by Brian M. - Verified user on Dec 01, 2023
Great Marina Very friendly family owned place.
by Frankie l. - Verified user on Nov 26, 2023
We enjoyed our stay at Dowry Creek. We had a great Thanksgiving meal at the restaurant.
by David T. - Verified user on Nov 24, 2023
This marina is now on my must stay list. Quiet, excellent bath/shower facilities and the people are great. The new restaurant is worth a stop.
by Jay W. - Verified user on Nov 20, 2023
Always a great stop... friendly faces... family owned marina... a rare thing any more.
11/2023 update. The new restaurant is a wonderful and welcome addition!
by Kristen D. - Verified user on Nov 19, 2023
What a great marina! Easy to get in, owners are great - super friendly. They have a nice store that’s got a little bit of everything. Yummy restaurant with live music. There’s a pool that over looks the water. Will definite be back!!!
by Norman L. - Verified user on Nov 18, 2023
Friendly, helpful people and excellent facilities
by Michael K. - Verified user on Nov 18, 2023
Quick overnight. They fueled us up and we very helpful
by Rio D. - Verified user on Nov 16, 2023
Great staff and great new restaurant!
by Walter M. - Verified user on Nov 16, 2023
We stayed two nights 11/14 and 11/15. It was wonderful. Marina and fixed docks in excellent condition, lots of help on arrival. They have some slips that will allow in slip refueling, but you will need to ask. Bathrooms clean and spacious,…and they provide towels!
Enjoyed lunch and dinner at the restaurant on-site “Salty Crab”. We will be back
by Kathleen O. - Verified user on Nov 16, 2023
When I called someone answered right away and confirmed our reservation. We were met by 2 very friendly men who helped bring our boat in and staid with us until we were all set up. The restaurant was friendly and the food was good. All around a good experience
by Dana H. - Verified user on Nov 07, 2023
We always enjoy our return to Dowry Creek! From their great dock hands, in-slip fueling, ship store, access to car for provisioning, free laundry plus clean individual showers with complimentary towels, it is always a treat. Plus the price per foot is hard to beat. Always worth the stop!
by Robert L. - Verified user on Nov 06, 2023
Excellent marina! Modern docks and facilities. Clean and large bathrooms and showers. Bath towls supplied by marina! Knowledgeable, friendly, helpful staff. Courtesy car with Food Lion and Walgreens nearby. Nice restaurant onsite with free live entertainment. Wish we had time to stay longer.
by Scott B. - Verified user on Nov 04, 2023
Great stay. I had to leave my boat for 14 days and they took great care of it and me. Staff and owners were friendly and accommodating. They gave me a ride to airport for a reasonable fee as there are no Ubers around. They have a courtesy car for provisioning. Most boats can fuel in slip. They also have an onsite bar and restaurant that was good. If you’re headed up or down the ICW and looking for a stop, try here!
by Nick I. - Verified user on Nov 03, 2023
This is a very convenient stop along the ICW. The marina crew is exceptional, friendly and very helpful. They also have some of the lowest prices on fuel. This is our second year in a row stopping at Dowrey Creek. Will be back.
by william f. - Verified user on Nov 01, 2023
Great dock hands and office staff. Really cater to your needs.
by Albert M. - Verified user on Oct 28, 2023
Free laundry, use of courtesy car, casual restaurant. Staff were helpful.
by Tracy S. - Verified user on Oct 26, 2023
Great place to stay and relax. The dock crew was so helpful docking and heading out. Clean bathrooms, courtesy car and great pool!
by Debi R. - Verified user on Oct 21, 2023
Very friendly and accommodating
Working hard to recover from the last two storms
Restaurant was good
We would go back
by Estelle C. - Verified user on Oct 17, 2023
Very hospitable people. Answered the radio and the phone. Directions to dock clear, extremely helpful at docking in a tight space. Brilliant setup for transient boaters - able to fuel and pump out in your slip. New restaurant very pleasant and will only get better. Did laundry (2 big washers and dryers) while we enjoyed supper. The best selection of beer on tap with many local brews. Jeff and his family clearly designed their Marina operations with the boater in mind. Our only suggestion is to increase lighting on the docks. Our best Marina experience on the ICW so far. Will definitely stop in on way back N.
by Robert Z. - Verified user on Oct 16, 2023
Dowry Creek is a gem. It’s not the biggest nor flashiest marina you will ever go to but it is by far is the homiest and quaintest places you will visit. This is a family run business and they as well as the staff working there are friendly and warm focused on customer experiences. They are right off the ICW and not in the town but they do have loaner cars as well as a pool. You will not be disappointed if you go there!
