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    • R. E. Mayo Seafood Docks

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (252) 745-5331
      Website: http://www.remayoseafood.com/
      Statute Mile: 157
      Lat/Lon: Near 35°14.638 N / 76°35.462 W
      Location: flanks the western shores of the “Hobucken Cut” portion of the North Carolina AICW, south of the Hobucken Bridge, and north of marker #21
      Depths: 6 ft.
      Address: 183 Mayo Rd
      Hobucken NC  28537


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $0.40 per foot,per night
      Type of dockage: fixed wooden covered slips and face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: no
      Total number of slips/berths: 25
      Dockside Power Connections: 30 amp power hookups available

      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Provisioning Possibilities: extensive variety store, plus fresh and frozen seafood market on-site
      Gasoline and diesel fuel: Gas & Diesel Available


      Fuel Prices (All Taxes Included)

      Reporting Date: January 21, 2019
      Notes: ethanol free
      Gasoline Price: $2.98 (All Taxes Included)
      Diesel Fuel Price: $2.56 (All Taxes Included)
      Any Quantity Discount: 10 cents per gallon discount for purchases over 500 gallons or more

      Reviews from Cruisers (5)

      1. Kathrine Noel -  April 21, 2014 - 6:48 am

        We spent a night on the RE Mayo dock and found everything to be as described. There were three sailboats tied up that night along with the fishing vessels. As others have said, the electrical leaves a bit to be desired, but at 0.40 a foot, it’s fine! You’ll need plenty of fenders also. We purchased some delicious shrimp (it was frozen, shrink-wrapped). There is a very well stocked convenience store across the Hobucken bridge. My husband also said that the ships store at RE Mayo is also well stocked.

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      2. Catfish Younce -  December 3, 2013 - 10:44 pm

        I’ve worked out of Mayo’s many times in the past. Their ships store is not a “West Marine”, but rather more of a commercial fishing marine supply. It has always had what I needed to get the job done (ships husbandry-commercial diver). I highly recommend them for what your BOAT needs!
        Catfish Younce

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      3. Edward Hart -  May 14, 2013 - 2:09 pm

        I have spent 4/5 nights at RE Mayo and the best thing going for it was the price, I think it was about 0.60 a ft. and the cheapest fuel on the ICW. The docks are built for shrimp boats not yachts.
        Edward Hart

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      4. Gregory Han -  May 14, 2013 - 10:36 am

        I spent the night at Mayo dock for the first time this spring. It was blowing so a good dock was welcome. There is a 250′ or so alongside fixed dock. It was in good repair but the electric was not working well. There were two power points with 30 and 15 amp plugs. One had the 30a missing and the other did not work. The 15a worked fine. I came in late Sunday so there was no one there to ask or help out. Still a bargain at $0.40/foot. We did not try to buy any seafood.
        Gregory Han

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      5. Footloose -  May 14, 2013 - 10:28 am

        R E Mayo – we stayed there for one niight, about the end of April. Were able to buy some great, freshly caught flounder fillets, and the dockage was only $10/ft. Nightime traffic was quiet. The only problem was obtaining water, as a large shrimper blocked the only faucet. Their 110 volt electric showed reverse polarity, so we didn’t use it and chance the cost of electrical repairs.
        “Footloose”

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    • Hurricane Boatyard

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (252) 745-3369
      EMail: hurricane@bcsfastnet.com
      Website: http://www.hurricaneboatyard.com/
      Statute Mile: 159
      Lat/Lon: Near 35°08.730 N / 76°44.302 W
      Location: Up the Bay River to Bayboro from the Pamlico Sound
      Depths: 9 ft.
      Address: 601 Chinchilla Dr
      Bayboro NC  28515


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $1.50 per ft, per night
      Type of dockage: Floating and fixed
      Live Aboards Allowed: yes
      Live Aboard Notes: $5 fee per day
      Monthly Dockage Rate:

      $5.50 / ft

      Total number of slips/berths: 6
      Dockside Power Connections: 30 amp power hookups available

      Included in dockage rate
      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available, At every slip
      Showers: Available, Full bathroom facility including hot shower, climate controlled.
      Laundromat: Available, New facilities 2016.
      Restaurant: Short driving distance
      Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available


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    • River Dunes Marina

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (252) 249-4908
      VHF: Monitored: 16         Working: 72
      Website: http://riverdunes.com/
      Statute Mile: 173.5
      Lat/Lon: Near 35°05.023 N / 76°36.059 W
      Location: on the southeastern shores of Broad Creek between markers #1 and #2
      Depths: 7 ft.
      Address: 465 Harborside Dr
      Oriental NC  28571


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $2.25 per foot, per night, pay for 3 nights/stay 4 , pay for 5 nights/stay 7
      Type of dockage: floating docks with Brazilian hardwood decking
      Live Aboards Allowed: no
      Total number of slips/berths: 124
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50/100 amp power hookups available

      $5.00/per night - 30 amp power hookup, $10.00/per night - 50 amp power hookup, $20.00/per night - 100 amp power hookup, $30.00/per night - 200 amp power hookup
      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Laundromat: Available
      Swimming Pool: Available
      Restaurant: on-site (open for lunch and dinner Fri. & Sat, lunch only on Sun. – closed the rest of the week); marina courtesy car may be available for transportation to restaurants in Oriental at night, when the on-site dining spot is not operating
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      In Oriental when courtesy car is available, Toucans Grill & Fresh Bar (252-249-2204) for great seafood, M&M for generally great seafood, Brantleys (252-249-3509) for breakfast

