Onancock Wharf and Marina


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2 Market Street
Onancock, VA 23417
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 16

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175 Reviews

by Brian F. - Verified user on Oct 19, 2023
Dockmaster Charles I’d helpful and polite. Marina is very closed to the small town. Some of the cleats in all wristlet needed to be re-secured. Great water pressure from the marina supplied hose.

by Lois S. - Verified user on Oct 14, 2023
The marina is treated as an asset by the town. The facilities are consistently well maintained. Very nice bathrooms, laundry etc. People in the town are very welcoming to visiting yachts. We dined out most meals during our visit at quality restaurants. We visited almost every shop and found nice things to buy.

by jim c. - Verified user on Oct 11, 2023
Always a great place to hang out!

by Win S. - Verified user on Oct 08, 2023
Great facilities, floating docks, artsy/fun town. Due to weather, we left a day early after just after check out time and the marina refunded our payment for that day. Very nice.

by Ralph D. - Verified user on Oct 06, 2023
Courtesy car and golf carts available. Dockmaster was great.

by Peyton K. - Verified user on Oct 04, 2023
This was our 3rd trip this season to Onancock Wharf Marina. We love the floating docks, the secure facilities and the free washer and dryer is a REALLY nice benefit to those who have been on a boat for awhile. Also, the town (walking distance) has great restaurants and other stores with stuff that you might actually need. I even found a GREAT fiber shop. We will certainly be back!

by Lawrence R. on Sep 28, 2023
We have been sailing to Onancock annually from Oxford for the last 30 years, one of our favorites-spotless restrooms and showers (even with terry bathmats). This year we weathered Tropical Storm Ophelia—safe and secure. Although the Marina had closed for the storm, Charles, the dock master gave us his cell phone before leaving ‘just in case’. This is southern hospitality at its best. We look forward to staying again next fall.

by Richard S. - Verified user on Sep 25, 2023
Great marina and town, a must stop on the Chesapeake. We cannot wait to return.

by Gary C. - Verified user on Sep 21, 2023
Charles was very helpful getting us fueled up and into our slip. The showers were very clean and convenient.

by Dave B. - Verified user on Sep 20, 2023
Enjoyed our stay, lovely small town.

by Bill P. - Verified user on Sep 13, 2023
One of the best spots I. The bay!

by Robert H. on Sep 07, 2023
This is absolutely a 5 star destination. The marina is excellent. The marina staff are superb. The town and the people that live there are amazing. I can't say enough good things about this trip and I will be back for sure.

by William N. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2023
The facilities were very clean and neat. Onancock is well worth the trip.

by Robert H. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2023
Amazing staff at the marina. Docks, facilities and rentals all first class. Onancock is absolutely amazing and the people there are the friendliest you'll ever meet. All around perfect trip - highly recommended.

by John F. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2023
Great staff, bathrooms, showers, docks

by Brian T. on Sep 01, 2023
Beautiful marina, friendly, helpful, nice people. We truly enjoyed our visit and would absolutely recommend visiting this lovely marina. Town was just a short walk away and pleasant.

by christopher c. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2023
Stayed 2 nights. Clean. Quiet. Staff were friendly and helpful at all times. Having ability to use the loaner car was greatly appreciated by our group.

by Thomas W. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2023
Facility was clean and attractive, staff was prompt and attentive. Shower facilities had courtesy "Occupied" door handle cards helping to avoid accidental "walk-ins" should an inner lock not be engaged!

by David J. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2023
Awesome stay as always. Great facilities great staff and still the friendliest town on the Bay.

by Jim S. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2023
Great Marina, helpful dock hands, all around one of our favorite spots.

by David I. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
Stayed Aug 17 and Aug 18, not just Aug 17. Nice floating docks, head/shower facilities, covenient to restaurants, North St Playhouse, farmer's market - (on Saturday in season).

by Bruce V. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
Nice, helpful, friendly, and quiet.

by Stephen B. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2023
Excellent staff! Can not beat the location pretty much anywhere else. Town seems to be recovering from the economic effects of the pandemic. Highly recommend.

by Jonathan C. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2023
Wonderful scenery on the creek, easy to navigate. Staff was helpful and friendly. They have a loaner car and golf carts and nice bathrooms/showers. Very nice small town with lots of art shops and a few good restaurants. Nice place to visit.

by David C. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2023
Great little marina. Diesel, Gas & pump out, nice showers, friendly & capable staff, loaner car & rental golf carts (town is only a short walk). Newer floating docks & a good launch ramp if you drive there. Good dinners at Mallards just past the launch ramp. It is a long channel to get there so allow som time for that.

by Michelle D. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2023
Love the setting, love the people, love the services. Will be back.

by David P. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2023
Nice facilities. The free laundry and clean restrooms and showers, much appreciated!

by Garry J. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2023
Dockmaster could use some lessons in, well, docking and tying upa boat. She started talking to some friends in the middle of the process and was then annoyed to the point of rolling her eyes when called on to further assist. But facilities are very good and well kept. A very, very senic and well protected spot with an excellent resturant next door and a nice small town.

