by Liz M. - Verified user on Jun 03, 2023
This is the nicest marina we have stayed at.
- fairly new floating docks
- free laundry in almost new machines
- large, clean, private, decent showers
- comfortable lounge
- free ice
- great employees
by Daryl H. - Verified user on May 30, 2023
Top 5 marina on the ICW and a favorite of ours. Dockmaster Dan asks "How can we be number one?"
by Thomas T. - Verified user on May 23, 2023
This was our second visit here. While they have nice free laundry and showers, we sadly will not ever visit again. Heading up the ICW, we were trying to time our runs north through the Pamlico and Albemarle sounds to avoid inbound high winds, and planned 2 nights at the marina. The morning of checkin, predictions of very high winds began to move in earlier, necessitating sooner crossings. When we checked in we told them we could now only stay 1 night as we had to leave to make it across Palmico and Albemarle sounds. They told us we needed to comply with a 24 hour cancellation policy which was what we did, however they said it needed to be before we even checked in.
We asked for them to credit the one night and they refused.
We have stayed at countless marinas in the states and the Bahamas and this is the first time a marina has penalized us due to bad weather. Clearly not boater friendly!
by James S. - Verified user on May 22, 2023
We had a great experience at Homer Smith Marina. Dockmaster Dan was very helpful to us as we arrived and docked, as well as being a great resource for us during our stay. The facilities were excellent in every way, and it’s always nice to have access to a loaner car when you are long-range cruising.
by Frank M. - Verified user on May 21, 2023
Awesome marina, top shelf
by Stephen R. - Verified user on May 20, 2023
Great place. We always stop here during our migration!
by Craig H. - Verified user on May 17, 2023
My only regret is that I was only able to stay for one night. Beautiful grounds, well kept docks, a great mix of recreational and commercial boaters. Due to some mechanical issues, I was unable to make the 5pm close time and as a single, was hoping for some arrival assistance. The dock master stayed later (jeopardizing his son’s little league practice) to help me out. Can’t say enough about this place! Awesome!! 6 stars.
by Gary S. - Verified user on May 17, 2023
Nice restrooms, laundry, and clubhouse. Loaner car was great.
Gary, Thanks for your great review. Loved having you and thanks for your business.
by Steven H. - Verified user on May 15, 2023
Great stay. Super clean and modern marina. Very friendly and helpful staff.
by Mike C. - Verified user on May 13, 2023
Thank you Dan! This is a very nice, well run marina. Great weather protection, beautiful new floating docks, very thorough list of amenities.
by Mark C. - Verified user on May 10, 2023
Dan was extremely helpful/confident in safely guiding us into the tricky harbor inlet/channel. He ensured our boat was secured and powered up b4 he left us to get settled. The facilities (including the Captain’s Lounge) were clean and beautifully decorated. They have 6 white rocking chairs on a wide front porch overlooking the harbor. The have several sets of front load washing machines/dryers which are free to guests. They have a courtesy car as well. The main street (Front Street) runs along a fabulous town is less than a half a mile away. There was a small wooden boat show during our visit. We wish we could of stayed longer. Wouldn’t miss this marina. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
by Ken S. - Verified user on May 06, 2023
Great staff - Dan the Dockmaster was very helpful and the facilities were terrific. Homer Smith is a regular stop for us and we always look forward to our stay.
by James L. - Verified user on May 04, 2023
We needed a marina to wait out a blow for a few days and the blow lasted for 5 days. Dan was/is exceptional! He accommodated us a few days at a time for 5 days. The marina is newer and in excellent condition - like new. As we arrived Dan told us how low to hang the fenders, and what line he wanted first - no chance for a miscommunication! After he helped us secure at the slip he provided a tour showing all of the amenities. If you need ICE this is the place, they have an ice house and it's free, as is the loaner van (which doesn't have dummy lights on), new and free laundry. Their Captain's lounge is very nice and well appointed. Fuel is reasonable and is not excessive (has multiple discounts). The physical marina is super, but what made our stay more enjoyable was Dan, his knowledge and his skills in getting us on and off the dock were exceptional.