      Provisioning Possibilities: Take marina courtesy car for short trips to Oriental, to Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store 5 miles away
      LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

      Marina courtesy car can be taken to Oriental, where Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store (252-249-1317) offers LPG tank exchange, or to Village Hardware (252-249-1211), which offers LPG tank refills 5 miles 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: January 14, 2019
      Notes: ethanol free
      Gasoline Price: $3.84 (All Taxes Included)
      Diesel Fuel Price: $3.34 (All Taxes Included)
      Any Quantity Discount: 10 cents per gallon for 300 gallons or more
      Any Boat/US Discount: 10 cents a gallon
      ValvTect Dealer: Yes

      Reviews from Cruisers (28)

      1. Capt.Ron -  November 12, 2017 - 11:28 am

        Stopped here in October for a couple days on the way to S.C. The grounds were gorgeous and inside the Harbor Club was no exception. We had coffee and bagels at the Provision company across the street from the docks every morning and admired the scenery. The staff was great and Gavin was both accomidating to us and knowledgable about the facility and surrounding area of Oriental N.C. We will definitley be going back!

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      2. Richard Becker -  June 15, 2014 - 9:16 am

        Left River Dunes yesterday heading for our home marina in Beaufort, NC.
        We were 4-5 hours away and decided to stay 2 nights at this high end marina because it is so nice. The pool, the staff, the cabanas, the hot tubs, the porches, the quiet places to unwind…well you get the picture. One morning a dock hand was walking the dock “knocking down the spider webs” to keep up the appearance of this beautiful place. Truly a little piece of heaven so very close to home.
        Thank you River Dunes staff!

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      3. Doyle Evans -  September 22, 2013 - 7:14 am

        We have stayed at the River Dunes a couple of times recently. Best said this is a boater’s oasis and a must stop over. It is seems even better when the Pamlico Sound is blowing 15 to 20 MPH from the N NE which we experienced this past week.

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      4. Has Royer -  June 3, 2013 - 9:40 am

        Today is 5/12/13. Am writing this from River Dunes. We give this marina the highest rating for best facilities, help and over all a first class operation. A courtesy car is available to go to Oriental. Food store is limited. We ate several meals in the club house and the food and service are also first class, although somewhat limited. Reasonable dockage for this type of facility. Been here before and plan to come back.
        Has Royer s/v Skye

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      5. Susan & Elden Leaf -  May 14, 2013 - 2:26 pm

        Fantastic hurricane hole! If we had to go north, this would be the place. Good rates and there is a van available for 1 hour, no charge, for marina visitors.
        Susan & Elden Leaf
        s/v Soteria

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      6. s/v Skye -  May 13, 2013 - 9:57 am

        Today is 5/12/13. Am writing this from River Dunes. We give this marina the highest rating for best facilities, help and over all a first class operation. A courtesy car is available to go to Oriental. Food store is limited. We ate several meals in the club house and the food and service are also first class, although somewhat limited. Reasonable dockage for this type of facility. Been here before and plan to come back.
        s/v Skye

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      7. Cheoah -  May 23, 2012 - 9:26 am

        River Dunes in Oriental, NC is about as nice as it gets. It is out in the boonies, but they have floating docks, a nice club house, hot tubs, swimming pool, bikes, wifi, exercise room and primo showers with AC. Oriental is a ten minute drive. They have a very nice loaner car, so no beater, and very competitive long term rates. I don’t care for marinas much and stay on a private mooring nearby, but we use River Dunes for all their services before and after cruises and feel at home there.
        Cheoah

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      8. Andrew -  May 21, 2012 - 3:17 pm

        We spent the night of Sunday 20th May at River Dunes on our Beneteau 50′. The marina facilities are first rate, the staff are helpful and professional, one of the nicest we have visited. We could not eat at the restaurant as it closes at 3pm on Sunday and doesn’t reopen until later in the week. The one big negative as far as we are concerned was the lack of cell phone reception – if you are with AT&T, basically there is no service, I am told others have spotty reception, to make thing worse the wifi does not really cover the marina docks well.

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      9. Dick Anderson -  November 23, 2011 - 8:52 am

        We kept our boat at River Dunes for two weeks while visiting family up north. We view the location as a perfect place to keep a boat secure. The staff is great and the showers are the best on the east coast!

        We will be back!!

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      10. Chris -  November 22, 2011 - 6:11 pm

        Property is all the above comments say it is. Be aware Irene moved markers in Broad Creek around (more than a bit). You will come to a #4 private buoy well before the daymark #4. Coming in the creek, the pipes driven into the bottom mark the ~4 foot line. Stay to the creek side of these marks if you draw more.
        Lunch at M&M’s was well provisioned, well prepared, and very well served. Would certainly return. Oriental hardware store and Town and Country grocery are much more than they appear from the outside.
        Chris

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      11. Doug Jacoby..m/v CHANGER -  November 9, 2011 - 9:27 pm

        Stayed at River Dunes twice in 2011. Both visits absolutely wonderful. JC and his staff are first rate, facility beautiful, protected, great food … a must stop north and south.