by montgomery d. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2023
Always friendly staff and very clean restroom/shower facilities. And great having a courtesy car now and golf cart rentals.

by Dale D. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2023
45 minutes down creek, marked well but must focus. Marina staff in a hurry to get off, it was 2:30? Marina very clean. Walked to town, not much there and most everything was closed. Ate at Mallards service was excellent and food was outstanding. Alittle too quaint for me!

by William S. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2023
Excellent cruise up the river. Marina was well kept and in a great location. Assistant at the fuel pier and while docking was great. Employees were friendly and informative about Onancock. On site restaurant was very good. Location to small main stree was only a few blocks fro marina. Quaint town.

by Jack B. - Verified user on Aug 01, 2023
We were not there long enough. Will be back.

by Frank F. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2023
Great staff! Courtesy car available and two golf carts available to rent. Cute town; lots of specialty shops and good restaurants. Worth the visit!

by Lisa G. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2023
Peaceful, well kept marina. Staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. Always great to have dockhands available to help out. Mallards is on site plus an easy walk to town! Beautiful creek. We'll be back in September!!

by maria w. - Verified user on Jul 28, 2023
Great marina, staff, and location

by Thomas Q. - Verified user on Jul 25, 2023
Charles and Team were great! Beautiful facilities with much in close walking distance. We'll be back. s/v Mi Nena, Oriental NC

by Ron P. - Verified user on Jul 21, 2023
Onancock is a favorite place for us to cruise to. Marina is a great base; restrooms and showers are spotless, and dock hands are good.

by W. T. - Verified user on Jul 20, 2023
Excellent, courteous service by dock crew. New piping’s and decking on bulkhead is great. Clean restrooms. Beautiful setting. The Mayor even came by with his dog and asked how we were being treated. Golf cart availability is a great plus also.

by Donald M. - Verified user on Jul 16, 2023
The facility was very nice, we will return.

by Dulcie H. - Verified user on Jul 13, 2023
We love onnancock . Clean, friendly and professional staff. Fun walkable town . Locals are super nice . Great restaurants , great laundry and bath house .

by Mark P. - Verified user on Jul 12, 2023
Very nice, quiet location, good dockhands. The town has more to offer than it appears initially. Good restaurants.

by David B. - Verified user on Jul 07, 2023
Very nice stay in Onancock. The marina staff was helpful and courteous. The town has great restaurants, shops and a movie theater.

by David M. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2023
Nice staff. Great facility

by Ted P. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2023
Am good. Dock’s and bath house clean and tidy. Dock hands were helpful and friendly. Easy to recommend.

by Marco M. on Jul 05, 2023
What an upgrade since last visit many years ago, top notch facility and foremost excellent staff! We Love this destination.

by Angie H. - Verified user on Jul 04, 2023
We have been to Onancock Town Marina several times. We really enjoy the marina & it’s amenities. A filtered water machine/dispenser, free washer & dryer, very clean bathrooms. The floating slips are spacious with water & electric on the pedestal. A nice restaurant is just footsteps away from the marina & has fabulous food. We’ll definitely be returning to Onancock.

by Robert Q. on Jun 30, 2023
Excellent facility

by Kay D. - Verified user on Jun 25, 2023
A lovely quiet marina. Everything worked and the slips are easy to get in and out of. The marina, bathrooms and laundry were very clean. Several restaurants within walking distance. This little town isn't what it used to be. So many shops have closed since the pandemic, but it is still a beautiful place.

by Phil B. - Verified user on Jun 24, 2023
Treated us great. Courtesy car and golf carts avail. Will come back

by tracy H. - Verified user on Jun 19, 2023
New floating docks, free laundry, loaner car, golf cart rental, and great Wi-Fi makes the is a must stop if you are cruising the eastern Shore.

by Al A. - Verified user on Jun 16, 2023
Great floating docks. Excellent dock crew.

by Tina B. on Jun 14, 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed Onancock! This little marina is in a beautiful, well protected harbor. Dockhands are very helpful and friendly. Bathhouse is clean and offers free laundry! There's a restaurant/bar right next door and the town is just a short walk. We happened to arrive on a Friday and they had music in the street. Nice farmers market on Saturday morning too!

by Tommy s. - Verified user on Jun 11, 2023
Great marina, nice bathrooms with private showers, friendly staff. Floating docs, a great town to visit with good resturants and weekend events, check the Onancock web site. Be sure to visit Dannys gallery very original and local.

by Brian G. - Verified user on Jun 10, 2023
Wonderful, clean marina and the staff was very helpful in a very quaint town. Brian Gaquin

by Charles S. - Verified user on Jun 10, 2023
The staff were very helpful. One staff member made sure we got a dinner reservation for 16 members of our group!

