Donovan's Shady Harbor Marina


Not Offered

Day Trip
Dock & Dine
70 Shady Harbor Drive
New Baltimore, NY 12124
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 16

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161 Reviews

by Chuck C. - Verified user on Jun 20, 2024
Professional, helpful and courteous

by Phil B. - Verified user on Jun 15, 2024
Great place. Friend staff, nice new docks

by Jack F. on Jun 13, 2024
Outstanding Marina. Great docks, services, and especially, staff. Brian and Kathy are perfect owner/hosts. And you must be there for their annual Pig Roast - not to be missed!

by Gary H. - Verified user on Jun 12, 2024
The marina crew were the best. The pig roast and music was also the best. Lots of fun was had by all.

by Donna P. - Verified user on Jun 11, 2024
The best marina in the loop! Personal, professional, & happy atmosphere!

by David D. - Verified user on Jun 10, 2024
Family owned and operated. Great staff, restaurant, pool and facilities. One of the top three marinas on the loop.

by Toni O. - Verified user on Jun 09, 2024
I called after hours for a slip. Responded quickly. The Restaurant and the people that work there are so friendly, atmosphere beautiful and food great. The bath house and surrounding grounds kept up nicely. A GEM!

by Lawrence s. - Verified user on Jun 09, 2024
Really nice marina, super nice dockhands, easy to use fuel dock, floating docks in perfect condition. Had a super weekend with a band, free hotdogs and burgers, fire pit and a pig roast (we left before the event).. It had a small laundry, decent heads, and a nice ships store. The adjacent restaurant was great but is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Only negative is that it isn’t close to anything

by craig w. - Verified user on Jun 02, 2024
Good stay. Good store. Good restaurant. Dock could use some repair.
Marina Response:
Craig,, You are spot on. We had a major storm last year and a majority of the docks are brand new, but you obviously stayed on our S dock. That dock was slated for all new decking for 2024 until we experienced 800,000 in damage. The budget got Depleted rebuilding the southern half of the marina. The good news is the design of our docks are outstanding. The dock you were on was a first generation design and the decking chosen proved to be leas than ideal, as you experienced. If you ever stop again I can assure you the situation will be dramatically better. Thanks for taking the time to review and thank you for the kind words on the rest of the property and especially for our staff. They are what we are most proud of.

by William M. - Verified user on May 25, 2024
Excellent all round service
Marina Response:
Hello William! Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

by AUGUST A. - Verified user on May 18, 2024
Great people and just an easy relaxing place.
Marina Response:
Thank you so much! It was a pleasure to host you and we hope to see you again.

by Brian H. on Mar 24, 2024
stayed while heading south on the Hudson River last fall. helpful people. nice to have a restaurant open late in the fall. Great stop if one is on the Hudson.

by Scott P. - Verified user on Jan 26, 2024
Great people. Great facility!

by Franklin G. - Verified user on Jan 09, 2024
Always enjoy Shady Harbor. Great meal at the Boathouse!

by Mike L. - Verified user on Oct 15, 2023
Great place. Planned on staying for a week and ended up staying for a month and a half! Cannot wait to come back!
Marina Response:
Thanks for the kind words Mike!! We all appreciate it. See you next year

by Alison B. on Oct 12, 2023
Great Marina, friendly attentive staff
Marina Response:
Thank you Allison, Have a great winter season.

by James L. - Verified user on Oct 04, 2023
This marina has it all! Kathy and Brian go out of their way to ensure a pleasurable experience. Super restaurant, pool, covered grilling area, loaner car and bath house. Everyone here is very responsive to meet your needs.

by Renee M. - Verified user on Oct 01, 2023
Always love this place with Kathy and Brian! It is the best!

by Jason D. - Verified user on Sep 25, 2023
Always a pleasure to stay at Donavans

by Valerie D. - Verified user on Sep 23, 2023
We love it there. Always nice to see Brian and Kathy. It is one of our favorite Hudson River marinas. Lyell & Valerie (Get Lost)
Marina Response:
Thanks Kids, we love you too. See you soon, when we get lost.

by Cathy M. - Verified user on Sep 22, 2023
Great spot owner was on dock to greet us and assist with docking in the current. Dinner at the restaurant was delicious

by Bruce M. - Verified user on Sep 15, 2023
Nice place,owners,staff,restaurant, marine store very good.
Marina Response:
Thank you for the kind words

by Heather K. on Sep 13, 2023
This is a hard review....most of the staff were over the top kind accept for that 1 person that sadly ruined our stay. Because of this we are unlikely to stop here again. ** update** within a moment of this review I recieved a call from the owner doing his best to understand my concerns! It might just be worth a shot again...
Marina Response:
Heather, Thank you for your original review, and for the update! It was a pleasure hearing your story, even if it was not a totally pleasurable experience for you. In any event we are proud of our staff, and anything but 100% positive experiences is reason to review on our part. Thank you for your time in telling us your story, I believe we will correct the unfortunate situation you found yourself in, and it should be a teachable moment for a long term employee who in fact has been here at the marina longer than us. Kathy is working on a credit to your Dockwa account for the misunderstood labor billing, and we do hope you give us another shot should you be traveling this way again. Happy sailing, and safe travels Brian and Kathy Donovan

by michael k. - Verified user on Sep 02, 2023
Staff was very helpful. It's the place to stop on the way to the canals. perfect in every way.
Marina Response:
Thank you so much foe the kind words. Perfect is a stretch but we gladly accept your description.

by Philip M. - Verified user on Aug 20, 2023
Very friendly staff. Great restaurant on site
Marina Response:
THank You
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About Donovan's Shady Harbor Marina

Just South of Albany on the Hudson River (Lat 42° 27′, Lon -73° 47′), Donovan's Shady Harbor Marina is an Active Captain 1st Choice Marina & proud sponsor of America's Great Loop Association.

Stay for the day or the entire season at this family & pet friendly facility and enjoy a full-service marina complete with a convenience store, ships store, gift shop, air conditioned bath house, laundry room, pool, restaurant, & more. We offer water hookup, gas & diesel, electricity, and pump-out service for overnight dockers.

We monitor channel 16 on VHF radio; call ahead as you approach so our dock master can help guide you into our easy approach, deep water slips.


  • Gas
  • Diesel
  • Water Hookup
  • Electrical

Listed Pump Prices

Last Updated on 06/09/2024 at 11:43AM

  • Premium Gas: $4.99

  • Diesel: $4.41


  • Service & Maintenance
  • Ship Store
  • Dry Stack
  • Launch Service
  • Wireless Internet
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Ice
  • Launch Ramp
  • Swimming Pool
  • Groceries
  • Restaurant
  • Dog Park
  • Floating Docks
  • Land Storage
  • Travel Lift
  • Pet Friendly
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles



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