Update-this was our 2nd stay (October 2023)- comments from prior visit still hold true, but we can add that the restaurant is now open. Food & drink was good. Dowry also has some of the friendliest and service oriented staff around. They know how to make you feel welcomed. You will not be disappointed.
by John B. - Verified user on Oct 16, 2023
Always a pleasure to stay here! Free Laundry with new washers is a great plus!
by Delmer C. - Verified user on Oct 15, 2023
Always nice people at Dowry Creek and there restaurant / bar just opened this weekend
by W David B. - Verified user on Oct 08, 2023
We had a really great stay. Friendly people, great restaurant, clean bathrooms. The grounds are overly, nice landscaping. Pool And pirate ship were ruined by Ophelia but they were working to remedy that.
by David L. - Verified user on Oct 03, 2023
We spent an outstanding week at Dowry Creek. Mike met us at the dock to help us in and get settled. During the week he got us pumped out at our slip and filled our propane tank. We used the loaner car to make a grocery run and took advantage of the free laundry. There is a very nice Captain's lounge and nice clean bathrooms and showers. The restaurant is new and they excellent food and a great selection of beer and spirits. We recommend the fish and chips and the shrimp and chips!
by Richard W. - Verified user on Oct 02, 2023
Super friendly and helpful staff at the dock and restaurant. Good food, clean bathrooms with bath towels!
by Patricia M. - Verified user on Sep 30, 2023
Nice stop on the ICW. My only gripe is that half the pier lights were not working the day we visited 9/29/23. Had to use a flashlight to walk the pier after dark. Small grassy areas for dog relief. Pool was damaged by recent flood but they're working to fix. The little restaurant was a pleasant surprise. We expected the usual small marina "dive" with greasy floors and tables but NO -- this place was immaculate and sparkled. Looks new or completely remodeled. The one-man band music was really good. He played piano and trumpet with a great assortment of old hits. Food selection is limited but food was better than expected. My shrimp tacos were very good. Along with another boating couple, we had a very enjoyable evening. Try to get one of the cushy booths.
by Steve P. on Sep 28, 2023
A great stop along the ICW. The staff is the best and willing to help with anything you need. The new restaurant is a wonderful addition. Overall an excellent place to stop.
by Ben H. - Verified user on Sep 25, 2023
Super friendly and helpful staff. Rode out Ophelia and the dock hands kept stopping by to check on us. The restaurant is open!!
by Russell L. - Verified user on Sep 19, 2023
Super nice marina. Clean bathrooms stocked with towels. Free laundry was such a bonus. The staff was super nice and helpful docking and we enjoyed dinner in the restaurant. We will return.
by Terry H. - Verified user on Sep 07, 2023
FANTASTIC! This was one of the best marinas we've stayed at on the ICW. The slips are large, dock is good, ship store, free laundry, very nice individual bathrooms with shower, big Captain's Lounge, heated pool, restaurant and bar, loaner car with cold a/c for 1 1/2 hrs, and the nicest, friendliest, helpful staff and management we have encountered.
Truly a pleasure to stay at Dowry Creek Marina and I whole heartedly recommend them over every Marina in Belhaven, NC.
by Steven H. - Verified user on Aug 25, 2023
Best family owned marinara.
Staff is great. Very clean restroom and laundry facilities.
by Peter C. - Verified user on Aug 18, 2023
Pool was refreshing and the dock hands were the best.
by Simon P. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2023
Great hosts and easy marina to access. When I had some engine problems they reached out to their mechanic of choice and lent out a special tool. In the end it got resolved but the support provided gave a level of comfort that you are not alone. Pool was refreshing and the air conditioned club house was a nice reprieve from the sweltering heat. Highly recommended and plan on staying if passing by.
by Vicki E. - Verified user on Jul 11, 2023
The people are fantastic! We are here during tropical storm Ian.
Everyone is helpful and really looking out for the safety of everyone and their boats! The docks are nice new stationary docks, store is well stocked. Their internet is working well. Laundry needs some work. I wish the restaurant could be finished and open too. Overall, we feel safe and very satisfied riding out the storm here.
Update July 2023- we stayed overnight here and again received a warm welcome and great service.
by Matthew M. - Verified user on Jul 07, 2023
Dowry Creek is a great family run marina. They were very accommodating with our late arrival, and the docking instruction were great. They even provided us with what side we would be tying up on and what kind of dock it was, very helpful when arriving in the dark after sunset.
by ALAN H. on Jul 01, 2023
Daisy II, the cat and I have called Dowry Creek Marina home for year now and I love it. Steve, Connie, Jeff and the families work very hard to keep things going. They are taking the marina to the next level. In this some sacrifices and pitfalls occurred during the transformation. All things considered, they are doing a stellar job. If you have a problem during your stay go to them and voice it. They actually want to hear it and can make things happen. The store business is on and off with the seasons. Just call the main number and someone will quickly appear as they are close by.