by Deborah B. - Verified user on Jun 07, 2023
Onancock is a wonderful stop and well worth the long motor in. We're a 40' catamaran and were located on the bulkhead. Everything about this small marina is two thumbs up. The dock hands were friendly and efficient. We had a minor inconvenience getting the boat in it's proper spot due to 2 boats tied up without permission, but it was resolved as fast as possible and was in no way the fault of the marina. The bathrooms are super clean and they even provide clean bath mats daily (a GREAT perk). Along with free laundry with modern, clean washer and dryer, free loaner car, golf carts, a friendly, welcoming town and of course, the Corner Bakery make this a stop that was hard to leave!!! Great job, you guys and gals.

by Jonathan W. - Verified user on Jun 06, 2023
Charming town with outstanding docks and marina. Attention to detail is apparent.

by Paul M. - Verified user on Jun 05, 2023
Very friendly and helpful staff. Genuinely interested in great customer service and they were extremely competent and knowledgeable about boaters needs.

by Edward L. - Verified user on May 25, 2023
Well maintained docks and facilities, very helpful friendly harbormaster

by Ben H. - Verified user on May 25, 2023
Nice town very close by. Diesel and pump out. Very helpful Dock attendant. Free laundry.

by bill w. - Verified user on May 21, 2023
Always enjoy our stay in Onancock.

by John f. - Verified user on May 10, 2023
The Wharf is lovely as is Onancock. We enjoyed meals at Mallard’s and the Pub. Kerr House is well worth the visit. Charles the dock-master is a true gentleman and qualified.

by Skip V. - Verified user on May 09, 2023
Excellent small marina , floating docks, full services, clean secure bathrooms, Mallards restaurant next door, small park for pets, one of the best! Onancock is a stunning small town with beautiful homes and very little traffic. This is a must stop.

by Raymond C. on May 07, 2023
We got stuck in Onancock due to bad weather. What a great place to get stuck! This marina is excellently maintained! What appears as a new floating dock, able to handle large power and sail vessels, clean, well maintained personal bathrooms with showers, water, electric, gas, diesel and pump out. And free washer and dryer use. Charles, the Harbor Master, is very friendly and always ready to help with fuel, pump out or line handling. Also, the town is really nice. Beautiful old Virginia charm, and everyone we met was exceedingly friendly and welcoming. (A local crabber picked up a cushion we lost in very bad weather and took the time to bring it to the wharf for us). We had people stopping by to say hello and ask if we needed anything frequently. My wife and I highly recommend the Onancock Wharf and Marina, and the town of Onancock as a destination not to be missed!

by Scott H. - Verified user on Apr 24, 2023
Great place, clean friendy with great fuel prices and do k help.

by Jim B. - Verified user on Apr 19, 2023
What a great stop. Very nice floating docks. Free Laundry. Clean showers. Even laundered bath mats for the shower. Plenty of water coming up the creek. a little shallow at the docks. Supposed to have a loaner car later. Two brand new golf carts to rent to see the town. Fuel and pump out available. Restaurant right next door.

by Onne W. - Verified user on Oct 29, 2022
What a sweet super protected very modern marina superbly run by dockmaster Craig! Great super clean showers etc. A walk or bike ride up the hill to all the best places to eat and shop. What a great town Onancock is, we stayed here while it blew 25-30 on the bay and we had almost flat calm on the dock. We will be back Craig, thank you!

by John S. - Verified user on Oct 16, 2022
Great marina with a very accommodating harbor master. Three spotless shower/restrooms. Easy walk to multiple good restaurants.

by Richard M. on Oct 16, 2022
Onancock Wharf and Marina is perfect. Rest rooms/showers are immaculate, floating docks make line handling easy, and prices are fair, but the harbormaster, Craig, makes the place special. We're better at docking than we used to be, but we're always a little apprehensive. Another boat arrived just after we did. Craig took our lines, made us secure, asked if we were good for a minute, ran over to help the other people, got them straight, hustled back to us, and hooked up our electricity - this was all after he was supposed to be off, but he had stayed late waiting for us to arrive. Docking is much less stressful when you know you have a professional in your corner.

by Tanya D. - Verified user on Oct 16, 2022
Nice docks, clean facilities & nice to have free laundry. Town is very cute with restaurants & shops nearby. Friendly locals.

by timothy k. on Oct 13, 2022
Onancock Wharf is a favorite place to visit. The facility is very nice. A free laundry is available. Onancock is pretty little town. It is a great place to walk around. A short walk away is the Corner Bakery with excellent donuts (closed Sunday and Monday).

by April S. - Verified user on Oct 11, 2022
Another adorable town with a terrific marina. The marina staff were wonderful and very efficient. The marina is clean with free laundry and a courtesy car. \n\nWe highly recommend the beautiful stop along the Chesapeake!

by Greg S. - Verified user on Oct 09, 2022
Nice facilities and close to town.

by Barbara T. - Verified user on Oct 07, 2022
Great little marina right downtown.Harbormaster Craig was friendly and helpful.

by Kelly S. - Verified user on Sep 22, 2022
Onancock Wharf and Marina is a must stop over on the Eastern shore. Friendly staff, clean facilities and excellent restaurants within walking distance.

