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Onancock Wharf and Marina


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2 Market Street
Onancock, VA 23417
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Check-out before 11:00 AM
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78 Reviews

by 55altima 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 skip0124 on Oct 21, 2021
We loveOnancock, and the dock master Craig does a great job. We look forward to returning next year

by wball1 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 klbishop62 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 vfoley on Oct 10, 2021
Great service, clean shower rooms, laundry facility at no charge, bring your own soap. Convenient walk to town.

by fandango 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 tjcarter2000 on Oct 01, 2021
Always a great experience. Craig and his staff are wonderful!

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

by bonita1964 on Sep 18, 2021
They have a very nice staff and accommodations. Close to downtown with good shops and restaurants

by lbkrra on Sep 10, 2021
Always great! Good WiFi too.

by bdenison51 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 twjones on Aug 30, 2021
Everything was great. The marina is modern and well maintained and the bath house facilities excellent. The dockmaster was super and his crew of guys took care of all of our needs. They made our stay very enjoyable. We love Onancock! See you next year if not sooner.

by abhammel 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 c34 on Aug 24, 2021
Nice floating docks. Well protected. Clean showers.

by why 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 triton43 on Aug 21, 2021
Everyone was wonderful and we look forward to our next visit.

by flatswing 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 seelevel 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 dfboothe 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 tkurtkaufman 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 dulccie258 on Aug 08, 2021
We love onnancock . Clean, friendly and professional . Fun walkable town . I do wish there was a small market for basic food / supply’s .

by tjdube 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 dchambless on Jul 23, 2021
Very neat clean marina. Loved the little town of Onancock.

by lastmistake 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 widget 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 lclampkin 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 ysdqzncdmp6jjsmsww8g on Jul 08, 2021
Great dock and small town. Excellent staff

by qnq98fdfmq 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 on Jul 06, 2021
Great, start to finish!

by southerncharm 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 bayliner87 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 nanaparker 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 844408 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 annajenkins4 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 monty2507 on Jun 27, 2021
Excellent friendly service

by sailingov 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 hmfetsch on Jun 20, 2021
fine service and good dock hands.

by manatee 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 lcguzz on Jun 17, 2021
Peaceful, well kept marina. Staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. Always great to have dockhands available to help out. Easy walk to town! Beautiful creek.

by hcalkins on Jun 09, 2021
Great marina in a gorgeous setting. Very helpful getting into slip.

by venture411 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 rwiltse105 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 sailordoc89 on Jun 01, 2021
friendly dock staff and well appointed marina

by ednafay 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 myoyster 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 jpford1953 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 clarkeg 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 rfinklegal 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 blueeagle on May 18, 2021
Great Dockmaster, fine new facility, love the free washer and dryer and shower mats.

by pquinn446 on May 15, 2021
Excellent as usual. Craig is a good man and has a nice staff. Dinner at Mallards was exceptional.

by mvanomaly 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 scmoody229 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 ljlexiermd on Oct 23, 2020
Great facilities and a great Dockmaster

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

by zooda on Sep 02, 2020
Loved the people and the town! Marina great

by aspencon 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 dpenne 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 baysailing on Aug 08, 2020
Very helpful & friendly Clean facilities. Beautiful town!

by johnpeacock 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 rhapsody331 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 jcottingham0561 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 phefner01 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 cobsail 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 whalers365 on Jul 21, 2019
It was great, the new floating slips are a super improvement. The staff was really helpful and friendly.

by dixonwil 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 seaglass1 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 josephafickjr on Jul 16, 2018
Very nice little town.....especially the donut shop!!
Marina Response:
Thank you , glad you enjoyed your stay.

by johnson3lisa on Jul 15, 2018
dock master was extremely helpful.

by larryfreedman 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 davebetsy 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 caldonia 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 tjastro 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 carrollf on Jul 28, 2017
Great little place...great wifi...no cable

by southerncomfort 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 jazboat 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 phowardgso 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 jihojhan on May 24, 2017
Wonderful people at. Onancock. Hotel Charlotte remains excellent.
Status: Open

The Onancock Wharf and Marina opens for the 2021 season March 15th through November 14 with all amenities. The Onancock Wharf and Marina is a safe environment and we wear masks, have hand sanitizing stations and exercise social distancing. Please be mindful to do so as well when appropriate around wharf facilities.

Last Updated:10 months ago

About Onancock Wharf and Marina

Marina Hours: 7 days a week. Open 8:00am - 4:30pm March 15th through May 30th. Open 7:30am - 7:30pm Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend. Open 8:00am - 4:30pm September 7th through November 14th.

Onancock's tranquil location, deep and scenic approach, and fine harbor make this a delightful destination for cruisers seeking a very 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.


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  • Floating Docks
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  • Launch Ramp
  • Laundry
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  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Restaurant
  • Security
  • Showers
  • Wireless Internet



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