by Elton K. on Jun 23, 2023
There is a lot of “good” at this marina. This includes a courtesy car for use to help provision as the nearest grocery store (Food Lion) is 20 minutes away; also, towels are provided at each of the three bath/shower rooms; and the captain’s lounge was comfortable. Additionally, dockage rates are reasonable; and staff (shout out to Jeff and Mike) we’re friendly and helpful including assistance with dockage, fueling, and pump out; and there’s good water depth (7-9 ft) within the marina and entrance/exit channel. Having free laundry is also a good perk. Now, here’s the not-so-good. One of the bathrooms had no toilet paper for at least 5 days although a member of the staff was told after day 3 (not sure if has been corrected as I left the marina after day 5); also, there are several stray cat there and they have a tendency to crap right in front of one of the bathroom/shower entrances. At one point the cat poop stayed in front of that one bathroom door for 2 days. Although the showers were adequate and usually clean, they definitely needed upgrades, as the shower heads sprayed in all different directions. Also, although they had a pool, it was hard to get a poolside table because they were always taken by family and/or friends of family. Lastly, I think the management needs more personnel, or maybe better management. Many days the trash bins would be overflowing, and during the weekend I was there, the bathrooms didn’t get cleaned. Also,more than half the time that I went to the office, although “open”, the door was locked. It might be that management is trying to open its new restaurant soon, and is concentrating their effects to that endeavor (and I hope them a lot of success with that), but it’s was hard to conduct business with nobody in the office.
We are sorry that your experience was not 5 stars, and if you call or email us directly we would be glad to discuss the issues with you. No excuse is a good one - the combination of our extremely busy transient season and the final push to finish the restaurant and get it ready to open, while at the same time dealing with an extremely serious family health issue and an apartment tenant eviction process, created some challenges for a few weeks. We have resolved those issues, and now that we are getting ready to open the restaurant have finally been able to bring on the restaurant staff as well. While working on the restaurant or simply called out of the store to assist with other customers, take in deliveries, etc., we have always had all employees instructed to leave the "We are working outside" sign on the door with the marina phone number listed and instructions to call for immediate assistance. When a call for assistance is received, a staff member is back in the store to assist within 5 minutes. The cats belonged to the apartment tenant, and although the legal process took longer than we wanted it to, they have finally been evicted and that problem has moved on. All of our restrooms and showers are cleaned at least twice a day - once in the morning and once in the late afternoon. With over 90 people showering and hundreds using the restrooms daily, it is always a challenge to keep them clean. As we open the restaurant, we are bringing on full time cleaning personnel, so we will be able to check them continually throughout the day. Now that we are consistently full, our 5 showers and 6 restrooms keep busy. Construction is set to begin on our new shower facility once the restaurant is opened, so we will be adding even more facilities. The 9 tables and 64 deck chairs around the pool were more than enough in the past, but now that we are getting even busier, we will add additional tables. As always, the tables and chairs are on a first-come basis, serving both pool club members and boaters. Very occasionally, during her 70 hour work week, Connie will take a well-deserved break to sit and talk with a couple of the long-term boaters and pool club members who have helped her over the past couple of years to weather the family health issues previously mentioned. Although it looks inviting, with the exception of our grand-daughter, no one from the family or staff has had time to get into the pool yet this year! Again, we apologize for any inconvenience that you may have experienced during your stay.
by Bruce S. - Verified user on Jun 13, 2023
Excellent service and assistance. Great marina.
by Rob M. - Verified user on Jun 08, 2023
This place is a true gem. Everyone is super helpful and friendly. I wish I could give 6 stars.
by Karen K. - Verified user on Jun 08, 2023
Great staff, dock hands very helpful, bathrooms are clean and best part they have towels!
Will stay again!
by Allen A. on Jun 08, 2023
This was our first stay and will not be our last. We were there for two days. They go above and beyond in the customer service department. This family makes you feel at home.
by Bryant P. - Verified user on Jun 06, 2023
Outstanding as always. This was our third trip in and the team at Dowry Creek has always been lovely, helpful, accomodating, and the facilities are already better than a lot, but steadily being maintained and upgraded. Can't wait to come back when the restaurant opens.
by Diane M. - Verified user on Jun 05, 2023
Great family run marina! They truly care.
by Joe P. - Verified user on Jun 02, 2023
One of the all-time best marinas we’ve stayed at. Clean, friendly and relaxing. Joe and his dad Mike greet you as you arrive and could not be any nicer. The owners Steve and Connie go out of their way to ensure every boater has an enjoyable, hassle-free experience.
We will be making Dowry a must-stop on all of our passes through the area. Outstanding.
by Nelson E. - Verified user on Jun 01, 2023
Facilities were clean. Jeff and Mike were very helpful at the fuel dock and with docking. Nice marina store. Restaurant is not open yet, but by mid July or August. Only negative, it’s 5 miles from town and if you do not have car insurance like us, you can’t use the courtesy car. We had to pay $20 to have someone take us to Walgreens, which was cheaper than an UBER, and very much appreciated. Thank you Mike!
by Tim C. on May 28, 2023
Dowry Creek is a fabulous marina owned and operated by a fabulous family. The docks are sturdy, wide and fixed. The Captains lounge has a warm and welcoming decor. The heads and showers are clean. The pool looks refreshing. The courtesy car is a plus. But the best part is the people! They all are competent, professional and very friendly. We look forward to our return visits in the future!
by Skip V. on May 21, 2023
Connie and Steve work tirelessly to run a great marina and this summer will open the Salty Crab restaurant and bar onsite. Dock hands Mike, Jeff and Zach are there to help with fuel and docking. Great ship's store with provisions, gas grills, saltwater pool, a loaner van available and very competitive fuel prices make Dowry Creek a must stop.