by Sherry H. - Verified user on Sep 21, 2022
This is a beautiful hidden gem on the Chesapeake. We would recommend the marina as a stop over. Dockmaster Craig was a great help with our lines, getting us settled and providing information on the walkable town. The docks are new and in great shape, electric was excellent and three separate baths with their own entry code-very new and clean. The town has alot of history and several great little shops and restaurants. We rode our bikes on beautiful country roads 2.5 miles to a Super Walmart to fill a prescription. This was one of our favorite stops this year from the Bahamas up to Boston!

by Mark P. on Sep 21, 2022
We had a wonderful stay at the marina. Craig the dockmaster is very accommodating and keeps the facilities in pristine condition ! We enjoyed town which includes a number of very good restaurants. We will definitely return.

by Josie J. on Sep 18, 2022
This marina is a wonderful little find with its own restaurant, floating docks, clean facilities and within walking distance of the town. The only drawback was the Dockmaster. We had a minor mechanical problem, he could not tell us the nearest parts store or mechanic and acted like he was totally disinterested and that none of it was his problem. A very unfriendly man but look past him and try this marina.

by Lawrence C. - Verified user on Sep 08, 2022
Frequent user here. The absolute best.

by Craig W. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2022
Great dock-master and crew. Fantastic setup and docks Courtesy car was nice as were golf carts Restrooms were very clean and free laundry to boot !

by K. M. on Aug 31, 2022
My first cruise to Onancock Wharf could not have been more pleasurable. Super clean marina, super clean bathhouse, and enormously helpful and friendly staff. Craig goes to great lengths to assure boaters have a great experience. I liked how access to three of the four bathrooms required an access code which is given exclusively to boaters. Onancock is a beautiful little town as well. And a shoutout to Johnny Mo and Mallards at the Wharf restaurant just a few steps away. Great food, fun atmosphere. All in all, an outrageously great weekend.

by Robert W. - Verified user on Aug 29, 2022
Fantastic all the way around. Great restaurant and museum next door, accommodating staff, quaint town on the Bay.

by Tom J. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2022
Everything was great. The marina is modern and well maintained and the bath house facilities are excellent. Dockmaster Craig was super helpful and his crew of guys took care of all of our needs. They made our stay very enjoyable. We love Onancock! We’ll be back soon!

by Arthur I. on Aug 28, 2022
This was my 3rd stay at Onancock Wharf, and like my visits before to this cute as a button little town, I know that with each visit I can count on all of the basic amenities being there, clean, with easy access But if there is a knock on the Wharf, which is more nitpicking than criticism, it would be that it does not have a small general store to serve the many boaters who visit, and that the slips lack separation to the public parking that also serves the wharf area. Without screening, visiting boaters are open to car and foot traffic until about 10pm at night, and the annoying parking lot light that stays on all night. Until the town addresses this issue with some kind of plant or fence screening, I would highly advise visiting boaters to plan on tying up bow first for privacy

by Joseph A. - Verified user on Aug 20, 2022
Very nice little town.....especially the donut shop!!
Marina Response:
Thank you , glad you enjoyed your stay.

by Frank B. on Aug 06, 2022
Great little town- floating docks, helpful dock hands, Mallards at the Wharf Restaurant on the waterfront, short walk to town. Don’t miss the bakery in town for fresh donuts! If you have been curious about seeing Tangier Island, you can take a short ferry ride (Onancock-Tangier Ferry) from the town dock. We will be back!

by Scott M. on Aug 04, 2022
The staff and facility is always first rate. Been there many times and always a good time.

by Kirk C. - Verified user on Aug 04, 2022
Docks are nice and sturdy. Good crew helped us get tied up in a wind that was not kind for docking. However, the laundry room and restrooms have no AC. And the ice machine in the laundry room makes it 100 degrees + in that room. Fans in the restrooms probably help, but if you took a shower, you'd be sweating again by the time you got dried off!! Good place for a storm refuge, but not a place to visit for any extended period of time.
Marina Response:
We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience. Under normal circumstances, we do have Central AC in the shower and laundry facilities. The repair part has on order since late May of this year. We are hopeful to have all back online very soon.

by Steve B. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2022
We found the crew to be extremely helpful, the facilities were clean and operational. The proximity to town makes the stay enjoyable.

by Laurie A. - Verified user on Jul 21, 2022
We love Onancock and the marina. The staff were super friendly and helpful when we docked. The facility is lovely and a very short walk to town. We'll definitely continue to come here.

by Lenard L. - Verified user on Jul 20, 2022
Great facilities and a great Dockmaster

by Kathryn M. on Jul 10, 2022
Onancock Wharf is an excellent anchorage. The docking area has recently been renovated. The slips are wide and access is easy. Harbormaster and staff are friendly and helpful. When we first called, the dock was fully booked. The Harbormaster sent us to dockwa.com to put our name on a waiting list and also took my cell phone number in case a slip opened up -- which it did. The Harbormaster extended our stay at our request. Staff was helpful in getting our boat docked to refuel. Dock and bathroom facilities are well-maintained. A great place to tie up!

by David S. - Verified user on Jun 22, 2022
Nice floating docks. Well protected. Clean showers. Helpful, friendly staff.