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      12. Clifford Kisby -  September 19, 2011 - 2:08 pm

        River Dunes, the safest Marina to dock your boat in a hurricane. No damage from Irene and when electric went off we had a generator for the fuel pumps. Just installed more floating docks with a few slips left to rent. What a great place.
        Clifford Kisby

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      13. Linda Bernabucci -  June 25, 2011 - 3:58 pm

        After reading and hearing all the positive comments regarding River Dunes Marina up the Broad Creek north of Oriental, we were looking forward to the possibility of spending some of our summer cruising season with them. When we contacted the Dock Master and inquired about transient monthly rates we were informed that River Dunes has a ‘no live-aboard policy’ for stays in excess of one week. Oh well, I guess we’ll be looking elsewhere to spend a month.
        Linda Bernabucci M/V Live Wire II Selene 43

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      14. J. C. Cappelman -  November 3, 2010 - 1:25 pm

        Please be aware that while the main dining room in the Harbor Club is open only on weekends,there is a chef prepared family style dinner served downstairs in the gathering room Sunday -Thursday. This is a great venue and has become a big hit.The fireplaces will be roaring and the wine a’flowing
        J. C. Cappelman

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      15. John Wolfe -  October 22, 2010 - 7:03 am

        Just spent two nights at River Dunes off the Neuse River in Oriental, N.C. and toured this fantastic facility with J.C. Cappelmann, Director of Marina Operations and our former Dockmaster in Oxford. Very upscale and well thought out.. if you’re traversing the ICW and are near Oriental this is worth checking out … it’s definitely got my 5 star rating ! This is, indeed, the Ritz-Carlton of Marinas and will become your favorite stopover for a little quiet R&R in a most beautiful & protected setting … give it a shot … you can Thank me later.
        Captain John Wolfe

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      16. Todd and Brenda Lanning -  October 13, 2010 - 3:17 pm

        We just spent another wonderful afternoon & evening at River Dunes Marina, ICW Mile Marker 173 up Broad Creek about a mile. Where can a cruiser find such a hospitable marina that for $1.25 per foot you can enjoy the outdoor pool & Jacuzzi’s, exercise room, laundry, two courtesy cars, bikes, and I’m sure other items I have yet to experience. If you’re there on the weekend you can enjoy the fantastic view from there top-notch restaurant. Since stopping there last spring, J.C. and his team have installed outdoor fire pits that are sure to be a hit this fall & winter! If you find yourself thinking about stopping in the Oriental, NC area, give River Dunes a try, you won’t be disappointed! And no, we have no affiliation with River Dunes…other than satisfied customers!
        Todd & Brenda Lanning aboard Life’s2Short, 1985 40′ Oceania Trawler

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      17. John and Sue Winter -  October 6, 2010 - 3:28 pm

        River Dunes, near Oriental that has been advertised and posted on many sites does have the $1.25/ft, and all the amenities that everyone mentions and is a must stop for R&R. HOWEVER, they told us this deal is only temporary in order to get more people in to look at property. Look for them to raise prices to the $1.75 range next year if they sell more lots/build houses. So, I caution your readers to call for pricing before making reservations and then be surprised. But, even at $2, if one wants hot tubs, swimming, etc. first class, then, the $2 would be worth it. After you go up the Broad Creek, turn sharp to port up a small canal. You will not see the marina from Broad Creek as you would think, and could possibly end up traveling a couple more miles to another private facility that you can see from marker 4 by accident.
        John and Sue Winter aboard Just Relax

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      18. Todd & Brenda Lanning -  June 1, 2010 - 7:26 pm

        Good Afternoon All,
        We have spent the past 5 days at River Dunes Marina and are loving this place! River Dunes is located at M.M. #175 on the ICW, up Broad Creek on your port side.
        The Director of Ops, “J.C.”, and his team have gone above and beyond to make our stay an enjoyable one. For a $1.25 per foot you have use of all the facilities here at the marina. A wonderful pool, 4-star dining at very reasonable prices, exercise room, laundry, pump-out, courtesy car, and use of a golf-cart to tour the property. They even had “movie night” here on Sunday night for all the guests, complete with free popcorn!
        Life’s2Short is not used to staying in such a nice place and being pampered but the Admiral wanted some non-cruise time to get caught up on boat projects, as did the Captain. Boat projects in the morning and pool time in the afternoon, it just don’t get much better than this!
        I would highly recommend River Dunes if you are still headed north or perhaps this fall as you are headed south, you won’t be disappointed!
        Now if I can just convince the Admiral to untie the lines so we can head to Ocracoke!
        Todd & Brenda Lanning
        Life’s2Short

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      19. Dick Litchfield -  May 22, 2010 - 4:54 pm

        We stayed 2 nights in early May. It’s a great facility with floating docks in a very protected basin. They have a great clubhouse, deck pool, and steam showers to die for. The restaurant was only open on weekends when we visited. They also have a courtesy car for trips to Oriental although shopping is somewhat limited there. The staff was very helpful and accommodating.
        Watch the approach depths in Broad Creek if the winds are blowing the water out. Lots of crab pots in Broad Creek.

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      20. Ed & Linda Brennan -  April 28, 2010 - 1:07 pm

        For all you Loopers heading north after the Rendezvous there is a good stop about 8 miles beyond Oriental at a new marina, River Dunes, on Broad Creek. At $1.00/ft. & elec. it’s a great stop. New floating docks, pool, exercise room, $1.00 washer/dryer, courtesy car to go to Oriental – very nice. Very protected harbor.
        Best to look them up on the Internet and call to get directions, http://www.riverdunes.com
        Ed & Linda Brennan
        Shore Thing

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      21. Larry Morrow -  February 19, 2010 - 9:05 pm

        We are staying at River Dunes as I write this note. Just got back from a fantastic dinner at the restaurant and a long hot shower in one of the most superb showers I have ever been in, complete with a steam bath in the shower itself. Docking was a snap with all the room afforded in the fairways and basin. Dock hand, Meredith, was great and made us feel special. There was a golf cart for us to use to get around the grounds which are nothing less than beautiful. The water has been turned off at the docks but there is a faucet in the pool area that can be used with your jerry jugs. We will be sure to stop here again on our way north in the Spring.

