by iklein99 on Aug 07, 2022
Great staff. Friendly and helpful. Oxford is a beautiful and peaceful place to stay. Plan to come again soon.
by allysond on Aug 05, 2022
Safe Harbor in Oxford with Jeff was an excellent experience!! We had such a great time and everyone was super friendly that we can’t wait return with a request to tie to the bulk head again! Thanks Jeff!!
by hmfetsch on Jul 31, 2022
a very nice stay with helpful staff.
by red.darkness.6155 on Jul 25, 2022
From SV Journey out of Deltaville, VA, Thank you very much for ease of scheduling, dock hands, and other services. Teddy and Crew were amazing. Exceptionally well-kept facility with best-in-class professionalism, everything was there, even distilled water for flooded batteries. You guys made our trip very enjoyable. M&M
by susanmogansmith on Jul 23, 2022
Marina was very nice. Lovely clean bathhouse. Staff was very friendly. Had to extend our stay because of weather. They were very accommodating. Will definitely come back again!
by jmyers on Jul 17, 2022
All the staff was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely come back.
by mdmoreau on Jul 17, 2022
Very nice Marina, the new floating docks are a nice improvement. Bath house is very nice. We will return.
by mperrie on Jul 15, 2022
We had an Awesome day and evening!! Jeff and his team was Amazing!! We are definitely making plans to come back and stay a few days longer. Cheers! Michelle & Steve Perrie!!
by jjpatrick on Jul 14, 2022
Excellent stop. Marina staff is great!
by pgcahn on Jul 13, 2022
Great marina. Quiet, relaxing and efficient.
by msp1kpo on Jul 11, 2022
Very much enjoyed your brief stay at SH Oxford. Great, clean accommodations and wonderful staff. Were only disappointed in that close, local establishments were not open for dinner on a Tuesday evening. Will plan accordingly next time. We hope to return soon!
by tbarba on Jul 10, 2022
Diesel price is $1.00 per gallon above market price. Otherwise perfect.
by heatherdicarlo on Jul 06, 2022
Outstanding staff and awesome facilities. Beautiful clean bath house and pool. Impeccable service! We had an electrical problem on our boat and the team was so incredibly helpful. They made sure our boat was safe and had the problem fixed in less than 24 hours. Jeff, Ted and Graham saved our trip and our dog! We cannot say enough good stuff about this marina. We cannot wait to come back!
by searayder16 on Jul 05, 2022
Beautiful place to stay and relax.
by sgraham2092 on Jul 03, 2022
Great facility, clean, renovated. Quiet marina.
About as good as it can get without being anchored in a cove away from civilization.
Capsize and the Creamery right next door for dinner!
by myspath on Jul 03, 2022
Always a wonderful stay.
by dfboothe on Jul 03, 2022
Nice Marina, pool, staff and great restaurant a short walk away.
by nancydudmancavalier on Jun 29, 2022
Great marina! Staff was super helpful and the facilities were excellent. We will definitely be back.
by marichkamm on Jun 25, 2022
Jeff and his dock hands were friendly and helpful. The facilities are excellent; bathhouse the best I've experienced in many years of sailing.
by hhgrainer on Jun 23, 2022
Accommodations were top notch. Floating docks, great restroom facilities, very nice pool and friendly staff
by treasurekeyprestige on Jun 22, 2022
We visited Safe Harbor marina in Oxford on our 55 foot prestige and had a fantastic slip with a beautiful view right near the pool and main office. The clubhouse is super clean and very welcoming with the great bathhouse just next door. Only a short walk away from Capsize, a great restaurant to eat at, and the small town of Oxford. Will be visiting again!
by shackman on Jun 21, 2022
Great personnel. Jeff, Marcus and Josh were terrific. Excellent amenities including great new docks. Another memorable stay in Oxford.
Thank you so much for this! We'll hopefully see you again soon.
by jforbe on Jun 21, 2022
We love this marina and location.
Stayed in the yard one night then moved over to the nice new floating docks.
by bajinaji on Jun 20, 2022
Renovations are complete and it looks great! The staff is attentive. Remember not to come on a Wednesday, as the Capsize restaurant and Scottish Highland Creamery are closed.
by tony9155 on Jun 16, 2022
Clean, clean, smiling staff, treated like a king. Loved It. I recommend It.
by frankbayridge1 on Jun 11, 2022
Always accommodating, charming Town and Marina.
by swarner on Jun 06, 2022
Quiet, very clean laid back marina! Nice pool with bathrooms/showers and close to great restaurants within walking distance. Can’t wait to return!
by ecandjd on May 30, 2022
Our visit was nice, the clubhouse a great place to gather the only negative was that two of our boats were at the Boatyard which was inconvenient for their access to the Clubhouse and its amenities. If Safe Harbor is to successfully incorporate the Boatyard into its Oxford operation, similar high quality amenities should also be made available there.
Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. From a historical perspective, Oxford Boatyard and Mears Yacht Haven Oxford were operationally combined into a single entity in January 2014 when they were both acquired by Brewer Yacht Yards. Both sites were in need of serious maintenance and improvement, which Brewer began to address immediately. In 2016 we delivered the new marina clubhouse & bathrooms, and then turned our attention to the marina docks, bulkheads and dredging. As you may imagine, a project of that complexity takes time to design, obtain permits and build; Phase 1 included a new fuel dock, bulkheads and A, F & G docks opened in 2020, and Phase 2 dredging and the remaining floating docks opened in 2021.
Now that the marina renovation is complete, we are actively turning our attention to the boatyard. A permit application has recently been submitted for bulkheading and dock replacement, and in parallel we are working on designs for new shore-side facilities including office space, bathrooms, laundry and customer lounge. Permitting of the docks through MDE and Army Corps is likely to take +1yr before construction can start, then the construction will need to be phased to enable boatyard operations to continue as seamlessly as possible. While I can't yet forecast an opening date, I do anticipate this being a multi-year endeavor much like the marina was.
Enjoy the remainder of your holiday weekend
Graham Norbury / General Manager
by raplap on May 23, 2022
Excellent staff and facility was actually a season opener customer picnic that was wonderful
by fshaheen on May 21, 2022
What a wonderful marina! Floating docks and electrical brand new, and the staff could not be more friendly and helpful. Many thanks!
by pstanley46 on May 18, 2022
Beautiful marina with newly renovated docks, bathroom/showers, laundry, ships store and captains lounge. The staff were very friendly and knowledgable. We borrowed bikes and rode into the quaint little town. There are about 3 restaurants (but only the Italian one was open on a Monday), a small museum and many lovely homes. It was a very restful stop.
by quigman on May 18, 2022
Jeff and his team were fantastic! They were helpful and accommodating. Our best experience so far on the Chesapeake run.
by carlcrothers on May 16, 2022
Safe Harbor Oxford is one of the finest marinas in Chesapeake Bay. Jeff and Morgan were friendly and helpful. The individual shower rooms were a welcome amenity and the best we've seen.
by tylong50 on May 15, 2022
Great small town!
Best showers on the east coast of the Chesapeake.
by morefenders on Apr 18, 2022
Our stay could not have been better. The folks there are incredibly helpful and friendly; the docks are amazing. The restrooms are nicer than most hotel suites I've stayed in, and sunsets from the captain's lounge are to die for. We will be back!!
Thank you so much for leaving this nice review! It was great having you guys here to start our season. See you again soon!
by ahelfand534 on Nov 20, 2021
First rate floating docks
Bathroom / shower facilities and lounge were very modern and clean, lots of hot water. Jeff and Ted made us feel right at home. Oxford is a great little town,
Excellent pasta at Popes tavern, wonderful coffee and pastries at Oxford Social - both are easy walk or cycle ride. Bay County Taxi very accommodating, took us to Easton, We look forward to returning next spring.
by gwaller on Oct 24, 2021
All the attributes of a 5 star marina.
by waterwaywanderers on Oct 13, 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Oxford. The bathrooms are spa quality and the Guest area, AKA "the Galley" is gorgeous and comfortable. The staff was helpful and knowledgeable. The quaint town of Oxford was a so beautiful and peaceful. The Strand and marina grounds as well as a downtown park were great places to allow the dogs some off leash exercise. This is one of our favorite Safe Harbor marinas so far. We look forward to returning.
by johnflieman3 on Oct 11, 2021
Jeff was outstanding and took great care of us. Great dock and marina!
by shawnvongehr on Oct 10, 2021
Nice staff clean facility will def be back
by jacaldwell on Oct 09, 2021
No docking assistance even when dockmaster was given plenty of notice that we were being towed in a disabled boat. After he said he would have a couple guys there. Never checked on us. And it was in regular hours
I'm sorry you feel we didn't meet your expectations.
When you called on Friday morning looking for a slip and explained that you were a catamaran with only one engine working, we assigned you a very easily accessible 115ft long T-head and offered to help you tie up but you said you were going to wait out in the Tred Avon until a tow boat could bring you in. Considerably later when the tow boat had you underway, the tow captain hailed our dockmaster - who at the time was helping two other customers fuel up - and said he was fine and did not need any assistance. At this time of year with the dock kids back at school we have minimal staffing, but even so would have been happy to help had you waited for Jeff to finish up with the two boats already alongside.
by jrutzen on Oct 04, 2021
We always enjoy our stay at Safe Harbor Oxford. It is a professional and well equipped marina.
by capnf on Oct 04, 2021
Docking was easy in and out; friendly, helpful staff; cleanest and best bathrooms on the east coast; short walk to town; Pope's tavern place to go for Italian cuisine. Would stay again.
by digger54 on Oct 04, 2021
Our third stay at this safe harbor marina was just as nice as our last two experiences. The new docks were great. We’ll always stay at Safe Harbor when in Oxford.