by Laura L. - Verified user on Jun 20, 2022
Delightful small marina with an attentive staff that stays late. Moderate walk to town, with golf carts available.

by Calep A B. on Jun 13, 2022
Very scenic approach and docks. The town is small, quiet and host to some great places to dine. Staff were very friendly and professional. We had to change our plans for departure to miss some weather so we look forward to returning.

by Sir L. - Verified user on Jun 13, 2022
Awesome help from Dockman Great help from the guys on the dock. Nice facility clean will definitely be back to Onancock.

by Lynn P. - Verified user on Jun 05, 2022
Dockmaster, Craig Tanner, is the best! Delightful overnight, as always.

by skip C. - Verified user on Jun 04, 2022
We loveOnancock, and the dock master Craig does a great job. We look forward to returning later this summer

by Carl C. - Verified user on May 20, 2022
Always love visiting Onancock. Craig works hard but could use some dock hands during the week.

by Dawn R. - Verified user on May 14, 2022
Great stop. Clean comfortable marina, cute town!

by Kelly G. - Verified user on May 04, 2022
Excellent visit. Nice floating docks and clean restrooms. Help from Craig, dockmaster was wonderful.

by Douglas D. - Verified user on May 04, 2022
Craig, the dockmaster, did a great job. Interesting town.

by Patti U. - Verified user on May 02, 2022
Beautiful town and the docking was great!! Everyone is very friendly and helpful!! We’ll be back!!

by Stephen W. - Verified user on Apr 26, 2022
Great dock master. Friendly and shared local dining options. Cleanest bathroom on the bay!

by Chuck F. - Verified user on Oct 25, 2021
Attentive, professional and experienced Marina staff. Great restaurant/bar on site with outdoor seating and beautiful sunsets. Easy walk into town-quaint and artsy. We have two fourlegged crew and easy walks from the Marina thru lovely historic neighborhoods. Great stop, well marked channel in from the Bay. Please don’t tell anyone!!

by William B. on Oct 16, 2021
Excellent facilities (clean showers, laundry, power, water, new floating docks with wide berth) and a wonderful and scenic little town within easy walking distance and with several excellent restaurants, some wonderful art galleries, and even a movie theater.

by Kenneth B. - Verified user on Oct 13, 2021
We have stayed at Onancock Wharf three times since last year - each time we were impressed with the quality and cleanliness of the facilities and the helpfulness of the dock staff.

by Vickie F. - Verified user on Oct 10, 2021
Great service, clean shower rooms, laundry facility at no charge, bring your own soap. Convenient walk to town.

by Paul B. on Oct 04, 2021
Definitely one of our favorite places to visit on the entire Bay. We have now visited two years in a row and it is a long way from Annapolis. Well worth the trip to the peace, quiet and enjoyable town. Fabulous dinner at Charlotte Hall Hotel & Restaurant. Got to meet Charlotte and Gary and it was a treat to share one of their famous desserts with them.

by Robert C. - Verified user on Oct 01, 2021
Always a great experience. Craig and his staff are wonderful!

by Paul H. - Verified user on Sep 21, 2021
Great assistance with mooring; efficient reservations; great attitudes and customer service; clean bathrooms and everything worked. Great Marina!

by Bonita S. on Sep 18, 2021
They have a very nice staff and accommodations. Close to downtown with good shops and restaurants

by Robert A. - Verified user on Sep 10, 2021
Always great! Good WiFi too.

by William D. - Verified user on Aug 31, 2021
Nice small marina with floating docks. Town is very cute. Great doughnut shop and a few restaurants. However we were there on a Monday and only the Blarney Stone was open. Very good pub food. Farmers market on Saturday

by George H. on Aug 24, 2021
This is a great destination marina. Nice new floating docks, new facilities, great staff who were very helpful for anything we needed. And the town is a super destination with many shops and restaurants within easy walking distance.

by Joseph M. on Aug 22, 2021
Lots of help docking and very clean restrooms. Well kept marina. Short walk to restaurants , stores and movies. Friendly people would go back again

by Carl H. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2021
Everyone was wonderful and we look forward to our next visit.

by Jeremy H. - Verified user on Aug 18, 2021
Great little town within strolling distance & first class operation of the wharf- quick responses, good information, 2 to assist with dock lines, clean showers/restrooms, non-ethanol dinghy gas, pump out that works, fairly priced-what’s not to like?

by Karen R. on Aug 16, 2021
All around excellent and beautiful town to visit. Easy walk into town with many restaurants to choose from (and don't miss out on the fresh donuts from The Corner Bakery), or cross the bridge near the marina for another gorgeous residential area. Nice protected small marina, deep water approach, helpful staff, quiet at night. Anyone cruising the Eastern Shore has got to stop here.