by ROBERT C. - Verified user on May 03, 2023
Great marina, friendly staff, tons of amenities, close to town
by Mike T. - Verified user on Apr 25, 2023
Nearly new loaner car
Clean very nice showers
New free washer dryer
Got us worked in before a storm
by Sylvain P. - Verified user on Apr 23, 2023
Very nice marina, moderne and a courtesy car to do our grocery. Dan the master dock was very helpful and professional. Free moderne laundry and pretty large showers
by Eric B. - Verified user on Apr 21, 2023
Dockmaster was great and facility is nice. Beware of the wording of the cancelation policy. The 24 hour notice starts from the time you arrive. If you book more than one day, you cannot cancel any additional days, even if you try 24 hours before that day. Even if they fill your spot later, too bad.
by Frank J. - Verified user on Apr 20, 2023
Great facilities, staff and location! Thanks!
by Jeffrey b. - Verified user on Apr 19, 2023
This an excellent facilty with great amenities. Free loaner car, free laundry & free ice!\n\nBeautiful captains lounge, bathroons & showers.\n\nDan was very friendly & and able dockhand.\n\nThe only thing missing was a recycling bin. I hope they get one.\n\n
by Laurie-Lee S. - Verified user on Apr 19, 2023
This is a transient boaters dream marina. New floating docks, new fresh boaters lounge with free laundry. There is a courtesy vehicle with a generous 2 hour limit. The walk to downtown is an easy 10 mins.
by Dave A. - Verified user on Apr 19, 2023
Great folks and a great facility with free ice, free laundry, loaner car and no doubt other stuff I've forgotten.
by DENNIS A. - Verified user on Apr 18, 2023
Dan was very helpfull. I got the slip layout and channel in. I was helped into my slip. Homer Smith is a very clean top Marina Stop!
by Admir S. - Verified user on Apr 18, 2023
Nice, quiet place, newer docks and facilities, helpful staff. Good fuel price
by George G. - Verified user on Apr 14, 2023
Always a pleasure to stay at Homer Smith Docks. This is a first class marina. Great staff & owners. The facility gets better & better every year.
by Brian B. - Verified user on Apr 14, 2023
This is one of the nicest marinas that we have stayed at doing the Loop. They have a state of the art Marina. New, clean floating docks, Clean private heads, courtesy car, lounge with TV and kitchen, waste oil disposal, free laundry with new large washers and dryers. I would recommend a stay!
by Barry B. - Verified user on Apr 05, 2023
Great spot. Brand new facilities that are well kept. See you next time we pass by.
by Dawn V. - Verified user on Mar 29, 2023
Best Marina and customer Service we have ever experienced! Thank you Matt!
by Bill D. - Verified user on Mar 28, 2023
Great place and people.
by Steve N. - Verified user on Mar 23, 2023
Wonderful as always. Nice people, great location, lounge, showers and free laundry. Highly recommended!
by Sam S. - Verified user on Feb 16, 2023
One of the best stops of our trip. Great facilities new docks and restrooms free laundry and courtesy car. Staff friendly and helpful we stop here every time we pass by
by Susan - Verified user on Dec 01, 2022
We stayed two nights at Homer Smith Marina and found it to be pretty much perfect. Easy to access, friendly and responsive, and the entire facility appeared to be brand new with no expense spared. The showers were great, and while I didn’t use the free laundry I walked through and the machines were new and top of the line. We stopped there because of the recommendation by Bob423, which was spot on. We would definitely stay there again.
by Platon George V. - Verified user on Nov 21, 2022
As always a lovely stay at Homer Smith - from the staff to the location, and now also the new facility, this is a friendly, happy, helpful and clean place! Beaufort is also a quant and welcoming town, with lots of things to do. The loaner car at Homers is a BIG help and much appreciated.
by Susan S. - Verified user on Nov 16, 2022
Clean, Friendly and walkable distance to many restaurants. The showers and bathrooms are lovely. I’d stay here again!\nGreat Laundry facility.