Thank you for the great review! We are seeing many return visitors, especially this season, as we continue to look to make our marina a favorite for boaters in the Bay!
by petegill2016 on Oct 03, 2021
Friendly staff and first class facilities.
by genmaildc on Oct 03, 2021
Beautiful marina, spectacular and huge private bathrooms/showers, and Teddy, dock master, is extremely nice!
by apl5457 on Sep 26, 2021
We booked a slip on 9.24,2021, destination Oxford, MD for the 4th year in a row. Booked smoothly thru DOCKWA as usual and got lined-up for the following weekend. I asked for a "side-tie" on any available "T" dock so my Grand-kids could launch their kayaks. I know this was short notice but Jeff called me & confirmed he'd fix us up. Upon arrival it was evident Safe Harbor was "booked-up" but true to Jeff's work we got tied-up with no problem. Thanks Jeff!
by seaknightskipper on Sep 26, 2021
Wonderful experience, Jeff the manager made every attempt to make our stay comfortable...when my boat would not accept the new pier power pedestal, he had it changed out to one that would work for my boat. Facilities are the best we have ever seen. We happen to stay their season ending weekend, which gave us an opportunity to partake in their picnic celebration free of charge...may have to make that a yearly event!
by amysh on Sep 24, 2021
The newer facilities at Safe Harbor Oxford are really nice: good docks, lounge, beautiful and clean bathrooms.
We were at first put in the older section, the (former?) Oxford Boat Yard. The docks are fixed and we were able to move to the newer section after one night. Good thing we did because a storm rolled through and the old docks for completely submerged!
The wifi cut in and out a lot, which wasn't a big deal because we had our own wifi on the boat.
Staff was very helpful and friendly. Town was cute and a lot of fun to visit.
by rtledge on Sep 23, 2021
Excellent facility with new floating docks and new clubhouse with large individual bathrooms. Dockmaster Jeff is friendly and extremely helpful. Oxford is a gem of a town. Not touristy like St Michaels but very scenic with water all around the town and beautiful old homes and nice restaurants within a 15 to 20 minute walk from the marina.
by damifudo on Sep 11, 2021
We loved staying at SH Oxford. Eli the dock have was awesome. Friendly helpful and super hard working. I hope management knows what they have and treats him right!! He was outstanding.
by cstonedent on Sep 05, 2021
Facilities and staff are the best. Our sailing club spent three days due to hurricanes Ida and there is not a better place or better people in which to be .
Thanks to Eli for going above and beyond
by eyyt65eoyhoxzbjrz49j on Aug 29, 2021
The marina was great well maintained and the bathhouse was the best ever 5 star !
The dockmaster has to be the best on the eastern shore. Jeff M is personable professional and an asset to not only the marina but the town and safe harbor. We have never felt so welcome and accommodated.
by ramsey on Aug 27, 2021
Great place, fantastic people. very relaxing.
by morganado on Aug 23, 2021
The Dockwa reservation process was not only easy and quick, initially, when I extended the initial reservation two times, the Dockwa app was done with ease and promptly.
When we arrived at Safe Harbor Oxford, we were welcomed by Jeff, and subsequently responded to our requests for fuel, pump out and ice; and, the slip assignment was with the considerations that I had noted in my reservation request. PERFECT!
Our interactions with Jerry and the Dockhand that invited us to the ice cream social were as if they had known us for years!
When we left, this morning, I was sad. I want to go back, more. We are LiveAboards, I wish Save Harbor Oxford would consider having Us as permanent LiveAboard Slipholders.
Thank you for visiting and taking the time to post your review. I wanted to let you know that although there are many Safe Harbor Marinas offering slips to live-aboards, our local town harbor management ordinance restricts the use of vessels "as an abode" to periods of less than 60 days without special permission. As a result we simply are not set up with the appropriate facilities for long term car parking, in-slip pumpout etc.
by dtbrad on Aug 22, 2021
We (79 years old) were berthed in the old Boat Yard and not with our Club members in the new part of the marina. We were so far away we never used the new bathhouse and pool, etc. The piers where we berthed were in poor condition and not what you should expect for the the price we paid for the stay.
I'm sorry you do not feel you received value for money. Our transient rate is in-line with other properties with very similar age/condition docks as those found at our boatyard, and while we do try to place visiting vessels at our newer floating docks this is not always possible because we do get very busy. We do our best to communicate this at the time a reservation is made and also offer a golf-cart shuttle during business hours and bicycles for rent any time.
by ssmikulski on Aug 21, 2021
Beautiful new floating docks, a terrific club house, a common area for boaters, picnics area, nice grills. Jeff and Eli were very helpful, welcoming and very accommodating for Sailing Club of the Chesapeake sailors the last 2 days! We’ll be back, we love Oxford!
Thank you so much for this! It was great to have the Sailing Club of the Chesapeake stay with us and we'll look forward to seeing everyone again.
by spinaker75 on Aug 20, 2021
When we came in the winds were blowing pretty hard we had two dock hands helping us but if they knew how to use a spring line it would have gone much smoother. They were more concerned getting the bow and stern lines and didn’t secure the spring line. If they had secured the spring line first I could have motored fwd and laid up along side the dock
by msteele on Aug 20, 2021
Great visit and Eli and Josh were great
by billrisko on Aug 17, 2021
Nice, clean and modern. All updated. Nice clubhouse.
by jgburritt on Aug 17, 2021
It was OK. We were expecting to be at the floating piers, but were at the fixed docks. The prearrival email from the marina had a dock plan, but did not include the pier to which we were assigned.
One of the dock crew did not understand that if you take a line, you put it to a cleat, not stand on the pier and hold it (safety issue for the person).
In the plus side, no jelly fish.
by dandefrancesco on Aug 15, 2021
It was good unfortunately there was not availability on the new dock, but they told me before getting there.
Nice facility on the new marina Great service arriving to help docking.
by luckyb on Aug 13, 2021
Very nice and quiet marina. Floating piers are great. Good location for going around Oxford or the Tred Avon.
by amynlou on Aug 12, 2021
Love the small town appeal of Oxford and the marina, docks were in great shape, staff very friendly, pool very accommodating. Definitely be back!
by davisjones on Aug 11, 2021
Looks like they’ve recently replaced all docks and electrical connections. Beautiful but slips aren’t visibly numbered yet. We got there after closing so just picked empty slip. Nice pool and beautiful new bathhouse. Easy same-day reservation with Dockwa then called before closing to check on us. Looking forward to return.
by rgdodson54 on Aug 09, 2021
Outstanding marina staff, very clean and modern facility. Had issues with boat not accepting shore power, blonde hair male dock worker figured it out and made it work. Really a top notch facility, typical of Safe Harbor
Thank you for a great start to the season! It was fun having you guys here last weekend. Come back and see us again as we like to get to know SHM Members of other properties.
by c34 on Aug 01, 2021
The staff are excellent and the facilities are modern and clean.
The marina has installed new floating docks.
Thanks for this awesome review! We are glad that you enjoy Oxford Marina. Come visit us again next season.
by pjnorth on Jul 29, 2021
Excellent marina in all respects. Thanks to Graham and his team for a most enjoyable stay.
by pjeffreynorth on Jul 26, 2021
Great marina in all respects: docks, facilities, location and management.
by silvergirl on Jul 23, 2021
Always a pleasure here. Nicest bath house I have ever seen at a marina. Great pool for a hot day with good view. New mostly floating docks are great with very capable dock hands.
At the moment Wi-Fi at dock is not working great due to problems of merging system with nearby marina with now common ownership. However Wi-Fi in club house is better.
If good Wi-Fi is vital during your stay check for an update when you book. Town has great cell service from antennas on water tower near marina
Stayed here again on 7/19/21. Everything still great except Wi-Fi which is better than before, but can be glacial at times when other people are active. Fortunately there is great cellular coverage from the nearby water tower.
Thank you, we're glad you enjoyed everything and we hope you will get to try out our pool next season!
by jbvoigt on Jul 19, 2021
Great facilities, very friendly and accommodating staff! Pool has a spectacular water view. Short walks or bike rides to restaurants, ice cream, coffee shop, convenience store and gift ship. We'll be back!
by cstreger on Jul 18, 2021
Great floating docks, bathhouse, picnic/grill area. Katelynn was very helpful and friendly.
by rjohn831 on Jul 17, 2021
The staff were outstanding. We had a small mechanical issue and asked for some help from their yard. We had a mechanic on the boat that afternoon and back again the next morning to diagnose the issue. Very professional and helpful. We are going to return in the fall for a longer stay.
by dmriordan on Jul 12, 2021
The new docks are great and the staff was very professional.
by roxstuff on Jul 11, 2021
A very enjoyable weekend. Friendly helpful courteous staff who came out to meet us and guide us into our slip and assist with tying up and connecting water and power. Quiet relaxing weekend. Nothing but good things to say about Safe Harbor Oxford.
by inhotwater on Jul 08, 2021
. Gorgeous area to visit
Good size pool and warm too.
Will be back for sure.