by David B. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2021
Great Marina. Floating docks are very nice, dockhands extremely helpful. Half a dozen fantastic chef owned restaurants within walking distance, one of them being Mallards right there at the marina. A lot of shops and art galleries within a short walk. No marina store but they have golf carts for rent and a courtesy car that could get you to Walmart or grocery store (5 min drive)

by Kurt - Verified user on Aug 10, 2021
A wonderful place to spend a couple days. The marina is small but very nice and serves the town quite well. Excellent and helpful marina staff to go along with the nice facilities. Several good restaurants and shops in town and always friendly people around.

by Timothy D. - Verified user on Jul 29, 2021
Clean, floating docks, new shower/laundry facilities, fuel, pump out, and friendly staff. Always a pleasant stay. The best Corner Bakery on the Bay for morning donuts.

by Debbie C. - Verified user on Jul 23, 2021
Very neat clean marina. Loved the little town of Onancock.

by Robert B. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2021
Very friendly staff! Easy in and out with a charming town to visit. Take the ferry to Tangier Island for a step back in time.

by Steven S. on Jul 15, 2021
What a surprise. Small town marina with a very helpful and friendly staff. PERFECT! We used their courtesy car (a well retired police car) that was a real adventure.

by Robert L. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2021
We had an item stolen from our boat on Saturday evening. The video cameras in place at the Town Marina, I was told did not work.
Marina Response:
We apologize for this unfortunate event. As a result, please know we have recently upgraded our security system in an effort to prevent future incidents.

by Philip I. - Verified user on Jul 08, 2021
Great dock and small town. Excellent staff

by Charles H. - Verified user on Jul 07, 2021
The marina staff were very pleasant and attentive. Our slip assignment was perfect for our deep draft sailboat. Cleanest restrooms of almost any marina we have visited. Cloth bath mats are a nice touch. Perhaps more trash cans for garbage on a holiday weekend. We really enjoy visiting Onancock.

by Bjorkholm - Verified user on Jul 06, 2021
Great, start to finish!

by G. S. - Verified user on Jul 04, 2021
The marina is small but well managed and the Dockmaster and crew were very attentive to our needs when tying up. My vessel is 50' and requires more than 15' in finger pier length in order to exit the boat. The marina was able to give me a slip in front of Mallard's Restaurant which allowed us the full length of the bulkhead in order that we could put down our ladder-steps. And did I say that Mallard's was AWESOME? Well.....it was! We ate three meals there! There is a nice dinghy dock located just past the marina (above the bridge) where I could dock our dinghy. This afforded safe boarding for my wife and our doggie who LOVES dinghy rides and swimming. As an aside, Onancock is a beautiful, well-maintained town with some of the most beautiful "old" homes you could ever see! There are several terrific restaurants there as well, two come to mind, Janet's General Store is a must for breakfast and the Italian restaurant known as "DiVinci's" was GREAT! We will definitely return for a longer stay~! Thank you Onancock Wharf and Marina for making our stay so pleasurable. PS - during departure the wind kicked up and my 1st Mate got our spring line jammed between the piling and the dock. We had no choice but to leave it on the dock. :(

by Tom R. on Jun 30, 2021
Our favorite marina on the Chesapeake Bay. The staff is extremely helpful, from arrival to departure. Exceptionally-clean restrooms and free washer/dryer available on-site.

by JoAnne P. on Jun 30, 2021
Excellent marina, very clean and quiet. The staff was very professional and very accommodating. We enjoyed visiting the small town and the people where very friendly.

by Gail L. - Verified user on Jun 28, 2021
Excellent. New Floating docks. Staff gave great assistance upon arrival and other needs. Facilities clean and serviceable. Good restaurants available and Town of Onancock quaint to visit.

by Anna J. - Verified user on Jun 27, 2021
we had 9 boats come for the weekend. from 33' express-46' convertibles. Had a great time. The marina is super accommodating, and bath houses we extremely clean. Nice, quiet marina. Mallards is next door to the marina, which had a band Friday night, entertaining, and Mallards was fantastic for our group, coming and going, adding chairs and tables. just really nice people. The town was sleepy and quiet which was nice, a few shops to walk in, and a farmer's market on Saturday morning after breakfast at Janet's was nice. a very walkable town.

by Susan C. - Verified user on Jun 27, 2021
Excellent friendly service

by William H. - Verified user on Jun 24, 2021
Great overnight stay. Definitely will return in the future. Staff was helpful and courteous. Town was beautiful with extremely friendly residents. We ate at the Blarney Stone and Mallards, both restaurants I would recommend. Don't forget to take an evening stroll around the town to check out the gorgeous homes

by Marty F. - Verified user on Jun 20, 2021
fine service and good dock hands.

by Edward S. - Verified user on Jun 19, 2021
Very good stay, greatly improved over previous stay 10 years ago. Liked the floating docks, clean showers and fine restaurant less than 5 minute away.

by Hugh c. - Verified user on Jun 09, 2021
Great marina in a gorgeous setting. Very helpful getting into slip.

by Anonymous on Jun 08, 2021
The facilities at the marina are very nice and the staff is helpful and welcoming. The town exudes charm and is well worth a visit.

by Ross W. - Verified user on Jun 04, 2021
Well protected marina, a ways off the Chesapeake, but worth the trip. Walkable downtown with some history, places for a meal and a great bakery.

