Fuel Price: $3.28 (All Taxes Included)

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    • Savannah Bend Marina

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (912) 897-3625
      Website: https://www.facebook.com/savannahbendmarina or marinemax.com
      Statute Mile: 583
      Lat/Lon: Near 32°02.143 N / 81°02.726 W
      Location: guards the Waterway’s eastern shores immediately north of the Thunderbolt Bridge
      Depths: 10 ft.
      Address: 188 Old Tybee Rd
      Savannah GA  31410
      General Manager: Kenny Linton


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $1.50 per foot, per night
      Type of dockage: floating concrete decked slips and face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: no
      Total number of slips/berths: 32
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50 amp power hookups available

      $6.00/per night - 30 amp hookup, $11.00/per night - 50 amp hookup
      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Laundromat: Available
      Restaurant: on-site and several others within walking distance
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Desposito’s Seafoot Restaurant (on-site, 912-897-9963) located directly behind marina-has seasonal hours no other place within walking distance

      Provisioning Possibilities: nearest grocery store 3 miles away, taxi ride necessary
      LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

      marina can fill large gas grill tanks on site-$30.00
      Dockside Cable Television Connection: Available
      Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available
      Gasoline and diesel fuel: Gas & Diesel Available


      Fuel Prices (All Taxes Included)

      Reporting Date: November 12, 2018
      Notes: ethanol free/92 octane)
      Gasoline Price: $4.00 (All Taxes Included)
      Diesel Fuel Price: $3.45 (All Taxes Included)
      Any Quantity Discount: .25 cent per gallon discount of 100 gallons

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    • Hinckley Yacht Services

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (912) 629-2400
      Fax: (912) 629-2404
      Website: http://www.hinckleyyachts.com/
      Statute Mile: 583
      Lat/Lon: Near 32°02.105 N / 81°02.783 W
      Location: lies on the Waterway’s western banks opposite Savannah Bend Marina
      Depths: 8 ft.
      Address: 2400 Mechanics Avenue
      Savannah GA  31404


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $2.50 per foot, per night, in season (Memorial Day to Labor Day), $1.75 per foot per night, off season (September to early May)
      Type of dockage: floating wooden slips and face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: no
      Total number of slips/berths: 10
      Dockside Power Connections: 20/30 30/50 amp power hookups available

      $5.00/per night - 30-amp hookup, $8.00/per night - 50-amp hookup
      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Restaurant: several nearby – marina courtesy car available
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Tubby’s Tank House (912-233-0770)

      Provisioning Possibilities: Piggly Wiggly 1 mile away, taxi ride necessary
      LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

      Take taxi to Walmart for LPG exchange about 2 miles away
      Wi-Fi Internet Access: Available


      Reviews from Cruisers (10)

      1. Maureen Gapp -  November 1, 2016 - 7:04 am

        You don’t always get what you pay for! With such great reviews we decided to use Hinckley to paint our boat. Expensive, but good, right? WRONG. We got a bid to have our 49 Hylas to have our yacht painted in Awlgrip in January 2016. We have used Awlgrip paint before and found it to be durable, easy to clean and long lasting. A few weeks after we got the bid to paint the topsides in Awlgrip by Brian the manager, we were handed off to Chuck to coordinate the work we needed done. Then came the hard sell (emails and phone calls) from Chuck to use Imron paint. Imron paint is cheaper than Awlgrip and in hindsight we felt that was the reason for the big push to use Imron. Although we loved Awlgrip we decided the “professionals” knew better and so we went with their product Imron. We felt that on every step Hinkley pushed us to do more and more work we felt unnecessary. It always started with “at Hinckley we do it this way because it’s the best”. They faired the transom and built it up with a compound to fix a few dings. We were not in Florida when the work was done which was Big mistake. When we arrived in late January the first issues started. First issue was we had covered our boat to protect the deck from the harsh Florida weather .We always do this when leaving our boat in storage. Hinckley removed it when they stepped the mast right after we left and never replaced as they deemed it unnecessary. We reminded them to put it back on after the mast was stepped and were assured they would do so. When we returned the deck needed to be waxed and the sun had damaged fabrics in the boat and other damage from being uncovered and unattended. Next we track down the edges! had new signs put on the boat. When I showed Chuck that they were peeling, he suggested a little clear nail polish on the edges to keep them from peeling off! I was starting to regret using Hinckley.
        Most worrisome was the paint job. The Imron just wasn’t the right type of paint for a sailboat that actually gets used. This became apparent a few months later. We sailed from Hinckley directly to the Bahamas and Cuba for 4 months. The boat was only in a marina once where it was rinsed down and washed. It was there we noticed that salt had etched the paint. When we returned to Hinckley five months after the initial painting we had to haul the boat and they had to use an acid to remove the salt. Even the yard and paint distributor said they had never seen anything like it. Never in 25,000 miles of sailing with Awlgrip had we ever used anything but Awlgrip wash to clean our boat of salt residue. It always looked great. Next issue was discovered by the guys who polished the boa. He t noticed small cracks all over the transom. Brian tried to explain it as fiberglass from under the bonding they used was suddenly erupting through the paint. Riduculous? Of course. But our choice was to stay in Florida and haggle with Hinckley or just consider this a VERY EXPENSIVE lesson. We realized we would never be satisfied and left. We are currently in Europe and have now noticed that everything scratches this paint. Mooring lines that rub remove the paint down to the primer. Bumpers rubbing wear off the paint, a small bump on a plastic dock scratches. Even my finger nail can scratch through the paint! Two professional painters here in Europe laughed at their explanation on why the transom had cracks. Both explained it was too much compound used and the compound was cracking underneath. This of course makes more sense. I will say that Hinckley did reimburse me the costs of the signs. Lessons learned .Never would I recommend Imron paint and never would I recommend Hinckley Boat yard

