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    • Isle of Hope Marina

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (912) 354-8187
      Website: http://www.iohmarina.com/
      Statute Mile: 590
      Lat/Lon: Near 31°58.777 N / 81°03.365 W
      Location: lies along the northwestern shores of the AICW in the body of a hairpin turn northwest of marker #46
      Depths: 10 ft.
      Address: 50 W Bluff Dr
      Savannah GA  31406


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $1.98 per foot, per night. Three night or more stay is $1.78/foot per night. Weekly face dock rate is $12/foot and our weekly inside rate is $9/foot.
      Type of dockage: floating concrete decked slips and face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: yes
      Live Aboard Notes: For vessels over 35ft with a working head and shower.
      $75.00 liveaboard fee per month.
      Total number of slips/berths: 4,000 feet
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50/100 amp power hookups available

      $7.00/per night - 30 amp hookup, $12.00/per night - 50 amp hookup, $50.00/per night - 100- amp hookup
      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Laundromat: Available
      Restaurant: transportation provided (2 loaner cars available)
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Driftaway Cafe (912-303-0999), Pearls Saltwater Grill (912-961-0522) – both 1 mile away; use marina courtesy cars

      Provisioning Possibilities: WalMart 1.5 miles away and West Marine 2 miles away - use marina courtesy cars
      LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

      Use marina loaner car for LPG tank exchange at Walmart or tank refill at Hester & Zipper 1 1/2 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
      Notes: ethanol free
      Gasoline Price: $4.39 (All Taxes Included)
      Diesel Fuel Price: $3.53 (All Taxes Included)
      Any Quantity Discount: 5 cents off for 100 gallons, 10 cents off for 200 or more

      Reviews from Cruisers (24)

      1. Charlie Ridley -  May 18, 2016 - 5:15 pm

        5-3-16 Now at Isle of Hope Marina at MM590. Went to fuel dock first– $2.09/gal. Dock (34′) and 30 amp for $75.00. great place to walk around old homes, etc. cable not work but pulled several chanells off antennae. Put us on very northern end and very weak wifi. OK for email but not much else. Loaner car and bicycles available and a reasonable ships store. Strong Verizon. Really a great place to stop.
        Jackie and Charlie on Traveler.

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      2. Nick and Carrie -  March 24, 2016 - 6:40 pm

        Have been at ISLE of hope now for about 2 1/2 years the staff is and has been great. The showers are always kept clean (you can always come in behind some one who leaves it messed up but the staff jump on it and make sure it’s cleaned. Restraints are close and downtown is full of things to do. Thanks and will probably keep coming back as we start our island hopping.
        Nick on the Cavalier

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      3. ANN BEARDEN -  February 3, 2015 - 9:39 am

        Loved this marina! Our first visit here, but will not be our last. Very friendly and helpful – loved the little town and Driftaway Cafe. Be careful to check operating hours, however. They were closed upon our arrival – we had made reservations on line and I had my home phone on contact so they were not able to let me know. Only tiny thing to say could use improvement is washer/dryer needs updating and the free roaming of a dog (boxer) who belongs to a marina resident.

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      4. Don -  January 14, 2014 - 12:11 pm

        Isle of Hope is a good marina, and sometimes has a loaner car, but walking distance to nowhere.
        Don on “Moonstruck”

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      5. Tim Gaffney -  April 27, 2013 - 3:24 pm

        We have moved our boat there from Chattanooga because of the location and staff! Marina is set in a beautiful neighborhood and you feel like you are walking out of your house to your boat! Quiet area and everyone is so friendly.
        Drift away is about a mile away but there are 5 other restaurants and a nice Piggly Wiggly grocery.
        Just 1/2 of a mile away we always get greeted by Dolphins.
        Tim Gaffney

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      6. Patricia Sienstra -  April 26, 2013 - 9:22 am

        We had a great experience there. Lovely area to walk around. They provided a courtesy car to get some shopping done. Staff was very nice.
        Patricia Sienstra

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      7. Harriet Hardy -  April 25, 2013 - 4:19 pm

        We stayed at Isle of Hope marina for 3 weeks in November/December 2012 while my husband was treated for an infection from a cut on his hand. He was in the hospital for 6 days. The marina staff were very supportive, friendly and helpful. I would have liked it much better if the bathrooms were cleaner. I only used them once and showered on the boat after that! Dinner at the Driftaway Cafe in nearby Sandfly was delicious. We went back twice for the Tybee tuna!
        Harriet Hardy
        sv Moondance