by Jeff K. - Verified user on May 16, 2023
Great stay as usual. Loaner vehicles pretty nice too! Thanks for your hospitality.
by Chuck L. - Verified user on May 16, 2023
Great stop over on ICW. Friendly staff. Good protection from Westerly winds. Fuel & sundries on site. Courtesy car to town.
by Charles s. - Verified user on May 07, 2023
Would have been calmer at anchor us and one sailboat for the night and put us together which same finger pier with a lot of open slips to choose from unstable Wi-Fi
by Denis O. - Verified user on May 04, 2023
A nice marina with great folks running it. Too chilly to use the pool, hopefully will on the return trip
by Meg O. - Verified user on Apr 21, 2023
Very friendly staff, nice amenities and enjoyed sunny afternoon at the pool. Just the perfect stop point on ICW.
by Brian B. - Verified user on Apr 20, 2023
Nice marina with good customer service. Pump out at the dock. Clean bathrooms and courtesy car available. New fixed docks.
by Dave A. on Apr 19, 2023
Nice marina, great folks, easy access from the ICW. A bit remote from town but that should be much less of an issue when the restaurant opens this summer. (That'll make this a 5-star facility.)
by Jeffrey b. - Verified user on Apr 19, 2023
Very nice marina. Decent diesel price.\nThey only have fixed docks, but they are in excellent condition.\nI would like to have some cleats instead of having to tie up to pilings.
by David S. on Dec 19, 2022
Great marina. Having a car to use is wonderful. Able to go to grocery store. Beautiful location, docks and amenities are wonderful. Staff always welcoming and accommodating. Would give 10 stars if I could
by Brandon W. - Verified user on Nov 20, 2022
Such a nice family running DC Marina. We had a short stay, but really had a nice check-in and help from the dockmasters. easy access and entry form the Canal, just a a qtr mile off the ICW. Great place, and good value.
by Anonymous on Nov 15, 2022
Great staff, great docks. Construction for upcoming restaurant and bar didn't interfere with docks, and when complete, this will be a premium stop between Beaufort and Coinjock.
by Harold S. - Verified user on Nov 14, 2022
Exceptional! The family that runs this Marina are quality people.
by John P. on Nov 07, 2022
Great location one day south on the ICW below Coinjock at 8 knots. Very nice staff and building a restaurant that will open I a few months.
by Philip I. - Verified user on Nov 06, 2022
Great people, well maintained docks
by Joe O. - Verified user on Nov 04, 2022
Very nice spot, friendly people. Good Diesel prices.
by Jason C. on Nov 03, 2022
Great marina. Awesome dock hands. 1 even drove me 2.5 hours to the airport. At the dock they were fast and knowledgeable. Got us secured to dock. Just very pleasant experience. Nice and clean bathroom. New restaurant under works. Can't wait to stop next time we sre passing through.
by Mark G. - Verified user on Nov 02, 2022
Staff is wonderful!!! Can't wait for the new onsite restaurant to open!
by Steve P. on Oct 31, 2022
Fantastic marina! Free laundry!! Pump out at slip. Very friendly and helpful dockhands. Had to leave in a very brisk wind and the dockhands made sure we knew how to maneuver and kept an eye on us until we were out. Would definitely stay here again!
by Susan V. - Verified user on Oct 31, 2022
Excellent marina with almost everything you need right there or easy to get to using the courtesy car. The dockhands (and the owners) were eager to help and knew what they were doing. We were leaving very early in the morning and the owner himself was out helping all of the boats with their lines. What a pleasant fellow. In fact, all of the staff were extremely friendly. Definitely will stay there again.
by Christine J. - Verified user on Oct 24, 2022
Friendly, helpful people, terrific facility, well stocked ship store
by Manon F. - Verified user on Oct 24, 2022
Excellent service. Will be back.
by Pamela H. - Verified user on Oct 20, 2022
Beautiful, remote location. The owners were great, wonderful little market and a great doggy stop.
by Timothy B. on Oct 18, 2022
Great marina with a staff that pays attention to the details. Highly recommend this spot. Thanks for the pleasant stay.
by Jane P. - Verified user on Oct 17, 2022
Excellent facility and the management and staff are exceptionally helpful and friendly.
by Christopher S. - Verified user on Oct 17, 2022
Very nice but remote spot. Dock hands are top notch and nice club house and pool. Fuel prices are good. I’d give it 5 stars, but the WiFi is very weak.
by Laura P. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2022
We really enjoyed our stay. Dowry Creek is a first class marina with all the amenities. Friendly, helpful owners and staff. We enjoyed the clean restrooms, showers and pool, stocked ships store, fuel, and well maintained docks. Ride to and from town was a treat. Thanks to everyone for making our stay special!
by Mike M. on Jul 01, 2022
Dowry Creek is simply a must stop, that checks all the boxes:
Great staff, ideal location with a car, reasonable rates and a facility which is getting better and better every time we stop there.