People helpful and friendly
by punky on Jul 06, 2021
We enjoyed relaxation and quiet!
by tomfox_1 on Jul 05, 2021
Love the improvements at this marina. Floating docks are excellent. Staff friendly, helpful and very responsive on Dockwa. Within easy walking distance to town. Highly recommend.
Hi Tom. Thank you for your review and for choosing Oxford Marina! We love hearing that the dock crew was helpful, and we are looking forward to seeing you again soon.
by rlwest05 on Jun 28, 2021
June 2021 - Love the floating docks! The marina looks great and we thoroughly enjoy our time in Oxford and will continue to stay at this marina. Jeff is very helpful, courteous and friendly. Our only issue with the marina is the lack of lighting in the dock area as nighttime visibility is very poor.
October 2020 - We were happy to be able to get back to Oxford now that phase 1 of the dock work was completed. We love the town of Oxford and we really enjoy stating at this marina. We do strongly recommend that the docks be furnished with lighting as it is very dark and could be dangerous walking the docks after dark. Additionally, we had issues the the WIFI connection and suggest boosters be placed along the docks to improve service. The dock work completed to date is very well done. We will be back next season.
This is an older review - We enjoyed our stay at the Oxford Marina and Boat Yard. We were disappointed that there is no longer a complimentary continental breakfast available. Additionally, there was no water on "G" dock which was a great inconvenience to a couple we were traveling with. Seems not much was being done to correct the problem as the line broke on Friday and still no water on Sunday.
We will definitely stay at this marina in the future.
Thank you for the nice rating and feedback. Though we have indeed scaled back the continental breakfast, we do still offer it on holiday weekends and when we have larger group bookings, so hopefully you can catch it then. Unfortunately, we did have a waterline break during your friend ‘s stay—chalk it up to sometimes things just happen—but after an appropriate window opened to correctly amend the issue, one of our pros was able to successfully perform the repair. We’re glad to hear you will stay with us in the future.
by ascharfmd on Jun 27, 2021
FIRST REVIEW July 2018: We have been talking about coming here for years and seem to go everywhere else in the area but Oxford. Finally made it on July 7&8 with three other boats in our group. We absolutely loved the town of Oxford. This marina is in a perfect location and is well maintained. We stayed at the boatyard side which we liked as it was quieter on Sat night. The amenities which are mostly on the other side including fabulous bathrooms and pool and gas grills were nice and only a very short walk. Could use more bathrooms as there was a line Sat night. When the boatyard work resumed Mon morning it was loud and I'm not sure I would enjoy this side during the week but we were leaving anyway. Capsize restaurant and the famous ice cream store are right there. We biked and walked all over town and truly enjoyed it. Plan to come back in August for another weekend. My husband says it's now his favorite marina and price is very reasonable too.
UPDATE September 2019: Can I give more than 5 stars? Never made it back last year due to weather issues but made sure to come here in May of this year and again this past week. We stayed on the marina side both of these times and absolutely loved both stays again as did our friends who came along. Jeff and his staff are top notch, efficient and super friendly. We have friends who keep their sailboat here and they love it as well. If we lived closer, this would be our home marina. Thanks, Jeff!! See you next year!
Update: May 2021: We never got back to the marina in 2020 due to the construction and the pandemic. We made sure to get there early this season and spent two days May 23 and 24. The new floating docks are just beautiful as is the whole marina. Staff is great as always. Our only issue was that we tripped the breaker on the power pedestal a few times. Once it was one of our A/Cs and once it was a coffee maker but it was not even consistent. We understand that the electrical is up to the latest codes and many boats may have some issues. From my reading up on it it seems like many older boats ( ours is 2006 cruiser 42 ft) and even some newer boats can have issues so keep that in mind. We know it was not our power cords. We will definitely go back and we think we worked out how to mot trip the breakers.
Update June 2021: Jeff the dock master was extremely helpful and friendly as always. After we tied up at our lovely floating slip we discovered that we tripped the breaker again on the power pedestal. We tried several different permutations of power cords, splitters and even a different pedestal but kept tripping. Our friends with a newer boat had no problem. Jeff was able to move us to a really nice slip on the T over at the boatyard side where we had no problems. I’m fact we’re thought our view was even nicer! Although it is a longer walk to the really nice bathhouse and clubhouse and the pool it is not a deal breaker at all. We definitely plan to come back since we love the marina, the staff and the town of Oxford. Meantime we will continue to look into our boat’s electrical system and our power cords to see if there is a fixable issue. Thanks again, Jeff!
Thank you for this excellent review! We’re glad to hear we are your new favorite marina and we anticipate your return.
by muselerwj on Jun 27, 2021
The new facilities are excellent and the dock boys and girls are also excellent and helpful. However, when I first arrived they asked me to go into a slip at "The Shipyard" (old fixed slips rather than the floating slips at the marina) which had no 50 Amp service and and was very difficult to get off; especially for my wife. I requested to be relocated to the marina and they did accommodate this request. As I said the Maria itself and its facilities are excellent.
by amkoppelman on Jun 24, 2021
Fabulous marina, brand new floating docks with wide slips, immaculate restrooms, swimming pool, indoor lounge, grills and picnic tables, everything clean, friendly staff.
by nbray on Jun 23, 2021
Wonderful facility. Excellent customer service from Dockhand Annie. Best restrooms on the Bay.
by dcslider on Jun 19, 2021
Just a great marina. Nice floating docks. Easy approach and convenient access. Dockmaster and dockhands are friendly and very helpful. Good restaurant and ice cream shop on- site. Rent a bike and go see Oxford.
by happysailor on Jun 18, 2021
Brand new floating docks. Easy access. Nice pool with a great view. Helpful staff upon arrival.
by articice on Jun 13, 2021
Love the marina, the dockmaster and the setting. Hate Dockwa
by hadtoo22 on Jun 06, 2021
Excellent all the way around....we love coming there & can't wait to see the new docks in the spring.....staff & service was A+...so happy pool was still open!
Andy Anderson & Stacie Cain / "Had Too"
by finn2020 on Jun 06, 2021
What a great marina! Nice floating docks, easy in and out, very nice bathrooms, and lots of places to lounge and just enjoy the beautiful location. Staff went above and beyond to help us get some supplies we needed. Will definitely be back!
by thisisdk on Jun 06, 2021
Overheard someone call Kaitlyn a “rockstar”
Great crew, extensively helpful even when spread thin
by dwwdfw on Jun 06, 2021
Excellent facility. Renovations are outstanding.
by stevet3500 on May 30, 2021
Our 2-night docking at Safe Harbor Oxford was as pleasant as could be. The transient slip was easily accessible, the facilities fresh and clean, the staff extremely cordial and helpful. Best of all were the surrounding views from the cockpit at every time of day.
by tugalong on May 27, 2021
Excellent marina, I was a weekend walk in and the dock staff, Katelyn, was very accommodating, highly highly recommend
by drouven on May 24, 2021
A superb Marina! The facilities are modern , new and clean. The staff is very competent, helpful and friendly.
by dre4golf on May 19, 2021
Dockmaster is friendly and helpful. Easy approach -- no issues with water depth in the creek at all. There is 9 feet most of the way to the slips. All new floating docks and generally refurbished marina. Creek is beautiful with lots of activities and it is an easy walk to "downtown". Definitely will return.
by blueeagle on May 18, 2021
Great facility, new floating docks for transients, best bath house in the east, solid staff
by glennkimball on May 14, 2021
Dockmaster was there to greet us and get us situated in our slip. Floating docks are a treat! Facilities were nice and clean, there's a beautiful pool and easy access to the pump out and fuel station. We will be coming back!
by peliop on Nov 11, 2020
Great folks, nice docks, and quaint and beautiful town. Liked the new floating docks for us transients.
by scmoody229 on Oct 24, 2020
Nice folks, great facility and beautiful town. Don’t miss Morris Inn.
by belleofthewest on Oct 22, 2020
Very quiet and clean marina. Nice courteous staff who came down to help us tie up. Easy walk to restaurants. A great place to relax in the fall but probably busy in the summer.
by izjz2fwtfcspte5b7gys on Oct 21, 2020
Docking went smoothly and marina wonderfully peaceful. Among the best restrooms on the Bay.
by jneuberthrs on Oct 19, 2020
It was as expected-perfect.
by slowride28 on Oct 14, 2020
Great marina. Location is perfect for access to this quaint town, we walked from the marina to Docs and made our way back easily. There is a small town beach nearby for any other shell collectors and some locals were fishing perch from the pilings. Marinas bathhouse and showers were fantastic. I think the bathhouse could be fitted out more to include appliances like freezer, real cream in the fridge etc and some kind of breakfast option since the local town literally had none. It may be covid related. Our dock did not have floating docks, I understand its being updated. The team member who came out was helpful, printed out information and map for us.
by sababound on Oct 13, 2020
Great place to stay in Oxford. The marina was very nice and people friendly. The new Bath House with Laundry and a Captain's Lounge was beautiful! Easy to get to also. Easy walk to town from there. Bike rental was a plus. Looking forward to returning next year.
by robasssail on Oct 12, 2020
Great location on the right just as you enter Town Creek. Fuel dock and shop convenient to pull up. Staff very nice and helpful. Lovely and easy walk along the shore to center of town. Over the winter, the remaining upgrades are expected to be accomplished. Will definitely be back!
by mkelkis on Oct 12, 2020
Great location and awesome facilities. Within walking distance to all that we wanted to see. Very nice little town. Enjoyed the museum's self guided walking tour. Dinner at the Robert Morris Inn was excellent.
by wmewing3 on Oct 10, 2020
Booked through Dockwa, the marina called about 4:30 to check on our arrival time. They waited for us and helped dock us. Nicely done
by lmthier on Oct 01, 2020
Facilities were amazing! Home away from home. Showers and laundry facility were clean and new. Nice lounge area with books, TV and coffee!