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      8. s/v/Skye -  April 23, 2013 - 4:24 pm

        Spent the night of 4/17/13 at Isle of Hope. It was our second time here. Has many positive attributes-Great dock hands, long face-dock, OK facilities, courtesy cars. You can use cars till after 5 pm. Have mixed feelings due to my problems using their fuel pump, too much air in fuel for my slow speed pumping (can’t slow the fast speed pump). Web advertisement says bring a buddy boat and get a discount. The buddy boat signed up first and after discussion were given the listed discount. When I signed up, no way was I going to get a discount. May stop again but other marinas to try first.
        s/v/Skye

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      9. Howard Rockness -  April 23, 2013 - 3:30 pm

        Spent one night at Isle of Hope in early April. Two courtesy cars. Allowed to retain keys for one overnight to transport a sick pet to a veterinary clinic the next morning. Office stayed open late for our arrival. Gave good information on restaurants and allowed use of courtesy car in evening for transportation to restaurants. Said one of the restaurants provided return transportation but did not pick up. Approximately 1 mile walk to restaurants. Marina in excellent condition. Highly competent, friendly, and helpful staff.
        Howard Rockness
        Sequel

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      10. Tim -  October 29, 2012 - 11:30 am

        We were treated so well by everybody from John Henson or Hanson, the manager at West Marine, who echoed your thoughts on Marinas. To Chris and Rick at Isle of Hope. To the folks at Fish Tales, the restaurant at Ft. Mcallister.
        We visited both of the Marinas 3 times and fell for Isle of Hope. I can see myself there for a few years, with the town near by and the other things that offers us. Restaurants and hotels if family visit.
        Thanks again for sharing your thoughts. Now, we just have to make the arrangements to truck the boat there early next year.
        Tim

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      11. Dave Gibson -  May 19, 2012 - 4:02 am

        Our planned two day stay turned into two weeks, then a month, then two months, and now we’re staying here as liveaboards. Georgia has abandoned the 30 day annual limit on living aboard and now allows full time liveaboards in certified marinas. Isle of Hope was the first certified and now there are a handful of us liveaboards here.

        As everyone else says, the staff are great and the facilities top shelf.

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      12. Jane and John Linscott -  May 12, 2011 - 10:52 am

        DEFINITELY Isle of Hope Marina! We spent one night there on our journey from Fort Myers to Maine. (Still enroute….stranded in Newport RI) . They are very accommodating and friendly. Got an email “Thank You” after we left.
        Jane and John Linscott
        The Maine Event

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      13. John & Gloria Weber -  May 12, 2011 - 10:51 am

        We also recommend Isle of Hope.
        We spent a month at Isle of Hope last June/July. The people are very knowledgeable and friendly. Laundry on site. Two loaner cars. Restaurants can be reached easily with the loaner cars or by bike. Walmart can also be reached with the loaner cars.
        John & Gloria Weber
        Bombay Lady III

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      14. Jack Robnson -  March 21, 2011 - 8:52 am

        I also think that Isle of Hope is definitely the place to stay to see Savannah. The downtown Savannah dock is available, but it is right in the middle of the tourist section; for my money the down side of that outweighs the upside.
        Jack Robnson

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      15. Captain Dave Kuchenbecker -  July 13, 2010 - 6:36 pm

        Isle of Hope Marine is truly a gem along the waterway. You are not a guest there, you are treated like a local. I can’t imagine what the staff could do to be more accomadating. Swimming at the community pool, showers, laundry, and courtesy car. There is a nice Pavilion at the top of the dock and if your lucky there will be something going on. We were lucky enough to be there for the benefit for the community pool. Live music, food and dancing all while a huge thunderstorm raged outside the confines of the pavilion, We will be stopping here again.

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      16. Alan Lloyd -  April 5, 2010 - 1:15 pm

        We stayed at Isle of Hope Marina. It is a first class marina and the bus to Savannah is just two blocks away. On a Sunday, however, the bus only returns as far as Walmart and it is necessary to take
        a taxi for the last two miles.
        Alan Lloyd
        Author, Great Loop Navigation Notes
        http://www.NavigationNotes.com

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      17. Gordon Jump -  November 27, 2009 - 9:32 am

        My wife and I are currently at the Isla of Hope Marina (11/26/09.) It is quiet, spotlessly clean and the staff is excellent. They have two courtesy cars (two hour limit) and there is a Walmart Super Center, a Sam’s Club and all sorts of other shopping within 4 miles of the marina. We went into Savannah yesterday on the local busline. A short walk to the bus stop and 50 minutes later, we were walking along the Savannah Waterfront. If you stay in Savannah after 3:45 pm, it’s a $22.00 cab ride from the waterfront to the marina parking lot. We highly recommend Isle of Hope Marina.
        Gordon Jump

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      18. Beverly Feiges -  August 31, 2009 - 8:44 pm

        I can only agree with all the good comments you have read above. they were so generous with their loaner cars, that shopping, eating out, and touring Savannah were all so easy, and the marina itself was as nice as could be. Just wish the pool was on site.