A special shoutout for connecting us up with Big Mike, a mobile mechanic who is excellent. He worked on our boat until midnight on a Friday to help us out, great guy!
by Mark L. - Verified user on Jun 24, 2022
Great hospitality, and friendly staff!
by Joanne L. on Jun 24, 2022
This place is a gem! Calm, good docks, helpful staff, decently priced, clean showers, a pool, and a courtesy car. We highly recommend it!
by Alfred R. - Verified user on Jun 23, 2022
Outstanding and VERY helpful docking. Then we received the same quality of help at the store/office. Very nice showers with a PILE of fresh towels! Great looking pool, very protected area (no passing yachts). Docks are well-lit. Electric / water towers all in order. Free laundry facility ... and a bunch of stuff for rent. Looking forward to their new restaurant opening ... forecast late 2020.
by Drew C. - Verified user on Jun 23, 2022
It was our first time to stop here but won't be our last! Very friendly place and wonderful, knowledgeable staff. The transient docks, are easy in and easy out and they can do fuel in the slip. They also have loaner cars and a small store for groceries. Can't wait for the restaurant to be finished!
by Lawrence T. - Verified user on May 28, 2022
Excellent facility. Fantastic staff.
by debra o. - Verified user on May 24, 2022
The definition of excellence is to exceed expectations. Dowry Creek marina does that and more. It is located off the beaten path in some ways but the staff are the best.
by Mary F. - Verified user on May 21, 2022
Wonderful! Thanks for the loaner car and our Capt. said the pool was great! Thanks for the docking help as well! Nice marina store too!
by Christi L. - Verified user on May 20, 2022
Excellent staff, great facilities , awesome pool! Will be even better when restaurant opens in fall!!
by Lori M. - Verified user on May 15, 2022
Another nice stop at Dowry Creek. Very friendly family run marina. Fuel, pump out, propane and a store for provisions!
by Robert B. - Verified user on May 15, 2022
As usual a great crew who really cares for the marina. Looking forward to seeing the new restaurant open!
by Donald M. - Verified user on May 13, 2022
Incredible staff, stayed out in a serious storm to help us get in safely. Adjusted with us as weather stopped ICW traffic. Facilities are top notch, and the service and prices were exceptional as well. Recommended to anyone in need of a top flight full service marina experience.
by Thomas F. on May 08, 2022
Great pool, great personell, courtesy car, we really enjoyed our stay.
by Joseph K. on Apr 29, 2022
Stayed here overnight. Fantastic dock hands and great facilities. Free laundry! Bathrooms, showers and ships store were all well above what we have seen at other facilities. Pool looked great, just too cold for us... mid April.
Had a free loaner car for us too!
When the new restaurant opens. This place is gonna rock!
by Robert b. - Verified user on Apr 16, 2022
Attentive, professional staff. Clean rest rooms/showers. Nice swimming pool. Courtesy car to get to town for fabulous dinner at Spoon River. Fuel in slip!!!
by Jim L. - Verified user on Apr 08, 2022
Great location with excellent lounge, showers, well-stocked store, courtesy car, and hardworking staff. The walked the dock through high winds through 2 am. Made sure we were all safe.
by Wendy G. - Verified user on Apr 03, 2022
Great family owned marina! docks are well maintained. Easy access from ICW. Nice bathrooms and captains lounge. Heated pool, but didn't get to use it. Probably the best Shop Store for basic provisioning. Highly Recommend
by Marshall D. - Verified user on Dec 05, 2021
Great place great staff great people great convenience store awesome showers it was cold I couldn't enjoy the pool unfortunately they were very quick to respond to a boat fire I wish I could have stayed longer I will be back
by Rick L. - Verified user on Nov 29, 2021
Our stay at Dowery Creek Marina was wonderful! Jeff, the dockmaster guided us in and helped with fuel and a pumpout right in our slip. Carol, one of the owners helped out with our docking and made us feel welcome. The cruisers lounge was cozy and inviting. This place is not to be missed!
by Lori M. on Nov 28, 2021
Easy in and out. Helpful and friendly staff. Staying again for our return trip.
by Ian S. - Verified user on Nov 16, 2021
Hard to say enough good things about this Marina. Above the free laundry, wifi, great lounge, excellent store, van that took us to dinner, and heated pool there is the most incredible thoughtful and competent staff. It’s amazing. Oh yeah, free clean towels in the insanely clean and big hot showers.
by Sam L. - Verified user on Nov 13, 2021
This is an AMAZING marina with AMAZING people and we really loved our two days stay. WE WILL BE BACK.
by Melissa P. on Oct 26, 2021
We really enjoyed our stay at Dowry Creek. They were incredibly helpful and accommodating, and we were easily able to extend our stay by a day. Their facilities are clean and well-maintained, and we loved that we were able to get diesel and pump-out in our slip. Having the propane refill on-site is also fantastic, and the free laundry was also greatly appreciated. Their on-site convenience store is surprisingly well-stocked, and we took the courtesy car for our bigger provisioning run. I look forward to making this a regular stop.
by April S. - Verified user on Oct 24, 2021
What nice people at a lovely marina!