by Dennis P. - Verified user on Nov 07, 2022
We enjoyed our stay at Homer Smiths Marina. Restrooms, Showers and Laundry were first class. Laundry machines were complimentary. The use of a complimentary car was a very nice touch. We would stay at Homer Smith’s again. The cancellation terms were a bit inflexible. As cruisers, our schedules are very weather dependent. I think a 24 hour notice should suffice for cancellation.
by Christine J. - Verified user on Nov 02, 2022
Wonderful facility, close to town. Loved the loaner car, free laundry, club room w/kitchen and friendly people, now if you could just get rid of that fish smell on C dock.😝
by John P. - Verified user on Nov 02, 2022
Everything is excellent, now my go to marina in Beaufort.
by Mark G. - Verified user on Nov 02, 2022
What a great remodel of the facilities!!! Looking forward to coming back and spending more time there in the Spring!
by Armand d. - Verified user on Oct 27, 2022
Great place! Brand new dock house with large lounge, great floating docks, friendly staff. Large\nNew laundry facility and loaner car too.
by Christopher S. - Verified user on Oct 24, 2022
Beautiful marina and club house. Great internet and a nice easy walk to town.
by Timothy L. - Verified user on Oct 20, 2022
Wonderful facility that has only gotten better in the last year. New(er) docks, brand new Office, bathrooms, cruisers lounge, etc. Nice loaner van to provision. Staff is knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful. The new slips are nice and wide with long fingers which makes docking much easier. And then you have the town just 15 min walk away! Doesn’t get much better than Homer Smith!!
by April S. - Verified user on Oct 18, 2022
Awesome!! They are so wonderful there!\n\nDocks are in terrific shape. \n\nIt's a close and easy walk to downtown, they have a lovely washer and dryer and, best of all, TWO courtesy cars. That's a perk that boaters truly appreciate! Thank you
by Lori D. - Verified user on Oct 16, 2022
Great place. We’ll be sure and stop here again.
by Alex H. - Verified user on Oct 11, 2022
Excellent service , helpful and kind
by James J. - Verified user on Sep 19, 2022
Awesome great staff and great docks
by Michael D. - Verified user on Sep 13, 2022
This is a fabulous marina! The staff is very friendly & helpful! The facilities are all brand new & kept nice and clean. This marina is within walking distance to beautiful downtown Beaufort, which is full of shops, bars & restaurants. We always make a stop at Homer Smith when traveling up & down the east coast.
by Kathy S. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2022
We had a wonderful stay at Homer Smith! Awesome showers, 3 beautiful new washer/dryer sets - FREE, comfortable lounge with recliners, TV and FREE coffee and FREE ice! Staff was responsive and friendly and courtesy van was available for up to 2 hours at a time. Close proximity to town but away from the tourist crowds. We will definitely be back!
by NANCY F. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2022
We loved everything about Homer Smith Docks and Marina! The new Captain’s lounge, bathrooms and FREE laundry were fantastic. The courtesy car was an added benefit. The staff and owners were helpful and accommodating. Beaufort is a great little town. We ended up staying week so we could explore the area and restaurants. We will definitely come back to Homer Smith Marina!
by Kathleen Z. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2022
Stayed 2 nights in mid-July '22. The dockmaster Dan was very helpful and the facilities are the best that we have seen in 6 months of boat travel. Having 24 hr access to a great boaters lounge, showers, and restrooms and free laundry was great! We walked all over Beaufort, experienced several restaurants and the Saturday farmers market. Can't beat the Beaufort Diner for breakfast or Mezcalito for authentic Mexican food! We'd stay longer or come more often if we could. Don't miss it if you are in the area.
by Mary F. - Verified user on Jul 01, 2022
Great location, great staff, and on the facilities. The working pump out was also much appreciated!
by Kirk C. - Verified user on Jun 30, 2022
Very nice well run marina. Wifi was strong. Restrooms/showers clean and spacious. Floating docks in like new condition.
Location was within walking distance of town and several restaurants.
Free ice! Courtesy car! Ample dock carts for use to get stuff down to boat. Easy to access from ICW as long as you can get through the confusing day markers in Beaufort harbor.
