by oneeyedogcrew on Jul 28, 2022
What a wonderful marina and terrific town!! The history there is amazing and the homes are spectacular! The marina restaurant was excellent along with the other restaurants we visited in town.
Brian is a very gracious and helpful dockmaster! We are even headed to their sister marina today.
We can't recommend Smithfield Station highly enough.
by rbhdrums on Jul 25, 2022
A great marina with outstanding customer service. The dock hand was extremely helpful. We forgot our hose and he actually got one for us and assisted us with tie up and taking luggage to the hotel. The marina is quiet, large and protected. Highly recommend!
by chas0817 on Jul 13, 2022
Great facility. Bathrooms very spacious, spotless, all ceramic tiled like-new condition. Very large showers. Nice pool dockside. Restaurant very good quality food and service. Marina staff very helpful with docking (current can be strong). Historic Smithfield very interesting - had a walking tour (group at $5 per person). This is a great getaway. Although fuel is fairly close at Brown's Marina, it would have been a plus to have fuel at Smithfield Station marina.
2nd stay on 8-10 Jul 2022: still excellent service and facilities. Historic town of Smithfield has it all for a weekend away - great walking/running trail on Windsor Estate, museums, shops, and dining.
by turningpoint on Jul 02, 2022
Great night perfect hospitality
by tkurtkaufman on Jun 05, 2022
Wonderful Marina and restaurant with a short walk to the town. Plenty to do and very friendly people.
by dneubert on May 23, 2022
Great place to dock...facilities are excellent, pool is fun, dock hand very helpful, convenient restaurant and a nice, large park for walking across the street.
by calhu31 on May 07, 2022
Beautiful marina, excellent staff and amazing food. We will be back. STRUQQLE 54 Azimut Fly
by gla on Oct 25, 2021
Wonderful place to visit and knowledgeable dock hand. Also enjoyed a very nice meal at their restaurant and a wonderful walk the following day around the park and town.
by sax on Aug 17, 2021
My go-to marina for a weekend when we have company on board. First class bath house and swimming pool immediately adjacent to the docks. Excellent restaurant on site. Beautiful park for walking directly across the street. Wonderful Victorian style homes to see on the short walk into town. Town has a little museum with the “oldest” smoked ham and oldest peanut known to man, a number of good restaurants and many shops to browse. Plus, the Smithfield Station owners frequently are the guys grabbing your dock lines and welcoming you to the marina. Nice touch.
by jgburritt on Jul 30, 2021
Before I left my home marina, tried for two days to contact the dockmaster to check on conditions in the Pagan river. Never got my call returned.
When I arrived, did not know slip assignment. Could not reach anyone on VHF. Called marina on cell phone, and the desk agents had not idea where I was to go. Fortunately, I had been there before, and picked a slot.
The first power pedestal I picked, the circuit breaker tripped three times in two hours, so I had to move the power. When I checked in, I had to ask for a marina information sheet.
i was kind of left alone to do my thing. Not a particularly professional approach. May or may not ever go back.
by rebatten on Nov 28, 2020
The Pack family are awesome!
by exploringthewaterways on Sep 02, 2020
The marina is nice but there wasn't any access to breakfast, snacks or drinks. We went to the 3rd floor of the main hotel just to get a soda from vending. Dinner at Smithfield Station was very nice.
by lynnp on Aug 14, 2020
We spent several days at the Smithfield Station marina. As always, it was a wonderful experience. This was our third visit there, and we have visited in three different boats. The marina staff is both friendly and competent. The dockmaster was at hand quickly to assist with our arrival at the dock and ready to provide information about their expansive facilities and the beautiful historic town of Smithfield, which is a short walk away. Everyone with whom we had reason to interact was warm, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The restaurant is immediately adjacent to the marina and offered both indoor and outdoor dining options. We chose to sit outdoors on a lovely porch at a covered table with fans nearby. All staff were masked and attentive.