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      19. Robert and Glee Finnegan -  July 23, 2009 - 1:23 pm

        This morning we are starting the great loop from the Isle of Hope Marina, south of Savannah. We have been here for a few days, preparing for the trip and sightseeing. We LOVE the Savannah area. I would happily stay here a month, there is so much to see.
        We highly recommend the Isle of Hope Marina. The people are super. The town, Isle of Hope, is way too adorable for words with many historic homes in a peaceful, small village. The marina is right on the ICW and you might think there would be uncomforable wake from passing boats. No. During the few days we have been here, our boat has not budged from a passing boat. On one side of the boat is the village and on the other side is a most scenic and peaceful view of an island. I love it. There are dolphins and several pair of hooded mergansers swimming next to the boat The wireless internet is fast and reliable….included too.
        The area has plenty of good resturants. We especially enjoyed Pearls. It is several miles from the Marina, but they have a Lexus you can borrow.
        Robert and Glee Finnegan Grand Fromage 65′ McKinna

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      20. Multiple Contributors -  July 22, 2009 - 3:48 pm

        Not stayed at IOH, but understand they provide complimentary transportation, cable TV, and access to the community pool
        Name Withheld By Request

        Great marina, very helpful staff. Fuel dock has both diesel and gas. No restaurants nearby, but there is loaner car available.
        Jim

        Isle of Hope was excellent stopover for us Northbound. Good service, clean restroom and shower, pricey fuel ($5.50 on June 7), a couple of loaners and good restaurants near by. Will visit them again when Southbound.
        David Jenkins
        GB 46-232
        At Last

        Isle of Hope Marina north bound: Lay over three stormy days. WiFi was not reaching my vessel at slip. They let me use one of their computers right in their business office. Also let us use their car to go to dinner in town. Very nice people
        Les Rothman, AUTUMN SAGA

        We spent two nights there. Very accommodating dock master, docks in good condition, with many recent repairs…new planks, etc. We ate aboard but the restaurant at the dock was busy both nights, a Wednesday and Thursday. Weather was cloudy with occasional rain and cool Easy bike ride to beaches which are wonderful. Was not offered the courtesy car…didn’t ask either.
        Malcolm Farrel

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      21. Bob Madean -  July 22, 2009 - 12:09 pm

        Subject: Isle of Hope
        Cruising News: If there is a better group of people on the ICW I don’t know where they are. The people at this marina will go out of their way to make sure your stay is a pleasant experience. The island itself is worth the layover. Watch the current and the wind, at times it can be tricky.
        Bob Madean
        Prime Times
        42 Grand Banks

        Yes, we stayed at Isle of Hope Marina in mid-March 2008 and had a positive experience. The facilities were fine, we were able to use their courtesy car, and ate at local pizza shop (quite good actually).
        Jim & Rose aboard Radiant

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      22. Bob McLeran and Judy Young -  July 22, 2009 - 11:37 am

        I’d look into Isle of Hope Marina, on the ICW, on the SE side of Savannah. It’s a great place, reasonable rates, easy drive into Savannah, friendly staff, and secure.
        Bob McLeran and Judy Young

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      23. Robert & Kay -  July 22, 2009 - 11:31 am

        Isle of Hope Marina at mm 590 was a great stop for us. Very nice facility, loaner car, and easy ride to downtown Savannah.
        Robert & Kay
        C-Life

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    • Jekyll Harbor Marina

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (912) 635-3137
      Website: http://www.jekyllharbor.com/
      Statute Mile: 684.5
      Lat/Lon: Near 31°02.778 N / 81°25.350 W
      Location: lies along the easterly banks of the AICW’s passage through Jekyll Creek, immediately south of the 65-foot fixed bridge
      Depths: 10 ft.
      Address: 1 Harbor Rd. 
      Jekyll Island GA  31527


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $2.25 per foot, per night. Weekly rate $11.00 per foot
      Boat/US Dockage Discount: 10% Discount
      Other Dockage Discount: Discounts available/check with marina
      Type of dockage: floating concrete decked slips and face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: yes
      Monthly Dockage Rate:

      $15.00 per foot per month, not available in March, April, November or December except with a yearly lease

      Monthly Dockage Rate Notes: Not available in March, April, November or December except with a year long contract
      30 amp $50 per month
      50 amp or 2/30amp $90 per month
      Cable TV $30 per month
      Total number of slips/berths: 730 feet
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50 amp power hookups available

      $5.00/per night - 30 amp hookup, $7.00/per night - 50 amp hookup
      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Laundromat: Available
      Swimming Pool: Available
      Restaurant: on-site and others nearby
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Zachry's (912) 319-2174

      Provisioning Possibilities: Cruisers can take marina van to IGA supermarket 1/2 mile away, bikes also available
      LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

      Use courtesy van for LPG tank exchange at Flash Foods convenience store 1 mile away and/or campgounds 6 miles away for LPG tank refill
      Dockside Cable Television Connection: Available
      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
      Notes: ethanol free
      Gasoline Price: $4.45 (All Taxes Included)
      Diesel Fuel Price: $3.80 (All Taxes Included)
      Any Quantity Discount: 10 cent per gallon for 200 + gallons

      Reviews from Cruisers (33)

      1. dick lawson -  June 28, 2016 - 8:49 am

        First time to Jekyll in a couple years. Marina under new management and services are good. The adjoining restaurant, DJ’s is closed, but being renovated by new owners and supposed to be open later this year. New town center on the island is beautiful with groceries, shopping and several restaurants – quite an upgrade from the past. It’s within walking distance, or the marina will let you use their golf cart for up to 90 minutes at a time. I required some engine work and they recommended Leo Ross, 912-266-1323, from Brunswick. He did a good and reasonable job and is also recommended.

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      2. Dave Boxmeyer -  January 1, 2016 - 4:52 pm

        If it were not for the exposure to the weather, I would have given this marina five stars. You are tied up to a face dock and wind out of the south can make things exciting. There can also be a wake problem when one of the jerks who can not understand the "no wake" sign come past.

        Aside from the above the place is wonderful. It is right on the ICW, has fuel, a pumpout ($15.00) and the rate is reasonable. The staff is on the ball and will be happy to help you with any questions. There is a restaurant at the marina but for serious dining you want to head for the Jekyll Island Club. In fact, if you have the time a tour of the historic district is a must. You can find out how the rich and famous lived back around 1900.

        They have made quite a few changes over the last few years. There is now a high end market available next to the convention center. It is well stocked and also has a few restaurants inside. Be forewarned, nothing on Jekyll Island is cheap.

        Public transportation is very limited, so bring your bikes or be prepared to rent a car from Enterprise, in Brunswick, they will pick you up at the marina. If you rent a car, everything that you will ever need is in Brunswick.

        If you like to ride bikes, the Island has over 20 miles of trails. The locals will stop for you where the trail crosses the road. Most tourists, not so. They will flatten you ass in a heartbeat.

        We arrived in early December and ended up staying for the entire month. We will be back in the spring.

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      3. James Newsome -  October 30, 2014 - 9:41 am

        I highly recommend at stopover at Jekyll Harbor Marina for cruisers traveling the ICW. Located directly on the ICW, the marina is a very convenient stopover for the weary traveler looking for a couple days of R&R.
        If you haven’t visited Jekyll Island before you’ve missed a real treat. The beaches and Historical District are less than a mile away, easily within walking and biking distance. Or why not try one of the marina’s new complementary golf carts and explore the island. Jekyll Island is an unique coastal treasure. In Georgia it’s called the “nearest faraway place.”
        The onsite restaurant “684″ (formerly SeaJay’s) is under new ownership with a new chef. Two weeks ago I was traveling up the ICW from Fernandina Beach to St. Simon’s Island with another boat. We contacted Meagan at Jekyll Harbor Marina a couple days ahead to make sure it was OK for us to tie up at the transient dock over lunch hour. She could not have been more accommodating and the restaurant easily handled our large group. BTW, the food at “684″ is excellent!
        James Newsome

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      4. Sonny Reeves -  October 27, 2014 - 10:20 am

        Hi Capt Larry,
        The dockmaster Scott Todd @ Jekyll Harbor Marina has worked hard with the owners to get two golf carts for boaters to use on the island. These are excellent vehicles to visit the Historic district and the shopping center on the island.
        In addition a new set of washer and dryers are now in our renovated laundry room. The Showers have been tiled and updated. Very nice and just in time for South bound cruisers to stop over on Georgia’s Jekyll Island. With 30 miles of bike trails you can ride one of the marina’s free and new bicycles to the beach, the forest or river view trails in safety off the roads.Enjoy!
        Sonny