If there were 6 stars, they'd get that rating. Definitely will look to stay here again.
by Mark L. - Verified user on Jun 25, 2022
New docks, new buildings, great amenities and super attitude and service.
by Ralph M. - Verified user on Jun 22, 2022
Wonderful place. 1st rate dock master. Everything in tip top shape.
by Rich T. - Verified user on Jun 18, 2022
2nd time staying, great facilities. LOVE the ice machine! Even with 15 knots of wind and a falling tide, slips are easy to approach and well protected.
by Craig W. - Verified user on Jun 06, 2022
Told us our slip # well in advance, sent marina map and nav instructions, Dockmaster was great, new club house and new laundry machines AND a courtesy car!
by Robert J. - Verified user on May 24, 2022
Knowledgeable staff. Matt and Dan are accommodating despite continually varying dockage schedules.
by Larry K. - Verified user on May 23, 2022
Beautiful floating dock facility with a brand new aur conditioned clubhouse with lounge, free laundry, free ice, and a free courtesy car. Make sure to stay in the channel then keep the green markers near the docks to port - the basin itself is very shallow.
by Kurtis K. - Verified user on May 16, 2022
Great dock line assistance by dockmaster when docking in a storm. New, very nice docks, Courtesy car and walking distance to historic areas and restaurants. Great location.
by Todd H. - Verified user on May 08, 2022
We loved it here. Great staff and amenities. First class. Good location too. Will be back.
by Gregory B. - Verified user on Apr 24, 2022
What a pleasant surprise of a marina! Beautiful new docks, new clubhouse opens next week, 2 free loaner cars, free laundry, close to town and a super helpful and informative dock master Dan! Our favorite marina we’ve stayed in! We highly recommend staying here and visiting this beautiful town.
by Mary W. - Verified user on Apr 18, 2022
We enjoyed our stay at this marina. Staff is friendly and helpful. Docks are floating and there are two courtesy cars (wonderful to get to stores and Post office). It’s a short walk to restaurants, Maritime Museum and gift shops. The NEW Marina Office is under construction ... when it’s done in a few weeks should be so Nice.
by Jim L. - Verified user on Apr 05, 2022
Great place and getting better. Should have new lounge and bath done very soon.
by Kurt A. - Verified user on Nov 30, 2021
Great docks. Matt does a nice job. Like having 2 courtesy cars for provisioning and shopping. Easy walk to a really nice town with good restaurants and even a French Bakery. The dock water has a sulpher smell though.
by Peter F. - Verified user on Nov 27, 2021
Super friendly and helpful. Clean and extremely well maintained facility.
by Kent P. - Verified user on Nov 22, 2021
Such a wonderful marina with awesome hospitality and great, attentive management. Free laundry and courtesy cars!
by David F. - Verified user on Nov 13, 2021
Facility improvements are industry best.
by Dawn N. - Verified user on Nov 12, 2021
Super friendly and very helpful. LOVE that they have a courtesy car for use - great for the run to the local grocery store for provisions. Free WiFi (and it's fast too!) and free laundry are also a plus. Only downside is there is just one shower/bath. But their building so it will be rectified soon!
by Kellie N. - Verified user on Nov 10, 2021
First time at Homer Smith and it was a 5 star marine in my book.
Clean clean clean! Beautiful docks and the bathroom ( only 1) but it was meticulously clean! We walked easily into town it was a Monday not much open but very fun spot on a lively night.
Service was outstanding as well we had to change our arrival date due to weather and they went out of their way to help us and communicate on arrival day to make everything seamless as possible.
Definitely recommend and plan on returning!
by Debi w. - Verified user on Nov 10, 2021
Easy in easy out! Great staff, can’t say enough about the staff. The bathroom is top notch clean. They have courtesy car too! The keys are left in the laundry area to take as you please. No current back there and only .5 walk to the Royal James. Thank you!
by Bruce M. - Verified user on Oct 28, 2021
Nice docks, nice people and convenient location.
by Neil G. - Verified user on Oct 17, 2021
People helped get us in. Dockmaster very friendly. Loaner cars available.