Everyone was very friendly and helpful.
by severnview on Sep 28, 2020
Love this Marina! Great service and attention. Miss the pool this time of year but nice restaurants nearby make for a wonderful stay.
by tjastro on Sep 27, 2020
Good marina. Friendly staff. Once more floating docks are in it will be pretty awesome!
by breathe on Sep 21, 2020
We stopped here for a day to explore the town of Oxford. Jeff, the manager, was great. He met us on the dock, welcomed us to the town and marina and helped us tie up. He gave us great recommendations for restaurants (Capsize was outstanding) as well as all the information of what to see and do while we were there. The facilities were clean, showers and lounge were top notch. The marina is converting to floating docks and this was in process while we there but it was not noisy. This sleepy little town is very quaint and cute. The marina is centrally located. Wifi was also good at the lounge. There are picnic tables and chairs to sit outside and enjoy views of the water too.
by pgenvert on Sep 21, 2020
Another great stay at Safe Harbor Oxford, Jeff always makes us feel right at home and the facilities are extremely well mainained. Can't wait for next summer when the floating docks will be finished. It should be awesome!
We would love to have you stay at Oxford Marina again! Thank you for your great review. See you next time!
by bellstacy on Sep 21, 2020
Nice marina. Nice people. Like the improvements they are making. Expensive fuel prices. When staying at the marina bike rentals should be free.
by freeport5 on Sep 17, 2020
We were pleasantly surprised by all of the updates and improvements we found at this marina. The bath house was gorgeous, with individual rooms containing sink, toilet and shower within each, which were very large! There was plenty of countertop, benches and hooks to hold all of the necessities for cleaning up after a day at the pool and/or boating. There was also a beautiful lounge area with sofa and chairs in the building. along with a large deck outside with tables and chairs. The staff were all very helpful. Jeff and Wes were also flexible when we decided to spend another night. It was very convenient to have bikes available for rental at $2.95 per hour, and we really enjoyed exploring the historical town and local restaurants. The cuisine at each exceeded our expectations as well. We look forward to coming back when the new floating slips are completed by the pool. It was a great experience!!!
by moondog69 on Sep 10, 2020
The dock hands were terrific - both getting fuel, pump out and towing up. The facilities are wonderful - the new restrooms are exquisite- as is the community room. New docks going in - floating docks. Wish Oxford had more to it. Was there on a Tuesday after Labor Day and just about everything was shut down - so enjoyed the marine, the other cruisers and the bike ride around town!
by kellymenzel on Sep 08, 2020
Amazing staff, gorgeous & clean bath house, large pool, brand new lodge with freshly brewed morning coffee and use of bikes are just a few reasons you need to stay at Safe Harbor Oxford. Jeff and Wes went above and beyond to accommodate us, allowing us to stay an unexpected extra night. Jeff even used his personal car to drive us to dinner! Outstanding marina! We will definitely be back!
Thank you for this amazing review! It was a lot of fun having you guys here over the holiday weekend and we look forward to having you return. We'll be certain to go "above and beyond" again!
by elrogers on Aug 27, 2020
The staff was wonderful and accommodating. We initially had issues with making our reservations correctly. Wes and Jeff were gracious and assisted.
While there is construction for the new docks, the grounds are well maintained. The bath and club house are new and beautiful. The restrooms were the nicest we have experienced on all of our visits to marinas.
Perfect location to see the town. We can't wait for our next visit!
Thank you for taking notice of all of our hard work. And we were happy to help. See you again soon!
by terryohare on Aug 25, 2020
We look forward to returning when the construction is completed. Nice pool. More improvements are coming we were told.
by mcthruster on Aug 23, 2020
Welcoming and helpful staff. Nice pool. Great party areas. Nice walk to town and restaurants
by mmoflier on Aug 23, 2020
Currently under construction, this was otherwise a great stay. Until construction started in the morning, it was very quiet. The facility’s head/shower area was spacious and clean. Employees were welcoming and helpful.
by debareyhotmailcom on Aug 22, 2020
Jeff, the marina manager, greeted us warmly upon arrival. He was helpful in assisting us. During our stay, he always was available for our needs. We look forward to returning when the renovations are complete.
by rkthomasbuilders63 on Aug 18, 2020
Great marina. Can’t wait for construction to be finished - will be even betterbb
by charliek on Aug 15, 2020
Wonderful small quiet town and marina. Beautiful facilities and helpful staff. By next year there will be awesome floating docks. Others expressed concerns about dock construction however we saw little if any disturbance and no interferences with any of our activities. Bath house is immaculate!
by threebears on Aug 10, 2020
Great marina, highly recommend!! Close to town, good views, and cleanest bathhouse we’ve seen.
by williamfennecken on Aug 07, 2020
Great location. New facilities are awesome with more to come as there’s lots of new construction.
by rmkurek on Aug 05, 2020
Marina is under construction but no work on weekends so it did not affect our stay. What’s been done so far looks outstanding and can’t wait to see it next year all finished. The floating piers will be a delight! Loved everything about it! Staff is wonderful! Bathhouse Facilities are best on the Bay! Great view from the pool. Sweet little town, great restaurants-simply delightful!
Thank you again for bringing your cruise to our Marina and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. Please see us again soon!
by cesarislaw on Aug 04, 2020
Construction caused some issues. We were initially placed on a slip without a starboard pylon (ask to be relocated if they give you I-3). Our second attempt had issues with the electrical. To the marina's credit: they refunded the electrical and eventually placed us on a slip with functioning power so all's well that ends well. Would return after the construction is finished as the new piers look top notch!
Slip I-3 works for most (usually great for Catamarans and larger sailboats) but may not be for everyone. Thank you for the feedback. Apologies again for the electrical issues, but yes - all's well that end's well. Please do visit us again.
by nanburdett on Jul 30, 2020
Very nice, clean bathroom facilities.
by tombeau on Jul 28, 2020
Friendly and knowledgeable staff, very nice facilities. Captain's Lounge is outstanding.
by pullingchocks on Jul 28, 2020
Friendly staff, quaint marina, nice place to relax. Shower facilities are wonderful-completely redone and spacious. Pool is nice, but could use a bigger seating area. Breakfast options in Oxford are very slim, if any-recommend bringing food onboard. Dinner options are plentiful and the creamery is a must! We will be back!
Thanks for your review and the feedback. It sounds like you really enjoyed Oxford and our Marina, but good advice on breakfast as well.
by as41 on Jul 21, 2020
This is the place to go for fuel during COVID-19 the dockhands katelyn handed the gas pump over to me with a clorox wipe and wiped down the pump after I was done fueling very clean and professional for these times it was safe and great thanks
We are doing all we can to operate as normal as possible, manage things and sanitize during the ongoing pandemic. Thank you for the compliments and we're glad that customers are taking notice.
by cblindwall on Jul 19, 2020
Great Staff, great new clubhouse and shower facilities. The locals and the other transients are all "boaters", not shirtless idiots on Sea Rays drinking out of plastic cups with loud music.
Good to see that they are apparently planning to convert to floating docks, this would be wonderful. My home base is Safe Harbors Zahnisers in Solomons, and I hope they follow the leader.
And love Oxford, Robert Morris, Pope's, the setting sun over the Tred Avon, the rising sun, the watermen departing at dawn. All.
Charles, Thank you for the compliments. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!
by chessietheboat on Jul 15, 2020
Have been stopping at this marine for 20+ years and always liked it. Great service, great location, friendly competent staff. The relatively new heads/shower building is by far the nicest I have ever seen at a marina!
As others have noticed there is construction going on during the day as they upgrade to floating docks. The today we were there the pool was rather noisy as they were working next to it.
Also considering this was in the middle of the Covid crisis and the staff had a handout with safety rules for guests, at no point did I see a staff member with a face mask either indoor or outdoor. However, in the the few retail businesses in the rest of the town there was attention paid to this issue by the store staff. I hope the marina staff pays more attention to this issue until he crisis subsides as everything else was excellent.
NOTE: Safe Harbor corporate leadership does not make it easy to contact them on such feedback issues: No message capability on their Twitter page (https://twitter.com/wearesafeharbor) and no readily findable way to send feedback on their website (https://shmarinas.com/) Both are common on firms selling to consumers.
by originalsailboaterhere on Jul 15, 2020
Nice place. As always. Construction looks to be going well. The best crew. Worked very hard this weekend. Us and our buddies recognized Eli and Katelyn from last year. Working hard as ever.
Thank you for this review, and yes, we are excited about our renovations! Eli and Katelyn are now the veterans of our dockstaff and we appreciate all of their hard work as well - we will be sure to pass this on!
by dennismjr on Jul 12, 2020
Very nice facility despite some temporary construction. Staff very helpful. Nice clean bath and shower facilities. Complementary coffee. Will come again.
We're glad you enjoyed our facilities and thank you for complimenting our staff - see you next time!
by peterreasley on Jul 08, 2020
Great location with lovely pool. Beautiful bath house and deck with grill and tables. Friendly, helpful staff.
