Dowry Creek Marina


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110 Spinnaker Run Road
Belhaven, NC 27810
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 16

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171 Reviews

by James M. - Verified user on Jun 06, 2024
Great special marina. Special because the people are super accommodating, willing to fuel late (when we are running late), willing to help with a courtesy car to town, a marina store with a good array o provisions and boat supplies, and a new restaurant with a nice variety of dishes for dinner. Rebuilt and expanded over the last few years, the docks are very new with great power supply for large motor yachts. Staff is friendly, courteous and helpful. Not a really big marina in size, but a huge marina in heart.

by Frank B. - Verified user on Jun 03, 2024
Great little marina- small town, Mom and Pop marina. They were really helpful and made our stay very comfortable.

by Mike B. - Verified user on Jun 02, 2024
Good restaurant and very clean restrooms. Was offered a loaner car, but did not use it. It would get five stars with a breakwater.

by Gary S. - Verified user on Jun 02, 2024
Great marina, very responsive staff and wonderful restaurant. Also used courtesy car to provision.

by Jesica M. - Verified user on May 30, 2024
Quite, beautiful and secluded area. Everybody is super friendly. Marina has a car if you need to go into town and pick anything up. Restaurant is good and they also have a small store for any immediate needs. Washer/dryers work great. Dockhand was very helpful! Would definitely stay here again.

by Robert S. - Verified user on May 25, 2024
great dockhand, restaurant was good and very nice inside the entire marina is well maintained. It's very quiet in the area there much going on outside of the marina.

by patrick m. - Verified user on May 19, 2024
Easy in and out. Nice owner. Great restaurant and lounge.

by Roxie G. - Verified user on May 13, 2024
We had a great stay. Easy access off the ICW. Fixed docks were in good condition. Pleasant staff. Very busy when we came in. Lots of fellowship from staff, marina regulars and fellow loopers to catch lines and get everyone in safe. Extra touch with toiletries and towels for showers. The restaurant on site had what my husband described as “the best bar so far on our loop”. It’s out of town location is what we wanted for this stop.

by Peachy M. - Verified user on May 12, 2024
Nicole and locals were very nice. The complimentary laundry and courtesy car were huge help. Thank you. The website has all the right things that you would want for a marina but unfortunately this place is not for us. The bathhouse and lounge could use some help and cleaner. There was an older gentleman that just flopped himself on the couch with his pillow and blanket and said “you guys won’t bother me”. The restaurant was just ok. They will not let you know change sides even if you want to pay for it.
Marina Response:
I am sorry you did not fully enjoy your stay with us. First, we are still adjusting the restaurant menu, as we only opened it late last fall. The new menu has been created and within the next 2-3 weeks will be back from the printers and implemented, with several adjustments that include additional sides and flexibility. I am sorry that one of the other boaters made himself too comfortable in the complimentary boater's lounge, but we expect folks to self-police their behavior there and wish you had let someone know about it while you were here so we could have intervened. We only clean the restrooms twice a day, and with more than 90 boaters using them we expect folks to tidy up after themselves, but unfortunately that is not always the case. We have a new expanded restroom and shower facility that was planned for this winter, but with Connie's illness and her passing away in March, we had to push that out to later this year. The other marinas in the area do not have most of these facilities, but hopefully you will find one that works better for you. Thanks again for the comments and safe travels.

by Lee A. - Verified user on May 12, 2024
Great marina. We like family owned marinas. Dowry has attentive staff. There is pump out at your slip. Fuel is available at some of the slips. The Salty Crab is a fun restaurant at the marina. There is a courtesy car available and a salt water pool. The bathrooms are very nice and they supply towels. We have been here 5 times and never been disappointed.

by Joseph W. - Verified user on May 11, 2024
Home port. Fantastic family run marina with super nice staff!

by Cassie J. - Verified user on May 10, 2024
Mike is an awesome dock Master. Very clean nice restrooms free laundry and a courtesy car. The restaurant is very good too

by Young k. - Verified user on May 02, 2024
Clean and nice Marina. Staff’s service was excellent. The Marina restaurant was beautiful.

by John B. - Verified user on Apr 30, 2024
Great stop! Always pleasant help, free laundry, and the restaurant is open!! With a pool, kayaks, ship store, it’s like a mini resort. And a courtesy car for all your needs, it never disappoints!

by Steve N. - Verified user on Apr 29, 2024
Nice showers and restaurants. Friendly people. Open to se winds.