All good. Will be back.
by James O. - Verified user on Jul 08, 2021
Staff was very helpful with mooring, getting gas, and things to do/places to go in town. Beaufort is a wonderful, quaint town. The only issues were that the gas pumps were very difficult to get to and directions to the Marina were not very clear.
by Anonymous on Jul 07, 2021
Homer Smith's is an ok facility, physically, and it's in a good location. However, management's attitude about cancellations and refunds is oppressive, i.e. the manager, Matt, used a 48 hour notice period as justification to charge me for a day we did not use. When it was brought to his attention that Dockwa shows a 24 hour notice period for cancellations (a term with which we had complied), he ignored the fact and charged my card $102 anyway. Suffice to say, Homer Smith's refusal to resolve the issue fairly was unpleasant and we will not stop there again. As you peruse other sites, you will see other reviews which confirm new management’s somewhat questionable business practices.
by Roland F. - Verified user on Jun 17, 2021
always stop here on the way north or south. Matt and his dad are doing a great jo b with all he new i upgrades. Great place..
by Jeffrey N. - Verified user on Jun 16, 2021
Homer Smith is a good marina, physically, but their policy re: cancellations and refunds is oppressive and corrupt in that the manager, Matt, claims a 48 hour notice period to receive a full refund even though a 24 hour period is shown on Dockwa. This bogus position was used - wrongfully and aggressively- to force me to pay for a day I did not use. The non-resolution of this issue was unpleasant and we will not stay there again.
by Ross W. - Verified user on May 20, 2021
Helpful team when landing and connecting to pier. We made use of the loaner car to re-provision. Docks are in excellent shape. Easy to get fuel as well on the T head. Quiet marina in the evening, so you will get a good nights sleep.
by Jill K. - Verified user on May 15, 2021
Great location. Courtesy cars. Ice. Super friendly!
by Thomas H. on May 10, 2021
Great people; great location - 4 blocks to downtown, 2 courtesy cars; FREE pumpout, ice, & laundry; lots of helpful liveaboards; Dan, dockmaster, is great and does canvas work & repairs; Barbour's Marine Supply has a large inventory with great prices & is about a mile away; Eastard Marine Supply has great prices on just about every SS screw, bolt, & nut possible and is a short drive away; and Beaufort is a great town with many good restaurants, bars, and shops. We loved our stay at Homer Smith's!
by Clarke G. - Verified user on May 06, 2021
Great stay. Came in with 25 knot winds blowing right off the dock. Matt brought us in and handled the lines professionally so there was no problem.
Everything here is almost new and the location is very well protected. The Main Street is a short 3 block walk through historic Beaufort.
You bet we’ll come again.
by Malcom C. - Verified user on Apr 30, 2021
Short walk to town, updated docks, protected from wakes, free washer dryers, and two loaner cars. Great stay!
by Jeffrey M. - Verified user on Apr 18, 2021
The Homer Smith Marina docks are the best docks we’ve seen on our 3,000+ trip. The Marina raves about them on their website, deservedly so. Free laundry, 2 loaner cars available even during COVID, location a short walk from the lively town center & nice owner. The only aspect missing that we would have appreciated would have been a dockhand to assist in windy conditions upon arrival.
by Kelly L. - Verified user on Apr 08, 2021
Wonderful people, docks in great shape and pretty new. They are building out their clubhouse and will be done soon. And, reasonable rates for it all. Definitely will be back.
by Ashley B. - Verified user on Apr 06, 2021
The manager called to check on our arrival time and was waiting by the dock to help with the lines. Additional amenities not listed include a shower, wifi, free laundry and lounge.
by Lori M. - Verified user on Mar 03, 2021
Great docks, dock hands and facilities
by Steve S. - Verified user on Nov 26, 2020
Great marina. Very professional, efficient and responsive service. A couple of short blocks to Main Street shopping and restaurants. Docks are in excellent condition.
by David W. - Verified user on Nov 14, 2020
Staff is always friendly and helpful. Owner took time to help us get a technician to repair fridge. Best place in Beaufort.
by Rod H. - Verified user on Nov 14, 2020
Complimentary laundry and Wi-Fi. Convenient to downtown Beaufort
by Scott H. - Verified user on Nov 04, 2020
Smart & helpful manager, high quality docks, free laundry & loaner car, reasonable prices.
by Igor K. - Verified user on Nov 01, 2020
Got a great help with docking.
