River Dunes Marina


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Day Trip
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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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40 Reviews

by Scott M. - Verified user on May 15, 2024
Beautiful facility all around.

by Peachy M. - Verified user on May 13, 2024
Even though the marina was remote from town, this place was definitely fantastic and highly recommended. The staff such as Chris, Mr. English man (sorry didn’t get his name), provision staff, restaurant staff and all the rest of the property staff were amazing. Pool awesome. Lounge with working desk awesome. Shower with massage awesome. Harbor Club restaurant- great meal. Property awesome for walks to see all those beautiful homes. Safe and calm harbor - slept great! River Dunes is a MUST stop in Oriental, NC.

by Tom M. - Verified user on May 09, 2024
Great facility. Dockmaster extremely helpful and friendly.

by Rich B. - Verified user on Apr 17, 2024
Great Place, great staff and well protected

by grant l. - Verified user on Apr 15, 2024
Awesome stay! Beautiful marina, easy access. Special shout out to the great staff at River Dunes and most especially the Dockmaster Scott who was very helpful!

by Robert b. - Verified user on Apr 06, 2024
Superb amenities. Staff very professional.

by Elena V. - Verified user on Apr 05, 2024
Everything from docks, captain plounge to lavatories were impeccable. The staff professional and knowledgeable, Chris and Julie. Amenities galore, the only minus were the bicycle, which have seen better days.

by Lydia S. - Verified user on Mar 28, 2024
Lovely, protected marina with friendly staff.

by David T. - Verified user on Mar 01, 2024
A very nice, quiet place. Facilities are clean and fresh and the staff is very helpful and friendly.

by Jo-Anne W. - Verified user on Jan 12, 2024
Dockmaster Scott was extremely helpful getting us Dockton tied up prior to a storm and provided quick and attentive service throughout our stay. Marina facilities are very nice. Showers have multiple jets and a steam feature -a lovely treat for weary boaters. There is a café on the property as well as the harbour club for dinner. Lots of green space to walk the dog. I wouldn’t hesitate to come back to this marina. It’s a first class facility.

by Justin R. - Verified user on Nov 20, 2023
Always a great stay at River Dunes. The staff is top-notch, the facilities and setting is beautiful.

by George W. - Verified user on Nov 07, 2023
Scott and his crew are the best.

by Walt E. - Verified user on Oct 29, 2023
This is very nice marina tucked away in a very pretty inlet. I would give it 5 except for the distance from Oriental (6mile) to restaurants and shopping. My bad for not realizing that when I booked it.

by barbara m. - Verified user on Oct 29, 2023
UNBELIEVABLE! When the dockmaster confirmed we would be staying for one night and I replied that I'd like to renegotiate and stay for the rest of my life . . .says it all. What a beautiful spot unlike any other. Highly recommend.

by Raymond H. - Verified user on Oct 28, 2023
Scott the Dockmaster is always so helpful, friendly and professional. If you arrive late week into the weekend you can enjoy a lovely dinner at their clubhouse. The facilities are southern living beautiful. Fellow boaters are always delighted to see you and your fur babies too!

by Steven B. - Verified user on Oct 28, 2023
Awesome. Staff is first class and facility is a resort.

by Jamie H. - Verified user on Oct 12, 2023
River Dunes Marina is such a cute little “town”. Very attentive dockhand. Hot tubs were still open in October great boaters lounge and showers.

by Walter M. - Verified user on Oct 07, 2023
Very nice marina. Amenities all in good shape. Main restaurant was closed (not sure if it was a planned or seasonal shutdown, did not ask), small cafe offered great food options but has limited hrs and days of the week when we visited in Oct. The propane grill had no gas tank, was in poor condition,..and not useable. outside BBQ tables had been removed (not sure if removed due to potential Tropical Storm Ophelia or end of season).

by Jill B. - Verified user on Oct 02, 2023
Great experience. Friendly, helpful staff and wonderful facilities.

by Chuck S. - Verified user on Sep 24, 2023
River Dunes is one of the finest Marinas on the ICW! Located in a beautiful Community, with excellent amenities - a wonderful Captains Lounge, Pool and Hot Tub, Yawl’s Cafe for Breakfast or Lunch, and the Harbor House for dinner. The docks are in excellent condition, and WiFi is strong. If you are cruising the ICW, this is a Must Stop!

by Rick R. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2023
Great hurricane hole with floating docks. Super amenities including Yacht club, pool , bar, restaurants, courtesy car, nice showers and restrooms. Very luxurious environment.

by Trey G. - Verified user on Jul 20, 2023
Traveling from Annapolis to Sarasota and this marina so far has been the best we have seen!!!! Can not recommend it enough!!

by Andre E. on Nov 06, 2020
This is a bonafide review from my trip to River Dunes on October 29, 2020. Upon arrival, I ran aground in the entry channel in 7.5 feet of water (per my depthfinder) due to what I felt were rocks in the port side of the channel. The next day, I had a diver confirm that my prop was trashed and then had the same diver walk the channel in the area of impact. He did indeed find multiple rocks at depths of 4.5 feet at points as far away as 9 feet from rocks on port side of the channel. I have the video proof of the rocks for anyone interested. I took the case to Scott Bearhope, Marina Operations Manager an he denied the presence of rocks even with the video evidence. Thus far they have been non-responsive to my reasonable request for the marine to pay for the damage to my boat from the unmarked obstacles in the channel. I love the marina, but the failure of the owners to take responsibility for my damage and then to either mark the channel appropriately or remove the rocks is unbelievable for a facility on this level.

by James B. - Verified user on Jun 11, 2020
Excellent facilities. Good service. Very good dining. We will return.

by John S. - Verified user on Jun 11, 2020
Best transient stop on ICW!
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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 with outstanding onshore amenities. The protected entrance channel opens into Broad Creek, a natural deep-water creek just off the ICW and Neuse River. A must-see destination on the ICW.


  • Gas
  • Diesel
  • Water Hookup
  • Electrical

Listed Pump Prices

Last Updated on 05/03/2024 at 8:57PM

  • Premium Gas: $5.20

  • Diesel: $4.20


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



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