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      22. Cliff Kisby -  December 19, 2009 - 5:29 pm

        As a home owner here it is a great place to live. New docks are going in as I write this to accomodate catamarans, tri hulls and every other type of wide vessels. No need to tie up on the dock ends because of extra wide boats. Probably the best hurricane hole in North Carolina.

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      23. HB Koerner -  August 17, 2009 - 6:08 pm

        Really a super staff on hand. Floating docks, like the marina, are new. The two times I have visited, I have been put in a slip with 50 amp service for my boat, which has 35 amp needs. Both times they supplied the conversion cord for me, no problem. I’ve not had a chance to try the restaurant, but I hear that it is excellent. The rest rooms are very nicely laid out, with a super high tech shower system. Nice at the end of a long day. And I especially liked staying here before sailing to Ocracoke. It gives me a shorter sail than from Oriental.

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      24. Peter -  July 31, 2009 - 8:49 am

        As you approach the channel entrance to the Broad Creek from the Neuse River, pay close attention to the markers. It is a 90 degree turn to port, followed by a 90 degree turn to starboard, followed by a 90 degree turn to port. It is one of those entrances that “visually” appears you can go straight in, but you would be wrong. Be wary of the same thing coming out! I have seen a number of boats both power and sail sitting aground next to the R24 scratching their head. Having said all that, I agree that River Dunes is one of the best spots along the ICW these days. Modern floating docks, easy in-out fuel dock, very nice head and shower facilities, a decent marine store, and a great restaurant all within the marina. Be sure and check on the restaurant hours and they are sometimes closed during the week.
        Peter

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      25. Richard Becker -  July 20, 2009 - 9:39 am

        Subject: River Dunes Marina
        Cruising News: We had the pleasure of a short getaway to River Dunes Marina last week. What a delight! It was the perfect spot for an overnight or 2 day getaway from New Bern or Beaufort/Morehead City. The facility is beautiful, pool is a perfect spot to cool off and the staff is so helpful. The restaurant is not open Monday & Tuesday so we\\\’ll have to go back to try that as well. Great spot!
        Richard Becker

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      26. Chas Hamilton -  July 16, 2009 - 1:41 pm

        Subject: River Dunes
        Message: River Dunes is a fantastic Marina. It has everything and is brand new. JC was much more than just welcoming as he gave us a tour of the facility and even took our lines on arriving. This is one of the best Marina´s I´ve stayed at and with the cost of $1.00/foot, the best bargain ever. Broad Creek is well marked and the marina entrance is straight forward. The marina basin is very protected from any direction. Depths were in excess of 8 feet.
        Chas Hamilton

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      27. Claiborne -  July 16, 2009 - 1:33 pm

        We stopped briefly at Riverdune a development near Oriental NC off the ICW at Broad Creek They are offering to have transients stop and visit at a rate of $1/ft. They have a wonderful clubhouse, deck and pool available for use. They also have a courtesy car for trips to Oriental. The harbor is extremely well sheltered from any storm. It is like a high end yacht club.
        Prices may be higher in season.
        This is a good alternative to Oriental harbor for boats on the ICW.
        http://www.riverdunes.com
        Greg and Susan Han
        Allegria — Krogen Whaleback

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      28. Claiborne -  July 15, 2009 - 7:12 pm

        Subject: River Dunes, NC
        Cruising News: We recently had the pleasure of docking at River Dunes, North Carolina. River Dunes is a sheltered harbor located a few miles east of Oriental, just minutes off the Neuse River and the ICW. Our sailing club the “Carrot Island Yacht Club” recently held a rendezvous there. I have to say the experience was top notch from the moment we radioed that we were entering their channel to the day we departed. The staff was outstanding, helpful, friendly and accommodating. The facilities are second to none, including all new floating docks, fuel & pump out stations, hospitality center, restaurant, pool, hot tubs, cabanas, laundry, grills, fire pits, courtesy car, and bikes. If you need to sleep in a real bed on dry land, they have beautifully decorated and equipped cottages to rent.
        We have cruised extensively on the Eastern seaboard and can highly recommend River Dunes to anyone cruising in the area.
        Wayne & Vanessa Stryker

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    • Whittaker Pointe Marina

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (252) 249-1750
      Website: http://whittakerpointe.com/
      Statute Mile: 181
      Lat/Lon: Near 35°01.771 N / 76°40.864 W
      Location: lies east of marker #5 on the Whittaker Creek marked entrance channel
      Depths: 4.5 ft.
      Address: 5001 Maritime Dr
      Oriental NC  28571


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $1.25 per foot per night
      Type of dockage: fixed concrete decked slips and face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: no
      Total number of slips/berths: 53
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50 amp power hookups available

      $5.00/per night for both 30 amp and 50 amp power hookups
      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Laundromat: Available
      Swimming Pool: Available
      Restaurant: Courtesy van available for trips to many good restaurants in nearby Oriental downtown district
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Village Food Emporium (252-249-3663) for great take-out, Toucans Grill & Fresh Bar (252-249-2204) for great seafood, M&M (252-249-2000) for generally great food, Brantleys (252-249-3509) for breakfast