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      5. Alan and Kathy Morris -  January 14, 2014 - 4:37 pm

        Jekyll Harbor Marina is a great spot right on the ICW to spend the night, or spend several months. We are spending the winter here. Great facilities – pool, restaurant, bicycles available, dog friendly, the staff is friendly and always ready to help, and the General Manager, Scott Todd, makes it all run like a well oiled machine. If they don’t have what you need just ask and they will do everything they can to make your visit a pleasant one.
        The Island is not to be missed – oozing with history, awesome dog friendly beaches, beautiful golf courses and miles of scenic bike paths.
        Alan /Kathy Morris

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      6. John Pholeric -  November 19, 2013 - 8:03 am

        Stayed two night here. The people are nice: however, when I expressed concern about them putting a boat 2 feet in front of me, I was told they would get me out at 5:30 rather then moving me while they had space. It did not go well because of a missed dock line which I was told to leave. $600 of gelcoat damage was the result. It can be hard to take care of everything in dark and fog.

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      7. Bill Borchet -  November 3, 2013 - 10:44 am

        We too stopped at Jekyll Harbor on our way to Charleston last month. I was pleasantly surprised at the service and the shuttle available. We didn’t have any issues with the strong current because they put us on the outside of the lay along dock. I also recommend this as a convenient stop either north in the spring or south in the fall.
        Bill Borchet

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      8. Tom -  November 3, 2013 - 10:43 am

        Every cruiser going north or south along the Georgia ICW will pass Jekyll Harbor Marina, just below the bridge to Jekyll Island at AICW mile 684. There is always a concern about currents or water depth as I pass this marina so I know looking over a marina is the last thing I want to do; I just want to get safely out of the area. Recently things were different and I needed a place to weather out a storm near St Andrews Sound and called the folks at Jekyll Harbor. They couldn’t have been more accommodating in every way possible. Not only did they do a great job of
        snatching me off the waterway in strong currents, they arranged a van to take several of us to dinner over at the Club that night. Their dock prices are reasonable and the staff is most helpful. The General Manager, Scott Todd, has even offered that if 6 or more boats come in together, he will personally cook supper for everyone. Make a note of that offer for the Spring migration northward.
        Stay safe,
        Tom

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      9. Sonny Reeves -  October 2, 2013 - 3:48 pm

        The Jekyll Harbor Marina is almost done with a major dredging project; the last of the slips are being finished this week. We will now have over 12-13 feet in some slips. None will be less than 9 feet. Thanks to Scott Todd and the Marina staff for working so hard on this project.
        Sonny

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      10. Captain Sonny -  July 9, 2013 - 1:45 pm

        The Hot tub is Hot! Thanks Terry!
        The pool is always shaded by beautiful Live Oaks adorned with Spanish moss and is always Cold!
        The showers are clean! Thanks V! The new renovations are nice. Thanks Randy!
        The docks float and are concrete, the potable water is clean and each slip has a connection with a dock box.
        The WiFi is strong enough for NetFlix! Thanks Doc!
        The facedock is always full of interesting transients.
        The Parking is close by and shaded by the beautiful Live Oaks!
        The new bike trail is safe and goes over to the old mansions and “The Club” or the beach connecting to 25+ miles of bike trails.
        The market, post office and other stores are a short bike ride away.
        The fishing is great! Especially aboard the “FatBoy” Thanks Alex and Brian!
        The dock hands are experienced and helpful. Thanks Wes!
        The staff are respectful, professional and helpful. Thanks Megan!
        Our neighbors are wonderful friends.
        The Marina host potlucks and cookouts! Thanks Scott!
        Angie makes the best BBQ Ribs ever!
        The Jekyll Bubble actually exists! We have watched storms go around us. Last major storm was 1898.
        Riding bikes through the Historic District early in the AM. Nice because there are almost no people. Riding on the beach early, nice because you see turtle tracks and the Sea Turtle Center marks the nests.
        The marina is scheduled for dredging soon! Thanks Scott!
        We have a onsite surveyor and delivery Captains! Thanks Frank and Lynn!
        We have Boat US onsite! Thanks Rich!
        Music and drinks on the dock for Sundowners.
        Our boat insurance rates are lower here than 60 miles south in Florida.
        We don’t smell the paper mills in Brunswick.
        Shark tooth hunting. Shelling. Watching the Bald Eagles and seeing Deer, Alligators and Raccoons on the bike rides.
        We have the most awesome sunsets over the marsh.
        The State park is a gated, state trooper patrolled community.
        The beautiful beaches are mostly deserted during the week days.
        Drift Wood Beach is remarkable in it’s beauty.
        Cumberland Island and other great anchorages are a short boat trip away.
        We are safe and secure at our homeport.