by David H. - Verified user on Apr 25, 2024
Steve and team are the best. This is a very special family owned marina well worth the stop.

by John D. - Verified user on Apr 24, 2024
Excellent restaurant and service. Super nice people.

by Allan S. - Verified user on Apr 21, 2024
This was our second stay at Dowry Creek Marina, and their new restaurant, The Salty Crab, is an excellent addition to their amenities. We enjoyed dinner so much on our first night that we returned for lunch and dinner on our second day. Other amenities include a loaner car for errands in town (90-minute car loans), free laundry, and kayak rentals. The marina staff were also very helpful in pointing us to Big Mike, a local mechanic, who replaced the hose lines to the two heads on the boat we were delivering to Maryland. That difficult and unpleasant job was started on a Friday evening and completed late Saturday.

by Amylynn D. - Verified user on Apr 13, 2024
They have everything you may need including a loaner car. Staff is excellent & very accomodating. Their propane fill station was down & they found us a place locally that could fill them for us. We had crazy winds gusting towards 50mph & they were on the docks all night making sure all of the boats were as safe as possible. We would definitely stop here again.

by Kate S. - Verified user on Apr 07, 2024
Great dockhands, great showers with amenities including towels. Beautiful location. Restaurant staff exceptionally accommodating. Wish it was warmer so the pool would be open. Only downside was quite a few derelict vessels including a sunken pirate ship. Enjoyed the night very much.

by Robert Z. - Verified user on Apr 02, 2024
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. Our 3rd stay was in March 2024-same great service standards, and friendly staff wether you are at the marina or in the restaurant.

by Jackie M. on Feb 11, 2024
One of the best marinas we have ever been to! Everyone was super friendly and helpful. We came in with some wind and the staff were ready to help us in, tie off and hook us up to shore power. John and Steve are very nice and welcoming. We were supposed to stay one night but with how comfortable we felt there, we stayed 3 nights instead. We can’t recommend Dowry Creek Marina enough.

by Dave B. - Verified user on Dec 26, 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay over Christmas at Dowry Marina. Everyone is super friendly and makes you feel part of the marina family. Someone is always available to answer questions and help. The amenities included were just what we were looking for including restaurant on site, single restrooms with showers and towels to use, free laundry and supplies, courtesy car for provisioning, and pump out at dock. Very quiet. Highly recommend stopping here.

by Ken K. - Verified user on Dec 08, 2023
Everyone was very nice and helpful. We greatly appreciate their courtesy car and that they provide towels in the showers. Free laundry and nice restaurant are big pluses as well. There is nothing nearby but the courtesy car makes things in town accessible. We had nearby diesel mechanic Frank Smith of Sea Power (252 402 5800, not affiliated with the marina) come to check our Yanmar that seemed to be burning oil. He was very helpful. Only drawback would be if a big storm was blowing from the south as there is not much protection from that direction.

by Brian M. - Verified user on Dec 01, 2023
Great Marina Very friendly family owned place.
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About Dowry Creek Marina

Open 7am to Sunset daily, call ahead for after hours arrival and we will have someone at the pier to guide you in or fuel your boat. Discover peaceful Dowry Creek Marina (just 3 miles north of Belhaven, NC) at ICW mile 132, your first stop after the 20 mile Alligator River - Pungo River Canal. Bear 350 degrees at Pungo River green day marker 15 and cruise through our well-marked channel. We offer protected, deepwater slips on beautiful Upper Dowry Creek. Enjoy fabulous views from the porch of our ships's store, cool off in our swimming pool; fuel up or re-fill your LP tanks. Relax and meet your fellow cruisers at a nightly get-together in the clubhouse. Dowry Creek Marina offers you much more than the typical marina you encounter on the Intracoastal. Dowry Creek Marina strives to make you feel at home with their amenities, including a sparkling clean saltwater pool, a fully-furnished clubhouse, double tennis court, and picnic area. The marina is a popular destination for yacht clubs.


  • Gas
  • Diesel
  • Water Hookup
  • Electrical

Listed Pump Prices

Last Updated on 06/05/2024 at 2:29PM

  • Regular Gas: $4.99

  • Diesel: $3.24

  • Propane: $4.15


  • Ship Store
  • Wireless Internet
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Ice
  • Security
  • Swimming Pool
  • Groceries
  • Dog Park
  • Oil Recycling
  • Land Storage
  • Captains Lounge
  • Pet Friendly
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles



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