by roxtar17 on Aug 10, 2020
Background: This is our second stay at Cameron Harbor Marina, we travel from Guntersville AL with a large group of boats each year, and sometimes more than once per boating season. We take this trip to enjoy the sights and scenery that the Tennessee River has to offer. We joined this group of boaters two years ago, and these folks have been taking this trip for at least the last five years.
Pros: The dock is well maintained and in great condition. It is in a fantastic location for easy access to Chattanooga, as well as immediate access to Spring Hill Suites hotel and the adjoining Scotties On The River restaurant. The staff is prompt and friendly. Power is readily available for each slip space. We would recommend this marina, but be aware of the cons listed below...
Cons: In 2019 the marina allowed for one night stays, yet in 2020 required a two night minimum. After taxes it more than doubled our cost from last year. We had to share a slip with another boat, of which was larger than ours and had taken up a good portion of the slip. This is not really a huge problem but for a group ours size, I would have hoped to have shared a slip with others in our group. Next year we will be sure to request our group shares the slips we're assigned to.
Moving on, the gate to the marina is constantly left open by others. This is supposed to be a secure marina, yet the folks renting slip space here seem not to care to keep the gate closed. On top of that the gate code is clearly posted on the way out of the marina. Great for those that can't seem to remember the code (or don't care to), but terrible when folks leave the gate open for non-marina renters to enter the dock and jot down the gate code for easy access in the future. The gate code has not changed in (at least) the last two years. I would think that the marina would want to change it often to avoid freeloaders or other undesirables from accessing and/or utilizing the dock space. Even so, the marina renters should be responsible enough to close this gate after leaving to maintain security of the dock space. Maybe the marina needs to spring load the gate to ensure it's closed after folks exit? (the gate is spring loaded, but does not ensure closure)
Overall this is a great dock space and is in a very desirable location. We would recommend renting an overnight slip at Cameron Harbor Marina. Please boat responsibly, and be kind & courteous to your fellow boaters.
Thank you for your review. We look forward to your return. Next year let us know who you want to share a slip with in special requests. The gate is an issue. We cannot seem to convince people to not prop it open. Happy boating!
by classiecooper on Aug 10, 2020
Great place to doc. Secure and convenient. Definitely would stay at this harbor again.
Thank you for your review. We look forward to your return.
by mxcat324 on Aug 01, 2020
we enjoyed the location by our hotel and the boat slip was clearly marked with our name. Slip was good and the location was exactly what we needed.
by mdodson069 on Jun 24, 2020
We love staying and docking our boat here when we do our Chattanooga river run!! It always a safe location downtown Chattanooga..
by tonyneal on Jun 14, 2020
Great docking facility. Very friendly and accommodating staff
by leapinlousy on Nov 11, 2019
We love the area and the Marina. Obviously wish we could get restroom and shower.
by kathyg5 on Oct 05, 2019
Easy, convenient, will dock here again.
by myboat5817 on Sep 19, 2019
Nice and convenient we enjoyed our stay. Will return again
by famileetimeadventures on Aug 28, 2019
Excellent docks, clean, and easy access to downtown. Would recommend for downtown docking in Chattanooga, TN.
by rosiecobalt on Aug 19, 2019
Docks were in great shape, clean and well keep up. The current was strong for my boat (25 ft), which took a little getting use to.
Thank you for the positive review! We hope to see you again soon in downtown Chattanooga.
by tklueger on Aug 11, 2019
Everything was great, but don’t leave your dock ropes or fender bumpers on the dock, to mark it’s taken- someone stole ours.
by wwcraven on Jul 05, 2019
There is no on site dockmaster or anybody else. There is a sign on the gate with telephone number. We called it and got a return message with the gate code, three hours later. We chose a slip, setup our power cord and two dock chairs. We left on our boat to watch the fireworks. When we returned at 10pm, another boat had taken our slip. I had to back in to a new slip in the dark and retrieve my power cord and chairs. Our original slip was occupied by a ski boat and the owners were gone. I left a note on their windshield. The floating docks are nice but the walk is a long, steep incline to get up to street level. There is an elevator but you need a key and there is nobody to ask for service. Like all downtown Chattanooga marinas, it is fully exposed to River traffic and plenty of wakes. There were several boats that parked overnight, probably without a reservation then left in the morning, nobody checks in.
We hate to hear your experience was not a positive one. You left me a voicemail at 12:13 pm and I responded back by text (when you didn’t take my call back earlier) at 2:46 pm. The 4th of July holiday is a busy time on the water. The docks are walked several times a day and boats that are not suppose to be there are tagged with a notice. Cameron Harbor Marina is a private Marina that is run by the HOA. We do out best to accommodate transient boaters but we are not open 24 hours a day.
by iu4rent on May 02, 2019
Awesome Marina in downtown Chattanooga. 50 foot slips that are 20 feet wide. Very accommodating and located directly in front of a very nice restaurant.
by brewerdottie on Nov 12, 2018
Dockmaster Brad was awesome. Tough docking sideways to the current, which was strong... would have been VERY difficult without his help. Convenient to some really good restaurants, too!
Thank you Dottie. We look forward to seeing you again soon.