We squeezed our 21.6' Aquila Power Catamaran into a 22' wide slip with no problems! LOL
Then, they shuttled us to dinner at Spoon River in Belhaven. Connie picked us up to return us after our meal.
We wish we had more time to spend there and we will plan to stop again on our next trip up the ICW
by Don P. - Verified user on Oct 23, 2021
Dowry Creek continues to make big improvements every year. The docks are in excellent condition and have been upgraded and extended so quite a few large boats can stay there now. The restaurant is still not ready but is in progress and hopefully is ready for next season. This family run marina is an excellent stop, with courtesy car available if you need to run to town. This is a regular stop for us on the annual migration and we will be back.
by Charles C. - Verified user on Oct 19, 2021
Nice over night Stop, very friendly.
by Thomas S. on Sep 29, 2021
Staff was responsive to messages on Dockwa and very helpful upon arrival. Would highly recommend this marina for a night or two respite.
by Maureen B. - Verified user on Sep 25, 2021
Everything was perfect!
by Kristen K. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2021
Experienced dockhands, beautiful pool, well stocked ship store, nice bathroom facilities. Our kids loved the small pirate ship docked in the marina! The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, will definitely stay again.
by Ann D. on Aug 07, 2021
We pulled in for fuel but stayed the night. We cannot say enough good things about the crew and the marina at Dowry Creek. The wind was fierce and they made sure to have 3 people at the fuel dock to help us in. They also were very careful to not let us have any fuel from the bottom of the tank. And then after we decided to just stay there, our stern bilge pump couldn’t keep up with the breaking waves on the swim platform. The whole crew came to the rescue and worked out a way to get the boat turned around and pumped out. They even came back down to double check on us after dinner! The whole family was great and we really appreciated the TLC we received.
by Jeremy O. on Aug 02, 2021
Absolutely fantastic Marina with the best staff. Docks and structures in amazing shape and the attentiveness of the owners and staff to the boat's well being (as well as the crew) was superb. The facilities are super clean and there is simply no way to adequately describe how much we enjoyed this gem of a marina.
by Robert M. - Verified user on Jul 04, 2021
Nice stopping point. Friendly service and nice facility. New(ish) docks and buildings and plenty of depth approaching. Way above average for marinas along the ICW.
by Thomas B. - Verified user on Jun 25, 2021
Great location and super great staff. A must stop!!!
We will be back.
Can not wait to frequent the upcoming bar and restaurant!!!
by William F. - Verified user on Jun 14, 2021
Loved this marina!! Everyone was incredibly friendly and helpful. Easy and well-marked approached into the marina. The staff skillfully guided us into our slip on a very windy day, and made fueling and then pump out (in the slip) easy. The Marina store was WELL stocked with everything from boating supplies to toiletries, grocery items including some chicken, fish and meat selections. They also have a good selection of beer and wine. The bathrooms were beautiful and clean. This marina is in a quiet neighborhood, and it was relaxing to sit on the porch and enjoy the natural setting. Very nice pool with the best pool music. Would have liked to stay for an extended time, but our timeline was tight. The marina is in the process of adding a restaurant. This marina will definitely be on our stop-over if we travel the intracoastal again.
by Anonymous on May 22, 2021
If there was a 6th star, Dowrey Creek would get 6 stars. Connie and Jeff are 2 of their stars. They go over and above to make you comfortable and they could not be more helpful. Can't wait for the restaurant to open, we will definitely be regulars. Thank you Connie, Jeff, and Dowrey Creek Marina. See ya soon
Carrie and Bo
by James L. - Verified user on May 21, 2021
Very nice facility with very helpful and professional staff, especially Jeff. Will be back again.
by Bruce G. - Verified user on May 19, 2021
Been here a few times and always a great place to stay. Looking forward to when the new restaurant opens!!
by Barry H. - Verified user on May 14, 2021
Very nice. Would definitely stay again
by Robert H. - Verified user on May 14, 2021
Great marina, friendly and helpful team there with free laundry and great bath facilities. Second time was just as great as the first!
by Christopher N. - Verified user on May 06, 2021
Absolutely fabulous service. Very friendly staff and a very clean well run establishment. Highly recommend.
by John H. - Verified user on Mar 23, 2021
Absolutely wonderful people own this gem. It was blowing about 20 and the folks there were kind to give us a nice wide end slip. We stoped over night on the way through on a delivery and wish we had more time. By far the cleanest marina restrooms I’ve ever seen. They obviously care about their marina property and enjoy being part of the boating community. Highly recommend.
by David G. on Nov 12, 2020
Spent 8 great days here. We were waiting out some real bad weather. The staff was ever so accommodating. The facilities are top notch. Everything is modern clean and well maintained. Docks are new, fixed, and wooden. Good protection from winds. Excellent operation. Well run.
by Justin L. on Nov 09, 2020
Extremely friendly staff, great store and even a courtesy loaner car to reprovision. Outstanding overall experience.