        What we don’t like about being at Jekyll Harbor Marina:
        The no see ums that swarm when the wind dies down. The good side is they keep the “Disneyland” type tourists from visiting!
        The water in the ICW is dark brown from the silt and tannin. The good side is If the water was clear and there were no bugs then the place would be developed worse than any tourist trap in Florida.
        One of the Live Oaks fell and crushed a car we were fond of, but the insurance paid off so we could buy another. Thanks State Farm!
        Idiots that speed on the island!
        Idiots that speed on the water!
        Idiots that don’t stop or slow down for people on bikes even in the crosswalks.
        Fishing and catching stingrays.
        We fear that developers will some how get control and their greed will destroy this Jewell of the Golden Isles.
        It is 30 miles to downtown Woodbine Georgia the home of Capt. Stan’s Smokehouse. This restaurant needs to be onsite. We all have to die from something and I choose BBQ and fresh oysters! The onsite restaurant just does not get the message.
        The new traffic gate seems to slow the trip back on to the island instead of making things more efficient.
        Tourists that walk the dock looking into the boats and generally being annoying.
        Tourists that throw their trash out on the roads, beach and the water.
        There is no music on the docks since Andy and Diana have gone to the Chesapeake for the summer.
        Captain Sonny

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      11. Jim Smiley -  July 8, 2013 - 1:46 pm

        I agree with most of the positives, but need to add a couple of negatives . . . several years ago we were at the dock when a tropical storm was approaching. At that time (and maybe now) the marina had a contract with a large river cruise liner. On the morning of the storm the cruise ship decided to return to the marina to ride out the storm. Three boats (included ours) were . . . told to leave. The result was that we were kicked off the dock in 30 kts of wind. No fun crossing GA sounds in that kind of wind. After a very trying day we anchored safely in Cattle Pen Creek. Since that incident we have not stayed at the marina unless the tides were unfavorable for doing Jeckyl Creek.
        Jim Smiley

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      12. John Holmes -  April 26, 2013 - 8:53 am

        We docked at Jekyll Harbor a few days ago, as usual the staff was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. This can be a challenge when the current is running strong and the staff knows exactly what you should do if you have any doubts. Dinner at SeaJays was good. The night we were there the crowd was much greater then they had anticipated and they only had one wait staff and she was literally running to keep up. She did a great job and no one was upset with a little extra wait time. Prices were good and the food was great. Could have used a couple more shrimp in the shrimps and grits but it was great.
        John Holmes

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      13. Harriet Hardy -  April 25, 2013 - 4:16 pm

        We stayed at Jekyll Harbor marina for one night in December 2012. It’s still a nice place–low key and very friendly.
        Harriet Hardy
        sv Moondance

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      14. Raymond W. Smith -  April 25, 2013 - 3:44 pm

        Have stopped there many times. Four (4) days early 2013. Everything is good about this marina. What ever your needs, they can accommodate. Wife needed medical attention from a prior finger injury, no problem. Gave us their vehicle to travel to a Medical Facility in Brunswick, Ga. Also, very friendly and helpful live a boards.
        Raymond W. Smith
        “Fire Dog”

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      15. Harry Burns -  April 25, 2013 - 10:23 am

        Claiborne,
        In response to your request for NE FL/Ga wish list items – here is Jekyll Harbor Marina:
        We spent two nights at Jekyll Harbor Marina starting on March 30, 2013 as part of our journey home from Marathon to VA on our 37′ sailing vessel. We were tied up on the face dock directly parallel to the waterway. Entry for tie was easy into the current with good help from skilled and friendly staff. Depth may be a problem here for some. We draw only 4.5′ and had no issues on the face dock. However, we did see as low as 5.8′ while tied up and another sailing vessel that also draws 4.5′ in a slip at a right angle to the face dock closer to shore and across from us told me they sit in the mud during many lows. However, this is their third year here as their home port and they “love the place”.
        There is clearly much to love here. We specifically stopped here because our 6 year old grandson was onboard for a four day visit. Don’t miss the Jekyll Island Club in the historic district for some great food, stop at the sea turtle hospital, use the many miles of excellent biking and walking trails for access all over the island. Driftwood beach on the north end is a special spot at low to mid-tide with massive exposed trees blown over that must be explored by kids and adults. There are guided 3 hour kayak tours operated from the Univ. of GA marine site south of the marina that we did not do, but heard good things about.
        Issues reported here with shallow water just north of the Jekyll Island bridge are true. We departed near low tide and expected to be OK with our 4.5′ draft. We did make it through but bumped several times starting just south of Marker 19″ .
        Harry Burns
        S/V Two for the Roads