      Provisioning Possibilities: Courtesy van can be used for trips to nearby Town and Country Grocery 3 miles away
      LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

      Marina courtesy car can be taken to Oriental, where Town and Country Grocery Store (252-249-1317) offers LPG tank exchange, or to Village Hardware (252-249-1211), which offers LPG tank refills 3 miles away
      Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available
      Waste pump-out: Available


      Reviews from Cruisers (7)

      1. Windward -  May 14, 2013 - 11:14 am

        I leave my boat at Whittaker Point marina for several weeks which is in the aforementioned creek. Easy in if one stays in the channel. I had a problem with my windlass and the folks at Sailcraft shipyard (right across the creek)sent over a mechanic who removed the broken unit and repaired. Continuing north in a week.
        Windward

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      2. Fay Davis -  April 24, 2013 - 9:08 am

        Ashley and Butch are great people…very helpful! Loaner vehicle was such a great help! Beautiful club house, very clean! 5 stars!!!!!
        Fay Davis

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      3. Ben -  September 13, 2012 - 8:44 pm

        We kept our boat at Whittaker Point Marina this summer. It is a pretty sparkling facility, meaning new. Nice fixed docks in great condition, beautifully clean and comfortable clubhouse, nice pool. Ashley the dock master really looks out for your boat and he called a time or two when the wind got rough and toyed with our ailing bimini. It is close to Oriental, but remote enough to be super peaceful. The frogs chirping a bit at night is the only sound you’ll hear.

        Take heed on the markers though, it goes from 6+ feet to knee deep in a hurry if you drift outside the markers. Saw about a 24 foot shoal keel sailboat get stranded once, and was only 1/2 an oar deep when I was fiddling in the dinghy on the other side of them.

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      4. Casual -  May 23, 2012 - 9:33 am

        Whittker Point in Oriental,clean friendly great Club House and Facilities,.If you want more city Bridgepoint Marina New Bern conveient resonable good Facilities.
        Casual

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      5. Penny Flaherty -  July 31, 2009 - 9:14 am

        The Whittaker Point Marina just off the ICW is wonderful. They have a newly placed wave attenuator that really makes a huge difference in the calmness of the marina. The club house, pool, bathrooms and showers, etc. are lovely as are the natural surroundings. The dock master and mistress are very accommodating and now offer a courtesy car for short trips to the grocery or even the New Bern Airport. It is a 20 minute bike ride to the village and all that it has to offer. There is ample space for several big catamarans.
        Penny Flaherty

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      6. Ashley -  July 30, 2009 - 3:30 pm

        [The Whittake Creek entrance channel] hasn’t been dredged but the USCG has added some temporary green buoys to keep folks in the deep part of the channel. I go in and out all the time and typically see more than 6 feet. There is a front range when you are entering the channel and it keeps you in good water. The west side (or green side) of the channel is shoaling in and folks need to stay to the red side, but there is plenty of water. We have boats with 6 ft. draft in the marina all of the time. So to say it is 5.5 ft. controlling draft is misleading.
        Thanks, Ashley

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      7. Debbie -  July 18, 2009 - 7:27 pm

        Subject: Whittaker Pointe Marina
        Cruising News: There is fairly new marina in Oriental that is not listed on this Cruisers Net. Whittaker Pointe Marina is located at the entrance to Whittaker Creek at green marker #5 (mile 181). It is a beautiful marina in a beautiful location. The docks, club house and swimming pool are all in excellent condition and the view from the clubhouse is gorgeous. Although is is located a good distance from town by dinghy, there is a courtesy van available for transient use, making it easy to reprovision at the grocery and West Marine (which are quite a walk from the downtown marinas). The van is also available for a trip out to dinner at the many wonderful restaurants in Oriental. Ashley and Carol Erwin are the dockmasters and, having been a cruiser themselves, are always willing to help in any way. If there is no answer on Channel 16, transients are welcome to tie up to the t-dock and call Ashley on his cell phone 252-675-2554. For information in advance, call either 252-249-1750 (office) or 252-675-2554 (cell). It is a wonderful place to stay overnight or for a week or longer.
        Debbie

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    • Whittaker Creek Yacht Harbor

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: 252-670-3759
      VHF: Monitored: 16         Working:
      EMail: Blackbeardthepiratetoo@yahoo.com
      Website: None
      Statute Mile: 181
      Lat/Lon: Near 35°01.914 N / 76°40.962 W
      Location: occupying the point separating the two major branches of Whittaker Creek, northeast of Oriental Harbor’s marker #1
      Depths: 5.5 ft.
      Address: 415 Whittaker Point Rd
      Oriental NC  28571
      Dockmaster: Knute Bysheim


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available, Adjacent to Whittaker Creek Yacht Owners Association whose facilities which are NOT available to marina transients
      Transient dockage rate: $1.00 per foot per night
      Boat/US Dockage Discount: 50 cent discount per foot, per night
      SeaTow Dockage Discount: 50 cent discount per foot, per night
      Type of dockage: fixed wooden slips and face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: no
      Total number of slips/berths: 120
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50 amp power hookups available

      $3.00/per night - 30 amp hookup, $5,00/per night - 50 amp hookup
      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Laundromat: Available
      Restaurant: Some restaurants will come and pick cruisers up, and return them to their boat, or long walk necessary
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Village Food Emporium (252-249-3663) for great take-out, Toucans Grill; Fresh Bar (252-249-2204) for great seafood, M&M (252-249-2000) for generally great food, Brantleys (252-249-3509) for breakfast