Thank you for this review and for complimenting our staff, we hope to see you again soon!
by joerinmd on Jul 07, 2020
I was there on Sat, July 4th as part of a group of 4 boats on an Independence Day weekend cruise. Before the trip, some of our group had reservations about coming to the marina given the construction and previous comments. However, Jeff assured us that construction equipment would be out of the way and they could accommodate us. I have to say he went beyond our expectations to put our group close together and do everything he (and the rest of the staff) could do to make the experience a good one for us. The pool, clubhouse, bathhouse and pavilion areas were clean when we arrived and then were inspected regularly. Thanks for putting so much effort into customer service!
We are very excited about bringing our customers a brand new marina once the construction is complete. In the meantime, we are open for transients and we'll do our absolute best to accommodate. Thank you for this excellent review and it was a lot of fun having your group here last weekend - see you next time!
by mb27707 on Jul 06, 2020
The Dock crew was very helpful as where all the staff. The facilities were clean and up to date and we really enjoyed the pool. We were a large group so having the grill area for our group dinner and breakfast was a real plus. I was very impress to see the staff cleaning the grill the next morning!
by hwhite on Jul 05, 2020
Great as always! Staff are superb.
by therrienrj on Jul 01, 2020
We knew about the construction going in, and we're very pleased with everything. Once complete, the investment in the marina should make the marina even better.
Thank you for this great review and rating - we'll hopefully see you again soon!
by dbts76 on Jun 20, 2020
my husband and I came in over night. the walk from the dock to the office to check in was lengthy but doable. my concern lies in what we heard when we checked in.. as we entered the office the dock master and one of his dockhands were discussing current events in our country. the boy was going on about the protests and making, to be blunt, shockingly racist comments. the things he said were not only offensive to people of color but cruel. wishing death upon people was when it really broke my heart. the work place is NOT the place for expressing political opinions! I find it difficult to state my disappointment to see that Safe Harbor allows open racism on the job.
Thank you very much for bringing this to our attention. We are looking into this immediately. Please reach out to us via [email protected]
so that we can connect with you directly.
by bigchipmunk on Jun 17, 2020
Nice facility, but they are improving it more. I would definitely stay here again.
Thank you so much for your excellent rating! And please visit us again soon.
by shariff on Jun 17, 2020
Jeff, manning the desk, was very helpful and accommodating. Lot's of construction, but not a big deal to me; ongoing improvements is a good thing. Pool is elevated with a great view of Town Creek. Nice place to relax. Capsize bar/restaurant next door was good; food good, staff friendly. Docs, in town, is also excellent. Bicycles available for rent make for a great day of exploring Oxford, or if adventurous, taking the Oxford-Bellevue Ferry across the river. We will be back.
Thanks for visiting! See you again soon.
by tiga202 on Jun 16, 2020
Nice pleasant staff. Not a good value at all compared to other marinas close by. No discount for weekday stays. Terrible dirty tiny bath house. Marina is under construction June 2020 so transient slips must go to the yard which is literally 1/4 mile away from the pool. That said, there was a wonderful restaurant next door named capsize.
I am a little surprised by your statement that we are "not a good value compared to other marinas close by". From what I understand, at least 3 other Oxford locations are totally closed to transients due to concerns over ongoing pandemic. Yes, we are under construction and have been making people aware of this at time of booking, we clean all our restrooms at least twice a day, and our pool and clubhouse are open for use.
The distance from the head of I-dock to our swimming pool is 1300 feet, and 650 feet to Capsize. One has cool, clean water and a great view, the other has cold drinks and good food. I guess the choice is yours whether you turn left or right, but if you were tied up at the marina you'd have to walk nearly 2000ft to get to the drinks!
Thanks for visiting!
by captbrett on Jun 15, 2020
It's a very nice place to visit. marina is under construction, but that's ok, they want to improve the property so you just got to deal. Never made it to the pool, but walking around the town oxford is awsome! we will be back
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we look forward to your next stay!
by jimmytaylor on Jun 13, 2020
Came in this morning and the wind was heavy. Two dockhands were standing on the fuel dock. The wind blew me into the corner for a rough dockage. The young lady, Kaitlyn, worked very hard to help me in. Yet, the blonde young man who was also there stood and watched as we struggled. When he then took another boat Kaitlyn was left to assist them off and straighten up the dock lines, all the while continuing to help me as well. A big thanks to her for all her help though the work seemed unevenly distributed. Thanks.
Thanks for leaving your thoughts. Training our dockhand is most definitely an ongoing process and some have been with us longer than others. While I wasn't present to witness your docking, I have always made it clear to our staff that they are not human fenders and should never put themselves in between disaster and a heavy moving object. Paint can be fixed more easily than broken bones!
Enjoy your summer on the water.
by sharpw on Jun 09, 2020
We've stayed here before and loved it. To the dockmaster, it would be helpful if you posted here or on your website the construction and opening plan (when will pool and other facilities be open). We hope to return in mid July!
by damnyankee on Jun 07, 2020
Realize the marina is under renovation but a little effort to ease the inconvenience would have been appreciated. For the time being it is a good hike t through the construction to the office and the bath house. Power reliability is dodgy. At full price I might have expected at least an effort to move people from the boat yard docks to the office via golf cart or free bikes. Will be nice eventually but can’t recommend this marina this season.
Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback.
Our marina staff have been making every effort to advise everyone at the time of booking that we are undergoing marina construction and as a result transient all vessels are being located at our boatyard slips. There is unavoidably some disruption on the marina site, but most people understand this to be a necessary evil in order to rebuild the docks and bulkheads in their entirety. If you were familiar with the state of the old bulkheads prior to breaking ground last January, you will understand exactly how important this project is to us.
Our rates are indeed unchanged from 2019 at $2.50/ft per night. Whether or not you consider this "full price" is a matter of perspective. When I joined Oxford Boatyard in 2004 we were charging $2.00/ft per night for a slip at the boatyard, and now here we are 16 years later charging just 50 cents more. I don't think there is more to add to that, other than I think it would be wise to anticipate rates will increase after our multi-million dollar marina infrastructure investment is complete next summer.
Free bikes would indeed be a nice touch, but unfortunately we have found it necessary to obtain a security deposit to ensure bikes are returned after use. You may find this surprising, but if there is no fee, they tend to get abandoned all over town and sometimes even underwater in unoccupied slips! Sounds crazy until you're the one "fishing" for a bicycle!
I am investigating the electrical issue. As far as I can tell it is affecting just one outlet on the piling between H3 and H4? From what I understand Jeff & Wes were able to get you hooked up to a different outlet, so hopefully you were not without power for long.
Hope to see you next season.
by grego49 on Jun 01, 2020
Obviously I can't give it a 5 star since the marina is in the middle of a major renovation and due to Covid the services are somewhat shutdown. That said, everyone was very helpful and happy. We look forward to the "new" facilities and will return when complete. The "H" dock was pleasant but there were numerous power cables in the water, dock power lines submerged at high tide--all of which is a concern for stray current issues. Also, initially we were told you had no functioning pumpout stations, then after we were there we were told over on "I" dock there was a pumpout hose. The marina did loan us a longer shore power cable so we could plug in without backing into the slip and that was much appreciated.
by 61841 on Jun 01, 2020
Very disappointing. Entire marina is under construction: new bulkheads, pilings, docks and landscaping. New bath house and pool closed. Limited transient slips only at the boatyard docks. Would have been nice if they communicated this when making reservations. Wait til 2021, will probably be much nicer then!
I'm sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit but feel a 1 star review was a little harsh considering the bigger picture and challenges of operating during an ongoing pandemic. I can assure you first hand that my staff and I have been actively advising everyone who calls that we have marina construction underway and that pandemic-related restrictions are affecting both our operations and other attractions such as the local restaurants and bars that are normal favorites for our guests.
Presently the State of Maryland has mandated *all* common areas (including our clubhouse building) remain closed. As of Friday evening Governor Hogan amended his executive order to allow outdoor pools to reopen at reduced capacity under strict operating guidelines, but ultimately we cannot open our pool until our County Health Department performs their inspection. Believe me, if we could open our pool we certainly would have done so!
Our construction activity is indeed disruptive, which is why we took the decision to place all transient visitors at our boatyard docks. This winter three crews have been hard at work replacing 100% of the old bulkheads; at this point they are about 85% complete. Our new floating fuel dock is up and running along with all new tanks, lines and electronic dispensers and as soon as trenching for new electrical and water service is completed we will be able to re-grade the parking lot and eliminate the bulk of the mess in the next couple weeks. The project will then take a break for the remainder of the summer and over the winter we will remove the remaining fixed docks, perform maintenance dredging and then install new floating docks on the south side of the property.
Please do visit us again in 2021!
by lynnp on Nov 23, 2019
We are a fuel only stop, as we dock close by. The staff are consistently attentive, skilled at assisting with docking, friendly, and competent. We’ll be there tomorrow morning to fuel up for a trip south! Always a stop for us. Thanks!
by fredanderson2000 on Nov 11, 2019
We came to Oxford 10/7, after dragging anchor on a 20+ knot windy evening in San Domingo Creek 10. We called some marinas in Oxford, but they were all closed. I saw a t-head open and tied there for the night, We checked in using dockwa that evening and the next morning we checked in with the dock-master. The docks are a little dated and could use a few new boards. Always a pleasant stay. Bath house and showers are first class. Additional bathrooms and showers are attached to the fuel dock next to the pool. There is also a club room with large flat screen, that I did not take advantage of. This marina is across the street from the Strand where awesome sunsets are viewed. The dock master and dock hands are great, always helpful and pleasant. Oxford is a favorite stop for us coming from Solomon's, Md. There are marina sponsored activities several times during the summer. The marina is pet friendly.