by Doris W. - Verified user on Oct 27, 2020
We will return in the future.
by Thomas S. - Verified user on Oct 27, 2020
Great stop on the ICW. Friendly and competent dock hands and top-rate facilities. We highly recommend Dowry Creek Marina!
by Ira L. - Verified user on Oct 25, 2020
Great dockhands and Docks!!!
by Kyle W. - Verified user on Oct 24, 2020
Clean facilities. Everything you could want in a marina, they had. Restaurant being built.
by Michael M. - Verified user on Oct 12, 2020
We really enjoy this marina and their staff. It has been going through major upgrades and add ones the past couple years. We are looking forward to trying the new Marina restaurant when we return in the spring.
by Robert N. - Verified user on Oct 10, 2020
Great place - very helpful staff!
by Richard R. - Verified user on Sep 02, 2020
Very nice stay! Excellent facility and friendly, helpful staff. New docks with an easy approach. Just north of Belhaven. Good stop over for either direction - north or south bound.
by Jody W. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2020
This has to be the friendliest marina we’ve been to so far! Stayed there for a month to wait out COVID-19 for awhile. Family owned and operated, the staff is fantastic! Great pool and spacious boaters lounge. We weathered the hurricane there and received so much help in getting our boat prepared. Will definitely be on our plan when heading back south!!
by Joe G. on Aug 12, 2020
Just spent a month at Dowry Creek Marina and I highly recommend anyone going through the ICW North or South to plan a stop. It had a very nice clubhouse and the pool was an added plus. It is a friendly family run hands on operation- they are very attentive to everyone’s needs and work hard to make your stay there a pleasant one. Will definitely stop again!
by Michael S. on Aug 03, 2020
We stayed one night on our trip up the ICW. The marina staff are very helpful. The slips have 45’ finger piers and look new. The head/shower rooms are private and very clean. It’s easy to get diesel and gas. Didn’t try the pool but it looked inviting. Great place right off the ICW.
by Brad O. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2020
Friendly marina with a very casual vibe. Have to deduct a star due to exposure of transient slips. Big southerly wind gave us a lot of uncomfortable chop. Should be okay if winds are light or from a different direction.
by Anonymous on Jun 30, 2020
Hands down, Dowry Creek Marina is one of the best stops on the East Coast! The location, just minutes off the ICW, is an ideal spot between Elizabeth City and New Bern/Beaufort. The owners and staff at the marina are extremely welcoming and really make you feel at home. Amenities include an awesome pool, a well stocked store, a free laundry room with 3 washer/dryer sets, a lounge with books, puzzles and games, fuel, pump outs (even available at your slip), 3 private and very clean bathrooms/showers, and a courtesy car. The town of Belhaven isn’t large, but there is a good grocery store and several restaurants. The staff went out of their way to take care of everyone. Afternoon storms popped up on 2 of the days we were there. Both days the staff made their way around the marina checking on boats and helping people secure their lines. We travel with our two kids and they both remarked that they would like to stay at Dowry Creek Marina forever. The marina is extremely family-friendly and it felt like a true vacation staying there. We will absolutely be back and will probably choose to keep our boat there full time after we complete the Great Loop.
by Michele B. on Jun 18, 2020
Awesome Marina! We truly enjoyed being here! The dock hands were great! Had a great a talk with the owner and we truly enjoyed our stay! We most definitely be back!!!
by Kristen L. on Jun 11, 2020
Wonderful marina right off the ICW. Family run marina with lots of great amenities and friendly staff. Sturdy new fixed docks, free laundry, clean bathrooms, large captains lounge and a great stocked little store for provisions including beer, wine, and local crabmeat. They also have propane refill and transportation options into nearby Belhaven. We would certainly recommend and come back to stay again in the future.
by Karen H. on May 26, 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Dowry Creek and will definitely make it our new stopping off point when heading back and forth from Washington. Great folks, friendly staff, very accommodating and they know how to tie up a boat! We will see you in the fall for sure!
by Cindy S. on May 22, 2020
Dowry Creek Marina is one of our favorite places to stay. Great facilities, wonderful staff, beautiful and relaxing setting. Free laundry, ultra nice clubhouse, courtesy car. Traditions such as giving a bouquet of fresh flowers to every boat on Mother’s Day make this a stand-out marina.
by William D. - Verified user on Mar 22, 2020
We have been coming to Dowery Creek for 10 years. This was our first stay in a while and there was great improvements to the facility. New dock boards and power pedestals. Staff was very helpful and friendly. This visit was during the corona virus lockdown so we did not get off the boat.
by James A. - Verified user on Dec 11, 2019
We always stop at Dowry Creek!
by Anonymous - Verified user on Dec 09, 2019
We came in with some strong cross winds and the two dock hands were very helpful, and patient! We loved the free laundry and nice grounds to walk our dog. As everyone has stated in previous reviews, the staff are excellent and we will stay here again.