by mark h. - Verified user on Jun 01, 2021
friendly dock staff and well appointed marina

by Don N. - Verified user on Jun 01, 2021
Wonderful quaint marina with the amenities of a larger marina—clean bathrooms and showers as well as laundry. A very small ship’s store with essentials would be a nice touch, but no complaints. Burnham Guides kayak and bike shop sells a few essentials. Not really a convenience store in town unless you are biking so provision well when boating there.

by Anonymous - Verified user on Jun 01, 2021
We cruised to Onancock from Poquoson, Virginia at 8 knots on our 1984 Kadey-Krogen 42 . Great cruise and wonderful destination! Quiet, peaceful, scenic. A very clean marina! Great staff! The town was very, very nice - much like a welcome step back in time. Yes, we will return!

by John F. on May 29, 2021
We never pass up a chance to stop at Onancock Wharf when we are on a cruise. The facility is clean, convenient, and very reasonably priced. Dockmaster Craig is super helpful and friendly. The wharf is right in town so you can walk to a variety of good restaurants and shops and stroll the quiet neighborhood. Staying here also provides a convenient way to visit Tangier Island via Captain Mark Crockett's boat that is kept at the wharf. A great day trip with plenty of time to explore the charms of Tangier. Floating docks and free laundry are also very nice features.

by Clarke G. - Verified user on May 26, 2021
What a beautiful cruise up the river to this tiny little town. The marina is small and very well protected. The city isn’t totally open for the season but there’s enough to keep you entertained for a day of two. My wife actually found clothes she like. That’s a major score since she is really picky. There’s also some really pretty anchorage areas if you’d rather.

by Russell F. - Verified user on May 20, 2021
The floating docks are quite new and in good shape. The bathrooms are great and kept very clean. The only suggestion I would make for sailboats is to back in to the slip since they are plenty wide but the floating finger pier is only half the length of the slip. That will make getting off the boat much easier.

by Richard M. on May 18, 2021
Great Dockmaster, fine new facility, love the free washer and dryer and shower mats.

by Anonymous - Verified user on May 15, 2021
Excellent as usual. Craig is a good man and has a nice staff. Dinner at Mallards was exceptional.

by Tom N. - Verified user on Apr 06, 2021
Fantastic early-season stay overall. Deb was great greeting us for an Easter Sunday late afternoon arrival, and Craig was super friendly while we were there. The facilities are up-to-date and everything was clean. The only bummer was the shower water didn't get very hot - not as hot as the sinks. Otherwise, it was fantastic and we'll be back.

by CLARKE M. - Verified user on Oct 27, 2020
Really nice quiet and quaint facility. Craig and Bill friendly and helpful. Floating aluminum docks in great shape. Laundry and head/shower top notch—clean and new. Mallard’s restaurant right there, short walk into lovely town for breakfast at Janet’s.

by Richard B. - Verified user on Oct 22, 2020
Harbormaster Craig was awesome. He was very helpful and professional. I cannot say how grateful we were to be in this location while underway on our weeklong cruise. My wife was in great pain and in need of an emergency prescription refill. The marina has a long list of volunteers who are willing to shuttle boaters at the marina to different places around town. Within no time at all Mr. John was at our boat ready and willing to help us out. He drove us to the drugstore four miles away, waited while the prescription was filled, and drove us back to our boat. The story ends well due to this helpful service.

by Morgan M. on Sep 07, 2020
I love this marina. Clean, private bathrooms, free laundry, close to everything!

by winifred M. - Verified user on Sep 02, 2020
Loved the people and the town! Marina great

by Connie G. - Verified user on Aug 25, 2020
Great setting. Small cozy and friendly marina. Easy walk to town where great restaurants and shops . Good service .....only one disappointment as we wanted to stay half day and were told not an option even if we paid. I’m sure there is a good reason but we wanted to give the wind a chance to lay down

by Donna P. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2020
Marina staff communicated with us exceptionally well. They let us know the exact wind and current to expect. And stayed a few minutes overtime to help us tie up. The locals are extremely friendly and the stores and restaurants we visited were very Covid aware and helped us feel safe.

by Marshall R. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2020
Very helpful & friendly Clean facilities. Beautiful town!

by John p. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2020
Onancock Wharf is a nice and clean little marina with new floating docks and showers. The folks in Onancock are extremely friendly and will gladly give boaters rides to local places. There is the Star Shuttle system for longer trips and the Shore Transport service for rides and tours. The Onancock to Tangier a Island leaves from the Wharf. Mallards dock bar and Restaurant is on-site and has good food.

by Bob W. - Verified user on Sep 29, 2019
Helpful, friendly staff. Nice bathhouses. Great floating docks. Easy walk to town. Next to a very good restaurant (Mallards) and Kayak guides/outfitters/tour leaders. The a stronger wifi signal would be welcome with higher speed.