This past trip 10/27-10/28 we biked to the community center to watch the midnight play Rocky Horror Picture Show.
We replaced our 35 pound scoop anchor for our 40' sailboat with a 66 pound Bruce. Wife said no more anchor dragging.
by saylor on Oct 14, 2019
Quaint town makes this a great stop. Lovely picnic area, clean showers/laundry, and personable dock staff (Jeff) made our stay comfortable.
Thank you for this great review and compliments of the staff. We're glad you enjoyed it - please visit us again!
by slboehmer on Oct 11, 2019
Friendly staff and a great location. New clubhouse, heads and laundry room. Docks need work but I understand a renovation is in the plans. The Wifi is good but not great. Maybe they will switch to ONSPOT?
Nice compliments from one of our frequent transients - thank you. We hope to see you again early next season!
by marinacomments on Oct 08, 2019
Easy access. Great showers. Nice quiet town. End of season empty streets !
by cathyblawrence on Sep 29, 2019
Very friendly and helpful staff. The bathrooms were fantastic - clean, large and well organised. Easy walk into Oxford for sunset drinks at Doc and morning coffees at The Oxford Social . Would definitely recommend to all cruisers!
Thank you for complimenting our staff and for any recommendations! Please visit again.
by todds on Sep 27, 2019
Best showers on the Bay.
by lafargejim on Sep 27, 2019
The stay here is always a good, easy experience. Courteous and Helpful Staff, Best Shower and Bathrooms on the Bay, easy walk into town. The only place we sstay when we go to Oxford.
by skrushes on Sep 15, 2019
Bathhouses were amazing! I loved how clean and nice they were and that each shower facility was private. And that there were a lot of washers/driers. The separate lounge area was very nice - has a huge smart TV, coffee, tea , toaster oven, books The pool was very clean and refreshing. Staff was friendly and helpful. Can’t wait to come back. Near dining and shops. They also have grills, horse shoes and corn hole available.
Thank you for this most excellent review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the facilities. We appreciate you choosing Oxford Marina and look forward to seeing you again for a future visit!
by jorgel8375 on Sep 15, 2019
This is now one of my favor marinas. I liked it so much I stay an extra day. The staff is friendly, the bathroom and showers are the best of any marinas so far. Beautiful location, a well stocked boat store at the boat yard. The town of Oxford is very nice, grocery store and places to eat are very close to the marina.
by blown_away on Sep 04, 2019
A gem on the Choptank River. Nicely located up the Tred Avon River, this small but efficient marina provides a safe location and comfortable facilities. The bath house is one of the finest. Jeff and staff are ready to help. This was our second visit of many more to come.
Thank you for this great review and we look forward to seeing you "many more" times!
by monheganlover on Sep 03, 2019
My second time here this past weekend. Made a last minute reservation for Labor Day and they had space available! Very responsive beforehand on the phone, and very responsive when raised on VHF for docking assignment. And, they have the most luxurious facilities to boot. Add in Oxford, with its great restaurants and history, and you can't go wrong.
Thank you for this excellent feedback and we're glad we could get you in over the busy weekend - we'll see you again next time!
by festivus on Sep 02, 2019
This is a total bait and switch. If you are a larger boat, they will put you at Brewers Boatyard which is quite the distance from the nice bathhouses, clubhouse and swimming pool. To get to the main marina, you have to walk out to the main road, pass a public beach and some condos to get to the entrance. The view from the boatyard is terrible, there aren’t grills or grassy areas with tables. This should be listed as a separate marina since the amenities are no where near the same. If I wanted to spend my evening in a boatyard with a huge gravel parking lot behind the dock and a huge red boat lift in the way...then this would have met my needs. Yuck!!!!
We apologize again for you not having a great experience. Since the time we were bought by Brewer in 2014, and later, Safe Harbor in 2016, The Marina side and Boatyard side have been combined as one. When making reservations we urge you to add specific requests if needed or a desired docking location. Depending on availability, we will do our best to accommodate. Also, be mindful that weekends and holidays should be booked well in advance. We do offer transportation between the boatyard and Marina via our Van, golf cart or bicycles. Thank you.
by aa1001 on Sep 01, 2019
What a cute place! Love the view and the pool and the coffee in the morning. Eli and Katelyn (I hope I got their names right) were a huge help! Friendliest dock staff I’ve ever come across! We will be back soon!
Thank you for the compliments and yes, you got the names right! Eli and Katelyn are now the veterans of our dockstaff and we're glad they were a huge help. Please visit us again soon.
by borislushniak on Sep 01, 2019
Great marina with pool, huge bathrooms/showers, free coffee and great service. Second time here.
Thank you for the great review! And we hope to see you for a 3rd time really soon.
by laz on Aug 25, 2019
First off, they handled our docking in a 30+ squall with skill and confidence. Once that passed, they were cheerful and helpful. The showers have been updated and may be the best on the Bay. The adjacent relaxing room is a very nice touch, with free coffee and tables inside and out on a veranda to enjoy an evening before heading into town for dinner.
by bell176 on Aug 25, 2019
Took shelter at safe harbor oxford during this particularly windy weekend. Came in after hours but marina was proactive in giving me the information I would need beforehand. Facilities were clean and well managed. Staff appeared to be mostly for show as two boys couldn’t ring me up for a simple toiletry item until a young woman, Katelyn, rushed out to help me in their place. I suppose that’s just the service you get from summer employees but she covered for them well and even gave us a hand off the dock. Ultimately a pleasant experience. 4/5
Thank you for leaving a review and please visit us again. Each one of our staff has different skills that when all pulled together make for a nice, running machine. We also do our best to train our staff in every aspect needed throughout the summer.
by tmbrandtjr on Aug 19, 2019
Very pleasant people and particularly helpful mechanic. Docks and electrical appear to need update.
by beric on Aug 16, 2019
my favorite destination...
by sinbad44 on Aug 13, 2019
We Love Oxford and really love Safe Harbor Marina. Great place,swimming, bikes, walks, restaurants and the ice cream!
Make this one of your favorite destinations like we do. Great job Jeff! Love this place
Thank you for this great review! We do our absolute best from management down to dockhands to keep this place the best it can possibly be. We hope to see you again either this year or after.
by leslieanne385 on Aug 12, 2019
We had a super weekend at Safe Harbor Oxford. We had high expectations from reading the reviews and the marina and staff met those expectations. As we had hoped, we were lucky enough to have the famous ”Katelyn” help us in. She was as helpful as the reviews said she would be. The town was particularly active this weekend but just as welcoming as always. Great vacation spot.
by encorefl on Aug 09, 2019
We enjoyed our stay here very much. Jeff, the dockmaster, and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. This marina has, by far, the nicest, newest, and cleanest showers/restrooms on the Chesapeake. Loved this stop. Lovely little beach within walking distance. Also a dog-friendly and very good restaurant you can walk to (Capsize). Enjoyed walking into the tiny town, getting sandwiches at the local deli (where you can also purchase wine, beer and some groceries.). Sat in the lovely waterside park at the picnic tables and savored the view. Uber/Lyft options not readily available if you want to go to other restaurants—only downside. Highly recommend Oxford Marina.
Thanks for visiting us and leaving a review! We do have a good selection of great restaurants in town and most are happy to pick you up and take you back if you give them a call.
by rwinde on Aug 01, 2019
staff, location, facility..Top notch!! Free local tomatoes too..
by djtalon on Jul 29, 2019
Great Staff, bike ride distance from town, walk to public beach. Excellent facilities
by lestintz on Jul 21, 2019
We came in with a single engine and it is usually very difficult for dock staff to properly help us out. Katelyn and Annie did a superb job at getting us in, they’ve been the best yet. The facility was beautiful and well kept. Pool felt great in this heat.
by alacrity on Jul 08, 2019
A lot of money and attention has been spent on amenities such as the pool, clubhouse and picnic area. This was wonderful and greatly appreciated. Now it is time to pay attention to the fundamental underpinnings of the marina structure. The finger docks are wobbly and borderline unsafe. The pilings are also weak.
by perigrinejan on Jul 06, 2019
The marine seems to be a bit under staffed. We came in for fuel this morning and Katelyn was the only one at the dock office. She took 3 boats at once and ran the radio. However, she did an excellent job and never missed a beat. Very hard working. Thanks.
by markbreth on Jul 03, 2019
Dock crew were very polite and helpful.
by timbone on Jun 29, 2019
Great marina in Oxford with easy access to many excellent restaurants nearby. Excellent service by Jeff and all of the dock hands. One of our favorite stops!!
Thank you for this amazing review! Seeing as we have a few rookie dockhands this season, this is really nice to hear - please visit us again.
by sealifesamuels on Jun 28, 2019
The staff at the oxford marina got me taken care of quickly despite a busy day. Kaitlyn is a pro with the ropes, best clove hitch I’ve ever seen.
