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.
by pgenvert on Jun 28, 2020
Another fantastic stay at Oxford Safe Harbor, one of our favorite spots on the Bay. Renovations to the marina (all new floating docks) are underway and should be completed by next summer. Nevertheless, the staff has done a great job of working around it and making you feel welcome. New fuel docks are finished with very easy access. Pool is open and never crowded. They still have the best rest room/ showers on the Bay. And Oxfyis a quaint little town to walk/ride bikes around with excellent restaurants. It never disappoints. We’ll be back!
We would love to have you stay at Oxford Marina again! Thank you for your great review. We are very excited about our upcoming renovations as well. See you next time!
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 shackman on Sep 22, 2019
Great personnel. Jeff was terrific. All helpful and friendly. Excellent amenities.
We love this place. And an invitation to the end of season BBQ. Marvelous
by ascharfmd on Sep 18, 2019
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!
Thank you for this excellent review! We’re glad to hear we are your new favorite marina and we anticipate your return.
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 rjohn831 on Aug 14, 2019
The staff was great - very helpful and friendly. The marina facilities are nice but the transient slips are a long walk. Wi-if is pretty slow. We loved the town. The little museum in town is well worth the visit. Everyone we met was friendly and loved to tell us about Oxford. We will definitely be back
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 inhotwater on Jul 14, 2019
First timers here. Gorgeous area to visit
Good size pool and warm too.
Will be back for sure.
by mb27707 on Jul 12, 2019
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 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 c34 on Jul 05, 2019
The staff are excellent and the facilities are modern and clean.
Thanks for this awesome review! We are glad that you enjoy Oxford Marina. Come visit us again next season.
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 rmkurek on Jun 25, 2019
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!
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.
by mab1969 on Jun 08, 2019
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 silvergirl on Sep 30, 2018
Always a pleasure here
Nice pool although weather wasn’t quite pool weather
Thank you, we're glad you enjoyed everything and we hope you will get to try out our pool next season!
by digger54 on Sep 30, 2018
Our third stay at this safe harbor marina was just as nice as our last two experiences. Although we had short notice of their need for a slip on this weekend, JeffThe manager was able to accommodate us.
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 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 rlwest05 on Jul 16, 2018
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 cblindwall on Jul 12, 2018
Very good staff, nice new shower/restroom/clubhouse.
It's a good location for boating but it's a hike to any of the amenities, particularly in the summer heat and humidity. There are few Uber or taxi options. Although Pope's Inn will pick up and return diners if time permits.
Charles, Thank you for the compliments and we’ll be seeing you again really soon. Feel free to request quick transportation around town or to our amenities via our courtesy van during business hours. We’re happy to try and help.
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 tomfox_1 on Jul 02, 2018
Arrived after hrs but staff communicated codes, etc to me. Very helpful at departure. Service dock crew did a good job helping singlehander tie up new-to-me 36 foot boat. Will def come back.
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 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?