by Lisa C. - Verified user on Oct 22, 2019
Fabulous marina! Attentive and friendly people doing a great job on the docks and also with amenities. Nicest Captains Lounge, lovely pool, courtesy car. Our only regret is that we couldn’t stay longer. We’ll be back.
by John C. on Oct 21, 2019
As always we were treated very well by all the help and owners. YOREL (75' Fleming) will stop at Dowry Creek Marina going north and south every year. See physical improvements each visit. Thank you! John Caddell, owner
by Paul C. on Sep 14, 2019
This was our nicest marina from westernNY back to South Carolina. The owners and employees were absolutely outstanding. All amenities including a sat water pool that was crystal clear despite significant rains the day before and post hurricane! The approach was easily navigated and fuel and pump out available. Club house was pristine! Thank you so much for our stay and no doubt we will be making another stop during our future travels!
by Melissa J. - Verified user on Jul 23, 2019
So great! that we decided to spend a month here. The staff here are wonderful, helpful and so friendly. Great pool, courtesy cars, laundry. Facilities are clean and well maintained. They are adding a restaurant to this marina which will be an added bonus!
by Michael C. - Verified user on Jul 14, 2019
Great stop, very helpful dockhands.
Pool a plus.
Nothing nearby, but offered courtesy car or ride to town.
by Fred C. on Jun 06, 2019
We stay here often during transits between New England and Florida, on our 42 ft workboat. It is a bit off the beaten path (as is Belhaven); but this marina is really nice. Free Laundry facilities, great showers, nice clubhouse, and super friendly people.
We've been staying here off and on for about three years, and this marina has really stepped up it;'s game under the new management. New dock surfaces, extended finger piers, expanded laundry, expanded foods selection in the office store.
It is one of the quietest and most peaceful marinas we've enjoyed, and we stay at about 40 different marinas a year. At night it's dark, for a marina, which is really nice; its a very natural area. All in all, it is definitely a go-to for us.
My only negative is with connectivity. It is the only place we stay that we just cannot manage to get a cell signal (Verizon, AT&T, Cricket), which if course has nothing to do with the marina. Their wifi tends to be a bit problematic as well; but we HAVE seen improvement on it.
by Lee B. on Mar 07, 2019
This is one of the “sweeties” places on the waterways. Family owned and cared for well! Attentive, thoughtful and helpful. We look forward to many more stays at Dowry Creek Marina, Thank you all.
by Matthew G. on Nov 25, 2018
I stayed with them on 11/6/2018. It was a great experience. I arrived after dark, and the whole family came down to the dock to help me moor. The facilities are nice and clean, with free washing machines and a very nice clubhouse. (It looks like it should be someone's private house.) They also have a nice, big pool. But unfortunately it was too cold for me to test the waters. Everyone was very nice and they are big animal lovers with a cute dog and a shy 10 year old gray parrot in their office/shop. I will definitely return.
by Debra G. on Nov 02, 2018
Such a nice marina. The staff is the friendliest I’ve ever seen. They have a great ships store with lots of provisions and a loaner car if you need to go find more. Easy in and out on the ICW with a well marked channel. We have definitely made this one our favorite stops and they are dog friendly!
by Sam D. on Oct 15, 2018
If you are looking for a marina any where in the area, this is the place to go
I just stopped for fuel, a pump out, and ice. The family who owns and runs the marina were so nice, and so accommodating, I decided to leave my boat there for the winter. I had planned on going further north.
Additionally, it is an exquisitely beautiful area.
Dowry Creek has earned my highest recommendation.
by Jiho H. - Verified user on May 07, 2018
Great place to rest and wonderful folks !
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We greatly appreciate it and hope to have you back here the next time your travels bring you through our area!
by Anonymous on Apr 26, 2017
We stayed here 2/6/17 on our way south and really loved this marina. Wonderful people and wonderful atmosphere. We enjoyed the use of the courtesy car since we needed quite a few things for the boat. The cocktail was fun and it was nice to meet other boaters. Great bathrooms and free laundry. Thank you Mary & Nick for a wonderful stay.
Thanks for taking the time to write a review! Come back soon.
by Roberto R. on Oct 18, 2014
I noticed the other reviews are 4 or 5 years old. Horrible experience here in 2014. They are disorganized, and don't keep track of reservations. Horrific customer service. There are so many very nice marinas in the area, don't give your business to a marina that doesn't do everything it can to keep their customers happy. I've never had such a poor experience at any marina and never written a poor review of any marina.
Hey, we are under new ownership and would love for you to give us another try!
by David G. on Apr 01, 2010
Dowry Creek is one of the nicest marinas between Beaufort & Norfolk. Well sheltered, pool, club house w/TV & new for 2010 is FREE WIFI! Gas & diesel are also available.
Owner Mary lives onsite & provides a loaner car for visits into Belhaven for groceries, parts, etc. Her & her wonderful staff are knowledgeable, courteous & friendly. The small ships store has a few things for the boater.
The only real problem is that there is no TV, except in the Club House. Cell phone service is spotty at best, due to the remote location.
Otherwise, a clean, well-run facility well worth your visit.
Thank you for the nice review. We hope to see you again in the future.