Thank you! We try and rise to the occasion even on busier days so that everything and everyone is STILL taken care of properly. Katelyn is now a veteran of our dockstaff and we will be sure to pass this on.
by rdavid on Jun 25, 2019
The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable; the bathhouse was very large, clean and beautiful; the view from the marina was incredible; and the location was ideal since it was in walking distance of restaurants, shopping and a public beach.
by firstmateanna on Jun 24, 2019
Stayed at Safe Harbor Oxford with some friends over the weekend and it was very enjoyable. Katelyn helped us tie up and it is so nice to see a dockhand who knows what she’s doing. I will definitely recommend the marina!
by april55 on Jun 14, 2019
We love visiting Oxford Brewer (Safe Harbor Oxford) marina. The staff are always exceptional and very accommodating, beautiful pool, and, of course, the wonderful new, always clean bath house & club room. We typically visit multiple times a season and have never been disappointed in the least.
Thank you for this! We really appreciate it. And here’s to hoping you are somewhere in the middle of “multiple visits” this 2019 season.
by sasaeric on Jun 10, 2019
Awesome place with phenomenal service
Thank you so much for this! Please come see us again soon and we'll do our best to save "your slip" for you.
by llamasii on Jun 09, 2019
Jeff was exceptionally helpful and facilities were excellent.
Thank you for this review - good, clear communication and direction is always the key! Please visit us again soon.
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by marhan on Jun 03, 2019
Beautiful marina with helpful staff. Kaitlyn was very knowledgeable and welcoming. Will definitely be back with friends in the future.
by darenmagness on Jun 02, 2019
Super marina. Great staff. Fantastic amenities. Great location. Our experience at Safe Harbor has be memorably enjoyable from the time I hailed to checkout.
Thank you again for this nice review - we strive to make sure all of our guests enjoy themselves like this in every aspect. Please visit us again soon!
by malone1956 on May 29, 2019
Great marina! Friendly and very helpful as we arrived during a storm. Very clean. We will be back!
Thank you for this great review! Our staff is ready, rain or shine. We'll see you next time!
by bobhaze101 on May 21, 2019
We had a really nice visit to Oxford and Safe Harbor Oxford marina. The approach from the channel was easy and the staff gave clear and accurate instructions over the radio. The fixed pier was in very good condition and we had no problem getting securely into our slip. The clubhouse, including bathrooms and showers, appeared to be quite new and very nice, and the pool was clean and very welcome on a very hot day. Jeff, the marina manager, and his dockhand (whose name I don't recall) were great, and Jeff even gave us a ride to Doc's for dinner. All in all, a very good experience and we'd definitely stay here again on a return visit to Oxford.
Thank you very much for this great review! We were happy to help and please visit again soon.
by jacklewis on May 18, 2019
I couldn’t leave a tip for the great help today, so I thought I’d leave a review instead! Katelyn had a friendly smile and energy that you just don’t see these days. Katelyn, if you get a well deserved raise from this review then consider it your tip!
by djacksonfisher on May 14, 2019
I came in for fuel a couple weeks back and I’ve got to say that the staff needs some serious customer service training. Katelyn was great, real friendly, I think she’s been there for a while now. But the new girl could afford to crack a smile once in a while. The attitude really made the place seem less than welcoming for the first time in a while.
We are sorry to hear you were somewhat disappointed with your experience at our fuel dock recently. As is the case every season, we were in early training at that time, so I would fully expect the customer service to improve more and more each and every time from here on out. We will make sure that it DOES. But it's also good to hear back from people regarding anything and everything at our Marina, so thank you!
by mpfetsch on Oct 06, 2018
Very enjoyable stay. Marina is well located in a protected basin, and staff is helpful.
But it's October. Be aware that local restaurants have reduced hours, but marina staff advises that local restaurants will pick up customers if asked.
Thank you! It's always great to extend our season with guests in the fall. We'll see you next time!
by sailordoc89 on Oct 06, 2018
very nice staff. Extraordinarily clean and nice bathhouse. we'll be back!
Thank you! Our clubhouse and bathrooms are our pride and joy and we'll continue to keep them as sparkling clean as possible. We'll see you again on your next visit.
by cpindp on Oct 02, 2018
Spa style bathrooms! Wonderful! Clean, clean, clean! Nicely affordable washers and dryers. Great people!
Thank you for the great rating and compliments!
by jaaapeee on Sep 23, 2018
Excellent service, beautiful, well-maintained accommodations, all dock help were knowledgeable and courteous. Bath house clean and fresh.
Thank you and we're glad our staff was able to help - please come visit is again!
by naptwndan on Sep 12, 2018
Excellent. Will go back again!!
Thank you for the 5 stars, and we will see you next time!
by womancaptain on Sep 02, 2018
We stayed here last week for the
first time in a few years. The new shower/head combos are awesome and among the best in the bay. The nearby club room with free coffee was a plus. We had to leave a day early due to weather coming in. Jeff was gracious. We got our refund notice immediately. We will definitely stay here the next time we go to Oxford.
We are very glad that you decided to return to Oxford Marina, and it sounds like you had a nice visit. Please come back and stay with us again next season, and we will work hard to earn your last star!
by tjmackjr on Sep 02, 2018
A wonderful facility, extremely accomodaing friendly staff, nicest showers on the East Coast
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, and please help us spread the word about our showers and facilities - we have heard this from numerous transients who have stayed here with us, as well!
by josherau on Sep 01, 2018
Had a wonderful stay! Beautiful marina and fantastic help!!!
We're glad we were of help to you - please stay with us again! Thank you.
by angelarvd on Aug 28, 2018
Always a pleasure. I have visited the marina every year and the attention and warmth by the staff is great. Will always recommend to visit this marina. Will not be disappointed.
Thank you for any recommendations and we will see you again for your next visit. The staff is the key to any place of business and we pride ourselves on that.
by angied1024 on Aug 18, 2018
Nice, quiet marina with great amenities. The bathrooms are really nice! The pool is great for kids and there is a small beach across the street. The ice cream shop, Scottish Highlands, and restaurant, Capsize, next door are really good.
Thank you and we're glad you enjoyed our Marina and the town of Oxford itself!
by mvlatitude on Jul 25, 2018
Very professional staff and outstanding facilities at our favorite town on the Eastern Shore.
Thank you, as we think we assembled a great staff for 2018 and we will look to repeat this again next season.
by tcasey58 on Jul 17, 2018
Safe Harbor's Brewer Oxford Marina is one of the best stops in the middle Chesapeake/Choptank River you'll find. There facilities are excellent, with gorgeous bath houses, a beautiful lounge area, well maintained docks, and a very helpful staff. Fuel and pump outs are available and very convenient to access. Located in the protected waters of Town Creek, off the Tred Avon river, transients can enjoy a peaceful nights sleep with minimal rocking and rolling due to weather and passing boats. The pool is delightful, and many excellent restaurants are within an easy walk into town. The marina also has a fleet of excellent bikes that can be rented hourly or by the day. The only knock on this marina is the cancellation policy of 72 hours, which is considerably longer than most stops on the bay.
Thank you for this great review - we're glad you enjoyed our amenities and please visit us again soon!
by allan on Jul 10, 2018
My wife and I have cruised all over the Chesapeake Bay and Delmarva peninsula visiting numerous marina. The Oxford marina which we recently visited was by far and away one of the best. Their showers, restrooms, lounge area are unequaled anywhere. Their staff are helpful, courteous, friendly and professional. And its location is most pleasant. Call my waters. Great small town. Good local restaurants. And close to so many other boating destinations. We will definitely be back!
Thank you Allan for this great review! We’re always delighted to hear we could be a new regular destination and we’re glad you enjoyed every aspect.
by jdima on Jul 09, 2018
What an excellent visit. We spent two nights (July 5and 6) and could not have been more pleased with our experience. The facilities are first rate--as good as any we've found on the Chesapeake Bay. And the harbor master and his crew were not only helpful they were pleasant and cordial. Just an excellent experience. Thank you.
Thank you for this nice review! We were glad you and your fellow cruiser were able to spend a couple of nights at Oxford Marina. Our staff genuinely take pride in our jobs at the Marina and like to converse and hear boater’s stories. We’re glad you could see this reflected in our work. Please visit us again soon.
by bill815 on Jul 07, 2018
We stayed a very pleasant 2 nights at Brewers over the 4th of July in the midst of a miserable heatwave. For that reason, nearly all our time in Oxford was spent in or near the pool. The Pool, Clubhouse and Marina bathhouse are first class. The marina staff are very helpful and even gave us a ride to the market which we would likely have walked to in more comfortable temps. On the downside, Brewers docks are separated and transients are usually on the Boatyard docks, which are a short walk from the upgraded marina facilities. The boatyard bathhouse is not even a close second compared to the marina side, which is unfortunate when its 100 degrees so you are sweaty again by the time you get back to the boat. There is a great restaurant (Capsize) and Ice Cream (Highland Creamery) that are on the Boatyard side, so there are advantages to that side as well. In less brutal heat, these observations wouldn't be of much concern. Brewers was a very nice experience and we won't hesitate to visit again and will recommend to anyone looking to visit Oxford.
Thank you for your feedback and the nice rating. Although we are now 1 sole facility, you are correct that the Marina and Boatyard sides both have their advantages and we’re happy to hear you discovered these. Unfortunately, our air conditioning was awaiting repair at the boatyard heads at your time of visit but was to be back up and running imminently. We apologize for this. The marina side does fill up very quickly for larger vessels, hence boats being assigned at our larger boatyard slips for dockage. Slips are assigned first come first serve so the earlier the request, the better chances of docking closer to the pool and our clubhouse. We’re glad you enjoyed our amenities and please visit us again soon!
by hconaway on Jul 01, 2018
Radioed the fuel dock and got a prompt response. Had 3 dock hands to help us tie up. One very professional young woman stood out, Katie. She was sweet and knowledgable, helped us fuel up, pump out and delivered ice to the boat. Refreshing to see friendly smiling faces that know how to handle all sizes of boats. We will definitely return. Thanks Katie!
Thank you very much for your review and feedback! Katie is an awesome addition to our team, and we are so happy that she was able to help you. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon!
by no1engravr on Jun 22, 2018
We were presently surprised. Wes and two pleasant dock hands were excellent in taking care of our arrival needs. Their new relax and comfort rooms are classy hotel quality. For sure, the port of Oxford is now a new destination regular for us.
Thank you very much for your great review and for staying with us at Oxford Marina. We are so happy to hear that you had a nice time here, and we are thrilled to be a new regular destination for you. See you soon!
by tangled on Jun 19, 2018
Our 5 year old had an accident (everything ended up being ok :) leaving Trippe Creek and we needed to find a marina and get to the hospital in Easton. I called Brewers and Jeff was so sweet and helpful. He immediately got us a slip, was there to help us dock and make sure we were OK. He brought ice for my daughter's arm and even had Annie (who is awesome and always has a smile) drive us to Easton AND pick us up several hours later. I can't say enough about how kind and professional everyone was. Yes the bathhouse is AWESOME and the pool view is one of the best on the Bay, but it was the staff who made it truly 5 star. Thanks Brewers!!! We will be back. MS
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave this review and for staying with us at Oxford Marina! It was truly our pleasure to be able to help you and your family, and we are happy that your daughter is doing well. Please do come back and stay with us again! We look forward to your next visit.
by bparkes on Jun 10, 2018
Nicest bathrooms and showers I’ve ever seen. Not kidding. Good pool and picnic areas with grills. Friendly staff. Close to a good restaurant and excellent ice cream.
Thank you very much for this review and for the feedback on our bathrooms and showers! It is great to hear that you found our staff to be friendly and it sounds like you got to enjoy some of our amenities. You are welcome back any time. Hope to see you soon!
by ivanpe on Jun 09, 2018
Very nice marina, great facilities and very friendly and helpful staff. Nice relaxed atmosphere and very clean. Highly recommended!
We appreciate this great review and the recommendation. It is always awesome to hear when people enjoyed their experience at Oxford Marina. Please come back again soon!
by russellben on Jun 06, 2018
Lovely marina. Great staff. Doesn’t get any better
Thank you for this great review! We appreciate your business and hope you come back and stay with us in the near future.
by macdouglas22 on May 29, 2018
Perfect spot. Marina has great charm along with super club room and top notch bathrooms and showers. Service was good too. Plus there's a boatyard right next store under the same mgmt.
Not cheap but worth it.
Thank you for the great review and for choosing Oxford Marina! We are happy to hear that you liked our facilities and the service. Please come back and see us again soon! Happy boating!
by robertlem on May 13, 2018
Nice staff and a great location. Also some of the best bathrooms on the bay!
by bboarman on Dec 07, 2017
Great place to stay and the staff was just wonderful. Bath house is like a 5 star hotel bathroom. We will be back soon.
by keelbolt on Oct 13, 2017
Once again, very pleasant stay at one of our favorite marinas on the Bay. Everything from making reservations on Dockwa to accommodating the dockage we wanted next to our cruising companions, and help docking worked out perfectly. Beautiful new showers, restrooms and social lounge are icing on the cake. Also, great area to walk the dogs! Our thanks to everyone from Graham to Jeff and Jay for making the whole experience a perfect one.
by runaway25 on Oct 13, 2017
Enjoyed 3 days in Oxford. Marina and boatyard were spotless. Dockhands and Samantha most professional and friendly. Jeff was very helpful to all our needs. The boathouse and shower facilities were the most luxurious I have seen . Like being in your own bathroom, only cleaner and larger.
I would have loved to use their grills and outdoor pool but the restaurants in town were too good.
Rent a bike and cycle to St. Michaels!
by irishwakems on Oct 08, 2017
jeff and staff were excellent. bath house is the best on the bay. captain wayne irishwake marine service.
by baltimoresailor on Oct 05, 2017
Very helpful staff. Fabulous laundry and bathroom facilities that were Spotless, modern and roomy. Spa-like environment.
by josephafickjr on Sep 26, 2017
Great staff, super new clubhouse with the best bath/shower rooms on the Bay. Oxford is one of the nicest towns on the Chesapeake - quaint town, good restaurants, beautiful views!
by petechambliss47 on Sep 20, 2017
HAd a warm welcome from Chris who helped us with the lines, etc. He went to the office to get our info pack, we did not even have to visit the office whicj was convenient. He told us about the Restaurant CAPSIZE which was nice. Location is great...we just need to spend more than 1 night in Oxford. We will be back
by srobertson on Sep 18, 2017
Very nice, and helpful staff. The bathrooms and showers are modern and well maintained.
by hmfrist on Sep 11, 2017
Clean, nice Facilities, helpful dockhands, quiet, beautiful short walk to the yacht club and the Robert Morris Inn. Will stay here again when visiting Oxford!
by pbgroover on Sep 07, 2017
Great marina. We stayed for two nights in August. Nice accommodations and very friendly staff. I'd visit again- very reasonable rates!!
by joposki on Sep 05, 2017
This marina is a very nice place to stay! Quiet and calm. We can actually see water on other side from our dock. Nice walk around town. The beach is a short walk to hang out. The new restaurant Capsize, was very good. It even had doggie menu! Then the ice creamery was awesome. Anyway, the ,Ariana has beautiful facilities! Bathroom was my favorite! Feeling so luxury. It even has a tv room! Thank you for a wonderful service too!
by sandbknox on Sep 02, 2017
Wonderful new facilities, very helpful staff, nice picnic area and air conditioned meeting room. We will be back!
by jahorina on Aug 31, 2017
Brewer Oxford Marina is our favorite place on Chesapeake, that we visit several times a year. It has a beautiful layout, with the swimming pool and covered patio both with the view of the river, airconditioned club house, and other advantages over other marinas we have visited. The marina's staff is extremely helpful, friendly and provides top service. Recommend to everyone who is boating on the bay. SE
by 34time on Aug 30, 2017
Clean, accommodating, friendly, marina with professional staff. Easy access to fuel and pump out docks. Very nice picnic area. Lovely restrooms, showers, lounge completely remodeled and well kept. Great location in Oxford MD to walk around, to the beach, restaurants, etc. Lovely town. Enjoy every visit.
by chipsoars on Aug 29, 2017
Great marina. Looking forward to another visit.
Only issue was a breaker on the power pole.
Loved seeing The skipjacks getting ready to race.
by switzerdavidr on Aug 18, 2017
Pool and very nice restrooms. Friendly staff. Good restaurant within 5 min walk.
by sailer on Aug 15, 2017
Great spot, friendly and helpful staff, and great bathhouse/lounge. We'll be back!
by w3igj on Aug 11, 2017
The new facilities are excellent
by suebee on Jul 28, 2017
Thoroughly enjoyed the marina and its many amenities!! The new( to us) lounge and rest rooms were beautiful and very user friendly! The staff was knowledgable , gracious , and helpful!! We'll look forward to returning to this lovely facility in the quiet town that we so enjoy!
by davidopie on Jul 21, 2017
Very nice marina, nice facilities. We will return and spend more time there.
by unplugged on Jul 07, 2017
We have stayed at Brewers many times, and it is our favorite marina on the Chesapeake. The staff is friendly and helpful, the wifi actually works and the pool is a refreshing treat after a long day on the water. The new bathhouse, lounge and laundry facility are amazing. It is a close walk to town, or there are grills and picnic tables to use. I highly recommend a visit - and the Highland Creamery is within an easy walking distance!
by mcarper on Jul 06, 2017
The staff was friendly and accommodating. The location is excellent, and the Club room and bathhouse is exceptional. The gas dock is easy to get in and out of quickly. The pool is a nice amenity, as is the picnic and grilling area!
by panni on Jul 06, 2017
Delightful experience from beginning to end. We were there during the scorching hot July 4th weekend which meant a lot of lounging by the pool (great view of incoming boats). There is a new, beautiful structure which includes bath rooms and a common room. The bath rooms are worthy of a 5 star hotel - roomy, clean, luxurious. The common room is elegant, spacious with gorgeous views, comfortable furniture and flat screen. There are bikes for rent to explore Oxford. But the best part is the staff. Friendly, courteous, efficient, accommodating. From the manager to the dock staff - everyone was so nice! I hope to see all of them when we return in the Fall.
by blackknightjt on Jun 11, 2017
Great facility, with outstanding customer-service. Continental breakfast is served in the morning, heads are super cleaning, pool is well-kept, and they have bicycles to loan. Very friendly staff, can't wrong staying here.
by andersdw on Jun 03, 2017
Marvelous marina - everything you'd want. From reservations to docking to accommodations to general condition of the facility - looking forward to returning. Zach, the fuel dock attendant was especially courteous & helpful - DWA
by viewfinder on Jun 01, 2017
Wasn't aware that Mears was under new ownership and management. Had a hard time trying to make a reservation, since now everything has to go through Dockwa. So, just showed up and hoped they would have space. Pleasantly surprised by staff and new, improved facilities. Actually, new bath house was almost too opulent, but we can't complain. Very clean, comfortable and a welcome place to hang out during two days of rain. Everything was great, except reservation system. Why can't they just take a phone call?