      Provisioning Possibilities: Marina will help with transportation to Town and Country Grocery less than 1 mile away
      LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

      Marina will help take you to Village Hardware (closed on Sundays) for LPG tank refill 1 1/4 mile away or Town & Country Grocery for LPG tank exchange less than 1 mile away
      CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) Availability: Available

      CNG exchange on site
      Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available
      Waste pump-out: Available
      Gasoline and diesel fuel: Gas & Diesel Available


      Reviews from Cruisers (6)

      1. Henry Zalegowski -  December 30, 2011 - 1:45 pm

        Whittaker Creek Yacht Harbor just northwest of Oriental NC is one of the most relaxing stays I have experienced in 5 years of cruising. The $11.00 a day slip with electricity included (that’s right Eleven) way more than made up for the less than new docks. It’s a short bike ride to a lot of fine restaurants and coffee shops. There’s a marine consignment shop with more stuff than I’ve seen in the Defender catalog. There is a hardware store close by, a grocery store, a marine supply store and a West Marine. They’re all within walking distance but might be to far for someone not used to walking, They are all withing less than 10 minutes biking distance.
        I spent three weeks there during the end of November and beginning of December, the best part of my stay was all the great people I met. I was invited to the Orphan Sailor Thanksgiving feast and spent quality time on board other sailor’s boats enjoying adult beverages. I highly recommend visiting, the owner, Knute, will make you feel welcome. If your boat draws more than 5’5″, you have to enter when there is no wind or when the wind is from a northerly quarter, a southerly wind drops the channel depth to less than 6 ft. It’s 6 1/2 ft with no wind and more than 7 with a wind from the north. For those unfamiliar with the Carolinas, there are no lunar or solar tides and the water levels are influenced by the winds.
        Henry Zalegowski on S/V Turn’er Loose

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      2. Ben -  April 7, 2010 - 11:03 pm

        Shopping marinas to put our boat. We like Whittaker Creek, for a good neighborly feel, but here’s what we saw in March 2010. Piers in rougher shape than average. Some disaster happened to the clubhouse/pool, can’t figure what. Also, Whittaker seems to be specializing in selling really badly-treated boats. There are many of them about.
        Knute (bright spot) is very friendly, but the poorly treated boats that sprinkle the marina are a bad omen. Seems like a marina in decline. I’d repair some boards in the piers and segregate the bone-yard boats away from the general population. Not sure when the clubhouse gets wiped clean or rebuilt. Very friendly place, friendly boaters there though. We thought they were priced higher than the market for long term slips and their general condition.

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      3. Claiborne -  August 3, 2009 - 7:37 pm

        We’re currently sitting at the Whittaker Creek Yacht Harbor. We have a 5′11″ draft and made it in here – barely. We did see 6′1″ on our depth sounder as we came down the marked channel. Over the past few days, with the wind blowing from the southwest, the water level dropped to 5 1/2ft, so you definitely have to watch the weather when you enter the channel. By the way – the Whittaker Creek Yacht Harbor is a pretty good place. The rates are very cheap with a BoatUS discount, the showers are decent, there’s a pool, the “residents” are very friendly and the owner – Knute – cares about everyone who stays here. We had to leave for a week and had both Knute and one of the liveaboards here watching our boat for us. The only downside is that you are not walking distance from town, but you are biking distance.
        Chris
        S/V Pelican

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      4. Claiborne -  July 16, 2009 - 1:29 pm

        Subject: Whittaker Creek Inlet
        Cruising News: If entering Whittaker Creek near Oriental, keep the green markers on your PORT side. Most GPS and charts seem to indicate keeping the markers on your starboard side. This is INCORRECT. Boats are grounding frequently due to this incorrect information.
        Ken Mahren

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      5. Claiborne -  July 16, 2009 - 1:26 pm

        Subject: Whittaker Creek Yacht Harbor (Oriental, Statute Mile 181) – Advice on Navigating The Entry Channel
        Cruising News: To add some additional info here. When entering and exiting this channel, local knowledge favors the red markers and uses the range at the back of the channel. Whampoa draws nearly 5 feet and this has worked well so far (knock on wood!) but the channel is thin especially when there have been extended south and southwest winds which tend to blow the water out of the creek. The tide here is predominantly wind driven with N/NE winds driving the water into the creek and S/SW moving the water out of the creek.
        We have also seen a few folks inbound turn to port between G#5 and G#7 and many promptly run aground. When inbound keep G#5 to port and don’t cut it to close as there appears to be some shoaling close to G#5.
        Good luck.
        Regards, John
        SV Whampoa

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      6. Claiborne -  July 14, 2009 - 8:19 pm

        Subject: New Info – Whittaker Creek Entrance Channel (Statute Mile 181, Oriental, NC)
        Cruising News: Two new green cans, 3A and 5A, have recently been set in the entrance channel to Whittaker Creek. This has had the effect of further narrowing the channel as the shoaling continues to build out from the left side of the channel as seen when entering. Local reports indicate the water depths are good close to these new cans.
        The private range at the back of the channel is still useful but the new green cans must be considered as well when using this channel.
        I have not seen these new cans show up in the LNM or on any updated charts but the cans are certainly in place as of 7/12/09.
        Regards, John

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    • Oriental Marina and Inn

