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What’s all the talk about Southport Marina? See for yourself:
“Fantastic marina…need more like this!!”, 10/22/2019
Captain: sv Soul Divers
Stopped overnight suring a delivery south, so we could head offshore the next morning. We are a small sailboat that didn’t need fuel or any other services, yet the dock hands treated us like we came in on a 70ft yacht. Prompt replies by phone and radio, 3 friendly faces met us at the dock, helped with lines in 20kt winds…and absolute professional crew!! I’ve been to countless marinas in FL & up the coast to MD & this place ranks as one of the best. Will be back for sure!! Thank you.
Special thanks to Brian, Allyson & Abby…they were just fantastic & made us feel like family.
sv Sky Island Crew
“Great stop!!”, 8/29/2019
Allison was great help today when we needed fuel. Easy in and easy out. Seemed other boaters had a hard time understanding the No Wake zone signs but other than that, a great stop!
“Sunday Troubles”, 7/21/2019
I had some troubles with a new-to-me boat. The guys at the fuel dock were wonderful! They helped me get a diver on a Sunday morning. I got some issues fixed and hung around for the tide to change to head up the Cape Fear. Nothing but help and smiles from the guys!!!
“Great Stop”, June 9, 2019
“This is a big marina within a convenient walk to the town of Southport. Dock staff were very polite and helpful. Bathrooms clean and convenient. Marina was generally calm and peaceful. Very little exposure to passing wakes and dock staff made it a point to radio passing boats to remind them of the no wake zone if a boat appeared to be approaching too quickly. Easy access to cute tourist town makes this a definite spot to come back to again.”
“Nice Stop”, 2019-4-14
The marina is very well maintained. The floating docks are nice and long so you can go bow in if you prefer. It is located in the heart of the nice seaside town of Southport. Many restaurants of all shapes, sizes and taste all walking distance from marina. Staff are helpful and knowledgeable. We planned to stay one night but did two to relax a little before moving on the Loop. Only down side is groceries are not handy.
“Our first time, but not our last”,
We came in here after passing by several times. They just completed dredging the marina after 6 years and we had plenty of depth. Helpful staff, well maintained docks, and clean restrooms. Town and restaurants a short walk nearby. A big plus for us was Zimmerman Marine. We’ve had intermittent issues with our thrusters for 2 years and many $$ wasted with various yards to no avail. “J” at Zimmerman solved it to our delight!
“Very well marked Chanel”, 2018-11-10
Very nice Marina, easy aproche with a Chanel very well marked. Restaurants are nearby and the marina staff are very nice. We got some fuel in a very easy way. We will back for sure.
“Great place to stay”, 2018-6-8
Hoping you guys are ready for Florence? Good luck! Even though they were very busy, they got us in for a few nights while we cleaned up a prop issue with local divers J&J Boat Services. Both the marina staff and Justin the diver were terrific. Went out of there way to get us back on the trip North. The town of Southport is pretty cool. Wonderful restaurants and great historic downtown. Marina power and WiFi were strong, clean floating docks and a genuinely friendly atmosphere. Definitely will be back here again.
“First Class All The Way”, 2018-5-6
This is a first class operation. Everything is commercial grade, relatively new and clean and in good repair. The grounds are beautifully landscaped. It’s not too long a walk to town and it’s an interesting town to visit. Yes, more showers would be nice. That’s about the only fault I can find. I didn’t have to wait but my wife did. 5/18 – It’s always a pleasure to stop here. The staff is friendly and professional and it’s still a first class operation.
Spiritus, Apr 20, 2018
Boat Type: Power
The ONLY negative about this marina is that at times it can be exposed to wind-generated wave action. Otherwise, the entire staff is very professional and willing to accommodate. Facilities such as the showers, laundry room, ship store, fuel dock, picnic and gathering areas are extremely well looked after. The downtown area is a convenient walk to the North Carolina Maritime Museum, cafes, stores, and numerous restaurants. A great location to have friends or family come to spend some time with you while you’re cruising.
Wanderer, Apr 24, 2018
Boat Type: Power
Yes this place costs more (but not outrageous). But the location can’t be beat if you want to see Southport, or just eat out.
If you arrive when the dock crew is there, you are in luck as the guys are the best and very skilled. They try to leave the south facing open till the last as it is easiest to get into unassisted if the dock crew have gone home. This spot can be a little rocky as it is open to the ICW and the south breeze, so use use a few extra bumpers for a peaceful night.
The laundry was clean and working. Wifi at the end of the dock was weak, but OK up by the laundry (if you want to stream a movie while the cloths cycle through the wash.)
Wifi strength was only complaint.
, Makin Memories
, Apr 27, 2018
Boat Type: Power
Not only is this marina well appointed and close to town, the staff is amazingly helpful. Not to be missed is a FREE seminar each night on what to expect in navigating the Cape Fear River and the ICW up to Norfolk. Hank gives full weather forecasts and areas to beware of for your trip. These seminars are every night for two weeks in the spring and again in the fall.
Thank you for all the positive feedback from our slip holders and transient customers we have been receiving on Active Captain, Waterway Guide, and Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net…please continue to let us know how we are doing!
We Proudly Sell ValvTect Marine Fuel!!
We are honored to have been named 2014 ValvTect Marina of the Year, and take pride in selling ValvTect Marine Fuel!!
“ValvTect Marine Gasoline is “specially formulated” for marine engines and is designed to prevent the problems of ethanol gasoline, such as phase separation, moisture, poor stability and the formation of power-robbing carbon deposits.”
“ValvTect Marine Premium Diesel contains BioGuard™ biocide, lubricity improver, water dispersant, corrosion inhibitor and fuel stabilizer and is specifically formulated to prevent problems caused by the reduction of sulfur content.”
Attention Transient Customers!!
We are working diligently to be able to provide our full catalog of transient boater services by the “Spring Transient Season” in March. We look forward to having you back!
Our Fuel System is operational 8-5 daily with ValvTect Non-Ethanol Marine Gasoline and ValvTect Premium Marine Diesel Fuel.
The following services are still temporary unavailable.
We hope to be up and running full service again soon!
We saw our first shipment of new docks on January 6, 2021!
Here’s a glimpse of good things to come in 2021.
We have a long way to go with our rebuild, but it’s beginning to happen. More updates following in the coming weeks, via our Instagram and Facebook feeds.
Please remember to follow these
recommendations that are still in effect while visiting us. We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable time.
Also by order of the City of Southport and State of North Carolina,
***Face Masks are required***
Friends of NC Maritime Museum in Southport have a new website.
If you missed the fireworks on New Year’s Eve because of social distancing, here is a cocktail to help you set the new year on fire!
Living in or visiting our coastal area, what else would you eat on a chilly winter night but…
Interested in Dry Storage?
Very limited space remaining! We’re beginning construction to add more indoor storage and building a waitlist! If you are interested in joining the waitlist, click the link below the picture! Stay tuned as we move further along!
About Southport Marina
Southport Marina is a full service marina, spectacularly located where the Intracoastal Waterway, the Cape Fear River & the Atlantic Ocean meet. Offering in-water slips, dry stack and hurricane protected storage, it is one of the most amenity-laden marinas on the East Coast. Close to the quaint & historic town of Southport, the marina is a natural stop for sailors and boaters traveling from Maine to Florida.
For more information contact Hank Whitley at: