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River Dunes Marina


Not Offered

Day Trip
Not Offered
465 E Harborside Rd
Oriental, NC 28571
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 16
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19 Reviews

by jbeck on Jun 11, 2020
Excellent facilities. Good service. Very good dining. We will return.

by daysailj on Jun 11, 2020
Best transient stop on ICW!

by dbappe on Apr 20, 2020
Great spot! Awesome staff!

by steadfast1997 on Oct 28, 2019
From Maine to the Keys, we have not had a better experience than at River Dunes. We are return visitors and it is always a pleasure to stop there. We look forward to another visit in the spring!

by sneakyegret on Oct 21, 2019
This is a first class marina. The staff are amazingly hospitable. I felt like I was visiting friends. The facilities are exceptional and the restaurants have great selections and terrific service. I highly recommend staying here if you are heading south on the ICW...or north!

by jetstream on Oct 11, 2019
Great relaxing marina with excellent facilities and outstanding staff.

by jazboat on Jul 02, 2019
Top Shelf marina in our top 5 on east coast

by rmilton100 on May 27, 2019
Staff was professional and very helpful. They helped me with a flat tire issue on my boat trailer while traveling from Florida to Mass. Not sure what I would have done had they not been so great. I will be staying there again in the fall when I head back to Florida.

by asline54 on May 06, 2019
Beautiful & quiet. Top shelf facilities. Fairly isolated with two restaurants, one closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Approach is shallow- stay in the middle of the ditch!

by schippmom on Nov 28, 2018
One of the best marinas. Beautiful village to walk around in. Swimming pool, clean spa showers, pet friendly! We love staying here. Cafe includes breakfast service

by dwggideon on Jun 20, 2018
Modern first class marina with amenities. Wi-fi available but spotty sometimes. Restaurants (YAWLS Cafe & Harbor Club) have limited hours and are not open every day, so check the schedule if you want to eat at these excellent restaurants. Swimming pool and cabanas are great.

by captted on May 11, 2018
Great stop. Solid staff. Fantastic amenities. New shops and restaurant were open. Looking forward to returning.

by dgheusinkveld on Apr 29, 2018
Very helpful dock hands. Beautiful facility. Opened restaurant for pizza night for large group of Loopers stranded by weather.

by marinabuzz on Sep 09, 2016
2016 Boater's Choice Award Winner as Voted by Members and Visitors of

by marinabuzz on Sep 15, 2015
2015 Boater's Choice Award Winner as Voted by Members and Visitors of

by albaris on Nov 16, 2013
This has to be the nicest marina I have ever been to....and when your home port is the nicest marina on Lake Ontario, this is a hard decision to come by. Rich, Rick and crew have it all together here

by albaris on Nov 13, 2013
Top notch and the top of my scale. This place is fantastic. We stopped in for a two night stay, and decided to make it our home port. There is nothing quite this nice between NY and NC, and it is pleasantly affordable.

by psinc1 on Apr 10, 2012
I visited River Dunes a couple of weeks ago and now know where to find heaven! The entire experience was perfect. While there, I took advantage of as much as I could, the Harbor Club, the fitness room, bikes, laundry and especially the beautiful cottages. Beautifully decorated and filled with all you need to stay a night, a week or forever. Now, I’ve stopped at many spots along the east coast and River Dunes has become my favorite. It’s a first class resort with a comfortable feel. And it's not far from the quaint town of Oriental where you can find wonderful restaurants, great shops (Marsha's Cottage, I'll be back) and provisions. JC, Louise and the entire staff made me feel like I was visiting with family. I will be back.

by bfulton106 on Nov 09, 2011
Oct 2008 - Dockmaster JC Cappleman and his staff make this beautiful facility feel like home. Pool, spa, exercise room, clean and modern showers, loaner cars, new floating docks and friendly boaters' suppers in front of the clubhouse fireplace . . . all combine to make River Dunes an unforgettable gem on the ICW. Oct 2011 - We've visited River Dunes five times now on our way north or south. If you haven't stopped by yet in favor of another marina or anchorage, you're missing one of the best spots on the waterway.
Status: Open

Open for transients. Fuel and pumpout.

Last Updated:5 months ago
Member Discounts

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  1. $.10 Off per Gallon of Fuel

About River Dunes Marina

Welcome to River Dunes. A protected marina on the Intracoastal Waterway at MM 173 with year-round boating, floating docks, private steam showers, and transient dockage. The River Dunes Harbor Club is a boating and social club overlooking Grace Harbor, located in the heart of River Dunes - a boating community just north of Oriental, NC at mm 173. A must-see destination on the ICW.


  • Gas
  • Diesel
  • Water
  • Electrical


  • Captains Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Floating Docks
  • Hotel/Lodging
  • Ice
  • Launch Ramp
  • Laundry
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Restaurant
  • Ship Store
  • Showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wireless Internet



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