Enjoying staying. Friendly folk, beautiful city
by Brad O. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2020
Spent 2 nights at Homer Smith Docks in July 2020 during trip from Annapolis to Beaufort and back. Great location in Beaufort. We availed ourselves of complementary ice, bikes, laundry, and marina car. Car was essential as we had to restock galley and also had to get a new crank battery. Highly recommended as a convenient and friendly stop on ICW.
by ROBERT J. - Verified user on Jun 15, 2020
This was our first stay at Homer Smith but we've been to Beaufort many times. This recently renovated marina is fantastic and a great alternative to Beaufort Docks - easier to dock (no current), less expensive, and excellent staff. And now that the old bridge had been removed there's virtually no traffic and an easy walk to restaurants etc. Plus there's a great sunset view. Highly recommended.
by John D. - Verified user on Jun 08, 2020
Great communication and provided all of the service needed.
by Glenn B. - Verified user on Jun 06, 2020
Nice spot and great staff. Be careful on your approach to stay close to the docks. The green marker is too far to the left and we accidentally grounded as we approached the fuel dock.
by Walter S. - Verified user on May 24, 2020
Clean, convenient, helpful and friendly staff. Electric included in slip fee. Low price diesel ($1.56/gallon). No appreciable current, unlike Town Dock.
by Jim S. - Verified user on Mar 24, 2020
Matt did a good job getting us in to the marina - they have a well marked channel, just need to know where to look for it. If you have not been there before, be sure to ask. Nice facility, close to town.
by Anonymous - Verified user on Dec 10, 2019
We love stopping at Homer Smiths - beautiful docks, nice people and a short walk to town.
by Mark H. - Verified user on Dec 02, 2019
We stopped here for a few days to let some weather pass, and we’re grateful to have discovered this gem of a marina. The staff was friendly and helpful and the location was perfect for exploring downtown Beaufort.
by Russ R. - Verified user on Oct 16, 2019
Another great stay! Tony, Matt and the rest of the crew always provide great service- from docking to wifi (new OnSpot wifi) to the easily obtainable courtesy car. Easy walk to the Saturday market or downtown. We were on the new "D" dock this time in the protected corner spot D1 and were very happy. Easy in and out. I know we will return.
by Shelley P. - Verified user on Jun 27, 2019
We really liked how quiet this marina was. Docks are in great shape, and the staff was very friendly. Free ice and a short walk into downtown Beaufort were a bonus.
by Donald C. - Verified user on May 22, 2019
I was very satisfied with the Homer Smith Docks and Marina! The facilities were excellent and staff was very helpful and accommodating.
by Mike H. - Verified user on Apr 08, 2019
Great docks and service
by Torsten A. - Verified user on Apr 04, 2019
Friendly staff. Nice short walk into town.
by Bob H. - Verified user on Nov 05, 2018
We stayed here because of good reviews and we'd never stayed here before, in our favorite town along the ICW. The floating docks were great, Clark the dockmaster was super-helpful, the laundry (free) and head/shower (only 1) were nice and clean. The reasons I gave 4 stars and not 5 were that the Wifi was intermittent at best, and we were docked next to a couple of working shrimp boats, and their crews were busy most of the night evidently getting ready for a trip. All in all, a nice marina in a great town.
by Capt. S. - Verified user on Sep 10, 2018
Best floating docks in NC.
Staff was very nice and opened the gas pumps up early so I could get on my way.
by Duane I. - Verified user on May 26, 2018
We enjoyed the excellent docks and electrical power, terrific bath/shower, and the use of the courtesy vehicle for provisioning. Owner, Tony, was a very hospitable host.
by Julee G. - Verified user on Apr 10, 2018
Free (nice) loaner car, beautiful floating docks, good rates, good electric, free pumpout and very helpful and friendly folks. Really enjoyed our stay. Keep in mind that you will be sharing docks with working fishing boats. We didn't use onshore facilities (bathhouse, or free laundry).