We had intended a one-day stay, but storms blew in, and we stayed over. We enjoyed every minute!
by deniset on May 19, 2020
Great support team at Smithfield Station! Thank you Brian for all your help. We will be back.
by kathynan13 on Sep 07, 2019
Staff very helpful getting into slip with the strong current. Great place to wait out Hurricane. Restaurant on site. Lovely park with trails across the street and a short walk to historic downtown.
by adfinger on Jul 28, 2019
A very friendly, clean facility.
With a wonderful restaurant.
by bprinty on Jun 23, 2019
Great Marina, Beautiful town, and friendly people. My wife and i try to stay here once or twice a year, very peaceful place. Make sure to follow the channel coming in, stay close to markers
by aspencon on Jun 20, 2019
It is a pretty little marina, peaceful and picturesque.....the Pagan River is awesome and if you have a dinghy you can explore for miles in deep water as it winds and around every curve is a great blue heron, egrets, osprey.....
The restaurant here is wonderful and everything clean and tidy
by jamoore on Oct 01, 2018
Stayed one night at Smithfield Station. As always, a very nice place to stay. Friendly staff and nice small marine.
by newhite on Jul 09, 2018
Very nice Marina close to town with marsh views. Opposite the Windsor Castle Park which is excellent for a variety of trails suitable for a run or walk through the Marsh Land and woods. Also has kayaks for rent. Town is charming. Food is nothing special at both the “highly rated” Marina restaurant and the brewery in town. But this is well worth a visit. Only irritant was a party with a band going on at the pool on the Saturday night, up to 11am, which was quite loud and next to where we tied up. We would rather have had a string quartet!
Watch out for the James River Bridge which you pass to get there. It has clearance of only 60ft and if your a sailboat with a higher mast you have to call ahead a couple of hours (757-247-2133), to schedule a raise. The bridge tender is very friendly and is happy to accommodate.
We will be back!
by jcottingham0561 on Jul 07, 2018
Both times we've stayed at Smithfield Station we were met by one of the owners who expertly tied us to floating face dock, then told us what we needed to know about the marina and Smithfield. Lovely area with friendly residents. Marina was clean, protected and quiet.
Thanks for the terrific review you guys and we are glad you enjoyed our quaint town! Hope to see you back soon and let us know if you need help with anything else.
Randy Pack, President, Smithfield Station
by jwandling on Apr 15, 2018
Have visited here a few times. Great destination on the Pagan River, off of the James. Great restaurant, small pool, and clean restrooms/shower. Very nice floating docks, and dock master Brian Pack always ready to lend a hand. Easy walk to historic downtown Smithfield and Windsor Castle Park. Mind the depths along the Pagan River, and make sure you have enough water.
by eddiewolcott on Oct 09, 2017
Fantastic accommodation and help with Docking Etc
by jrbuck1970 on Sep 04, 2017
Friendly accommodating staff. Well run facility with fantastic views of the Pagan River and bordering marshland.
by billkeeble on Aug 28, 2017
Beautiful marina. Great location. Outstanding service. Only improvement needed is the WiFi signal almost never worked on the docks.
by docmartin on Jul 03, 2017
Dock master was very nice. Channel was deep and well marked. Facilities were excellent. Highly recommend.
Thanks docmartin! Always great to have smiling faces in town! Hope to see you guys again soon.
by ram0n on Sep 09, 2011
This is a beautiful marina. I lived across the water and got to see the blazing flame licked look to the waters at sunset, the reflections of boat lights (especially when fully rigged for parade) on glassy clear water at dusk, the sounds of diesels chugging along in and out echo across the water like fog caressing the ground, and the wild life was amazing. Ducks, geese, fish, crab, crayfish, deer and more. Stunning vista but I moved away to Texas.
The only downer was the light house at Smithfield Station. The room was amazing and beautiful, but the hot tub controls were shot and we had to sit in hot water till it cooled off, and no bubbles. Hope they fixed it by now. The food on the other hand is to die for. So delicious, alluring, soothing, tasty! Mmm.