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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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30 Reviews

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 pquinn446 on Oct 24, 2020
Excellent as usual. Craig does a wonderful job. This is a must stop on the eastern shore of the bay.

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 twjones on Aug 25, 2019
Everything was great. The marina is modern and well maintained. The dockmaster, Craig, was super. He made our stay very enjoyable.

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 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:about 2 months ago

About Onancock Wharf and Marina

Marina Hours: 7 days a week. Open 8:00am - 4:30pm March 15th through May 28th. Open 7:30am - 7:30pm Memorial Day weekend 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.


  • Gas
  • Diesel
  • Water
  • Electrical


  • Floating Docks
  • Ice
  • Launch Ramp
  • Laundry
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Restaurant
  • Security
  • Showers
  • Wireless Internet



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