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      2. Tom Callan -  April 26, 2013 - 9:03 am

        Have stayed in Thunderbolt several times this Spring. Once at Morningstar Bahia Bleu and twice at Hinckley Yacht Services. Stayed on the facing docks at both marinas. Plenty of water and easy approach. Bahia Bleu is a “real” marina and has some nice facilities, although the bathrooms/laundry are all on the 2nd deck of the building. Hinckley is a boatyard (wonderful boatyard by the way) so facilities are a little more spartan, i.e., no laundry. We’ve gone to Tubby’s Tank House restaurant everytime. Good food and a lively spot. Very short walk from Bahia Bleu and about half mile from Hinckley
        Tom Callan
        o/b Great Escape
        53 DeFever POC

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      3. John Winter -  April 23, 2013 - 9:36 am

        If you want to take a cab to Savannah, we recommend staying in Thunderbolt (we use Hinckley for price even though it is not as nice as other marinas there – it is a boat yard), but the cab ride to town is shorter, therefore cheaper. Also, docking at HInckley is a breezeThe bus from Isle of Hope to downtown is ok, but you have to make a transfer and it therefore takes some time.
        John Winter

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      4. Colin Day -  November 6, 2012 - 10:34 am

        By telephone we contacted 7 reputable boat yards including 2 in Florida where we had hauled in prevous years for quotations. For a fair comparison we reduced each quote to a $ per foot cost. The quotation from Hinkley Yacht Services in Thunderbolt GA came right in the middle of our tabulation. After several discussions with Gebel Seese , Hinkley Service Manager, {Contact: {912} 629 2400 } it became apparent to us that Hinkley offerred the best possible value consistent with top quality materials and skilled labor.
        We found the Sea Hawk web site informative and following Gebel Seese advise we specified Sea Hawk, Tropikote, based on proven longevity and effectiveness of anti fouling properties. Further, via Sea Hawks appointed applicators a written guarrantee is issued which appealed to Jean and I.
        Haul out day saw LILY MARIA in the slings for a full 8 hours while she was scraped,pressure washed and lightly sanded. Of special note,the running gear and scoops were restored to bare metal by the addition of a small amount of silicone sand added to the pressure wash water.This coupled with the extensive work undertaken the prevous year at the Chesapeake Marine Railway has restored the bottom of LILY MARIA to a clean fair surface. As one interested bystander said “Your 35 year old boat now has the bottom of a 4 year old”. We especially appreciated the care and hard work in prepping the bottom on which the finished job would depend.
        Metal primed, 2 coats of Tropikote applied with 3 on the waterline and LILY MARIA was ready to be launched within 5 working days.
        Durring the haul out we lived aboard with minimal inconveience. Hinkley provides good clean shoreside facilities adjascent to the work area. The work areas are tidy, well organized and the work scheduled so the job progresses without interruption.
        The labor force,many of whom worked at the old Palmer Johnson yard, are experienced, skilled craftsmen and proud to carry on the the quality work that Hinkley is renowned for. This full service yard maintains many boats that are not Hinkley built and despite there insistance on customer service and quality there priceing is most competitive.Hinkley is not a do it your self yard.
        We are extremly satisfied with our Hinkley experience which was beyond our expectations. The job was completed on time, within budget and to a high standard. On the run south we have noted at least a 1.25 increse in speed at cruising RPM plus resultant fuel savings.
        Jean sums it up best of all by saying “the only problem I see with Hinkley is that we now have no choice but to return for all future haul outs!!
        Colin Day
        Jean Henderson