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      16. Terry Bieker -  April 25, 2013 - 9:26 am

        In spring of 2010 we stayed two nights at Jekyll Island Marina. Fine place. We had a GREAT dinner at the Jekyll Island Club. Have not eaten at sea-Jays.
        Terry Bieker

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      17. Captain Mary -  April 24, 2013 - 8:20 am

        We spent a few nights at this marina on our way south earlier this year. The floating dock is easy to tie to, the facilities are clean, and the historic district is a short walk away. There are several liveaboards at this marina, and they are very outgoing, usually inviting transients to one of their many cookouts. We think that the food at SeaJays is not as good as it has been in years past, but they have a great happy hour every day, which we enjoyed.
        Captain Mary
        Intermezzo

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      18. John Winter -  April 23, 2013 - 10:22 am

        Still a great stop and still has courtesy car. Price could be cheaper, but given they have a pool, car, etc, then the price is ok. Restaurant is still there and good. Water depths thru Jekyll Creek still shallow, but we see 5′ draft boats going thru threre at dead low tide. We did it at dead low tide in our 4′ draft and were nervous, but did fine (saw nothing less than 5′)
        John Winter

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      19. Sue Schneider -  April 20, 2013 - 8:37 pm

        Some great things going for this place: ultra clean showers, wifi that actually works at the docks, courtesy car and loaner bikes. Just make sure you budget for the extra charges on dockage. Bravo, Scotty, for great service.
        We are currently staying here at Jekyll Harbor Marina on our journey back north and wanted to let cruisers know that they are charging for every foot your boat, dinghy, davits, anchor overhang, etc. take up on their face dock. We are a 37 ft. sail and they wanted to charge us for 49 ft. We negociated them down to 42 ft.

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      20. Martha Crafton -  February 15, 2013 - 4:30 pm

        It’s about time I added my two cents’ worth. We began stopping at the Jekyll Harbor Marina in 1999. Fast forward 10 years, and we began to leave our boat here on a permanent basis. We don’t get to spend as much time on our boat as we would like, but this place just keeps getting better. Great dockmates, a customer-friendly new manager, the best potlucks ever and a whole island to explore. The JIA is agressively making improvements with miles of new bicycle paths, new convention center. The landscaping of walkways and bikepaths is beautiful. So, I say in my best Hoosier accent, “Y’all come!”M/S Sandpiper

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      21. Sonny Reeves -  September 7, 2012 - 6:51 am

        Cruising News:
        New manager @ Jekyll Harbor Marina. Scott Todd has assumed the position of Marina Manager and is determined to deliver the best service on the ICW. The marina is looking forward to many improvements and updates as Scott and his team work hard to make JHM the place to be. Jekyll Harbor Marina is a Clean Marina and will welcome transients and long term boaters. Enjoy the nice weather and a safe harbor this winter as you travel the ICW.
        Sonny Reeves

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      22. Sonny -  November 27, 2010 - 7:43 am

        Jekyll Island and the Marina are very special. The new dock master, Jessie and staff are working hard to improve everything. The new walkway, clean showers and pool area under the live oaks are the nicest on this coast. A bike ride to the beach or the historic district is in order when you dock here. No problems with depth at the docks and the channel is clear. Jessie and the staff cooked a wonderful thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings plus homemade Clam chowder for the cruisers docked here on Thanksgiving.