by John C. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2019
the facility itself, and staff, as usual were wonderful. We always enjoy visiting shops, restaurants, and galleries in town. This visit was only marred by the gravel loading activities next door to the marina. A steam shovel transferring gravel to a barge created a tremendous amount of dust that coated our boat. Won't stop us from returning, but pretty annoying.

by Paula H. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2019
What a great find ! Almost hate to give a review so it won’t get too busy. The facilities are new and clean and fresh. Loved having the Free Laundry. So close to town. Great & helpful staff

by Charlie O. on Jul 23, 2019
I had been to this beautiful little town by car a few years ago, and was determined to visit again by boat. Although a little off the beaten path moving our 44' Jeanneau sloop from Florida to Maine via the Chesapeake, the stop over was well worth it, and one the highlights of the trip. As a bonus the marina had even been upgraded since our prior visit - great facility and staff! Convenient excellent restaurant right at the wharf area, but don't miss the opportunity to take the short walk up the street to the beautiful village with more great restaurants and shops. The 5 mile trip up the creek looks daunting on the charts, but the channel is well marked, and the wharf area is very protective. Highly recommended as a destination or stop over, but reservations are strongly recommended, especially for weekends.

by K. B. - Verified user on Jul 21, 2019
It was great, the new floating slips are a super improvement. The staff was really helpful and friendly.

by Dixon W. - Verified user on May 11, 2019
New floating docks are excellent. Dock master could not have been any more helpful or nicer. What are you waiting for.....GO!

by Doug G. - Verified user on Oct 31, 2018
Great restaurant on the wharf “Mallards”. The rumors of very friendly town people are true. A woman drove up and offered to get groceries for us! The facilities were clean and in good repair. The location was beautiful and serene. We’ll definitely be back.

by Lisa J. - Verified user on Jul 15, 2018
dock master was extremely helpful.

by Larry F. - Verified user on Jul 11, 2018
The stay at the marina was great. The booking experience with Dockwa was not. Dockwa collected the 3 nights slip fee from me, but the marina had no idea that anything other than the initial night has been collected so they charged me (and effectively double-charged me). Now I have to work to get the money back. Summary - I will definitely go to Onancock again but I won't use Dockwa to do it.
Marina Response:
So glad you enjoyed your stay at the Marina.sorry for the extra charges to you credit card .Lisa is working on your refund from the town.hope to see you again soon.

by David F. - Verified user on Jul 08, 2018
Dockmaster Glenn provide provides excellent customer service. The facilities are new and modern. This is our 5th stay at Onancock. The facilities are always improving.
Marina Response:
We are glad you enjoyed your stay. thanks the visit. hope to see you again .

by Julee G. - Verified user on Oct 06, 2017
Lovely stay. Harbormaster Deb caught our lines and got us settled in. Good power and water. Great location with a number of excellent restaurants and a movie theater. Deb knew we needed groceries and called someone in town who offered to let us borrow their car! How do you top that?

by Torsten A. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2017
Loved every bit of it! An awesome place to visit. Friendly staff at the marina! We had a great time and will be back!

by Frank C. - Verified user on Jul 28, 2017
Great little place...great wifi...no cable

by Michael E. - Verified user on Jul 12, 2017
Ruth, Deb and Tex are doing a great job! TV reception at the marina stinks (not the marina's fault) and the Wifi is incredibly slow at most times. Maybe the City can improve this service. Disappointed that the code to the laundry was changed our last day/evening without any notification. Otherwise, Onancock is a great town to visit.

by Tracy H. - Verified user on Jun 06, 2017
Great facilities! Ruth and her stuff go out of their way to make your stay a good one. Bathrooms, wfi, pumpout, washer & dryer all in great working condition.

by Phillip H. - Verified user on May 31, 2017
Jeremy, Tex & Deb made the visit very nice. After a long day we were welcomed at the dock by the staff & neighbors to help us into the slip. Maybe it was my bad docking skills? Tex especially had a lot of local knowledge/stories to share. The bathrooms are exceptionally clean & Onancock is a very charming town. Will return again

by Jiho H. - Verified user on May 24, 2017
Wonderful people at. Onancock. Hotel Charlotte remains excellent.

About Onancock Wharf and Marina

Marina Hours: Upon request April 1 through May 30th. Open 7:30am - 6:00pm Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend. Open 8:00am - 4:30pm thereafter through Halloween.

Onancock's tranquil location, deep and scenic approach, and fine harbor make this a delightful destination for cruisers seeking a unique adventure. The harbor yields to a neighborhood of beautiful Victorian homes and a business district filled with an increasingly sophisticated mix of shops and gourmet restaurants. The entire experience is walkable and more can be seen at www.ExperienceOnancock.com.

Booking Info

The M1 and Bulkhead spots incur a $0.50/ft/night additional charge.


  • Gas
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Listed Pump Prices

Last Updated on 11/28/2023 at 3:15PM

  • Regular Gas: $5.01

  • Premium Gas: $5.01

  • Super Gas: $5.01

  • Diesel: $4.71


  • Wireless Internet
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Ice
  • Launch Ramp
  • Security
  • Groceries
  • Restaurant
  • Dog Park
  • Floating Docks
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