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      5. David -  April 10, 2012 - 2:33 pm

        Personally we had very good results from the Hinckley yard that is just south of Savannah. Prices were very reasonable, they work fast and they know what they are doing.
        David

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      6. Kerry Appleton -  May 24, 2011 - 11:45 pm

        Stayed in May 2011. Great cheap transient rates. Nice showers and cheap dockage.
        Kerry Appleton

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      7. Bill -  July 23, 2009 - 11:12 am

        I can highly and strongly recommend Hinckley Yacht Services, about a mile north of Thunderbolt (suburb of Savannah, GA). They are a full service yard with some of the best marine service staff I have ever seen. They also have a storage yard and 35 ton lift. Their work is not cheap, but reasonable for the results. In spite of what is written in some guidebooks, they do offer transient berthing, but they aren’t very close to shopping. Neither is Thunderbolt. There is a bus line about 3/4 mile away. Check them out at http://www.hinckleyyachts.com
        Bill

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      8. Ken & Sharon Vogel -  July 22, 2009 - 12:11 pm

        Subject: Hinckley Yacht Services,
        Cruising News: We just had a long list of repairs and improvements done to our vessel, Docker’s Inn, at Hinckley Yacht Services in Thunderbolt, GA. All the work that we had done was first rate, including the rebuilding of our aft deck wet bar/storage area, which was a major project that our “normal” mechanic at Hilton Head abandoned. Mike Pranschke, the service operations manager, was very accommodating and professional and had good ideas for fixing that which needed repair. In the end, we had a list of over 30 items that needed work and which we could not get done on Hilton Head. The folks at Hinckley can do just about anything, including major refits to very large vessels. The only critique I would have is that they seem to be a bit overbooked, which leads to delays in completing the work on time. All in all, it was a very satisfying experience, and I would return.
        Ken & Sharon Vogel
        M/V Docker’s Inn

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      9. Brenda & Todd Lanning -  July 22, 2009 - 12:07 pm

        After a recent electrical fire on board Life’s2Short I wanted to take a moment to thank the crew @ Hinckley Yacht Works in Savannah (Thunderbolt) GA. It’s so refreshing not to hear “Hmmmm, never seen this before?” from a mechanic when they step on board. The guys (Tim & Michele) who helped me rewire a number of items that got fried were fast, very knowlegeable & professional! I would highly recommend Hinckley to those of you who might need assistance as you travel the ICW!
        I would also suggest to those of you who have a davit motor to check and make sure that it has some type of fuse or breaker in-line, ours did not. What happened was that over years of use the wire on the control box of the davit motor wore through, shorted itself out on the crane and melted the wire and every other wire that was touching it as it passed along 30′ of chase.
        It’s quite scary when you’re anchored out enjoying the evening on the sundeck and all of a sudden your smoke alarm goes off. You then open the salon door and can’t see 3′ in front of you because of all the smoke rolling through your home! However no one was hurt (physically) and we were able to head back south to Hinckley under our own power.
        Just thinking about this has made me thirsty, anybody for a Bloody Mary?
        Brenda & Todd Lanning
        M/V Life’s2Short

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      10. Brenda & Todd Lanning -  July 22, 2009 - 11:54 am

        I too heartily agree with Bill and his recommendation for Hinckley Yacht Services. We were at Hinckley off & on this past summer. We left Life’s2Short there for 5 weeks when we went back to MO to visit friends & family. We also had to return back to Hinckley after heading north when we had an elcectrical fire on board just south of Hilton Head. The guys in the yard are outstanding and really know their business!! I never met Dustin when I was there but you can call Mike Pranschke @ 912-629-2400, Mike is the Service Operations Manager. We also found that Hinckley had the best in-the-water transient rate of anyone in the Savannah area. Note that the tides are between 8 & 10 foot in that area, plan your approach at slack tide if at all possible, high slack tide if they are going to put you on the inside of the face dock!! Hinckley is not a true marina when it comes to all the bells and whistles a transient might need but they have clean showers and a great crew to support your
        mechanical needs!! Tell them Life’s2Short sent you.
        Brenda & Todd Lanning
        M/V Life’s2Short

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