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      23. Sweet Pea -  October 16, 2010 - 11:14 pm

        Here’s an update since we decided to stay for a while rather than push on. Jessie, the new dock master, is busy with lots of maintenance and upgrade projects: replacing the wooden walkway to the floating docks, more powerful WiFi with repeaters to push the signal below decks, revamping the showers, and generally putting things in tip-top condition. They’ve started a boaters reward program with coupons for free laundry tokens, discounts on dockage, free bicycle use. No hassle to join, just give them your email or even just the boat’s name. Friendly community of cruisers, many of whom return year after year. There’s often an impromptu party on the dock around sundown that may then migrate to Sea Jay’s to listen to the live music.
        Doc aboard s/v Sweet Pea, Island Packet 32

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      24. Sweet Pea -  October 10, 2010 - 12:41 pm

        The staff and manager couldn’t be more helpful. The concrete face dock parallels the current so, making arrival and departure much easier. We enjoyed being a short bike ride from the historic district and spent several days exploring the island.
        Doc aboard s/v Sweet Pea, Island Packet 32

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      25. Sun Dog -  April 29, 2010 - 9:32 am

        I echo Capt Diana’s comments. We’ve been at Jekyll Island Marina since February. Friendly people, great restarants. Since most transients tie up side-on to the east side of the river, there is an unobstructed view of the sunset.
        The ICW here is a bit tricky, but keep a close eye on the sounder and plotter and you’ll be fine.
        Sun Dog – 420 Sundancer

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      26. Capt. Diana -  April 23, 2010 - 1:22 pm

        Jekyll Island’s specialness, and the many reasons that make Jekyll Harbor Marina a great stop along the coast, has been well-described here. I would like to add to it and make some corrections, however. SeaJay’s Waterfront Cafe and Pub is open year-round (not seasonally) seven days a week. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, the entertainment is live, acoustical guitar music. And yes, the Wharfratz still perform, getting better every year. The place can get busy, but the veranda’s stunning view at sunset can make the wait more pleasant. Also just south of Jekyll Harbor is Tidelands Nature Center, easy to reach with one of the marina’s courtesy bikes. A courtesy van (island use only) also helps meet provisioning needs and takes guests to golf courses. The local grocery has nearly everything a cruiser might require, fresh and otherwise. And the liquor store, bank and post office are conveniently nearby.
        Capt. Diana
        SV Strider
        Tayana 37

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      27. SV Aquarius -  April 13, 2010 - 11:24 am

        Enjoyed our stay at Jekyll Harbor Marina. Highly recommend a tour of the mostly restored Millionaire’s Club area. Ate lunch and dinner at the club house. Both were excellent. Lunch was fairly cheap, but dinner very expensive, but worth it in my estimation. Also there is the Georgia Marine Research center which has a hospital for turles. One was having an operation!!!
        SV Aquarius

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      28. Captain Arnold -  March 30, 2010 - 1:01 pm

        Jekyll Harbor Marina as always is a nice place to stop – $1.75 transient rate. But if you just buy a little fuel and perhaps have lunch at the delightful Caribe style restaurant, they’ll let you stay at the dock free for a couple of hours. Certainly an overnight stay is worthwhile if only to see the “Millionaires Club” where at one time (circa 1910) the Morgans, Rockefellers and Rothchilds formed the Federal Reserve. Now their less wealthy successors play croquet on the lawn – “keeping a stiff upper lip” as we Brits say.
        Captain Arnold

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      29. Capt Bill, s/v Kittiwake -  November 6, 2009 - 5:04 pm

        Good stay on 10/27 – for the first time the tides didn’t seem to be as strong, we had to mess around some to figure out what it was doing, but not quite slack. SeaJays was an outstanding place to hang out for the night, even with almost nobody around!

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      30. Sherry Rabin -  September 24, 2009 - 9:59 am

        Did not stay at Jekyll Harbor this year, but ate at SeaJay’s last year. I highly recommend the Brunswick Stew and Bourbon pecan pie.
        Sherry Rabin
        M/V Evening Star

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      31. Woody Norwood -  September 23, 2009 - 1:50 pm

        Our next stop was Jekyll Harbor Marina (in 2008 and 2009). This is a small facility with friendly competent service. The restaurant is open only seasonally, but the food is fine and on Friday and Saturday nights they often have live music and it can be a long wait for service (a good sign, but frustrating). The store has very limited supplies.
        Best regards,
        Woody Norwood

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      32. SV Gratitude -  September 23, 2009 - 1:31 pm

        We had a great stay there last month. The setting is lovely, the pool divine. No problem docking when we took the dockmasters advice. We ate at SeaJays and thought the food was quite good. Staff very friendly.
        Paul & Judy Jones
        SV Gratitude
        2005 Island Packet 445
        Draft 5’

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      33. David -  July 22, 2009 - 3:29 pm

        We have been to Jeckyl a number of times in the last 5 years and stay at the Jeckyl Harbor Marina. Is always a great place to stay and do day trips from. SeaJays is not fancy but the food and entertainment is always exceptional. Do not know if they are still performing on occasions, but the WarfRats are great.
        David

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