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (252) 249-1818
      VHF: Monitored: 16         Working: 71
      Website: http://www.orientalmarina.com/
      Statute Mile: 181
      Lat/Lon: Near 35°01.455 N / 76°41.743 W
      Location: on the eastern banks of inner Oriental Harbor
      Depths: 6 ft.
      Address: 103 Wall St
      Oriental NC  28571


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $1.90 per foot per night, inclusive: water, power, WiFi
      Type of dockage: fixed wooden slips and face docks, plus a mooring field
      Live Aboards Allowed: no
      Total number of slips/berths: 26
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50/100 amp power hookups available

      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available
      Laundromat: Available
      Swimming Pool: Available
      Restaurant: one on-site Tiki bar at pool and several others nearby
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Toucans Grill & Fresh Bar (252-249-2204) for great seafood, steaks & pasta, Brantleys (252-249-3509) for breakfast

      Provisioning Possibilities: Piggly Wiggly-complimentary transportation to & from store with a phone call
      LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

      Marina will help with transportation, if available, to Village Hardware (252-249-1211), which offers LPG tank refills and exchange .3 mile away
      Wi-Fi Internet Access: Available
      Waste pump-out: Available, municipal pump out adjacent to fuel dock
      Gasoline and diesel fuel: Gas & Diesel Available


      Fuel Prices (All Taxes Included)

      Reporting Date: January 21, 2019
      Notes: ethanol free
      Gasoline Price: $2.75 (All Taxes Included)
      Diesel Fuel Price: $2.67 (All Taxes Included)
      Any Quantity Discount: 10 cents per gallon discount for purchases over 500 gallons or more

      Reviews from Cruisers (9)

      1. Charlie Ridley -  July 2, 2017 - 8:27 pm

        7-2-17 . Last time here 7 1/2 years ago and just as great then as now!. Left Belhaven for Oriental. Tom and Joe helped us tie up. Tom owner. Pole docks with small finger slips. Tiki bar and Toucan grill still open and food great. Wifi strong as is Verizon. Great dog spots right off back of boat. Showers great- even provide towels.Very sheltered marina and Joe-dock hand- the best. Don’t know yet re the w/d or cable. Small grocery less than a mile away- nice for bicycle ride. Still one of our very favorites! Ice cream across is a musty stop!!

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      2. John M. -  June 5, 2013 - 8:54 am

        The Oriental Marina is in downtown Oriental, has twelve slips, and is much more protected than other marinas in the area. It has a full service hotel, a restaurant, and exceptionally clean showers. Once there, most all of Oriental’s shopping and eating facilities are within a short walking distance.
        John M.

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      3. Ray Kurlak -  April 30, 2013 - 10:32 am

        Located just off the Neuse River across from the ICW entrance to Adams Creek, this marina is within the quaint village of Oriental. The harbor entrance is a quick turn to starboard just after the breakwater entrance to Smith & Greens Creek, and well before the highway bridge. The marina is at the dead end of the harbor, and has dockage available in several fixed slips. Fuel is available and the marina has a pool and a restaurant. There are a few nearby stores and other restaurants. Oriental is a favored harbor location for sail boaters. There is also a good size commercial fishing fleet that uses the harbor.
        Ray Kurlak

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      4. Here and Now -  May 12, 2012 - 9:25 am

        Cruising News:
        The Oriental Marina in NC continues to provide great accommodations and a wonderful stop. We are so glad that some fine things remain consistent.
        Here and Now

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      5. Allen -  October 14, 2009 - 6:12 pm

        We do very few marinas, but we love this one. Great showers, friendly staff, and good on-site restaurant. A bunch of us were stuck there for three days because of the weather and the dockmaster drove us to the grocery and a fresh produce market. We have also gotten rides back from the grocery folks after walking the mile to get there. A good chandlery-hardware store-gift shop a half block away and lots of good restaurants. Not to be missed!

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      6. Perry & Kathy Sellars -  July 30, 2009 - 2:31 pm

        We spent a week at Oriental Marina. Very nice and helpful marina personnel. The only negative I find is the lack of pump out capability. Especially in light of a week’s stay.
        We enjoyed a meal at M&M while enjoying a lovely sunset. Also, there’s a very nice art store, Down East Canvas & Gallery, located just across the main road (at the bridge) from the other Oriental marina. Lovely original watercolors. Additionally, the store owners do marine canvas work.
        One item of note. We needed to get to a pharmacy as well as having the desire for a larger grocery store. A lady heard me asking the marina personnel how far a walk it would be. After learning the trek could be at least 10 miles, she offered to drive my wife and I, strangers to her, to handle the errands. One of the many examples of the great people we’ve met along our way.
        Perry & Kathy Sellars
        M/V Marsh Mellow

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      7. Frank & Chris Erwin -  July 18, 2009 - 7:39 pm

        Below/south of Belhaven is Oriental…you need to stop in Oriental, NC on the way down the ditch… Very Very Very cruiser friendly, low key and down to earth!!! First choice for dockage is the Oriental Marina…this is the original, small marina (maybe 12 slips) in the old part of town – it has a pool and restaurant immediately there, and you can walk everywhere (actually, you can walk everywhere in Oriental no matter where you are) -http://www.orientalmarina.com/
        http://www.towndock.net/harborcam/ – this shows a webcam of the dozen slips at Oriental Marina.
        http://www.visitoriental.com/
        Make sure you you stop – you can anchor out just above the bridges – bear to port at the fork and anchor… dinghy dock at the east end of the docks of the Oriental Marina.
        Frank & Chris Erwin

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      8. Pascal -  July 16, 2009 - 1:42 pm

        Oriental Marina, good location, friendly folks. A few good stores nearby to get whatever you may be missing, the local supermarket is within (long) walking distance.
        Pascal
        M/Y Charmer (70′ Johnson)

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      9. Pat Banyas -  July 15, 2009 - 7:14 pm

        I know from my last visit [to Oriental] that there are several restaurants within walking distance, the best being Toucan Grill at Oriental Marina. A grocery store is about 1 mile away from
        Oriental Marina. Oriental Marina is very animal friendly. Limited number of slips, maybe 10? There are 2 ‘Free’ docks adjacent to Oriental Marina but they have always been occupied and they are shallow. The basin Oriental Marina is in is easy to access and their slips are very well protected. There is also a well equipped ships store and provisioning store 1 block from Oriental Marina. Oriental downtown is small revitalized 3 or 4 block section with some gift, antique, and knick knack shops and some restaurants and snack shops. Fresh seafood available in season otherwise fresh frozen.
        Pat Banyas
        s/v Marguerite

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    • Oriental Harbor Marina

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (252) 249-0777
      Website: http://www.orientalharbor.com/
      Statute Mile: 181
      Lat/Lon: Near 35°01.466 N / 76°41.928 W
      Location: guarding the northwesterly reaches of Oriental Harbor’s entrance
      Depths: 7 ft.
      Address: 516 S Water Street
      Oriental NC  28571


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available, usually rent slips for a month or longer
      Transient dockage rate: up to 30 days from $275
      Type of dockage: fixed wooden/ concrete slips
      Live Aboards Allowed: no
      Total number of slips/berths: 110
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50 30/50/100 amp power hookups available

      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Laundromat: Available
      Restaurant: on-site and several others nearby
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Trawl Door Restaurant (on-site, 252-249-0080), Toucans Grill & Fresh Bar (252-249-2204) for great seafood, Village Food Emporium (252-249-3663) for great take-out, M&M (252-249-2000) for generally great food, Brantleys (252-249-3509) for breakfast

      Provisioning Possibilities: walk to Town and Country Grocery .5 miles away
      LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

      walk to Village Hardware (252-249-1211) for LPG tank refills and exchange .3 miles away
      Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available
      Waste pump-out: Available


      Reviews from Cruisers (2)

      1. Ed Kroposki -  August 4, 2011 - 7:05 pm

        This is a nice stop. Very helpful Staff. Restaurant across street. Came in during storm and staff was helpful.

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      2. Jim Starr -  July 17, 2009 - 12:38 pm

        We stayed at Oriental Harbor Marina July 3 and 4, tied to the outer bulkhead. What a great place to see the fireworks, just on the other side of the Rte. 55 bridge! The weather was calm, so we didn’t get bounced around too much. There’s been a change since we were there last – Oriental Marina (no Harbor) is now handling transient reservations and docking assistance for Oriental Harbor Marina. So contact Oriental Marina on the VHF or by phone. The folks from Oriental Marina come right over by bicycle to give you hand when needed. Excellent service!
        Jim Starr
        S/V Snap Dragon

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    • Neuse River Marinas – Clubfoot Creek to New Bern, NC (off the AICW)

    • Matthews Point Marina

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (252) 444-1805
      EMail: dockmaster@matthewspoint.com
      Website: http://www.matthewspoint.com/
      Lat/Lon: Near 34°54.410 N / 76°45.793 W
      Location: along the western shores of Clubfoot Creek south of the charted location of “Temple”
      Depths: 5.5 ft.
      Address: 2645 Temples Point Rd
      Havelock NC  28532
      Dockmaster: Tommy Watts


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $1.25 per foot,per night plus electricity
      Type of dockage: fixed wooden slips and face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: no
      Total number of slips/berths: 100
      Dockside Power Connections: 30 50 amp power hookups available

      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Swimming Pool: Available, Heated
      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: January 24, 2019
      Notes: ethanol free/closed Tuesday and Wednesday
      Gasoline Price: Call marina for fuel prices
      Diesel Fuel Price: Call marina for fuel prices

      Reviews from Cruisers (2)

      1. Larry -  October 6, 2010 - 2:51 pm

        Matthews Point Marina up the Neuse on Clubfoot Creek is a good haven per your book. Water depth is 5.5′, but it is easy to get in and out (N34.54.383, W076.45.804). Facilities are still about the same as described in your book. We recommend it for a stop on the way to/from New Bern/Trent River.
        John and Sue Winter aboard Just Relax

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      2. Ben -  April 7, 2010 - 11:11 pm

        We love this place. We shopped about 4-5 marinas in March 2010 to put our for-us-new boat and Matthews Point is well-maintained, friendly, casual, beautiful, and well-loved. They take care of the facility like I take care of my home. Dockmaster Paul is helpful and friendly. Making it there our boat-home.

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    • Blackbeard Sailing Club

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (252) 231-3693
      Website: http://www.blackbeardsailingclub.org/
      Lat/Lon: Near 35°03.787 N / 76°56.963 W
      Location: overlooking Upper Broad Creek’s western shore north of unlighted daybeacon #3
      Depths: 6 ft.
      Address: 1215 Barkentine Dr
      New Bern NC  28560


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available, Some guest dockage available for members of other yacht clubs with appropriate reciprocal privileges
      Type of dockage: fixed wooden slips and face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: no
      Total number of slips/berths: 125
      Dockside Power Connections: 30 amp power hookups available

      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available


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